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Gaia

Widemouth Bay, Cornwall

From £3950 p/w

  • Sea View: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Parking: Yes
  • Pets: No
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Beach: 0 Metres
  • Arrival: Friday

Highlights

Walk to the Beach

You're already there: the beach is literally outside your front gate.

Best thing about

The wraparound views of the ocean, cliff path and sand dunes from the expansive glass walls in the living area.

The Details

  • Location

    Immerse yourself in the elements at Gaia, a name meaning Mother Earth, or goddess of the Earth. Experience a transformative stay on the rugged Widemouth Bay coastline where land meets the water. Here, ultra-modern eco living aligns with the harmony of the tides. Disconnect from everyday life and feel grounded and connected to the earth, nature and ocean around you, holidaying both luxuriously and sustainably.

    At a glance

    • Gaia is minimal and contemporary in style yet embodies that effortless beach vibe, inviting barefoot walks in your wetsuit straight down to the water.
    • Enjoy door to shore living with Gaia’s unbeatable location. You’ll be staying directly on the beach, where you can check the surf without even leaving your bed, and pop back during a day on the sand to grab lunch from the kitchen. Later on, listen to the waves as you fall asleep at night.
    • You’re seconds from great local facilities, including a surf hire directly next door and a beach café for brunching, lunching and coffee fixes all day long. Plus, direct access to the coast path seconds from your front gate means you can walk for miles.
    • Yet despite your central position, you’ll feel secure, with an electric gated entrance and a high walled garden creating a feeling of sanctuary without compromising the views.
    • Experience key and car free holidaying. Enter and leave Gaia with the touch of a button, no need to lock up. Head for a surf carrying nothing but your wetsuit and board. Leave the car behind and find everything you need on foot, with three pubs walking distance away, and Bude’s town centre a scenic walk along the coast (with buses running to and fro).
    • Soak up views of Black Rock Beach, the wild south end of Widemouth Bay, with rugged rocks, crashing waves, sunrises, sunsets, gulls, beach walkers and more. See it all from the comfort of your sofa or balcony.
    • Luxury eco-living with environmentally friendly features throughout, such as solar panels, heat pumps, and sustainably sourced products avoiding single-use waste.
    • Gaia impresses with grand entrance spaces and breezy open plan living, without compromising cosiness. You’ll find plenty of smaller spaces for relaxing and spreading out, with a cinema room, indoor sauna, garden hot tub and private roof terrace.
    • Indoor-outdoor living is encouraged, with architecture designed to draw your eyes to the sea, glass doors opening out to the garden and balcony, and skylights allowing natural sunlight to flood in.
    • Minimalist décor and design give that mind-clearing effect from the moment you step inside. Even on a multi-generational holiday where things may feel busy, this home inspires calm for all members of the family.
    • Guests will be treated to full size bath and body products bt our sister brand land&water.
    • Guests will also receive a voucher for Cornish Food Box worth £100 so you can choose your own welcome hamper and reduce any food wastage. This can be delivered and unpacked ready for your stay.

    The area

    Widemouth Bay is a long unspoilt stretch of sandy beach and craggy cliffs that is all about a sense of space, a 'big sky' feel and an endless horizon. In Cornwall's northern corner near the coastal town of Bude, this stretch of coastline is known for its great surf and watersports opportunities. With lifeguard cover throughout the summer season, Widemouth is a great spot for beginners and more seasoned surfers alike. The bay has a relaxed vibe, with a handful of pubs and cafes and friendly locals. It’s also the dream destination for those wanting to get away from it all, with plenty of rural beauty, countryside and coast path for miles either side.

    Three miles away, Bude has plenty of restaurants and a wide range of shops, from essential supermarkets to surf and lifestyle stores. If you're looking for some adrenaline-fuelled fun, there are all kinds of activities on offer nearby, including coasteering, surf, windsurf and kitesurf lessons, stand up paddleboarding, bike hire, canoeing and kayaking.

  • The Property

    First floor:

    • Upside down living designed to maximise the views, with the main living spaces and master bedroom on the first floor, and additional bedrooms on the ground floor.
    • Huge, open plan living space, dining area and kitchen on the first floor with incredible full-width glass sliding doors displaying a panoramic view of the bay. Here, watch the ocean’s moving canvas, with a view which changes every moment of the day. Watch the shifting colours of the sunrise and sunset, the tides as they ebb and flow, and the constant rhythm of morning surfers and busy beachgoers to those calm moments late in the evening as the sunbathers have dispersed and the sun dips behind the horizon.
    • Super soft resin flooring throughout the property, for the ultimate comfort and style.
    • The living space features three sofas and two armchairs, all uniquely designed and handmade for the retreat. Two glass coffee tables, a large skylight, Sonos speaker system, and curtains for privacy and to make the room cosy late in the evening.
    • The sofas all face the view, making the perfect conversation space where you can enjoy a glass of wine and chat into the night as you look out onto the ocean.
    • Large central dining table with overhanging feature lights, 10 chairs.
    • Fully equipped kitchen with Avalanche Unistone quartz worktops, double fridge/freezer with water filter, induction hob, double oven, extractor fan, kettle, toaster, large plate warmer for dinners, dishwasher and microwave.
    • Central island with sink and bar stools, a social centre point of the kitchen which could also serve as a cocktail station.
    • Statement staircase with hanging bulb feature.
    • Cinema room with 78-inch TV and large custom-made comfy sofa, made for movie night in stormy weather.
    • WC with basin.

