Dog Friendly Beach House, Gwithian Towans, Cornwall

Sauveterre Anglais

By the beach at Gwithian Towans, St Ives Bay

Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms (+ cot) Friday arrival Up to two small well behaved dogs welcome
The Retreat

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

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.

Our 6th visit
Thanks once again for another wonderful stay in your lovely holiday home, our 6th visit. The improvements and extra little touches, plus your kind gifts are greatly appreciated. We were lucky enough to have some good weather this year and look forward to returning in 2024.
Chris, Sue, Emma, Terry & Jon — June 2023

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
Principal bedroom: king bed with en suite
Bedroom two: double and twin beds
All bed linen and bath towels 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
One floor property
Steps down into the principle bedroom and conservatory
Not suitable for wheelchairs
Contact us for more information
Large area of decking with sea views
Large outdoor corner seating
Al fresco dining area and BBQ
Barbecue (March-Oct)
Warm outdoor shower
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
Parking for two cars
Friday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am


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

  • Sauveterre Anglais is about 5 miles from the nearest mainline station at Camborne. Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK.
  • Sauveterre Anglais beach house is situated in Gwithian Towans, on Cornwall’s north coast adjacent to the delightful village of Gwithian, just five minutes north east of Hayle on the B3301. Driving time from London is around five hours in normal traffic, Exeter is around two hours away. We’ll send you detailed route information before your departure.

Things we love

  • Perfect location for beachlovers - moments from the surf
  • In a quiet location but with supermarkets and other amenities just a short drive away
  • Views inside and outside of St. Ives Bay
  • A stroll to the cafés, restaurants and pubs nearby

The gwithian guide


Water-sports Wonderland

With its rolling waves, golden sands and stunning sunsets, Gwithian and the surrounding beaches are a watersports lover’s paradise, a stone’s throw from our Gwithian Towans holiday cottages. Seasonal lifeguards serve the beach here, so it’s a safe place for those wanting to get in the water and discover what St Ives Bay has to offer in terms of aquatic adrenaline. Take advantage of Gwithian’s decent swell and jump on a surfboard with the help from our friends at Global Boarders. When the wind whips up, you can join the kitesurfers soaring over the waves.

If you’d rather just get in the water without a board, the sea swimming is simply spectacular. Time it right and you can be out in a calm sea, watching the sun sink below the Atlantic. Or, get up with the larks to have the beach to yourself on a summer morning before even the sand has warmed up. With plenty of shallow waters and rock pools to explore it’s also the perfect place to bring the kids with a bat and ball for some simple family holiday fun.

Safe, sheltered sand pools

Our Gwithian Towans chalets and cottages make an ideal base for families. As the tide retreats back across Gwithian’s golden sands, it reveals a myriad of rock pools and sand pools that heat up under the summer sun, creating safe, warm shallows that are perfect for kids to play in. Gwithian has seasonal lifeguards too, so children can try their hand sea swimming and bodyboarding worry free. For those with a four-legged friend in tow, make for the south-westerly section of Gwithian and the beaches beyond, where dogs are free to frolic, cooling off in the many sand pools along the way.

The vast expanse of beach exposed at low tide serves as a fantastic pitch for beach games, whether it’s rounders, cricket or football. Gathering up a group of friends or family for a match is an idyllic way to spend an evening. For post-game refreshments, head up into the Towans, fire up a barbecue and watch as the sun sinks down behind the Atlantic.

Cornish walking holidays Gwithian South West Coast Path

Miles of coastal footpath

With cliff walks to the east and gentle strolls through the dog friendly dunes to the west, Gwithian has direct access to fantastic walking. Head east along Gwithian beach and you’ll discover the steep cliffs at Godrevy Head, a stark contrast to the gentle slope down to sea level found at Gwithian. Peer carefully over the edge to Mutton’s Cove to count the seals lounging on the beach below, or continue further along the cliff for stunning views of the dramatic north Cornish coastline.

