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Welcome to House by the Beach! We look after 30 or so cottages and houses all close to the beach in a small and beautiful area of coastal South Cornwall, UK. House By The Beach began with Hillside, our house in lovely Gorran Haven - a small village with a sandy beach half way down the south coast of Cornwall - then as friends have asked me to look after their houses too, it has grown. Now there are more than 30 properties. Most are in Gorran Haven but some are nearby along the coast a little. They are all different, but all are within easy reach of a beach.

It remains a micro-business, run by me with lots of help from excellent local talent. The properties are well looked after and supervised. While you are here you will be in safe and experienced hands - from babysitting to repairing the boiler (not necessarily by the same person).

The local area is really beautiful and it is a pleasure to be here. Quite a few of our visitors end up coming to stay permanently - see our gallery of pictures to find out why.

This is our new website and we are still getting used to the complexities of online booking - if you'd prefer to make a booking or an enquiry the old fashioned way, please do ring or email. Thank you for bearing with us while we iron out the glitches!

Individual and Relaxing Holiday Cottages

Right on the Beach

The properties are all different and are all within easy reach of fabulous beaches.

Most of the cottages are in Gorran Haven. A few are tucked inland - this area has fine old-fashioned countryside with small traditional farms and a few tiny hamlets. The landscape is made up of small fields, woodland and good Cornish hedges with many mature trees. On this little peninsular you are never more than a couple of miles from the sea.


  • Spontaneity is Fun! Some of the best times are almost unplanned. We are always happy to help you appear at the last minute - ring or email and we'll arrange everything including special reduced rates. Or see our Special Offers - click here for details.

  • Life's a beach - have a look at our properties that really are right next to the beach - see the sea and hear the waves...

  • Why would you leave your best friend at home when we have some perfect 'dog friendly' properties near beaches and lovely walks