Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

Contract value: £90k

Completed: 2014

Whitsand Bay in south east Cornwall runs from Rame Head in the east to Portwrinkle in the west.  It’s sheer, high cliffs, dramatic scenery and long stretches of sandy beaches have attracted holidaymakers since the early twentieth century when an ad hoc settlement of chalets began to colonise the cliffs.  Many of the original wooden buildings have now reached the end of their natural life, and today their owners are keen to upgrade for improved thermal performance and more spacious accommodation.

Our clients purchased a ramshackle chalet at Whitsand Bay in 2006 and having spotted our recently constructed holiday chalet on a nearby site, commissioned us to design a similar replacement.  The new chalet, a timber-framed, cedar-clad building, was designed with a significant amount of glazing to maximise the stunning views. The finished chalet comprises two bedrooms, a bathroom and a cosy kitchen/living room complete with wood burning stove.