|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Gwithian Holidays offer superb 3 Star self catering accommodation in the village of Gwithian, just a short walk from the three mile stretch of golden beaches that forms St Ives Bay on Cornwall's north coast. We aim to offer you good value, comfortable accommodation with excellent facilities, to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible. We’ve provided all the things that we want when on holiday, and tried to make the suites a real home away from home.
“Having just returned from a wonderful week staying in Godrevy House, I would like to express our many thanks for providing us with such lovely accommodation (and you did well with the weather too!).”
Our self catering accommodation is totally self contained, and we provide you with proper kitchens and all the cooking equipment you need. The beds are comfy, the showers are powerful and the furnishings are clean and stylish.
Gwithian Holidays is sandwiched between open countryside and the Towans (Cornish for sand-dunes), and close to the popular towns of St Ives, Penzance and Hayle, making Gwithian an ideal base for a relaxing Cornish holiday. Falmouth, Truro and Newquay are all within easy driving distance, as well as the the countryside of Lands End and The Lizard peninsula. The tourist attractions of the outdoor Minack Theatre and the spectacular Eden Project are also a short drive away. There’s tons to do around here, and Gwithian Holidays is the ideal place to return after a long day enjoying all that Cornwall has to offer.
All of our accommodation is designed for you to live in, not just stay in. The kitchens are fully equipped with proper ovens, dishwashers and all the equipment you could possibly need. The bedrooms have comfy mattresses and pillows and the living areas are all designed for comfort as well as practicality. We provide you with TV and DVD players for entertainment as well as central heating to keep you toasty warm as the days get shorter. Linen, towels and electricity are included in the tariffs, so all you need to bring are your personal items and your holiday is sorted.
We can offer an apartment with 1 double bedroom; an apartment with a double bed and a single bed; a family apartment with 2 bedrooms - Main bedroom with double bed and a 2nd bedroom with Double bed and a single bed and another Family apartment with double bed and the 2nd bedroom with 2 single beds that sleep up to four people in two bedrooms and a three bedroomed house that will comfortable sleep to six people.
Trevose and St Anthony are our double apartments. St Anthony is a first floor one bedroom apartment is perfect for couples wanting a bit of luxury. Crisp white bed linen, thick quilts and throws to snuggle up under, a newly refurbished bathroom and a large living area stylishly furnished give you the boutique accommodation feel, but at our great prices. The triple aspect living area is flooded with light, so you can feel like you’re outside in the beautiful Cornish countryside, even if you haven’t quite made it off the sofa yet.
Trevose is a newly refurbished ground floor one bedroom apartment that has direct access to a patio area and the garden, allowing leisurely morning breakfasts in the sun. The living area has been completely remodelled to give you loads more space to stretch out and relax, curl up under our soft throws in the evening and watch the sun go down with a glass of wine. Stunning decoration, underfloor heating and a really powerful shower make the new en suite shower room a joy to behold. We can add to that a double and a single bed in the bedroom, so whether you’re a couple, or just a couple of friends, this apartment is perfect.
Our two bedroomed family apartments are called Wolf Rock and Longships.
Wolf Rock is a first floor two bedroom apartment that has one double and one twin bedroom. The living area has a picture window looking across the garden and fields, perfect for soaking up the sun during the day, and watching the sunset in the evening. An extra single bed can be made up in the double room if needed, so larger families, or groups of four singles can still be accommodated. For all families, the bathroom’s powerful shower is perfect for hosing down the kids at the end of the day, and the small balcony doubles as a wetsuit drying area if needed.
Longships is a ground floor two bedroom suite that looks straight out onto our garden, making a barbecue after a great day on the beach an absolute must. Perfect for families or for two couples holidaying together, this apartment has one double bedroom with an en suite WC, as well as a second bedroom with both double and single beds, and a shared bathroom. The living area has plenty of space to kick around in, and one of the most comfy sofas we know, so whether you prefer to watch a DVD or listen to the owls in the garden at dusk, you’ll have everything you need.
The three bedroomed Godrevy House has loads to offer to larger groups.
The downstairs has plenty of living space for up to six people, direct access to a private patio area and a huge American style fridge in the kitchen. The wood burning stove makes even this spacious lounge feel cosy. The large dining area allows you to push the boat out with your catering, or walk a few minutes to the pub if you prefer someone else to do the cooking. There is also a small library if all you want to do is sit back and relax with a good book.
Upstairs the master bedroom has a large ensuite bathroom with a great walk in shower and double ended bath, perfect for long baths with a book and a drink! The other two bedrooms are a sunny double and a generous twin, which share a shower room.
