Tanzarra Watergate Bay/Mawgan Porth

Up To 10
5Bedrooms in Detail
4Bathrooms in Detail

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Gem Rating Ratings explained
5 Diamonds

Facilities What do these mean?

  • Children 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

Absorb the calming coastal energy of Cornish living from Tanzarra, a welcome addition to the Cornish Cribs portfolio, this uber-smart holiday pad has been built with luxury in mind. This show-stopping timber framed new build showcases the A1 eco credentials, luxury finishes and oversized living. An unrivalled location in the heart of North Cornwall, Tanzarra sits atop the dramatic cliffs of beautiful Mawgan Porth with breathtaking ocean, beach and headland views. An exemplary house-by-the-sea where up to ten guests can stay, play and re-energise. Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcomed.    

The Property

Space, light and warmth flow throughout the open plan living areas of the ground floor.  From the chic black finish and clean lines of the stylish kitchen, the grey/blue slate flooring throughout to the home from home finishing touches this spacious holiday pad sets the scene for the ultimate in beach style living.  Tanzarra comes from the heart of its Cornish creator with every bolt, banister and beam handcrafted to create a flawless finish.  The first floor offers a serene sanctuary of bedrooms and bathrooms not least the indulgent master bedroom with contemporary ensuite bathroom and uninterrupted views.  The quiet upstairs living space with generous balcony is beautifully serene and decked out in cool blues and linen whites.  Gather together as the sun sets in the bay for the perfect end to a summers day.  Bespoke artwork adorns the whitewashed walls with a surfing theme which evokes the Cornish adventures you can reach from your holiday door, whilst handpicked modern retro furniture compliments the clean spaces.

We had another spectacular stay at Tanzarra. Everything was wonderful, we have already booked for next summer.

Worthy of Grand Design status, the imposing clean lines and glass box-like appearance are truly striking.  Tanzarra sits proudly overlooking the sea, cliff, beach and headlands of Mawgan Porth.  Family days are spent on the generous decking area and grassed lawn leading down to the coastal path and steps to the beach.  Check the morning surf from your bed and hit the waves before breakfast. Children will love the sense of freedom and open space as they flit from sandcastles to kite flying to rock pooling.  If it's a long overdue friends catch up then choose to follow the coast path to the much acclaimed Jamie Oliver's Fifteen for a lazy lunch or enjoy the talents of a private chef in-house.  Map your days out from North coast to South, dining and shopping in nearby Padstow, Sailing days from maritime Falmouth, garden explorations with The National Trust or for the thrill seekers in the group try your hand at kitesurfing or even kitebuggying at The Extreme Academy.  Whether for a beach style family holiday, the ultimate friends hideaway or luxury break made for two, Tanzarra offers a unique coastal experience in all seasons.

Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Friday

December 2017


AvailableBookedDefault weekly checkin day is Friday

November 2017


January 2018

The following weeks are available in December 2017:
Fri 15 December - Fri 22 December
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Thu 28 December - Thu 4 January
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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 £1000.00 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.


Features on the front cover of May issue of Coast Magazine. Pages 26-35 inside feature an article on the owners' journey building the house and their coastal lifestyle.

As featured in Coast Magazine

We had another spectacular stay at Tanzarra. Everything was wonderful, we have already booked for next summer.


Fantastic property in a great location. Owner very friendly and helpful. Would definitely return.

