Put Cornish holidays on the map and make memories to last a lifetime. For families, friends and civilised get-togethers, wend your way down high-hedged B-roads fit only for shire horses until you hear the waves slapping the shore at Fistral Beach. Atlantic View Townhouse in Newquay sleeps 16 plus two dogs just a ten-minute stroll from the sand.
When your holiday home is within a sunset view of the breakers that bring home the surfers, you can relax and enjoy your time in Cornwall. So the outside’s sorted. Back at base, rinse your wetsuits in the outside shower, towel off and get stuck into Netflix and Sky TV on the 72-inch cinema-room smart TV.
When you’ve got your second wind, there are bragging rights on offer in the games room around the football table and PlayStation 4 gaming console. Retire to family-flexible bedrooms with memory-foam mattresses, zip-and-links, bunks and family bathrooms, then wake to another day on the beach. A new generation of Cornish memories awaits.
The best outside space here is out there, across the golf course, where the waves slap the sands on Fistral Beach. But Atlantic View Townhouse does come with a back garden with an outside shower for rinsing wetsuits and wet dogs, and space in the front garden on the benches for eight, to let a little sunset into their lives.
Back from the beach, de-sand yourselves in the outside shower, towel off and relax in one of three smart, zonal living areas. If you’re feeling competitive, you’ll want to claim family bragging rights over table football or the PlayStation 4 console. Or just collapse in the living room with its golf-course views in front of the smart TV.
Make more of an event of it in the cinema room. Pack some popcorn, top up your Prosecco and find a film on Netflix or Sky TV. The 72-inch smart 3D TV and leather beanbags are waiting. Throughout the house, you’ll revel in the wooden floors, throws, rugs and cushions that add a warm homeliness to your stay.
Cook on the electric oven with four-ring induction hob and stock up the American-style fridge/freezer with fruit and veg from The Apple Barrel, baked goodies from Pauline’s and organic produce from Trevilley Farm and Bre-pen Farm. Treat yourself to a one-off celebration or fully catered break with Cornwall Chef or DineIndulge.
There are tasty takeaways on offer from Pizza Express, Cornwall’s finest Chinese at Shanghai Express, quality Indian at Green Chilli, or fish and chips from Rick Stein’s. Eat them around the chunky kitchen dining table that’ll take 12, with three more spots on offer at the breakfast bar. Wrap up with a fresh cafetiere coffee in the living room.
No shortage of pubs and restaurants around these parts. Stick close to the beach at The Griffin Inn: tackle the buffet menu and book a fishing trip while you’re there. Enjoy a great Sunday carvery and stunning coast views at The Fort Inn or a peaceful village meal at The Treguth Inn.
Head out to quality restaurants that include The Quicky Chicky Portuguese Restaurant, for chicken piri-piri and local fish, and Bank Street Bar and Grill for gourmet burgers, ribs and steaks. Eat with a social conscience at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, where all profits go to charity, or push the boat out for Michelin-starred meals at Nathan Outlaw.
Flexibility is the key to happiness here, where the only sounds to breach your sleep will be the Atlantic gulls. The townhouse sleeps up to 16 in six bedrooms that come with zip-and-links and bunks. Memory-foam mattresses, quality cotton bed linen and five bathrooms make for harmonious living.
Bedroom one is a kingsize with a shower en-suite and sea views, while bedrooms two to six all offer twin or kingsize options. Bedroom two also has a bunk and shares a bathroom with bedroom three.
Bedroom four provides an en-suite shower room and bedroom five has a sink and en-suite shower room shared with bedroom six, which also offers a bunk bed.
Cornwall exists for the child in all of us, but Atlantic View Townhouse makes it easy for kids to feel at home. With room for 16 guests plus two dogs, you get to bring most of home with you. And, once the high hedges have disappeared and the sea comes into view, the excitement really begins.
It’s just a 500-metre walk to the beach from Atlantic View Townhouse (the clue’s in the name) but, back at base, things are just as much fun. Enjoy family films in the main living room in front of the cosy gas fire, or make a night of it in the cinema room with popcorn on the bean bags watching Sky or Netflix on the 72-inch 3D TV.
Keep the fun coming at the back of the zonal living space, where a games room comes with table football and a PlayStation 4 console. Eat together around the chunky kitchen table and enjoy huge family flexibility at bedtime, with five of the six bedrooms offering kingsize beds that flip to twins with zip-and-link.