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Portheast Cottage

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Porth East is the old name for Gorran Haven, derived from St Just. This cottage was built in the 18c and was lived in by generations of the same fishing family. It is built of golden local stone from Pentewan.

On three floors, this tall, slender house is opposite St Just chapel and it's windows look out to sea along the passageway beside the chapel and over rooves.

From Church Street you step through a stable door into a neat kitchen / dining room with tiled floor and a fireplace containing log burner. There is a wall mounted tv, two armchairs, dining table and seating for four beside the window onto Church Steet. The fitted kitchen at the other end of the room is well equipped and has dishwasher, washing machine, microwave.

Stairs up to landing and the first floor has a sittingroom with another tv, sofa, armchair and window overlooking the church.

Next to this a lovely smart shower room with wc & basin. Electric shower within glass enclosure, heated towel rail, window to rear of the house.

Stairs up to the second floor with rope hand rail. The bedroom occupies the entire floor and opens from the top of the stairs. There is a double bed with kingsize duvet, wardrobe and chest of drawers, seat by the seaward window. It is a bright, well lit room with windows on both sides of the house and a skylight. The front window with a nice view over church roof to sea.

Portheast is ideal for visiting the beach, moments from the front door, it is also very suitable for off season visitors because it is warm and cosy and well equipped for all seasons. Ramblers will love the fact that there are superb walks in all directions through this beautiful landscape and along cliffs in either direction. For two people this cottage is ideal.

Portheast is nextdoor to Toddy Cottage and together they would make a good pair for a family with grandparents too.


Sitting in a valley, well off the beaten track, Gorran Haven is an unspoilt coastal village at the heart of which is a cluster of fishermen’s cottages, nestling around a secluded cove which remains much the same as in years gone by.

The bay of Gorran Haven is sheltered from the prevailing west winds by Dodman Point and swimmers can enjoy two sandy beaches offering some of the safest bathing in Cornwall, making them ideal for the whole family, including dogs – (on leads, between Easter and September).

The area also enjoys an abundance of flora and fauna, and being on the South West coastal path it is an ideal location for walkers.

This text is from the excellent Gorran Haven village website and Portheast is one of the fisherman’s cottages mentioned.


  • Washing machine
  • Bed linen provided
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • WiFi
  • Dishwasher
  • Wood stove
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Pets
  • Sea view


  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Yoga
  • Water sports
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding


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Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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