These north cliffs also join up with one of Cornwall’s richest woodland areas, Tehidy Woods. Home to friendly squirrels and a great cafe, these paths provide cooler shady walking during the summer months and sheltered strolls in the winter. Walk west from Gwithian and you’ll be greeted with beach, beach and more beach, stretching all the way to St Ives. With gentle sandy tracks, quiet lanes and almost continuous views across St Ives Bay, this gentle section of the coastal footpath is dog friendly all year round.

Gwithian beach dunes, Cornwall


Backed by sand dunes, with a gentle golden slope leading down to clear waters, Gwithian’s lifeguarded shores are perfect for beach life. When the wind blows, watch surfers take on the Atlantic waves and kite surfers take to the air, with seasonal lifeguards looking on. If you want to test the waves yourself, you’ll find board hire and lessons, as well as kayaking, paddleboarding and coasteering, at Global Boarders, just behind the dunes. On a calm day, the waters are dotted with swimmers, families playing beach games and kids finding their feet with bodyboards.

Godrevy lighthouse, Gwithian beach, Cornwall


With its rocky outcrops, great surf and sheltered shores perfect for sunbathers, Godrevy is the beach for those looking to find their own secluded spot of sand. Godrevy is under the watchful eye of seasonal lifeguards, so children can play happily in the sea, or explore the many rockpools and sandpools. Godrevy beach and the grassy cliff above looks out towards Godrevy Lighthouse, the inspiration behind Virginia Woolfe’s To The Lighthouse. It’s one of our favourite spots to watch the sun set, turning the sky a deep red as the sun slips down behind the lighthouse. The Godrevy Beach Cafe in the National Trust carpark is great.

Gwithian Beach and dunes, St Ives Bay, Cornwall

Hayle’s beaches

Gwithian is flanked to the east by a number of beaches that make up the three miles of sand that stretches across St Ives Bay to Hayle Estuary. Upton Towans, Mexico Towans and Hayle Beach are all dog friendly all year round, and they all interconnect as the tide goes out. The grassy dunes behind them are a perfect spot for a barbecue and there are caves to discover at low tide, just a stone’s throw from our Gwithian Towans chalets. From wartime structures to pillars used to facilitate the extraction of tin from the sand over a hundred years ago, there’s plenty to see for those who don’t fancy lounging in the sun all day.

Food & drink
Sunset Surf cafe at Gwithian beach, Cornwall

Cool cafes

Right on Gwithian’s sand, the quirky Hungry Horsebox Co is housed in a converted horsebox. They do a delicious dhal and great coffee. Set just back from the beach, Sunset Surf Cafe overlooks the beautiful beach and is a great spot for some hearty homemade food and a crisp glass of local cider. It’s also home to the surf school Global Boarders. With its showstopping views, The Jam Pot is an idyllic location for a tea or coffee stop, a mouthwatering bacon sandwich or a generous helping of cake. At the other end of the beach, the kid friendly, dog friendly and surfer friendly Godrevy Beach Cafe serves everything you’d want after a blustery beach walk or surf, from delicious breakfasts to indulgent hot chocolates. Grab a table upstairs for a brilliant view of Godrevy lighthouse.

Pubs and restaurants

A couple of miles up the road, Trevaskis Farm Restaurant is a great place for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Their seasonal lunch and supper menus include dishes such as crusted sea bream and lobster thermidor, and their Sunday roasts are very popular. In the centre of Gwithian, the Red River Inn is open every day for breakfast, lunch and evening meals, with plenty of local produce and Cornish ales on offer. It holds a popular annual beer festival at Easter. Behind the dunes at the far end of Gwithian beach, the Rookpool is full of sandy footed surfers and  serves small bites and sharing plates, hearty main meals, such as sea platters and seafood chowders, burgers and ribs.

