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Welcome to Verdun, a true tiny piece of paradise made for couples wanting a seaside escape away from it all. With beautifully considered interiors, underfloor heating throughout and in muted shades of creamy whites and greys, this is a love pad for stylish couples wanting a blissful coastal home, complete with hot tub, fire pit, decking and floor-to-ceiling glass windows - plus it's dog friendly too.

Living and eating

The stunning dining and living area is bijoux and beautiful, with the fully-equipped kitchen to the back and the dining area and living space to the front to make the most of the sea views. In the seating area, there's a Loaf sofa and chair, complete with coffee table, situated close to the floor-to-ceiling glass doors - cosy and warm in winter, or pulled back and open in summer. In addition, there's Sky TV and sound system to entertain when the sun sets. Indoor meals can be taken at the cute poseur table and chairs. The galley-style kitchen comes complete with electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, retro-style fridge-freezer, Dualit coffee machine and all the other equipment you might need to rustle up romantic meals for two. In addition, you'll find a fabulous summer house at the top of the garden, complete with super-sweet retro fridge, sink with running water, kettle (perfect for afternoon tea) and two comfy seats looking out over the far-reaching sea and countryside views.

Sleeping and bathing

The stunning en suite bedroom lies through industrial-style glass doors which let in loads of light and has a sumptuous king size bed swathed in luxurious French linens, throws and cushions. In addition, there's an eye-catching tall boy and wardrobe offering plenty of storage. The en suite has a walk-in rainfall shower, gorgeous stone sink and heated rail to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

To make the most of the epic views, there's an immense wooden deck that extends out towards the sea, housing two easy loungers for sunny afternoons, Weber three burner gas barbeque and a table and four chairs - ideal for meals with a view. Take the steps to the side of the property that lead to a further garden; the middle level has a table and chairs for a spot of alfresco dining and a fire pit (with plenty of forks for roasting marshmallows) and a chestnut roaster, ending with a fabulous wooden top deck complete with loungers, wooden hot tub and outdoor shower. You will also find the perfectly placed summer house at the top of the garden with fridge, bluetooth speaker and seating for two.


There is private parking for one car with additional parking in the layby 20 yards away.


Due to the cliffside location, Verdun is suitable for babes in arms only. A travel cot and high chair are available on request (please bring your own bedding for the travel cot).


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


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

In the Area

If you can drag yourself away from your seaside sojourn, there's plenty of things to see and do in the area. For places to eat, The View Restaurant (specialising in seafood) is a 10-minute walk away, whilst The Clifftop Café is a 5-minute walk. 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.

Heaven with a hot tub - welcome to Cornwall's most romantic hideaway for two, with jaw-droppingly immense sea views.

At a glance

From £1,150 for a long weekend or mid week break.

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

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Breathtaking sea views from every window

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Sandy beach nearby

Dog friendly


Hot Tub

Sea views

Walking distance to the beach

Perfect For Couples


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 Verdun:

Verdun is just perfect. Beautifully finished and everything you could ever need. After postponing our initial booking for a year, we have been treated with some fine weather for the most part. Currently sitting here on our last evening on the sun deck at the top with drinks in hand and the sun glistening on the sea. Hopefully we will be back and will certainly look to stay at Verdun again. Thank you, Tina, for sharing this and for the welcome pack.

You’d be hard pressed to find a more beautiful location. The views were amazing. The cottage itself is also of a very high standard and very well maintained. A perfect break from reality!

What a beautiful property and those views! Wow! Very relaxing, even through the high winds.

Tina was an outstanding host of the most fabulous place. She was welcoming, accommodating and kind and Verdun was a uniquely beautiful house in a superb location.

We had a lovely weekend. The chalet is extremely comfy and well equpped for every eventuality. We were so lucky with the weather so took the opportunity to enjoy the view from every layer of the garden. Many thanks,

Had a very relaxing stay at this lovely comfortable retreat with its lovely views down the coast. We especially appreciated the lovely welcome hamper and the summerhouse with its own fridge keeping the wine nicely chilled for the evening sunset. We went down to the beach on several occasions which was lovely with a steep climb back up which certainly got the heart thumping. We'd definitely recommend Verdun and boutique retreats where you know you'll get a very nice retreat.

