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St Ives 5 miles; Penzance 7.5 miles.
Hayle is in the far-flung south western corner of Cornwall and sits on an important RSPB wildlife estuary flowing out to the beautiful St Ives Bay, where visitors can enjoy three miles of golden sandy beaches, walks, history and wildlife. Hayle harbour has its own small fishing fleet and there are plentiful boat trips skippered by locals keen to showcase the best that Cornwall has to offer, whether it be seal watching at Seal Island, a couple of hours' mackerel fishing or a relaxing trip to Godrevy Lighthouse. Hayle has plenty of activities out of the water too; Paradise Park is a wildlife park, home to some spectacular parrots, lithe otters and red pandas. Hayle has a range of shops, restaurants and bars scattered around the estuary and harbour area. There are skittles and karting for the family, and for golfers, one of the best links golf courses in Cornwall is at Lelant, a mile out of Hayle. But the jewel of Hayle is the three miles of golden sandy beach, with fantastic surfing at Gwithian where there is a surf shop, lessons and hire of equipment. For the less energetic there are beach cafes where you can take in the views and watch the children play. As Hayle is centrally located you can easily access many other places by either public transport (there is a train station at Hayle) or driving. St. Ives is a short drive away where you can wander through the narrow streets, visit the art galleries or admire the colourful sub tropical gardens. Within easy reach of Hayle is the Minack Theatre (35 mins), Falmouth Marine Museum (40 mins), Eden Project (40 mins), St. Michael’s Mount (15 mins) and many other fantastic tourist attractions for dry or wet days.
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Hayle 4 miles. These two attractive holiday cottages are found at the end of a quiet lane overlooking Gwithian Green Nature Reserve, beside a working arable farm, four miles from Hayle in southern Cornwall. From the gardens there are wonderful views across the nature reserve towards Gwithian Towans, an expansive area of sand dunes leading to the sandy beach. There are magnificent walks from these Cornwall cottages across the nature reserve where you will spot rare species of flora and fauna. The sandy beach at Gwithian, where seals are commonly spotted, is popular with families and surfers of all levels. Nearby is one of Cornwall’s best-known lighthouses on Godrevy Island, seen from Gwithian Beach, and owned by the National Trust. A ten minute car drive from these Cornwall cottages will take you to the popular seaside resort of St Ives with narrow streets, an abundance of gift shops and several beaches. Once there, you are half way to Land’s End, a magnificent natural setting for a host of tourist attractions including the famous signpost. These Cornwall cottages, a five minute walk from a long sandy beach, provide a fabulous base for a Cornish holiday.
A character Cornwall cottage in Gwithian near Hayle, adjoining the owners’ property. This Cornwall cottage has a sitting room with exposed stone fireplace, a small cosy dining room and a spacious fully fitted kitchen with breakfast area. There is a private garden completely separate from the owners’ garden, where guests can appreciate the distant views and fresh sea air from St Ives Bay. A lovely year-round Cornwall cottage. Note: This cottage is near to Ref 15810, together they sleep 6.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (restricted head height). Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, bidet, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with breakfast area. Dining room. Sitting room with electric fire.
Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, Wii games console. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Please bring own beach towels. Off road parking for 1 car. Private, enclosed front garden with furniture. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk.
Previous visitors' comments about Bramble Cottage:
Lovely, homely feel; beautiful views; friendly owners; peace and tranquillity even at the height of a blustery week. Outstanding location for walks on cliffs, dunes and beaches. Village shop good, and St Ives, with all its amenities, close by.
Ms Herbert, Bicester, September 2012