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Beach Cottage

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In a matter of seconds, you could be sitting on acres of soft, sandy beach at low tide; or when the tide is in, with the waves lapping the walls below the window, gazing out to sea, watching birds over the water and boats sailing by.

Internally, the house comprises sitting room, dining room, kitchen, hall, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and utility room. The house has been sensitively restored to include seventeenth century panelling and Cornish traditionally exposed stone-walls. Fired Earth kitchen and top spec bathrooms provide a luxurious level of comfort. There's also an induction range, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer dryer, television (with DVD player) as well as fast internet; everything you need to make life as comfortable and relaxing as possible. In addition, high quality mattresses and bedding ensure a perfect night's rest!

Beach Cottage is on Church Street. There are two steps to the front door.

The hall has wooden boards (as has the whole ground floor), coat pegs, upholstered telephone bench, cupboard for beach shoes etc.

At end of hallway there is a shower room with wc. Very useful for coming sandy, straight off the beach.

Left, into the kitchen which is high quality and classic. There's an electric induction hob range cooker, microwave, dishwasher, espresso machine, big kitchen table, lovely old fashioned china. A window onto Church street.

Stepping through into the dining room, you feel the pull of the past and of the beach - the original wood panelling and antique furniture, captures another century’s mood. It’s somewhat like a ship’s cabin. A glazed bookcase and writing desk contains some good books on local history and the area. Window onto the 'Plat', the raised terrace above the beach.

The sitting room has a window with the sea right outside; it looks like a painting. I enjoyed looking out of it yesterday, when the tide was high and there were children splashing it the waves below (having their sand fort destroyed by nature). But inside, the house it is calm and peaceful. It has leather sofa, linen covered sofa, armchair, log burner, nice thick rug on dark oak floorboards; an elegant but comfortable place.

The stairs go up from the kitchen. There is a plain oatmeal coloured fitted carpet throughout the upper floor - except bathroom.

Opposite the top of the stairs, the bathroom has bath, wc, basin and separate shower. From bath or wc you have superb view out to sea (but you cannot be seen). At the rear of bathroom, there's a small utility room with a high tech boiler, washer dryer and drying rack.

The main bedroom is, to my mind, the best room and has a window looking out across the bay – this must be the best vantage point in the village for that view. Lying in the kingsize bed at anytime of year, you will know you are in the heart of Cornwall. This house has a lot of heart, of authenticity - fine cotton bedding, thick towels, polished wood.

To reach the main bedroom, you pass through one of the twin bedrooms. It has matching antique single beds with linen upholstered head and footboards (with new mattresses). There's a full length mirror and a window with nice side on view of the beach and boatyard over the flat roof next door.

The second twin bedroom, to right of the stairs, is also well appointed and has a window onto Church Street.

Outside space: like most of the very old cottages in the heart of Gorran Haven, Beach Cottage has no private garden; the beach is your garden! From the front door you can pop around the corner onto the Plat and watch the beach from above, in your deck chair. The two sandy beaches and the quay can be your picnic venue. Fish and chips on the quay in the early evening is lovely (there is a good fish & chip shop in the village). Barbeque on the rocks on Little Perhaver is another option.

The cottage dates from before the time of parking, but the village car park (a big field) is not far away and is used by everyone (£18pw).


In summer, enjoy the beach and coastal walks around the bay. In winter, stay cosy by the fire and watch the waves rolling towards you. Beach games, buckets and spades as well as a wide range of indoor games are provided. Peruse our range of books about the locality before setting out to experience a wide range of attractions within ten miles of Gorran Haven; the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Charlestown Shipwreck Centre, the Eden Project and Caerhays Castle, to name but a few. The north coast of Cornwall is a short but scenic 40-minute drive away with cultural attractions such the Tate St Ives, and Barbara Hepworth Museum, and challenging waves for the surfer in you.


  • Washing machine
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cot
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • WiFi
  • Coffee maker
  • Espresso machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Central heating
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Towels provided
  • Separate WC
  • Children
  • Beachfront
  • Beach view


  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Museums
  • Antique shops
  • Yoga
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Water sports
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Rock climbing
  • Horseback riding


Date Price   Date Price
6 Jan - 10 Feb £700   7 Jul - 21 Jul £1800
10 Feb - 17 Feb £950   21 Jul - 1 Sep £1950
17 Feb - 31 Mar £700   1 Sep - 8 Sep £1250
31 Mar - 14 Apr £1250   8 Sep - 15 Sep £950
14 Apr - 21 Apr £950   15 Sep - 29 Sep £850
21 Apr - 26 May £1250   29 Sep - 20 Oct £700
26 May - 2 Jun £1400   20 Oct - 27 Oct £950
2 Jun - 23 Jun £1300   27 Oct - 15 Dec £700
23 Jun - 30 Jun £1400   15 Dec - 22 Dec £950
30 Jun - 7 Jul £1550   22 Dec - 5 Jan 19 £1550

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Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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