Beautiful stays in Rock, Padstow and Mount’s Bay.
White Star, Rock
This beautiful property, which sleeps four to five over two bedrooms, was only finished in 2016 and boasts a stylish, coastal interior. The kitchen is fully equipped, offering everything you could possibly need to cook up a storm, while the living area, with two sumptuous sofas, underfloor heating and a 4K smart TV is ideal for getting cosy, should the weather take a turn for the worst.
For sailing enthusiasts, Rock Sailing Club is just two minutes away, with the surrounding coast offering some of the finest sailing waters in the UK, while avid golfers can take to the greens of St Enodoc Golf Course, which offers some of the finest links golf in south west.
Perhaps exploring the local galleries and getting
a flavour for Cornwall’s famed produce is more your thing, in which case north Cornwall is your oyster. Have lunch at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and pop into Quay Art gallery in Padstow, before taking the ferry back to Rock and rounding off the day with dinner for two at the incredible Restaurant Nathan Outlaw.
With private parking and a pool that’s available
to book, as well as being pet friendly, there’s plenty to love about White Star, making it the perfect retreat for couples who want to explore the north Cornish coast, or a small family seeking boutique style accommodation.
Court House, Padstow
Many visit Cornwall to discover its fascinating tapestry of maritime history, for which Court House in Padstow – a truly luxurious and historical property that’s coming soon to the already impressive Cornish Horizons portfolio – is absolutely perfect.
Grade II listed, with a large lawned garden and gorgeous views across the Camel estuary, Court House sleeps ten in indulgent comfort and style, putting them in prime position to enjoy local delights such as Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and all that Padstow’s beautiful quayside has to offer. In fact, the house recently underwent a complete renovation, bringing what’s believed to be Padstow’s second oldest building firmly into the 21st century. Rumour has it that it was once home to Sir Walter Raleigh, a famed mariner, courtier, soldier, poet and explorer, who also served as Warden of Cornwall. In 1588, after hearing news of the impending invasion by the Spanish Armada, he used Court House as his central office for the collection of dues and taxes, while orchestrating the strengthening of Cornwall’s coastal defences. Raleigh led a fascinating life, but we’d hate to spoil the story. Why not get in touch with Cornish Horizons and discover this enthralling chapter of Cornish coastal history for yourself?
Thornleigh Cottage, Mount’s Bay
Deep in hedgerow lanes down a gravel road sits Thornleigh Cottage, a hidden gem and the perfect base for your south Cornwall holiday. This beautiful country cottage, sleeping up to nine guests, is set in a large secluded garden and has recently been renovated to cleverly combine heritage and modernity.
Situated beautifully on the south coast, the foodie haven and historic fishing harbour, Porthleven is just ten minutes away, and just 15 minutes the other way is the mile-long sandy beach of Praa Sands, meaning you can enjoy the best of both!
The coastal path along this stretch of coastline is varied and dramatic and along it you’ll find the iconic Wheal Prosper mine engine house at Rinsey (used in the filming of Poldark), as well as Prussia Cove, a haunt for real smugglers many years ago. You are also on the doorstep of the Lizard peninsula and the Helford, and 25 minutes away are St Ives and Falmouth. The hardest part will be knowing where to start!