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The Retreat at Mount

£1289 - £3790 per week

This stunning detached house overlooks rolling countryside with distant sea glimpses of Holywell Bay. It has been stylishly designed offering plenty of living space and the large front garden and secluded patio at the rear, are perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach. With its tranquil location and abundance of space, this is an ideal holiday home for larger families, from which to enjoy this stunning part of Cornwall. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and coastline, you can enjoy exploring nearby beaches such as Perranporth and Holywell Bay.

With walks galore close by, this is a great location for amblers and dog walkers. If you want to really relax and unwind, then across the lane is the renowned Limehouse Yoga studio, where you can enjoy daily classes to help you unwind. Please note that the sea view shot in gallery is taken from adjacent to the house.


into porch, door to hallway.


electric double oven, hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, table and bench seating for six.

Sitting room

corner sofa, two sofas, armchair, TV/DVD, music system, doors to:

Conservatory/dining room

dining table to seat 14, French doors to rear patio garden.

Bedroom 1

zip and link beds (super king or twin).

Bedroom 2

zip and link beds (king or twin) en suite with shower, WC and basin.


bath with shower attachment, double walk-in shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 3

double bed.

Shower room

walk-in shower, WC and basin.


WC, basin, stairs to first floor:

Bedroom 4

zip and link beds (super king or twin) travel cot, en suite with bath, shower cubicle, WC and basin, doors to private balcony with countryside views and sea glimpses.

Bedroom 5

zip and link beds (king or twin) en suite with shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 6

zip and link beds (king or twin) en suite with shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 7

zip and link beds (super king or twin) en suite with shower, WC and basin.

Garden and outdoor area

parking for five cars, semi enclosed front garden, rear patio with BBQ, table and bench seating for 12, separate utility/drying area.

Additional information

oil fired central heating, cot available, WiFi, up to four dogs welcome, short breaks available.


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Absolutely stunning house, highly recommend and so big and roomy for large families.

June 2022

I celebrated my 70th birthday with my whole family we all had a fantastic time didn’t want for anything our dogs had a lovely big garden to run around plenty of barbecues a very relaxing place will definitely go again.

June 2022

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Holidays in Newquay

Holidays in Newquay are all about stunning scenery, beaches, and, of course, waves. As it’s the surf capital of the UK, you’ll find an abundance of surf shops and schools allowing you to immerse yourself in the surfing culture from the moment you arrive, whether you just want to watch or get stuck in.

However, if surfing isn’t for you, there are plenty of ways to fill the days while staying in the stunning beachside town of Newquay. Head to one of the many beaches for a family day on the sand - picture rock pooling, picnics, and sandy toes! Or, if you fancy a bit of retail therapy, the bustling town has a selection of independent shops selling an array of goods including clothes, artwork, and delightful handmade treats – not to mention a mouth-watering selection of cafés, bars, and restaurants for a mid-shopping or post-beach refuel.

Newquay also has a selection of attractions and events, perfect for the kids (and big kids) from a wild and wonderful zoo to a round of golf by the sea. There are also some great walks in the area thanks to the beautiful South West Coast Path, perfect for a dog-friendly Cornish getaway.

Did you know...

Newquay has nine sandy beaches to choose from!

Beaches in Newquay

When staying at a holiday cottage in Newquay, you won’t be short of aquatic adventures, with lots of sandy beaches on your doorstep. All of Newquay’s beaches are lifeguarded in the summer, providing a safe place to spend the day soaking up the sun. 

Fistral beach – What do you call the best beach for surfing in the UK? Fistral! With the most consistent surfing in the country and great swathes of golden sand, there’s little doubt as to why surfers flock here from all over the place. You’ll find a surf school and wetsuit hire for those wanting to travel light and it’s dog friendly all year round for those travelling with furry companions.

Watergate Bay – Second on Newquay’s surfing scoreboard, Watergate Bay offers a seriously spacious alternative to Fistral whether you fancy a surf, a stroll or a hot chocolate in the beachside café.

Crantock beach – If you prefer a quieter beach backed by sand dunes then Crantock beach won’t disappoint. Dog-friendly and perfectly sheltered on the southern end, this sandy haven is popular with families and anyone looking for a place to doze in the sand.

Newquay Towan – Right in the centre of the town, Newquay Towan is great for quick dips and sandy escapes while you explore the surrounding shops, attractions, and perhaps even a bar or two!

Great Western, Porth, Whipsiderry, Tolcarne, Lusty Glaze, and Mawgan Porth are also fantastic beaches in Newquay. Read all about them in our extended guide and discover your favourite!

Things to do in Newquay

With quick access to the rugged north Cornish coast and some fun-fuelled attractions and activities, there are lots of great things to do in Newquay.

