Whitsand Bay

Cabin on the Cliff

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Nestled on the cliffs of Whitsand Bay with glorious sea views, this beautiful, dog friendly retreat for couples is what romantic seaside living is all about. Cabin on the Cliff is a love song to the sea - from the luxurious interiors which beautifully complement the colours of the ocean, to the healing qualities of water with both a hot tub and bathtub. Cabin on the Cliff is perfectly positioned to explore the pretty south Cornish coast, from the wonderful Rame Head Heritage Coast to Fowey and beyond, whilst inland you're not far from the lush Tamar Valley and the wilds of Bodmin Moor.

The Cabin

Lovingly designed and hand built by its owners, this recently finished eco-cabin considers every detail. We just love the natural wood kitchen and feature wall in the bedroom which uses reclaimed timber from the former chalet on the site. The double-sided wood burning stove, sumptuous sofa and polished concrete floors and décor offer a clean contemporary finish.

The thoughtful owners have also provided raincoats, wellies and beach towels - so you're covered whatever the weather! In addition, there are two e-Bikes available to hire from the owner for use during your stay, allowing you to easily explore the villages of Portwrinkle, Seaton, Cremyll, Cawsand and Kingsand. As Cabin on the Cliff is in such a wonderful location, it is a 60-100m walk down a footpath from parking to the cabin and is not recommended for those with mobility limitations.

Living and eating

The open plan living, kitchen and dining area is just lovely. The far wall is home to the kitchen, with everything you need hidden behind upcycled wood cupboards and a polished concrete worktop. Compact yet housing everything you'll need to create meals for your beloved, you'll find a Smeg two ring induction hob and oven, slimline dishwasher, fridge with freezer, microwave and the all-important Nespresso coffee machine and milk frother as well as all the other equipment you'll need. In addition, there's a washer/dryer kept in the shed.

To the front, making the most of the glorious views, lies a bijoux table and chairs for meals, whilst nestled to the front, with majestic sea views from the full height sliding glass doors, is a beautiful teal velvet sofa (just perfect for cuddles), wood burning stove and Smart TV for those special evenings in.


Just wow! We don't think you'll find anywhere more romantic than this oh-so-dreamy bedroom. With a super comfy European king size bed, a view of the wood burner and a jaw-droppingly gorgeous bathtub for two combined with the epic scenery, you'll never want to leave. During warmer months, open the glass doors to let the salty breeze waft in whilst you enjoy breakfast in bed, whilst at night star gaze from a bath full of bubbles, glass in hand. Equally beautiful in winter, gaze at awe at stormy seas whilst blissfully cosy from the heat of the flickering flames - truly a getaway you'll never forget.


There's a separate shower room with walk in shower with large rain fall head, and of course you've got the exquisite bathtub for long, luxurious soaks in the bedroom. There's a heated rail to keep towels warm and fluffy. Luxurious bath robes and slippers are provided.

Outdoor space

With a blissful terrace overlooking the dreamy coastline, you'll not want to leave this enchanted terrace on three levels. With the view changing consistently throughout the day from morning to night, you will never bore of the view, whether it's the pink glow of dawn, fiery red sunsets or the blanket of stairs glittering on the sea. To make sure you're as comfortable as can be, on level one you'll find the sun loungers, dining table and chairs and barbeque - perfect for alfresco dining. On level two, you'll find the outdoor sofa (which expands into a day bed) for total relaxation. Take the stairs to the third level and you'll find the hot tub in all its bubbling glory - ready and waiting for you to immerse yourself.

The exterior of this eco-cabin is as carefully considered as the interior. The sedum green roof, blackened cladding, copper details and bespoke entry gate make Cabin on the Cliff as visually captivating as the nature that surrounds it.


There is public parking provided 1- 3 minutes' walk away. A parking permit (found in the cabin) is available for your use.

Adults only

Cabin on the Cliff isn't suitable for babies or children.


Please note that Cabin on the Cliff is not suitable for guests with mobility issues. If you have any queries about the access, please get in touch with the office.


One small dog is very welcome - we charge £35 per dog per week or short break.


E-Bikes are available to guests at an additional cost and should be booked in advance.


Cabin on the Cliff has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

In the Area

If you can drag yourself away from your seaside sojourn, there's plenty of things to see and do in this hidden corner of Cornwall. Boasting fantastic, unspoilt beaches, Whitsand Bay and Freathy in particular are often overlooked and not so well known by visitors, so is it a perfect, peaceful spot. For places to eat, The View Restaurant (specialising in seafood) is a fabulous spot just a five-minute walk away whilst The Clifftop Café is a great little eaterie. Pop in the car (or get a taxi) to The Carew Arms in Antony village - a gastro pub with a café and farm shop, or The Devonport Inn in Kingsand. Take the passenger ferry at Cremyll to Royal William Yard where you'll find lots of restaurants and shops. Take time out to explore the nearby seaside villages of Kingsand, Cawsand, Looe and Polperro. Of course, the South West Coastal Path is on your doorstep too so is perfect for walking.

