Cottage http://www.nicheretreats.co.uk/ en Spotlight on Pentire View, Cornwall http://www.nicheretreats.co.uk/blog/spotlight-pentire-view-cornwall <span class="field-wrapper">Spotlight on Pentire View, Cornwall</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span>Leah Smith</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Wed, 03/28/2018 - 13:13</span> <div> <p><strong>Pentire View is a luxury property accommodating up to six guests with private parking for two cars and ideally situated to explore Cornwall with family and friends. Close to Padstow, Wadebridge and the local sandy beaches; yet set in relaxing rural surroundings away from the maddening crowd.</strong>   With its contemporary modern eco-design, it makes the best use of the sun providing a light and airy relaxing living space with solar powered heating and a surprisingly welcoming homely warmth during colder seasons.</p> <p>There is a sun room on the ground floor adjacent to the fully-equipped kitchen and landscaped rear patio garden. If the weather is good you can catch some rays in the sun-trapped patio.  Either way, great to enjoy your morning coffee, newspaper and plan your day ahead.</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group" class="align-center"> <img alt="Sitting Room of Pentire View" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="576da772-3e1b-4c94-8fc7-9670f0f3e209" src="/sites/nicheretreats.co.uk/files/inline-images/p00415_downstairs_lounge.jpg" /> <figcaption>Sitting Room of Pentire View</figcaption> </figure> <p>Pentire View is situated between Wadebridge and Padstow and is only a short drive from the seven Sandy Bays near Padstow:</p> <p><strong>Wadebridge</strong></p> <p>Once known as a thriving market town in the days where livestock were sold here, Wadebridge is now better known for its arts and crafts shops and a wide variety of independent retailers, meaning it stands out from many modern high streets these days!  Set alongside the river Camel, the town affords a range of activities and places to see - from historic houses to adventure parks, it has its own cinema ensuring that all ages are catered for. There is a great selection of restaurants, cafes, pubs and takeaways, serving a range of regional and international dishes so whatever your preference, you'll be spoilt for choice. If you're looking for a quality bottle of wine to go, Wadebridge Wines is an excellent place to go.  For those wanting to try something a little more active, you can have a go at sailing or other water sports, cricket, tennis, golf and bowls. There is also a leisure centre with facilities including a swimming pool. It is also a gateway to the Camel Trail - the old railway line which can take you one way to Padstow or the other way to Bodmin. 17 miles of traffic free walking, cycling and horse riding.  Leading to Padstow, the path wends its way alongside the riverbank through this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its abundant wildlife. The estuary is a favourite stopping off point for migrant wading birds (up to 90 species) who feed on the fertile mud flats during their journey to and from the northern breeding grounds.</p> <p><strong>Padstow</strong></p> <p>Padstow is an historic fishing port with a maze of picturesque narrow streets of stone, colour-washed and slate cottages and a working harbour. The harbour is, of course, the pivot around which the whole town revolves and, because there is always something going on, visitors are drawn to the seats around the quay. There is something very therapeutic about watching the world go by from this interesting spot.  </p> <figure role="group" class="align-center"> <img alt=" Padstow Harbour" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="85b4efd0-ee14-4011-83ae-0e9a0542a90c" src="/sites/nicheretreats.co.uk/files/inline-images/padstow-cornwall_0.jpg" /> <figcaption> Padstow Harbour</figcaption> </figure> <p>If you prefer you can relax, look around the shops and art galleries or treat your taste buds in the fantastic range of eateries. In recent years, Padstow has gained a reputation as a foodie’s heaven, with many excellent restaurants, cafes and pubs.  The rise of celebrity chefs such as Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw has helped this along.  Additionally, you can try your hand at the Seafood Cookery School, learning how to prepare and cook several fish dishes and other culinary delights.</p> <p>There are many activities to enjoy in this area, such as regular boat trips, scenic walks along beautiful coastal paths, crazy golf or even a spot of fishing.  Also, only a short walk leads you to a beach in the estuary or why not hop on the ferry across the estuary to Rock.</p> <p>Christmas in Padstow is a very special time when the town is decorated with numerous Christmas lights. Mid December is also the time for late night Christmas shopping when local bands, street buskers and the Padstow carollers take to the streets and many shops and pubs offer mulled wine and festive snacks. </p> <p>Within a short drive of Padstow, there are opportunities to go horse riding or go-karting. The area has no shortage of golden sandy beaches where you can go rock-pooling, surfing or swimming. TripAdvisor travellers voted Padstow and the surrounding area the 10th best beach destination in the UK.