Cornwall LivingIssue #106

Contemporary coastal

Cornwall Living discovers two stunning contemporary Cornish coastal holiday properties in the heart of Poldark country.

Sunset House and Seascape are amongst the most popular holiday cottages in the far west town of St Just, let through local self-catering cottage agency Cornish Cottage Holidays – and it’s not hard to see why. Both are owned by Karl Callighan and we caught up with him to find out more.

Karl tells us that Seascape was the first of his properties he chose to holiday let. With luxurious interiors and designed specifically for style-conscious guests, good design can be found in every aspect of Seascape. The delightful, open-plan kitchen/diner, lounge with wood-burning stove, along with its stunning coastal views, and the indulgent hot tub and private and secure garden make for the perfect getaway by the sea.

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Seascape is a special addition to Cornish Cottage Holidays’ portfolio. Fusing the best of traditional materials and methods with eco-logic, it has five boutique-standard bedrooms and three lavish bathrooms. 

Sunset House was Karl’s next property to join the Cornish Cottage Holidays collection and with polished concrete floors that flow throughout, this gives a glimpse of the opulence that abounds here. It’s evident from the quality of the materials used throughout both properties that the owner takes great pride in his craftsmanship.

The properties are built on land belonging to Lord Falmouth and Karl decided to use a lot of reclaimed granite so that the properties remained in keeping with the area. Each brick has been reclaimed from across Cornwall and many from properties over 300 years old. Karl enjoys working closely with his architects to ensure the properties are built for purpose, both practically and aesthetically.

Karl has also taken a lot of his design influences from his travels around the world. Seascape has influences from Bali, with bright colours, geometric prints and even tropical palms in the garden, while Sunset House has lots of French furniture including the beds and cabinets.

You’ll find these wonderful holiday homes located deep in Poldark country with glorious open rural views to the sea and the Isles of Scilly on the horizon beyond.

Cornish Cottage Holidays
01326 336773 (option 1 for holidays; option 2 for property owners)