Discovering Tranquility: A Glimpse into Kres Kintyre Through the Eyes of the Owner

With stylish, recently-revamped interiors, a superb coastal location and generous layout, Kres Kintyre offers a superb base for an extra special holiday in Cornwall. Three bedrooms and three bathrooms have been dressed to impress whilst the open plan living, dining and kitchen space on the first floor offers a wonderful hub to the home in all seasons from sunny days to cooler stays. A landscaped terraced garden is located to the rear of the house with outside dining table and chairs. The white sands of Carbis Bay are within easy access or catch the branch line train and hug the coastline into St Ives. We spoke to the owners of Kres Kintyre, for their insight into what makes the home so wonderful…

One of my favourite things, when we visit Kres Kintyre, is the absolute peace I feel as we turn right, off St Ives Road onto Porthrepta Road. We are hit with the amazing vista of the clear blue/green sea, white waves lapping, with the Island at St Ives in the distance and Godrevy lighthouse on the horizon. Breathtaking! A feeling of calm descends as we follow the road to Boskerris Crescent and see our beautiful home.

The first thing we do is throw open the bifolds, put the kettle on (or open a beer – time dependant!) let Eddie (our cockapoo) run around and sniff inside and out and just take in the view and the space around us. 

We love the calm, open living space with the high vaulted ceiling. It’s such a bright and welcoming room. The furniture and artwork, chosen by Gems Interiors, gives the room a very relaxed, comfortable and sociable feel. Lots of space for us to sit and chat together which is what our time in Cornwall is all about. We adore the colour palette that the Gems Interiors team helped us decide upon – the turquoise, greens, natural fabrics are luxurious yet fresh and crisp. We love the peace and tranquillity of the house when it’s just the two of us and Eddie. Equally, we adore entertaining family and friends as the house lends itself to both situations. 

Usually, when we arrive, we’ll book a meal at La Casita on St Ives Road. It offers tasty tapas, paella, pizzas as well as chicken, fish and meat dishes as main meals. The staff are friendly and welcoming and it’s great to be able to walk there after our long drive from home. 

We’ll take a stroll down to Carbis Bay beach most mornings, just to soak up the beautiful views and really feel like we’re away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Deli is a great place to grab a coffee and have a bite to eat. It’s perfectly located to have a sit down and watch the world go by. Along with the Deli there are a few other restaurants to choose from, just by the beach. We’ve tried Walter’s on the Beach and the Beach Club Restaurant. Both are gorgeous. 

On Sundays we tend to go to The Gannet Inn for a Sunday roast. It really is my favourite place for a roast and it’s lovely and relaxing there. We sit in the comfy armchairs for a pre-dinner drink which makes for a very laid back evening out. 

Through the week, we often walk the coastal path to St Ives as we like a little mooch around the galleries and shops. It’s also a great place to explore and to find lovely restaurants and cafes. Our favourites include Silco: amazing small plates, locally sourced produce, menu a little bit different from the norm and the food tastes fabulous. Also, they make the best spicy margaritas I have ever tasted ! We love Scoff Troff and Porthmeor Cafe for breakfast/brunch and Talay Kitchen for fresh Thai food. We often get the train in the evening and if we time it right, can be in St Ives within 10 minutes from leaving our house. It’s a 3 minute train ride with beautiful views that never get old. 

We’ve stayed at Kres Kintyre in all seasons and weathers. Each brings a different feel to our stay. We loved being there over the New Year. We had some lovely winter sun as well as colder, rainy days. They gave us an excuse to just hunker down, chill out, watch films and read. Exactly what’s needed as well as days out and about. 

New Year’s Eve was an amazing event to be part of! We had family staying with us and friends staying in St Ives. All of us got into the spirit of things and donned our fancy dress outfits. Such fun and the atmosphere was amazing. The fireworks display was out of this world. Such wonderful memories for us all and a holiday that will definitely be repeated. 

Some of our favourite places to visit include Godrevy/Gwithian beach. Godrevy Cafe, by the National Trust car park, make amazing coffees and homemade food and cakes. We’ve also been to the Rockpool (kitchen by Lula) which we really enjoyed. I always must go and look at the seals at Mutton Cove, just past Godrevy Head. It’s fascinating to watch them interacting, swimming or just chilling out. There’s a lovely walk to Hell’s Mouth from there, the views are exhilarating from the cliff top coastal path. 

We also love to visit Marazion to walk on the beach or along the causeway, to see St Michael’s Mount. Porthcurno is also on our list of places to visit as the sea is always quite wild and makes us feel energised just watching it. The Minack Theatre is another favourite to visit. We saw the show Everybody’s Talking About Jamie last summer and it was both a stunning performance and venue. Other places we love include Mousehole, Sennen, Penzance, Newlyn, Praa Sands; the list is endless. 

There are so many places to visit that are a little further away. However, most places are within easy reach and are no further than an hour away: Lizard Point, St Agnes, Perranporth are also a few of our faves. 

It’s great not to get in the car every day and just enjoy the area of Carbis Bay. We’ve walked the coastal path over to Lelant on many occasions: stopping on the deserted Porthkidney Beach for Eddie to have a run around and ball throw. We love The Old Forge in Lelant and often go for a lunch. The food is fantastic and it has a lovely, cosy atmosphere. 

Book Kres Kintyre for your next Cornwall getaway like no other…