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10 cool & contemporary holiday homes in Cornwall

Treat yourself to an indulgent seaside escape at one of our cool and contemporary holiday homes. If you adore stylish furnishings, quirky interiors and luxurious finishing touches, our selection of modern coastal apartments and holiday homes is sure to inspire you.

1 Harbour House, St Ives

Beautifully furnished with coastal themed interiors, 1 Harbour House is a lovely modern sea view apartment. Right in the heart of St Ives, this ground floor period conversion sleeps 4 and overlooks Harbour Beach. Both of the double bedrooms have fun mood lighting systems and the whole apartment is decorated with quirky maritime themed accessories. This vibrant coastal apartment offers everything you need for a luxury holiday by the sea, and is just a short walk from the beautiful beaches, boutique shops and lovely bars and restaurants in St Ives. 

The Chapel Gallery, Penzance

Luxuriously understated and lovingly created, this spacious ground floor chapel conversion is super-stylish thanks to its quirky and vintage flourishes. Just a five-minute stroll from the sea, enjoy an early morning dip or spend the day exploring the nearby Cornish coastal path. The single-storey, open plan design has substantial internal volume, with high ceilings and pared-back interiors allowing you to sprawl out in the light-filled spaces. Unique, one-off pieces of art adorn almost every room, making this property really your own personal gallery and a haven of calm and creativity. 

Pencarrow, Mevagissey

Overlooking Mevagissey Harbour and the sparkling blue waters of St Austell Bay, Pencarrow is a snazzy seaside apartment with trendy furniture and fittings. This impressive sea view holiday home sleeps 4 and is the perfect base for exploring the stunning south coast of Cornwall. The open plan kitchen and living area has all the mod cons you need, including a slimline dishwasher, sleek sofas and a window seat with mesmerising views. The property is just a short walk from Mevagissey Harbour where you’ll find a fantastic selection of pubs and eateries, or you can buy some local Cornish produce and cook up your own feast at Pencarrow. 

Surfside, Praa Sands

Just a stone’s throw from the golden sands of Praa Sands beach, Surfside offers a wonderful setting for a coastal retreat. The comfy living room has funky colourful furniture and accessories and is a great place to unwind and have fun with family or friends. Each room has kooky little finishing touches, and the outdoor decked terrace has a cool seating area with vibrant furniture, a barbecue and chiminea. Sleeping 6, this bright and airy apartment is perfect for surfers and family seaside holidays, with an additional snug area complete with sofa bed, bean bags and TV; so everybody has space to relax. The snug is reached via the stylish space-saving stairs, with an additional flight of stairs leading to a cosy mezzanine reading room, which has a cute porthole for gazing out to sea. 

6 Island Reach, Newquay

If you’re looking for a coastal escape that is both extravagant and eco-friendly, 6 Island Reach will tick all the boxes on your holiday wish list. This comfy and contemporary holiday home sleeps 6 and has lavish interiors and three gorgeous sea view balconies. Just a five minute walk from the beach and with a secure garage for surf boards and beach gear, this modern smart home is ideal for family holidays by the sea. 6 Island Reach is only a short walk from the town centre, so you’ll be spoilt for choice with restaurants and bars, or you can cook up a storm in the stylish open plan living space. 

8 Saltwater, Newquay

8 Saltwater is in a prime location, offering spectacular sea views. This luxurious apartment is perfect for a family of four or two couples, wishing to explore Newquay and the north coast. With soft, sumptuous interiors, open plan living and mesmerising ocean views, it's the perfect place to relax in style. Breathe in the fresh, sea-salty air from the balcony, or stroll down to Fistral beach where you'll find a selection of bars and eateries. Whether you spend your days surfing, seal spotting or exploring the coastal path, 8 Saltwater is a fabulous setting for your holiday in Cornwall.

The Carlton Penthouse, Penzance

Watch the sun journey across the sky from this contemporary holiday home, which has stunning sea views. The Carlton Penthouse sleeps 6 and occupies the top two floors of a magnificent property, built in 1850 and formerly the Carlton Hotel. With spacious rooms, chic interiors and fabulous finishing touches, this architect-designed apartment simply oozes style and luxury. We adore the coastal themed accessories and artwork in this bright and airy apartment. The imaginative design allows guests to make the most of the gorgeous panoramic views, with the lounge area at the top, boasting spectacular sea views. Slide open the door to the sun-trap balcony and enjoy a glass of something fizzy with breathtaking views across Mount's Bay and beyond.

Higher Carthew, St Ives

Perched in an enviable position above Porthmeor Beach, Higher Carthew is a plush dog-friendly holiday home sleeping 8. With uninterrupted sea views from the floor to ceiling windows and private balcony, this luxurious house is the perfect place to escape from it all. The two king size bedrooms on the ground floor both have gorgeous en suites, one with a rainfall wet room and one with a free standing bath and separate shower. There’s an additional shower room for the two upstairs bedrooms, all of which are spacious and beautifully presented. The impressive arched wooden doorways, elegantly designed kitchen and curved breakfast bar add a touch of class to this boutique holiday home. 

Praaloha, Praa Sands

With its own Atlantic view swimming pool, pool house with built in drinks bar and 5 luxurious bedrooms, Praaloha is an extraordinary property for a memorable seaside getaway. This stunning property sleeps 10 and has been designed with comfort and indulgence in mind, with stylish interiors and floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views of Praa Sands beach and the Atlantic Ocean. This unique property has private ocean-front gardens for al fresco dining, 6 luxury bathrooms/shower rooms, its own outdoor heated pool from Easter to October, and beautiful spacious living areas. Wake up to spectacular sea views every day, spend all day at the beach, and return to your own little piece of paradise at Praaloha for a relaxing evening together. 

Pearl Penthouse, Newquay

Escape to one of Newquay’s most enviable seaside locations at Pearl Penthouse, situated above Fistral beach. Enjoy glorious sea views from every aspect and take your pick from three sea view balconies, one of which has a hot tub overlooking the beach. The open plan living space is perfect for socialising, with a table and ten chairs, plus four additional bar stools, a docking station and well-equipped kitchen. There’s also a massive corner sofa where everyone can relax and watch a film together or enjoy the views. This fabulous penthouse property has underfloor heating and four of the five bedrooms have luxurious en suites.

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