Moon Cottage

Church Street, Gorran Haven, PL26, United Kingdom
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  • SQM 75
  •  wifi


Magical cottage right above the beach at Gorran Haven. This place is charming, arty and unusual. It has homely comfort mixed with a rare spirit of the place. You can sit and watch the beach from the deck or you can read in the pretty front garden with it's seaside flowers. It is well worth walking to it's front door along the pathway that leads to Little Perhaver. 

Moon Cottage sleeps 4 in two bedrooms (king & twin). There are two bathrooms, en suite wc to main bedroom, two sitting rooms, a dining room and galley kitchen. It has WiFi, electric heating and log burner. There are superb sea and beach views from kitchen, main sitting room and deck. Some cottages come up only once in a while and this is one of them.

Moon cottage is a neat four square grade 2 listed cottage on the promontory of rock between the two beaches at Gorran Haven. It is approached down a quiet pathway about 30 paces from Church Street.

The cottage has its back to the sea - against storms, though there is a range of windows and a deck on the seaward side. The front of the cottage is sheltered with a sunny courtyard garden enclosed by a wall.

From the path you turn left through a garden gate into a seaside garden with slate paving and sea pinks. The garden has a band of flowers growing up the middle dividing it between Moon cottage and the one next-door (see picture). In front of moon cottage there is a pleasant place to sit with table and chairs.

The cottage has a slate floored hallway down the middle, stairs up to two bedrooms.

Main bedroom on right, has 5ft king size bed and en suite wc cleverly tucked into the once cupboard space.

The second bedroom has a pair of 3ft zip twin beds (that can be a 6ft king if required).

Both bedrooms have sash windows facing over the front garden and floors are original boards with rugs.

The family bathroom with bath and fitted shower over, wc and basin, is on the ground floor. There is a shower room by the rear door, which is ideal for returning sandy from the beach.

The ground floor has very pleasantly arranged social areas. There is a nice quiet parlour with comfy sofa to the left of the stairs, overlooking front garden.

The larger main sitting room has two sofas, log burner, tv and dvd player (concealed) and sash windows overlooking the beach. The kitchen opens from the end of the main sitting room.

Between these is a dining room with dining table seating six.

The kitchen is neatly and nicely arranged, with range of windows overlooking the beach and sea beyond. It is well equipped and has a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and microwave. One end of the kitchen is open to the main sitting room.

From the kitchen a glazed door opens to a tiled utility area with tumble dryer and the shower room beyond.

From here an outside door leads to a deck overlooking the beach with a small table and chairs. Steps lead down to a gate taking you to the path to Little Perhaver beach.

If you are worrying about where your car is all this time, it is parked in the village car park 5 minutes walk away.

Moon Cottage is on the pathway that leads to Little Perhaver beach in Gorran Haven. There is a pull in space next to the path on Church Street next to Marigold Cottage and Wren's Nest where you can stop to unload.

The cottage is set above the 'Fort' - that finger of rock between the two beaches at Gorran Haven. The beach pathway curves around and above the Fort along a walkway and then goes down a very long and steep flight of steps to the beach below. Little Perhaver beach can also be reached by walking around the rocks from the main beach, if the tide is not too far in (if you do not fancy the steps).


2 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 2 Living room, 2 Toilet, Shower Room

  • Beds
    1 Baby Cot, Bed linen, 1 King bed, 2 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Child's high chair, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Fridge, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Electric heating, Fireplace, Log Burner
  • Outside
    Private Balcony, Private Terrace, Sea Views, 80m from the beach
  • Entertainment
    Wifi Internet, TV
  • Towels
    Shower, Bath Towels provided (please bring own beach towels)
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Vacuum cleaner
  • 2 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 2 Living room, 2 Toilet, Shower Room
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Private Garden
Children very welcome,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

Church Street , Gorran Haven, PL26, United Kingdom


15 Km  

35 Km  

0.1 Km  



Gorran Haven Property Letting & Management

Telephone: (01726) 843122 e-mail:



‘Moon Cottage’ 

on the Path to Perhaver beach, off Church Street, 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 (with excellent farm shop) 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 (Bell Hill) winding through the village to the sea. To reach Moon Cottage you must turn left at the grassy triangle (with red telephone box), along ‘Chute lane’, past the Llawnroc Hotel on left, continue on down hill, the road divides into Cliff Road and Church Street. 

Head down Church St about 10 yards and on the left stop in the pull in space by  Moon Cottage. Moon Cottage is about 25 yards down the path to Little Perhaver beach which starts at the pull in space. 

Unfortunately you can’t leave your car in the space all that long, but it should be fine while you unload (it might be a good idea to bring a trolley suitcase). The path to the cottage is paved and fairly level. Continue along it about 25 yards and you’ll see Moon Cottage on your left and a nice view of the Harbour on your right. 

When you are ready, you should park in the village car park about 5 minutes walk away (bottom of the hill to sea, then turn right). There is occasionally space to park nearer, by the bakery.

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

Key Collection, arrival etc:

The cottage will be ready by 4pm and we’ll arrange to leave keys nearby for you. Check out is 10am on the day of departure, please.

Contact: If you should need anything during your stay we will be happy to help, just ring us on 01726 843122. If you get the answer machine please leave a message because we are never far away and it is checked at frequent intervals. 

I hope you will have a lovely holiday,

Best wishes,

Sally Dyer

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