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.

Captain Blake's Retreat

4330

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

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking

7 Nights from  £635

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Devonport Inn (1 mile)

Sitting in the heart of the traffic free village, this pub is popular with visitors and locals alike. Park in one of the many car parks nearby and call in for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. Children are welcome however they dine from the main menu (half portions available), and dogs are allowed on leads. Note, the pub is closed on Tuesdays during term time.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Dalton August 2019

Sarah

Lovely pub with a gorgeous view and the food looked fab. We walked from Captain Blake’s retreat (about 35 mins downhill) and caught the bus back. The bus stopped at the top of the road. Both the bus and pub dog friendly!

Nearest beach

Polhawn Cove (¼ mile)

To reach this small cove you will need to be willing to climb over the rocks. The beach is very secluded with fingers of rock at low tide. There are several rock pools to be explored.

Nearest walk

Cremyll to Portwinkle (2 ½ miles)

An interesting thirteen mile hike along the Cornish Coastal Path with stunning coastal views taking in Mount Edgecombe Country Park and several pretty Cornish villages with obligatory watering holes! Make sure you plan your journey back as public transport in the area is limited.

Nearest town

Kingsand (1 mile)

Together with its twin village, Cawsand, Kingsand is a little piece of holiday heaven. Tiny, twisting streets, a string of three beaches separated by rocks (excellent rockpooling to be had here) and calendar-perfect fishermen’s cottages have inspired many a photographer here. If you’re looking for an oasis of peace, you’ve come to the right place.

Also nearby

Tregonhawke Beach (1 ½ miles)

Making up part of the three-mile long Whitsand Bay, Tregonhawke Beach is a great spot to sit and while away the hours. Access is via a series of fairly steep steps or along from neighbouring beaches. Just be careful though as although low tide reveals large tracts of sand, at high tide this is all but covered up. Popular for surfing, swimming is only advised in lifeguarded areas.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Lovely stretch of beach

You can walk for a few miles at low tide...beautiful sandy beach with rocky outcrops every so often...steep climb but a couple of options for tea along the way!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Dalton August 2019

Florrie the dog

Really easy to get to along the coastal path..if you fancy a slightly easier walk head up on to the road once you have gone up the first set of steps and walk along to beach view cafe for the descent onto the beach (check the tide times) but it’s a lovely 3 mile beach and completely unspoilt. Eddies cafe is particularly good after all the walking and before you start the climb back up the steps!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Kingston August 2016

Unspoilt!

Parking is first come first served on the road at top. Not for the faint hearted or those with small children as the way up and down is very steep but once at the bottom the views are fantastic. Miles of sandy beach, well served by lifeguards within the flagged area. Cafe half way down. Not for those looking for a family beach with facilities but good for beach games, paddling and beachcombing. Go on a clear day when it's less windy.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Defries July 2011

Perfect for views far out to sea, large sandy beach well worth the climb with a welcoming cafe.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park (2 ¾ miles)

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park sprawls over 865 acres of the Rame Peninsula. Built in the 16th Century, the house contains 500 years’ worth of history, artefacts and treasures. Explore the house before turning your attention outside and heading out into the grounds and parks, where paths and trails weave their way around picturesque routes. You may even see some of the park’s fallow deer, too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Barnett April 2019

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park

The park grounds are extensive, spectacular views and great for long walks.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Wonderful parkland with many walks and beautiful gardens with views of Plymouth.
Staff at Mount Edgcumbe House helpful and informative , interesting house to wander around beautifully maintained.

Finnygook Beach (4 miles)

Beautiful sand and pebble beach, popular with surfers and bodyboarders. Short walk from car park (get there early in summer!) and cafe nearby. Finnygook is the eastern end of Portwrinkle, which itself consists of two beaches and marks the western extremity of Whitsand Bay.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2012

Rain Rain Rain...

...But the cafe was good - fast & friendly service while the rain lashed the outside! Nice walks though.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Green January 2012

really great pub! Dog friendly

We took our two dogs there on new years eve for lunch. very friendly, great food and beer.

we also had their take away fish and chips one night which was some of the best fish and chips we have ever had!! well worth a visit!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Defries July 2011

Gorgeous sandy beach just the right size for letting children run free while small enough to still keep an eye on them. Convenient car park and small cafe. Slightly off the beaten track so a great place to get away from the crowds.

Tregantle Beach (2 ¾ miles)

At the westerly end of Whitsand Bay, Tregantle Beach seems to go on forever in a haze of golden sand and blue sea. Although there is some beach left at high tide, at low tide the sea recedes to reveal huge tracts of golden sand. A year-round dog-friendly beach, you can play games with your four-legged friend along the shoreline, playing chase with the water as it reaches in and out. If you would like to go for a swim, it's best to wait until the summer time when the beach is lifeguarded, as there can be strong rip currents.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Defries July 2011

Huge sandy beach which never feels crowded, and has wonderful crowd-free surfing.

The Edgcumbe Arms (3 miles)

A traditional county pub on the banks of the river Tamar with views across Plmouth Sound to Drakes Island. Sit by the open fire and enjoy either a quick drink or fresly cooked meal.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Reeve October 2019

Excellent

The staff are very welcoming and helpful. The food excellent, well presented and tasty. Good value for money. Wonderful gin selection. Warm and cosy pub. We ate here 4 times on our week long break. Definitely will go again.

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