Melville Cottage is lovely, neat, sunny and close to the beach in Gorran Haven. Just what you need for an uncomplicted sandy holiday. This cottage has been brilliantly modernised keeping the traditional proportions, but adding a double storey living space with dining area and balcony to bedrooms. In front there's a small walled yard with room for bbq and/or keeping your inflatable boat…
Two bedrooms (king and triple bunk), bathroom, livingroom/kitchen/diningroom, courtyard. Wifi, dishwasher, 100 metres to beach.
Melville Cottage is very conveniently placed just up Rattle Street (tiny pedestrian cobbled lane). From the front door to the sand is 100 paces unless you go into the bakers on the way.
The front door opens into the living space which is the whole of the ground floor. In the old days this was three tiny cosy rooms and the present design has retained the original beams and general dimensions, but by removing the partition walls there's a much more useful space for modern living. Tiled flooring with rugs.
Kitchen area with fitted units, fitted grill oven, glass topped electric hob. Fridge freezer. Microwave, toaster etc. Two windows onto Rattle Street.
The sitting room area has fireplace (not functioning) with sofa and armchairs. Window onto Rattle Street.
The front section is the clever new part, a double height room with dining table and stairs to original landing and bedrooms.
Four windows to the roof and front wall face south and fill the cottage with light. Over looking the courtyard and from the landing the hillside and cliff.
Sea green fitted carpet and original staircase and bedroom layout.
Main bedroom with kingsize bed and window onto Rattle Street.
Bedroom two with very solid pine bunk bed. Lower bunk is double and top bunk is single. Window looks across Rattle Street to the allotments.
Bathroom with blue bathroom suite, WC, pedestal sink and bath with electric shower over. Window onto Rattle St.
In front of the cottage a waist high wall surrounds a slate courtyard (aprox 2x4 mtrs) with quiet aspect. A nice sunny place to sit out or cook or keep very sandy things. There's an outdoor tap for rinsing feet etc. Rattle Street is pedestrian only, being quite narrow. It leads onto the main street which ends on the beach. Front door to beach took me 100 steps. The pasty shop is just around the corner.
The cottage is in the old part of Gorran Haven. It was the home of a fisherman and is well placed for quick checks on the sea. Or for nipping back home to fetch things from beach.
It is possible to stop and unload luggage within 15 metres of the cottage at entrance of Rattle Street. Then the best place to leave your car is the village car park, about 100 metres away on Canton. Parking on the street nearby is possible but has restrictions 8am to 6pm April to Sept.
As with all our properties:
Linen and towels are provided, but please bring your own beach towels, (ours should stay in the house, please).
A cot and highchair are also available in the property. Please bring your own baby bedding.
Water and electricity etc. is inclusive.
The property will have essentials: dishwasher tablets, cleaning products, wc rolls, liquid hand soap etc. but you will need to bring further supplies for you use during your stay.
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7 , Children very welcome
Kitchen and dining
Charcoal grill BBQ, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Fridge , Toaster
Bathroom and laundry
Hair dryer, Bath Towels provided (please bring own beach towels) , Washing machine
Heating and cooling
Internet and office
Credit cards accepted
Children very welcome
Check-in: 04:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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