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Beachcomber's Cottage

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall (Ref. 4465)



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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "A comfortable, cosy stay."

    Excellent location. Perfect place to really relax.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "It was a fantastic experience, location was out of this world."

    The cottage however could do with a little tlc. We could only open one of the windows in the property. The photos must be old ones as the outside does not represent the pictures on your website. The decked area adjacent to the cottage resembled a builders yard with timber and scaffold poles around it. The decking hand rail needs attention. There was a broken plastic shed in pieces on the ricks bedside the decked area. However the bed was fantastic.

    Reviewed by TinaSep 2021

  • "It’s a little slice of paradise and such a memorable place to stay."

    Enjoyed every minute and the Host Jim and Nina were two of the nicest and helpful people you could meet . My two dogs are now sad that we are home

    Reviewed by ClareSep 2021

  • "Good bits - Location is what this place is all about and it has that in spades!"

    Being able to take your dog with a cuppa on the beach, tide permitting, in the morning before it gets busy was priceless. Not so good bits - there is no allocation parking. The steps are steep and hard work so my advice is take everything you need for the week so you don't have to climb them too often. There has been some storm damage outside of the property so the view to the side is not great.. lots of rubbish and broken sheds etc. The oven was in desperate need of a good clean and so was the towel rail in the bathroom.. It was very rusty and not in a usable condition at all. Overall great location but beachcombers could be so much better given a bit more tlc.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2021

  • "The owners Jim and Nina were welcoming and fantastic hosts."

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2021

  • "A truly unique apartment, breathtaking location, alongside the cliff face climb."

    Would return in a heartbeat, really loved this place, a 10+.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "This property is one of a kind."

    Absolutely incredible location and very friendly host.

    Reviewed by MelissaOct 2020

  • "This is the perfect place to relax away from the stresses of life!"

    The beach is stunning and quiet for taking wonderful walks with miles of sandy shores and the sunsets and unpolluted night skies are stunning. The accommodation is cosy and equipped with all you need. There is a very steep climb down to the accommodation so you need to be reasonably fit but the views are beautiful. When the tide is high it laps against the walls of the Beachcomber’s so make sure you don’t get caught out by the high tides whilst walking. The most wonderful place to stay to just kick back and relax. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2020

  • "What a lovely place by the beach."

    Living in the midlands being able to hear and see the sea for a week was a great escape from it all and we can’t wait to return. The beach is over 3 miles long and it’s dog friendly all year round.

    Reviewed by DarrylOct 2020

  • "Everything !"

    ! The ever-changing skies the stunning views on the beach with friendly staff and chips to die for ...what more could you ask ....One thing you do need to be fit and agile to negotiate the steep cliff up and down !

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2020

  • "A great place to stay very quiet and secluded The steps down and up should not be underestimated as I found them hard work ."

    .......but the beach the view and the location make it worthwhile We went in November and were very luck with the weather , but I can imagine the long summer days on the beach would be amazing Check it out you won’t be disappointed

    Reviewed by MikeNov 2019

  • "Beautiful location and cottage."

    The walk up and down to the cottage was not for the unfit though this was alluded to in the description. We didn't realise the importance of the tide timings which we had to take into account when planning our day. Despite this we would definitely recommend this property to those who love the sea.

    Reviewed by LynnAug 2019

  • "Fabulous"

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2019

  • "Great place to stay, the owners where very friendly and helpful."

    Great to be right on the beach and to get away from everything. Beach is fantastic and so is the local area.

    Reviewed by FionaMay 2019

  • "This place is beautiful and I would highly recommend if you love the ocean and want to relax and recharge the batteries."

    the cottage is beautiful and well furnished. But please believe you need to be fit and have no mobility problems, as the walk down the cliff is not easy, the slopped part is steep but tarmacked so is an even surface, but the steps are uneven and steep with no hand rail.

    Reviewed by TraceyApr 2019

  • "The setting was perfect for a chilled out break on the beach."

