Instagram-worthy escapes in Cornwall
February 10, 2020
Let’s face it, we all want great Insta snaps from our holidays, so we can show-off on social media and share all the great places we visit. All of our properties are beautifully designed and will look great on your feed, but these are our top picks to really wow your friends and followers.
Strand Line, Porthcothan, sleeps 4
If it’s good enough to be featured in the stylish Coast magazine, then it’s definitely going to look good on your Insta feed. Most of the interior design that features in this cosy cabin is upcycled from materials found on nearby beaches, so it makes a great story too. Don’t worry, there’s no shortage of mod cons fused with the rustic feel, including a pod coffee machine, digital TV and a SONOS sound bar.
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The Meadow, Whitsand Bay, sleeps 4
What this cosy and petite ‘beach hut’ styled cabin lacks in size, it more than makes up for with its massive views across the glittering expanse of Whitsand Bay and Rame Head. With double glass doors opening out from the living room to the sea-facing garden, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of the log fire to snap perfect pictures of the scenery. However, when the sun shines, you’ll no doubt want to enjoy the ocean views and briny air from the decking or the beach.
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12 AT 270 North, Fistral, sleeps 6
Surely overlooking the surfing capital of the UK is Insta-worthy enough, what with epic waves, pro surfers and a stunning sandy beach in view? This stylish apartment is tucked away from the crowds, yet close to the water’s edge. So you get the eye-popping panorama of the world-famous surfing beach, as well as a swanky abode with a full-width balcony, which is the perfect spot to kickback and enjoy the sublime sunsets.
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The Tower, Praa Sands, sleeps 8
You’ll feel like royalty staying in this fairy tale castle, perched on the cliff tops overlooking Mounts Bay. Grade II-listed and built as a retreat for a marine biologist in 1775, it’s also rumoured to have been a hideout for one of Cornwall’s most famous smugglers – John Cater, a.k.a. the King of Prussia. The opulent interior and the commanding seascapes rival for attention, but the finest 360-degree views can be captured from the turrets of your private terrace.
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Ivy Cottage, Watergate Bay, sleeps 10
One of the most stunning surf beaches in Cornwall, the two-mile stretch of Watergate Bay is close to our hearts and high on the list of Cornwall’s top Instagram beaches. So it goes without saying that the pictures of you posing with surfboards or sipping cocktails in the swanky venue of the Beach Hut will look great on your profile. Footsteps from the enviable beach life, make yourself at home in a traditional family cottage that’s been revamped into a luxury coastal retreat, where you can hunker by the fire and let the kids run wild in the paddock.
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Oakfield, Widemouth Bay, sleeps 6
Sink into the hot tub and peer over rolling countryside to the ocean, and you’ll feel so relaxed that your social media feed will probably be the last thing on your mind. However, if you want to stoke your status with idyllic images, there’s plenty of opportunity from this designer retreat in a peaceful Cornish hamlet. It’s a challenging 30-40 minute stomp to reach the rugged beach of Crackington Haven, or a swift 10 minutes by car. However, with French doors to fling open in almost every room, you can let the outside in and clap your eyes on the ocean hues with no effort whatsoever.
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Leeward House, St Agnes, sleeps 7
Staying here will make you feel more like you’re in a luxurious tree house than a beach retreat. Yet just 600-metres from the shoreline of Trevaunance cove, you can peer through the canopies to glimpse the Atlantic rollers on the doorstep. A serene location, with floor-to-ceiling windows, a hot tub on the decking and plenty of mod cons housed in the designer space, you’ll be spoilt for choice for striking images to fill your Insta feed.
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Greenwaves, Perranporth, sleeps 8
When you stay in a property decked out by one of Cornwall’s top interior designers, you know there will be plenty of details worth capturing on your camera. So when three floors of contemporary design are teed with majestic views of Perranporth’s sweeping sands, it’s not going to be difficult to get some spectacular snapshots. Stepping straight out onto the three miles of sands hemming a surfy seaside town, your photo reel will be filled with memories of ice creams on the beach, splashing in the waves and maybe a round of golf by the sea.
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Gooden Heane, Portreath, sleeps 6
Perched in a prime cliff-top location and boasting breathtaking views from almost every room, this brand new designer property features all the credentials to be a hit on Insta. Check the waves from bed, bask in the ocean scenery that floods into the living through floor-to-ceiling windows, and make yourself at home in the contemporary coastal décor fused with high-spec amenities. Just a 10-minute stroll from the sand and shingle beach, surf shops, café and village life, it’s the perfect location to lap up beach life in style.
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Samphire Cottage, Widemouth Bay, sleeps 6
Country living meets beach style in this glam cottage just five minutes from Widemouth Bay. Tucked away in a tranquil location where you can truly get away from it all, original details such as the beamed ceilings, stone walls and a country-style kitchen beg to be photographed. Pack a picnic and amble 35 minutes through fields and woodland to the beauty that’s Millook beach, or enjoy a romantic picnic in the secluded garden with far-reaching sea views. If you can drag yourself away from lazy days by the log burner or in the sun loungers, it’s just five minutes’ drive to the seaside Mecca of Bude’s Widemouth Bay.
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