Cornwall LivingIssue #133

Coastal escapes

Beautiful stays in Polzeath, Portreath and Restronguet.

Pentyr, Polzeath

Exuding contemporary coastal charm, Pentyr offers families and friends a stylish haven just minutes from Polzeath’s sand, sea and surf. Set within easy reach of golden sandy beaches, fantastic surf conditions and spectacular coastal walks, Pentyr is a chic and convenient base nestled within the Pentire Rocks development in New Polzeath. Flaunting calming interiors, sociable living spaces and a private sheltered terrace, slipping into holiday mode will be a breeze.

Freshly renovated, inside a light and airy open-plan living room awaits. Dreamy, whitewashed wooden floors flow from the entrance into the elegant sociable spaces. Discover a beautiful fusion of bright white, dusky pinks and cosy, soft-grey furnishings with large patio doors opening out to a sheltered terrace.

Start the day rustling up delicious family breakfasts in the clean-lined, modern kitchen and draw sleepy souls’ downstairs with the smell of fresh coffee. As daylight streams through the windows, gather around the large, wooden dining table and savour holiday feasts whilst hatching the day’s adventures. Upstairs, three peaceful bedrooms invite you to rest your head after a day’s exploration. With summer weeks still available, you’ll want to book quickly for this year’s Cornish stay at Pentyr, with short breaks available outside of school holidays starting from £506.

01208 869090

Shore Edge, Portreath

Light and airy, this beautifully designed property makes the best of the stunning scenery. With sublime, uninterrupted views of Cornwall’s coast line, you’ll be captivated by the unique position overlooking the picturesque beach and harbour
of Portreath.

Boasting underfloor heating throughout, the expansive ground floor is mainly open plan, with glass doors opening out on to a wrap-around balcony. A huge island in the well-equipped kitchen provides the perfect place for socialising and cooking and beyond that, you will find a dining area with a large wooden table. The main seating area is arranged around a cosy log burner and there’s plenty of room to enjoy watching the waves from the comfort of the strategically placed armchairs.

Sleeping up to eight guests, the main bedroom, with en-suite shower room, has double doors leading out to its own balcony overlooking the iconic Gull Rock. There is a second, equally large bedroom with en-suite shower room which also opens out onto a private balcony, looking towards the sea and harbour. There are two further bedrooms, both of which have beautiful views, sharing a spacious family bathroom with an elegant bath and walk-in shower.

Outside there is plenty of seating so that you can enjoy the views from the large balcony. The outdoor shower is ideal to wash off the sand in comfort.

01872 561642

Beach Cottage, Restronguet

Beach Cottage’s position is a truly exceptional one, as it really does have its toes-in-the-water. You’ll find this tranquil detached cottage for five at the entrance to Restronguet Creek, with beautiful views out across the water to the wider Roseland Peninsula from every room. Set above a little sandy cove that is mere steps from the garden gate, this couldn’t be better positioned for those who love to mess about on the water. The cottage is furnished with a nod to the nautical and in keeping with its traditional heritage with a Belfast sink and an electric AGA in the modern kitchen. The sitting room has a wood-burning stove for chill evenings and all the entertainment tech you could wish for.

The lawn at the front of the cottage invites lazy days and evening barbecues overlooking the water and the popular 13th century Pandora Inn, which is just a short walk along the creekside footpath, perfect for walking your pooch as this property is also dog friendly. Such is the waterside position of this cottage the tidal shingle beach, which provides vehicle access, is sometimes covered, making this the ultimate away-from-it-all retreat.

01326 375972