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Retreats at Senara

Gwithian, Cornwall, UK

In partnership with luxury wilderness specialists RVIVAL, Senara's Return to the Wilds retreat invites guests to take a transformative journey on a wild stretch of the Cornish coast. Surrounded by a patchwork of fields, with unrivalled views across St Ives Bay, this exclusive retreat has been designed with balance restoration, survival techniques, and eco-conscious culinary experiences at its core. All this, and a luxury architectural base camp.

Base Camp

A true oasis of serenity, Senara's clean lines and calming hues make it the ideal backdrop for a rejuvenative wilderness-meets-wellness experience. At base, there's enough luxurious facilities to keep self-care at the top of the list, with authentic Scandinavian vibes setting the scene for a home whose fundamentals embody chic beach house living. Wall-to-wall white reflects the waves crashing on the horizon, when it's time to wind down you'll find yourself immersed in mesmeric landscapes.


The Experience

It's the bespoke itinerary that makes this retreat so restorative: from beachfront yoga to packrafting, freediving to functional training sessions led by an SAS operator and calisthenics coach, and coastal abseiling under the guidance of a ropes specialist. Come evening, sink into the hot tub, do laps in the garden pool, or have a detoxifying session in the sauna before watching the moon rise from behind the sea,  retreats at Senara put true wilderness experiences at your fingertips. 

The Fare

Even the menu has been rewilded: backwoods-style seasonal fare with imaginative flair will be prepared by sustainable-approach chefs in the outdoor kitchen. From beach campfire breakfasts to "eat what you catch" seafood foraging, you'll be immersed in the freshest of local fodder during the retreat. Days that commence with herbal fusions will end with fireside group mindfulness practices and wild cocktails. Here, crystal bowl sound baths before dinner are par for the course. 

The Facts

  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere are six bedrooms at the property. On the ground floor there is one bedroom with super king-size bed and en suite shower room, two with zip-and-link beds (one king and one super king-size), plus one further bedroom with king-size bed and en suite shower room available on prior request. The family bathroom with circular bath and shower is also on this floor. Upstairs are two bedrooms with king-size beds and en suite shower rooms. The external annexe includes a super king-size bed, shower room and kitchen.
  • FeaturesOutdoor heated swimming pool (May - September), hot tub, sauna, gym, outdoor kitchen, yoga deck
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for up to seven cars on the private, gated driveway.
  • Rental includesLuxury hamper of local produce, Smart TV, Sonos, Bose sound system, WiFi, pool and beach towels.
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A tranquil spot to enjoy
Senara is just a mile from Gwithian Beach

Enquire and book

The Return to the Wilds retreat is a ticketed event hosted by RVIVAL and is fully inclusive of catering, retreat specialists, all activities and accommodation.

Date 3-night stay 4-night stay
22nd January 2024 N/A From £4,800 per person
26th January 2024 From £3,900 per person N/A

Please note, places are limited, and the retreats are subject to minimum guest numbers to proceed.
If you are looking to arrange a group stay, please visit Senara to secure your preferred dates.

Contact RVIVAL


Sweeping sands, rolling dunes, St Ives glittering in one direction and Godrevey Lighthouse dominating the view in the other; Gwithian is a surfer´s paradise where golden sunsets and reliable breaks are guaranteed year round.

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Getting there

  • On the Map This large self-catering property is located just a mile inland from Gwithian Beach, on the north coast of Cornwall near St Ives.
  • By Car The house is around three hours from Bristol and five from London
  • By Train Both Camborne and Hayle train stations are ten minutes away in either direction, both with regular services to London and beyond.
  • By Air Newquay airport is around 45 minutes away, with car hire and taxis available (best booked in advance).

From the owner

“Immersing ourselves in the elements is very much a part of what we love to do when we stay at Senara. The Return to the Wilds retreat showcases the very best of what this part of Cornwall is all about.”

From the owner

We love to spend as much time outdoors as we possibly can when we stay at Senara. From surfing to yoga, morning swims and evening saunas, we make the most of the house and setting whatever the weather.

We know how relaxed and rejuvenated we feel after staying, and the opportunity for others to really immerse themselves in all that we find special about this part of Cornwall was something that really appealed to us when it came to hosting retreats at our home.

Working with a team of specialists meant that we were able to combine our love of well-being pursuits with more adrenalin-fuelled activities that took us outside of our comfort zones; we found these new experiences invigorating and challenging in equal measure!

The considered approach to the whole retreat - from breakfast through to sunset makes for a truly immersive experience. The focus on local, seasonal fare affords an appreciation of all that we have to enjoy on our doorstep; catching and preparing our dinner was a real experience for the children, you can't get much fresher than that!

The Kirk Family


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