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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 Mowhay and four other cottages,Dairy Cottage Gwendra, Granary, Gwendra Wartha and Hayloft

The cottages have been converted from traditional stone and slate farm buildings to form stylish and comfortable accommodation. Mowhay is surrounded by lawns and perfect for games and lounging alike. The outside furniture is perfectly situated for taking in the spectacular sea views whilst dining al fresco.

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

Ground floor
Hall, sitting room with open fire, shower room with lavatory, kitchen/dining room with door leading to garden.
First floor
Three bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed, 2 twins), bathroom with shower over bath, separate lavatory.
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.

Parking: Parking is in the carport which is shared with Dairy cottage and Gwendra Wartha. There is space for a second car directly outside the cottage.

Garden: The garden is sloping, open and shared with other cottages. There is a patio area for Mowhay with a picnic table and chairs.

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

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.

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
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Shared telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge
  • 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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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

  • Mrs P Hilder
    • April 2016
    • Cheshire
    Walks on the doorstep

    Mowhay is in a great location, lovely beaches and walks on the doorstep.

  • David Watson
    • March 2016
    • Devon
    Downstairs walk in shower

    Made enjoyable for us.....Spec of the cottage was even better than the web site with downstairs walk in shower for 83 year old mother

  • Anonymous
    • March 2016
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable...

    The quality of the accomomodation and the location were great.

  • Anonymous
    • November 2015
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable by...

    Relative isolation/views/easy access to walking. This is a wonderful cottage in a fabulous location. It is warm and comfortable, with excellent facilities. It affords easy access to spectacular walks and beaches, and would have attraction at any time of the year.

  • Malcolm Levine
    • August 2015
    • West Sussex
    Made enjoyable....

    everything worked, nothing missing, very happy and good value.

  • Mr M Waby
    • July 2015
    • Canada
    Made enjoyable...

    The gorgeous location combined with the reliability of the standards one gets from NT. As an ex-pat currently living in Toronto my family loves coming back for an annual fortnight to the UK and always looks to the NT first for our accommodation. We will we back next year in Yorkshire and are looking at one of your Fountains Abbey cottages. More properties would be nice as yours need to be booked so far in advance they can be hard to rent.

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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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