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The Hide | Modern Luxury Cottage Hideaway | Perranporth, Cornwall

The Hide

Callestick, Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

A study in contemporary design, a fusion of wood, glass and concrete combine at this modern luxury cottage hideaway near Perranporth in north Cornwall. The Hide is a pared-back self-catering retreat designed with tranquil days and fizzing hot tub nights in mind, affording an immersed-in-nature experience for two. Uniquely simple and simply unique.



Ensconced in nature at the end of a winding Cornish country lane, despite its sharp architectural design, The Hide is immersed in its rural domain. From throwing open the bi-fold doors for a hot tub dip on a summer's morning to sitting in front of the roaring fire of a winter’s eve, The Hide is as perfect a haven for solo escapes as it is for couples seeking a modern luxury cottage hideaway less ordinary. Those looking to embrace the 'retreat' vibe can start the day with yoga on the deck (there are mats and blocks provided), or rise with the sun for a sea swim at nearby Perranporth beach.


With a clean and minimalist aesthetic, every design detail at The Hide has been carefully considered. From the peephole windows - affording a forested dappled light effect, to the nest lights that create a similar after-dark impression, the overall look is understated and uncluttered. A haven for mind and soul, the vast windows, which overhang the cottage garden create an authentic back-to-nature essence that frames the entire scheme. There's a raw appeal to this concrete-led hideaway, which continues through the bedroom and en suite where a deep-sinking bath takes centre stage. 


The covered deck leading from the kitchen features a hand-crafted concrete barbecue which is perfect for cooking-up a wild foraged feast. There’s also a raised deck with hot tub and far-reaching valley views, a green lawn for sunshine reclining and a large corner seating area complete with fire pit. If you choose to simply 'hide' out during your stay, then exploration is not mandatory, but if you do choose to roam, you are within 10-minutes of Cornwall's north coast beaches - the best being Perranporth and Holywell Bay, where sand dunes and surf await.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,450 per week, £995 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOne double bedroom with king-size bed, one en suite bathroom with concrete bath and separate rainfall shower.
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  • HousekeepingAdditional housekeeping is available on request
  • FeaturesHot tub, fire pit, yoga deck with mats
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms are welcome. One cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is private parking for one, accessed via a shared country drive. The rough-luxe kitchen has a double oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and a washer-dryer.
  • Homestay includesSmart TV, Netflix, wireless Wi-Fi speaker, iPad, Wi-Fi internet, underfloor heating, fire pit and coal barbecue, linen, hammam towels for the hot tub, 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-friendlyAir source heat pump, electric car charging point available
  • Other informationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questions

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You´ll find the fire pit hidden in the well-stocked garden
This contemporary cottage hideaway is a modern fusion of concrete and wood

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With a large expanse of golden sand, a tidal pool carved into a rock and on the beach eateries with live music, Perranporth, on the north Cornish coast, is also a great spot to horse ride across the beach, or take to the waves.

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Getting there

  • On the Map The Hide is located in the countryside around three miles from Perranporth beach on the North Cornwall coast, approximately an hour and a half 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 The nearest train station is Truro which is around 20 minutes from the property.
  • By Air Newquay Airport is around 30 minutes away by car.

From the owner

“Being involved in every element of the design and build of The Hide was a truly immersive experience. The tucked away location and unique design make The Hide the perfect modern rustic cottage getaway.”

From the owner

When I first saw the site in the spring of 2015, it was something quite magical. I’ve always been amazed and inspired by unique architectural builds using basic materials such as wood, concrete and glass. I thought about creating something that would present a striking juxtaposition to the Cornish countryside setting, but at the same time blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape.

From initial sketch designs working with a bird hide concept, we decided wooden shingle would comprise much of the exterior, which would age in silvery hues over time. Along with this we added peephole windows to create a dappled light effect in the living space, like sunlight through trees.

The angled windows, which ended up adding complexity to the build, so much so they almost didn't make the final edit, have become one of my favourite features, particularly the window behind the top of the bed as you wake up feeling completely immersed in nature.

My aim for The Hide was for it to be a sanctuary from city life. I created an outdoor dining area with an in-built barbecue and fire pit, then I also added a hot tub along with some yoga mats so that guests could use this as a real ‘well-being’ retreat.

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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.

Cornish Wine Tours, Padstow

To Do

Cornish Wine Tours, Padstow

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 a half day tour and tapas lunch, or a full day with a three course lunch.


To Do


Try your hand at surfing at lifeguard-manned Trevaunance Cove or Holywell Bay, where professionals provide surfing lessons for surfers of all levels. Other nearby surf beaches include Crantock, Polly Joke and Penhale.

Rojano´s in the Square, Padstow

To Eat

Rojano´s in the Square, Padstow

Rojano´s in the Square offers rustic Italian and Mediterranean influenced dishes in the heart of Padstow. Head along for flavourful feasts accompanied by fine wines.

