Cornwall LivingIssue #110

Coastal escapes July 2021

Beautiful stays in Newquay, Bude and Porthleven.

25 The Waves, Watergate Bay, Newquay

For a wonderful retreat on the north Cornwall coast you can’t beat 25 The Waves. New to the Cornish Cottage Holidays collection, this third-floor apartment offers incredible views and provides a perfect base for a family of four or a group of friends to explore the beauty of Watergate Bay. Furnished throughout with maritime themes, there is a fantastic open-plan living area, close to the well-equipped kitchen. Plush sofas offer relaxation or head out onto the sensational balcony where you can sip on a hot coffee as you gaze out to sea. More exceptional views can be enjoyed from both bedrooms, including a king-size with its own en-suite shower and a twin.

Watergate Bay is just a short stroll away; a sandy haven with surfing, paragliding, kite surfing, sand yachting, cliff climbing, and abseiling for the adventurers among you, whilst the rest of the party can sip on a cocktail in the beachside bistro. Nearby, Mawgan Porth offers several shops, pubs and restaurants for your convenience. Or why not visit the quaint village of St Mawgan which is home to St Mawgan Tea room, serving up the most delicious lunches and cream teas, as well as a wonderful Japanese garden.

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Surfside, Bude 

Surfside, as its name suggests, is just a few minutes’ walk from the beach breakers at Crooklets with the neighbouring sands of Summerleaze and Widemouth only a short drive away. Bude is the ultimate holiday destination for adventure lovers of all ages. Child-friendly beaches with plenty of facilities rub shoulders with more secluded, secret coves that you’ll find just a little off the beaten track. Wherever your exploration takes you, the views will take your breath away, so be sure to take a picnic and a rug as you might want to stay awhile and watch the world go by.

The walled rear garden is a real sun trap. As well as a lawn there is also a patio area with local Delabole flag stone floors. Outside lighting twinkles on balmy evenings making this a perfect garden to enjoy at any time of day.

Heading inside, this property is the epitome of Edwardian town house splendour, Traditional features combine with modern amenities resulting in luxurious accommodation. The open-plan kitchen and dining area is vast and from here you can spill out into a walled garden. The sitting room is equipped with plenty to entertain, while a cosy snug offers a quiet reading space. The master bedroom has far-reaching views over the golf course to the sea with a pretty, private balcony.

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The Old Post Office, Porthleven

If you’re looking for a memorable coastal break in the heart of a stunning harbour town then The Old Post Office in Porthleven is the perfect base for an exciting Cornish escape. The hustle and bustle of the fishing town is right on the property’s doorstep, boasting a wealth of amenities including a range of shopping facilities, dining options, art galleries, and cafés, as well as the bustling harbour for fishing, boat trips and water-sports.

You’ll be delighted as soon as you enter the glamorous open-plan living space, perfect for entertaining, with a well-equipped kitchen, accompanied by a sociable dining table. From here, make your way over to the homely sitting area, escaping reality during a family film night in front of the TV as the wood burning stove creates the perfect ambiance.

As the evening draws to a close, head over to one of the sumptuous bedrooms, one with its own en-suite shower room, and both rooms featuring their own smart televisions. With a small seating area at the rear where you can relax in the warmer months. The Old Post Office is a great holiday base, at any time of the year. And if you’re looking to make an occasion of it, you can book The Old Post Office with its sister property, Rock Pool House which is located in the same building.

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