Cornwall Living 2018

Coastal escapes – our choice of Cornish getaways

This month we visit Carbis Bay, Bedruthan Steps and the Roseland peninsula.

Island View, Carbis Bay

With its golden sands and turquoise sea, Carbis Bay is recognised as one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the world. Indeed, it’s the perfect base for those wanting to relax and get away from it all, while having the convenience of being just minutes from the bustling town of St Ives. With its Blue Flag accredited beach, Carbis Bay is a popular choice for luxury, self-catering holidays with many of Carbis Bay Holiday’s special escapes boasting dramatic sea views. What’s more, via one of the most scenic rail routes in the UK, St Ives’ coastal railway connects to Penzance which, in turn, offers some great shopping opportunities and fantastic places to eat.

One of Carbis Bay Holidays’ most stunning holiday lets, Island View really lives up to its name. In the living room, floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic views across Carbis Bay beach, St Ives Island and Godrevy lighthouse, while the décor combines blues, greens and amtico flooring to reflect its coastal surroundings. Guests here can take full advantage of the Cornish sun in the fabulous, seaward-facing communal garden south-facing sun terrace to the rear. Why not venture out and explore the South West Coast Path? After all, it’s just on the doorstep!

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Sheepshed, Bedruthan Steps

Created by architectural designer and TV presenter Charlie Luxton, this beautiful holiday home, which sleeps up to four guests, makes bold use of space, natural materials, colours and textures, all of which perfectly culminate to reflect the drama of its stunning coastal setting. As you’d expect from a designer who is passionate about the environment and sustainable architecture, it’s super eco-friendly too, with solar power and
triple glazing.

Sheepshed is hidden away down a quiet lane with virtually no passing traffic, making the location very secluded and tranquil. There are après surf showers, and a sunny private garden as well, which boasts a lovely table and chairs for some al fresco dining while enjoying the beautiful countryside views. Sheepshed can also be booked together with a similar, larger property next door to make accommodation for 12, perfect for those big get-togethers with family or friends!

Sheepshed is set in a tiny hamlet just inland from the dramatic coastline of Bedruthan Steps and the family friendly beaches of Mawgan Porth as well the lesser-known Porthcothan, making it the perfect base from which to enjoy the breathtaking north Cornish coast.

Or, if it’s a foodie escape you want, then Padstow and Newquay are only a short drive away, both of which offer a fantastic array of eateries that boast freshly caught and cooked seafood!

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Trenona Farm, Roseland peninsula

Family run for over 20 years, Trenona Farm Holidays offers traditional farm buildings that have been carefully converted into three beautifully comfortable and relaxing, year-round holiday lets. And, if you want everything taken care of, you can make the most of the Victorian farmhouse bed and breakfast, open from March until November, where all rooms are either en suite or have a private bathroom.

Chy Un Lur and Chy Whel – just two of the cottages – are both fully accessible, with wet rooms, wide doorways and open-plan living areas. There’s even level access to the garden!

Nestled on the stunning Roseland peninsula, Trenona is dog friendly, with great walks, beaches and picturesque fishing villages nearby to explore. From St Mawes, visitors can take the ferry to the sailing hub of Falmouth, enjoying the fresh seafood, quirky shops and boutiques that abound the town.

Book a stay with Trenona and you can expect breathtaking, peninsula views, incredible walks, sumptuous accommodation and fantastic food. In all, it’s a hard holiday to beat.

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