Lower Tregudda

Beautifully bright and spacious apartment, enjoying fabulous views across the cliffs

Sleeps 8 in 5 bedrooms (+ cot) Friday arrival Up to 3 well behaved dogs welcome Short breaks available
The Retreat

Lower Tregudda is a stunning ground floor apartment with gorgeous sea views. The property sleeps up to eight guests in style, with a contemporary kitchen and spacious living areas. Recommended in Sawday’s handpicked selection of ‘Special Places to Stay’, this apartment is ideal for a large family or friendship group.

Short breaks are available on selected dates between September – April. (Friday or Monday arrival, 3 night minimum). If your desired dates are not bookable online please contact the team here.

From the moment you arrive, you will find your everyday worries melt away in Lower Tregudda Apartment. Perched on a hilltop, you will have the sounds of the sea together with stunning views across Port Gaverne harbour and the Atlantic Ocean beyond, which can be enjoyed from all the living areas and two of the spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom and living room have patio doors onto a private sheltered terrace. Take a look at our webcam to see a live view from the Tregudda apartments. 

Bedroom at Lower Tregudda Dog-friendly Apartment Port Gaverne by Forever Cornwall Holiday Cottages

Inside Lower Tregudda

Lower Tregudda has a private west facing terrace that extends across the front of the property, with plenty of garden furniture for relaxing al fresco. There is also a spacious lawned garden which includes ample parking (shared with the upper apartment).

You will step into a beautiful contemporary kitchen with streamlined units, ample work surfaces and a lovely dining table for memorable feasting. Beyond this, the living room manages to maintain an intimate atmosphere, even when catering for larger amounts of people, with ample sofas and chairs in which to relax. There’s a cosy wood-burner making autumn and winter stays a delight, and doors open directly onto the terrace.

There are five bedrooms spread out from the open living areas; the master bedroom has a kingsize bed and lovely contemporary ensuite bathroom, and gorgeous sea views. There is a further double room also with sea views. The twin room is located just off the living room and has two smaller singles (2’6”); there are a further two single rooms along the hall. A family bathroom completes the accommodation.

Out and about

The two Tregudda apartments are set on the edge of the tiny harbourside village of Port Gaverne. Owned by the National Trust, this sheltered inlet on the North coast of Cornwall has a small sandy beach at low tide, rock pools and caves, cliff walks with magnificent views and stunning sunsets. Port Gaverne is a popular destination come rain or shine. Take a look for yourself with our live Port Gaverne webcam. It’s just a short stroll from the famous 14th century fishing village of Port Isaac which you may recognise as Portwenn, the location of the famous TV series ‘Doc Martin’.

The South West Coast path is immediately behind the property, and this entire stretch of coast has been designated both Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Heritage Coast status.  You can walk east towards legendary Tintagel, or west past Port Isaac and tiny Port Quin cove to Pentire headland, Polzeath and the Camel estuary. Or simply stroll out to the dramatic headland right here for a perfect evening view. Port Gaverne is also one of the top wild swimming spots in Cornwall, and you can hire kayaks and SUPs on the beach, so pack your wetsuit, wellies and sunscreen, and we’ll provide the fishing nets, body boards and walking maps!

For eating out, the multi award-winning Port Gaverne Restaurant & Hotel is just next door, dating back to the 17th century and specialising in local produce — particularly seafood and delicious local ales. Or there’s the seasonal “Pilchards” right by the beach with plates for sharing, teas and coffees.  Or stroll into Port Isaac with its growing foodie credentials, given that it’s home to famous celeb chef Nathan Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen.

Please note that access to the property, by car and walking, is up a very steep (but very short) hill.

Things we love …

Cove near Dog-friendly Apartments in Port Gaverne by Forever Cornwall Holiday Cottages

Lower Tregudda is ideal for larger families, or groups holidaying together. For a larger gathering or a celebratory get together of up to 16 guests, you can also book Upper Tregudda, the apartment below — enjoy the privacy and seclusion of the whole property and gardens all to yourselves. At Tregudda apartments you can be as active and adventurous as you like, with walking, swimming and lots of things to do in and around the area, and with the ease of access not only to Port Gaverne, but also Port Isaac… But if you prefer to sit and watch the world go by, there’s no better place to kick back and enjoy the comings and goings of the people and boats on the beach below and cove beyond. This apartment is also exceptionally comfortable and well equipped, so you’ll have everything you need for an unforgettable escape to one of the most dramatic and picturesque places in Cornwall.

