Stay in cool coastal luxury and immerse yourself in Cornwall’s natural playground, the North Cornish Coast. Ivy Cottage has recently been transformed from a traditional family home into an enviable country house and, with the inspired interior ideas of a local designer, sets the scene for your stylish coastal holiday with friends and family. Located just minutes from the golden sands of Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth and the cosmopolitan harbour town of Padstow, Ivy Cottage is the perfect holiday destination. Ivy Cottage offers 5 beautiful bedrooms and 4 contemporary bathrooms, a large kitchen and dining space, separate living room and ample outside space from chic terrace to lush green paddock. Private gated parking for up to 4 cars. Ivy Cottage welcomes up to 2 well behaved dogs.
Tucked away behind wooden gates, arrive to this picture perfect coastal Grade II listed cottage typical of the North coast region. The welcoming porch leads into the living room, a warm and relaxing ambiance with ample seating for all be it cosy afternoon beside the inglenook fire for tea or gather together for pre-dinner aperitif. Lead into the kitchen and dining space, a wonderful light filled hub to the house with open plan layout leading onto the generous terrace. The kitchen really is a budding chef’s dream, smart and sleek and perfect for holiday cooking from celebratory dinners to lazy Sunday brunches. Take time to enjoy family suppers and long overdue catch ups with fine Cornish food at the beautiful bespoke dining table with ample seating for up to 10 guests. Children will enjoy the perfect ‘toddler table’ for an early tea which has been thoughtfully positioned. A generous walk in shower room is located on the ground floor, a useful boot room come utility room and the first of the bedrooms, a charming ground floor super king zip/lock (can be set as a twin on request) with cottage beams and country style décor. A central staircase leads to the 1st floor with 4 boutique style bedrooms and further family bathroom. There are 2 master bedrooms to choose from each with a unique interior style and cool coastal colour palette from soft whites to muted greys. Indulgent ensuite bathrooms complete the luxury ambiance with walk in rain showers and stylish fixtures. A further 2 bedrooms are again worthy of any boutique hotel, choose from a twin or double each offering a relaxed space after a day on the coast. The family bathroom is oh so stylish with wonderful claw foot bath and walk in rain shower.
From the moment you arrive the unique sense of style and creativity showcases the individualism Ivy Cottage presents today. A thoughtful and considered layout welcomes the laid back lifestyle enjoyed with a North Cornish holiday. Spacious bedrooms are complemented with the very best beds and furnishings, reclaimed and industrial vintage finds add charm and character whilst stripped wood floor boards and exposed stone work evoke the original build of this Cornish cottage. Framed surf scenes from local photographers and vintage surfboards evoke the beach culture of nearby Watergate Bay.
A large driveway to the front with gated entrance offers ample parking for up to 4 cars comfortably. After a day at the beach, follow the ‘sandy feet’ signage to a well placed outdoor heated shower, just perfect for a post surf warm up and de-salt station. To the rear of Ivy Cottage is a beautiful terraced garden with large chunky wooden dining table and bench style seating welcoming al fresco dining from sun up to sunset. This versatile space offers a private and safe haven for children to play whilst adults soak up the Cornish sunshine. Planted beds offer pockets of colour from Spring to Summer. Above the terrace, stretch out to the paddock and enjoy the luxury of this lush green space for a family games tournament be it cricket or football or capture the last of the sunset from your private vantage point. The golden sands of Watergate Bay are within walking distance (approx. 10 mins walk) or just a minutes drive. Watergate Bay is a mecca for all things sporty from bodyboarding and surfing, kite surfing to land buggying, the experienced crew at The Extreme Academy are on hand for inspiration. If eating out is a favourite family pastime then a reservation at Jamie Olivers Fifteen on the beach is highly recommended or keep it simple and tasty at The Beach Hut. Further afield the tempting restaurants of Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth are located within Padstow just a short drive away. From your holiday door, step out along the coastal path for some of the best seascapes in Cornwall leading along the coastline to Mawgan Porth.
Bring friends and family together at Ivy Cottage in all seasons, short breaks are available through early Spring and Autumn/Winter or swap your city heels for summer sandals and enjoy a longer summer stay in true Cornish style.