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91 visits… Barford beach house, Cornwall

91 editor Caroline spends a few nights in self-catering accommodation, Barford Beach House, with a view of the Cornish coastline
91 Magazine editor Caroline Rowland
Caroline Rowland
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Over the summer it felt like everyone else was having a well deserved break, while I continued to work steadily, only having a week away in France back at the start of June. I was feeling pretty frazzled as I’d been preparing the new issue ready for printing, plus planning our 2018 issues, not to mention my other work and mum duties. So, when the lovely folk from Tregulland and Co got in touch to invite me and my family to their property Barford beach house in North Cornwall, I’ll admit I literally jumped at the chance.

Photo: Brett Symes
Photo: Brett Symes

After a five hour drive from Surrey to the Cornish coast, we couldn’t believe our eyes when we got sight of this beautiful house. The place actually sleeps 16, so you can imagine how much space we had for just two adults and a three year old! We spent the first couple of hours exploring all the rooms and admiring the spectacular sea views, while boasting about it on Instagram stories!

Photo: Caroline Rowland
Photo: Caroline Rowland

Photo: Caroline Rowland
Photo: Caroline Rowland

Photo: Brett Symes
Photo: Brett Symes

The house is owned by Bristol couple Ken and Illona Aylmer and was only finished earlier this year. They worked with Marcus Crane, of Rye emporium McCully and Crane to source the most fantastic finds to kit out the interior. If you like your holiday homes with a dash of quirky style, then this is the place for you. It is filled with fun features and stylish details that you will continue to discover throughout your stay. My daughter loved the Narnia cupboard, that connects two of the bedrooms, and my other half and I enjoyed our evenings playing pool and vintage pinball in the ‘secret bunker’.

Photo: Caroline Rowland
Photo: Caroline Rowland

Photo: Brett Symes
Photo: Brett Symes

Photo: Caroline Rowland
Photo: Caroline Rowland

The master bedroom is an incredible space at 50m2! Uninterrupted views of the Atlantic ocean, it’s own cocktail bar and THAT bathroom! What you can’t see here is the little porthole by the bath which gives you a view straight through the bedroom out to sea… it’s the little things right?!

Photo: Caroline Rowland
Photo: Caroline Rowland

Photo: Caroline Rowland
Photo: Caroline Rowland

Photo: Brett Symes
Photo: Brett Symes

As if the brass bath wasn’t enough, every other bedroom had it’s own stunning en suite, each beautifully designed and inviting you to kick back and enjoy a good old pampering session! I found myself logging away lots of ideas for my own bathroom redesign – a silver or brass roll top bath at the top of the list naturally!

Barford bedroom
Barford family room
Barford beach house bedroom
All above photos: Caroline Rowland
All above photos: Caroline Rowland

Every bedroom, bar one, has a sea view through the full length glass doors, and all decorated with beautiful pieces of vintage furniture mixed with modern elements and quirky artwork. Even though our daughter had us up at 6am both mornings, it seemed much easier when you wake up to such a spectacular view and lovely surroundings.

Photo: Brett Symes
Photo: Brett Symes

Barford beach house living space
copper cladding and woodburner
velvet armchairs
copper cladding
vintage cinema sign
All above photos: Caroline Rowland
All above photos: Caroline Rowland

Back downstairs we throughly enjoyed making use of the copper clad kitchen with it’s toasty Aga and mod cons. We commented on how it was the perfect house for a winter break as there is lots to keep you entertained – from the cosy cinema room to games room and bar in the secret bunker to the sauna and hot tub, plus lots of comfy corners to curl up and watch a movie or read. Equally it is a great spot for summer with its proximity to the beach and an amazing outside space with BBQ and seating areas.

Photo: Caroline Rowland
Photo: Caroline Rowland

We had a wonderful few days spent at Barford, and are absolutely considering booking it in future and bringing along some friends. With rates starting at £2100 for a 3 night stay (low season) it is very reasonable when split between a group (it sleeps 16) and I promise you won’t be disappointed!

More details and booking info: www.tregullandandco.co.uk/barford

 

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