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Gurnard's Cottage

(Ref. 959588)

St Ives, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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76 Customer Reviews

  • "Gorgeous setting with a beautifully kept cottage."

    Isolated enough to catch sea views and the clear night sky, yet an excellent gourmet pub just around the corner. Lots of thoughtful little touches like a cream tea tray on arrival and fresh cut flowers throughout the house and logs ready for the wood burner. Although we have a dog and take him away with us, we don’t like visiting properties that are obviously dog-friendly. For instance, we have stayed in places where the doggy smell is evident as soon as you open the door. However, Gunard’s Cottage was spotlessly clean. Not allowing the dogs on the furniture or upstairs means that the cottage strikes the balance of welcoming furry friends and maintaining a clean and comfortable cottage for humans, too. We have already booked our return!

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2024

  • "This was the perfect cottage in all ways - thank you!"

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely quaint cottage - cottage was well equipped, bed was comfortable and it was a cosy little home."

    The little gestures added the personal touch loved having fresh flowers in the rooms. The only criticism is the bathroom it was cold and uninviting - one damp evening I came across slugs inside. I think it needs revamping with under floor heating. Overall though it’s a nice little holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Apr 2024

  • "Warm welcome from Nicky who delivered scones and some local Cornish products including chocolate."

    Cottage is warm and cosy with comfortable beds, spotlessly clean, very well equipped, warm and cosy. Lovely finishing touches with fresh cut flowers in lounge, kitchen and bedroom and a starter kit for the wood burner. Although we had a very wet and windy week we felt very safe and secure in the cottage. Beautiful location, very quiet and peaceful with a small herd of neighbouring cows. I loved the stable door with views to the sea. We would definitely like to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Terri5.0Apr 2024

  • "This property was a treat, even as the wind and rain battered the coast, we felt snug and cosy in this beautiful cottage."

    Extremely clean, comfortable and quirky. The lovely touches of fresh flowers and treats made it an extra special experience. Thank you. We would definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by Margot5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at Gurnards Cottage."

    All the creature comforts including fresh scones, cream and jam welcomed us on arrival. The cottage was clean and the bed very comfy. The log burner was fantastic after a good walk in the February weather. An added bonus was that our favorite pub/restaurant was a stones throw away. We will be going back as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Feb 2024

  • "The property is in need of some TLC."

    The furniture in the lounge is not very comfortable and the lighting is poor, making this a gloomy room. The 'garden' areas are a mess, especially the back one. The worst aspect of our holiday, however, was the scampering and banging which appeared to come from behind the walls and above the ceilings upstairs. This kept me awake at nights. As the bedrooms do not adjoin another property, I can only assume this was rats? We came home early, partly because this was quite a depressing holiday cottage to spend a week in.

    Thank you for your feedback, we take this extremely seriously - had you mentioned this when we saw you during your stay we would have investigated your concerns immediately. You will see from our 70+ reviews that there has never been any evidence of rodents at the property and the two sets of guests who have stayed since your departure have not reported any disturbance. Just prior to your stay a roofer attended to fix some storm damaged tiles, had he noticed anything at all untoward in the roof space he would have let us know. You may not have noticed that Gurnard's Cottage is a terraced cottage and the two bedrooms are each attached to another property: the smaller bedroom is attached to the right hand cottage and the main bedroom attached on both sides. While we have never received reports of noise from the adjoining properties, this could have been what you heard. Notwithstanding, we are arranging for someone to attend the property to investigate. Three precautionary visits from a pest control contractor found no rats, dead or alive at the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne1.6Nov 2023

  • "This is the second time we have booked the cottage its fabulous home from home."

    Normally go in the summer.but not been able to go for 2 yrs. Went early November. Log burner kept us warm at night and cosy. The tanners arms in zennor dogs most welcome. Sunday lunch a must. The cottage set in a beautiful area. The cottage is spotless everything you need and much more. Doggies love it. Treats left for the doggies. So close to st. ives and surrounding area already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely little place."

