Lounge with woodburner and panoramic sea views
Dining area with views out to sea
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Kitchen area
View of the property from the decked area
Relax in comfort
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Shower room
View from the clifftop path leading to property
View towards the property
Relax and enjoy the breathtaking views
Evening over the horizon
1 / 13  Lounge with woodburner and panoramic sea views
2 / 13  Dining area with views out to sea
3 / 13  Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
4 / 13  Kitchen area
5 / 13  View of the property from the decked area
6 / 13  Relax in comfort
7 / 13  Double bedroom
8 / 13  Twin bedroom
9 / 13  Shower room
10 / 13  View from the clifftop path leading to property
11 / 13  View towards the property
12 / 13  Relax and enjoy the breathtaking views
13 / 13  Evening over the horizon


Whitsand Bay, Cornwall
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
5 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Five-star accommodation in a fantastic cliff-top position
  • Awe-inspiring panoramic sea views
  • Luxurious fixtures and furnishings
  • Decked balcony with seating, sunbeds and a shower area
  • Short walk down the path to Whitsand beach
  • Located close to Plymouth for a wide range of amenities
Property code: IDLEO

With stunning views and beautiful fixtures, you can live in luxury during your stay at this breath-taking property situated on the cliff tops above Whitsand Bay.

Studded into the cliff face with prime views of Cornish sunsets and surf, Idleour promises an unforgettable escape to guests. Contemporary and comfortable, this luxury cabin is an opportunity to embrace a slower pace of life in a lesser-known corner of the South West. Wake up to the sound of crashing waves, grab a cup of coffee and step out onto the decking to watch the golden hour unfold.

Whether you're watching the tide through the floor to ceiling glass doors or you've nipped down the cliff path to Whitsand beach, you're never too far from the sea here. The interiors embrace the soothing blue and white tones of the ocean and there are plenty of nautical details dotted throughout. The open plan living space is light and airy during the day, but once the fire is lit in the evening it becomes a cosy haven.

Walk the coast path through spectacular headland and find yourself in the charming coastal villages of Kingsand and Cawsand. For more beaches, restaurants and shopping experiences the seaside town of Looe is only 15 miles away, a worthwhile trip just for the fish and chips. But if you want a unique experience of the south Cornwall coast add a boat trip to your holiday itinerary and discover a whole new vantage point.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer and washing machine located in shed outside
  • Swimming pool at nearby holiday park can be accessed for a small charge
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Smart TV, DVD, Blu-Ray and Bluetooth speaker
  • Roadside parking at top of cliff – no direct parking outside property, cliff top walk from car which makes the property unsuitable for the elderly, those with limited mobility, very young children or pushchairs
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach within walking distance, accessed via steep path and steps
  • Pubs, shops and cafes within walking distance
  • Outdoor shower available
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Please note that very young children should be supervised in the garden

This property is personally managed by Amie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Josie 1st March 2020

Idleour is in a superb location, although you do have to be physically fit to get there and to get to and from the beach below, due to the steep path. If this doesn't put you off, then I'd highly recommend this property. It's very clean and well looked after. You can sit and gaze for hours at the sea, either cosily inside with the glass front shut,Read more or with most of the front open to the elements, or on the deck. We plan to return next year. Hide

Reviewed by Dmitry 15th February 2020

Great location, beautiful views. A wood-burner will make the evenings special.

Reviewed by Alun 19th October 2019

Fantastic views, very relaxing. The walk up and down the side of the cliff is a bit tough especially with luggage, but dont be put off by that. The beaches are truly gorgeous and not teaming with people, spectacular!

Reviewed by Lynn 5th October 2019

This is a lovely property to relax with the perfect view. Two bedrooms make it suitable for two couples or a family with older children. Not recommended for young children due to the cliff edge. We have loved a week in October despite the rain because it is just so relaxing to just sit and look outside!

Reviewed by Rachel 7th September 2019

We had the most amazing time at idleour, the location is perfect for long walks but we chilled out most of the time as the views are breathtaking. We will definitely use this property again. Lovely touches like the Nepresso coffee machines, super soft throws.. I could go on so a massive Thankyou to the owners.

Reviewed by Jason 31st August 2019

Stunning views in a beautiful location in a wonderful holiday home- we loved every minute of it and would highly recommend

Reviewed by Andrea 27th July 2019

Stunning location, lovely little chalet with amazing views and sounds of the sea. The property would definitely benefit from completed fencing at the front of the property, it is a great drop on a cliff edge and whilst we were all very careful, it left us feeling a little uneasy.

Reviewed by Matthew 13th July 2019

This property has the most stunning location I have ever stayed in, with an uninterrupted 180 degree view of the sea, which is beautiful. The downside is that it's a good distance down a steep path to lug all your bags, even worse coming back up. You need to be fairly fit to do this. The facilities and comfort inside are very good.

