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Boutique Beach Apartment, Gwithian Towans, Cornwall

The Bolthole at Sunset Surf

A boutique hideaway for two at Gwithian.

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom Friday arrival Sorry no dogs
The Retreat

This apartment for two makes the perfect Cornish bolthole for surfing, romance — or simply exploring the area. It’s in the front row of beachside properties at Gwithian Towans and has uninterrupted views of St Ives Bay from its sunny terrace.

Aficionados of this location will know that Gwithian is one of Cornwall’s best stretches of surf beach — with literally miles of clean sand, rockpools and sand dunes set in a beautiful unspoilt area. Sunset Surf is the stylish cafe and surf shop by the beach, and The Bolthole is accommodated in the same building. As part of your rental you have free surf board hire, and discounted food and drink at the café!

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Inside The Bolthole

Stepping into The Bolthole you are greeted by a fresh and carefree interior with a décor of neutral greys and browns set against crisp white walls and ceilings for a chilled holiday atmosphere. You will find painted wooden floor-boards, textured rugs, carpets and throws, and charming artworks.

The accommodation is on two floors. Downstairs you will find the living and dining room, kitchen and bathroom. The living room is sunny and comfortable and opens on to the terrace, which looks out over the bay. The living space is furnished with a comfy leather sofa and armchair, oak sideboard and dining furniture, and pictures by a local artist adorn the walls. The kitchen is generous, with ample work surfaces, modern appliances and lots of equipment and utensils. A clean, modern bathroom, with shower over bath, and a large storage area for beach-gear completes the downstairs. Upstairs you’ll find a spacious bedroom, with king-sized bed, and stunning views of the bay and lighthouse from two large eye-level velux windows.

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The terrace, beach and beyond…

Stepping out of the living room to the terrace you’ll find two elegant upholstered sun loungers, a gas barbecue and al fresco dining table seating four (have some friends over!). A hop-and-skip away are the ‘Towans’ (the local word for sand dunes) which stretch for miles — northwards through Gwithian nature reserve towards Godrevy island and southwards all the way to Hayle, three miles away. And of course the spectacular Gwithian beach, which faces west across the bay towards St Ives offers something for everyone. With lifeguards in the holiday seasons, gently sloping sands, and myriad rock-pools and sand-pools it’s a great family beach. But it’s also a surfing mecca, popular for kite-surfers and SUPs (or paddleboards) and you can book surf or SUP lessons right next door at Sunset Surf.

Things we love…

Being adjacent to the cafe might not suit everyone — but it’s remarkably unobtrusive. The cafe isn’t open in the evenings and by day, apart from the murmur of conversation next door, it’s actually a real bonus. For one thing you can enjoy their mouth-watering range of breakfasts, lunches and light bites, all with a special 10% discount just for you (avoid cooking entirely if you want) — and also they’ll let you use surfboards and wetsuits free of charge, so you have the latest gear and less to pack. Sitting on the terrace at The Bolthole, with a glass of chilled local craft lager or your favourite gin at the end of a day on the beach has to be one of Cornwall’s greatest pleasures — whether you are a hardened surfer, or simply love to stroll by the sea.

Accessibility

Please note that The Bolthole is accessed through the café’s terrace and is up small steps.

What a view!
What an amazing week we have had in Gwithian! We've loved staying in the lovely Bolthole, what a view! Big thank you to Annabelle and Graham for being so welcoming, all the special touches and of course the surfboard/wetsuit hire, we have definitely made the most of it and I am certain we will be returning!
Lucy & James — March 2024
Features

Retreat Features

  • Beautifully modern beachside bolthole
  • Sea views from terrace and lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Literally a moment's walk onto the sand dunes and beach
  • Free surfboard and wetsuit hire
SLEEPING
Principal bedroom: king bed
All bed linen and bath towels provided
COOKING & DINING
Well equipped kitchen
Fridge freezer
Electric hob
Electric oven
Microwave
Dining area seating for two
LIVING & RELAXING
Comfy sofas and chairs
TV and DVD player
Books and rainy-day games
Free wireless broadband
Storage space for beach equipment
BATHROOM
Bathroom with bath and shower over
Heated towel rail
Bathroom towels provided
OUTDOORS
Terrace with sea view
Two sun loungers with cushions
Outdoor dining furniture for 4
Gas barbeue
PARKING
Parking for one car
BABIES & TODDLERS
Sorry no babies or children
PETS
Sorry, no pets
UTILITIES
Washing machine
HEATING
Central heating
ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES
Friday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
ACCESSIBILITY
Exterior steps with handrail
Internal steps with handrail
Stairs to second floor
Access to bedroom via stairs
Not suitable for wheelchairs
Please contact us for more accessibility information
Location

All about Gwithian & Godrevy

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

  • The Bolthole is about 12 miles from the nearest mainline station at Camborne. Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK.
  • The Bolthole 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

  • Literally next door to Sunset Surf Cafe, serving great breakfasts, lunches and beers!
  • About 100m to the beach
  • Coastal footpath just 75m away
  • Less than 2 miles to the nearest supermarket

The gwithian guide

Surfers

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.

