Explore A Modern Rustic Clapperboard Beach Cottage In Cornwall

This beachcomber-style cottage in Cornwall embodies the very essence of coastal living, with thick linens, salvaged sailing relics and exposed wood, creating an interior that's both uplifting and rejuvenating...


A clapperboard beach cottage Cornwall, walking distance from Holywell Bay, Polly Joke beach, and Cubert village. The modern rustic interiors of this modern home (opens in new tab) are inspired by the beach cottages along Australia's Queensland coast, with features including a hot tub, an indoor hanging chair, a cosy log burner and a hammock. It's the perfect weekend retreat for the owners, who rent the holiday home out through uniquehomestays.com. (opens in new tab) With whitewashed interiors, lofty ceilings and outdoor living spaces too, the owners created a relaxing retreat that offers tranquillity for busy minds.

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Every material in this home oozes relaxed, beach vibes, from the sanded wood floors and walls to the linens, jutes, wickers and rope details.

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The main living space features wood walls, floors and beams, with a cosy log burner, a bamboo hanging chair and an inviting linen corner sofa.

There's also a small dining table made from reclaimed wood.

Despite the beach house's light and bright summer-vibe interiors, the wood cabin-like feel, deep sofa and wood burner would also make this a cosy winter retreat, perfect for warming up after brisk beach walks.

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Narrow planks have been added to the back wall, to create un-deep shelving that's perfect for displaying small decorative items, as well as boxes that frame the hanging display items against the wall.

Curtains are washed linen, while the floors are white lacquered floor boards, recreating the laid-back essence of beach cottages that can often be found along the Queensland coast.

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Behind the small dining area is the open plan kitchen, sitting within the same room. Wood cabinetry and a wood covered extractor fan blend in to the wood backdrop.

Vintage taps and a butler sink blend in with the beach style.

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Plates, bowls, baskets, glassware and vases also tie in with the beachcomber scheme.


A small set of steps separate a double bedroom from the rest of the house.

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The king-size bed features a bamboo frame, draped with a twisted linen sheet, while bed linens and cushions are all thick linen.

The crumpled linens and age-worn wood create a timeless aesthetic and a romantic vibe.

The bedroom doors lead directly to the hot tub that's conveniently right outside.

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There's also a small single bedroom for young visitors.

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The bathroom features funky tiling, a cast iron bath and a double his-and-hers shower.

A porthole mirror, butler sink and sliding pocket door complete the look.

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Aside from the hammocks and hot tub, there's a pergola covered seating area and alfresco dining veranda.

A wraparound sun deck and coastal grasses complete the relaxed outdoor living theme.

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The gorgeous Cornish coast is just a mile walk over the hills and dunes.

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From £1,295 per week, £995 per short break, uniquehomestays.com (opens in new tab)