Welcome to Kernow Trek Lodge Self Catering Apartments!

‹ Trevarrian • Mawgan Porth • Cornwall • TR8 4AQ • 01637 860437 ›

One bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom holiday apartments. Fresh contemporary decor, with a homely, seaside feel, well equipped, spotlessly clean and comfortable. Our self catering apartments are ideal for families, couples and friends sharing. If you are travelling alone, our studio apartment may be just right for you!

Kernow Trek Lodge is located in Trevarrian, a quiet hamlet on the North Cornwall Coast. Less than half a mile from Mawgan Porth and Watergate Bay, 3 miles from Newquay, 8 miles from Padstow.   Newquay Airport is just 2 minutes away by car!

The perfect base for your Cornish holiday or short break…….

Fantastic family beaches on our door step, just 2 mins by car – all day fun!

Best surf spots in the UK

Beautiful cliff and countryside walks with stunning views of our North Cornwall coastline – what ever the weather!

Variety of local cornish cuisine, from the much loved cornish cream tea, to the lavish indulgence of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen at Watergate Bay, and Rick Stein Restaurants in Padstow. And much more in between!

Something for everyone – from buckets and spades on the beach….. to adventure in the sea…. to chilling on  our decking…..

Our aim is to provide a simple home away from home. Whatever your needs, be it surfing, activities,  family fun, exploring Cornwall, or just a relaxing  ‘get away from it all’  – it’s all here for you to enjoy.

We look forward to sharing what we love about Cornwall, our home, with you. It’s a beautiful part of the world!

Look forward to hearing from you soon…….

Andrew and Rosie

~ CHECK RATES AND DATES  & BOOK ON LINE HERE ON OUR WEBSITE, or CONTACT US DIRECTLY 01637 860 437 / email info@kernowtrek.co.uk



First Floor Studio Self Catering Apartment. Sleeps 2 guests.

Bijou, bright and airy, great space for couples or if you are travelling alone!

With Double bed / lounge / kitchen / dining combined – all open plan, and en suite shower bathroom leading off bedroom area. Shared outdoor facilities.

For a more detailed description, to check availability or to book on line, please click on ‘Pebble’

Tariff from £294 – £406 per week. Maximum 2 guests.

Low season short breaks available, minimum 3 nights – please contact us for prices.

Sand Castle

First Floor Family Self Catering Apartment – sleeps up to 5 guests.

3 bedrooms: double bed room; single room; bunk room with bunk beds having full size single mattresses.

1 Bathroom with shower.

Open plan Kitchen, lounge and dining area, with warm, sunny aspect, distant sea view, gorgeous sun sets! Shared out door facilities.

Perfect for families or friends sharing!

For a more detailed description, to check availability or to book on line, please click on ‘Sand Castle’.

Tariff from £450 – £826 per week. Maximum 5 guests including baby in travel cot.

Low season short breaks available, minimum 3 nights – please contact us for prices.

Beach Hut

Ground Floor Family Self Catering Apartment. Sleeps up to 4 guests.

2 bedrooms – twin room + a double bedroom – both bedrooms having their own small en suite bathroom with shower.

Open plan cosy kitchen and lounge area. Shared outdoor facilities.  Ideal for family of 4, or 2 couples sharing!

For a more detailed description, to check availability, or to book on line, please click on ‘Beach Hut’.

Tariff from £420 – £805 per week. Maximum 4 guests + baby in travel cot.

Low season short breaks available, minimum 3 nights – please contact us for prices.

Sand Dune

Ground Floor Self Catering Apartment. Ideal for 2 guests – one bedroom.

Attached to the main building –  Kernow Trek – Sand Dune has its own small private garden area.

Lounge, with comfortable seating; Kitchen; bedroom with double bed;  bathroom with shower. South facing lounge with patio doors opening on to the garden area – a real sun trap!

For a more detailed description, to check availability or to book on line, please click on ‘Sand Dune’.

Tariff from £385 – £546 per week, based on 2 guests sharing.

Low season short breaks available, minimum 3 nights – please contact us for prices.



All apartments are strictly Non smoking, although guests are welcome to smoke in open outdoor areas. Please do read our booking terms and conditions.

Tariff includes electricity and heating. Guests are asked  to bring their own beach towels. A washing machine facility is shared by the four apartments, (coin metered £1 coins accepted) £2.00 – £3.00 per wash

Kitchens are well equipped, with cook and table ware etc. We do hope you will find everything you need, but if there is something missing which you would find useful during your stay please do let us know. We will make every effort to put this right! You can find a list of items provided in the next column.

