Swiftshore Bed and Breakfast
B&B | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Swiftshore is a family home providing B&B accommodation in an annexe on the ground floor that has its own private access, one comfortable double bedroom, with a single bedroom off through which you go to the ensuite shower room with toilet and wash basin so is ideal for a couple, twin or for a family of 3 but we are also happy to have single persons. The main bedroom has a large colour digital television, sofa, radio/CD player, tea and coffee making facilities, cold box with fresh milk, fruit juice and filter water and there is a hair dryer. Free WiFi is available. Towels and bed linen are provided and the rooms cleaned daily
The garden overlooks the valley and guests are welcome to enjoy its peace and tranquility, watch the chickens and abundant birdlife. We have a dog who wants to be everyone's friend and two cats but well behaved pets are very welcome to stay. Parking available.
The breakfast menu has a wide choice including fresh fruit salad, homemade bread and preserves, a selection of cooked breakfasts (including full English) using local produce and our own eggs wherever possible. We will always do our best to meet any dietary requirements and food preferences that our guests may have. We are happy to share our knowledge of the area and have a chat with our guests, discuss plans for the day and catch up with the day before. Breakfast is served in the main house in the dining room with patio doors onto the garden which can be opened or if the weather is especially good breakfast can be served outside.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Gorran Haven 250 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 41 km, Nearest railway: St Austell 14 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The West Country region
Cornwall is located at the far tip of the West Country and its natural beauty makes it a wonderful holiday location where you choose whether you want a relaxing, laid back break or to enjoy the thrills of surfing, kayaking, cycling, walking and much more. It boasts an amazing coastline with great beaches, long and sandy on the north coast and smaller coves on the south coast, set within rugged cliffs, rolling moorland and winding country roads. There are quaint harbours and villages to explore where local produce ,fresh fish and meat grace the tables of the many pubs and restaurants. There is so much to see and do: the world famous Eden Project, many heritage sites and tremendous gardens and always a friendly welcome.
Gorran Haven has two beaches which merge into one at low tide. It is particularly safe for swimmers and is popular with families. It is dog friendly. Vault is a quieter beach which can be accessed with a short walk around the cliff or a little further on is beautiful Hemmick Beach.There is easy launching for boats on trailers from the beach. The adjoining harbour has summer moorings available and trailers can be parked in the village car park for a reasonable fee.There are fantastic coast path walks and other hidden trails to explore.
Kayaks and deckchairs can be hired on the beach. It is a safe swimming , sandy beach, loved by families and couples. Gorran Haven has a thriving village shop which is also the bakery and Post Office plus an open air cafe. During the day refreshments, snacks and meals can be obtained from here or one of the various small cafes in the summer: the beach cafe:The Mermaid; The Coast Path Cafe run by volunteers; Haven Fish and Chip shop plus Harbours Reach Cafe. A short walk brings you to the Llawnroc Hotel with bar meals and restaurant, and for a good pint and a meal The Barley Sheaf pub is 1 mile away in Gorran Churchtown.
Information about Gorran Haven and what's on can be found on the village website http://www.gorranhaven.org.uk.
The surrounding area
The historic fishing village of Mevagissey is 10 minutes by car and has a wide choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs. During the summer, a ferry service to Fowey operates (the Daphne Du Maurier festival is held here annually in May) along with hire boats or boat trips around the bay or for fishing. It has a fascinating museum, a model railway, aquarium and a harbour wall well suited to fishing and crabbing. Mevagissey Feast Week is usually the last week in June.
Further along is the historic port of Charlestown where it is possible to book trips out on the splendid tall ships throughThe Square Sail Shipyard Ltd.
To the west is the lovely Roseland Peninsula with its pretty coves and villages, Caerhayes Castle and St. Mawes, which is a short ferry ride from Falmouth. In the other direction the Lost Gardens of Heligan are about 10 minutes drive away and a further 15 minutes takes you into St. Austell, and the world famous Eden Project. The National Trust gardens of Lanhydrock, Trelissick and Trerice (www.gardensincornwall.co.uk) are all within easy reach, plus there are many other wonderful gardens open to the public and our central position is ideal for exploring the rest of Cornwall.
