Where everything flows

An estuary beach house full of wood, slate, glass and so much heart. Get family or friends together and drink in the views, fire up the terrace barbie, put life on pause. Although The Sunday Times, Tatler and Condé Nast Traveller located the Slate Beach House, the world will never find you here.

Magic inside and out

The spectacular Slate Beach House is all slate, concrete, wood and glass – yet it’s all heart, too. Here, everything flows, from the minimalist creamy linen and warm oak interior to the grand sweep of drinks-ready decking, to the Camel Estuary panorama.

The Slate Beach House hides beautifully among the ebb and flow of the Cornish landscape, but the upmarket travel magazines located it. The Sunday Times praised the ‘eyefuls of estuary’. Tatler said it’s perfect for a family seaside holiday or grown-up house party. And Condé Nast Traveller declared it one of Europe’s 25 best villas.

Perhaps they loved the cool and curvy gardens, secreting a hot tub, a firepit and a swinging pumpkin seat. Perhaps they fell for the oversized furniture, the underfloor heating or the second-floor terrace, scene of many a clinking glass and sizzling steak.

This isn’t just a house, it’s a venue. One minute from the Camel Trail, the Slate Beach House crackles and sparkles with magic inside and out. Put life on pause, drink in the views and sip deeply from the well of good living.

Gardens and Grounds

The magical gardens are designed by Mary Reynolds, Gold Medal winner at the Chelsea Flower Show and are a joy to explore.

Wrapped up in blankets, toasting marshmallows and singing Kumbayah along to the guitar all gathered around the large fire pit in the garden, summer and winter evenings are made for moments like this with your nearest and dearest.

The Cedar Wood Hot Tub has stunning views and is perfect for enjoying the sunset with a glass of wine and your friends and family.

Outside there is an outdoor shower for those returning from shrimping, or playing below on the estuary.




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Living Spaces

At The Slate Beach House enjoy sunsets over Padstow  from the sitting room or watch the moon come up from the roof terrace.

Savour the most fantastic views while you dine outside on the South facing rooftop terrace. With a large dining table seating up to 18 people as well as a sofa and bean bags for cosy nights enjoy a meal to remember. Fire up the Barbecue for rooftop al fresco dining.

The state of the art multi media room is the perfect backdrop for a family movie night. Complete with large LCD flat screen TV with surround sound system and a huge collection of DVDs.

The stunning open plan living area is on the second floor to make the most of the setting and is glazed to give a 360 degree view of the estuary and country side. The nearest house is over 1km away, so there is nothing to obstruct the beautiful scenery.

If you fancy pumping some iron during your stay at the Slate Beach House there is no need to go anywhere, you will have your very own private gym to make the most of and work up a sweat.

The house is fully geared up for watersports with a handy wet room with plunge bath for the wetsuits and a separate area for the laundry

Cooking and Dining

There is a large wood dining table in the open plan living space seating up to 12 guests, plus an extra dining area at the breakfast table seating up to six.

Pick your own mussels and oysters from outside the house in the Camel Estuary, and go shrimping at low tide for a delicious home-cooked lunch.  The beautiful kitchen is fully equipped with walk-in fridge, two dishwashers, Mercury gas /electric 5 hob cooker, freezer and microwave.

Looking for a special meal without any fuss? Our highly rated chefs will prepare a celebratory meal to order, all cooked and cleared out of the way. Once the plates are cleared, they’ll leave you to enjoy the rest of the evening.

For special occasions, we can arrange all kinds of catering – from a simple buffet, to a summer BBQ or a fully catered holiday. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll sort it out.


The Slate Beach House sleeps 16 guests in six decadent en suite bedrooms. All of the bedrooms have comfy double beds and two of the bedrooms can be reconfigured to sleep three and five guests.

The bedrooms have stunning views and are comforting and cosy, with bathrooms and separate showers. Two of the bedrooms have freestanding baths in the bedroom.

All beds are made with Egyptian cotton sheets, and local St Kits supplies the bathroom bubbles.


What people say

What people say

Best Party Pad "with eyefuls of the estuary from the open-plan living area" - The Sunday Times, 2012
"By the far the most beautiful house I have ever stayed in. The photos simply do not do it justice, as it is impossible to capture the calm and peaceful atmosphere of the house and its surroundings. Every room has a view, plus its own shower and bathtub....you simply can not beat that! " - Max
"As perfect for a family seaside holiday as it for a grown up house party" - Tatler, 2012
"Unparalleled house, cool, hip and fun. We had the house for two weeks, and filled it with friends, children and grandparents. Absolutely fabulous no matter the weather. We hired bikes and cycled everywhere, fun walking trips, boat trips, shopping (fudge, ice-cream, and not forgetting the clotted cream tea breakfasts!). Try champagne in the hot tub at night and lobster for dinner!!!! " - Fiona
"Made of glass, local slate and stone, this exceptionally comfortable contemporary house is the ideal place for a getaway...perfect for a honeymoon, a meditative retreat, a family holiday or an away stay for executive bonding. There is loads to do in the area and some notable places to eat; we rode bikes into Padstow, played golf at St Enedoc, had fish and chips at the famous Rick Stein restaurant, walked for hours along the coastline and watched the sun go down in the outside hot tub before barbecuing on the terrace. Exceptional taste and style. Bathrooms are state of the art and there is an abundant flow of hot water, fluffy towels and great DVDs in the TV room. Honestly, we had the most wonderful and restful time. I am definitely going to rent it again! " - Melissa
"Simply stunning house. Architecturally amazing and a great party house. Jane, the housekeeper, was lovely. Nice welcome basket. Facilities exceptional. Can’t really fault it at all. Would love to return!" - Julie

Crabs, cliffs and coastline

A beach for every day of the week and a new activity each time. Sail the estuary, drop a crabline into the harbour, ride the waves, coasteer the cliffs or canoe the Camel. Pedal the Camel Trail, get lost in the gardens at Heligan or visit Rick’s for the ultimate takeaway.