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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.

Beaches
Gwithian beach dunes, Cornwall

Gwithian

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

Godrevy

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
  • Comfortable and clean

    As always, a lovely holiday home. Special Easter treats, thank you! Comfortable and clean.

    Lynn & Rob — April 2024
  • What a view!

    What an amazing week we have had in Gwithian! We've loved staying in the lovely Bolthole, what a view! Big thank you to Annabelle and Graham for being so welcoming, all the special touches and of course the surfboard/wetsuit hire, we have definitely made the most of it and I am certain we will be returning!

    Lucy & James — March 2024
  • Glorious views!

    We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful Bolthole. Peace, quiet and glorious views! Just what the doctor ordered.

    Betty & Russell — February 2024
  • So welcoming

    Beautiful 'Bolthole', love all the locally sourced items. The bread was lovely. So welcoming, thank you. I love Gwithian, been visiting for 12 years, my happy place. Hayle is nice, local amenities and lovely estuary walks across to Lelant.

    Carla — January 2024
  • Will definitely return

    We have both had such a lovely time here and we will definitely return. There is so much beautiful scenery here and the people are all very friendly. Thank you to Annabelle and Graham for providing such lovely accommodation and for making us feel so welcome!

    James & Carla — January 2024
  • Perfect escape

    Lovely relaxing week at The Bolthole. Pefect escape to Cornwall. Thank you.

    Wendy & Kevin — November 2023
  • Brilliant

    Visit number four and first sight of rain. Bodyboarding was brilliant, as was our stay. Same again in 2024.

    Mandy & Paul – September 2023
  • Fifth year

    Our fifth year here at The Bolthole! Still our favourite spot to escape to. Every year we find something new, but nothing can beat the beach and the sunsets. This year we visited Falmouth twice (loved the Legend of King Arthur exhibition), saw the Perseid meteor shower, annual visit to Padstow for a Rick Stein pasty, walked the coastal path (love it!), plus Bolthole itself is always amazing and so comfortable thanks to Annabelle and Graham. Hoping to be back next summer...

    Andy & Lisa — August 2023
  • Our favourite getaway spot!

    Our fourth year here - our favourite getaway spot! Great place to relax, watch the ever-changing view, visit new places, walk, eat, drink and sleep well! As ever, we saw all sorts of weather - heatwave, storms and everything in between - and the sunsets remain the best anywhere. We hope to be back next year...missing The Bolthole already.

    Andy & Lisa — August 2022
  • Fab

    A wonderful first stay in the fab Bolthole, a great spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful views and listen to the sounds of the sea. Thank you for your hospitality.

    Rachel — August 2022
  • Perfect!

    Had a fabulous week here, first time in Gwithian, will definitely be back! Tried surfing for the first time with Global Boarders — great instructors — highly recommend. Did very little except surf, body board and watch stunning sunsets from the terrace — perfect!

    Jo & Barrie — July 2022
  • Brilliant week

    Our second stay at The Bolthole, hopefully not the last. Brilliant week, weather fantastic. Annabelle and Graham are just lovely, thanks for all the help. Great cafe on your doorstep!

    Jan & Mark — June 2022
  • Loved the entire experience

    We absolutely loved the entire experience we have had here at The Bolthole. The location is excellent. All the facilities were great and all you could wish for. We will definitely be recommending this as a place to stay.

    Louise & Dean — June 2022
  • Superior

    Where to start, The Bolthole is amazing. The interior is superior, the views stunning. Annabelle and Graham lovely, very helpful.

    Noeleen & John — May 2022
  • The perfect getaway

    Back to The Bolthole — the perfect getaway for slowing down, chilling out and appreciating the amazing location. As always, Annabelle and Graham were the perfect hosts, making our stay special.

    Brian & Gillian — May 2022
  • Love the terrace view

    Fabulous return week's holiday. Just love the terrace view, runs on the beach, swimming and surfing in the sea. See you in 2023! Thanks for an amazing time.

    Laura & Carl — May 2022
  • Home away from home

    Thank you for a wonderful stay at The Bolthole! Really felt like a home away from home — everything we needed was here. We got so lucky with the weather, lots of time spent in the sea with good surf.

