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Cotton Tree | Luxury Beach Cottage Retreat | Holywell Bay, Cubert

The Cotton Tree

Cubert, Holywell Bay, Cornwall, UK

This luxury self-catering clapperboard cottage in Cubert is just minutes from the rolling dunes of Holywell Bay and Polly Joke beach. Sway in the hammock, soak in the hot tub, or simply hunker down in front of the glowing woodburner; The Cotton Tree affords a fresh approach to a luxury self-catered stay.

Introduction

Taking inspiration from the owner’s extensive time spent on Australia’s north coast, this luxury Queenslander-style cottage in Cubert near Polly Joke embodies the very essence of coastal living. Thick linens, salvaged sailing relics and exposed wood hold sway between The Cotton Tree’s walls, while a wraparound sun deck and coastal grasses combine when it comes to outdoor living. Just a mile walk over undulating hills to the surf and sand, The Cotton Tree is a stylish beach hut-inspired escape.

Inside

With a beachcomber edge to the scheme, open plan indoor/outdoor living combine in this Antipodean-esque abode. Crumpled linens and age-worn wood create a timeless aesthetic at The Cotton Tree, and despite its light and bright summer-vibe interiors, The Cotton Tree is as cosy a winter retreat for couples that enjoy a stylised stay. There's a romantic edge to the bedroom, where loose linen casually drapes to create a feature within this zen zone. If parents are travelling with little ones, there is a single bedroom that can be taken in addition to the master bedroom, at an additional cost. 

Outside

From the hot tub that leads directly from the bedroom, to the pergola covered seating area and alfresco dining veranda; whatever the Cornish weather, you can still be assured of a fresh air fix. Inspired by the simple coastal planting scheme, head beachward for an on foot exploration that will have you sand in toes in no time. Those of you seeking new experiences can partake in a surf lesson, kayak trip or fish for your supper expedition. There are lots of dog-friendly beaches within close proximity of the cottage for those of you travelling with four-legged friends in tow.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,250 per week, £950 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsA small set of steps separate the double bedroom with king-size bed from the rest of the house, where there is a single bedroom (available on prior request at an additional cost of £75) and a bathroom with cast iron bath and separate double his-and-hers shower.
  • HousekeepingAdditional housekeeping can be arranged
  • FeaturesHot tub
  • PetsTwo small well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabies and children are very welcome. One cot and one highchair are available
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for two cars. The kitchen has an oven and hobs, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge, freezer and a washer-dryer. The single bedroom can be used, on request, for an additional £75; a rail can be attached to the side of the bed, perfect for toddlers.
  • Homestay includesSmart TV, Netflix, iPad, WiFi internet (please note there is limited mobile reception), charcoal barbecue, linen, towels, board games, local produce, logs and kindling to get you startedHouse book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
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Holywell Bay

A mile of golden beach, a handful of rock pools and a backdrop of dunes: no wonder this beautiful Cornish bay is deemed a blissful holiday hangout.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Situated in the hamlet of Tresean near the north coast of Cornwall, close to the towns of Newquay and Perranporth.
  • By Car From London, take the M4, the M5, then the A30 into Cornwall and follow the directions provided to the property.
  • By Train Nearest train station is Newquay (15 minutes drive), although services are infrequent. Bodmin Parkway train station (approximately 45 minutes drive) or Truro (20 minutes drive) offer more frequent services.
  • By Air Newquay Airport is approximately 20 minutes drive away.

From the owner

“Taking me back to my days spent in Australia, the design for The Cotton Tree took all the elements of beach huts that I´d seen/stayed in/admired to create a holistic wellness inspired abode, that´s at once uplifting and rejuvenating.”

From the owner

Living in Australia for over 10 years with a young family, I had always wanted to recreate the laid-back essence of beach huts that can often be found along the Queensland coast.

With the family now all grown up,  I now find myself able (when time permits) to enjoy indulgent escapes with my partner, and when the opportunity to purchase the piece of land on which The Cotton Tree now resides came about I immediately had in mind the property I might create.

With whitewashed interiors, lofty ceilings and a focus on indoor/outdoor living, we created a space that offers tranquillity for busy minds.

We both have demanding jobs that take up a lot of our time and when I'm here I relish waking to birdsong, spending a relaxing afternoon in the hot tub and mostly the fact that I can be at the beach on foot in under 30 minutes! There are also some really lovely eateries nearby for those who want to truly relax during your break!

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Owner recommendations

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

The Minack Theatre
To See

The Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre is a stunning open-air theatre carved into the hillside overlooking Porthcurno Beach. Watching a play unfold as the sun sets over the sea is a truly magical experience; don´t forget a cushion, blanket and bottle of preferred to really get into the spirit!

