Beach Retreat - a holiday home that sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Perfect location for a Cornwall beach holiday
We had a fabulous week at Beach Retreat - obviously the location of this property is the biggest positive, providing easy access to the beach and coastal path. The house itself was everything we had hoped for and was clean and comfortable, easily accommodating our party of 7. It is also worth adding that there is decent WiFi to keep the teenagers happy when the weather wasn’t great which is also helpful given that there is no mobile phone signal at all!
The only small negatives were a couple of small omissions in the facilities provided which could be easily corrected: there was no airing rack which meant nowhere to dry clothes when the weather was wet and there were only 3 saucepans which made cooking for a large group quite challenging on a couple of occasions. Other than that, it is a perfect location for a beach holiday.
Beach Retreat at Holywell Bay
We enjoyed our stay at Beach Retreat which is in a lovely location. No need for a car as beach is on your doorstep.
We would definitely stay again as Beach Retreat catered for all our needs.
Family half term get together
Beach Retreat provided good value. This was a family get together break and accommodation suited the 7 of us well.
Only disappointment was that the internet and the pay phone were not working, probably due to weather conditions, and with no mobile phone signal you did feel a little cut off.
Finally we were a little surprised to find that the beds were not made up.
Thoroughly enjoyable holiday, we had everything we needed in the house and nearby. Beach on the doorstop, who could want more! Very dog friendly which was important to us. Location was so good that we have booked for next year already!
The location of the property to Holywell beach is amazing!
The property it's self was spacious, very clean and tidy, and came with everything you need!
Would defo stay again
A very pleasant stay - everything with the cottage was fine (no problems).
The views from the cottage were stunning. It is a very good base for visiting many of Cornwalls towns and attractions and ideal for a beach holiday. The cottage itself was the ideal size for our family.
Holywell Bay is a little village on the North coast between Perranporth and Newquay. It has a beautiful beach with fantastic sand dunes and a little stream for paddling for those daunted by the waves. In the summer months the beach is patrolled by lifeguards and of course, surfing lessons are available for those keen on learning.
These days Newquay's excellent surfing waters are the towns main industry, where as it once used to be a major export port for the counties mining efforts as well as a north coast port for pilchard fisheries. Fistral Beach holds many surfing competitions throughout the year, and also hosts Run to the Sun over May Bank holiday, a VW and Custom Car Show. Both the Womens and Mens Gig Championships are held here, as well as a balloon festival and surf and lifesaving events. Newquay Zoo now houses 130 different species in sub tropical gardens in the centre of the town.
Neighbouring Watergate Bay and The Extreme Academy offers you a 'ski resort on a beach' and a plethora of activities to keep even the most active occupied. Fifteen Cornwall, founded by Jamie Oliver in 2002 sits on top of the two mile beach at Watergate offering inspirational views for the young chefs and professionals to create fantastic menus from local and seasonal produce. The Lappa Valley Steam Railway just outside Newquay offers both the old and young an interesting day out. Newquay Airport has made the north coast one of the easiest places in Cornwall to get to, with regular flights from various locations across the UK. The town also has an Aquarium, a Waterworld and numerous immensely pretty beaches for the less active. Trerice run by the National Trust is 3 miles outside of the town is an Elizabethan Manor House and Garden with restricted winter opening times.