The Old Tea Hut is halfway down a footpath leading to the beach. It was originally built in the 1920's, and has been modernised over time. It still retains lots of quirky character and is in an amazing position with fabulous views over Whitsand bay and 2 minutes walk from a beautiful beach.. its a magical place in the summer and dramatic and wild in the winter. There is an open fire, and a conservatory so that even on chilly days you can enjoy the landscape.
The Old Tea Hut is a quirky mix of old and new. It is a real home, used by ourselves, our children and growing brood of grandchildren. It is not ultra chic or smart, rather it has evolved as a place we really love and are happy to share with like minded people.
The accommodation is all on one level and you can be flexible about how you use it. There are three double bedrooms, one with an open fireplace which can either be used as a bedroom or a sitting room, depending on how many you are and how you want to use the space. There is a further living area with dining room table, a cast iron stove (electric) and a comfortable corner sofa bed., so we can in fact accommodate 8 people. There is a small conservatory off this space and a door out to the garden. This is partly walled and fenced and enjoys sunshine all day and amazing views.
The Old Tea Hut is quite big and we keep a part of it for ourselves. This adjoins the part we let, and is separated by heavy victorian pine double doors. Both parts are self contained, and have their own gardens. We are not always there as we travel a lot and we also have a small cottage at St Cross, just outside Winchester (also on air bnb) where we spend some of our time. The letting part of the property is self contained with kitchen, shower room, 3 bedrooms (one with an open fire which can become a cosy winter sitting room) living/dining room, conservatory, garden. Washing machine in outside shed, shared with us when we are there.
Interaction with guests
When we are there we will welcome you and help you find the nice things to do in the area. However there are also comprehensive notes, maps and guidebooks which will help you find your way around, and we are always at the end of a phone or email if you have any problems.
Other things to note
There are substantial Victorian pine double doors which separate the part of the property we let from the part we use ourselves. These are not completely soundproof, so we will be aware of each other presence. We have never found this to be a problem and neither have any of our guests, but it is something we'd prefer you to be aware of before you come. We never let anyone other than family use the part of the property we keep for ourselves and the bedrooms of both parts of the house are not adjoining so there is no risk of being disturbed at night
Strictly no smoking and please be really careful with the open fire and candles etc The Old Tea Hut is a wooden building and is in a remote location, with other wooden properties around it.
We are happy to accept quiet well behaved dogs and well behaved owners who clean up after them! Please ensure that our garden is free from dog poos and our furniture from dog hairs.