Cornwall LivingIssue #83
Coastal escapes March 2019
Beautiful stays in St Mawes, Polzeath, Fowey and Perranporth.
Merry Mead, St Mawes
Breathtaking views both inside and out – this is the verdict from the whole team at Portscatho Holidays on the latest addition to their enviable portfolio of holiday homes. Beautifully appointed, Merry Mead is a compelling combination of style, luxury and comfort for up to eight people. Carefully designed to take full advantage of its glorious location, walls of glass afford expansive views stretching from St Mawes Harbour, right across to the iconic lighthouse at the entrance to Falmouth Harbour.
The lower ground floor features three luxurious bedroom suites bordering an indoor pool with Jacuzzi. Upstairs, the comfortable and tastefully furnished study and lounge are complemented by a vast, stylishly equipped open-plan kitchen, dining and living space, which opens out onto a huge outdoor terrace high above the harbour. A fourth bedroom can be found on the first floor.
With parking for up to three vehicles, and set in grounds of around half an acre, all carefully screened by trees and hedges, there is plenty of outside space to enjoy at Merry Mead with terraced lawns, paved terraces and decking, plus flower beds and a pathway leading down to St Mawes.
To book your holiday or to view the full range of holiday homes available, be sure to visit the Portscatho Holidays website.
Slatewater in Polzeath is a spectacular two-storey holiday home with stunning views of Cornwall’s north coast. To make the most of this, Slatewater benefits from reverse level accommodation. Upstairs you’ll find a beautiful open plan kitchen and dining area, with spacious living spaces flooded with light from floor-to-ceiling windows that open out onto the glass fronted terrace, perfect for enjoying a spot of locally caught fish and a glass of something chilled.
Downstairs there are four generous bedrooms, two of which have their own en suites and three with access to the downstairs terrace, which also benefits from gorgeous views over Polzeath beach and out to sea. Slatewater is an ideal base for big families or large groups of friends, sleeping eight. However for even larger gatherings, there’s also the option to rent another property, Blackwater, which connects to Slatewater by a pedestrian gate. When combined, both properties can cater for up to 12 guests, with plenty of outside storage for bikes and beach gear.
If you’re after the idyllic Cornish holiday with lots of sun, surf and sundowner sessions then Polzeath is the place for you. Renowned for its incredible surf and breathtaking sunsets, Polzeath hums with energy and atmosphere, ticking all the boxes for a seaside escape. Fun for young children
at low tide, rock pools are good for shrimping and crabbing; surf schools teach the art of surfing and the South West Coast Path wraps around the headland in both directions leading to Pentire headland to the north and Rock to the south.
Tortington House, Fowey
If a breathtaking location with stunning views is what you are after then Grade II listed Tortington House on Fowey’s prestigious Esplanade is the perfect property for you.
Fowey itself is a popular visitor destination for those with a love of all things nautical. An abundance of charming shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants ensure you have little reason to leave but if you do fancy a change of scenery, then a quick trip on the quaint passenger ferry across to Polruan will do just that.
This holiday home starts with the entrance hallway with the light and airy living room to the left and the well-equipped kitchen to the right. The separate dining room offers the most terrific views out across the water and a balcony finishes off this floor. The lower ground floor offers a spacious terrace, media room, shower room, toilet and utility room to complete this level. Upstairs you will find two double bedrooms and a shower room. The top floor offers another bedroom with twin beds and, of course, the most amazing views. This property welcomes two small or medium size dogs or one large dog, so your pooch needn’t miss out on all the fun!
The Haven, Perranporth
A beautifully renovated and lovingly restored Cornish cottage, The Haven enjoys the best of both countryside and coast. Set in two acres of beautifully tended enclosed gardens; the property is a peaceful retreat and yet is merely a ten- minute walk to Perranporth’s glorious three-mile stretch of sandy beach.
A picturesque whitewashed cottage with wisteria tumbling over the front door, The Haven makes the most of its traditional features whilst incorporating a stylish and contemporary finish. Natural slate floors and reclaimed oak complement the large and luxurious kitchen, and the three bedrooms and bathrooms have been thoughtfully restored to a high specification with comfort at the forefront of design.
Outside, the property benefits from large gardens and a sun-trap patio which provides the perfect place for a spot of al fresco lunch in the midday sun; or turn on the outside lights in the evening to enjoy a glass of wine amidst the summer scents of lavender and rose from the garden.
There’s ample parking but you won’t need to use the car much as a short walk takes you into the centre of Perranporth, a beautiful and bustling seaside village on Cornwall’s rugged north coast, with numerous shops, bars and restaurants, and of course the magnificent beach and great surf.
Cloud Nine, Perranporth
Situated in the stunning new development, The Dunes in Perranporth, Cloud Nine is a beautiful three-storey property in an exceptional location. Sleeping eight, there’s room for the whole family. The property even allows pets so no one has to be left behind!
On the ground floor, the master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and direct access to the terrace, the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine with your partner and gaze at the sweeping coastal views. The three further bedrooms occupy the first floor and are all comfortably furnished for an excellent night’s sleep. However, the jewel in the crown of this delightful reverse-level house is the top floor – a spacious and bright open-plan kitchen and living area, dominated by breathtaking sea views from huge windows at one end which open to a spacious balcony.
Enjoy dinner on the balcony with an uninterrupted vista across the vast expanse of Perranporth beach, sea and sand dunes, or sit inside on the sofas with a cup of coffee as you watch the surfers and listen to the wheel of gulls and the crash of waves.
The sands can be reached in under a minute’s stroll, where you’ll find three miles of dog-friendly beach and Perranporth’s shops, cafés and bars. Or why not try new eateries like The Summer House restaurant and café bar Alcatraz? Both literally just around the corner from Cloud Nine!