Eating local in Gwithian and Hayle

With two brilliant farm shops within a couple of miles of the village and delis, ice cream parlours and pasty shops in neighbouring Hayle, it’s easy to get your hands on local produce in Gwithian, from fresh fish and meat to veg and local cheeses.

Find out more about buying local with our handy Local Food Guide to Gwithian.

Things to do
Surfing at Gwithian Beach, Cornwall

Take to the water

Gwithian is one of the most popular surfing spots on the north coast, and for good reason — it regularly welcomes medium sized clean surf to its shores, so it’s brilliant for all abilities. There are numerous surf schools around Gwithian and Godrevy, including Global Boarders, which is located at the Sunset Surf cafe near the Gwithian Towans carpark. They cater to all ages and abilities, and they also offer coasteering, kayaking and paddleboard hire and lessons, too.

Red Panda At Paradise Park, St Ives Bay, Cornwall

Paradise Park

With over a hundred species of birds, this brilliant wildlife park in Hayle is home to eagles, parrots and flamingoes, as well as Red Pandas, otters, and a petting zoo. Paradise Park caters for all ages too, with penguin feeding, a jungle train, free flying shows and the chance to hold a barn owl, make sure you check out their website to find out when these events are on. If the kids still aren’t tired out, make sure you take them to the Jungle Barn, Paradise Park’s whopping soft play area. A thoroughly entertaining way to spend a day!

Seals Mutton Cove Gwithian, Godrevy

Seal spotting

All year round, if you head across Godrevy Point to Mutton Cove and peer carefully over the cliff edge, you should be able to spot the herd of seals taking shelter on the beach down below. Watch them head out to sea and swim, their heads bobbing in the waves like little black buoys, or see fluffy grey pups lollop across the sand. If you’re lucky enough, you may be able to spot them in the water off Godrevy and Gwithian beaches, or take a boat trip with St Ives Boat Company and spot them lounging on the lighthouse island.

Guests Say
  • Comfort at its best!

    Had a wonderful week. Lovely warm cottage — our 4th stay! Enjoyed sitting in conservatory staring out at the beautiful views. Thank you for all the 'goodies' when we arrived and all of the 'finishing touches'. Comfort at its best! We will be back. Thank you for letting us stay.

    Sandra & Geoff — January 2024
  • Warm, cosy and at home

    We had a lovely New Year. Even when weather is blustery the conservatory is a lovely place to sit. Felt very warm, cosy and at home.

    Graham, Michelle, Harry & George — New Year 2024
  • Year after year!

    Another wonderful stay at Sauveterre Anglais. Whatever the weather (and it's not been too great some days), we do have a super time here. We loved it before the refurb and love it as it is now. Thank you everyone who helps make this gorgeous chalet so cosy and comfortable and for allowing us to return year after year!

    The Perks — December 2023
  • It's the little things

    We have had a great time! Thanks for a very comfortable stay. It's been said before, but it's the little things that make Sauveterre Anglais so special: whiter than white linen, sharp knives, and a fancy fridge that's big enough to sleep in! All appreciated and enjoyed.

    The Jones family — October 2023
  • 5th time

    Back for the 5th time and wow!!! What a week. Thank you once again for letting us use your beautiful space. Thank you also for the kind gifts. Much appreciated. More memories with our grandson who loved every second of it. See you again next year.

    Jacqui & family — September 2023
  • Definitely a favourite

    A wonderful week! Our second time in this beautiful spot, but countless stays in Gwithian. This is definitely a favourite. Not been in the height of summer before — pleasantly surprised it's not heaving — benefit of not having to go anywhere once you're here perhaps! Look forward to coming back!

    Sarah, Phill, Ralph, Hugh & Peppa — August 2023
  • Thoroughly refreshed

    Another fabulous stay. Really enjoyed all of the improvements. A week of sunshine and showers but the new position of the couch in the conservatory made a perfect spot to watch the clouds roll in from St Ives. The waves were good and we feel thoroughly refreshed.

