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Gwelfor Marazion

£350 - £772 per week

Tucked away from the main road in Marazion, this traditional Cornish granite coastal cottage boasts character and a clean, contemporary charm with lovely sea views on two sides. There are footpaths to the beach and down to Top Tieb harbour from right outside the front of the cottage, making it ideal for trips to the beach or St Michael’s Mount, whether for the day or just for an evening stroll. By day, Marazion has cafes and a growing reputation for galleries, and by evening numerous restaurants and pubs to enjoy in the summer evenings. When the wind is blowing outside, the warmth created by the woodburner will warm you after a bracing walk along the coast path.


via patio with rear door into:


electric oven/hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, access to patio. Staircase from ground floor to first floor:

Sitting/dining room

open plan, sofas, window seat, fireplace with Clearview woodburner, dining table and chairs, TV/DVD, small music system, sea glimpses, freezer.

Bedroom 1

double bed, window seats, seating area, sea views.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, sea views.

Shower room

shower cubicle, basin and WC.

Outside area

a Cornish slate patio with wooden garden furniture, rear garden with shared access rear gate to lane and beach.

Additional information

night storage heaters throughout with supplementary electric heaters, travel cot available upon request, parking is available in the St Aubyn public car park within a few hundred yards approx. £30, payable on daily at the car park, WiFi, short breaks available.


Lovely little holiday cottage with excellent access to the beach down little paths. Thought has obviously gone into the house with extra details like a hair dryer, parents emergency bedding, blender and games chest. Parking in the slipway carpark was fine, although something we had to think about paying for each day.

August 2019

Excellent cottage, highly recommended for location in this quaint and cosy accommodation. We will definitely book again.

August 2019

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St Michael's Mount

St Michael’s Mount sits majestically on an island out at sea and can be reached via a cobbled causeway at low tide or at other times by the 'St Michael' amphibious vehicle! Visit the sub-tropical gardens that surround the castle or step inside the castle walls to explore the myths and legends that surround this iconic landmark. Read more about St Michael's Mount or view our St Michael's Mount webcam.

Marazion Beach

Conveniently located a moment away from the world famous St Michael's Mount, Marazion beach is found in the heart of Mounts Bay, recently elected as one of the 'most beautiful bays in the world'. It’s the perfect beach for family holidays in Marazion, with cafés just above the sand, lifeguards on hand and clean and safe waters. Despite its beauty and convenience for holiday makers, it remains surprisingly quiet compared to other Cornish beaches. It’s perfect for beach and sea sports and you can even take your horse for a quick gallop across the sands! The long sandy beach that stretches towards Long Rock is a popular windsurfing, kite surfing and sailing spot amongst locals and holiday makers alike. Mounts Bay provides ideal conditions for watersports, and kite surfing and stand up paddleboarding lessons are available with Ocean High for those looking to make the most of the outdoors. Find out more things to do at Marazion Beach >

Venture Eastwards and you'll find Marazion Beach East, or Steps Beach. This dog-friendly beach is favoured by locals as it is quiet due to its limited access and rocky shore, but it is perfect for dog walking, and collecting driftwood after a storm. Children will enjoy the many rock pools when the tide is out. Accessible via Leys Lane or from Marazion beach if you don't mind climbing over the rocks!

Things to do in Marazion

Marazion Town Centre

A wander around Marazion itself is a must for those who love exploring shops. Marazion is an ancient market town with a rich history of smuggling, sea commerce and pilgrimage. Nowadays, the town has numerous galleries, gift shops and cafes along the winding streets with plenty of traditional architecture to look at along the way. 

RSPB Nature Reserve - Marazion Marsh

Just a short walk from the town you will find Marazion Marsh, a freshwater habitat, which is home to Cornwall's largest reed bed. This nature reserve is extremely popular with bird watchers all year round and in winter, it's not uncommon to see thousands of starlings flocking here to roost on the marsh. Read more on our blog.

Marazion Museum

Located in the town hall, this fascinating museum features lots of local artifacts and interesting finds and information on this historic market town. 

Marazion in Bloom

Every summer, the residents of Marazion put on a spectaular floral display from hanging baskets, window boxes and planters. Prizes are awarded for the best displays and locals compete for the award of best presented home and business property. This alone is well worth a visit. 

Walks around Marazion

Located on the South West Coast Path, there are stunning walks across Mounts Bay to Penzance, and to Prussia Cove in the opposite direction. Walking inland, you have 'St Michael's Way'. Thought to be used by pilgrims wanting to avoid the treacherous waters around Land's End, this popular walk runs coast to coast from St Ives to Marazion. This 12 mile walk finishes at Marazion Marsh which can get quite muddy so be sure to bring appropriate footwear! Read more about walking in Marazion on our blog post: Walking in Cornwall: Marazion Walks.

Places to eat in Marazion

Marazion has a good selection of eateries to suit all tastes. Whether you're looking to dine out at a restaurant on a special occasion or simply grab a bite to eat to enjoy on the beach, you will find everything you need for a Marazion self catering holiday. From quaint delicatessen style cafes and up market fine dining, to traditional pubs, Marazion offers a wide selection of local Cornish cuisine, all within a short walk of one another. Enjoy a traditional Cornish pasty, stop off at the Godolphin Arms after a day at the beach and enjoy the spectacular views of St Michaels Mount, or visit the 'Delicious' cafe for spot of lunch in a cozy atmosphere. Read our Guide to eating out in Marazion.

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Local events

Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too. 

30th November - 1st December 2019

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. 

14th December 2019 - 4th January 2020

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Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am. 

TBC 15th - 24th December 2019 (selected dates)

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

21st December 2019

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2019

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2019

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St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

4th February 2020

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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.

