A Romantic Beach Hut for Two on the Cornish Coast

by hookedonhouses on August 3, 2012

Looking for a romantic hideaway? I’m loving this cozy beach hut in North Cornwall. It’s listed on Unique Home Stays, which says, “A natural amphitheater, the Beach Hut is surrounded by cliffs. Set in the middle of a 52-acre site, fall asleep to the sound of the surf outside your window.”

Sounds good to me. Take a look!

Actress Kate Winslet has reportedly spent some of her holidays here. (It’s even smaller than her cozy stone cottage in The Holiday.)

It was also used as a shoot location for a movie with Demi Moore. I don’t recognize it from any of them I’ve seen, though. Do you?

The cottage, which only sleeps 2, is one open room, with a bed at one end and the kitchen at the other. The bathroom, which isn’t shown, is “a separate small wet room with shower sink and toilet.”

The hut has been overlooking the Cornish coast since the 1920s.

The listing suggests that it would be perfect as a honeymoon cottage or a writer’s retreat.

Want to take your next holiday here? Visit Unique Home Stays for more photos, rates, and information about the Beach Hut. Thanks to Claire for telling me about it!

*UPDATE: Readers tell me the movie shot here was the 2006 thriller Half Light with Demi Moore. You can see how it looked in the movie here: The Cornish Cottage from Half Light.

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smee August 3, 2012 at 8:46 am

Looks like the house used in “The Butcher’s Wife”.

Sheryl August 3, 2012 at 9:34 am

That’s what I was thinking but it’s been so long since I’ve seen that movie , I wasn’t sure.

Cathryn @ CARO Interiors August 3, 2012 at 8:48 am

So charming!

Marsha August 3, 2012 at 8:48 am

Oh my ! I’m ready to go there. Looks so relaxing.

Christyne Butler August 3, 2012 at 8:50 am

As a writer, believe me when I say I could sooooooo use this beautiful cottage as a retreat! Would love it!!

Katy August 3, 2012 at 8:54 am

yeah that’s pretty awesome. wow

Jane August 3, 2012 at 9:12 am

Wow! Is that ever spectacular or what?! I’m sure you could find peace there.

Dean August 3, 2012 at 9:14 am

WOWZA! What a beautiful setting! Cute and charming cottage as well.

Sarah August 3, 2012 at 9:19 am

Definitely just went to their website and asked for more information. A honeymoon spot could not be more sha-mazing…

J Vick August 3, 2012 at 9:41 am

no ifs ands about it… this place is adorable.

House Crazy Sarah August 3, 2012 at 9:44 am

Love the weathered door! Since I have very active young kids, I don’t think this one-room “honeymoon” cottage would work for me. :(
But the character of the place is amazing!

Shabby Chick August 3, 2012 at 10:12 am

Wonderful!!!

romy August 3, 2012 at 10:12 am

This house was used as a location for the movie ‘Half light’ with Demi Moore in 2004 and the movie was released in 2006. Beautiful cottage and location!

hookedonhouses August 3, 2012 at 10:42 am

I think you’re right, Romy. I just looked it up and the description of the “remote cottage on the coast” that she retreats to sounds like this one. Now I’ll have to rent it and see it for myself. Thanks!

Carolyn August 6, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Rent the movie or the cottage? LOL

paula soares August 3, 2012 at 10:37 am

Just perfect…for an romantic escape!

Black Eyed Susans Kitchen August 3, 2012 at 10:40 am

Madly in love with this cottage!! Now I will need to watch the Butcher’s Wife this weekend.

Lindsay@Tell'er All About It August 3, 2012 at 11:01 am

I want to go to there…

Sarah August 3, 2012 at 1:17 pm

lol Liz from 30 Rock just popped into my mind saying this…

CottageGirl August 3, 2012 at 11:40 am

You’ve done it again, Julia!
What a wonderful getaway!

Monica Gardea August 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I don’t really have a preference for beachy homes or seaside sites but wow! The VIEW! I like the solitary feel of it and it is so beautiful! So simple too. Thanks for the pics!

T. August 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm

So cool :)

LOVE it :) T.

Diane August 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I believe it was in the movie “Half Light”.

Terry August 3, 2012 at 12:35 pm

So impossibly lovely I could just cry.

Annabelle Kopf August 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

My EXACT sentiments, Terry!! :)

Leslie matilainen August 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Wow, peaceful. Was Half Light the film where Demi Moore goes to the cabin to write?Does she row out to an island with a light house? I am trying to remember, so long ago.

