Have you stayed at one of our luxury eco-lodges in Cornwall yet?

If you haven’t yet experienced the elegance and style of the luxury eco-lodges at the Residence at Gwel an Mor Resort, now’s the time to see these stunning properties for yourself.

Luxury eco lodges at the Residence, Cornwall

Luxury eco-lodges at the Residence, Cornwall.

Nestled into their own beautifully landscaped grounds next to the main resort in Cornwall, each luxury holiday home is a contemporary oasis of space and light.

Designed in a clean, modern style with classic timber lines, the open plan living and dining areas of these luxury eco-lodges are fully furnished and fitted out to the highest of standards.

These gorgeous lodges are available for your next holiday in Cornwall at Gwel an Mor, so why not indulge in a bit of eco-glamour next time you stay?

Contemporary luxury lodge interior

Contemporary luxury lodge interior in Cornwall.

The Residence eco-lodges are also available to buy on a freehold basis, offering not only a superb lifestyle choice but an excellent opportunity for investment returns.

Choose from a range of options depending on your own personal requirements, with guaranteed returns of up to 7% available.

Our expert management ensures that your luxury eco-lodge in Cornwall is meticulously cared for and remains available for use in pristine condition, so your Residence always offers the escape from it all that you deserve.

Click here to find out more about our luxury eco-lodges in Cornwall.

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Our luxury resort in Cornwall – in a nutshell

Style and space combined with top class facilities – Gwel an Mor Resort offers the ultimate in five star coastal breaks and the chance to make family memories that last a lifetime. Meaning ‘view of the sea’ in Cornish, Gwel an Mor nestles above the beach town of Portreath, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Truly inviting with a relaxed but high-end style, the two and three bedroom Scandinavian-style lodges have everything you may need – down to the hot tub on your private terrace and log burner in the living area. Each lodge is furnished with a clean and vibrant modern décor, where luxury and quality take precedence.

Five star luxury lodges at Gwel an Mor Resort

Five star luxury lodges at Gwel an Mor Resort

Gwel an Mor’s clubhouse boasts a fully equipped gym, indoor pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna while outside a children’s play area, tennis courts, putting and croquet lawn blend seamlessly into the resort’s grounds.

For more grown-up indulgences, The Wellbeing Spa offers an extensive menu of pampering facial, body and cosmetic treatments designed to relax, revitalise and rejuvenate you using marine inspired products.

The Terrace Restaurant at Gwel an Mor is an informal bistro style venue with a locally sourced, innovative menu. The Terrace even offers a take away service so you can indulge in the comfort of your lodge.

Delicious seasonal food at the Terrace Restaurant

Delicious seasonal food at the Terrace Restaurant

Tucked away in a quiet corner of the resort, the Barn is Gwel an Mor’s stunning events venue. With its glamorous marquee-style interior, complete with twinkling fairy lights and chandeliers, the venue is ideal for weddings in Cornwall.

One of the truly unique aspects to a stay at Gwel an Mor are the wildlife experiences. For all ages, these activities are available all year round at the Resort’s very own Wildlife and Conservation Centre – Feadon Farm.

Try your hand at falconry and fly the resident Harris Hawk and Barn Owl and meet the other rescued and tame animals such as the Todd, Copper and Meadow the foxes as well as hedgehogs, goats, snakes, bats, squirrels, donkeys and reindeer.

Wildlife experiences at Feadon Farm

Wildlife experiences at Feadon Farm

Perfect for cyclists, horse riders and walkers, the Mineral Tramways Heritage trail is easily accessed from the resort. The restored 19th Century tramway route is now 60km of multi-activity trails with superb views of the Atlantic coast along the way.

Gwel an Mor is also the perfect base to explore the rest of Cornwall. Staff pride themselves on the great concierge service on offer and use their expertise to organise events and excursions so you spend your time doing exactly what you want to do.

As a five star resort, the ethos at Gwel an Mor is to provide an unforgettable holiday experience with extra-ordinary standards. A resort for all seasons, whatever the weather, Gwel an Mor offers you warm welcome and a luxury home from home.

