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The Retreat Hayle

£1164 - £2892 per week

An amazing four bedroom house with incredible sea views and direct access from the garden across the dunes down to one of Cornwall's finest beaches, with renowned surf and miles of golden sand stretching from Godrevy Lighthouse to the Hayle Estuary.

The light and contemporary accommodation offers wonderful flowing spaces with large rooms, the majority of which benefit from sea views. There is plenty of living space and the bedrooms are spread over two floors with spiral stairs leading up to two first floor bedroom suites both offering dramatic views across to St Ives. With parking through the private gates for up to four cars, a patio and lawned garden as well as a garage for storing surfboards after a day on the beach the retreat offers a stunning base from which to enjoy this wonderful part of Cornwall.


private gates into parking area, front door into sun room, entrance hall with rooms off:


dishwasher, fridge/freezer, gas hob and electric oven, side hall with door to front.


bath with shower attachment, WC, basin.

Wet room

shower, WC, basin.

Sunroom/dining room

dining table and eight chairs, sofa, armchair, doors to garden, woodburner.

Sitting room

two three seater sofas, two armchairs, sideboard, Smart TV, decorative open fire, sea views via conservatory, spiral staircase up to bedrooms 3 and 4.

Bedroom 1

twin beds, doors to sun room entrance.

Bedroom 2

king size double bed, sea views.

Bedroom 3

twin beds, Velux windows, sea views, en suite with shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 4

double bed, Velux windows, sea views, en suite with shower, WC, basin.

Utility room

ground floor converted garage with washing machine, tumble dryer.


patio with dining table, parasol and chairs, two sun loungers, lawned garden, rear gate leading across dunes to beach.

Additional information

oil fired central heating, garage/utility can be used for surfboard and wetsuit storage, parking area for up to four cars, front and rear outside hoses and a washing line for wetsuits, WiFi.


Our range of luxury cottages in Cornwall for that extra special holiday. Our Unique and Boutique cottages have been hand picked by our team as those that offer an extra special place for your holiday.

The retreat was an absolutely fantastic property in an excellent location. This was our 25th anniversary and it was perfect to stay here with all our family. Definitely recommend to friends.

August 2019

Our 2nd stay at The Retreat and, as always the house and everything about it was stunning. The close proximity of the beach was amazing and yet its just a 10-15minute walk into Hayle. The house was exceptionally clean and felt, very much, like a home from home. Excellent customer service from Aspects Holidays, as we have come to expect!

July 2019

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Hayle Holidays

In Hayle town you will find a range of shops and bars, a supermarket, charming local pubs and the ‘famous’ Mr B's ice-cream parlour, providing you with a wide range of options for a self catering holiday. The King George V Memorial Walk can be found in the centre of Hayle and is a lovely, level walk, planted with a wonderful selection of unique trees which creates a leafy canopy around the edge of Copperhouse Pool, a large tidal water now a site of special scientific interest. Being just a short drive to harbour and beach towns of St Ives, Penzance, Mousehole, Porthleven and Marazion, a self-catering holiday in Hayle promises a holiday to remember.

Hayle is renowned for its 3 miles of golden sands, which stretch from Hayle Estuary to Gwithian Towans and Godrevy Point. With good surfing and great views, this safe, unspoilt beach is popular with kite buggies and sand yachts, but as it is lifeguarded in Summer, is a great place to spend a family day out. Find out more and discover other Sandy Beaches in West Cornwall.

Things to do near Hayle

Godrevy Head 

Perfect for nature lovers, Godrevy Head offers breathtaking views of the lighthouse on Godrevy Island. Watch the sun go down over St Ives Bay, or If you're quiet, you might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the seals that bask on the rocks in Mutton Cove at certain times of year. Godrevy beach cafe and Blue Bay Cafe in Hayle, are both well worth a visit, and are featued in our blog: The best beach-front cafes in West Cornwall

Coast 2 Coast Karting

If you fancy a change from visiting the many beaches in the area, Coast 2 Coast Karting is closeby for those looking to get the adrenaline pumping. Suitable for both juniors and adults, it's a great alternative day out. 

Gwithian Academy of Surfing

For those who fancy a go at surfing, group or private lessons are available for beginners to advanced surfers. Based at Gwithian Towans, it's within close proximity to our holiday cottages in Hayle. Find out more about Surfing in Gwithian.

Hayle Estuary RSPB Nature Reserve

Great for bird watching all year round, the Hayle Estuary is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). In Autumn and Winter, thousands of birds migrate here due to it being the most south-westerly estuary in the UK, meaning it never freezes. The estuary provides a great place for walks, but dogs must be kept on a lead to avoid any disturbance to the wildlife. Find out more about the Hayle Estuary.

Paradise Park

If the birds on the Estuary are a little too distant for your liking, Hayle's Paradise Park allows you to get up close and personal with wildlife of both the feathered and furry varieties. With a large indoor adventure play area, a gorgeous cafe - and even an onsite pub, this is one for the whole family.


Hayle in Bloom

Throughout the summer, the Hayle community comes together to put on a wonderful floral display throughout the town. With an award from the South West in bloom competition at stake, and with fierce competition from neighbouring towns, Hayle pulls out all the stops in an attempt to retain its Gold medal, which it has won for 8 consecutive years! 

