Drift is an outstanding luxury eco-house set in a tranquil countryside location close to the beaches and marinas of Falmouth. There are three bedrooms, three bath or shower-rooms, two sitting-rooms with Smart TVs, Netflix and unlimited WiFi and a private hot tub, making this a perfect holiday home for families and groups of friends.
Part of The Emerald – an exceptional award-winning eco development – Drift offers a truly wonderful holiday experience. With its own private hot tub right outside, and shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool (open 24 hours), a gym, tennis court and children's play-area plus five acres of woodland and an ornamental lake all to explore, everyone will be happily occupied. Falmouth and Truro are five miles away and the superb north coast surfing beaches just slightly more.
The Emerald has won awards as the only truly zero carbon holiday destination in the country having been awarded Code 6 status, the highest possible grading for eco efficiency. Within the five acres of shared grounds is a solar farm which generates all the energy The Emerald needs and more. There is also a useful Tesla charging point for electric cars at The Emerald (please bring your own adaptor for other makes). The owners politely ask that you state on arrival if you plan to take advantage of this service and to pay them via cash or bank transfer before departure.
Drift is one of the hi-spec, super-insulated cedar-clad houses along with its semi-detached mirror-image Coast (2822), with Cedar (2824) and Fern (2825) – each with a private hot tub – accommodating two, and The Gatehouse (2826), a beautiful single-storey cottage accommodating four, set slightly apart from the others so offering more privacy. The properties are all accessible for wheelchairs (with the exception of The Gatehouse), with level thresholds, ground floor bedrooms and double-width walk-in showers.
Drift has level access into a wide hallway leading to a big open plan living-room where doors open out to a paved terrace overlooking lawns and woodland. The kitchen is fully equipped for easy holiday catering and the sitting-area has a Smart TV with Netflix and an iPod dock. There is a big utility-room and a separate cloakroom.
The ground floor bedroom has 'zip and link' orthopaedic beds with adjustable mattresses for the perfect night's sleep (not individually adjustable when made up as a super-king size bed) The en suite wet-room has both a drench-head shower and a low level shower fixture, making this bedroom ideal for those with limited mobility or in wheelchairs.
A wide, light-filled staircase leads up to a second spacious sitting-area with a high ceiling, low hung lights, Smart TV and doors out to a large glass-sided balcony; this chill-out area is a fabulous additional space. With two further bedrooms (one en suite) and a family bathroom on this floor, there is plenty of space for everyone to spread out and relax.
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds and en suite Wet-room with double shower, WC and wash-basin
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV and iPod dock. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine fridge and dishwasher
Sitting-room with Smart TV and balcony
Bedroom 2 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite Shower-room with double shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Bathroom with bath, double shower cubicle, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome (2 dogs only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Indoor swimming pool
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .75 miles
- Courtyard furniture
- Electric CH and partial under-floor heating (geothermal)
- Tesla charging point for electric cars at cost.
- Use of pool, gym and tennis court
Drift is a cedar-clad super-insulated eco home with the highest sustainable credentials.
Your own private hot tub on the terrace outside.
Full-height doors open from the living-room out to the terrace.
The balcony outside the second floor living-room looks out over the terrace and woodland beyond.
The fabulous heated swimming pool is open 24/7.
Looking out to the dining terrace.
The colourful dining-area.
The kitchen-area is fully equipped.
Plenty of space for family meal preparation, and plenty of equipment too.
The wide entrance hallway flows seamlessly into the living-room.
Bedroom 1 on the ground floor has 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds.
Bedroom 1 has French doors out to the terrace.
There is an en suite wet-room to Bedroom 1.
A lovely drenching shower head!
The dining terrace outside, a wonderful spot for a meal.
Looking back at Drift from the woodland pathway.
The first floor mezzanine area.
The first floor sitting-area has doors out to the balcony.
The balcony outside the first floor sitting-area.
Bedroom 2 on the first floor has a huge super-king bedstead.
Bedroom 2 has an en suite shower-room.
The shower-room en suite to bedroom 2.
Bedroom 3 has 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds.
Bedroom 3 has a comfortable chair bed suitable for an extra child (available by prior arrangement).
The family bathroom on the first floor.
The pool-house is a short walk away, open 24/7 for guests' use.
The 15m heated indoor pool has a colour-changing light system - fabulous at night!
The gym is in the pool-house.
The pergola is a lovely place to sit on a hot day.
The ornamental lake is full of pretty fish.
A wonderful children's play-area.
A tennis court and croquet lawn for outdoor fun.
Lovely Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth is just a 15 minute drive away.
Falmouth is full of marinas, moorings and watersports of all kinds.
Fabulous clifftop walks on the north coast, just 15 minutes away.
Porthtowan beach is great for families, surfing, rock pool exploring and sandcastle building.
Chapel Porth at low tide, a wonderful beach with fabulous views.