£115 / night
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Horizons - Coastguard Cottages, Gorran Haven – Home 169077 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Horizons - Coastguard Cottages, Gorran Haven – Home 169077

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 26 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Situated in a small terrace of former victorian coastguard cottages,Horizons is a beautifully presented, south facing delightful period cottage, enjoying lovely sea, headland and harbour views. Right on the coastal path and only 5 minutes walk away from beaches, the village centre and harbour. The cottage boasts a south facing front terrace and a lovely terrace and garden to the rear to enjoy the sun all day. Wake up to the most amazing sunrise over the sea if you are an early riser!

The accommodation is laid out over two floors with gardens to the front and rear. With three bedrooms, A double, twin and single ,Horizons sleeps up to 5 adults plus room for a travel cot so is the ideal holiday cottage for families or couples.

With a cosy beamed sitting room opening on to the front terrace with stunning sea and headland views, a woodburner, library of books and games, LCD TV, CD/DVD home stereo system, you can enjoy all home comforts. WIFI keeps you in touch and the beach is only minutes away.

The kitchen with dining area is fully equipped with quality kitchen utensils and has a small utility area with a washing machine and tumble drier.

Horizons has a south facing sea view terrace with a bench and table and chairs, and the rear garden faces south west so enjoys sun all day and is laid to lawn with pretty flower beds and there is a patio with a comfortable seating area and table with lots of space for the whole party.

A stone storage shed is available for bikes, body boards etc.

Parking is in the small lay-by in the lane behind the cottage with access through the rear garden.

Pet Friendly but note that neither the front or back gardens are secure.

Note that there are steps up to the back garden and down to the lane to the beach so not suitable if you have impaired mobility.

Further details

High Chair and travel cot available.

Short winter breaks available, please contact for terms.

Changeover day flexible during winter months, Saturdays for summer months.

Please bring your own beach towels

Further details indoors

Horizons has been completely renovated and newly furnished without spoiling the character of the cottage with sea and headland views from the sitting room and front bedrooms. Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin and one single. Shower room with basin and WC. Fitted kitchen/ Dining room with seating for six. sitting room with woodburner and exposed stone walls. Electric Central heating with additional heating from the woodburner in the sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer. TV, DVD. Library of DVDs, books and games. WIFI. Power and starter pack of fuel for the woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Parking in the lane to the rear of property with access through the back garden.Two well-behaved pets accepted. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pubs and beach 5 mins walk.

Changeover day Saturdays during summer months

Further details outdoors

Enjoy the south and sea facing front terrace for morning coffee and breakfast and take the steps up to the rear garden and patio for afternoon tea and evening drinks for the last of the evening rays. Parking is available in the small lay-by in the lane subject to availability to the rear of the property with access through the rear garden or in the nearby car park.

Note that there are steep steps up to the rear garden and steps to the lane to the beach.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: Single Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Local Bus Service to Mevagissy and St Austell

Interaction with guest

There is someone next door to assist you if you need help.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Dogs are not allowed on the furniture or upstairs


About the owner

Carolyn W.
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Calendar updated:
20 Apr 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Jun 2011. Located in Cornwall, it has 26 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £573 to £1186.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Apr 2019.


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Guest reviews

26 reviews

Very Good

“Goran Haven”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2018

An amazing little gem of a place beautiful safe beaches a real family place.plenty of walks with breathtaking views. The fabulous cake breads store and the beach side Mermaid cafe serving all your needs. The cottage was perfect with a wonderful view of the sea and only a few minutes away from the beach which was safe. The only down side was the lack of parking close by we had to park in the public car park not far though and had to carry luggage etc which was an added expense. Overall though an amazing stay for all the family

“Beautiful, quiet, stylish cottage.”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2017

Gorran Haven is an unspoilt Cornish coastal village. The village centre is a short walk away from the cottage, which has been lovingly restored and furnished to a high standard. Carolyn the owner is easy to deal with and there is a friendly bus service to nearby Mevagissey.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind review, and delighted you enjoyed the cottage and village.