Surfing & Watersports

Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pro, the beaches of Newquay offer something for every ability, weather forecast, and tide. And it’s not just surfing on offer either. Bring your own seafaring devices or hire kayaks and paddleboards from one of the many rental shops around.


With such an abundance of attractions in and around Newquay, it’s the perfect place for a family holiday at any time of year. Newquay Zoo offers a great day out, as do the nearby Screech Owl Sanctuary and the Blue Reef Aquarium. For those who love animals and theme park rides, Dairyland Farm Park is the place to be while Trerice Manor House offers a beautiful walk through history.

If you fancy something a bit different, fishing trips and sea safaris are available, from which you can take in the scenery from a different angle. You may even be lucky enough to catch a sight of seals and dolphins!

Newquay Golf Club overlooks Fistral beach and is regarded as one of the best golf courses in the county, providing a different challenge every day depending on the weather, all with incredible sea views.


From beach supplies to holiday mementoes, Newquay’s streets are lined with lots of interesting shops from big names to independent favourites. Unsurprisingly, there are plenty of surf shops where you can fill up your beachy wardrobe including Married to the Sea, Boardwalk Surf Shop, Watershed, and Ann’s Cottage – some even have surfboards too so you can really kit yourself out. Razzmatazz is an eclectic mix of fun, holiday take-homes and Lucky Go Happy provides a lovely selection of ethical bits and bobs for the whole family.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, a trip to Roly’s Fudge Pantry or Cornish Cream will see it satisfied as you’ll find a fantastic array of Cornish chocolates, fudge, and even Cornish cream tea hampers (which make for the ultimate beachside picnic).


With the north Cornish coast right on your doorstep, it will come as little surprise that Newquay is jam-packed with incredible walks. Walk around Park Head (which you might recognise from Poldark) and Pentire Steps for some stunning coastal views or trudge along to Lappa Valley where you can swap the rippling blue of the sea for the dappled shade of the woods. You’ll also find a lovely area around the Porth Reservoir and surrounding wildlife reserve, giving wildlife watchers plenty of opportunities to whip the binoculars out.

Dining out

Newquay's vibrant foodie scene has grown and grown over the years, with the town now offering something for every taste and occasion. If you want to eat out, you’ll find a huge selection of eateries, including many beach cafés and restaurants serving up locally caught seafood. Or, if you fancy something special after a day surfing the waves, check out the many fantastic fine dining options or cocktail bars for a relaxing drink.

If you want to stay in and make the most of your lovely home from home, there are some excellent farmshops and delis in the area, including the welcoming Trevilley Farm for all your locally-produced needs or Malcolm Barnecutt Bakery for some seriously moreish fresh bakes.

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Dog-friendly Newquay

If you want to bring your four-legged friend with you on your Cornish holiday, you couldn’t pick a better spot than Newquay where you’ll find plenty of great dog walks.

Dog-friendly beaches

Fistral beach – Surf, sea, and sandy paws, it’s all waiting for you at Fistral beach 365 days a year.

Watergate Bay – With miles of sand and lots of rockpools and caves to sniff out at low tide, this dog-friendly beach is a favourite with dogs and humans alike.

Whipsiderry beach – Considered a hidden gem by many, dogs are welcome throughout the year on Whipsiderry so why not take a dog-nap in the sand before checking out those rock formations!

Mawgan Porth beach – with Bedruthan Steps a short walk away and lots of sand for zoomies, the beach at Mawgan Porth is great for tuckering out the pooch (and the kids).

You can also see these beaches from the water, as many of the boat trips in the area welcome seadogs aboard!

Dog-friendly pubs and restaurants

When it comes to dinner time, there are plenty of dog-friendly pubs, restaurants and cafés where the whole pack can shake the day off and refuel.

Lewinnick Lodge – Perfectly placed up on the cliffs on the Pentire Headland, Lewinnick Lodge offers sea views with your meal, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or evening drinks with the pooch by your side.

Lakeside Café – Another dreamy spot for a bite to eat, Lakeside Café not only provides delicious treats for its human guests but for its doggie guests too – homemade dog ice cream should get those tails wagging!

The Old Albion Inn – 400 years old with no signs of slowing down, The Old Albion has truly perfected its welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy the thatched roof as you enter and the fully-stocked bar when you’re inside.

What's on in Newquay

Whether you love music and surfing, beer or food, there’s a festival in Newquay for you…

Cornwall Street Food Festival

Hitting the cliffs in June, Cornwall’s inaugural Street Food Festival brings cuisines from all over the world together as people celebrate great food and great views.


This surf and music festival seems to get bigger every year as thousands descend on Newquay's Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay to watch surf competitions and live music while sampling all that Newquay has to offer.

Newquay Beer Festival

Sample over 50 ales and enjoy live music as you make the most of Newquay’s one and only beer festival, which takes over Hendra Holiday Park every September.

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Nearby events

Santa at Lappa Valley Steam Railway

On selected dates between the 4th and 24th December, board the Santa Express to Santa's grotto where children will recieve a gift from Father Christmas. There will also be children's entertainment, mince pies, and mulled wine for the adults!

2022 dates coming soon

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Newquay Boardmasters Festival

Be part of the UK's biggest surf, skate and music festival at this year's 'Boardmasters', held in the popular seaside resort of Newquay. Enjoy music performed by Gorillaz, Dizzee Rascal, Jamie XX, The Kooks and more!

10th - 14th August 2022

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Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions

Every year Lusty Glaze beach hosts their Sundowner Sessions - an opportunity to watch your favourite artsits perform live in the stunning setting of the natural ampitheatre provided by the cliffs at Lusty Glaze. 

22nd July 2022

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Getting around

While lots of Newquay’s beaches, shops and eateries are within walking distance, there are also lots of buses as well as a train station so you can leave the car behind when exploring all North Cornwall has to offer. There are also plenty of car parks in and around the town, so whichever mode of transport you choose, life’s a Cornish breeze.

What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Absolutely stunning house, highly recommend and so big and roomy for large families.

I celebrated my 70th birthday with my whole family we all had a fantastic time didn’t want for anything our dogs had a lovely big garden to run around plenty of barbecues a very relaxing place will definitely go again.

A brilliant property for a large family, plenty of en-suites so no fighting to get into the bathroom, great for a dog too with good size garden also perranporth beach nearby. Everything about this property makes for a relaxed holiday. Brilliant location for walks and beaches. This was our second stay at The Retreat, we will definitely be staying again in the future.

My family; three grown up children and their partners, four grandchildren, three dogs, my husband and myself spent an enjoyable Easter holiday with the Retreat at Mount as our base to explore the beautiful beaches, walks, restaurants and attractions of Cornwall. The house was comfortable and well equipped with plenty of outdoor space for the children and dogs to play. Perfect for our three generational holiday!

Beautiful spacious house for a large family. Plenty of country walks and beach surrounding the area. All rooms of high standards . Bedrooms beds very comfortable. Apart from a couple of issues we throughly enjoyed our stay at The Retreat .

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It certainly sounds like this property worked out perfectly for you all. It really is a lovely place, so we are glad that you liked it. We are sorry that we had not known of these issues until your departure day, as we would have had someone over to sort this out for you. Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention now though so that we could have trades over to fix this. Tanya, Customer Services

We had a lovely family get together at The Mount. Really comfortable accommodation with loads of space for everyone to relax. Beautifully quiet surroundings in the middle of the countryside. It was a lovely surprise to have a Christmas tree too- thank you.

A beautiful house, home to home and more!

Great place to stay in a large group. Although it could do with more facilities ie hot tub or pool and a play park for the children. There is plenty of room in the grounds

On arrival the travel cot was missing however aspects provided one within about an hour of reporting it. The house was great and had the most comfortable beds I have ever slept on. The property had everything we needed and I can not recommend it highly enough. Great space for the kids, lovely outdoor space, plenty of parking and lovely and clean. Great holiday house.

The Retreat at Mount was the perfect home for a large family holiday with a dog. The house was spacious with room for both children, dog and adults and the gardens were perfect for exercising both dog and children and the smaller back garden was a sheltered warm place for an evening BBQ. We would love to book this property again for another fun filled family half-term holiday.

We had a lovely stay, everything was above or beyond our expectations, plenty of space, beautifully decorated rooms, extremely well stocked kitchen, really appreciated the little things like soap, shower gel, dishwasher &washing tablets. We all had a really enjoyable time and would definitely recommend a stay at The Retreat.

We had such an amazing stay at The Retreat at Mount. The house was in a great location for many of the North Cornwall beaches and only took 40 minutes to get into Falmouth. The house was a great size and had multiple social areas for a large group. All rooms were good sizes and the garden was lovely with views over the countryside. We were amazed with how well equipped the house was - there wasn’t anything the property owners didn’t supply!! The cream tea and bread were an added bonus on arrival! We would certainly visit again! Thank you for an amazing stay!!!

We had a lovely week in The Retreat in Mount. The house was spacious, spotless & well equipped. Lovely sandy beaches nearby where Social distance could be maintained. We hope to come back again in the future.