    Lovely spot but a six mile drive to Penzance Had a problem with a water tap started dripping nice the owner was only a mile away very helpful and friendly and she put a new tap on within a day and Sykes were helpful then as well a good team Thanks for a lovely holiday Shane

    Reviewed by Shane3.8Oct 2023

  • "What a great location - in a very rural setting but so close to the beautiful Cornish coastline."

    The cottage has sea views and it's a stone's throw from the fabulous Gurnard's Head pub/restaurant. We found Gurnard's Cottage very cosy and clean as well as being extremely well equipped. We really appreciated the delicious welcome gifts and the essentials such as milk and fresh eggs. We also thought that the fresh flowers throughout the cottage were a lovely touch. We had a great week exploring this dramatic section of the South West Coast Path as well as having fun with our dog on the local sandy beaches and then returning to the relaxing atmosphere of the cottage. All in all highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay."

    The cottage was very well equipped. It was lovely to arrive to a cream tea which we thoroughly enjoyed. Another nice touch were the flowers in some of the rooms, made it very homely.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at the cottage."

    It was lovely and clean, exactly as per the listing and everything was working perfectly. We had a delicious cream tea left out for us on arrival which was lovely after the long journey. The owners provided lots of useful information about the cottage and the area which we enjoyed reading.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful little cottage in a beautiful location."

    Excellent facilities provided, crisp bedlinen and soft towels. The owner's recommendations for dinner, days out and ice cream were much appreciated. Ideally located for access to both St Ives and Penzance.

    Reviewed by Aasha5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is fantastic!"

    The location is fantastic! The extra little touches were very much appreciated. We had a wonderful time, thank you.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2023

  • "Firstly, there was a lovely pet welcome bundle which was a surprise."

    The flowers through the house and the cream tea were wonderful. The views from the property surpassed expectations. Everything was provided that we needed or may have forgotten. The location was ideal, peaceful and quiet but with access to miles of spectacular walks and to nearby villages and towns. The locals who we chatted to were lovely and keen to share their favourite places to go. Would definitely recommend Gunard's cottage to anyone who would like a peaceful escape and will certainly return in the future.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2023

  • "We loved our stay at your lovely cottage, the little extras made all the ..."

    We loved our stay at your lovely cottage, the little extras made all the difference, the cream teas, eggs, milk and doggy treats, the lovely crisp sheets and duvet made me not want to get out of bed and then the amazing fluffy towels were to die for, the cottage was so cozy and warm, we had a afternoon of rain and were soaked through so we lit the log burner and sat having cosy snuggles, on the sunny days we sat in the lovely conservatory looking at the beautiful flowers in the garden and listening to the birds as it was so peaceful and relaxing, we walked around the paths to look at the amazing views that you can see from the windows of the cottage, it's such a lovely place to stay and unwind with lots of home comforts, thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely cottage

    Reviewed by Vivian5.0May 2023

  • "This is a gem of a cottage, thoughtfully and well-equipped with everything you need to have a relaxing and comfortable stay."

    Plus beautiful fresh flowers in every room and a cream tea waiting to greet you on arrival. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2023

  • "Gurnard’s is a lovely cottage with the amazing cliff path walks nearby and a herd of cows welcoming you to the countryside proper."

    It’s a few paces from the Gurnard’s Head pub/restaurant and only a half hour walk from lovely Zennor and the buzzing Tinners’ Arms. Everything was comfy and set up for a relaxed week. Many thanks for the delicious scones, eggs and beautiful flowers that greeted us, and the dogs loved their little treats too. Penzance (petrol, shops, amazing pasties at The Cornish Oven) is only a beautiful 4 mile road trip away, and we were within easy reach of Gwynver/Sennen, Men-an-Tol, St Michael’s Mount, St Ives and Mousehole. Also took just under an hour to Helford ferry and beautiful Trebah Gardens - worth the drive. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely location and for me was perfect as wanted to complete coast path between st just and st Ives."

