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Senara | Luxury Self-Catering Beach House | Gwithian, Cornwall


Gwithian, Cornwall, UK

Surrounded by a patchwork blanket of fields just a mile from Gwithian’s rolling dunes, Senara is a cool, architectural beach house with an outdoor pool, hot tub and unrivalled views across St Ives Bay. This luxury self-catering home has strength in its simplicity. Clean lines and calming hues contrast with the wild stretch of Cornish coast on which it sits. A sublime retreat that will see families return time after time. 



Flamingo pink sunsets, pastries on the beach and morning dips in the ocean before even the keenest of surfers have made their way to Gwithian’s blue shores; life at Senara is an idyllic one. The pool is the centrepiece from May to September, while the hot tub, fire pit and sauna give the gardens year-round appeal. Even in winter, when the winds whip the waves into a frenzy and frost glitters the sand, this luxury self-catering home offers warmth, togetherness and the promise of adventure.


Scandinavian vibes and large basket pendants; the interiors of Senara were built on the fundamentals of chic beach house style. Wall-to-wall white reflects the waves crashing on the horizon, while exposed wood cabinetry mimics the brown sugared sands where the sea meets the land just over the hedges. The first floor is where the most magnificent of views can be found; a laidback space for family living Cornwall-style. Six large bedrooms continue the theme inside, followed by the seventh bedroom suite which resides in the self-contained annexe.


A true oasis of peace and serenity, spend days in Senara’s acre of garden alternating between pool and pool house, making jugs of iced lemonade and mojitos to cool down the whole clan. Be sure to catch a matinee at the Minack nearby, a unique cliffside theatre that you'll see imitated in Senara’s very own amphitheatre. When the heat of the day fades and supper has been served from the al fresco kitchen, sink into the hot tub or warm through in the sauna before watching the moon rise from behind the sea.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 12 guests
    From £4,650 per week, £3,495 per short break
  • Alternative group optionsUp to 6 or up to 8 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere are six bedrooms at the property. On the ground floor there is one bedroom with super king-size bed and en suite shower room, two with zip-and-link beds (one king and one super king-size), plus one further bedroom with king-size bed and en suite shower room available on prior request. The family bathroom with circular bath and shower is also on this floor. Upstairs are two bedrooms with king-size beds and en suite shower rooms. The external annexe includes a super king-size bed, shower room and kitchen.
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  • FeaturesOutdoor heated swimming pool (May - September), hot tub, sauna, gym, outdoor kitchen, yoga deck
  • 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
  • FamilyBabies and children are very welcome. Three travel cots and three highchairs are available and there are built-in stair gates at the top and bottom of the roof terrace.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for up to seven cars on the private, gated driveway. The kitchen includes an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge, large freezer and boiling water tap. There is a separate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and wine fridge. The self-contained annexe includes a kitchen with electric oven and hob and fridge-freezer. When booking the smaller group option of four, the two double bedrooms on the first floor will be made available only. Please note, crops are planted at varying times of the year. When this happens there are automatic bird scarers in the fields adjacent to Senara which sound from dawn to dusk.
  • Homestay includesLuxury hamper of local produce, Smart TV, Sonos, Bose sound system, WiFi, Big Green Egg barbecue, pool and beach towels...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.
  • RestrictionsParties considered on prior permission from the owner
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This bright kitchen is the heart of this modern home in Gwithian
Gather the whole family around the pool


With an amphitheatre inspired by the Minack, bohemian grounds with a touch of the Lost Gardens of Heligan about them, and many romantic spots for moonlit twirling beneath watermelon skies, this luxury elopement venue near Gwithian sits on Cornwall’s untamed coast.

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Sweeping sands, rolling dunes, St Ives glittering in one direction and Godrevey Lighthouse dominating the view in the other; Gwithian is a surfer´s paradise where golden sunsets and reliable breaks are guaranteed year round.

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  • On the Map This large self-catering property is located just a mile inland from Gwithian Beach, on the north coast of Cornwall near St Ives.
  • By Car The house is around three hours from Bristol and five from London
  • By Train Both Camborne and Hayle train stations are ten minutes away in either direction, both with regular services to London and beyond.
  • By Air Newquay airport is around 45 minutes away, with car hire and taxis available (best booked in advance).

From the owner

“The view from Senara bears witness to the power and strength of the Atlantic Ocean and the view, like magic, changes every day.”

From the owner

When we first viewed the house, we instantly fell in love with the panoramic sea-views and breathtaking sunsets over St Ives Bay and Godrevy.

The gardens are inspired by the Minack Theatre and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, two beautiful Cornish gardens which we have visited often. The planting in the bank is filled with a mix of Cornish and Mediterranean plants, punctuated by local granite, and the sauna and hot tub are strategically placed to give a beautiful perspective of the garden from a secluded spot. 

Inside, there are some competition-winning surfboards on display and the walls showcase local artists including Alasdair Lindsay, Jane Askey, Oliver Teagle and Joe Greenway. 

Our ambition was to create the perfect holiday destination for families visiting Cornwall, where we have tried to feature something special for everyone.

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

Gwithian Beach

To Do

Gwithian Beach

Three miles of golden sands stretching from Godrevey to Hayle, Gwithian offers plenty of space for sprawling out, exploration in rock pools and a reliable surf break throughout the year.

Porthminster Beach Cafe, St Ives

To Eat

Porthminster Beach Cafe, St Ives

Locally sourced seafood, herbs and vegetables grown in the cafe´s own garden and sweeping views of St Ives´ famous Porthminster Beach; there´s very good reason this is one of the town´s most popular lunch spots.

Rogue Theatre, Tehidy Woods

To See

Rogue Theatre, Tehidy Woods

An outdoor, immersive theatre experience in the woods above Portreath beach with afternoon matinees for families and more grownup adaptations at night. Themes change to reflect the seasons; be sure to check the website.

South West Coast Path

To Do

South West Coast Path

Whether heading north to St Agnes or south to Zennor, this section of the South West Coast Path promises hidden coves, cosy inns, steep ascents and heather-covered cliffs as far as the eye can see.

Guest Testimonials

We had a wonderful time. The house and facilities were beautiful. I also wanted to say that the housekeeping team was brilliant - we had a couple of things that we needed help with and they were fabulous and so helpful so a huge thank you to them too. We look forward to booking another holiday with you soon.

Senara, put simply, is the dream beach house. With a kitchen that looks like it’s been taken straight from the pages of ELLE Decoration. Although located in one of Cornwall’s loveliest seaside spots, you’d actually be hard-pressed to find reason to leave on a sunny day. Lounge by the outdoor pool, cook up a storm on the Big Green Egg BBQ and sunset-watch from the al fresco deck. Just heaven.

The welcome hamper that we received was especially awesome with lots of local products and produce. The property felt fresh and new and all of the facilities were exceptional.

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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.


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