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Scylla View Cottage

(Ref. 4466)

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect place to get off the grid!"

    Have loved our relaxing stay at Scylla View. Everything we needed is here. Comfortable double bed with plush furnishings, well stocked cupboards and utensils. Warm and cosy home from home feel in open plan lounge/diner. Loved the little vases of flowers and ready to use ice cube tray in freezer :) The hoist was a godsend in getting our luggage and food supplies down the steep cliff. I’m sure the property is perfect in season but we really loved the peace and in the main having the beach to ourselves. Have already recommended Scylla View to our friends and look forward to returning :)

    Reviewed by Debi5.0Feb 2024

  • "Was für ein toller Ort um Urlaub zu machen."

    Haben 2 Mal Delfine aus dem Fenster gesehen. Mit den Hunden war es richtig entspannt. Der Vermieter war sehr nett. Alles perfekt,

    Reviewed by Gode5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely Beautiful, everything was perfect, just Wonderful!"


    Reviewed by Ria5.0May 2023

  • "What an amazing place!"

    Instead of cars, all you can hear is the sound of waves. The location of this gem would be hard to beat, anywhere in the world. Just beautiful and very special indeed. The host, Jim, is very friendly and helpful. Some day we will be back for sure!

    Reviewed by Tatjana5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wow what else can I say !"

    Wow the experience is something i will never forget!!!!!! That view from the accommodation breathtaking! Great coastal walks and so quiet ! To be fair you don’t need anything else , but bring food supplies . don’t come if you don’t like your own company after the tourists have gone home it’s just you and the sea

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0May 2022

  • "A spectacular property, as close to the sea as it gets."

    Jim and Nina could not have been better hosts and the pictures don't do the apartment justice. Has everything you could need and more. In the photos the twin room looks as though the beds are child size but these are in fact full size singles. This is the place to stay for anyone who wants to get away from it all and just appreciate the beauty of the sea. For rainy days there is surprisingly good WiFi and a selection of DVDs- although we took to playing cards, reading and painting! I would also recommend the cafe directly below the property, nothing was too much trouble! If you manage to read Jim's book before you stay (or while you are there as I did), you will realise what a privilege it is to be in the company of such an interesting man and I only wish we had been able to share that glass of wine before we left. Thank you for everything, will definitely be back in the spring! Charlotte and Amelia

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Oct 2021

  • "This place is a hidden gem the hosts Jim and nina were so nice Jim went above and beyond to help the beach is so clean and the water too will be back and would highly recommend this place ."

    Missing it already !

    Reviewed by Fiona4.4Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful location, right on the beach."

    Nina and Jim were excellent hosts. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, something we will always remember with great fondness. Thank you

    Reviewed by Shaz4.7Aug 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning location."

    The apartment had everything we needed and the owner was incredibly helpful with getting our luggage to and from the rental. Would not hesitate to go back!

    Reviewed by Kirsten4.1Jul 2021

  • "The location was tough to get too, but outstanding."

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2021

  • "A peaceful location with an extraordinarily beautiful view of the beach."

    Would highly recommend for anyone who was able to cope with the long, steep climb down steps and road and up again. Wonderful hosts who went out of their way to help with luggage. Would recommend that you travel light if possible but take food for the week if you are not planning to come up the cliff again. Feeling so refreshed after our week at Scylla View.

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Jun 2021

  • "We left Scylla cottage feeling totally reinvigorated."

    Being in such close proximity to the beach and the sea and at one with the elements was simply blissful. Everything else paled into insignificance and in these difficult times, that is truly something. Thank you Jim, Nina and family for being excellent hosts and we intend to make escaping to the cottage a very regular thing! Jane and Pete.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2020

  • "An incredible place to stay if you love the sound of the sea."

    You feel like you are actually 'in' the sea at high tide which is amazing. We loved our time at Scylla - Jim and Nina are wonderful and so helpful. The steps were a challenge for me (arthritic knees) but not enough to dissuade me from going back which we will. The most perfect place to rest and switch off. Walking on the beach was so therapeutic and Scylla View had everything that anyone could need. Highly recommended venue for those who really need a break or those who love surfing.

    Reviewed by Simone5.0Oct 2020

  • "The most incredible location and wonderful hosts."

    Cannot fault it and will definitely be back. Highly recommended. 5⭐

    Reviewed by Jenna-rose5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a fantastic family holiday in Scylla View."

    The views from the apartment were stunning and we loved being able to potter down to the beach for a swim, walk or game of frisbee. Thank you to Nina and Jim for a warm welcome and making our holiday so special.

    Reviewed by Michala5.0Aug 2020

  • "We loved our time here."

