come and rest your bones

We are so looking forward to hosting the weekend from here! The retreat takes place near to St Ives on the North Cornwall coast. The accommodation spans 3 houses that occupy a spectacular beach position overlooking St Ives Bay, 4 miles from St Ives town centre. The cottages run in a row alongside the shore line with views over the bay towards Godrevy Lighthouse (yes that very one that inspired Virginia Woolf’s novel...) The beach houses have no other neighbours and look onto a private beach that we will have exclusive use of all weekend, lending a feeling of retreat from the routine of every day life.

There’s space for our whole group to get together in one place for dinner and discussion sessions whilst enjoying sea views. Equally as important is that there is plenty of space and opportunity for quiet time away from the crowd for a little solitude to balance out the group activities.

We are really looking forward to using some of the features of the accommodation that make it a little bit special. Some of the cottage facilities include:

  • Heated swimming pool

  • Two hot tubs

  • Private beach

  • Outdoor heated shower for those of us feeling brave!

  • Towels provided

  • Wi-fi

The bedrooms are a combination of double rooms (which can be for one or two people) and shared rooms of two with either single beds or a bunk bed to choose from. If you are travelling solo we can match you up with someone to share with, or you can book a room with a double bed to yourself for an extra bit of time and space. The cottages have a mixture of shared/ensuite bath and shower rooms. towels are provided (one less thing to pack!)

Unfortunately due to the location of the houses they are not suitable for persons unable to walk 150m on uneven public footpath and climb steps.

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All of your meals, along with soft drinks and snacks are included with your ticket.

Lunch and dinner will be catered for you and breakfast will be continental buffet style, so you won’t need to think about a thing! There are kitchens with fridges in each cottage. Of course let us know if you have any food requirements when you book.

Photos of accommodation courtesy of Beach Pads