A contemporary beach house set in a small group of individual, privately owned holiday homes, and just footsteps from one of Cornwall’s best beaches. The retreat sleeps eight and has a comfy open-plan kitchen and living area. Rockpools provides you with the space to kick back and relax, or can be the launch-pad for an activity-packed holiday.

Rockpools Beach Chalet is a self catering home-from-home by the sea — set in a small group of individual, privately owned beach chalets and just footsteps from Cornwall’s best beach (not just our opinion!). Rockpools can provide you with the space to kick back and relax, or can be the launch-pad for an activity-packed holiday. Whichever you choose, you’ll have an inspiring place to stay with all the comforts you need on that well-earned holiday.

Rockpools beach chalet sleeps eight in four bedrooms and has a lovely big open-plan living area – ideal for family living or groups of friends. You’ll have a private, enclosed decked patio behind, with far-reaching views over farmland and another sunny deck to the front… from which you can meander in moments straight to the sand-dunes or to the stunning expanse of Gwithian beach, with its miles (yes miles) of sand, lifeguarded surf-spots, and as the chalet’s name implies, its myriad delightful salty rockpools…

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Pull back the sun doors, step into Rockpools Beach Chalet and you enter a space designed to relax in. The living, dining and kitchen areas have been combined to create a happy family-and-friends space. You’ll find a large flat screened TV for lazy evenings and an elegant wood burner for cosy ones. Rustle up some holiday-fodder in the well equipped kitchen with two ovens, a convection hob and granite worktops, and serve up on the big pine dining table. The sense of space is followed through to the decking front and back, where you can enjoy alfresco breakfasts bathed in the morning sun at the back, and apres-surf (or apres- anything you like) in the afternoon and evening sun at the front.

Also downstairs is a lovely double room, a compact bunk-room and a sparkling white family bathroom, with bath and generous shower… plus a handy indoor box-room. Up the stairs you’ll find the very spacious master bedroom, which has sea-views from the front over traditional chalets taking in Godrevy lighthouse to the right, and St Ives and Carbis Bay to the left. From the back you can see over fields – the very top of Gwithian church tower peeping over the crops in the distance. Upstairs you’ll find and a further bunk-room, and a very nice second bathroom with shower.

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Outside Rockpools

The rear decked area is private, secure and well equipped. You’ll find a chunky picnic table, and big chairs that invite you to linger… plus a big built-in barbecue… but the pièce de résistance is a warm outdoor shower, perfect for when you’ve stayed in the sea a little too long. Which you do.

Outside there is a utility building where you can hang wetsuits and store spare bags and suitcases, and where you’ll find a second fridge freezer and washing machine. Please note there is no dishwasher at Rockpools.

The front deck is west-facing, so an ideal spot as the sun settles… it fronts onto your grassy  parking/amenity area. Rockpools is one of a group of a dozen dwellings that share a private drive in this quiet group of chalets, all of the chalets are different and privately owned.

Things we love…

Rockpools is the perfect holiday cottage in the perfect location, for beach-lovers, surf-lovers, and panoramic-sea-scape lovers. If you love Cornwall, you’ll love unspoilt beaches and wide open spaces. Gwithian Towans offers both, in beach-spadefuls. ‘Towans’ simply means sand dunes in Kernewek (the ancient language of Cornwall) and the clue is in the name. You can walk on sand literally for miles along the seashore, seal or dolphin spotting… and back again through waves of marram-grassed dunes. At the heart of it all is this unique collection of beach chalets. Originally built in the early and mid 20th century, the chalets are unique. Over the years, many have been extended or modified into comfortable retreats and boltholes, and Rockpools is one of the very best, designed for a beachy and relaxed lifestyle, and happy holiday memories.

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Retreat Features

  • Classic modern beach chalet
  • Free WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Less than 5 minutes' stroll to the golden sands of Gwithian
  • Barbecues and decking perfect for al fresco dining
  • A short walk to local cafés and restaurants
Large master double bedroom
Second downstairs double bedroom
Two bunk-rooms
All bed linen provided
Two sofas
Music centre
40” SMART TV and DVD player
DVD collection and rainy-day games
Superfast fibre broadband
Large well-equipped kitchen
Electric oven and convection hob
Dining table for eight
Tea towels provided
Family bathroom with roll-top bath
En-suite with shower
Bathroom towels provided
Private decked area (not ‘dog secure’)
Big built-in barbecue
Second mobile barbecue
Al fresco dining area
Warm outdoor shower
Utility and drying room
Central heating
Contemporary wood burner
Green tariff electricity
Electricity at Rockpools is from renewable sources
Stairgates, travel cot (no linen) and high chair on request
Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome
£35 charge per dog
Sorry no other pets permitted
Parking for two cars
Friday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
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The perfect Chalet!
Lovely stay at Rockpools, it is a perfect chalet with all of the amenities we could wish for, both in and out of the property! Thank you for a beautifully presented Chalet! The location to the beach is perfect and hearing the sea from our bedroom was so therapeutic and peaceful. Kindest regards to all and Thank you!
The Gibbons and Watson Families, Cheshire — August 2019