    Lily & Patrick – May 2022
  • Will keep coming back

    Another wonderful week, our third visit here. We love the location, love the sea, love The Bolthole! Such a fab base to explore the coast and what a sunset! We will keep coming back.

    Al — April 2022
  • Highly recommend

    Spending Christmas away from home was a first for us — can't see us not doing it again! The Bolthole is in a fantastic spot with loads of things to do on your doorstep. We were very lucky with the weather and having a Christmas tree and decorations waiting for us upon arrival (plus prosecco) really gave The Bolthole a Christmassy feel which was much appreciated. Having wonderful cooked breakfasts at the cafe with Graham and Annabelle's hospitality added to the holiday experience. Highly recommend.

    Tony & Barbara — Christmas 2021
  • Wonderful spot

    Our second stay here in this wonderful spot. Everything we could need in The Bolthole to make our stay comfortable. We did lots of bodyboarding and walking. Thank you.

    Sarah & Paddy — October 2021
  • Most amazing relaxing week

    Our first stay at The Bolthole — definitely not our last! A fab welcome from Graham and Annabelle, nothing is too much trouble. We've enjoyed body boarding every day and the weather has been great. A fabulous trip to The Minack Theatre. Fabulous views and a great show. A most amazing relaxing week, can't wait to come back next year!

    Mandy & Paul — September 2021
  • It's so great to unwind here

    Back to the Bolthole for another wonderful week. As always a wonderful welcome from Annabelle and Graham with excellent food and drink on tap (couldn't resist a farewell hot chocolate despite the weather). While The Bolthole has everything we need, we rarely venture beyond walking distance as it's so great to unwind here. One of our visits to the local seals was the best ever — around 50 on the beach including a pure white baby.

    Brian & Gillian — September 2021
  • Another lovely stay

    Another lovely stay at The Bolthole. We made the most of our time here and did lots of exploring. We visited the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Padstow, St Ives, Newquay Zoo and Nanjizal beach! The weather was beautiful and the sunsets were stunning. We would highly recommend getting up that little bit earlier and watching the sunrise. This little place holds special memories — thank you for another lovely stay.

    Megan & Robert — August 2021
  • Our third stay

    Our third stay at The Bolthole — we look forward to coming down every time to our favourite spot in Cornwall. The weather was typically Cornish — sunny, wet and cloudy but always warm. We walked all around and enjoyed beautiful sunsets (still the best anywhere)! We have booked already for next year!

    Andy & Lisa — August 2021
  • What a discovery!

    Well, what a discovery! Three miles of clean, fabulous beach. We've been to Cornwall a few times but only just came across this well-kept secret. Thank you for the welcome and the food. And those sunsets — wow!

    Julienne & David — July 2021
  • The perfect spot!

    We've been coming to this little corner of Cornwall for 35 years, staying in caravans, camper cans and cottages mostly with our family. But this year, just us, we found the perfect spot! Thank you for being so welcoming and the treats were much appreciated. Lovely meals on our patio and such a comfy house where we could sit and watch the sunsets. Would love to come again.

    Angela & Eric — June 2021
  • Amanda & Poppy — July 2020
  • Special place

    We've been visiting Cornwall for the last six years as a couple and Alex for the last 20 years, since he was a child. Every year we visit Gwithian for its amazing beach and views, as well as the incredible breakfast at Sunset Surf Cafe. We've always wanted to stay at The Bolthole and we decided to go for it — it didn't disappoint! The Bolthole is a lovely little place which could not have been any better. Annabelle was so lovely and welcoming and was to hand if we ever needed anything. We were blessed with a full week of sunshine (in October!) and we were able to take up the chance to hire wetsuits and surfboards. We will definitely be back again and love the fact The Bolthole has an even more special place in our hearts as this week we got engaged on the beach! The perfect week — thank you!

    Caroline & Alex — October 2019
  • Back for another visit!

    Back for another visit to the amazing Bolthole and, as always, it is wonderful. Annabelle and Graham are so welcoming and after our long journey the goodies in the welcome pack started the holiday off perfectly! Despite the mixed weather, every day has been excellent. Our best seal spotting so far — they were laying in the bay and there were about 20 of them and more in the water. We had a brilliant week!

    The Cleggs — September 2019
  • Wow!

    What can we say that hasn't already been written? WOW! The view is absolutely amazing! The bed is so comfortable and listening to the sound of the ocean is lovely and peaceful. Annabelle and Graham have been so helpful, nothing was too much to ask! The same goes for the staff in the cafe. Our favourite thing was having dinner outside on the balcony as the sun was setting. Thank you for an amazing holiday, we will be back.

    The Readers — September 2019
  • What an amazing place!

