Bodhis Beach Hut…
Last month we introduced the rather gorgeous Bodhis Beach Hut based near Padstow in Cornwall to Mr & Mrs Unique. After seeing the interior and location I wanted to see what was so special about the holiday home and why it would be perfect to chose as a honeymoon location. So I sent Paul David Chambers, our travel expert down to check it out first hand. Here he tells us about his stay:
After a long journey, travelling literally through fog, rain and gales; we were smiled upon by bright spring like sunshine as soon as we approached the coast of Cornwall. Bodhis Beach Hut was easy to find thanks to Jo (the owner’s) great directions.
Bodhi himself greeted us upon arrival, the beautiful and boundary respecting dog after whom Bodhis is named. He brought the lovely Jo along with him, who warmly welcomed us and then kindly left us to our own devices.
Whilst the property is nestled within the grounds of the owners, the first thing that struck us was the privacy the plot offered, with a fully fenced and gated generous area of land within which to reside during your stay.
Light, airy and exquisitely furnished with upcycled wood and retro furniture; we found ourselves instantly at ease and very much in love with Bodhis Beach Hut. Sprawling and spacious, uncluttered and tasteful; we padded through our deceptively large dwelling marvelling at each little flourish in the well-appointed kitchen; large lounge and spacious bedroom. The walk in shower was a welcome and invigorating treat to liven us up for exploring the local area.
Any foodies are fully aware of Padstow’s resident chef and owner of several eateries in the area; Rick Stein. Add to these gastro attractions the bonhomie of a quaint and beautifully kept little fishing harbour village, tiny narrow streets and all the pull of fresh fish, Cornish ice cream and stunning scenery.
Padstow was a joy on the eye and titillator of the taste buds. However, our table wasn’t booked until the following evening, so we settled for ice cream and pasties that coveted and covered from the hungry swooping seagulls.
Just a few minutes down the road, and first on our list to explore was Constantine Bay. Dramatic waves crashing on to sand and slabs of granite spawned glittering sea mist in the early sun. Well weathered and signposted walks extend as far as the eye can see and beyond along the coastline either way, or a sit and ponder watching the spectacle offered by nature. We plumped for the latter and then hopped in the car few more minutes down the road to Padstow.
Satisfied but tired, we repaired back to the cosy allure of Bodhis Beach Hut, freshened up and opened a bottle of red. That, with the cheeses and snacks, we settled down for a relaxed night with the wood burning stove and films; all generously provided by the hosts.
We arose from a ridiculously luxurious night’s sleep in the sumptuous king-size bed, to another bright and sunny Cornish day. This spurred us to pack a picnic in the amply appointed kitchen. A short drive away, we had a picnic on the stunning Waterstone Bay Beach before succumbing to the allure of beachcombing and exploring the spectacular coastline.
Later, a sumptuous meal at Padstow’s Seafood Restaurant left us full and lazy so we returned to the cosy confines of the Beach Hut for more wine, roaring fire and cuddles under the soft blankets.
Regretfully, all good things must come to an end, and we left Bodhis Beach Hut sad and missing it and the surrounding attractions instantly. Charming, beautiful and extremely well kitted out, we intend to return.