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Gweek House

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • house (8)
  • garden (8)
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  • lovely (6)
  • local (5)
  • dogs (5)

11 Customer Reviews

  • "What a wonderful house, in a great location."

    The house had everything we needed for our short stay and was very spacious and comfortable for our party of 7. Gweek is a very pretty little village and the local store is a real gem. The location is perfect for exploring the Lizard Peninsular and beyond. We would love to return one day. Best wishes, Ian and Tina

    Thankyou so much for taking the time to provide this wonderful feedback! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Gweek house and enjoyed exploring the local surroundings. We do hope you return in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2024

  • "What a wonderful place to spend Christmas!"

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us. Our dogs especially loved your extraordinary garden! Armed with wet weather gear and plenty of dog blankets we have enjoyed trips to Kennack Sands, Coverack, St Ives, Mullion Cove, we even took a trip to Land's End in a wild and windy storm! Christmas Day service at St Martin's Church was beautiful. We discovered a fabulous walk for the dogs to run free at Trewardreva Mill near the village of Constantine. There are so many well thought out, lovely touches to your home that makes it really cosy, comfortable home away from home. We'll definitely miss snuggling up around the log burner playing games! Thank you!

    Mrs MorganDec 2023

  • "Super house for a family reunion, 7adults and 1 dog."

    Everything we needed and perfect location.

    L.KeevesNov 2023

  • "Thank you so much for letting us use your lovely home."

    The dogs loved the exploring in the huge garden. Church Cove was absolutely stunning and only a few minutes away. The local shop was great and we enjoyed the black swan. Visited the seal sanctuary and was pleasantly surprised when they said we can use the tickets as many times as we like in the next 12 months.

    Mrs JenkinsNov 2023

  • "We have had a lovely week in your lovely house, 4 Adults 2 Children and 2 dogs have had a great week in your home."

    We have visited the seal sanctuary , Trebah garden, St Ives , and some beaches. The Black Swan, local shops and takeaways (Thank you for the information left by you)which we enjoyed throughout the week, and all the special touches left by you etc dog bed, tea, coffee and scones etc.It was a wonderful 60th birthday week away. Many thanks

    Mr JonesOct 2023

  • "We have had a lovely week here - weather was not the best but we still managed to visit many different places - really enjoyed the Seal Sanctuary - only 2 minutes away!"

    Due to the weather we were not really able to take advantage of the lovely gardens, although we did take the dogs out and explore a couple of times. The evenings spent around the log burner made a cosy end to call day. Brilliant facilities to rinse and dry swim stuff after my swims in Jubilee Lido (refreshing) and the dogs loved the boot room to settle down in after days out. We had a lovely week all in.

    Mr DinmoreOct 2023

  • "We have to agree with previous reviews about the pervasive damp and musty smell of the property."

    There was black mould on the curtains and paint work especially in the lounge. Extensive condensation occurred in the property as stated by Sykes this is because the property has single pane glass - you are advised on arrival that there is a Karcher window cleaner that you can use to remove the condensation - this wasn't stated on the property details and in fact Sykes have replied in conjunction with the owner that you need to do this, I would like to have known this before booking the property. The entrance to the property was covered in green moss and looked neglected and most unwelcoming with not a lot of curb appeal. The utility room was excellent for the dogs as was the garden although some aspects of the garden furniture was unkempt and unusable. The kitchen was well equipped but we would have liked a bowl for the sink or a plug. The beaches recommended were excellent for walking the dogs and their owners. Village shop was excellent with local products and some unusual gifts.

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback as we want the best possible experience for our guests. We’re disappointed you found the property lacking in some areas but believe these have since been remedied, in particular any musty smell apparent due to a lack of airing. The single pane glass is a feature of our Victorian property and as explained in the welcome folder we do find condensation will occur on cooler mornings. We have never found the house to lack curb appeal but note your comments; our gardener takes real pride in assuring the exterior of the property is kept to the best possible standard and we are sad you didn’t find it to your satisfaction. We’re glad you enjoyed our recommendations for the local area and hope you and your dogs had a good holiday overall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Muriel3.4Sep 2023

  • "Living in your beautiful house for just one week - it has really felt like home!"

    Everything has been perfect, except the weather. Unfortunately we haven;t been able to enjoy the garden as we had hoped, but snuggling down at night in front of the log burner was perfect. We have loved your house, thank you so much for sharing it. Wea re already thinking about coming back next year.

