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Beautifully restored house in pretty village near Fowey, beaches & Eden Project.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


About the property

3/4 beds, 3 bathrooms, log burner, private gardens, ample parking, dog-friendly

Two weeks left in June: 2nd – 9th, and 23rd – 30th. Very special offers available for these dates! Please contact me. A beautifully renovated, traditional stone Cornish house with lots of style and history. This fantastic property can host many combinations of families or friends in 3/4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, comfortably accommodating 6-8 people with space and charm.

Occupying a commanding position, in the heart of the village of Tywardreath (the subject of Daphne du Maurier's novel 'The House on The Strand'), you can sit out on the beautifully reinstated Victorian veranda and watch ponies trot by frequently. Daphne du Maurier herself enjoyed this very spot too!

There are pretty, private gardens blooming with all kinds of interesting trees, shrubs and flowers at all times of the year. Within these grounds there's a Listed medieval barn with full-size table tennis table, for guests to use and enjoy.

This charming Conservation village of Tywardreath is only a 3 miles to Fowey and a 20 minute walk to the lovely sandy, dog-friendly beach at Par and onto the South West Coast Path. The Eden Project is just 3 miles away.

There's an excellent local grocery store, 2 minutes walk from the house selling local foods and produce, a cash machine, wines, beers and spirits. There is also an award-winning butcher and excellent village pub which has a highly regarded restaurant/bistro.

The house is close to main line train station in Par, just a 5 minute drive or half an hour walk. Par station has direct connections with London Paddington, there's even a night train!

Equipment: Gas Central Heating. 5 ring Gas Hob. Electric Ovens. Dishwasher. Washing Machine and separate Tumble Dryer. Fridge/Freezer. Microwave. 2 x Freeview TV. DVD player. Music system. iPod dock. 2 x Woodburners. WiFi. Telephone for local calls. BBQ. Bed linen & Towels included. Electricity and Gas included. Travel Cot, Stair Gate and High Chair provided.

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The property has been completely refurbished and offers bright, spacious, comfortable accommodation with many charming touches of ‘times gone by’. The Gables is an ideal choice for families (small or large), friends sharing or just a couple looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday with plenty of space.

The house is accessed via the front or back and offers amply parking for two cars. there is level access to the back door, which may be handy for buggies or wheelchairs. Two well behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement.

The rates shown per week are for up to 6 guests staying. It is easy to accommodate up to 8 guests by having the Gribbin Lounge downstairs made up with one or two single beds. there is an additional £60.00 charge for this room, whether one or two guests using it. this covers linen and towels too.

We also charge £30.00 for one dog.

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About Us

Jo Menhinick
Jo Menhinick
22 McIntyre Road
WR2 5LG Worcester
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Mr & Mrs, Ian and Jo Menhinick
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2018

About Mr & Mrs, Ian and Jo Menhinick

I'm Jo and married to Ian. I'm a designer and Ian is an architect working in property management. Together we made a good team to, renovate, decorate and keep this property tip-top for our guests to enjoy their holiday.

Mr & Mrs, Ian and Jo Menhinick purchased this house in 2014

Why Mr & Mrs, Ian and Jo Menhinick chose Tywardreath and Par

The Gables has lots of history and was owned by my Grandparents in the 1950's to the 1970's. We bought it back in 2013 and fully renovated the property as a holiday house.

Aside from our own family history, The Gables is connected with the novels Daphne du Maurier wrote during her lifetime living close to the house at the Menabilly Estate and then at Kilmarth. We know that she visited the house and knew my grandparents quite well. Her book The House on The Strand is based around the village of Tywardreath, and there may be lots of other connections you can uncover for yourselves if are a du Maurier enthusiast.

What makes this house unique

The house is set near the heart of the village and looks down through the main street. South-facing, it is always bright and sunny at the front. The reinstated Victorian Veranda provides a wonderful place to sit and relax and watch the world gp by.

