Welcome to Bay Retreat your ground floor holiday home.
The light and airy living space leads out to the conservatory which in turn leads to the patio.
Relax in the light and airy conservatory.
The comfortable double bed.
Enjoy the outside space at any time of year.
The small but perfectly formed kitchen.
The perfect place to relax after a day out exploring.
The dining area is just right for two.
Al fresco dining is a delight on the outside terrace.
And relax.....
The bathroom has a walk-in shower.
Some lovely pottery items which are made by the owner and available to purchase if you wish.
The perfect take home gift perhaps?
The terraced area is screened off for privacy.
Welcome to your holiday home.
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.
Swanpool beach is only a 10 minute walk away.

Bay Retreat


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

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7 Nights from £295

This was our second visit to Bay Retreat and the appartment was just as cosy and comfortable as we remembered. However, this time round there is now a large, light and airy conservatory, an ideal spot to sit and relax. We will go back.

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.

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

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

Close to beach & easy walk to Falmouth. Helpful hosts

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

Wonderful location.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

super location

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

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

Cost and conveniently located

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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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