Take a look inside some of Cornwall's most beautiful beachside homes
PUBLISHED: 12:00 19 July 2018
Few things top the property bucket list like a beachside home - and with some 300 miles of coastline, Cornwall has some of the best beach houses in the world
DEEP BLUE SEA
Surf lovers take note: Blue Waters sits on the beach of St Ives’ famous surf spot Porthmeor. St Ives is not short of luxury homes, perfectly interior¬-designed to match the light and character of this endlessly¬popular harbour. But few can boast the ocean literally at their door.
Flawlessly created for the ultimate luxury beachside home, the views on offer don’t get any better with ever¬changing coastal views from sunrise to sunset and from high tide to low tide all from your private balcony overlooking the sea. Inside Blue Waters there is a wonderful sense of light and space balancing the amazing views – and if that’s not enough, you can access the beach directly from a basement cinema room.
Currently a boutique holiday let for six, each of the three bedrooms has its own unique design twist and is presented with luxury in mind. Set across the upper two floors, there is a generous master bedroom at the top of the house. All of the bedrooms are en suite and have been dressed to impress. The open plan living, dining and kitchen space is perfect for socialising and curling up to enjoy that magnificent view – whatever the weather.
Blue Waters is set over three floors and has been professionally interior designed to showcase a pure, scaled back Scandinavian style oozing simplicity and understated elegance. The jaw-dropping coastal scenes are captured at every opportunity; sit back and soak up the oh ¬so blue view. A modern kitchen gives way to a laid back dining area and a space for comfortable sofas where you can watch the comings and goings of beach life below. The beach basement level hosts an impressive cinema¬ style TV for those cosy movie nights (watching Point Break – what else!). Open the doors from this lower level and step out onto the sands, what could be better. There’s even a shower room on this floor to hose down post surf. A place to lay your sunhat – even if it is only for one magical week.
BEACH HUT BLISS
Nestled in the golden dunes of Holywell Bay, these twin beach huts from the 1930s offer a truly unique self¬catering stay on the north coast of Cornwall. A steaming hot tub with sea views, a marshmallow bed to stargaze from and no sound but the wind in the beach grass make The Limit the perfect retreat for falling in love again and again. Set in two acres of overgrown and private grounds, The Limit (which once featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces) has outdoor space a¬plenty. The spacious al fresco living room is perfect for toasting marshmallows on the fire pit or forgetting the rest of the world with romantic sundowners under festoon lights.
SOPHISTICATED COASTAL STYLE
Overlooking the beach at Portreath, Rockaway is a sophisticated contemporary holiday home with space for up to six guests. The living space makes the most of the coastal light with floor to ceiling windows, flooding the area with sunshine and breath¬taking views all year round. Fill your lungs with fresh Cornish air as you relax on the raised terrace or soak up the sunshine and the views from the beautiful balcony space.
Spend your days on Portreath beach building sandcastles, body boarding and watching the fishing boats coming in and out. Active visitors can head to the Mineral Tramways for walking or cycling routes that will take you through the green hills and valleys of Cornwall. Further afield, you can explore the iconic places and spaces of the county: St Michael’s Mount, St Ives and the East Pool engine houses.
LOSE YOURSELF AT SEA
The Gulls in West Looe benefit from an elevated position and the most incredible views. With its chic and contemporary style this seaside holiday home accommodates up to eight people with every bedroom offering its own en suite.
The stunning town of Looe is full of natural beauty and character. With its golden sands, East Looe beach is a popular seaside haunt that offers a wonderfully sheltered space for all the family to enjoy in the protection of the famous south-jutting Banjo Pier.
The Gulls is set across three levels, with all the front-facing rooms enjoying panoramic views. The sandy beach is in full view together with the sparkling waters of the bay across to St George’s Island. The classy, coastal feel of this property will make you want to return to The Gulls again and again. The perfect property for a summer full of sun, sea and scenery.
Perched on the hillside, and overlooking the delightful fishing village and harbour of Portloe on the eastern side of the Roseland Peninsula, is this sweet little cottage called Kerbenetty.
The location is outstanding, with sensational sea views and a wide sun terrace which runs the width of the cottage. With sun beds and table and chairs, it is ideal for eating outside, sunbathing or just sitting and watching the world go by.
In the sheltered coves below, you’ll find a sandy beach which reveals lovely rock pools for exploring at low tide to keep the young and not so young entertained for hours.
The cottage has a chic nautical feel with sea views from every window, sleeping six with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The village, which has hardly changed in years, still has the daily sound of local working fishing boats chugging out to sea to collect their catch; just like stepping back in time.
ON THE WATER FRONT
The south coast of Cornwall is a patchwork of sheltered coves with beaches the colour of Cornish cream and the best of it is perfect for messing about in boats. The Falmouth harbour area, where you find the great majority of Creekside Cottages, is best of all. It has mile upon mile of sheltered waters and numerous secluded, unspoiled and beautifully wooded rivers and estuaries just waiting to be explored.
Creekside Cottages offers a collection of individual properties, each one unique. Most of them overlook the water. Some are even cut off by the tide once in a while, though only for an hour or two, with the majority are situated just yards from the shore.
There is so much to do and see. You can explore the beautiful Roseland Peninsula by car, crossing the Truro River on the King Harry Ferry. You could go west to the spectacular Minack Theatre, a natural amphitheatre high on the cliffs near Land’s End, go east to the Eden Project, famous for its biodomes, or to the north coast for fine surfing and mile upon mile of sandy beaches. Just come and relax.