Another fantastic holiday at Port Gaverne. Weather delivered as usual and the house was lovely. Views are always spectacular, this really is a special place. Hope to see you again.
The Kennedy & Lees families — June 2023

Retreat Features

  • Free Superfast Wifi
  • Private parking
  • Miles of coastal walks on doorstep
  • Moments from the beach
  • Spectacular views from elevated position
  • Hop, skip and a jump away from the nearest pub
Principal bedroom: king bed with en suite
Bedroom two: double bed
Bedroom three: twin beds
Bedroom four: single bed
Bedroom five: single bed
All bed linen and bath towels provided
Large well equipped kitchen/diner
Large lounge with comfy sofas
Smart TV
Superfast WiFi available
Bluetooth speaker
Family bathroom with bath, separate shower
Ensuite bathroom
Bathroom towels provided
Access to shared, front garden
Slate terrace with garden furniture
The parking is a 150m walk from the property (down the coast path). Alternatively it is possible to park directly in front of the property however, the access is via a steep and narrow track which can be difficult for large/long vehicles.
Communal EV charging point
Travel cot and highchair on request (cot linen on request)
Up to three well behaved dogs welcome
Washing machine
Tumble drier
Central heating throughout from biomass boiler
Photovoltaic solar panels
Woodburner (starter logs provided)
Friday standard changeover
Short breaks available, September — April. Changeover days are Monday and Friday.
Check in after 3pm
Check out before 9:30am
Ground floor apartment
Please contact us for more information


Port Gaverne is right next to Port Isaac, of Doc Martin and Poldark fame. However, this little cove has an intimate charm all of its own, away from the crowds of its neighbour. Although the beach is small, it’s dog-friendly all year round — and wait for the tide to go out and you’ll be rewarded with sand between your toes, rockpools to search through and caves to discover. For those with a taste for adrenalin, this sheltered cove offers some excellent coasteering too – get hold of Cornish Rock Tors who will guide you safely along the rocky shore and through the water. They also offer wild swimming sessions, kayaking, and stand up paddle-boarding, as well as plenty other land-based activities – so if it’s an active holiday you’re after then look no further.

Travel times

  • Port Gaverne is about 17 miles from the nearest mainline station at Bodmin Parkway. Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK.
  • Port Gaverne is 20 miles from the A30, with a driving time from London approximately 5 hours with good traffic and Exeter is roughly an hour and a half away. Full details to plan your route will be available on booking.

Things we love

  • The apartment is seconds away from the nearest beach, which is dog-friendly all year
  • Nearest shop for amenities is located in picturesque neighbouring Port Isaac, 10 minutes up the road
  • Port Gaverne Inn is moments away, a great gastropub
  • Miles of glorious coastal walks await, right from your doorstep

The port gaverne guide

Port Isaac Outlaw's Fish Kitchen close to Forever Cornwall holiday cottages

A foodie's favourite

In the heart of the hamlet, the Port Gaverne Hotel and Restaurant serves up Cornish produce — and it’s delicious. Try a range of gins, taste local ales and let the bar staff recommend a fine wine, as there are plenty to choose from.

Stroll from the Port Gaverne holiday cottages along to Port Isaac and experience exquisite dining at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw. Famed for its seafood taster menu, this Michelin starred restaurant is the perfect place for a celebration or romantic treat for two. If you’re accompanied by children, who may not appreciate Mr. Outlaw’s finest cuisine, follow your nose to the Angry Anchovy for excellent pizza and Cornish craft ale. There are also plenty of other places serving fresh seafood, such as Fresh From The Sea at the top of town.


Port Gaverne Cove - near Forever Cornwall holiday cottages

Sheltered cove right on your doorstep

Port Gaverne’s dog friendly beach is a small one, but wait for the tide to go out and you’ll be rewarded with sand between your toes, rockpools to explore and caves to discover. See for yourself with our Port Gaverne webcam with live footage of the cove. For those with a taste for adrenalin, this sheltered cove offers some excellent guided coasteering too — get hold of Cornish Rock Tors who will guide you along cliffs and through the water. They also offer wild swimming sessions, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding, as well as plenty other land-based activities. The cove is moments away from our cottages and apartments in the area, so walk sandy footsteps back up to your retreat, or wrap up in a towel and get the wood burner going to dry out.

