• Sea View: No
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Parking: Yes
  • Pets: Yes
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Beach: 250 metres
  • Arrival: Thursday
  • Sea View: No
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Parking: Yes
  • Pets: Yes
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Beach: 250 metres
  • Arrival: Thursday

Highlights

Walk to the beach

250 metres down past the Watergate Bay Hotel.

Best thing about

The sustainable, warm and characterful interiors, designed by Interior Design Masters winner Banjo Beale.

The Details

Location

Winnow is a four bedroomed, grass roofed eco-retreat, situated just moments from the shorefront of Watergate bay. It has been redesigned by Interior Design Masters season 3 winner Banjo Beale as the winning prize contract for the show. The retreat has been transformed with sustainability at its heart, using a mix of vintage and reclaimed furniture, along with natural textures and recycled fabrics. Banjo has created a warm, comfortable and light filled space with a natural colour palette and texture story, inspired by the wild Atlantic coast, craggy clay cliffs, wildflowers and sandy beaches. His aim was to create a “little ray of sunshine”, where guests feel a summer glow from winter to summer, and where the outside has been bought in.

Banjo was known on the show to create a character who he imagined in each of his designs, and Winnow is no exception. Winnow's characters are the 'cool parents' of a childhood friend, an artist and a marine biologist who travel the world, collecting art and ephemera, and always land back in Watergate Bay in their large seaside abode, where their children, grandchildren and dogs reunite, sharing seafood feasts at long tables and reading in pillowy armchairs and daybeds.

To find out more about the story behind the interiors and the redesign process, read our interview with Banjo here.

Where is it?

Winnow is part of the Village, a development which blends into the cliffside overlooking Watergate bay.

The beat of your heart in the surf, the taste of fried fish and juicy burgers, the sea salt on your skin, the sight of people dotted about, lively and smiling, in and out of the topaz blue sea. It's all part and parcel of Watergate bay, the adrenalin junkie's paradise which embodies the spirit of the North Cornwall coast.

Scarlet sunsets set the sky alight as you dine in the swanky beachfront eateries or sip a warming hot chocolate on the sand. Watergate's two miles of sand are popular with families, couples and dogs alongside surfers and thrill seekers. Stride out on a long ramble or short jaunt along the coast path, with nearby walks to Newquay's seven bays or Mawgan Porth.

Plunge into watersports lessons from the Extreme Academy, where you can try your hand at surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and kite surfing. The beach is exposed to incoming swell from the Atlantic, making it an excellent place for water activities.

The lively atmosphere at Watergate is as constant as the tides, with vibrant music festivals and surf competitions running throughout the year.

The Property

  • A sustainably designed retreat with bespoke furnishings that tell a story of the surrounding coastal area.
  • Large, light filled open plan living, dining and kitchen space with a barrel rolled ceiling.
  • Floor to ceiling glass doors lead to the wide private balcony, the perfect spot for a breakfast in the sea air or a nightcap under the moon.
  • Living space features a custom designed velvet corner sofa, chairs made from Pinatex sustainable pineapple leather, studio chair from Buchannan Studio, large coffee table, additional chairs made from recycled plastic bottles, side tables, parasol style hanging lampshades and 47" HD widescreen television with Sky+ Freeview.
  • The living space has a beach house feel and brings the outdoors in with Charred timber cladding, creating a natural, textural element that draws the eye back out to the view.
  • Living space also features leafy plants, sea themed photography prints by Kara Rosenlund and framed illustrations by Sam Scales.
  • Full width sliding glass doors opening onto a generous deck with views across the valley and headland.
  • Dining area with Galvin Brothers dining table and suspended feature lampshade made from an upcycled Hungarian chicken coop, and large plant.
  • Breakfast bar with four stools and suspended feature lampshades of two wicker parasols from Ibiza.
  • Kitchen with cupboard doors made from rough sawn oak by a local carpenter, antique brass handles, induction hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge-freezer.
  • Separate laundry room with washer and tumble dryer.
  • Cloakroom with bespoke wallpaper by Interior Design Masters runner up Amy Davies Design, with basin and WC.
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, travel cot and high chair.
  • Ecologically sustainable features such as sedum roofs, air source heat pumps and bris soleil temperature control.
  • Underfloor heating throughout.

