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Top 10 Beach Houses in the SW

Top 10 Beach Houses in the SW

Chapel Point, South Cornwall

chapelpointMad about this rotunda house situated 40 feet above Mevagissey Bay where the Atlantic wildly crashes onto the rocks below. Inside it’s a bright, white modern space with 240 degree views from every aspect. Prime spot for a digital detox. Kick back and commune with nature, the house has tropical tiered gardens and you can spot dolphins and porpoises from your balcony. You’re adjacent to quiet, sandy Portmellon Beach and half a mile from bustling Mevagissey Harbour (perfect for crabbing, ice cream and fish and chips). Great for families and you can even bring the dogs. Take it in winter for the full, wild ocean experience. Sleeps 6

The Viewing Gallery
, Portreath, Cornwall

Panoramic views from every room and a wraparound deck set this gorgeous beach house apart. Get behind the telescope and check out the surfers on Portreath beach right below. A stunning bedroom with its own balcony is the place for early evening sundowners, kids will love the nautical themed bunk room. After a morning rock pooling get top knotch pasties from the Portreath bakery. With a huge logburner we love this one for winter too. Sleeps 6 and the dog can come too.

Tamarisk, North Devon

You’ll become addicted to watching expert surfers navigate the Atlantic swells with your panoramic views of Woolacombe Bay. Yes it’s a surfing paradise but this beautiful Arts and Crafts inspired 1930s house is equally inspiring. You are slap bang on a golden 3 mile beach, perfect for kite flying, surfing or gentle picnics. Unique Home Stays can even organise gourmet picnic hampers and your own private chef. Bliss.
Sleeps 4 adults and 2 children

Trenouth, North Cornwall

You’ll think you’re in New York but you really, really aren’t. Welcome to the world of hipster living with outrageous sea views. That’s the cut of Trenouth, a beautiful, ultra modern house overlooking Treyarnon Bay in this famously popular stretch of North Cornwall. Much to love here: a vast open plan living area with those achingly pretty views, gorgeous bedrooms, slate bathrooms and a vast veranda which hollers for impeccably made gin and tonics at sundown. You’re fully wired for sound, naturally, with integrated Sonos speakers throughout, there’s a woodburner and a media room custom built for zoning out. Expect undignified spats over who gets to sleep in the chi-chi Shepherd’s hut and wall to wall hoorays at nearby Trevose Golf Club.

The Old Manor House, Cornwall 

Rattle around in your own manor house with unrivalled view of St Michael’s Mount. Take this Grade 11 listed 3 storey house with a group of friends and allow the kids to run wild. It’s the kind of rustic, comfortable interior that can take a few sticky fingers, you’re strictly here for good times. Kids will love the indoor pool, the double staircase and the games room, for grown ups a huge farmhouse kitchen, mega comfortable beds and a pub 200 yards down the road. One of our favourite parts of Cornwall with the beautiful Porthcurno beach close by and quaint Mousehole for shops selling nothing you need but everything your children desire. Sleeps 12
House in the Sea, North Cornwall

Well the name says it all, this is the beach house to end them all. We’ve been obsessesd with the House in the Sea on Towan Beach for a while now, situated on its own private island and reached by a suspension bridge. You are quite literally in the sea – what’s not to love? The house has a four poster, a ‘storm-watching snug;’ your own fully equipped bar. Everything to love here and, call us sad old romantics, but we think it’s the perfect spot for a proposal. There’s even a kissing tree in the garden….the rest is up to you. Sleeps 6

Ropehawn, Cornwall


Nowhere more Swallows & Amazons than idyllic Ropehawn which comes with your own private slipway and deepwater mooring and a natural rockpool for swimming. Ditch the car and arrive by boat to this most romantic setting. Inside it’s all Farrow & Ball coastal colours, vintage leather chairs, gilt mirrors and bookshelves stuffed with old classics. It’s a very cool house. The beach is a mere stumble away and Boutique Retreats can organise a chef for the week. Tempting. A Daphne du Maurier seaside haven surrounded by wrap around Cornish woodland. We’ve really fallen for this one.

The Beach House, Dorset

Fall asleep to the rhythmic pull of waves over pebbles, this is a house that does just what it says on the tin. You are right on the Jurassic coast here in the beautiful hamlet of Seatown. Walk to the famous Golden Cap and have lunch afterwards at the wonderful Anchor Inn (amazing food, seaside-y décor but in a cool way). The barn has been beautifully converted with floor to ceiling windows and a balcony which make the most of the amazing sea views. Gorgeous beds and a cool bunkroom for kids and the close proximity of Lyme Regis make this one perfect for families. Sleeps 6

Ellenglaze, Cornwall

A beach house with bells on, this one, as it comes with an indoor pool and surround sound cinema. Not that you’d know it drawing up to this picturesque 400 year old Grade 2 listed farmhouse in the coastal village of Cubert. Inside it’s majorly high end but in a good way. If you can drag yourself away the surfing spots of Fistral, Holywell Bay and Perran Sands are close by and there’s a great pub in the village.

Anchorage, Cornwall

Love this immaculately converted  Victorian house in Port Isaac with incredible views over Port Gaverne Cove. It feels a bit like a townhouse until you look outside and fall into panoramic views of cliffs, sea and coastline.  A modern interior with every comfort wonderful beds and linen, brilliantly stocked kitchen. A stylish and original renovation with heaps of character in a perfect location. Sleeps 12

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