    The owners were most courteous and welcoming. This is an AMAZING place! We highly recommend it. A treasure.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Sep 2019

  • "Scylla View is a great place to stay - you are literally at the bottom of the cliff, almost on the beach."

    The flat has great views and is very comfortable and cosy. There are two bedrooms, a good shower/loo plus a small kitchen area in the open plan sitting room. There is no table, but a large bar with stools round to sit and eat. The pans are good to cook with. It is obvious that a lot of thought has gone into the planning and decor. It has a joint entrance with the owner's home, which is accessed off a large deck, and is situated above the other one bed apartment - the cafe and surf school are below/behind the owners home. The cliff is steep, and it does take some time to get down and up as it is not just the 166 steps but also the long drag up the tarmacked lane to the the top of the cliff - I am fat and in my 50's and my husband has had both hips and a knee done and we managed it without any problem....but needed a lot of puff. We would have struggled without the hoist for our luggage. You do need to be very organised with regard to supplies - it is isn't the sort of place to run out of anything! There were plenty of teabags, a couple of coffee pods for the machine, salt & pepper grinders, a tea towel, oven gloves, bedding and towels, dettox, a cleaning cloth and a scourer provided, but don't forget oil for cooking and any herbs etc. In season Jim and Nina will cook you fish or scampi and chips etc. There is also a cafe near the top of the cliffs which opens all year round until about 4pm and will provide hot pasties to take out on a day trip or lunch, or tea and cake/scones. If you go over the road there is a restaurant in Whitesands Bay Holiday Park, which apparently does a carvery on Sundays. The views are breathtaking and the beaches are just beautiful.

    Reviewed by Andrew And Belinda5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great location, right on the beach."

    The sound of the waves, lulling me to sleep at night. Dog friendly. Surf school next door, keeping the kids occupied and entertained. Note. It's a long climb back up to the top, so don't forget to take everything you need with you.

    Reviewed by Glen4.7Aug 2019

  • "Never slept so Close to the sea!"


    Reviewed by Georg4.4Jun 2019

  • "We thought the slightly remote position should be more emphasized regarding having enough provisions on arrival."

    If you havn't got something the nearest coop in Millbrook is about an hour and a half return trip from the property. Shame the beech cafe wasn't open during the week as we were expecting it to be but i understand it was probably to quiet in the week to justify this. Maybe just for a few hours around lunch time would of come in handy when we stayed with the property. The owners were great and all in all our stay was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Sep 2018

  • "Fantastic location."

    Very hard going getting to the top of the cliff but so worth it.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2018

  • "The most relaxing holiday ever!"

    Location was absolutely fabulous - with amazing walks along the beach, surfing, paddleboarding and playing in the waves. The perfect location to de-stress and sit back and watch the ever changing scenery. Hearing the waves crash against the rocks as you were drifting off to sleep was so therapeutic. Can’t fault the holiday or the cottage or the hosts. It was absolutely perfect!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2018

  • "Beautiful location right on the beach, apartments had everything we needed."

    The only drawback is the steep climb to get back up the cliff side if you want to go out. You shouldn't consider this apartment if you are unsteady on your feet. Luckily we had no issues with the 160 steps and loved every second of our week in Eddystone Cafe Apartments

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2018

  • "The location, the apartment, the owners, the views, the walks."

    .... all fantastic.

    4.8Oct 2016

  • "Great location."

    Very nice and helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Susanne4.4Aug 2016

  • "This is a fabulous and unique cottage but it must be stressed that the walk up and down the cliff is quite challenging ."

    The owner Jim was the most lovely and interesting man who lives in part of the cottage but he respected our privacy and yet couldn't have been more helpful if we did need anything.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2016

  • "Great holiday apartment right on the beach."

    only thing is the walk up and down the cliff was a real struggle.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4May 2016

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  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar and sitting area.
  • Electric convector 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 on request
  • Roadside parking available on clifftop
  • Shared rear decking with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog 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 steps, which may not be suitable for the infirm
  • Note: Winch for assistance with luggage available from May 1st to September 30th, this is quite the novely for the area and we are proud to offer this service to assist our guests but please be advised outside this time the winch may not be available
  • Note: The beach is dog friendly throughout the year.

The property

A cosy first floor cottage apartment in a unique seaside location, one mile from Millbrook in Cornwall.

The open-plan living, decking with wonderful views and the area with much going on makes this apartment an excellent stay for a group of couples, friends or family wanting to explore Cornwall.

Note: Property is next to Ref. 4465, together they sleep 6.

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.

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About the location


Torpoint 5 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.