Sleeping:

  • Four unique and exquisitely designed bedrooms with a calming ambience, created using furnishings sourced from antique and collector’s fairs and reclaimed, upcycled and second-hand pieces.
  • Each bedroom features natural textures like linen, rattan and wood, layered with lots of cushions, relaxed furniture and locally themed artwork.
  • Beach house style double bedroom with super king size bed, wall-mounted TV, built in wardrobe, bedside tables, wooden panelled walls, reclaimed elm console table, Internet radio, and doors to patio.
  • En-suite bathroom with double walk in rainfall shower, free standing double ended bath, feature panelled wall, basin, WC and heated towel rail.
  • Further double bedroom with super king size bed, velvet chair, built in wardrobe, bedside tables, wall-mounted TV and doors to patio.
  • En-suite bathroom with double walk in rainfall shower, free standing double ended bath, basin, WC and heated towel rail.
  • Double bedroom with zip and link bed (available as twin or super king size double) plus pull-out single truckle bed (70cm x 180cm), wall-mounted TV, built in wardrobe, bedside tables, antique features such as a ship diorama, old wooden drums, artwork and woven Orkney Chair.
  • Double bedroom with zip and link bed (available as twin or super king size double) plus pull-out single truckle bed (70cm x 180cm), wall-mounted TV, built in wardrobe, bedside tables, and doors to patio.
  • Large 'Jack and Jill' style en-suite bathroom (directly accessed from both double/twin bedrooms) with bath, walk in shower, concrete basins, WC and heated towel rail.

Outside:

  • Full-width first floor veranda with outdoor chairs from local maker Mena Woodwork and sustainable outdoor table, the perfect space to dine on fresh mussels with white wine and listen to the crash of the waves below.
  • Ground floor patio area, for a space to relax in private.
  • Store room with wetsuit rack and outside surf shower.
  • Designated parking for two cars.

Need to Know

  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (additional charge applies).
  • No smoking within the property or anywhere on the premises.
  • Cautionary deposit of £250, due with full balance.
  • Short breaks available outside of school holidays.
  • Book a 3 or 5 night break and get an extra 2 nights free. This offer is only available after October half-term and before Easter, excluding school holidays. Only available to book by telephone on 01637 861005.
  • Please note the Boardmasters music festival takes place in Watergate Bay in early August every year. Please check with our reservations team for the exact dates and the noise levels before booking.

What can I walk to

  • Watergate Bay beach.
  • The Extreme Academy sports school.
  • The Beach Hut restaurant.
  • Watergate Bay Hotel including the Living Space and Zacry's restaurant.
  • Shop on the Beach lifestyle store.
  • Wax public house
  • Emily Scott Food.
  • The clifftop walk to Porth beach (2 miles).
  • Newquay and its selection of beaches, shops and restaurants (2.5 miles).
  • Mawgan Porth, a half an hour walk along the coast path in the opposite direction.
  • Bedruthan Steps.

Guest Reviews

Winnow is an amazing property with the most fantastic balcony. It was sheltered and a real suntrap with plenty of room and wonderful views. Well equipped kitchen with everything needed for self catering. Light, airy bedrooms with comfortable beds. Luxury en suite much appreciated. Tea, coffee etc. on arrival very welcome.
Winnow was amazing. We were blown away by the feeling of space, the quiet location close to the beach, the luxury bathrooms, the amazing deck, the easy step onto the coast path etc. It was the best holiday let we have ever taken.
Amazing place to stay very well presented, spacious and all you need! Balcony views amazing.
We always enjoy our autumn break at Watergate Bay and love staying at The Village. Winnow was really clean,spacious and well appointed. We will definitely be back!

Special Offers

Book a 3 or 5 night break and get an extra 2 nights free. This offer is only available after October half-term and before Easter, excluding school holidays. Only available to book by telephone on 01637 861005.

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