House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
SAILAWAY is a very special property just back from the beach at Constantine Bay. It has been built throughout 2010 to a very high standard, and is designed to provide its guests with a special stay. The house extends from its split-level garden floors, up through two further levels, with a wide range of accommodation and entertaining potential. It has been laid out for enjoyment and relaxation – with interesting and high quality fittings throughout. It is one of Raintree House Holidays' great properties by Padstow's beaches.
Its outdoor space is matched only by the light and atmosphere created throughout by the high ceilings and huge picture windows. Fascinating hallways abound, providing a welcome feeling of space and calm. Stylish oak and glass stairways give a nautical feel to the house. The attention to detail throughout is unrivalled. The views from the balcony, main living areas and kitchen are fantastic.
Four bedrooms are arranged throughout the property. The master bedroom is found at the front of the property, off the main hall by the front door. It is an impressive room with large walk-in wardrobes and dressing area, and a very spacious and attractive ensuite shower room. The bed is king-size with an oak wooden frame and John Lewis pocket-sprung mattress. The room is dominated by the natural light coming from the cathedral type windows overlooking the front garden.’’ Prestigious’’ fabric curtains are lined in black out material to ensure a good nights sleep. Two fascinating crystal lights complete a very special bedroom.
Going down to the lower garden level, through a hall there is the ground floor accommodation. A large central living space provides a comfortable sofa, bean bag, small rocking chair and flat screen TV and games console. This room opens out onto the sea side terrace and garden, with access via large French Doors. Off this spacious area can be found the 2nd double room and an attractive twin room.
The large and airy double room is furnished elegantly with a beech and white king-size bedstead, antique pine chest of drawers and huge mirror. The bed again has a deliciously comfortable pocket-sprung mattress. A fitted wardrobe provides ample clothes storage. Wooden heart ornaments, a blue and white blackout blind framed by white faux curtains completes a restful bedroom.
The dual aspect twin bedroom can be found across the second living area, and is decorated in a seaside theme with ‘boat and beach hut’ curtains from Clarke and Clarke. There is a chest of drawers, hanging space and bedside drawers.
On the lower garden level are the utility/ galley area and a large bath/shower room which makes this lower garden floor almost self-contained – perfect for a second family.
At the top of the house, a short staircase leads up to the final bedroom, an ‘eyrie’ It’s a very attractive twin room with its own ensuite wc and wash basin . The room is furnished with luxury Vi-Spring beds, a small dressing table with a rope upholstered stool and a large wooden mirror. The twin beds have high quality mattresses .A good night sleep is aided by the blackout pull down blinds provided for the two Velux windows. A fitted wardrobe with shelving ensures all is kept ship shape.
Sailaway provides plenty of bathing and showering options – all beautifully finished. The main family bathroom can be found on the lower garden level, with large bath and separate large, rectangular waterfall shower cubicle. The basin is framed by an elegant arch. A heated towel rail and anti-slip mat is provided. The main bathroom is luxury tiled throughout.
The main bedroom’s ensuite follows the same theme. Plenty of space and a huge corner shower enclosure. High quality tiling throughout.
The top floor bedroom has an ensuite WC and washbasin and there is also a cloakroom off the main living area on the 1st floor.
The 1st floor at Sailaway provides a huge open-plan living space. The room is magnificent with two sets of floor to ceiling French windows opening out onto the large balcony. Two large sofas and assorted easy chairs make comfortable seating whilst relaxing and enjoying the view. Huge cathedral style windows provide fantastic light, framed by large swooping curtains which give a luxurious almost tent-like feel in the early evening. Out of season, or for chilly evenings, a gas ‘wood’ burner provides instant heat and a cosy ambience. An antique painted wooden dresser decorates the back of the room- giving storage for glassware, books and games.
The centre of this living space is dominated by a large dining table – with ample space for up to 10. Dining with the doors open to the balcony and the view down to Constantine Bay beyond is quite magical. Lovely touches of design abound. A small table and chairs allow the youngest to enjoy a meal together!
On the balcony, two bistro tables and chairs provide the opportunity for morning coffee, a lunch time Pimms ,or pre dinner drinks .A perfect place to relax with a good book or to watch the sunset .
Downstairs on the partially covered natural slate terrace, there is outside furniture another option for dining .