    Lovely rustic accommodation full of little extra's to make your stay comfortable. The journey down (and up) the cliff is tiring with many steep steps but is well worth the effort for a truely awsome beach holiday. The area is quiet and is ideal for walkers and those who like to visit pretty villages and hidden coves.

    Reviewed by StephanieJan 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage in a superb situation."

    Excellent hosts.

    Reviewed by NickOct 2018

  • "Beachcombers is the perfect place to regenerate body and soul - from having the time to stop and watch the ever changing scenery to the built in work out of the steps and trail."

    Having the cafe next door and the surf school means that having got onto the beach if you don’t want to leave until it’s time to go home, you can stay on what feels like at times your very own private beach resort. Jim and Nina are lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by YvonneJul 2018

  • "More needs to be said about the cliff path down."

    Whilst this did not bother us, it consists of three sections of steep Tarmac road then 200 steps down which again are very steep. Going back up to your car takes approx 20-25mins. Thankfully there is a hoist to deal with your luggage.

    Reviewed by SteveJan 2018

  • "A first class rental."

    Met by the owners and they helped us all the way. The location is idealic and tranquil and met all our expectations. This week was such a relaxing experience.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2017

  • "Incredibly beautiful location."

    Cottage exactly as described. Fabulous beach walks in both directions. Owners extremely nice and helpful.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2017

  • "Fantastic location, beautiful views, walks ."

    .. Perfection for what we wanted, a stress free holiday ..

    Reviewed by RhondaFeb 2017

  • "The location of Beachcombers cottage is fantastic."

    You could not find a holiday cottage closer to the sea. The cottage itself was really comfortable and the owners were very helpful. Our two dogs are very sad now they are back home.

    Reviewed by AndreaNov 2016

  • "The holiday was fantastic everything we wanted, perfect for the dogs."

    Jim & Nina were very nice & helpful, our only disappointment was the fire didn't work & Jim said he would fix it but never did. Obviously he is a busy man so did not remind him further. But on the whole the place was exceptional.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2016

  • "Wow! what can we say fantastic, we loved saying in the Beachcombers cottage, amazing views from the top of the cliff, long walk up and down but well worth every step to the splendid beach."

    The cottage is right next to the sea to be so close to the ocean and hear the sound of the waves is just brilliant. Lovely walks with our dog Fudge, great places to eat which are dog friendly, Jim and Nina are great hosts, Jim makes you laugh. Can use the facilities at the camp site at the top of the cliff. We had such a good time we will be back. Mary Dave and Fudge

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2016

  • "We have spent a very relaxing week in a magical location."

    Reviewed by PSep 2016

  • "It was very relaxing at Beachcombers Cottage !"

    everything you needed was supplied, help with luggage by the owner Jim was a great help. We took enough supplies to last us the week,even a small B.B.Q so that we didn`t have to go up the hill once we arrived. The weather was brilliant our dogs did not wont to leave the beach and the same goes for us! Beachcombers is a little Paradise by the sea !!1 would not hesitate to recommend , in fact our friends are booking for next year. We hope to go back soon.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2016

  • "Fantastic cottage in a brilliant location and The owners were really friendly ..."

    Fantastic cottage in a brilliant location and The owners were really friendly and would bend over backwards to do anything for you

    Reviewed by IanAug 2016

  • "An idyllic retreat overlooking the sea!"

    Reviewed by JonJul 2016

  • "The location on the beach was amazing."

    It was a fun place to stay and the dogs loved the beach. It was nice to fall asleep to the sound of the waves.

    Reviewed by WilliamApr 2016

  • "We absolutely fell in love with this property."

    We have stayed in various properties around Cornwall and this has to be one of the best .The owners were really friendly and helpful but left us to ourselves unless we needed anything. We are going to return.

    Reviewed by JudeFeb 2016

  • "The location of Beachcomber's Cottage is obviously amazing."