Babies Welcome of course! Please do include Babies in your booking information, as we do need to know exactly how many guests are staying in each apartment to comply with Fire regulations.

Some of our apartments can accommodate travel cots more comfortably than others. We suggest that you contact us at the time of booking to check on our travel cot, baby bath and high chair availability, as only two of each are available. Also to discuss space and comfort in your chosen apartment, just to make sure you are all happy with your holiday arrangements!

We are very sorry, Pebble and Sand Dune are not suitable for a travel cot or an extra bed

Online shopping  and delivery is available from the usual supermarkets – please see ‘Local Information’ for named supermarkets in Newquay.

Hampers containing locally sourced foods can be ordered from  The Cornish Food Box Company, based in Truro. These can be pre-ordered by guests, although delivery is Saturdays only. Contact 01872 858 343 / www.thecornishfoodboxcompany.co.uk.

Please make sure you are available to receive any on line deliveries. Arrival check in is from 5pm, therefore any deliveries on arrival day must be after 5pm. Our full postal address for deliveries is Kernow Trek Lodge, Trevarrian, TR8 4AQ.

Pets – One well behaved small non moulting dog considered in Sand Dune only. We are very sorry, pets are not allowed in other apartments. Supplement £15 per week.

• Small groups of friends considered – No stag or hen groups.

We live on site with our family and animals – cats, dogs and two guinea pigs! We are very happy to help or offer information and suggestions for places to visit, local walks and recommend beaches etc – we are here for you,  but only if you need us!


There is off road parking at the front of the property, with parking for one car per apartment. More parking or parking for larger vehicles may be possible, but must be requested at the time of booking.


We are very sorry, access to all apartments includes steps and door ways which may not be suitable for wheel chairs and guests with limited mobility. Please do contact us discuss suitability – we will do our best to advise.

Booking, Payments and cancellation policy

For information on our booking / cancellation policy, change over days, security deposit and no smoking policy, please see our Booking Terms and Conditions

What is provided for your holiday….?

Bed linen – 1 bath towel + 1 hand towel + 2 bath mats are provided for each guest, with beds made ready for your arrival. Fresh bedding and towels available on request, £5 per guest. Guests are asked to remove used linen and re-make their own beds. We are very sorry, beach towels are not provided.

1 toilet roll / hand soap / shower gel and shampoo are supplied for your convenience on arrival. There will also be a supply of cleaning products, disposable cleaning cloths and a handful of dishwasher tablets. However, guests are responsible for replenishing these and toiletries, solely for their own use, as required during their stay. Guests will also find a loaf of bread or rolls, butter, milk, tea and coffee, just to get you started on your first morning.

Hair dryer, alarm clock, fleece blanket

Kitchen ware, including :
Cutlery and Crockery – dinner plates/side plates/bowls
Mugs / drinking glasses / wine glasses / plastic cups for children
Saucepans / Casserole dishes / roasting trays
Cooking untensils / knife block / chopping board
Mini food chopper / Hand blender / ElectricWhisk
Digital kitchen scales / measuring jugs
Vegetable peeler / can opener/ scissors / bottle opener / measuring spoons /Rolling Pin
Plastic containers with lids / plastic and glass bowls
Egg cups / toast rack
Tea pot / Cafetiere / Milk jug / Table mats / BBQ tools

Kettle / Microwave / Electric fan Oven with grill / Toaster / George Foreman grill
Oven gloves / 2 Tea Towels / Fire blanket
Fridge /  freezer (size varies)
Waste bin + 2 bin liners

Spare sink bowl for hand washing / pegs / indoor folding airer
Iron / ironing board / Hoover
Small step stool / Radiator airers / Broom / dust pan

2 apartment keys

A hand full of tea bags, coffee and sugar sachets are provided, just to get you started, together with milk, bread and spreads.

Shared facilities include :
Coin operated Washing machine / Out door Rotary airers
Selection of games (and a few toys for our younger guests!)
Stone built BBQ / Covered Decking
Beach Equipment – wind breaks / buckets / spades / beach mats / crab lines / body boards / wet suits – all available on a first come first served basis

Booking Terms and Conditions

Please read our terms and conditions prior to committing to a booking with us.


Newquay Airport – 2 minutes by car, less than half a mile away. Car hire available. Newquay Train Station approx 3 miles – taxi’s and car hire available in Newquay town. For directions by road please scroll down to ‘How to Find Kernow Trek’.

