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Maen Lay

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‘Maen Lay’ (meaning ‘big rock’ in Cornish) is named after an off-shore rock seen from the coast-path to Vault Beach. It is fisherman’s house, with a pleasing, contemporary house feel, in a good position for watching the weather!

Looking out over the sea through the large windows you can enjoy a wide panorama of the sky, cliff-scape and sea. It is particularly amazing in wild winter weather to look out from up here.

It’s a casual walk to the beach, and there’s space in the garage for kayaks and beach gear. Quite a steep hill climb back from the beach, but well worth it!

The house is all on one level, but there are a few steps down from the driveway and the driveway is sloping.

You enter from Foxhole lane onto a downward sloping driveway with parking for one, possibly two, cars. To the right, a flight of steps with rail lead to the front door.

On the seaward side of the driveway there is a little garden with a level seating area and small shallow pond. A nice quiet and sunny place to look out at the lovely view. This area is not accessible from the enclosed area around the house, but parents should be aware that the pond could be a hazard for small children.

The front door opens onto a hallway leading to bedrooms right and left, bathroom, utility and living room further on.

The living area has a comfortable sitting room with kitchen/dining room beyond through an archway. There are windows on three sides and the views in all directions are extensive and impressive. The sitting room has log burner, flat screen TV and two large sofas. Flooring is carpet with wood laminate in the kitchen and dining areas.

The kitchen is well appointed with beech worktop and white units. There is an electric cooker with ceramic hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave.

At the rear, from the kitchen French doors open onto a large patio and paved garden with space for outdoor dining, also with lovely views.

The exterior space is enclosed by railings with the entrance driveway and steep grassy banks below the house accessible through gateways.

Master bedroom has king-size bed and gentle muted colours, large mirror and dressing table.

Across the hallway the single bedroom also with window to front. The twin bedroom on the right of the hall has a window facing seawards across the neighbouring garden.

The bathroom is very well appointed with bath and separate shower in enclosure; tiled walls and flooring.

The utility room has washing machine, sink and door to exterior by patio.

Maen Lay is directly above Doubtnot, St Keverne and Harbour Hill and only a short walk from these houses, making them a convenient grouping for family gatherings etc.


Gorran Haven is a small coastal village halfway down the south coast of Cornwall. It has a rich and involved history centred upon fishing and more recently it has become a much-loved place to come and relax.

There is a good safe beach, village shop, cafes, hotel with restaurant, and good local pub in Gorran.

The whole area is designated one of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are superb walks and good fishing all about. Local kayak hire and boat trips are available.

The local community is busy and well established and there are numerous fetes, beach galas and festivals in season. A thriving creative industry of craftsmen and artists has regular exhibitions. Good quality locally produced food and even wine, are readily available.

It works well as a place to visit all year around, with clement weather and interest all year. Cornwall is full of good restaurants, galleries and shopping opportunities as well as abundant peace and quiet as needed!


  • Parking - private
  • Parking - trailer/RV/Boat parking
  • Washing machine
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cot
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • WiFi
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Balcony
  • Patio/deck/Terrace
  • Private Garden
  • BBQ Grill
  • Wood stove
  • Bathtub
  • Towels provided
  • Children
  • Beach view
  • Sea view


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


Date Price   Date Price
7 Jan - 11 Feb £500   3 Jun - 17 Jun £850
11 Feb - 18 Feb £550   17 Jun - 1 Jul £950
18 Feb - 25 Mar £600   1 Jul - 8 Jul £1100
25 Mar - 8 Apr £650   8 Jul - 15 Jul £1200
8 Apr - 22 Apr £750   15 Jul - 2 Sep £1400
22 Apr - 29 Apr £700   2 Sep - 9 Sep £900
29 Apr - 13 May £725   9 Sep - 16 Sep £800
13 May - 20 May £750   16 Sep - 23 Sep £700
20 May - 27 May £825   23 Sep - 21 Oct £600
27 May - 3 Jun £1050   21 Oct - 28 Oct £650

Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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