Boutique Retreats

Boutique Retreats for your next Cornwall holiday

Photography by Matthew Heritage

From raising the flag on your own private island to watching the stars over the sea from your hot tub, Boutique Retreats specialise in unique properties that celebrate their surrounds whilst embracing luxurious living. That’s why they’re always our first port of call when planning a trip to the beautiful county of Cornwall.

With more than 140 luxury holiday rentals across Kernow, it’s their passion to give guests a boutique hotel experience whilst providing privacy akin to their own homes. Large and luxurious or small but perfectly formed, their unique properties all share the same tip-top standard of luxury.

Their team is on hand to help arrange those oh-so-special extras such as a private dining experience with a Michelin starred chef, foraging with an expert, one-to-one surfing lessons or even something simple like a dog-sitter, you can be rest assured your Cornish escape will be one to remember. Over the next few pages, you’ll find three of favourite properties from this unique bookings agency….

Trevail House Fowey
Trevail House Fowey

Trevail House

Trevail House is situated right on the water in the popular estuary town of Fowey. Set over three floors, expect gorgeous interiors, incredible facilities, plenty of space and a fabulous waterside terrace, plus it’s dog friendly too. Inside, there’s plenty of space to relax. The sitting room lies next to the kitchen on the first floor and has a host of original features such as the lovely fireplace. Next door you’ll find the snug with its plush sofa, electric wood burning stove, fluffy bean bags and huge television with Apple TV and full Sky TV film and sports.

On the ground floor there’s a handy study space for those who might need to catch up on some work, whilst the garden room is an informal space with fabulous kitchen facilities and a sofa for those who wish to sit inside and watch the world go by on the river. Fowey itself offers plenty to do, with a sandy beach, independent shops, top-notch restaurants and activities such as kayaking, sailing, boat hire or exploring the South West Coast Path.

From £2,063 for a long weekend or mid-week break, book at

Esperance Beach House
Esperance Beach House

Esperance Beach House

For those seeking a peaceful, chilled out coastal escape, look no further than this gorgeous seaside retreat. Tucked away on the cliffs in Whitsand Bay, Esperance is a stunning homestay for those seeking uninterrupted sea views in total luxury. The property is named after the town of Esperance in Western Australia, home to beautiful Cape Le Grand National Park which boasts the bluest, clearest waters imaginable. Step inside and you’ll find stunning open-plan living that brings the outside in with floor-to-ceiling glass doors and blue views that give Cape Le Grand a run for its money.

Comfort is the name of the game, with sumptuous furnishings throughout and lots of little details to make your stay memorable. Outside, a bubbling hot tub and sun-drenched deck offers exceptional al fresco living, and it’s dog friendly too. Should you be able to pull yourself away from this seaside escape, there’s plenty to see and do nearby, whether it’s sampling the finest seafood restaurants, hiking along coastal paths or exploring the picturesque villages that line the south coast.

From £1,172 for a long weekend or mid-week break, book at

Aphrodite Cottage Cornwall
Aphrodite Cottage Cornwall

Aphrodite Cottage

Step through the doors of this traditional Cornish cottage and you’ll instantly fall in love with its characterful beauty, where whitewashed, endearingly wonky walls enclose a warm, welcoming haven for all who enter. The calming neutral tones, aged wooden beams and exquisite furnishings all lend themselves to creating a tranquil, calming space for both couples and families alike. Across the way is a hidden English country garden, where roses climb freely in the natural beauty of the secluded lawned area. There are sun beds to help top up your tan as well as patio area to enjoy a summer BBQ or just star gaze on a clear night.

Set close to Bodmin Moor next to a traditional working farm, this is perfect for those who love to explore on foot, whilst its ideal location means it’s easy to reach both the North and South Cornish coasts. Also nearby is the beautiful Bodmin Moor and Tamar Valley or you can hop over the border to the market town of Tavistock and rugged Dartmoor.

From £721 for a long weekend or mid-week break, book at