Walking Holidays in Port Gaverne Cornwall

Coastal footpaths and clifftop walks

North Cornwall is famous for its dramatic, rugged coastline and Port Gaverne is no exception. Whether you head east or west, you’re greeted with stunning coastal walks — or head inland for circular strolls. Take the coastal footpath and walk east up the coast towards Tintagel, which will take you past some fantastic beaches, often requiring a walk down to their sandy shores but certainly worth the trip. Head west along the coast in the opposite direction and up the footpath to Port Isaac for a great coastal walk that’s not too long or strenuous, just up to Port Quin and back again.

Between Port Quin and Polzeath is a fabulous stretch of the coast path, jutting right out into the Atlantic and offering some really spectacular views. All of the coastal footpaths are dog friendly, but there are some steep sections so make sure you keep the lead handy.

Port Isaac harbour as seen from Forever Cornwall holiday cottages nearby

Port Gaverne and Port Isaac

With Port Gaverne beach literally on your doorstep, and Port Isaac beach just a 20-minute stroll, there’s no shortage of sheltered coves within walking distance. These beaches are small, picturesque and family and dog friendly — a great way to while away an afternoon at any time of year. Port Gaverne beach is flanked by Port Isaac headland and ‘The Main’ (Port Gaverne’s headland), which tend to protect the beach from the big Atlantic waves. Port Isaac beach has a breakwater, so is generally a calm harbour with picturesque fishing boats dotted around.

Beaches Padstow Area Polzeath 26 August 2016 2. Matt Jessop


An inspiration for poet Sir John Betjeman, Polzeath is a wide sandy beach about six miles from Port Gaverne. The village of the same name has plenty of restaurants and amenities to fuel a fun-filled day at the beach. With lifeguards on duty during summer days, a surf school on hand and plenty of rockpools to explore, Polzeath is the ideal place for a beach day.

Beaches Padstow Area Daymer Bay 26 August 2016 2. Matt Jessop

Daymer Bay

Daymer Bay is a very sheltered beach about 8 miles from Port Gaverne. It sits in a sheltered spot at the mouth of the Camel Estuary, with calm waters and a long stretch of golden sand, and was one of poet John Betjeman’s favourite locations in Cornwall — it’s not hard to see why. One of this beaches great features is that it’s dog-friendly all year round too — and the wide open space makes it perfect to tire a four legged friend out!

Trebarwith, Adamgibbard

Off the beaten track

Follow the coastal footpath to the east, or drive the road out of Port Gaverne and park up at Tregardock Farm. From here, it’s around a 20-minute walk and a bit of a scramble over some rocks to reach the sandy, quiet beach of Tregardock — be sure to check the tides beforehand! If you don’t fancy the walk, keep driving until you reach Trebarwith, with pub, shop and carpark, making it a little more family friendly and accessible — but a bit busier too. Both have an air of the undiscovered about them though, with waterfalls, caves and rockpools to explore, as well as being a little quieter than the likes of Polzeath.

Food & drink
Pub at Port Gaverne near Forever Cornwall holiday cottages

Port Gaverne eateries

Port Gaverne has an extremely good food offering given the size of this tiny hamlet. Two of the best are in the heart of the hamlet — The Port Gaverne Restaurant and Hotel and The Pilchard’s Cafe, both of them are just off the beach. The Port Gaverne Restaurant and Hotel serves up excellent gastropub food and fine wines, or rinse off sandy feet and call in at The Pilchard’s for some tapas-style light bites and freshly made lunches.

Port Isaac Outlaw's Fish Kitchen close to Forever Cornwall holiday cottages

Michelin-starred food

Neighbouring Port Isaac is filled with brilliant restaurants, but the most famous perhaps are those of Michelin-starred Cornish chef, Nathan Outlaw. The seafood tasting menu at Outlaw’s New Road is a real experience for anyone who appreciates good food — make sure you book in advance! If you’re after something a little more relaxed, wander down into the town to Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, where fishermen and local growers dictate the menu daily. Housed in a 15th century fisherman’s cottage, you can still expect white tablecloths and superb service but with a more relaxed atmosphere.

