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Zephyr

(Ref. 1119878)

Gweek, Cornwall Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "I can't say much about this property other than its a fantastic, modern house with everything that you could possibly need inside."

    It's very spacious with plenty of parking , a lovely well maintained spacious garden with seating area. We hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is an amazing house, with all you could need and more, the owner were lovely and extreme helpful, there personal touches and welcome was amazing."

    Even tho it rain most of the time we were there this was still one of the best holiday we have had

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely property, was well equipped and had everything you could need and more!"

    Would definitely recommend and hope to come back soon

    Reviewed by Carly5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is the most amazing property that we have ever stayed in through Sykescottages."

    Its a well thought out and planned purpose built property with all features being top quality (even down to the luxurious soft towels!!) The owner messaged before our stay to ask about our needs, any local groceries need, the configuration of the beds, even the temperature that we wanted in individual rooms. I cannot reccomend this property highly enough.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is our third visit to Zephyr and we can’t praise it enough."

    The house is always perfect, beautifully clean and comfortable. It has everything you could possibly need. The kitchen is amazing, it has lots of parking and has been perfectly positioned for coastal path walking Kristin is a perfect host. Very responsive to your individual needs and always available and quick to respond. Would 100% recommend

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent, spacious modern eco-friendly property, well equipped and furnished."

    The beds are very comfy and a variety of bed linen was available. Kristin and Tom go out of their way to make sure everything is perfect. The pre- arrival questions were a novelty for us but now I would urge all owners to embrace the concept if they truly want to offer a bespoke experience. We had a great time!!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderfully appointed holiday home, everything you need at your fingertips."

    The hosts were very helpful, and had excellent communication, before, during and after our stay. Zephyr is a fantastic base to explore Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Stunning property set in a great location for exploring The Lizard peninsula and Southwest Cornwall."

    Reviewed by Pamela N4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Zephyr."

    The house was beautiful and really well equipped. Our hosts were lovely and on hand if we needed anything. We would 100% recommend staying here and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "Zephyr is a great place to stay and deserves it high rating."

    Kristin and Tom have put a lot of time and effort into ensuring that guests have a wonderful holiday. The location is excellent and allows easy access to all of the places to visit within the South Cornwall area. It's easy to get to and is nicely just off the main road with good privacy and ample parking. The cottage is very clean and has all the amenities required to allow a nice stay. The kitchen is also extremely well stocked with everything you could possibly need. Thanks again for a wonderful holiday experience.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Over the years we've stayed in quite a few cottages, as it's our preferred way to holiday."

    We have had maybe 1 or 2 places that were as good and pampering as this place, and even they didn't have the warm and caring personal touch we received feo Kristin and her partner! First - the property: in complete contrast to the standard - the photos really don't di it justice. It's huge compared to how it looks in the photos, very spacious. Second - level of equipment and attention to details: the place is equipped with every possible thing - some even better or more than what I have at home (example: I usually bring my own chef knifes, for example - no need here!). And lots of it, too! There's even tupperware, and meet thermometer, and whole lot of things. There was even a different color of towels for each guest (so they don't mix!). There are basic condiments in the property - and when I asked if there are other things, Kristin suggested to get all the spices I need and leave them in the cottage for us! Third - the care. Kristin went way above and beyond anything we could expect of a host. Starting with making sure to supply extras, through seeing we had a puncture one morning and staying in to see that we sort it out. She answered each question we had with great care and knowledge and gave lots of good recommendations. Thank you so much Kristin! And it's close to everything in South Cornwall. This is really a rare find! There was a tiny bit of noise one night from the nearby marine air base - a helicopter I believe; but it was quite OK.

    Reviewed by Gitit5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had the most amazing stay at Zephyr and will definitely be returning!"

    As soon as we walked into the property we felt at home! The open plan kitchen/ dining/ lounge area is massive and full of natural light. The property is so well maintained and is the cleanest house we have ever stayed in! My children adored the large lawned garden and the upstairs lounge area which they made their ‘den’ for the week- they didn’t want to leave! There are many beautiful beaches nearby. Our favourites are Gunwalloe church cove, poldhu cove and Kennack sands. We also found some new hidden gems like cadgwith harbour with the cute little seafood shop and loe bar beach in between the sea and a lake. Kynance cove was also very scenic but extremely busy….. We did have an amazing meal at Ellie’s soul food at the top of the hill though which made it worth the visit! The kids also enjoyed a day at Flambards theme park which is only five minutes away. We cannot wait until our next holiday to this gorgeous house in the most beautiful area! Xx

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is by far the best property we have ever stayed at."

    The owners have thought of every single thing and we wanted for nothing. Spotlessly clean. Large drive for multiple vehicles, hose and electric hook-up provided. Simply perfect.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful house."

    Kristin is an amazing host and provided everything we could have possibly needed to make it home from home. We will definitely be returning soon!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Zephyr and couldn’t recommend the property enough, it was very clean, comfortable and well stocked!"

    The hosts are the loveliest and checked in regularly to make sure we didn’t need anything restocked or changed during our stay. Lovely outdoor area to enjoy the sunshine when it’s out, and the children loved having their own tv area to chill in upstairs. Thank you for thinking of all the small details and we will be sure to recommend your 5 star property to anyone looking to come visit Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at this property and it is absolutely perfect."

    It is beautifully clean and spacious. It has everything that you might need, the kitchen is amazingly well equipped. Ample parking and the whole property has a lovely feel about it. It is a pleasure to stay. Kirsten is an excellent host . Gave us lots of information and choices around the set up of house and surrounding area and was very responsive during our stay. Would highly recommend and we will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really lovely holiday home, great communication from the host."

