The Gem is a luxury bolt-hole for two tucked away on Pentire headland in North Cornwall. It has mesmerising views of the river Gannel and the open sea beyond. You will be able to stroll across to beautiful Crantock beach, or take advantage of the coastal walks and excellent restaurants in the area.

The Gem combines easy-going seaside chic with beautifully detailed contemporary design. The property is one of just seven elegant weather-boarded residences forming The Pavilions, an exclusive development in the private grounds of Corisande Manor in the sought-after and secluded area of Pentire headland. The beautiful landscaped and terraced gardens look westward and have private access to the river. At low tide you can stroll from The Gem across the sand in minutes to Crantock beach (voted Best British Beach by BBC Coast 2013, and dog friendly all year round), and when the tide is high a delightful foot ferry will connect you – although this is seasonal.

The Gem Pentire Newquay Forever Cornwall New Bedroom

Inside The Gem

Every aspect of the design and facilities at The Gem demonstrate exceptional attention to detail. Carefully chosen fabrics and wall coverings in sophisticated greys and cool blues mix with mid-century modern furniture to create a light and relaxing holiday mood. The open plan living, dining and kitchen area is packed with mod-cons. From the smart TV and docking station for phones to the bean-to-cup coffee machine, the owners have thought of everything. The beautiful kitchen is minimalist with clean lines and a luxurious feel with drawers that float, and cupboards that open with the softest of touches. You’ll find a breakfast bar for two, a comfortable sofa and armchairs for four in this south-facing living space opening out via French doors to the lawn, gardens and sea view beyond.

Upstairs, past the weather station, tide clock and custom map (to help you plan your outings), you’ll find the bedroom and bathroom which are also both delightfully detailed. From the USB charger wall sockets to the subtle LED lighting, and from the 42” TV and high quality bathroom fittings to the deeply sprung mattress, you’ll find everything has been thought of to make your holiday a treat.

The Gem Newquay Terrace

The gardens and beach

The Gem has its own patio and lawned terrace with commanding views across the river Gannel. At this point the river is ever changing — a sweeping estuary of clean rippling sand at low tide, and a charming river at high tide, begging exploration. Through a gate at the bottom of the garden you can descend steps straight on to the sand, and at low tide stroll across the footbridge or paddle across to Crantock beach in moments (at high tide and in-season there is a foot ferry nearby). The gardens at the Pavilions are expansive, well designed and well kept. You have full access to these shared private grounds, which include terraced lawns, a seating area and an outdoor après-beach shower (inventively made from a boat), ideal for washing off your sandy toes. Finally, in the garden you have your own surf store shed for beach and other outdoor equipment.

Things we love…

The Pentire area is unique. This wonderful area is a haven for lovers of water sports, nature walks and bird watching. The Gem nestles on a tree clad river bank, yet is moments from dramatic sea cliffs. So many aspects of the best of Cornwall are packed into this tucked-away headland that you can escape here and find an entire holiday on your doorstep. Fistral, one of Europe’s most celebrated surf beaches, is also just moments away. You are quietly secluded but are also close fine dining, stylish bars, and innovative cafes that Newquay has a growing reputation for. The Gem makes the perfect base for two to explore the area, and is a retreat as breath-taking as the location — with the owner’s passion for design and detail evident in every corner.

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Retreat Features

  • Sea and beach views
  • Lawned terrace for al fresco dining
  • A stroll to Newquay's bars and restaurants
  • Free WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Stroll in minutes to beautiful Crantock beach
SLEEPING
King-size bed, wardrobe and drawer space
Two bedside tables
42” HD 3D Smart TV with Freetime and Blu-ray DVD player
All linen provided
COOKING & DINING
Open plan kitchen/living area opening to terraced garden
Breakfast bar with two stools
Electric oven, grill, hob and microwave
Fridge freezer and dishwasher
Bean-to-cup coffee machine and slow cooker
Equipped with a range of utensils and accessories
Utility area located on the first floor has a washer dryer, iron with ironing board and airer
Tea towels provided
LIVING & RELAXING
Open plan kitchen and living area with access to the garden
One sofa and two armchairs seating for four
47” HD 3D Smart TV with Freetime, Freesat and Blu-ray DVD player
Wi-Fi supported by super-fast fibre broadband connection
BATHROOM
Bathroom has a bath with shower overhead
Independently heated towel rail
Bathroom towels provided
OUTDOORS
Private patio area with table and chairs
Private lawn
Communal gardens
Surf store with two sun loungers, two deck chairs, two bicycle hooks and hanging for wetsuits
Outside shower
Direct private access to the beach, private landing and river via steps, although the beach is submerged for a few hours at high tide
BABIES & TODDLERS
Toys and games for little ones
Travel cot (no linen)
High chair
Stair gate
Baby monitor, bath seat, steriliser, etc, etc (full list on request)
Two cots and high chairs can be supplied, please enquire
PETS
One small well behaved dog welcome — please contact us before booking
Charged at £25.00 per week or part-week
HEATING
Green electricity
Gas boiler
Radiators upstairs
Underfloor heating downstairs
PARKING
Allocated parking for one vehicle outside the property
Additional unrestricted on-street parking
ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES
Friday standard changeover
Check in after 3pm
Check out before 10am
SECURITY DEPOSIT
There is a returnable £200 security deposit for this property
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We love this place
Our second visit and everything was just as lovely as last time. We love this place.
Nik & Steve, West Yorkshire — June 2018