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Make a Whitsand Bay holiday cottage your home away from home

Peaceful and serene, Whitsand Bay is a stunning area of pristine natural beauty, located on Cornish coast close to the Devon border. Distinctively recognised by its sweeping cashmere sands along the beach front and rugged sheer cliff faces, Whitsand Bay is a popular summer destination. HomeAway offers visitors a gorgeous selection of the best holiday cottages in Whitsand Bay, and with snug little bungalows and generous family homes, HomeAway has something for everyone. Holiday homes in Whitsand Bay offer the discerning guest everything they could possibly want whether it’s a 2 sleeper apartment, or a spacious converted barn that sleeps 9. Many of the accommodation options have beautiful sea views, with gracious gardens and plenty of space for kids to play safely.

Things to do in Whitsand Bay

Holiday cottages in Whitsand Bay are in the ideal location for exploring the rugged coastline of Cornwall and Devon and are also only about an hour away from glorious Dartmoor. Visitors can enjoy an action packed holiday, visits to Looe and Plymouth, lots of quaint fishing villages, or a traditional British holiday on the lovely beaches.

-Rame Head is an historic site set on the steep cliffs overlooking the sea. There is evidence of buildings from as far back as the Iron Age and Bronze Age. See barrows, remnants of castles, dwellings and other fascinating sites. There is also a chapel that was dedicated to St Michael the Archangel dating from the medieval period.

-The Monkey Sanctuary is a fantastic conservatory, being the home to many a rescued primate from the horrors of the animal trade industry and abuse. It is an educational facility popular with visitors in Whitsand Bay holiday homes who enjoy the chance to get involved and see first-hand how a working sanctuary operates.

-The James Egan Layne Wreck is a popular site with scuba diving enthusiasts. Sinking in 1945, it’s a massive 7000 ton wreck that was hit by a German torpedo, and then towed to salvage most of its cargo. It sunk to a depth of almost 80m, making it one of the most popular wrecks to explore.

-Cawsand Bay is an historic fishing village on the Rame Peninsula. Once famous for a successful smuggling ring, it is now just a place of stunning natural beauty and a popular tourist attraction. It’s a magical little town, with lots of walks and little winding streets sweeping over 800 acres along the coast.

-Port Winkle Walks are a favourite way to see the breathtaking coastline at its most spectacular. The walk is approximately 4.5 miles and starts at Port Winkle, passing the Whitsand Battery and Freathy and ending up at the Whitsand Bay Holiday Park. Chill out at the Cliff Top Café for some cool refreshments after the two and a half hour walk.

Weather in Whitsand Bay

Whitsand Bay holiday cottages are the perfect place for a getaway all year round. The enviable climate is mild and temperate throughout the year. A winter rainfall area, it’s wettest in December and January.

Travel to Whitsand Bay

Whitsand Bay is just 14 km away from Plymouth international airport where hire car can be arranged. Plymouth is also the nearest main railway station and there are local train services to Looe. National Express coaches also run services to various towns within 15-20 kilometres of Whitsand Bay. The main driving route is via the M5 and then the A38.

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                                                                                                      Hidden gem in magnificent countryside!

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                                                                                                      We stayed at Markwell Farm for a week over the Easter break 2017. We being 2 40 something adults with 4 kids ranging in age from 11 to 21. We stayed in "The Dairy". The pictures on the website do not do Markwell Farm much justice. As you reach the end of the lane the farm is situated on, you breath is taken away by what must be one of the best views in Cornwall. The accommodation is full of rustic charm and is warm and welcoming, as is Alison the owner! The Dairy had ample room for our party of 6 and was the perfect retreat after a busy day's holiday making. Alison could not do enough to make our stay fantastic and relaxed. The homemade cream tea on arrival was a particularly lovely touch. Alison took so much time out to engaged with all our party and share her enthusiasm for the countryside and the animals she keeps in a fantastically varied managary which includes 2 llamas and 2 very friendly goats. Situated at the end of a 1.5 mile twisty country lane, just off the A38, you feel that you are in the remotest part of Cornwall, which is beautiful and relaxed but with Plymouth being only a 20 minute drive away you have all the amenities of a major city just down the road. We were very sad to leave after our stay and will definitely be back. Thankyou Alison. Chris, Teresa, Georgia, Joe, Ruby and Jake.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
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                                                                                                      Thanks for letting us stay in your lovely house. Very comfortable and quiet, with everything you could wish for. Kids enjoyed the easter eggs thanks. Definitely be back to stay.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017