For shoppers, Truro, with its lovely cathedral, is the small county city with a good selection of shops. Near St Austell, there is a weekend covered market on a permanent site, lots of car boot sales around and on the road to Liskeard is Trago Mills, a department store like no other, situated in the woods.
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9 Sep 2014
"A wonderful start to our holiday in Gorran Haven."
My husband, nearly 10-yr-old daughter and I stayed 2 nights at Swiftshore in August, prior to moving to a cottage for a week. We really couldn't fault anything - and we are dead picky! The room… More
Thank you for the lovely review and I agree about the hill - not for the faint hearted! It was a pleasure to meet you all and we hope to see you again even if its in the village if you rent a cottage again. Hope you enjoyed the whitebait and washing them thoroughly before freezing meant they were not too gritty.
17 Aug 2014
"Cycling throughout Cornwall"
I did found the B&B via the Internet as a recommended accommodation for cyclists. Even after a very late arrival I had a very warm welcome. Even it is high holiday season in Cornwall I could get this … More
It was a pleasure to meet you and we were so impressed by your cycling adventure - we agree the cycling books really ought to be more specific about the hills in Cornwall. You are welcome back anytime.
29 Jul 2014
"Greate place, lovely people"
My wife & I just stayed at Swiftshore for two nights. A great find in a lovely area. Accommodation is very, very clean & comfortable with all amenities you could want including wifi. Elaine & Tony … More
It was great to meet you both and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
15 Jun 2014
"Everything we wanted in a B & B and more!"
Stayed here to celebrate a birthday and so glad we did. From the friendly welcome (two and four legged!) to the clean, well eqipped room, pretty garden views and breakfast - eveything was fanastic. So… More
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and so glad you enjoyed your stay here.
27 Aug 2013
Me and my husband had a fantastic weekend at Swiftshore! Elaine was so caring, so attentive and sincere! Her attention and warmth, little chats and recommendations what to see, visit and explore made … More
Thank you so much for the lovely review. You were delightful guests to have stay in our home and hope to see you again - you came as guests but left as friends!
24 Aug 2013
"Best B&B we have ever stayed in."
We were recommended to stay at Swiftshore, and can honestly say “it's the best B&B we have ever stayed in”, and you are in for a real treat.Elaine & Tony and Rolo (The brown laby) were charmi… More
Thank you for the lovely review and hope to see you again. Looking forward to mum staying next week.
20 Aug 2013
Very clean and comfortable. Made to feel very welcome, Elaine and Tony are lovely, nothing was ever too much trouble, lovely breakfast and Rolo is the star of the show. Looking forward to going again.… More
Thank you. It was great to meet you both and hope to see you again. I will send the cactus up for you!!
7 Aug 2013
"Home Comfort & Hospitality"
This was the second time I've stayed here with Elaine & Tony, and my stay was every bit as good this time round. You get a genuinely friendly welcome and personal attention to all your particula… More
Thank you Neil. It was absolutely lovely to see you again. You will have to come back to restock on the gooseberry jam!
Love from Rolo.
14 Jul 2013
"GREAT HOSTS, GREAT ACCOMODATION- GREAT BREAKFAST, HIGHLY RECOMMEND"
The hosts were fantastic! nothing seemed too much trouble.the breakfast was amazing, and definitely set us up for the day. the accomodation itself was very comfortable, perfect for our needs.not suita… More
Thanks Kim - yes the hills are steep and you are right that you need to be quite mobile but thats Cornwall for you. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope the rest of your holiday was good.
5 Jul 2013
"A fabulous bed and breakfast experience"
This is by far the best B&B we have ever stayed in, such a warm welcome by Elaine and Tony and Rolo the dog. Breakfast was amazing, everything so fresh and tasty and plenty of it. Lovely, homely accom… More
Thanks for your review - much appreciated and it was great to meet you.
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