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Contemporary Beach House on Gwithian Towans with Sea Views

Stones Reef

Unique and spacious beach house located in Gwithian

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms Arrival Friday Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
The Retreat

Nestled on the edge of Gwithian’s unique collection of beach houses and holiday chalets, with uninterrupted views of the coast and Godrevy Lighthouse, is Stones Reef. This cosy-yet-spacious dog friendly Gwithian beach house sleeps six across three bedrooms, and benefits from an open plan living area and large grassy garden.

Inside Stones Reef

Stepping into Stones Reef, you will notice the engineered oak flooring and tall vaulted ceilings throughout, complimenting the spacious rooms and filling the chalet with an abundance of natural light. At the end of the entrance and in the heart of the home, the open plan kitchen, living and dining area provides guests with a great space for coming together and socialising. The kitchen has a double oven, gas hob and lots of useful appliances. In the living area sits a tall free-standing log burner, providing the chalet with the perfect contrast of a cosy, homely space in the cooler seasons, and an open, airy area with a full wall of large windows to watch the sea through all weathers.

The property has three bedrooms, two king-sized and one twin room, all with under vaulted ceilings and convenient fitted storage cupboards. The principle bedroom benefits from a newly fitted, airy en-suite with walk-in shower and both the principle and third bedroom have beautiful views over the nature reserve and countryside. The modern family bathroom has both a bath and walk-in shower, and like the rest of the chalet lets in floods of natural light through velux windows.


The location of Stones Reef is where the property really thrives. As well as its fantastic uninterrupted views, Stones Reef benefits from a large (and private!) level grassy garden, which enjoys a spectacular backdrop of Godrevy and the lighthouse. There is also a raised timber deck which can be accessed from the garden, or directly through the glass sliding doors from the living area, which makes it a convenient space for al-fresco dining and watching the sun sink into the horizon at the end of the day. Another one of Stones Reef’s top features has to be the stroll from its private garden gate, straight on to the Towans and miles of stunning beach just 200 metres away. If beach days and water sports are your thing, you will find a convenient outdoor hot and cold shower, perfect for the aprés-surf rinse downs.

Please be advised that there are ongoing building works taking place in some of the neighbouring properties, including the ‘Jam Pot’ and a newbuild.

Things we love

We love all of our Gwithian chalets and beach houses and this one especially for its amazingly private and spacious setting, looking right out to the lighthouse. Indeed ‘The Stones’ is the name of the notorious reef at the western edge of St Ives Bay and which is marked by the Godrevy Lighthouse (hence the name). Being able to amble out of your own garden gate for some blue therapy with a surf or open water swim, or a stroll whether up along the coastal path, or down along the strand line… It makes you feel as if Gwithian Towans was made just for you. As the day ends, we love seeing and hearing the Canada geese flying in formation as they take off from the nature reserve ad fly low over the garden… then perhaps wandering through the dunes to the village and a meal at the pub… home again with flickering torches in hand, to the cosy wood burner at Stones Reef.


Beautiful house
Stones Reef has given us so many memories that will stay in our hearts forever. The weather was blue skies everyday. Breakfasting everyday on the deck, making friends with a robin family. Countless birds in the dunes around us. Surfing, cycling, walking, laughing...the view from this beautiful house will stay with us forever. Thank you Stones Reef.
Penny, Kevin, Joe & Anna — June 2023

Retreat Features

  • Uninterrupted views of Godrevy lighthouse
  • Open-plan kitchen, living and dining area
  • Tall vaulted ceilings and wood burner
  • Private gated access to Towans and beach
  • Decking and level grassy garden
  • End plot with private parking
Principal bedroom: king bed
Bedroom two: king bed
Bedroom three: twin beds
All bed linen and bath towels provided
Well-equipped kitchen with full height 50/50 fridge freezer, an induction hob, electric oven, deep ceramic sink, a slim-line dishwasher, washing machine and lots of storage and appliances.
Dining area with seating for 6.
Open plan living area with plenty of seating
Smart TV
Modern family bathroom with walk-in shower and bath
En suite bathroom with shower
Heated towel rails
Bath towels provided
Friday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
Allocated parking for two cars
Private garden and decking
Travel cot (no linen) and highchair on request
Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
Gas heating
Single floor property
Step up to front door


The beaches of Godrevy and Gwithian Towans are treasures on the North coast of Cornwall, backed by picturesque sand dunes that run alongside them. These unspoilt, golden beaches stretch three miles 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 surfers’ heaven and is an area perfect for those wanting to try surfing for the first time or polish up their skill!

