Bay Cottage

Gorran Haven, Cornwall (Ref. 918500)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Mr Scully
    September 2016
    “The property was characterful, ...”
    The property was characterful, comfortable, tastefully decorated, and wonderfully in-keeping with its history and surroundings.
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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This delightful, well-furnished terraced Cornish cottage is set in a wonderful location overlooking the unspoilt coastal village of Gorran Haven.

With far-reaching views out to sea from both the terrace and the bedrooms, this cosy cottage is perfect for a family holiday by the coast.

Set over three levels, the ground floor offers open plan living, with a comfortable sitting area with a woodburner, a dining area and well-equipped kitchen with a warming AGA.

Also on the ground floor is a shower room, and on the first and second floors are the bedrooms and another shower room.

Sitting in a valley, well off the beaten track, Gorran Haven nestles around a secluded cove which remains the same as in years gone by.

Families can enjoy two sandy beaches, both a short walk, that offer some of the safest bathing in Cornwall.

Being situated on the Roseland Peninsula, the opportunities for days out are endless, and the well-known attractions of the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are both within easy reach, as is ever-popular Mevagissey.

Beautiful in the summer, and cosy in the winter with its AGA and woodburner, Bay Cottage can be enjoyed at any time of the year.


Over three floors. Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x second floor eaves twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.


  • Portable electric heaters in bedrooms with AGA and woodburner
  • AGA range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front terrace with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 10 mins walk
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in twin

About the location


Mevagissey 3 miles.

Once a crab fishing village, Gorran Haven on the south coast of Cornwall is ideally placed to explore the many beaches and coves in the area. Gorran Haven has a small sandy beach set behind a traditional sea wall, connecting with the longer Great Perhaver beach at low tide and is popular with families. Much of the coastline in this area is owned by the National Trust and is readily accessible from the South West Coast Path that passes through Gorran Haven. Within walking distance are a number of more isolated beaches including the 370 feet high Dodman Point, rising above Gorran, which is thought to be one of Cornwall’s most dramatic headlands, and the cause of many a shipwreck. From its gorse-covered heights there are views across Veryan Bay to the west and Vault Beach to the east. Alternatively, you may wish to walk the coastal path to the harbour village of Mevagissey. Near Gorran Haven, in a beautiful setting of woodland, stream and pasture, is Caerhays Castle, an informal 60-acre garden on the coast near Porthluney Cove. Nearby attractions are the wonderful Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden Project, Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum and the cathedral town of Truro, with an excellent range of quality shopping and dining.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas