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Beautiful Farmhouse, views, close to beach, dog friendly, Short Breaks

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,540 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Walking distance to Praa Sands Beach -The Times newspaper top 10 UK beach 2018

Gweal Brogue is a detached traditional Cornish farmhouse with 4 bedrooms (1 bedroom is used as a snug/den) and 2 bathrooms. Outside there is a pretty west facing rear garden, stunning countryside views and off road parking for 3 cars. The house is on the outskirts of the historic hamlet of Germoe with its ancient Norman church and stream running through the centre. Set in a rural position but within a 10 to 15 minute walk of Praa Sands beach, with its cafe, bar, restaurant and locally made ice-cream kiosk. There is also a beachwear shop, where you can hire wetsuits, kayaks, paddle boards etc.

The mile long sandy beach is hugely popular with families of all ages but never feels too crowded due to its size. There's plenty of parking and also lifeguard cover from April to September and during school holidays in the Autumn.

There are numerous beautiful public footpaths straight from the house and the coast path is only a mile away.

All the popular attractions of West Cornwall are within easy reach by car or public transport, including Porthleven, St Michaels Mount, Marazion, Mousehole, St Ives, Lands End, Lizard Point, St Ives, Kynance Cove, The Helford River and Falmouth.



Comfortable and spacious lounge with oak flooring, leather sofas, large granite fireplace and Clearview wood burning stove. Additional Snug on first floor with sofa, books, games and TV/DVD.

Modern well equipped kitchen with cream units, granite worktops, slate floor, integrated Meile dishwasher and 2 Neff fridges. Views over fields and hills beyond.

The kitchen leads through to the dining room with slate floor, underfloor heating, full length windows with a stunning rural outlook and dining table seating 6.

The dining room leads out to a large decked area, taking full advantage of the wonderful West facing views and stunning summer sunsets. There is a table with seating for 6 on the deck. From the deck, steps lead down to the lawned garden and fruit beds, comprising damson tree, blackcurrant, gooseberry and blueberry bushes - please help yourself!

Through the kitchen there is a utility room housing a Meile washing machine, Zanussi dryer, freezer and microwave oven.

Downstairs WC and sink.


Snug/Den/2nd Lounge - 2 seater settee with TV/DVD. Perfect hideaway for teenagers!

Bedroom 1 - Master with king size bed, TV and views over fields to the front, large en-suite shower room, WC and sink, with far reaching views to the rear.

Bedroom 2 - Double room with double bed and TV and views over fields to the front.

Bedroom 3 - Twin room with 2 x twin beds and TV. Sea glimpses!

Family bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and sink, also with far reaching views.


Wonderfully welcoming and comfortable home

Snug with TV/DVD

1 dog welcome (strictly confined to downstairs area and off the furniture)

Travel Cot

High Chair

Arrive/Depart - usually Friday changeover, although please contact owner as sometimes other arrangements can be made.

Private parking for 3/4 cars


Strictly no Smoking

Garden furniture

Full oil-fired Central Heating and under floor heating in dining room and bathrooms.

More Details

Karen Usher
Member since: 2018
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Karen Usher

We are a family of four who fell in love with Cornwall and moved to Germoe 14 years ago. Gweal Brogue is a much loved home, we brought our children up here and the whole area is a very special and magical place for us.

Due to work commitments we are living outside the county for a few years but will be very happy to return to this wonderful part of Cornwall when circumstances allow. In the meantime we are thrilled to be able to share the house with visitors to this wonderful county.

Please feel free to contact Karen if you have any questions about the house.

Karen Usher purchased this farmhouse in 1993

Why Karen Usher chose Germoe

The house is spacious and welcoming and feels very homely. The views from the back garden are beautiful and we never tire of watching the summer sunsets.

We liked the fact that the house is so peaceful, not quite on the tourist trail, however all amenities are within easy reach and the beach is a short walk away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Germoe in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1540 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests are welcome to drop bags after 1400 on day of arrival.
  • Downstairs Office is for the use of the owners when they are using the house and the housekeeper.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Family Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 (Ensuite to Master) - Shower Enclosure , Large walk in shower.
    Downstairs Cloakroom - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • There is a 4th bedroom which is set up as a snug/den/teens room, with sofa and TV/DVD
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
A wonderful Reflexologist is available in the village to enable you to unwind and get your holiday off to the perfect start. If you would like the practitioner's contact details prior to your arrival please contact Karen (property owner). Otherwise details will be available in your welcome pack on arrival.


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Beautiful Farmhouse, views, close to beach, dog friendly, Short Breaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Genuinely 5 Star ! Excellent. Just as described

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and were very impressed with the quality and cleanliness of the house both inside and out. The house is a beautiful home-from-home, has everything you could possibly need and the kitchen is really well equipped if you want to eat in.

The situation is superb tucked away in a lovely quiet rural position but a glorious beach 5 minutes away and really close to St Michael's Mount, the lovely little town of Porthleven with its choice of galleries etc etc. There is lots to do and see in the area for all the family and Gweal Brogue is a ideally placed to explore this beautiful area.

Thank you Karen we loved our stay and just wish it could have been longer, we will definitely book again soon. Irene, Joe, Vic and Isla

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eden Project
St Michael's Mount
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sand Bar, Praa Sands
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Praa Sands
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Praa Sands
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Praa Sands
Car: recommended

There are numerous amazing restaurants and cafes within a few miles of the house. There will be details of all our favourites in the welcome pack.

Praa Sands beach is very safe with Lifeguard cover during peak times. There's a very relaxed bar/restaurant, cafe and ice-cream shop. A well stocked surf shop also hires out surf boards, kayaks, paddle boards, wetsuits etc etc.

A trip to St Michaels Mount, Mousehole, St Ives, Lizard Point, Kynance Cove and The Minack Theatre (book early for one of their open air theatre shows - the setting is second to none!) are just a few of the 'must do's' while you're in West Cornwall.

A coastal walk from Prussia Cove (quintessentially Cornish) to Praa Sands is wonderful and easy going with energetic children (especially with the promise of ice-cream at the end).

Nearby Rinsey (2 miles) is another particular favourite of ours. There's a 30 minute circular walk, taking in the spectacular landscape and former tin mine chimney, Wheal Prosper built in 1849. There's a steep track down to the beach and you can often find yourself the sole visitor. Cornish choughs are often seen at Rinsey.

From the house there are numerous public footpaths. A walk to Tregonning Hill is worth it for the views and also Godolphin Hill where you can see both the North and South Coast.

The whole area is steeped in history with tales of smuggling and shipwrecks.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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