Castle India – A Fantastical and Extravagant Holiday Home in Cornwall

Not long ago I featured the deVOL kitchen belonging to Frieda and Javvy, founders of the quirky and fabulous ‘House of Hackney’. It’s been a favourite of mine ever since. And today, we’re going to explore the rest of this magical house. What’s more it’s available to rent for holidays through the Unique Homestays site! So sit back, grab a cup of coffee and explore Castle India.

Take a Look

Castle India - A Fantastical and Extravagant Holiday Home in Cornwall

Castle India - A Fantastical and Extravagant Holiday Home in Cornwall

Discovered by the owners through pure serendipity on their return to London following a weekend in Cornwall. A weekend in which they visited the gardens of the castle. Castle India has been reinvented from a Georgian manor into an immersive, living showroom of the family’s luxury homeware brand.

Castle India - A Fantastical and Extravagant Holiday Home in Cornwall

Castle India - A Fantastical and Extravagant Holiday Home in Cornwall

“Walking around the pool area and wildly beautiful gardens set against the medieval backdrop of the castle felt like a dream. It captivated our senses and imaginations; so much so that we were still thinking about it days afterwards. Then, serendipitously, we received a call from a friend who was wondering if we would be interested in taking on a special project in Cornwall… a little place we had just returned from.”

Castle India - A Fantastical and Extravagant Holiday Home in Cornwall

“After having spent a decade in London, raising a family and working constantly, we decided it felt right. Without even having seen the house and bewitched by the gardens alone, we accepted the offer to take it on”.  – Frieda and Javvy

Castle India - A Fantastical and Extravagant Holiday Home in Cornwall

Celebrating the castle’s history while taking inspiration from the flowers which burst into bloom across the grounds, Castle India is both fantastical and extravagant. A house of symmetrical proportions, embellished from top-to-bottom in House of Hackney’s latest imaginative prints.

Castle India - A Fantastical and Extravagant Holiday Home in Cornwall

Castle India - A Fantastical and Extravagant Holiday Home in Cornwall

The fantasy extends from the central hallway through the music room, drawing room, library and kitchen, before racing up the sweeping staircase to the nine sumptuous bedrooms. All with views over the croquet lawn, past the castle ramparts and to the River Lynher beyond.

Castle India - A Fantastical and Extravagant Holiday Home in Cornwall

With colour, pattern and an eclectic collection of artefacts brushing the interiors with magic, this clandestine homestay near the south Cornwall coast will blow any essence of the real world into the ether. Whether for a family birthday or a friends weekend spent lounging by the pool, time spent here will be sure to imprint on memories for a lifetime.

Castle India - A Fantastical and Extravagant Holiday Home in Cornwall

And we have to explore the gardens too! Once home to famed gardening duo Isabel and Julian Bannerman, the current owners have stripped away the brambles to discover fruiting banana trees, hot beds where pineapples once thrived and borders upon borders of medieval rhubarb, fragrant sweet peas and kaleidoscopic lupins.

Castle India - A Fantastical and Extravagant Holiday Home in Cornwall

The gated natural pool and its ornate Indian pool house bring a slice of the tropics to Cornwall, while the gatehouse hides a ping-pong table and tales of Sir Francis Drake and his bootlegged jewels stolen from the Spanish Armada in the 16th century.

Castle India - A Fantastical and Extravagant Holiday Home in Cornwall

Castle India is available for rent via Unique Homestays.

 

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