Cornwall LivingIssue #113
Coastal escapes October 2021
Beautiful stays in Bude, St Ives and Prideux.
No. 9, Bude
The thoughtful and modern design of No. 9 contributes to a very relaxing and enjoyable living space, perfect to sit a while in front of the French windows and watch nature pass by. There is a fully equipped kitchen where you can enjoy a kickstart coffee ready for the day’s adventure. Underfloor heating will warm your toes on your way to bed in one of the two stylish bedrooms.
Although No. 9 doesn’t have any private ground floor space of its own, it does have a delightful little balcony off the living space that sits above canal waters. There is direct access to Bude’s vibrant canal-side area, where you will find an eclectic selection of boho-chic galleries, shops, cafés and restaurants.
No. 9’s location is ideal for a lock-it-and-leave approach to your car. If you do feel the need to venture further afield then Cornwall’s north coast beckons, with easy access to the beach, town and the South West Coast Path. It is also just a short walk away from many wonderful restaurants and pubs when seeking out that much needed sundowner. Cleverly designed to make the most of the space, and to capture those views, No. 9 is a holiday home of distinction.
Summer Salt, St Ives
Summer Salt is a stunning two-bedroom, ground floor apartment situated in an imposing Victorian Townhouse within easy walking distance to the town centre and beautiful beaches that have earnt St Ives its fame. This wonderful, contemporary holiday home offers on-site parking for one car and has been refurbished to an extremely high standard throughout while retaining its Victorian charm and personality, providing spacious accommodation for couples or families alike.
The ideal location for relaxing with family and friends, Summer Salt boasts a light and spacious open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, featuring an array of comfortable seating with views over St Ives through the large bay windows. Accommodating four guests, Summer Salt includes a master double bedroom and a twin room, with plenty of storage.
To the front of Summer Salt is an outside terrace area with stunning sea views over St Ives, perfect for al fresco dining or sunset drinks with family and friends. To the rear of the property is an additional terrace with a bistro set, an outside tap and hanging area, perfect for storing your wetsuits after a long day enjoying the local Blue Flag beaches.
The gorgeous contemporary interiors combined with outdoor space whilst being within minutes of the centre of St Ives invites the perfect base for your Cornish escape.
Cider Press, Prideux
The perfect retreat for a couple seeking an autumn escape from an increasingly busy world, this one-bedroom converted cider press has charm and character in spades, and is the perfect choice whether you’re in search of a base from which to explore rural Cornwall, or a paradise in which to hunker down and avoid the madding crowd.
Approached through a narrow gateway to the parking area, a short walk (100 yards) via a gravel path leads through the orchard to the secluded front terrace where there is a spacious outdoor hot tub for your sole use (available for an additional charge). From here, a covered entrance porch and glazed door with low head clearance leads into the ground floor bedroom with a double bed, a high-beamed ceiling and an en-suite shower room.
In one corner of the room, a carpeted open-tread staircase winds directly up to a galleried open-plan living room on the first floor with painted wood flooring, a curiously shaped ceiling and views of the countryside from several small windows. There is a fitted kitchen area with solid oak units incorporating an electric oven and ceramic hob, a small dining table and chairs and a cosy and comfortably furnished lounge area with a cushy sofa and armchair.
Outside, there is a garden table with chairs on the front terrace which catches the afternoon sun, and trails lead through the woods to both the lawned garden and orchard bordered on one side by the river and its small tumbling waterfalls.