Lovely cottage, really comfortable, cake coffee and milk on arrival were a lovely touch, everything we needed and little shop on the site which we used for milk. Close to beautiful bays and lots of great walking on the coast path. Fabulous restaurant in the village. Lots of nearby geocaches too.


We have just got home from 10 days in 2 Bay Retreat. The property is amazing and has everything you need. There is even a doggy basket with treats, towel, bowls along with other things you may need for your 4 legged friend. We took our 2 Frenchies,Sally made it clear she was available for anything we needed. Highly recommended 😁😁

Les Cross

July 2023 - We’ve just returned from a very hectic but enjoyable week at Driftwood with the family.
There were 6 happy adults 3 active grandchildren 2 energetic dogs but no sign of a partridge in a pear tree lol.
We reckon this is the fifth time we’ve holidayed here and it’s as fresh as the very first time we came .
In fact we actually found something that driftwood didn’t have and had quite a laugh with Sally and Steff , it was a rolling pin.
With the lawns all neat and B B Q working, well all I can say is that if Carling did holiday accommodation it would be something like this. Hats off to you both it was lovely break.


Comment from Sally & Stef

Thank you for your lovely review Les, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay ......rolling pins now installed at all properties! :)

Laura Dixon

We've just returned from 2 Bay Retreat, and it is honestly the nicest holiday accommodation we've ever stayed in!

Absolutely everything you could think of and more has been provided for your stay, from a chocolate cake, to a pint of milk in the fridge, dog treats and towels.

The beds are soooo comfortable, I think they must be memory foam. We loved the super soft Egyptian cotton towels after our shower too.

The beaches are just gorgeous. Our little dog had such fun chasing a ball at Harlyn Bay.

I would recommend the Tide Climbing Centre to keep kids and adults alike busy if the weather doesn't play ball. Very reasonably priced, you can stay all day, and they are dog friendly.

All in all, a wonderful place to stay. Sally and Stef are great hosts. We will be back!

Jan and Jon Varley

Just back from a fortnight’s holiday in Driftwood with our family. Think it’s our seventh time of staying here. Fabulous as always. Immaculately clean, spacious house and everything you could possibly need. Super comfortable beds. Sally is always so friendly and helpful. Thank you! See you next year!

Andrea, Phil & Ernie, Becky & Steve

Just arrived home from a fabulous week, staying at Sands. Although we have been to St Merryn before, this was our first time at this home.. immediately we felt comfortable and at home, the little touches from cake on arrival and milk in the fridge, the little dog tags for Ernie the pooch and toys and blankets (for humans too)! Great position on the site and just the perfect location for pretty much anywhere you wanted to visit. Thank you Sally & Stef..just lovely xx

Eric Hawes

Sally and Stef had thought of everything for our wonderful stay at 2, bay retreat.
A very comfortable place and very well equipped. Even dog coller tags which was very thoughtful.
I would highly recommend a stay.
Eric and Jude

England Family

We’ve been holidaying with Sally & Stef for over 10 years staying across the various properties.
The houses are always clean, tidy and very well presented.
Location is perfect for beaches, shopping & walking.
The cake is always appreciated on arrival!
We love it so much we’ve already booked for next year!

Amanda Lyne

Just got home from lovely weekend away in BayRetreat. First time staying here but had the best time. The villa has everything you need and more! Also thanks Sally and Stef for the lovely cake ☺️ which was waiting for us on arrival.

Peter, Elaine, Dorothy, Stan and Eddie.

Driftwood 22-26 May 2023. Many thanks from all of us to Sally and Stef. Driftwood has all that anyone needs for a lovely, comfortable holiday. It's spacious and very clean and well presented. The local area is superb with excellent beaches and walks. St Merryn is small but has a superb Chinese takeaway and a bakers that makes the best pasties. All in all a wonderful place to stay. 5 stars from us and the dogs Stan and Eddie.

Lisa Mazzanti

We have been holidaying and making magical memories with 7 Bays for 20 years. Staying at Driftwood, Sands and Bay Retreat. All accommodation is presented to a high standard, providing a comfortable home from home experience every time. Ideal location for exploring North Cornwall, lots of lovely coastal walks and beautiful beaches to enjoy. Excellent hospitality and lovely cake on arrival....what more could you ask for? 5/5 Every time.

Paula Luckett

Just home from our third stay at this holiday bungalow it is a real Cornish gem
Everything you would need to just relax and enjoy your holiday
First time with our grandchildren who could play in the garden safely and used the buckets and spades on the wonderful beaches within easy reach they also tried bodyboarding in the sea.
Thank you

Hayley Greenaway

Just returned from our weeks break staying at 2 Bay Retreat and can’t wait till we return. Having stayed at Driftwood many times, because it was just myself and partner we decided to book 2 Bay Retreat, which for the 2nd year running didn’t disappoint!
We love staying here, it’s like a home from home, the comfort is second to none and is fully equipped with everything you’ll need. The memory foam beds are so comfortable and ensures a great nights sleep. The location is perfect, close to 7 beaches dotted around St Merryn, Padstow less than a 10 minute drive and many other gems in Cornwall.
Sally & Stef always make us feel very welcome with goodies (the locally made Victoria Sponge was delicious) even the dog had his own little box of treats and blankets.
Highly recommend booking Bay Retreat!

Davinya Reddall

Having just returned from Cornwall and our stay at 2 Bay retreat we highly recommend staying at this lovely property.
It is clean, has everything you could possibly need and the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in!
It is ideally situated close to several beautiful bays and has lots of local amenities close by.
Sally and Stefan made us feel very welcome, a beautiful basket full of cornish goodies for us and a doggy basket full of treats and toys for the 4 legged member of our family.
a definite 5 out of 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Becky Price

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your very well equipped caravan, with all the little touches that made it very special. Sally and Step are super hosts and made us very welcome in the caravan and ensured we had everything we needed for our stay. We are very familiar with the park but this caravan had a lovely quiet corner location, looking over fields. I can’t recommend this highly enough!

Louise Lawton

we have just returned from another lovely stay at sands caravan. we visit several times a year. Sally and Stef are wonderful hosts and work really hard to ensure that sands is comfortable for your stay.
We think that sands is located in the best position on the site, it has everything you need for your stay.
We love it there, it's just what you need for a relaxing break.
the location is perfect for exploring Cornwall. it's only an hour from st ives and is perfectly located for padstow and all the local beaches including mawgan porth and the poppies at Polly joke which are beautiful this time of year.
cornwall is very dog friendly and dogs are welcome at most places.
We would recommend visits to berryfields for a cream tea and cherry trees is the best place for a slice of cake in padstow harbour
sands gets 5 stars from us


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Situated in the beautiful parish of St Merryn on the North Cornish coast, the area boasts seven stunning, life guarded beaches, "7 Bays for 7 Days". Only 4 miles from the historic fishing harbour town of Padstow, 18 miles from the famous Eden Project,

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We know that your four legged friend is a valued member of the family and that your holiday just wouldn't be the same without them. So, at 7 Bays Holidays we welcome dog guests and want them to be part of your holiday.

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