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4 Mowhay Cottages

(Ref. 943592)

Gorran Haven, Cornwall Show on map


  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect holiday, lovely and quiet in a beautiful location made all the better with perfect weather."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderfull stay in the cottage."

    It was spotless clean, everything we needed, special extras like tea, lovely coffee and biscuits, specially folded towels. The aga stove was a great addition and we made full use of it especially as the weather was quite cold for August. The cottage is within walking distance to the coastal footpath with a lovely walk from there to 2 beautifull beaches and about 15 minutes walk down to the lovely beach and small town of Goran Haven. The location is ideal and is quiet, can hear no cars at night, only the nightsounds. We loved it!!

    Reviewed by Liezl5.0Jul 2023

  • "An exceptional cottage, the standard of cleanliness was excellent."

    As was attention to detail, the lovely folded towels were a nice touch as was the quality of the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Jul 2023

  • "We have stayed at over a dozen Sykes cottages over the years and 4 Mowhay Cottages was by far the nicest!"

    It was spotlessly clean and it had everything we needed and even some things we didn't know we needed! The Aga was lovely and kept the house so warm during a couple of very wet and windy days. We appreciated having a washer and a dryer and wood/kindling for the fire. On our first day there the shower broke but, even though it was a Saturday, it was replaced while we were out that day! Fabulous service! There's plenty of parking by the cottage and the neighbours we met were all very friendly. Such a peaceful community. The location is perfect for the most beautiful beaches....check out Hemmick beach if you are brave enough to drive along the very narrow road. This secluded beach is breathtaking. Of course Gorran Haven harbour is wonderful (great fish and chips) and Mevagissy and Charlestown (fish and chips on the harbour are amazing!) are both lovely too. Caerhays and Carylon beaches were two of our favourites and all dog friendly which our terrier Fynn enjoyed. The Lost Gardens of Heligan are stunning and we can highly recommend the Sunday roast they serve. The farm shop there is wonderful too....try the apricot flapjacks if you're lucky enough to catch them while they are in stock. Very popular and sell quickly! We had such a wonderful week in Cornwall and we can't praise the cottage highly enough. Thank you x

    Reviewed by Jay5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful place, beautiful cottage."

    Great walks right from the doorstep, will definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely spacious cottage in a great location."

    We would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Sep 2022

  • "This property is truly amazing."

    . A little gem in a beautiful part of the country

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was spotless and we thorougly enjoyed our week."

    The cottage was well equipped. It was very quiet, there were plenty of opportunities to walk from there and the coastal path was easy to access. Parking was easy and the internet worked throughout our stay. We used the Aga several times for basic meals. All in all coupled with the 7 days of beautiful weather it was a great week for us and our Yorkshire Terrier. Thank you

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2022

  • "This cottage was so lovely, everything you need and more."

    Great walks to the beach. Campsite was open over the weekend was nice to have few drinks and something to eat. Thank you for the great stay.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    Ideally set up for being dog friendly. Fully equipped and really comfortable. The only fear was that we wouldn't be able to work the Agar cooker, but it was fine. Altogether great experience and only wish we could have stayed longer

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Oct 2021

  • "The accommodation is lovely and very cottagey but the only means of cooking is on an Aga which may be a problem for some people but shouldn’t be!"

    We actually thoroughly enjoyed this experience so it didn’t bother us and relished the heat it gave out when we arrived back wet from walking out in the rain. The nearest pub is a drive away so we ate in every night bar one. The nearest small grocery shop is a 20 minute walk down the hill to Gorran Haven or a drive to St Austell if you want a bigger supermarket.

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Jul 2021

  • "I really liked the layout and spaciousness of the cottage, and the farm feel of the surrounds."

    Good position for our walks. The only negative for us was the Aga. We are both keen cooks and would have been much happier with a conventional modern cooker which would also have left more storage space for food, as there was hardly any.

    Reviewed by Stan4.7Jun 2021

  • "There should be somewhere to store food and for a family a dishwasher would be useful."

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7May 2021

  • "Great cottage with everything we needed, the only downside was the stairs which were wooden, uncarpeted and our elderly dog hated and refused to go up or down unless carried!"

    ! There was a campsite across the lane with a small restaurant and bar with very welcoming owners. Enjoyed our holiday very much.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage was very welcoming, warm, well equipped, clean and very comfortable."

    And we arrived to a lovely little welcome package - thank you. We had a perfect week away and thoroughly enjoyed the quiet and unspoilt area of Goran Haven. We had some lovely walks along the coastal path and it was easy to access other parts of Cornwall - we loved every minute of the week.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Perfect location."

