Earlier this week, Together Travel were delighted to FINALLY reveal that late last year in the midst of the national lockdown, our beautiful (albeit temporarily empty) holiday villas in Trewhiddle Village were hosting an eclectic mix of celebrity presenters, enthusiastic contestants and production team. The big secret? BBC 2's iconic 'Interior Design Masters' had handpicked two of our homes as the 'blank canvas' for their Grand Final.
The exceptionally talented Lynsey Ford and Siobhan Murphy were handed over the keys to two of our spacious, four-bedroom villas, assigned with a succinct brief and given free reign to breathe new life into the properties.
With the whole of the country desperate to discover more about the finished products and the process behind the competition's finale, our team have rounded up your most frequently asked questions below:
Where was BBC2's Interior Design Masters Grand Final filmed?
The grand final of Series 2 was filmed at Trewhiddle Village in South Cornwall, just a stone's throw from the charming fishing harbours of Charlestown and Mevagissey. Trewhiddle Village is sheltered in the heart of a scenic woodland and surrounded by rolling fields, yet is a short hop and a skip from the soft sandy beaches of the region.
Which villas were chosen for the finalists to makeover?
Located in the higher enclave of Trewhiddle Village, Together Travel assigned Villas 3 and 5 to the finalists. The four-bedroom villas were nearly identical in structure, size and existing decor, so offered the perfect opportunity for the designers to really showcase their artistic flair. Lynsey Ford (our 2021 winner!) was paired with Villa 5, whilst the wonderful Siobhan Murphy was offered Villa 3.
Each villa came equipped with a neutral palette, fully-equipped kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, plus luxury fixtures such as underheated flooring, palatial, duel-story windows and contemporary en-suites.
When was Series 2 of Interior Design Masters filmed?
In November 2020, whilst the UK was experiencing a nationwide lockdown (but travel for business was still acknowledged as acceptable), the team descended on Trewhiddle Village to commence filming. Both Together Travel and the whole crew worked tirelessly to ensure that COVID-safe procedures were put into place and adhered to at all times, ensuring all on site felt comfortable throughout the week long period.
Where can I watch the Final of Interior Design Masters?
For all those looking to catch up (or re-watch!) the Final, all 8 episodes are currently available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
At Trewhiddle Village
Series 2 Trailer
Location of the Grand Final