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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 Gwendra Wartha and four other cottages, Mowhay, Granary, Hayloft and Dairy Cottage Gwendra.
Part of the original Gwendra farmhouse, a handsome traditional Cornish dwelling, Gwendra Wartha is a comfortable holiday cottage with a private garden. Set above the rest of the old farming hamlet ('wartha' is Cornish for 'higher'), this cottage has uninterrupted views of the sea and across Gerrans Bay from all its rooms but the bathroom. To make the most of its wonderful position, the sitting room is upstairs.
It is a short walk to the beautiful gently sloping sandy beach perfect for paddling and swimming. The pretty village of Veryan with its thatched round houses, pub and shop is within easy reach. 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 combination of cliffs, creeks, estuaries, headlands, woods and beaches linked by many miles of footpath, gives a fantastic variety of walking routes, much is which is maintained by our rangers and volunteers. Pick your route to suit your mood, as well as the weather. The Roseland peninsula has a wealth of wildlife to discover and stunning landscape guaranteed to revitalise the soul.
Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.
Parking: Parking is in the carport which is shared with Dairy cottage and Mowhay.
Garden: The garden is flat and enclosed with grassed areas and shrubs. There is a flagged patio area with a table and fixed bench seating from which you can enjoy the sea views.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.
Logs/ Charcoal: Environmentally friendly briquettes can be purchased at the time of booking or whilst at the cottages for use on the fire.
Please note: The single bedroom is small so the travel cot can only be used in the double bedroom.
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!