Giffy house, Gwenver

"Storybook perfect with a stunning sea view. Relaxing, quiet and secluded but with all modern amenities one could want"

Joel. J - August 2019


From £300.00 for a short break

* Sleeps 4 + 1

* 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom

*Sea views from first floor

*Ten minute walk to amazing beach

* Pet Friendly

*Free wifi

What guests are saying.....

"Superb location, spotlessly clean and great communication throughout."

Darren. N - October 2020

"What an amazing location, we had a lovely time."

Kate. B - August 2020

"A well-equipped house in a fantastic location. Seb was really helpful and we had a great weekend away with the kids."

Bob. H - January 2020

"A really homely cottage in a fantastic setting. A great location for exploring the Lands End /Sennen region and beyond. We loved the cliff top walks, surfing and Christmas Day dip at Sennen ! Highly recommended."

Steve. H - December 2019

"Gwynver is a special place - we had a magical time."

Daniel. B - August 2019

"Exactly as pictured. Storybook perfect with a stunning sea view. Relaxing, quiet and secluded but with all modern amenities one could want. Great local tips from the host and showed up to bread, milk and eggs in the fridge which was really appreciated. Will definitely be back here as soon as possible!"

Joel. J - August 2019

"Very friendly and helpful host and a great house in a stunningly beautiful area"

Thord. F - July 2019

"Great cottage in marvellous surrounding. Only a 15 minute walk to the beach of gwynver!"

Magdalena. O - July 2019

"Nice cottage, clean and quiet! 5 Minute walk to the beautiful beach and the coast path."

Rahel. S - June 2019

"Giffy House is a comfortable cottage full of character in a wonderful location a few minutes walk from the most amazing beach. The area itself is blissful, and Sebastian was a very accommodating host, providing us with some yummy basic provisions on arrival and sorting out a booking error that had been my own fault. We had a wonderful week using the local beaches for the kids to bodyboard and had the privilege of performing at the Minack theatre a short drive away. We have truly fallen in love with the west coast of Cornwall and can't wait to return!"

Clair. J - May 2019

"Very nice place ! Sebastian was very kind, the cottage very warm........we totally recommend this place."

Jean-Christophe. L - April 2019

"A lovely cottage in an excellent location. A nice walk down to Gwenver beach. We also enjoyed dinner at the old success in Sennen Cove and lunch at the dog and rabbit in St Just. Lots do do, see and eat!"

Cerys. S - April 2019

“Gorgeous & super cozy place surrounded by outstanding nature - perfect be it to relax, or run to the beach to surf in the friendly wilderness of Sennen Cove !”

Xavier - November 2018

"Lovely old cottage in a brilliant setting

We stayed in Giffy House for four days and had a lovely break. It's in a remote, quiet location with amazing views. The cottage is cosy with a big woodburner in the lounge, perfect for cold Autumnal evenings. The owner Seb was really helpful, dealing with any issues really quickly."

Andrea Lisher - October 2018

"Really nice quiet cottage close to the sea, clean and quiet set well away from the main road up a single-track road. It was well equipped with three adults were in our party and found the cottage comfortable. Internet wireless connectivity very good & flat screen TV for potential wet days, along with cooking and cleaning faculties. Very close to the Sea, Sennen cove being a few minutes drive away, Minack Theater 10 minutes drive, with many small but lovely towns and some really good restaurants with great, well cooked food, in particular we liked the Tolcarne Inn."

Anthony Riddler - September 2018

“This is a lovely cottage in a wonderful location. Especially recommended for the easy access to Gwenver dog beach.”

Alex Pickup - September 2018

"Giffy House is a lovely Cottage in a beautiful area and Sebastian is very friendly, helpful and reliable. Thank you very much! "

Susanne Huber - June 2018

"Seb was really good at responding to questions and sent really helpful guides on what to do in the area. We found the surrounding countryside absolutely beautiful, and easily filled a week walking and visiting coves. The Poldark tin mines are close by too! The cottage was cute and homely. There was a log fire but being summer we didn’t use it. Thanks for a lovely holiday."

Sarah D. - 16 Jun 2018


"Giffy House, Gwenver"

Enjoy sea views from this characterful cottage close to the beach near Sennen.  Giffy house is a relaxed, traditional cottage full of character with fantastic views across fields to the sea, a gorgeous inglenook fireplace and cosy kitchen/dining room with another wood burner. Set in a small rural hamlet in an area of outstanding natural beauty high above Sennen Cove and Gwenver, its a ten minute walk down to one of West Cornwall's most stunning beaches with some of the best surfing in Cornwall.

There is comfortable space for four with two double bedrooms and a single so if you need to accommodate an extra person do ask. If bringing your four-legged friend they will be in heaven, with fantastic walks from the doorstep and Gwenver beach is dog friendly all year round! With private parking, WiFi and plenty of storage for surf boards Giffy House really ticks so many boxes for a great holiday in an area of amazing raw beauty on the western tip of Cornwall.


Tregiffian Veor is a small hamlet of converted farm buildings and cottages set high above Gwenver. It’s a dramatic area in terms of beauty with some of the most spectacular coastal walks in West Cornwall on your doorstep. Sennen is a short drive away with a great surf school, beach bar and good local pub. Further afield its an easy drive to Penzance, Mousehole and St Ives which are all worth a visit.


The cosy living area is centred on the large inglenook fireplace with a Clearview wood burner. Its a wonderful place to relax in with a large comfy sofa and armchair. There is a flat screen TV with built in DVD player and Freeview.

Cooking and Eating

The kitchen has everything you need to cook up a feast with an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer and another separate fridge. The utility room off the kitchen houses a washing machine and small tumble dryer. In the open plan dining area there is a small farmhouse dining table and four chairs plus another woodburner.


The front two bedrooms are both double and have splendid views across the fields to the sea and both have chest of drawers one has a fitted wardrobe and one a freestanding wardrobe. At the rear of the cottage with side views is a large single bedroom with a full-sized metal framed single bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.


The bathroom room has fan heating, a bath and electric shower over with a glass screen. Towels and bedding will be supplied for you, just remember to bring your beach towels.


The front garden is a great spot to enjoy your morning coffee with a pub bench and lawned garden area. A rear gate leads back round to the parking at the rear. Behind the parking area is a useful shed for storing beach gear and boards and feel free to use anything in there.


PARKING: There's room to park in the private space behind the cottage and an extra space to the side. Be aware the lane may be rough and not be suitable for a low-slung sports car. Please drive with caution in bad weather.

WI-FI: We're at the edges of BT's empire here and while there is good wi-fi, it is occasionally slow due to the distance to the exchange. Occasionally in bad weather it can drop out but we will always try to get it fixed as quickly as possible. There is good 3/4G for checking emails if this happens.

MOBILE PHONES: You get a signal on most networks but being an old granite cottage, you may have to find the right spot!

ACCESSIBILITY: Giffy is suitable for children and the parking is a level walk to the front door. The internal stairs, as in all old cottages, are steep so it may not be suited to those with limited mobility so do call us first to make sure it’s suitable for you.

PETS: This is a dog's paradise. You're a long way from main roads, and the footpaths and tracks head off in every direction to lovely coastal and countryside walks. One or two dogs are welcome at £25 each per stay. Please make sure they stay off the furniture and that you rub down muddy feet before they come in with the towels supplied.