Bay Retreat is a ground floor apartment, semi-detached from the Owners' home.
The little kitchen-area is well-equipped.
The sitting room looks out to the enclosed courtyard.
The bedroom is snug and cosy.
Swanpool beach is only a 10 minute walk away.
Looking towards the kitchen/dining-area.
An electric oven and gas hob.
The TV is on a swivel arm which is very handy.
Plenty of cooking utensils.
There is a 4'6 double bed.
The shower-room is en suite to the bedroom.
A big shower head for a drenching shower.
The little courtyard is screened for privacy.
Swanpool is a fun place to feed the ducks and swans and is just behind the beach.
The beach at Gyllyngvase (the next along from Swanpool) offers watersport tuition in the summer.
The coastal footpath passes through Swanpool on its way to the Helford River.

Bay Retreat


1.1 miles SW of Falmouth / Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

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7 Nights from  £277

August 2020

Someone wrote ‘it isn’t a cottage’ as a review and it isn’t but it has a lovely feel about the place and if you want an easy space to stay in, then this is it.

October 2019

The accommodation is very clean , it is on the tiny side as it’s only a single story downstairs not upstairs as shown in the picture . The owners are very nice and friendly.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for comments. Bay Retreat is a fully self contained ground floor annexe, perfectly compact and cosy for one or two guests as mentioned in the property description. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay. Emma - Customer Support

September 2019

Definitely not a cottage.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your comments. Bay Retreat is a contemporary, fully self-contained ground floor annexe adjoining the owners home in a quiet cul-de-sac near Falmouth as mentioned in the description. We do have many properties through the entire South West which offer a more traditional cottage feel however, so please don't hesitate to contact our friendly Booking Office team who would be delighted to help you find something in the future. Bryony, Customer Support

September 2019

Close to beach & easy walk to Falmouth. Helpful hosts

May 2019

Good location, lovely view of the sea. Owners very welcoming.

May 2019

Wonderful location.

April 2019

Bay Retreat is an ideal cottage for two people. In the summer the short walk to Swanpool Beach must make it's position very attractive and for those who don't mind a walk Falmouth is only about a 30 minute walk away.

October 2018

Perfect, quiet little getaway for two. Loved being so close to the beach. Warm and cosy, with everything we needed for our stay.

September 2018

Perfect apartment/cottage and dogs are also welcome. Perfect location we walked miles with the dog. For dog owners be aware the beaches are banned for dogs until the end of September, but there are beautiful coastal walks. The owners were very welcoming I would recommend this property.

August 2018

Quite simply spot on. Very friendly, excellent hosts. Easy walking distance to the beach. Pleasant walks into Falmouth where we could catch boats to St Mawes and Truro thus avoiding holiday traffic and car parks. A wonderful relaxing holiday, hassle free and much better than a seaside hotel.

July 2018

Very pleased with the comfort and quality and that it was all as described. One of the nicest showers that I have ever used. We are keen to come back to this one. The cottage faces East so was very bright in the mornings, having a very hot weather spell we were pleased that there was a decent fan to use.

June 2018

Lovely helpful owners and very dog friendly with field next door.

June 2018

super location

June 2018

we were most comfortable at bay retreat .an easy walk to Swanpool beach.would love to make a return visit.

March 2018

Great little place, well equipped, clean and an easy walk to the beach.

February 2018

Cost and conveniently located

October 2017

Everything looks brand spanking new and shiny and the apartment was very comfortable, the owners have thought of everything. The view out to Swanpool Bay is stunning and I would love to stay there in the summer to be able to sit out on the lovely private patio to enjoy it.

Only downside - I wouldn't recommend it without a car!!

September 2017

It's owners were super, being next door they will help with any needs.

June 2017

Well appointed flat and only 10 mins walk to the beach.Ideal for two people.

May 2017

Liked the sea view first thing in the morning what ever the weather.The property was very good suitable for a disabled person the only things I might suggest are a hand rail in the shower as floor very slippery before you get to the mat . Also a second step into the front door to help with getting in . If you are in a self propelled wheel chair the green beside the property is quite a hard push as it is a steep slope. I would recommend it to anyone .

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for your review, and we're delighted that you had such a good time. We suggest that if guests have any significant mobility concerns, they talk to our team when booking to ensure that their choice of property meets their own individual requirements. Tanya, Customer Support

March 2017

The directions to the property need correcting

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for your feedback following your stay at Bay Retreat. There are severeal interlinking roads that lead to the property, each of which has the same name which we appreciate can be a little confusing. We've been in touch with the owner directly and we're in the process of checking and updating the directions to try to make them a little clearer. Bryony, Customer Support

February 2017

A fantastic, cosy retreat in an excellent location for a wonderful Cornwall experience.

October 2016

A stunning retreat in a beautiful location. I couldn't have asked for more. Just perfect .

September 2016

We found Bay Retreat very clean and comfortable and well equipped.

July 2016

Beautiful getaway weekend at Bay retreat. My husband and I took our little dog and had a lovely few days at this well presented little property. The owners were lovely and friendly . Definitely recommend and use Bay Reteat again. Thank you to the Eva's

April 2016

Lovely retreat away from the town but with easy access to beaches and fabulous views. Owners very friendly and hospitable. Hope to go back soon.

April 2016

This is a very good holiday apartment in a quiet position with sea views. Owner very friendly and helpful. We will be back!

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