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Child-friendly meals in Cornwall at the Terrace Restaurant

Here’s Falmouth Packet’s Georgie Carter on what makes our Terrace Restaurant a fantastic place to feed the smallest members of the family…

Don’t fancy cooking tonight, don’t worry, the Terrace at Gwel an Mor has the whole family covered. You may have already tried the sumptuous seafood sharing platter, or maybe the ‘to die for’ tapas selection. I will confess I have tried the Pork belly with crackling more than once.

What about the children’s menu? Have you given it a look?

Dining with young children is a piece of cake at the Terrace Restaurant

Dining with young children is a piece of cake at the Terrace Restaurant.

I thought it would be a great idea to take my mother-in-law to Gwel an Mor for dinner for her birthday. With three-year old Mini Me in tow we all perused the menu when I actually paid attention to the price – £2.95 for a toddler menu – whoop whoop!

If you are wondering if it can match muster with the adult meals, the answer is – this is Gwel an Mor, of course it can!

The choice is what you’d expect from a children’s menu – pizza, burger, pasta or even battered fish – but all are home-made from scratch. Simply choose one main and a side and you have a home-cooked meal even the fussiest toddler might find it hard to complain about. Sides include mash potato, baked beans, vegetable etc.

Mini Me went straight for pizza and chips – it was if she knew it was a Birthday party! The portion size was generous and Mini-Me struggled to eat it all.

I had a cheeky taste (all in the interest of the review you understand) and found all the fantastic flavour, style and taste of the adult meal – but just in a portion size fit for a little tum – and at that incredible price you only need a little wallet.

The pizza, on hand-made, hand pulled dough was delicious with not too much topping to make it a mess-fest. The shoe-string fries disappeared in a flurry of ketchup.

If you have a child with a more refined palette, you can also order smaller portions from the ‘grown up’ menu dishes. The children’s menu is designed for younger guests aged 12 years and under – the ‘larger’ kids meals are £4.95 – which is still a bargain for home-cooked fare.

When it came to dessert we decided on some homemade ice cream which came looking so ‘grown up’ Mini Me glowed with pride. Simple ice-cream with fresh fruits, but it made her feel like Royalty.

So next time you can’t decide on what to give the kids for tea (or where to take the whole family) give Gwel an Mor a try.

Click here to find out more about the Terrace Restaurant.

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A spa in Cornwall? Try Gwel an Mor and improve your wellbeing…

When asked about Gwel an Mor it is easy for us to enthuse and wax lyrical about the place. We work and love it here, but of course it is always great to get nice feedback, so instead of us telling you how good our Wellbeing Spa is we thought we’d leave it to an expert.

In the summer Emma Ferguson, News Editor of the Packet newspaper, paid us a visit for a spa treatment and this is what she thought…

‘THE kids may only have been out of school for a couple of weeks but if you’re already feeling the stress from continuous childcare why not take couple of hours to yourself?

Ditch your offspring at their grandparents and head over to Gwel an Mor for one of their pampering spa treatments – even the drive down towards Portreath, the sea glittering in the distance, will soothe the mind.

Whilst I am yet to hear the pitter patter of tiny feet in my own life, the stress of a 47-hour plus working week is something I could always do from escaping from, even briefly, so I jumped at the chance to try the LaStone Therapy treatment.

Using hot and cold stones alternately, it draws out toxins from the body and penetrates the tissue much more deeply than a standard massage can achieve.

From the moment I walked into the spa I began to relax. Situated just off from the main reception, the spa lights were pleasantly dimmed and tinged with blue, creating a calming bubble away from the harsh light of outdoor life.

After completing a questionnaire on any health and medical issues, I was led into a similarly softly lit treatment room and given a moment to disrobe. The treatment began with an all-over massage, as I let my mind drift.

Hot basalt stones were then taken from a cabinet – my therapist checking the temperature with me – and used to massage my skin in smooth, circular motions, starting with each of my legs. The stones were hot to the touch on first contact, but not burning, and you could almost feel the heat penetrating down to the muscle, to help loosen and soothe away tightness.

Smooth marble stones were then taken from cold water and dried before being placed down, for a similar massage, designed to reduce inflammation.

After the initial, very brief surprise – akin to stepping into a swimming pool on a hot day, but far less shocking – the marble felt like cool silk being trailed across my skin.