Kernow Trek Lodge Self catering Apartments are minutes away from Cornwall’s most beautiful family beaches and stunning cliff walks. Great location, with easy access to the best surf spots and everything Cornwall has to offer. Just to name a few of our guests favourite places to visit ….. Watergate Bay; Mawgan Porth; St Mawgan village; Bedruthen Steps; Fistral Beach; Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Restaurant; Eden Project; Padstow; St Ives; Port Isaac; Polzeath, Mevagissey; Polperro, St Agnes; Perranporth, St Michaels Mount; Truro …… there is always somewhere new to discover!

We are surrounded by beautiful beaches with golden sand and turquoise sea, rock pools and caves to explore. The best surf spots in the UK are right here on our door step. Take your pick from a host of great surfing beaches, from Fistral in Newquay, all along Cornwall’s North Coast to Harlyn Bay. Local cuisine is second to none – plenty of restaurants to choose between, from Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen at Watergate Bay, Rick Stein in Padstow, our local village pub, farm shop and tea rooms, to name but few! Peaceful countryside walks through fields, and dramatic cliff walks with breath taking views of our Cornish coastline here on our door step. There’s adventure for everyone of all ages and skill levels …..

Local surf schools at Watergate Bay ( West Country Surf School, Extreme Academy & O’neils) and Mawgan Porth (King Surf) beaches offer surf lessons with enthusiastic qualified instructors for all ages and ability, with wet suit and board hire to set you up for the whole day. For the more adventurous – Coasteering – exploring the rugged coast line from sea level, with experienced and qualified leaders. Sea safari’s and fishing trips allow you to see the beauty of our Cornish Coast from a different perspective, and where dolphins and seals are often spotted.

Body boarding is very popular, and huge fun for everyone, both in the shallows and catching some of those bigger waves! Our local beaches are patrolled by fully trained and experienced life guards (usually from Easter until the end of September, between 9am and 6pm approx), so you and your family can feel safe in the water, following their guidelines.

Mawgan Porth Beach is an absolute favourite with families – a rolling expanse of golden sand as the tide goes out, revealing rock pools full of miniature sea life – pools large enough to swim in sometimes – rocks for climbing and a fun shallow stream leading in to the sea. Ideal for children of all ages –  surfing, body boarding, buckets, spades and fishing nets – all day family fun! King Surf surf school is based here for surf lessons.  Less than half a mile from Kernow Trek, approx 30 – 35 mins walk following the National Trust cliff path. Life guards are present Easter – early Autumn.

Bedruthen Steps beach is a real adventure, although unsuitable for visitors with limited mobility. The beach is accessed via steep steps cut in to the cliff face, with safety grab rails on the way down. Definitely not a bathing beach, but a dramatic feast of stacks and arches formed by the sea over the years, that beautiful clear sea and often undisturbed sand – never fails to captivate visitors. Watch the tide – it sweeps in very quickly here, so timing your visit for low tide is important.

Watergate Bay – well what can I say – the tide goes out to reveal a huge expanse of golden sand – it is what it is – an amazing beach! A surfers haven, also very popular with other sporting events including zap cats and beach polo. Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant  over looks Watergate Bay. Less than half a mile from Kernow Trek, approx 30 – 35 mins walk along the National Trust cliff path – amazing views! Life guards are present Easter – early Autumn. Surf lesson available here with O’neils surf school.

Amble as far as you like along the National Trust Coast Path – only 5 mins walk from Kernow Trek Lodge to join the coastal path, revealing stunning views (which ever direction you go!) of the North Cornwall Coast, hidden bays, flora and bird life.

Local Golf courses in Newquay, St Eval, Trevose and Perranporth. Kite surfing at Watergate bay, jet ski at Lusty Glaze in Newquay, paddle boarding at Harlyn Surf School, horse riding in and around Newquay –  including beach rides.

Cycle the Camel Trail, staring at Padstow or Wadebridge – a fantastic fun day out exploring the Camel Estuary, and beyond if you have the energy, with a Cornish Pasty picnic to keep you going! Bike hire available.

Discover the charm of local fishing harbours and villages, and indulge in the best local cuisine – from our village pub and farm shop, to Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen at Watergate Bay – just 2 minutes from Kernow Trek by Car – and Rick Stein Restaurants in Padstow. Enjoy Fun packed days at local theme parks and zoo’s, Minnack theatre, Cinema and bowling,  country houses, Eden Project – or simply chill out on our sunny decking with a good book – there really is something for everyone!

