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Gwithian Towans, near Hayle, Cornwall (Ref. 976376)

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “lovely holiday home. great location. great for dogs. house was very spacious. only thing to point out is, there are sudden drops after the car park opposite, they are well signposted, but dont let small children run off unsupervised in that direction. great holiday and lots to do and see around the area. massive beach :)”

    Mr Allison, SWINDON, October 2018

    • “this house was advertised as sleeping 7 when it actually sleeps 8 , 6 adults and 2 children. lovely comfortable house in a beautiful area.”

    Mrs Brown, London, August 2018

    • “The chalet was perfect, absolutely perfect. Plenty of space for the 5 of us and when friends and family stopped by. Lovely kitchen, comfy beds, great welcome pack and good wifi!”

    Mrs Hager, Camborne, July 2018

    • “Highly recommended. Good communication with Tania prior to arrival who had the property ready for us by 1pm. Lovely welcome pack with all the basics. Extremely well-equipped house with lovely views. Ideal for a family holiday. Looks as though it has been recently painted throughout. Cafe next door very quiet and closed at 5-6pm (early July). Enjoyed a relaxing week here. For those with dogs, the steps from the righthand corner of the carpark next to lifeguards' station lead to a dog-friendly 3-mile empty beach 24/7. To the right of the steps, dogs are allowed early morning and evenings only. Miles of dog walks also through the dunes in both directions.”

    Fulcher, Huddersfield, July 2018

    • “House is situated opposite the beach so location is perfect . We saw some amazing sunsets from the little balcony. The kitchen/diner is perfect, lounge is great and being able to see the sea is fantastic.. I have only 1 suggestion remove the carpets and put laminate flooring down Which is much easier to keep clean. A lovely place for a family holiday .”

    Mrs Collins, ST. IVES, June 2018

    • “The actual property was wonderful in every way - plenty big enough for our family of 6 adults and 2 children. the garden at the front with the sun loungers and table etc., and plenty of room for a bit of a ball game with the children - perfect! The beach 2 mins walk away - brilliant. A very safe, clean, interesting, big beach - clean water - can't praise everything enough. And, of course, last but not least, the weather was on our side. A lovely lovely family holiday!”

    Miss Malone, BRAINTREE, June 2018

    • “The staff were very helpful. We had a problem with the washer/dryer and this got sorted within a couple of days.”

    Whitmarsh, Cheltenham, April 2018

    • “We love this property and the owner really goes to town in making it a great place to stay.The following comments do not change our view this is a great place to stay. Unfortunately since taken over by Helpful Holidays we are not happy with Helpful Holidays . They emailed to raise a charge as we were on our way. I paid it and then found it had already been paid . I rang and complained. They promised to look into the problem and ring back. They never did. No apology. Now bombarded by Helpful Holidays with emails for property I have never asked for. Great property poor agent!!”

    Mr Pysden, Alderley Edge, June 2018

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The Property

In Gwithian Towans, halfway along this fine stretch of sand, a roomy, very well maintained, detached house with good sea views across its enclosed (low turf bank) lawned garden. Conveniently next door to a licensed café/restaurant and only a few hundred yards from the beach. Outdoor shower for sandy bodies. Living room (TV/DVD) with half conservatory (sea views, great sunsets), glazed sliding door to balcony and 7 steps down to garden. Fitted kitchen/dining room (slimline dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, American-style fridge-freezer with ice-maker/water chiller, electric range-style cooker) with TV and French windows to small fenced back garden (seating for sunny morning coffee). Three ground-floor bedrooms - two double with washbasins and sea views, and a twin (2'6" beds); shower-room (suite with large cubicle). Steep, narrow stairs up to another double bedroom with even better sea views; bathroom (suite, shower over bath, sloping ceiling with beams). Sleeps maximum of 7, including babies; best for maximum of 6 adults. An excellent family house, just across from the beach.

Gwithian Towans: magnificent, nearly 4-mile-long sand/surf/windsurfing beach backed by dunes and low cliffs, and a settlement of mostly wooden bungalows with seasonal shop/store/café (good meals, surf hire). Gentle access to beach. Gwithian village (pub), 1 road mile or 15 minutes by footpath. Hayle (small town), 2½ miles; St Ives, 7; Penzance, 9½.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Dining Room Lounge Double Bedroom Double Bedroom Shower Room Twin Bedroom


Over two floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x double bedroom with sea views. Three ground-floor bedrooms: 2 x doubles with washbasin and sea view, 1 x twin (2’6" beds). Sitting room with half conservatory and glazed door to balcony. Kitchen with dining area and door to garden and parking. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor shower-room with shower, basin and WC.


  • Central heating
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 7, including babies and is best for a maximum of 6 adults
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

GWITHIAN TOWANS Gwithian Towans (also known as just "Gwithian") is an outstanding beach-side location situated overlooking St Ives Bay and St Ives itself in the distance. The location, so close to the sea, makes it ideal for families, with three and a half miles of sandy beach, rock pools and caves to explore, acres of marram-grassed sand dunes (known locally as 'towans') - and some of the best surfing in the country. There's also a shop/Post Office and a pub in Gwithian itself as well as several beach cafes.

The beach is popular with surfers as the swell coming in from the ocean provides good all year round surfing conditions. Common seals are a regular sight near the beach and the area is a breeding ground for colonies of seabirds such as guillemots, razorbills and cormorants. The Sunset Surf beachside café and bar overlooks the beach and is open all year, serving locally sourced, seasonal ingredients wherever possible and nearby the Jam Pot Café and Shop, a former 19th century coastguard lookout, is where you can enjoy home cooked snacks and be distracted by the stunningly natural views out over St Ives Bay. Lifeguard cover is provided from Easter until the October half-term holidays.

You can walk for miles along The South West Coastal Path which passes close by and there are some good cycle routes in the area too.

You really are spoilt for choice with the enormous variety of attractions on offer in this part of Cornwall. The seaside town of St Ives, with its galleries and restaurants, Land's End, Penzance and St Michael's Mount (NT), as well as the Helford River on the South coast with its inlets and creeks, are all within an easy drive.

  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 7, including babies and is best for a maximum of 6 adults.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.