Roseland Cottage

Canton, Gorran Haven, PL26, United Kingdom
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Roseland is a delightful and quaint fisherman’s cottage, 10 strides from the beach at Gorran Haven, With windows facing the sea.  it has many original features – sash windows, oak floorboards and wood panelling, but is well appointed and practical, with modern and up-to-date facilities. It has 2 spacious bedrooms (one king and one twin), a large open-plan kitchen/dining/ living area and 2 modern bathrooms. It is well insulated, has electric heating, and is very comfortable in Winter or Summer. It’s a good choice for a snug winter break for two or Summer beach holiday for a family. When there’s a storm outside your windows will get wet, but you will stay warm and dry. It has dishwasher & WiFi.

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, WC 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 (£25 a week in 2020). 

Outside space
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. 


2 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room, 2 Toilet

  • Beds
    1 Baby Cot, Bed linen, 1 King bed, 2 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Cooking utensils, Oven, Fridge, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Central heating
  • Outside
    15m from the beach, Sea Views
  • Entertainment
    Wifi Internet, TV
  • Towels
    Bath Towels provided (please bring own beach towels)
Children very welcome,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

Canton , Gorran Haven, PL26, United Kingdom


15 Km  

35 Km  

0.1 Km  



Gorran Haven Property Letting & Management

Telephone: (01726) 843122 e-mail:


‘Roseland Cottage’ 

Canton, Gorran Haven, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6JH


First, get to St Austell, then… From the A390 in St. Austell (A390 is main Truro-Liskeard road) take the B3273 to Mevagissey (at the ‘B&Q’ / Mac Donald’s roundabout).

After one mile is the small village of London Apprentice; a further mile, the village of Pentewan. At Pentewan the B3273 ascends a long winding hill overlooking the sea on the left. Turn right at the cross-roads at the apex of the hill, following signs to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Gorran Haven. (The alternative route to Gorran Haven, through Mevagissey is not recommended in Summer as there are often lengthy traffic queues in the narrow streets).

You will pass Heligan after crossing a narrow bridge and negotiating a sharp left hand bend. Follow the road for about four miles to Gorran churchtown – church is on the left – down and up a dip and around another sharpish left hand turn. A couple of hundred yards along is the right hand turn to Gorran Haven (sign-posted).

The road into Gorran Haven descends a long hill winding through the village, the road getting narrower and narrower. Past the car park field on the left, keep going straight on (towards the sea). You will see Cakebread’s bakery and shop on your left. 

Just beyond Cakebreads and opposite the fish-and-chip shop is a short, narrow street leading up to Rattle Street.  40m beyond that before the last cottage on the left, opposite the old lime-kiln, is a tiny, narrow passageway up to a cluster of cottages.  Roseland Cottage is on the right (has slate name-plate), with a short flight of stone steps to the front door and a bright blue storage container.

You need to careful when parking to unload/load not to block traffic turning around the corner from Church Street in front of the slip-way onto the beach.  You can then return to the village car-park to park (weekly tickets available). There are single yellow lines on the street by the cottage and parking is permitted between 6pm and 10am. 

From the turn on to the B3273 in St. Austell to Gorran Haven should take about 25 minutes.

Key Collection & arrival:

The cottage will be ready by 4pm we will in touch before your arrival to arrange key collection. Check out is 10am on the day of departure, please.

I hope you have a good journey and a lovely stay.

Sally Dyer 

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