Robinson Crusoe Retreat In Cornwall: The Magical Island House
It is the ultimate Robinson Crusoe escape, a lonely house on its own island – just off the coast of Cornwall.
The House In The Sea sits right on the beach in Newquay and can only be reached by crossing a 90ft-high suspension bridge.
Surrounded by water and isolated from the town, the tiny island is far from basic. The interiors are a luxurious mix of sleek neutrals and modern design, with panoramic sea views offered at every turn.
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The outside terrace has a barbecue overlooking the sea and the snug lounge has similar views, with plenty of cosy seating, sheepskin rugs and a window seat. The pad has a master suite bedroom, which is connected by a private staircase, and comes complete with a sprawling four poster bed.
On the ground floor there is another double room with a day bed and a king-size bedroom with en suite shower room and family bathroom with a bath and overhead shower.
When the tide is in, the House In The Sea is completely surrounded by waves, making for a peaceful retreat
Time for a snooze! The master bedroom is connected by a private staircase and includes a luxurious four poster bed
Although the island is secluded in the ocean, Padstow and Truro are nearby to offer fish and chips or Michelin star dining
For those wishing to use the island for celebrating, take advantage of the bar area, with 40″ TV, bar billiards table and, most importantly, a fully equipped bar.
The handy location means that whatever your whim, be it fish and chips or Michelin star dining, you can find something to satisfy at the foodie haven of Padstow or in the city of Truro.
There is even WiFi for sending idyllic photographs of the island to friends stuck at home.
Entertain up to six guests on the dining room table, which has three modern lights dangled over it
Not only can you dine inside, but also out on the terrace area which lets you enjoy ocean views and the sound of the waves
If you are celebrating the House In The Sea provides activities such as a billiard table, TV and an equipped bar
The interior is based on a New York style and provides the perfect snug hideaway from the rest of the world.
The house can be booked in advance, with prices reaching £3,000 per couple for a week’s stay at the peak of summer.