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Coastal and country curation

Uncover Boutique abodes that promise a dream staycation, to reset your life balance in a beautiful setting.

Words by Hannah Tapping | Images by Matthew Heritage

Boutique Retreats do things a little differently. Their aim is to bridge the gap between boutique hotels and traditional holiday cottages, providing a personal service as well as a self-catering property. Since 2007, they have curated a heavenly collection of luxury retreats, set in unique locations across the UK. It is certainly a case of ‘boutique by name and boutique by nature’ as the team, who have over 40 years’ experience in the holiday letting business between them, can arrange catering, deliveries of fresh local produce to your holiday property and even take care of restaurant reservations. It’s this attention to detail that ensures a luxury boutique getaway for each of their guests.

The retreats are set in beloved spots across Cornwall, from cosy cottages in the heart of charming Mousehole to luxury cabins on the wildly dreamy clifftops of Whitsand Bay. There is no specific area of Cornwall they focus on; however, Boutique Retreats seek only the most luxurious abodes in the beautiful locations Cornwall has to offer. What’s more, they know the area inside out, so whether you want advice on finding a luxury beach house hideaway, or local recommendations, all guests need do is ask, as Marketing Manager Anna explains. “We’re here to ensure our guests experience the beauty of Cornwall in Boutique style. It’s important to us that a retreat promises those little luxuries our guests wish for to ensure their staycation of dreams; think handsome wood-burning stoves and elegant bathtubs for two, or wood-fired hot tubs settled on the cliffs above rolling tides – our retreats offer only luxury living moments.”

From classic period homes and grand Georgian townhouses, to characterful cottages and Scandi-style cabins, this curated collection of luxury retreats offers a dream escape for any guest. Take Packet House for example; this period home in the heart of the maritime town of Falmouth is the epitome of Regency charm. Dog friendly and sleeping six, its interiors are elegant and timeless. Or Home Farm, near the foodie-favourite Porthleven, is an idyllic Georgian home sleeping ten, making it a wonderful retreat for extended families or a group of friends. Its location in an ancient wooded valley is magical, as are its thoughtful interiors, which have been sympathetically designed to be in keeping with this historical property.

In contrast, Kowetha is an intimate clifftop cabin that overlooks the ocean high above Whitsand Bay, affording a grown-escape for serious romantics. Its luxurious interiors are hand-crafted and bespoke, combining plush velvets, blackened steel, reclaimed wooden floors and poured concrete. Similarly, Verdun offers couples a bolthole where rustic industrial chic meets an expansive view out over the ocean to the endless horizon and would make an ideal honeymoon hideaway just steps from the beach.

Whether you’re seeking a romantic hideout with that special someone, or a multi-generational family stay, you’ll be sure to uncover your perfect homestay in Boutique Retreats’ exclusive portfolio. For the travel dream seekers and lovers of luxury escapism, you can forget the world and flee reality to savour quietude and simple pleasures in a home-away-from-home. Celebratory stays to mark a milestone in style, or escapes from it all where you can unplug for a while are all catered for in luxurious abodes. Many of the properties are dog friendly, some have swimming pools, others hot tubs but what unites them is all is each is distinct in its uniqueness.

The Boutique Retreats team is dedicated to providing guests with a personalised service, making every step of the way a stress-free experience. To make a stay truly memorable they can assist with organising a selection of luxurious touches, including organising a private chef experience in the comfort of your retreat, arranging a surprise welcome hamper or suggesting unique ways to celebrate during your stay. They are happy to share a plethora of wonderful recommendations with guests ahead of their arrival, to ensure their experience of Cornwall is a truly beautiful one.

For Boutique Retreats, it’s people who make a business. The owners of their unique retreats are as important to them as their guests, that’s why they tailor-make marketing packages to suit each individual owner. If you already have an existing property, they can help to achieve outstanding results. If you are new to the property market, then the team can not only help you find a property but can also oversee renovation and interior design work.

“It’s no secret that Cornwall is a year-round destination for getaways, most popular in the summer months where it could easily be mistaken for an overseas paradise. However, for us, the autumn and winter months are especially dreamy, when the wilds of the Cornish weather allow for cosy afternoons spent fireside and a heavenly dose of storm-watching from the comfort of a clifftop abode – truly the best seasons for a soulful escape,” adds Anna.

When it comes to escapes, Boutique Retreats’ portfolio of properties has some truly beautiful options for a dream staycation. Each of the retreats has its own history and offers guests a unique setting in which to write their own staycation stories. The Boutique experience lies at the heart of any property that is included in the portfolio, as every retreat is curated with magical retreat moments in mind and promises luxury living, a stunning setting, beautiful interior design and bespoke features; all of which combine to ensure a dreamy getaway.


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