Cornwall LivingIssue #104
Coastal escapes January 2021
The Barn, Sticker
A detached holiday cottage in the heart of Cornwall, The Barn is perfect for those seeking an idyllic base with a wide range of attractions nearby.
As you make your way down the imposing driveway you will observe the beauty of The Barn’s striped and well-manicured lawns, and the stream, which together create a wonderful environment in which to relax with your morning coffee.
Head through the oak porch entranceway and you’ll be greeted by the warm and welcoming open-plan living space, including a wood-burning stove, enough seating for all to gather in the evenings for a family film night, and a snug where you can relax and unwind with a glass of wine and a good book.
Completing the open-plan space is a dining table where you can play board games or delve into a tasty meal, prepared by the chef of the group in the generous and well-equipped kitchen. Up on the first floor are four beautiful bedrooms, the first being the master super-king-size double with a TV, as well as an en-suite shower room and even a dressing room.
The other three bedrooms are made up of another super-king double with TV, a king-size and a standard double, all with their own unique style and eye-catching interiors, and all served by the sparkling family bathroom.
With so much to offer inside, and a world of attractions nearby, there is no better choice than The Barn for an escape to Cornwall.
Kilminorth Cottages, Looe
Kilminorth Cottages’ 32 acre site is made up of a beautiful mix of landscaped gardens and meadows, making it the perfect retreat for those seeking the tranquil quietude of a countryside break. It’s dog-friendly and lies just minutes from the coast with access to many beaches and the towns of Looe and Polperro, meaning your furry friends needn’t miss out on your big Cornish adventure.
In all there are 14 self-catering cottages on site. Eight of these enjoy their own hot tubs, and nothing beats gazing up at the stars as you soak away with a glass of something chilled to hand!
As well as 32 acres of Cornish countryside and a selection of sumptuous accommodation to choose from, Kilminorth has superb facilities to make your stay complete, including a tennis court, children’s play areas and even a heated outdoor pool. These are perfect for those days where you don’t feel like straying too far from the comforts of your cottage; why not enjoy a well-deserved lie-in while the kids go outside and play?
As well as being a wonderful place to stay, Kilminorth is also the perfect venue to host your event, including weddings, birthday celebrations and corporate retreats for groups of all sizes. Really, it’s hard to find a reason not to make Kilminorth the base for your next escape to Cornwall!
Wyvern House, Bude
Built in 1900, Wyvern House is a beautiful and imposing gentleman’s residence in this much-sought-after holiday destination on the north Cornish coast. Sleeping 14, Wyvern House has been lovingly refurbished from top to bottom with nautical-inspired interiors while maintaining the original charm and character that make this home unique. Living areas are capacious; ideal for groups of friends or extended families to come together after a day on Crooklets Beach which you’ll find just 500 yards from the property. Bedrooms are havens of calm, some with views across to the sea and all except one has an en suite.
Bude, and its rugged north coast surroundings, offers year-round holiday perfection. On summer days there are several sandy beaches nearby to enjoy, in addition to Crooklets, or the town itself is a lovely place to stroll. In the shoulder months, the South West Coast Path offers rugged walks for those wrapped up warm. If you’re happiest on a fairway, then Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club is on the doorstep with preferential rates available for Elite West Holidays’ guests. Available for both long stays or short breaks out of season, this house is an absolute gem.