Cornwall LivingIssue #107
Coastal escapes April 2021
Beautiful stays in Sennen, Port Isaac, Boscastle, Coverack and Bude.
Sea the View, Sennen
This exceptional new property nestles close to the picturesque cove of Sennen in the far west of Cornwall. As its name suggests, it’s been designed to capitalise on the stunning ocean vista, and is the perfect base for exploring the wonders of west Cornwall, including Nanjizal beach, the ancient ruins of Maen Castle, the Mayon Cliff Shipwreck, as well as cultural icons such as the Minack Theatre and the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum.
It sleeps four across two bedrooms, including a gorgeous master suite. Throughout, the property is filled with plush furnishings, including Heritage copper style bath tubs in both bedrooms, an imposing chandelier to greet you as you climb the stairs, plus a real wow-factor in the Venetian plaster on feature walls. In short, no effort has been spared here in creating a truly decadent holiday home.
The living space is fabulously open plan, with a chic seating area complete with wood-burning stove, as well as a modern kitchen with an island breakfast bar and stylish dining area, including a one-of-a-kind dining table built from a 400-year-old tree trunk. Large bi-fold doors help to bring the outside in, connecting the house to the well-maintained garden, and with an abundance of outdoor seating, including hammocks and a hand-crafted sunset bar, complete with swings, there is a palpable sense of comfortable outdoor living to be enjoyed here, perfect whether you’re looking for a luxury retreat after your day’s adventures, or a base in which to hide from the outside world.
Lower Tregudda, Port Isaac
A beautiful apartment with gorgeous Atlantic ocean views, this dog-friendly retreat sleeps up to eight guests in style across five bedrooms, including a master suite, spacious living areas and a great decking to take in the beautiful surroundings. Recommended in Sawday’s handpicked selection of ‘Special Places to Stay’, this apartment is ideal for a large family or friendship group.
You will step into a beautiful contemporary kitchen with streamlined units, ample work surfaces and a lovely dining table for memorable feasting. Beyond this, the living room manages to maintain an intimate atmosphere, even when catering for larger amounts of people, with ample sofas and chairs in which to relax. There’s a cosy woodburner making autumn and winter stays a delight, and doors open directly onto the terrace.
Lower Tregudda has a private west-facing decking that extends across the front of the property, with plenty of garden furniture for relaxing al fresco. The views are breathtaking; the apartment is set on the edge of the tiny coastal hamlet of Port Gaverne, a sheltered inlet on the north coast of Cornwall with a small sandy beach at low tide, rock pools and caves. It’s just a short stroll from the famous 14th century fishing village of Port Isaac, which you may recognise as the location of the TV series Doc Martin and film Fisherman’s Friends.
In short, if you and yours are looking for a base to explore the Cornwall’s rugged north coast, look no further than Lower Tregudda!
Ted’s Cottage, Boscastle
With delightful views across Boscastle village, this charming property nestles in a terrace of just six quintessentially Cornish granite cottages.
Sleeping five guests across three bedrooms, comfort is absolutely king throughout this four-star holiday let. Soft, sink-into sofas line the walls of the living room, just the ticket after a day spent exploring Boscastle and the nearby South West Coast Path, while a woodburner completes the picture, inviting you to spend your evenings curled up by the fire. Upstairs, the three bedrooms are served by a well-appointed family bathroom, complete with a large and inviting, L-shaped bathtub.
Outside, a sunny patio area is the perfect spot for an al-fresco breakfast, lunch or dinner, whilst the village of Boscastle is wide open for exploration. Across the road from the cottage, a traffic-free National Trust pathway leads to the centre of the village and harbour – a mere four minute walk – whilst the wider north Cornish coast (as well as Boscastle itself) is paradise for those who dream of sun, sea and sand. Find a secluded beach, or lace up your boots and strike out along the South West Coast Path. Alternatively, why not visit the legendary home of King Arthur at Tintagel? However you choose to spend your days, Ted’s Cottage is a delight to return home to each evening – a holiday let in which nothing is more important than the comforts of home.
Trevarrow Cottage, Coverack
Just a stone’s throw from the water’s edge in Coverack, Trevarrow Cottage is the perfect place to unwind and relax with a holiday by the sea. Set in the centre of this picturesque Cornish fishing village, you can forget about your car for the duration of your stay, as you’ll find restaurants, a good pub and stunning coastal walks, all on your doorstep.
Starting outside, the sea-facing enclosed front garden is the perfect spot in which to enjoy your morning coffee, one where you can watch the ebb and flow of the tide as you plan your day’s adventures. Head inside, and you’ll find the accommodation is at once cosy and stylish. The décor feels natural, the furnishings extremely comfortable, and on hand you have everything you could need and more for your coastal break in Coverack.
This includes a generous and extremely well-appointed kitchen, as well as two comfortable sitting rooms, one of which enjoys the cosy warmth of its own woodburner. Leading on from the kitchen is the utility area and shower room, and beyond that, access to the huge back garden. A decked terrace and a lawn provide ample space for outdoor entertainment, whilst a barbeque is a tempting prospect on those balmy summer evenings.
Sleeping six across three bedrooms, each boasting luxury bed linen and beds that you’ll yearn for after a day spent exploring the nearby coastline, Trevarrow Cottage really is a perfect seaside retreat for all the family at any time of the year.
Wyvern House, Bude
Built in 1900, Wyvern House is a beautiful and imposing gentleman’s residence in this much-sought-after holiday destination on the north Cornish coast. Sleeping 14, Wyvern House has been lovingly refurbished from top to bottom with nautical-inspired interiors while maintaining the original charm and character that make this home unique. Living areas are capacious; ideal for groups of friends or extended families to come together after a day on Crooklets Beach which you’ll find just 500 yards from the property. Bedrooms are havens of calm, some with views across to the sea and all except one has an en suite.
Bude, and its rugged north coast surroundings, offers year-round holiday perfection. On summer days there are several sandy beaches nearby to enjoy, in addition to Crooklets, or the town itself is a lovely place to stroll. In the shoulder months, the South West Coast Path offers rugged walks for those wrapped up warm. If you’re happiest on a fairway, then Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club is on the doorstep with preferential rates available for Elite West Holidays’ guests. Available for both long stays or short breaks out of season, this house is an absolute gem.