    Soz & Jim — July 2023
  • Our 6th visit

    Thanks once again for another wonderful stay in your lovely holiday home, our 6th visit. The improvements and extra little touches, plus your kind gifts are greatly appreciated. We were lucky enough to have some good weather this year and look forward to returning in 2024.

    Chris, Sue, Emma, Terry & Jon — June 2023
  • Relaxed dinners on the deck

    Another amazing stay (our 4th time here). We were blessed by the weather so enjoyed long beach walks and relaxed dinners on the deck. The Jam Pot is always a winner for a cream tea or a sausage bap. Thanks again for making this a home from home stay, we love the changes you have made. We will certainly be back.

    The Skerman family — June 2023
  • Wonderful

    Another fabulous week in your lovely home. Love what you have done to the place, it's wonderful. The weather this week has been fantastic, we truly lucked out again! Look forward to returning next year.

    Mary, Teresa & Boycie — May 2023
  • Memorable

    It has been such a memorable holiday! The sunsets have been beautiful from the chalet. Just the same as last year, we visited The Jam Pot a few times - the cream teas are amazing! The bodyboards found in the shed are so much fun. The beds here are so comfy and there's also lots of games to play. We will look forward to our next stay.

    Betsey, Elle, Emily & Justin — August 2022
  • Another wonderful stay

    Thanks for another wonderful stay! Best weather ever, glad we got to enjoy it sat out on the decking. We love your beautiful chalet and hope to be back soon!

    Claire, Mike, Emma & Josh — August 2022
  • Perfect place

    Lovely property and location, a perfect place to come back to after a long walk or day on the beach. Thanks for the bodyboards, lots of time was spent splashing in the waves. Will have to come back again!

    Jo, Rob, Matt, Poppy & Cookie the dog — July 2022
  • So many years coming here

    Thank you all so much for another wonderful holiday in Sauveterre Anglais. After so many years coming here it was so good to have some fabulous weather! Thanks also for the lovely gift and bottle of wine, we can't wait to be back here again next year.

    Chris, Sue, Emma & Terry — June 2022
  • Another fabulous time

    Another fabulous time here, not sure how many times we have been here now! Got out body boarding every day! Thank you once again for the lovely gifts, as always very thoughtful. Till the next time, same place.

    Teresa, Mary & Boycie — May 2022
  • Wonderful

    Thank you for our stay in Sauveterre Anglais. We have had a wonderful week here doing Global Boarders surf lessons, walking around Godrevy headland and being at the beach.

    Niel, Adele, Barney, Maisie & Scooby – May 2022
  • Steve, Debi & Jessie the greyhound — May 2022
  • Very special memories

    Thank you for sharing your home with us. We love it here so much. I've been coming to Gwithian since I was a child and I now get to come here with my own family and make very special memories. We have been so lucky to find this chalet; it is so well equipped yet still feels homely. We felt so relaxed the minute we arrived, when I asked my five year old if he loves it as much as me he replied 'I love it 10,000 times more than you do mummy!'. We are so sad to leave and will miss this view very much. We've had the best holiday, thank you so much. 'Til next time!

    The Pittards — April 2022
  • Stunning property

    We have had such a lovely relaxing time here. The weather has been kind to us so we have enjoyed sitting outside. The walks on the cliff paths on the other side of St Ives were very beautiful. We were lucky enough to see and photograph choughs down there. Thank you for letting out this stunning property.

    Kevin & Bethany — April 2022
  • Beautiful chalet

    Thank you so much for letting us stay again and use your beautiful chalet. I grew up in Porthleven and coming home to the Duchy is very special to me, being able to spend time on my favourite beach, Gwithian, and share with my children. Thank you!

    Karen & Family — April 2022
  • A much needed break

    Another fantastic week at Sauveterre Anglais. The weather has been stunning so lots of long walks on the beach and relaxing on the deck. A much needed break. Looking forward to our next visit in November.

