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A bohemian retreat for luxury holidays: introducing The Baobab in Padstow

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2024 holidays now ready to book

Best seen to be believed, The Baobab is our newest home to join the Perfect Stays collection. Promising total tranquility from the moment you step inside, it sleeps 12 - 14 guests from its private setting on the edge of Padstow in North Cornwall. 

This one-of-a-kind retreat is set to become one of our most exclusive homes, with only a handful of dates for 2024. Read on for a whistle-stop tour of The Baobab, hear from the owners behind the build, and get in touch with our team to join the wait list.

The basics

Location: On the outskirts of Padstow. Walking distance to the harbour, beaches and restaurants via private access onto the Saint’s Way.
Views: Surrounded by countryside with sea views over the Camel Estuary
Architects: Sadie Snelson Architects
Stand-out features: Outdoor swimming pool | TV room | Wood burner | Cocktail bar | Self-contained annexe for two
Sleeps: 12 - 14 guests
Bedrooms: Six
Bathrooms: Six
Dog-friendly? Yes
Stay from: Easter 2024. Plan your stay with our Property Advisors or book online from 6th December: 01208 895 570 |





Passionate owners and a love for local

With interiors to rival 5* hotels and nomadic retreats across the globe, The Baobab was inspired by travels across Morocco, Sri Lanka and the Mediterranean. Marrying boho design with a Cornish setting was something that owners, Graham and Victoria Creswell, envisioned from the start. The dream was clear: to create a bohemian home that's earthed into the landscape and seamlessly invites the outside in.

Spread over 3,745 square feet and taking two years to build, the house is set across three levels. It offers six bedrooms and six bathrooms for up to 14 guests. There’s a vast open plan kitchen, living and dining area complete with a cocktail bar, plus a TV room and a cosy snug. You’ll also find plenty of practical spaces for large group holidays – like the walk-in larder for dinner party prep and the purpose-built dunk tank room for sandy beach returns. 

As Graham and Victoria will admit, bringing The Baobab to life has been a labour of love. Local materials have been used wherever possible, and installed by Cornish teams like Luke and Dingle, and Jack Richards Carpentry. You'll also find a treasure trove of designer pieces and antique furniture dotted throughout - from reclaimed timber cabinetry to Abigail Ahern lamps and Nkuku accessories.

Bohemian design at its finest

Upstairs, the master bedroom has been finished in mink-coloured micro cement, with glass sliding doors that provide instant access onto the sea-facing deck. The en-suite bathroom is tiled in textured terracotta, with his and hers sinks, a freestanding tub and walk-in shower providing a spa-like experience every morning and night. All six of The Baobab’s bedrooms have direct balcony access, and throughout the house you’ll find rich green velvet sofas, dark wooden beams and floor-to-ceiling glass that flood the whole space in texture, light and warmth. 

For summertime stays, starting the day with lengths in the heated outdoor pool is a must. The infinity-style edge means that shimmering views over the Camel Estuary are always in sight at high tide. Plus, a heated outdoor shower nearby makes it easy to come and go as you wish. The Baobab's plot covers more than two acres, and there's direct access onto the Saint's Way through the private woodland walk. Guests can reach Padstow within 20 minutes on foot, where a collection of chef-named restaurants, cookery schools and dog-friendly pubs await.

Stunning estuary views and a private countryside location make this home perfect for a range of different holidays. Book a relaxing winter break to truly switch off, or host special occasion stays and family get-togethers in a space that’s yours for the summer. 




A private annexe for two

As part of your stay at The Baobab, push open the door to a secret staircase in bedroom five, and reveal a private annexe for two guests. Sitting on the lower ground floor is a self-contained hideaway complete with a bedroom, bathroom and open plan living space. Designed with privacy in mind, it's an ideal retreat for couples or older guests who value moments of calm while on holiday, and is complete with a separate entrance and parking for two cars.


Secure your luxury stay...

Holidays at The Baobab are ready to book now. Speak to our Property Advisors this weekend to secure your preferred dates for 2024: 01208 895 570 |


...and don’t miss out on our concierge service

In anticipation of The Baobab welcoming its first guests, our Concierge team have been busy researching the best things to do while on holiday in Padstow. From arranging in-house dog-sitting to planning family day trips and booking a private chef, their expertise is yours from the moment you book until the day you depart. Learn more about our inclusive concierge service and speak to us about making your stay extra special.

In the meantime, read our blog posts on the best restaurants in Padstow and Rock – two of Cornwall’s most iconic foodie towns nearby.








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Posted by Sophie Hesp

When she's not out for a roast by the coast, Sophie loves exploring with her partner and their golden retriever pup, Obi. She writes about all things Cornwall and is a strong believer that there’s no such thing as too many house plants.

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