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Gypsea Rocks | Luxury Self-Catering | Trebarwith Strand, Cornwall

Gypsea Rocks nestles between the soaring cliffs of a hidden valley in north Cornwall. Just 500 metres from the beautiful Trebarwith Strand beach, this luxury self-catering cottage is a true seaside haven. From the rustic white-washed interiors to the dreamy sea views through the sweet cottage windows, Gypsea Rocks oozes natural coastal charm.

Luxury self-catering cottage in Trebarwith Strand, north Cornwall


A rugged setting steeped in romance, lore, charm and history makes a dramatic backdrop for this unique coastal retreat in north Cornwall. Originally built as a toll house for the quarrying of slate and sand from the beach at end of the lane, Gypsea Rocks stood untouched for 50 years before its tender transformation into the luxury self-catering cottage it is today. With Trebarwith Strand's golden sand beach as your playground, seaside family holidays and romantic escapes will have never been so fun: frolicking in the waves, drawing love hearts in the sand and running back to the cottage through the summer rain to dry off by the fire and fall asleep to the sound of the waves.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Gypsea Rocks is available for up to four guests in two bedrooms (plus one child on request in the additional bunk room), meaning there's plenty of space for all to unfurl. The light-filled master bedroom boasts a king-size bed and looks out towards the ocean, whilst there's a cosy vibe to second double bedroom, complete with garden view and ditsy print quilt thrown over the double bed. The first floor bathroom includes a bath with shower attachment, WC and basin. There is an additional shower room and WC on the ground floor.


Trebarwith Strand beach has long been loved by local families and surfers, but recent years have also seen the quaint Cornish village become popular with location scouts and celebrities; its unspoilt, hidden-gem appeal making it the perfect refuge for relaxation. When you've exhausted yourselves exploring rockpools and sea caves, retreat back to the cottage garden. With twinkling fairy lights and glimpses of the roaring ocean from the deck, it's the perfect place to enjoy barbecue feasts under a fading pink sky.

For Relaxation

Long summer days on the beach are sure to see guests fall head over heels for Trebarwith Strand. This iconic Cornish cove has a long stretch of golden sand extending a mile at low tide, but when the tide pushes in it leaves only the warm, black rocks for sunbathing. Watch the surfers put on a show from the terrace of The Strand Cafe with a spread of crab sandwiches and fresh fruit smoothies, or head to the pub on the cliff for a Cornish cider at sunset. Gypsea Rocks is all about good old-fashioned family fun, and winters are best spent gathered around the crackling fire for board games and homemade hot chocolate.


There is private parking for two cars. The kitchen includes a range cooker, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. The cottage accommodates a maximum of four guests, however the third bedroom can be used for an additional £150.


  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
    From £1,350 per week, £995 per short break
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 2 guests
  • Your Home Stay Includes Linen, towels and logs for the fire Digital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: Two double bedroomsTwins: One bunk room
  • BathroomsOne bathroom, one shower room plus one separate WC
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, very welcomeCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQA charcoal BBQ is provided
  • PetsOne well-behaved dog is welcome
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsThere is a TV with DVD player and Sonos PLAY:5Internet & Communications: Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
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Style: Gypsea Rocks teams rough stone walls, wooden beams and flagstone floors with pared-back interiors to achieve a rustic coastal style. Salvaged pieces add a vintage vibe throughout.

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Our Take

Property Owner Sylvie says

My favourite times include being first on the beach in the early mornings, sundowners on the deck looking out to Gull Rock with the evening sun on my face, watching the sunset over the sea and playing board games round the kitchen table.

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Unique Extras

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Trebarwith Strand, Cornwall to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Mythical Tintagel Supposedly the birthplace of the legendary King Arthur, Tintagel’s crowning glory is its stunning cliff top castle. This crumbling Cornish castle clings to the black granite cliffs between Tintagel and Trebarwith, attracting wheeling gulls and hordes of visitors in summer who want to experience the magic of this mythical village. 

Seal's Eye View There are numerous beaches and coves to explore not far from the doorstep, bringing plenty of opportunities for surfing and sea swimming. Why not launch off the coast from a kayak and see the wildlife from a completely unique viewpoint, meandering in and out of the hidden inlets and caves.

Catch a Wave Whatever the weather and whatever your ability, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to hitting the surf in north Cornwall. There are many secret surf spots dotted around including Trebarwith Strand itself and further afield at Millook. If you're more of a novice, head to Polzeath or Widemouth Bay for life-guarded beaches and friendly surf schools.

Don your Walking Boots The South West Coast Path is unsurpassed in its drama and beauty and allows you to see nature at its very best. Start at Tintagel and join the trail that leads along the headland to the atmospheric medieval chapel of St Glebe's. Walk far enough in either direction and you’ll stumble across some of north Cornwall’s best secret beaches, whichever way your feet take you.

Fore Bowood Park was once part of a 13th century deer park, set in the heart of north Cornwall within 230 acres of rolling hills and woodland - here they offer pay and play for visiting guests. A little further south near Rock is the prestigious St Enodoc gold course, ranked 99th in the world.

Nearest Beach 800 metres from the front door is Trebarwith Strand, Bossiney Haven is 2.5 miles away and its just 14 miles to the popular Polzeath.



Create an indulgent feast in the farmhouse-style kitchen using the very best of Cornish fodder. Tintagel has all the essentials, but for fresh fish visit Dennis Knight and Fresh From The Sea in Port Issac (of Doc Martin fame). There's plenty of excellent fresh produce nearby. Boscastle Farm Shop, a couple of villages along the coastal road, is the perfect place to pick up some locally-grown produce as well as home-made goodies, along with Hilltop Farm Shop near Camelford. 

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out

Foodies will be well-placed in Trebarwith Strand, with a selection of superb eateries within walking distance. The Mill is a cosy Cornish inn just 800 metres up the lane, serving brilliant seafood and steaks. The closest watering hole, The Port William, is also a good choice, famed for its cliff-side position overlooking the Atlantic swell.

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