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3a Coastguard Cottages

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Originally built in the 1860s for the coastguards to watch the bay for smugglers, this cottage for 6 is midway along the south facing terrace on Cliff Road in Gorran Haven, just above the wonderful beaches. Cliff Road is part of the coastal path. The cottage has views (from every bedroom, the living room and the terrace) over the quiet harbour and the National Trust hillside. It's just a three minute walk to the beach and village shops. It has been attractively refurbished and is very comfortable.

Early birds can watch beautiful sunrises over the sea- from the house, the terrace;even from your bed!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Gorran Haven
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay, Nearest railway: St Austell
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Cottage Layout

The front door opens into the living room where there is a lounge area with 2 sofas on one side, and a dining area with table and chairs for 6 on the other side.

The kitchen is a good size with everything you need during your holiday, including cooker with ceramic hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, good quality cooking equipment, and washing machine. There's a large window looking towards the garden, which lets in lots of light and there's a small breakfast table and 2 chairs. From the kitchen there's a passageway to the back door and downstairs toilet.

Upstairs there is 1 king bedroom and 1 double bedroom to the front of the house, both with hanging spaces and drawers/shelves. There's a modern shower room at the back, with a great quality electric shower (up one step with hand rail).

Pass through the door to the next flight of stairs and you'll come to the loft space converted into a lovely bright twin bedroom. There are four velux windows with blinds, two to the front of the house providing breath taking panoramic sea views.

Further details outdoors

You get to the cottage from a gravelled parking area from which there are just a few steps to a large slate terrace with outside dining furniture and barbeque. The back garden, accessed by some fairly steep steps, is another great spot for you to sun-bathe in. There's also a clothes line in the garden.

The local beaches are clean and sheltered - well loved by local families and those on holiday. At low tide you can walk from the beach by the harbour to the sma'll neighboring beach.

Cliff Road is part of the coastal path, so that you can walk to Mevagissey in one direction and Vault beach in the other direction. There are a few shops, a lively pub and a beautiful peaceful Church in the village.

Further details

Bed linen and bath towels provided. Please bring beach towels. Saturday changeover. Sorry no pets.

The Cornwall region

Heligan Gardens are just 10 minutes by car and the Eden Project is just 30 minutes away.

Many other wonderful gardens locally and also the Mennack Theatre (open air - book well ahead and take a blanket).

There are a number of annual events in the village, including egg rolling down the steep hill on Church Street on Easter Monday.

Gorran Haven

The beach at Gorran Haven is very suitable for families with small children. It is not so large that you could lose sight of anyone easily and it has fine sand and a stream flowing down its centre. Rocks to one side divide the main beach from the smaller beach of Little Perhaver and in amongst these rocks there are several intriguing rock pools.

When the tide is in, many of the local kids jump off the end of the quay. Kayaks and wetsuits can be hired on the beach and there are many hidden coves, and one large beach (Great Perhaver) nearby that can only be reached by sea.

Neighbouring beaches are more secluded and have fewer (or no), facilities and can be reached along the cliff path or by a short car journey along winding lanes. These are more suitable for older families.

There are a number of annual events in the village, including egg rolling down the steep hill on Church Street on Easter Monday.

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Review 1-5 of 5

27 Feb 2014


"Relaxing... Refreshing... 'Revisitable'"

With much of the UK troubled by storms and flooding this month we considered cancelling our week away to Cornwall, but are so glad we didn't. The cottage was so welcoming, and most mornings the s… More

31 Jan 2014


"Cosy cottage, stunning swim in sea, lovely terrace to have meals on"

I loved the cosy cottage feel, downstairs has a well equipped kitchen/ dining area and a lovely sitting room. I really enjoyed the terrace for meals and of course my early morning dip in the sea. It i… More

14 Jul 2013


"Fantastic: a lovely let in a lovely location!"

An ideally positioned former coastguard dwelling with a welcoming homely feel, and well equipped. Gardens to front and rear, allowing you to relax and eat outside whatever the wind and wherever the su… More

3 Apr 2013


"Beautiful views, amazing walks, lovely place to stay"

Me and the family have just stayed in this lovely cottage for a week and had a wonderful time. The cottage is just the right size for a family of 5 + a little one. It has everything we needed, includi… More

4 Mar 2013


"Beautiful scenery and very cosy!"

We had a great holiday, the town is very relaxing and has a lovely beach. But we really loved the cottage, it is very cosy and a great place for a group to stay. The kitchen is well equipped and there… More

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  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:13 Dec 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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