The Minack Theatre

To See

The Minack Theatre

A stunning open-air theatre perched cliffside over Porthcurno Beach, The Minack Theatre is an inimitable experience. Take a cushion and a bottle of wine and watch one of the productions as the sun sets; dolphins make a regular unscripted appearance!

Guest Testimonials

We absolutely adored The Hide! It was the most glorious accommodation set in a fabulous position near the North Cornish shore. It was warm and cosy and we loved features like the viewing window and beautiful lighting. Unique Homestays are a class above any other holiday properties we stay in, they are always a luxurious treat. Many thanks for a most memorable and magical time.

I loved the modern minimalist style feeling warm but out in nature at the same time, the very comfortable furnishings, the outdoor facilities and the amazing hidden location. Stunning. It was also great my dog could come. I really enjoyed cooking in the gorgeous kitchen and my husband loved the hot tub (and the large seating area inside - he’s tall so can struggle when seating is small).

Just to say we had an amazing time, in a fantastic property, and really enjoyed the whole thing. It really did exceed expectations. The property was beautifully designed and well appointed and in a really lovely, private setting. Really wish we could have stayed longer, but unfortunately, didn´t have the time.

The house was stunning and we loved its modern design and feel. It was close to Perranporth which was great for the dogs. Thank you for such a welcoming and relaxing stay!

In a world that seems to have gone slightly crazy, The Hide was an amazing find and just what we needed. We love it; beautiful, contemporary and stylish. Thank you for creating such an amazing space and for allowing others to enjoy it.

The Hide is a purely magical place to stay; total luxury, a hidden gem surrounded by beautiful countryside and silence, absolute heaven on earth and the hot tub was the icing on the cake! Magical perfection!

An absolutely stunning place! The design and extra special touches throughout are exquisite. The views from the "wow window" and champagne in the hot tub; what more could we ask for this week? We got engaged in this special place so we´ll always have such fabulous memories of our week at The Hide. We cannot wait to come back! Thank you for this perfect and unique stay.

We have had a wonderful stay at The Hide, it is one of the best holiday rental’s we’ve ever stayed in. The design and quality of the build is all so perfect. The property’s inland location is beautiful and within easy reach of great places for day trips. Thank you very much, we will highly recommend this to all of our family and friends!

What a fantastic place! The Hide has been the perfect stay to celebrate my 30th birthday. There are so many beautiful beaches and towns nearby to visit, along with some lovely woodland walks inland too. We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed some wonderful sunsets in the hot tub! The architectural design of The Hide is amazing and we loved the window den, which was lovely with the sun coming in or with the fire blazing at night. The waterfall shower is also incredible. We have had an amazing week which has gone too quickly.

What an incredible hideaway you have created! We have enjoyed sunshine on the window seat, have drank champagne in the hot tub, and have truly switched off. The Hide has been the perfect place to spend a birthday, and to celebrate a surprise engagement! We will be back!

Thank you for a wonderful stay at The Hide. We have found it so relaxing and felt so far away from London! We loved the window seat, the fire and the hot tub, all so lovely! Thank you again, we would love to come back!

We had the most perfect week here at The Hide and couldn’t have booked a more romantic place to spend our first week as husband and wife. We were even blessed with beautiful weather. It has been the perfect place to unwind and enjoy our own company. We hope to be back again soon!

We were absolutely overwhelmed by the beauty of this home. Every little detail made our getaway so much more special. It has been the most perfect place to spend our first week of married life. We have certainly made the most of our stay despite the weather; lots of home cooked foods, enjoyed the hot tub, drinking champagne, beach walks and going out for dinner! Hope to come back again one day.

We loved The Hide and enjoyed everything about it. It was totally relaxing and we spent a lot of time walking along the coast. One evening we even had an in-house massage to add to our experience. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

We had a wonderful time during our stay, the property was fantastic and the few day trips we took were in the perfect vicinity of the property. It was a birthday and a valentine´s short break all wrapped up together and we loved every moment of it. Thank you.

A very unique property construction with a fabulous and secluded location yet close to coast. We loved the large sloping glass windows in the living area and bedroom. We´re looking forward to making our next booking with Unique Homestays.

The most incredible place to spend our mini-moon full of beautiful details for us to enjoy. Sad not to be able to stay longer but we would love to book again. Thank you for creating something so wonderful!

The perfect mini-moon destination! We are so sad to be leaving The Hide but we will be back for sure. We are heading home completely relaxed and full of inspirations for our own home. Thank you for creating something so magical.

Staying in The Hide is such an experience! It is a beautiful property with so much thought going into the details which makes it a real getaway. Tastefully decorated and a real sense of space inside and out. You really do feel like you´re in the land around you but cocooned in luxury behind closed doors when the weather isn´t too kind. We loved our week there.

Just to say we had a wonderful stay - the accommodation was perfect and we really couldn´t have asked for more (except the weather maybe !) Thanks again and we´ll definitely be visiting another one of your properties soon.

We had a fantastic time at The Hide, it was just what we needed, our own little hideaway from life but with a touch of luxury. We loved every minute and didn´t want it to end.

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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