</p> <p><strong>The 7 Bays</strong></p> <p>1. <strong>Treyarnon Bay</strong> - A narrow but long sandy bay at low tide, with plenty to interest the young and old thanks to its surrounding rock pools. It has a natural pool which is big enough to swim but which is only accessible at low tide. Treyarnon features Trethias Island on the left-hand side (please watch the incoming tide).</p> <img alt=" Treyarnon Bay" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="34ac2118-c29a-4386-ac0c-1b3256c27a44" src="/sites/nicheretreats.co.uk/files/inline-images/Treyarnon%20Bay%20Cornwall.jpg" class="align-center" /> <p> </p> <p>2. <strong>Porthcothan Bay</strong> - Huge sandy beach with sand dunes backing into it; when the tide is out far enough you can walk around to Goldenburn Cove.</p> <p>3. <strong>Constantine Bay</strong> - A massive stretch of sandy beach backed by sand dunes and plenty of rock pools. A popular surfing beach.</p> <p>4. <strong>Booby's Bay</strong> - Large sandy beach when the tide is out. Popular surfing beach accessed by following the coastal path down over the rocks (may not be suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs).</p> <p> </p> <figure role="group" class="align-center"> <img alt="Booby's Bay  " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0e14178c-c4af-4242-abfa-775f9e0a5e58" src="/sites/nicheretreats.co.uk/files/inline-images/Booby%27s%20Bay%20Cornwall_0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Booby's Bay  </figcaption> </figure> <p>5. <strong>Mother Ivey's Bay </strong>- A pleasant and private sort of beach, access to Mother Ivey's Bay is via a twenty-minute walk along the coastal path from Harlyn Bay.</p> <p>6. <strong>Harlyn Bay </strong>- Safe beach ideal for a family day out. There are different access points to Harlyn Bay; from the car park, from the road and from the coastal path (which may not be accessible or could be tricky at high tide).</p> <p>7. <strong>Trevone Bay </strong>- A large popular sandy beach among families, that provides plenty of things to do. The West of the beach leads onto another rocky beach which includes a large natural tidal pool. Trevone Bay is accessed either via steps or a slope from the car park.</p> <p>Then after a day’s excursion, on your return to Pentire View, why not relax with a glass of wine or bubbly (or a hot drink if you prefer) whilst admiring the stunning countryside and Camel estuary views from the top floor lounge - ideal for stargazers at night time.</p> <figure role="group" class="align-center"> <img alt="Stunning Views from Pentire View" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f3c720c1-4ffd-4bcb-8bb4-f747108df039" src="/sites/nicheretreats.co.uk/files/inline-images/p00415_upstairs_lounge_view.jpg" /> <figcaption> Stunning Views from Pentire View</figcaption> </figure> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field-wrapper field field-node--field-tags field-name-field-tags field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"> <ul class="field-items tocc__itemlist tocc__itemlist--inline" data-prefix="Tags"> <li class="field-item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/18" hreflang="en">Cornwall</a></li> <li class="field-item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/27" hreflang="en">Cottage</a></li> <li class="field-item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3" hreflang="en">Luxury</a></li> <li class="field-item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/23" hreflang="en">Places to See</a></li> <li class="field-item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/26" hreflang="en">Things to Do</a></li> </ul> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/1" hreflang="en">Property Showcase</a> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:13:50 +0000 Leah Smith 29 at http://www.nicheretreats.co.uk Interview with Stag Interiors, Southwold http://www.nicheretreats.co.uk/blog/interview-stag-interiors-southwold <span class="field-wrapper">Interview with Stag Interiors, Southwold</span> <span class="field-wrapper"><span>Leah Smith</span></span> <span class="field-wrapper">Fri, 03/23/2018 - 09:37</span> <div> <p><strong>Brothers Marcus and Spencer Veevers-Chorlton, based in Suffolk, both schooled at Framlingham College and are keen sportsmen. The brothers started working together in 2010, creating a unique events company which included a converted Airstream Caravan which was turned into a fully functioning events bar.