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Adjoined luxury beach houses, Gwithian, Cornwall

Dune House & Lodge

Spacious homes with exceptional views of beautiful Gwithian beach

sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms (+ 2 cots) Friday arrival Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome
The Retreat

Dune House & Lodge are set in an iconic location that commands panoramic views over the dunes to St Ives and Godrevy lighthouse. Both properties cleverly connect by an inside link building, a spacious driveway and garden gate, meaning they can be rented together sleeping 12 in comfort and style. These buildings have been appointed to the highest standards to create a unique and memorable holiday experience.

Dune House & Lodge are positioned to overlook miles of wild sand dunes. With no immediate neighbouring properties, these are very unique and special properties for Gwithian. These properties can also be let separately under Dune House and Dune Lodge.

Dune House

Dune House has been built with exceptional detailing using sympathetic local materials. Imaginative layout, clever use of architectural glazing and individual first-floor balconies provide privacy and generous outdoor space on all sides (a rare feature in Gwithian). With ample parking as well, this is probably the most unique and exclusive accommodation choice in the area.

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The ground floor is laid out around a large and luxurious open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. Large patio doors open onto generous west-facing lawned gardens, making this an ideal space for relaxed family coastal living. For the colder months, this floor has underfloor heating and a wood burner to warm you and your party. There is also a large snug or games room, and a purpose-built indoor après-surf changing room with two showers and space for drying wetsuits.

Dune Lodge

The open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas are located on the second floor, which really makes the most of the spectacular views over the bay and surrounding countryside. They even have access to a sheltered balcony area via sliding doors. Down the beautiful oak stairs are a king-sized double master bedroom with en suite and a twin (which is zip-and-link so can be converted into a king-sized bed if you prefer), along with a separate family bathroom.

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Entering the property you will want to head straight for the first floor, up a beautifully detailed oak staircase. Here you will find one spacious open area with a dramatic vaulted ceiling, beautifully designed to take advantage of views west over the bay to St Ives, and east over farmland to the pretty village of Gwithian and the rolling Cornish hills beyond.

The large, luxury kitchen and dining area for six (allowing for dining guests), and comfortable lounge area are all here. You have a beautiful contemporary Morsø wood burner for winter nights, a large Smart TV, and a dramatic glazed doors sliding open to give access to your private balcony which has rattan seating for two — ideal for enjoying a tipple of choice whilst watching the sun set over the sea’s horizon.

Downstairs are two comfortable and snug bedrooms. The master has a king-sized bed and adjoining en suite shower room. Next to this is a twin bedroom with two single beds that can be zip-and-linked together to make a second super-king sized bed if you prefer this option. A luxury family bathroom completes the accommodation, with beautiful stone tiling, Villeroy and Boch fittings, and a waterfall shower over the bath.

Outside Dune House & Lodge 

In Dune House, there’s plenty of space in this large, south and west facing, enclosed garden with lawn and feature trees. There is also a barbecue available to guests, perfect for alfresco feasts. Dune Lodge also has large, lawned garden, furniture and barbeque for al fresco dining. Both properties have large sheds that provide safe storage for any beach essentials such as body/surfboards and windbreaks.

You will be able to walk to the huge beach at Gwithian in around five minutes via meandering pathways through the sand dunes. Choose between heading for the popular main beach with its café, equipment hire, and seasonal lifeguards— or the vast expanses of sand between Gwithian and Hayle, where you can enjoy as much space as you could wish for. The coastal path leads off in both directions and you can stroll as far or as near as you like. Wildlife is abundant here, so be on the lookout for seals, a myriad of sea-birds and sometimes dolphins…

Flexible accommodation
Dune House and Lodge offers flexible accommodation, ideal for hosting multi-generational groups or friendship families sharing, across two architecturally designed properties.

Retreat Features

  • Show-stopping balcony views of St Ives Bay
  • Luxury accommodation for up to 12
  • Ample parking and garden space
  • Feature log-burners and smart TVs
  • Two large, well equipped kitchens
  • Three ensuite king-sized bedrooms
In the house:
Principal bedroom: super king bed with ensuite
Bedroom two: super king bed with ensuite
Bedroom three:twin beds (can be made into a super king upon request)
Bedroom four: twin beds (can be made into a super king upon request)
In the lodge:
Principal bedroom: king bed with en suite
Bedroom two: twin beds (can be made into a super king upon request)
All bed linen and bath towels provided
Two L-shaped sofas sitting six in comfort
Three SMART, 4K, Ultra HD TV
Two feature log burners
Unlimited WiFi
Dune House also has an additional snug with large SMART TV
Two well-equipped kitchens
Three Neff electric ovens & induction hobs
Two sinks with draining rack
Two dishwashers
Two fridges
Two freezers
Two microwaves
Two wine coolers
1 dining table seating six
1 dining table seating twelve
Tea towels provided
Two family bathrooms with WC, large basin and waterfall shower over bath
Three ensuite bathrooms with WC, large basin and waterfall shower over bath
Bathroom towels provided
A large après surf shower room with generous space for drying wetsuits and outdoor clothes
Internal steps without handrail
Stairs to second floor
Access to bedroom via stairs
Not suitable for wheelchairs
Please contact us for more accessibility information
Two large gardens laid to lawn with feature trees adjoined with garden gate
5 minute walk to beach over sand dunes
Outdoor surf shower
Two large storage sheds for beach equipment
Close proximity to South West Coast Path
Underfloor heating downstairs
Radiators and log burners
Travel cot (no linen) and high chair on request
Sorry, a stairgate is only available for Dune Lodge
Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
Please note that the garden is not dog secure
Six private parking spaces
Friday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
Dune Lodge & House is available in June, July, August and September as well as Easter and Christmas week.


The beaches of Godrevy and Gwithian Towans are tucked away treasures on the North coast of Cornwall, backed by picturesque sand dunes that run alongside them. These unspoilt, golden beaches stretch along the easterly side of St Ives Bay, and as west facing beaches they bask in the summer sun all day long. With several surf schools lining the beach, Gwithian is a surfing mecca and is an area perfect for those wanting to try surfing for the first time or polish up their skill!

Travel times

  • Dune House & Lodge is about 12 miles from the nearest mainline station at Camborne. Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK.
  • Dune House & Lodge is situated in Gwithian Towans on Cornwall’s North Coast, just five minutes north east of Hayle on the B3301. Driving time from London is around five hours in normal traffic, while Exeter is around two hours away. We’ll send you detailed route information before your departure.

Things we love

  • A 5-minute stroll to Gwithian beach
  • Cafes in walking distance for breakfast and lunch
  • Breathtaking views from the balcony
  • Not overlooked at all - plenty of privacy
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Availability & Pricing
To enquire about Dune House and Lodge together, please contact us using the form below or call 01326 567838.