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Gwynver Beach House

Sennen , Cornwall

From £1904 p/w

  • Sea View: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Parking: Yes
  • Pets: Yes
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Beach: 300 Metres
  • Arrival: Saturday


Walk to the Beach

Just a short stroll from the front gate and your toes will be touching the sand.

Best thing about

Being spoilt for choice for outdoor spaces, with uninterrupted views of the rolling surf, tropical white beach, and dreamy sunrises and sunsets.

The Details

  • Location

    Where is it?

    Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Longships Lighthouse, and, on clear days, the Isles of Scilly, Gwynver Beach House is a breath-taking, sumptuously furnished, contemporary five-bedroom eco-retreat in the far southwest of Cornwall.

    Spend the day with us at Gwynver Beach House, where we relax in the gorgeous interiors and walk to Sennen Cove - watch here.

    Follow the walk from Gwynver Beach House to Sennen Cove here.

    Dog friendly year-round and renowned as one of the best surfing beaches in the country, Gwynver Beach is a secluded sandy beach, joining with Sennen Cove at low tide to form Whitesands Bay. Reached via a short, sand dunes path directly opposite Gwynver Beach House, this little-known beach is never too crowded, yet still benefits from the bonus of security of lifeguard cover between May and September.

    Classically Cornish in landscape, with a magical ‘edge of the world’ feel, the endless white sands and turquoise waters of Gwynver and Sennen Cove give these beaches a distinctly Mediterranean flavour.

    A paradise for surfers, sun-worshipers and families, this bay has been voted as one of Britain's best blue flag beaches by Conde Nast Traveller. Sennen Surfing Centre and Smart’s Surf School are great choices for individual and group lessons, suited to both beginner surfers and the more advanced.

    The magnificent West Cornwall coastline offers a heavenly experience for walkers. Seasoned and casual hikers will relish direct access to the Southwest Coastal Path, voted the best coastal path in the country. Set off on a fantastic route south from Gwynver to Land's End via Sennen Cove or north via Cot Valley, to spectacular Cape Cornwall and beyond. Alternatively, explore a variety of routes through the historic tin mining landscape at Cape Cornwall or inland to Carn Euny, one of the best-preserved ancient villages in the South West.

    Nearby Sennen has been voted as one of Britain's best blue flag beaches by Conde Nast Traveller. If you're looking for a corner of Cornwall far from supermarkets, busy dual carriageways and the hectic pace of modern life, then Sennen Cove is where you'll find it. Here, it's all about relaxing with simple pleasures, pub lunches and a treat from the ice cream shop, cliff path walks along this most rugged of coastline and catching some of the endless waves on a surf or body board. Order in handline caught fish and seafood from Sennen Boathouse Stores and pick up on your arrival.

    Nearby, discover the Cornish gems of the Minack Theatre and St Michael's Mount. St Ives is a short drive away, with the famous Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, great shopping and lively cafe and restaurant culture. Even closer is Mousehole, with its rich fishing history and Michelin recommended restaurants.

  • The Property
    • An ultimate beach retreat, Gwynver offers guests a truly unforgettable coastal experience from start to finish - once you’re there, you definitely won’t want to leave.
    • Endless, captivating sparkling sea views from almost every room, gentle sunrises and glorious Atlantic sunsets, only a few steps away from the rolling surf and powdery white sands of Gwynver and Sennen.
    • Striking contemporary design combined with muted natural tone, Scandinavian soft furnishings and a remarkable sense of light and space creating a lush, de-stressing, relaxed atmosphere.
    • Perfect for both single and multiple families with generous room sizes everywhere, ensuite bedrooms for everyone, and separate differentiated living spaces, offering great scope for privacy for families sharing or for multi-generational holidays.
    • Indulgently spacious, light and bright throughout, indoors and outdoors seem to seamlessly connect to bring the sea views and gorgeous garden into every room.
    • Huge, secure garden with lots of spaces to explore, children can run straight outdoors whilst you can relax with a drink on the terrace or any of the living areas and watch over them at the same time.
    • Three years in the making, a comfortable and warm house that ‘gives you a hug’, with top eco-credentials including marine grade triple-glazing, mega insulated walls, ground-source and solar powered underfloor heating throughout.
    • BT Full Fibre (100MB) broadband - a lovely surprise when you need it!


