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Gwendolyn | Luxury Coastal Cottage | Perranporth Beach, Cornwall

Nestled above the sand dunes where Cornwall’s heritage and legends were born, this elegant self-catering coastal cottage near Perranporth hides a treasure trove of rustic riches. Outside, dramatic sunset views reach out to the ever-changing horizon, sweet agapanthus tangle with al fresco living and a hot tub burbles under twinkling lights.

Luxury cottage with sunken hot tub overlooking Perranporth beach


Days beneath the thatch of this luxury coastal cottage are dreamy ones; sip morning tea in the terracotta garden room amidst a jungle of suspended greenery, snuggle beneath the gentle glow of chandeliers by the crackling wood burner and fall asleep on thick French linens while the fresh sea air washes through the open window. Settled a stone's throw from the north Cornwall coast, this peaceful home is perfectly enchanting in every way.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

With soft hues and exposed floorboards, Gwendolyn's bedrooms offer a restful escape. On the first floor is the master bedroom with super king-size four-poster bed and en suite shower room, a further king-size bedroom and one double. A wooden ladder leads to the loft room, with single and trundle beds, perfect for older children. The family bathroom with roll top bathtub and handheld shower is on the first floor, while the wet room is on the ground floor.


Feast on a breakfast banquet of fresh mackerel and gallons of steaming tea while enjoying the spectacular sea views of Perranporth beach before spreading out throws on the lawn and snoozing the hours away in the morning sun. Children will love the pond teeming with wildlife while grown-ups make a beeline straight for the hot tub settled within the walled garden. As the day cools, wrap in blankets under the rising moon while marshmallows toast on the fire.

For Relaxation

Armed with beach towels and spades, head to the sweeping sands of Perranporth Beach where surfers play in the waves and families dine with their feet in the sand at the only bar on the beach in the whole of the United Kingdom. Wander the coast path, take a refreshing dip in the sea and return to this magical French country-style home above the twinkling lights of the seaside town of Perranporth.


There is private parking for six cars. The cottage is well equipped with range oven, American fridge-freezer, washing machines and tumble dryers. The cottage is centrally heated and has a log burner. The loft bedroom is accessed via a wooden ladder and is not suitable for very young children. Due to the historic nature of the house, the ceilings are lower in some rooms. The fish pond is fenced and gardens are fully enclosed and dog-friendly.


  • 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
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and FirewoodDigital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: One super king-size, one king-size and one double bedroomTwins: One attic room with a single bed and additional trundle bed suitable for children over the age of 8 only (an additional cost for the use of this room would be applicable)
  • BathroomsOne family bathroom with large bath and hand-held shower, one shower room and one en suite shower room
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, children are very welcomeCots: One travel cot is providedHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQA charcoal barbecue is provided
  • FeaturesHot tub, al fresco BBQ area
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsTV, DVD, Netflix, Sonos, Nespresso coffee machineInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Monday or FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • Other InformationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questionsRecommend to a friend

Style: A unique luxury beach cottage with flourishes of French-coastal accents, Gwendolyn is luxurious at every touch with subtle greys, calming whites and gorgeous chandeliers.

Chandeliers, thick French linens and Cornish sea viewsFrench-coastal interiors at this luxury cottage in CornwallCoastal thatched cottage master bedroom with sea viewsMaster bedroom with super king-size white four-poster bed

Our Take

Property Owner Sarah says

Immerse yourself in this wonderful thatched coastal cottage straight from the pages of your favourite story; Gwendolyn will leave you enchanted with its never ending views and unassuming charm.

Terracotta garden room amidst a jungle of suspended greeneryHot tub set with the walled garden of this luxury Cornish cottage

Unique Extras

From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.

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Out & About

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

Live Music From the bigger music festivals in the summer to the cosy Cornish pubs and local music scene in the winter, there is plenty of great live music on offer nearby. Head down the road to the Watering Hole to soak up their eclectic calendar of live music held within the sand dunes or head to the annual Little Orchard Cider Festival held nearby. So whether you fancy getting your dancing shoes on or simply sitting in a sunny field soaking up the atmosphere of the beachy beats, you will find it all in Cornwall.

For Little Ones Newquay Zoo, Newquay Aquarium and Dairyland are all just a short drive away and make a great day out for both the young and the young at heart alike. For a day out with some interesting historical value, jump on board a miniature steam railway at Lappa Valley. This unique attraction also features crazy golf, a canoeing lake and play areas which promise to keep little ones entertained for hours.

Horse Lovers Many people who have a love of all things horsey (and even those who don't!) have often dreamt of galloping across golden sands through crested shore-breaks with the wind in their hair and sea-spray on their face. Why not make this dream a reality whilst staying at Gwendolyn? Just down the lane you'll find Reen Manor Riding Stables where two hour hacks through the dunes and across the golden sands of Perranporth can be arranged.

Hit the Waves Try your hand at surfing with expert-run lessons from the lifeguard-manned Perranporth beach, which is just a 30 minute walk from the property. With daily lessons throughout the summer months and the option of board hire for those already au fait with all things surf, the local surfing schools in Perranporth cater for all abilities. If you tire of the waves at Perranporth, renowned surf spots such as Fistral, Holywell Bay and Crantock are all just a short drive away.

Nearest Beaches 1.4 miles to Perranporth, 4.6 miles to Holywell Bay.

Other Local Information

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Whether you’re looking to create a delicious winter feast for the whole family or the perfect al fresco spread, Gwendolyn's kitchen is nothing but a joy to spend time in. If you're after local produce you'll find an abundance of excellent Cornish farm shops, such as Trevilley Farm, serving everything you need from fresh veg to hand-reared meat.

In-House Cuisine

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

Eating Out

The north Cornwall coast is overflowing with excellent places to dine. For delicious coffee and homemade cakes visit The Sorting Office in nearby St Agnes or head to The C-Bay above Crantock beach and watch the surfers carve through the waves. For jaw-dropping sea views over Fistral beach, try The Fish House or Lewinnick Lodge in Pentire. The foodie Mecca of Padstow is around a forty minute drive away along the coastal road.

Create a Cornish winter feast for the whole familyLet an in-house chef prepare a Cornish bespoke menuThe north Cornwall coast is overflowing with excellent places to dine


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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline so should not be relied upon as a statement of fact. The photographs show aspects of the property at the time they were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed. If there are points of particular importance that need clarifying before you book, please ask our team.

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