The picture perfect town of Fowey on the Cornish South Coast plays host to a true Cornish Gem. With stunning views and a contemporary style, this sleek property provides the ideal spot for a country escape with family and friends, perfectly located for everything Cornwall has to offer.
Fabulously located with picturesque views stretching out to the coast of St Austell Bay, Daymarker is the ultimate Cornish gem. Situated in South Cornwall, just minutes from the quaint town of Fowey, this newly built, modern barn has been created to effortlessly combine the very best luxury furnishings, fresh contemporary style and latest mod cons for the ultimate seaside escape.
Close by and just a mile from St Austell, Charlestown is another maritime gem and a perfect example of a late Georgian working port. Constructed between 1791 and 1801 by Charles Rashleigh, entrepreneur and member of the local landowning family, in response to the growth of the local mining industry, the port was originally built to export copper and import coal, before being used for the export of China Clay.
Formerly known as West Polmear with a population of 9 and a small fishing fleet that used the beach as a harbour, the Charlestown Quay project saw the construction of the pier and by the 19th Century various businesses had popped up, from shipbuilding to lime burning, and the population grew to almost 3,000. To this day the port remains unspoiled and retains much of its Georgian character making it a firm favourite with production companies for film and television locations for programmes such as Poldark and Mansfield Park.
Elsewhere, the famed Eden Project makes for an educational day out, and of course, no trip to Cornwall is complete without a visit to the beach and the stunning sandy cove beaches of Polridmouth, Polkerris, Readymoney Cove and the beaches of The Roseland Peninsula are all close-by.
Thanks to this sleek properties location, you won’t be short of things to do when you’re away from the house, but there are also plenty of reasons to spend your time in and around the barn too. With four large boutique ensuite bedrooms, the spacious property is perfect for breaks away with both family and friends. Making the most of the stunning views and natural light with full height glass doors and plenty of windows, guests can step off the large driveway and into the airy hallway before ascending the floating staircase up to the vast open plan living area.
From the moment you step through the door, guests can expect some lovely local welcome gifts such as warm scones with Cornish clotted cream and jam, coffee beans, Cornish salt, sweet treats from The Eden Project and spotless interiors. The Eden Project features throughout the property from eco utensils in the kitchen to stylish furniture and ornaments.
Looking out on to the property’s exclusive seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool with a huge alfresco terrace, the stylish dining and kitchen space features everything you need for the perfect break away. Boasting a fully fitted modern kitchen with all the mod cons, cafetière and coffee machine, large dining table, separate utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer, bluetooth speakers, a relaxed seating area, and a separate snug style living room with a large corner sofa, board games and a 50” Smart TV, you’ll have no trouble settling into the home away from home.
With one bedroom located on the top floor, and the three others downstairs, the snug is ideal for those travelling with children or teenagers and are looking for a separate space for all to enjoy. There’ll be no fighting over bedrooms as each of the stylish ensuite rooms are as lovely as the last. Dressed in cosy luxury throws and crisp white sheets, the chic neutral toned Scandinavian style complements the contemporary design of the barn. Two bedrooms boast super king sized beds, while the others feature kings. The first bedroom on the ground floor opens out onto the large stone terrace leading to the enclosed outdoor swimming pool and grassed lawn. Although the pool is seasonal, spectacular sunsets can be enjoyed all year round as the sun sets over the sweeping fields and glistening sea water ahead.
The design of the property is ideal for indoor-outdoor living both up and downstairs. The huge glass doors not only allow an abundance of light in and those spectacular views out, but open up the living space to the fresh Cornish air beyond. If you’re staying with family, you can relax in peace upstairs on the enormous balcony whilst still able to keep an eye on the children as they enjoy the pool below and with such an open living space inside, there is more than enough room for everyone to have their own space while still being able to come together in comfort.
While it’s undeniable that you won’t want to leave the welcoming surrounds of Daymarker, there is plenty to do and see just around the corner. Overlooking the River Fowey, made famous by the novels of Daphne Du Maurier, quaint harbour town, Fowey is right on your doorstep and is filled with pretty cafes, hearty local pubs, artisan shops selling Cornish crafts and clothes, and much more. Offering the perfect spot for a day by the water and a nice relaxed dinner, the host of restaurants and pubs are more than enough to help you enjoy the sun during the summer months and being just ten minutes down the road, you can easily make your way there without the need to drive and make the most of the locally brewed beers and ciders on offer.
Thankfully, you won’t come across many neighbours thanks to the remote location, so if you happen to enjoy everything Fowey’s pubs and bars have to offer, you can at least rest happy knowing you haven’t forced anyone else into enjoying your evening with you. There is however a sister property just next door, so you will need to make sure to respect any neighbours that happen to be staying at the same time.
For those looking for more space and a slightly more rustic style, you can enjoy the sister property, Lantic Barn located just next door with an additional bedroom and space for up to ten guests with equally spectacular views and separate private pool. Utilising an original stone barn, the recently renovated property adds a chic country feel while maintaining the same quality design and furniture.
Cornish Gems offer a host of properties across Cornwall from romantic one bedroom cottages to luxurious larger properties like Daymarker for the ultimate family getaway. Prices vary depending on availability and dates of travel. Visit cornishgems.com to find your perfect Cornish hideaway and get ready to enjoy a truly luxurious stay with some of the most stunning surroundings to explore.