    Had everything we needed. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Mar 2023

  • "We have stayed in lots of holiday cottages, and this is our favourite."

    The property has absolutely everything you need and more. The owners have thought of every little detail. It's also in a great location for lots of nice places to visit.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Feb 2023

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Summary

  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 2 x double (zip/link, can be arranged as super-king-size, twin, or 1 of each on request)
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • First-floor snug
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, wine cooler, coffee maker
  • 2 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, stairgate and travel cot available, stairgate installed to both top and bottom of stairs
  • Private driveway with EV charging point, EV available on request with daily charge (£6/day or £40/week)
  • Front garden with lawn, rear multi-level garden with lawn, patio, furniture, and shed
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: The property is located near RNAS Culdrose, there may be associated noise (occasional/rare, low-level noise)

The property

Resting on the outskirts of Gweek in an idyllic hamlet, is Zephyr, a contemporary three-bedroom cottage, inviting six guests.

Enjoying far-reaching countryside views and a private multi-level garden, whilst offering a stylish open-plan living space, flexible sleeping arrangements, and a homely first-floor snug, the property delivers the ideal base for a family or group of friends looking to explore Southern Cornwall.

The property also benefits from being very family-friendly, with a range of infant and toddler supplies provided on request including a stairgate, highchair, and a cot.

Park up on the private driveway before entering the light flooded living space, ideal for using as your social hub, where you can prepare delicious meals, dine as a group, and relax upon the plush corner sofa with direct views out to the garden.

If you'd prefer to dine alfresco, head outdoors to take advantage of your peaceful surroundings, or on colder evenings, venture to the first floor where you'll find a dedicated snug area, ready to snuggle up and enjoy a film night.

As the night unfolds, select between one of three ground-floor bedrooms, all well-presented and offering ample storage, including a king-size with en-suite and two doubles (zip/links which can be arranged as twin or super-king-size), along with a ground-floor family bathroom.

If you can tear yourself away, you will find a good selection of amenities and attractions in nearby Gweek, where you can sample your favourite tipple at The Black Swan, enjoy hearty breakfasts at The Boatyard Café, dine at Moon Bay Chinese restaurant, embark on outdoor explorations with Immerse Outdoors, which include paddle boarding, kayaking, and canoeing along the Helford River, or visit the sweet animals at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

Continue onto Penrose, a National Trust site, where you can enjoy leisurely strolls whilst soaking up the gorgeous views, hire a bike to make your way around Loe Pool, enjoy sweet treats and light bites at the Lakeside Café, treat the little ones to an afternoon of fun at the playgrounds, skate park, or hop aboard a pedalo and cruise around the boating lake during the summer months, or participate in a park run.

Next stop is Porthleven, where you can tuck into fresh seafood with a view at Amélie or dine alfresco at Mussel Shoal, stroll along the harbour with an ice cream in hand from Nauti But Ice, embark on a boat trip to hook your catch of the day or spot the local marine life, enjoy a refreshing swim in the protected harbour, thrilling jums off the middle harbour wall at high tide, spend an afternoon at Porthleven Beach or hike along the stunning Porthleven Cliffs.

You can continue the beach-side fun at the popular beaches of Porthcew and Polurrian Beaches, as well as Church Cove, well-known for its appearance on the hit TV series, Poldark, where you will also find the Dan Joel Surf School, a great selection of cafes, facilities, family-friendly streams, and an ideal spot for enjoying grilled delights on a portable barbecue as the sun sets.

Zephyr's location as the entry point to the Lizard Peninsula, the southerly tip of mainland Britain, means that you can easily access the area's magnificent cliff scenery, uncommon wildflowers, and fascinating coastal history on foot.

Be drawn to Kynance Cove, with its sandy beach and islets of serpentine stone, attracting a wealth of visitors since Victorian times.

Your new home from home is ideally located for taking day trips to Cornwall’s most popular attractions, from the beautiful St Michael’s Mount in Marazion, the Eden Project near St Austell, the stunning shores of Carbis Bay, Zennor and the landmark Lands End in Sennen.

To experience the best of Cornwall, look no further than Zephyr.

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About the location

GWEEK

Helston 2.6 miles; Porthleven 6.2 miles; Falmouth 9.4 miles.

The civil parish and village of Gweek rests on the head of the Helford River, on the edge of the Lizard Heritage Coast in Cornwall. Resting moments away from the scenic walks and beaches of the Lizard peninsula, whilst also being close to the bustling towns of Helston, Porthleven and Falmouth, Gweek is a relaxing base for a staycation. Offering visitors sumptuous meals at the traditional pub and B&B of The Black Swan, whilst also offering a post office & convenience store, Gweek is well-equipped for a self-catered break. Gweek additionally enjoys access to the marvellous Cornish Seal Sanctuary, where visitors can tour the rescue centre and even spot an array of penguins, ponies, otters and goats! Avid walkers can enjoy hiking west along the river to the scenic point of Tremayne Quay, a place that is also ideal for any canine companions! Keep the kids entertained at Helston's fantastic Flambards Theme Park or board the heritage railway and experience the thrill of running through the mixture of the region's country and coastal scenery. Porthleven not only offers a stunning beach, but is bound to keep the history buffs of the group entertained with the nearby National Trust property of Penrose, a manor house with dog-walking opportunities, an on-site café and a stunning, adjacent lake of The Loe. With Helford Passage, Constantine and Maenporth resting a stone's throw away, Gweek truly enjoys an idyllic position that is perfect for any Cornwall adventure!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas