Cornish cream

There’s nothing quite like a blustery day on a British beach. One of my favourite places to stay is Carbis Bay, just near St Ives in Cornwall. And don’t let the thought of a self-catering holiday send shivers down your spine. At Hawke’s Point, a collection of luxury holiday apartments overlooking Carbis Bay, the concept is closer to boutique bolthole than dowdy cottage.

Truly scrumptious: Cornish cream tea
Truly scrumptious: Cornish cream tea

The tone is set as soon as you set down your bags: you’ll find a traditional cream tea and chilled bottle of Cornish ‘Camel Valley’ Champagne waiting to be devoured.

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Cocooned monogrammed-style
Pampering by REN
Pampering by REN
French style
French style interiors
Or is it Hamptons-style?
Or is it Hamptons-style?
It's all in the details: local Poppy
It’s all in the details: a Poppy Treffry tea cosy

Interiors are Hamptons-inspired – nautical stripes, French reading chairs and brass captain’s telescopes with lots of top-end details (think Villeroy & Boch crockery, Poppy Treffry accessories and REN beauty products).

View towards Carbis Bay
View towards Carbis Bay
Padstow harbour
Padstow harbour
Beach at Watergate Bay
Getting sand in our toes at Watergate Bay

 

Aimed at families who don’t want to be tied down to the confines of a hotel but who want the same level of luxury – there’s even a concierge service offering tips on where to go and what to see in the local area (musts are Padstow and St Ives), plus tons of games to keep the little ones amused.

Life is sweet: a typical Cornish temptation
Life is sweet: a typical Cornish temptation
Family fun
Family fun

 

There’s a choice of apartment on offer but my money’s on the Penthouses with their floor-to-ceiling views over St Ives headland and the quaint Carbis Bay railway.

Hawkes-point.co.uk

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