After booking the Retreat at Mount for a week over Christmas Including Christmas Day with a well equipped kitchen that coped with serving Christmas dinner to 12 people, we weren’t disappointed. The Ground floor bedroom served well for our elderly in-laws and it was perfect everyone having there own bathroom and we never were short of hot water either. The dogs were safe to run around the back yard (unfortunately the front gates had a gap allowing easy escaping jack Russell’s) and plenty of great walks right on the doorstep although a little windy. If I had to give a negative it would be the tin opener didn’t work and the WIFI wasn’t too strong to cope with 12 adults. So we had to talk and eat fresh produce.... I would highly recommend this house to anyone and will definitely use aspect holidays again. Superb!!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It certainly sounds like you had a fantastic Christmas week here. It was great to read just how well this property worked for all the family. We are sorry if our description of the front garden being semi enclosed, did not make it clear enough, and if this hadn't been what you expected. Whilst there is a wall around the front garden, there is a gate onto the driveway that has gaps big enough for some dogs to fit through, so it is definitely something that should be considered, though we are glad that the enclosed area at the rear of the property offered you a suitable space for your dogs. Thanks for your helpful comments. Tanya, Customer Services

A spacious well equipped holiday home, with all you could possibly need. Set down a small cornish lane it is nicely private and has plenty of parking. Not far from the beaches and some great places to visit nearby.

Wow what a beautiful property. Have just returned from a weekend celebrating our parent's Diamond Wedding Anniversary. Plenty of room for everyone. Bedrooms are gorgeous and the kitchen is so well equipped as are the bathrooms, towels and hairdryer supplied in every room. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise. Large grassed area at the front which our dog loved. Great location too. Toys galore for children, although we didnt have any with us. Would highly recommend this property and will be staying again I am sure. The Ambrose Family.

The Retreat is a fabulous house between Newquay and Perranporth. It sleeps 12 across six bedrooms, five of which are en suite and there’s also a further bathroom and toilet. The house is very well appointed with a huge lounge and kitchen with a separate dining room. There is everything you might need whether you’re a big family, like us (11) or a group of friends. There is drying space under cover for wetsuits and boards and a downstairs shower near the front door as you return from the surf or beach. The house is 15 minutes walk from a great local pub which does really good food. Highly recommended.

The retreat at Mount was a lovely place to stay. It was very clean, comfortable and the kitchen was very well equipped. The outside space was great as well. Plenty of parking space and a big lawn for the kids to run round. We would highly recommend it.

The Retreat was a fantastic house for our family to stay in. It was extremely well equipped in the kitchen and space for food to be stored, as well as Tupperware boxes for picnics. The rest of the house was the same with plenty of books, games, activities for the children to do and nets to go crabbing with. The house is really well decorated and furnished, plenty of space for the 12 of us to feel at home. The welcome package was amazing and very much appreciated!

An amazing house to stay in so much room even though we had 7 adults 3 children and 2 dogs. Absolute luxury and a real treat to stay there. The kitchen is so well equipped it was a pleasure to stay at The Retreat. Beautiful gardens both at the front and back of the house, the back is a proper sun trap, lovely to sit in with a glass of something cold !!

Just returned from an amazing weeks holiday in wonderful accommodation booked through Aspects Holidays. This excellent company ensured that the accommodation was beautifully kept where high standards of cleanliness and comfort were second to none! I highly recommend Aspects as an agent who are customer focussed and nothing is too much bother. Well done Aspects. I look forward to booking with you again in the future.

Loved everything about this beautiful house, and the surroundings, décor was really well equipped, beds were super comfy. Everything was lovely and clean. The scones, clotted cream and jam was a lovely treat to be greeted by on arrival!

We stayed for my Mum's 60th birthday week, 9 of us...and we thoroughly enjoyed it!

Fabulous house. Everything you could possible need for a weeks holiday. They thought of everything. Would not hesitate to recommend the house or the company to anyone

Good standard and great having 5 ensuite bedrooms which meant no queues for the bathroom in the morning.

Very impressive, excellent accommodation for a large family group. It met all our needs and more. Thank you.

This is an excellent property very well appointed. Lots of attention to detail. Wonderful welcome pack. Full of goodies. Chocolate cake, fresh farm eggs, fresh fruit, Apple juice plus all the usual stuff bread milk tea coffee etc etc etc . Also lots of toys for the younger ones. A great place to stay. We shall be back.

A fabulous property in a peaceful location, beautifully and freshly decorated with en suites for all except one bathroom. very well stocked with equipment and greeted with a personal welcome note, a really lovely food and drink pack with a varied fruit basket, beautiful fresh flowers and a comprehensive supply of the basics (bread, milk, butter, scones, cream and butter).

Lots of space for different people to group and sit together, watch to or films or eat casually or more formally. A great location for walkers with both beaches and the coastal path both relatively close.