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Upper Tregudda

A spacious and bright apartment, enjoying panoramic sea views from elevated position

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (+ cot) Saturday arrival Up to 3 well behaved dogs welcome Short breaks available
The Retreat

Upper Tregudda is a bright and spacious first floor apartment that sleeps eight guests. Spectacular views across the beach and cove of Port Gaverne can be enjoyed from the large balcony, as well as from the living areas and three bedrooms. Recommended in Sawday’s handpicked selection of ‘Special Places to Stay’, this apartment is perfect if you are seeking a show-stopping coastal retreat.

Short breaks are available on selected dates between September – May. (Saturday or Monday arrival, 2 night minimum). If your desired dates are not bookable online please contact the team here.

This truly fabulous apartment sleeps eight guests in comfortable and bright surroundings, with all living areas and three out of the four bedrooms enjoying the fantastic views across Port Gaverne harbour to the Atlantic Ocean beyond. A balcony stretches along the sunny, sea-facing side of the house, where garden furniture and sun loungers can be found for relaxing and watching the sun set over the sea in summer. There is also a spacious lawned garden which includes ample parking (shared with the lower apartment). In winter, enjoy the views from the generous bay windows – and if you’re lucky, you’ll catch a dramatic storm from the comfort of a couple of leather armchairs, whilst keeping warm by the wood burning stove. Take a look at our webcam to see a live view from the Tregudda apartments. 

Inside Upper Tregudda

Upper Tregudda has a spacious and sunny lounge with ample comfy seating and plenty of space for socialising together — complete with a contemporary wood burning stove. Next you have a wonderfully equipped modern kitchen with all you need to cook up a culinary storm, and an elegant separate dining room. Doors open from the master bedroom, dining and living room directly onto the balcony giving the apartment a lovely light and carefree feel.

Branching off the carpeted corridor are the bedrooms. The master bedroom has a kingsized bed and lovely contemporary ensuite with shower, hand basin and toilet. There is also a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a single with pull-out bed to make an additional twin. All of the bedrooms except the single share the same stunning views as the lounge, and all provide a relaxing and private space away from the activity of the main living areas. 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. See 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 it’s 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.

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Things we love …

Upper 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 Lower 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.

Can't seem to stay away
Another fantastic stay in Upper Tregudda - we can't seem to stay away (our third stay this year). The stunning views, the most friendly people. We certainly made the most of the balcony; we were there all day. Seafood in surrounding areas is divine, we happily sampled the catch of the days in both Port Gaverne and Port Isaac! Yet again, an amazing holiday, we'll be back soon!
Phillipa & Humphrey the pooch – August 2022

Retreat Features

  • Free WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Spectacular views
  • Moments from the beach
  • Spacious and bright
  • Direct access to coastal walks
Principal bedroom: king bed with en suite
Bedroom two: double bed
Bedroom three: twin beds
Bedroom four: single bed with pull out bed to make a twin

All bed linen and bath towels provided
Large lounge with access to the balcony area and sweeping sea views
Smart TV
Superfast WiFi available
Bluetooth speaker
Large well equipped kitchen
Separate dining room
Utility room
Tall fridge/freezer and additional under counter fridge
Tea towels provided
Washing machine and tumble drier
Family bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and toilet
Ensuite bathroom with shower
Bathroom towels provided
Saturday standard changeover
Short breaks available, October - June. Changeover days are Monday, Friday and Saturday.
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
Access to shared front garden
Private Balcony
Outdoor seating
Central heating throughout from biomass boiler
Photovoltaic solar panels
Wood-burner in lounge (free logs provided)
Travel cot and highchair on request (cot linen available on request)
Up to three well behaved dogs welcome
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.
Upper level apartment
Access is via steps
Not wheelchair friendly
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. See for yourself with our live Port Gaverne webcam. 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 village pub is just down the hill
  • Miles of scenic cliff walks from your doorstep
  • Local amenities in neighbouring village of Port Isaac, minutes up the hill
  • A range of excellent watersports available on Port Gaverne beach
Guests Say
  • We just love it

    Once again a fabulous week here in Tregudda. We just love it and look forward to being back next year, thank you for everything!

    The Macdonalds families — April 2023
  • Lovely, clean and well equipped

    Another lovely week in Upper Tregudda. We managed a few swims in the cove and a bit of surfing in Polzeath. Further afield we visited the lobster hatchery at Padstow. Thanks for a lovely, clean and well equipped house as well as welcome goodies!

