Captain Blake's Retreat is the ultimate get-away-from-it-all hideaway.
Wow, just look at this location!
The entrance leads straight into the sitting-area, with the kitchen and bedroom beyond.
Just imagine waking up to that view!
The perfect place to enjoy the sun rise and set over the glistening blue sea.
Perched high on the cliff, above stunning Whitsand Bay with no near neighbours and reached only by foot, this is second to none.
There are comfy sofas and a TV for cosy evenings in.
Sit back, relax and watch the comings and goings of coastal life - from sailing vessels to dolphins.
Located on Captain Blake's Point, named after a 17th Century Commander of the Commonwealth who took his last voyage past this coastline.
The panoramic views look towards the Rame Head Heritage Coast in one direction.
Dining al fresco is an absolute must here.
Enjoy lazy mornings and breakfast in bed.
The open plan living-room is both spacious and stylish.
Dive into the king-size bed after a day out and about exploring this 'forgotten corner of Cornwall'.
The bedroom has been beautifully decorated and styled.
Have a leisurely lunch in the great outdoors with the stunning view reaching out in front of you.
The incredible view can be enjoyed from the dining-table too.
The interior is just gorgeous.
The toasty wood-burner will keep you cosy out-of-season.
Very well-equipped, the kitchen includes an electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher and fridge (with freezer).
The shower-room is really spacious.
A hot shower awaits after a day exploring the coast path.
Every little detail has been carefully thought out and provided.
What will you spot with the binoculars?
Seeing as you are staying at Captain Blake's Retreat, why not try and learn some Royal Navy lingo?
A nod to the name and the location's past.
Will you spot any dolphins or porpoises?
The theme runs throughout.
Whether you're a captain or not, this is the place to escape from modern life.
Your four-legged friend is more than welcome to join you here.
You'll want to return here time and time again.
The outdoor shower is ideal for rinsing off sandy dogs and bodies.
At low tide, there is a 3 mile stretch of golden sand.
The coast path heads over to the Rame Head Heritage Coast in one direction (the Mount Edgcumbe Estate is well worth a visit).
Exploring the coast path is a must -  tracks lead from the path down to the beach below.
The beach never gets busy, so you can enjoy it as you wish.
Truly a one-of-a-kind location.
Wander along Wiggle Cliff to Captain Blakes's Point.
The perfect getaway.
Lose yourself in this landscape.
A stay here is worth every step from the parking-area.
The nearby pretty twinned villages of Kingsand and Cawsand.
The folly on the Mount Edgcumbe Estate with views across Plymouth Sound to the city of Plymouth.

Captain Blake's Retreat


2.2 miles SE of Whitsand Bay / Sleeps 2 (no children under 12)

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  • 58 Reviews

Immaculate property with stunning views. The house is remote and perfect for those looking to get away from it all. Very comfy bed with large bathroom, open plan living room kitchen. The Kitchen is well stocked with pans, glasses, utensils, microwave etc. Great walks just outside your door, and some lovely cafe/pubs just a 10 minute drive away. NB - There is a steep downward uneven road to the property, the road is not suitable for low suspension cars...

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Great visit, lovely walks, terrific food at the Devonport Inn at Cawsand.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we hope you had a lovely stay in Cornwall.

Lucy, Customer Support

An excellent get away from it all, will definitely be back

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased you enjoyed this very special retreat and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Julie, Customer Support

This property is perfect for getting away to reset and recharge and even though we experienced poor weather we still loved it and will definitely return to watch the sunsets and listen to the waves which was so relaxing.

The Retreat is a beautiful, peaceful and unique location - no traffic or people noise. We loved it so much, we have booked again for next year. We had idyllic weather and it was glorious to sit on the bench watching the bay. The walk down to the beach is tricky and you need to take care but it gets easier! Once on the beach we almost had it to ourselves most days, when the tide is out it is a beautiful sandy beach, our dog didn’t want to come away, let alone us! We struggle to travel to light, even our dog does, the wheel barrow makes it easier and we’ve now got the experience to learn from for next year. ...

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