    Emma & Kate — March 2022
  • Brilliant

    The location of this chalet is brilliant. Lovely views from the bedrooms and the deck. Not many places have sea views from your bedroom. The place was so clean when we arrived. Although the weather was windy and wet, we still got out and when we got back we had access to the well stocked cupboard of games, Netflix and Prime. Would stay again and definitely recommend.

    Karen, Steve, Jack, James & Finnley the dog — February 2022
  • Love being able to go straight out onto Gwithian beach

    This is a wonderful place to stay. Fabulous location and views from the back of the chalet. We love being able to go straight out onto Gwithian beach and listen to the sound of the wind and sea when we are inside the chalet. We have had a great week. Location is perfect.

    David, Jane, Bed & Natasha — New Year 2022
  • 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
  • The most perfect stay!

    This has been a truly amazing stay! We arrived in gale force winds, had torrential rain and some sun but every second has been amazing! Just the best of our stays at Gwithian. Our home for the week has been 'perfect' in every way. So warm, cosy and comfortable and there is everything you could possibly need. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for simply the most perfect stay! See you all soon.

    Lesley, Lee & Harley the dog — November 2021
  • Perfect beach chalet

    Perfect beach chalet for a much needed holiday. Well equipped and very comfortable. We will be back!

    Debbie & Harry — September 2021
  • Perfect memories made

    Thank you for lending us your house. We had a lovely week with our grandson and family. Perfect memories made for the third year. See you next year for more.

    Jacqui, Steve, Ellie, Dave, Freddie & Tilly the dog — September 2021
  • Idyllic

    I must admit, this house was our saviour when we had no swell! Just as before, the idyllic setting with stunning views, comfy couches and both Hayle and St Ives right around the corner made for such a wonderful holiday. I miss this place every time we leave, and I look forward to (hopefully) coming again soon enough! Will recommend to family and friends as it truly deserves it. Thank you so, so much.

    Max, Martin & Miné — August 2021
  • Beautiful

    Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful holiday home again. We loved: going bodyboarding, the view, Sunset Surf for brunch, keeping track of the life guards, rock pooling and family time on the beach. Thank you! We'll be back.

    The Kearneys — August 2021
  • Amazing

    Amazing beach house, had the most relaxing holiday ever! Loved Gwithian as always and will be back next year.

    Claire, Mike, Emma & Josh — August 2021
  • Everything we had hoped for and more

    Was worth the wait! Postponed from last year and definitely ready for such a comfortable and enjoyable break. The house was everything we had hoped for and more. Stunning views and loved the decking. Our new favourite! Will be booking up for next year. Thanks for letting us use your lovely house. See you soon!

    Will & Jane — July 2021
  • June 2021
  • Our fourth time

    Once again, we have enjoyed our holiday in your lovely chalet. This is our fourth time in Sauveterre Anglais and not the last. The new additions are great and much appreciated. Weather has been mixed but certainly did not spoil our experience. See you again in 2022.

    Chris, Sue, Emma & Terry — June 2021
  • We will definitely be back

    This is our third visit to Sauveterre Anglais and it has been just as enjoyable as the last two visits. Thanks again for the lovely warm welcome and gifts. We will definitely be back in the future to enjoy another relaxing week in this beautiful chalet.

    The Latham Family — December 2019
  • Magical

    We got engaged here and we have now returned as a married couple. This visit was just as magical as the last! We will be back in 2020, thank you as always for the gifts!

    Mr & Mrs Bryant — November 2019
  • Just perfect

    This was our first visit to Sauveterre and it certainly won't be our last - we intend to come back in 2020. We found this home just perfect, with everything we needed and more! Very warm, cosy and relaxing, we were so sad to leave! Thank you for the lovely welcome gifts also!

    Mr & Mrs Evans — November 2019
  • Second to none panoramic views!

