“Warm, welcoming, individual holiday home in sensitive coastal location”

This unique oak framed home near Padstow, Cornwall with a compact design has provided the owners with a beautiful holiday home.  The perfect retreat for their family and friends.

Project Background

This wonderful oak frame combined with a quirky interior has created a costal holiday home with tons of character. The plot was purchased with a small 1960’s bungalow on it which had no architectural merit and was inefficient and expensive to maintain. The new design cleverly fits an enormous amount of accommodation and features into just 150m2 including 3 bedrooms, a separate snug, a study, and a pantry off the kitchen diner!

Given the distance between the owner’s regular home and their holiday retreat, it was essential for them to work with a partner who could provide a true turnkey service. It was equally important that overall cost of the project after demolition and re-build did not exceed the final value of the new property, consequently having a good degree of cost confidence before submitting the planning application was vital.

The House

This gorgeous holiday retreat is set over two floors. The ground floor has an open living and kitchen area with beautiful interior design which suits the coastal location and creates lots of character throughout the space. The first floor has two bedrooms, with a third bedroom located on the ground floor, along with a snug and family bathroom. A balcony on the first floor is the perfect retreat for quiet moments with jaw dropping views out to sea, there’s an outdoor wash down area for returning from the beach and bi fold doors open onto decking creating an indoor/outdoor space.


This stunning oak frame home was completed in October 2016 and the owners have been enjoying their perfect costal holiday retreat ever since.

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We have both had a good look at the designs and we absolutely love them. It hugely exceeds our expectations and for this we are truly thankful of your superbly impressive work! We are so excited to think that this could be ours - you are very talented indeed.