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Sundance | Luxury Cottage Hideaway | Newquay, Mawgan Porth


Trebudannon, Newquay, Cornwall, UK

With a roving spirit and bohemian soul, this luxury self-catering couples’ hideaway resides off the beaten track ten minutes inland between Mawgan Porth and Watergate Bay. Rustic yet sumptuous, with heavy French linens and indulgent inside-outside living, this wagon’s wild heart beats a free-spirited rhythm throughout. A unique holiday retreat for modern nomads.



A wayward gypsy who found its forever home close to the sea, Sundance will inspire you to embrace your wild side and roam barefoot in this peaceful corner of the north Cornwall coast. Dog-friendly and with room for a travel cot, it's a cosy retreat for couples and solo travellers. Settle in and break the status quo; fire up the lower deck's barbecue for an al fresco breakfast, welcome the sound of the rain from the comfort of the glass-enclosed veranda and lounge on the sunbeds as the moon’s reflection dances atop the pond. Offering a truly unique experience this self-catering retreat will find a place in your heart forever.


Awaking in the cushy embrace of the king-size bed, draw out your morning lie-in with a pile of the weekend papers, hot coffee and pastries from the nearby deli. Find peace in each corner and revel in the backdrop of verdant cottage gardens. In summer, the indoor-outdoor living space is a dream, while cooler months are equally as luxurious curled up in front of the radiant glow of the woodburner. After a long day walking the coast path from Newquay to Mawgan Porth, the large en suite bathroom flaunts not only a rolltop bathtub, but a double walk-in shower too.


The wildflower gardens surrounding Sundance burst with a confetti of pink foxgloves, rockery succulents, ornamental grasses and flitting butterflies. French doors lead onto an enclosed suntrap patio, offering views across rolling Cornish countryside towards the coast. A tranquil escape with nothing to disturb but free range chickens clucking in the adjoining fields, spend balmy summer evenings lounging under the pergola. Enjoy rambles on Bodmin Moor, boutique shopping and old-fashioned days on the golden sands of Mawgan Porth, Watergate Bay and Newquay's surrounding beaches; rated amongst the best in the UK.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £850 per week, £650 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOne double bedroom with king-size bed and en suite bathroom with double walk-in rain shower and clawfoot roll-top bath.
  • HousekeepingAdditional housekeeping on prior request
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms are very welcome. One travel cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is private parking for one car. The house is well-equipped with an electric cooker, dishwasher and fridge, is warmed by central heating and a log burner and has a utility room with table top freezer, and washer-dryer. The gardens are enclosed and dog-friendly. The French doors lead from the bedroom to a secluded patio. Please take care around the shared freshwater pond at the front of the property.
  • Homestay includesSonos speaker, Smart TV, iPad, WiFi internet, charcoal barbecue, linen, towels, logs and kindling to get you started...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
  • Other informationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questions

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Cosy up by the woodburner on winter evenings
Neutral tones adorn the master bedroom
Two can while away the hours with wine and nibbles

Prices & Availability

Watergate Bay

Nestling between Newquay and Mawgan Porth on the north coast of Cornwall, Watergate Bay is a haven for luxury-seeking travellers looking for perfect surf, excellent eateries and rocky coast path stomps.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Sundance is located in a small Cornish hamlet approximately a 15 minute drive to Mawgan Porth, Watergate Bay, Newquay and Lusty Glaze Beach.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 towards Bath, the M5 South and the A30 to Cornwall and follow the directions provided to the property.
  • By Train The nearest train station is in Newquay, less than a 15 minute drive away. There are more frequent services from London to Bodmin Parkway, approximately a 20 minute drive away.
  • By Air The property is less than 15 minutes from Newquay Airport.

From the owner

“I designed Sundance for those looking for a luxury nomadic experience on the north Cornwall coast. With its quirky interiors and mod cons, our unique wagon has been transformed into a deceivingly spacious hideaway with personality aplenty.”

From the owner

I discovered Sundance down a farm track years ago and was instantly intrigued. I went on to discover that the owner had hand built it himself, but never used it! The thought of it sat desolate not being used was heart-breaking, so I made him an offer and thankfully, he accepted!

What sparked my imagination for this project were memories of building camps and dens along with my brother and sister on our farm as children. We would spend hours outdoors, gathering salvaged items and pieces of nature to create masterpiece shelters which would make play dens all summer long.

I worked closely with a designer and team of local craftsmen to carefully transform the old wagon into a stylish cottage-style hideaway that would provide unique self-catering accommodation with comfort and all the mod cons. This involved adding a large extension for a double bedroom, luxury walk-in shower/bathroom and a utility area.

We then built on the enclosed glass veranda which provides indoor-outdoor living; a lovely light-filled space to simply relax and enjoy the country surroundings and take in the views of the wildlife pond.

Sundance makes a great base from which to explore all that Cornwall has to offer. Head out on foot to discover the beautiful countryside and woodland. You are just a short drive away from the renowned sandy beaches of Newquay, Lusty Glaze, Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth.


Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Watergate Bay with an insider’s perspective.

Festival Fun 

To Do

Festival Fun 

In summer, the area hosts some Cornwall´s most renowned festivals such as Lusty Glazey’s Sundowner Sessions, Boardmasters Surf Festival and the Electric Beach Festival at Watergate Bay. For music lovers there is something for everyone.

Coastal Adventures 

To Do

Coastal Adventures 

Sundance could not be better placed to explore all that Cornwall has to offer. A short drive to Watergate Bay, you will find a host of watersports and activities for everyone, including sailing, surfing, kite buggying and even land yachting.

