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The Best Retreats in Cornwall – Something for Every Traveller

Cornwall is one of the most spectacular places to visit in the UK. Full of stunning, rugged coastlines, idyllic little villages, amazing shipwrecks and some of the best beaches in England, it offers a lot for any traveller. At Cornish Wave, we focus on delivering fun, safe, and adrenaline-filled adventures. Whether you decide to take part in a surf lesson, explore the coastline on a coasteering trip, or join us on a wild swim, it’s sure to be very memorable. But one of the best things about this county is the amazing amount of retreats in Cornwall. There’s such a huge diversity of fun, relaxing, and educational retreats that really showcase the best of this amazing part of the world. In this blog, we’ve put together some of our favourite Cornish retreats, all run by great people with a similar ethos to us. Push yourself to do something new, explore everything on offer in Cornwall and respect the beauty of both land and sea.

Our Top Picks for Retreats in Cornwall Whether you want to sleep under the stars, learn a new water sport, forage for food, or take some time out for yourself, Cornwall has the perfect retreat for you.

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Stay In Harmony With The Land - Cotna Eco Retreat

Cotna Eco Retreat is one of the best retreats in Cornwall for travellers wanting to live from the land in a beautiful yurt in the Roseland Peninsula. Situated in a charming green valley, Cotna Eco Retreat produces its own energy from wind and solar, so you know your stay is sustainable and low-impact. They offer three types of accommodation: a yurt for glamping, a unique shepherd’s hut or a straw bale barn. They also offer you vegetarian or vegan food hampers full of veggies for you to prepare, most of which have been produced on their land. You can learn to forage the local area, produce your own no-dig crops and how to make sourdough bread in a sustainable way. They offer walks along some of the best beaches in the south of Cornwall and you can go out exploring the South West Coast Path. They offer various retreats throughout the year, including yoga, meditation, massage and hiking. BOOK HERE

Let Food Be The Medicine and Medicine Be The Food - Fat Hen Cookery School

The Fat Hen Cookery School is an immersive cookery school near Land’s End with a totally unique concept - forage what you cook! They offer different classes and courses with accommodation near the farm. You can choose from learning about the wild herbs along the coastal path, seaweed foraging or seasonal walks and foraging (amongst many other things). At the heart of everything they do is a respect for the local environment (they know exactly when you can forage different things and when they’re in abundance), along with yummy food and sustainability. You can combine this amazing retreat with walks, water sports, cycling and any other way you’d like to enjoy the Cornish coastline. You can learn all about what’s edible and what's not, the best way to prepare the wild produce and what you can expect to find in your local area back home. BOOK HERE

Relax, Rest and Re-Educate - Thera-Sea

Quite often, those searching for retreats in Cornwall are looking to escape the stresses of daily life or improve their mental health – and Thera-Sea is the perfect place. Run by a clinical mental health nurse, those who attend are encouraged to reconnect with nature, and explore any possible lifestyle changes that could impact their wellbeing. Participants learn about the importance of exercise, lifestyle, gut health and sleep habits in the stunning Cornish countryside. They take time out for themselves and can enjoy long walks, group sessions, swimming, exercise, and outdoor cooking. Various courses run throughout the year and it’s also possible to create your own, private mental health getaway for family, work groups, friends, and those with special needs. It’s a great way to reset your lifestyle, assess key areas in your life, have fun and enjoy the Cornish countryside. BOOK HERE

Learn All About English Wine - Cornish Vineyard Retreat

For many of us, England isn’t the first country that comes to mind when we think of fine wine. Cornwall, however, has a wide range of still and sparkling wines on offer. In this retreat, you’ll be in the heart of Cornwall and will be able to try numerous different wines from Knightor Vineyard in a stunning setting. You’ll have the opportunity to learn all about the vines, British grapes, the bottling process, growing seasons and pairings on this two-day retreat. Food and accommodation are included at The Alverton as is transportation to and from the vineyard. This retreat is perfect for those wanting to sample something new, get up and close with the British wine growing industry and enjoy the different culinary possibilities Cornwall has to offer. BOOK HERE

Jump Into Something New - Surf, Yoga & Glamp

At Cornish Wave, we offer fun-filled adventure weekend breaks where you can combine exciting surf lessons with relaxing yoga. You’ll be staying in our unique woodland campsite on a real working dairy farm in the heart of the Cornish countryside. You’ll sleep in our spacious and comfortable bell tents, cook on the campfire and enjoy reconnecting with nature before bed. In the morning, you’ll be up for your first yoga lesson. Our experienced yoga instructors will prepare you for your day on the waves – guiding you to relax your mind, stretch your body and re-energise. After a camp breakfast, you’ll grab your gear and head down to the beach for a safety briefing and your first surf lesson. All our instructors are highly trained and experienced and will ensure that you spend as much time in the water as possible. It’s then back to our camp barn for a wind-down yoga session before dinner or an evening trip to Newquay. Our weekend adventure retreats are ideal for solo travellers, couples, groups, and hen and stag dos. For extra adventure, you can add wild swimming to your yoga and surf retreat weekend in Cornwall. We provide all the gear and you can even rent it after your lesson to keep on practising. BOOK HERE

There are so many great retreats in Cornwall – from adventure to wellness and everything in between. The backdrop of this county is perfect for foodies, adventure seekers and those looking for a break from their hectic daily schedule. Cornwall is the perfect place to go to learn, reconnect with nature and experience something new.

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