inside one of Three Mile Beach's houses

Three Mile Beach – Beach Houses in Cornwall

Written by Lauren Libin

Three Mile Beach is hard to describe. It is neither a hotel or an Airbnb style house. For me, the best description is luxurious and stylish resort with a Cornish twist. 15 luxury beach houses each with their own outdoor space complete with sunken hot tub and Finnish style wooden sauna nestled in a small hamlet close to St Ives right on the mesmerising Cornish coast. Each of the bold and striking coloured houses is named after a song title and although they all have similarities, they each have their own distinct features and style. The finish in each dwelling is superb, with turquoise touches taking centre stage including several Smeg items and the coolest cocktail cabinet I have ever seen in the shape of a US style Jerry Can.  The kitchen is kitted out with so many incredible appliances that even Gordon Ramsay wouldn’t complain. The open plan kitchen / dining / living area is perfect for entertaining, and the sofa is so inviting with a comfort level that I really didn’t think existed. The outside is a private haven, with a sunken hot tub, your own sauna, a comfy hammock, bean bags and a large table for those family alfresco dinners.


We were lucky enough to stay in a stunning four bed beach house called Rocket Man (one of my all-time favourite songs) and it really was love at first sight as we walked across the heated floors and into kitchen diner with a definite Californian / surf influence. After a long drive, the welcome hamper was just that, very welcoming, and bursting full of the most delicious British goodies from local scones and a Cornish sparkling wine to the world’s largest and most delicious chocolate buttons. After a refreshment break, we took great pleasure in exploring the glorious house that we were to call home for the next few days. Each bedroom is unique from a giant Four poster bed with a chic pink ensuite to a twin bedroom with a nautical style and a cute mezzanine chill out area (or secret hide away as my children called it). The master bathroom once again brought to life Three Mile Beach’s brand colour of turquoise with floor to sealing coloured tiles, a shower that could fit a football team in, and a bath with a regal quality that wouldn’t look out of place in Buckingham Palace.

The team at Three Mile Beach really have thought of everything in terms of style and comfort. And the cherry on top is they also offer a plethora of rather brilliant extras. For sea lovers you can hire everything from wet suits to surfboards, bodyboards, SUP’s, hoods, fins and more to really take advantage of the fact the sea is on your doorstep. You can opt for a private chef to come and cook in your house, a Wim Hof inspired cold immersion and breathwork experience and even the option to hire an acoustic guitar. There is a food and drink menu from cold white wines to IPA’s and even a tasty non-alcoholic beer, plus a lush finish at home style menu from pies to antipasti sharing platters that the team will deliver to your door. Perhaps our favourite extra was the Pizza Party a brilliant pack that features an Ooni pizza oven (which the awesome Three Mile team drop off and set up) 12 pizza doughs from a local bakery and a fabulous selection of British charcuterie and other tasty toppings. We loved making the pizzas, and the whole family got stuck in, with our competitive nature taking over and everyone claiming their creation was the best. 

If you can prize yourself off the sofas, or out the amazing wooden hot tub, the local area has a lot to offer. The stunning coastline of Gwithian is excellent for a walk, a play on the beach, a surf, bodyboard or even kite surf. Ten minutes down the coast is a magical place called Godrevy where at low tide most days the local seal colony rest in between meals. As the beach has no human access it is a seal’s dream, and on the day we visited 50 plus seals were resting which really was the most unbelievable site. The picturesque fishing town of St Ives is also only a short drive away so another great day trip option.

To sum up, Three Mile Beach is a magical place where the wild sea meets warmth, style and luxury. Where each day your mind is cleared by the powerful ocean, and really nothing in the world is better than bodyboarding with your best mate while two seals bob up a metre from you, followed by drinking a glass of cold wine in a warm hot tub. For those that think Cornwall is just good for the summer, you are wrong. Three Mile Beach is the perfect getaway all year round. 

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