Small House Love On The Beach With A View

by Sherry Riter in New Home  

I took some time to sort through my housing bookmarks today to help spark my imagination and dreams. Both seem to be waning.

While researching all the housing options, I’ve narrowed down my wants to a small, one story house. I would actually prefer one small house in the mountains where there is tons of snow in the winter and one small house on the beach so I could listen to the waves crash while lying in bed.

Let me show you what kind of small beach house I have in mind to build at Holden Beach, North Carolina. I have fallen in love with that beach while looking at it on and off all day through the webcam.

The Edge In Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, United Kingdom

The really cool thing I’m going to tell you about The Edge in Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, United Kingdom, is that you can rent it for a vacation. Yep! You can actually stay at this simple and beautiful beach house.

It’s time for a tour. Are you ready?


Breathe deeply. Can you smell the salty air and hear the waves crashing on the sandy beach?



Okay, you’re ready now.

Presenting the lovely beach house that I’ve fallen in love with called The Edge at Whitsand Bay, Cornwall.

We will start by looking at the view from the small beach house.

The deep blue ocean.

blue ocean beach house The Edge Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

The back of the beach house has a long deck where the ocean can be seen throughout the day.

back view The Edge Whitsand Bay, Cornwall 1

Of course, the back of the beach house has lots and lots of open windows to let in the ocean view when you’re inside and there is plenty of room to relax on the deck when you’re outside.

sunset The Edge Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

I can imagine sitting quietly at the table in the morning eating a delicious breakfast while the sun rises and the waves roll onto the beach.

ocean breakfast The Edge Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

Then at the end of the day, once again relaxing on the deck while enjoying a wonderful dinner with the ocean as a backdrop, I would be able to smell the cool, salty air as it blew my hair gently away from my face. I love that feeling.

ocean dinner The Edge Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

All the wonderful meals could easily be prepared in the clean, organized white kitchen.

Also notice the flooring.


My favorite wood is pine. Do you remember why? I love pine because it has knots.

beach house kitchen The Edge Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

The ocean view would be so inspirational for writing, sewing, crocheting or just about anything! Looking at the wide blue expanse just brings me peace. Even when big storms moved in, I could sit back and watch the ferocious waves light up under the striking lightning. The wind would blow and the waves would be so loud! It sounds so exciting, doesn’t it?!!!

beach house ocean view The Edge Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

The fresh salty air.

The gentle breeze.

The sound of the ocean waves.


beach house living room ocean view The Edge Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

Did I mention that there is a bathroom with a shower inside the beach house and a heated shower outside too? Yeah, well, there are two showers. I would love to shower under the moon and stars while listening to the ocean.

Oh my goodness that sounds so fun!

indoor outdoor shower The Edge Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

Now we get to the last room…

My favorite room…

The bedroom.

The bedroom with a view of the ocean through a small window on one side and the wide expanse of the ocean at the foot of the bed.

bedroom beach house ocean view The Edge Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

I see it now…

I stretch out totally relaxed on the bed wearing a flimsy white gauze dress. A bunch of pillows propped up behind my head make it possible to see the view of the blue ocean. With my legs extended fully in front of me showing brightly painted cherry red toenails, I sip slowly on a glass of freshly squeezed homemade lemonade. The wind softly blows the curls that have fallen in ringlets around my face as my lover enters the room…

bedroom beach house ocean The Edge Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

After a long and beautiful day, the sun begins to slowly set in vivid orange and yellows against the bright blue sky. We are both very tired as we lay wrapped in each others arms and my heavy eyelids sleepily flutter closed into a restful sleep.

ocean view sunset The Edge Whitsand Bay, Cornwall


My dream.

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joan October 13, 2013 at 12:59 pm

I love your dream! Of course, since you were dreaming you didn’t bother to ask the price of the beach house, but that doesn’t matter because when one is dreaming money is of no concern. 🙂


2 Sherry Riter October 13, 2013 at 1:07 pm

I think the price will totally depend on the beach property where I want to build it. The house itself is really small which is one reason I find it so appealing. 😀 Anyway, since it is a dream, I don’t really have to worry about price. It’s not like it will ever come true, but it sure is pretty.


3 Young Werther October 13, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Hmmm… I too would love a place like that but alas my budget doesn’t extend that far. How about we get a group of bloggers together and time share?



4 Sherry Riter October 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm

LOL Sounds like a great idea except that I want to live there 6 months of every year! 😛


5 Katherines Corner October 14, 2013 at 9:41 am

hoping we both live this dream my friend. Makes me homesick and of course fuels my dream of a cottage by the sea xoxoxoxo


6 Sherry Riter October 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm

I hope we both get to live our dreams too, Katherine. {{{hugssss}}} to you for always being so sweet.


7 teresa vett October 15, 2013 at 2:20 am

In that living room I would get no crocheting or anything else done. I would not be able to take my eyes off the ocean. No more afghans


8 Sherry Riter October 15, 2013 at 7:59 am

No more crocheted afghans?!!! Then you can’t live in that house. LOL 😛


9 JKW May 12, 2014 at 6:43 pm

You found my house on the beach. . . strange, but I had been thinking about moving to Cornwall at one point. Blessings, Janet


10 Sherry Riter May 13, 2014 at 12:17 am

I TOTALLY love this house! 🙂


11 Elke August 27, 2014 at 1:23 am

From now on this house is my dream, too. I love it and I hope I will win allot of money sometimes to buy it. 🙂


12 Sherry Riter August 28, 2014 at 10:10 pm

I hope you win a ton of money so that you can buy it too!


13 Jim Richards January 22, 2015 at 7:43 am

… the owners chose a good spot for such a cozy getaway … the Cornwall coast is notorious for its capricious storms — and beachside living (anywhere) is notorious for the effect continually-present moisture has on a home’s structural integrity (the only place worse might be the deep, dark forest) … I do share the dream, however, and fervently hope you get to realize it (if only part-time) …. -_-


14 Sherry Riter January 23, 2015 at 8:33 am

Moisture or not, there’s nothing like waking up to the sound of waves breaking on the beach and the smell of salty air. I love it!


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