4 Nights Sea Swimming, Walking & Yoga Holiday in Cornwall

Join us for our 4 nights wild swim and coastal walking mid-week retreat in Cornwall. Stay in a beautiful country estate and enjoy a day with swim coaches on the beach learning the benefits of sea swimming followed by a swim and the next day a coastal walk. Yoga twice a day with beach time in the day and country living at night.

Join us on our 4-night Cornwall sea swim and coastal walking yoga holiday. Based within a stunning estate near Newquay and only 15 minutes away from some of the most famous beaches in north Cornwall, like Porth Beach, Mawgan Porth, and Watergate Bay, this location gives the perfect opportunity to relax in the beauty of the Cornish countryside while enjoying activities on the coast in the daytime.

After high demand, we are introducing sea swimming to our calendar alongside our usual coastal walks. If you have the time or energy, you can try surfing or a SUP. This cold-water sea swimming experience is for all levels. You are split into two groups: beginner and experienced. We ask that you have a good level of pool swimming.

On our 4-night yoga retreat in Cornwall, we have teamed up with a local Cornish cold water sea swimming company that are Open Water Swimming and Beach Lifeguard qualified to lead this half-day activity with a briefing and some swim fit exercises before heading into the sea for a swim followed by a warm drink and post-swim snacks on the beach with a debrief. Learn how to sea swim safely and build confidence if you are new to it and if a seasoned sea swimmer, share your experiences with others.

On the second day, enjoy a coastal walk, taking in the views, and having an ice cream or even another dip in the sea.

After a fun day on the beach, come back to your country pad to relax in nature, enjoy yoga in the spacious yoga shala, enjoy delicious food, massage and cosy sofas to sink into or if sunny relax in the sun on a blanket on the lawns. The garden surrounding the manor house and additional properties is a 22-acre expanse of lawns, ornamental lakes, camelia woods, orchards and an incredible walled vegetable garden. When not enjoying yoga in the large studio, the lawns create a perfect space for classes, too.

There is something for everyone on our four-night yoga holiday in Cornwall. If you prefer more walking in Cornwall, you can enjoy this as the coastal paths are easy to follow. If you prefer swimming, SUP, or surfing, we can help arrange any of these activities.

You can make this retreat what you want, and you can enjoy the relaxation and reinvigoration of spending time in this beautiful place.

We run our four-night Cornwall retreat throughout the year, in April, May, June, July, October, and New Year in 2024 and 2025— we also run a three night weekend retreat in Cornwall here. See all of our dates here.

If you enjoy surfing in Cornwall, we can arrange this with our local surf school on Mawgan Porth beach.

  • Location

    Location
    Nr Newquay

  • Season

    Season
    All year round

  • Duration

    Duration
    4 nights

  • Group size

    Group size
    17

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation
    Manor House

  • Meeting Point

    Meeting Point
    St Austell Train Station

  • Yoga level

    Yoga level
    All levels

  • Activity level

    Activity level
    All levels

  • Food

    Food
    Veggie/Plant-based

  • Carbon Footprint

    Carbon Footprint
    46Kgs

From £549
Female
Male
Couples

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Shared Twin/ Double Rooms – On all of our retreats, twin or double rooms mean two people sharing. If you book one space, you will be sharing it with another guest.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Please buy a travel insurance policy that works for you due to any unforeseen circumstances.

The retreat will begin at 4 pm on the first day with our opening yoga class followed by dinner.

On the last day, checkout is at 10 am.

The itinerary is an example itinerary and is subject to change depending on the tides for sea swimming. The day’s activities will fit around the sea swimming activity accordingly.

We will let you know in advance what the schedule will be for the swim day and we will send you a questionnaire nearer the time to ask for your level and what you would like to get out of it so that our qualified swim coaches can tailor the experience to the group.

A Typical Day

8 am

90 minute uplifting yoga class

9.30 am

Delicious brunch

10.30 am to 1.30 pm

Coastal path hike, wild sea swim session, SUP, surf

2 pm

Light lunch

2.30 pm to 5 pm

Coastal path hike, wild sea swim session, SUP, surf

5 pm

Two hour restorative and meditation yoga class

7 pm

Two course dinner

See what is included in your sea swim and coastal walking yoga retreat in Cornwall!
What's included
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Accommodation at an exclusive Cornish estate to call home

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Extensive 22 acres of gardens to relax in and explore

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1.5 hrs of morning yoga practice which will energise and awaken sleepy bodies and a variety of types of meditation practice to calm the mind

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2 hrs evening yoga practices to unwind and calm with restorative practices, meditation and Yoga Nidra

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4 x Delicious wholesome vegetarian/vegan brunches

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3 x Light warming vegetarian/vegan lunches

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4 x Delicious vegetarian/vegan evening meals

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First afternoon: Guided wild swim with qualified instructors

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Second afternoon: Beach for coastal walk, sea swim, ice-cream

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Third Afternoon: Enjoy a countryside walk

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All yoga equipment

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Amazing AY team to look after you!

