- Change Over
Access to the cottage is via a little hidden passageway off the road near the beach entrance.
The stable front door is up 3 steps and you enter into a small lobby which leads directly into the kitchen/dining and living area.
The kitchen is Shaker style with all mod-cons with 2 original windows peaking out onto the alleyway and coastal footpath. You can very nearly imagine the smugglers at this point.
From the kitchen is a dining area with table and chairs for 4, which leads into a lovely open living space with a view of the sea. From the window seat you could almost lean out and throw a stone into the sea. This room is tastefully designed with sea-themed accessories.
From here are stairs up to the master bedroom which has a king size bed. This room also has good sea views and you can hear the lap (or even crash) of the waves from the bed. It has two windows (dbl glazing) – one looking out onto the sea and quay; the other is a small original window with glimpses of the sea and alleyways.
Also upstairs can be found the family bathroom, containing a well appointed bath, loo and sink.
A second set of stairs lead down to the twin bedroom from the lounge area.
The bedroom is without door at foot of stairs. There is a fitted cupboard area with immersion heater and worktop over washing machine and tumble drier.
Between the beds a quaint side window looks out onto a hidden feature of Gorran Haven, a small cobbled (private) boat yard (not accessible) – again think smugglers and contraband..
This floor is level with Church Street and beach entrance, but is separated by a curtained frosted glass screen wall. The tiled lobby area beyond with windows onto street (no access now) was once a small shop.
There is a second bathroom with a good sized walk-in shower, loo, sink and heated towel rail.
It is possible to unload at the entrance of the alleyway, or while parked opposite, but because of restrictions on street parking in main season, parking is in the village car park which is 100m up the road (£24 a week in 2017).
There is a small storage space by the front door for a few beach toys or deck chair, but otherwise your outdoor space is the beach. If thinking of an evening BBQ the smaller Little Perhaver beach is your best bet as there are restrictions on the main beach. Fish and chips on quay is a good alternative.
Gorran Haven is a small fishing village on the South West coast; the main beach is child-friendly and safe to swim in. The cottage is located in the old historic quarter of the village which is mainly fishermen’s cottages and cobbled alleyways. Happily, within 10m of the front door can be found the fabulous Cakebreads Bakery and General Store and The Haven Fish and Chip Shop. Also directly opposite is The Mermaid café where you can sit out for breakfast and contemplate your day – or just stare at the view…
There are many other beaches (Vault, Caerhayes and Hemmick) within striking distance either by foot or a short drive away depending on the stamina of your party. It is ideally placed for out of season walking holidays along the beautiful South West coastal path.
Other local attractions include the Eden Project (30mins drive), Lost Gardens of Heligan (10 minutes drive ) and the quintessential fishing village of Mevagissey. In the other direction the Roseland peninsula stretches out towards St Mawes. It is dotted with beautiful quiet beaches, stunning coastal scenery and delightful cafes in which to indulge yourselves in a Cornish Cream Tea..
- Washing machine
- Bed linen provided
- DVD player
- Water kettle
- Towels provided
- Water sports
- Mountain biking
- Wild life viewing
- Horseback riding
22 Sep - 20 Oct
27 Oct - 22 Dec
20 Oct - 27 Oct
5 Jan - 16 Feb
15 Jun - 22 Jun
16 Feb - 23 Feb
22 Jun - 29 Jun
23 Feb - 6 Apr
29 Jun - 6 Jul
6 Apr - 20 Apr
6 Jul - 13 Jul
20 Apr - 4 May
13 Jul - 7 Sep
4 May - 18 May
7 Sep - 14 Sep
18 May - 25 May
14 Sep - 21 Sep
25 May - 1 Jun
21 Sep - 19 Oct
1 Jun - 15 Jun
19 Oct - 26 Oct