On a more practical note, there are several Supermarkets in Newquay town (approx 3 miles), including Morrisons, Tesco Express, Sainsburys, Asda, Lidl and Aldi. On line shopping and delivery is available from selected stores. Newquay is also convenient for banks, cash points, numerous shops, cinema, bowling, cafe’s and restaurants offering a good choice of food to suit everyone’s taste. Newquay harbour is often a hive activity, with local fishing boats coming and going, gig races, sea safari’s and fishing trips. Also residence to a very lazy seal !

Newquay hosts the bustling Boardmasters event in August, whilst the music festival takes place at Watergate Bay. Check out this years dates and line up on the Boardmasters web site.

Local shops in Mawgan Porth (less than half a mile) include Cornish Fresh Store, selling take away hot drinks, food, and local organic produce. Betty’s News Agent and store also in Mawgan Porth, with King Surf surf school, a selection of gift shops, mini golf, cafes, ‘Catch’ restaurant and Merrymore Inn. There is a cash machine, with charge for use. As you follow the coast road out of Mawgan Porth towards Kernow Trek, Bre-Pen Farm is on your right, selling delicious home made bread, cakes and scones, jams and chutney’s,  local farm produce including eggs and bacon for example.

Highly recommended by all our guests over the years – the Travellers Rest Pub – right here in Trevarrian – fab food!

In the village of  St Mawgan (just a 2 minute drive past Newquay Airport, or a beautiful 30 min walk through fields) there is a local gift shop, Post office and lovely tea rooms next to our local primary school. Great food at the Falcon Inn, and beautiful church over looking the village green and small children’s play area. A very peaceful place, lovely to sit in the tea rooms or on the village green and just listen to nature. Yet a very active community –  often a fun event happening here!

Padstow (approx 8 miles) offers a great seafood choice with a number of Rick Stein restaurants to choose from, tasty pasties and cream teas of course! A quaint, busy fishing harbour, with amazing views across the Camel Estuary. Bike hire is available here – a great fun day out, cycling as far as you wish along the camel trail.

Truro City is approx 17 miles, with its elegant cathedral, a good choice of shops, cinema and restaurants. Park and ride recommended.


We are Andrew and Rosie Pearman. We have lived our dream of living in Cornwall since 2005, running a very busy and successful B&B here at Kernow Trek Lodge. Now we have shelved   the frying pan, and converted our home, Kernow Trek, into 4 self catering holiday apartments. We have four wonderful children, all  adults now, 2 of whom live here at home with us, our eldest daughter and son-in-law living in Goonhavern, and our son and daughter-in-law in Redruth. We all love the chilled Cornish way of life, our gorgeous beaches and breath taking views, that turquoise sea and everything Cornish! We consider it a privilege to live in such a beautiful part of the world, and look forward to sharing what we love with our guests. Our aim is for your holiday to be everything you want it to be, so we are on hand, but only if you should need help with anything at all during your stay. Please do contact us with your holiday enquiry – we look forward to welcoming you to our home!

What others say about us

“This was the second time we have stayed at the beach hut, the apartment was spotlessly clean & Rosie was very thoughtful & put bread and milk in fridge for us.
We will be back again next year.”

Beach Hut August 2016To Read full review and rating score please see booking diary - select apartment and click ‘check availability’Trip Advisor

“Accommodation cant be faulted. Lovely bread and basics on arrival. Always spotlessly clean!”

“Cherrytrees in Padstow for the best Cream Tea in Cornwall.
If you enjoy walking this is a great base for walking the South West Coastal Path”

Sand Dune July 2016To Read full review and rating score please see booking diary - select apartment and click ‘check availability’Trip Advisor

“Beautiful apartment … Great location for golf, beach and sight seeing close to Padstow and Newquay. Will recommend to family and friends.
Owners very welcoming but not intrusive. Had a great 3 days ”

Sand Dune July 2016To Read full review and rating score please see booking diary - select apartment and click ‘check availability’Trip Advisor

“If you are looking for a clean and truly comfortable place to stay then this is it. Lovely, relaxed and modern accommodation a minute away from fabulous Mawgan Porth and minutes from Watergate or Newquay, with wonderful Padstow a few extra minutes in the other direction. We have stayed in Pebble as a couple and Sand Castle as a family. Perfect. Rosie and Andrew cannot do enough for you. We will be back!”

“At Mawgan Porth just down the hill there is a wonderful beach with a few shops and eateries. We are big fans of Coasta Coffee, the fish and chip shop and Catch, a wonderful, chilled out restaurant. We didn’t go to the pub this time but that’s good too. The crazy golf was a hit. Fab place for a day at the beach.”

Sand Castle Aug 2016To Read full review and rating score please see booking diary - select apartment and click ‘check availability’

“Lovely hosts, gorgeous apartment. Loved the way we could borrow beach equipment, wetsuits etc, saved us a fortune!”

