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Stratum | Luxury Beach House | Perranporth, North Cornwall Coast

Stratum

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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Introduction

Constructed by local craftspeople on Perranporth’s flaxen dunelands, on an ancient plot once earmarked as the 17th century Droskyn tin mines, Stratum is a modern Cornish beach house that tips its slate hat to welcome in newcomers. Serenity reigns at this hideout on high designed for upside-down-inside-outside living, where a striking spacious living space projects out over the lawn in a twisted cantilever. This is a luxury self-catering home that's part coastal gallery, part family retreat. 

Inside

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. A luxury self-catering beach house shaped from glass and stone, this Cornish getaway is truly at one with the elements. Despite the lashings of ethereal light from wraparound glass galore, Stratum still knows how to pack a cosy punch.

Outside

At Stratum, serenity reigns, morning cappuccinos are taken al fresco, the hot tub gurgles after hours, and the sea swell sends all to slumber. From balmy hazy summer seascapes to storm watching of a winter's day, Stratum, with its bird's eye vantage point means that you always know when to head for the surf. While little ones go shell hunting on bare morning beaches, eves are ended with barbecue skewers and s'mores whilst skies turn red above the Poldarkian countryside. 

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 10 guests
    From £3,995 per week, £3,995 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. There are two utility rooms at the house. 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 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
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
  • 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

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. The beach house pays homage to the local area, with paintings by a Cornish en plein air artist and sofas made by local hands.”

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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Owner recommendations

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.

The Headland, Cornwall

To Do

The Headland, Cornwall

The AquaClub at The Headland luxury resort is a swimming and wellbeing complex on Fistral Beach. The building, the pools, and the interiors celebrate the iconic landmark location on the edge of the Atlantic, whilst offering an Elemis spa, thermal spa, and aqua spa, plus wood-fired pizza, cocktails, and afternoon teas to round-off the trip.

Guest Testimonials

We´ve absolutely loved staying at Tides Reach! Weather has been so-so but it´s not stopped us having a blast. We love the design and interior design. Just superb with the style and attention to detail. It´s been a rainbow family mix this week and having all the space and activities (fire pit, games room, TV room and hot tub) has been brilliant. Thank you.

Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous home with us. It´s been a stunning week and we really enjoyed the proximity to the beach and exploring the area. We loved the hot tub and firepit!

We were seeking a spacious property is a great location and Stratum exceeded our expectations in both respects! We´ve had a fabulous stay.

The house is truly beautifully finished, what an amazing property! We are already feeling relaxed and we´ve only just arrived! We are looking forward to exploring Cornwall.

We had such a lovely time at Stratum, the view was beautiful! The well-equipped kitchen made cooking for all the family a breeze. Thank you so much for sharing your home, we´ve had the best time!

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.

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