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A holiday cottage for the whole family

Multi-award-winning Gwelmor is a spacious and stylish three-bedroom holiday cottage just four minutes walk from the beach in Widemouth Bay, north Cornwall.

Widemouth Bay beach

Positioned at the top of a quiet cul-de-sac and set on a single level, Gwelmor is perfect for three generations wanting to holiday under one roof and ideal for dog-loving couples who want to be by the sea. With easy access to the South West Coast Path there's some simply stunning, but quite challenging, walks right from Gwelmor's doorstep.

Spacious open plan layout

Launched in 2017, Gwelmor's owners were keen to provide a holiday home that was as welcoming to dogs as humans, but not compromising on luxury. The cottage combines real comforting charm with striking furniture and quirky decor.

Looks can be deceiving!


Pulling up outside Gwelmor (parking for up to three vehicles) its initial appearance can be quite deceiving. Opening the front door you find yourself stepping into a spacious hallway, the walls of which are decorated with framed vintage vinyl album covers and a selection of local artwork.

Spacious hallway

Off to the left, the hallway takes you down to the spacious, open plan kitchen/lounge/diner which makes a great social place for the family to spend quality together. Sliding patio doors lead out to a to a fully enclosed wrap-around garden.

Great social space

Enclosed garden

There's a patio area for alfresco dining or a barbecue, around the back is a lawned section. Two lockable gates and fencing all round provides a safe place for toddlers and dogs to play.

Alfresco dining

Back inside and taking the hallway to the right off to the right from the entrance are the three stylish bedrooms - two king size, one with an en-suite shower room, a twin and large family bathroom.

King size 'yellow' bedroom

Handmade furniture

The king-size bedroom with en-suite is equipped with a Smart TV and stylish furniture made from from sustainable wood made in Devon. All our super comfy mattresses are organic are also handmade in Devon.

Stylish 'teal' bedroom

The second king-size 'teal' bedroom has a TV and DVD and similar sustainably sourced furniture.

The third 'blue and copper' bedroom is a twin with a bespoke wardrobe space made, once again, from sustainably sourced wood in Devon.

Twin bedroom

The large family bathroom makes bath time a pleasure and complimentary Rosemary and Bergamot scented hand wash, shampoo/body wash and conditioner made in Cornwall are provided in refillable mounted bottles throughout.

Good sized family bathroom

Back in the open plan social hub, the kitchen is modern and well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, convection/grill/microwave oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

Spacious kitchen

Child friendly

For our younger guests, we provide a travel cot, high chair, child-friendly cutlery, plates, bowls and beakers, as well as a range of soft toys, games and books.

A separate utility room provides a useful additional space with store cupboards containing supplies for your four-legged friends, such as poo bags, food and water bowls, towels for rubbing down sandy paws and extra bedding. There's also a washing machine and extra sink.

Useful utility space

From here, a door leads out to the back garden with area for drying washing and a handy wooden outdoor unit to store muddy boots and sandy shoes.

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A second door from the utility leads to a third toilet.

Third W.C.

A third door then leads into the garage which houses a tumble dryer, a bin for recycling and cleaning equipment. Beach equipment such as bodyboards and fishing nets are also left for guests to use during their stay. Notice boards provide a whole host of information, maps of dog friendly beaches and details on tide times.

Best in the South West

Gwelmor was named the South West's best Dog Friendly Business 2021/2022 and has won three other awards for it's dog-friendly nature.

Gwelmor owner with her cocker spaniel dog Margo sat on the doorstep outside dog-friendly holiday cottage
Margo and Gwelmor's owner

Other equipment provided for our four-legged friends in the dedicated dog utility cupboard include tennis balls, giant throws for the sofa and a cooling mat for those occasional hot summer days!

On the beach

Widemouth Bay

Widemouth Bay at high tide

Widemouth Bay has its own beach shop, surf schools, restaurants, bars and cafes, while the popular town of Bude is three minutes drive away with a range of fantastic independent shops, galleries, restaurants, cafes as well as supermarkets.

Heading into Bude town centre

Surrounded by stunning local beaches, dramatic cliff top walks, rolling countryside and activities to suit all ages, it's not surprising Gwelmor's guests return year after year.

Colourful beach huts at Summerleaze Beach
Colourful beach huts at Bude's Summerleaze


Gwelmor forms a great base for exploring the whole of North Cornwall and North Devon. Positioned close to the A30, head south and you'll find the picturesque harbour of Boscastle with its quaint stone-built cottages, shops and cafes, whilst further down in Tintagel, you can immerse yourself in the legend and mystery of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Head north, Hartland Quay presents some awe-inspiring and dramatic coastline, or take a trip to the traffic-free village of Clovelly, one of the most picturesque in England.

There's plenty of attractions to keep the children entertained, including The Milky Way, The Big Sheep and Camel Creek adventure parks, The Eden Project with its huge biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, to name just a few.

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Bude Sea Pool
Bude Canal
Widemouth Bay Beach
Lifeguards on Widemouth Beach

Why not explore our Activities and Attractions section to see what else you could be enjoying while on holiday with us at in Widemouth Bay?

Gwelmor Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage

Just four minutes’ walk from the beach at Widemouth Bay, Gwelmor is a luxurious, self-catering holiday cottage which sleeps six (plus travel cot).

Our property welcomes three dogs and has a host of provisions to make your dog's stay as relaxing as yours.

Gwelmor was named the South West’s Best Dog Friendly Business of the Year 2021/2022 and won Gold at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2021/2022.

Why not take our virtual tour and book your stay today!

Gwelmor was named the South West’s Best Dog Friendly Business of the Year 2021/2022 and won Gold at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2021/2022.

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Cornwall Tourism Award 2020 / 2021