    Log fire, well equipped kitchen, a conservatory to read and sketch in, a large bath to relax in. All good. Not given full marks for comfort as took a bit of time to work out where electric heater was to make conservatory comfortable and sometimes front room, storage heaters not always predictable. If I had visited during summer I imagine none of these things would be a problem. A very nice Cornish cottage and would love to stay again.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and are sorry to hear about the heating. We will have a look at this on our next visit to the cottage. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Apr 2023

  • "An extremely comfortable and well`equipped cottage."

    The setting was perfect with views of the sea and many lovely places to visit within easy reach. Lovely meals at the Gurnards Head and The Tinners' Arms in Zennor. We love this part of the world and the cottage made our stay really enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely clean and tidy property."

    We have stayed here before and are back again and the standard has not dropped. Lovely touch with the fresh flowers in all the main rooms. Lovely cream tea ready for when we unloaded the car. We have recommended this property to our friends in Cornwall for their family visiting. We have also passed the details on to our friends in Shropshire. Thanks for having such an inviting and lovely cottage for us to stay in.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "We came stacked with tea towels, extra loo rolls, tea coffee etc and even milk to tide us over our trip."

    But everything was there, along with some lovely eggs in the fridge, some gorgeous home made scones with clotted cream and jam. a delight to be sure. :)

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely characterful cottage in super location close to the coast."

    Well equipped, very cozy and immaculately presented. To be recommended!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Mar 2023

  • "If one is looking for an idyllic Cornwall getaway then look no further."

    Gurnard's cottage has everything you need and more. The cottage is ideal for those seeking an escape from the madding crowd. For the more active Gurnard's will act as a homely base for exploring the breathtaking coast or to sample the delights of the towns and villages. Memories of strolls to the pub under skies littered with stars will endure a lifetime. No need to think about it - Get to Gurnard's!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage."

    Well maintained. We stayed during a very cold week in December and the log fire kept us warm in the evenings. All facilities one needs. Friendly neighbours. Spoke to the owner a couple of times on the phone. Friendly and helpful. Plenty of walking, swimming and bird watching. Ended our week with a lovely meal at The Gurnards Head pub.

    Reviewed by Jaci5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful welcome and were delighted with the facilities at Gurnard's Cottage."

    The location is perfect for walking, visiting nearby towns and visiting the pub which is a mere five minutes walk away!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage, perfect for two adults and our dog."

    Great walks literally on the doorstep and an easy stroll to the pub. Everything was within 20 minutes in the car or the bus pick up was at the end of the road. Cottage was exceptionally well equipped, the welcome package was delicious and it was all warm and cosy. Everything was thought of, not many cottages are like that. Hope to make it back again soon.

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Oct 2022

  • "One of the nicer cottages."

    General maintenance was good along with cleanliness. Let down by the fur coat under the very uncomfortable sofa. Just needs moving and a quick vac will do the job.Yes I hit my head on the kitchen unit. When dogs, kept downstairs greet you on your midnight visit to the loo, as an IOSH level H&S I would suggest if there is a high level accident potential, then rather risk assessment around it just remove it. Unfortunately I can't remove the rather large bump on my head.

    Reviewed by Les4.1Oct 2022

  • "Very sweet granite cottage with everything you need."

    We were delighted to spot Choughs, we saw them every day, it was also nice to be in a dark sky area, the stars were gorgeous. One thing, we were planning to eat at the pub a couple of times, but when we went to book they were fully booked for the entire week! So you would be advised to book before you go on holiday!!!

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    A nice thoughtful touch was the milk and farm eggs in the fridge and scones, jam and cream! Flowers too. The location is excellent for walks and a bus stop at the end of the road. The cottage itself was comfortable, clean and thoughtfully arranged -table and seating in the small garden -little conservatory at the back with s sofa and chair. The single bedroom is quite small but the sea view makes up for it and the double room is a good size, with a deep window seat, which I loved. Beds very comfortable. I’d definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Catherine A5.0Jul 2022

  • "Perfect in every way."

