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Detached House With Panoramic Sea Views And A High Degree Of Privacy

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Gulval, Nr. Penzance, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Private Location Overlooking Mounts Bay Only 15 Minutes Walk To Penzance Town And Beaches

Gew House is a detached house on the edge of a small farm and set within it's own grounds. It is approached by a private driveway and has ample parking and a high degree of privacy. The views from the property are simply stunning looking out across it's own land directly to Mount's Bay and St. Michaels Mount. It has a large balcony with table and chairs to take in the view and private sheltered patio and garden areas. Gew House is not overlooked by any other property and although set in a rural location on the edge of the village of Gulval, it is only ten minutes walk from Gulval Post Office and Tesco supermarket and only 15 minutes walk from the Market Town of Penzance with it's many shops and restaurants. The beautiful and safe beaches of Mounts Bay are also within a 10/15 minute walk. By car, the quaint seaside town of St. Ives is only 15 minutes away, as are the villages of Newlyn, Mousehole and Marazion. Guests have access to a 5 acre hill with views of Penzance and the bay.

Zoe Jelbert
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2017

About Zoe Jelbert

My husband and I have owned Ponsandane Farm for some 30 years and have lived at Gew House for most of that time. We have recently downsized to one of the smaller cottages on the farm and have decided to let Gew House for holidays. We are sure that holiday makers will enjoy the wonderful sea and country views from our house which we have probably taken for granted for far too long! We look forward to welcoming our first guests in the summer of 2013 and hope they will agree with us that Gew House is a very special and unique property and enjoy a wonderful holiday there.

Zoe Jelbert purchased this house in 1980

Why Zoe Jelbert chose Cornwall

We converted Gew House from an old barn on the farm in which my husband's grandfather originally kept shire horses. In later years chickens were kept there and we converted it to a house in 1988. My husband's family have always lived in the village of Gulval and have been involved with Ponsandane Farm for over 50 years. It is a wonderful place to live, being surrounded by it's own land in a peaceful and quiet location yet only minutes walk from the B3311 which takes you either east into the village of Gulval or west into the town of Penzance both of which are only a 10/15 minute walk.

What makes this house unique

The views from Gew House are stunning. From both the downstairs living room and the upstairs living room the view across the bay to St. Michaels Mount must surely be one of the best views in Cornwall. From the side and back of the house, the views are of open farmland across to Gulval Village Church in the distance.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gulval in Madron

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to master bedroom with shower, wc. wash basin. Bathroom adjacent to the other bedrooms with bath, shower, wc. and wash basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is the Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite, bedroom 2 has double bed, bedroom 3 has twin beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Notes on accommodation: Accommodation is spacious with two separate living areas on different levels making it ideal for 2 families or family with a range of different ages who may want their own space. Please be aware that very young children should be supervised at all times as there is a balcony upstairs. Also the garden area at the rear of the property is set into the side of the hill and has steeply sloping sides. However, the property is set on it's own and not overlooked and offers privacy and seclusion with ample parking. The garden is securely fenced. There is free wifi connection. Outside: Balcony with table and chairs. Patio with table and bench seating also barbecue. There is access to a 5 acre hill field which surrounds Gew House where guests may walk and enjoy the fantastic views of Penzance town and the bay. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble drier Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and property is cleaned and towels and bedding changed weekly. Other: Master bedroom has king size bed. All bedrooms are furnished with matching country style pine furniture to include wardrobes, dressing tables etc.


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(5 traveller reviews)

Detached House With Panoramic Sea Views And A High Degree Of Privacy
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Stunning House with Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

What an absolute find. We had a great week at Gew House, it is a stunning home with everything you need and is situated in a great location. Zoe greeted us with a warm welcome when we arrived and is a lovely host. The house has beautiful views from both sitting-rooms, the upper one has a great terrace which is lovely to sit out on and enjoy the morning/evening sunshine . It is very private, but is ideal for Tesco's and Sainsbury's and getting into Penzance and exploring the rest of Cornwall. The welcome pack was greatly received and appreciated. It was also wonderful seeing and watching all the wildlife. Would certainly recommend and we certainly hope to revisit Gew House the next time we come to Cornwall. Thank you Zoe for having such a lovely property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a amazing weeks stay at Gew House. Very spacious for two families. Great views. Very secluded and private. Lovely welcome from Zoe. Who was at hand anytime needed. Walking distance to Penzance. Tesco just down road. Amazing views from upstairs balcony made extra special with glass of prosseco in hand. A week not long enough in this beautiful house. Already trying to plan next visit. Only down side was having to leave. The village pub worth a visit. Thanks Zoe.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. I am so glad you enjoyed Gew House and it's wonderful location. Hope to see you again. Best wishes Zoe
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Lovely, spacious, well equipped house

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location for exploring the local area. The house is very spacious, but cosy at the same time. Well equipped, with everything a family could need. Lovely warm welcome upon arrival, with Zoe available if needed. The 2 sitting rooms came in very handy when the football was on!! Views from the balcony are to die for, we really did not want to leave, but work called. We WILL be back :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely comments. I am so glad you appreciated the very special location of Gew House and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Zoe
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Great house for two families

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent week at Gew House. The weather was fantastic. The location is really convenient for Penzance and the surrounding area. With two lounges there was loads of room for the 6 of us and the kids had a great time. There is a patio area and a huge field area for them to play in. For the adults, G & T's on the balcony, with the fabulous views of St Michaels Mount is a must!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday at Gew House. You certainly had the best weather and were able to make the most of the location. Also the layout and spacious accommodation were ideal for your two family holiday. We hope to see you again. Best wishes Roger and Zoe Jelbert
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Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house, fantastic views, house big enough for six adults to have their own space, owners on hand and were very helpful, thank you for a great week, we did lots of walking, great to have Train station just down the road in Penzance, beach just 10 minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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10/15 minutes walk to beaches


Newquay Airport 1hr 15 mins by car. Lands End Airport for travel to Isles of Scilly 3/4 hour by car.


10 mins walk to Gulval Village Post Office, pub, church, etc.

10 mins walk to Tesco Supermarket

15 mins walk to Penzance Town Centre and Railway/Bus Station

15 mins by car to St. Ives

10 minutes by car to Marazion and St. Michaels Mount

10 minutes by car to Newlyn and Mousehole

30/45 minutes by car to Sennen, Lands End, Lamorna etc.

Further Details:

Penzance is a quaint old market town which has a large range of shops, banks, restaurants, bars and pubs. There are churches both catholic and C.of E. in Penzance and a church in the old part of Gulval Village. There is also a local village pub, The Coldstreamer which is renowned for good food. Gulval also has it's own Post Office and there is a 24 hour Tesco Supermarket close by. All these facilities are within a 15 minute walk from Gew House.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gulval, West Country

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be taken by phone or by email. A deposit of £100.00 can be paid by cheque with the balance due 6 weeks before arrival.
Deposits are non refundable.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Saturdays. Departures by 10.30 am. and arrivals at 3.00 pm. However, we will try and be flexible. If we can get you in before 3.00pm. we will do so. It would be helpful if you could give us an approximate time of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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