Halzephron House

UK England South West England Cornwall

 Halzephron House, Gunwalloe Cornwall TR12 7QD

A unique seaside spot with a range of self-catering accommodation overlooking the ocean

Perched atop a headland in a relatively untouched stretch of the Cornwall coast, at the top left corner of The Lizard peninsula, Halzephron House enjoys a blessed location, surrounded by National Trust-owned land and with sea views that seem to pan out almost infinitely in all directions from its clifftop perch overlooking Mount’s Bay.

The Southwest Coast Path runs around the edge of the gardens to the fenced-off cliff-edge, and there's an award-winning gastropub a five-minute walk away. Not only that, for fans of the TV series there are not one but two Poldark locations nearby – Dollar Cove and Doctor Enys’ house, both a ten-minute walk away.  There’s a walled garden with palm trees, a ‘secret garden’ lots of space for games, they even have their own amphitheatre!

In part, it's a B&B, with one lovely en-suite bedroom – the 'Tower Suite' – that makes the most of the sea views; but Halzephron House also has a number of self-catering options dotted around the grounds. There's a cottage facing west which can comfortably sleep six people, a cosy cabin for two that looks out over Halzephron Cove just below, and the well-named Observatory, which enjoys perhaps the most panoramic sea views and also sleeps two.

The cottage's stylish interior featured in Country Living magazine a few years ago and it has a large living room with ocean views, a kitchen/diner, two bathrooms and three bedrooms –  a downstairs double and bunk-bedded room and a galleried upstairs twin.

The Cabin is a romantic hideaway for two, with its own garden and a small double bedroom, a kitchenette, a sitting room with wood-burner (logs provided) and a bathroom with a double-ended bath – and it's dog-friendly.

As for the Observatory, it has views of the sea from every room, and is right on the coastal path; it has a large lawned garden with its own wildflower meadow, a fire-pit and outdoor cooking area. The interior has been completely refurbished and includes a wet room, a wood-panelled bedroom, a cosy living room with a wood-burner and a small kitchen/diner. As a walking holiday cottage, it can't really be beat, since you can set off right from the front door.

Finally there's a relaxation and wellness strand to Halzephron House, with individual yoga sessions and treatments from reflexology to holistic massage available on request. They also host regular weddings; plus there all sorts of activities available on your doorstep, from surfing to sea-fishing trips to pottering about on the Helford River.



Available all year.


Cottage sleeps 4–6; the Cabin and Observatory each sleep 2.


Halzephron House, Gunwalloe Cornwall TR12 7QD

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SatNav will take you to the farm at the bottom of the hill. Keep driving, it's the only property at the top of the hill.


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Peaceful, rustic cottage in a stunning location

My husband and I had an amazing week in Sept with our dog, Cody staying in the cottage property. The cottage could sleep 6 easily so for two it was more than we could have hoped. Can’t tell you how many relaxing baths I had in the quaint tub. The kitchen is also big with everything you need and we loved getting a cuppa and sitting outside in the fresh air in the morning watching the sunrise. The views from all directions are amazing and if you love walks you can join the coastal path at the end of the garden. Portleven was a real find with quality food locations also many accepting dogs. The Halzephron pub also 5 mins walk down the road had lovely food and friendly staff. Such a chilled place we could easily return and would recommend. A lovely welcome note from Alex and Sean and great advice from them on where to go.
Oct 21, 2021 by Emma and Paul

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