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Little Perhaver Cottage

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Little Perhaver Cottage

Little Perhaver Cottage is in the middle of the terrace of pretty nineteenth century cottages built in the days when the residents of Gorran Haven needed a bit of law inforcement in their midst to discourage the trade in contraband. All rather more genteel now, I think.The cottage overlooks the harbour and out to sea from an elevated position above Little Perhaver beach.

This cottage is both cosy and traditional and comfortably modern. It would be the perfect place to stay for a garden enthusiast, the rear garden is beautifully planted with a seating area. The front terrace has a south facing patio with more planting below.


Cliff Road is a narrow lane above Gorran Haven beach. Little Perhaver has a parking for one car in the enclosed area below it (shared with the neighbouring cottage) off the lane.

From the gravelled parking area steps and a path lead through flower beds and palm trees to a terrace with outdoor furniture with a sea view. Solid fencing either side provides privacy.

At the rear of the cottage, sloping upwards gently, is a magical garden with winding pathway through lovely shrubs to a pretty seating area under an apple tree. This garden is not however ideal for small children because it is so fully planted.


Downstairs: From the front terrace, an original panelled front door opens onto a large living room with kitchen and dining area at the rear and sitting room area at the front. There is fireplace (not functional), traditional Chesterfield type sofa and two upright armchairs (all with firm upholstery and scatter cushions) in the front. Sash windows at front and rear let in lots of light. Very pleasant traditionally styled interior with everything you need to relax on holiday. Downstairs has original polished wooden flooring with rugs.

The kitchen is very well equipped and there is a dishwasher, microwave and an Aga cooker which also runs the heating system. At the rear of the kitchen there isutility room/porch (washing machine, tumble dryer) at the rear with back door to rear garden.

Upstairs: carpeted stairs lead to landing.

At the rear a bathroom with enclsed shower, basin and WC.

Next to this is the single bedroom with 3 foot wide single bed and window overlooking rear garden.

At the front, double bedroom with en suite bathroom. Bedroom has two large sash windows with lovely sea views.Double bed with bent cane headboard (firm mattress). Built in wardrobe, antique chest of drawers, plenty of books on bookcase. A nice room to see the activity of the harbour.

En suite bathroom has bath, basin and wc.


Beach access and walking

The smaller of Gorran Havens two beaches - Little Perhaver is directly below the cottage, but is reached by a pathway and steep steps about 4 minutes walk down the hill. The main beach (which connects with Little Perhaver at low tide) is another minute down the hill. The main beach has a quay and a stream and rockpools. Fine sand, deckchair and kayaks for hire. The beach cafe serves tea etc. in real mugs on beach.

If you walk further up Cliff road for about 3 minutes, you will come to the lovely coastal path which runs along the clifftops to Portmellon and Mevagissey. It is an enjoyable 3 mile walk which takes you to the pub at Portmellon or several cafes etc. at Mevagissey. Bus or taxi can be collected home from Mevagissey if required.


Gorran Haven is a quiet friendly village with an excellent village bakery and general store plus a small number of seasonal shops and cafes in Summer. The village pub/hotel (the Llawnroc) will reopen at Easter 2011 after very extensive rebuilding and the Barley Sheaf at Gorran Churchtown is a mile away nd serves excellent food.

Heligan Gardens is a wonder to see (very suitable connection with this cottage garden) within 7 miles and serves superb lunches using very local produce from the gardens and nearby. The Schoolhouse Restaurant in Pentewan is a good place for supper - french in style with local fish and good wines (no one pays me to say this!).


  • Parking - private
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cot
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Telephone
  • WiFi
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • Patio/deck/Terrace
  • Private Garden
  • BBQ Grill
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Towels provided
  • Children
  • Pets
  • Sea view


  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Museums
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Biking
  • Wild life viewing
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding


Date Price   Date Price
1 Jan - 4 May CLOSED   29 Jun - 6 Jul £725
4 May - 11 May £550   6 Jul - 20 Jul £770/w
11 May - 18 May £590   20 Jul - 31 Aug £850/w
18 May - 25 May £625   31 Aug - 7 Sep £670
25 May - 1 Jun £675   7 Sep - 14 Sep £600
1 Jun - 8 Jun £645   14 Sep - 21 Sep £575
8 Jun - 15 Jun £650   21 Sep - 28 Sep £550
15 Jun - 22 Jun £670   28 Sep - 5 Oct £525
22 Jun - 29 Jun £700   5 Oct - 31 Dec CLOSED

Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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