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Perranporth 2 miles; Newquay 6 miles; Truro 9 miles.
Goonhavern is a small Cornish village three miles inland from Perranporth, which lies in the heart of Poldark country, the setting for the novels of Winston Graham, who lived in Perranporth in the 1930s. Goonhavern is an active community with a traditional inn, village shop and children’s playground and hosts an annual traditional Cornish Fair. Once known as the source of the finest tin, the community still retains reminders of their rich heritage including abandoned pump houses, mine shafts and workers’ cottages. The local Blue Hills museum and Perranzabuloe Folk Museum are both well worth a visit to understand the rich heritage of this coastal area. Perranporth has a beautiful sandy beach which at low tide stretches to two miles long and is overlooked by craggy rocks suitable for rock pooling. The beach is lifeguarded in summer, providing a popular family destination. Further afield are the miles of sandy beaches at Crantock and Holywell Bay and the breathtaking coastal walks around St Agnes, much of it owned by the National Trust. A perfect holiday base with activities to suit everyone.
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Greenmeadow Cottages are a group of stone holiday cottages set around an attractive courtyard, each with their own patio and with shared use of open lawns, a BBQ area and children’s playground. These Goonhavern cottages are situated along a quiet country lane just a short walk from Goonhavern village which has a pub and a well-stocked shop. Goonhavern is less than three miles from the sandy beach at Perranporth on the dramatic North Cornish coast, which boasts the popular resorts of Holywell Bay, Crantock Sands and Newquay, all a ten minute drive away. These Goonhavern cottages promise a warm welcome from the owner next door who offers a Land Rover taxi service to drop you off and collect you at the start and finish of a coastal walk, or a day trip to either Land’s End or The Lizard. There is a plentiful stock of games and beach equipment for the use of guests on site, including croquet, boules, body boards, beach games and windbreaks. Each of these Goonhavern cottages has been finished to a good standard, with well-equipped kitchens, comfy living areas and attractive bedrooms. Two of these Goonhavern cottages are pet-friendly, with enclosed gardens and dog runs. There are a range of walks to be found in the local area suitable for all ages and levels of ability, many of which pass through nature reserves, old mining areas and Iron Age sites. This delightful group of Goonhavern cottages is within easy reach of the town of Truro, the harbour at Falmouth and of course the world-renowned Eden Project. A perfect base for exploring South Cornwall.
Providing spacious holiday accommodation complete with an en-suite bedroom on the ground floor, this stone-built Goonhavern cottage is traditional, cosy and welcoming. The sitting room has exposed beams, slate floors and a woodburner, ideal for cosy family evenings and the large beamed dining room, with gallery stairs, balcony and slate floor, provides practical space for meal times. A splendid Goonhavern cottage, ideal for easy access to the North Cornwall sandy beaches and South West Coast path. Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 7771, 7793, 7918 and 7919 and together they sleep 30 people.
Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Shared utility. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburner.
Radiators powered by boiler in owner’s property with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer (coin operated) in separate exterior utility room, TV with Freeview, video, DVD, radio, CD player, WiFi, library of books, guidebooks, videos, games and DVDs. Heating and starter pack of fuel for woodburner inc. in rent September - March inclusive. Electricity by meter reading (first £10 inc. in rent). Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Please bring own beach towels. Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Off road parking for three cars. Private patio at front with furniture. Shared lawned garden at front with children’s playground and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: Land Rover taxi service available by arrangement with owner, to drop off and collect from different points on coastal path, or for two day unaccompanied excursions to Land’s End and The Lizard at cost of £15 per person, per day (minimum 4 people).
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Elm Cottage:
The convenient location of the cottage for access to many Cornwall features. The friendly approach and assistance of the owner.
Mr Askey-doran, Geilston Bay, September 2012
The owners who lived in one of the cottages were very friendly and helpful. Cream tea was an excellent extra as was a basic supply of milk, tea, sugar etc. The garden was well kept with a climbing frame and shed.
Mrs Bracey, Benfleet, June 2012