Jamie Oliver´s Fifteen, Newquay
To Eat

Jamie Oliver´s Fifteen, Newquay

Jamie Oliver’s award-winning restaurant boasts glorious views over Watergate Bay and specialises in seasonal and local produce. It also does a fantastic breakfast and is definitely worth visiting during your stay.

Camel Trail
To Do

Camel Trail

A great day out for all the family to enjoy, The Camel Trail runs between Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow and is perfect for a leisurely bike ride. Enjoy peaceful views across the estuary and stop off for the afternoon in Padstow for treats and a trip to the Lobster Sanctuary.

Cornish Wine Tours
To Do

Cornish Wine Tours

Cornish Wine Tours offer trips to visit the best of the Cornish vineyards. From Camel Valley, Trivibban Mill, Knightor Winery and Bosue Vinyard, tours run Tuesday to Saturday with the option of half and full day tours with lunch.

Guest Testimonials

We loved it! Having the Sonos playing when we arrived was a lovely touch, as was the local produce which we tucked into after our journey! The dog bowl and bed were very sweet. Being able to let our dog, Teddy, wander in the enclosed garden was great! The bathroom is my favourite, so well styled and with big powerful showers and underfloor heating; all very luxurious. The vintage, reclaimed, industrial fixtures and fittings worked well and combined with the mod cons it´s a very well-designed property. If only we could have stayed longer!

Wow! What a perfect start to married life. We have loved every minute here at The Cotton Tree. Surfing lessons down on Holywell Bay beach were fabulous and The Fish House restaurant was fantastic. Thank you.

Well, what a perfect start to married life! Our honeymoon here was absolutely perfect! The Cotton Tree is just amazing and we don´t want to leave. We were lucky and have had some truly beautiful weather. We love Holywell Bay and The Treguth Inn is a lovely pub, plus it serves my favourite gin! There are great walks to be had all around, we had a great wander to Crantock and a good soak in the hot tub when we got back! The perfect place and perfect location!

The Cotton Tree is simply stunning. We´ve had such a lovely week exploring local areas in the beautiful sunshine. Crantock beach was one of our favourites, as well as Fistral; both ideal for doggies. Our Cockapoo loved the days we spent there. It has been a perfect week, thank you!

What a perfect start to married life, our honeymoon here was absolutely incredible! The Cotton Tree is just amazing and we did not want to leave. We were really lucky and were able to enjoy some lovely weather, visiting Holywell Bay and The Treguth Inn which serves my favourite gin! Perfect home in a perfect location. Thank you.

We had a wonderful week in the Cotton Tree. The house is simply perfect with attention to every detail. Luckily, the weather was brilliant and we spent a lot of time on the coastal path. After a day of walking the hot tub was sheer bliss in the evening. Thank you some much for sharing your lovely house.

We have had a wonderful stay at The Cotton Tree and didn´t want to leave! It´s a beautiful cottage and a great location for exploring the area. It was a shame that the weather was cold, however it did mean that we could relax at the house! Thank you.

We absolutely loved our stay at The Cotton Tree and the whole process whilst using Unique Homestays. The house was beautiful and we couldn´t recommend it enough. So chic and stylish! We loved our stay would definitely visit again!

We had a wonderful start to 2019 at The Cotton Tree. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay; the accommodation was first class and everything has been done to a high standard. The location and the good weather meant it was perfect for getting out onto the coastal path to the local beaches, Polly Joke and Crantock.

We had a lovely four day break away from the hustle and bustle and were even lucky enough to be here for the snow! The local area is beautiful and we have been so impressed with the attention to detail in the cottage and the hot tub and log burner have been an absolute treat. Crantock Beach, Padstow and Fifteen were great and The Cotton Tree is just wonderful!

We had a most wonderful time at The Cotton Tree, in which all arrangements you made for us played no small part. Indeed, we cannot imagine any way that it could have been bettered. The weather itself was perfect, but we still had to try the spectacular log burner. The property is picture perfect in every way. Every choice we made seemed to be the right one. Thanks for the added provisions, they made a huge difference to our stay.

The Cotton Tree was absolutely amazing and it was so much more than we could have wished for. Set in a lovely tiny hamlet location and within walking distance to the beach was just perfect! Evenings were spent sipping wine under the stars in the fantastic hot tub which was so very romantic. With its sumptuous furnishings and the most comfy bed, we had a totally dreamy experience. We really did not want to leave The Cotton Tree bubble.

The Cotton Tree is so different, it´s such a magical retreat where we felt that we could truly relax. We spent much of our time in the hanging chair, hammock and the hot tub. Being able to walk to the beach was an added treat. We enjoyed long summer evenings with the wood fired barbecue followed by dips in the hot tub with a glass of wine. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

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