    Dog friendly, clean, comfortable & great location. Pub just a 2 minute walk away. Gurnards Head 10 minute walk. Stunning scenery. Inside the cottage you'll find everything is catered for. Fresh flowers throughout the cottage. Cream tea on arrival, and fresh eggs supplied. TV is Freesat & works perfectly, DVD player with a selection of films. Books for adults & children. Superb shower & bedrooms fitted with Hotel quality bedding & towels. Without question our favourite stay in the UK so far & would definitely consider again if visiting the area. P.S watching sunset from Gurnards Head is something special.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2022

  • "We loved the location and atmosphere of the cottage."

    Only downsides were the darkness of the kitchen and lounge but we understand that this is inevitable with this kind of cottage. We gave up trying to get the TV to work which wasn't a big deal for us but might be for other guests.

    Reviewed by Derek3.8May 2022

  • "This was a lovely cottage."

    The minute we walked through the door we could tell it was lovely and clean, fresh and well ventilated. The owners added lots of personal touches like fresh flowers in most rooms. Provided cream tea, milk and fresh eggs. Dog towels and treats, also provided. Ar real little jem of a Cornish cottage. Will definately go there again. 5 star accommodation.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "A little gem."

    The cottage has everything you need plus so many little extras supplied by the host….fresh flowers in every room…a delicious Cornish cream tea supplied….and even treats for our pooch. It is situated next to the entrance of the NT coastal walk which is a stunning walk taking in the majestic cliff edges. The Tinners Arms is a gteat pub in Zennor , just a couple of miles away. It is very oldie worldie with a great atmosphere and does lovely meals, well worth a visit! All in all Gurnard Cottage is a great place to spend a very peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by Colleen5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely week away in Cornwall in this lovely cottage."

    On arrival the owner had left fresh cream teas, eggs, milk and dog treats- Thank you! An idyllic location which felt like you were in the middle of nowhere but actually very close to St Ives/Penzance and many other attractions. We used the car 1 day out of the whole week, we used the local bus service which went from the Gurnards Head Hotel every hour (about 100 yards from cottage) and it took us all around the South West coast, it was amazing! And only a 20 minute bus ride to St Ives. The cottage itself was very clean, had everything you needed, and very comfortable. We loved using the log burner as we'd never used one before! The only negative was the TV box was quite difficult to use and we couldn't get all the channels, but that's nothing major. Would highly recommend, we absolutely loved our stay!

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage set in beautiful surroundings."

    A bit tricky to find but a very helpful neighbour showed us the way. Owners were very thoughtful, leaving milk, fresh eggs, flowers and full cream tea which was most welcome and a nice added touch. Beds were super comfy which led to a good nights sleep, and no traffic noise or light pollution at all, just the cow’s mooing Nextdoor waiting to be milked. We used the log burner, because it was there, it wasn’t even that cold but I’ve always wanted one. Did all our cooking in the cottage and everything worked, loads of utensils, plenty of pots and pans and proper wine glasses!!! No negatives other than getting used to a downstairs bathroom but then that is normal in cottages. All in all a great week, visited Marizion, Lands End, Sennen Cove, St Ives, all within half hour drive.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a little gem."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and every little thing was thought of to make the holiday like a home from home. Thank you for the cream tea, eggs, flowers and little treats for the dogs. They had a lovely time too and enjoyed meeting the neighbours! Superb area for walking and lots to see and do. One week was not enough - we will be back!!

    Thanks so much for your lovely feedback - it means a lot to us. We hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, in a great location for lots of scenic walks with our furry friend."

    Very clean, all amenities provided didn’t want for anything more. Fantastic. Lovely cream tea and flowers for arrival. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a wonderful area."

    The owners must be thanked for there extra efforts cream tea and fresh flowers around cottage.Super holiday and would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jan 2022

  • "I would like to send a review how do I do it?"

