Cornwall LivingIssue #94
Coastal escapes January 2020
Beautiful stays in Tintagel, Landrake and Penzance.
Trewethan Barn, Tintagel
Lovingly renovated to exceptional standards, Trewethan Barn has been transformed into a stylish and spectacular property, offering spacious comfort with a craftsman’s eye for detail. Offering an enclosed garden with lawns and a large barbeque hut – seating 12 – it’s a great year-round venue.
The paved terrace outside the kitchen is just the ticket for a spot of al fresco dining, including a place to relax and soak up the sun. Even during the winter, you’ll find everything you need to snuggle down and get cosy. In the kitchen there’s underfloor heating and all the appliances needed to cook up a Cornish storm, including a gorgeous range cooker, while in the lounge, a log-burning stove and cushy ‘L’ sofa are a real treat after a day spent on the windswept cliffs of Tintagel.
Tintagel is just a two-minute drive away and has much to offer, including the historic King Arthur’s castle, which perches atop dramatic cliffs. The wider South West Coast Path will take you to hidden beaches, waterfalls and other beautiful sites, offering endless days of coastal walks, perfect for those who like to lace up their boots and explore. Sleeping eight across four bedrooms, including a master with an en-suite shower room, if you’re looking for a Cornish escape to enjoy with friends or extended family, this could well be the stay for you!
Polly’s Bower, Landrake
A little slice of heaven, Polly’s Bower (ref. 969450) is a luxurious, dog-friendly retreat for couples set in beautiful rolling Cornish countryside, with sensational far-reaching views and an elegant outdoor heated pool.
A unique property, this exquisite 300 year old apple-crushing barn conversion is situated in south-east Cornwall, between the villages of Landrake and Tideford, near the city of Plymouth. It occupies a tranquil location, tucked away amid a patchwork of fields and wooded valleys, yet a stone’s throw from the Tamar Valley and Cornwall’s incredible beaches and coastline.
Enter the spacious open-plan living room and discover a tasteful blend of modern and rustic. Oak wood floors, exposed beams and modern art adds to the comfort, elegance and style. The kitchen is well equipped with gadgets, including a coffee machine. Romantics can enjoy candlelit dinners at the dining table or on the south-facing patio during the warmer months, to watch the sun set.
Bring the dog and enjoy endless amounts of stunning walks, followed by an evening spent cosied up in front of the log burner. Polly’s Bower is the dream couple’s getaway for any time of year.
Boscrowan Farm, Penzance
Located within walking distance of Penzance and a mere 20-minute drive of St Ives, Boscrowan Farm is in prime position to explore Cornwall’s Penwith Heritage Coast. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Penwith Heritage Coast has a captivating beauty with incredible coves, coastal walks and cultural attractions to explore. All of this is easily accessible from your base at Boscrowan, where you’ll find two cottages available – the two-bed Ring and Thimble cottage, and the four-bed Peace and Plenty.
As soon as you step inside either cottage you’ll feel totally at home. Peace and Plenty is a lovingly converted barn for four, featuring a stunning open-plan living space, and Ring and Thimble is a delightful thatched cottage. There is so much to please the eye and soothe the mind – from the delightful views across the gardens and orchard, to the beautiful fittings, original features and finishing touches inside the barn. It’s a home from home, a place to linger and just be, or a restful place to come back to and relax after a day’s adventuring in the local area.
Boscrowan Farm provides the perfect family holiday accommodation. Enjoy cooking, dining and relaxing in the light and airy living spaces. Bedrooms have luxurious cotton bed linen, soft bathrobes and handpicked floral arrangements for that extra special touch, and the farm’s peaceful grounds are a pleasure to walk around. Not to mention that kids are welcome to meet and feed the farm animals – providing some wholesome entertainment when you return from your excursions.