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Seaforth

Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
No
Change Over
  • Saturday

Description

Seaforth is one of the original fishermen’s cottages along Church Street. Part of it dates from the eighteenth century and is a listed building. It has remained in the same family for several generations and the current owner has happy memories of childhood holidays here. Church Street itself leads straight down to the beach and you can be on the beach with a cup of tea within one minute’s stroll! Despite its historical connections, Seaforth is equipped with all the modern conveniences. It has been renovated for this season with brand new bathrooms, kitchen and bedrooms. You enter directly off Church Street into the hallway which leads off through an old wooden door into the living / dining room. This room is a cosy, family living area with a small TV/DVD player and a lovely wood-burning stove. There are books and local guides in the well-stocked bookcase for you to use. There is also Wi-Fi. In the far corner is a dining table for 4. This leads off through a small hallway into the newly-fitted Shaker-style kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and a large fridge/freezer. The kitchen window overlooks the inner courtyard. This part of the old cottage rambles around a corner and somewhat surprisingly leads to a modern bathroom and the twin bedroom. The bathroom has a free-standing bath with shower over, basin and WC. Next to the bathroom is a twin bedroom which has French windows onto the courtyard. These beds can also be combined to make a king-sized bed if required. The courtyard can also be accessed from the hallway.
It is surrounded on all 4 sides by the higgeldy-piggledy fisherman’s cottages that form this part of the old village. The cottage itself forms 3 sides of the courtyard, making it very private. It is has a new, non-slip decking and outdoor table and chairs. Here is the perfect place to wind-down and enjoy a glass of wine, sheltered from the wind. It is quite rare for these fishermen’s cottages to have an outdoor space so this is quite an asset. There is also an outdoor shower to clean off all the salt, sand and wetsuits after a long day on the beach.
Upstairs can be found the children’s room – a twin bedroom decorated in bright, child-friendly colours. It has a cupboard with toys and also a handy wash-basin. Also upstairs can be found the double bedroom, beautifully decorated in sea-green tones. The bedroom is a good size, equipped with a TV. It also has an ensuite bathroom, newly decorated in grey and white and fitted with a large shower, basin and WC.
Parking is in the nearby village car park which is a few minutes walk down Church Street. It is currently £24 per week to park there. You can quickly unload your car outside the house on arrival, the pace of life is slow here – everyone is very tolerant and understanding!

Area

Seaforth is located on the narrow road which leads straight down to the main beach of Gorran Haven. There is also a pathway opposite the cottage which leads down to Little Perhaver beach, a smaller beach only accessible at low tide or via this path and then some steep steps. The ancient 14th century church is also opposite the cottage.
Gorran Haven itself has much to offer. During the Summer it is popular with families due to its safe, sandy beaches. There is also a river to dam and a quay which generations of children have leapt off during the Summer months! During the low season it is popular with walkers and wildlife enthusiasts due to its enviable position right on the South West coastal path. In fact, you can walk straight from the door of Seaforth. In one direction is the lovely walk to Mevagissey, a local fishing village via Chapel Point (a favourite place for seals). In the opposite direction you can walk to Vault Beach and onwards to the Dodman Point.
Gorran Haven itself has an excellent fish and chip shop, a village store named “Cakebreads” which sells everything you could wish for including homemade pasties and cakes…
There is also the Mermaid – a tiny café right on the beach, selling snacks and ice-creams. In Gorran Churchtown (20 minutes’ walk away for the more determined) is our tradition local pub, the Barley Sheaf, serving meals and a fine selection of locally brewed beers.
Further afield can be found Caehays Castle and beach (Porthluney on the map). The castle is open in the Spring months when its collection of famous magnolias are at their best. This beach has a lovely café and runs low-key evening events (live local music, feast evenings) during the Summer months. If for any reason, you wish to stray further away, Eden is 35 minutes drive away and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are 15 minutes away. The whole of the Roseland peninsula with its long stretches of golden beaches is within 40 minutes drive. This is an excellent location to base yourself for exploring this beautiful part of Cornwall.

Amenities

  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cot
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • WiFi
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • Highchair
  • Patio/deck/Terrace
  • Fireplace - Wood
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Towels provided
  • Children

Activities

  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Cinemas/movie theaters
  • Museums
  • Zoo / wildlife park
  • Tennis
  • Water sports
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Biking
  • Wild life viewing
  • Hiking

Prices

2018
Date Price   Date Price
Nov/Dec 17 Enquire   23 Jun - 7 Jul £920
6 Jan - 10 Feb £400   7 Jul - 14 Jul £1000
10 Feb - 17 Feb £450   14 Jul - 21 Jul £1125
17 Feb - 31 Mar £430   21 Jul - 25 Aug £1225
31 Mar - 14 Apr £580   25 Aug - 1 Sep £1000
14 Apr - 12 May £550   1 Sep - 8 Sep £850
12 May - 26 May £650   8 Sep - 15 Sep £725
26 May - 2 Jun £800   15 Sep - 22 Sep £655
2 Jun - 16 Jun £725   22 Sep - 20 Oct £575
16 Jun - 23 Jun £810   20 Oct - 27 Oct £650

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Number Of Guests

Adults
Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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