Hand picked retreats for September

31st August 2022

September is here, but the sunshine hasn’t gone. Enjoy an Indian summer at one of our bespoke beachside retreats, all within walking distance to the shoreline. From early morning coffee sipped as you leave the first footprints in the sand, to late night dinners on a seafront balcony as the sun slides beyond the horizon. September by the sea is made for slow, savoured moments like these.

Here’s our top picks for available retreats this September, with something to suit all groups, from families, couples, those looking to celebrate and those holidaying with four-legged friends.

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

Browse our beach locations to find a retreat near your favourite part of the coast. Save 20% on stays throughout September and October at selected retreats, see our special offers page for more information.

For families

Through the eyes of children, sandy beaches are giant playgrounds, with shells, seaweed and shiny pebbles to collect, rockpools to examine and room for whole empires of sandcastles. Family getaways by the ocean are truly something special, opening the little ones’ eyes to the magic of the natural world whilst the adults kick back on the sand, listening to the cacophony of giggles over splashing waves. These retreats make the perfect base for a family holiday, with short walks to the beach and an array of amenities to keep all ages entertained.

Experience the magic of Skyfall in Falmouth, a luxurious beach retreat holiday cottage offering unparalleled comfort and breathtaking views along the Cornish coast.

Egret View, Fistral

Sleeps eleven

This riverfront retreat is a play palace for kids. With a life size wooden play boat, climbing wall, adaptable games table and bunk beds with a built in slide, they’ll feel transported to another world where fun rules, morning to night. Families will also love the large living, dining and kitchen area, with two separate sitting room sections and a huge dining table, meaning that everyone can be together without it feeling crammed. Slide open the glass doors to the river facing balcony and watch paddleboarders and kayakers glide past – or hire out your own and head out on the water.

Gwel Teg, Porth

Sleeps twelve

This modern cabin house is tucked away up a quiet street just moments from the family favourite beach, Porth. Inside, a leafy planted balcony leads around to a bubbling hot tub, full size table tennis table, comfy outdoor sofas and sun loungers, the perfect spot for family afternoons in the sun. Downstairs the home also features a large games room with a 75 inch TV, PS4 and bean bags, made for movie nights or gaming evenings.

For couples

Nothing says a romantic getaway like hand in hand windswept walks, lazy beach days snacking on picnics, and a retreat with the perfect private space for you to share. Our romantic retreats come in all shapes and sizes for all couples to enjoy, from cosy cottages near date night certified restaurants to sleek and secluded apartments on the best coastal walking routes. Feel the love on your next coastal getaway.

71 The Rest, Porthcawl

Sleeps four

This beachside bolthole makes for the dream space for couples who love getting active, exploring new shorelines or simply relaxing on the balcony with a magazine and gin in hand. Situated by the seaside town of Porthcawl in Wales, couples can enjoy the sprawing sands of Rest Bay, a popular spot for watersports and sunset strolls. 71 The Rest features two bedrooms, one with an ensuite, and a family bathroom, meaning that two couples could holiday together comfortably.

Pilchard Cottage, Mousehole

Sleeps five

This fisherman’s cottage has been renovated to become a fully equipped holiday retreat whilst keeping its traditional charm. In the heart of Mousehole, this is the ideal romantic getaway, inviting couples to wander cobbled streets, share ice cream overlooking the picture-book harbour and skim stones on the pebbled beach the other side of the harbour wall.

For celebrations

The pop of a Champagne bottle, sultry fizz in your glass, clinking pots of baked seafood and local veg from the farmer’s market. Celebratory holidays require enough space to all be together, to eat, drink, laugh and soak up the sun. These large, light filled homes make for dream celebration spaces, with fully equipped feast-ready kitchens and leisurely lounging spaces with vast vistas.

Watergate Lodge, Watergate Bay

Sleeps twelve

This innovative eco-home comfortably hosts twelve, with five velvety, shaded bedrooms and a large open plan living, dining and kitchen space with a curved roof and floor to ceiling glass doors which open out to the patio. Stepping outside, family and friends can relax around a roaring sunken firepit, admire the stars on the roof terrace with comfy sofas or graze on the twelve seater outdoor dining table. Inside, a Sonos surround sound speaker system, 65 inch Smart TV, separate TV room and LED lighting inside means the entertaining can continue whatever the weather.

Heron House, Fistral beach

Sleeps fourteen

Morning laps in the swimming pool, followed by garden yoga and breakfast on the balcony. This large villa-style retreat sleeps an impressive fourteen and makes for the perfect celebration getaway whether you’re looking for an active relaxation stay with friends or a family birthday gathering with daily BBQs and hot tub sessions. Situated just seconds from the River Gannel with gate access to the path below, celebrate in style by floating by on a paddleboard or setting off on a kayak excursion.

For dogs

Sandy paws, wagging tails dipped in sea water, endless sandy shores for playing fetch with sticks of driftwood. Cornwall is a pup paradise, and anyone who’s brought their dog to the beach will know how much their four-legged friends love it. Book a stay in one of our dog friendly retreats, equipped with garden space for snoozing pups and outdoor showers for rinsing off after a day on the sand.

Sea View, Crantock

Sleeps ten

Pups will love this spacious home, with a large green garden for sunny afternoons and an outdoor shower area. Sea View sits just moments from Polly Joke beach, a far quieter, loved by locals spot which is dog friendly all year round. You’re also close to the beautiful dog friendly beaches of Crantock, Holywell Bay and Fistral. The surrounding coastal path is great for dog walks, too, just be sure to keep your pup on a lead at all times when on the cliff top.

Fistral View, Fistral beach

Sleeps six

This four-floored seafront house is deceptively large, offering a stylish open plan living, dining and kitchen space, games room with comfy bean bags, two ocean facing balconies and a secluded back garden. It’s also just footsteps from one of Cornwall’s most alluring dog friendly beaches, with its expanse of golden sand, grassy dunes and rolling surf.


Wonderwall, Hayle

Sleeps seven

This bespoke beach lodge is close to Hayle’s Upton Towans beach, which is dog friendly all year round. The area is also great for dog walks, with the nearby nature reserve and coast path providing hazy blue vistas and plenty of wildlife. Inside, you can enjoy a decadent design filled with antique pieces and rustic furnishings, with sliding doors that open out to an enclosed garden perfect for dinners outside whilst your pup plays.

Save 20% on stays throughout September and October at selected retreats, see our special offers page for more information.