11th October 2022
The scent of pine needles, wood fires and sea salt. Christmas lights glinting from harbour waters. The chorus of waves from outside your window. A Christmas by the coast invites you to step away from the business of this festive period and reconnect with the senses, making time to cherish loved ones, good food and relaxation. Because after all, that’s what Christmas is about.
Looking to celebrate the festive season, coastal style? Here’s our pick of ten winter retreats with availability this Christmas.
This Christmas, nestle into this unique traditional folly, converted into a cosy coastal home fit for a Targaryean. Sleeping two in sophisticated interiors, this retreat puts a unique spin on the traditional building. With exposed stone, natural wood and mid-century furnishings, this is the perfect romantic space for Christmas spent just the two of you. Beyond the windows you’ll see the glistening blue sea of Portreath beach, beckoning you for a Christmas day walk.
Tuck into Christmas dinner, followed by a hot tub under the night sky. The Lodge is the dream retreat for a Christmas stay with that little extra coastal magic. The bubbling hot tub, an essential for a decadent winter stay, is perfectly positioned overlooking the shoreline of Mawgan Porth beach. With polished wooden floorboards, velvet sofas and a crackling log burner, you’ll feel at home in this beachside hideaway.
Little Duck is designed for cosy Christmas days. This wooden fisherman’s cottage is positioned near the adorable cobbled streets of Mousehole, where during the festive period you’ll experience the famous Mousehole lights reflecting in the harbour water. Little Duck sleeps four in luxury, coastal interiors fused with a rustic and contemporary twist and thoughtful attention to detail throughout.
Enjoy a waterside Christmas at Drift. This three-bedroomed apartment is positioned directly above Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth, close to the buzzing town with a variety of festive restaurants and bars. Drift is styled with calming ocean tones, rustic textured fabrics and sliding doors to the balcony where you can catch a glimpse of the ocean.
Curl up in this dreamy coastal apartment, situated directly on the sand of peaceful Cawsand beach. This retreat has three beautifully designed bedrooms and floor to ceiling glass windows opening out to the seafront. From the beach just below, you can catch the ferry across to Plymouth, where you can get your last-minute Christmas shopping done before heading back to Cawsand for a glass of wine under the stars.
If you are looking to entertain this Christmas, look no further than The Lookout, complete with colourful lounging space, large dining table with sea views and full width balcony overlooking the beach. This sophisticated detached house will amaze with its interior design, featuring shades of deep ocean blue, rustic textures and vibrant artwork. With plenty of space for family and friends across four bedrooms and Porth beach less than two minutes’ walk away, this is the perfect retreat for celebrating in style.
If you want enough space to gather all of the family but you still relish in the serenity that rural Cornwall provides, Point House is the choice for you. This private detached house sleeps eight across four bedrooms and is set in vast gardens, just a short walk from the private Duporth beach. Take this time away from the chatter of everyday life to restore, reflect and appreciate the company of loved ones around you- from the hot tub, of course.
Modern, high-end design meet coastal charm at Mabyn, a spacious eco home overlooking Watergate Bay. Here, you can spend Christmas day striding across coastal paths, the invigorating walk working up your appetite for dinner at a cosy seafront pub. Or, with all the amenities of a chef’s kitchen and ample dining space, enjoy a home-cooked Christmas feast in the comfort of this retreat. A bonus is the sea facing balcony for a night cap under the stars.
This coastal-calm retreat is perfect for getting away from it all, together. Set in the quiet seaside town of Downderry, this family home has steps leading directly to the sand at the bottom of the garden. Why not start your Christmas morning with an invigorating dip, before running back to the house to warm up and get gift unwrapping?
Heron House is a showstopper Christmas retreat. With a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, multicoloured outdoor lighting, inbuilt speaker system throughout the house and garden, and seven bedrooms sleeping an impressive 14, this is your destination for a celebratory Christmas in a large group. Share a feast around the dining table with views of the River Gannel from floor to ceiling sliding glass doors…. what could be more festive?