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On the far side of Gerrans Bay from Porth and St Anthony, the old farming hamlet of Gwendra is tucked into the low cliffs immediately above the long sandy beaches of Carne and Pendower. Gwendra consists of Granary and four other cottages Mowhay, Dairy Cottage Gwendra, Hayloft and Gwendra Wartha.

The cottages have been converted from traditional stone and slate farm buildings to form stylish and comfortable accommodation. Granary is surrounded by lawns and perfect for games and lounging alike.

If it is an old fashioned beach holiday you are after then Gwendra is the place. The cottage is just a short walk away from the gently sloping sandy beach perfect for paddling and swimming. For a change why not explore the rock pools at Porthcurnick beach at low tide and enjoy a coffee at the beach café.

The pretty village of Veryan with its thatched round houses, pub and shop is within easy reach as is the rest of the Roseland peninsula. Nearby the unspoilt fishing village of Portloe is a great place to enjoy a cream tea. This picturesque spot has made it a popular film location over the years.

The cottage's layout

First floor
Hall, sitting room with open fire, kitchen/diner, two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed, 1 twin), bathroom with shower over bath and shower room with lavatory.
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.

Parking: Parking is directly outside the cottage on a firm level gravelled driveway.

Garden: The cottage is surrounded by shared gardens and there is a table with fixed bench seating in a small grassed area across the driveway or on the front lawn for visitors to use.

Accessibility: Even though the cottage is single storey it is not suitable for wheel chair users due to the number of steps leading to the front door.

Utilities: There is a combined washing machine/dryer at the cottage.

Logs/ Charcoal: Environmentally friendly briquettes can be purchased at the time of booking or whilst at the cottages for use on the fire.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

Cottage details
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Single storey
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

A magnolia blooming at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall © Stephen Robson

Cornwall may be steeped in Celtic history yet it also offers the uncomplicated joy of a day spent by the sea. From the picture-box charms of the villages and towns of St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to the raw natural beauty of the coast, one trip to this part of the world is often just the start of many more. Remember to pack some good walking boots and you will be set for life!

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  • Fishing
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • water sports.
National Trust places to visit
Trelissick Garden
Trelissick Garden Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants
Glendurgan Garden
Glendurgan Garden Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families
Trerice Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden
East Pool Mine
East Pool Mine Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre
Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool
Penrose Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery
Godolphin Ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate


Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs Pendlebury
    • April 2017
    • West Sussex
    Good location

    The location by the beach really suits us. It is close enough that the children can go on their own.

  • Mrs Smith
    • December 2016
    • Herefordshire
    Warm and welcoming property

    It was a perfect place for our wedding anniversary. The property was just as described, warm and welcoming. We visited several NT Christmas festivities at Trerice, Trelissick and Lanhydrock.

  • Mr McLoughlin
    • October 2016
    • Cardiff
    Very comfortable cottage

    Wonderful location. Many walks available locally. Fantastic view from cottage. Very comfortable cottage. Easy access to the coastal path. Good food available locally.

  • Robin May
    • June 2016
    • Worcestershire
    Excellent cottage

    This was an excellent cottage; fantastic location, very clean and well appointed, extremely easy to book and access. Bravo!

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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