Gwydn Cottage St Ives Town & Beaches

Up To 6
3Bedrooms in Detail
2Bathrooms in Detail

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Gem Rating Ratings explained
3 Diamonds

Facilities What do these mean?

  • Children welcome
  • Dogs permitted
  • No disabled access
  • Parking not available
  • WiFi
  • No sea views
  • Near the beach
  • Wood burner/open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No swimming pool/hot tub
  • Cot

With a plum location within St Ives, Gwydn Cottage offers the perfect luxury base from which to explore cosmopolitan St Ives. The cottage is set over 3 levels offering a large ground floor living space, generous kitchen and dining area and 3 cottage style bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. The beautiful beaches of Porthmeor and Porthminster are within easy access. Gwydn Cottage offers a more contemporary twist amidst a more traditional backdrop for your holiday-by-the-sea.

The Property

Gwydn Cottage is a charming Cornish Cottage tucked away in the heart of St Ives. Arrive to the spacious living room on the ground floor, this wonderful space flows from front door to back and is the perfect place to gather with friends and family in all seasons. Light the fire and hunker down for a cosy winter weekend or relax after a day exploring to coast. The staircase leads to the first floor with the large kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is fully fitted with all you need for holiday cooking and the nearby deli's, bakeries and butchers offer ample inspiration. The wooden dining table and chairs offer relaxed seating for all occasions. The first of 3 bedrooms is also on the 1st floor, a pretty bedroom (zip/lock bed) dressed in warm reds and fresh whites. The family bathroom is on the first floor. The final staircase leads to the lofty 2nd floor with master bedroom and bunk bedded room, each private havens for a restful night. An additional dressing room offers ample storage for your holiday wardrobe. Gwydn Cottage has been thoughtfully styled combining the original features of this once fisherman's cottage with a more contemporary twist from the striking artwork to the cool design of the furnishings.

This was our second holiday with Cornish Gems. I have found both holidays excellent and would not hesitate to recommend the company.

A small open courtyard is accessed from the ground floor living space and offers ease of access to the town and the perfect place to wash off those sandy feet and beach kit. A small bistro table with 2 chairs offers a sit out space to enjoy a sunny coffee in the morning. Wander through the mews of cottages to the harbour front in moments and enjoy the comings and goings of St Ives vibrant harbour. If dining out is on the agenda then choose from a number of tempting places from small bistros, local pubs to more fine dining options including the award wining Porthminster Beach Cafe. A myriad of wonderful shops make souvenir shopping a joyful task, known for it's collection of galleries, St Ives brings a fusion of modern and classical artists together. The West of Cornwall has much to offer from the beautiful botanical gardens of Trewidden and Trengwainton, the iconic landmarks of St Michaels Mount and Land's End to the stunning seascapes and golden sand beaches stretching from Sennen on the North and Porthleven on the South coast.

Check in to Gwydn Cottage and immerse yourself in the heart and warmth of St Ives.

Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Saturday

December 2017


AvailableBookedDefault weekly checkin day is Saturday

November 2017


January 2018

There are no available weeks in December 2017

How to book and pay

How can I make a reservation?


  1. Select the property you wish to book
  2. Choose Availability/Prices
  3. Choose the date you wish to book on the calendar
  4. Register/complete/submit the online reservation and pay the monies due


Call: 01872 241241 (press option 1)

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 6pm


Advance bookings:

  1. Pay 1/3rd deposit to secure your holiday (33.3%) now and pay the balance 4 weeks before your holiday

Last minute bookings:

  1. Payment in full required for all holidays booked within 28 days of arrival

You can pay securely online or over the phone via Sagepay.

Cautionary Deposit:

  1. A cautionary deposit of £250.00 is required prior to your check in. The day before your arrival we will pre authorise your balance payment card for this amount. Should you wish to use an alternative card then please ensure you have this card readily available when making your balance payment. (Please note you can use a credit card for this without incurring any charges).

When you submit an online reservation, you will receive an automated reservation confirmation. Please contact the reservations team with any questions you may have.

How can I pay

We accept debit cards (no charge), credit cards (2.5% surcharge) and international bank transfers.
We do not accept cheque payments.

Online Payments

You can pay for the balance of your holiday and holiday extras by logging into your Cornish Gems account.


Lovely cottage, brilliant location, excellent facilities, loads of space for hanging out in. Will book again.


lovely cottage in a great location

Sean Dermody

Excellent service; lovely property; best holiday!

Aisling Worley

We had a really enjoyable, cosy, family holiday in Gwydn Cottage! Thank you all at Cornish Gems and the property Owners too! We had a wonderful week!

Josephine Fletcher

We loved the cottage, decor & facilities were great.

Christine Chresta

This was our second holiday with Cornish Gems. I have found both holidays excellent and would not hesitate to recommend the company

Janet Durrant

Living and Dining

  • The living area is located on the ground floor and the dining room is located on the first floor
  • Large wooden dining table with high backed dining chairs
  • TV within the dining area
  • 2 x grey leather sofas
  • Coffee table
  • Traditional log burner
  • TV with DVD
  • Large corner sofa with additional coffee table
  • 2 x wicker armchairs
  • Outside is a small bistro table with 2 chair


  • A fully fitted modern kitchen located on the first floor
  • Double electric ovens
  • 4 electric hobs
  • Larder style fridge/freezer (3 drawers)
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle and toaster
  • CD/Radio player
  • Utilities include: washer/dryer, clothes airer, iron with ironing board

Bedrooms3: 1 Double, 1 Zip N Lock, 1 Other

  • Choose from 3 cottage style bedrooms loacted on the 1st and 2nd floors
  • Master Bedroom: 2nd floor: A double bedded room with sea glimpses, 2 x bedside tables with lamps, chest of drawers, hanging rail and hangers located in the adjacent dressing room, ensuite shower
  • Bedroom One: 2nd floor: A bunk-bedded room (adult bunks) with small chest of drawers with lamps and hanging rail with hangers
  • Bedroom Two: 1st floor: A zip/lock bed (this can be split into a twin or kept as a double) bedside table with lamps, chest of drawers, hanging rail with hangers

Bathrooms2: 1 En-Suite, 1 Standard

  • Family bathroom: 1st floor: Deep bath with over the bath adjustable shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Master bedroom: Ensuite shower room with adjustable shower, wash hand basin, shaving mirror and WC

Other Features

  • Baby friendly - What's included 
  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • Wifi
  • Baby changing mat
  • Travel cot
  • Wooden highchair
  • Stairgate
  • Sony docking station 


  • Level access to door
  • Small level outside space accessed from living room via 4 steps
  • Reverse level layout
  • 2 internal flights of cottage style stairs

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