Oak Bee

Downderry, South East Coast

  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • A simply-stunning, large, seaside house with hot tub and amazing views perfect for families or groups

You can book this property from:

  • £2,481 per week
  • £354 per night
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 king/super-king beds
  • 4 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga


  • 4 WCs (in total)
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Games room
  • Hot tub
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


A beautiful, seaside villa built to maximise the glorious views.  Just perfect for group gatherings or family holidays in an accessible and quiet location right on the coast overlooking the sandy beach at Downderry where your dog is welcome too. Radiating style and luxuriousness, Oak Bee has been transformed into a magnificent holiday home ensuring that no detail goes unmissed.

Entering the front door into a spacious utility room with terracotta-tiled flooring, you are led through into a luxury kitchen to covet! With the characterful electric Aga, extra hob and oven, two sets of dishwashers and huge fridge/freezer, there is plenty to ensure the comfort and ease of catering for a large number. In fact there’ll probably be a debate over who cooks! The open-plan dining/living room, with two sets of French doors leading outside, will enable you to spill out onto the terrace to bask in the glorious setting. The gazebo-covered hot tub makes this feature one that you can enjoy all year round and with the house and terrace facing south, you will see some stunning sunrises and sunsets reaching from the Rame Peninsula to the east across to St George’s Island in Looe, to the west.

Five spacious bedrooms upstairs, with flexible bed arrangements, and three en suite shower rooms, together with a family bathroom, means there is room for all in comfort. The two main bedrooms have doors leading out to a shared balcony providing spectacular views across the bay – the question will be who gets to choose these rooms?

The village of Downderry is about 18 miles west of Plymouth making it a very accessible seaside destination in South East Cornwall. It has a sheltered beach of grey sand and shingle with exposed rock pools at low tide and is dog-friendly all year round. There is parking in the village and a small slip road gives access to the beach for launching small boats or kayaks. At low tide it is possible to walk along the beach to neighbouring Seaton and if you like snorkelling, then the wreck of Gypsy, sister ship to the Cutty Sark, is hidden not far from the shore in a bed of kelp. Downderry has a shop, a pub, a restaurant and cafe with further choice a short walk away at Seaton. The village was recently featured in the Times as one of the best places to live in the UK by the sea. It is also on the South West Coast Path with a choice of walks in either direction which allow you to absorb the breathtaking views and fresh sea air.

Utility Room: AEG washing machine, Miele tumble dryer, twin sink, Neff larder fridge, Victorian range – a feature of the original cottage
Boot Room:
Space for coats and boots. Door to toilet, rear courtyard, and garden area.
Kitchen: Hand-made, bespoke Treyone kitchen with Belfast sink, electric Aga, Neff induction hob and electric oven, Fisher & Paykel fridge/freezer, Neff integrated dishwasher, two Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers, breakfast bar with stools
Dining Area: Large dining table with seating for 10, sideboard, feature fireplace and French doors leading out to the terrace
Sitting Area: Range of comfy seating for 10, 50” Panasonic Smart TV with Bluetooth sound system, wood-burning stove, French doors to the terrace

Bedroom 1: King size bed (5'), bedside units, marble-top dressing table, built-in wardrobe, wall-mounted Freeview TV, door to balcony and outstanding sea views. En Suite Shower Room: Thermostatic shower, basin, w.c.
Bedroom 2: King size bed (5'), bedside units, marble-top dressing table, built-in wardrobe, wall-mounted Freeview TV, door to balcony and outstanding sea views. En Suite Shower Room: Thermostatic shower, basin, w.c.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds (3' - may be zipped together to form 6' superking bed - please specify bed configuration when booking), bedside tables, wardrobe
Bedroom 4: Superking bed (6' – may be unzipped to form 2 x 3' singles - please specify bed configuration when booking), bedside tables, wardrobe, views to rear garden. En Suite Shower Room: Thermostatic shower with drencher head, basin, w.c.
Bathroom: P-shaped bath with double-head, thermostatic shower over, vanity unit with basin, w.c.
Games Room: Table tennis, casual seating and lots of room to store bikes and surfboards and accessible from the parking area

Bedroom 5:
King size bed (5'), bedside tables, built-in wardrobe, sea views
SNUG: Sony TV, sea views

GARDEN & PARKING: Full-width, paved terrace with outdoor dining set for 10 and charcoal barbecue. WC in outbuilding. Large front lawn with expansive views across Downderry Beach and out to sea. Further seating areas to the front and rear of the house. The upper section of the garden incorporating the terrace and rear garden is fully-enclosed. Private parking for 3 cars. Outbuilding for storage purposes.

Changeover Day: Saturday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am
Pets Welcome: 3 dogs maximum; £25 per pet per week. Information about bringing your pet
Hot Tub: Included in the price
Power and Heat: Electricity and gas included in price. Central heating and heated towel rails in bathrooms. Initial supply of logs for wood-burner provided.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: Travel cot and high chair provided at the property - please request at time of booking.
Shop: 0.25mls Pub: 0.25mls

NOTES: No smoking. Please request format of zip’n’link beds in Bedrooms 3 and 4 at time of booking. WiFi provided. Important information about internet usage. Mobile phone reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage.


Oak Bee is a wonderful property, excellent location and beautifully finished house, every part of the house has been finished to a high standard and is a pleasure to stay in. The owners live just next door and were very helpful and friendly. We stayed over Christmas and they had setup a really lovely real tree and then decorated other parts of the house making it feel really special. Thank you and we will be back!