What's not included
  • Transfers to the venue
  • Extra activities: Surf hire or lesson, another wild swim
  • Transfers to beach
  • Travel insurance
  • Massage treatments
  • A wet suit is necessary if you are not used to sea swimming in the UK. If you don't have one you can hire one locally.
  • A dry robe or something warm for after sea swimming
Accommodation in Cornwall Estate

Recently converted and restored, this truly stunning estate manages to maintain the grandeur of a true Manor house while embracing a modern feel.

Beautiful touches such as White Company London linen in all of the bedrooms and REN products in all of the bathrooms add little luxuries that make the whole experience feel even more special.

The estate is split into three properties. The main one being the Manor House, the hub of the home as this is where the kitchen and dining room are located. In fact, you may recognise the kitchen as it is where celebrity chef Rick Stein has used to film his TV shows many times! Within the Manor are 8 bright and spacious bedrooms that all boast views across the gardens. There are also multiple communal areas with a drawing room, study and library for you to relax in.

The Apple Store is a more modern space only a skip across the courtyard from the Manor. With 6 bedrooms there is also a beautiful sitting room with plenty of comfy sofas and its own kitchen. The Apple Store is also where the yoga studio is located! Through a door in the kitchen you find yourself in the bright and super spacious yoga studio boasting stunning oak beams, pillars and high ceilings.

If you want total privacy, there is also the adorable Laundry Cottage. A fully self-contained cottage attached to the Manor that is full of character and a beautiful first-floor bedroom perfect for a solo traveller or a couple. As a former laundry, this building was where the water was heated to wash the linen and has an enormous original Tudor inglenook fireplace fitted with a wood-burning stove.

There are plenty of ways to reach us on our retreat!

Car

Arriving by car means you have plenty of freedom to explore on your own terms too. We will give you the full directions to the venue on booking. It is roughly a 5-hour drive from London.

Train

The train journey into Cornwall is beautiful!  From London we recommend the following trains for your return journey.

Depart London Paddington with the direct train to St Austell to arrive around 3.30pm.

Depart St Austell  from 12pm onwards with the direct train to London Paddington

We arrange a WhatsApp group prior to the retreat so that you can arrange shared taxis together.

Fly

Newquay airport is 17 minutes away. There are direct flights from various domestic airports including London, Manchester and Newcastle, plus others during the summer months.

When booking or arranging travel, please be aware that the retreat arrival to the retreat is at 4 pm and earlier arrivals may be asked to wait until the house staff and team are ready.

A twin/double room is for two people sharing either two single beds or a double bed.

Single occupancy with double bed and en-suite – £849

Master Single occupancy with double bed and a shared bathroom 1 other person (with double bed) – £799

Bunk room en-suite – £599pp

Twin room (two people sharing a room with two single beds) with en-suite bathroom – £699pp

Twin room (two people sharing a room with two single beds) with a shared bathroom – £649pp

Bunk Room for two people with shared bathroom with 1 other person – £549pp

For those travelling by train we suggest arriving into St Austell to arrive around 3.30pm. This is a direct train from London. The station is around 25 minutes from the venue, and taxis cost £25.
We arrange a WhatsApp group prior to the retreat so that you can arrange shared taxis together. Please check out our ‘getting there’ section.
Surf lessons are not included in the price - if you would like to have a surf lesson whilst on retreat we have a preferred surf school, based in Newquay - you can book a session online. You can choose to book a lesson at any time you would like, but please use the above itinerary to try and avoid schedule clashing with hikes etc, if you want to participate in these.
Yes we do. We provide yoga mats and blocks. If you need anything else that you like to use please bring it with you. We recommend a shawl/blanket for savasana, for extra cosiness.
We welcome all levels, as it is a large group and so you are split into two groups, beginner and more experienced. Cold water sea swimming is different to pool swimming so if you are a good pool swimmer and haven't done much sea swimming we would ask that you inform us that you are a beginner cold water sea swimming.
If you have your own wetsuit please bring it with you, because this is an activity that requires a wetsuit. if you don't have one you can hire one for £15 that we organise for you.
We recommend you have a good level of general fitness, and can swim in a swimming pool with a good level of competency.
This is for all levels with some walking experience. The walks aren't difficult regarding incline but my be long and so a good level of fitness is required.
Yes, it does. Not in every room but they are available. We suggest you bring your own if you prefer to have easy access to one.
There is plenty of free, private, parking on-site
There are no electric car charging outlets.
- Any extra yoga equipment you like to use - blanket, bolster, strap, blocks
- Comfy clothes to feel totally relaxed for yoga and relaxing
- We recommend bringing comfortable clothes and shoes to go on our coastal path hikes. It can get breezy so a hat, waterproof coat, and suitable layers.
- Backpack to carry your packed lunch, water bottle, suncream and essentials
- A plastic container (lunchbox) for your packed lunch and a refillable water bottle
- Indoor shoes or slippers to pad around in
- A good book or journal
- A shawl for savasana
- wetsuit for sea swimming but you can hire one if that is easier for you
Check in is from 4pm on arrival day, before this time you will not be allowed on to the property, and check-out on departure day is 10am.
Yes! Most of our guests travel solo, or with a friend or family member. It's a great way to meet like-minded people and find yoga travel buddies!

