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Gwendolyn | Luxury Coastal Cottage | Perranporth Beach, Cornwall


Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

Nestled above the sand dunes of Perranporth beach, Gwendolyn is the epitome of laid-back coastal living. With an understated design edge, this luxury self-catered cottage is a haven for those seeking a family-friendly escape to the Cornish coast. A truly tranquil setting, combining sea views, a hot tub and a calming interior scheme, Gwendolyn is a property for those looking for a beach house less ordinary.


With quintessential thatch appeal, Gwendolyn perfectly fuses traditional cottage charm with luxury beach-side living. With a pared-back and muted palette, it's all about the views here; from the verdant garden vistas to the endless skies. Designed for sharing, Gwendolyn is both a family and dog-friendly abode, but if it's a romantic coastal retreat you crave, then this luxury cottage is as perfect for couples looking to reconnect. With relaxed living at heart, from lazy mornings to languid eves, Gwendolyn will inspire you to kick back, relax and settle into the Cornish pace of life.


From breakfasting in the contemporary farmhouse kitchen, to reclining fireside beneath the glow of chandeliers and dining in the 'potting shed' garden room, you'll be assured of an atmospheric stay at Gwendolyn. In the bedrooms, soft hues and crumpled linens set the scene for a restful slumber. Choose from the master bedroom en suite on the first floor - complete with striking four-poster bed, a further king-size bedroom and a double. A ladder leads to the loft room, with single and trundle beds, perfect for older children.


From the wildlife-filled garden to the bubbling walled hot tub, Gwendolyn's enclosed and private setting is a real lure for guests of all ages. An alfresco dining table with a view, summer's eves will mostly be spent with over flame creations accompanying sunset vistas. Combining the best of coast and country, from horse riding to surf lessons, Gwendolyn is the perfect base for whatever adventure you crave. Alternatively, if it's simply an escape from the everyday that you desire, then hunker down and make the most of the tranquillity that Gwendolyn affords. 

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 6 guests (+ 2 children)
    From £1,950 per week, £1,450 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative group optionsUp to 2 or up to 4 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOn the first floor you´ll find one super king-size bedroom, one king-size bedroom with en suite shower room, and one double bedroom, while on the second floor is a single attic bedroom with additional trundle bed suitable for children over eight only (an additional cost for the use of this room is applicable). On the ground floor is a shower room, with the family bathroom with large bath and handheld shower on the first floor.
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  • FeaturesHot tub, al fresco BBQ area
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are very welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Monday or FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyBabies and children are very welcome. One travel cot and one highchair are available. Parents are advised that the loft bedroom is accessed via a wooden ladder and is not suitable for very young children.
  • PracticalitiesThere is ample private parking in the cottage car park. The kitchen is equipped with range oven, American fridge-freezer, washing machines and tumble dryers. Due to the historic nature of the house, the ceilings are lower in some rooms. The fire will be laid in ready for you to light.
  • Homestay includesTV with DVD player, Netflix, Sonos multi-room sound system, iPad, WiFi internet, hammam towels for the hot tub, local produce, wine, charcoal barbecue, linen, logs and kindling to get you started.House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
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With its expanse of sandy beach, a natural pool carved into a rock and surf breaks that suit novices and more experienced surfers alike, Perranporth on the north Cornwall coast is a haven for beach lovers.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Gwendolyn is located down a short public byway lane just a 30 minute walk from Perranporth.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 toward Bath, take M5 South and 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 Truro which is approximately a 20 minute drive away.
  • By Air Newquay airport is a 25 minute drive away or Exeter airport can be reached in an hour and 30 minutes.

From the owner

“With endless coastal views and unassuming charm, Gwendolyn exudes a timeless appeal. As beautiful a property for a family escape as it is a haven for two, it´s the tranquillity we love.”

From the owner

Such a characterful home; from its thatched roof to its incredible position overlooking Perranporth Beach, Gwendolyn is a home with a real personality!

The setting is the perfect fusion of coast and country, and our aim was to create an abode that celebrated the setting. All the design choices were made with relaxation in mind, from the tonal hues to the cosy blankets and interesting books that line the shelves.

