Lavender Cottage – Gonwin Manor, St Ives , Cornwall.
Let the holiday begin with a relaxing dog friendly retreat at Lavender Cottage enjoying one of the best views in Cornwall.
This dog friendly cottage offers open-plan, single-storey accommodation, tastefully furnished in a contemporary style and packed with features such as vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and a cosy wood burning stove. The bespoke, shaker style kitchen is well-equipped for creating a romantic dinner for two, using the delicious and plentiful array of local produce from one of many nearby farmers’ markets. From the living area, two steps lead down to the double luxurious bedroom with comfy king-size bed and en-suite bathroom.
The cottage has a pretty enclosed patio area with garden furniture where you can fire up the barbecue and enjoy dining al-fresco on a summer’s evening.
The setting at Gonwin Manor is stunning, with its own private lake enjoying breath-taking views to the beach and beyond. Guests staying at the cottages can enjoy the shared pontoon, an idyllic spot to watch the sun go down at the end of the day with a glass of wine. Lavender Cottage makes the ideal romantic escape to the Cornish coast.
This beautiful, dog friendly cottage is available to book via Rural Retreats. With great reviews, it’s definitely worth a look.
St Ives, Carbis Bay and Surrounding Area
Lavender Cottage is just a few minutes walk from Porthkidney Sands, with its vast expanse of beach and sand dunes. If you are bringing your dogs along, this beach is known for being one of the county’s best dog friendly beaches.
St. Ives, Carbis Bay and the pretty village of Lelant are in easy reach with a plethora of restaurants, independent shops, galleries and more wonderful beaches.
No visit is complete without a ride on the St Ives Branch line, a coastal train journey with views of Godrevy Lighthouse and St Ives as it hugs the west coast.
The popular Porthminster Beach and café specialises in fabulous produce home grown in their own gardens and the coastal path. This excellent restaurant is the perfect seafront spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or all three!).
When you prefer to stay put ‘at home’ for an evening, treat yourself to a Cornish Food Box delivered to your door. West Cornwall Golf Club is also nearby and attracts golfers and non-golfers alike with its restaurant and bar.