With a large decked area looking out over St Ives Bay, this chalet-style beach house sleeps five. It’s set in a small group of individual, privately owned holiday homes and is well equipped for a coastal living. Sauveterre Anglais is a very short stroll from Gwithian’s stunning beach, wild sand dunes and the Cornish coast path.

Sauveterre Anglais sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms. It sits in one of the larger plots at Gwithian Towans, on the edge of a quiet group of individual, privately owned, traditional chalets. It has generous decking looking out over St Ives Bay and is set amidst miles of wild sand dunes, nature reserves and cliff-tops. It’s a three-minute stroll away from miles of golden sand and rockpools – one of the best beaches you’ll find anywhere, in Cornwall or beyond. So if you are looking for a spring escape, a summer beach holiday, an autumn surf trip, or a cosy winter bolt-hole, Sauveterre Anglais is the place for you.

Inside dog-friendly beach house Gwithian - Sauveterre Anglais by Forever Cornwall

All accommodation at Sauveterre Anglais is on one ground-floor level. Step in through the porch and you will find yourself in a well-appointed open-plan kitchen and living area – which connects through sliding glazed doors and down two steps to a conservatory for dining. All other rooms are connected to this central space, giving an intimate and friendly feel to the chalet, and ensuring a light, spacious and airy atmosphere.

The kitchen has plenty of space to indulge your inner chef and is well equipped with granite worktops and plenty of appliances, including dishwasher, induction hob and two fridges. In the living area you’ll find two comfy sofas, a smart TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, plus a DVD player and sound system – and beyond in the conservatory additional space to dine, relax, read, play or just kick back. There are two bedrooms at Sauveterre Anglais – the master bedroom has an en-suite with shower, a king-sized bed with glorious sea-views through French doors that open straight out onto the decking where there is a luxury outdoor sofa to enjoy the view. The second bedroom sleeps three, with a double and a single bed.

In the bathroom you’ll find an attractive slipper bath with hand shower head. There is also a handy utility room with washing machine and laundry things, and where the central heating boiler is.

Interior of dog-friendly beach house Gwithian - Sauveterre Anglais by Forever Cornwall


The decking at Sauveterre Anglais is the envy of most of its neighbours! You have lots of space to the front of the chalet – equipped with barbecue of course (from March to October) and an outdoor dining area so you can enjoy long-and-lazy meals watching the sun set over St Ives on the other side of the bay. You even have a small shed with beach toys and gear, windbreaks, fishing nets and belly boards for you to borrow during your stay. Behind the chalet you have easy parking for two cars, right by your back door.

There are about a dozen chalets in this privately-managed location, most are traditional, and either beautifully restored or sensitively adapted. All are privately owned and set within their own boundaries and all are accessed via a private driveway which leads to the wild cliff-top area, and to the beach beyond. There are just three rows of chalets at this point and Sauveterre Anglais is in the middle row but benefits from virtually uninterrupted views to the St Ives Bay and to Godrevy lighthouse with a sideways glance.

…about the name: The owners have spent many happy years visiting the beautiful Sauveterre beach on France’s stunning Vendee coast and dreamed of owning a perfect beach house there – until they discovered Gwithian! Now they have the perfect beach chalet closer to home and have made it available for you. Its easy atmosphere encourages you to relax and spend time on the decking, in the conservatory or just lounging. But it’s the location, location, location that makes Sauveterre Anglais really special.

…about the beach: You can be on the beach in five minutes – so pop down to check the surf when you awake, spend all day on the sands with the comfort of the friendly life-guards at hand, have a beach-barbecue later as the sun slowly sets… or even go for a moon-lit paddle. At low tide in summer there is a vast expanse of sand and rock-pools. In the autumn the new swells roll in from the Atlantic and surfers and kite-surfers head into the area…

…about things to do: Do nothing at all, or do everything! You can learn to surf, take a short walk to see the seals, a longer walk for miles along the coast path. Venture to the other side of the bay, to the friendly hustle and bustle of St Ives for the Tate, shopping or fine dining. Pop to the local farm shop or into Hayle for provisions, a great pasty or home-made ice cream. It will all soon feel like home, and many of our guests have returned to Gwithian again and again, bringing friends, children, and children’s children.

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Retreat Features

  • Private parking
  • Private decking area for al fresco dining
  • BBQ provided, plus plenty of beach gear
  • Just a five minute amble to the beach
  • Impressive sea views from master bedroom
  • Free WiFi
Double king sized bedroom (en suite)
Triple bedroom with double and single beds
All bed linen provided
Two sofas
40” SMART TV + DVD with selection of DVDs
Music player
Books and rainy-day games
Free Superfast wireless broadband
Large, well equipped kitchen
Induction hob and electric fan oven
Large fridge with ice box, table top freezer in utility room
Dishwasher, microwave, etc
Washing machine
Bean-to-jug coffee machine
Conservatory dining area
Tea towels provided
Family bathroom with roll-top bath
En-suite with shower
Bathroom towels provided
Large area of decking with sea views
Large outdoor corner seating
Al fresco dining area and BBQ
Barbecue (March-Oct)
Four sun loungers
Storage shed with beach toys/equipment
Windbreak, fishing nets and belly boards
Oil fired central heating
Travel cot (no linen) on request
High seat to go on dining chair
Up to two small well behaved dogs welcome
Charged at £35 per week or part-week
Parking for two cars
Friday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
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Oh so comfortable
This is a very special place created with love and with all the little extras making it such a treat! Sauveterre Anglais has a very tranquil feel, making you feel content and relaxed from the moment you walk in. It certainly is warm and cosy and oh so comfortable. Even storm Barra this past week hasn't deterred us, or the cold weather as we've been warm and cosy here - just wonderful. Thank you to everyone concerned making this gorgeous beach house so welcoming!
Vivienne, Chris & Charlie the Collie — December 2021