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For those seeking a country pad on a grander scale, look no further than Lanherne, our glorious home stay nestled in the countryside close to Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth on the north Cornish coast. With parts dating from the 16th century right up to Georgian and Victorian times, this is a characterful, inviting dog-friendly home perfect for large family gatherings or groups of friends wanting to get together. With six stunning bedrooms, an astonishing kitchen-dining room, an enclosed garden of just under an acre and a wood-fired hot tub with far-reaching views, this lovely retreat wraps luxury with comfort and style. Located in a quiet hamlet, Lanherne is the perfect base from which to explore the dramatic beauty of the north Cornish coast. From surfer-paradise Atlantic beaches (many of which are dog friendly in the summer) such as Holywell Bay, Fistral Beach, Harlyn Bay, Watergate Bay and Constantine Bay to the breath-taking Bedruthan Steps, this is Cornwall at its most wild. Lanherne is also very close to Newquay airport, making this the perfect getaway for short breaks too. The lovely village of St. Mawgan with its 16th Century pub, 13th Century Church, Japanese Garden and tea rooms can be reached on foot all within 20 minutes.

Special lower occupancy rate

A special lower occupancy rate applies outside of school holidays, peak weeks, bank holidays, Christmas and New Year.

Option one offers a 20% discount for parties of six guests or less. At this rate, the Master bedroom, bedroom 3 and bedroom 4 will be available for you.

Option two offers a 25% 'Just for Two' discount for two guests staying at Lanherne. At this rate, the Master bedroom will be available for you.

The discount is calculated on the availability and booking page, if you have any queries please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01872 553 491.


As befits such a cosy yet spacious house, there is plenty of space for you and your loved ones to relax, whether it's a lazy day at home or after a busy day exploring. The exquisite drawing room with a trio of huge, plush sofas and extra armchairs provides seating for twelve and is the ideal room for coming together, whether it's over drinks in evening or opening presents at Christmas. The large wood burner is the perfect centrepiece and there's a Smart TV, DVD player and a Sonos sound system for entertaining.

There's also a super-cosy but very spacious Snug, with ample seating for eight plus a large Smart TV and DVD player and lots of board games - the ultimate hideaway for young ones wanting their own space or for those seeking to escape the crowd and settle with a good book. Again, this boasts a delightful wood burner to keep things toasty warm - we won't blame you if you have an afternoon snooze!


Just wow - the kitchen-come-dining room is just fabulous and the ultimate space for entertaining. Whether you're a keen cook or hiring your own private chef, this extremely spacious and fully equipped kitchen is full of everything you'll need. We just adore the mint-coloured electric Aga, but there's also an induction hob and oven should you prefer. In addition, there is a microwave, a dishwasher and two fridge-freezers so you won't run out of space!

The dining area is positively perfect with a bespoke black walnut kitchen table, which can seat up to twelve people, Sonos sound system and a fabulous wood burner - we're dreaming of long dinner parties late into the night, watching the flickering flames.

In addition, there's a large utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, Belfast sink and a countertop icemaker.


There are six spacious bedrooms to choose from, all with sumptuous super king size beds that are also zip and link, meaning they can be either twins or doubles for optimum flexibility.

Five of the bedrooms are upstairs (of which three are en suite) and the sixth bedroom is downstairs with its own en suite and direct access to the garden - perfect for those with limited ability.

The large master bedroom, with en suite shower and bath, boasts a bed ottoman plus a cosy wood burner and exceptional bay window with incredible countryside views. All the bedrooms are exceptionally decorated, and beds come swathed in top-notch linens, bedding, throws and pillows to ensure a blissful nights' sleep.

Bedroom 1 with zip and link bed and en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with zip and link bed and en suite shower room. Bedroom 3 with zip and link bed and use of shower room and separate WC. Bedroom 4 with zip and link bed and en suite bathroom. Bedroom 5 with zip and link bed and use of shower room and separate WC. Bedroom 6 on ground floor with zip and link bed and en suite shower room.


There are four en suites - three are found upstairs, one of which is a shower room, whilst the other two (including the master bedroom) have both a bath and a shower. The fourth en suite is a shower room for the downstairs bedroom. In addition, there's another shower room upstairs plus two loos - one upstairs and one downstairs.

Babies and children

Lanherne provides two travel cots and two highchairs, please request at time of booking and bring along your own bedding for the travel cots.

The house has two fixed stair-gate screens; one will be at the bottom of the stairs in the entrance hall, and the other at the top landing (with access to bedroom 1 and bedroom 2) and two portable door gates are also available - allowing numerous configurations.

Please note there aren't stair gates at the top of the front stairs nor any at the back stairs as at the top of the rear stairs the span is too great.

Outdoor space

The wonderful, fully enclosed garden with far-reaching country views has lots of space for you all to spread out. Comprising of three zones - the old croquet lawn, the orchard field, and the top garden. With recliners, outdoor decking, table and chairs, and Weber charcoal barbeque for alfresco meals, it's the perfect spot for outside entertaining, plus there's a fixed sail for shade on super sunny days. In addition, there's plenty to keep you entertained with a portable outdoor all-weather table tennis table and badminton set. And, saving the best to last, the luxurious Skargards hot tub from Sweden, welcoming up to eight people. By being wood fired, it can be totally silent, and you'll usually hear owls hoot at dusk.


