Karanithe Watergate Bay/Mawgan Porth

Up To 2
1Bedrooms in Detail
1Bathrooms in Detail

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Gem Rating Ratings explained
4 Diamonds

Facilities What do these mean?

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

New for 2017/2018! A charming retreat just-for-two

As perfect for summer stays as cosy winter weekends, stay in country style at Karanithe (meaning 'love nest' in Cornish). This beautiful stone cottage has been lovingly created just for two within the rural beauty of North Cornwall yet just moments from some of the counties most breathtaking beaches including Porthcothnan, Watergate Bay, Mawgan Porth and Harlyn. Explore the harbour side of Padstow and immerse yourselves in the laid back playground of this very special area. 

The Property

Tucked away in leafy North Cornwall, arrive to the charm of Karanithe, a single storey stone barn packed with creative flair, colour and holiday spirit. Step into the living space and slip straight into Cornish relaxation. Relax on the sofa after a busy day exploring, wile away the afternoon with a good book or hunker down beside the fire in cooler months. The dining table is set within the living space offering a tempting stay at home dining option. The small yet perfectly formed kitchen offers all you could need for creating a Cornish feast, nearby farm shops brim with local produce for inspiration. The bedroom has been dressed to impress with a fresh white backdrop with stripped wood flooring and vintage roll top bath in the room for the ultimate luxury. A smart ensuite shower room completes the luxury ambiance with large walk in power shower. Karanithe offers a truly relaxing base for couples to come together and reconnect.

Cornish Gems are delighted to welcome Karanithe to the luxury portfolio of couples retreats - stay in country style and explore the North Cornish coastline. 

Karanithe offers an attractive garden space with sea views, enjoy al fresco dining on the terrace or relax on the lawn and soak up the sunshine. The garden is enclosed for dogs to safely explore or enjoy the space and freedom of Pepper Meadow, a nearby meadow where guests are welcome to excercise their dogs. When it's time to map out your itinerary, you are certainly spoilt for choice as North Cornwall is easily accessed. The coast path begins from your holiday door, follow the path through the valley and arrive at Park Head in approx 1 mile! From Park Head, you can head step out North towards Porthcothan Beach or South towards the beauty of Bedruthan Steps. Stop for a cream tea at The National Trust Carnewas Cafe and follow the circular walk back home.  If beach days are top of the list then discover the golden sands of Watergate Bay, Mawgan Porth, Treyarnon, Porthcothnan, Harlyn Bay - the list goes on! Many of North Cornwall's beaches welcome dogs all year around too. For adventurous days, book into a local surf school or try your hand at paddle boarding? Padstow is known the world over for it's superb restaurants and local pubs and bars, work up an appetite and dine at Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant or Michelin Starred Paul Ainsworth's No 6. Pack up the car for day tripping to the West and visit the popular sights and sounds of St Ives, Falmouth and even Land's End.

Plan your days from the luxury of Karanithe - a beautiful country retreat with a unique holiday charm.

Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Friday

December 2017


AvailableBookedDefault weekly checkin day is Friday

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.

Living and Dining

  • Colourful three seater sofa
  • Rocking chair
  • Poufe
  • Log burner
  • TV with DVD player
  • A wooden dining table with 2 dining chairs set within the living space


  • Electric oven
  • Electric hobs
  • Combination fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Utilities include: washing machine, tumble dryer, iron with ironing board

Bedrooms1: 1 Double

  • A double bedded room with bedside tables, dressing table, ample clothes storage, in the room roll top bath

Bathrooms1: 1 En-Suite

  • In the room roll top bath
  • An ensuite shower room with large walk in power shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC

Other Features

  • Boutique for Two - what's included 
  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • WiFi
  • Welcomes dogs to stay, enclosed garden
  • 2 sun loungers
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Outside dining table and chairs
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Sea views


  • There is level access from the parking spaces to the front door.
  • Two shallow steps up within the garden area to the lawn.
  • No internal steps or stairs.

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