For the Cornish coastal idyll, with serious style credentials.
A romantic modern nest designed for those seeking a luxurious, spacious spin on a coastal bolthole. Atlanta is a fantastic choice for those honeymooning with little ones in tow, courtesy of its bunk rooms and open-plan layout. Outdoorsy types will relish the easy access to the coastal walking paths, the natural swimming pool and the two sandy beaches of Trevone Bay – a magnet for surfers.
Set the scene:
Atlanta Trevone occupies a collection of Victorian terraced houses, gazing out across Trevone Bay from its theatrical clifftop location. We reviewed The 8-person Penthouse, reached via a winding staircase and a heavy gloss door. With soaring vaulted ceilings, the light-flooded, open-plan space has a trendy-lofty vibe with unbeatable sea views all the way across to Trevose Head. The private balcony is a privileged perch over the bay for an aperitif and to simply gaze into the ever-changing vista.
Fun dinners can roll out around a large dining table, with deep sofa surrounded by an array of artwork a stylish spot for post dinner drinks and boardgames. Shelves are adorned with Soho Home glassware, including crystal Champagne coupes, vintage brass candle holders and carefully selected colourful pieces of pottery.
On arrival you can expect a generous welcome hamper showing off local produce (as well as little touches). This includes scones with jam and clotted cream, a bottle of Cornish sparkling wine and the fridge is even stocked with bacon, free range eggs, milk and butter.
Two of the bedrooms in the penthouse look out to sea. You can leave the window ajar and nod off to the soothing sound of the waves lapping at the shore. Dressed in crisp white cotton sheets and heavy linen throws, each bed features a photogenic patterned headboard and contrasting cushions. The luxury hotel comforts are all present: the white fluffy robes and the soft towels and swishy toiletries from the local brand, Land and Water. The main bathroom is a showstopper, with playful features such as the secret bathtub positioned to take in the sea views.
Food and drink:
Trevone is two miles from Padstow, the foodie capital of Cornwall, home to an array of top-brass restaurants and bars including Rick Stein’s. Walk along the cliff path to The Pig at Harlyn Bay for a long, farm-to-fork style lunch. Duchy Grub is a hidden gem, don’t be deceived by the inland location, it has a treehouse feel and is run by a young couple who serve unbeatable small plates and cocktails.
But with penthouse sea views, you can’t beat dining in. For a stress-free evening, why not opt for a private chef. Simon from Fore Street Kitchen serves up a scrumptious feast from local produce, with creative plates such as crab arancini, Bloody Mary beef and pear tarte tartin.
In summer months, we suggest a romantic picnic on the beach organised by Dine With Iris who will set up a dreamy tablescape with lanterns galore and serve the signature cheeses, charcuterie, fresh fruits, homemade bread and more. This can all be organised through the Atlanta Trevone team whose foodie options and activities are well-thought through and impressively bespoke.
The Penthouse was formerly the old attic rooms of this 1800s Victorian cliff top property. Owners, Jess and Ash, are the creative masterminds behind the transformation of Atlanta Trevone from family home to ultra trendy Cornish coast apartments. Following a 1.4 million renovation with Jess leading the visuals and sourcing and designing the interiors, the serviced apartments strike the perfect balance between stylish hotel and home-from-home, with an extraordinary attention to detail.
The Penthouse has been cleverly designed with families in mind, while keeping things chic for those without children. There is a children’s bedroom with bunk beds, vintage toys and a fantastic selection of books for cosy bedtime stories. Crabbing and shell collecting afternoons await at Newtrain beach (which the apartment looks onto), with its many rock pools at low tide. Surf lessons can be arranged at the sandy beach for the slightly older sprogs, with lifeguards present during the summer months.
All the little touches are as eco-friendly as they can be, you will find Ecover washing up goods and natural dishcloths by Jangneus. Bathrooms are stocked with local ethical and sustainable brand, Land and Water (suitable for Vegans), and we’re pleased to see that recycling is not only encouraged but requested of guests, with separate bags and bins provided.
Trevone is a small, idyllic village only two miles from the famous foodie Padstow. Trevone is home to two beaches, a sandy beach (Porthmissen Bay) where surfers take to the water all year round, and for the more wild there is the rocky beach (Newtrain) which boasts one of the UKs largest natural swimming pools. These beaches are dog-friendly off season, but there are endless coastal walks to take them on. Guests can pootle down to the local village’s farm shop, pub, beach store and the seriously laid back Bruno’s Bar.