    There was nothing major but no phone service no internet, no pub and a plethora of problems

    Reviewed by Steve2.2Dec 2021

  • "A lovely clean cosy cottage in a great location to explore the local area."

    The host left some cornish treats on arrival which were greatly appreciated. 5 Star...

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was clean, well appointed and felt very welcoming The flowers, scones and provisions for the arrival were a really nice touch."

    The cottage was very comfortable with all eventualities covered. Very impressed

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was gorgeous and the standard of cleanliness exceptional."

    A perfect place with amazing views and access to coastal walks literally on your doorstep. Gurnards cottage - set in a little bit of paradise

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2021

  • "Pretty, cosy cottage in picturesque location."

    If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and experience tranquility and nature then this is the cottage for you. It was everything we were hoping for and more. Seeing the neighbouring cows every day and snuggling up by the toasty fire were definitely the highlights, as well as having beautiful views and coastal walks on the doorstep. Cottage was very clean and had everything you'd need for a comfortable, home from home stay... Even cake tins and scales which we used to bake a Victoria sponge. Hosts were lovely and welcoming. Nothing negative to say.

    Reviewed by April5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely week staying in Gurnards Cottage."

    It was very homely, the fresh flowers and Cornish cream tea were a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2021

  • "A nice, well-equipped granite cottage in a quiet location"

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0May 2021

  • "The perfect getaway!"

    Beautiful rural location with views of the sea and the sound of cows from the neighbouring farm. Only a 15 minute drive to either St Ives and Penzance which have all the amenities you will need. Within a half an hour drive you can also get to a number of other towns/attractions. Scenery as you drive too and from the cottage is breathtaking. Cottage was beautiful and ideal for our 2 small dogs and 18 month old. Scones and dog treats on arrival were a lovely touch and the owner was quick to respond to an issue we had during our stay. There is a pub up the road with a lovely outdoor space and lots of places to walk locally. We love visiting Cornwall and would 100% recommend the property as somewhere tranquil to stay but in easy reach of so many great places.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0May 2021

  • "If you want to get away from it all Gurnards cottage is perfect."

    Warm, cosy, good kitchen facilities and efficient wood burner to warm those bones. Very comfy bed upstairs and a sea view! The local Gurnards head pub serves extremely good food. It’s not the cheapest but it’s worth every penny. Highly recommend the cottage and area. Thanks Nick & Nicky.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Oct 2020

  • "The lovely cosy cottage with little special touches like hand picked flowers, dog biscuits, dog towels, cream tea, chocolate, tea & milk plus lots of logs for the fire."

    Washing machine/dryer is a big plus thank you

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cottage out of this world."

    Home from home. Everything you could ever wish for in a cottage. Nothing has been left out. Fresh flowers left in the cottage. Scones, cream, jam, fudge, Cornish tea all left as a welcome when you arrive. Dog bowl with water all waiting for you after a long journey. Cottage spotless beds so comfortable. Location fabulous. Look out from the kitchen door and you see the sea. Also so peaceful loved every minute. Will be booking again for next year. Doggies loved it. All in all it’s been a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2020

  • "1. it is not clear from booking pages that a late check in is expected."

    5pm is late when you have been travelling all day and you have your stuff with you. if this is not changeable it shoud be mad eclear BEFORE booking. when i tried to contact Sykes holidays to discuss this i was unable to get through despite trying on several occasions. 2. cottage was small but beautifully located and owners had thought of some really lovely things to make us feel welcome. Dog towels and treats and the delicious cream tea taht was raedy for us really was lovely. Thank you so much !

    Reviewed by Sara4.4Aug 2020

  • "This cottage is the best we've been by far."

