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Gorran Haven near Mevagissey, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • comfortable (14)
  • lovely (13)
  • sea (11)
  • great (11)
  • brambles (11)
  • view (11)

30 Customer Reviews

  • "The peace and quiet at Brambles has to be experienced to be believed."

    Great views from the living room and abundant wildlife ...bat's in the evening were nice to see and the sound of owls. Fish and chips from the haven are excellent and walks along the coast are splendid.

    Thank you for your positive review. We are pleased you enjoyed the peace and quiet as well as the views, wildlife and nearby walks/fish and chips. We hope you will visit again soon. Regards Carol and Duncan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Oct 2023

  • "Lovely quiet location, just what we needed."

    So glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet - hopefully enabled you to recharge your batteries! We look forward to welcoming you again. Carol and Duncan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Sep 2023

  • "The bungalow was well equipped and comfortable with lovely views over the sea."

    Owners very friendly. Gorran Haven our favourite place so will be back again.

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback - it always gives us great pleasure to hear when our guests have enjoyed their holiday . We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Regards Carol and Duncan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2023

  • "A little gem of a bungalow with a view to die for."

    Comfortable and with everything catered for. I really can’t fault it. The owners were very welcoming with a call the day before and a wee personal visit whilst we were there and finally a last day visit to check how it all went. Personal touch was not missed and we will be back - hopefully, it won’t be booked out!

    Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay and it is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback such as this. Also many thanks for leaving the property clean and tidy. We look forward to welcoming you again in the hopefully not too distant future. Regards Carol and Duncan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful well kept bungalow with everything you could possibly need catered for,lovely view of the sea from lounge, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Brambles in Cornwall."

    Easy reach of Eden Project, Heligan Gardens, and beaches everywhere, we went to most of them , Truro is beautiful, Cathedral enthralled, Well worth visit. Thank you to Duncan and Carol for the two bottles of wine and lovely welcome.

    Thank you very much indeed for your comments - it is always good to hear when guests enjoy their stay. We’re pleased that you enjoyed the view from the bungalow and enjoyed visiting some of the many attractions within easy reach. Thank you for leaving the property clean and tidy. We hope you will visit again soon. Regards Carol and Duncan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carmel5.0Aug 2023

  • "Thank you to Carol and Duncan for providing such a well equipped, clean and very comfortable bungalow with everything provided to make a very enjoyable stay."

    Loved the view of the sea when sitting in the living room and decking area. Situated in Gorran Haven which has friendly cafes, overlooking the beach together with shops and a Fish and Chip takeaway with restaurant. When it is low tide you can walk round to Little Perhaver Beach or access it by steep steps. The coastal path is accessible from the village. The bungalow is very well situated to visit many local attractions such as The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are delighted you enjoyed the facilities within our property and the sea views from the living room in Brambles, along with the nearby great nearby attractions that Gorran Haven has to offer. We hope you will visit again soon. Regards Carol and Duncan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a beautiful holiday home and very comfortable."

    The deck provides lovely views down to Gorran Haven bay. The owner is extremely accommodating and welcomes feedback of any kind, and it is apparent that he acts on it. It’s worth knowing that it is hilly in Cornwall and the bungalow is at the top of the hill with the beach at the bottom. If you can’t manage hills, this may not be the place for you, otherwise faultless.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the positive feedback and we hope you will visit again soon. Regards Carol and Duncan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was perfect for our family of four and very comfortable."

    Location is nice and quiet with views of the sea and only a short 10 min walk down the hill to the beach.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed the location, sea views and peace and quiet. We hope you will visit again soon. Regards. Carol and Duncan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2023

  • "Had a really great time."

    The property is well maintained and very comfortable. I would have no problems in returning here.

    Thank you very much for your very positive feedback. It is much appreciated and we hope to welcome you back soon. With best regards Carol and Duncan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2023

  • "Brambles was a pure delight to stay in for our weeks holiday ."

    Lovely accommodation with amazing views , a perfect escape from the busy lives we lead. We enjoyed the peacefulness and watching the many wildlife birds that visit the garden. The log burner was very welcoming on the chilly evenings. We would definitely love to stay again and the owner Duncan was very attentive , making sure we had everything we needed to ensure we had a lovely time. Thank you . Claire .

    Thank you very much for your positive review. We are very pleased you enjoyed the views, peacefulness and wildlife birds during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you to Brambles again in the future. Regards Carol and Duncan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay."

    Lovely hosts, very helpful and friendly.The bungalow was clean and comfortable. Lovely quiet area with a fabulous view. Within easy reach of main routes around Cornwall. Very close to Lost Gardens, Eden project and Cairhayes Castle (a must visit). Small harbour and sandy beach within walking distance (watch out for the seal) and easy access to coastal path (lovely walk to Portmellan Cove). Would love to stay again in better weather.

    Thank you very much indeed for your positive review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Brambles and exploring the many nearby walks and facilities. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Regards Carol and Duncan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely a great place to visit!"

    Duncan was very helpful and also left you alone so you can enjoy your holiday! The place Wass very clean and it had everything you needed! We would certainly come back again Nikki/Martin.

    Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Brambles and we look forward to seeing you again. Best regards Carol and Duncan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2022

  • "I would not stay in this property again, unfortunately."

    It was advertised as ‘detached’, but a whole house has been added on the side now, with a party wall adjoining the two bedrooms, and the ‘secluded garden’ now has the new house’s decking at the same height, with only a low fence in between, detracting from the privacy. Despite it not being used during my week there, I believe it is mis-selling to continue to mis-describe it, but the owner, and Sykes, do not seem to see that as a problem. During my stay, Brambles had not been provided with tea towels, a welcome pack of any sort, oven gloves, a litter bin in the bathroom, kitchen scrubbers, or pedal bin liners. Several items were dusty/dirty. When I complained to Sykes on my return home (earlier than planned, due to an allergic reaction to the cleaning materials and a mouldy smell in the main bedroom), they claimed my complaint was not valid as I hadn’t contacted them *during* my stay, or responded to the owner’s generic text message sent on the Tuesday – even though I had told the owner by phone on the Thursday before my break started that I wouldn’t have a phone with me during my stay, as I was using Brambles to have a meditation retreat (and therefore a break from phones/internet). Gorran Haven itself is lovely. This property was not. I will not be booking with Sykes again, after using them for over ten years.

    We are sorry that our property did not meet your expectations. We pride ourselves on providing a high level of cleanliness and privacy, in fact several other guests have mentioned these points in their reviews. An annex has recently been added to the property and this is clearly stated on the Sykes website, but “Brambles” remains very private. A tea towel, kitchen scrubber and bin liners are always left for new guests and were on this occasion by our cleaner. We always give our guests ample opportunities to contact us if there are any issues (see previous reviews), so it is a pity you did not do so, as any problems could have been resolved quickly. Furthermore, you did advise us beforehand that you would take a mobile phone with you so that we could advise you when the property was ready, as you required an earlier check in than usual. We texted you when the property was ready, over 3 hours prior to the stated entry time, to oblige, to which you responded “Great, thank you.” Once again, we are sorry you did not enjoy your stay. If you wish to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact us. Regards Carol and Duncan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jannat1.9Oct 2022

  • "Another brilliant holiday in this lovely Bungalow with its amazing view from the decking."

    Plenty to see and do in the surrounding area and would highly recommend the walk down to the local harbour.This property has everything you need for a great holiday. Hope to visit again soon.

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you very much for your positive comments. We hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Best wishes Carol and Duncan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Plenty of space. Cleanliness good. The decking was great to use, with good views. Good communication from the owner.

    Thank you for your positive review. We are glad you enjoyed staying at the property and hope to see you again. Best wishes. Carol and Duncan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a super Christmas stay at Brambles."

    The owners were friendly and responded to our questions (by email and text) quickly. They had set up a Christmas tree and lights in the cottage which was lovely. Key collection is easy, from a keysafe at the property. Beds (both the kingsize and the singles) were all comfortable. There were 3 adults in our party (no children) and the property was spacious enough to accomodate us. The kitchen is well appointed (no dishwasher though), the washing machine is situated in the garage. There was loads of worktop space for cooking the Christmas meal. Heating is a mix of storage heaters, dimplex wall heaters and underfloor heating in the bathroom plus there is a wood burner in the living room with enough logs to start you off but you would need to buy more for subsequent fires. The view from the sitting room through the patio doors is lovely and you can see the sea. Off road parking, which states is for one vehicle, but we fitted a medium size saloon and a small hatchback on the drive so neither was jutting out onto the lane outside. The rear garden is fully enclosed and there is a great elevated decking area accessed from the living room patio doors. Overall a great holiday experience!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2021

  • "The bungalow was spotlessly clean & had everything you needed."

    The owner kindly let us know that we able to get into Brambles early & thoughtfully sent us a text at the end of the holiday wishing us a safe journey home. Overall, we had a great time & we are already missing the view of the sea from the comfort of the sofa. Highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2021

  • "The Brambles is a real gem of a cottage, with amazing views and plenty of space."

    The kitchen is well stocked and we loved curling up on the sofas or sitting out on the decking and just enjoying the views. Being able to see bats flying across the garden and a visit from a pheasant were lovely surprises too. The owner was really friendly too and gave us a call the day before to check we had all the information we needed. Definitely good value for money and a good base for exploring the surrounding area; whether you’re looking for a beach holiday or something a bit different. Gorren Haven Beach is within walking distance with a great cafe and toilets nearby (and a little stream to clean sandy feet off at the end of the day) and there are doorstep walks along the coast line too.

    Reviewed by Marie4.7Jul 2021

  • "The contact from Duncan about early entry and was everything Ok when we arrived was appreciated and the message hoping we had a good journey home was a nice thought."

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2021

  • "The location was understated."

    Brilliant view looking down the valley to Goran harbour and the sea. Sitting on the decking enjoying the view with whatever you drank. The bungalow was very well equipped and exceeded all our needs . It felt more like home than a holiday let.

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage, so much to see and do, Inc English Heritage and National Trust properties nearby."

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2020

  • "‪Placed in an idyllic location with numerous places to visit nearby, Brambles provided us with a wonderful stay."