Hayle Raft Race

In July, the locals wear fancy dress and take part in the annual raft race on the Regatta pool. Climbing aboard homemade rafts, partakers battle it out and race to the finish in an attempt to secure one of the winners trophies. Spectators can enjoy the bbq and bar on offer, and the bouncy castle and stalls mean there's plenty for the kids to enjoy. A fun day out for everyone. Read more about Hayle Raft Race

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Local events

St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

14th - 28th September 2019

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

22nd - 23rd November 2019

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Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too. 

30th November - 1st December 2019

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. 

14th December 2019 - 4th January 2020

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Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am. 

TBC 15th - 24th December 2019 (selected dates)

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

21st December 2019

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2019

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2019

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St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

4th February 2020

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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.

TBC 1st - 2nd March 2020

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

26th - 28th April 2020

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

27th April 2020

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

10th - 12th May 2020

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!

21st - 30th June 2020

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

3rd - 6th July 2020

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2020

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Hayle Fest

Enjoy a weekend of live music, local food and drink, food demonstrations, crafts and local goods stalls and much more! Don't miss out!

25th - 27th July 2020

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

8th August 2020

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Newlyn Fish Festival

Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest and best of its kind in the UK. Taste some of the finest seafood on offer and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Local fishmongers take part in the The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition and the popular 'Fishy Trail' is perfect to keep the kids entertained.

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 26th August 2020

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.

The retreat was an absolutely fantastic property in an excellent location. This was our 25th anniversary and it was perfect to stay here with all our family. Definitely recommend to friends.

3 weeks ago

Our 2nd stay at The Retreat and, as always the house and everything about it was stunning. The close proximity of the beach was amazing and yet its just a 10-15minute walk into Hayle. The house was exceptionally clean and felt, very much, like a home from home. Excellent customer service from Aspects Holidays, as we have come to expect!

1 month ago

We had a few problems initially which were just bad luck but Aspect holidays got them sorted very promptly. This is a Excellent property in a beautiful location near to all facilities we had a wonderful family holiday here with plenty of room in the property for all to enjoy will definitely return Thank you

May 2019

The whole family love staying at the Retreat. It is such a well-equipped and comfortable house with fantastic views across the bay to St.Ives. We look forward to coming back.

Mar 2019

Excellent property with excellent access to the beach, absolutely loved The Retreat and am definitely booking again!

Aug 2018

the cottage was fabulous the view were to die for

Aug 2018

The Retreat is a lovely house. Spacious, well equipped, lovely furnishing. It is in a fabulous location with stunning views with huge patio and garden, a stones throw from the lovely beach. There were 8 of us including children and there is loads of space. We have been here two years on the run we love it that much. We'll definitely return

Aug 2018

great views enjoyable place to spend week

Jun 2018

Fantastic location and views, very clean and so much space to spread out in

May 2018

Don’t hesitate to book the retreat!!! What an amazing house, everything is top speck, the view is absolutely breath taking really!!! Spent a week in may with all the family, the house is very spacious, open plan living area looking out onto the spectacular view, and a well equipped kitchen with everything you need. The beds have quality linen and are so comfortable. On arrival there’s a hamper with red/white wine, tea, coffee, scones, jam and clotted cream all presented in a wicker basket, which was a lovely surprise and well received. We will definitely return, this place is a real treat!!!!!

May 2018

A fantastic property with stunning views, the beach only being a couple of minutes walk away is a real bonus.

Apr 2018

A beautifully renovated property with a view and location that is beyond belief!

Oct 2017

A lovely property in a stunning location with direct access to the beach.

Sep 2017

Wonderful holiday home. Very well equipped, views from sunroom are outstanding. Three generations, and all of us very, very happy. No issues with parking, a real plus in Cornwall! Home and garden immaculate upon arrival. Fully equipped to enable ease of dealing with selves and equipment after time on the beach. Just lovely!!!

Aug 2017

Wonderful stay at the Retreat, it lives up to its name! Views are stunning, probably the best we have ever had. Comfortable and tastefully decorated, plenty of space. Would recommend for a visit and will certainly return.

Jul 2017

As two families with 4 children between us we had a fantastic week at the Retreat, it is so close to the beach and the views from the amazing conservatory are some of the best in Cornwall

Apr 2016

It is a treat when a family are prepared to share their beautiful home with you. The retreat in Hayle is a home like this. The house is Beautifully presented in a perfect location, you will wish you had booked your holiday for longer.

Apr 2016

The Retreat is a lovely stylish well equipped holiday home with fabulous views across the Bay to St.Ives. We have had a very comfortable family holiday here and look forward to returning many times!

Feb 2016

The Retreat was enjoyed by all the members of our family, both older and young at heart. On arrival you cannot help but grin from ear to ear, with the breath taking appearance of both the premises and spectacular views. Nothing more cosy than sat in the warm, Christmassydecorated lounge, with a festive sherry and minced pie, looking out to stormy seas and sky!

Dec 2015

Das Haus ist einfach wunderschön. Es ist sehr geschmackvoll und dezent eingerichtet. Das Schönste ist der Ausblick vom Wintergarten aufs Meer.

Sep 2015

Amazing property, the view of St Ives bay is breath taking. Would highly recommend this property to other people.

Aug 2015

Home from home - perfect property, perfect location come rain or shine.

Aug 2015