Cornwall LivingIssue #125

Coastal Escapes

Our choice of Cornish coastal getaways.


Old Lanwarnick

The Old Farmhouse, Looe

Set in its own idyllic 34 acres of stunning Cornish countryside and yet only ten minutes from beautiful quiet beaches and the old fishing towns of Looe and Polperro, this historic site is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. It is a wonderful place to get away from the stresses of modern living for a truly
relaxing holiday.

The Old Farmhouse offers a flexible space with a large kitchen, lounge and dining room with exposed beams and vaulted ceilings. It has cosy underfloor heated flagstones throughout the ground floor, which comes complete with a woodburner fireplace in the lounge and dining room. Outside, there is a large garden and patio area with a private hot tub and covered outside dining area with gas barbeque where guests can admire beautiful views to the gardens and open countryside beyond. Families and friends can really enjoy relaxing holidays together in this fabulous home from home. 

On-site facilities include a mini gym catering for families and groups of all sizes, with property sizes ranging from four bedrooms to single bedrooms, all with ultrafast broadband, smart TVs, EV chargers and access to everything the site has to offer. 

All cottages are dog friendly, and the site has two dedicated, fully fenced dog exercise areas, heated dog wash, and access to an on-site woodland walk.


Cornish Traditional Cottages

Cider Press, Luxulyan Valley

Only ten minutes from the sea and just three miles from the Eden Project, this quaint little converted cider press with inverted accommodation and double glazing stands across the river from the original mill, surrounded by peaceful grounds and woodland.

Situated in the quintessentially Cornish Luxulyan Valley, with great natural beauty and recently awarded World Heritage Site status, the riverside garden runs down to the banks of the boulder-strewn River Par which forms part of the boundary.

Luxulyan village and St Blazey, 1.5 miles respectively, each have a pub and local shop/post office, or for a wider selection of amenities, the towns of Lostwithiel, Fowey and St Austell are all within a 15-minute drive. The large, south-facing beach at Par Sands and the small sandy harbour beach at Polkerris are both about a ten-minute drive away and there are boat trips available departing from Fowey. 

There are several golf courses within the immediate vicinity and the Saints’ Way coast-to-coast recreational route passes nearby, linking Padstow in the north to the southern port of Fowey. Cycling is also available locally on The Camel Trail and in Cardinham Woods.


Elite West Holidays

The Retreat, Widemouth Bay

Widemouth Bay’s two miles of golden sand invites wave-riders, rock-poolers, sun-worshippers and sandcastle builders alike. If you prefer your feet on terra firma, then the South West Coast Path offers adventures on foot in both directions. Step back just 400 yards from the ocean and you’ll find The Retreat. Designed for easy holiday living, this modern haven has everything you could ask for when it comes to a coastal escape.

The Retreat is a homestay with integrity, whose accommodation is perfectly laid out and beautifully presented. Iroka Design, a leading Cornish interiors company, is responsible for the elegant and understated coastal theme that runs throughout. The refreshing combination of functionality and style makes for a holiday home that ticks all the boxes for every guest. The open-plan living and dining area is a sociable space for beginning and ending the day, while bedrooms entice sun-kissed and ocean-weary adventurers to rest their heads and regenerate for the next adventure.

Throw open the patio doors and invite the sea air in before stepping out into the enclosed tiered garden for a morning coffee or a sun-downer. Catch the last rays of sun on the lawn before enjoying an al fresco dinner on the lower terrace.