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Stratum | Luxury Beach House | Perranporth, North Cornwall Coast


Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

An offset twisting puzzle where layers of Trebarwith stone and pearl-white render appear to rotate independently of each other, Stratum is a could-be geological Rubik’s Cube on the north Cornwall coast. With its ocean-view hot tub, glass-front facade, and passage to Perranporth, this is a luxury self-catering beach house where windswept hair and salty skin run amok.

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Constructed by local craftspeople on Perranporth’s flaxen dunelands, on an ancient plot once earmarked as the 17th century Droskyn tin mines, Stratum is one of one; a modern Cornish beach house that tips its slate hat to welcome in newcomers. A hideout on high designed for upside-down-inside-outside living, with a swish lounge that projects across the lawn in a twisted cantilever, this is a luxury self-catering home that's part coastal gallery, part family retreat; at Stratum, serenity reigns, morning cappuccinos are taken al fresco, the hot tub gurgles after hours, and the sea swell sends all to slumber.


As though balanced by some meditative Cornish giant, Stratum is coastal stone stacking in architectural form; a gravity-defying home where superstructure engineering hides beneath hand-tufted indigo rugs, floating staircases, and metallic orb chandeliers. This is a luxury self-catering beach house shaped from glass and stone, a Cornish getaway where beach bums can trade pick'n'mix in the fire-warmed snug (white mice for you, sherbets for them) because, despite the lashings of ethereal light from wraparound glass galore, Stratum still knows how to pack a cosy punch.


It only takes a few minutes for the hazy seascapes to tempt; rush outside for the first instalment of a new family tradition, be it shell-picking or surfing on bare morning beaches, before warming up with barbecue skewers and s'mores. Herald in the afternoon with a turn around town, becoming connoisseurs of cafés and ice cream parlours, or limber up for nine holes at Perranporth Golf Club. Then, when skies turn red above the Poldarkian countryside, little ones will point out unicorns in the cumulus clouds as the appointed mixologist muddles herbs for mint julep sundowners.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 10 guests
    From £3,995 per week, £4,350 per short break
  • Alternative group optionUp to 6 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere are five bedrooms at this luxury beach house; one with a super king-size bed and private terrace (including en suite with freestanding stone bath and walk-in rainfall shower), one with super king-size bed (including en suite with bath and shower), and three with zip-and-link super king-size beds (two with en suite shower rooms, one with en suite featuring bath and shower). There are two separate WCs, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor.
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  • FeaturesThere is a hot tub, outdoor shower and garage games room/gym
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyYes, children are very welcome.
  • PracticalitiesEntry to Stratum is via a short unmade road (with some potholes) and there is ample parking for six cars on a driveway behind electric gates. The kitchen has two ovens, an induction hob, combi-oven, fridge-freezer, wine fridge, and two dishwashers, all from NEFF. There is also a Nespresso machine, boiling and cold filter tap, and warming drawer. Each bedroom has its own heating control, and the house has underfloor heating throughout. A downstairs utility room contains a washing machine, tumble dryer, and Sheila Maid, and an upstairs utility room/pantry contains an additional fridge-freezer with ice and ice water. There is surf storage, a wetsuit hanging area, and an outdoor shower. Please note that the garden is not enclosed, so please exercise due diligence if you are travelling with children. There is no helipad at the beach house, but guests may land at Perranporth Airfield with prior arrangement.
  • Homestay includesA welcome hamper of local produce, iPad, superfast broadband internet, two Bang and Olufsen smart TVs with sound systems in living room and TV snug, PlayStation 5 with two controllers, Weber gas barbecue, fire bowl, books and board games, luxury linens, towels and fluffy bathrobes, and logs and kindling to get you started.House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
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  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
  • Eco-friendlyElectric car charging point
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A dining table made for lingering suppers and dinner conversation galore
Homely touches bring cosiness into this contemporary beach house
William Yeoward rugs and locally commissioned sofas steal the show

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Perranporth is a spirited coastal town in the Poldarkian countryside, where surfers ride on ocean swells and en plein air painters sprinkle the cliff edges. With a three-mile beach to rival any tropical locale, Perranporth is a place where yoga studios and galleries live in harmony with rock pools and beach bars.

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Getting there

  • On the Map This luxury beach house is located on the sand dunes, 200 metres behind Perranporth Beach on the North Cornwall coast, approximately one-and-a-half hours from Exeter.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 toward Bath, the M5 South and the A30 to Cornwall and follow the directions provided to the property.
  • By Train You can take a train from London Paddington to Truro in four-and-a-half hours. Stratum is 20 minutes away by taxi.
  • By Air Newquay Airport is half-an-hour away from Stratum by taxi. There is no helipad at the beach house, but guests may land at Perranporth Airfield with prior arrangement; please contact the team to discuss this option.

From the owner

“As Stratum came together, and our thoughts turned to interiors, we found inspiration everywhere; from strolling up and down Kings Road and around the Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, to seeing paintings by a Cornish en plein air artist and having sofas commissioned by a local furniture maker.”

From the owner

We purchased the land from Perranporth Golf Club, which adjoins the rear garden. Stratum was built on a virgin sand dune, which brings with it a hundred stories about its construction! Some 17th century maps showed mine shafts underneath our plot, which had been fenced off for more than 50 years; we conducted many mine-testing drills and reports on the site before we were given the all clear to build.

On day one, the experts were all proved wrong and we discovered no solid rock for the foundations to be built on. Piling was the only solution, making this a Cornish superstructure.

All materials for the build were sourced in Cornwall, including the natural grey stone from Trebarwith Quarry. We wanted a house that would withstand the test of time against the coastal weather, as well as being energy efficient, quiet, and cosy; a home that could be sympathetic to its surroundings, nestled into the sand dunes. Its close proximity to the sea means wave-watching with a morning coffee on the mezzanine can happen all year round. The sunsets are spectacular, too; we recommend that you try and see one from the hot tub with a glass of fizz in hand.

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Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Perranporth with an insider’s perspective.

Perranporth Golf Club

To Do

Perranporth Golf Club

One of the finest links courses in the UK, Perranporth Golf Club welcomes visitors with open arms. The challenging 18-hole course was designed by James Braid and straddles the sandy cliffside to dramatic effect. Tee times are available between 10am and 5.30pm (4pm in winter) so drop in to book - it’s literally on your backdoor.

Alcatraz, Perranporth Beach

To Eat

Alcatraz, Perranporth Beach

Take the ten-minute stroll across the dunes and down to this former WWII gun shelter turned pint-sized café and cocktail bar. Pull up a wicker armchair on the terrace for a sundowner in the shape of a St Ives Gin and Seabuck Tonic. By day, the café peddles fresh coffee, fruit smoothies and sweet treats from St Agnes’ Rustic Cakes.

South West Coast Path

To Do

South West Coast Path

If you need a break from the sunlounger, head north along the coast path and walk the three-mile stretch of Perranporth Beach through the dunes of Penhale Sands. In spring, white blossom shrouds the thorn bushes, while in summer you can follow the gorse-lined path to Holywell Beach for a dip followed by clotted cream ice-cream.

Schooners, St Agnes

To Eat

Schooners, St Agnes

Artsy St Agnes, of Poldark fame, is the next village south and offers plenty to the hungry traveller. The Sorting Office is the place to go for barista coffee and cake, but head to the beachfront for supper where Schooners serves up excellent local ales alongside wood-fired sourdough pizzas. It closes for winter, so do check the website.

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Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.


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