Escape to the North Cornish coast over the festive season, with a break with Latitude50. With their collection of beautiful coastal homes, Latitude50 have some of the most stunning houses, apartments and cottages in the South West, based around Port Isaac, Daymer Bay, Polzeath and Rock.
Here are just a few of the houses available over the holidays..
TREGLYN FARMHOUSE in Rock, Cornwall https://www.latitude50.co.uk/explore-our-properties/north-cornwall/rock/treglyn-farmhouse
Availability from 20th December £4290 for 7 nights (Sleeps 10)
Combining original features with modern-day luxuries, this quintessential Cornish farmhouse boasts half an acre of grounds, a bubbling hot tub and far-reaching countryside views, all within easy reach of the wild surf at Polzeath and the brown-sugar sands of Rock. Treglyn Farmhouse can be found down a flower-lined country lane, where vibrant cow parsley meets soft pink campion in the summer, and holly sparkles in the winter. This Grade-II listed farmhouse (formerly the original farmhouse at Treglyn Farm which dates back to 1844), has been lovingly restored. Bursting with both original features and modern interiors, this country retreat is sure to delight every member of the family.
With spacious interiors and cosy nooks, there is plenty of room to spread out and enjoy pure rest and relaxation. The brand new farmhouse kitchen has everything you need to prepare Christmas lunch. The sumptuous dining room provides the most beautiful backdrop for a dining experience (if you don't feel like cooking why not enlist a private chef?).
The soft pink hues and squishy sofas belonging to the lounge combine to create the most relaxing of atmospheres. Younger members of the family will love the snug - the ideal spot for movie nights and holiday board games. Spend winter days cosy beside the roaring log fire or swathed in blankets as you toast marshmallows around the firepit. Sink into the jets of the jacuzzi bath (in the family bathroom) to reinvigorate muscles after a day stomping the South West Coastal Path.
As night falls, retreat to the bubbling hot tub with your favourite local tipple and share tales of the day gone by. A day's dose of fresh sea air draws sleepy souls up the softly carpeted stairs to a pick of five blissful bedrooms. Tumble into the crisp white linens and sumptuous velvet throws of the master bedroom, where a walk-in wardrobe and shower room are hidden behind the moss-coloured wood cladding. Wake to the sound of bird song and views across the misty patchwork valley from the sash windows.
Henry’s in Port Isaac –https://www.latitude50.co.uk/explore-our-properties/north-cornwall/port-isaac/henrys
Sleeps 6, Available from 20th December for 7 nights £1790
Perched on the edge of the harbour, this luxury coastal retreat provides the ultimate location to immerse yourself in the enchanting village of Port Isaac. Tantalizing options for foodies and miles of scenic footpaths are the ingredients for a truly indulgent holiday filled with coastal adventures.
'Henry's' is coined from the original resident Henry, a well-known village character who ran the shop that sits below. Inside this white-washed, weather-beaten retreat, guests are treated to a delightful contrast of old and new. Exposed beams meet glistening chandeliers and sash windows frame the ever-changing coastal scenes. On calm days, watch fishing boats bob on the water. In winter take refuge by the crackling fire as storms rage against the harbour wall out to sea.
Tales of shipwrecks and smugglers surround Henry's (and the adjacent buildings) which date back to the eighteenth century. A smuggler's tunnel even runs from the pub next door right the way to a sea cave in the harbour. Henry's was formerly a net loft for the local fishing fleet where nets would be hauled in to be washed and repaired. After loving refurbishment by the Lewellyn-Bowens, Henry's now offers guests a unique and glamourous base in the heart of the village.
In the social spaces, glossy black floorboards contrast with the fresh white beams above. Soft blue walls reflect Henry's tranquil coastal surroundings. In the galley kitchen, exposed timbers above hold marks indicating that they once belonged to ships who braved the vast Atlantic Ocean. Smuggler's tales speak of a hidden staircase behind the fireplace in the kitchen at Henry's but it has never been found. Here, you can watch fishermen return with the catch of the day as you wait for the kettle to boil for that important first cup of tea. A statement dining table provides the ultimate setting for holiday feasts. After windswept walks on the sand, throw some logs on the fire and warm toes as you share tales of the day gone by. Behind the log burner sits part of an original clome oven where many delicious loaves would have been baked. As night falls, retreat up to the plush lounge. Here sumptuous navy sofas and black and white scenes of Port Isaac create an elegant background for evening tipples.
As the day's dose of sea air draws sleepy souls up the softly carpeted stairs, three small but perfectly formed bedrooms offer a peaceful refuge. On the first floor, discover two bedrooms finished in calming tones of blush and lavender with a cosmos of stars dotted across the ceiling above. Those young at heart will delight in climbing the narrow staircase up to the woodland-themed bedroom. Here, you can sleep under the eaves and wake to seagulls soaring in the sky above through the Velux window.
Driftwood, Polzeath https://www.latitude50.co.uk/explore-our-properties/north-cornwall/polzeath/driftwood
Sleeps 4 and available 20-12-2021 (7 nights) £2035
Occupying one of the most coveted spots in central Polzeath, this contemporary haven boasts its very own sun-drenched roof garden complete with outdoor kitchen and log burner (not to mention panoramic views out to sea). Imagine waking on Christmas morning to a champagne breakfast looking out over the beach and surf - bliss!
Rise with the sun, spread yoga mats across the roof garden and stretch into the morning before lacing up walking boots and exploring hidden coves and soaring clifftops nearby. Luxurious interiors provide a welcome refuge for your return. As the sun starts to sink above the rolling surf, return to the roof garden, throw some logs on the outdoor log burner, and enjoy your front row seat to a famous Polzeath sunset.
Inside, daylight floods into the open plan social spaces through floor to ceiling glass doors. Warm herringbone floors meet crisp white walls with accents of soft blue. The smell of fresh coffee in the morning will lure you to the chic breakfast bar. Here you can plan the day's coastal adventures before heading out for a hearty breakfast at one of the fantastic local restaurants, just a stone's throw away.