Verdun, the most idyllic and beautiful retreat we could’ve asked for!! What an absolute magical place. It's been a true pleasure to be able to have experienced such a beautiful gem of a place here in Cornwall and to celebrate our joint 40th Birthday's child free. Tina was an amazing host, always checking we have everything and both the house and summer house is exeptionally equipped. We have enjoyed time on the deck and hot tub and those views- just wow. Tina, we cannot thank you enough for letting us share your amazing retreat and even though we are sad to leave, a piece of Verdun will be in our hearts forever.

Beautiful, idyllic and the host was lovely & helpful.

Verdun is a space that has been created from love and is cared for lovingly. It is such a beautiful space. Tina was wonderful - so helpful. There to meet us, she showed us round. There were so many small touches that shifted it from a rental space to feeling like home while we were there. It's a little piece of blissfulness and yumminess.

This is a perfect retreat with a perfect host.

After spending 5 days at the beautiful Verdun, it’s safe to say we didn’t want to leave. We finished our Devon & Cornwall honeymoon here and everything about Verdun is perfect, including Tina - the hostess with the mostest. Tina can’t do enough for you and Verdun speaks for itself. Highly recommend.

Verdun is a wonderful cottage that met all our expectations. The location and views are just amazing.

A truly magical honeymoon. What a Cornish Gem! Verdun is the perfect place to relax, chill and spend quality time. We looked for somewhere for our honeymoon after 3 wedding postponements from 2019. Verdun is a special place, stylish, chic and modern with an industrial twist.The weather wasn't on our side at all but one sunny day out of the 5 allowed us to take up surfing at Adventure Bay Surfing School- highly recommend! Tina couldn't have been better, the hamper of delights and fresh flowers were a beautiful touch. Thank you again.

Wonderful location, everything inside and outside the cottage that you’ll ever need, highest quality interiors and a beautiful welcome hamper to greet us, warm underfoot on chilly evenings and fabulous little touches everywhere

You can’t improve on perfection.

Amazing place to celebrate our honeymoon, after covid postponed our wedding in 2020. We were on the lookout for a place that simply was amazing. This place certainly was. Views are out of this world. First time we have enjoyed simply just chilling at our accomodation. The weather was hot and sunny so managed to eat at every table. Sunsets in the hot tub or just relaxing in the summerhouse. Toby our 15month old cocker spaniel also loved it. Thank you.

This is a beautiful little place with stunning views. With the added bonus of a hot tub; summerhouse and firepit! And the host, Tina, is so lovely; thoughtful and helpful.

Fabulous retreat, very comfortable and well equipped. Tina was a super host.

This is an absolutely gorgeous place to stay in a stunning location. The attention to detail is second to none and the views from the hot tub and summer room are just to die for! We loved it!

Absolutely beautiful, this property had it all, the house was furnished to the highest standards and nothing was forgotten, fresh flowers, a welcome hamper and a lovely phone call from Tina when we arrived. The little house at the top of the garden was wonderful, with its own fridge and blankets and an incredible view. The fire pit was a lovely addition to the house. I can’t recommend it enough.

Lovely luxury property. Very well equipped. Fabulous view. Hot tub is excellent and very private.I would definitely recommend this as a luxury retreat. Beach is a short walk away down the cliff - quite steep but worth the climb.

I cannot recommend this property highly enough, it is an immaculate property in a beautiful location. I hope to return one day.

Vedrun is a haven of peace and tranquility where the views are amazing from every angle. Watching the sun set from the hut tub was one we will truly remember for years to come. This is a little home with gorgeous five star luxuries and where a lot of thought has been put into the decor which is both subtle and amazing all in one. A place where we could chill, relax and rewind , we didn't realise we so needed it till we were there! No hesitation in recommending Tina' s property Verdun or Boutique Retreats , service and help was excellent. We shall be back. Thank you.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, using the hot tub twice daily ! The hamper on our arrival was a lovely touch & the red wine was very welcome after our journey.

