‘It’s not just the properties but the people who are at the heart of this show’ – and we’re on it!
Holiday Home Sweet Home is midway through the series and over the next couple of weeks showcases some of our properties and features our very own Simon and Pip.
Lisa Faulkner samples holiday rentals of all shapes and sizes around the country, including the more unusual such as our Safari tents down on the Lizard peninsula, Cornwall. When we say tents, we don’t just mean the nightmare affair of soggy wafer thin canvas and hard lumpy sleep mats – we’re talking glamorous camping, or glamping to those in the know!
The programme features our friends at Barefoot Kitchen, who set up a glamping site earlier this year at their home, Chymder Farm (no, not Chimder – they spell it the Cornish way!). They’ve gone to great lengths to provide a luxury camping experience in their meadows, with electricity, their own showers and WC, fully equipped kitchens and even a quirky little honesty shop stocked with fresh local produce and logs for the wood-burner. As part of the Barefoot business, John and Sally run Barefoot surf lessons, so surf equipment is also available.
The tents are far enough apart to enjoy your own holiday, but are also ideal for two groups on holiday together. And it doesn’t end at the meadow they’re set in, behind the tents in the next field for exploring is a communal fire pit – a lovely natural arena to gather and gaze out at the sun setting over the sea.
Featured later is a new property to our portfolio, Demelza Cottage, where Pip visits to do the ‘Final Inspection’ – a visit we make to the property to ensure everything is ready before it welcomes it's very first guests.
Demelza Cottage is very rural, but only a mile from the sea and a short walk across the fields to the pretty village of Zennor with its renowned pubs. The scenery and walks in this area are second to none, and on your return you can stoke up the wood-burner and cosy up in this lovely little cottage.
They also travelled to Devon, to our unusual terrace of three converted farm buildings at Silverton Park Farm. They’re unusual in that if you choose to rent more than one adjoining cottage, they can be linked together internally through ‘secret doors’ – ideal for two or more families on holiday together. But don’t worry, they’re securely locked if you’re just occupying the one!
These modern, bright properties are situated on a working farm that promotes and practices conservation methods and wildlife management and with the orchard, organic meadow and pond, it’s a naturalist’s dream.