Category: Romantic

Six retreats for Valentine’s Day in Cornwall

We know how important uninterrupted, quality time with your loved one is. We also know how difficult this can be, with day-to-day life often getting in the way. This Valentine’s, escape from it all and make time for one another on the expansive Cornish coast. We have the key to your secluded retreat moments from the shoreline, where you can have the space you need to be together. Here’s our pick of six retreats perfect for a Valentine’s getaway.

Glenfeadon Castle, Portreath – sleeps two

This unique and cosy converted folly is the dream retreat for two. Hidden amongst trees and shrubbery sits an adorable courtyard, featuring a firepit for cosy evenings and an outdoor roll-top bath for romantic al-fresco bathing. Head out on long, bracing walks along the coast path towards Porthtowan and Chapel Porth, before snuggling up on the sofa back at your retreat for an evening in.

Starboard, Falmouth – sleeps four

If you’re looking for something modern and sleek, this sophisticated fourth floor apartment overlooking the picturesque Gyllyngvase beach is perfect for you. Gaze out towards the bobbing boats from the water-facing windows and enjoy spectacular sea views from the wide balcony. Step out of your door and explore the buzzing town of Falmouth, or simply take the 30 second walk to the beach and relax.

Harbourside Cottage, Boscastle – sleeps two

Enjoy a romantic weekend in a town rich in mysticism and folklore at Harbourside Cottage in Boscastle, famous for its tales of witchcraft, fairies and piskies. Take gentle strolls through secluded woodland, towards Pentargon waterfall and St Nectan’s Glen. If you are looking for a peaceful setting with a touch of magic, then Boscastle is the place for you.

Pilots Cottage, Mousehole – sleeps four

Slow mornings beckon lazy lie ins, before your morning coffee stroll. At Pilots Cottage, a cosy fisherman’s cottage, time is yours to spend however you like. Because when you’re just 60 metres from Mousehole’s harbour and sandy beach, what’s the rush? Pilots Cottage comes complete with a log burner for romantic evenings in.

Samphire Cottage, Widemouth Bay – sleeps four

Make your time together count at Samphire Cottage, a beautiful rural cottage tucked away in the Bude countryside. If you’re looking for uninterrupted time ‘away from it all’, this is the place for you. With wildflower planted gardens and views across the rolling hills to the ocean in the distance, hand-in-hand coastal walks await.

Cove Cottage, Sennen – sleeps six

Sennen Cove is seeped in romance, with a wide, sandy beach, tiny art galleries and traditional pubs serving comforting home cooked meals and fresh fish. This cottage, set in the heart of the town, is perfectly styled to maximise comfort and cosiness whilst still having a contemporary edge. It sleeps six, meaning you can still enjoy a romantic Valentine’s getaway with the kids in tow.

Where to Stay in Cornwall for Couples?

Are you looking for a couples’ getaway to the coastline? Cornwall is a great place for holidaying with your loved one, with its romantic villages, swathes of sandy beach and pastel hued sunsets. But with over 300 beaches to choose from, where is the best place to stay for your visit? We’ve come up with a guide of where to stay in Cornwall for couples, meaning the two of you can carve out a special place on the Cornish coast.


Fistral is one of the most famous Cornish beaches, and for good reason. Here you’ll find dramatic sunsets and crashing surf, ideal for evenings spent walking along the shoreline and enjoying a chilled drink on the sand. For your date night, head to The Fish House for delectable seafood with a sea view, recently featured in the Michelin Guide. The surrounding area of Newquay is also home to an array of bars and restaurants, including the Lewinnick Lodge on Pentire headland.

We have a variety of couples retreats in Fistral, including modern apartments for two with sea views. Find a retreat in Fistral.


For rugged Cornish beauty and an abundance of nature, head to the north Cornish estuary town of Hayle. Situated just along the coast from St Ives and Carbis Bay, you can catch the five-minute scenic train ride along the cliff’s edge and soak up spectacular vistas. Back in Hayle, enjoy three miles of golden sand, rolling dunes, amber sunsets and various nature trails populated with all kinds of wildlife.

Our retreats in Hayle include the Cannery Row houses, a selection of romantic, glass fronted wharf houses directly on the riverfront. Browse our retreats in Hayle.


Falmouth is where culture, art, great food and marina life meet. This vibrant town is full of quirky shops, wine bars and restaurants, alongside five sheltered beaches and a glamorous marina perfect for evening boat trips. Sail masts bobbing on the water, the breeze in your hair and a glass of something bubbly in your hand… what’s more romantic than that?

Our retreats in Falmouth include The Liner, a selection of impressive and contemporary apartments which look directly onto Gyllyngvase beach. Find a retreat in Falmouth.

Whitsand Bay

For something more secluded, Whitsand Bay is a must-visit spot. It’s a place that must be seen to be believed, consisting of romantic cabins which are dotted right on the face of a dramatic clifftop landscape. Here, you’ll feel that it’s just the two of you, gazing out at the panoramic horizon. Situated on the South coast, Whitsand Bay is bathed in golden light at sunrise, and is worth the early morning start to see it.

Stay in one of our clifftop cabins at Whitsand Bay and let the sparks fly. Browse them here.


Last but not least, Bude is a perfect couples getaway location. Spend the day walking the South West Coast Path, exploring secluded coves and picnicking on clifftops, before immersing yourself in the beach’s very own sea pool for an evening dip. With just the right balance of quiet coastline and a colourful town with plenty of places to eat, drink and shop, Bude is a great all-rounder location for your couples’ holiday to Cornwall.

Our retreats in Bude include the glamorous Bol-Y-Maer apartments which sit just moments from the salty shores of Crooklet’s beach. Find a Bude retreat here.