If there’s one thing we can agree on lately, it’s that we all need a holiday. Just to escape our own four walls, explore new places once again, and enjoy the restorative pleasures of pastures new would be amazing. And I couldn’t think of a lovelier place to spend a few days than this charming chapel conversion on the wild and rugged North coast of Cornwall.
Bright and spacious, and set over 5 floors, it has cinematic coastal views that are best enjoyed from the floor length arched window in the sitting room. But don’t stop there. This enchanting holiday home has much, much more to discover.
Take a Look – The Sitting Room
The owners have done a beautiful job converting this former place of worship into luxury accommodation for two. Just perfect for a creative solo break (you know, to start that novel you’ve been thinking about) or a romantic weekend. The interior is delightfully eclectic with whitewashed walls and floors, and a cool pastel colour palette on the soft furnishings. It’s also full of quirky pieces that the owners have lovingly upcycled.
How blissful would it be to be sandwiched between that glorious view and the log burner? Whether it be glassy summer days or dramatic winter storms, the sweeping coastal views will take your breath away whatever the weather. And when the weather outside is dreadful you can batten down the shutters and listen to the crackling of the burning logs instead.
Take a Look – The Downstairs
You can also imagine the fun the owners had hunting down furniture and items that reflect the building’s past. Church pews, chunky candlesticks, and even angel wings hanging from the ceiling are all reminders of the chapel’s celestial beginnings.
Take a Look – The Bedroom and Bathroom
As is the magnificent panelled bed where you can ease into the day by watching the sea in comfort, hands wrapped around a cup of tea. It would be tempting to hunker down and never leave but it’s location between the mystical villages of Boscastle and Tintagel, the rugged beaches, and the undulating countryside will have you up and out in no time.
But this is not just a step back in time. The stunning interior has been brought into this century with a sympathetic eye but also some luxurious and fun touches. The pink radiators are unexpected. The pink sofas, fur rugs, pastel seascapes and fresh flowers are light and feminine. And the accessories are just enough to suggest you are staying in someone’s home and not just an impersonal holiday let. I definitely approve.
The Stanley Family (owners of Aphrodite) Say
“For a while we had been hunting for a ‘home with a view’ somewhere tranquil and calm with that something extra special. Before we had even stepped foot inside the property, the sea views that greeted us from the winding track down the hill were impressive and had us immediately captivated. Inside, and spread over five floors, the space and sea views really captured our imagination.
We went from the ground floor down to the bathroom then scrambled right up to the crow’s nest mezzanine, struck by the sitting room views half-way. We envisaged where we’d place the bed immediately, rearranging the house in our heads, and we left after that first visit keeping everything crossed that it would be ours”.
Aphrodite can be booked via Unique Homestays
Create Your Own Heavenly Home
- Oval Hanging Candle Holder, £25, Heavenly Homes & Gardens.
- Vintage Wall Cabinet, £325, Scaramanga.
- EOS Feather Shade, £99, Sweetpea & Willow.
- Alise Pier Glass, £225, Sweetpea & Willow.
- Greywash Gilt Metal Angel Wings, £245, Cox & Cox, and Authentic Original Antique Key, £7.50, Scaramanga.
- Seduced Angel Flocked Figure, £85, The French Bedroom Company.
- Antoinette White Antiqued Console Table, £795, The Grey Works.
- Fulbrook Arched Mirror, £200, Garden Trading.
- Flemish Chandelier, £4399.50, Lime Lace and Candle Sconce, £195, The Shop Floor Project.