Kittiwake Whitsand Bay/Portwrinkle

Up To 4
2Bedrooms in Detail
2Bathrooms in Detail

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Gem Rating Ratings explained
5 Diamonds

Facilities What do these mean?

  • Children welcome
  • Dogs not permitted
  • No disabled access
  • Parking available
  • WiFi
  • Sea views
  • Near the beach
  • No wood burner/open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No swimming pool/hot tub
  • No cot

Discover the natural beauty of Whitsand Bay from the luxury of Kittiwake

Coastal chic meets penthouse holiday living, welcome to Kittiwake! This newly established luxury apartment has been flawlessly created for friends and family to escape to the coast for a stay to remember. Located in the charming village of Portwrinkle on the South East coast of Cornwall, Kittiwake offers two stylish bedrooms and two contemporary bathrooms with spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen spaces. The roof terrace ensures the perfect al fresco ambience with the breathtaking sea views and high cliff backdrop of Whitsand Bay. Wander from your holiday door to Portwrinkle Beach and access to the coastal pathways leading along some of Cornwall's most wonderful walks and iconic seascapes. The Whitsand Bay Golf Club welcomes non-members and is simply a short 'putt' away. Kittiwake welcomes children aged 3+ (no babies permitted)  

The Property

Follow the country lane down into Portwrinkle where the smart newly built Kittiwake apartments offer a striking modern welcome amongst the green of the golf course and marine blue of the bay. Kittiwake is set at the penthouse level with the accommodation on one level. Arrive into small porchway with ample storage for all of your holiday kit from golf shoes to walking boots, sun hats to sandals. Step into the open plan kitchen, dining and living space and immerse yourself in the sense of serenity, light and space. The kitchen is fully fitted with cherry red cabinets and all the mod cons you could need for your indulgent holiday menu. Dine in style at the wooden dining table as you open the doors to the Juliet balcony for the perfect outside inside ambience, mood lighting helps further to set the scene. Relax in the comfort of the living room whatever the season, enjoy the peace and quiet of a winter weekend with a good book or gather as a group before stepping out for supper. A central hallway leads to two double bedrooms and two contemporary style bathrooms. Each bedroom has been thoughtfully dressed to impress with the finest luxury linens, coastal inspired artwork and a fresh colour palette of coastal greens, yellows and blues. 

Couldn't fault anything.  Beautifully presented, spotless and comfortable.  The owners obviously care about their guests.

A sit out South facing balcony is accessed from the living space and the master bedroom offering a dining table with 4 dining chairs, the perfect spot for a morning coffee as you plan the days itinerary. Climb the outside staircase to the rear of the penthouse and soak up the wonderful sea views from the large private roof terrace. This wonderful sun trap captures the day long sunshine as you recline on the sun loungers or enjoy a lazy lunch at the dining table as you watch the boats go by. There are two beaches within Portwrinkle, Finnygook Beach and Hoodny Cove and both can be accessed easily from Kittiwake on foot along the coast path leading down the cliff. Whitsand Bay beach offers 3 miles of stunning beach from Rame Head to Portwrinkle and is considered one of Cornwall's hidden gems. The rolling surf is popular with surfers and windsurfers. The nearby village of Crafthole offers a local country pub or explore the natural unspoilt beauty of Rame Peninsula and the quintessential villages of Kingsand and Cawsand. For the golf aficionado in the party then there is no better spot, book your tee off time at the pro shop just a minutes walk away and while away the day across the greens with wonderful sea views. Once the scene of a thriving pilchard industry the quaint little harbour at Portwrinkle is now a place of calm. Guests will enjoy exploring this wonderful corner of Cornwall from the harbour town of Looe to the South and the maritime city of Plymouth with busy waterways and historic charm. Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park and The National Trust Antony House are both nearby.