    Paul, Gill, Rose, Robin & baby Theo — September 2022
  • Can't seem to stay away

    Another fantastic stay in Upper Tregudda - we can't seem to stay away (our third stay this year). The stunning views, the most friendly people. We certainly made the most of the balcony; we were there all day, had scones and jam to embrace the Cornish culture (we've been holidaying here for 50+ years), even had a cheeky gin but ended up finishing the bottle - oops. Seafood in surrounding areas is divine, we happily sampled the catch of the days in both Port Gaverne and Port Isaac! The lobster was my favourite. Yet again, an amazing holiday, we'll be back soon!

    Phillipa & Humphrey the pooch — August 2022
  • Spotlessly clean

    Beautiful and well appointed flat with stunning sea views. The flat was spotlessly clean.

    The Preston & Mitchell families — August 2022
  • Very impressed with the location and cleanliness

    Our first time at Upper Tregudda. A wonderful place. Very impressed with the location, cleanliness and arrival gifts. We experienced the delights of the camel trail, paddle boarding in Port Gaverne, boat trip from Port Isaac, Tarquin's gin tour, beaches and Tintagel - so much in such a short time. Always a relaxing, refreshing time and finishing so soon. Thank you for a beautiful place to stay.

    The Mason Family & friends — August 2022
  • Great stay!

    Great stay as always! Such a great start to the summer holidays. Peace, fun and relaxation. Thanks so much.

    The Smith family – July 2022
  • Spectacular views

    Our return visit to Upper Tregudda is still a delight with spectacular views and plenty to see from the front window and balcony. Enjoyed three weeks of relaxation and explored Looe, Polperro, Mousehole and visited four National Trusts - St Michael's Mount being a real highlight. Can't believe our lovely routine has come to an end, so booked for 2023. Lovely and clean on arrival. Thanks Jill, Will and Pip.

    The Bradshaws — July 2022
  • This is as good as it gets!

    Upper Tregudda looks down to Port Gaverne, which snuggles into its cove as a well manicured hand into a velvet glove. The lounge, dining room and bedrooms glow with the luminous light reflecting off the ceilings and illuminate the walls so the whole effect is one of joy and delight from the moment one walks in through the front door. This is a very nice place to be - sufficient to say 'this is as good as it gets!'

    Mr Newman — June 2022
  • Perfect as ever!

    Another wonderful week in Upper Tregudda with our families, all just perfect as ever!

    The Macdonald family — April 2022
  • Accommodation is super clean

    Thank you for another fab stay in Upper Tregudda, perfect to celebrate two family birthdays. A great base to explore the local beaches - our one year old labrador was in heaven! The accommodation is super clean and we were all very cosy and comfortable. Looking forward to coming back.

    Sim, Carrie, Luke, Alice, Katie & Ted the lab — March 2022
  • Sarah, James, Livy & Beth — February 2022
  • Meticulously clean

    This was not our first visit here and having had to postpone a few times due to covid, we finally arrived and had the same feeling on arrival as we did the first time - wow! The house is comfortable, spacious and well equipped. It was meticulously clean as always; those responsible are to be thanked and praised for going the extra mile to ensure the property is safe for visitors. There are so many places to visit and eat at, or it is equally therapeutic to sit on the balcony with a cup of tea or a medicinal gin and tonic...or three. We have already booked to come back in the new year and will forward to that with eager anticipation. Thank you for looking after us and making our holiday memorable.

    Tim, Lesley & Martin — November 2021
  • A magical place

    Wonderful to be back again. Everything as perfect as ever - such a magical place. We look forward to being back next year already.

    The Macdonald family — October 2021
  • Loved our stay

    We have loved our stay at Upper Tregudda, particularly with such a large amount of space. Sitting and watching the view out the window has been a favourite, especially as we have been very lucky with the weather for this time of year. The apartment was very clean and it was lovely to find a welcoming tray of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits as well as a bottle of milk and wine in the fridge - thank you! We're already looking to book again here in the future!

    The Seals — October 2021
  • Wow!

    From the moment we walked into Upper Tregudda it was welcoming and we all felt right at home! The apartment was immaculately clean and has just everything we would need for a great stay. The view just speaks for itself - wow! The location was ideal as we ventured into Padstow, Watergate Bay, Perranporth, Port Isaac and Tintagel. All definitely worth a visit. The pub in Port Gaverne was also very welcoming and we enjoyed a drink there before exploring the beautiful walks surrounding the apartment. We would love to return to Upper Tregudda - just stunning!

    The Smith family — October 2021
  • What stunning views!