Maya @ Completely Coastal August 4, 2012 at 7:52 am

Yes!! I have seen that movie and recognize the cabin… but didn’t remember the name of it. Now I want to see it again!!

Becky @ Farmgirl Paints August 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Love love love!!

js August 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I was hoping as I read this that it was the cottage from Atonement, but alas no. Still quite lovely!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) August 3, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Wow! What a view! I think I could stay inside a hut if the view was that great just outside my little hut door. :)

Lisa August 3, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Oh. My. LOVE it. More the beach setting than the cottage. But the cottage is certainly charming. Love the stone hearth in the kitchen.
If I were there I would find it difficult to leave. Thanks for sharing such a dreamy spot with us!!

kasey August 3, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I am in love. Seriously. I could live there–the cottage, the view, the porch. Well so long as I can get satellite tv/internet. But its the perfect cozy, gorgeous spot. I can see myself curled up on a lounge chair under a blanket with some hot tea and my cat on my lap. Sigh. Perfection. (well, I do wish the fireplace was more fireplacey).

Oh, the Demi Moore movie is ‘half light’. (i’m sure someone else caught it already).

debbie@happy little cottage August 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I am packing my bags now!

Mark E Tisdale August 3, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I’ve been to Cornwall and loved it, and I felt my salivary glands engage as I looked at the pictures of that house and the location… sigh… Want badly and not just for a vacay!

Kim August 4, 2012 at 1:48 am

What a soothing place to be. I feel at peace just looking at these pictures. I would love to stay in a place like this.

Angela August 4, 2012 at 9:17 am

Love it! I went to Cornwall this summer and it was such a beautiful place to visit. Your post brought back good memories and makes me want to go back to do more exploring. Thanks for your lovely blog.

Lisa Smith August 4, 2012 at 9:21 am

You did it again!!!! What a wonderful “escape” on a cloudy morning!!! Thank you so much for sharing such a unique get away. I went to that site and have only “visited” some of the ones in UK, but SO much fun! It will be a fun site to know about when you need a little visionary vacation!

Kelly @ Talk of the House August 4, 2012 at 9:29 am

THAT is my idea of Heaven. Pure gorgeousness. Now I do wonder how far it is to the nearest store for groceries…it looks very remote (which I love, but I would need to eat at some point.) Thanks for showing us this wonderful cottage Julia!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com August 4, 2012 at 9:34 am

Stunning. Reminds me of the place used in Scarlet Letter.

Jane August 4, 2012 at 9:39 am

I am in love with it! Of course at 1500 pounds, plus deposit, for 3 nights, I’d need a major grant to use it as a writer’s retreat. But oh….I yearn!

Looks like what we used to call a “3 bears” house with the baby bear maybe sleeping on the sofa or futon? Of course, in most books about Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, mama and papa bear did not share a bed. There was the large, medium and “litty bitty” or “teency weency ” bed.

Guess how often this mom read that book to her kids? Umpteen zillion would be the correct guess.

Aaron @ QuinnImagery August 4, 2012 at 11:56 am

Now another one to put on my list of beautiful places I want to capture with my camera! Thank you for sharing this remarkable place!

Maria August 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Wow, just wow!

Jennifer August 4, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Lovely, but some of the furnishings and decor just aren’t in keeping with the home. Note: the ornate gilt mirror next to a futon? And there is a lot of outdoor furniture inside of the house. It just does not look well put together to me.

Rebecca C. August 4, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I would love to visit there! It’s beautiful. Thanks for sharing this one.

Laura August 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Be still my beating heart…

Pauline Wiles August 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Agreed: gorgeous. Love its authentic simplicity and it would work well, I think, for any kind of retreat, alone or with someone special.

theSavvySeeker August 6, 2012 at 8:44 am

Whoa…now that is livin’!! What an amazing little home in the middle of pure paradise! Simply beautiful!

Nikki August 7, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I’m usually more of a mountain person than an ocean person but I could definitely get used to that view! So cozy!

Decor Girl August 11, 2012 at 6:13 am

Great place and so charming. However, I would have had to remove the gold mirror – just too much of an eye magnet. It distracts from the rest of the comfortable calamity. :)

Beth Atkins August 11, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Actually this house is my imaginary mental “happy place” where I go for a few minutes every afternoon, to sip coffee and stare at the view. Now everyone will want to go there!

John D'Angelo September 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I rented the “Half Light” DVD today, because after reading about it here, I just HAD to see the movie. It was really funny, because I never told my wife where I had found out about the hut or the movie. We watched and my wife watched the movie while I secretly went over every detail of the hut! What a location! Without the ghosts, you could have a nice stay there!

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