Cornwall LivingIssue #118

Coastal escapes February 2022

Beautiful stays in Bude, Luxulyan Valley and Newquay.

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.


Dippers, Luxulyan Valley   

In the heart of Cornwall, Dippers is nestled in a tranquil woodland setting on the banks of the River Par in the historic World Heritage Site of the Luxulyan Valley, and yet only ten minutes from Cornwall’s south coast, an area of sandy coves and bays, fishing villages, historic harbours and sub-tropical gardens. 

Luxulyan village is 1.5 miles from Dippers with a local shop, church and pub. Enjoy some wonderful walks direct from the door of Dippers through the leafy Luxulyan Valley (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), stumble across some of Cornwall’s mining heritage, visit The Saints’ Way and enjoy what nature has to offer in this magical valley.  

Fowey, Charlestown, Lostwithiel and St Austell are 15 minutes from Dippers where you will find a variety of shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants. The famous Eden Project and its sister, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, are 1.5 miles and 11.5 miles, respectively. There are several beaches to choose from in St Austell Bay too, including Porthpean, Carlyon, Par and Polkerris. The north coast beaches of Polzeath, Daymer Bay, Rock, and of course Port Isaac, home to Doc Martin, are all around 20 miles distant.   

Dippers offers a location full of adventurous walks, cycle rides, nature spotting or a place to relax, unwind and enjoy time with family and loved ones. 


Spring Tide  

This luxury holiday home, located in the sought-after Gannel Estuary area of Newquay, sleeps up to eight in three bedrooms, in comfort and style. The stunning open-plan living area and penthouse bedroom have commanding views, with an invitation for one well-behaved pooch, and the added convenience of private off-road parking.

From the generous parking forecourt, you step into Spring Tide and are immediately welcomed by a stylish and very contemporary space, that ticks all the boxes for a care-free coastal holiday. This open-plan living, dining and kitchen area is the heart of your holiday home and is dominated by west-facing panoramic windows spanning the width of the property. A glazed oak stairwell connects to the upper and lower floors of this three-storey building. Ascending them will take you to the absolutely fabulous en-suite principle penthouse bedroom, spanning the entire width of the property and benefitting from large patio doors which connect to a generous private balcony. Back down the stairs to the ground floor are two further bedrooms, both of which open out onto the terraced garden via sliding patio doors.

With views towards Pentire and Crantock in the distance, where you can watch the tide rise and the sunset from your glazed balconies, this is an ideal location from which to discover the best of Newquay and Cornwall’s iconic north coast.