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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 Pendower and Carne. Gwendra consists of Hayloft and four other cottages, Mowhay, Granary, Gwendra Wartha and Dairy Cottage Gwendra.

The cottages have been converted from traditional stone and slate farm buildings to form stylish and comfortable accommodation. Hayloft 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, 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 outside the cottage on a level gravel driveway.

Garden: The garden is flat and shared with the other cottages. There is a patio area and picnic table directly outside the cottage.

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.

Cottage details
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Min stay
Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Single storey
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared telephone
  • Shared tumble dryer
  • Shared washing machine
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer


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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place to visit
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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

  • Mr Smith
    • January 2017
    • Worcs
    Good location

    Good, peaceful location.

  • Mrs Toogood
    • January 2017
    • Devon
    Next to the sea

    Being next to the sea and walking on beach made our stay enjoyable. Exactly as expected!

  • Jane Nation
    • June 2016
    • London
    Well appointed, level access cottage

    Hayloft Cottage was tastefully decorated, comfortable, warm and well-equipped. It's location overlooking Gerrens Bay on the Roseland peninsula in Cornwall was exquisitely beautiful with outstanding seascape views. It was wonderfully quiet. We loved the wooded area behind the cottage and so enjoyed the birdsong and natural habitat with all the wild garlic, bluebells and shrubs. The quality of cleanliness in the cottage was exemplary. We also appreciated how well-insulated the interior was; an important consideration for comfort and in terms of eco/energy consumption. As a disabled person, I found the cottage to be accessible for my mobility needs; it was brilliant to be able to stay in a well-appointed, level-access cottage in such a superb setting.

  • Eamonn Platt
    • November 2015
    • Northamptonshire
    Made enjoyable...

    The view of the sea, an open fire, warm and welcoming property which was easy to live in for a week.

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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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