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Bay House
Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Devon & Cornwall, UK
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Ocean Breeze with views to die forOcean Breeze with views to die for
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Bay House

Perched high on the UK's most southerly point, by beach and coastal path, Bay House is an immaculate 1920s luxury bed and breakfast. Lying in your bed or contemplating the view from every aspect, the Atlantic Ocean is visible below, with tufted cliffs and hidden coves, long home to Cornish fishermen and notorious smugglers. A truly romantic destination in the most fabulous location, the very stuff of writers and poets. 

Your Hosts

Having offered luxury bed and breakfast in other fabulous houses in Cornwall, Carla and John Caslin moved to Bay House in Cornwall in 2010. Carla is Dutch and met John when he was working in Holland. Now retired, John is the resident 'chef' and breadmaker. As with all Quintessential Members, nothing is too much trouble for their guests.


Bay House
Housel Bay
The Lizard
TR12 7PG

Bay House is here: Devon & Cornwall, The West Country , UK

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Built in the 1920s, each of the three luxurious bedrooms at Bay House takes advantage of the dramatic coastal views. Antique and contemporary furniture complement luxury soft furnishings. Tropical plants flourish in the garden due to its southerly location and the summer house is a great place to enjoy a sunny day and afternoon tea. Breakfast is served in the open-plan dining area with its great views. There is plenty of choice of local restaurants for eating out in the evening.

  • Choose from the three luxurious and beautifully appointed double bedrooms, aptly named The Atlantic, Ocean Breeze and Quarterdeck

  • With a justifiable claim to be one of the finest bedrooms in Cornwall, The Atlantic is the largest bedroom with a bay window giving exceptional views over Lizard Point and the ocean beyond. With its large high quality double bed (two independent, adjustable mattresses), beautiful cotton bedding, antique furniture and original works of art on the walls,  The Atlantic is beautifully finished in designer soft furnishings and a good sized en suite bathroom with spacious wet room shower

  • With equally breathtaking views, the Quarterdeck and Ocean Breeze bedrooms also have double beds and superb ensuite shower rooms

  • All three bedrooms have flat screen televisions, DVD and ipod players, Wifi access and tea and coffee making facilities. 

  • Take a stroll before breakfast, to Lizard Point or down to the crystal clear waters of Housel Bay

  • Depending on the weather, take a leisurely Cornish breakfast in the magnificent dining room with wonderful sea views or on the terrace where 3,000 miles of ocean beckon before you

  • Return from a hard day's exploring and enjoy a Cornish cream tea on the terrace in sunnier climes

  • Before heading out for dinner, relax with a glass of something chilled and contemplate the view with the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks below


Food and Drink

Inhouse cuisine: Served in the light-filled living room with extravagant views of the ocean, breakfast at Bay House is a very Cornish affair with bread baked by your host's fair hand

Eating out: There is a plethora of choice for eating out. John and Carla are very happy to make recommendations and reservations for you.

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Lizard Point and Kynance Cove

With its dramatic cliffs shaped by the Atlantic, The Lizard, the most southerly point of the United Kingdom, features white beaches, turquoise seas and unique nature.

Recently voted one of the world's best beaches, at Kynance Cove you'll experience incredible scenery, white sand and clear turquoise water. This beach is a must for all sun-lovers and sea-paddlers. The short but steep path down to the beach, part of the South West Coast Path, takes you across a small section of the Lizard heathland which is home to some of the rarest flora and fauna in the UK. With scenery more like that of North Cornwall, but with fewer tourists, this little cove will entice you to paddle in its crystal clear waters and peer into its rockpools even if you are more of a “laze on the deckchair” kind of person. Above, you can walk for miles along the South West Coastal Path looking out to three thousand miles of ocean.

