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Large luxury holiday home, Gwithian, Cornwall

Dune House

Luxury holiday home within a stone's throw of Gwithian Beach

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (+cot) Friday arrival Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome Short breaks available
The Retreat

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.

Short breaks are available on selected dates from September – April (Friday or Monday arrivals only, 3 night minimum) If your desired dates are not bookable online, or you wish to book a stay for more than seven nights please contact the team here.

Low occupancy discounts available on selected dates when 2 bedrooms or less will be occupied. Please contact the team here for more information. 

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 cafés, such as Sunset Surf. 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.

Truly wonderful
Fantastic house and fantastic weather — what more could we want? The position of Dune House is truly wonderful and situated on one of the best beaches in the world. We've been privileged to watch beautiful sunrises and beautiful sunsets. The house provides everything necessary for a magical holiday. We've been coming to Cornwall for over 25 years but sharing Dune House with our grown-up family has been very special indeed – we even let them have the best bedrooms! We hope to return.
The Michaels — June 2023

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
Principal bedroom: super king bed with ensuite
Bedroom two: super king bed with en suite
Bedroom three: twin beds (can be made into super king upon request)
Bedroom four: twin beds (can be made into super king upon request)
All bed linen and bath towels 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
Nespresso machine
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
Friday standard changeover
Short breaks available, Nov - March. Changeover days are Monday and Friday.
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
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
Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome
Please note that the garden is not dog secure
When Dune House is booked in conjunction with Dune Lodge, a maximum of two dogs are permitted

3 private parking spaces
Internal steps without handrail
Stairs to second floor
Access to bedroom via stairs
Not suitable for wheelchairs
Please contact us for more accessibility information


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!

Balcony view from Dune House
Balcony view from Dune House

Travel times

  • Dune House is about 12 miles from the nearest mainline station at Camborne. Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK.
  • Dune House 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
Guests Say
  • Truly wonderful

    Fantastic house and fantastic weather — what more could we want? The position of Dune House is truly wonderful and situated on one of the best beaches in the world. We've been privileged to watch beautiful sunrises and beautiful sunsets. The house provides everything necessary for a magical holiday. We've been coming to Cornwall for over 25 years but sharing Dune House with our grown-up family has been very special indeed – we even let them have the best bedrooms! We hope to return.

    The Michaels — June 2023
  • Our third time

    Our third time in Dune House — and a week of sun! We love this house — it's so restful, and a wonderful retreat from the buzz of the beach and St Ives. We loved following the markers along the dunes, all the way to St Ives Bay camping for an ice cream which the little people in our group loved. Thank you for another wonderful week — we hope to be back the same time next year.

    The Harrison-Edwards — June 2023
  • Every bit as fantastic as being here in the summer

    Thank you again for the most amazing stay at Dune House! Winter break was every bit as fantastic as being here in the summer. Your wonderful home was the very best base to surf, walk and eat! Thank you so much.

    James & family — January 2023
  • Lovely family zone

    Lovely, many thanks again — lovely family zone to relax and chill! Bring on New Year 2022/23.

    Danish — December 2022
  • Fabulous house

    The perfect getaway and total escape. Loved every minute and made all the more special staying in such a fabulous house.

    Bex & Jamie — December 2022
  • Wonderful

    Thank you (as always) for a wonderful few days here — long walks, pub meals, surfing...who could ask for more?!

    Sue — September 2022
  • Beautiful house!

    Thank you for such an amazing stay in such a beautiful house! We loved everything about it and can't wait to come back!

    The Smiths — August 2022
  • Excellent!

    Dune House has once again been excellent! Looking forward to coming back here again.

    The Brannigans — July 2022
  • Wonderful

    Another wonderful and relaxing stay. We look forward to returning.

    The Mallinson-Richards — July 2022
  • Fabulous house

    Thank you for a truly wonderful stay! Here with the family for a few days break away from the daily grind! Fabulous house, views and all round location. Feel fully rested and rejuvenated!

    The Bayleys — June 2022
  • Such a high level of standard

    Beautiful house, gorgeous location! Here for my birthday and absolutely loved it. The house is such a high level of standard, wonderfully done out! I have definite house envy. Am so sorry to leave but will definitely be back!

    Francesca — May 2022
  • Wow!

    Wow! We certainly made the most of this lovely place. Thanks for having us, we, the children and their partner's celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in style and loved it — see you soon.

    The Smiths — March 2022
  • Super equipped house

    What an absolute joy to stay in such a beautiful area in an amazing and super equipped house. Thank you for your hospitality.

    The Bonds — March 2022
  • Beautiful stay

    Beautiful stay for a 60th birthday! Not even the storm stopped us from getting on the beach. Perfect place to shelter from the hail and 50mph winds! We've also ended up purchasing a coffee machine because we enjoyed it that much. Such a well equipped property. Can't wait to visit again.

    The Cobleys — February 2022
  • Idyllic location

    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
  • Amazing

    A magical week in an amazing house. There isn't a better spot in Cornwall!

    The Richards family — July 2021
  • Relaxing

    Our second year at Dune House has been as relaxing as our first and we are looking forward to returning again in 2022. We can't get enough of the beautiful views, the endless beaches and Dune House itself! See you next year.

    The Powells — June 2021
  • Beautiful home

    Thank you for a wonderful week in this beautiful home! We will miss waking up to these views, and the twinkling lights of St Ives in the evenings...plus of course the beach! Hope to be back next year.

    The Harrison-Edwards — May 2021
  • Glorious

    We have had a wonderful week in this glorious house and are looking forward to our return next year already.

    The Powell family — September 2020
  • A wonderful week

    A wonderful week in Gwithian, the house is just perfect and everything you could possibly need! Loved the coastal walks and to see the seals! Thank you and we will return.

    The Morgans & Farrages — August 2020
  • A magical place

    Absolutely fantastic house! We have been coming to this area for 30 years, Gwithian is a very special place! The weather has been brilliant, lots of surfing and body boarding and trips to St Ives. Still a magical place. We will definitely be back.

    The Hemburys — July 2020
  • Perfect!

    Perfect week away in a perfect house in a perfect location. Long walks on the beach, delicious home cooked food and a wonderful time away with the family. Thank you so much and huge congratulations on building such an awesome house!

    Sue & Dave — February 2020
  • Impeccably clean

    Thank you for a wonderful stay at Dune House — such a beautiful setting, impeccably clean, beautifully finished and luxurious — and just short walk through the dunes to the best surfing spots. The downstairs shower/wet room meant no sand in the house too! Spectacular view in all directions and the beds were super comfy. We loved everything about our stay and will be back again very soon!

    Kate & Simon — January 2020
  • The house is superbly spacious

    What a fantastic New Year's stay in Dune House! We loved the wet room with easy access from outside, a warm floor and wetsuit drying racks. Perfect after a long day in the surf. The house is superbly spacious and has a sociable open plan feel downstairs. Upstairs, the rooms are luxurious and we loved the wonderfully comfortable beds. All rooms offer stunning views of the sea and surrounding area.

    Justin — New Year's 2020
  • The perfect family house

    A fantastic week’s holiday surfing and enjoying the beautiful area of Gwithian, whilst staying in the perfect family house. Dune House really is amazing, close to the beach but away from the crowds, views out to the lighthouse, it has it all. As a family we loved the modern open plan living area where we could all chill out. Upstairs there’s plenty of space and the bedrooms are beautifully comfortable. It’s a house that has been thought through and just works, who wants more than to pick up your surfboard in the garden, go surfing and then watch the sunset from the house! We will be back.

    The Dunn family — December 2019
  • The location is perfect

    The house had been done to a very high standard with a beautiful kitchen, huge lounge, separate TV room, super comfy beds, beautiful bathrooms and even an outside shower, ideal for coming straight off the beach in your wetsuits. The location is perfect. You walk from the back garden down to the beach which takes about three minutes. I couldn’t recommend it more highly and can’t wait for a return visit.

    Will, Karie & Frankie — December 2019
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