from £90.00 a night for a 7 night break
*Refurbished character cottage
* Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
"Lovely cottage in a lovely part Cornwall, loads of walks for us and the dog."
Andrew - October 2021
This gorgeous Cornish cottage with distant sea views from the first floor is set in a charming hamlet nestled high above its namesake, the stunning Gwenver beach next to the famous Sennen Cove.
Little Gwenver is a spacious two-bedroom granite cottage full of character and style with the living areas flowing out to the lawned private garden. There is private parking right outside and walking in you enter the living room which is centered around a stunning inglenook fireplace with wood burner. It’s a bright space with two squidgy sofas, a dining area and French doors leading out to the garden. After days out surfing or long winter walks, there’s no place better to snuggle up with a glass of wine and a good book by the fire. Through to the modern kitchen it’s a cook’s delight with all you need to rustle up a feast.
Upstairs the two lovely bedrooms are calm, neutral spaces where you are sure to get a good night’s rest. One is a king sized and the other a twin that can be made up as a super king, you choose. They both have views down to the sea in the distance.
Heading outside, the spacious garden has a dining table for Al fresco eating out. It’s a great place for lazing about and after sunset, you can do some serious stargazing across Cornwall’s famed dark skies. For a trip to the beach there is a beautiful lane (that the locals call The Fairy Lane), which runs from the hamlet out to Escalls Cliff, the headland dividing Sennen and Gwenver beaches. This lovely 10-minute walk ends in a great vantage point from where to decide which of these two beautiful beaches to go to today, particularly if you are a surfer. And from the headland it’s a short steepish walk down to Gwenver and the coastal path to Sennen.
West Cornwall is loved for its wild untamed beauty. The crashing waves of the Atlantic, stunning beaches and quaint villages unaffected by the pace of modern life. You’re in the heart of the far west of Cornwall at Little Gwenver and things are different here. We're surrounded on three sides by the sea, and it has a strong influence on our lives. We are spoilt for beaches. Gwenver less well known than its bigger sister Sennen has to be one of West Cornwall’s finest with powder soft sand and fantastic surf. It’s a steep 10 to 15 mins walk down from the cottage so you’re in a beach lovers paradise!
Sennen is accessible from Gwenver at low tide or along the coastal path and although a little further has lots to offer. Often known as The Bay Where the Dolphins Play, Sennen Cove has a beautiful Blue Flag beach, two surf schools, a restaurant, an ancient pub, fish and chips and café too. The coastal walking from here offers both gentle and more challenging options with Lands’ End and Cape Cornwall within easy reach. You’re not restricted to Sennen though. There are five other sandy beaches within ten miles. And yes – you may well see dolphins in the bay.
If we can pull you away, West Cornwall has plenty else to see with Marazion overlooking St Michaels Mount and Porthcurno with the iconic Minack theatre built into the cliffs both within easy reach. The working fishing harbour of Newlyn and bustling town of Penzance are 15 minutes’ drive away. Slightly further is St Ives, home to the Tate gallery, the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden, several fantastic beaches and plenty of shops and restaurants. It’s well worth a visit and we recommend taking the little train from St Erth, which travels along the coast right into the town. It’s breath-taking.
Through the front door you enter the living room, which centres around the Inglenook fireplace and wood burner (In season we will leave you enough logs to get you going for a night or two) and has a two-seater and a three-seater sofa and a Smart TV, perfect for movie nights in with the fire blazing. A dining area with comfortable space for four leads out through French doors to the garden. Stairs lead up to the bedrooms and an open doorway flows through to the kitchen.
The kitchen at Little Gwenver is equipped with all you need to cook up a feast. It's modern and bright with windows either end. There is an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and a microwave.
The bedrooms are both on the first floor. The main bedroom has a king size bed and the second bedroom a twin that can be made up as a super king, you choose. Both have built in hanging and storage space.
USEFUL TO KNOW…
PARKING: There is a private parking by the cottage with space for two cars.
Wi-Fi. There is free unlimited Wi-Fi at Little Gwenver.
HEATING: Independent modern electric radiators keep Little Gwenver nice and toasty. The wood burner in the living room will also help keep you cosy on cooler evenings.
PETS: Far West Cornwall is doggie heaven! There’s plenty of beaches and coast paths for exploring. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at £35 each per week/short break. Please make sure they stay out of bedrooms and off the furniture and that you rub down muddy/sandy feet before they come in. Gwenver beach is dog friendly all year.
LINEN & TOWELS: You'll have bedding & towels but please bring your own beach towels.
ACCESSIBILITY: Typical of Cornish Cottages Little Gwenver has internal stairs leading up to the first-floor bedrooms. If in doubt do ask before booking. Please note children of any age must be supervised by an adult if using the outside areas. The parking area leads through to the front door and garden which is level and lawned.
This property is not wheelchair friendly and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. If this applies, please contact our booking office to discuss the properties potential suitability prior to confirming.
CHANGEOVER: Little Gwenver usually changes on a Friday. Don’t worry if you need to book dates that don’t quite fit, just call or email and we will always do our best to accommodate you.
WHAT GUESTS ARE SAYING...
"A great property with everything you need for a very comfortable stay, in a stunning location, within easy reach of heaps of fantastic things to do. Couldn’t fault it!"
Sarah - September 2021
"Wonderful cottage in a perfect location. Decently equipped kitchen too, which is rare. You won’t regret booking this gem!"
Oliver. B - April 2021
"Lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable to stay in. Cottage is super close to two lovely beaches, we absolutely loved it here and would definitely come back."
Veneta. K - September 2020
"Great quiet location - a 10 minute walk to both Sennen and Gwenver beaches!"
Emma. S - August 2020