Whilst the question of a holiday this year remains uncertain, mentally escape to a tranquil spot outdoors by browsing some of Cornwall’s most desirable holiday homes. Daydreaming aside, this might be the perfect opportunity to snap up these sell-out properties for 2021!
Verdun, Whitsand Bay
Studded on the cliffs of the South Cornwall coastline, Verdun makes the most of three-mile-long Whitsand Bay below, with immense sea views visible from every window. The cosy, coastal home sleeps two and its design focused living space, alfresco dining and summer house make it a hit with romantics. Pad through the house (it has underfloor heating), head outside onto the decking and up the steps to soak in their hot tub. Whitsand Bay is something of a hidden gem in Cornwall, and views of the long stretches of coastline, that are usually less busy than other areas, can be taken in from the warmth of the bubbles.
Home Farm, North of Porthleven
Sleeping ten, the Georgian house is the perfect spot for celebrations or family gatherings. The garden is a beautiful space for socialising, be it at the long outside table, in the steaming outdoor hot tub or huddled around the fire pit. Inside, there is plenty of space for cooking while entertaining and a cinema room. The interior of the cottage mixes clean, luxurious contemporary design with cosy farmhouse heritage, the result is a colourful and calming interior that sets the tone for your stay.
Harbour Moon, Mousehole
When we think ‘retreat’, we also think Harbour Moon cottage, tucked in a cosy nook in the picturesque village of Mousehole. The one-bedroom lodge is right on the harbour, so expect to watch little boats bobbing on the shore while sinking into the sofa. The open plan living area is styled with Mousehole in mind, with its stone walls exposed and a focus on light. Muster up the strength to leave the wood burner and shops, art galleries and pub lunches are all within a couple minutes walking distance.
Black Moon, St Ives
Black Moon is a stunning seaside apartment with a twist. The bedroom is furnished with dark tiles and stone, and lavish fluffy fur cushions are dotted around the living area. Glass doors in the living room open up to a full length view of the sea lapping below. Its big secret is- get ready- a trap door that opens up to a private cove hidden beneath the living room, perfect for drinking in the sunset with a bottle in hand.
The Lobster Pot, Porthcothan
Bright and airy, the Lobster Pot’s interiors are clean and white, as if it had washed up straight from the beach. The coastal décor continues outside in the private garden where alfresco dining on the decking is encouraged and provided for. The outdoor kitchen offers a BBQ and grill, and a table to take coffee in the sunshine. A short drive from a handful of different beaches, the Lobster Pot promises a lot of variety when it comes to exploring and a tranquil resting spot to head back to.