Cots and Dogs

No supplementary charge for dogs

We welcome dogs as much as their owners and are happy for them to sleep in the bedrooms, although would prefer that they don’t share our beds with their owners.

We have good tables downstairs where they can sit with you while you eat. Do ask for these when booking as so many of our guests decide to bring their dogs when visiting.


No charge also for cots

We have travel cots which we will happily make up for no charge. Although we are delighted to see children of any age, we would want you to be aware before staying that the walls between bedrooms are thin and crying babies can be heard in neighbouring rooms.

For anyone staying on one of our camp or sofa beds, including children of 5+, we charge £40 per night which includes breakfast and the camp bed.

Do have a look at our Eat More page for details of eating arrangements for children



Hoping to stay for a wedding?

For those organising a wedding nearby, we do not accept block bookings for people staying for weddings.

We make no apologies for this, although we sympathise with your frustration. The reason is that we want The Gurnard’s Head to be available for those wanting to escape for a weekend to enjoy the amazing landscape of West Penwith. We hope you understand.


Single Saturday nights

Many hotels ask you to stay two nights or more at the weekend. We prefer not to, but have to keep an eye on the bottom line.

So we do keep a number of our rooms available for Saturday night only stays, but once they are taken up, we will then only accept bookings for Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday. We hope this is fair to all.

Seasonal Sleepover Offers

The Spring (21 April - 16 May 2024) and September Sleepovers (1 Sept. - 3 Oct. 2024) run respectively for a month soon after Easter and after the Summer Holidays.

Up to 3 courses from our usual evening menu, either here or at The Old Coastguard, your bed and breakfast and a pot of tea on arrival.  From £469 (2 nights) per couple in 2024.

The Winter Escape is available from now until the end of March 2024. From £205 per couple per night for Dinner B&B, but only on Sundays - Thursdays outside of high days, school holidays and half terms.

For more details visit our latest page or contact us.

Cancellation Policy

We would prefer not to charge for cancellations but will do so if we cannot sell a room that has been cancelled. In the event of cancellations we will charge a % of the aggregate room rate to the credit card number you have given us.

For those made less than 7 days before the day of arrival the charge will be 30%, while for those made less than 48 hours before 2pm on the day of the arrival, we will charge 75%.


Single Occupancy

Any of our rooms can be booked for single occupancy, although the most suitable are probably Rooms 1 and 2 as the smallest.

Our single room rate starts at £142.50 per person per night (including breakfast), going up to £322.50 for Room 8.  Or include your supper as well, starting from £190 a night. 

“The bar is a cosy refuge from the elements... Lit by church candles, what could have been a cold space takes on a warm convivial atmosphere.”
Fiona Duncan, The Telegraph Travel
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Tel: 01736 796 928
The Gurnards Head, Nr Zennor
St. Ives, TR26 3DE