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Summer Escape: A Seaside Rental in Cornwall

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Summer Escape: A Seaside Rental in Cornwall

August 30, 2017

This carefully restored wing of a Georgian house in Cornwall, England, overlooks the tall ships in Charleston, a historic harbor village designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. With its spare white walls, pale wood floors, and just-so furnishings old and new, it’s filled with timeless design ideas. Known as the Marine Villa, it’s available for rent through Antonia’s Pearls and Kid & Coe. Classic British seaside holiday, anyone?

Photography from Kid & Coe.

kid coe cornwall living room 1
Above: The Hector wall sconce is from Original BTC.
shelves in the dining room are stocked with cornishware, named for the blue sky 10
Above: Shelves in the dining room are stocked with Cornishware, named for the blue sky and white-crested waves of Cornwall. Find out more in Cornishware: The Seaside Classic.
the house has a modern kitchen with a pleasingly simple materials palette and n 11
Above: The house has a modern kitchen with a pleasingly simple materials palette and new equipment. Like the look of the wood counters? See Remodeling 101: Butcher Block.
a series of wood framed oil paintings and a blue velvet armchair bring seaside  12
Above: A series of wood-framed oil paintings and a blue velvet armchair bring seaside colors into a white room.
traditional furniture looks equally at home against the white walls. 13
Above: Traditional furniture looks equally at home against the white walls.
the house has three bedrooms and one bath; it can sleep up to six people. 14
Above: The house has three bedrooms and one bath; it can sleep up to six people.
vacation reading: enid blyton&#8\2\17;s famous five kids&#8\2\17; boo 15
Above: Vacation reading: Enid Blyton’s Famous Five kids’ books, first published in the 1940s through the early 1960s.
romantic detailing—brick fireplace and smoky velvet armchair, included—in a 16
Above: Romantic detailing—brick fireplace and smoky velvet armchair, included—in a crisp white bedroom.
above the fireplace mantel, an oil painting of a tall ship is flanked by staffo 17
Above: Above the fireplace mantel, an oil painting of a tall ship is flanked by Staffordshire figures.
in the smallest bedroom, a recess in the wall works as a headboard. 18
Above: In the smallest bedroom, a recess in the wall works as a headboard.
in the lone bathroom, a floor to ceiling white shower curtain envelops a cast i 19
Above: In the lone bathroom, a floor-to-ceiling white shower curtain envelops a cast-iron bathtub.
a gilt mirror presents an interesting contrast to the wood paneling. 20
Above: A gilt mirror presents an interesting contrast to the wood paneling.
every room has a view. for more details, go to kid & cole. 21
Above: Every room has a view. For more details, go to Kid & Cole.

Looking for other summer escapes in Cornwall? A Modern Family Home in Cornwall; History Included is available for rent. And on Gardenista, the quintessential British garden accessory is A Perfect Parasol from Sunbeam Jackie, made in Cornwall.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 26, 2014.

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