    It was not an area I had previously visited and now lament how many times I have driven past this area in order to holiday further down in to Cornwall. The owner was exceptionally helpful & similarly amazing It was great to find such an incredible bolt hole and to be able to take my two beloved spaniels made it the best UK based holiday I think I can ever remember. True relaxation in its purest form. I had booked to return within minutes of arriving.

    Reviewed by TrudiFeb 2016

  • "Absolutely brilliant position -could not be bettered if you love the sea."

    it is a long way down and of course up the cliff so I could not recommend property if there are any difficulties in climbing slopes or stairs but this is warned beforehand. if this is manageable, the best place ever with very helpful owners.

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2015

  • "What a fantastic location and our hosts were great and very helpful."

    Where the place is situated was fabulous and we expected to have paths and steps to go down. A lovely place for a holiday, we will go back again.

    Reviewed by BarryMar 2015

  • "The location is fantastic, with unbelievable scenery, the owners are helpful and unobtrusive, the cottage, despite being refurbished was clean and comfortable, and it was an ideal location for our two dogs."

    It all lived up to our expectations, and would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2014

  • "The location of this property is outstanding - right on the beach."

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2014

  • "The location of the cottage is excellent, fantastic beach and the owners were very friendly and helpful."

    We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2014

  • "The location is amazing, just above the beach, with high tide right up to the retaining wall."

    Reviewed by JudySep 2014

  • "Amazing location, right on beach."

    Very welcoming and accommodating owner, helpful but not intrusive - perfect. Loved the sound of waves so close. Walked for hours on the beach right outside.

    Mrs BuckleyDec 2013

  • "A wonderful place to stay."

    Reviewed by SabineJul 2013

  • "The cottage was exactly as described on the site but far exceeded our expectations and the beach dog friendly and beautiful."

    Definitely 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by MelJul 2013

  • "The location was amazing!"

    Reviewed by JasonMay 2013

  • "Fabulous and unusual location at edge of sea."

    Reviewed by DianneDec 2012

  • "The owners were very accommodating and kind."

    The scenery was spectacular and the area was extremely clean.

    Reviewed by AnitaNov 2012

  • "The location was stunning - once you'd mastered the steep climb to get to the property it was worth it!"


    Reviewed by JenNov 2012

  • "The owners were very helpful and friendly and we would definitely recommend."

    The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2012

  • "Amazing holiday location."

    The owner treated us like his family. Couldn't have wished for a more perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2012

  • "The location of the cottage was amazing."

    Living on the beach made the experience truly original and magical and made us feel extremely special and privileged to be there.

    Reviewed by VeroniqueJul 2012

  • "The location was stunning."

    The owner, who lives in the same building, was very helpful.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2012

  • "Wow what a fantastic holiday location - just perfect."

    The owners were great, just a joy to be there!

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2012

  • "The location of the cottage was special in itself."

    Reviewed by VickyMay 2012

  • "The wonderful position and view and the fact that it allowed dogs."

    Bright, friendly and stunning location. The good weather was an unexpected bonus. The winch to deliver and collect luggage etc was an absolute treasure.

    Reviewed by LenaOct 2011

  • "The fantastic location!"

    The friendliness of the owner and cafe staff and generally a lovely feeling of homeliness.

    Reviewed by LornaAug 2011

  • "Everything about this holiday was perfect, from the position of the cottage to the most beautiful outlook."

    The dogs was made most welcome by the owners of the property and the on-site lifeguards. The owner was always available if we required anything. This could possibly be the most perfect place on earth.

    Reviewed by StephanieJun 2011

  • "Fabulous position on the beach."

    Lovely sound of crashing waves and beach all to ourselves. Nice helpful owner and all very friendly.

    Reviewed by AmandaMay 2011

  • "The location of the property is amazing."

    Not for those that can't cope with the walk down the steep cliff but for those that can - fantastic. The dogs loved playing on the beach which was not crowded, in fact we hardly saw anyone else on it.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2011

  • "Our stay in Beachcomber's cottage was a very positive experience."