    Ground floor:

    • Spa area with a built-in wooden Finnish sauna and a walk-in resin rainfall shower, and floor space for yoga and Pilates. The door from this room leads to the outdoor hot tub, meaning you can enjoy the full spa experience.
    • In this room you'll also find a games room space with 55-inch TV.
    • Handy utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, big basin and door access to the garden with hanging space for wetsuits and a hot outdoor shower – great for rinsing off the sand after a day on the beach.
    • WC with basin.
    • Travel cot and highchair available.
    • Underfloor heating throughout the retreat.

    Sleeping:

    • Show-stopping master bedroom on the first floor, with a superking size bed, freestanding bath overlooking the ocean, beautiful views of the sea from both the window and Juliette balcony.
    • Large master ensuite with walk-in resin rainfall shower, mirror, heated towel rail, WC and basin.
    • Master dressing room with wardrobe and shelf space.
    • Four bedrooms downstairs, all with ensuites, dressing rooms and doors to the garden.
    • Three king rooms with side tables, reading lamps, dressing rooms with wardrobe and shelf space, and ensuite bathrooms each with a walk-in resin rainfall shower, WC, basin, heated towel rail, mirror.
    • One twin room with dressing room with wardrobe, ensuite with walk-in resin rainfall shower, WC, basin, heated towel rail, mirror.

    Outside:

    • Large garden with a high wall for privacy, which also traps the warmth and creates a sheltered spot out of the coastal winds for sunbathing. Outdoor sofas, chairs and table. Hot tub. Hot outdoor shower.
    • Huge wrap around balcony, with large deck to the side for relaxing outdoors with views over the ocean and the coast path. Features outdoor sofa, chairs and table.
    • Roof terrace up the stairs, with a button-controlled skylight. The dreamiest outdoor space to enjoy the sky above you and the coast path and ocean all around you. Perfect for stargazing late at night, huddled up in a blanket on the comfy bean bags. Widemouth has ultra dark skies due to the lack of light pollution in the area, meaning you’ll likely spot constellations and shooting stars.
    • Large high-quality bean bags to be used indoors and outdoors.
    • Secure parking for five cars inside the gated drive, with an eco-friendly EV charger. Additional charge applies of £50 per car for stays up to seven nights.
  • Need to Know
    • Sorry, no pets allowed.
    • No smoking within the property or on the premises. 
    • Please note there is CCTV outside of the property for security purposes.
    • Full-sized land&water bath and body products are provided.
    • Guests will receive a voucher worth £100 from Cornish Food Box prior to they stay (included in the tariff).
    • Cautionary deposit of £750, due with full balance.
  • What can I walk to
    • Widemouth Bay, directly outside.
    • Black Rock Café, who serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, ice cream and more.
    • Black Rock Café surf hire.
    • Widemouth Manor pub.
    • Reubyn Ash Surf School.
    • Bay View Inn.
    • The Break Bar at the Beach House.
    • The Beach House shop.
    • Bude with its array of bars, restaurants, shops and more – a 3.2 mile walk along the South West Coast Path.
    • Summerleaze beach, Bude, with its tidal pool.
    • Crooklets beach, Bude.
    • Temple restaurant, Bude.

Guest Reviews

"Gaia is a luxurious property right beside the stunning beach at Widemouth Bay. You are literally a few steps from the beach and a few steps from the Cornish coast path. There is so much to keep everyone entertained, there was never be a dull moment in our holiday beside the sea. Surf and wetsuit rentals as well as surfing lessons are available close by. The cinema room is very well appointed and there is a hot tub and sauna. The owners have done a superb job creating a contemporary house but with cosy spaces to ensure people of all ages get the space and activities they need. Excellent WiFi is provided by a Starlink receiver, so you are not isolated from the benefits of modern technology despite being off the beaten path."
Charlie Carter, March 2024
"This is a very special place that my family will return to again and again no doubt. It is a haven from the busy-ness of many coastal locations. The views are simply breath-taking and the house is luxuriously appointed with every detail taken care of. I could just sit and watch the surfers from the lounge or one of the terraces all day! The beach is just a few steps away. With so much to do –sauna, cinema, hot-tub etc- you rarely feel the need to venture out. Pubs and a shop are a short walk on the coastal footpath if desired though. Gaia is full of thoughtful touches like the electric car charging point, outside shower, wetsuit rack etc. Highly recommended."
Keith Wilson, January 2024
"Gaia is a beautiful house in an amazing location just a few steps from the dramatic beach at Widemouth Bay. My family of six had an amazing stay. You can walk to three different pubs/restaurants if desired but we rarely ate out, the house is such a pleasure to stay in and the views from the dining table are stunning! In fact, you could park your car for a week or two and not take it out again.

It was a joy sometimes to simply watch the waves roll in and the ebb and flow of the tide. The bedrooms are all en-suite and luxuriously equipped. The garden is private and great for sunbathing or for younger children to play safely. See you soon!"
Bernadette Ambrusz, June 2023

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Gaia

Gaia

Widemouth Bay, Cornwall

From £3950 p/w