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Blueseas A large house on the top of the hill above the south side of the village a 10 minute walk to the beach.
There is a curved front driveway with parking for 2 cars and it is possible to park on the quiet street outside as well.
Front door opens into porch, then good sized hallway with cloakroom toilet on the left.
Also on left, the large sitting room which extends from front to back of the house. At the rear glazed doors open onto the fabulous deck (hardwood, glass screens) which in turn overlooks lovely private lawned garden. Sitting room has two four seater sofas, electric fireplace. Soft grey carpet. TV, DVD.
On right of hallway a large kitchen dining room with utility room off and back porch leading to deck. American style fridge freezer, central breakfast bar with ceramic hob. Double oven. Dining table seating 8.
Utility room has washing machine and dryer. Also central heating boiler.
Upstairs there are two large bedrooms the full width of the house,each with kingsize beds comprised of zip link twins (so may be arranged as a pair of singles if required). There is also a small double bedroom and a twin bedroom.
Family bathroom with bath, enclosed shower cubicle, basin & wc.
The large bedroom on the seaward side has an ensuite shower room with wc. Window over front of the house has a sea view. Other window overlooks the garden.
The large bedroom on landward side has basin and single bed with truckle bed under. Front windows have sea view and rear window overlooks garden.
There is wifi, central heating. Upstairs and sitting room has pale grey fitted carpet, elsewhere wood laminate flooring.
Everyone loves Gorran Haven, obviously.
We have such a lovely beach - in fact two beaches, one (Little Perhaver) tucked to the side of the main beach. The sand is fine and silky, the sea is safe. Sea bathing is somewhat bearably, thrillingly warmish (ish) in August, in your costume only (or without costume on Vault beach) - or perfectly fine all year in your neoprene wetsuit.
There's a beach cafe (the Mermaid) and a really good villlage shop (Cakebread's) with bakery and post office, selling wine and groceries and with a bit of a tavern thing going on in their courtyard nextdoor with Cornish ale, pizza nights and local musicians.
Ray on the beach hires kayaks and paddling by the seashore or around the rocky coves nearby is bliss for all ages. Jumping off the end of the quay into the deep water below is great fun and there probably is not a person in the village who did not spend their summer doing it at some point. There is a stream down the middle of the beach which requires 20 small children with spades and scoops to dam it up, divert it and create pools.
Ice cream, cappuccino and grilled chicken sandwiches etc. are supplied by Bob and Debbie in the Mermaid cafe. The Haven beach supply shop sells 2 metre long blow up sharks and flip flops amongst many other essentials. An evening meal of fish and chips on the sand or on the quay perhaps with chilled white wine is another nice tradition.
The Harbours Reach cafe makes cocktails and the smart Llawnroc hotel has a bar and restaurant. The local pub is the Barley Sheaf In Gorran, a mile up the road. It serves good food and has lots going on in the cheery bar, plus has garden, BBQ nights and live music sometimes - good for families.
Gorran Haven is halfway down the south side of Cornwall. It is a small village at the end of the coast road, so no through traffic, but it can be quite busy in the narrow main street in summer. There is a large carpark in a field about 200 metres from the beach and this is the best place to park if you've got a car. A week ticket costs 18 pounds in 2016.
Cliff walks and tiny windy lanes lead you to quiet and secluded beaches within a mile either side of our village beach.
If you are mad for the retail experience of a metropolis, Mevagissey is 3 miles east along the coast and has several pubs and restaurants plus lots of shops and a working harbour with great fish shop (caravan on quay) selling local fresh crab and scallops (60p).
- Parking - private
- Parking - on-street
- Parking - trailer/RV/Boat parking
- Washing machine
- Bed linen provided
- DVD player
- Cell phone
- Fan / extractor
- Private Garden
- BBQ Grill
- Central heating
- Towels provided
- Hair dryer
- Separate WC
- Sea view
- Antique shops
- Water sports
- Rock climbing
- Horseback riding
28 Oct - 16 Dec 16
16 Dec - 2 Jan 17
26 May - 2 Jun
6 Jan - 10 Feb
2 Jun - 23 Jun
10 Feb - 17 Feb
23 Jun - 30 Jun
17 Feb - 24 Mar
30 Jun - 14 Jul
24 Mar - 7 Apr
14 Jul - 21 Jul
7 Apr - 21 Apr
21 Jul - 1 Sep
21 Apr - 28 Apr
1 Sep - 8 Sep
28 Apr - 12 May
8 Sep - 15 Sep
12 May - 19 May
15 Sep - 22 Sep
19 May - 26 May
22 Sep - 20 Oct
20 Oct - 27 Oct