H&H Evaluations – Highcliffe, Cornwall

Few locations evoke a way of nostalgia like Cornwall. With its stunning seashores, idyllic villages, unimaginable meals and conventional days out on the boat, it’s no secret that Cornwall actually is a particular place to create lifelong recollections for household holidays. 

Highcliffe is owned and run by the Mably household, with Rob, his daughter Becca and their glorious group who handle the day-to-day operations. It has been within the household for 3 generations, after Rob’s father settled there, on the lookout for a quieter life after WWII. Only a stone’s throw away from widespread Polzeath seashore, with 46 stunning vacation homes, a tennis courtroom, a yoga studio and a formidable fitness center, it truly is the final word dwelling away from dwelling you might be assured to fall in love with ( and we did).

They’re within the closing levels of finishing their newest assortment of implausible new fashionable properties, and I used to be so excited to get the chance to assessment considered one of their latest homes “Botallack” with my darling husband, 2-year-old son and cocker spaniel ( sure these attractive homes are additionally canine pleasant).

Highcliffe is all about creating someplace to loosen up, unwind, and take advantage of having fun with the native space. Strolling into this home I instantly felt a way of calm ( let the vacation start). It strikes the right stability of feeling each luxurious and fashionable, while nonetheless cosy. With the perfect mix of uncooked supplies, earthy hues, polished concrete flooring and double-height entrances, each element of the home is so superbly thought-about. And the views!! Oh my goodness did I point out the views but? With the kitchen and lounge on the highest ground, this gorgeous home is designed in a solution to maximise the spectacular and far-reaching seascape. 

All 4 bedrooms had been so peaceable, and our master suite with an ensuite opened straight out into the backyard with deck chairs. Outdoors, there may be even a scorching bathe to clean the sand off after the surf with aspect entry into the utility room, so you are able to do your laundry earlier than heading dwelling.. which in fact is the final word win, particularly with children. 

Highcliffe is completely located to benefit from all one of the best issues Cornwall has to supply. Our favorite day was taking the ferry over to Padstow (which my toddler completely cherished – “BOAT” he giddily yelled the entire voyage…) to stroll across the gorgeous city. We visited the Nationwide Lobster Hatchery, purchased some scrumptious seafood from Rick Stein’s fishmonger to cook dinner for supper that night and we additionally popped into the sweetest little bookstore to purchase my son a cornish story e book to learn at bedtime. 

Holidays can all the time really feel difficult with a 2-year-olds napping schedule, so vacation properties are excellent for this age, and Highcliffe much more so for its unimaginable location. You may spend the mornings out exploring, after which head dwelling for lunch whereas your kiddo sleeps.  

For lunches we picked up scrumptious meals in Polzeath; a tremendous pizza from (Paradise Pizza) an artisan horse field on the seashore and the fish and chips from The Waterfront was unimaginable. My toddler’s first fish and chips didn’t disappoint and word to future self (and to you) purchase your children their very own, as a result of it’s far too scrumptious to share!  So whereas our son napped we received to take pleasure in a stunning lengthy lunch on the balcony, looking over the ocean with a few glasses of rose and a few much-needed grownup time. Our afternoons had been all the time spent on the hunt for ice cream (take a look at Cracking Crab) and a stunning lengthy stroll alongside the coast with our canine Boss. 

With the spacious and gorgeous kitchen ( which has the whole lot you have to to cook dinner and entertain) on the coronary heart of this excellent home, cooking one thing within the night was pure pleasure! Watching the sundown with a negroni in hand and Boss mendacity at our toes, adopted by scrumptious domestically purchased crab and samphire pasta or an unimaginable steak from the native butcher, we received the possibility to correctly unwind whereas our son slept, leaving us feeling like we actually had the chance to loosen up and luxuriate in our excellent household vacation. Highcliffe you had been the dream and we will probably be again.

phrases by Louise af Petersens