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Welcome to House by the Beach

We are a boutique family-run company looking after 30 or so cottages and houses all close to the beach in a small and beautiful area of coastal South Cornwall, UK. 

House By The Beach began with 'Hillside', our house in lovely Gorran Haven - a small village with a sandy beach half way down the south coast of Cornwall - then as friends have asked me to look after their houses too, it has grown. 

Now there are more than 30 properties - most are in Gorran Haven itself but some are nearby along the coast a little. They are all different, but all are within easy reach of a beach.

We offer a bespoke and friendly service, and are supported by lots of excellent local talent. All our properties are well looked after and supervised. While you are here you will be in safe and experienced hands - from babysitting to repairing the boiler (not necessarily by the same person).

Quite a few of our visitors end up coming to stay permanently!

South Cornwall offers:

  • Spectaular coastline
  • Hidden coves and beaches
  • Wooded river valleys and estuaries
  • Fantastic sailing waters
  • Cliff top walks
  • Lush sub-tropical gardens
  • Unspoilt Fishing villages
  • The twin castles of Pendennis and St Mawes
  • The Eden Project
  • The National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Most of our cottages are in the village of Gorran Haven, and mainly just a few minutes walk from the beach.

A few of the cottages are tucked slightly inland - this area has fine old-fashioned countryside with small traditional farms and a few tiny hamlets. The landscape is made up of small fields, woodland and good Cornish hedges with many mature trees.

On this little Cornish peninsular you are never more than a couple of miles from the sea. 

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