Band of Burgers

When Zeeshan wanted to open a restaurant, it can be an extended affair involving not just their own two girls (aged three and 10), but also a string of nieces, nephews, grandparents, dogs, babies and friends in tow. It’s what drew the couple to this property, called Pentyak, which is set amid green fields near Padstow and has views down to the beach and sea beyond. 

It also meant the couple had a clear idea of how they wanted the house to look and function and, with help from family and a professional team on side – particularly Charlie Turner from local bespoke joinery company Broad & Turner – they were able to turn their dream into a reality.

Houzz at a GlanceWho lives here A holiday home for Mike Ross and Tamar Tammes, their two young daughters, and their large extended familyLocation Just outside the village of St Merryn, near Padstow, CornwallSize 6 bedrooms, 5 bathroomsArchitect Catchfrench Design Kitchen and joinery work Charlie Turner of Broad & TurnerThe brief for the renovation of the house, recalls Charlie Turner, whose company designs and makes everything from complete kitchens to treehouses, was chiefly that the house should feel like it belonged to the stunning location. The couple wanted the style and materials to reflect the local Cornish environment, and for the design to reflect nature – the sea and local landscape – as well as tapping into a sense ofhistory and local culture.In terms of the living spaces in the house, Ross and Tammes specified a large kitchen/dining/living space with TVs, sofas and family spaces all in one, and some quiet space for reading and in which Tammes could work. The family would also need plenty of storage for surfboards, bikes, kayaks and dog paraphernalia.