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Welcome to The Island

Imagine being able to live on your own private island with panoramic views of the ocean. Sounds like a mere fantasy? On The Island your hideaway dream can become a reality. This nautical bolthole is perched above Towan Beach in Newquay, on the beautiful and dramatic north coast of Cornwall. Privacy is guaranteed on The Island as the only access is by your own private suspension footbridge. As George Clarke said when he came across the bouncing bridge: "Oh my God, that’s just staggering. What a way to enter a house!"

The safety of our guests, our house manager and our cleaning staff is our top priority. During the Covid-19 period we will be following government advice on discretionary travel, cleaning and social distancing. Please see Boutique Retreats’ website by clicking the link below for information on bookings during this period.


Your first tentative steps along this spectacular, award-winning bridge are just the beginning of the adventure that awaits you on The Island. Relax, knowing that it will be exclusively yours for a long weekend, mid-week break, or longer stay of a week or two giving you time to explore beautiful Cornwall.

As soon as you cross the bridge, with its breath-taking beach and sea views, you leave the rest of the world behind. Step off the bridge into a hidden garden wrapped around the house, masked from the outside world by a border of greenery. This enchanting place provides sea views to the far horizon and a roaring ocean symphony, creating a secret haven.

Raise your flag of choice to announce your arrival, then explore the rest of the three-bedroom house, which has plenty of space for everyone to relax and have fun, including a conservatory and your own bar room. Immerse yourself in the magic of this special place and you will see why so many guests say they don’t want to leave…

The Island is securely fenced and suitable for children and dogs. All the large sandy beaches below The Island are dog-friendly, all year round.

'This must be the most exciting place to stay in Cornwall.'

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'WOW! I wasn’t expecting this! It’s even better than I imagined. It exported me to a magical and peaceful place.'

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