Staff pick of the month: Swell, Falmouth


Our new series, Staff pick of the month, asks members of the team about their favourite Beach Retreats property. This month we speak to Operations Manager Kat Dreifke. Kat, originally from Germany, now lives in Cornwall and loves exploring the coastline with her partner Lee, daughter Lottie and dog Juni.

Her chosen retreat is Swell, a four bedroomed retreat just moments from the peaceful waters of Swanpool beach in Falmouth.

What is it you like most about this property?

The surrounding area and the close proximity to the beach. The views are stunning, the interior design is just lovely and of wonderful quality, and the outdoor space makes this property perfect for spending warm summer evenings in the garden enjoying the Cornish sun until late.

What will be your favourite part of the day when staying at this retreat?

Early mornings, for a sea swim at the beautiful Swanpool beach, and late evenings enjoying some al fresco dining and a glass of vino in the garden.

What is it that you like about the local area?

You can decide whether you want busy or not- Falmouth town centre is short walk away, where there is plenty to see and do and many shops, or you can stay in the more peaceful areas such as Swanpool beach and the surrounding coast.

What’s the nearest beach like and how far is the walk?

Swanpool beach is stunning! It's great for swimming and has everything you need, including a local activity centre and a café on site. There's even a crazy golf next to the beach. The walk is just a couple of minutes down the road from Swell which is great for popping back and forth from the house to the beach.

Is there a particular restaurant in the area that you would choose to eat at?

Hooked on the Rocks for great local seafood, every day!

Can you catch a good sunset or sunrise here?

Falmouth is on the south coast so it's known for its great sunrises! The sea view balcony from the bedroom and living room of this property means you can wake up with the first rays of natural light and watch it rise over the sea.

What would you say is a must-see or do in this area?

Pendennis Castle and Gyllyngvase Beach are great but if you can travel a little further then Trebah Garden is wonderful.

Swell sleeps eight and has 2022 availability, click here to find out more.