The Camel Trail

To Do

The Camel Trail

Why not hire a tandem bike on the Camel Trail from Wadebridge to Padstow? The Camel Trail offers a great day out and affords beautiful views along the way. Make sure to pack a picnic or make a pit stop for fish and chips on the quay!

Rick Stein´s Restaurant, Padstow

To Eat

Rick Stein´s Restaurant, Padstow

Enjoy simple seafood dishes with classic flavours at Rick Stein´s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow. There is a seafood bar right in the middle of the restaurant where you can watch chefs assembling platters of oysters, langoustines and sashimi.

Guest Testimonials

What a wonderful week we had. Thank you for the warm homely luxury touches.

We had a lovely week in Sundance, helped by fantastic weather! Thank you for your enormous attention to detail, we have never stayed in anything like it. Who knew that Cornish shepherds lived in such luxury!

Wow,wow,wow! What a magical place. Sundance is perfect for a bit of relaxation after a busy Christmas and New Year. Everything is so well thought through, from the beautiful hamper, super cosy dog bed and treats to the luxurious products and most amazing bed and interior design. We will definitely be returning soon, Sundance ticks every box. Thank you so much.

One of the nicest places we have ever been lucky enough to stay. It´s been a wet and windy week, walking our cocker spaniel in the elements! Sundance was so cosy and inviting and we found ourselves staying in most nights. The highlights were Fistral Beach waves and fireworks, Camel trail cycle, Pasties in Padstow and the St Agnes coastal walk. Thank you for a wonderful time.

Wow, this place has been amazing, what a way to celebrate my husband´s 30th birthday. It is even better than the images! We really enjoyed our stay, thank you for making it feel so special.

Sundance exceeded our expectations and some! Such a lovely relaxing break, very much needed ahead of our new arrival. Thank you once again, we´ve had a wonderful time soaking up the Cornish sun.

We had the most wonderful time at Sundance. We were able to explore so much of Cornwall´s stunning beauty. The property is so beautiful and a great little hideaway. Thank you once again!

Our hearts feel so full, glad, and blessed by the magical time we have shared at Sundance. We absolutely adored the place, thank you for all the special touches from the delicious bath and shower to the quality of your linens, the fabulous colour schemes, and the incredible luxury and comfort. We have barely been able to tear ourselves away and it is so hard to leave, we are already longing to return.

What an amazing and special place to stay. It was a great base for us to do more of the South West coast path and an excellent place to relax in the evenings, very cosy. We had a fantastic break. Thank you.

What an amazingly peaceful place to stay. Sundance has been exactly what we needed, a cosy getaway! The hut is absolutely beautiful and makes you feel, so warm and welcomed as soon as you step foot in it we made great use of the log burner which made it even cosier.

A wonderful holiday that exceeds expectations. The perfect place to enjoy baking, hot sun and escape the torrential rain! Every detail of both the interiors and gardens is utter perfection. We leave feeling rested and happy, full of great memories.

Such a glorious week escape to this beautiful part of Cornwall. From the minute we arrived, this very special bohemian retreat opened itself up to us. We had the most fantastic anniversary week exploring coastal pathways, chilling at the nearby beaches and dining at local jaunts. Our sweet 2-year-old dog Bella adored the enclosed garden and all the new smells. Such a treasure in quiet Trebudannon.

We absolutely loved our stay at Sundance! The hamper was a really lovely touch and we enjoyed the eggs on toast every morning! The weather could not have been better for us and we made the most of it every day with brilliant days out. 10/10 Accommodation.

Thank you so much to Unique Homestays. We thoroughly enjoyed a very much needed break away from our hectic jobs! Sundance couldn´t have been more perfect. Reading a book watching the sunset, relaxing by the log fire and sleeping in the most amazing bed. All the little touches were so thoughtful and we hope to be back again soon. Thank you again.

Sundance was more than we could have imagined and in a perfect location; out of the way of the world, just a short drive from beautiful Cornish beaches and villages. We felt at home as soon as we arrived and we couldn’t recommend this place more. Thank you so much for a well needed relaxed stay.

What a perfect place to be cooped up during Storm Eunice. Sundance made for a relaxing galentines retreat from the city, for this mother and daughter duo! Thank you for opening up your home for others to enjoy.

WOW! What a week. When we stumbled across Sundance online a year ago, we knew it would be the perfect place to decompress after our wedding; and it did not disappoint! You have literally thought of everything, we are ready to move in! Thank you so much.

We have had a lovely stay here at Sundance. It is in a great location for exploring Cornwall - Crantock Bay is absolutely gorgeous for a beach day and Padstow is a lovely little harbour town. You must do dinner at Emily Scott´s in Watergate Bay with incredible sunsets! Thank you for a lovely stay in such a unique and cosy place. We would love to return on day.

What a lovely stay we´ve had here at Sundance. It´s a fantastic base for exploring the coast, and such a lovely cosy place to come back to at the end of the day or when the weather had turned. Mother Ivy´s Bay was our favourite beach to visit; gorgeous. We would love to come back someday.

What can we say, other than what a gem! We were recommended to you by a friend, and Sundance is a truly unique place to stay. If you´re looking for a peaceful, quiet stay, then this is definitely the place for you. It´s in such a great location for visiting many of Cornwall´s delights and we were incredibly lucky with the weather! Huge thanks to the team and the homeowner for a superb break.

Thank you for an incredible stay at Sundance. The Pig at Harlyn Bay was beautiful and the food was fabulous. What a fantastic place and getaway for two; I got to fall in love with my best friend all over again!

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.


Below are a selection of features in which Sundance and Unique Homestays has appeared. If you would like to feature the property in an editorial capacity, please contact the marketing team on +44 (0)1637 882014.

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