This week on the Seavista blog we share a lovely review by interiors stylist and blogger Nancy Straughan where she shares with us her time in The Lodge, our self-catering apartment and her favourite local finds.
Thank you Nancy for the wonderful review.
Love Kate x
I always like to have a little trip away in Spring. Simon and I take a week off and head to my mum’s cottage in the Yorkshire Dales every year but this time we also squeezed in a few days to explore beautiful North Cornwall too. We were blessed by the weather the entire weekend and it was an all-round beautiful trip.
The beautiful Seavista B&B. It has a great location in between Newquay and Padstow and is around a five minute walk from the beautiful Morgan Porth beach.
After looking at the website and chatting with Kate the owner I couldn’t wait for our visit, we were so incredibly lucky with the weather and it turned out to be one of the only sunny places in the UK that weekend. Kate very kindly picked us up from the station and took us to The Lodge which was our home for the next couple of days.
Seavista has a selection of rooms in the main building as well as a space called The Loft which has been beautifully designed by Kate. However, we chose to stay in the lodge which sits away from the main house. It also has a hot tub which was a definite selling point for Simon and I!
We had a little outdoor seating area which looked out onto Mawgan Porth bay beneath us, I spent ages admiring the sea and enjoying the calls of the birds when we arrived. The lodge was beautifully decorated with really tasteful simple furniture and the place had a bit of a mid-century theme. Our bedroom was really beautiful and featured a watercolour inspired feature wall behind the bed which was so calming. There was also a beautiful wood burning stove in the living room, it was so warm we didn’t need to light it but I definitely admired it a lot. The whole lodge was really comfortable and spacious and had a perfect blend of personal style and neutral decorating to feel welcoming and very easy to live in.
The shared living room in the main building had a late 1950s feel with a subtle beach theme, it was incredibly well decorated by Kate and I could tell that she has a real passion for interior design.
Each morning Simon and I enjoyed an amazing breakfast spread that Kate cooked for us. We tend to not be early risers when we were on holiday so it was lovely that Kate was so accommodating and made our breakfasts when we wanted them. The menu had all the traditional breakfast options you would expect as well as some wonderful health food options too. The bread, eggs and meat are all locally sourced and we could tell that Kate had a real passion for cooking by the way all our food was presented. By far the best breakfasts I’ve ever enjoyed at a B&B.
When we arrived at Seavista Kate suggested that we take the short stroll down to Mawgan Porth beach then hike the coastal path route to the next beach along which is Watergate Bay. It was a gloriously sunny late afternoon and it felt wonderful to be able to enjoy a British beach in April. The walk to Watergate bay wasn’t too strenuous but if you’re not a keen walker I would definitely recommend bringing some comfortable shoes with you and taking it slow.
The path we walked along the coast was absolutely stunning and you could see out to sea for miles and miles, we were so lucky with the weather – the ocean looked turquoise and sparkling. By the time we got over to Watergate Bay we definitely felt like we deserved a drink so we stopped off at the Watergate Bay Hotel to enjoy a few drinks on their lovely terrace.
We stumbled across Pavillion which was housed in a beautiful white building (maybe an old boathouse) with vaulted ceilings. There’s actually a Pavillion cafe near us in London so it was great chatting to the staff who had moved from East London for a life in Newquay. The coffee was excellent and they even gave us an extra cookie for free!
Thanks again to the Seavista team for having us to stay, Kate was extremely generous and warm and we definitely felt very sad to be leaving. I highly recommend you have a look at the Seavista website and please do send me any questions you might have about our stay.