This is a stunning retreat, spectacular views, amazing accommodation. Just perfect

Beautiful retreat, Perfect location, Fantastic host. Everything was perfect! The host had thought about everything and such fantastic quality, no expense spared. I will defo be returning.

A truly unique retreat to escape normality. Situated in the cliff tops with amazing sea views, this chalet has been beautifully decorated with attention to every detail. The hot tub, fire pit, summer house and offerings are fantastic and it was my favourite weekend away. Tina was so helpful and welcoming, it couldn't be better.

Verdun is a simply perfect retreat. Absolutely everything has been considered to ensure guests have the most wonderful stay. Tina, the host, has maximised the utterly jaw dropping views while also attending to detail (such as cosy throws in the summer house or the very well equipped kitchen). We didn’t want to leave but have the most fantastic memories to cherish.

Amazing place with the best views ever; loved everything about it. Tina left us a welcome hamper which is a lovely touch. She was very responsive and helpful to us. All in all it was just perfect. Thank you!

Verdun is the Mary Poppins of Boutique Retreats . . . Practically perfect in every way, we stayed the first week of March 2020, and although the weather was poor Verdun was perfect. The position on top of the cliff has views which are hard to beat and it is a great place to just come and while away the hours looking at the sea and the stars. Tina is the perfect host, we will be back.

Lovely accommodation that was very well equipped, where we experienced a relaxing break even with Storm Dennis blowing off the sea. The nearby beaches were just what we needed and were lovely to take the dog to. The hot tub was a great place to look at the stars. The owner was also very helpful throughout our stay.

I booked this as a surprise for my husbands birthday, we were after a chilled break somewhere we could switch off and relax and this was exactly what we got. The weather was pretty horrendous for the whole week but that didn't stop us relaxing listening to the hale stones, rain and watching the waves through the big lounge floor to ceiling windows was quite something. We also got to see a couple of beautiful sunsets which Tina had told us about. Overall the place is absolutely perfect there was nothing that we needed and couldn't find in the kitchen or in the whole place, everything has been covered. Tina had recommended we maybe think about doing an online shop for our arrival which i did and bless her she even took the delivery and packed it all away I loved the smell throughout the place from the reed diffusers that i came straight home and ordered some ;-) Thank you for such a wonderful break xx

Our Holiday felt like a dream come true, the accomodation looked amazing in the pictures but was better in real life, it rained for the majority of the stay but this really did not matter as this is the perfect place to stop, relax and unwind, Could not reccomend this enough already looking to rebook for next year.

What a better place to start married life than Verdun! Thank you so much to Tina and family for creating such a special retreat. We had a wonderful time enjoying the accomodation and surrounding areas. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we hope to return one day!' - November 2021

'Wow! What a fantastic week we had! The weather was glorious and we enjoyed so much during our time at Verdun. The cabin is fantastic and the views, just wow! We enjoyed watching the sunsets from the hot tub, and mornings in the summer house. The walk down to the beach kept us fit, and what a beautiful beach it is! Thank you Tina for the wonderful hamper and flowers. The cabin was so spotlessly clean and so well equipped! Tina is a super helpful and wonderful host! Thank you for creating such a wonderful holiday home! I shall remember what an absolute gem of a place this is and hope to return one day. We were sad to leave, but had a wonderful week and enjoyed time away from our busy lives!' - October 2021

'Thank you creating such a beautiful home for us all to enjoy. The styling of industrial meets seaside is outstanding and executed! Every convenience is at hand and everything is fabulously clean! Love it! We had one glorious day with sunshine and spent the afternoon in the summerhouse overlooking the fabulous views. Little too windy to enjoy the hottub but i bet it would have been fabulous. Again, Tina, was so helpful and we loved the hamper, which was royally demolished. Thank you again!' - October 2021