Hugh Sergeant

Living and Dining

  • Ground floor: 2 oversized sofas to curl up on, stylish armchairs plus floor cushions
  • First floor: large cream wrap around sofas offering perfect sea and sunset views, seating enough for all, bean bag, card table and chairs
  • 52” flatscreen TV with Sky (Sky movies and Sky Sports), HD, ipod dock, DVD, Apple TV
  • Playstation II with games
  • Mid-height open wood burning stove with glass guard, generous log store
  • wooden dining table with mid century seating overlooking the sea for up to 10
  • Mood lighting zone system to create the right ambiance 


  • Large black Silestone breakfast bar with 3 leather high-backed stools
  • Larder style fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wine fridge
  • Additional undercounter fridge
  • Siemens multi function oven, combi/microwave, high tech steam oven and warming drawer
  • Built in bean to cup coffee centre with one touch function for latte machiato and cappucino
  • Boiling water and filtered water taps
  • Additional kitchenette with: dishwasher, additional under counter freezer
  • Separate utility and drying room with washing machine and tumble dryer, hanging clothes airer


Bedrooms5: 2 Superking, 2 King, 1 Zip N Lock

  • Ground floor bedroom: super king bed with garden and sea views, 2 bedside tables, built in wardrobe and storage, garden access, large futon sofa/double bed small 2 seater sofa, ensuite
  • First floor Master bedroom: super king bed perfectly placed to enjoy the uninterrupted sea views, stylish fitted storage with sliding door wardrobes, pretty chest of drawers, 2 bedside shelves, occasional chair, ensuite
  • Bedroom 3: lovely super king bed with headland views, large wardrobe with hanging and shelf space, 2 bed side tables, dressing table with mirror, rocking chair for appreciating the views, 2 seater sofa bed, ensuite
  • Bedroom 4: Zip/lock king bedded room (can be set as a twin if preffered) to the rear of the house, hanging hat rack, chest of drawers, bright storage unit, 2 bed side tables
  • Bedroom 5: king bedded room to rear of the house, occasional chair, chest, 2 bedside tables, wardrobe

Bathrooms4: 3 En-Suite, 1 Standard

  • Ground floor bedroom: boutique style ensuite bathroom beautifully tiled with luxury in mind. Large rain shower, toilet, modern wash hand basin with under drawers, heated towel rail
  • First floor Master bedroom: indulgent 'his and hers' double rain shower wet room with glass screen, deep double ended bath in the window, wash hand basin and under drawers, toilet, heated towel rail, dressing area
  • Bedroom 3: ensuite wet room rain shower, toilet and wash hand basin unit with drawers
  • Bedrooms 4 & 5: these rooms share a beautiful family bathroom with deep double ended granite set bath, large rain shower, wash hand basin unit and toilet
  • A further large wet room on the ground floor has tiled rain shower with body jets (perfect for post surf), heated towel rail, wash hand basin and toilet

Other Features

  • Cornish Cribs - What's included
  • Baby Friendly - What's included 
  • Tanzarra permits 2 dogs to stay, a pet supplement of £50 is applicable and house rules apply. There is a large boot room/utility area where dogs can be left to dry off after the beach etc!
  • Highly efficient home with many eco credentials: timber frame, triple glazed windows, underfloor heating and a unique air filtration system creates a high level of comfort for guests.
  • Bright children’s room complete with a variety of toys, puzzles, sit ons, soft flooring, play tents. Also with additional Sky TV/DVD player and beanbags, perfect for older children. 
  • Additional housekeeping service available upon request (at a supplementary charge)
  • Laundry room with two machines, iron ironing board, drying racks, heated towel rail plus an additional oversized tumble dryer perfect for larger parties.
  • Wifi
  • Ample outdoor seating and dining furniture
  • Under floor heating throughout
  • Secure indoor surfboard storage and large boot room area with hooks for all your holiday kit
  • Parking enough for 6 cars comfortably
  • First floor access from the parking area and grand lobby
  • Board games jigsaw puzzles, some body boards and beach goods
  • Kindling, logs and fire lighters will be provided for guests staying in the cooler months between September 30th and April 1st
  • Luxury linen and bath towels provided
  • Complimentary welcome hamper provided
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Hammocks and blankets for lazy days
  • Highchair 



  • One small step to lower front door
  • Level decking and lawned area
  • Please note and as detailed in the gallery of images, Tanzarra has access to the cliff edge and children should be supervised at all times.
  • There is one internal flight of stairs

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