If having the most stunning of views is on your wish list, then wish no more – this one is utterly breathtaking! Situated in one of the prime locations, on the cliff overlooking Whitsand Bay, Rockwater Cabin offers uninterrupted panoramic sea views as far as the eye can see. The large decking-area surrounding the cabin ensures you can marvel at the majesty of this truly spectacular setting. Enjoy al fresco dining with the best seat in the house and catch a glimpse of dolphins and porpoises swimming out in the bay, watch peregrine falcons and kestrels perform beneath your very eye or simply relax, sit back and watch the sun set on your perfect day. Whilst the outside will not disappoint, neither will the inside. Accessed down a narrow, uneven track 100 yards from the coastal road, this 1930s cabin has a unique ambience which overwhelms you with a sense of calm and tranquility from the moment you step through the door. Whitewashed throughout, creating an incredibly light and airy feel on even the dullest of days, it has been lovingly restored and furnished with an eclectic mix of styles from vintage, retro, modern and even finds from the beach. The cabin's tiny galley-kitchen catches the morning sun as it streams through the patio doors and cooking up a meal on the 1960s New World cooker will be an experience from a bygone age (yes it does work, but don't panic there's a modern day barbecue and microwave as well!). Step up into the cutest of dining-areas (please mind your head) which is festooned with fairy lights galore creating romantic mealtimes and then be drawn through into the little sitting-area which of course takes full advantage of the view and when the view is a little stormy, the vintage-effect gas stove will keep you warm and toasty. Both bedrooms lead off from the living area, with blinds in the doorways to keep that open feeling but providing a little bit of privacy. The master bedroom takes pride of place at the front of the cabin and waking up to the view will make it difficult to get out of bed, so breakfast in bed is a must!
Rockwater Cabin is located in what is often referred to as the 'forgotten' corner of Cornwall – the area is beautiful, unspoilt and waiting for you to create memorable holiday moments. Descend the track (please take care) from the cabin down to over three miles of fabulous sandy beach – you won't be disappointed – or enjoy a leisurely walk or a really good leg stretch along the coastal footpath, it's right on your doorstep. Swing your golf clubs at the local links course at Whitsand Bay Hotel or for even more exhilaration try your hand at coasteering or surfing – never done it before? – book a lesson at the Eddystone Cafe on the beach just a short walk down the cliff path from Rockwater Cabin. Charming Cornish villages and towns are plentiful. The working fishing town of Looe provides traditional seaside charm where you can try your luck at crab, mackerel or even deep sea shark fishing and the pretty twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand provide a real step back in time, with colour washed cottages, narrow streets and a seemingly disproportionate number of pubs and cafes! And if you prefer more grandeur, head for the historical houses and gardens of the Mount Edgcumbe, Port Eliot and Anthony Estates. Whatever you choose to do, at the end of the day you know your idyllic cliffside paradise is waiting for you to return.
Access to Cabin
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Galley kitchen with 1963 Calor gas cooker, combination microwave (with convection oven and grill) and fridge with ice-box. TV, DVD player and coal-effect gas stove. Double bed. Single bed
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
*A cot is not provided, please bring a travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Off road parking for 1 car (subject to availability)
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- 2 oil-filled radiators
- Gas for coal-effect stove
Rockwater Cabin has one of the best positions on the clifftop.
The cabin nestles into the cliff.
The master bedroom with its comfy king-size bed and a view straight out to sea.
The pretty dining-area, with bunting and fairy lights adding to the charm.
The galley kitchen is small but perfectly formed.
A 1963 New World Cooker - still in great working order.
All the pots and pans you need to cook up a feast.
It will be difficult to get out of bed with a view like that!
The single bedroom at the back of the cabin.
The dining-table sits under the eaves so please mind your head.
The lounge is wonderfully light and airy...
The antique-effect gas stove will keep you warm and toasty whatever the weather.
The owner is a terrific artist and her work is displayed throughout the cabin.
Some more of the owner's artwork.
For a small cabin the shower-room is a good size.
The Tide Times is essential reading here - but please leave it behind at the end of your stay so that the next guests can read it too.
The original gas lights are still in the cabin, simply to admire as they are no longer in working order.
You may need this to identify your finds from the beach......
Use these to spot dolphins.
Pretty fairy lights add to the romance of the cabin.
The patio doors in the kitchen lead out onto the decking-area.
With that view you will want to dine al fresco from sunrise to sunset.
The large decking-area takes full advantage of the view.
Come on in - an idyllic cliffside paradise awaits.
Pretty plants in a variety of unusual containers all add to the charm.
The gate to the pathway which leads up to the road or down to the beach.
When the tide is out you have almost four miles of golden sand to explore.
Your four-legged friend will have such a great time on the beach - it's dog-friendly all year long.
On a clear day you can see as far south as Lizard Point.
This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it really is beautiful.
One of the paths down to the beach.