    G9t everything we needed and even more, the washing machine made a huge difference, first time when we found this in a cottage. Absolutely spotless, in a very quiet location, with sea view, a dream to go to sleep and hear the waves breaking in the rocks, a dream to wake up and have a coffea while watching the sea. The owners definitely left more that we expected: Milk, tea, scones, cornish butter, jam, washing liquid and hand wash, dishwasher tablets, washing machine detergent, lots of towels, wood for the fire (more than enough for a week), I mean sooooooooooooo wow, after we travelled hours and hours, we did appreciate everything, as our plan for going shopping before checking in didn't go so well.. The owners don't live on site so you just don't have the feeling that someone is watching every move you make. That's a very huge plus.. The cottage it's in a great location, between St Ives and Penzance so you can easily explore all without spending much in the car. We had the best time and we will definitely book again, and if the owners read this, all I can say it's a huge thank you for looking after us so beautifully.

    Reviewed by Elena5.0Aug 2020

  • "Bei Ankunft wurden wir nicht nur mit frischen Blumen überrascht, sondern es erwarteten uns auch Scones mit Tee und leckere Schokolade."

    Vielen Dank unseren Gastgebern dafür. Die Lage des Cottages war für uns ideal. Direkt vom Haus weg konnten wir mit unserem Hund am Küstenpfad spazieren gehen und hatten auch noch ein tolles Pub um die Ecke. Die Küche war sehr gut ausgestattet, so dass wir alles Benötigte vorfanden. Das Cottage war sehr gemütlich eingerichtet - wir fühlten uns äußerst wohl und genossen es sehr, abends, wenn es im Garten zu kalt war, im Wintergarten zu sitzen. Einzig das warme Wasser ließ in der Dusche manchmal auf sich warten. Alles im allem eine tolle Unterkunft, nur zu empfehlen!

    Reviewed by Manuela4.7Jul 2020

  • "Little extra touches like fire being set, flowers in the rooms, tea and scones waiting on us when we arrived."

    Owners went above and beyond expectations. Much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, perfectly located for a rural escape."

    Very well equipped, with plenty of welcomed finishing touches such as fresh flowers in every room and a cream tea on arrival. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Grace4.4Nov 2019

  • "Cottage is very well situated for the main tourist attractions of Cornwall."

    Beautiful welcome of cream teas, fresh flowers in all rooms and even doggy treats. Cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. We wanted for nothing. Rural location so was very peaceful and fantastic views from the front of the cottage of the rugged coast and Atlantic ocean. Couple of good food pubs very close by and only 2 min walk to the Gurnards Head. Beautiful coastal walking path literally on the doorstep. All in all, a thourghly wonderful place and could find fault with nothing 100% A******** Thank you, we'll be back

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and the welcoming gifts were fab but we were a bit disappointed in the rear courtyard which wasn’t very well kept in that it was overgrown and with dead leaves all over it."

    As we had warm weather it wasn’t very pleasant to sit out in. It would also have been beneficial in the listing to say that the farm is actually over the back wall and to be prepared for some very noisy cows sometimes throughout the night! And the associated flies that go with it. For that reason, we would not stay at that cottage again.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Sep 2019

  • "Needs updating"

    Reviewed by George2.2Aug 2019

  • "This is a lovely, comfortable cottage perfect for two or three people."

    It's location is ideal if you want a peaceful holiday right by the coastal path with great walking and spectacular scenery. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2019

  • "What can I say, cottage was extremely comfortable with very very good beds and exceptionally luxurious bedding!"

    ! Everything one needed and more was right there in the cottage. Pub just up the lane, food was exceptional, pricey but well worth it, as you would expect the fish was perfectly cooked. Everywhere was very easily reached in the car. Weather was perfect, if a little too warm. Would not hesitate to return again.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Jun 2019

  • "The Place was much smaller then we had thought it would be, maybe that is our fault but it was our first impression."

    The place was clean and tidy and well presented, some of the focilitys was a bit temperamental, hot water, fire alarms, Wifi are just a few to name. I likely would have liked to have seen this property sold at about £100 less then the listed price inorder to have been satisfied completely. Information given was very good though and helped a lot but I spent a lot of time out and about and not much time in the property sorry I wouldn't go back.

