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Country home with hot tub, Newquay, Cornwall

Gwills Cottage

A Cornish country hideaway, with private hot tub, moments from Newquay

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (+cot) Friday arrival Sorry no dogs
The Retreat

This little holiday cottage sleeps four in style, and comes complete with a private hot tub, open-plan living room and kitchen, and contemporary log burner. With use of extensive shared stream-side grounds, a private secluded garden and parking for two cars, you are in tranquil countryside but moments from Newquay with its beaches and attractions.

Tucked away in the blissful Cornish countryside, a very short drive from Newquay, is Gwills, a tiny hamlet in a wooded valley by an ambling river. Set in the grounds of an old farmstead here you will find a collection of self-catering holiday cottage. One of these is Gwills Cottage. Complete with private spa garden, it’s newly built yet traditionally styled, offering a delightful blend of eclectic country chic and contemporary comfort. Gwills Cottage is set opposite Gwills Cabin which sleeps two, making a great base for an escape with friends.

Inside Gwills Cottage

Gwills Cottage, a holiday cottage near Newquay

You’ll approach Gwills Cottage down a winding country lane, over a little bridge, and pull in to the gravelled driveway through gates. Stepping in through five-metre bi-fold sun doors you’ll be welcomed by a generous open plan living area, designed with relaxing holidays in mind. You have two sink-in leather Chesterfields, and a wall-mounted smart TV, a stylish multi-sided log burner, and a dining table to seat four. There is also an impressive kitchen, with a large central island and four breakfast stools, a range cooker with induction hob, coffee machine, fridge freezer, black butler sink, and all the appliances you could wish for, topped off with timeless granite counter tops with feature inlays of wany rustic oak. Alongside the kitchen area is a handy utility room with washer/drier and storage space.

Moving to the bedrooms you have two king-sized rooms. Both have ample storage including wardrobes. One looks over the shared lawns, and other looks out to your private rear garden where the hot tub is. A fully tiled wet-room with power shower completes your internal accommodation.

Your garden and the shared areas

Outside of Gwills Cottage, a holiday cottage near Newquay

To the front of Gwills Cottage you have a west-facing terrace with table and chairs for al fresco dining, as well as a gas barbecue-grill. To the rear is your east-facing private spa garden — it’s bordered by trees on two sides, and is secluded and private with a small lawn and hot tub. The grounds at Gwills extend to an acre of lawns, leading to the river (which is in fact the upper stretch of the River Gannel). You have shared use of a trampoline and rope swing, and have free access to all the space. Jen and Nick, the owners here, live in the old farmhouse on site and have friendly dogs and children, as well as cats, and sometimes goats and alpacas. They will respect your privacy of course, but are usually on hand if you want help, local information, or even a cream tea.

Out and about

You are a five minute drive from Newquay with a different beach every day of the week if you get easily bored. Book a surf lesson, go for a paddle or an open-water swim, or just hang out and relax. Newquay has a growing reputation for restaurants to suit all tastes, whether you want Michelin starred fine dining, or grab-and-go street food. The area also has an array of visitor attractions – again, there is something for everyone. Our guests particularly enjoy the beautiful Elizabethan manor house of Trerice and the delightful and ultra-family-friendly Lappa Valley (the secret world of play and trains). Sustrans National Route 32 of the National Cycle Network (part of the Cornish Way Cycle Route) passes a few metres up the road, making this a great base for a cycling holiday, plus of course you have countless of miles of coastal path heading east towards Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth or west to Pentire and Holywell Bay.

Right here in the hamlet you may be able to buy breakfast eggs from the neighbour’s hedge — and back across the bridge (but out of sight) is a small holiday park where you can use the on-site shop for basics and use the small bar. On the country lane back to Newquay is one of the area’s best farm shops with brilliant locally grown food and a great little café.

Things we love…

This is a very relaxed and chilled out secret spot, and you can be as friendly and sociable, or as private and discreet as you wish. Head out to a local beach — choose from one in town like the iconic Fistral with all amenities, or award-winning Crantock, or head for the wilds and check out delightful Polly Joke (access by foot only, and worth every step). Head home and you’ll be amazed that Gwills is so close to Newquay. We love how intimate and local it all feels, and you can pick up all the provisions you need from the farm shop, and chef it up, River Cottage style, in your cottage by the little river. Then to the hot tub for the evening, the sun dropping down behind the trees and dappled sunlight filtering thought. You’ll love Gwills, we know you will.