Hot Stone Massage at the Wellbeing Spa, Gwel an Mor

Hot Stone Massage at the Wellbeing Spa, Gwel an Mor

Before I had a chance to become cold, however, the warm stones were returned for a final time. This process was repeated on my feet, before small warm pebbles were placed in between each of my toes and my therapist moved up to my chest, shoulders and sides of my neck, in turn.

After removing the pebbles I turned onto my front and the stones were used on the backs of my leg, my back and the back of my neck.

Afterwards I felt wholly relaxed, both physically and mentally, which lasted throughout the rest of the day – I even failed to get frustrated when getting stuck behind a slow driver on my return home; something that would normally get my blood pressure shooting.

The whole process took just over an hour, although there is the option of a 30-minute version concentrating just on the back, or the full works that also includes scalp work, lasting 90 minutes.’

Prices start at £45, rising to £90 for the full treatment.


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Reindeer, log burners and Scandinavian lodges – spend Christmas in Cornwall

Imagine the scene, reindeer, log fires and crisp frosty air – and you haven’t even had to use your passport. Enjoy Christmas in Cornwall in five-star luxury your own way in the Scandinavian lodges at Gwel an Mor in Portreath.

Cosy Christmas lodges at Gwel an Mor

Cosy Christmas lodges at Gwel an Mor

Sit by your Christmas tree and crackling log fire while the wild Atlantic waves crash outside and you peruse the spa or restaurant menu to get you relaxed and ready for the hurly burly of the festive season.

Meet Santa and his reindeer on Christmas Eve at Gwel an Mor.

Meet Santa and his reindeer on Christmas Eve at Gwel an Mor.

Pop down to the resort’s Cornish Christmas Fair where you can meet Santa, reindeer and maybe stock up on an artisan gift or two before savouring the yuletide treats.

The Celebration of Christmas fair weekend at the end of November is a highlight of the Gwel an Mor calendar with visitors returning year after year.

Cornwall is a great place to stay at any time of year and the festive season is no exception. From beautiful Christmas lights and fabulous lantern parades, traditional Christmas festivals, food markets, craft fairs and ice skating at Eden and Truro to dramatic coastlines and beaches with spectacular natural beauty, perfect for winter walks.


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We love Tehidy Woods!

One of the fantastic things we have here to offer at Gwel an Mor, and indeed Cornwall itself, is that we are on the doorstep of so many amazing things.

A short hop from major attractions, a short stroll from the beach and a literal stone’s throw from the woodland wonderland that is Tehidy Woods.


Bluebells at Tehidy Woods, Cornwall

Many of the Gwel an Mor team were lucky enough be born and raised in Cornwall and the woods have been part of many lives for as long as they can remember. Many happy days have been wasted in the leafy cover of Tehidy, from days away at camp with primary school to day trips on BMX bikes (in the days when kids still did those things).

Over the years Tehidy has undergone many transformations – the latest is into family friendly and accessible country park and in this incarnation it is flourishing.

Tehidy Nico's pic

Tehidy is wonderful for families.

With over nine miles of paths, crisscrossing 250 acres of woods and lakes, it is no wonder why families flock to the site on those lazy, hazy crazy days of summer. Although that being said the wood is enchanting all year round.

One of the biggest draws for the wood, other than toilets and a lovely little café, is its abundance of wildlife. The very lucky see otters, the lucky see bats and owls and EVERYONE see the squirrels, ducks and swans. They won’t let you pass without some sort of toll.

It’s not just bread you bring to Tehidy, it’s handy to have a pocket of nuts as well as the squirrels are bolder that Tuffy (or Squirrel Nutkin if you’re that little bit younger).

Find your own hidden glen for a picnic, or use the designated spots – there’s a lot of choice. With five main access points including North Cliff car park, and South Drive car park your visit can be different each time, keeping you coming back again and again.

Keep your eye out for local theatre company Rogue who put on magical productions at various times throughout the year. Soon they will transform Tehidy into an enchanting wonderland for the Winter Wood – meet fairies, spirits and spites in a storytelling extravaganza.

And of course, Tehidy Woods are just a hop, skip and a jump from our luxury lodges at Gwel an Mor!