Here's one for the lovers! This beautifully bijoux bolthole is the epitome of seductive luxury with a copper bathtub in the bedroom and a hot tub in the garden, as well as two flickering wood burners and unadulterated sea views.

At a glance

From £1,172 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 | 1 Bedroom | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Boutique Hideaway

Breathtaking sea views from every window

Celebratory stays

Al Fresco eating

E-Bikes to hire

Footpath to the beach

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Sandy beach nearby

Stone's throw from the sea


Dog friendly

Hot Tub

Sea views

Walking distance to the beach

Bathtub for two

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


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 Cabin on the Cliff:

This is a magical location for a romantic stay, it’s beautifully decorated to a high standard, it’s pure luxury and exceeded all our expectations!

Perfect location and stunning immaculate Cabin to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. The owner Quinn facilitated picking up flowers which I had ordered through a local florist. The Cabin had everything you needed and a lovely touch with the bottle of Cava left for us along with a cream tea! Just perfect - thank you Quinn and Boutique Retreats.

Absolutely beautiful cabin & stunning location

Beautiful location with exceptional views. Felt like we had disappeared into our own private bubble. Highly recommended this cabin for anybody looking to get away and recharge their batteries.

Amazing place to hunker down in the winter with the wood burner and hot tub.

A little piece of heaven and we can't wait to return.

Really well thought out luxury with stunning views.

A wonderful retreat from the real world for a few days!

Had the most amazing honeymoon, such a beautiful cabin in a stunning location!

We had an absolutely amazing break away. The views were superb and the surrounding areas beautiful. The cabin itself was cosy, clean, well equipped and romantic. We would highly recommend Cabin on the cliff.

View from cabin and outside decking area was magnificent.

Amazing, stunning location and had the best time celebrating our honeymoon. The cabin was immaculate and we felt at ease immediately given COVID. Quinn (the owner) was a very helpful and responsive host. The only thing we didn’t realise was how remote it was, however shops are in driving distance. September 2921 - Mr & Mrs Hammond

We loved our stay, It was peaceful and relaxing.

Fantastic place! Lovely decor and the owner has thought of everything that you may need. Highly recommend!

An amazing retreat in such a perfect location. Can throughly recommend and would love to return…. Hopefully more sun next time.

Already been asked for the link to the website by 5 friends

It was idyllic!

Amazing views, gorgeous copper bath tub, cosy log burner and hot tub. What’s not to love?!

Stunning location - all equipment as needed - hot tub was a dream - will never forget this trip.

What a beautiful space! The view is stunning and the bed super comfy. We thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub, watching the sunset over the sea and cooked multiple meals to make the most of the space - loved it!

Fabulous cabin and fabulous location . Every little detail was thought of and we had al fantastic holiday . Would highly recommend.

Pure beauty and luxury in the midst of the wild Cornish coastline. Time stopped, we disconnected from the world, we walked the coast, watched the sea in the day, the lighthouse at night. Bliss!

One word: Stunning.
Cabin on the Cliff exceeded our expectations - fabulous position, exceptional design, an all round winner! We cannot wait to return.

Beautiful place with lots of character and a breathtaking view! Cosy and really thoughtfully designed cabin equipped with everything you might need, plus access to a nearly empty beach even in the peak of summer. We were so privileged to be the first to stay.

'Absolutely perfect weekend break. Everything that we needed was provided. The cabin was spotlessly clean. I couldn’t fault anything. Thank you for a fantastic weekend' - October 2020

'What a beautiful space! The view is stunning and the bed super comfy. We thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub, watching the sunset over the sea and cooked multiple meals to make the most of the space - loved it!' - September 2020

'The Cabin truly is magical. Very stylish, comfortable, clean, luxurious and ergonomic - the space is used incredibly well so it always feels spacious. The kitchen is great for cooking in (though I do recommend the Indian takeaway in Millbrook). Location is simply stunning with fabulous views. Such a treat' - September 2020

'Pure beauty and luxury in the midst of the wild Cornish coastline. Time stopped, we disconnected from the world, we walked the coast, watched the sea in the day, the lighthouse at night. Bliss!' - August 2020

'One word: Stunning. Cabin on the Cliff exceeded our expectations - fabulous position, exceptional design, an all round winner! We cannot wait to return' - August 2020

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