</strong> </p> <p>The brothers took on the project of revamping their family farmhouse in the market town of Halesworth, with a little help from Marcus’ partner Fleur, who is an interior designer, <strong>Church Farm</strong> was completely transformed into a truly luxury holiday home which has been featured in the Suffolk Magazine. </p> <p>Spencer tells me with the success of <strong>Church Farm</strong>, the natural progression was to combine all their skills and set up their own company, Stag Interiors, and they also decided to open a shop on the High Street in the coastal town of <strong>Southwold</strong>. Stag Interiors is a beautiful homeware store which sells design-led products in a mix of styles. Products include bespoke wall-art, unique gifts and accessories as well as furniture. Stag Interiors also offer a complete design and build service from concept to completion.</p> <p>We wanted to find out more about the team behind Stag Interiors and their interior design style.</p> <p><strong>How would you describe your style?</strong></p> <p>Essentially we create the style the customer is looking for but we have a range of styles for the correct property. A favourite style of ours is a fusion of subtle golds, antique bronze and tarnished silvers. Natural materials contrasting against burnished metals, creating a blend of components, styles and colours.</p> <p><strong>How do you source your inspiration?</strong></p> <p>We believe you can find inspiration in everything around you, whether it be walking down a high street full of period features or eating in a modern industrial restaurant.</p> <p><strong>What’s been your most challenging project so far?</strong></p> <p><strong>Church Farm</strong> must have been the most testing. Finding the fine line between style and practicality when renovating a property that has so many period features and incorporating those features, to suit a functioning holiday let.</p> <img alt=" Church Farm Sitting Room  Church Farm Dining Area " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2a71c6e2-093a-4542-a747-93e5c2ebb0e5" src="/sites/nicheretreats.co.uk/files/inline-images/stag.PNG" class="align-center" /> <p> </p> <p><strong>Church Farm is absolutely gorgeous. Do you have a favourite area/room within the house and why?</strong></p> <p>The open plan kitchen/dining room is our favourite room. The eclectic mix of textures bring a rich and luxurious feel, ranging from the oversized brass ceiling pendants to the kuba dining chairs. It’s a great space to entertain and while away the hours.</p> <p><strong>How important was it to you to retain the property’s period features?</strong></p> <p>This was something we were sympathetic towards, and the juxtaposition between the old and new.  Modern touches such as the subway tiles in the bathrooms always work nicely with original beams. </p> <p><strong>We absolutely love your shop in Southwold. What’s your favourite item currently stocked in store?</strong></p> <p>We have some terrific cow hide rugs in at the moment - a favourite of ours is the Metallic Turquoise on Brown and White.</p> <img alt=" Cow Hide Rug  Storage Chest" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="99dd54ae-93cc-4f07-b6ec-e526d34025f5" src="/sites/nicheretreats.co.uk/files/inline-images/Capture.PNG" class="align-center" /> <p><strong>Which upcoming design trend should we look out for?</strong></p> <p>In 2018 you'll be seeing more greenery and the introduction of ultraviolet and burnt orange, intensely provocative and thoughtful tones, as well as animal prints and moody textures.</p> <p><strong>Finally, where is your favourite destination to holiday in the UK and why?</strong></p> <p>Apart from Southwold of course! Bath is a great city break, with its architecture and fine array of restaurants and bars.</p> <p><strong>Church Farm</strong> is a unique 16th Century farmhouse accommodating up to ten guests and can be booked through <strong>Niche Retreats</strong> for a seven-night holiday or short break stay with friends or family.. If you're interested in booking this property or would like more information on the property just give our friendly reservations team a call on 0333 3058 404.</p> <p>Stag Interiors can offer a bespoke interior design service for residential or holiday homes in the East Anglia region. Their services include a complete property transformation, renovation and refurbishment. For more information on how Stag Interiors can help you create the home of your dreams just give them a call on 01502 724669 or email info@staginsouthwold.co.uk </p> </div> <div class="field-wrapper field field-node--field-tags field-name-field-tags field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"> <ul class="field-items tocc__itemlist tocc__itemlist--inline" data-prefix="Tags"> <li class="field-item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/27" hreflang="en">Cottage</a></li> <li class="field-item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/28" hreflang="en">Interiors</a></li> <li class="field-item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/29" hreflang="en">Interview</a></li> <li class="field-item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3" hreflang="en">Luxury</a></li> <li class="field-item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/30" hreflang="en">Southwold</a></li> </ul> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/11" hreflang="en">News</a> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:37:19 +0000 Leah Smith 30 at http://www.nicheretreats.co.uk