    • Huge light filled entrance area and further spacious hallway with stacks of room for dogs, the kids' paraphernalia, welly boots and coats.
    • Large, triple aspect main living and cinema room, featuring sea views, two oversized squashy sofas, seating 10 and two further leather seats, 65’ Sky Glass Smart TV, surround sound, LED mood lighting, New Forest log effect fire with further mood lighting and sliding patio doors to the ocean facing terrace.
    • Large open-plan high-spec kitchen next to dining area and adjoining the triple aspect garden room, all with glass sliding doors across the entire front ocean facing wall, leading to the terrace and garden.
    • Kitchen area features sea views from an outsized island breakfast bar, seating for four, two fan ovens with grill, warming oven, oversized induction hob, full height fridge freezer plus second full height fridge and further wine fridge, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher and built in microwave.
    • Dining area features huge sea views, Ercol Danish extending oak table and ten chairs. Additional morning coffee area with two accent chairs and coffee table for lighthouse, wave and dolphin watching.
    • Down two steps leads to a separate companion space to the kitchen/diner, a triple aspect spacious second living room with full sea views out towards Longships Lighthouse and the Isles of Scilly to the front and countryside and garden views to the side and rear. This garden room houses a further large digital TV, two large chaise sofas, armchair and bean bags, coffee table, games and books.
    • Sliding doors on all three sides give an outdoor room feel and, like the other living areas, provide easy access for kids and dogs to play inside and out, whilst still being in sight.
    • Utility room with large basin and cupboard space.
    • Handmade steel and oak staircase leading to upstairs bedrooms.
    • Outdoors, you'll find a large separate laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board and iron, drying rack and plenty of space for hanging wetsuits and surf gear.


    First Floor

    • Luxurious double aspect master bedroom suite with glorious sea views, large private balcony with panoramic sea, countryside and garden views, bespoke, super-king floating bed, sea view window seat, revolving love chair, built in wardrobe, dressing table and two bedside cabinets.
    • En-suite bathroom featuring freestanding bath, large walk in rainfall shower, heated towel rail and WC. Sea views.
    • Second double aspect master bedroom with sea and countryside views, Juliette balcony, superking bed, built in wardrobe, accent soft chair, sea view window seat, chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets.
    • En-suite bathroom featuring freestanding bath, large walk in rainfall shower, heated towel rail and WC. Sea views.
    • Third double aspect bedroom with window seat offering sea glimpses, coastal countryside views, twin single beds, built in wardrobe, dressing table and two bedside cabinets.
    • En-suite bathroom featuring large walk in rainfall shower, heated towel rail and WC. Sea glimpse and countryside views

    Ground Floor

    • Fourth bedroom with outsized windows offering countryside and garden views, zip and link bed (superking or twins), console dressing table, built in wardrobe and two bedside cabinets.
    • En-suite bathroom featuring large walk in rainfall shower, heated towel rail and WC.
    • Fifth bedroom with outsized windows offering garden and countryside views with zip and link bed (superking or twins), chest of drawers and bedside cabinet.
    • En-suite bathroom featuring walk in rainfall shower, heated towel rail and WC.
    • Seperate WC with basin.


    • Huge landscaped, gated gardens with far reaching sea views and multiple seating and social areas, lawns and gravelled areas, nooks and crannies, where children and dogs can play safely.
    • Large balcony off the master bedroom with wrap around glass balustrade offering spectacular wind protected views of the sea and countryside.
    • Terrace just beyond the garden room with sea views stretching as far as Longships Lighthouse and, on clear days, the Isles of Scilly. The ideal space for family feasting, pre dinner drinks and nibbles, morning coffee or soaking up the sun on warmer days, featuring a gorgeous chunky reclaimed teak dining table and seating for at least 12.
    • Extensive main raised terrace, offering the same sea view as the garden room terrace, accessed via the kitchen, dining room, garden room and living rooms, featuring space for lounging in the sun.
    • Rear semi-enclosed patio area/outdoor living room with table, chairs and an outdoor Buschbeck oven/BBQ/fireplace. Perfect for cooler moments and escaping from the sun.
    • Specially designed full sized pétanque/boules court positioned in the sunny front garden. Next to the court is also a beautiful granite seating area perfect for family games.
    • Surf store, laundry room and outdoor storage area.
    • Outdoor shower for surfing humans and separate dog and welly washing station.
    • Private driveway parking for 4/5 cars.
    • Pathway down to Gwynver beach directly across the ‘dead-end’ lane outside the main gate.
  • Need to Know
    • Sorry, no smoking within the property or anywhere on the premises.  
    • One dog welcome, two on request (additional charge applies).
    • Cautionary deposit of £750, due with full balance.
    • Short breaks available outside of school holidays.
    • Book a 3 or 5 night break and get an extra 2 nights free. This offer is available from November to Easter (excluding school holidays). To claim one of these offers, book a 5 or 7 night stay and use code 5FOR3 or 7FOR5 on the checkout page, or book by telephone on 01637 861005.
  • What can I walk to