    We've been to Port Gaverne for many years, but this is our first time in Upper Tregudda. What stunning views! It's impossible to tire of the beauty of North Cornwall. It's busier than usual but still possible to find peace and quiet. Thanks for the welcome drinks and biscuits, and sharing your lovely house.

    The Gunnells — September 2021
  • Our perfect piece of paradise

    Our fourth year in Port Gaverne (third in Upper Tregudda). As always, a perfect family holiday with everything from a heatwave to Storm Evert - and the bay was stunning in all weathers. It is simply our perfect piece of paradise. Thank you - and we will be back next year!

    The Smiths — July 2021
  • Excellent

    Returned to Upper Tregudda after missing last year due to lockdown. We really missed it - we have visiting for at least 22 years. Weather a mixed bag but scenery excellent with plenty to observe everyday, from wildlife in the garden to seeing cruise ships passing on way to Falmouth. To say we enjoyed ourselves this holiday is an understatement - roll on next year.

    The Bradshaws — June 2021
  • Such a fabulous time!

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

    The Cummings — April 2021
  • We love this part of Cornwall

    Despite the weather being a bit disappointing, we have had a great holiday. We love this part of Cornwall and will return.

    The Olney family — July 2020
  • Wonderful

    Second time coming to this beautiful location; we have had the most wonderful time and just wish we had longer! We will be back!

    The Kelly & Warburton families — August 2019
  • Perfect in every way

    A fantastic location - perfect in every way. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time relaxing, reading, swimming and catching up with family. We will be back next year!

    The Smith families — August 2019
  • Perfect holiday!

    Perfect holiday for our 20th stay in Upper Tregudda. Family and friends stayed with us for the celebrations of our 60th birthdays. We were able to explore the local wildlife, walks and enjoy the magnificent scenery with the excellent weather! Thank you to all who made it a memorable three week stay.

    The Bradshaw family — June 2019
  • Simply the best!

    45 years in Port Gaverne shared between various places - Upper Tregudda being simply the best! Thank you once again, everything was perfect including the weather most days!

    The Macdonald family — April 2019
  • Amazing coastal views

    Lovely and spacious enough for eight family members. Excellent kitchen, two bathrooms (loved the walk-in rain shower), decking, cosy fireplace and amazing coastal views in three of the four bedrooms. We so enjoyed wandering up to Port Isaac to the fishmongers to bring home the best, freshest Cornish seafood. If we weren't coming from so far, (California, Maine and New York), we would always return for our family reunion!

    Bette & family — May 2018
  • Wonderful house

    Wonderful house - exactly as we remembered it 20 years ago. Location still unspoilt. House clean and very well maintained. Will look forward to returning sooner rather than later.

    Mrs Moore — May 2018
  • Excellent facilities

    As usual, a wonderful holiday in perfect accommodation. Excellent facilities thank you. We look forward to returning next Easter!

    Mrs MacDonald — April 2018
  • Absolutely amazing

    Absolutely amazing and great value. Loved everything about the property. Already thinking about when we can go back. Extremely clean and well presented.

    Mrs Taylor-Morrison — November 2017
  • Absolutely beautiful cottage

    Absolutely beautiful cottage in a perfect position with views of the sea from nearly all the rooms; so lovely waking up to the gorgeous view of Port Gaverne cove. Everything we needed was there. Quality furniture and bedding and very comfortable. Even managed to sit out on the balcony in the Autumn sunshine. Will definitely come back.

    Ms Smith — October 2017
  • Utter perfection

    Wonderful apartment with the most spectacular, breath-taking views. Property was furnished with facilities to 5* standard - nothing had been forgotten making it a home from home, with comforts to ensure a memorable stay. Utter perfection.

    Mrs Covell — September 2017
  • Beautiful location

    Beautiful location and very pleased with the improvements that have been made since we were there six years ago. Central heating is good and lovely log burner. Beds are very comfy and the balcony and outside areas are exceptional - excellent view of the cove. Will return again.

    Mrs S Browning — December 2016
  • Perfect for our needs

    We had so much fun as a family gathering together in the same place. The property was just perfect for our needs and the area around Port Gaverne is beautiful. All the properties at Port Gaverne were used by members of my family and all of them said how clean and well appointed the cottages were. We would definitely recommend a holiday at Port Gaverne to anyone, and we will probably make a return trip again.

    Ms Bradford — December 2016
  • Warm and cosy

    Love coming here. Fantastic cottages. Warm and cosy with fabulous amenities.

    Mrs Edmonds — November 2016
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