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Gwyndra Retreat

St Austell, Cornwall (Ref. 959666)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months

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25 Customer Review(s)

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    - Mr Coppin, May 2019

The property

Within two miles of sandy beaches on the glorious Cornish Riviera coastline to enjoy, Gwyndra Retreat is an excellent holiday bolthole for families and couples seeking a homely holiday haven with attractions all around.

In the heart of St Austell, with all the facilities, shops and train station within walking distance, Gwyndra Retreat makes a great base to discover an array of golden beaches.

Porthpean Beach is closest, near the historic village of Charlestown with picturesque harbour and Tall Ships.

Pentewan Beach is popular with swimmers and water sport enthusiasts, and the quaint harbour and attractive lanes speckled with galleries, eateries and traditional inns in Mevagissey is on the doorstep.

Polkerris and Par Beach have rock pools for exploration and beautiful Fowey is a 20 minute drive away - a simply stunning resort.

Quirky boutiques and gift shops, art galleries, restaurants and pubs dot the charismatic lanes around the quayside.

Away from the beach-life there is much to discover.

The Eden Project, with bio-domes of subtropical flora from all over the world and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are both within 15 minutes reach by car.

Cycle the Cornish Way trail, tee off at the Carlyon Bay Golf Club or hop aboard the ferry from Fowey to Polruan, and enjoy spectacular views rambling over the cliff tops towards Polperro along the West Coastal Footpath.

The cathedral city of Truro boasts cobbled streets with retail outlets, cinema and theatre within easy reach.

Gwyndra Retreat is superbly presented and comfortable with a stylish interior.

Nestled behind the owners small B&B, it has a pretty suntrap courtyard garden.

Enjoy alfresco dining of cream tea nibbles, pasties or barbecue magic in the Cornish air.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Living and dining area, kitchen and conservatory.


  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Power inc, in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Courtyard garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

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About the location


Pentewan 4 miles; Charlestown 1.5 miles; Truro 15 miles.

Porthpean is a stretch of coastline between Charlestown and Black Head. Porthpean beach is ideal for families, windsurfers, swimmers, kayaking and sailors with an an easy walk into Charlestown along the coastal path. The harbour offers two small sand and shingle beaches and you will see why it is a popular filming location and is a key setting for the filming of BBC’s series Poldark. You can explore this beautiful region easily as you are 1.5 miles from A390 a fantastic base for your Cornish adventure and creating your holiday memories – enjoying walking amongst the most beautiful scenery in the world on the Cornish footpaths, visiting the quaint and picturesque Cornish villages meandering through the streets visiting art galleries, bars, restaurants. The adventurous enter the playing field of Watergate bay where you can experience wave ski, kitesurfing, kite buggying, surfing. Water sport enthusiasts on your “doorstep” you can sail, kayak, snorkel, deep sea diving.
Secluded, private, tranquil location boasting inspirational sea views with a secret garden feel.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Christmas
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