Cornwall LivingIssue #101
Coastal escapes Autumn 2020
Beautiful stays in St Ives, Rock and Widemouth Bay.
Island Wastrel, St Ives
Island Wastrel is a magical oasis perched on the shoreline of Porthgwidden beach in the heart of St Ives. Offering a cool, contemporary, luxury retreat with parking for three cars, it provides a magnificent, modern counterbalance to the timeless beauty of the Cornish coastline on which it sits. This property accommodates six guests in style and comfort, allowing you to escape, relax and unwind. You can even bring your furry friends.
A wonderful hidden gem, Island Wastrel is the perfect mix of indoor chic and outdoor fun. Guests can feel the sun and enjoy a cool breeze in the large private terrace that boasts a luxurious hot tub, a large gas barbeque, dining table and ample soft furnishing.
The narrow, cobbled streets of St Ives transport you to the iconic harbour only a few hundred yards away. Here you will find the town’s famous galleries, restaurants and large selection of independent shops. Beach lovers are spoiled for choice as Island Wastrel looks out over Porthgwidden beach, a beautiful sheltered cove. The more adventurous will adore the larger, surf-friendly Blue Flag Porthmeor beach just around the corner.
This is the perfect setting to create special memories as the sun sets and the waves gently roll up the beach.
Sleeping eight across four bedrooms, this detached and superb holiday home sits in the highly sought after village of Rock, on the rugged north coast. Comfortable and contemporary, Cranbrook has been completely renovated and now offers guests a charming stay of the highest standards.
After blustery afternoons spent wandering along the coastal path, retreat to the open-plan yet cosy living/dining room and light the woodburner, before rustling up some hearty Cornish cuisine using the area’s famed foodie produce. Alternatively, within less than a mile, is the popular Pityme Inn – a family friendly pub with children’s play area and a tempting menu. There’s also The Mariners at Rock, recently taken over by renowned chef, Paul Ainsworth, and offering a real insight into why foodies from around the UK make their pilgrimages to this stretch of the Cornish coastline.
Known for its on-the-water lifestyle, with some of the UK’s finest sailing waters and some beautiful nearby beaches, Rock is home to a wealth of outstanding leisure facilities. Even for those who like to take it easy and just soak up the view, Rock has some of the finest in Britain. With Cranbrook just moments from it all, offering its own brand of self-catering serenity with ample space indoors and out to make the most your stay, whatever the weather, an autumnal escape to Rock becomes a truly tempting prospect indeed.
Sundown, Widemouth Bay
Cornwall Hideaways are excited to share Sundown, a stunning and contemporary house sleeping eight guests across four stylish bedrooms. Just a five-minute walk from Widemouth beach, this gorgeous retreat with upside down living takes full advantage of the coast and countryside views.
Three of the four comfortable bedrooms are on the ground floor, as is the garden room with its bean bag seating and access to the lawned garden and terrace. Head outside for a barbeque or even a game of table tennis – it’s all here for you to enjoy.
Open-tread stairs lead up to the first floor, where the spacious open-plan living area is light, airy and extremely well equipped. Open the French windows and stand at either of the two Juliet balconies – the perfect place to take in the fresh air and views.
The pièce de résistance is the stunning en-suite master bedroom with its Juliet balcony, king size bed and its own luxurious bathroom, which houses a gorgeous slipper bath. Enjoy a soak after a hot day on the beach, or a blustery afternoon out of season spent walking along the coast path. A holiday at Sundown is all you could wish for and more, so be sure to book your autumn stay before somebody else reserves your chosen dates!
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