Perched above what is considered to be one of the prettiest villages in Cornwall, this eyrie has fabulous views over the little-changed houses and cottages down to the charming harbour below. Sleeping up to four and boasting a glorious roof terrace, this is a fantastic retreat from which to explore the beauty that is the south Cornwall coast - including the very beautiful Roseland Peninsula.
To make the most of the spectacular views, this retreat is arranged in an upstairs downstairs approach with the sitting room, kitchen and utility all on the first floor. You enter the property from the back with the door leading directly into the kitchen. Through the kitchen you'll find the cosy living area with stripped oak floors, cream wood-panelled walls, duck-egg blue sofa and chair (delightfully squishy), a lovely cream wood burner for cooler nights and a television tucked away in a corner cabinet for film nights. There's even a window seat for peeking out at the views. At the other end of the room lies the dining area (although during balmier weather you'll be feasting on the roof terrace). The room is beautifully decorated with touches of sea blues, gorse yellows and natural woods.
The kitchen looks out over the roof terrace and is perfectly equipped for the aspiring chef. Kelp-coloured cabinets house everything you need to conjure up a feast and the sturdy wooden surfaces provide plenty of space to prepare your goodies (perhaps some just-bought-off-the-boat seafood). Equipped with all the mod cons plus two coffee makers (including a Nespresso) and the odd piece of Cornishware to boot, this is a culinary delight. During less clement weather you can dine in the cosy living space but when the weather is sunny and warm you'll not want to step off the amazing roof terrace - perfect for al fresco meals with outstanding views - a glass of something special in hand a must.
There are two double bedrooms downstairs with one being very much the master bedroom, with the smaller room more suited to a single person or two children. Both rooms have glorious sea views and are decorated in calming creams with touches of sea greens and blues. Please note that as this is a traditional fisherman's cottage, space is limited should you wish to put up a travel cot, however a Moses basket would not be a problem.
Surprising for a traditional cottage, The Blue House has a very spacious wet room bedecked in tumbled marble tiles, a unique sink, drench shower, traditional taps and warmed flooring - perfect for keeping toes warm! Fluffy Orla Kiely towels and toiletries are on hand and handily you'll find an extra loo and sink in the utility room upstairs.
Did we mention the roof terrace? Accessible from the kitchen, this spectacular space is an extension of the cottage and will be the spot du jour during summer days. There's a couple of teak loungers to stretch out on and table and chairs (plus umbrella) for meals out. The views are spectacular of the village, hills opposite and of course the sea itself..
There is a parking space which is nearly always available right by the gate to The Blue House, however a moment up the road is also the village car park if in doubt.
The Blue House is fully WiFi ready so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world (or book your favourite restauarant) you can.
This is one of our pet free holiday cottages.
"We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and only wish it was longer! Perfect cottage in perfect location - we can't fault the place, just perfect." May 2015
"Fabulous location and a really chic, comfortable cottage with stunning cove views from the terrace." - July 2015
"We had a wonderful time in the cottege and felt really home. Many thanks for the excellent service!" - September 2015
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