“Bedruthan steps is a must see as long as you don’t have any mobility problems, travellers rest pub lovely meals but not budget. trevarrian holiday park great for bowling, value meals for families, entertainment etc and is a 2 min walk from apartments. ”

Sand Castle September 2016To Read full review and rating score please see booking diary - select apartment and click ‘check availability’

Fantastic little hidden gem.. Couldn’t ask for more, lovely safe fenced garden for my son and French Bulldog.. Spotless inside, cosy and very comfortable. Kitchen better equipped than at home. Loved our stay here..

Sand Dune April 2016To Read full review and rating score please see booking diary - select apartment and click ‘check availability’

“Beautifully clean apartment in which a lot of care had obviously gone into the beach themed decor. All mod cons and fantastic location for the beach. Very friendly but non-intrusive hosts who clearly wanted their guests to have a wonderful and memorable time.”

“Mawgan Porth (2 minutes by car) has shop, restaurant, fish and chips and great beach for walking/surfing”

Beach Hut - July 2016To Read full review and rating score please see booking diary - select apartment and click ‘check availability’

“Just perfect!
The Apartment was spacious and comfortable. The Kitchen was very well equipped and spotless. Nice private garden too.
The owners were friendly and helpful. Ideal location to visit Cornwall, close to Newquay, on the north coast.
Highly recommended!”

Sand Dune - May 2016To Read full review and rating score please see booking diary - select apartment and click ‘check availability’

“A really fantastic accommodation with absolutely everything you could need. Really friendly couple who were happy to help. Highly recommended! ”

Pebble - July 2016To Read full review and rating score please see booking diary - select apartment and click ‘check availability’

“Rosie and Andrew are friendly hosts that are there if you need them or athey are happy to stay in the background if you so wish.
The location of the holiday accommodation is ideal for walks to Newquay, watergate Bay and, Mawgan Porth so, there’s not always the need to use your car. The accommodation is clean, comfortable and very modern and I wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again.”

“There is a local watering hole just around the corner and the local village shop in Mawgan Porth has a lovely hidden tea room. You can walk off your excesses to the beach opposite the tea room. Anyone looking to be pampered then I would highly recommend the scarlet spa which overlooks the Mawgan Porth beach. You can sit in the outdoor hot tub whilst watching surfers.

Pebble - June 2016To Read full review and rating score please see booking diary - select apartment and click ‘check availability’

“SandCastle is afirst class apartment to enjoy your holiday in cornwall.It is very spacious and comfortable it has everything you wish to find for cooking etc and other things to enjoy your holiday.We will definitely return.”

“Watergate bay is very close as is Porth beach good bus service to Newquay and Padstow where there is good restuarants and night life.

Sand Castle - June 2016To Read full review and rating score please see booking diary - select apartment and click ‘check availability’

“We spent a gorgeous, relaxing week at Kernow Trek. The apartment was a home from home for my husband and I and our two young daughters. It was clean, modern, contained everything we needed and so comfortable. We loved the garden area and our girls loved having the freedom to go into the garden and see the pets and Rosie and Andrew. As hosts, they are wonderful – not at all intrusive, but so kind and helpful and knowledgeable about the area and fun days out for our little ones.

We were all sad to leave and agree that we definitely plan to go back!”

“All the local beaches are beautiful, but the closest are the best so you really have no need to travel far! The local pub serves great food and has really friendly staff. There are multiple things to do, but when not at the beach, we went to Crealys Adventure Park and Lappa Valley Steam Railway, which were perfect for our 5- and 3-year-olds.

We did some grown-up outings too and can recommend lunch at Fifteen and, a bit further up the coast, Rick Stein’s fish and chips at Padstow.

Beach Hut - June 2016To Read full review and rating score please see booking diary - select apartment and click ‘check availability’


‹ Trevarrian • Mawgan Porth • Cornwall • TR8 4AQ • 01637 860437 ›


It is easy to reach us by road, rail and air. Newquay Airport just is 2 mins by car, less than half a mile away. Newquay train station is approx 10-15 mins by road, with taxi’s readily available. Access by road is very straight forward, follow the signs to Newquay Airport from the A30. After passing the airport on your left, follow the road to a ‘T’ junction, and turn right (towards Mawgan Porth). Turn next left in to the center of Trevarrian, and we are on there on the left! Local bus services run from Trevarrian to Padstow and Newquay, with bus and rail links to other places of interest. However, use of a car is recommended – car hire is available at the airport and in Newquay.

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