1.9 miles NW of Lamorna Cove


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Welcome to paradise! Dawnsmen, nestled in the wonderfully untouched wilds of West Penwith in Cornwall, is a gorgeously luxurious homestay for six lucky people. Inspired by the Neolithic settlements found in the area, the clever owners have created a retreat hidden away in its own private space within a unique walled garden. The house itself, of wood and stone design, is just incredible with sumptuous interiors, underfloor heating throughout, a hot tub and two huge wood burners - one inside and one outside. With expansive gardens, this is a wonderful dog-friendly getaway, whilst it's also perfectly located to explore the far west of Cornwall from St Michael's Mount all the way around to St Ives.

Special 'Just for Two' rate

A special 'Just for Two' rate applies at Dawnsmen and the discount is 10%. Please note that only the Master bedroom will be available to you at this rate. Please call the office on 01872 553 491 to book.

Living and eating

Just wow! The wonderful open plan living and eating space is just perfect for a get-together, whether you are a family or group of friends. The room itself is just lovely, with wooden beams, vaulted ceiling, wooden floor and glass windows encircling the room, plus doors that open out onto the terrace - perfect for bringing the outside in.

The pretty kitchen, in shades of green, has a fabulous Everhot range cooker, Belfast sink, marble worktop and all the other essentials needed to rustle up feasts plus a breakfast bar for on-the-go meals.

Next to the kitchen lies the large dining table which easily seats eight, whilst the lovely sitting area has a large sofa in front of the 55" Smart 4K OLED TV and two occasional chairs nestled around an immense wood burning stove.


There are three beautiful bedrooms to choose from. The master en suite bedroom has a super-cosy six-foot super king bed, 40" Smart TV plus double glass doors that lead out onto a private patio with table and chairs - perfect for breakfast or coffee a deux.

The second bedroom, with dual-aspect windows, has a five-foot bed which is zip-and-link, meaning it can be a king-size bed or twin beds, and has use of the lovely family bathroom. The third en suite bedroom also has a zip-and-link bed, meaning it can either be three foot twin beds or a six foot super king bed, and dual-aspect windows. Both the second and third bedroom each have a 32" Smart TV.


The master bedroom and third bedroom each have a glorious en-suite shower room, whilst the second bedroom has use of the family bathroom which has a lovely, deep bath. There are heated rails in both bathrooms to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

Dawnsmen really feels like a retreat hidden away from the world. Fully encircled by an astonishing stone wall, all of which was recovered from the surrounding farm during construction, this is a fully enclosed space brought together by impressive gates which came from the Ark Royal. There's plenty of grassy lawn, perfect for little ones and dogs too. Sheltered underneath Dawnsmen's pergola lies a gorgeously bubbling hot tub, outdoor Chesney wood burner, barbeque and seating - perfect for outside living. Or throw open the large sliding glass doors on to the two sun-soaked terraces, each with a set of tables and chairs, made for alfresco dining. Once the sun sets, the gardens and pergola light up to create an idyllic nighttime space.


There is plenty of private, off road parking.

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Babies and children

A highchair, travel cot and baby bath are available on request.


Up to two dogs are welcome at Dawnsmen. We charge £35 per dog per week or short stay. The retreat is fully enclosed - just perfect!


Dawnsmen has super fast WiFi, so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

Larger parties

Sanctuary next door offers additional accommodation for four people and can be booked in conjunction with Dawnsmen if you're a bigger party (up to ten people). Separate enough to offer privacy, this is a great option for multi-generational groups, two families or large get-togethers. The large green glass-ball gates can be opened to offer easy access between the two properties.


Please note that this retreat is set on a working farm, with livestock and machinery on site. As the surrounding fields and land are private, these areas are not accessible to guests.

In the Area

You'll be spoilt for things to do in the far west of Cornwall, from St Michael's Mount on the south coast to St Ives on the north. There are plenty of countryside walks to enjoy from Dawnsmen whilst you'll find several stunning beaches just a short drive away. Gorgeous Sennen is just one of many to mention and has the most beautiful of beaches - a massive swathe of golden sand lined with houses, shops and places to eat.

No trip to the far west would be complete without visiting the incredible Minack Theatre and Porthcurno beach. If you manage to catch a play (May to September) be ready to be wowed with the most spectacular backdrop - and they carry on whatever the weather, so be prepared! If you can't make a show, you can still pay this iconic landmark a visit as it is open all day for visitors to look around. After exploring, you can climb down to the golden sands of the beach.

