THE HIDE, CORNWALL

If you're going to stay put this summer, make sure your UK staycation hideaway is as luxurious as can be. The Hide, in Cornwall, is top of our list...

Oozing contemporary minimalist design; a fusion of wood, glass and poured concrete combine at this luxury self-catering hideaway near Perranporth beach in north Cornwall.

The Hide is a pared-back retreat designed with tranquillity in mind, taking inspiration from a bird hide immersed in nature. Enjoy a fresh sea breeze from the nearby coast along with verdant valley views over Poldark country at this unique rural idyll.

Ensconced in nature at the end of a winding country lane, this luxury self-catering hideaway is just three miles from Perranporth beach on the rugged north Cornwall coast.

The minimalist aesthetic doesn’t compromise on comfort, including intricate design details such as silver wood shingle walls and peephole windows that create a dappled light effect, like sunlight through trees into the modern living space. Vast suspended windows overhang brimming green borders to lend a garden room feel; the perfect sanctuary a world away from the concrete jungle of city life.

Striking in its simplicity, the en suite concrete bathroom comes complete with wooden double sink, cast bath and open rain shower with garden views. With a dreamy king-size bed that overhangs the garden, stargazing and cloud watching from your pillow is a reality in this tranquil domain. Throw open The Hide’s bi-fold doors to truly embrace the indoor/ outdoor vibe, lie in bed and enjoy the sound of birdsong before deciding who’s on breakfast-in-bed duty.

In the summer monthsm the pretty, private garden is a haven of serenity. 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 verdant lawn for sunshine reclining and a large corner seating area complete with fire pit.

From throwing open the bi-fold doors on a summer’s morning to sitting in front of the roaring open fire of a winter’s evening, The Hide is as perfect a haven for creative solo escapes as it is for romantic weekends away.

Those looking to wholeheartedly embrace the retreat vibe can start the day with yoga on the deck (there’s mats and blocks provided) or discover a secret beach for a sunrise sea swim. Head off on an on-foot exploration with a local wild food expert, or join in on one of the lively outdoor feast nights at The Hidden Hut or Nancarrow Farm nearby.

There’s private parking for one accessed via a shared country drive. The rough-luxe kitchen includes a double oven, induction hob, coffee machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and a washer/dryer.


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