Cornwall LivingIssue #144
Coastal escapes for February
Rockside is a beautiful, Grade II-listed Georgian residence that has recently benefited from a full restoration, resulting in a very special waterside home with a fascinating heritage.
A perfect retreat for guests wanting a taste of the classic Cornish life, here you’ll find everything you could possibly wish for and more. Spread over three floors, this is an ideal property for all the family, accommodating up to eight in generously sized rooms.
Designed with entertaining in mind, at the heart of the property is the open-plan living and dining area, great for brunch or dinner parties. Wishing to relax and unwind? There is a separate lounge in which to stretch out in with a woodburner to cosy up next to.
Enjoy a memorable and relaxing holiday as you watch the boats pass by or stroll to the local beach. For the more adventurous, plenty of water sports are possible with Flushing Sailing Club and Mylor Yacht Harbour close by.
Set in the picture-perfect Cornish village of Flushing, you’re greeted by welcoming streets lined with characterful fishing cottages, gastro pubs and an excellent seafood restaurant on the quay. What’s more, you’re only a short ferry ride from Falmouth – guests who want a peaceful and relaxing break can certainly find it here.
Samphire, Holywell Bay
Tucked behind the dunes of Holywell Bay, Samphire is a stylish, dog-friendly home for eight, with bucketloads of cosy coastal charm. Arranged over three floors, there’s a contemporary, open-plan living area, and four stylish, spacious bedrooms, including a penthouse room with wonderful sea views from the balcony — the perfect spot to watch the sun sink into the sea. The sunny garden is brilliant for entertaining with its raised deck and outdoor dining area, with the luxurious addition of private parking.
Exiting Samphire, wander through the dunes to a mile of beach where you can learn to ride the waves at one of the surf schools, paddle around the craggy coastline on a kayak, or master the art of sandboarding in the dunes. At low tide you can explore sea caves and discover the ancient holy well after which this beach is named, or walk the coast path in either direction for epic hikes — wild and windswept in winter, flower-filled in summer. Back home, rinse salty skin under the outside surf shower before firing up the barbecue for a feast in the secluded garden of Samphire.
Maggie’s Place, Sutcombe
Located in the beautiful north Devon countryside, just 13 miles from the coastline of Bude, Maggie’s Place was bought in January of 2023 as a newly converted one-bedroom barn conversion, just ten minutes away from the Cornwall border.
Named after the owners’ beloved dog Maggie, the property has an animal theme throughout and is naturally dog friendly. Furnished to a high standard, a love for animals, nature and wildlife is reflected throughout the property.
Enjoy the luxury of underfloor heating, a fully furnished kitchen, shower, a sizeable TV with Freeview and WiFi and a large outdoor space with seating for you and your pooch. On clear nights it makes the perfect spot to relax underneath the beautiful Milky Way.
You can spend the next day exploring Bradworthy, a lovely village that lies close by and is complete with everything you could possibly need during your stay, including a pub, butchers, vets, doctors and convenience store. Take your four-legged friend to Bradworthy Moor for a stroll or spend the afternoon fishing or at the watersports centre. If you prefer to spend time in the water, head to Bude Sea Pool for a refreshing dip before returning to Maggie’s Place for another night under the stars.