Polhawn Lookout


2.6 miles SE of Whitsand Bay | Sleeps 2 + cot (no children from 1 to 16)

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From £150 per night

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Nestled in the cliffside, high above the sands at Whitsand Bay, surrounded by untamed flora and looking out to the open sea, Polhawn Lookout is perfectly romantic and wildly gorgeous. Surrounded by breathtaking countryside, formally known as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (National Landscapes), this amazing cabin offers a touch of luxury with scrumptious sea views. It is perfect for couples as well as solo adventurers, and not forgetting your pampered pooches - because they deserve a treat as well.

Accessed down a coastal path, adding to the overall adventure, this is the place to kick back and relax. You'll be indulging in lazy lie-ins gazing out at the view before you, strolling out on the deck for leisurely breakfasts, best served up after a bracing morning swim and having lazy afternoons listening to the sights and sounds of the coast and watching spectacular sunsets and starry skies as you soak away in your outdoor bath - hot and cold on tap of course! You won't want to leave.

Inside, it's open plan throughout with large picture windows framing the view. Both inside and out you will marvel at the ever-changing seascape before you, with the help of the vintage telescope to identify the sea and wildlife that makes an appearance in the distance, you'll be amazed at what you will see. The dining-table offers the best seat in the house but when you want to get all snuggly and cosy, the open plan living-room beckons. When you finally can't keep your eyes open any longer, the gorgeous kitchen leads to the bedroom area where the comfy bed will envelope you into a night of deep slumber.

This special part of Cornwall has yet to be discovered by hordes of tourists, yet this so-called 'forgotten corner' is beautiful, romantic and has a truly magical charm. Set off on one of the steep coastal tracks that lead down to over three miles of sandy beach which is rarely busy, even in the height of the summer, and don't forget to pack those walking boots as the coastal footpath is right on your doorstep offering up the most spectacular of vistas even on the shortest of jaunts.

You will be utterly charmed by the nearby twinned villages of Kingsand and Cawsand with their pretty pastel cottages, narrow streets and heaps of pubs and cafes. You can even wonder at the grandeur of the grand houses, gardens and estates at Mount Edgcumbe and Antony (National Trust). From the harbourside town of Looe, you can try your hand at everything from mackerel to shark fishing, or why not take life a little easier and enjoy the catch of the professionals served up at one of the many restaurants, cafes and takeaways?

A ferry crossing from Cremyll will take you over Plymouth Sound to the maritime city of Plymouth, where you can visit the historic Barbican, Plymouth Hoe, the National Marine Aquarium or the city's latest hotspot, the Royal William Yard.

Ground Floor

Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Smart TV. Induction hob, electric oven, fridge, counter top freezer and dishwasher. Double bed (4'6")

Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

The designated parking is at the top of the cliff. Access from parking area is via the cliff path. The path is uneven and can become slippery when wet so we do recommend wearing appropriate footwear, such as sensible shoes/boots or walking boots. If you will be arriving after dark, please bring a torch as the path is not lit. Polhawn Lookout is set above the historic Polhawn Fort, now a wedding venue, so on occasions you may hear the distant noise of happy gatherings.


  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Travel cot
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Hot tub/Outdoor bath
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Patio furniture
  • Full gas-fired CH