The Village at Watergate Bay
Watergate Bay, Cornwall
Three nights at a chic beach retreat in North Cornwall, staying in an elegant self-catering two or four-bedroom eco-friendly apartment
When The Guardian newspaper reviewed The Village at Watergate Bay upon its opening in 2010, they described the eco-homes as "just about the perfect beach pad" - off to a good start then. Set just north of Newquay, these contemporary homes have been built into the cliffside, minutes from the beach. Some properties effortlessly command stunning views over the bay, and with floor-to-ceiling windows and your own private balcony you'll have plenty of scope to enjoy them.
This is your chance to experience the epitome of beachside living and relax in beach-chic style. Catch the morning surf, revive yourself with sea air, shake the salt from your hair, feel the sand in between your toes and gaze over the ever-changing sunsets. Spend the day touring for local produce, from Fifteen Cornwall Autumn Farmers' Market for vegetables and fish to Bre-Pen Farm for succulent free-range lamb. With two of Cornwall's most popular restaurants nearby (Jamie Oliver's Fifteen is just a 3-minute walk away), there are some excellent choices for eating out too.
The Village's eco-achievements are admirable. Sedum roofs help the homes maintain their temperature year round and teamed with air-source heat pumps and high-efficiency lighting, their energy usage over winter never outweighs that of boiling a kettle. Impressive stuff!
All the homes in The Village at Watergate Bay are decorated to a contemporary but relaxed standard. Wooden floors and large windows echo a New England beach house-style, giving off a laid-back barefoot vibe. Master bedrooms boast super king-size beds and a wall-mounted TV, and en-suite bathrooms have both a shower enclosure and a free-standing bath. Other bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and king-size or twin beds. All of The Village's homes are complete with a private patio with an outside surf shower.
- Electric fireplace
- Wide-screen TV
- DAB radio
- DVD/CD and iPod docking station
The Village at Watergate Bay is designed on a self-catering basis. Kitchens are therefore fully equipped with an induction hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with freezer compartment. There are plenty of opportunities to sample the local produce in the area, be it through farmers' markets, farm shops or local restaurants. Plus, two of Cornwall's most popular restaurants are nearby - The Beach Hut and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall.
Watergate Bay is beautifully located on the North Cornwall coast, with its long beaches and rugged coastline. It's easily accessible from the east on the A39 road, or from the west on the A30. It lies 3.5 miles from Newquay, also home to the nearest train station.
The best bit...
- Living a beach-chic life in these laid-back homes right by the sand
- Falling asleep to the sounds of the sea
- Tasting local delights in Cornwall's best restaurants nearby
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