  • Dip your toes in the crystal clear waters of Housel Bay just yards from the garden gate
  • Don your walking boots and enjoy wonderful cliff top walks in both directions start from the bottom of the garden
  • Hire a boat and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Kynance Cove and the mesmerising Helford River 
  • Visit St Michael's Mount and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible hisotry
  • Just over half an hour by car, discover the joys of St Ives on the North Cornish coast, long one of the most important artistic outposts in the country
  • Some of Cornwall's most famous gardens - Lamorran, Trebah, Trevarno and Trengwainton - are less than half an hour away
  • Visit the National Trust's Godolphin. At the heart of an historic estate, the granite-built Tudor and Stuart house of Godolphin is one of Cornwall's most beautiful and romantic old houses
  • For a truly fabulous day out, visit the Eden Project. Over one million plants from different climates around the world, Eden is famous for its Biomes, the world's largest greenhouses, which nestle in a giant 50 metre deep crater, forming the centrepiece of a spectacular global garden
  • Go back in time and visit Mousehole (pronounced "Mowzel"), one of Cornwall's most picturesque hamlets; a stunning collection of yellow-lichened houses, built from the local finely grained Lamorna granite, huddled together around the inner edge of the harbour


On the map: Detailed driving instructions from Lizard will be provided on booking. 
By car: Driving from central London 5-6 hours depending on time of day and driving conditions
By train: From London Paddington to Penzance (or the Riviera Sleeper) and take a taxi
By air: Fly to Newquay from either Birmingham or London Gatwick. A car hire will be needed to get to The Lizard

Bay House, The Lizard - Around

  • Bay House
  • The Lizard through the garden gate
  • Breakfast with view
  • Tea with view
  • Head down to the summer house
  • Relax - with view
  • Cornish cream tea
  • Did we mention the view?


From £155.00 per room per night, double occupancy and including a full Cornish breakfast and Cornish cream tea on arrival.


Bed and Breakfast

From £155.00 per room per night, double occupancy, and including breakfast. There is a £15.00 reduction for single occupancy. Rates vary according to the room as follows:

The Atlantic


Ocean Breeze




A provisional reservation will be held for 2 days. If we have not received the deposit by electronic transfer, we regret that your reservation will lapse.

If a booking is made five weeks or more before the holiday starts, a 50% deposit must be paid. The balance is payable not later than 4 weeks before the arrival date. All payments must be made by electronic transfer. If your holiday begins less than four weeks from the time of booking, full payment is required. The balance must be paid 4 weeks before arrival. If the balance is not paid 4 weeks before arrival Mr and Mrs Caslin have the right to re let the room; with regret, the deposit is not refundable. We will first send you a remainder.

In the event of cancellation less than 5 weeks before arrival, the deposit is not refundable, unless we succeed in re-letting. Bay House advises guests to take out appropriate travel insurance to prevent them suffering from any financial loss due to unforeseen circumstances.

Arrival time: after 4pm
Departure time: by 10.00am

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Out and About near Bay House

  • A la Ronde
  • Antony House
  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum
  • Buckland Abbey
  • Caerhays Castle Gardens
  • Castle Drogo
  • Coleton Fishacre Garden
  • Compton Castle
  • Corfe Castle
  • Cotehele
  • Dartmouth
  • Dartmouth Castle
  • Devon Sailing
  • Eden Project
  • Falmouth
  • Glendurgan Garden
  • Godolphin
  • Godrevy
  • Greenway
  • Hartland Abbey
  • Killerton
  • Knightshayes Court
  • Lamorran Gardens
  • Lanhydrock
  • Lizard Lighthouse
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Lukesland Gardens
  • Marwood Hill Gardens
  • Mousehole
  • Mullion Cove
  • Newquay
  • Overbeck's Garden
  • Padstow
  • Pencarrow House & Gardens
  • Pentewan
  • Plymouth
  • Polperro
  • Port Gaverne
  • Porthleven
  • Portloe
  • Powderham Castle
  • Prideaux Place
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor
  • Saltram
  • St Ives
  • St Michaelīs Mount
  • The Minack Theatre
  • Tintagel Castle
  • Tintagel Old Post Office
  • Tiverton Castle Gardens
  • Trebah Garden
  • Trelissick Garden
  • Trengwainton Garden
  • Trerice
  • Trevarno Gardens

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