TBC 1st - 2nd March 2020

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

26th - 28th April 2020

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

27th April 2020

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

10th - 12th May 2020

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!

21st - 30th June 2020

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

3rd - 6th July 2020

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2020

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Hayle Fest

Enjoy a weekend of live music, local food and drink, food demonstrations, crafts and local goods stalls and much more! Don't miss out!

25th - 27th July 2020

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

8th August 2020

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Newlyn Fish Festival

Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest and best of its kind in the UK. Taste some of the finest seafood on offer and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Local fishmongers take part in the The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition and the popular 'Fishy Trail' is perfect to keep the kids entertained.

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 26th August 2020

St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

14th - 28th September 2020

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

November 2020

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Gwelfor is a traditional cottage down a narrow lane in Marazion. We visited with our two children age 7 and 3. Comfy beds and a wonderful log burner with a plentiful supply of logs. Only a few steps to a beach, which was great for rock-pooling and easy walking distance to the rest of Marazion and St Michael's Mount. Unfortunately we visited during a particularly bad spell of very wet and windy weather at the end of October and found drying coats and clothes to be very difficult with the type of heating in the cottage. On our visit the cottage had a musty smell and was a little tatty in places, but i expect in better weather this wouldn't be noticeable, or matter, as there is so much to do and see in the local area, plus doors and windows could be open to provide a flow of air. We wouldn't stay at Gwelfor again, but i see from other reviews that many other holiday makers have been more than happy with their stays, perhaps just not a cottage for a rainy wintery break.

1 month ago

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad that you agree that Gwelfor is in an ideal spot in the beautiful village of Marazion; it has certainly been very popular with guests over the years, in both summer and winter. Whilst traditional cottages in this area can be a little more prone to damp, musty smells, due to the materials commonly used in these older buildings, and being so close to the sea; these are not issues that have been reported at Gwelfor before, so we have spoken to the owners, who are going to investigate everything. Thank you for letting us know and we hope that you had a fantastic time exploring this stunning part of Cornwall. Tanya, Customer Services

Excellent cottage, highly recommended for location in this quaint and cosy accommodation. We will definitely book again.

Aug 2019

Lovely little holiday cottage with excellent access to the beach down little paths. Thought has obviously gone into the house with extra details like a hair dryer, parents emergency bedding, blender and games chest. Parking in the slipway carpark was fine, although something we had to think about paying for each day.

Aug 2019

Gwelfor is a lovely cottage. It is comfortable and well equipped with the added bonus of super sea views from several windows. There are many pieces of art on the walls to peruse as well as a relevant and up to date selection of books. The location of the cottage is fantastic as it takes just a few minutes to walk into the centre of Marazion and all it has to offer. Although there is no allocated parking space- we managed to park in Marazion car park each day. Gwelfor provided us with the ideal base for a very restful and memorable holiday.

Aug 2019

Convenient quiet location.

Sep 2018

We have just come back from an excellent week at Gwelfor cottage. It is in a great location in Marazion and very handily located for all the amenities! Although there was no parking at cottage, we easily parked in the slipway car park every day.

Aug 2018

Great little cottage.Felt at home and would love to come back.

Aug 2018

Perfect cottage to stay in. Quiet safe and comfortable. Lovely village ideal location. Perfect for family and couples.

Apr 2018

Lovely setting, lovely to hear and see the sea from the bedrooms. Welcomed the additional logs for the wood burner. However water pressure poor ? - and had to find the knack to make the shower not run boiling hot or freezing cold ( but it was possible) ! There are quite a few extension leads as there are few sockets. We did however enjoy our stay ( thank you for promptly sorting the leak from the shower). Loved the position of the cottage, the sound of the sea from the bedroom and the morning sun through the bedroom window. Aspects were very quick to make arrangements to sort the leak from the shower.

Mar 2018

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments, and so sorry that you had a leak there; I am glad that the team managed to sort that out quickly for you though. We will also monitor further comments on the water pressure there, so thank you for bringing this to our attention. We hope that you had an amazing time here. Tanya, Customer Services

Gwelfor is a gem of a cottage. It's location is a perfect base for exploring around that part of Cornwall. We went to Sennen Cove, Kynance Cove, St Ives and Helston, all of which were a short car journey away. We really loved that the sandy beach was virtually on our doorstep! The cottage is really well equipped and has everything that you could ever wish for! Thank you very much for a delightful stay.

Oct 2017

A delightful, conveniently situation cottage. Well equipped and furnished. I would not hesitate to return, or recommend to friends.

Oct 2017

Having had mixed experiences renting holiday accommodation over the years I would have no hesitation in recommending Gwelfor as a holiday place to stay. In a very quiet place with lovely views nearby and very handy for visiting both North and South coasts. Comfortable and clean inside with nice pictures in the walls!

Aug 2017

Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the area

Aug 2017

Gwelfor felt like home from the moment we arrived, and charmed us throughout every day of our stay. It's views of St Michael's Mount and immediate proximity to the beach are perfect, and it is in an ideal location from which to explore the dramatic Cornish coast. The cottage is also quiet, being at the end of a cul-de-sac, and superbly equipped. Gwelfor is a gem!

Apr 2017

The area is perfect and the cottage is great. Book it. You won't regret it.

Oct 2016

This is a beautifully furnished, cozy cottage in an ideal location. Marazion is a lovely village, and proximity to the beach and St. Michael's Mount is ideal. Gwelfor provided the perfect home-away-from-home for our week in Cornwall.

Jun 2016

Not just for the summer but this was a gorgeous,well appointed cottage for a winter break with a very welcome wood burner.

Jan 2016

Fantastic log burner, brilliant position in Marazion with fantastic location to beaches and St Michaels Mount, homely feel with a lovely welcome of homemade scones - would happily recommend this to all

Aug 2015