7 Wow houses to hold your special celebration

6th March 2019

Bring the family together and celebrate in style at one of Beach Retreats’ luxury large houses…

Our unique range of self-catering properties mean that you’re certain to find a large holiday home to suit your style and number of party – without compromising on what we’re all about – close proximity to some Cornwall’s best beaches.

Huge light-filled barn conversions to wonderfully-equipped spacious apartments and contemporary built houses, you’ll find a choice of accommodation in spectacular settings with plenty of places to eat, drink, play relax and shop.

Visiting with a large group? Discover our large holiday homes perfect for big families or friend groups.

Here are 7 large houses to get you started…

Panorama, Mawgan Porth, sleeps 12

Set in a sweeping bay on north Cornwall’s rugged coast, Panorama fuses haute design and stylish interiors with beach inspired features to create a majestic luxury bolthole, perfect for your family celebration. This six bedroom architect-designed coastal retreat is within easy walking distance to the beach, restaurants and local pub.

Join the families, watersports fans and dog owners that dominate the waves, rockpools and sandy runways at Mawgan Porth. Strike out along the coast path to Porthcothan, past the towering granite giants at Bedruthan Steps. Discover caves, stand under the waterfall and tackle the waves with a morning surf.

Book your stay at Panorama.

Fancy staying in Mawgan Porth? Have a look at our Mawgan Porth holiday properties.

Greenwaves, Perranporth, sleeps 8

All new for 2019, Greenwaves is a superb interior designed house over three floors located directly on Perranporth beach. The house comprises of four bedrooms, large windows to make the most of the stunning sea views, spacious open plan living, kitchen and diner perfect for entertaining and a ground floor terrace and balcony perfect spot for an evening tipple as the sun goes down.

While staying at Greenwaves walk the coast path to nearby St Agnes. Jump from bed to board with a group surf lesson. Dine at the brand new Summer House located next door.

Book your stay at Greenwaves in Perranporth.


Dragon House, Mawgan Porth, sleeps 10

With its large balcony, two living spaces, four bedrooms and dream kitchen/diner, Dragon House is one of our top go to celebration houses. Watch the kids play in the garden, while the adults relax with a sundowner on the balcony as the BBQ heats up below.

Walk to the beach in under five minutes down a quiet road, or if you want to explore further afield, Padstow, Watergate Bay, Newquay and Porthcothan are a short drive away.

Book your stay at Dragon House.


Wychwood Lodge, Bude, sleeps 8

With its own private hot tub, children’s games room and acre of glorious gardens, families won’t want to leave this luxurious house near Bude. Newly renovated to the highest standard, the house also boasts four large bedrooms, a play house and log burner for wintry nights. Sounds great right?
Jump in the car and head to one of Bude’s familiy-friendly beaches just a short drive away. We recommend Crooklet’s, Summerleaze and a visit to the famous Bude Sea Pool.

Book your stay at Wychwood Lodge.


Ivy Cottage, Watergate Bay, sleeps 10

This Grade II listed property is brand new to the Beach Retreats portfolio and oozes with character and charm, just a minute’s drive from Watergate Bay. It’s large terrace located at the rear of the property is perfect for alfresco dining as the sun goes down. Relax here while the kids run and play in the grassed paddock.

Head to Watergate Bay with the group and enjoy some delicious food at one of the well known eateries. We recommend a visit to The Beach Hut, where they serve the best cocktails and nachos.

Book your stay at Ivy Cottage.


Seamist, Watergate Bay, sleeps 16

This big, beautiful house is exceptional in every way, with an extraordinary sense of space and light, outstanding design and finish and a quiet, secluded location, all within a short drive of Watergate Bay. Ping pong table. Tick. TV den. Tick. Outdoor surf shower. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.

Family and group holidays come easy here thanks to its eight bedrooms, a spacious kitchen, living and dining areas all finished to a high standard including Velux windows, American style fridge freezers and 50-inch HD TV.

Think big barbecues on the decking, catching up with friends on sunloungers outside, or heading down the road en-masse to one of Cornwall’s best beaches – Watergate Bay – for surfing with Extreme Academy, restaurants including The Beach Hut and Zacry’s and Watergate Bay Hotel’s  Swim Club facilities.

Book your stay at Seamist.


Skyline, Mawgan Porth, sleeps 14

Located high above Mawgan Porth in north Cornwall, Skyline sleeps 14 guests within six bedrooms and is beautifully furnished to the highest standard. Guests will enjoy the large balcony perfect for sundowners and alfresco dining, the children’s games room and the large spacious garden with its sea views. Walk to the beach in just 500 metres.

Enjoy a family surf lesson on Mawgan Porth. Dine at one of its delicious restaurants. Walk the coast path to neighbouring villages Watergate Bay or Bedruthan.

Book your stay at Skyline.


The Breakers, Porth, sleeps 13

Featured in Ideal Homes magazine, Breakers is an ideal self-catering property for large groups, with the beach only 100 metres down the path at the bottom of the garden. The view, the space, the finish, hot tub and games room, the gardens – there’s lots to love about Breakers, but sometimes it’s the small details like wetsuit hanging, two beginner surfboards and bodyboards and X-Box 360 that make the difference.

We can’t imagine you and you and your group will get bored of Porth’s golden sand and varied coastline, but both Newquay and Watergate Bay are a short drive or 25-minute walk in either direction should you need to explore.

Book your stay at The Breakers.


The Tower, Praa Sands, sleeps 8

For a house like no other, we recommend heading to The Tower apartment in Acton Castle. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by secluded, rocky coves, Acton Castle stands proud on the cliffs over Mount’s Bay.

The picturesque Prussia cove sits on the eastern flank of Cudden Point. The dramatic coastline of Prussia Cove is made-up of three smaller coves called Piskies, Bessy’s and Kings. The smaller beaches of pale gold sand, sheltered by the cliffs, offer the perfect spot for rockpooling and bathing at low tide.

Book your stay at The Tower.

Check out some of our luxury retreats fit for a king, featuring pools and indoor pool rooms.

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