Gwithian Holidays is a family run business that was started by Trevor and Elizabeth Greenaway. I'm their son Tyson and have been helping them along with my wife Ruth.
Hopefully in the next decade our son Finn will start to lend us a hand.
Rated 3 Stars in late 2013 by Quality in Tourism, Visit Cornwall and Enjoy England Tourist boards. See our recent Trip-advisor comments.
St Ives bay is renowned for its surfing and windsurfing and is well patrolled by lifeguards during the summer season. The beach is ideal for playing in the waves, large enough to find solitude and perfect for barbeques as the sun goes down. John Miller painted most of his famous paintings of the view from his home on the Hayle river along the beach towards Godrevy and when you stand on the beach you can understand why. Virginia Woolf was equally inspired, writing To The Lighthouse after a visit to Godrevy Island.
For those keen to explore the many clifftop paths and secluded coves then this area has much to offer. Gwithian truly is a place where you can get away from it all.
Gwithian Holidays is situated in the centre of Gwithian village surrounded by a gorgeous old church, a restored Methodist chapel, picturesque cottages and plenty of fields.
Most people come to Cornwall for the beaches and here at Gwithian we are surrounded by them. We are a 10 minute walk from the golden sands of St Ives Bay and a short drive from most of Cornwall’s popular beaches. You could even find secret sheltered coves where it’s just you and the seals without too much effort.
Gwithian is the closest beach to the accommodation and makes up the northern most point of St Ives Bay. At low tide the beach stretches all the way down to Hayle over 3 miles away. The beach is well known for surfing, windsurfing and rock pooling, and is serviced by several excellent beach cafes and bars.
Fishermans Cove is where you go for solitude. Tucked away on the north cliffs a mile outside of Gwithian and down a precarious path this is the place to go to get away from it all. Beware though, it’s also known for being a nudist beach!
Portreath is 6 miles away driving east on the coastal road. This is a cracking little beach that is great for rock pooling or lazing on the sand. The car park is right on the waterfront so access is superb and there are some pleasant cafes and waterside pubs to go for your lunch and dinner.
If you fancy a bit of a drive then Porthcurno on the south coast is well worth the effort. Pure white sand and bright blue seas combine for the perfect day out. The Minack Theatre is just on the cliffs nearby so after you’ve showered off the sand you can take in some culture. Make sure you book in advance as tickets are hard to come by in the summer months. Porthcurno is a 45 minute drive away from the accommodation.
Poldhu and Church Cove are neighbouring beaches down on the Lizard peninsula and are as quiet as you could hope to find in Cornwall. There are good sized National Trust car parks nearby and there is an excellent golf course (Mullion Golf Club) in the area should you want to bring your clubs.
While you are down with us in Cornwall, why not have a surfing lesson? You don’t need too many excuses to get down to the beach, but surfing is another great reason to get some sand between your toes.
Through our sister company, Gwithian Academy of Surfing, we can provide you with everything that you will need to get you ‘up and riding’, making your holiday truly memorable. Whether you just want to hire a board and wetsuit to splash around in Gwithian’s beautiful waves or enroll on a course of lessons all of our guests get a 20% discount at the surf school.
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to eat and drink in Gwithian, Hayle and St Ives.
Within a very short walk of our self catering holiday lets is the excellent Red River Inn. The Red River Inn has got a fantastic reputation for food and real ales and it’s the focal point of the village. A few hundred metres further down the road is the Sandsifter and Godrevy Cafe which both sell good quality lunches and evening meals. Both are close to the beach and have large car parks nearby.
Heading into Hayle there are several pubs selling inexpensive meals as well as two Indian restaurants- the Balti King and Grameen Tandoori – a Chinese called Eastern Empire and two Italians – Pizza Patio and the newly opened Antonini’s. The Salt Bar is another good place to eat and it’s also a lively bar on Saturday nights.
If it’s fish you’re after then St Ives is the place. There are far too many for me to list here but Ocean Grill, Cafe Pasta and Seafood Cafe come highly recommended. If you really want to treat yourself then Porthminster Cafe is out of this world and the view from the dining room across the bay is worth the price in itself. There are several bars and pubs lining the harbour and Fore Street so just take your pick. They are all pretty good with Hub and the famous Sloop Inn being the pick of the bunch.
|Rental Period||Minimum Rate||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Rate|
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest|
Christmas & New Year
20 Dec 2014 - 1 Jan 2015
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest|
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