Cornwall LivingIssue #98
Coastal escapes August 2020
The Penthouse Fistral Beach, Newquay
Overlooking Newquay’s iconic Fistral Beach, this gorgeous penthouse sleeps six in comfort and style across three bedrooms. Its modern and spacious interior boasts an open-plan living area with floor-to-ceiling glass that captures the most incredible sea views. From here, you can’t fail to be mesmerised by the breakers rolling in across the sand or the sun setting over the Atlantic. For sociable evenings there is a modern dining table; you can enjoy breakfast in the sunshine, or a lazy al fresco coffee out on the terrace – all freshly prepared in the high-spec kitchen.
Newquay itself is north Cornwall’s vibrant hub, home to a plethora of independent shops and fantastic eateries. The centre is a half hour stroll from The Penthouse – when the tide’s right it’s great to walk across the beach, before enjoying dinner in town. A visit to north Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without taking to the water. Several surf schools, as well as watersports hire companies, operate nearby and cater to all levels of ability, from beginner to pro. If you prefer dry land, then there are many fantastic walks along the South West Coast Path, not to mention a famous golf course, aquarium, zoo and harbour to explore.
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The Old Chapel Loft, Truro
With its rich history and striking Gothic architectural design, The Old Chapel Loft is a great base for a cosmopolitan break in Cornwall. This two-bedroom apartment offers spacious, contemporary accommodation, with a stylish open-plan living area that sits under the impressive iron trusses and imposing barrel-vaulted roof of the original chapel – all framed by eye-catching stained-glass windows. The kitchen is fully equipped and there are sink-into leather sofas in the lounge area. The bedrooms are luxurious; you’ll find one on the ground floor and another situated on an impressive, galleried mezzanine level, complete with its own en-suite facilities.
The Old Chapel is positioned next to the peaceful parkland of Victoria Gardens and has a super view of a stone-built viaduct. It’s just a short, five-minute walk to the cobbled streets of the city centre, with its fine restaurants, independent shops, impressive cathedral, a large exciting street market and much, much more… Truro really is a great location as a holiday base. You benefit from the vibrancy of city living, while the county’s rural and coastal charms are still within easy reach. From here you can explore Cornwall’s north, south and west coasts, all of which offer a diverse range of activities.
The Surf House, Gwithian
Set amid a collection of unique beach chalets, The Surf House is stylish and comfortable, created with the surfing lifestyle and easy outdoor living in mind. Superbly situated in Gwithian Towans, the chalet is a purpose built beachside holiday home with stunning views of St Ives Bay. It’s well equipped with everything you need for a surf-style holiday – even if you simply plan on relaxing by the sea.
Upon entering, you’ll step into a light and bright holiday home, lovingly built with natural wood. The two bedrooms are on the ground floor – the master with its en-suite, walk-in waterfall shower, and the second bedroom sleeping up to four. A family bathroom completes the accommodation.
Heading up the stairs and you’ll find a single open-plan living space that incorporates lounge, dining and kitchen areas, all taking advantage of the view across the bay thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and a Juliet balcony. A high-end kitchen, stunning oak dining table and large L-shaped sofa for four combine to make time spent inside a pleasure. There are also bean bags for little ones, and a Chilli Penguin log burner, perfect for cosying up after a session in the sea. As if all that wasn’t enough, there’s also a hot outdoor shower – perfect for rinsing cold, sandy toes before stepping into the warmth. Turn to page 86 to find out how you could win a winter Surf House stay!