    The area directly around Gwynver offers an array of dining experiences, catering to diverse tastes and preferences. From charming traditional Cornish pubs to delightful ice cream parlours and al fresco bistro options, there's something for everyone. The Old Success Inn in the Cove and the First and Last serve up classic pub fare, while the quaint Apple Tree Café on the way to Land’s End, specialises in delicious Vegan breakfast and lunch options. And, if you're in the mood for fish and chips, The Blue Lagoon on the Sennen Cove seafront is an excellent choice. Orders can be phoned in and collected from here.

    For an exquisite seafood restaurant experience, venture to Mousehole, Marazion or Newlyn, all conveniently less than 15 minutes away by car. Penzance's Admiral Benbow Inn beckons you to delve into its rich history, where infamous smugglers once concealed their illicit goods. Immerse yourself in the captivating tales of these seafaring adventurers and explore an impressive array of treasures salvaged from shipwrecks, on display for all to marvel at. Wine enthusiasts can delight in a visit to Polgoon Vineyard, also in Penzance. Crisp tastings and friendly tours, make it a brilliant day out for wine lovers.

    Nearby, discover the Cornish gems of the Tremenheere Sculpture and Trengwainton Gardens, Penlee House Gallery and Museum, the Merry Maidens standing stone circle, the incredible open air Minack Theatre, perched on the Cornish cliffs and historic St Michael's Mount. Top off a day of adventure with a visit to Lands End, just 3 miles away, with its spectacular sunset fireworks displays on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings.

    Cyclists can indulge in the First and Last cycle trail, leading from Long Rock to Land's End or St Just to Gurnards Head. E bikes can be hired from neighbouring Trevedra Farm, just a short walk from Gwynver across the fields. Trevedra also offers tasty treats from their Ocean Blue café and wood fired take away pizzas on a Tuesday from Smashed Tomato Pizza.

    If you’re interested in the fishing culture of this part of Cornwall, why not hop into a boat and test it out for yourself? Mermaid Pleasure Trips also offer fishing tours, running two, four or eight hours. Some focus on fishing for mackerel, whereas others are deep sea fishing trips.

    For more fun with the children, head out to sea with Marine Discovery in Penzance. Hop aboard one of their boats and embark on a thrilling adventure in search of dolphins, basking sharks, sunfish, porpoises, and seals, all while exploring the hidden gems of the stunning West Cornwall coastline.

    On a rainy day, Geevor Tin Mine proves to be an excellent family-friendly choice. Guided tours provide fascinating insights into the daily life of Cornish tin miners, making it an educational and memorable experience.

    St Ives is a short drive away, with the famous Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, great shopping and lively cafe and restaurant culture.

    If a festival or celebration appeals to you, The Mousehole Christmas Lights, a legendary spectacle in West Cornwall, never fails to impress. Each year, they are switched on in the week before Christmas, creating a dazzling display of illuminations that brighten the harbour and boats. Additionally, a variety of local events add to the festive ambiance, ensuring that everyone feels the holiday spirit.

    The area is rich with tradition. Visit and enjoy the Lafrowda festival in historic St Just in July. And the celebration of midsummer in Penzance with Golowan, the UK’s second largest street festival and a 10 day festival of arts, performances, culture and parades. Gwynver beach, which is dog friendly all year around and has lifeguard cover during the season.
    • Direct access to the South West Coast Path.
    • Sennen beach, Sennen Cove and Lands End.
    • Ben Tunnicliffe surf beach bar and restaurant.
    • The Old Success Inn.
    • Sennen Cove Cafe.
    • Sennen Surfing Centre and Smart Surf School
    • Blue Lagoon Fish and Chip Shop.
    • Ocean Blue Cafe at Trevadra Farm.
    • The Round House Art Gallery.
    • Coasteering from Sennen.
    • Family E-bike hire from Trevedra Farm.
    • Wildlife tours around the coastline.

