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Marpen     Whitsand Bay  South Cornwall   |   2 Bedrooms   |   1 Bathroom   |   Web Ref: 3445  |   Sleeps 4
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Marpen   2 Bedrooms   |   1 Bathroom   |   WiFi | Sea Views | Beach 320m |   |   Sleeps 4

In Freathy on Whitsand Bay, with superb panoramic views out to sea and along the coast, a detached, single-storey chalet perched high above the cliff road, facing south-west for all-day sun and spectacular sunsets. Enclosed garden with seaward-facing paved terrace (gated), outdoor shower and small lawned areas front and back. Freathy's playing field/tennis court, 100 yards. The glorious, huge sandy beach, about 350 yards, reached by a steep and, in places, rough footpath.

Inside, smartly refurbished and neatly laid-out to make the most of the 180 degree seascape (binoculars provided). Steps (or gentle slope) down to glazed front door to open-plan living/dining/kitchen (slimline dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with TV/DVD, futon sofa (converts to double bed for alternative sleeping) and big glazed bi-fold doors to terrace (table/chairs, barbecue) and shed (washing machine, tumble drier, space for surfboards etc). Two neat bedrooms – a double (5’ bed), and a small twin (truckle, 2’6” beds zip-linkable to 5’ double with access from end only; hooks for clothes-hanging). Compact bathroom (suite, shower over 4’ long bath plus hand-shower). Best for maximum of 2 adults, 2 children. A sensational spot any time of year.

  • Heating - Central heating
  • Linen and towels - Linen, duvets are provided free of charge, Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels)
  • Parking - Parking is off the public road on the grounds of the property
  • Pets - Pets are NOT allowed
  • Suitability - Smoking is NOT ALLOWED at this property, There is no cot or highchair at the property

South Cornwall: between the river Tamar and river Fowey and south of Bodmin Moor is inland Cornwall at its most gentle and lovely: deep, wooded valleys (including on Bodmin Moor’s southern edge) between sheep and cattle-grazed fields; tidal creeks (exceptionally pretty Lerryn is on one of them). Most of it is delightfully by-passed by main roads.


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On the coast are long sandy beaches (Whitsand Bay), high headlands and sandy coves at the foot of cliffs (Lantic Bay) to walk to, two of Cornwall’s loveliest cove villages (Kingsand, Cawsand) and a classic fishing village (Polperro). From Looe - river-mouth fishing village/resort with sandy beach - you can fish and sail. Round here Daphne du Maurier lived and wrote. A branch line railway chugs pleasantly from Liskeard to Looe. Just to the west is Cornwall's star modern attraction, The Eden Project, worth a once-a-year visit into the future indefinite, and Lanhydrock, a very lovely National Trust house and garden. Beyond them begins the extraordinary and spectacular china clay country, good for a visit (excellent museum). You should go to Cotehele beside the Tamar, too, and Calstock for the 'messing about in boats' activity.

Whitsand Bay: 5 miles of sand and rocks, uncrowded because no roads to the shore, between Rame Head and Portwrinkle. Cliffs slope down to the beach, with chalets in places, including Tregonhawke (acclaimed restaurant, beach café) and Freathy (playing field/tennis court, buses to foot ferry to Plymouth from Cremyll) hamlets. Good surfing; HMS Scylla (sunk for marine research) attracts divers. Beach fishing; coarse fishing nearby. Cliff-top golf. Coastal walks. Millbrook, 1 mile; Kingsand/Cawsand, 2.

Best for maximum of 2 adults, 2 children

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