The coastline from Mousehole via Sennen to St Ives is spectacular, so head for the South West Coast Path for some incredible walks and stunning vistas. There are delightful coves to explore nearby at Lamorna, St Loy and Penberth and dramatic cliff-top views all the way to Porthgwarra and Land's End. St Ives itself is an artistic and bustling seaside town and is home to the Tate, plus there are plenty of beaches, shops and places to eat. In summer, it's worth heading to Lelant for the park and ride, catching the train, which runs along the Hayle Estuary and coast into the centre.

Centrally located near St Buryan, Dawnsmen is an excellent base from which to explore the ancient sites of West Penwith including, notably, megalithic stone circles including The Merry Maidens just a mile away, and Boscawen-un, as well as Lanyon Quoit dolmen, and other standing stones such as The Pipers and Mên-an-Tol.

Peaceful and idyllic, this wonderful home stay with a hot tub in the far west of Cornwall is breathtakingly beautiful. Dog friendly too, it's just a short drive to arguably the prettiest wild coastline found in Britain.

At a glance

From £1,246 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 6 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Art Escapes

Autumnal escapes

Baby on Board

Big and Beautiful

Celebratory stays

Easy access

Family friendly

Just for two

Off the beaten track

Rolling countryside

Sandy beach nearby

Short drive to beaches

Travel cot and highchair

Dog friendly

Hot Tub

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


Country Houses

Design-led retreat

Lower Occupancy Rate

Boutique country chic

Super King Bed

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Dawnsmen:

Dawnsmen in a stunning property; light and airy inside and with a gorgeous large front veranda. The highlight is the hot tub which is kept beautifully clean between guests, and during our stay itself. We used it every day and it was a real treat! The property is in a great location, close to Porthcurno and Lamorna, and in very peaceful setting. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it!

As above

Excellent location, cottage very well equipped, lovely big garden for dogs to enjoy. Would highly recommend this delightful cottage

Unique property in a beautiful enclosed garden - perfect for dogs. Hot tub added bonus! Would highly recommend if you are looking for a relaxing away from it all break, but in easy reach of some beautiful beaches by car.

The Dawnsmen was perfect in every way! Dog friendly but luxury and spotlessly clean with high end furnishings without been OTT! Simply beautiful and we will be returning we didn’t want to leave !

A beautiful and tranquil escape from reality for a week. The decor is excellent and has everything you could need. Along with the wood burning fire and bubbling hot tub, this is a retreat you never want to leave.

This property has been created with a great attention to detail and makes for a most comfortable, enjoyable and luxury stay. Highly recommend this property for a holiday at any time of the year.

Dawnsmen is an outstanding experience - high quality accommodation with every conceivable luxury, as well as being supremely well located. It does not get any better than this!

Fabulous house, everything you could want for a lovely relaxing stay.

A truly superb property. Highly recommended for family gatherings in comfort & style. Emma, was on hand to help with any assistance via mobile texts. She even contacted us at check in time to confirm the house was ready & waiting for us. We would definitely return. Absolutely nothing lacking. Thank you.

This place is lovely - it is perfect for an “away from it all” relaxing stay, whilst offering so many gorgeous places to visit within a few miles. We loved the outside space which worked well for us , even in November.

Lovely cottage for a family get together. Lovely to have a dog proof garden

Beautiful quite place to stay, housekeeping were excellent

It’s is lovely - that’s why we’ve booked to return again in November!

Lovely cottage with beautiful grounds. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay

Peaceful idyllic bliss in a beautiful area of Cornwall.

Dawnsmen was a great find and a little bit of heaven - even in December! Had a wonderful stay and enjoyed every minute of our luxurious 4 day visit. Many thanks indeed.

Fabulous property, very well equipped.

'Great house, very cosy. Beautiful location. Greeted with scones, champagne and flowers on arrival to the house which was a lovely touch. Great amenities inside and out. Would throughly recommend to our friends and family' - October 2020

'Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic. A wonderful escape from the outside world' - February 2020

'Peaceful idyllic bliss, in a beautiful area of Cornwall.' - February 2020

'Thank you so much for a most memorable stay in your absolutely stunning & serene cottage. We've had a very peaceful, relaxing and super comfortable stay, with afternoons enjoying the hot tub (despite the Cornish weather!) and evenings by the fire. It's exactly the kind of getaway we wanted and after two weeks we are leaving feeling very happy and revitalised. Thanks for everything and we hope we can visit again in the future.' - December 2019

'In this time of so much tumult and uncertainty, thank you for making Dawnsmen a little piece of heaven for rest and relaxation. A tranquil space so thoughtfully constructed, with the added touched to make one feel so welcome. We look forward to returning next year' - August 2019

'What a wonderful home to aenjoy a beautiful part of the world. The hot tub was definitely a favourite for the man clubs' - August 2019

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