This luxury holiday home is set in an iconic location and commands views over Gwithian’s dunes to St Ives and Godrevy Lighthouse. Dune House sleeps 8 in comfort and style, and can be also be rented in conjunction with adjoining Dune Lodge together offering accommodation for up to 12, subject to availability.

Set amid miles of wild grass-covered sand dunes and looking out over St Ives Bay is Dune House. Its a new purpose-built holiday home, created with an active beach lifestyle in mind. 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. Dune House has been built with exceptional detailing using sympathetic local materials.

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Inside Dune House

Stepping inside Dune House you are welcomed into a large and luxurious open-plan living, kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is generously specified with all that you could wish for if you like cooking to entertain, and the dining table can seat a generous 12. Large patio doors slide open connecting the inside space with generous west-facing decking and lawned gardens, making this an ideal setting for relaxed family coastal living. For the cooler months, Dune House has underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs, as well as a stylish contemporary wood burner to keep you toasty. 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.

Upstairs you have four bedrooms. The architect has created two near-identical master bedrooms. Each has a king-sized bed and en-suite shower room with a large walk-in waterfall shower, and the two rooms share a beautiful decked and glazed west-facing balcony. In addition are two twin rooms each having further views of Godrevy Lighthouse or open farmland.

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Outside Dune House

There’s plenty of space in this large, south and west-facing, enclosed garden with lawn and feature trees. A large shed provides safe storage for any beach essentials such as body/surfboards and windbreaks. There is also a barbecue available to guests, perfect for alfresco feasts. You have your own pedestrian garden gate for when you want to wander onto the dunes, or amble to the café. Gwithian beach is only a five-minute stroll over the beautiful sand dunes. Other beaches that are within easy reach are Godrevy Beach, Upton Towans, Mexico beach and Hayle beach — which all connect into a three-mile stretch of sandy heaven.

Gwithian to Upton Towans

Things we love…

Dune House invites you to slide open the patio doors and just live; inside out and outside in. It’s been brilliantly designed by the architects to help you make the most out of time by the sea, and it really works. We love that you can gather a big family together and spread out whilst still feeling connected — making good use of the open-plan space, the snug and different seating options. Light the fabulous Morsø in the evening and share memories with your partner — others can set the LED mood lighting in the snug and stream a movie on the other big screen. In the morning click the electric blinds, slide the bedroom doors open and welcome the day with a latte and a view to the lighthouse. Get in the sea, enjoy some waves, afterwards peel your wetsuit off in the comfort of your warm indoor après-surf shower. Repeat. Perfect!

Renting Dune House & Lodge together.

The two properties can be interconnected and booked together offering flexible accommodation for up to 12 guests, ideal for multi-generational groups or for friendship families sharing. When booked separately each property is private.

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Retreat Features

  • Show-stopping balcony views of St Ives Bay
  • Sleeping up to 8
  • En suite king-sized master bedrooms
  • Ample parking and large landscaped garden
  • Feature log-burner, large lounge and snug
  • Large well-equipped kitchen
Two master bedrooms with superking-sized beds and ensuite bathrooms.
Two twin bedrooms with zip-and-link beds that can be made up as superking-sized beds on request.
All bed linen provided.
L-shaped sofa seating six in comfort plus large armchair
65” SMART, 4K, Ultra HD TV
Morsø feature log burner
Additional snug with large TV (as above)
Unlimited WiFi
Well equipped kitchen
Two Neff electric ovens
90cm induction hob
Sink with draining rack
Full height integrated fridge
Full height integrated freezer
Large wine cooler
Dining table seating twelve
Tea towels provided
Family bathroom with WC, large basin, waterfall shower over bath
Two en suite bathrooms with WC, large basin, and large walk-in waterfall showers
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
Large, south- and west-facing enclosed garden laid to lawn with feature trees
5 minute walk to beach over sand dunes
Large storage shed for beach equipment
Gas barbecue
Close proximity to South West Coast Path
Underfloor heating downstairs
with feature log burner
Radiators upstairs
Travel cot (no linen) and high chair on request
Sorry, a stairgate at this property is not possible due to the bespoke nature of the staircase
Sorry no dogs or other pets.
When Dune House is booked in conjunction with Dune Lodge, dogs will still not be allowed.
3 private parking spaces
Friday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
Dune House is available in June, July, August and September as well as Easter and Christmas week.
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We had a fantastic week here at Dune House - a wonderfully relaxing place to stay in an idyllic location. Weather, beach, dunes, coastal walks - everything has been perfect.
The Tidball Family — August 2021