    Reviewed by Luke3.1Jun 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this lovely well-equipped cottage (they really have thought of everything)."

    We had a cream tea and flowers waiting for us on our arrival which was a very welcome sight after such a long journey. If you love walks along the coastal path and through the moors, then this is the perfect location. If you want to be within walking distance of shops then it isn't.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2019

  • "This cottage was clean and cozy and an ideal base."

    There were footpaths right by the cottage so nice for an early morning dog walk. The cottage was very well equipped and we had everything we needed. It even had a pub at the end of the road

    Reviewed by Liza5.0Apr 2019

  • "Location was amazing."

    ... right on the cliffs for many walks!!! The soft sound of mooing cows every morning and a pub just a few minutes walk away!! Bring a torch!!! Cottage itself had everything we needed... was super comfy and had easy access to all the info we could possibly want... including maps!!! Fresh flowers in every room, a welcome milk and scones... such a beautiful touch to our week!!! We had the most wonderful holiday and would defo return to this particular cottage!!!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage; always clean, tidy and fresh."

    Welcoming tray of scones, jam and cream, plus milk in the fridge! Local pub a couple of minutes walk away and Penzance just a short drive.

    Reviewed by Alyson4.7Mar 2019

  • "Gurnard's Cottage is ideal for two people and a dog."

    It's beautifully located in a small hamlet with the ocean a few hundred yards down the lane and a wonderful gastro pub a couple of hundred yards up the lane. The cottage is nicely equipped and was warm despite the December gales outside (the woodburner is a particularly good one). A comfortable relaxed place yet very close to the amenities of St Ives and Penzance.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Dec 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Well equipped and extremely comfortable.

    Reviewed by John4.7Nov 2018

  • "All we had to bring was clothes and ourselves beautifully situated as we like to walk it's right on the coast path."

    The owners left flowers and eggs cream teas and milk a nice touch thank you Mr &Mrs Durndell

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2018

  • "Great location between St."

    Ives and Penzance. Very comfortable stay. Owner popped by to give us her local knowledge and check that we had everything we needed. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Aug 2018

  • "Cottage wasn't clean how it should be."

    A lot of human hair in the toilet, and in the corners. So many spiders web - honestly everywhere inside. It should be information that cottage is not fit for people who has more then 190 cm high !. Everything is smaller then on photo. And in the garden just stones - it was really uncomfortable for my dog.

    Reviewed by Agata1.9Jul 2018

  • "Meine Mutter und ich verbrachten 14 Tage in diesem gemütlichen Cottage."

    Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Es hat in dem Haus an nichts gefehlt. Die Lage ist perfekt. Von hier aus konnten wir vieles besichtigen und die 14 Tage reichten nicht aus. Für Wanderer/Radfahrer und Hunde ein Traum. Wunderschöne Wege an der Küste entlang. Wir waren in ganz Cornwall mit dem Auto unterwegs, aber hier in dieser Ecke von Cornwall war es am schönsten. Ein Pup (Gunard Head), gerade mal 30 m entfernt, dort konnte man vorzüglich essen (mit mehreren Preisen ausgezeichnet). Es ist nicht billig, aber 1x bis 2x sollte man dort gewesen sein. Hervorragendes Essen. Da wo das Cottage liegt, sind ca. 8 Häuser vertreten und eine Molkerei. Vorne beim Eingang auf der Bank sitzend sieht man das Meer. Die Kühe hörte man hier und da mal tagsüber, ansonsten war es sehr, sehr ruhig. In dieser Zeit konnten wir jeden Abend den Sonnenuntergang bewundern. Ein Ort weiter Richtung Zennor gibt es Pups, wo man draußen sitzen kann mit warmer Küche. Scone-Afternoon-Tea sollte man nicht verpassen. Auch hier in gegengesetzter Richtung gibt es ein Cream-Tea-Haus, wo man sehr schön draußen sitzen kann. Wir hatten in dieser Zeit nur schönes Wetter - 20-25 Grad. Insgesamt ist das Cottage sehr liebevoll und gemütlich eingerichtet. Als Begrüßung hat uns die Eigentümerin Nicki selbstgebackene Scones mit Cream und Marmelade hingestellt. Frische Blumen in jedem Zimmer. Zusammengefasst hat alles gepasst und wir hatten eine wunderschöne Zeit.

