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Contemporary holiday home a short stroll from Holywell beach

Sleeps up to 8 in 4 bedrooms (+cot) Friday arrival Sorry no dogs Short breaks available
The Retreat

In view of a stunning Holywell Bay beach and big blue, Seaholly is a stylish and modern home offering the perfect coastal escape. It’s ideal if you require easy access to the beach, yearn to explore Cornwall’s rugged north coast by foot, or want a good choice of restaurants and pubs nearby (Newquay is a 15-minute drive). Split across three levels, Seaholly comfortably sleeps eight and boasts a show-stopping penthouse bedroom with a balcony.

Short breaks are available from October – March excluding school holidays (Friday or Monday arrivals only, 3 night minimum) If your desired dates are not bookable online please contact the team here.

As soon as you arrive at Seaholly you will feel the worries of day-to-day life slip away as you relax into the Cornish coastal lifestyle. The home is part of an exclusive gated development near the dunes, and boasts a kitchen with all the mod-cons you could need, a spacious and open plan dining/living area, glazed sliding doors that lead out to a private and enclosed garden, and private parking for two cars. A show-stopping home in an incredible location, you couldn’t ask for more!

Inside Seaholly

Walking into Seaholly, you’re immediately drawn to the kitchen, dining and living rooms. The kitchen is modern, and has everything you need to cook up a storm on a holiday. Adjoined to the kitchen is the dining area for eight and the living room. This room is beautifully styled to reflect life by the sea, creating a comfortable space to chill after a long day adventuring. You also have a long L-shaped sofa and 55inch smart television to wind down in the evening. Sliding French doors gives you access the well-kept garden and suntrap, a fantastic spot for alfresco dining, summer barbecuing and sundowner drinks. Also on the ground floor is a cloakroom, WC and utility room complete with washing machine and tumble dryer.

There are four spacious bedrooms. On the top floor of the house, you will find the Principal Bedroom with a super king bed, an en suite bathroom, and a balcony with views across the dunes and out to sea. On the middle level you have three more gorgeous bedrooms: Bedroom Two is a super king room that can be made into a twin upon request, Bedroom Three is a king room and Bedroom Four is a twin that’s great for kids. This level also hosts the family bathroom where you’ll find the bath and decadent rainfall shower.

Out and about

Beach at Holywell Bay near holiday cottages by Forever Cornwall

Seaholly is just a ten minute walk from the stunning beach of Holywell Bay. The beach is almost a mile long of sand, sea and dunes, and bordered by rugged rocky cliffs. It’s hugely popular with surfers, a haven for families (with lifeguards present between early summer and autumn), as well as enthusiastic walkers with its dramatic and rural backdrop. You may even recognise the beach, as it has been a popular location for film and television, which includes: James Bond: Die Another Day, Poldark and Game of Thrones.

For those wanting to try their hand at surfing there are two great places to learn from: Holywell Bay School of Surf and Cornwall Surf Academy. You may find yourself walking the nearby coastline, a lot of which is lovingly managed by the National Trust. We recommend heading north of Holywell Bay Beach where you’ll find the secluded Polly Joke Beach, a great beach to escape the crowds (please note there is no lifeguard cover here). Walking further you’ll find the larger Crantock — be careful as this beach is largely tidal (high tide will cut off the beach as the water will fill the River Gannel). If you head across this way, be sure to stop for refreshments at the Bowgie Inn!

Things we love

Seaholly’s location means you can make the most of the towering dunes, sweeping golden sands and stunning Cornish sunsets at your heart’s desire. You could take a blanket and watch the sun sink into the horizon from the beach, or even from the comfort of your penthouse balcony with a glass of vino in hand. Getting out and about, you’ll love the all that’s available on the doorstep of Seaholly. You’ll be a moment’s stroll from the South West Coast Path, which can take you north to Crantock and Newquay, or south to Ligger Bay, Perran Sands and Perranporth beaches.

