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Luxury in Poldark country

Posted in HOTELS + VILLAS By Maggie O' Sullivan

The new series of Poldark starts on Sunday, reminding us – if we needed reminding – that Cornwall is hot. We’ve already got our eye on these three Cornish beauties:Penolva by St Mawes RetreatsPenolva By St Mawes Retreats, St Mawes

Set between St Mawes Castle and Hotel Tresanton, Penolva was built in the early Sixties by a friend of the Queen Mother and is one of very few houses in St Mawes with water frontage. Garden, Penolva by St Mawes RetreatsWhat makes this four-bedroom house really luxurious though is that it comes with the option of the St Mawes Retreats’ five-star concierge service which includes a private chef, in-house spa treatments, and personal yoga classes. We agree that doesn't sound very Ross Poldark, but this part of the Cornish coastline definitely is. Sleeps eight from from £4,500 per week.Maryfield House, TorpointMaryfield House, Torpoint

Maryfield is a Grade II * listed house near the fishing village of Looe, surrounded by the National Trust Estate of Antony House. Built in 1847, the eight-bedroom former school features mullion windows, exposed stone walls, tapestries and stone fireplaces. There’s also a heated pool and a private garden.Maryfield House, TorpointIt takes about anhour to drive to the Georgian port of Charlestown, where in Poldark’s day tin and copper were loaded onto tall ships, and about the same amount of time to Bodmin Moor, where much of TV series was shot. Sleeps 15 from £912 per night.Tregullund Barn & CottageTregulland Barn & Cottage, Launceston 

Right on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Tregulland is a historic barn and cottage which, when rented together, sleeps up to 22. Both buildings have been beautifully decorated and filled with restored furniture to create a quirky, cosy atmosphere. Tregullund Barn & CottageTregullund is also brilliant for entertaining: there are two state-of-the-art kitchens and a dining room with a 5.5m Douglas Fir table to seat 24. Set in 16 acres of private grounds, the most luxurious feature here is the fresh water indoor pool. Sleeps 22 from £3,894 for three nights (Barn and Cottage are also available separately; see website for prices).

BY MAGGIE O'SULLIVAN

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