The house is only about a 20 minute walk to the nearest beach, Par sands, which is dog-friendly all year round. It's a lovely soft golden sandy beach, perfect for picnics and bathing in the summertime.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tywardreath and Par in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Additional charge of £60.00 per week for more than 6 guests.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main family bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Very large original cast iron bath
    Ensuite to Bedroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , also wash basin. Window to view back garden
    Ensuite/Utility room to Gribbin Lounge/Bedroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Mains shower, with pull-down seat for less able to stand
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite bedroom with high pressure mains shower etc.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , View over back gardens
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , View over front garden and village
    Gribbin Lounge/Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Downstairs, with ensuite, usually used as 2nd living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Booking prices are based on 6 people, and the linen and towels for 6. We can happily additionally prepare bedroom 4 (The Gribbin Lounge) downstairs as a twin bedded room for an additional one or two guests. If you require this please book for 2 additional guests.


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Beautifully restored house in pretty village near Fowey, beaches & Eden Project.
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Effortlessly comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The Gables is a very comfortable,friendly house where nothing is forgotten. Also a friendly village. My relatives from Germany and France enjoyed the week and joining in the Morris Dancing outside the pub was something to remember!

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home in charming village

  • 4 of 5

A lovely home in charming village. Recommend the New Inn pub for a lovely meal. Ideal location for exploring locally.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quirkey house in an interesting village

  • 5 of 5

The house is excellently furnished and in good decorative order. The ground floor back room with on-suite worked well for a disabled member of the party. Be careful of the stairs; they are steep and slippery for bare-feet (as we found out)!

Go to the Rashleigh Inn, Polkerris for the mussels. The local community shop has an amazing selection of good food; try the duck eggs. The local butchers is great also; we brought home a joint and some of their frozen pasties.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we do try to keep everything tip-top and it's great to hear you found it a good place to stay with a disabled member of your party. There are so many options for accommodating people and their differing requirements at our house, so it's always great when a prospective guest like yourself take the time to enquire. I am always eager to make your stay as comfortable as possible. It's also worth mentioning that the lovely local shop, The Tywardreath Stores is only a 1 minute walk, Tom or Josh will also deliver free of charge, so anyone infirm needn't even leave the house if they don't want to. Our sheltered veranda is an ideal and safe place for provisions to be dropped off. When we renovated the property we did try to retain as much of the original character as possible, so it is a little quirky and the stairs are steeper than modern houses. Hopefully the strong rope handrail and the sturdy original banister rail help get up and down safely. Incidentally the rope rail was hand-spliced by the man who made all the knots for the mussel beds in Fowey and the bay! As with all stairs, caution must be taken of course. Here's a link (hope it works in this review) to a photo of the stairs for future guests The Rashleigh Inn is a truly marvellous place to go for a drink and a meal out, an ideal place to get down to on the first evening of your stay. In the Spring and Summer when the evenings are light it's about an hour's walk along the coast path. And in the Autumn and Winter it's a 5 minute drive, such a cosy place, my favourite.
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Beautiful character house in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and has everything you could need with extra touches provided that make all the difference to your stay. It is also perfectly situated. Tywardreath is a friendly, active village with all the necessities for a perfect holiday.... and you can walk to the wonderful dog-friendly beach.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
The New Inn
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Par train station
Nearest Motorway
65 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
The New Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Par Sands, Polkerris Beach

The Gables is in the heart of the beautiful Cornish village of Tywardreath, designated an area of Outstanding Beauty. It is only a 15 minute walk from the house to the beach, Par Sands which is dog-friendly all year round. Polkerris beach, also very nearby is a stunning family friendly beach with a pub, restaurant and shop on the beach. Soft sand, shells, ideal for sand castles and paddling even in Winter! Canoes and wet suits etc also available for many types of water sports. The Eden Project is just a 5 minute drive from the house. Fowey is a 5 minute drive or a lovely 2 hour walk from the house around the Cornish Coastal Path. Fowey is a beautiful Cornish coastal town with lots of boating activity, popular for sailors. The whole surrounding area near the house was the subject in many of Daphne du Maurier's novels, and our house has its own special connection with them.

Mevagissey another fishing town is about half an hour's drive, Charlestown where they harbour and film square-rig old ship also close.

The house has lots of guides, maps and other information to hand to help our guests explore the local area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tywardreath and Par, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
9 Sep 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
8 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30
7/8 guests £60

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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