Cornwall LivingIssue #122

May stays 2022

Beautiful stays in Widemouth Bay, Polzeath and Sennen Cove.


The Retreat, Widemouth Bay

Widemouth Bay’s two miles of golden sand invites wave-riders, rock-poolers, sun-worshippers and sandcastle builders alike. If you prefer your feet on terra firma, then the South West Coast Path offers adventures on foot in both directions. Step back just 400 yards from the ocean and you’ll find The Retreat. Designed for easy holiday living, this modern haven has everything you could ask for when it comes to a coastal escape. Its proximity to the bay, with its well-stocked local shop, means you need not venture far for essentials, allowing more time for fun, frolics and feasting.

The Retreat is a homestay with integrity, whose accommodation is perfectly laid out and beautifully presented. Iroka Design, a leading Cornish interiors company, is responsible for the elegant and understated coastal theme that runs throughout the property. The refreshing combination of functionality and style makes for a holiday home that ticks all the boxes for every guest. The open-plan living and dining area is a sociable space for beginning and ending the day, while bedrooms entice sun-kissed and ocean-weary adventurers to rest their heads and regenerate for the following day’s escapade.


Two Trezeath, Polzeath

Thanks to its contemporary architecture and open atmosphere throughout, Two Trezeath offers a distinct ‘wow’ factor for any family or party of up to eight who stay here. The open-plan living space on the first floor leads out into the garden via bi-folding doors that flood the room with light. In the evenings, kick back and relax in front of the Smart TV, or if the weather’s balmy, step out onto the balcony and relax with a glass of something chilled to hand. For culinary creatives, the kitchen has everything you need to cook up a storm with the area’s abundance of daily caught seafood, local meat and produce, while an eight-seater table makes sociable dinners a delight, perfect for reflecting on the day’s events and planning those of the next. 

The bedrooms are all extremely comfortable, not least the master bedroom, with its contemporary ‘Jack and Jill’ shower room and even its own decking! The main family bathroom, which serves the other bedrooms, is stunning; complete with a shower and a bath, it’s the ideal space for a soak after a long day on the beach. 

Add to all of this a private garden that’s great for dining al fresco, plus close proximity to all of the amenities Polzeath has to offer, including galleries, shops and fantastic eateries, and Two Trezeath is a must for any group of up to eight planning their next Cornish escape.


Sennen Heights, Sennen Cove 

This coastal bolthole for couples has jaw-dropping, 180-degree views over Sennen Cove and lies just minutes on foot from Sennen’s long stretch of sandy beach and charming harbour. Set into the rugged hillside and facing seaward, guests can idle away their days relaxing as they soak up the views that, on clear days, even encapsulate the Isles of Scilly! Alternatively, why not pop into Sennen and discover what this traditional Cornish fishing village has to offer? With a pub, café, beachside restaurant, fish and chip shop, art gallery and convenience store, all of the amenities you’re likely to need are on hand.

For water babies, surf lessons are available, or for those hoping to explore the nearby waterways, why not hire a boat and explore the coast from the water? Sennen Heights lies just moments from the South West Coast Path, opening up a world of exploring opportunities for those who like to lace up their boots, and because the property is dog-friendly, it’s the ultimate escape for canine companions, too! Why not walk around to Land’s End, or discover the incredible sands of Porthcurno? Alternatively, book tickets for a show at the iconic Minack and watch the action of the theatre unfold to the dramatic backdrop of the Atlantic. 

Providing cosy comfort in which to relax after a day spent exploring Penwith, Sennen Heights is the perfect escape for couples seeking a romantic getaway to one of the most beautiful stretches of the Cornish coast.