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Gurnard's Cottage

St Ives, Cornwall (Ref. 959588)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "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 MartinJun 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 LindaMay 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 PaulMay 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 ColleenApr 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 CharlotteApr 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 JoanneApr 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 JudithMar 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 PaulaMar 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 SandraJan 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 SteveDec 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 GregOct 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 AndrewJul 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 GaryJul 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 AprilMay 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 HeatherMay 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 StephanieMay 2021

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

    Reviewed by AlexanderMay 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 JonOct 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 PeterSep 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 JulieSep 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 SaraAug 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 ElenaAug 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 ManuelaJul 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 SharonFeb 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 GraceNov 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 MichaelOct 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 SharonSep 2019

  • "Needs updating"

    Reviewed by GeorgeAug 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 PhilipJul 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 DanielJun 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 LukeJun 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 PatriciaMay 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 LizaApr 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 LauraMar 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 AlysonMar 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 ThomasDec 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Well equipped and extremely comfortable.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 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 RichardOct 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 JoyceAug 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 AgataJul 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 YasminJun 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 KayeMay 2018

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

    Reviewed by AnnMar 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 EOct 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 TerenceSep 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 PaulJul 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,...

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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.

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