The Red Buoy is an idyllic sunny beach apartment attached to a Victorian slate house right on Porthcothan beach. This beautiful beach has sand dunes, caves, rock pools, surfing and is fantastic for swimming and fishing. The coastal path runs right past the end of the garden with wonderful cliff walks, stunning views and great birdwatching. This apartment has whitewashed wooden walls throughout. The kitchen and bathroom have a conservatory roof and are very light and sunny. The kitchen shelves and work surfaces are hand crafted from hardwoods washed up on Cornish beaches. The double bedroom is like a ships cabin, with a lot of cupboard space and an ensuite bathroom (shower, basin and WC). The living room has a futon sofa bed, armchairs, table and four chairs, oil heater, maps, books and games. It has TV/SAT, DVD/CD and wireless broadband. The entrance is through its own private garden with a hammock, washing line, table and chairs, access to a laundry room, telephone and the local shop.
Sun Decks: The kitchen has a wooden deck just outside the door where you can eat at a table a chairs provided.
There is another wooden deck with a door onto it from the bedroom, a suntrap in the afternoon.
I am a painter, writer and film maker. I made a film about beach combing which was shown on BBC4 a few years ago. There is a copy in the apartment for you to see when you arrive. I spend a lot of time on the beaches and the main house has beach finds in the garden.
My husbands family have lived in this house since 1947. They were a farming family.
The main house with the Red Buoy apartment attached is one of very few houses on the coast of Cornwall with a garden door which opens onto the beach. It is a very special place- everyone who comes here says so. The beach and cliff walks and coves are really beautiful in summer and winter- any time of year because its always different.