For more information see www.roguetheatre.co.uk or for more on Tehidy Woods see http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/parks-and-open-spaces/tehidy-country-park/

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Family holidays in Cornwall by Gwel an Mor

Ready for a Cornish family adventure? Thinking about visiting Gwel an Mor, but just haven’t made it happen yet? If you need that final reason to book to visit, why not watch our new video?

Experience a holiday through the eyes of the Gwel family who not only experience all that’s great about the five star resort but also visit some of the fantastic local spots.

Our video follows the Perry family as they join Wildlife Ranger Gary Zammit on just one of the wildlife experiences, pond dip, fly falcons and feed tame foxes – all in one morning.

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Take five as the family relax in the sea field before heading to the swimming pool for some fun and games.

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Heading to Portreath Dad tries his hand at surfing before ice-creams in St Ives and action packed family fun at the Eden project.

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Watch as the family soak up the Cornish sunshine on a cycle ride along the glorious Cornish coast before a delicious evening meal in the Terrace Restaurant.

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Relax with mum as she enjoys a hot-stone massage treatment while dad tucks the kids into bed before finishing off the night with a glass of wine in the hot tub.

The perfect family holiday.

What are you waiting for?

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Christmas is coming!

Christmas is coming! What’s that? It’s only August.

That it may be, but for us here at Gwel an Mor we need to ensure that the most magical time of the year is truly that…


When you look for a Christmas holiday you have an idea of your perfect day in mind even before you book.  Whether you are looking to get away from it all, or you’re looking to get back to the simple tradition of family, Gwel an Mor wants to make your festive wishes come true.

That’s why we are here, in August at the end of a heatwave, talking snowflakes, reindeer, presents and mince pies.


Do you want to know a little secret?  We’ve even had a chat to Santa already.

Father Christmas called into the office a few weeks back to check up on our seasonal plans (I’m not joking).  It seems that he loves visiting Gwel an Mor too.  He wanted to make sure that his reserve reindeer Lowen and Nadelik had started to grow their new antlers and that his helpers had stocked enough presents for his visit at the end of November.

So as you unpack your picnic and pour out the pimms, think of us little elves here at Gwel an Mor getting ready for Christmas.

You can celebrate with us at the Celebration of Christmas Fair with takes place on November 29th and 30th.

Why not book on to the exclusive weekend break – for more see here

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Hidden treats at Gwel an Mor

We had some unexpected visitors today at Gwel an Mor.  Friends from another hotel decided to pay us a visit and have a look at what we have to offer here at our site in Portreath.

We chatted about lodges, the swimming pool, the amazing views and the tranquil atmosphere.  As we talked we agreed the perfect holiday comes down to a few simple things that make guests know that they are important to us.

In short, the little things.

They may not cost money, they may seem incidental, but they are there making sure your holiday is heaven.

So with this in mind we put together a list of our staffs’ favourite things.  The bits you might have missed.

Gwel an Mor Eggs – suggested by Georgie, PR Manager


If you are lucky you can grab yourself half a dozen free range eggs at Feadon Farm.  They are colourful, tasty and at £1 a really holiday bargain.  You can even thank the chickens yourself as they strut their stuff a few hundred yards away.

The Herb Garden – suggested by Tracey, Reception & Revenues Manager


In the centre of the Gwel an Mor site is a herb garden stocked full with all you could need to spice up your cooking.  From mint to fennel you can help yourself to add a dash of flavour to your evening meal.  As our lodges are self catering you can’t remember everything from the kitchen cupboard, but you can rest assured that we have this one covered for you.

The Sea Field – suggested by Liz Marketing Manager


Through the woods and over the stream is a hidden spot that is well worth a visit on a sunny afternoon.  The Sea Field is small but perfect, with spectacular views across Portreath bay and a picnic bench just right for soaking up the sun.  The peace of the spot chases all the stresses and strains of modern life away in your own private piece of Gwel heaven.

Buckets and spaces – Help yourself!  - suggest by Emma, Receptionist


A family holiday would not be complete with a trip to the beach – but disaster you’ve forgotten your bucket and spade!  Well never fear you’ll find plenty at Gwel an Mor.  Help yourself to a bucket, spade and even some sand moulds and head to the beach.

