Welcome to the ultimate get-away-from-it-all cliffside escape. Out of this world views, super stylish interiors, fresh air by the bucketful and a location that's second to none. Perched on the cliff high above beautiful Whitsand Bay, with no near neighbours and breath-taking views of the sea and sky that stretch as far as the eye can see, Captain Blake's is the perfect retreat for romantic escapes, solo adventures and any four-legged friend in tow. This is a place to take time out and embrace the wonderful world all around us.
Pack up your rucksack and pop on those walking boots as you need to head off along the coastal path (around 700 steps/550 metres) that leads you to this little piece of heaven on earth - where the only passing traffic is the odd kestrel, seagull or peregrine falcon. Bliss.
Enjoy leisurely meals al fresco style from sunrise to sunset watching the comings and goings of coastal life - from sailing vessels and surfers to porpoises and dolphins - and, as day turns to night, marvel at the changing scene as celestial displays take to the skies.
Beautifully styled and furnished in a palette of blue and neutral tones with comfort and relaxation high on the agenda, the inside perfectly complements the surroundings. The windows frame the view, whether you are snuggled up on the sofa in front of the wood-burner, enjoying a hearty lunch at the dining-table or lingering a little too long in bed each morning, take time to stop and simply gaze at what is ahead of you. And if you need to look a little closer there's even a telescope provided.
This truly is a retreat; with no WiFi to distract you can switch off entirely if you choose, but there is good 4G coverage for occasional contact with the real world. Of course, there's all the other mod-cons needed with a fully-equipped kitchen including a dishwasher, super sleek shower-room and even an outdoor shower, ideal to rinse off sandy dogs and bodies.
Located on Captain Blake's Point, named after a 17th Century Commander of the Commonwealth who took his last voyage past this piece of coastline, you are in Cornwall's beautiful 'forgotten corner' and there is much to discover.
The coastal footpath is a few steps from your front door and what better way to enjoy this beautiful scenery than on foot. Tracks lead from the path down the beach below (please take care) where at low tide there is a three mile stretch of golden sand - surprisingly it never gets busy! Want to have fun on the water? The Eddystone Cafe (seasonal) has all the gear you need for surfing, body boarding and kayaking and, if you have never tried it before, they even offer lessons in surfing and coasteering as well, so there's no excuse not to give it a go.
If you prefer to take things at a more gentle pace, the historic houses and gardens of Mount Edgcumbe and Antony (NT) are close by or discover the charm of the twinned coastal villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, with their winding streets, pastel coloured cottages and a great choice of places to eat and drink.
For a complete contrast, those in need of city life can take the foot ferry from Cremyll across to the maritime City of Plymouth to visit the historic Barbican, famous Plymouth Hoe and Royal William Yard. But really, why go anywhere at all? Simply stay at Captain Blake's Retreat, tucked away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, soak up that view and chill.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge (with small freezer), kettle, toaster, TV and wood-burner
Bedroom with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Due to the incredible location being reached only by foot, we would recommend packing light (no need to take the kitchen sink - Captain Blake's is so well-equipped it comes with its own!). The lane to the parking-area may not be suitable for low-slung cars.
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Parking for 1 car 0.5 miles
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Picnic table
- Electric panel heaters and heated towel rail
- Logs for wood-burner
Captain Blake's Retreat is the ultimate get-away-from-it-all hideaway.
Wow, just look at this location!
The open plan living-room is both spacious and stylish.
Just imagine waking up to that view!
Dining al fresco is an absolute must here.
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.
The perfect place to enjoy the sun rise and set over the glistening blue sea.
Enjoy lazy mornings and breakfast in bed.
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 entrance leads straight into the sitting-area, with the kitchen and bedroom beyond.
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.