A couple of weeks ago, Mrs M and I packed the car up from our home in Devon and crossed the border to the land where the locals put the jam on their scones BEFORE the cream – yes, you guessed it, we were off to Cornwall! We were excitedly headed for The Chalet by the Sea, Blue Chip’s newest property on the Cliffs at Whitsand Bay, and upon arrival were not disappointed.
The Cliffs are a collection of quirky lodges and chalets which sprawl along the clifftop overlooking Whitsand Bay. The unique mix of properties, in varying positions along the coast, give plenty of choice, however we chose to stay at the Chalet by the Sea, as it is set a little further back from the cliff’s edge, so whilst we got impressive sea views from the living area and garden, we didn’t get the sense of vertigo that some of the other properties would offer!
Upon entering the property, we were impressed by the inviting open plan living area that greeted us. The space is well thought out, making the views the focal point of the living area.
The property offers very versatile sleeping options with double sofa beds in the living room, a bunk room, a single bunk room and the double room offering plenty of options, although for comfort the owners have set a maximum occupancy of five guests, which seems wise as being a chalet, the property is cosy without being too small, but would be a little too cosy for six or seven!
During the first night of our stay, the weather was fairly windy, which made for a spectacularly rough sea, with the Chalet by the Sea providing the perfect retreat to sit in the warmth, with all of the comforts of home, whilst storm watching. On the subject of comforts, the property is equipped with a Widescreen TV with an Amazon Firestick giving access to Netflix.
After a good night’s sleep on the super comfy bed, we woke up to a calm day, and with the daffs starting to show in the garden and the sun shining, took the opportunity to enjoy breakfast in the garden, taking in the views and fresh sea air.
For those who love the outdoors, the Chalet by the Sea is a great option – for days at the beach, you simply need to walk to the end of the garden and join the lane which leads down to the cliff top (may not be suitable for all and does cross the road), where the coastal path can be taken straight down to the sandy beach. Upon your return, you can wash off sandy wetsuits at the property’s outdoor surf shower.
I’m sure our guests will spend many a balmy night enjoying drinks in the garden, cooking on the Webber gas barbecue, and taking in the views from the garden.
Whilst there are so many reasons to stay in the chalet and bolt up, there is so much to do in the local area, that you could easily spend more time out than in, from exploring the towns & villages nearby such as Kingsand, Looe & Polperro, to visiting the world-famous Eden project, or gin tasting at the Plymouth Gin distillery, there really is something for all the family in the area. During our stay, we used the Chalet as a romantic bolt hole and barely scratched the surface of what the area has to offer, giving us plenty of reason to plan a return trip.
Click here to learn more about the Chalet by the Sea.