'Enjoyed our relaxing stay in this beautiful property. Stunning views and sunsets. Loved our view from the hot tub. Shame to be going! Thank you.' - August 2021

'Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at Verdun, 5 star property, comfortable and peaceful and very well equipped. Plenty to see and do in the local area, Kingsand, Cawsand, Millbrook. Great places to eat. We also visited Cotehele, Lanhydrock, Looe, Hannifore and Seaton. Also enjoyed spending time chilling and relaxing. Superb views from the lounge and garden. Amazing sunsets viewed from the hot tub. Really appreciated the hamper and the fresh flowers. Tina is a fabulous host and is always available if required. We will certainly return. Thank you!' - July 2021

'What a special place you have! Verdun lived up to every expectation. You have created a beautiful, thoughtful accommodation with the most stunning view, especially at sunset from the hot tub! For guests that follow us, we would highly recommend the Devonport Inn in nearby Kingsand - delicious food directly on a little cove of beach. Thank you for having us - we hope to be back again. ' - May 2021

'Vedrun is a haven of peace and tranquility where the views are amazing from every angle. Watching the sun set from the hut tub was one we will truly remember for years to come. This is a little home with gorgeous five star luxuries and where a lot of thought has been put into the decor which is both subtle and amazing all in one. A place where we could chill, relax and rewind , we didn't realise we so needed it till we were there! No hesitation in recommending Tina' s property Verdun or Boutique Retreats , service and help was excellent. We shall be back. Thank you.' - April 2021

'What a place to stay! Verdun is small and cosy but packed with 5 star luxuries and character. Everywhere you look you see a different view. This was a delayed 50th Birthday for Steve from October and we were so grateful to have been able to re-book. We have had a lovely few days of relaxing. We even caught the bus to Cremyll and then the ferry to Plymouth. Polperro and Looe were lovely, also. Tina is an excellent host, nothing is too much trouble. Thank you for creating such a wonderful place to stay. We shall be recommending to everyone!' - April 2021

'This is a stunning retreat, spectacular views, amazing accommodation. Just perfect.' - December 2020

'Very well presented. Was pleasantly surprised to find fridge packed with essentials such as milk butter eggs etc. I had taken supplies as I didn’t realise there would be food provided and an added bonus of a lovely hamper with wine provided. The place smelt lovely with diffusers and the candles added to the atmosphere. Views were stunning. A very relaxing place to unwind' - October 2020

'Thank you so much for our beautiful stay at Verdun for our first anniversary. The amazing hospitality and delicious treats didn't go amiss. As well as the most amazing views and relaxing hot tub. It really was a beautiful treat! We can't wait to return in the summer, minus the rain! Thanks again' - October 2020

'Verdun is an excellent property with fantastic views. It's worth every penny of the asking price' - October 2020

'Thank you so much for creating such a fabulous place to kick back and relax. The view is the most amazing we have had in any accommodation anywhere we have ever stayed. The quality of everything in the property is first class and luxurious. The hot tub and top garden area including the sun room is spectacular, so peaceful and relaxing. We have been very lucky with the mixed bag of weather but managed to stay dry all week, This has been our 50th wedding anniversary celebration and could not have been a better choice. We have had a difficult few months losing members of our family and struggling with different things, this has been just the tonic we needed. Thank you again for all the extras you generously provided and for helping us when we couldn't sort out the heating. We will miss everything about this magical place' - October 2020

'Both the hamper and doggy treats were unexpected and a very nice surprise. The fresh flowers takes it into another league as well as the rep calling to make sure we had settled in ok. Well done. Layout and decor had been cleverly thought through' - September 2020

'Fantastic host and stunning Home. A perfect retreat from our busy London lives. Although the weather wasn't the best we still managed to relax in the hot tub and enjoy the sun deck. The cabin at the top of the garden was an amazing space to just chill' - September 2020

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