This cold water sea swimming retreat in Cornwall is suitable for anyone who'd like to experience this activity for the first time or if you have some experience already and want to progress. We split you into two groups to manage the levels. If you like being in nature, with walking and healthy food and Yoga. Beginners are welcome as well as all ages.

Suitability : Level
  • All ages
  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Men & Women
Sustainability

We are working towards reducing our carbon footprint, and here are some ways we, as a company, are doing this. 

  • We are a 88% vegan company, 10% vegetarian and 2% fish or meat (only when staying in boutique hotels that offer these options). This makes up a huge percentage of carbon emissions that we avoid so easily because our food is still delicious, balanced and even more creative. So, thanks to you all for enjoying our healthy (mostly) plant-based meals. 

The difference: Most travel companies struggle to reduce their travellers’ meat and dairy consumption, which accounts for a large portion of their carbon emissions.

  • We stay primarily in one location for the duration of the retreat. We have started staying in a few locations on our long haul, but it is limited to 2 or 3 locations over an 8 – 10 night period. Staying in one place means low carbon emissions because we aren’t burning fuel to get around.

The difference: Other adventure travel companies move around every two days, using alot of petrol in vehicles for sometimes only 1 or 2 people. 

  • Our activities are low-impact—yoga, hiking, surfing, skiing/boarding, whitewater rafting, SUP, and kayaking are all very low-carbon activities, in fact, zero-carbon (except skiing/snowboarding due to the ski lifts, which is also low). These activities are included in the price we measure. The carbon may increase with travel to and from these activities in vehicles. 

The difference: Other travel companies can include high-carbon activities in the price, such as jet skiing, quad biking, and jeep driving, which increases their carbon footprint.

  • We run more than half of our retreats and holidays in the UK; these are very low-carbon holidays. 

We currently don’t measure our guests’ travel as part of our carbon output because our guests don’t only come from the UK, so it is hard for us to predict this. We also don’t include travel in the holiday price, which is not part of our calculations. We know that we provide these holidays, so we are looking to include this carbon measurement in the future so we are investigating how we can reduce this.

The carbon measurements at the top of the page with the icons are per person for the whole retreat. 

Ultra-low-carbon holidays

These holidays are below 200 kg per person, and our UK retreats are below 100 or even 70 kg, so these are great adventures for low carbon breaks.

Ski holidays are actually low in carbon! 

In France, many ski resorts are turning to green energy to power the lifts. If you eat low in meat and dairy while you’re there and hire your ski equipment, this makes your trip as low-carbon as possible. 

How can you help? 

There are ways that you can help reduce your carbon when coming on our retreats and holidays:

  • Travel by train, try slow travel across Europe and the UK. 
  • If travelling abroad to Europe or further afield, choose carbon capture schemes, check out Ecologi. Offsetting is not the best thing to do these days, but try carbon capture where you pay for carbon to be absorbed into the environment.
  • Car share UK – we recommend when guests travel by train to arrive and depart at the same time to taxi share – which helps keep costs and carbon emissions down. Why not consider car share, too? Most guests who drive come alone or with a friend; we have WhatsApp groups that, if you like, you can see who is driving from your area and enjoy getting to know each other on the way to the retreats, and save on your carbon emissions at the same time!

 

We are by no means saints when it comes to producing carbon, as a travel company we know this is very difficult to reduce. We are working to reduce our carbon output each year by measuring it and then creating plans to reduce it. We are reviewing all our venues and asking them how they can improve their carbon reduction as we don’t own any of our venues but we would like to work with them to help in any way we can.  We want to be transparent with this, so please get in touch for more information. As we change things, we will update the website.

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Yoga Teacher Tina Jeffery

Retreat Chef Chloe Webb

Beautiful Cornwall

Whether you have come to Cornwall to enjoy the coastal paths, swim in the sea, surf the waves or just have some R&R, you will feel fulfilled in this beautiful region of England. Just taking some time out of the day-to-day is enough to return home with a new outlook and completely refreshed – those looking for an active retreat with time to relax – Cornwall is bound to tick many of your requirements.

Our country estate is only 2 miles from the coast and a 20 minute drive to stunning beaches like Mawgan Porth and Perranporth. Enjoy a bit of countryside and beach on this sumptuous location.

About the yoga

On our sea swim and coastal walking yoga retreat in Cornwall, the classes are suitable for all ages and abilities, from beginners to intermediate levels. Everyone is welcome. We have a range of inspiring and experienced teachers who are well-practised at adapting the class for everyone’s level.

Our yoga classes take place in the spacious and beautiful yoga shala with all the yoga equipment provided.

Highlights

  • Stunning country estate to retreat to after a day at the beach

  • A wild swim experience with qualified swim coaches

  • Twice daily yoga in beautiful shala

  • Days spent on the beach, evenings in nature in 22 acres of private grounds

  • Coastal walks on the south west path

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About the Food

We are a plant-based company and take great pride in creating incredible food on our retreats! Our chefs create diverse and imaginative menus that really highlight the seasonality of local produce. We are able to cater to all dietary requirements.

Brunch and dinner will be at the venue and if on the beach for the day a packed lunch will be provided or lunch at the venue.

 

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