    Reviewed by Yasmin5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely the welcome pack the owner left was very thoughtful touch."

    And the flowers she left in each room was very thoughtful too. Everything was great except a uncomfortable sofa and chair.

    Reviewed by Kaye4.7May 2018

  • "Excellent cottage well situated for visiting various local town and beaches."

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Mar 2018

  • "My husband and I have stayed in a lot of cottages over the years, Gurnards Cottage beats the lot!"

    Our only small negative is the 2 steps from the kitchen to the living area, one step would have been better and safer.

    Reviewed by E4.4Oct 2017

  • "Great service from sykes."

    Really good communication throughout. The cottage was absolutely lovely and cannot recommend the place enough. Great facilities and spotless throughout. Would certainly go back.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Sep 2017

  • "The cottage was in a lovely quiet location but easily walkable to the coast."

    2 excellent pubs within walking distance. owner put fresh flowers in the rooms and left a cream tea and other goodies.

    Reviewed by Paul4.8Jul 2017

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground floor Bathroom, bath with shower over basin and WC
  • Ground floor kitchen
  • Utility area
  • Sitting room with dining area and wood burner
  • Sun room.
  • Electric heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, Dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bedlinen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Enclosed rear gravelled courtyard with furniture and front gravelled area with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome at £25 each per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub within 0.2 miles
  • Beach 10 mins walk.

The property

Seaward facing with stunning views across Gurnard's Head towards the Atlantic coastline, this characterful granite cottage nestles in the working farm hamlet of Treen, three quarters of a mile from Zennor and within six miles of sublime St Ives.

The ground floor entrance leads into a modern kitchen, through to the quaint sitting room with ceiling beams and exposed granite walls as well as a superb fireplace with wood burner.

A second door then leads into the sunroom, opening into the gravelled courtyard patio, the perfect spot for a nightcap.

On the first floor you will find the pretty main bedroom is comfy and cosy with exposed stone wall and also the single room perfect for a child or adult.

There is an open garden at the front which has a bench and also a tap for muddy paws or sandy toes.

The Cornwall Coast Path is paces away.

Ten minutes walk away, accessed by scrambling across rocks, lies sheltered, sandy Treen Cove, with its towering ruined copper mine.

The end one of four old cottages within a small cluster of properties, Gurnard's Cottage has romantic charm, with its tranquil situation also attracting serious walkers, artists, photographers and writers.

Neighbouring dairy cows idle by twice daily, and a renowned pub restaurant is a short stroll up the lane.

Zennor is a tiny village snuggled in a craggy valley of moorland nooks and rocky hills, scattered with footpaths and antiquities including Zennor Quoit and nearby Chysauster Settlement.

It is home to a gift shop, cafe and ice cream shop and church with its own legendary mermaid - nearby is the ancient Tinner’s Arms pub.

Cornwall's historic mining landscape lies nearby, including the spectacular Crown Mines at Botallack.

A tranquil cottage in an outstanding location, perfect for couples or a small family.

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About the location


Penzance 6 miles.

One of Cornwall's prettiest harbour towns, St Ives offers narrow streets, tight-packed cottages nestling around the quayside, the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth museum, fabulous beaches, superb shops, a thriving community of artists, great pubs and restaurants and much more. With its semi Bohemian lifestyle and romantic air, it's easy to see why this is the county's premier holiday resort. The surrounding area has much for the visitor to see and do with abundant wildlife, fabulous coastal walks, top quality surfing and the Celtic mysteries of the Land's End Peninsula are all within easy reach. A superb destination!

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Note: Stairs are steeper and narrower than average.