Penthouse at The Bay

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A beach house in the truest sense, this wonderful homestay for eight is set right on the edge of the golden sands at Cawsand, on the stunning southern Cornish coast. Sleek and modern in design, this is a laid-back yet beautiful retreat, perfect for families or friends wishing to stay together, or even couples seeking extra space to spread out. From unadulterated sea views to four en suite bedrooms, the state-of-the-art kitchen to the open-plan living space, this is a wonderful escape from the modern world, and from the moment you step inside the elevator from the private garage to take you up to your seaside abode, all of your everyday worries will be left behind. Set in the hidden corner of south-east Cornwall, Cawsand is a pretty seaside village with plenty to do. Whether it's a daily swim (toes will be wet within a minute's stroll from the door), exploring the Rame Peninsula along the South West Coastal Path that starts behind the building, taking a ferry across to Plymouth from the beach, taking a Segway tour of Mount Edgecombe or driving along the dramatic coast road to Looe, there's plenty to see and do.

Living and eating

The beautiful open plan living, kitchen and dining area makes this astonishing retreat just perfect for get-togethers. To the front lies the sitting area, complete with Bo Concept corner sofa, two armchairs and a Samsung Frame TV with Sky Q. There's also a study nook with iMac computer, should you need to catch up on work (and if you can drag yourself away from that view!).

To the right of the living space there are bi-fold glass doors that lead out on to the balcony. As well as those incredible views, the windows let me plenty of light making this a bright, airy space. Head to the balcony and while away the hours watching the tide retreat and advance, with a glass or two of something extra special in hand.

Lying directly in front of the bi-fold doors is the fabulous dining table, the perfect spot for dinner parties and lazy lunches. During warm weather, have the windows open to let the sea breeze in, whilst in cooler weather keep cosily shut, and watch in awe as the stormy seas provide a dramatic, living backdrop to mealtimes.

At the back of the room lies the gorgeously modern kitchen, gleamingly white and fully equipped with Miele appliances such as an induction hob, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave combi oven, fridge, freezer and the all-important wine cooler! There's also a Quooker instant hot water tap and the all-important coffee machine and a breakfast bar for on-the-go snacks, or simply to sit and watch the chef at work.

In addition, there's a separate utility room which is home to a washing machine, tumble dryer and space to dry wetsuits.

Sleeping and bathing

There are four lovely bedrooms to choose from.

Take the stairs up and you'll discover the stunning en suite master bedroom with high, vaulted ceiling and huge windows with incredible sea views that'll take your breath away. For sleeping, there's a gorgeously comfy queen-size bed to fall into at the end of a busy day exploring, where you can fall asleep to the sound of the waves and wake to the sun rising over the water, to be gazed at from the comfort of your bed - bliss! In addition, there are two occasional chairs for lounging, a chest of drawers, Sonos speakers and a Samsung Frame TV and Velux windows which have remote-controlled blinds. The en suite is a fabulous shower room. A feature Jo Downes art installation completes this room which is an escape within a retreat!

The three further bedrooms can be found on the ground floor and all have underfloor heating. Lying to the front of the house with exquisite sea views is the second bedroom, also with a queen-sized bed. This has a chest of drawers, two occasional chairs, remote-controlled blinds, and a Samsung Smart TV, whilst the en suite boasts a lavishly large walk-in shower. Perfectly private, this is a wonderful spot where you can watch fishing boats pootle past in the morning whilst enjoying a wake-me-up coffee in bed.

The spacious third en suite bedroom, tucked quietly at the back, has the benefit of having a zip-and-link bed meaning it can be set up as either a super king size bed or twins. In addition, there's a chest of drawers, occasional chair, Samsung Smart TV and an en suite bathroom with shower overhead.

The fourth bedroom is super cute and perfect for little ones, with custom bunk beds and stairs linking the two. See if you can find all the secret storage built into the stairs and under the lower bed! There's a Samsung Smart TV too, complete with a PlayStation 4 and games. The en suite shower room has jack and jill doors, meaning it can be accessed from the hallway too.

All the beds come deliciously swathed in Egyptian cotton linen, hypoallergenic bedding and luxurious throws and cushions to ensure a blissful nights' sleep. All of the en suites have heated rails to ensure towels are kept warm and fluffy.

Outside space

To the front a fabulous balcony awaits, overhanging the beach below. Here you'll find a coffee table and chairs to while away a lazy afternoon, whilst to the back of the property you'll find another balcony, the perfect spot to catch the last of the evening sunshine with an aperitif in hand. Of course, you're just steps from the beach - you can have wet toes within a minute from the door - and with beach towels provided, an early morning swim is just what the doctor ordered!


There is private, secure parking with gated access for up to two cars.

Babies and children

Babies and children are most welcome at Penthouse at The Bay. A highchair and travel cot are available on request.


Up to two small, well-behaved dogs are welcome at Penthouse at The Bay. Larger dogs can be accepted on request - please contact the office. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break. Please note that whilst the beach directly in front - Cawsand - has a seasonal dog ban in place during the summer months, the beach at Kingsand, just a short 5 - 6-minute walk away, is dog friendly all year around.


Penthouse at The Bay has good, reliable WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world, you can.

In the Area

Cawsand and Kingsand, just a short walk away, are often overlooked being so quietly tucked away in this hidden corner of Cornwall, but those in the know head here for the plentiful sandy beaches, stunning cliff walks and amazing eateries. Within just a few steps you can try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking on Cawsand beach and eat at The Bay Bar and Kitchen - just downstairs! Further afield, The Canteen at Maker Heights is a must, run by an ex-River Cottage chef and a 30-minute walk away. Head to Whitsand Bay for spectacular views, epic beaches and a great selection of restaurants. Take to the South West Coastal Path and discover the beauty of the Rame Peninsula. Catch the ferry (The Weston Maid, that used to be a tender on the ocean liner Canberra) over to Plymouth from the beach for a taste of city life and the aquarium, whilst Plymouth's Royal William Yard is full of restaurants. Pop in the car and head west and discover the pretty seaside villages of Looe, Polperro and Fowey whilst the Tamar Valley is full of natural beauty and well worth a visit.

National Trust properties locally include Cotehele House, St Antony and Lanhydrock; the latter featuring bike hire and a number of award-winning trails. For thrill-seekers there is Adventure Segway at Mount Edgecombe and Jet Ski Safaris out of Plymouth into The Sound.

Christmas in the village is so cosy, and New Year brings the village firework display and the famous Cawsand fancy-dress New Year's Day swim to join in - or watch in comfort from the balcony!

A retreat with views to take your breath away, this wonderful beachside home is bright, beautiful and just about as perfect as it gets, with the beach on your doorstep, eateries just moments away and dog friendly too!

At a glance

From £1,144 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 8 + cot | 4 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Baby on Board

Big and Beautiful

Celebratory stays

Fabulous restaurants and bars nearby

Family friendly

Foodie breaks

Multi Generational Holidays

Sandy beach nearby

Stone's throw from the sea

Travel cot and highchair

Walking distance to both a dog friendly beach and pub

Dog friendly


Sea views


Design-led retreat

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Penthouse at The Bay:

Lovely airy place , right by the seashore - but don’t tell anyone !

An amazing place, the views are on another level, location is perfect…. Booked for next year

Beautiful accommodation in a great location. It has everything you needed and more. Thank you

Superb location . Wonderful hidden Jewell in the beautiful Cornish towns of Cawsand and Kingsand

The perfect location if you love small Cornish villages and going to sleep and waking to the sounds of the sea with gently crashing waves.

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