Cornwall LivingIssue #119

Coastal escapes March 2022

Beautiful stays in Rock, Bude and Luxulyan Valley.

Treglyn Farmhouse, near Rock

Combining original features with modern-day luxuries, this quintessentially Cornish farmhouse boasts half an acre of grounds, far-reaching countryside views and a bubbling hot tub from which to enjoy them, all within easy reach of the wild surf at Polzeath and the brown-sugar sands of Rock.

It sleeps ten across five bedrooms and for those whose family includes a member with four paws, it also welcomes one dog for £25 per week. For the perfect self-catered night in, a well-equipped kitchen has everything you need to feed the masses and draw on the area’s rich abundance of produce, including a sociable breakfast bar, six-hob Rangemaster oven and a full-height fridge-freezer. Afterwards, light the log burner and cosy up with your favourite film in the lounge. 

For those days where you’re up for an adventure, you’ll find the Nespresso Magimix coffee machine a welcome companion on early mornings, and if the sun’s out, the patio (complete with dining table and chairs) is the ideal spot in which to enjoy your morning brew.

Treglyn Farmhouse can be found down a flower-lined country lane, where vibrant cow parsley meets soft pink campion. Formerly the original farmhouse at Treglyn Farm, dating back to 1844, the property has been lovingly restored, stunning modern interiors complementing the home’s original features to make a delightful country for the whole family. Book a holiday here between now and 1st July and get 20% off.

No. 9, Bude   

The location of No. 9 is second-to-none in terms of ease of 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.

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, while 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.

Whether you’re a thrill-seeker looking for an adventurous life in the ocean or prefer a gentler pace with a stroll along a craggy clifftop or around Bude’s delightful town centre, 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.

Cider Press, Luxulyan Valley  

Only ten minutes from the sea and just three miles from the Eden Project, this quaint little converted cider press with inverted accommodation and double glazing stands across the river from the original mill, surrounded by peaceful grounds and woodland.

Situated in the quintessentially Cornish Luxulyan Valley, with great natural beauty and recently awarded World Heritage Site status, the riverside garden runs down to the banks of the boulder-strewn River Par which forms part of the boundary.

Luxulyan village and St Blazey, 1.5 miles respectively, each have a pub and local shop/post office, or for a wider selection of amenities, the towns of Lostwithiel, Fowey and St Austell are all within a 15-minute drive. The large, south-facing beach at Par Sands and the small sandy harbour beach at Polkerris are both about a ten-minute drive away and there are boat trips available departing from Fowey. 

There are several golf courses within the immediate vicinity and the Saints’ Way coast-to-coast recreational route passes nearby linking Padstow in the north, to the southern port of Fowey. Cycling is also available locally on The Camel Trail and in Cardinham Woods.