Host, St Ives

Conveniently located in the centre of St Ives, this stunning 5-star hotel was the labour of love for owners, and hoteliers, Victoria and Rassie. Transforming a former bank into this stylish lodging was no mean feat. Oozing Cornish charm, the stonework building underwent a large-scale renovation, completely re-designing the layout and repurposing this impressive property. […]

The Cornish Bank

When the old Cornish Bank premises at St Columb Major became redundant in May 2017 it looked set to sit idle like so many similar premises. That was until Richard Balding and his wife Sarah came along with a vision for something special! What followed was an extensive restoration project ultimately transforming the disused commercial […]

Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique

Dramatic design takes huge courage. There is no hiding place. When it goes wrong the results are there for all to see. But when it is executed perfectly the rewards are incredible. Choosing to marry vibrant De Gournay “Les Sauvages” wall covering with classic Catchpole & Rye fittings has produced the most spectacular outcome. The […]

Partida De La Mar

Rustic Escapes is the brainchild of Tracy Ibberson. After spending many happy years in Valencia where she created one of the largest independent English colleges in Europe, she now dedicates her time to the business of relaxation by providing unique getaways in tranquil rural locations. Partida De La Mar is a beautifully restored Valencian farmstead […]