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.

Tom’s Cottage, Porthleven – sleeps two

This classically cosy fisherman’s cottage is situated in Porthleven, a harbour town which showcases some of the unruliest seas in stormy months. Head out on long, bracing walks along the coast path towards Looe, or simply settle down in the Ship Inn, a 17th century pub which directly overlooks the harbour, before snuggling up on the sofa back at your retreat for an evening in.

Bijou, Rock – sleeps two

If you’re looking for something modern and sleek, this sophisticated first floor apartment overlooking the picturesque Camel Estuary and out towards Padstow is perfect for you. Gaze out towards the bobbing boats from the water-facing windows and enjoy spectacular sea views from every room. Step out of your door and explore the buzzing town of Rock, where you can catch a ferry to the nearby fishing town of Padstow.

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.

Port, Falmouth – sleeps four

Slow mornings beckon lazy lie ins, awoken only by the sound of the waves below your balcony. At Port, a light filled apartment directly overlooking Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth, time is yours to spend however you like. A morning stroll along the lines left by the withdrawing tide, or a coffee and a book in Gylly beach café just below your apartment? The choice is yours.

The Penthouse 8 Bol Y Maer, Bude – sleeps four

Make your time together count at 8 Bol Y Maer, a sophisticated penthouse apartment near Crooklets beach in Bude. With a swimming pool that can be booked for private use, a getaway together has never felt more indulgent. Spend a day hopping between beach and pool, before a romantic dinner in your sea facing apartment.

Little Duck, Mousehole – sleeps four

Mousehole is a village seeped in romance, from its small, sandy beach sheltered by the harbour wall, cobbled streets lined with 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, making for the perfect couples’ retreat.