Reviewed by Daniel 6th July 2019

We had a wonderful week at Idleour. It is a beautiful chalet in a beautiful location. The accommodation was private, clean, very comfortable and with all the mod cons. The views are spectacular from the Chalet over looking the sea and beach. The telescope supplied was great for ship spotting, we were able to identify a number of naval ships which wRead moreas good fun. The area is not overrun with tourists so you have a sense of having almost all of it to yourself. Hide

Reviewed by Corinne 11th May 2019

Beautiful location, views to die for. Unfortunately it wasn't ideal for getting our daughter, who has special needs, up the hill each morning. But that was our fault, we were warned when booking the holiday that the access was difficult. You need to be fit and if not by the end of your holiday you will be. Well worth the effort, absolutely loved itRead more. The owners are very lucky to own such a beautifully piece of Cornwall. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 6th April 2019

Brilliant location. Quiet part of Cornwall with all the lovely scenery. Could happily sit outside at 10 degrees as the veranda has the sun all day. The walk to the car is steep. We got shopping delivered which worked very well.

Reviewed by Mark 16th March 2019

Stunning location Great place to totally chill out You have to park at the top of the hill and walk down to the property but thats part of the reason this place is a stunning location and so wow Not ideal for young children due to the cliff top position

Reviewed by Joshua 2nd March 2019

The place is brilliant, excellent views and amazing location. Just a steep hill which makes it a tiny bit difficult for the more unfit people but it is worth it 100%. The wine and cookies and note on the board was such a nice touch and just makes you feel welcome. I will definitely be staying again in the future.

Reviewed by Carolyn 16th February 2019

A perfect chalet. Absolutely well placed for outstanding views and totally well kitted out. We were so cosy and everything was provided to guarantee a perfectly relaxing stay. Thank you so much for having us.

Reviewed by Thomas 22nd December 2018

We had a lot of stuff in the car and it was quite an effort to walk it all down to the cottage. No way to drive down to the cottage with a normal car. The cottage is lovely and well kept. The extra refrigerator in the shed is very handy. We made use a lot of the open fire, plenty of wood available. We had a great time in idleour. Great views and reRead moreally relaxing. Stunning sunsets and it is fun to watch the sea coming and going. Hide

Reviewed by CHRISTOPHER 10th November 2018

We rented 'Idleour' last week and totally loved the position and amazing coastal views that it provided. It was clean and well thought out with great little touches. The log burner was in constant use!! We can really recommend this place to anyone thinking of booking and we will be booking for the summer to take advantage of the decked area!!!

Reviewed by Frances 3rd November 2018

This is our third year at this property and it's just as lovely as the first time. The photos are accurate and not exaggerated and everything you need is there. The view is beautiful and we will hopefully be booking again for next year.

Reviewed by Mark 29th September 2018

The accommodation is fantastic, the views are amazing, what a spot, you can lie in bed with your cup of tea or sit in the living room,or balcony and watch the sea from wherever you are!! so relaxing and the accommodation is done to a great spec, really nice.

Reviewed by Suki 15th September 2018

This was an excellent experience. The chalet and sea views were fantastic. It was a very good place to relax, unwind and enjoy listening to the waves, sea breeze and seagulls. The chalet was perfect, right on the edge of the cliff. It was light and airy with windows in all angles giving amazing sea views . I would definitely make a return visit andRead more recommend to others. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 1st September 2018

We really enjoyed our at Idleour. However we feel that it should be made more clear that there is no parking on the private road where the chalet is located. The description does say you cant park on the private road but goes on to say you can drive down to unload. If you have never been before it gives the impression that unloading near the properRead morety, though not parking is permitted. It is quite onerous, unloading and then re loading vehicles, on a very steep hill and from a distance. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 4th August 2018

Simply put a fantastic property in a stunning location!

Reviewed by Garnet 28th July 2018

Incredible one million dollar view. The steep walk down to the cottage is really a good exercise and further on to the beach too; but a barbecue dinner on the terrace by sunset is amazing !!!

Reviewed by Geir 14th July 2018

Its a fantastic location with really nice landlords- we enjoyed the holiday here.

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Lounge with woodburner and panoramic sea views
Dining area with views out to sea
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Kitchen area
View of the property from the decked area
Relax in comfort
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Shower room
View from the clifftop path leading to property
View towards the property
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North Cornwall

Embark on clifftop wanderings along the South West Coast Path to discover ancient myths and legends; King Arthur at Tintagel Castle, or the giant at the Bedruthan Steps. Surfers flock here to ride the famous swell that carved the dramatic coastline, and Bude and Newquay are havens for the sport. From sandy bays and beaches to the seafood delights of Padstow or thrills of Camel Creek Adventure Park, North Cornwall is brimming with things to do; trails to trek, cream teas to gobble, and adventure to be had.

West Cornwall

Let the history, romance and raw beauty of West Cornwall whisk you through time, into rocky coves and along sweeping sands to Land’s End where the UK slips into the Atlantic. Discover an oasis of flora owed to the rare geology of the Lizard peninsula. You can kayak around Godrevy Island, wander the galleries of St Ives, catch a performance at the open-air Minack Theatre, and still make it to Marazion for dinner: St Michael’s Mount makes the ultimate backdrop.

South Cornwall

Tucked away from the swell of the Atlantic pretty fishing harbours sleep, and lush carpets of greenery roll up to craggy cliffs. Discover the fishing and smuggling history in Kingsand and Cawsand, or walk the South West Coast Path from Fowey to the tiny tidal beach at Readymoney Cove. Sample local ales in St Austell before visiting Charlestown’s tall ships, the enchantments of the Eden Project, or The Lost Gardens of Heligan. From vibrant towns to secret beaches and exhilarating days out, the south has it all.

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