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Gwern Cottages

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 10 reviews

from £72 /night

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Gwern Cottage Overlooking Mounts Bay and Nature Reserve

Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

These beautiful detached adjacent cottages share the same grounds yet have independent parking, heating and facilities. The smaller cottage is offered as an option to anyone renting the main cottage so as to provide more space/independent accommodation for small groups and/or more comfortable accommodation for larger family groups.

The main 4 bedroom cottage is furnished in contemporary style, with solid oak floors, open beams and lots of attention to detail. The property offers character accommodation, with wonderful views of the bay, beach, nature reserve and surrounding countryside.

Downstairs is the lounge with leather sofa and seating, 40" TV, DVD, XBox & video opening onto a large outside deck with seating for twelve and gas BBQ. A separate dining room, with seating for eight. Fully equipped kitchen, including dishwasher. Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. The downstairs bathroom has bath/shower. Three Bedrooms downstairs include a kingsize/twin bedroom, double bedroom and bunk bed bedroom.

Upstairs has a master bedroom with two double beds, private lounge area with TV/DVD, en-suite shower room and large sea view balcony with dining area and sun lounger. Separate study with telephone and BT Infinity high speed internet/Wi/Fi.

The smaller 1 bedroom detached adjacent cottage is thought to date back to 1610; with thick curved stone walls this lovely property has been recently renovated to modern building standards while retaining its original layout and character. High open ceilings, solid oak flooring, oak doors, oak kitchen and modern designer radiators combine character with style.

Downstairs is the lounge with comfortable double sofa bed and seating, TV and DVD. The kitchen/diner is fully equipped including dishwasher, fridge freezer and dining table for 4. The bathroom has shower and WC.

A stairway from the lounge leads to the bedroom located on a mezzanine area above the lounge and bathroom with glass walls on one side looking down to the TV area of the lounge. A king size bed is provided that can also be converted to twin beds if required.

For groups renting both cottages a large central heated games room is provided with full size table tennis table etc.

Prices quoted for 10 people or less are for the larger cottage only. Enter 11 or 12 people (even if smaller parties) to obtain quotes for both cottages.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Marazion 300 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 63 km, Nearest railway: Penzance 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (5), Single beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Extensive cottage refurbishments and renovations completed March 2011.

Renovation of smaller adjacent cottage completed March 2012

The property is alarmed for added security.

Further details outdoors

• Private gated driveway with secure parking for 6 vehicles

• Large enclosed landscaped private garden with childrens play area including climbing frame and slide and extensive covered decking area and BBQ

Regardless of its quiet rural location the property is just a pleasant 10 minute walk from Marazion town center and all its facilities.

Further details

Duvets and bed linen provided.

Basic starter provisions included.

Electricity and Towels are included in rates.

Central Heating.

About this location

The Cornwall region

The ancient town of Marazion is situated in West Cornwall. West Cornwall is the world you dreams of; golden beaches, spectacular cliffs, vast blue skies, a big blue ocean, picturesque fishing villages, ancient churches, lively seaside resorts, peaceful coastal and moorland walks.

The West Cornwall area is a premier holiday destination and offers something for everyone. Take your time to relax and bask in the sunshine, enjoying many of the golden beaches that adorn the West Cornwall coastline or take a relaxing walk through the lush moorland or a more energetic hike through the clifftops which will give you access to amazing scenery and you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of dolphins playing in the Ocean.

Mix in a wealth of festivals, enthralling outdoor activities, art, culture and heritage of international significance, unique covered attractions, the warmth of old-fashioned pubs, the delights of Cornish cuisine, and the unbeatable company of the Cornish people.

Whether you are looking for an action packed holiday or somewhere to get away from it all, West Cornwall is an ideal destination for any type of holidaymaker.


Marazion is Cornwall's oldest character town, dominated by views of St Michael's Mount. 'The jewel in Cornwall's Crown' it is a prime coastal location and is situated in Mounts Bay, which sweeps from the Lizard Point to Land's End. The golden sandy beaches are perfect for families and the ocean is clear and warm. The town itself is thriving and offers a good array of local shops, pubs and restaurants. This location is perfect for walking holidays and the local scenery is stunning.

The beach is a Mecca for wind and kite surfers alike and is dotted with a selection of cafes and pubs. Behind the beach is the famous Marazion Marshes which are now an RSPB sanctuary and attract a wide range of birds and wildlife. The little town of Marazion has a plethora of craft shops, galleries and good eating houses to suit every budget.

Sports and Activities (approx. distance in brackets):

+ Walking - There are thousands of walks in the area with wonderful coastal scenery, little coves & historic smugglers' haunts.

+ Golfing - Praa Sands Golf Course - a seaside golf course with views across the stunning Mounts Bay. Located just 3 miles away between Penzance and Helston.

