Cornwall LivingIssue #90
Coastal escapes October 2019
Beautiful stays in Malpas, St Teath, and St Just.
Fal River Cottage, Malpas
After falling in love with the amazing river views, Lubi and Phil Dee decided to take the leap and purchase Fal River Cottage earlier this year. Since they acquired it, they’ve invested heavily in updating the property, including a brand new bathroom and kitchen, as well as the rear garden, which now boasts not one but two seating areas from which to soak up the spectacular Cornish surroundings.
The dog-friendly cottage sleeps three over two comfortable bedrooms. Downstairs, when you’re not out making the most of those incredible views, you’ll find everything you need to make the most of the perfect self-catering stay, including a modern kitchen, BT TV with sports package (perfect for rainy weekends!) and a cosy wood-burning stove, which is just the ticket when you’re snuggling up in the evening.
Of course, all of us have days when we’d prefer not to cook, so you’ll be pleased to know that the popular Heron Inn is just three doors down. Dog friendly and serving a great selection of St Austell ales, this is a handy place to stop and stay awhile and given just how close it is, you needn’t worry about a designated driver!
Cocks Cottage, St Teath
Located in the picturesque village of St Teath just minutes from the rugged north coast, Cocks Cottage is a peaceful countryside retreat. Sleeping four with one well-behaved pet welcome, it’s a great escape for families to enjoy some peace and tranquillity in beautiful Cornish countryside. Within walking distance of the property you’ll find the village pub, butchers, café and local shop, and the cottage also has the huge bonus of being only five miles from stunning sandy beaches and show-stopping coastal scenery. Port Isaac for example is only a short drive away; made famous by Doc Martin, it’s a beautiful village to stroll around and has some great restaurants. Head to the acclaimed Restaurant Nathan Outlaw or Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen to enjoy some of the freshest local fish around, and if you’re lucky you might even see some fishermen haul in their catch from the harbour.
For the more adventurous there are some fantastic coastal walks along the South West Coast Path and nearby Polzeath provides world-class surfing waters. Then after a busy day exploring, return to the comforting environment of the cottage with tranquil gardens to soak up the last of the sun and a cosy living room with a log burner for the cooler months. Cocks Cottage really is a brilliant base from which to enjoy your Cornish adventure.
Seascape, St Just
Located on Cornwall’s wild west coast where the magic of local legend is rife in the landscape and the clear waters of the ocean beckon, you’ll find Seascape, a beautiful property that features stunning coastal views and an indulgent hot tub.
Seascape is the perfect getaway by the sea. With ingenious architecture, professional interior design and its position in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you would expect it to be an extraordinary self-catering experience, and you would be right. The newly built, contemporary coastal home fuses the best of traditional materials with modern eco-logic and features five boutique standard bedrooms and three lavish bathrooms. The accommodation is arranged over three floors with spacious interiors, elegant design in fittings and furniture and a complimentary welcome tray of award-winning, mouth watering provincial produce on arrival. It’s the attention to comfort and detail that puts Seascape at the fore; the spacious sitting room has an inviting atmosphere with a warming wood burner, big screen TV, good books and sumptuous sofas. Bi-fold doors open onto the enclosed, private garden to the rear with a hot tub, chill out sofas and sunbeds, patio heater and exotic plants, perfect for coastal living. Not to mention that up to three well-behaved dogs are welcome so no one has to be left behind.
The neighbouring property, Sunset house, is also available to let with Cornish Cottage Holidays with a further five bedrooms available and an equally beautiful design. Visit the website for more details.