Tapas – suggested by Liz, Events Manager

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The Terrace at Gwel an Mor is already riding high on a fantastic reputation – but have you tried the tapas?  Chef Joe is originally from Spain, so to say tapas is his passion would be an understatement.  Choose from a mouth-watering selection, or pick a sharing board.  The restaurant is open to locals and guests alike, so grab your friends and enjoy some tapas as the sun sets over the sea. Glorious .

Now that we have shared our favourites you’ll have to seek them all out when you next visit, but until then, what are your favourite things about Gwel an Mor?

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Busy day on the farm

You can tell it is almost summer here at Gwel an Mor when there are more animals that you can shake a stick at!

You can’t have failed to see all the lovely press on our adorable new rescue fox Forrest Stump. If you haven’t heard of him, let me recap. Forrest was brought to our ranger Gary Zammit having been found at four weeks old, cold and alone in a puddle in field in Newquay. Forrest had had his tail ripped off, presumably by another animal. He was taken by a lovely tourist to the nearest vet who, of course, called Gary.

Forrest the Fox is still going from strength to strength.

Forrest the Fox is still going from strength to strength.

After much care, support and around the clock care, Forrest has bounced back to health; he’s had a little help along the way from his best friend Barney.

Barney himself has a rather unusual story – he was discovered in the barn at Feadon Farm two years ago, just before Christmas. Here’s the twist. Barney is also missing his tail.

It was instant love with the pair and now they happily spend hours playing together. Forrest is due to join his new big brothers and sister, Todd, Copper and Meadow in the next few weeks – you’ll be able to see him on our wildlife experiences.


Forrest is growing at an alarming rate and will soon be old enough to meet his new brothers and sister.

Forrest is growing at an alarming rate and will soon be old enough to meet his new brothers and sister.

Watch a video of Forrest here

But there have been even more new temporary ‘residents’ joining us over the past few days. Two rooks, two blue tit chicks, a barn owl baby and, fingers crossed, one of our hedgehogs, Spiny Norma might also be pregnant! As you can imagine, life is rather busy in the Zammit household.

Gary has been hand-feeding a blue-tit chick that was brought to the farm having been rescued from the clutches of a cat. Fortunately the bird was in overall good health, but now has to stay at the farm until it is strong enough to join a new family. Gary will be taking the fledging down to the woods soon to release it near another nest where it is hoped that a new blue tit family will adopt the little fella.

A short time later, another blue tit also had a narrow escape from a feline foe and ended up at Feadon Farm – he too awaits release when he is ready to fly the nest.

Just one of the tiny blue tit chicks that was saved from the clutches of a cat.

Just one of the tiny blue tit chicks that was saved from the clutches of a cat.

It was thought for a little while that Rodney, our tame rook, would be getting a new friend or two with the arrival of two crows, but fortunately the pair of cheeky (and noisy) birds soon proved to be in perfect health and so will be released very soon.

Alyson with Rodney the rook, who was please to find he'll still be the only bird 'on the farm'.

Alyson with Rodney the rook, who was pleased to find he’ll still be the only bird ‘on the farm’.

Vigilance and an important message is also being spread this week through the local media as a barn owl was brought to the farm by a local runner. He spotted the very poorly bird by the roadside and brought it straight to Gary.

The bird was covered in cooking oil that made it impossible for the bird to fly, hunt or keep warm. Sadly it died less than ten minutes after it was brought in. You can see the full story here, but please be warned it is not for the faint-hearted.

Finally a second owlet was brought to the farm last week, also discovered by a runner. This little chap was thought to be injured, but in fact he was ok, unfortunately the well-meaning member of the public did not leave their name or an idea of where the owl was found. As there was nothing wrong with the bird it could have been returned to its home had a location been known.

Tawny owls leave the nest before they can fly and the mother will carry on feeding them, this often leads to people mistakenly believing that they have been abandoned. The owl has now been handed to the Cornish Bird of Prey Centre (www.cornishbirdsofprey.co.uk) who will continue to care for it and then release it.

So when we say it’s been a busy day on the farm, we’re not kidding!

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