Unique Home Stays are the very best in luxurious self-catering staycations, and the list of amazing properties gets even better in Cornwall. With more and more of us choosing to stay in the UK we can see why the ever glorious Cornish coastline has become a popular escape from the hustle and bustle of city and town life. Whether you are looking for a property that is perfect for the whole family or a romantic escape for two we have chosen three of our favourite (and very quirky) places to stay…
A picture is worth a thousand words and Butterfield House is simply stunning. Set within 12 acres of gardens high on a hill overlooking the village of St Mawgan, you are sure to not be disappointed by the panoramic views. A short walk from the north coast and golden sands of Mawgan Porth, Butterfield House is in the ideal location for a summer family escape or a long weekend to catch up with friends. What first appears to be grand in both character and style, this idyllic self-catering home is calm and relaxed.
Bursting with fun things to keep families of all ages and sizes entertained, the property boasts an outdoor heated pool, its very own library, a piano, home cinema and outdoor area with swings and zipwire. Let’s not forget plenty of woodland to build dens and let the imagination run wild in the sunshine. A large barbecue and sun terrace offers a spot for long lazy lunches.
For a change of scenery or for explorers the coastal position of Butterfield House means that a secluded beach is not far away. Enjoy a day on the beach with a picnic, visit the Merlin Golf Club, Eden project or simply take a stroll through the surrounding Cornish countryside. This place has it all!
The property sleeps up to 12 guests. Children and two dogs over the age of 12 months are welcome. For more information on Butterfield House or to make a reservation click here.
Firefly is the ultimate Cornish hideaway for two. Radiating rustic charm the woodcutter’s cabin has a hot tub and wildlife pond offering a back to nature style experience – but with all the mod cons. Located via North Cornwall’s country lanes in a tiny hamlet near Mawgan Porth, the timber-clad ‘shack’ is more than it seems…
In the summer the outside fire offers the ideal place for BBQ’s or sit on one of the rocking chairs and stargaze. In the winter curl up by the fire indoors and watch that favourite movie on Netflix – this place is great no matter the time of year.
The pared back feeling of this log cabin style home stay is so refreshing. Organic flora surrounding the home provides a cocoon from the outside world. So you can it in the hot tub and listed to wildlife or turn on the Sonos.
Just round the corner from Firefly are some of Cornwall’s best spas, beaches, Watergate Bay (where you can indulge in a champagne cocktail or two) – or stay put and cook something slow in the AGA then enjoy it al fresco.
This home is a great place to stay for lone travellers and couples, babes in arms and two well-behaved dogs are welcome (at an additional charge). To make a reservation or to find out more visit the Unique Home Stays website here.
Gwendolyn is impressive to say the least. Full of rustic riches both inside and out, this elegant self-catering cottage in Perranporth is praiseworthy. The thatched luxury cottage is the ideal escape all year round. In the summer sit outside under twinkling lights roasting marshmallows over the fire pit and in the winter sit by the fire or enjoy a relaxed dinner in the ever light and bright garden room.
Indoors we love that the rooms at Gwendolyn have been designed with soft hues and exposed floorboards to create a calm and restful escape. Outside you will find an alfresco barbecue and soft seating area complete with a hot tub. Nearby enjoy a feast at the large outdoor dining table whilst taking in the glorious coastal views.
Just a stone’s throw from the North Cornwall coast, there’s plenty to do once you’re done relaxing and feel like venturing out pack up your towels and spades and head to the Perranporth beach. A haven for surfers and families alike because of the sand bar – the only bar on the beach in the whole of the UK! As well as beaches there is the Newquay Zoo and aquarium, Reen Manor Riding stables (to fulfil those long lost dreams of riding a horse on the beach) or enjoy a music festival. You will not get bored here we guarantee it!
Gwedolyn sleeps up to six guests. The property welcomes children and two dogs (at an additional charge). For more information or to make a reservation click here.
Images, Unique Home Stays, David Curran & Mark Watts