If you are looking for a fabulous festive break then check in to Kittiwake for the celebration. Arrive to a 7 foot artificial silver birch tree decorated with warm white lights, glass blown yacht baubles and blue glittered stars. A tasteful box of Christmas crackers will further enhance the fun and games. For those people that may want to enjoy a pre-festive break, the decorations will available for enjoyment from early December. The apartment could be used as a base to visit the Christmas markets planned along Cornwall's North and South coasts or perhaps used to shop for those special gifts in the surrounding towns of Fowey and Looe.

The Whitsand Bay Hotel arranges a dinner dance and fireworks for New Year and the fireworks will be visible from very own roof terrace. What could be more special than arranging your own New Years Eve dinner in the apartment and celebrating with a firework display finale.

Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Friday

December 2017


AvailableBookedDefault weekly checkin day is Friday

November 2017


January 2018

The following weeks are available in December 2017:
Fri 29 December - Fri 5 January
£1137.00 £1023.30
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How to book and pay

How can I make a reservation?


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  2. Choose Availability/Prices
  3. Choose the date you wish to book on the calendar
  4. Register/complete/submit the online reservation and pay the monies due


Call: 01872 241241 (press option 1)

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 6pm


Advance bookings:

  1. Pay 1/3rd deposit to secure your holiday (33.3%) now and pay the balance 4 weeks before your holiday

Last minute bookings:

  1. Payment in full required for all holidays booked within 28 days of arrival

You can pay securely online or over the phone via Sagepay.

Cautionary Deposit:

  1. A cautionary deposit of £250.00 is required prior to your check in. The day before your arrival we will pre authorise your balance payment card for this amount. Should you wish to use an alternative card then please ensure you have this card readily available when making your balance payment. (Please note you can use a credit card for this without incurring any charges).

When you submit an online reservation, you will receive an automated reservation confirmation. Please contact the reservations team with any questions you may have.

How can I pay

We accept debit cards (no charge), credit cards (2.5% surcharge) and international bank transfers.
We do not accept cheque payments.

Online Payments

You can pay for the balance of your holiday and holiday extras by logging into your Cornish Gems account.


Excellent property!

John Pattinson

Kittiwake was stunning! beautifully designed and presented - one of the nicest apartments we've stayed in.

Jackie Tulloch

Living and Dining

  • An open plan living and dining space
  • Two seater sofa
  • Two armchairs
  • Smart TV
  • Blueray DVD
  • Bluetooth Bose soundlink
  • Coffee table
  • Balcony
  • Large dining table with 6 dining chairs
  • Armchair set within the dining space


  • A fully fitted modern kitchen
  • Large fridge/freezer (3 drawers)
  • Induction hob
  • Electric oven
  • Built in microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Breakfast bar with two stools
  • Utilities include: washing machine with integrated tumble dryer, iron with ironing board

Bedrooms2: 2 Double

  • Choose from two double stylish bedrooms 
  • Bedroom one: A double bedded room with two bedside tables with lamps, built in wardrobe and tall boy chest, chair, Blue tooth speaker, sea views and access to the balcony
  • Bedroom two: A double bedded room with two bedside tables with lamps, built in wardrobe, Blue tooth speaker, ensuite shower room

Bathrooms2: 1 En-Suite, 1 Standard

  • Family bathroom with deep bath, over the bath shower and hand held shower, wash hand basin and WC
  • Bedroom two includes an ensuite shower room with wash hand basin and WC

Other Features

  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • WiFi
  • Private roof terrace
  • Two sun loungers
  • Outside dining table and 4 chairs within the private roof terrrace
  • Outside dining table with 4 chairs within the apartment balcony
  • Superb access to Whitsand Bay golf course
  • Kittiwake welcomes children aged 3+ (no babies permitted)


  • From the parking area, there is a slope to the side leading up to the penthouse level. Guests are also welcome to unload closer to the apartment. 
  • Level access from the apartment to the balcony
  • There are 2 flights of external steps (20 steps) with handrail to the roof terrace
  • There are no internal steps within the apartment

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