Book Paynter Manor because you love Cornwall’s wild north shore. Book it because you like the idea of life on your own personal estate. Book it because you want to make memories with up to 16 of your besties in a five-star fun palace bursting with quirky charm. Book it for celeb-spotting in Mawgan Porth. Or book it just because.
But back to the fun. Start with the seven-seat hot tub out on the sun deck in the three-acre gardens. Make it a late one, staring at stars and counting your blessings. That’s after you’ve explored the mini wood and trails, played outdoor table tennis, badminton and five-a-side footie, and lolled around in the hanging bird’s nest.
Stare at the fire in the cosy snug. Book a private chef for the fully equipped kitchen and take a seat in the formal dining room or outdoors in the southern sunshine. Bag a book from the bookcase, pair it with a morning coffee in the quiet courtyard to the soothing sound of running water from the well, end the day with a chinwag around the firepit.
Cocktails taste great sitting beside a bubbling hot tub with loungers turned to face the Cornish sun. So mix yourself happy, but don’t get too tipsy for the outdoor table tennis, badminton and five-a-side football. Explore three-acres of grounds (with up to two dogs), swing the day away in the bird’s nest, wag your chin around the fire pit.
The courtyard’s festoon-lit at night. By day, it’s perfect for quiet book time to the tranquil sound of running water from the covered well. Eat out on the dining terrace with a summer barbecue, help the kids find fairy doors in the woods, collect herbs for supper from the lavender-scented walled garden.
No shortage of rooms here to absorb 16 friends and family. When you come home from the beach, drop your togs in the boot room and freshen up in the powder room. Now you’re ready for some in-house fun and frolics, with entertainment on tap for young and old.
Up on the second floor, the cinema room’s not a bad place to start. Make yourself comfy on the beanbags and fire up the Xbox and projector for all the best from Netflix and Disney Plus, with some Xbox games provided too. Move on to the games room to celebrate with Champagne at the bar, bop around to the Bluetooth and record player, tinkle the piano and shoot some pool.
For alternative viewing, you’ve another TV in the snug, plus a fire to stare at with logs from the wood store. Introduce the kids to the toy chest and the board games. Pick a good read from the bookcase. Keep your social-media feed updated with Sky Broadband Unlimited. Unwind in style in a five-star funfest.
When was the last time you all got together around the same table? Have a proper catch-up in the formal dining room, with seating for 16 around the grand table. Perk up the atmosphere with mood lighting and sounds on the Bluetooth and take a night off with the mouthwatering menus from our recommended selection of local private hire chefs.
Stocked up on burgers from the Trevilley Farm Shop? Sounds like a good excuse for a coal barbecue in the sunshine on the outdoor dining terrace. Polish things off with a dip in the hot tub. Alternatively, takeaways have all the bases covered, with fish and chips from Port and Starboard, Indian from Zaman’s and Chinese from The Orient.
Rural charm meets modern chic at The Plume Of Feathers pub, where you can savour the flavours of Cornwall, including the catch of the day and moules frites. Tuck into delicious pub grub at the dog-friendly Two Clomes or tuck into hearty fare including wagyu cheeseburger and beef lasagne at The Falcon in front of roaring fires.
Eat breakfast, brunch, coffee, lunch, cream teas, cocktails and dinner just yards from the sand at the Catch Seafood Bar and Grill in Mawgan Porth. Enjoy carefree beach dining with a 50% plant-based menu at The Beach Hut on Watergate Bay. Or tuck into scallops or prawn and crab linguine at The Fish House on Fistral Beach.
After your tranquil nightcap in the courtyard retire to eight beautiful bedrooms sleeping 16 adults and one infant. All rooms come with Bluetooth radio, USB sockets and a hairdryer.
Bedroom one is a cot-friendly superking featuring a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite with freestanding bath and double basins. Bedroom two offers a modern four-poster kingsize with en-suite and room for a cot, while bedroom three provides a kingsize bed with en-suite and space for a cot.
Bedroom 4 has a mid-century style with a kingsize bed and connected nursery/wardrobe room with space for a cot.
Bedroom five sleeps two in single beds that can convert to a superking on request, with room for a cot. Bedroom six sleeps three in a double-single bunk bed. Finally, bedrooms seven and eight offer a single bed with an additional single trundles available on request.