    Close to beaches and great coastal walks. Very warm and comfortable cottage in a quiet location. Lots of excellent places to eat out, pubs cafes and beach shacks. Stunning area.

    Reviewed by Sussn4.7Sep 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage in a perfect location!"

    We spent a week here with our dogs and couldn’t have been happier, it was a well overdue break that we needed. Close to lots of attractions and walking distance to lots of beaches and Gorran Haven. The cottage itself exceeded our expectations and the information and welcome pack (Tea & biscuits) that was provided really gave us everything we needed. We would definitely come back! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage, beautiful place."

    The owners left clear and useful information. Perfect for us to take our dog on Vault and Hemmick beaches. We avoided Mevagissey - too many people. We booked an ADSA click & collect (St Austell is nearest) which was fine. We loved our holiday.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2020

  • "The holiday was amazing The cottage was perfectly positioned to explore the local coastline."

    The facilities at the cottage were wonderful,it was so cosy and peaceful. The night skies were just beautiful with no light pollution the stars were so bright it was in all a magical experience.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!"

    Having the fire on at night was brilliant and the kitchen is very well stocked. Would certainly recommend!

    Reviewed by Samantha4.1Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage- clean, well equipped and comfortable, nicely furnished in a peaceful location"

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location, a thoroughly enjoyable week."

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely and cosy."

    . loved the warmth of the Aga.. beautiful location , kids loved it and we all sat and played games in the evening , plus my little dog was allowed so all was good

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Apr 2019

  • "Sure a lovely lovely stay."

    The cottage has everything you need. We really loved it. Aside from having the exact facilities the cottage is so cosy, feels very safe. Really warm. A happy place. I was sad to go. It's just the best. Thank you. Amanda and Sylvia x

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely homely cottage with everything you could need for a relaxing break in a beautiful and peaceful setting with wonderful walks and plenty of attractions to visit."

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2018

  • "We were thrilled with this cottage; it was well equipped especially for children."

    The proximity to the campsite cafe and shop was helpful. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2018

  • "This is a very spacious cottage and the photos do not do the place justice."

    As a family group of three generations we appreciated the toys, games and children's books. There was an excellent collection of books on local places of interest and wildlife. We used the maps to find the three local beaches and round the headland. Here we saw wild Dartmoor ponies grazing . The beaches are beautiful, clean and very family friendly. We enjoyed days out at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project and various National Trust properties. We had such a great time the whole family want to go again.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7May 2018

  • "The cottage is beautifully decorated and very comfortable."

    It's located in a quiet countryside and is 15 min walk from Gorran Haven were there is a great fish and chips shop and where a lovely coastal path starts. Everything in the cottage is of good quality (matresses, bedding, towels, kitchen utensils, etc) and it feels like a family home. To get to the cottage you'll need to drive on a single track road for a while but it adds to the Cornish country experience. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend the cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Mar 2018

  • "Electric Aga and night storage heaters made it rather too cosy for a late September heatwave but better than being cold."

    Well furnished with nice touches made it perfect for our break with the dog. Honey (the dog!) loved the nearby beaches.

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Sep 2017

  • "Really wonerfully equipped and comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2017

  • "Fantastic location; lovely clean cottage, with everything we wanted, including much faster broadband speed than we get at home!"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin zip link bed which can be made into a double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with modern shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric storage heaters and open fire
  • Electric AGA, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, PlayStation 3, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Storage space in garage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 15 mins walk. Note: Please specify if you would like the twin made into a double at the time of booking

The property

Gorran Haven 1.5 miles.

Perfectly located for family beach holidays with a choice of three within walking distance, this charming character cottage is located only a half a mile along the adjoining footpath to the pretty fishing village of Gorran Haven, 3.5 miles from Mevagissey.

All the family will immediately feel at home on entering this characterful cottage.

Passing through the enclosed front garden you enter onto the first floor.

There are three bedrooms offering a double, a double zip-link bedroom and a single all on the first floor along with the bathroom.

On the ground floor are the cosy sitting room with open fire for the cooler evenings and the kitchen/diner with the feature being the warming AGA.

A separate entrance from the shared courtyard garden provides direct access to the ground floor making it ideal for dog walkers.

Gorran Haven is an unspoilt fishing village nestled around a secluded cove which remains much the same as in years gone by.

The two sandy beaches here offer some of the safest swimming in Cornwall as well as giving you the opportunity to try kayaking with kayaks being available to hire.

With dogs allowed on the beach (on leads between Easter and September, subject to bylaws) this really is the perfect family beach.

After a day on the beach a small selection of cafés, restaurants, a pub and a renowned fish and chip shop offer a great choice of refreshments before wandering back to the cottage.

A great location for family holidays all year round.

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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 and 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.