Sleeps 4 dogs allowed
2.8 miles NE of Hayle
From £18 per person per night
Sleeps 4 people dogs allowed
Shepherd's Hut in Cornwall: Location, location, location! Right by the beach and a pretty Cornish village, this one-of-a-kind shepherd's hut is perfect for either a romantic retreat or a fun family holiday.
Just a short walk from the golden sands of Gwithian Towans (the Cornish word for 'dunes'), this gorgeous shepherd's hut has it all. A luxury getaway from life's hustle and bustle, it is charming, relaxing, and ideal for a couple or even - thanks to its ingenious design - a family of four. Comfort is a priority in this barrel-topped beauty, and its king-sized bed can be accessed from either side, with a unique design feature above - two single bunk-beds with a partition in between for privacy. The open-plan living space has two armchairs, plus beanbags for the smaller guests, with a cosy log-burner that's supplemented by under-floor heating - offering welcoming warmth at any time of the year. The neat little kitchen combines practicality with good looks and, with an electric cooker, fridge, toaster and kettle, has everything you'd need to put together a full English or a hearty supper; it's adjacent to a stylish dining table that, when in place, seats four. And at the far end of the hut there's even a boot-room, as well as a brilliantly designed shower-room - with a flushing loo and plenty of hot and cold running water, and a heated towel rail. Those shepherds never had it so good!
Step out of the double doors that lead from the main living space, and you can enjoy a private, fenced area with its own picnic-table and plenty of room to hang wetsuits and store surfboards, wind breaks and buckets and spades. The pièce de resistance? An outdoor shower, which is just perfect for rinsing off those sandy toes after a hard day enjoying the waves or playing in the sand...
Out and About
Gwithian is one of the prettiest Cornish villages you could ever find, with a welcoming pub that serves great food. The beach itself, perfect for surfing, swimming, riding, kite buggying or simply exploring, is just a short stroll away, with mile after mile of golden sand, rock pools, dramatic cliffs and windswept dunes - it's no surprise that it's been voted one of Britain's best beaches by the Telegraph newspaper. There are also two beach cafés to choose from, with gorgeous views and great vibes. Also nearby is a nature reserve (it's a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) as well as plenty of National Trust walks and, of course, the coastal footpath - this area is truly a walker's paradise. Get those steps in, however, because a trip to Trevaskis Farm is a must - and you won't want to count the calories in their enormous and impressive cakes - though you can also pick your own fruit and vegetables, buy from their home-grown/home-reared market, wander the farm park or eat a meal in the restaurant (Sunday roasts are especially renowned). It's worth mentioning that Sunset Retreat is located just off the main road into Gwithian, opposite a campsite, which can be busy in the peak summer, and also that Parc Place, a cute cottage for six, shares the site - so you could book both places if you needed to accommodate a large group of friends or family.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Wood-burner, TV, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle, king-size double bed (5') and bunk-beds (2'6" recommended for children only). Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.
Availability, reservations and pricing : £502 to £894 per week Powered by Classic Cottages
All prices are £ per week per cottage. Where applicable the prices are inclusive of VAT. The prices are specified for Saturday changeover dates.
For weekly holidays or short breaks beginning on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday the price for the following Saturday applies. For those beginning on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday the price for the previous week applies.
Bed linen and towels are included in the price. In addition, many cottages also include electricity and central heating within the price and this should be taken into consideration when comparing prices. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the Web site.
There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break.
A non-refundable booking fee of £34 is payable per booking.
Seasons Book Now
|Dates 2019||Price Band (£502 to £894 )|
|1 Jan - 16 Feb||: 502|
|16 Feb - 2 Mar||: 521|
|2 Mar - 23 Mar||: 514|
|23 Mar - 6 Apr||: 550|
|6 Apr - 20 Apr||: 575|
|20 Apr - 27 Apr||: 620|
|27 Apr - 4 May||: 603|
|4 May - 11 May||: 592|
|11 May - 25 May||: 612|
|25 May - 15 Jun||: 710|
|15 Jun - 22 Jun||: 735|
|22 Jun - 29 Jun||: 767|
|29 Jun - 6 Jul||: 817|
|6 Jul - 27 Jul||: 876|
|27 Jul - 31 Aug||: 894|
|31 Aug - 7 Sep||: 839|
|7 Sep - 14 Sep||: 808|
|14 Sep - 21 Sep||: 791|
|21 Sep - 28 Sep||: 657|
|28 Sep - 19 Oct||: 651|
|19 Oct - 26 Oct||: 621|
|26 Oct - 2 Nov||: 608|
|2 Nov - 21 Dec||: 554|
|21 Dec - 31 Dec||: 834|
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