Travel times

  • The beach house is about 12 miles from the nearest mainline station at Camborne. Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK.
  • Stones Reef is situated in Gwithian Towans, on Cornwall’s North Coast 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, while Exeter is around two hours away. We’ll send you detailed route information before your departure

Things we love

  • Beautiful views of Godrevy lighthouse and nature reserve
  • Light and airy interiors with tall vaulted ceilings
  • Private access to the South West Coast Path
  • Private decking and garden facing views
Guests Say
  • Wonderful

    Our second stay at Stones Reef and what a wonderful stay it was. Fantastic views, amazing walks. Hope to come back.

    Jeanette, Nick & Milo — October 2023
  • Beautiful house

    Enjoyed our week in this beautiful house. Love this area and the view from here. We came from the US to visit our Cornish family and it has been wonderful. Hope to come back again some time.

    Lori, John, Grahame, Elaine & Nelson — October 2023
  • Booked again

    A wonderful week in a beautiful location. Have always wanted to stay in Gwithian and not disappointed. Great surfing, seal watching and walks including to Portreath and back. Day trips to St Ives and Porthleven and loved our visit to the seal sanctuary, but no reason to go anywhere really — perfect here. Booked again for April! None of us want to go home.

    Natasha, Nigel, Sam & Nicole — September 2023
  • Beautiful house

    Stones Reef has given us so many memories that will stay in our hearts forever. The weather was blue skies everyday. Breakfasting everyday on the deck, making friends with a robin family. Countless birds in the dunes around us. Surfing, cycling, walking, laughing...the view from this beautiful house will stay with us forever. Thank you Stones Reef.

    Penny, Kevin, Joe & Anna — June 2023
  • Bright and spacious

    Our third time staying in Gwithian Towans and this is the best property we've stayed in. We loved how bright and spacious it was, enjoyed breakfast on the sunny decking and easy access to the beach for surfing and sunset walks.

    The Gallichans — June 2023
  • Walks beyond the gate were fabulous

    We've stayed in many holiday homes as we've been visiting Gwithian Towans for 20 years however, this is the best. We have loved every moment of our time here whether the sun shone or it rained. Our dogs were also so blessed and happy with the accommodation and the walks beyond the gate were fabulous. Thanks Forever Cornwall for a lovely week.

    Julie, Sally, Harley & Archie — May 2023
  • Gorgeous house!

    What a gorgeous house! We had a great week here in Gwithian as always. Crazy weather kept us entertained!

    The Davey & Wilson families — April 2023
  • By far our favourite

    We have stayed in Cornwall lots of times over the past 15 years and always keep coming back to our favourite place, Gwithian. Having stayed on a few places on the Towans, this is by far our favourite. The scenery is fab, even on a rainy day. The property has everything you could want and more. Hopefully, we will return soon.

    Jamie, Zoe, Cookie, Rocket & Walter — March 2023
  • Wonderful

    What a wonderful stay at Stones Reef — made even more beautiful by my partner proposing on the beach! We can't wait to come back!

    Ed & Kate — March 2023
  • Location is amazing

    Wonderful stay! Stones Reef location is amazing. Lovely walks, fantastic food in and around Gwithian. We loved it so much, we've booked for October! Thank you.

    The Hedge family — February 2023
  • That view is sublime!

    The Kitt family post Xmas break! Our second visit to Gwithian Towans but first to Stones Reef. Wow! What a lovely beach house and that view is sublime! We had rain, hail, snow, winds, storms and finally sunshine; in all weather this place is amazing. We also bought along our dog and granddaughter who at 21 months, enjoyed the beach so much. We love this place and will be back!

    The Kitt family — January 2023
  • Perfect home away from home

    Waking up to the sound of the waves and the smell of the sea is a refreshing start to the day. Whether you're being active or unwinding the beach is a place you can forget about the hustle and bustle while constantly being reminded of the beauty of nature. Living on the beach is a lifestyle choice, it's not just a place to live, it's a way of life. Gwithian has stolen our hearts and Stones Reef was the perfect home away from home for us to spend a week unwinding and reconnecting by the sea.

    The Goods — January 2023
  • A special place

    We have spent an idyllic and festive week celebrating Christmas at our favourite beach. We have thoroughly enjoyed being at the edge of the Towans at Stones Reef, playing hide and seek in the dunes. The weather has been warm and the surfing has been great! The chalet has been a special place for celebrating: lots of eating, drinking and games around the fantastic dining table. Thank you for our lovely stay.

    The Jones – Christmas 2022
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