250 metres down past the Watergate Bay Hotel.
The sustainable, warm and characterful interiors, designed by Interior Design Masters winner Banjo Beale.
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.
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 with Wavehunters, 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.
Book a 3 or 5 night break and get an extra 2 nights free. This offer is available from November to Easter (excluding school holidays). To claim one of these offers, book a 5 or 7 night stay and use code 5FOR3 or 7FOR5 on the checkout page, or book by telephone on 01637 861005.
Watergate Bay, Cornwall