The future is now, and it’s facing Fistral Beach. Duplex Pentire is a four-bed fantasy world of opulence and outrageous cool in the heart of Cornwall’s boogie-boarding, body-boarding north shore. This is an eight-person penthouse that’s king of all it surveys, and you can survey it too, from the eight-person rooftop hot tub.
As dozens of board-shorted surfers wash in on the breaking waves, settle back in the hot jets with a glass of bubbly in a synthesis of wellbeing. When you’re done, slip on a robe and chill on the terrace. Take in the imposing splendour of the Headland Hotel and the beach with its headlands that channel huge, hollow breakers.
The contemporary kitchen, complete with pizza oven, comes with everything you need to put on a party. As darkness descends, you’ll retire to sumptuous beds with 400-thread-count Egyptian linen. Drift off to the sound of the waves amid sheepskin rugs, brass light fixtures and impeccable furnishings.
Step out of the terrace doors from the cool circular sitting room and cast your eyes seawards and take in the sweep of Pentire Head, the Headland Hotel and the white horses that crash over and over against Fistral Beach.
There’s space up here for sunbathing, for al-fresco drinks or dining on the outside seating, or just for dreaming. But that would be to ignore the elephant: the eight-seat hot tub is bubbling and boiling, ready for stargazing, socialising and sipping Prosecco.
This is the boutique penthouse look that’s sure to make urbanites feel right at home. Settle back on soft leather amid sleek, retro luxury in the form of Eames armchairs, teak tables and Arco lamps. All around, cowhide rugs and cosy quilts soften your stay. Break out the board games and burrow down for the evening.
On the upper level, all is airy and bright through the floor-to-ceiling windows, diffused with the unique tonality of light refracted from the ocean. There’s a minimalist yet homely feel that’s achingly cool and cosy at the same time.
This is a place to escape, to plough through a pile of books. Dock your phone to the boombox and add a little atmosphere. At night, hunker down with family and friends over cards or charades or a good movie on the flatscreen TV.
The contemporary kitchen gleams in the light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Raid the large fridge for home-reared beef, lamb and veg fresh from Trevilley Farm Shop. Serve up your supper with the windows open to the call of the gulls and the sound of the surf. Wash it all down with a chilled Chardonnay from the wine fridge.
There’s everything you need here to dine in style: freezer, two ovens, including a microwave and pizza oven, pop-up extractor and pop-up plugs for the Dualit kettle and toaster, for essential late-night snackery over a game of gin rummy. Want to take it easy? Let our chefs step in for a special celebration or fully catered break.
Fistral is a foodie hotspot right on your doorstep. Within a splash of the shore, fish-and-chips is a seaside essential and they don’t get better than Rick Stein’s at Fistral Bay. Or hit Paul Harwood’s Fish House for some of Cornwall’s finest mackerel, mussels, crab and lobster served in a rustic surf-shack hung with fairy lights.
For lighter bites, the Victorian Headland Hotel will refuel coastal walkers and surfers with afternoon tea al fresco on the sea-view terrace, by the log fire in the lounge bar, or in the seascape-friendly restaurant. For avocado on toast and creamy lattes, pop over to Newquay Box and Barber, the coolest coffee shop on the coast.
Pentire sleeps 8 in four super king bedrooms, three rooms are en suite and one room has its own spacious bathroom. Sleep deeply in Egyptian cotton in sumptuous beds with a thread count as high as the penthouse itself. Refresh in rainforest showers or separate baths equipped with Ren toiletries.
Style shines through in each room, with sheepskin rugs, brass light fixtures and mid-century retro kitsch at every turn. Crank open the windows at night, breathe the sea air and drift away to the sound of the surf.
The master suite, Crantock, offers a superking bed or twin, plus a comfortable fold out z bed ottoman. Fistral is a superking or twin suite, with the option of an additional single sofa bed. Gannel is another superking en-suite with twin option, while Poly Joke is a superking or twin with a bathroom next door.