+ Cycling - The Cornish Way runs the length of Cornwall from Land's End in the west to Bude in the North and dirrectly past the cottage!

+ Water Sports - Canoeing/ Windsurfing/ Surfing/ Diving/ Fishing/ Sailing

+ Museums & Galleries - Cornwall Museums Art Galleries and Heritage Centres.

Famous Landmarks (approx distance in brackets):

+ Land's End - The most famous natural landmark of the British isles. Part of the coastal footpath with romantic views to thousands of miles of open sea. (13 miles)

+ Perranuthnoe - Location of one of the oldest inns in Cornwall. Serves local ales and fine food. (2 miles)

+ St Michael's Mount.This magical island has a medieval castle, a church and exotic garden. (1 mile)

+ Minack Theatre - Open air theatre. (13 miles)

+ The Eden Project - Uniquely beautiful. Proclaimed to be the eighth wonder of the modern world. (40 miles)

+ The Tate Gallery St. Ives (9 miles)

Local trips & adventures (approx distance in brackets):

+ Light Aircraft Trip - Regular trips leave from Lands End along the coast to the Scilly Isles. (13 miles to airport))

+ Isle of Scilly Day Cruise - Enjoy a leisurely day cruise (3 miles to ferry).

+ Penzance - All the main shops, supermarkets and entertainment, plus a recently refurbished open-air pool. + Direct trains to London. (3 miles)

+ St Ives - St Ives is home to many famous artists, sculptors & potters. (9 miles)

+ Mousehole - Mousehole is a picturesque village and famous for its Christmas lights. (7 miles)

+ Newlyn - A long established art and craft colony; a good art gallery and wonderful ice cream! (5 miles)

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Review 1-10 of 10

15 Jan 2015


"A great place to stay"

6 of us stayed at Gwern Cottage for a week in September 2013 (I having previously rented it in 2012 for a Canadian cousins reunion). It is ideally located in a quiet lane with stunning views from the… More

11 Jul 2014


"Idyllic Cottages!"

We all (14 in total!) stayed at Gwern Cottages for a week and had a fantastic time! Very quiet location, but handy for Marazion and Penzance just 3 miles away. We self-catered nearly all week, inclu… More

23 Jun 2014


"We all loved it here"

My group of 9 friends all stayed here. It's beautiful, spacious and has everything you need. It's clean and homely. Don't hestitate staying here. Great price as well. It's not too … More

22 Feb 2014


"Fantastic Christmas"

We stayed at the lovely Gwen cottages over Xmas with the whole family and had an amazing time. The owner really looked after us ensuring basic supplies for the all-important tea and coffee were there,… More

16 Jul 2013


"A Happy House!"

We stayed in the main house at Gwern Cottages for one week, and we were very sorry to leave this beautiful place. We were two families travelling together, with three boys aged 10, 13 and 16. The hous… More

11 Apr 2013


"Our third stay at Gwern- what else can we say?"

This was our third stay at Gwern, and once again it proved to be a great place to stay. The accommodation is comfortable from the word go, and, although we are yet to enjoy the balcony and deck area t… More

25 Aug 2012



We are a large family ages range from 2 to 59. Gwern gave us everything and more that we could have wished for in a holiday home. Great accomadation, plenty of space, modern facilities, safe enclose… More

7 Aug 2012


"This is a fab house in a fab location!"

There was 9 of us in total stayed the first week of the school holidays. The house is great, plenty big enough for us all. The upstairs terrace was a real sun-trap and great for a leisurely cup of coffee in the mornings. The decking area was used every night, as was the great BBQ even when it rained as the terrace covers a lot of the decking so it didn't matter if it rained! All the essemtials you could possibly need were in the kitchen and even a welcome litre of milk!
All in all I would recommend this house to anyone, great location, great accommodation, what more could you need!

10 Jul 2012


"Large peaceful home in great location"

A spacious house close to the village, yet in a quiet location with no through traffic. We had 10 staying of all ages and had plenty of room, the garden and house are safe for children, with fenced decking and garden. Plenty of parking, and a short walk to the beach, ice creams, restaurants and coffee shops. From the upper bedroom you wake up to the view across Mounts Bay, and you can breakfast on the terrace of the hotels in Marazion opposite the Mount after a 10 minute walk. We also had a fine Sunday lunch in Marazion and if you didn't want to drive for a week then everything is close by to just kick back and relax. For the teenagers there is a big TV and dvd player for family evenings, and a cycle track and walks on local foot paths, and the coastal Path. We walked from the open air theatre in Minack to Lands end and scenery was spectacular. All in all a very relaxing time and was enjoyed by all - recommended

6 Jun 2011


"Perfect holiday house !"

A group of 10 stayed at this holiday house and we all enjoyed it! The house is fully equiped, as if it's your own home in city. Fantastic outdoor area, with lovely view. You can relax or be activ… More

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