Lanherne is situated in a quiet hamlet, one of the many attractions of the house is the peace and tranquillity. We would kindly ask guests to respect our neighbours and refrain from playing loud music outside or whilst in the hot tub.


Lanherne has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can. Speeds range between 2-25mbps. Forgotten your USB plug? No problem: there are multiple USB sockets in the kitchen and living room.


Up to two well-behaved dogs over 12 months old are welcome at Lanherne. You will need to provide the age, breed, colour and name of your dog(s) at point of booking.

We charge £35 per dog per week or short break. The garden is fully enclosed and one large dog bed is provided.


There is private, off road parking for up to five cars.

In the Area

Should you manage to drag yourself from the comfort of Lanherne, there is so much to see and do in the area. On the north Cornish coast, you're close to the pretty seaside towns of Padstow, Port Isaac, Rock and St.Ives - all worth an explore. Make time to witness the raw beauty of the Bedruthan Steps - mother nature at her most dramatic! Or lose your sense of time among the giant sand dunes of Holywell Bay. The Camel Trail is nearby too - perfect for walking or cycling (you can hire bikes locally). Head towards the south coast and you're not far from The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan - two of Cornwall's most famous attractions.

Exquisite and oh-so-luxurious country house, this beauty nestled on the north Cornish coast boasts a hot tub, large gardens, four wood burners and plenty of space for entertaining - the ideal home for celebrations.

At a glance

From £1,884 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 12 + 2 cots | 6 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

20% off for parties of 6 + cot or less and 25% off for parties of 2 + cot or less at certain times of the year.

Key features


Al Fresco eating

Baby on Board

Big and Beautiful

Celebratory stays

Enclosed garden

Family friendly

Foodie breaks

Multi Generational Holidays

Sandy beach nearby

Short drive to beaches

Travel cot and highchair

Workcation Retreat

Dog friendly

Hot Tub

Wood Burner


Lower Occupancy Rate

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 Lanherne:

We couldn’t fault our stay! The house was beautiful, very well equipped, with every detail carefully thought about and perfectly executed; including a large supply of wood for the hot tub and charcoal for the bbq, making our stay completely hassle free. The welcome pack of biscuits, crisps, champagne, bread, butter and eggs was a lovely surprise and very much appreciated.

Gorgeous cottage inside and out! Everything you could possibly need for your stay and loved the thoughtful dog treats for the pets. The owner was extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend.

An excellent house which is really well appointed and equipped, in an excellent location

A beautiful house perfect for family get togethers. We had a very comfortable stay thank you.

Absolutely stunning house, enjoyed for a long weekend with old friends. Watching the sunset from the hot tub then sitting there listening to the owl was magical.

Tobias the owner of the property was very helpful if we had any issues. The house itself was absolutely fabulous. It was the perfect property for a family get away with dogs. Would definitely love to go back.

A beautiful house with outstanding views. Very clean, comfortable and well equiped. The hot tub was well used! Great location for beaches. The owner was really helpsul when needed.

Lanherne was such a wonderful place of serenity for us to stay - beautifully and thoughtfully decorated. There was a big group of us but we never felt on top of each other - would thoroughly recommend!

Laherne is an amazing place to spend time away at. All 12 of us that stayed, with a wide range of ages, loved the House. Brilliantly decorated in all rooms to a very high standard, with a lovely relaxed feel to it, which is essential when on Holiday. We hope to return next year.

Beautiful house in a stunning, very restful location. Equipped with everything you could wish for. Really nice to be away from the busy coast, but within only a few minutes drive to the beach when needed. Highly recommended.

We really enjoyed Lanherne and it was a great high quality space within easy access of great beaches and facilities. Will recommend and come again

Highly recommend a stay at the wonderful Lanherne, beautiful house and gardens, the perfect relaxing location for a family holiday

This cottage was the perfect choice for our party of 8 people. I love it when somewhere you choose meets and exceeds expectations. Beautiful surrounding scenery of countryside, immaculate inside and along with the charming character of a country house came lots of mod cons - wood fired burners in kitchen, lounge and snug, great sound system and lots of workable wifi. Brilliantly equipped kitchen, beautiful big table with aga that kept the room so warm we didn't need the additional woodburning stove. Fantastic bathrooms and beds. We all just loved this house and would definately come back. Thank you!

The home is magnificent from decor to location and amenities. We particularly enjoyed the hot tub, which would be great in any weather.

A wonderful house, which was well equipped and spotlessly presented. The large enclosed gardens were excellent for our young children and dog and we found easy access to the beach and the local village of St Mawgan, where there is a cracking local pub, playground and tea rooms. We will definitely be returning.

'Lanherne is a beautiful property. There is plenty of space both inside and outside. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly need and the hot tub is wonderful' - September 2020

'Fabulous house and scenery' - August 2020

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