    Wow — what an amazing place! Where to start? Annabelle and Graham have nailed it — nothing is too much trouble! The welcome pack was a lovely surprise. The Sunset Cafe has amazing food and lovely staff who made us feel so welcome every time we went in! The view — who could ever tire of waking up to that? We are so sad to be leaving but we have already booked to come back in 2020. We cannot wait!

    Kim & Ted — September 2019
  • Very comfortable

    What a fabulous place — stunning location and very comfortable place to stay! We feel really lucky to have found it, the views are amazing and many memories made! We will definitely be back!

    Andy & Lisa — August 2019
  • Memories that we will hold on to!

    This is our ninth visit to Gwithian Towans in the last 15 years and The Bolthole is by far one of the best places we've ever stayed in! The space and comfort for 2 people has just been fantastic, and the views across the bay from the balcony are memories that we will hold on to! Can't wait to come back again, we will be fighting to rebook!

    Mike & Jenny — August 2019
  • Fabulous place

    What a fabulous place — we love it! We've always loved Gwithian Towans and Sunset Cafe but to be able to stay here is even better! So lovely to have a beautiful bedroom with gorgeous views. The wonderful balcony is brilliant to watch the ever changing colours of the sky and sea. The Bolthole is comfy, homely, well equipped and decorated wonderfully. So nice to be able to surf and come straight back to relax and a have a hot shower. Thanks for the welcome pack, it was enjoyed!

    The Simms — July 2019
  • One of the best equipped self-catering lets we've stayed in

    A great week of walking, cycling and running with lots of cafe stops! This is one of the best equipped self-catering lets we've stayed in — sharp knives, good equipment and a smoothie maker, brilliant! A great spot to watch the sunsets and relax. All in all, a lovely place to stay — thank you!

    Jo & Tim — July 2019
  • Cosy!

    The weather as always was unpredictable however, in the end it was glorious and our sunburn tells that tale! We spent the week walking through the dunes and lunching all over! The walks were glorious and better when fuelled by the Sunset Surf cafe's cappuccinos and topped off by cosy evenings in The Bolthole — thank you!

    Tom & Rose — June 2019
  • The Bolthole is fabulous!

    We arrived to a wet and windy Gwithian Towans; it was made so much better due to the fabulous Bolthole and the scrummy welcome gifts of wine, cream tea, juice and biscuits — was a lovely touch! The Bolthole is in a great location, having stayed in this area for the past six years. We didn't want for anything and it was a great break for both of us. You nailed it with the equipment and facilities. Thank you Annabelle and Graham for being fabulous hosts. The Bolthole is a credit to you both! We look forward to coming back.

    Angelina & Philip — June 2019
  • The perfect week

    We have had an amazing week's stay here. Really beautiful place. Enjoyed the sea, walks, weather (!) and local food. Just what we both needed and wanted. Thank you for the perfect week.

    The Coles — February 2018
  • Generous little touches!

    Storms, winds of up to 50 mph, hail, rain, running and barely able to stand up — yes still love it! Thank you for the generous little touches!

    Sarah & Alex — January 2018
  • One of our favourite spots

    We have been coming to this area for 11 years and Sunset Surf is one of our favourite spots, so to stay next door is just perfect! Have had a lovely relaxing stay!

    The Causers — October 2017
  • A cosy beachside break

    We have had a wonderful week here at The Bolthole. The cottage is wonderful and has everything you could need for a cosy beachside break. Annabelle and Graham are fantastic hosts — nothing is too much trouble. We borrowed some gear and went body boarding and even the seals came to join us! All the food and drinks at Sunset Surf were excellent and it's only next door! Lastly, if you do find that the weather is inclement, the art supplies in the drawer under the TV are a fab activity and such a great touch! We would definitely love to come back and hope to see Gwithian again.

    The Nesbitts — September 2017
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    Sarah & Alex — August 2017
  • What's not to love!

    What's not to love! We came here to do nothing and that's what we did. The Godrevy Cafe is a nice stopping point when walking, but best of all is the Sunset Surf Cafe and it's only next door!

    The Simmonds — August 2017
  • Kind hospitality

    Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful flat and the kind hospitality you showed when we arrived. The Bolthole is set in such a beautiful location, we could not have asked for better! We have already booked again for 2018!

    Rachel & Kevin — July 2017
  • We will be back!

    Fabulous apartment and attention to detail, best we've seen in this country. Owners are so obliging, nothing too much trouble! We will be back!

    The Lees — July 2017
  • Fabulous!

    'How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world,' - Anne Frank - I love that as much as The Bolthole! Wet and windy and fabulous here!

    Sarah & Alex — October 2017
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