Cornwall LivingIssue #124
Beautiful stays in Trevone Bay, Polzeath, Bude, Duloe and Feock.
Fulmar, Trevone Bay
Set in the heart of the beautiful coastal village of Trevone and within walking distance of the stunning sandy beach, Fulmar is a luxurious and modern home from home, comfortably sleeping eight people. Perfectly designed for large or extended families or a group of friends, the superbly spacious open-plan kitchen diner is ideal for socialising and spending quality time together. Large glass doors open onto the private, enclosed garden, with lovely outdoor seating to enjoy al fresco dining or soak away the day in the hot tub under the twinkling lights of a cosy wooden gazebo. The four spacious bedrooms all feature en-suite bathrooms giving everyone their own, private space for peace and relaxation. The huge lounge on the first floor features a log burner and doors that open onto a balcony with further outdoor seating, enabling you to enjoy the sea view and the amazing north coast sunsets.
Just 100 yards away is The Shop at Trevone Farm for local Cornish produce, a fresh bakery and all your holiday essentials. The village also has a pub and a beach café and bar. The popular harbour town of Padstow is less than two miles away with its array of shops, pubs, and world-famous restaurants.
Waders, overlooking Polzeath beach, is a fantastic property for a family holiday. Entering on the first floor, you’re greeted by a large open-plan living, kitchen and dining area which in turn allows direct access via bi-fold doors onto a wraparound terrace with stunning sea views. Waders offers a fantastic coastal position for your family get-together, ideal for celebrations, birthdays or just enjoying all being together!
The large lawn directly below the terrace is great for children to play in and allows for a watchful eye from above. Another bonus is the sunken hot tub on the deck which is perfect for an evening drink while watching the sun go down. To make the most the of the views, Waders is an upside-down house, with the bedrooms on the ground floor overlooking the garden yet still with glimpses of the sea. Here you’ll find five bedrooms (one of which is a bunk room), three of which have en suites, with two sharing a family shower room. All bedrooms are beautifully presented and spaciously portioned. Each one has plenty of wardrobe space, too, allowing you to unpack and feel at home.
Tregenna House, Bude
With the lush green fairway of Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club just around the corner, and a proximity to the ocean such that the salty sea air can be inhaled on the breeze, Tregenna is perfectly placed for the seaside holiday of your dreams. A short stroll will take you to Summerleaze and Crooklets beaches, making sandy toes obligatory here. The nearby centre of Bude has the hustle and bustle of a happy beach town, with gift shops, galleries, cafés and restaurants aplenty.
The clean lines of Tregenna’s façade welcomes occupants to a contemporary living space within. Step through the front door and you are greeted by a vast floor-to-ceiling atrium that floods the internal space with clear Cornish light. From morning to evening, the open-plan living space is a place for convivial dining or relaxing on sink-into sofas in front of the woodburner. Bedrooms are vast tranquil havens for sound slumber, some with rooftop views to the golf course.
High walls create a private sun trap and when the sun dips, you can dine al fresco under starry skies. And with Cornwall’s vast north coast playground on the doorstep, Tregenna’s sheltered courtyard is all that is needed for plotting the day’s adventure. From sunny days on the sands, dips in Bude’s sea pool and surfing the waves, to clifftop walks, boutique shopping and enjoying fresh seafood, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
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Blackberry Barn, Duloe
Blackberry is a beautiful barn conversion with a contemporary feel. With a south-facing courtyard garden it is perfect for long days lazing in the sun and dining al fresco. With the backdrop of the site’s lovely Woodland Walk this is a fabulous location. Its bright airy interior with full-height ceiling provides a great family living space.
Blackberry sleeps four, consisting of a master bedroom and one room with two single beds and a family bathroom with separate shower and a whirlpool bath. Travel cots, highchairs and bed guards are all available.
Great for a base to explore the local area, it’s just ten minutes to Looe and Polperro, thirty minutes to the Eden Project and moments from the mile-long, dog-friendly beach of Seaton. If you don’t want to get in your car, there are several walks from the door varying in length, or you can simply relax and make the most of the onsite facilities including hot-tub, gym, and the Woodland Walk. Or why not pamper yourself by booking a massage! Blackberry Barn is just one of six cottages at Old Lanwarnick, accommodating two to eight guests, sitting snugly within 35 acres of wonderful countryside. What’s more, all residences are dog friendly.
The Reading Room, Feock
Nestled on the Fal river between Truro and Falmouth lies the peaceful village of Feock and the Reading Room. Just five minutes away from Loe beach, this elegant hideaway for six boasts far-reaching countryside views and ease of access for watersports and activities.
The Reading Room is a 19th-century, dog-friendly hideaway, which has been renovated to incorporate modern features whilst retaining its charming character. Just as perfect for family getaways or for those seeking a romantic retreat, it’s brilliantly placed for making the most of life on the river. Comfort is key with plenty of space for quality time together. The cottage features three bedrooms with deep-sprung mattresses (two king-size and one bunk bed) and a contemporary living space with a woodburner. Take your pick from a picnic on a warm summer evening or a cosy evening in by the fire.
A short drive from the King Harry Ferry, just beyond the National Trust’s Trelissick Gardens, you will be able to explore the beautiful Roseland peninsula for secret beaches, epic coastal hikes, and award-winning beachside eateries, such as the Hidden Hut on Porthcurnick beach. Both Truro – Cornwall’s cultural capital with museums, theatre, independent boutiques and brilliant places to dine – and Falmouth, the county’s lively maritime town, are within