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Goonhavern near Perranporth, Cornwall (Ref. 937839)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Goonhavern 1 mile.

This delightful old cottage is situated at the end of a long, quiet, unmade lane on the outskirts of the village of Goonhavern, yet is only three miles from Perranporth and six miles from Newquay, Cornwall.

This lovely cottage is ideally located for beach holidays, walking and touring all of Cornwall and perfect for a small family or friends to get away from it all, ensuring total peace and quiet even in the middle of summer.

As you drive down the lane you leave the stresses of everyday life behind and arrive at the cottage and immediately relax.

Entering the cottage, which is full of character, you will soon be impressed with the spacious, stylish and homely feel that exudes throughout.

The tasteful open plan kitchen and dining area leads out through the French doors into the beautiful tranquil garden where many hours can be spent in total relaxation just listening to the birds.

There are two bedrooms here, a double with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams and a twin, as well as a bathroom with a bath, where two can unwind and relax.

Dine alfresco in the beautiful garden of this cosy cottage or take a short stroll along wooded tracks into the village of Goonhavern where you will find the New Inn.

Here, you can sample the delicious locally-sourced food and deliberate over the excellent choice of locally-brewed ales and fine wines.

There is also a village shop where, again, local produce is available as well as award-winning local fresh bread.

A short drive will take you to Perranporth where miles of perfect sand offers something for everyone with great swimming, surfing, snorkelling and sailing on offer and with such a large beach you will always find a quiet corner to yourselves.

When it comes to refreshment, there is a pub right on the beach and popular with the locals, providing all-year-round live bands, great food and a fine selection of drinks as well as various restaurants in the town.

With Newquay close by, and such a great central location for touring, this lovely cottage offers peaceful relaxing accommodation, the perfect place to re-charge the batteries.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Eco-friendly central heating from multi-fuel stove with underfloor heating and radiators
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private enclosed garden with gravelled and lawned areas with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile.

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About the location


Perranporth 2.5 miles; Newquay 6 miles; Truro 9 miles.

Goonhavern is a small Cornish village in an excellent position just two and a half 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, garden centre and children’s playground. 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 nearby town of Perranporth has a beautiful sandy beach which at low tide stretches to three miles long and is overlooked by craggy rocks suitable for rock pooling. The beach is lifeguarded in summer, providing a popular family destination and hosted the 2016 British National Surfing Championships. Perranpoth also offers a small selection of shops, restaurants and pubs including The Watering Hole, a unique pub situated on the sand in the middle of the beach offering live entertainment with a great atmosphere, good food and an amazing view of the sunset! The local Blue Hills museum and Perranzabuloe Folk Museum are both well worth a visit to understand the rich heritage of this coastal area. 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. For a greater selection of nightlife, restaurants and attractions why not head for Truro (9 miles) or the coastal resort of Newquay (6 miles)? Newquay is famed for its world-class surfing and has something for every taste and age including the popular Zoo, Waterworld indoor pool and the Blue Reef Aquarium. A perfect holiday base with activities to suit everyone.

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