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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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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Durden

    “The accommodation was first class - both for cleanliness and especially for comfort.”

    We are both in our seventies and the degree of comfort in the beds and in the lounge ( recliner suite) is important to us.

    We are both in our seventies and the degree of comfort in the beds and in the lounge ( recliner suite) is important to us. The conservatory is a warm space to sit and eat to vary ones surroundings. The courtyard garden was also a pleasure to sit out in, surrounded by green foliage.

    - Mrs Durden, August 2020

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.

About the location


Charlestown 2 miles; Carlyon Bay 3 miles; Mevagissey 6 miles; Fowey 8 miles.

The old market town of St. Austell lies just a few miles from the south coast, and is famous for its China Clay mining history. Today, home to numerous beaches and sub tropical gardens, it is a popular place for tourists, and families, with plenty to see and do. Get back to nature with the wonderful Lost Gardens of Heligan and the ever-popular Eden Project, perfect for a family day out, or discover the delights of Caerhays Castle and Garden, flourishing in the maritime climate. Home to the St. Austell Brewery, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind, while sampling the delights of the local beer, after a tour of the Victorian brewery, and for those who love the surf and sand, St. Austell has plenty of both to choose from. Visit the beautiful sandy beach at Porthpean, or spend time at Carlyon Bay with its ever-popular shingle beach, a favourite for sun worshippers, but if you prefer a dip in the water, Polkerris is the place for you. Situated in a safe cove, it is renowned for variety of watersports. Whether it’s sailing, windsurfing or swimming you're looking for, Polkerris Beach has it all. Charlestown is a pretty, historical port just two miles away, famous for its collection of tall ships riding at anchor in the harbour, and is well worthy of a visit whilst staying in St. Austell. A short drive will take you to fashionable Fowey or the fishing port of Mevagissey, and with lots to do, and something to keep the whole family entertained, St. Austell is a great year round location.

Note: There are two steps leading to the garden

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