    We have been coming to Gwithian for a few years now but this is our first stay at Sauveterre Anglais, and I don't think we will ever book anywhere else now! It is a tranquil, beautiful chalet, wonderfully appointed with second to none panoramic views! This property has everything you need for a relaxing stay, and even our staffi loves Gwithian as much as we do! Afternoons and evenings spent at this property watching the sunsets is food for the soul. Being a dog friendly property, our pooch loved nothing more than joining us on the decking or rolling around on the grass after a busy day of soaking up the area. We will definitely be back and thank you for a truly magical and much needed two week break!

    Mr & Mrs Bailey — July 2019
  • Our family love it here!

    Yet again, we had a wonderful stay. Our family love it here! As always, we have had fantastic weather - sunny most days and we are surrounded by fantastic walks. We even enjoyed just sitting on the outside decking, soaking up the sun with our tea and scones! We look forward to returning next year - thank you.

    Miss Finnigan — May 2019
  • What a dog friendly home!

    We have been coming to Cornwall for the past nine years and have always stayed in Gwithian; as always we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This was the first time we have stayed in this beachside property and we have loved it! It was fantastic to see the sun setting from the magnificent conservatory window, plus the outside area was great for our dog. What a dog friendly home! The property was also very open and spacious - thank you very much. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Mr & Mrs Baron Clark — April 2019
  • Amazed by the magnificent scenery

    This was our first visit to Cornwall; we were amazed by the magnificent scenery and beautiful beaches! Gwithian and its beaches were stunning and the house is beautiful and cosy! We loved it here - our daughter said on the first day how she never wants to leave. We hope to visit Cornwall and Sauveterre Anglais again - thank you!

    Mr & Mrs Remes — April 2019
  • Home from home

    Thank you for another wonderful stay. We absolutely love it here - a real 'home from home'! We have been blessed with beautiful sunny weather and being so close to the beach - we spent the majority of time there! I am sure we will be back again and thank you for sharing your beautiful home and for the gifts, very kind indeed!

    Mr & Mrs Power — March 2019
  • Another superb week

    Back again! Another superb week at Sauveterre Anglais. I came with my sister this time and we both thoroughly enjoyed our time at Gwithian. The weather was great and we enjoyed long walks on the beach.

    Unknown — February 2019
  • Memories to last a lifetime

    It has been an absolute pleasure staying in your beautiful property! Even though it was a short stay, I have made memories to last a lifetime and we even managed to see some seals.
    Thank you!

    Natalee — January 2019
  • Feels like home

    Thank you for letting us stay in you wonderful chalet. We have been staying in Gwithian for years but was our first time in this property. It is our favourite chalet and it feels like home. It is extremely well equipped and the layout is perfect! Thank you for the lovely gifts, what a lovely welcome. We even got to see dolphins during our stay.

    The Sweales Family — January 2019
  • We love this place!

    We've had another fantastic stay in your beautiful beach chalet. This is our fourth time and certainly not our last. We love this place! The views over the bay to St Ives are just lovely and we never tire of watching the surfers. Queenie, our little staffi just settles straight in. That's because the place is a home from home. Thank you.

    The Wallhead Family — October 2018
  • Fabulous chalet!

    Wow! We have had a magical holiday in this fabulous chalet! It has felt like home since we arrived. Spectacular views (we even got to eat outside and enjoy a sunset) and an extremely well equipped place have made this a memorable stay - we will be coming back again! An amazing week making memories with our toddler and two dogs!

    The Lockwood Family — October 2018
  • Absolutely love it

    This is our third stay. We absolutely love it. Thank you so much for our gift. We love the changes you have made, especially the sofa on the decking. We have had a lazy and relaxing break reading books and walks with the dog. We will never get bored of that view!

    The Skerman Family — August 2017
  • So comfortable and organised

    We have stayed in a couple of chalets here but have really felt relaxed and at home in Sauveterre Anglais. Everything is so comfortable and organised. I come to Gwithian for inspiration for my art. The view from the terrace is fantastic. Big skies and ever changing skylines provide great photographs and sketching material. We would love to come back and spend some more time here in the future. Thanks for everything.

