Calamansac Sail Loft, near Port Navas, Cornwall, is an innovative property providing accessible holiday accommodation for guests of any ability.
Designed by Cowan Architects Ltd, the property has undergone extensive remodelling and extension to transform the layout and appearance whilst taking full advantage of the delightful setting.
Accessed via a bridge from the raised approach to the 1st floor, the building uses locally sourced sweet chestnut cladding with a slate roof to create a clean, simple and unassuming appearance that fits unobtrusively into the scenic environment. The interior design, in collaboration with Fran Keene Design, takes cues from a contemporary Scandinavian influence, using the warmth of timber floors set against a neutral warm-white background with colour inserted through the fixtures, furniture and furnishings.
The property now includes level roll-over thresholds at all external doors and a platform lift to assist guests with mobility challenges. The modern kitchen, by Design Matters, provides a spacious working area for all guests and includes features such as a drawer dishwasher to make loading easier for wheelchair users. The accessible bathroom and shower room, by Motionspot, provide a modern design incorporating features such as shower seat, designer grab rails and wheelchair accessible shower area.