Perfect in every way...
Gwills Cottage has been impressive and completely relaxing from the moment we arrived. All so wonderful and welcoming. Our home from home has been perfect in every way...we have quite simply relaxed so much. Nespresso, hot tub, great company, sunshine, river swims, picnics on the grass...plus all the attractions nearby. We feel spoiled and will recommend highly. We will be back.
The Staveley's — August 2021

Retreat Features

  • Private spa garden with hot tub
  • Stunning countryside location
  • Five metre bi-fold doors bringing the outdoors in
  • Close to Newquay and its beaches
  • Log burner
  • Stylishly appointed
Principal bedroom: king bed
Bedroom two: king bed
All bed linen and bath towels provided
Impressive kitchen with central reservation and breakfast stools
Range cooker with induction hob, coffee machine, fridge freezer, black butler sink and a range of appliances
Dining table for four
Utility room with washer/drier and storage space.
Open plan living area with five metre bi-fold doors to outside
Fully tiled wet-room with power shower
Private spa garden
Hot tub
Access to one acre of shared lawn with trampoline and rope swing
Travel cot and highchair on request (cot linen not provided)
Sorry no dogs
Wood burner
Electric radiators
Private parking space for two cars
Friday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am


Newquay has been popular with holidaymakers for generations, and with its central location, vast beaches and laid back pace it’s not hard to see why. Recently Newquay has developed into a hive of activity, with trendy restaurants and bars giving it a more modern feel, while the beach cafes, Cornish pubs and long-established luxury restaurants provide a haven for those who wish to experience the quieter side of Newquay. Whether you want to relax on the beach, try your hand at surfing or explore the Cornish countryside, Newquay will cater for you.

Travel times

  • Gwills Cottage is on the outskirts of Newquay, which has a station. The branch line service from Newquay to from Par takes about 50 minutes. Regular and convenient services run to Par from all over the UK.
  • Driving time from London is around five hours in normal traffic while Exeter is around an hour and a half away. We’ll send you detailed route information before the start of your holiday.

Things we love

  • On the outskirts of Newquay
  • Surrounded by beautiful countryside
  • A short drive from Cornwall's north coast beaches
Guests Say
  • Lovely

    Such a lovely week at Gwills. Fantastic hosts, lovely cottage, great times - just the de-stressing that the doctor ordered! We hope to be back sometime soon!

    Ruth & Andy — September 2021
  • Hope to be back soon!

    We have had a fantastic week in Cornwall. Gwills Cottage has been the perfect base from which to explore. Thank you to Nick and Jenny for making us feel so welcome! The cottage is beautiful and we have truly relaxed, especially in such a tranquil location. Thank you both again, we certainly hope to be back soon!

    Katie & Jake — September 2021
  • One of the best

    We have stayed at many places in Cornwall and Gwills Cottage is one of the best! Nick and Jenny make you feel at home. We did beaches most days, swimming and body boarding. Very lucky with the weather for the time of year! Will be recommending to our friends.

    Kay & Gerard — September 2021
  • We have really relaxed

    Thank you Nick and Jenny for all your hospitality - we have had a fantastic week. Gwills Cottage is beautifully kitted out with everything we could want. Such a lovely quiet location but so close to so many amazing beaches - we have really relaxed.

    Tim & Sharon — September 2021
  • The best time!

    We had the BEST time! Thank you all for your hospitality and recommendations. We loved our time here and will return.

    The Parkes — August 2021
  • Perfect in every way...

    Gwills Cottage has been impressive and completely relaxing from the moment we arrived. All so wonderful and welcoming. Our home from home has been perfect in every way...we have quite simply relaxed so much. Nespresso, hot tub, great company, sunshine, river swims, picnics on the grass...plus all the attractions nearby. We feel spoiled and will recommend highly. We will be back.

    The Staveley's — August 2021
  • Gem of a find

    This is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. Amazing location, attention to detail is second to none - flowers, bath robes, cream tea on arrival, coffee machine and more. The cottage itself is beautiful and perfect for family getaways. This place is a little gem of a find and we will definitely be back.

    Tracey, Robyn & Ethan — August 2021
  • Perfect location

    We've really enjoyed our stay here. Nick and Jenny have been really welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Cottage was immaculate, well equipped and perfect location for exploring surrounding areas. Will definitely be recommending.

    The Price Family — August 2021
  • A fantastic week

    Thank you for a fantastic week. Nick and Jenny have been excellent hosts. The cottage and setting is perfect and such a good location. Can't recommend Gwills Cottage enough and looking forward to coming back soon!

    The Bethley Family — July 2021
  • A wonderful holiday

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful holiday. You made us feel very welcome and relaxed. Such a beautiful house and super clean - in such a nice location as well. Couldn't have asked for better hosts, thank you for being so welcoming and generous!

    The Cramer Family — July 2021
  • An amazing week

    We have had an amazing week staying here at Gwills Cottage for our mini-moon. Brilliant location and very welcoming hosts. We hope to visit again sometime.

    Louise & Andy — June 2021
  • Home from home

    This has been such an amazing week. We have both relaxed so much and loved our home from home. This is a beautiful location and one we will certainly be returning to. We couldn't have wished for better hosts, Nick & Jen. Thank you so much.

    Jo & Mark — June 2021
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