Gwyndra Retreat

St Austell, Cornwall (Ref. 959666)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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23 Customer Review(s)

  • Reviews

    “We had a very relaxing and happy stay and we're delighted that we chose this holiday home.”

    We received a really generous welcome of Cornish beer,pasties and buns. It was a great base for exploring the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Cornish coast.

    We received a really generous welcome of Cornish beer,pasties and buns. It was a great base for exploring the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Cornish coast.

    - Mrs Quinn, April 2019


  • 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

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.

Just a short drive from the pretty south Cornish coast, St Austell is one of the largest towns in Cornwall. The landscape around St Austell is rich in kaolin (china clay) and this once made the region extremely prosperous. Today, the china clay industry is in decline and tourism has become the mainstay of income for St Austell and its surrounding parishes. St Austell town centre is home to a range of independent and well-known shops, an undercover shopping centre and a Local Produce Market, which takes place every Friday and Saturday. There is also a range of excellent restaurants, cafes and inns – from traditional country pubs to 2 AA rosette fine dining. Just outside St Austell is the iconic Eden Project, as well as the award-winning Lost Gardens of Heligan, Mevagissey, and the Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum. There are some beautiful beaches in this area, too – many with good kayaking conditions – and many miles of coastal footpath to explore. The mainly traffic-free Pentewan Cycle Trail runs from St Austell to Pentewan; here you can enjoy a bite to eat at the village pub or beach burger shack before making your return journey to St Austell. One of St Austell’s main events is the Torchlight Carnival which takes place each November – and of course, the World Pasty Championships, which are held at the Eden Project each March!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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