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Gwyndra Retreat

St Austell, Cornwall (Ref. 959666)

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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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46 Customer Review(s)

  • “We had an extremely lovely week.”

    The bungalow was as listed and Jackie and Jim were brilliant. We would definitely recommend this to anyone and look forward to going back next year.

    The bungalow was as listed and Jackie and Jim were brilliant. We would definitely recommend this to anyone and look forward to going back next year.

    - Mrs Gibbs, September 2021

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, just a mile or two from the south coast, is famous as the historic centre of the china clay mining industry. Today, its many beaches and its sub-tropical gardens provide plenty to see and do. The wonderful Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project are perfect for a family day out, and a little further afield Caerhays Castle provides a stunning backdrop to Porthluny Cove. On the edge of town, St Austell Brewery offers tours of the Victorian brewing equipment and a chance to sample the local beer, and for those looking for surf and sand, St Austell Bay has several beaches to choose from - Porthpean, Carlyon Bay, Pentewan, Polkerris - the last offering a variety of water-sports. As well as a small shingle beach, Charlestown, a pretty, historic port, often has wooden sailing ships in the harbour, and is popular as a film location. A little further afield are Fowey and its beautiful estuary to the east and the fishing port of Mevagissey to the west. With lots to do and something to keep the whole family entertained, St Austell is a great year-round destination.

Note: There are two steps leading to the garden