    A.GillSep 2023

  • "This house has many stunning features and is well equipped."

    The grounds were superb and it is in a quiet peaceful area. But it had a very musty smell on arrival and on closer inspection there was mould on a lot of the curtains and around some of the window frames. We could not open a lot of the windows so were unable to let in any fresh air to relieve the musty smell.

    Thankyou for taking the time to provide feedback-we’re pleased you enjoyed the beautiful grounds and Victorian features of the property. It is a surprise that you found you could not open the windows; the instructions are in the information pack and can easily be unlocked with the provided key. As an older property the rooms do need regular airing and we will ensure housekeeping look into this and air the property well on changeover day. Many of the curtains have been recently replaced and we will look into this further. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Aug 2023

  • "Stunning house in a wonderful, peaceful village."

    Excellent proximity to many fabulous beaches. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your very fine Gweek House. A fantastic garden which hosted some thrilling hide & seek. I can't say I fancy mowing the lawn though! We have had a lovely relaxing week. Weather has been very good and we took excellent day trips to St Michael's Mount, Hayle, Praa Sands, Porthleven & Falmouth. Also, Kynance Cove is superb. The local cafe does an excellent breakfast and the Black Swan a very good steak - All the best

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we’re so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and the location of Gweek House Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kass5.0Aug 2023

  • "A really lovely house and gardens and set in an excellent location to visit Southern Cornwall."

    A trip along the Helford River is a must. We were unfortunate with the weather, so unable to use the outside as we'd hoped, but the house itself proved a big hit for our multi-generational celebration week.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback, we’re delighted you enjoyed your stay at Gweek House and hope the weather is kinder next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2023

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This property is part of the Cornish Cottage Holidays collection.
Over 500 carefully selected and perfectly located Cornwall and Devon properties, helping you create your perfect holiday.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, double basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room and sitting room each with woodburning stove
  • Sunroom
  • Oil central heating with 2 x wood burner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, wine cooler
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private driveway for 4 cars
  • Wrap-around garden with lawn, patio, furniture, swing and pond
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub and Helford River 0.4 miles
  • Note: There is limited headroom in the cloakroom and a low banister up the stairs
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior
  • Note: There is uneven terrain in the garden and a pond, please be careful and mindful of children; supervise at all times

The property

At the head of the Helford River, in the pretty village of Gweek in Cornwall is fabulous Gweek House; a four-bedroom Victorian house, ideal for a family of eight or a group of friends.

Enveloped by 1.5 acres of private rural gardens and lush woodland, peaceful seclusion and dark skies can both be found in abundance.

Gweek House is the perfect base from which to explore both the stunning coast and countryside of Cornwall.

In the contemporary kitchen you’ll find everything you need to prepare hearty meals which can be enjoyed at the formal dining table where the woodburning stove paints a cosy backdrop.

The sitting room is a joyous place in which to relax.

Large bay windows fill the room with light, whilst a second woodburning stove ensures the room is warm and inviting at any time of year.

For a quiet moment away from the group, you'll find the sunroom with its triple aspect is the perfect spot for relaxing after a busy day of adventure.

When sleep calls, retire to one of four bedrooms, all completed with elegant furnishings and plush beds.

A king-size with en-suite, a further king-size, a double and a twin room offer ultimate flexibility, all within proximity to the pristine bathroom.

Wake to the sound of birdsong, and head outside to enjoy morning coffee looking over the luscious lawn and lofty trees.

There are plenty of seating areas to choose from; here you can dine alfresco and spend time as a family throughout your stay.

Head into the village of Gweek for all the essentials, where you'll find a convenience store, a welcoming pub, and a little café within the boatyard.

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is within walking distance and well worth a visit.

Also nearby are the Museum of Cornish Life, and of course the glorious Helford River with its waterborne pursuits.

Further afield, enjoy tours of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, discover Pendennis Castle, built by Henry VIII in 1540, or relax upon on of the many Blue Flag beaches for which Cornwall is renowned.

Reaching Lizard, the most southerly point of the British mainland, visit Housel Bay Beach, enjoy the elevated vantage point of Pistil Meadow, head towards Lizard Lighthouse, or explore The Lizard Heritage Coast by foot, taking in your coastal abode.

With much to see nearby, you’re assured of a memorable holiday at Gweek House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


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!