    The Massey Family — July 2017
  • Another relaxing holiday

    This was our second visit to your beautiful holiday home but it will not be the last. We enjoyed another relaxing holiday and this time we actually had some lovely sunny weather. The refurbishments and new products were greatly appreciated, as was the unexpected beautiful gift. Thank you, see you next year!

    The Knapps — June 2017
  • Our most favourite holiday retreat

    Our second visit to this fab beach house. Wall to wall sunshine, hot hot hot! This is our most favourite holiday retreat (and we go to a few!). Loved the new outside furniture and the body boards. BBQ was great most days.

    The Bell Family — June 2017
  • Leaving with batteries recharged!

    Another visit to Sauveterre Anglais leaving with batteries recharged! Rainy days couldn't dampen our enjoyment; it's such a beautiful place to stay, every window is full of sky and sea. I never tired of strolling along the sand dunes and onto the beach, or relaxing and reading in the conservatory!

    Unknown — June 2017
  • Bliss!

    Bliss! We felt so at home the first evening we arrived here. It's such a calming and relaxing place to stay. We have just recently retired and this was our very first trip to Cornwall. The highlight of the week was the Minack Theatre and Porthcurno Beach, but we thoroughly enjoyed visiting Geevor Tin Mine too. A fabulous beach and a beautiful and well looked after chalet. Thank you so much.

    The Sharps — June 2017
  • Another fabulous stay

    First of all, thank you for the gift, it was totally unexpected! It's been another fabulous stay in your beach house - love the new touches that you have done! It's a top spot to enjoy the beautiful sunset, a short walk to the beach and we enjoy Godrevy Cafe on a Thursday evening - worth a visit, highly recommended. See you next year for another fabulous week!

    The Finnegans — May 2017
  • So relaxing

    This has been our first visit to this beautiful holiday home and it has been a fabulous week. It’s just so relaxing here — we have thoroughly enjoyed staring out at the sea and sky and then popping down to the beach. We really didn’t want to leave. Gwithian is a stunning beach. Thanks for sharing this beautiful space in the most perfect location — we will definitely be back.

    Zoe, Al & Misty the dog — April 2017
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    Alastair — April 2017
  • Everything has made us smile

    What an absolutely perfect spot for a bit of rest and relaxation. The chalet is just perfect - it has everything you need. We managed to bake, cook, make cocktails…every single detail really has been thought out. We have slept like babies - linen, beds and duvets just perfect…a real home away for home. The chalet is perfectly situated for the beach, lovely walks, and if you want — just chilling. Everything has made us smile. We will be back next year…if not before. Thank you for sharing your beautiful house.

    The Maxwells — April 2017
  • Tranquil house

    This is our second visit to the lovely Sauveterre Anglais. We have been coming to Gwithian since the 1970’s and love the area. We have stayed in various chalets in the area and this is definitely the best accommodation we have had. It’s a lovely tranquil house — clean, beautifully decorated and so well equipped. I have already recommended you to several friends and will continue to do so.

    Avril, Pete & Tilly the dog — March 2017
  • The little touches

    Fabulous week. Loved the chalet — the little touches, the walks, the views. Very windy week, even hail on our walk along the beach but sheltered in a cave! Many seals out — fabulous sight. Even managed lunch outside yesterday!

    Sandra & Greg — February 2017
  • Wonderful beach house

    Really enjoyed our stay at this wonderful beach house. Our first time here however, it will not be our last. The views are amazing, day and night. The sea and sky are ever changing colours at this time of year. Many thanks indeed for the welcome pack — just lovely.

    Bob, Jan & Queenie — January 2017
  • Wonderful house

    Spending Christmas here with our two boys meant spending precious family time together. Beautiful long walks. Amazing sunny days. Being looked after by our ‘hosts' so well — thank you Phil and Maria — and staying in this wonderful house.

