Welcome to Winnards Lodge, a wonderful six bedroom, dog friendly Cornish gem that is the perfect place to bridge the gap between generations or get together with your best friends to recharge, reinvigorate and make special memories. This superb contemporary holiday home epitomises luxury holiday living and is beautifully chic, effortlessly stylish and incredibly spacious. It comes with two stunning living areas, beautiful lake views and boutique style bedroom suites. Winnards Lodge is located on a small exclusive resort in Winnards Perch, in the heart of north Cornwall. Guests choosing this glamorous home enjoy use of the resort’s phenomenal concierge services and its brilliant amenities including a spa, gym, swimming pool, high-adrenaline watersports, kayaking, fishing, a children’s adventure playground, a resort restaurant and an aqua obstacle course.
Winnards Perch is a delightful inland location just a few miles from north Cornwall’s best beaches, fine dining scene and wonderful array of activities. It is just a short distance from Padstow, Watergate Bay, Mawgan Porth and Newquay and within easy reach of St Austell and Fowey on the south coast. Not only is Padstow a beautiful harbour town, it is Cornwall’s foodie capital with a fine dining scene that will get your tastebuds tingling. You can take a sea life safari, cycle to Wadebridge on the brilliant Camel Trail or take a ferry over to the glamorous village of Rock to water ski or mingle with the rich and famous. You can take the North Cornwall Coastal Path to enjoy spectacular views and the rich flora and fauna, head to the beautiful St Enodoc Church where Sir John Betjeman is buried, visit the astounding Eden Project or the Lost Gardens of Heligan, play golf on sensational coastal courses or just spend lazy days on an endless list of spectacular sandy beaches.
Winnards Lodge is perfect for multi-generational families, two or three families with children or just a group of friends. It is an ideal pick for a special celebration with fantastic services offered by the resort including catering, babysitting and much more. As well as boasting high-quality stylish interiors that you can imagine featured in glossy magazines, Winnards Lodge also comes with magical outdoor space where you can dine alfresco or bubble in your private hot tub while enjoying astonishing views of the lake and farmland beyond or later under the captivating night stars.
The main ground floor open plan living space enjoys plenty of floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows to let in the unique sparkle of the Cornish light. With gorgeous wooden floors, soft grey walls and a fabulous modern chef’s dream of a kitchen, it offers a cool vibe that encourages you to embrace the calm. Your living space is elegant and stylish with a vibrant velvet sofa arrangement adorned with colour pop scatter cushions, perfectly positioned to enjoy the views as well as your Smart television. After a busy day exploring north Cornwall you can cosy up with Netflix. The contemporary kitchen boasts excellent appliances including a Nespresso coffee machine for your morning cup of coffee on the stylish resin terrace. A delicious box of Cornish goodies will be waiting for you. There is a handy utility room for your laundry. You can either dine inside at the trendy dining table and chairs or head out to the terrace or a spot of alfresco dining. You may even decide to enjoy the resort’s catering services. On the first floor you will discover your second living room with gorgeous seating, another Smart television, stunning lake views and access to a balcony. It works brilliantly when children or the grandparents are tired after a busy day and want to relax with a movie while the party continues downstairs.
Winnards Lodge boasts six dreamy bedrooms, three with beautifully dressed super kingsize beds and three twin rooms, though these can also be set up as super kingsize beds on request. Crisp cottons and soft floaty feather duvets ensure that you will dive deep into slumber ready for the next day’s adventure. Each of the bedrooms comes with its own immaculate Villeroy and Boch ensuite bathroom, complete with fluffy towels, dressing gowns and luxury toiletries. Two of the bathrooms boast indulgent jacuzzi baths where you can soak any remaining stresses away as well as separate showers. The remaining bathrooms all offer walk-in rainfall showers. Two rooms also enjoy access to a terrace with blissful lake views. All of the beds enjoy very attractive feature headboards, all in different colours.
When a big occasion calls for a beautiful, sizeable house, Winnards Lodge is just perfect, made all the more special by its spacious and serene outdoor patio. You can laze in the sunshine, dine alfresco with your barbecue masters preparing a feast on the charcoal barbecue and take a dip in the hot tub under the stars.
When you are ready to leave this wonderful party house, you can head to the resort restaurant, the brilliantly well-equipped resort gym, the spa, the pool or take part in a water adventure. The indoor pool is heated and although the membership is complementary, you will need to book a session. The Elemis Spa is open for bookings which of course are payable. After a swim in the pool, younger guests enjoy the adventure playground with its shipwreck, island and swings. You can book lunch in the resort’s Look Out restaurant with wonderful views over the renowned FlowRider surf machine. The resort offers many activities on the lake between April and October including its Aquapark, SUPs, Cabelski and an inland beach. When booking Winnards Lodge, you can have a brilliant week without even driving the car!
The resort offers an outstanding concierge service and are happy to book restaurants and spa appointments and assist with surf schools, private chefs, mid-stay cleaning, flowers, cakes, photographers, art lessons on Mawgan Porth and babysitters. You can be fully catered by a talented chef or indulge in single evening celebrations with cocktails, canapes and dinner. You can also book a pre-prepared lobster menu to be delivered. You are very welcome to bring your furry friends along to Winnards Lodge and will find dog bowls under the sink.
Winnards Lodge enjoys a wonderful inland location on a small exclusive resort in Winnards Perch, just a few miles from the beautiful north Cornwall beaches and the popular seaside resorts of Padstow, Newquay and Mawgan Porth. Aside from the wonderful entertainment at the resort, this area of Cornwall has much to offer from its blissful beaches, to gorgeous towns and villages, beautiful cycle and hiking paths, boat trips, watersports and plenty of superb gardens.
