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Cottage In Gwinear, Near Hayle And St Ives, Cornwall, England

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cosy Terraced Cottage, Peaceful Rural Setting Close to Lovely Beaches

Our cosy house is situated in the peaceful village of Gwinear, on top of a hill surrounded by farmland, with a picturesque church at one end and a friendly pub at the other. There are distant views of St Ives and the bay from the garden and first floor of the house. The nearest beaches are a 7 minute drive away. At one end of St Ives Bay there are vast sandy beaches with sand dunes and at the other there are the National Trust beaches of Godrevy and Gwithian with sand, rocks, lighthouse and seals. There is excellent surfing with boards and wet suits for hire. The village store/newsagents and a pitch and putt course with cafe are one mile away. There are plenty of places to visit nearby. St Ives is 5 miles (a nice little coastal train can take you there). The Eden Project is about 40 minutes drive. Penzance is 8 miles, Mousehole 10 miles, St Michael’s Mount 5 miles, and Lands End 16 miles away. There are three golf courses within a 30 minutes drive.

Christine Yeates
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2018

About Christine Yeates

This is a much loved holiday home that has been in the family for fifteen years and is used by us regularly through the year. The parents, the kids, and the grannies all love it.

Christine Yeates purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Christine Yeates chose Gwinear-Gwithian

Our cottage is cosy and peaceful no matter what time of year. We love curling up in front of the fire after bracing clifftop walks in winter and enjoying a BBQ with views across the fields to the sea after a long days on the beach in summer. The sunsets are breathtaking.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the beaches, trips to St Ives, and walks on the beautiful West Cornwall cliffs. Such a lovely place to be in all seasons.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Great little house with a marvellous country view down to St. Ives. Quiet village close to many beaches and a good local. Everything you need for a beach holiday.” K Batt

“ I really enjoyed my stay at your cottage. It is very homely and a great location, so thank you! Amanda

"So clean and comfy - a real home from home" Mr and Mrs Georgeson

"Had a wonderful week at Gwinear. The weather was good and your house is charming, cosy and comfortable - and what a view from the garden!" Amanda Alcock

"We had a wonderful time at the cottage and at the beach. We were going to get in touch to find out if the cottage will be available again next summer as we would like to return!" Johnson family

"Just to say how much we enjoyed staying at your lovely cottage. We were very comfortable and had absolutely everything we needed. I am sure we will be asking if we can book it again." Williams family
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gwinear-Gwithian in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor bathroom with walk in shower, sink, wc, washer/drier and lots of drying space.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Twin beds available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds suitable for teens/children 5 years+.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) - ideal for 4 adults and two children Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with double bed or twin beds, Bedroom 3 with 2 bunk beds suitable for children/teens only (with additional TV).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation:- This is a much-loved family holiday home and has a comfy lived-in feel. It is a little scruffy around the edges (especially the flooring!) but very clean, cosy and well-equipped. It is in a brilliant location for the beaches and countryside at all times of the year. Outside: There is a big, sunny garden overlooking fields and paved and gravel with flower beds, a BBQ and two dining tables with lots of seating. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are included apart from dressing-gowns, beach and dog towels. The cottage is cleaned before your arrival. Other: There is a tiny sun-room overlooking the garden.


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Cottage In Gwinear, Near Hayle And St Ives, Cornwall, England
average rating of 4.857143 based on 22 reviews

A second visit, number 3 tba.

  • 5 of 5

My second visit, this time with different people. The house is just what I look for. Comfortable and relaxed but with everything I need close to hand and it served us well. Beaches for walks, a good choice of shops and the train to St Ives on the doorstep. A lovely village with walks, a very friendly pub and a house that I can read or paint in and all that was needed to cook well.

Thank you again

Hilary Pepler

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Hilary I am so glad you had another cosy and relaxing time. Our cottage is our much-loved home from home and always hope our guests enjoy it as much as we do. I hope we can welcome you again. Chrissy
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Fantastic, warm and cosy

  • 5 of 5

Cannot recommend this place enough. Lovely seaside theme with artwork through the the cottage. Views of the sea and much bigger than we expected from the pictures. Local pub over the road is handy for a drink or even a bit if takeaway.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you to stay. I hope we can welcome your family and friends in the future.
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Fabulous holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a brilliant week here, cottage very well kitted out. Great location, short drive to all amenities and many lovely beaches.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's lovely to hear that you liked our cottage. Come back soon.
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Lovely cottage and garden

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable homely cottage.

Everything there you could possibly want.

Really feels like a family home.

We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely comfortable peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely cottage. It is a very peaceful location in a village which is surrounded by farmland. It is within easy reach of the local beaches in Gwithian & Godrevy. And St Ives too. We were lucky enough to spot some dolphins & seals while we were here which was amazing!

The cottage itself is perfectly clean and includes everything you need. The beds were very comfortable and the downstairs space had a very cosy feel. The garden is perfect for BBQ's with lovely views over the farmland towards the sea.

There is a pub literally across the road which serves excellent food and also offer a take away service. We also found The Italian Kitchen in Hayle to be a good choice. Overall we were very happy staying here and wouldn't hesitate recommending for the perfect holiday getaway in Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Really comfortable lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, it is so easy to relax in the cottage, with beautiful views from the window seat and so tranquil!

The cottage is wonderfully comfortable and relaxing. Lovely furnishings, great beds and everything you need in the kitchen.

Loved the garden, which has beautiful views over the fields to the sea.

There are lots of walks from the house, useful for our dog ! And it is so well positioned for the beach at Gwithian, and the galleries at St Ives.

Couldn't be better. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very fond of our cottage and are always so pleased to hear that our guests love it too. Come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Royal Standard, Gwinear
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hayle Towans
Car: recommended


2 miles to Hayle Towans beach (3 miles of stunning golden sands) and around 4 miles to St Ives/Carbis Bay beach.


Car recommended. Parking on roadside to front of cottage.


Hayle is 1.5 miles away, and St Ives is 5 miles (a nice little coastal train can take you there). The Eden Project is about 40 minutes drive. Penzance is 8 miles, Mousehole 10 miles, St Michael’s Mount 5 miles, and Lands End 16 miles away.

Further Details:

The nearest town is Hayle with a large M & S, Boots, Next, Costa Coffee, Co-op, Asda and Lidl. The town also has lots of independent shops for gifts, surf gear, toys and sweets. There is a wide range of cafes and restaurants plus excellent pasties and fish and chips. For the children there is a big playground and the Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary with an indoor play area. The estuary is a popular spot for bird-watchers.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £0

A £100 Security Deposit against damage/breakages is also required. This will be returned in full, normally within 14 days of vacation of the property, assuming no loss or damage has been incurred.

Changeover Day:
The usual changeover day is Saturday. The cottage is available after 3pm on your arrival day and must be vacated by 10am on your day of departure. It may be possible to be flexible with times and days in low season.

One or two well-behaved dogs may be welcomed free of charge subject to certain conditions. Please get in touch for details BEFORE booking. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.