A Weber BBQ is also provided for use away from under the balcony area
- Kitchen and Dining
The kitchen is open plan to the dining and living space, ensuring that the cooks are not left out at all. Black granite work surfaces along with high quality kitchen storage and fittings - tongue-and-groove paneling complete the look. A Caple cooking range provides the perfect centrepiece, whilst the fridge can be found in 2 huge under-counter drawers. There is a microwave and dishwasher. All table and cookware is of very high quality. A small chest freezer can be found in the pantry off the kitchen.
Downstairs on the lower garden level, a separate galley /utility room provides extra food preparation facilities. With kettle, microwave, fridge and sink – snacks and children’s food can be prepared here if needed as well as a useful base when BBQing.
Clothes washing/drying/ironing facilities are also located in the utility.
Entertainment includes a large flat screen HD TV and DVD in the main living room. Downstairs a smaller Sony flat screen TV and DVD, along with a Playstation 2 games console provide perfect entertainment when weary or weather not at its best.
There is full central heating throughout, with underfloor heating throughout the lower and upper garden levels. An environmentally friendly air-source heat pump provides the heat and hot water. There is a filtered Heat Recovery system also, built into the fabric of the house – keeping you cool or warm as required. The house is also equipped with wireless broadband. There are 2 hair dryers provide
Most of the west facing garden is laid to lawn, with a slated terrace beneath the balcony on the sea ward side. The large driveway is paved throughout There is plenty of room for relaxing.
Sailaway is located just off the beach road at Constantine Bay – perfect for access to the beach, & to the golf course. Trevose Golf Club is minutes walk away, providing access to the most spectacular golf course, tennis, swimming as well as a thriving bar and restaurant available to all. The well-stocked Constantine Bay Stores could hardly be closer at the top of the beach road, with an immense range of quality goods that should allow you to avoid using your car and the supermarket. Constantine Bay Surf Store, next door to the shop, will ensure you are well-informed and well-equipped to enjoy the wonderful beaches and surf on your doorstep – whether you wish to buy or hire your wetsuits and boards, or just have your first surf lesson.
The beach at Constantine can be reached down the beach road at the end of the lane, or, at Sailaway, you can just continue down the rural lane to meet the footpath at the end. This path links the golf course with the beach – so just turn right to stroll up to the club house, or left for the beach. The path emerges in the middle of the fantastic dunes at the top of the Constantine beach after less than 5 minutes walk, and is perfect when heading for Booby’s Bay or on to magnificent Trevose Head. Sailaway is surrounded by some of Cornwall’s finest beaches – all within a few minutes walk or drive.
St Merryn is the nearby village providing petrol, a deli, pubs and shops, as well as a number of restaurants including Rosel and Co for a very special dining evening. Padstow is only 10 minutes drive away -with its array of boutique shopping and gourmet food including the well known Stein eateries.
Sailaway has been built on a plot of land owned for many years by the Harris family,whose holiday home, Wastehills, is a nearby property at Constantine Bay. In the early nineteen hundreds, the author Catharine Amy Dawson Scott bought many strips of land in the locality. The area was then known as The Wastralls, Cornish for rough or unused land. She built Wastehills for herself, as well as three other properties for her three children: the original Harlequin (then a small wooden house), Lynx and Holt.
She entertained Galsworthy, Rebecca West, Noel Coward, and many other famous writers of the time at Wastehills. The Harris family rented Faraway for many years as their holiday retreat before buying Wastehills in the late 1940s - and with Wastehills came the extra land on which the Sailaway now stands. The family like to think that Catharine would have loved Sailaway and that future generations will continue to enjoy the beauty of this unique and very special part of Cornwall.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Constantine Bay 300 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay Airport 10 km, Nearest railway: Bodmin Parkway 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
Cornwall provides the most dramatic and beautiful coastline in the UK. It is a popular holiday area - with wonderful beaches and a fantastic coastline and moors for walking.
The Eden Project is the most popular tourist attraction - but the art galleries of St Ives and Padstow and Lands End itself provide interest and entertainment. However, for most, the rugged landscape and rich history make a trip to Cornwall very special indeed.
The North Cornwall area is renowned for beautiful beaches, great walks, surfing, championship golf courses and wonderful array of restaurants and boutiques in Padstow and along the coast. Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver have restaurants within 10 minutes drive of Sailaway at Constantine.
Fresh food abounds - and there are plenty of fun activities all within 30 minutes drive. The Trevose/Padstow area is known these days as the top area in Cornwall for discerning travellers.
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