Mrs Sian W,

What a beautiful house - everything about it is perfect! From the well equiped kitchen, to the comfortable beds, powerful showers, lovely welcome hamper from Robin and Jan (delicious home made mince pies by the way), great games room, and of course that amazing view - especially from the hot tub. Weather while we were there was mixed, but you couldn't wish for a nicer place to sit and watch the wind and waves. I would highly recommend this property, we absolutely loved it - perfect week to relax just before the hectic Christmas period.

Mrs Karen D,

The owners have thought of everything and were very welcoming. Even the dog had her own welcome pack! The homemade scones with Cornish butter, cream and jam were a lovely touch. We had a fantastic week, enjoying the sea views from the hot tub and lovely walks along the beach. Plenty to do in the local area too. We will definitely be back!

Mrs Gemma P,

Beautiful and perfect for a relaxing break.

Mrs Emma B,

What a lovely place to relax and unwind. Everything we needed is here! The house is beautiful and is very well equipped. The welcome pack was great. Starting you holiday with cream scones and Prosecco - what more can you ask! Thank you.

Previous Customer,

A very comfortable home to stay in.


Overall this was a fantastic property to stay in. The hot tub was one of our main reasons for using Oak Bee and we were impressed that it was cleaned out every day for us. The closeness to the sea and spectacular views from the outside seating areas or upstairs balcony were amazing! A five minute walk to the beach or local pub were also other reasons we chose Oak Bee. The area being on the coast line gave us plenty of places to drive to and explore the tiny Cornish villages. Cornish Horizons were always pleasant and helpful with any questions of information we required.

Mr Robin R,

A lovely space for all the family to gather! Many thanks to the owners for all their help. Thank you also for the very enjoyable edible welcome, which we all enjoyed of course!

Previous Customer,

Fabulous views, great location and beautiful house. Lots of very thoughtful touches and we loved the hot tub! Guest Book Comment - Ms S

Previous Customer,

Excellent family week together in a beautiful house! Enjoying another area of Cornwall new to us all - thank you!

Previous Customer,

What a beautiful house in a beautiful part of Cornwall! We had an amazing week enjoying this well equipped house. Love the hot tub which was used daily by all. Lots of very special memories made, would definitely recommend and hope to return. Many Thanks for a great stay!

Previous Customer,

Absolutely lovely.

Mrs Paula S,

Fantastic beautiful property.

Miss Angie Y,

Recommend the holiday thoroughly - Superb!

Mrs Margaret W,

Oak Bee is a beautiful home and we were thrilled to enjoy it for a week. The Aga stove in the kitchen was a wonderful feature, as well as the stunning views and luxurious hot tub! The decor, the beautiful gardens and perfect cleanliness and attention to every detail makes us want to return again. The owners and the Cornish Horizons team helped us enjoy a perfect holiday for our first visit to Cornwall.

Mrs Paula L,

Possibly the best holiday rental we have had. Property absolutely beautiful, so clean.

Mrs Teresa F,

Well.. what can I say. The place is beautiful.. the house, the location, the gardens.. just perfect! We have felt so at home and don't want to leave

Previous Customer,

The most beautiful house we have every stayed in! Thank you for letting us enjoy your wonderful home. I hope to be back one day.

Previous Customer,

Wow! A wonderful house for our family holiday, thank you. The welcome pack was very much appreciated and the hot tub was a hit too.

Previous Customer,

We absolutely loved this property. We were a party of 8 and ages ranging from 20 years to 80 years and every one of us felt the property was perfect!! Thank you so much.

Mrs Wendy S,

Great time here on Downderry. Thanks for the welcome pack! Lovely accommodation with fabulous views of the sea! Garden is marvellous and adds so much. Sitting on the terrace - with use of a hot tub was so relaxing. Recommend a run to Looe. Lovely place and to walk East from Rame Head Thank you for everything!

Previous Customer,

What a wonderful house for our family gathering - 70th Birthday and Ruby Wedding celebrations! Something for everyone. From Kiddies to us oldies. Thank you so much for yummy welcome pack too. Perfect!

Previous Customer,

The property was wonderful and would return.

Miss Danni L,

Fab! Everything in the house was brilliant; aga, hot tub, beds, bathrooms, garden and dog treats - Superb! Thanks alot!

Previous Customer,

We had a fabulous time! Truly wonderful location and house! We will be back!

Previous Customer,


Downderry is a seaside village in South East Cornwall, near Looe. It is situated 18 miles west of Plymouth and a mile east of Seaton.  Downderry has a long sandy and shingle, dog-friendly beach with many rock pools at low tide.

For surfers there are two reef breaks: one is in front of Downderry Primary School accessible, by the footpath beside the school and then across the rocks; the other is located just off the slipway on the main beach and is best during a reasonably heavy swell when the tide is at mid-point and you can paddle out directly from the beach.

To the east of the beach, is a rocky outcrop known as “Bass Rock” this is a popular place for fishing and for snorkellers.  Further down the beach, snorkelling is also enjoyed around Coldeadon Point. At the western end of the beach there is disabled access and a small car park with public toilets in the village centre.   Boats can also be launched via the path/slipway at the western end.

A small amount of on-road parking is available east of Downderry.  At low tide you can also park at Seaton and walk along the beach to Downderry.

The village and beach offer views to the west of Looe Island  and to the east of Rame Head and on clear days you can even see the Eddystone Lighthouse 8 miles (13 km) to the south. In the Village there is a Church of England church, a Methodist chapel, a shop with a Post Office, a pub, a restaurant, a coffee shop and a primary school.