Angry anchovy Port Isaac Pizza

Laid-back dining

Follow your nose to popular Angry Anchovy and take a seat for excellent pizza and Cornish craft ale. This dog friendly restaurant serves freshly made pizza, and despite its name, offers plenty of non-seafood options, too. If you’re hankering after a crab sandwich, head to the top of the hill to Fresh From The Sea. Husband and wife team Callum and Tracey catch crab, lobster, mackerel and Cornish varieties of fish from their own boat and have been championing sustainable fishing practices since 2003.

Buying local in Port Isaac

This little town with two Michelin-starred restaurants is, unsurprisingly, one of the best places to get hold of fresh seafood. There are several fishmongers in this tiny village where you can pick up freshly landed fish, as well as delis in the centre and farm shops in the surrounding area.

Find out more about buying local in with our handy Local Food Guide to Port Gaverne and Port Isaac

Things to do
Port Gaverne Stand up paddleboarding Rock tors


If you’re after an injection of adrenaline, you’ll need to speak to Ben at Cornish Rock Tors. North Cornwall’s coastline lends itself particularly well to coasteering and other adventurous sea sports like kayaking, paddleboarding and wild swimming. Cornish Rock Tors have equipment to hire if you know what you’re doing, but we’d recommend getting Ben to show you around the Port Gaverne waters.

Matt Jessop VCL Statue Tintagel North Cornwall

Tintagel Castle

The English Heritage Site of Tintagel Castle is often portrayed as King Arthur’s birthplace, with its Dark Age ruins, rich history of royals and mystical feel. Cross the footbridge and climb the 148 steps up to the island and walk through the wooden door that opens out to the Grand Hall, built by the fist Earl of Cornwall. Immerse yourself in the legend of King Arthur with the story slabs in the medieval garden, the bronze statue on the headland and search for the wizard Merlin’s face carved into the cliffs on the beach below.

St Nectans Glen

St Nectan’s Glen

With an unmistakeable air of magic, this woodland walk with three waterfalls and hermitage are a must visit at any time of year and in any sort of weather. Park your car and walk 20 minutes into the woods to discover the first and biggest waterfall — at 60ft, this impressive waterfall has carved its own path through the rocks and tumbles down into the pool next to the pathway. Walk into the pool (if you forgot your wellies, the shop will lend you some for free) to really experience the magic of this waterfall – and make sure you don’t miss St. Nectan’s Kieve, the sacred hermitage next to the pool.

North Cornwall Padstow 24 August 2016 5. Matt Jessop

Padstow Foot Ferry

Port Gaverne to Padstow is a good 30-minute drive. Head to Rock, however, on the other side of the estuary and marvel at the millionaire’s playground. Hop onto the Padstow foot ferry that carries its passengers across the mouth of the Camel Estuary, past the Doom Bar and on to Padstow. The ten-minute journey is much shorter than driving to the town, and a much more entertaining mode of travel. The ferry goes every twenty minutes, usually from Rock but sometimes from Daymer Bay on a very low tide.

Guests Say
  • That view

    Yet another relaxing stay looking at that view. Thank you so much and hopefully back again soon.

    The Dorrells — October 2023
  • Fab

    Fab week! Great walks, great food at local pub. We will be back and dogs loved it!

    Judith & family — October 2023
  • Lovely week

    Thanks for a lovely week in Lower Tregudda. Our first time after two years in Upper Tregudda. Highlights were early morning swims off the beach — crystal clear waters on a few days, just sitting admiring the view.

    Gill & family — September 2023
  • Spectacular

    Another fantastic holiday at Port Gaverne. Weather delivered as usual and the house was lovely. Views are always spectacular, this really is a special place. Hope to see you again.

    The Kennedy & Lees families — June 2023
  • Wonderful

    Thank you yet again for a wonderful break. Weather not good but no matter. Plenty of short walks and long lunches! Hopefully we can get back later in year.

    The Dorrells — March 2023
  • That view

    Thank you so much for another wonderful relaxing week which was greatly appreciated by both of us and the two dogs. Mixture of weather but not a worry with that view to look at. Looking forward to our next visit in March.