Guest Reviews

"Beautiful home with a view to die for. "
S Roberts, May 2024
"Thank you to the owner , we had a great week at Gwynver Beach House. We came to celebrate a family members 50th and we couldn't have picked a better place or spot, lovely coastal walks all nearby and handy to catch the coastline bus. We also visited Trevdra Farm Campsite for meals and supplies. The house is amazing , we all enjoyed staying and made the most of sitting in the beautiful garden and we hope to return soon. "
C Kirrage, May 2024
"We had a fantastic holiday, the house was perfect for a joint 40th and 70th Birthday celebration. We even struck lucky with the weather! "
G Skelton, April 2024
"The annual Haselden family holiday had a beautiful setting. The weather was perfect for beach walks, sea swims and surfing lessons. We enjoyed the views and ship spotting and would love to come back. "
M Haselden , April 2024
"A fabulous week in a stunning location. Gwynver Beach is a lovely house with everything we needed. We enjoyed the dramatic changes in weather from thick seamist to brilliant sunshine. On a clear day you can see the Isles of Scilly on the horizon. Thank you for allowing us the pleasure of staying in your amazing home. "
C Townrow, March 2024
"What a place! A beautifully designed, welcoming and comfortable space. Ideal for families or groups to relax and enjoy the luxurious accomodation with stunning views. We have thoroughly enjoyed visiting St.Ives by train from Penzance, Marazion, St Michael's Mount, Mousehole and Lands End. The real highlights were Minack Theatre and the Barbara Hepworth museum, which are a must for visitors. We would love to come back!"
E Barnard, March 2024
"We've just come home from the most wonderful stay at Gwynver Beach House. The house is beautifully situated and its energy is incredible with it's huge windows and ever changing scenery where the light shines through giving it a relaxing atmosphere. The house is spacious and has all the state of the art amenities as well as being cosy. We will definitely be coming back! Thank you so much. "
A Poole , March 2024
"Really stunning location. There is a short walk to the footpaths that take you to Gwynver and Sennen beaches. Beach Retreats were very accommodating to support our groups need with babies and toddlers - with nice touches in the house like lots of good children's books. Thanks!
H Pinn, February 2024
"Wonderful property that offered everything it said it would. Cannot recommend this property enough and hope to go back again soon."
P Harvey, November 2023
"Gwynver Beach House was everything it promised and more! With the most incredible views, plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces to relax with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down. It had all the home comforts you could wish for, we loved the outside BBQ and eating al fresco with the ocean in the background. Beach on our doorstep, perfect for an early morning dip or walk on a fabulous secluded sandy beach. It really is an idyllic place to stay and we can’t wait to return."
HS, September 2023
"Thank you for a superb two weeks spent in most amazing place, thoroughly enjoyed by all. We especially loved the beach directly below.
Special summer memories."
S Bullingham, August 2023
"What a lovely time we all had in Gwynver Beach House!! The most gorgeous and comforting space with everything we need for our family. We loved going to the beach and Lands End! Thank you so much."
The Barker family, August 2023
"What an amazing and completely perfect space to escape to - beautiful rooms, fantastic indoor and outdoor living space (spaces - plural!), views to die for with a lovely winding walk to the beach and kitted out with everything a family (or in our case a large group of friends!) could need! We had a wonderful long weekend here and can highly recommend it as a very special secret getaway, with something for everyone!"
LC, July 2023
"Spent a wonderful weekend here with a great group of 7 friends. The house is gorgeous and you instantly feel at home. The space is great for being together with nooks and crannies for some alone time - you never get enough of the view! Thoroughly recommend this place and can’t wait to return!!"
SG, July 2023

Special Offers

Book a 3 or 5 night break and get an extra 2 nights free. This offer is available from November to Easter (excluding school holidays). To claim one of these offers, book a 5 or 7 night stay and use code 5FOR3 or 7FOR5 on the checkout page, or book by telephone on 01637 861005.


Gwynver Beach House

Gwynver Beach House

Sennen , Cornwall

From £1904 p/w