The Point at Polzeath - One Year On

Beautiful holiday accommodation extends Scandinavian Style to the Cornish Coast 

ST. CLAIR, MICHIGAN – MARCH 21, 2016 – Following the unveiling of seven bespoke luxury holiday apartments last year, The Point at Polzeath will continue to fuse contemporary style with ecology in its forthcoming restaurant and bar refurbishment.

Just over a year ago the popular golf and country club was transformed into a premier destination for the environmentally-conscious traveller with the addition of seven luxury holiday apartments, clad in Kebony. The Point is now expanding its use of the beautiful Kebony wood which clads the apartments into the bar, restaurant and adjacent terrace with Kebony wood flooring and decking.

In the last year The Point have clocked over 3500 guest nights and to celebrate the first anniversary they are running an offer for potential guests – a complementary bottle of Cornish Fizz from Trevibban, a new organic vineyard in Cornwall with full week stays during April.

The project takes design inspiration from the surrounding landscape, local stone is used for the walls and the acclaimed sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood, Kebony, used for the cladding and soffits complements the picturesque setting. The beautiful Kebony cladding has mellowed in color over the year, from its original deep brown to a more muted silver grey patina, allowing the buildings to seamlessly blend in with the stunning landscape.

The patented Kebony technology permanently alters the cell structure of sustainable softwood by heating it with furfuryl alchohol. The resulting Kebony wood is exceptionally hard-wearing, with all the qualities of a tropical hardwood and without the need for expensive treatments or maintenance, which makes it the perfect material for a structure in this exposed seafront location.

The apartments all feature spacious living areas with floor to ceiling sliding doors and private terraces in order to make the most of the setting. Much of the furniture within the apartments has been ‘up cycled’ in order to ensure that the interior design matches the ecological focus of the exterior construction materials and Cornish Spiezia Organics supply the soaps and cosmetics.

“We’re really excited to be expanding our use of Kebony at The Point - the guests love the look of the apartment buildings and the fact that it’s all environmentally friendly, and we think it’s a beautiful material that will really improve the bar area,” said Eva Davies, owner of The Point at Polzeath.

“The Point is such a stunning project and the owners and designers all truly believe in building with an environmental focus which is great to see,” said Adrian Pye, International Sales Director at Kebony.  “We’re thrilled that the Kebony cladding has gone down so well with both owners and guests.”

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The Point at Polzeath is located at: St Minver, Nr Polzeath, Cornwall, PL27 6QT.

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*The Point at Polzeath

Situated in the hills above Polzeath, The Point enjoy’s breath-taking views over the Cornish coast line and Pentire Point. At The Point there is something to do for all the family – golf, health club, swimming pool, tennis, restaurant and bar

*Laurence Associates

Laurence Associates was established in 1993 and offers planning consultancy, architecture and landscape architecture across a variety of sectors, all under one roof. Their service ensures that architectural designs are carefully considered in conjunction with planning expertise, maximising the prospect of a grant of planning permission.

* Kebony Technology

The Kebony technology is a patented process which enhances the properties of non-durable wood species to give them similar characteristics to the best performing woods. Through a sustainable process wood species such as pines and some non-durable hardwoods are impregnated with a bio-based liquid derived from agricultural crop waste. With the addition of heat the furfuryl polymer is permanently grafted into the wood cell wall resulting in greatly improved durability and dimensional stability.

*Kebony Wood

Kebony is suitable for both internal and external applications that demand high performance and great aesthetics including:  decking, flooring, cladding, roofing, windows, indoor and outdoor furniture. Over time Kebony acquires its characteristic silver-gray patina whilst not losing its performance characteristics.  With improved durability and dimensional stability Kebony is becoming increasingly the choice of leading architects and developers enabling them to use wood in projects without causing environmental degradation. Kebony has been used internationally in projects from commercial, public, residential and marine, for example Hunter’s Point in New York, the Mary Rose museum and both residential and commercial buildings on the UK’s seafront.  A recent study by Norwegian environmental consulting firm Bergfald & Co demonstrated that Kebony has a substantially lower carbon footprint than its tropical hardwood equivalents




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