    Linda, Ashley, Tom, Will & Poppy the dog — Christmas & New Year 2017
  • Luxury feel

    Another great surf break in this lovely house. The refurb of the kitchen is great, adds to the luxury feel.

    Liz & Karen — December 2016
  • Another fab week

    Another fab week in your lovely home. We had amazing weather all week. The dogs have loved the beach and sunbathing on the decking. Going to miss the view and the fresh air.

    Sue, Mark & Andy — October 2016
  • Everything you could ask for

    Could not have asked for a better two weeks. Great location and great walks. Everything you could ask for in a holiday retreat.

    Nicola, Mark, Heather & Mick — September 2016
  • Already booked for next year!

    Our third year in Gwithian now for August bank holiday and it just keeps getting better. Great weather and surf and a fantastic house to enjoy it in. Thank you for a great stay — we've already booked for next year!

    The Eveleigh Family — September 2016
  • Fantastic!

    Leaving here with happy memories of a fantastic week! Great weather, great house, fantastic views and even a few waves. The house is lovely, just right in terms of modern and beach feel and exactly what we wanted.

    Rich, Liane, Jamie, Harry & Lexi — August 2016
  • So comfortable

    Great views, lovely beach house. So comfortable and the perfect place to spend time with family. We have just had such a fabulous week, sorry to go home!

    Angie, Andy, Phoebe & Billy — July 2016
  • What an amazing place!

    What an amazing place! You have thought of everything needed for a great beach holiday and more. Next time we will be able to travel light.

    Chris, Sue & Emma — July 2016
  • What a fantastic place!

    What a fantastic place! The best holiday we have had at Gwithian...ever! We all relaxed from the moment we set foot in the door. Sauveterre Anglais has absolutely everything we need. We didn't need to go anywhere else apart from the beach and the Jampot. We did go into St Ives — great on the train from Lelant Saltings. We will really miss that amazing view. I am sure we will be back.

    Emma, Neil, Ted & Maisie — August 2015
  • Lovely

    The experience felt like we were borrowing a house from friends, who had left a bottle of wine to welcome us! A lovely chalet and a lovely time had by all.

    The Sedgwicks — August 2015
  • The house is beautiful

    We had an absolutely fantastic time! The house is beautiful and the decor fresh and definitely fitting of the location. Views are beautiful, and the whole experience was great - only made better by the lovely homely chalet that we stayed in.

    Frank & Kate — March 2015
  • A truly beautiful spot

    A truly beautiful spot with wonderful views and the perfect location. We enjoyed daily walks along the beach and were lucky enough to spot a seal or two swimming. Will miss the sound of the waves as the back drop to everything we do!

    Lisa & Rick — February 2015
  • Exceeded our expectations

    Thank you for making our stay so perfect. It exceeded our expectations. The view was just what the doctor ordered. We had a lovely visit to St Ives on the train but found we never felt the need to venture far from Sauveterre Anglais. We didn’t want to leave.

    Helen & Andy — February 2015
  • Perfect

    We don’t want to leave. Second visit to Gwithian and it was as wonderful as ever. The house was perfect, we had lots of lovely meals in the sun room with the views. Amazing weather every day. Thank you very much.

    The Edneys — September 2014
  • Glorious

    A glorious week - dry, sunny and warm with some amazing sunsets and wonderful walking conditions. This was our third visit to Sauveterre Anglais and once again, a brilliant holiday.

    Sheila, Derek & Kathryn — September 2014
  • Very high standard

    Thank you for a wonderful place to lay our heads. The location was exactly what we needed to get away from it all and everything was to a very high standard. Thoroughly recommend St Michael’s Mount — even the kids enjoyed it! And St Ives was great - all except for the seagull that stole my choc-chip ice cream!

    Louise, Roger, Biba & Maurice — August 2014
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