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Oak Bee

Downderry - South East Coast

A simply-stunning, large, seaside house with hot tub and amazing views perfect for families or groups
  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
£1470 - £3500 per week *


A beautiful, seaside villa built to maximise the glorious views and 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 and door to 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: Thermostatic shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail
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: Thermostatic shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail
Bedroom 3: Twin beds (3’) - may be zipped together to form 6’ superking bed, bedside tables, wardrobe
Bedroom 4: Superking bed (6’) – may be unzipped to form 2 x 3’ singles, bedside tables, wardrobe, views to rear garden. En Suite: Thermostatic shower with drencher head, basin, WC, heated towel rail
Bathroom: P-shaped bath with double-head, thermostatic shower over, vanity unit with basin, WC, heated towel rail
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: Day bed, Sony Freeview TV, sea views

GARDEN & PARKING: Full-width, paved terrace with outdoor dining set for 10 and barbecue. 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
Hot Tub: Included in the price
Pets Welcome: 3 dogs maximum. £25 per pet per week. Information about bringing your pet 
Baby Equipment: Travel cot, high chair and stairgate provided.
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.
Shop: 0.25mls Pub: 0.25mls

NOTES: No smoking. WiFi provided. Mobile phone reception varies. Please request format of zip’n’link beds in Bedrooms 3 and 4 at time of booking.


  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Hot Tub Optional Extra
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Towels Included
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Stairgate
  • High chair
  • Travel cot
  • 0.1 mile to a restaurant
  • 0.1 mile to a beach
  • Sea Views
  • Fire or Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Outdoor storage space


Local Area

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.


Just to say we had a lovely stay in Cornwall at Oak Bee, the cottage was amazing and the owners should be commended for such a lovely place they thought of everything for us. Mrs Bye - 29th December 2018


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