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Award Winning Eco Friendly Holiday Cottage - No. 1

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Cottage
Little Gwendreath Holiday Cottages is a collection of four, two-bedroom cottages based on Cornwall's beautiful Lizard Peninsula. Each cottage has a main bedroom with a double bed and a second bedroom with either twin single beds or these can be joined together to make a super king. Please let us know which set up you would prefer. The living room in each cottage is equipped with a day bed that can convert to a king size sofa bed. Pets are welcome at an extra £30 each per booking. If you will be bringing an electric vehicle please let us know the make, model and battery capacity as charges may apply. We operate a three night minimum stay, excluding summer school holidays when we only offer Saturday to Saturday stays. Our location is remote enough to be peaceful, but close enough to Cornwa...Little Gwendreath Holiday Cottages is a collection of four, two-bedroom cottages based on Cornwall's beautiful Lizard Peninsula. Each cottage has a main bedroom with a double bed and a second bedroom with either twin single beds or these can be joined together to make a super king. Please let us know which set up you would prefer. The living room in each cottage is equipped with a day bed that can convert to a king size sofa bed. Pets are welcome at an extra £30 each per booking. If you will be bringing an electric vehicle please let us know the make, model and battery capacity as charges may apply. We operate a three night minimum stay, excluding summer school holidays when we only offer Saturday to Saturday stays. Our location is remote enough to be peaceful, but close enough to Cornwall's larger attractions to be a great base for trips out. Largely unspoilt, people come to the Lizard to see its dramatic scenery, sandy beaches and rugged natural landscapes. The Guardian recently described it as 'almost impossibly pretty'. To the east of our site is a small stream and path that leads down to the beach at Kennack Sands which is divided into two beaches by Carn Kennack (a small hill). There are two cafe's next to the beach and you can also learn to surf at Kennack Sands Surf School. The east beach is dog friendly all year round. The area surrounding Little Gwendreath is a national nature reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, complete with rare wildlife species and spectacular scenery. On clear nights the Milky Way can be seen. There are many rewarding walks near us, not least the South West Coast Path which passes by Kennack Sands. Our cottages are quiet, cosy and offer authentic Cornish holidays with nature at the heart. We are very conscious that everything we do has an impact and we want to tread as lightly as we can. We are passionate about reducing our footprint and inspiring our guests to minimise the impact of their stay. We try to show that 'going green' does not mean compromise and guests can rest assured that just by staying at Little Gwendreath, they are helping to protect the environment they are here to enjoy.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double1 Sofa2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Stephen M
Hosting since November 2015
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe will be around to welcome you unless we have contacted you to advise otherwise. We live onsite in the main house, we want you to enjoy the cottage as your own for your stay so after we have shown you around we will leave you to enjoy your stay, unless of course you wish to pick our brains about the area and then we are happy to help out in any way we can, we will take your lead on this. If you have any problems please either knock on our door or send us a message.