Perched high above the beach, the setting of the cottage is simply magical. I love that we can walk to Perranporth Beach within 30 minutes and that there are a wealth of lovely restaurants to be enjoyed too.

It's such a great house for a larger group, with many shared living spaces for us to enjoy, then the communal areas are perfect for gathering to share our daily adventures. The deck is the perfect place for an alfresco supper; the sunsets from here are nothing short of extraordinary.

When it's just the two of us staying, we rarely leave the house, simply making the most of the house and gardens.

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Owner recommendations

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

Rojanos, Padstow
To Eat

Rojanos, Padstow

Paul Ainsworth´s Rojano´s in the Square serves rustic Italian and Mediterranean influenced dishes in the heart of Padstow. Open 7 days a week, from 10am to late, whether you are looking for lunch, dinner or something in between.

Reen Manor Riding Stables
To Do

Reen Manor Riding Stables

Reen Manor Riding Stables are based just next door just to Gwendolyn. They have over 20 horses at the stables which vary in size, from quality horses and ponies to cobs, with a range that will suit both beginners and advanced riders.

Camel Trail
To Do

Camel Trail

Take in the beautiful views on the Camel Trail, a cycle path that runs between Wadebridge and Padstow. Perfect for a leisurely bike ride on the level, you can enjoy peaceful views across the estuary as you zip happily along.

Cornish Wine Tours
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Cornish Wine Tours

Cornish Wine Tours offer unique trips to visit the best vineyards in Cornwall. From Camel Valley to Trevibban Mill, and from Knightor Winery to Bosue Vineyard, tours run Tuesday to Saturday with half and full day options.

Guest Testimonials

There are beautiful walks from the cottage to beaches through the glorious open countryside. The cottage has a comforting feel and I loved listening to the rain lay gently on the picturesque thatched roof. The cottage has far-reaching views over Perranporth to the sea, with amazing technicolour sunsets you never want to end. Sitting in the hot tub at sunset makes Gwendolyn a truly magical place with treats for everybody.

A wonderful stay! A little sun, a little rain, a little wind, perfect autumn weather! The hot tub in the cool air and light rain was truly incredible. We recommend driving to St Ives which is a fabulous, beautiful Cornish town. Also to St Agnes, as there’s a lovely 18th century pub right on the waterfront, highly recommended!

We have had a wonderful holiday and were blessed with fabulous weather. This is a part of Cornwall we haven’t visited previously, but we would certainly do so again. The cottage is beautiful and very comfortable, we highly recommend Gwendolyn!

We had a wonderful time in your beautiful home, and we loved the pond and the views. We enjoyed a lovely birthday lunch at The Summer House, which had really good food and wine. We also had a great time surfing, and having the dogs on the beach all day at Holywell Bay with the leads off - which is rare in August! Thank you.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful Gwendolyn with us, we have had the most amazing time. We would love to come back and will definitely be recommending! Gwendolyn, you have everything and more.

We have had an absolutely lovely holiday at Gwendolyn. The place is stunning, the weather hot and sunny and we have come back to London a lot more relaxed than when we left. We also met the housekeepers who are incredibly helpful and were delighted when we complimented them. The house looked truly lovely on our arrival! Thank you.

We absolutely loved Gwendolyn and were really blown away by the space. Everything has been thought of, so we had everything we needed. The property is absolutely stunning and is one of my favourite places I’ve ever stayed at. Thank you for providing such beautiful homes, we will all be highly recommending this one and we will definitely be back!

What a lovely home! I can´t believe we got to enjoy our holiday here. So many memories with my family that I shall treasure forever! My favourite memories will be sat on the pergola with my morning coffee in the sunshine, sitting in the snug room reading my book with the sea in the distance through the windows and playing games and spending time with the family in the garden room most evenings. Such joy, happiness and memorable times! I am booking again as soon as I am home! Thank you so much!

We have had the most fantastic stay in this incredible property. Such a find! We really have got perfect memories of our birthday celebrations. I have even purchased the same mattress and bed linen. What more can I say!

We were looking for something cosy yet coastal to celebrate our Christmas and New Year. We absolutely loved our stay at Gwendolyn, everything was amazing. We would highly recommend!

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