“Our best family holiday to date, wonderful house in a wonderful part of the world.”

Reviewed 27 Jun 2017

Perfectly catered for family stay, village is ideal and beach is perfect and within a few minutes walk. Hope to return next year!

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review - it was great to have you stay and that you had a good holiday and hope to hear from you again.

“Superb cottage”

Reviewed 13 Jan 2014

Superb former coast guard cottage, sat on the garden bench having coffeee looking out over wonderful views of the sea and over Gorran Haven hard to beet that especially as it was January!! Cottage has everything you may need and is furnished and decorated to a high standard especially enjoyed the log burner in the evening very nice. We went for my birthday on arrival found a card and a lovely bottle of wine little things like this make this a lovely place to stay and we will be going back soon.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind review and I am delighted you enjoyed your birthday and beat the rain. I look forward to hearing from you again.

“Beautifully presented cottage with stunning views”

Reviewed 10 Jun 2013

This cottage is a really well equipped, cosy and inviting. It has fabulous views over the sea, harbour and headland with coastal walks from the village. Gorran Haven is a delightful Cornish village with all the amenities that were need for a very relaxing break. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in the delightful gardens especially sitting in the front garden drinking in the views.

“Great views from the cosy living room , well equipped and user friendly cottage.”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2013

We stayed in Horizons in March and found no problem using the small layby as Carolyn suggests for parking. The local shop was well equipped and we used it every day, also the Asda in St Austell is massive! Good walks on the doorstep, close to all the best places to see in Cornwall and the Northern coast is not far either. Local pubs: try The Barleysheaf - good local ales and cider - food was good too. Also The Crown in nearby St Ewe was a lovely old pub .

“An excellent holiday home in a delightful Cornish village; highly recommended”

Reviewed 12 Nov 2012

A recently renovated coastguard cottage, completed with evident love and thoughtfulness. The nearby cliffs and beaches make for first-rate walking and relaxing. Its proximity to, in particular, the Lost Gardens of Heligan is a definite bonus. If it is this good in November, what must it be like in the Spring and Summer?

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review and acknowledging our effort in making a warm, comfortable home. This was much appreciated.

“Really lovely cottage in a great setting”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2012

The pretty cottage had everything we needed and was very clean and well presented. It is ideally located for the beach, the lovely little shops and the surrounding countryside which is great for walking. We didn't take the car out for the first four days! The people in the village were all really helpful and the shops sold everything we needed including mugs of tea and coffee that we could take onto the beach!. We were so lucky with the weather!

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review. Our aim was to make the cottage home from home and am delighted that it met your expectations. Thank you

“Lovely,well equipped cottage with stunning views.”

Reviewed 3 Jul 2012

Beautiful Location. Cottage itself is extremely tastefully furnished with quality , and style. Stunning rear garden,perfect for that glass of wine in the evening. Front terrace with sea view just right for breakfast each morning when the sun is out. Situated on the coastal path with with lovely walks to Vault Beach and Mevagissy. Beaches close at hand with beautiful clear water,hardly any seaweed! Good amenities in village too!,

“Well-appointed, comfortable cottage with sea views”

Reviewed 3 Feb 2012

There were four of us plus the dog. We enjoyed our stay here as the cottage had recently been refurbished to a high standard and was clean and comfortable with everything we needed in the way of home comforts. We had fantastic Easter weather and enjoyed sitting in the sunny front garden with our morning coffee. The kitchen is well-stocked, there's a good shower and a very comfortable sitting room with a woodburner. The bedrooms are very pretty though the third bedroom would best sleep a child or small adult. It's an ideal cottage if you want a day off from too much activity or the weather keeps you indoors as it's perfectly cosy and comfortable for relaxing, reading, watching TV or playing board games. It's a short walk downhill to the small harbour and local facilities which includes an excellent fish and chip shop! There are lovely coastal walks and within driving distance there is plenty to explore including some great beaches, The Eden Project and Heligan Gardens.

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