    We had everything we needed to ensure our stay was comfortable. The fantastic location right on the edge of an unspoiled beach was very special. We enjoyed the peace and quiet, with just the sound of the sea outside the window. Access via a steep climb was a challenge, however, this just added to the remoteness and general atmosphere. We still managed to climb the path everyday to visit the many beauty spots in the area without problems. The owner was unobtrusive but very friendly, and was a great help with our bags at the end of our holiday. He gave us excellent advice and directions including emailing photographs of the pathway down to the cottage and loads of information about local facilities and places to visit. Our two dogs were made welcome and had a blast on the beach every day. The area itself is a plethora of watery inlets to explore and the wildlife is abundant. We found several lovely walks nearby, both along the rugged coastline and across unspoiled countryside. Overall we couldn't have asked for more, can't wait to visit again!

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2011

  • "Falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves."

    Reviewed by JonMar 2011

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Eddystone Cottages

Two spectacularly located apartments set above the beautifully glistening Whitsand Bay, just outside of Millbrook in Cornwall. Owned by a record-breaking British ocean rower, Eddystone Cottages are perfectly placed for a relaxing break by the sea with your friends and family. These apartments are accessed via a stone pathway leading down the cliffs, take one last look at the nearby beach before you head into your home for the week. Both apartments are compact and convenient, equipped with everything that you need to set you up for a fun-packed holiday in Cornwall. The memory foam mattresses and high-quality air conditioning are just some of the fabulous features to make you feel right at home during your stay here at Eddystone Cottages. Relax on the comfortable sofa whilst watching your favourite DVDs with the added luxury of the picturesque sea views to remind you of your incredible setting. Sit out on your wonderful decking area with a glass of wine and simply listen to the calming sound of the waves crashing against the nearby rocks, what more could you wish for? Alternatively, allow the owner to help you catch your tea with the various types of fish and crabs in the sea below. From the beach at Tregonhawke, there is swimming, wind and kite surfing, kayaking and fishing so that you can make the most of your holiday, while an indoor heated swimming pool, café and bar can be found at Whitsand Bay Holiday Park at the top of the cliff. With lovely walks close by, and the coastal villages of Kingsand, Cawsand and St John, and towns of Looe, Polperro and Plymouth a short drive away, there is no shortage of things to do from these lovely apartments.

The property

With sea views, this superbly located ground floor apartment overlooks the beach at Tregonhawke, Whitsand Bay, just outside of the Cornish village of Millbrook.

The excellent setting and wonderful homely interior, this property is an ideal stay for a couple wanting to explore what this fantastic area of Cornwall has to offer.

Note: Cottage is next to Ref. 4466, together they sleep up to 6 people.


  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking on clifftop
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Children must be supervised due to proximity of open beach and steep cliff path
  • Note: Property accessed only via steep uneven cliff path and approximately 160 steps, which may not be suitable for those with limited ability
  • Note: Winch for assistance with luggage available from May 1st to September 30th each year - outside this time the winch may not be available
  • Note: The beach is dog friendly throughout the year.

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About the location


Whitsand Bay 1 mile; Plymouth 8 miles.

Set in a bowl of hills at the head of a tidal creek that leads to the Hamoaze, opposite the great naval city of Plymouth, Millbrook is located on the Rame Peninsula, "Cornwall's Forgotten Corner". Bounded by the Lynher and Tamar rivers, the Hamoaze and the sea, the area is deeply rural and designated as one of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a good range of shops and pubs, while close by are the pretty coastal villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, from which a ferry will take you to Plymouth. Along the southern edges of the peninsula are miles of beautiful walks with glorious views of Rame Head. Just a mile south of Millbrook lies Whitsand Bay with its miles of uncrowded sandy RNLI patrolled beach and dramatic cliffs. A superb base for discovering the wild side of Cornwall.

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