Your Host

My name is Louise and I’m a professional living in London with my three sons and three dogs. Our family has been holidaying in Gwithian for three generations, and Chalet Pool became part of that tradition in 2014.

So why Gwithian?

It’s a place where I holidayed and explored as a child, my Father having discovered the location when evacuated to Cornwall from London as a child during the War.  My husband and I continued to visit with our children too, yet more exploring and  lifelong friendships made with other families doing the same. Now, as young adults, they still love coming to the Towans, to chill and unwind, as do I. We often spoke about having a place of our own in Gwithian and in 2014 Chalet Pool became that place.

It is a place where all who visit say the scenery is breathtaking, with each month taking on a new dimension of rawness, colour and beauty, be it the waves crashing over the lighthouse, the beach contours, or the colours of dawn over the hills and the sunsets out west.

It is a place where memories are made and cherished. Chalet Pool will be a part of future memories too. It is somewhere different to be a part of, a beautiful place overlooking varied landscapes – the sea, Godrevy Lighthouse, St Ives, the horizon, the hills and adjacent farmland – amazing all round views from the front of the beach house to the back.

It is a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday chores and the grind of work, a place to relax, enjoy, chill, love, return.

What makes this chalet unique?

Chalet Pool is conveniently situated on the Towans with sea views overlooking the lighthouse, within a couple of minutes walk of the dunes and the beach.

Gwithian Towans is set within a beautiful location of outstanding natural beauty and is part of three miles of sandy beach that stretches from Godrevy to Hayle. It is an ideal place for families as there are many rock pools to explore, and in the summer season the beach is patrolled by life guards. There is a designated surfing area for those with bigger surf boards, and surf competitions are held from time to time in Gwithian and at other surf locations close by.  The dunes are great for walking, especially if you have dogs, and the beach is dog friendly (although some areas are restricted during certain parts of the day in the summer months).

Close by are two lovely cafes (opening times vary during the low season), and a good pub in the village – the Red River Inn.