And of course when you return back to Seaholly, you’ll find it is a fantastic place to just be. It’s stylish and comfortable, and we particularly love the thoughtful and contemporary interior design and pastel colour scheme. Not forgetting the finishing touches that really make the holiday, like the underfloor heating, coffee machine, Neff oven and hob, pendant droplights, as well as many others. Seaholly has been tailor-made for escapism, representing coastal living at its very best. We have no doubt you will return for more!

Great location with the beach just a short walk away
We had an amazing time. The house was beautiful with so many nice touches. Great attention to detail. The garden also had everything one needs for a relaxed time — a large table, garden sofa with large parasol and a bbq. The property is high-spec and inside a small gated community, which felt really safe. It is such a great location for a family with the beach just a short walk away.
Dylan & family — July 2022

Retreat Features

  • Minutes to the dunes of Holywell bay beach
  • Set in an exclusive & private development
  • A penthouse bedroom with dune views and sea glimpses
  • A private and enclosed garden
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Short breaks available (outside of school summer holidays): Monday - Friday & Friday - Monday
Principal bedroom: super king with en suite and a balcony
Bedroom two: super king bed (can be made into twin beds upon request)
Bedroom three: king bed
Bedroom four: twin beds
All bed linen and bath towels provided
Modern kitchen with fridge, freezer, Neff induction hob and extractor fan, Neff slide and hide electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and Krups coffee machine
Dining area for eight
Utility room with sink, washing machine and separate tumble dryer
L-shaped sofa, armchair, footstool and coffee table
55" smart television
Bluetooth Speaker/radio
Family bathroom with bath, shower, heated towel rail, touch screen LED light-up mirror, frosted glass window, wash basin and W.C
En suite in Principal bedroom with screen LED mirror, heated towel rail, washbasin
Groundfloor W.C.
Well-kept garden with an al fresco dining area for eight
Outdoor tap for washing sandy feet
Travel cot (no linen) and highchair on request
Sorry no dogs
Underfloor heating throughout
Short breaks available (outside of school summer holidays): Monday - Friday & Friday - Monday
Friday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
Private parking for two cars

Holywell Bay

Holywell Bay is made up of towering dunes winged by rugged cliffs, with the distinctive Gull Rocks sitting just off shore. The long stretch of sand and azure waters make for a stunning location – so stunning that you may recognise it as a filming location on BBC’s Poldark or James Bond! When on the beach you can see very little buildings, which makes the place feel unspoiled and a world away from any town or city. If you want to be somewhere a bit more rural and peaceful without missing out on the action of Newquay, Holywell Bay is ideal for you.

Travel times

  • Holywell Bay is about half an hour away from the nearest train station in Newquay. This isn’t a mainline station however; the nearest mainline is Truro.
  • Holywell Bay is about nine miles from the A30, with a driving time from London approximately five hours with good traffic, and Exeter is roughly one and a half hours away.

Things we love

  • The stunning Holywell Bay is a haven for beach-goers, dog walkers and surfers
  • Beautiful views from the penthouse master bedroom over the bay and the dunes
  • Just a few miles from the buzz of Newquay
Guests Say
  • Well equipped

    House was modern, clean and comfortable. It was well equipped and generous in supplying nice hand-wash, toiletries etc and a really lovely welcome pack.

    Claire & family — August 2023
  • Loved our two weeks at Seaholly

    We've loved our two weeks at Seaholly. Great walk across Cubert Common into Crantock and across the river Gannel to the cafe for lunch. Headed out to Porth Beach and Trevelgue Head — great views. Also visited Wheal Coates for some tin mining heritage.

    The Humphreys — August 2022
  • The beach is just a short walk away

    We had an amazing time. The house was beautiful with so many nice touches. Great attention to detail with lovely scent sticks and soaps and even snack bags, foil, milk and scones with cream and jam available on arrival. The garden also had everything one needs for a relaxed time — a large table, garden sofa with large parasol and a bbq. The property is high-spec and inside a small gated community, which felt really safe. It is such a great location for a family with the beach just a short walk away. Thanks so much, we had a memorable holiday.

    Dylan & family — July 2022
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