A showcase property sitting adjacent to Polzeath beach and arranged over three floors, Megizzy has the wow factor in bucket loads.
Words by Jamie Crocker
Widely considered the ultimate staycation location, Cornwall has everything to offer those looking for a slightly different pace of life, whether that be long-term or just for a break from everyday life. With so many looking to these sparkling shores for some respite away from the hustle and bustle, there has never been a better time to invest in a Cornish getaway, whether it be for your own enjoyment or to take advantage of the thriving holiday let market.
Purchased in 2012, and completely redeveloped in 2017 by its current owners, Megizzy’s contemporary design and generous size, married to a sea-facing aspect, make it an ideal choice of property for those keen to holiday in the West Country. So, if you’re looking to bring an extended family to Cornwall, come winter or summer, then this luxury retreat is the natural choice. Situated in the coastal resort of Polzeath and within easy reach of the lively towns of Wadebridge and Padstow, this property guarantees access to sandy beaches and a plethora of attractions.
Upon arrival, park up in the designated driveway that can easily accommodate four vehicles, turn around and be greeted by a refreshing sea breeze as you soak in the glorious views of the north Cornish coast, with both Stepper and Pentire Point drawing the eye. You’ll enter the property on the lower-ground-floor, which thoughtfully has a wet room to rinse off the sand after a day on the beach, as well as hanging rails for any surfing attire that will no doubt accompany you. A cantilevered oak staircase will lead you to the ground-floor, which welcomes an abundance of natural light spilling in through vast bi-fold windows. Here you’ll find a generous open-plan living space, where you can unwind on the plush sofas and enjoy a movie marathon, courtesy of the large smart TV, and relax in the gentle warmth of the wood-burning stove. The kitchen area, which connects through from here, invites culinary experimentation or the preparation of traditional favourites on a central island worktop. You’ll find a fan assisted electric oven, induction hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. At the front of the house the whole family can then gather around the dining table and catch up on the events of the day, whilst glancing up to take in the sea view. And after the feast is over, perhaps wander onto the outdoor terrace to catch the last of the sun and watch the sky grow dark whilst enjoying those last few drops of wine.
On windy days there is a specially designed sunken patio so you can be sure to soak up the rays whilst being sheltered from the breeze. If you require some moments to yourself there’s a snug room, which houses another smart TV and PlayStation, where you can curl up on the sofa and enjoy the tranquil scene through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
When it’s time to turn in for the night you’ll have the choice of five bedrooms. The first floor hosts three king-size bedrooms, boasting sea views and en-suite showers. One master king size offers guests a private balcony to absorb the scenery, as well as an en-suite bathroom for a leisurely bubble bath. The first floor also has a double bedroom and a double bunk bedroom with L-shaped built-in cabin style bunk beds for children, and both have access to a Jack and Jill shower room.
Megizzy’s garden is the perfect spot to take your morning cup of tea as you enjoy the perks of being besides the sea. Watch the keen morning surfers – or join them yourself! The sandy shores of Polzeath are just paces away from the property, making your arrival on the sand a simple case of a short stroll. Take a dip in the sea or lay back on the sand and afterwards, try out one of the many beachfront eateries.
Turn left from Megizzy on the South West Coastal Path and walk along past Greenaway cove to reach the gentle lapping waves at Daymer Bay, where St. Enodoc church nestles within the famous golf course, set just back from the dunes. Settled by the Camel River estuary is the bustling town of Wadebridge; here you’ll be able to take your pick from a plethora of fantastic restaurants, rummage around boutique shops and delight in the array of cafés. There is also the 18-mile Camel Trail for an exhilarating adventure on foot or bike. Or perhaps visit the pretty town of Padstow, renowned for its rugged coastline, stunning beaches and of course remarkable restaurants in which to dine out.
“It not only represents a fantastic holiday letting opportunity, this luxury turn-key coastal home could also be a complete lifestyle change for those looking for a main residence,” explains Josephine Ashby, Managing Partner at JB Estates. As the restoration is already complete, you can move in straight away or start renting out with immediate effect. The ease of access to all the infrastructure in this famous beach-side location is a huge draw, so whether it’s the staggeringly beautiful coast and beaches or the buzzy bars and restaurants in the area, you’ll find there’s something for everyone.