WELCOME TO LITTLE GWENDREATH
Little Gwendreath Holiday Cottages is a collection of four, two-bedroom cottages based on Cornwall's beautiful Lizard Peninsula. Our location is remote enough to be peaceful, but close enough to Cornwall's larger attractions to be a great base for trips out. Largely unspoilt, people come to the Lizard to see its dramatic scenery, sandy beaches and rugged natural landscapes. The Guardian recently described it as 'almost impossibly pretty'.
To the east of our site is a small stream and path that leads down to the beach at Kennack Sands which is divided into two beaches by Carn Kennack (a small hill). There are two cafés next to the beach and you can also learn to surf at Kennack Sands Surf School. The east beach is dog friendly all year round.
The area surrounding Little Gwendreath is a national nature reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, complete with rare wildlife species and spectacular scenery. On clear nights the Milky Way can be seen. There are many rewarding walks near us, not least the South West Coast Path which passes by Kennack Sands.
Our cottages are quiet, cosy and offer authentic Cornish holidays with nature at the heart. We are very conscious that everything we do has an impact and we want to tread as lightly as we can. We are passionate about reducing our footprint and inspiring our guests to minimise the impact of their stay. We try to show that ‘going green’ does not mean compromise and guests can rest assured that just by staying at Little Gwendreath, they are helping protect the environment they are here to enjoy.
CLOSE TO BEACHES
SEE & DO
THE BEST BEACHES
Here at Little Gwendreath we are lucky to be close to some of Cornwall’s finest beaches. From long stretches of golden sands to hidden, pebbly coves, there is something for everyone – whether you are a rock pooler, a sandcastle builder, a swimmer, a surfer or simply a sunbather!
Whether you are looking for a coastal caper or a woodland wander there are many walks to choose from, both from the door of your cottage and further afield. Walking in this area of Cornwall can be enjoyed all year round, with the change in seasons bringing new vistas at every turn of the path.
There is nothing quite like sipping on a pint of local ale in one of Cornwall's cosy pubs or enjoying a lunch of locally caught fish on the terrace, soaking up the sun. From traditional inns to more modern watering holes, we have chosen a few of our favourites that are well worth a visit during your stay.
With its excellent array of attractions, Cornwall offers something for all the family, both undercover and outdoors. Whether you fancy a stroll around a gorgeous garden, want to take in some wildlife watching or to explore some of Cornwall's history, you'll be spoilt for choice.
Cornwall is really just one huge adventure playground just waiting to be explored! From land-based activities to ocean-fuelled adventures there are activities available for all. So, if you've always wanted to learn to surf, this is your chance! If you want to feel the wind in your sails, then jump aboard.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Cornwall is fast-becoming one of the country's best foodie destinations.
Locally sourced ingredients are used to create delicious produce and dishes across the Duchy. Enjoy tasty treats such as tasty local ice-cream, homemade cakes, light lunches and delicious dinners.
OUR COTTAGE GALLERY
FINDING LITTLE GWENDREATH
Sat-nav sometimes doesn't work for the last stretch to Little Gwendreath so follow these directions from Helston:
From Helston take the A3083 Lizard road past RNAS Culdrose and then turn left onto B3293 sign posted St Keverne.
Follow the road for 4 miles passing Goonhilly Satellite Station and then turn right at the next crossroads sign posted Kennack Sands.
Continue for 1½ miles to the first turning on the left sign posted Gwendreath and we are at the end of the lane.
TAKE A TOUR OF THE LIZARD PENINSULA