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Daydream39265700791
Daydream39265700791
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely cottage in a perfect location.
Stayed here for 4 nights at the start of October to do some walking and exploring around the Lizard peninsula - mainly Coverack, Cadgwith, Mullion cove, Kynance cove and Gunwalloe cove. It is a perfect base for this as the location is amazing - it is generally within a 20 minute drive of anywhere on the Lizard. The cottage was small but had everything I needed, it was very clean and the owners were friendly. It’s on the edge of a bigger holiday park but there was no noise from it and a large hedge making the cottage feel more secluded. I would definitely go back and would recommend.
Visited October 2023
Written 7 October 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Claire L
Claire L
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful stay
Sarah and Steve were very helpful giving us ideals where to go very friendly, the cottage was clean and lovely ,we took our dog there a private garden.Would diffently go back good location lovely walks .
Visited May 2023
Written 7 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Amanda L
Amanda L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect getaway
This was our first trip with our dog and we were looking for a dog friendly cottage. We couldn't have stayed at a better place. The cottage is small, but a perfect size for what we needed and contains all the essentials and more. Beautifully kept and spotlessly clean, plus a fenced garden which was brilliant for our dog. To top it off, some delicious home made cookies were left for us. Only a 10 minute walk down to the beach (which is particularly lovely as the sun rises). A perfect base to explore the lizard. Absolutely recommend.
Visited February 2023
Written 24 February 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Graham H
Graham H
Earls Barton, United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A hidden gem
A great last minute decision found this fab little property. Contact with Steve and Sarah prior to arrival was comprehensive and useful. We arrived later than anticipated but were met by Steve who welcomed us, showed us to the cottage and how to use the EV charger. The property is cosy, we found it superbly clean and the homemade fairings were delicious. Part of the decision here, other than reviews and price, was the use of an EV Charger, Steve and Sarah are ahead of the curve here. With its proximity to Kennack Sands and the South West path, I will be coming back.
Visited February 2022
Written 28 February 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Becca S
Becca S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great destination
Lovely little cottage in the most beautiful setting. Owners were extremely helpful and left a much appreciated welcome pack too! Highly recommended! Thanks for having us
Visited February 2022
Written 25 February 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Paul H
Paul H
Kingswood, United Kingdom1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good Cottage for Summer Holiday
Comfortable cottage with good quality appliances Rooms not spacious but adequate. Owners work hard to provide what hirers want or need in the future, down to newly installed vehicle charging points. Being in our 70’s we feel the cold a lot more these days and found it difficult to get the cottage warm enough to sit around in the evening, but we survived. During the summer it would be fine and very comfortable in hot weather. The dishwasher was a definite bonus. The owners are very friendly and keen to make sure you have a good time. Green woodpecker outside the window on the grass first morning we were there.
Visited November 2021
Written 12 November 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Charlotte W
Charlotte W
Basingstoke, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great base for exploring The Lizard.
As you can see in the photos me, my family and our dog instantly felt at home here. We found it a great base for exploring the many interesting walks and beaches within The Lizard. The hosts were great and made it clear they were available if we needed anything. Would definitely recommend booking here.
Visited September 2021
Written 27 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Resort48331980509
Resort48331980509
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect holiday cottage in excellent location
A well kept, pretty and highly functional cottage in an ideal location. A 10 minute walk through a pretty woodland along a stream takes you from the cottage to Kennack Sands beach and the South West coast track. Very quiet and idyllic location (despite the holiday park behind, from which we heard nothing during our stay). A definite recommend!
Visited July 2021
Written 18 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ROBIN R
ROBIN R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent base for Cornwall exploration.....
Everything you need is here.Fridge/freezer,microwave,good broad band,TV (a bit small-but you are on holiday!) and you can connect an HDMI PC to it and use it to view stuff on your PC (don't forget an HDMI cable),good comfortable king size double bed in one bedroom and a large double bed in the other bedroom.Hot water is on tap via solar panel heating and if that runs out the water can be manually heated for selectable durations.All this is included in the price.Very comfortable when staying in.I understand that further furniture improvements are envisaged in the near future. A toilet with basin and walk in shower is included. There is also a nice private rear garden and a nice front area with a wooden pub type table. This is a highly recommended cottage for a short stay (ours was 2 weeks). Sarah and Steve provide a personal service and if you need anything they will endeavour to help. One other thing,access to the Kennack Sands beach is 10 minutes walk or 7 minutes by car but if going by car go early to park! (£4 all day). All in all a most satisfactory stay,good value for money,very clean and we shall hopefully be here again in the near future.
Visited June 2021
Written 11 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Carmel C
Carmel C
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our wonderful week
Our cottage was beautiful and clean and we lacked nothing... Sainsbury’s is fairly local so there’s no need to drag tons of shopping with you ... Sarah and Steve are close by if you need anything and too be honest we’ve already booked for next year ... fantastic value for money ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Visited June 2021
Written 27 June 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • Television
Parking
  • Parking available
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

Map
About the neighbourhood
The area surrounding Little Gwendreath is a national nature reserve and a site of special scientific interest within Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The rare geology of the area creates a haven for exceptional plants and flowers. Around the coastline you’ll find little fishing ports with huge granite sea walls to protect from the Atlantic gales, restaurants specialising in freshly caught seafood, and gorgeous sandy bays with jagged black rocks jutting out in to the sea (Kennack Sands, Kynance Cove and Coverack beach and more). Stand right on the tip of the Lizard and look out to sea. At 49°57' N, the most southerly point on the UK’s mainland, watch the waves as they hurtle to the shore and try to catch a glimpse of a seal.
Getting around
Our location is remote with very limited public transport nearby so it is best to come by car so that you can fully explore the area.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Our location is remote with very limited public transport nearby so it is best to come by car. If you will be bringing an electric vehicle please let us know the make, model and battery capacity as charges may apply. The nearest train stations are Truro, Redruth and Penzance all of which are at least a 30 minute drive away.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 5 pm Check out by 9 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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