    The Dorrells — November 2022
  • Apartment very comfortable

    Another lovely break in Lower Tregudda. Celebrated our Golden Wedding Anniversary with our family for 4 days, and then with friends for 3 days. By sheer fluke we took the ferry from Rock to Padstow on bank holiday Monday, only to find it was Obby Oss day celebrations, so our grandchildren were thrilled with the festivities. As usual, apartment very comfortable. All in all, a very enjoyable week!

    The Mowats — May 2022
  • So beautiful and peaceful

    Had a lovely time with the family. Visited Tintagel and Lobster Hatchery in Padstow. Great meal at the Port Gaverne Hotel on Easter Saturday and lots of walking. So beautiful and peaceful.

    The Rogers family — April 2022
  • A beautiful place to stay!

    What a beautiful place to stay! We've been coming to Port Isaac and Port Gaverne since our childhoods, and this property made it even more special. So comfortable and such stunning views. Loved our week, we'll definitely be back, thank you.

    The Rodwells & Groves — November 2021
  • Wonderful

    Wonderful place in a wonderful location. We've had such a fabulous time exploring the beaches and rock pools in Port Gaverne, and browsing the shops and pubs of Port Isaac. The Sea Shanty Festival was an unexpected bonus! All the facilities and amenities in the flat are excellent - what more could you want?!

    The Harveys — September 2021
  • Fabulous views

    Lovely family time after the year everyone had! Everything here that you need and more. Fabulous views and walks around local area. Thank you.

    The Ellis family — September 2021
  • Lovely

    We've had a lovely holiday here at Lower Tregudda — thank you!

    The Shaw family — August 2021
  • Gem of a place

    Gem of a place. We've had a fabulous family holiday — swimming, paddle boarding, walking and exploring Port Isaac, Tintagel, Padstow, St. Kew and beyond. Thank you.

    The McManus family — June 2021
  • Such a fabulous time

    We've all had such a fabulous time! Lovely beaches and walks. We don't want to go home but will be back one day. Thank you.

    The Cunnings — April 2021
  • Much-needed escape

    Thank you so much for offering this rental as a prize draw for NHS workers — we are a group of doctors and enjoyed a lovely refreshing break. The scenery is stunning and we are already plotting to come back in the summer, although we loved the cosiness of making s'mores on the log fire. A particular highlight was meeting Jon in the Boathouse Shop and then watching the excellent film Fisherman's Friends that evening — look it up! Back to work in the hospitals now — very grateful for our much-needed escape.

    NHS doctors — October 2020
  • Wonderful time

    We came down for half term and have had a wonderful time. The views are amazing, the location is great with the beach, and the pub so handy. The children loved the beach — splashing in the waves and rock pooling. It was our second visit and I'm sure we'll be back.

    The Bell family — October 2020
  • Comfortable and safe

    Thank you so much for all that you do. You make us feel comfortable and safe at this 'crazy' time! Back in December hopefully for Xmas.

    Richard & family — September 2020
  • Amazing views

    Lovely house, garage facilities and amazing views. All in all, I wish I was not leaving!

    The Bentley-Tudors — July 2020
  • Our favourite holiday home by far!

    We have been holidaying in Port Gaverne for 45 years and Lower Tregudda is our favourite holiday home by far! Thank you once again, everything was perfect including the weather.

    The Macdonald family — June 2019
  • Lovely

    We have lost count of the times we have stayed in Port Gaverne over the past 50 years — it is our second home! Lower Tregudda provides us with everything that we need for a lovely relaxing break! Thank you.

    Unknown — June 2019
  • Our third consecutive visit

    This is our third consecutive visit. We love this place and the views. We like the idea of the little local "tuc tuc" which takes us to and from the cafe, very imaginative and saved our legs! We had lovely food out, including a meal at the Chapel cafe (near Dr Martins home!). Hope to be back next year!

    The Sherborne family — April 2018
  • First class

    Property was clean and tidy. Amenities in the property first class.

    Ms Davies — August 2018
  • Relaxing getaway!

    Amazing location, stunning geography and lovely little flat — highly recommend for a relaxing getaway!

    Ms Chamberlain — May 2018
  • Sparkly clean

    Amazing — loved both the apartments, the rooms and interior are sparkly clean and has a modern look.

    Mr Dabasia — May 2018
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