Cornwall LivingIssue #86
Coastal escapes June 2019
Beautiful stays in Holywell Bay, Padstow, Penzance, Rock and Truro.
Samphire, Holywell Bay
With turquoise waters, rolling dunes and vast golden sands, Hollywell Bay is one of Cornwall’s classic beach destinations – and what better place to enjoy a well earned summer break? Forever Cornwall has recently welcomed the luxury eight-sleeper, Samphire, to its portfolio, in addition to almost 40 other unique retreats.
Samphire is tucked away from the main roads but just a ten-minute walk to the sand at Holywell Bay. Set up a game of beach cricket, or wander the dunes and discover rockpools and caves before returning to your retreat to wash sandy feet and muddy paws in the outdoor surf shower. Enjoy the local pubs, or savour a nightcap on the balcony after an evening at any one of Newquay’s restaurants – just a 15-minute drive away.
Of course, a stunning location must be paired with an equally stunning retreat. Samphire’s interiors have been professionally styled throughout, and the master penthouse boasts an intimate balcony overlooking the dunes and out to sea. Wake up for a lazy breakfast in the large kitchen diner, or wander in off the beach for al fresco dining in the enclosed private garden. Samphire offers idyllic beach living in a magical spot on the coast of north Cornwall, and is available now to book for summer 2019.
This magnificent retreat near Padstow sleeps up to ten in five sumptuous bedrooms, including a generous master en suite. Throughout, guests can enjoy a wonderful sense of space and light, and be charmed by the wealth of original features that remain throughout the property – the granite archway in the kitchen, for instance, a nod to the Coachmans’ past as the stable block for Molesworth Manor.
A distinct cottage feel blends seamlessly with modern style and comfort to create a home-from-home that will delight adults and children alike. What’s more, features such as a games room with smart TV and pool table, and a barbeque outside, make time spent in the confines of your accommodation a genuine pleasure. It also enjoys the added benefit of enclosed, off-road parking, and the large patio and garden are just perfect for al-fresco afternoons spent eating from the grill.
Should you manage to tear yourself away from the property, you’ll find Padstow – arguably now one of Cornwall’s most popular holiday destinations – right on your doorstep. With several beaches nearby, an abundance of breathtaking coastal walks, plus an array of superb, celebrity-owned restaurants that have made this town the jewel in Cornwall’s foodie crown, it’s no wonder so many people return to Padstow every year.
Castle View Apartment, Penzance
Castle View Apartment allows you to wake up to the jaw-dropping panoramic seascape of Mount’s Bay, capturing the grandeur of St Michael’s Mount, every day. This is a property that was designed to maximise its stunning location. Meaning you never have to miss the chance to soak up the mesmerising views, with every room beautifully designed and perfectly laid-out for guests to enjoy their stay.
Situated just a short walk down to the glorious suntrap beach of Marazion, this is the perfect
year-round destination, where you can dine in one of the small restaurants or inns of this charismatic coastal town, and relax and enjoy a coffee overlooking the bay.
At low tide, walk the narrow causeway to the majestic tidal island of St Michael’s Mount, or
take the ferry at high water to explore the tiny scenic harbour.
A few miles further east lies the charming rocky inlet of Prussia Cove, rewardingly reached by a pleasant two-mile walk along the coastal path. With restaurants, museums and ornamental gardens nearby too, as well as the renowned salt-water jubilee pool, there really is something for everyone.
If you have a property like this and would like to find out more about letting it, visit the ‘Let Your Cottage’ page on the website or give the team a call to organise a meeting with a property consultant.
The Mill Barn, Rock
This stylish barn conversion offers peaceful seclusion in a rural position, with stunning countryside views across Trewornan bird sanctuary and lake, and towards Bodmin Moor in the distance. Sleeping eight across four generous bedrooms, this large, self-catering retreat offers expansive accommodation, including a light-filled orangery, two living rooms and even a games room complete with pool table! What’s more, it benefits from a reverse-level layout, which helps capitalise on the exceptional countryside vista.
Soaring vaulted ceilings, slate floors and multiple log burners really help drive that ‘house in the country’ feel home. Indeed, for anybody hoping to explore the local area, it makes heading home for the evening a genuine pleasure. In fact, with ten acres of mature gardens, including access to a private bird hide, you’ll be tempted not to leave the property at all!
If you are planning to venture forth and explore, you’ll pleased to know that The Mill Barn is just five miles from the north coast, with the popular beaches of Rock, Polzeath, Daymer Bay and Port Isaac just a short scoot away. You’ll also benefit from the area’s famed foodie scene, with restaurants owned by celebrity names that include Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw, Paul Ainsworth and more. Or why not cook at home? With a large and social kitchen/diner, complete with a fabulous range-style cooker, you’ll be well set to cook up a storm with the area’s rich foodie fare.
Callestock Vean, Truro
If you’re dreaming of a tranquil escape amidst rolling green hills and beautiful countryside then Callestock Vean is the perfect retreat for you.
This two-bedroom detached property is set in its own grounds with stunning views across open farmland. The house itself has been finished to an extremely high standard, boasting two indulgent bathrooms and a contemporary style throughout, with every room angled towards making the most of the incredible views. Callestock Vean has the benefit of being totally private and sheltered with fields stretching out in front of the property and with Cornwall’s stunning north coast just a short drive away; this property really does have the best of both worlds. Perranporth is just ten minutes away and has three miles of beautiful beach and clifftop walks. Or, head over to Newquay where you’ll find a wealth of restaurants and shops, as well as some of the best surf beaches in the county. If you’re looking for a more secluded spot, take the turning off to Crantock, a fascinating village, which leads down to the magnificent sweep of Crantock beach.
After a long day exploring all that Cornwall has to offer, kick off your walking boots and head back to the tranquillity of Callestock Vean. Fluffy towels, sumptuous bathrobes and slippers await you, and maybe even a glass of wine on the spacious patio.