The Cliff Cabin
- Change Over
Seaspray is in the village of Portholland on the Roseland peninsula. The village is mainly owned and managed by the Caerhayes estate and as such, has maintained all the charm of a bygone era. It is like stepping back into the early 1900s!
The cabin itself has been lovingly constructed by its owners, using locally sourced wood and blends perfectly into its surroundings. Reaching the cabin is also part of the adventure! You park in the village car park and then you are provided with a wheelbarrow with which to transport your possessions to the cabin (a mere 50m but the first bit is up a steep lane!), and the last steep climb is up through the meandering cliffside gardens to the cabin itself. From the moment of arrival, children will just adore this place – there is a real sense of living in the wild! Adults, equally will appreciate the tranquillity and stunning setting of the cabin.
On arrival at the cabin, there is a large open wooden decking with table and chairs overlooking the sea. There is also a swing seat from which to enjoy the panoramic sea view.
On entering the cabin, it is divided into 2 areas. There is a front room off the decking which has a feel of being ‘outside but in’ due to the beautiful combination of oak timbers and glazed French doors. The view from this room is amazing. One can sit here and relax in front of a glorious fat-bellied wood-burner, staying warm and cosy. Should you need to stay in touch with the real world, there is a wall-mounted TV and wifi. Moving through more glazed double doors, you find the bedroom/living area. The comfy sofa converts into the double bed and, cleverly clipped to the far wall, are the bunk beds. These form a work of art in themselves, having been painted in a bold sea scene by a local artist. The bunks fold down to provide the sleeping area for 2 children. Off this room is a small wet room with shower, basin and WC. At the front of the room is a galley kitchen with gas cooker, fridge and microwave plus all the necessary kitchen utensils. There is a water boiler which provides hot water for the shower, washing up etc. Outside, on a separate side of decking can be found the freezer in a specially constructed wooden cupboard – it blends in perfectly!
The garden itself deserves a special mention – it has been skilfully planted and nurtured over many years by the owner, Annie. It is also full of delightful artistic touches – a totem pole oversees the grassy terraces, carved mushrooms are dotted about and shells and stone sculptures peak out from behind semi-tropical plants. This is the perfect garden for hide-and-seek! Anyone with a passion for gardening will delight in a holiday here..
There is also a BBQ for memorable evenings overlooking the sea. There is decking down 2 sides of the cabin to maximise the breath-taking views of the sea and Portholland.
It is rare to have such a special retreat – this Cabin has something for everyone….families will love the sense of adventure and couples will relish the privacy and immersion in the natural surroundings.
Portholland is on the beautiful Roseland peninsula. It is at the end of the road down to the sea – everything stops here! It has a rare charm – it is mainly a row of the Caerhays estate cottages looking out onto a communal grassy garden and then the sea wall. Its traditional feel and stunning natural landscape was undoubtedly why it was recently chosen by Tim Burton as a filming location for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
It is a very short stroll from the cabin to the wide sandy beach which is perfect for sandcastles and also for exploring the rocky shoreline around to neighbouring West Portholland. There is a delightful shop selling cakes and other locally cooked delicacies like pasties – and somewhat bizarrely, knitted items! The opening hours are slightly erratic (although nearly always open Sunday and Monday), dependent on weather.. – it is all part of the charm!
Further afield can be found Caehays Castle and beach (Porthluney on the map). The castle is open in the Spring months when its collection of famous magnolias are at their best. The beach has a lovely café and runs low-key evening events (live local music, feast evenings) during the Summer months. The Cabin is ideally located on the SW coastal path for all walkers and the village of Portloe with its pub is a pleasant half day’s walk away. Further afield is the traditional seaside village of Gorran Haven with its 2 sandy beaches. If for any reason, you wish to stray further than these villages, Eden is 35 minutes drive away and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are 20 mins away.
- Parking - on-street
- Bed linen provided
- Kitchen utensils provided
- Private Garden
- BBQ Grill
- Wood stove
- Towels provided
- Beach view
- Sea view
- Water sports
- Mountain biking
- Wild life viewing
- Rock climbing
- Horseback riding
6 Jan - 7 Jul
8 Sep - 31 Dec
7 Jul - 8 Sep