Scots Craig Porthminster

Arguably one of the best-located properties in St Ives, Scots Craig is a stunning three-storey building perched high above the bay, with panoramic views of the sandy beaches and pretty harbour below. The new owners of Scots Craig asked Hops and Camellias to work their magic on the property, introducing style and personality into the blank canvas. They chose Hops and Camellias because they could trust them to get the best possible solution and give their new investment the ‘edge’ within the high end Cornish Gems holiday letting portfolio.

Hops and Camellias were asked to decorate the key areas and fully furnish the property to a high standard as befitting a luxury holiday let. They were also tasked with sourcing all the accessories and artworks, as well as specifying, making and installing the window treatments throughout, to perfectly frame those jackpot sea views.

The team introduced subtle pattern into the bedrooms using different shades of Cole and Son’s Cow Parsley wallpaper. Tactile Wemyss fabrics introduced texture into the window treatments, while Zoffany Dufour paint added depth of colour in the hallways. Finally a selection of Camellia’s favourite fabrics (including designs by Zoffany, GP and J Baker and Harlequin) was used throughout for cushions to compliment the design scheme.

The Hops and Camellias team suggested clever ways to improve the flow and use of the spaces. Bespoke joinery was added to the breakfast bar to create a sociable hub that works by day and transforms into a stylish bar for evening drinks and entertaining. Casters on the expanding dining table meant it could be pushed out of the way to make room for large gatherings. In the master bedroom, Hops and Camellias raises the master bed, so that guests could drink in the sensational views from their pillows.

Sleek and elegant, Scots Craig incorporates soft touches of blue, green and damson hues, with accents of golden yellow all drawn from the foliage in the landscape below. An eclectic mix of furniture and accessories has been used in places to reintroduce architectural design features. The end result is a welcoming, light and uplifting space that perfectly complements its luxurious location. Designed with socialising and relaxation in mind, this stylish holiday sanctuary embraces open plan living and maximises all that its incredible position affords.

“Scots Craig now feels like a beautiful coastal home worthy of its view over Porthminster and St Ives harbour,” affirms Elaine Skinner, Design Director of Hops and Camellias.

Scots Craig is available to let through Cornish Gems as a self-catering property that sleeps eight.