Padstow is a charming working fishing port, surrounded by heavenly sandy beaches at the head of the Camel River. It is the starting point of the Camel Cycle Trail, a good base for watersports and a foodie destination with Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and Paul Ainesworth at No.6 sitting at the top of the list of renowned wonders. Seven blissful golden beaches are accessible in less than a five minute drive and the location is perfect for exploring the stunning South West Coast Path. You can enjoy a fun filled day on the beach with rock pooling, body boarding, surfing and castle building, explore the Cornish countryside, visit the Padstow Museum, take a white-knuckle speedboat or rib ride to enjoy the rugged coastal scenery or take the ferry over to Rock. The picturesque port is full of character and historical interest. You can take a boat trip from the harbour to looking for seals, dolphins, puffins and basking sharks, to fish or just to mess about on the water and enjoy the sunshine. Overlooking Padstow, you will find the fine Elizabethan country house, Prideaux Place. It was built in 1592 and has been passed down through the generations to the current owners, Peter and Elisabeth Prideaux-Brune. It boasts formal gardens and a deer park. There is a Poldark connection with Padstow. Fans of north Cornwall will recognise Levlizzick, the cliffs and the spectacular views across the Camel Estuary and Tregirls Beach on the drama series. The Padstow Museum is home to an interesting collection of memorabilia giving an insight into the history of Padstow over the past two centuries. You will learn the story of the famous ‘Obby’ Oss, the ancient ritual played out in the town every May Day. The event revolves around the two Obby Osses (hobby horses) which resemble a one-man pantomime horse. The idea is that they are in search of maidens and are followed by a team of morris dancing types, dressed in white and playing accordions and banging drums. It dates back to pre-Christian times.
North Cornwall’s Coastal Path is alive with flora, fauna, views and myths and legends from its past. There is a gorgeous walk from Constantine Bay to Porthcothan via a natural pool at Treyarnon Beach with views of tiny islands, headlands and cute little coves. The walk from Rock via Daymer Bay to Polzeath is also wonderful.
There are over forty wonderful gardens to visit in Cornwall. The wondrous Eden Project, known as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, is within easy reach with its massive tropical biomes where you can trek through the world’s largest indoor rainforest and immerse yourselves in the calm fragrance of the Mediterannean biome. There are also extensive gardens, contemporary art displays, performances and storytelling to keep you entertained. At Christmas there is a fantastic ice skating rink. It is an inspirational place. The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a world of heritage, romance and adventure.
Wadebridge enjoys a fascinating history, originating from 1313 when a market and two fairs were granted to Wade. Its fifteenth century bridge across the River Camel is stunning with seventeen arches along its three hundred and twenty foot length. The bridge was built by the Reverend Lovibond in 1460 with legend saying that the wealthy landowners who paid for it made their money from wool. Cycles can be hired to explore the Camel Trail and the surrounding countryside. Wadebridge’s leisure centre offers swimming, squash, weights, a solarium and more. Wadesbridge is on the Camel Trail. In June every year, Wadebridge is the site of the magnificent Royal Cornwall Show, one of the largest agricultural shows held in the country.
St Enodoc, the last resting place of the former poet laureate Sir John Bedjeman, is also famous for its golf course. The area is a golfing haven with the renowned courses of Trevose, Point at Polzeath, Merlin Golf Club and Newquay Golf Club also close by. At St Enodoc, The Church Course is ranked among the top one hundred golf courses in the world. There are excellent practice facilities, great golf tuition and some of the most spectactular coastal fairways you could play on.
Harlyn and Constantine Bays are wonderful and the surfing paradise of Polzeath is within easy reach. Constantine Bay is gorgeous with one of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall and boasting a sweeping arc of gently shelving golden sand. The west-facing beach also offers delightful rock pools for children. The bay is separated from its neighbour, Booby’s Bay to the north by a thin rocky point and is bordered by a large rocky reef to the south. Watergate Bay, close to Padrock Retreat, is a huge stretch of golden sand backed by high cliffs. Mawgan Porth is the perfect family beach with lots of rock pools, caves and a large stream. Porthcothan, Daymer Bay and Polzeath are all wonderful.
The buzzy seaside resort of Newquay has been voted ‘One of the Nation’s Favourite Seaside Towns’ in the prestigious Which Holiday Survey and won Gold for ‘Best Seaside Towns for Families’ by Days Out with the Kids. The beaches and surf are renowned and the tourist entertainment is amazing. It is home to some of the world’s best watersports competitions with the Boardmasters Festival and surfing championships held in the resort. There are some wonderful spas in Newquay for relaxation, not to mention the fantastic restaurants to choose from. Children love Newquay Zoo, Lappa Valley, Pirate’s Quest, Oasis Fun Pools and the Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre.
On the south coast, the Fowey Estuary is stunning with boat trips galore. You can visit many of the villages on either side of the estuary. The pretty town of Fowey is on one side of the Fowey River with Polruan on the other. It is a bustling small port with commercial and leisure boats. During the Second World War, Fowey was the centre for air-sea rescue and one of the places from which the D-Day invasions were launched. St Catherine’s Point is on the Fowey side of the harbour entrance where it functioned as a lighthouse in medieval times. St Catherine’s Castle below was built during the reign of Henry VIII to defend the harbour entrance. It is accessible when walking from the pretty Readymoney Cove. Fowey has a fascinating history. On Fore Street you will find the Old House of Foye, a medieval house built in 1430. It is now a shop but the walls, beamed interior and fireplace are pretty much the same. During the summer, Fowey Town Hall opens as a museum and small aquarium. Fowey is a delight with craft shops, galleries and cosy restaurants lining the narrow streets. Daphne du Maurier is the most famous former resident of the town. She is celebrated with the Du Maurier Festival each May and at the Literacy Centre next to the church.