    With the uncertainity surrounding the past few months, the welcoming and warm atmosphere we experienced made us feel comfortable and safe - a massive thank you to Duncan. A real home from home and one we look forward to staying at in the future. ‬

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was immaculately clean and very comfortable."

    The were special little touches like milk, tea, coffee, hot chocolate in the cupboard, plus a bottle of mulled wine and chocolates. We loved the decorated Christmas tree and the wood burning stove. Another good point was the detailed directions to the cottage, which was a little off the beaten track. It meant we avoided the narrow streets of Mevagissey.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Dec 2019

  • "Would highly recommend The Brambles, fantastic location with a view you can only dream of."

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Oct 2019

  • "Brambles was a beautiful holiday cottage, it had everything that we needed, it was comfortable and spotlessly clean."

    It is in a fairly remote spot so make sure that you don't need to pop out for a pint of milk or something but such a wonderful view of the sea

    Reviewed by Mary Jean5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean ."

    The cottage furniture was new . The cottage was very comfortable and the view of the sea was great .The garden was very tidy .

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2019

  • "A well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    In a peaceful location with lovely sea views.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2019

  • "Excellent location, in quiet, relaxing village with great atmosphere and easy access to coastal path."

    Brambles is comfortable and quiet, with good facilities. Very helpful and communicative owners.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2019

  • "Our little family spent a lovely week at the property."

    With only a 10min walk to the beach our afternoons were filled with paddling and building sandcastles. Cakebreads/the post office is worth a visit for the fresh bread and cakes. The full English breakfasts did smell amazing and I hope to indulge when we return.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great cottage super views."

    Wonderful coastal walks in both directions. Easy to get to local attractions. Recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with basin and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath and walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking is available for one car
  • Enclosed lawned garden and decking area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10 minutes walk, pub 5 minute walk
  • Note: There is a private annex attached to the side of the property which is used occasionally by the owners
  • The main property is completely private with it’s own garden.

The property

Mevagissey 2.4 miles.

Situated within the bustling village of Gorran Haven, is this delightful bungalow in a quiet location.

Brambles offers a superb base for those interested in days on the beach or exploring the coast of Cornwall, with the property boasting stunning country and sea views from every rear window!

Step into the property, where a small hallway greets you, and you can kick off your boots.

The kitchen is wonderfully-appointed to the front of the cottage, with wooden units and an expanse of all-round worktops showcasing the level of quality this property has; a range of appliances are on-hand to help you cook up a storm for the whole family!

Walk through to the open-plan living room and dining area, boasting two leather sofas and an attractive stone fireplace housing a warming wood burning stove.

One key feature of the property is the stunning sea view from the lounge and dinning area.

Delight in this welcoming atmosphere, with a Smart TV so you can catch up on all your favourite shows.

The patio doors overlook the garden with country and sea views.

Watch boats out at sea and walkers on the coastal path as you relax on the sofa or decking.

The dining area has plenty of seating for families to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal together, or to plan the day's events.

The property boasts two bedrooms: one double and one twin, the rear bedroom offering stunning views right from your bed across the sea!

Take a relaxing soak in the bathtub of an evening to wash away those tired muscles, or enjoy a quick shower of a morning before starting your day.

Venture outside, where you will discover a large enclosed lawned garden and decking area with furniture - sit out with a refreshing beverage and bask in this stunning rural and coastal spot.

Off-road parking is available for one car.

Gorran Haven is a delightful fishing village, situated on the coast and lies within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It has a small harbour (haven) and beautiful sandy beaches.

There is easy access to the coastal path on the Roseland peninsula and there are plenty of tourist hot spots to explore.

The village offers a store and post office with a gazebo alongside, offering hot food and licensed bar, a beachside café in the summer, public house, fish and chip shop and adjacent shop selling beach goods.

There is a children’s play area, tennis courts and football pitch just 10 minutes from the property.

Access to the tennis courts is free and very rarely used.

You can enjoy the play area or try and focus on your tennis whilst the sea views offer a pleasant distraction.

The attractive harbour village of Mevagissey with numerous restaurants and pubs is just a short distance away.

This can be accessed by car or by using the coastal path, taking in the local pub in Portmellon, adjacent to the sea, on the way.

A short drive away is The Lost Gardens Heligan, which is a 19th century botanical garden, set in 200 acres of stunning landscaped countryside, with an on-site tearoom and plenty of wildlife to discover along the way.

Or visit the world famous Eden project in St Austell, with its gigantic biomes offering an amazing insight into the world of plant life, which is only 14 miles away.

If beaches catch your eye, there are many to choose from.

As well the two village beaches, 10 minutes walk from the property, a variety of other beautiful beaches can easily be accessed by foot including Vault beach, Hemmick Beach and Mevagissey Bay, all offering golden sands and clear waters for fun-filled family days out, all from the coastal path.

In the local village, kayaks and paddle boards are available to hire in the summer months.

The safe and sandy beach of Caerhayes, with its castle, still maintained as a private home, is just 5 miles away, again it can be accessed from the coastal path or is a short drive away, with a local car park.

Take a relaxing swim in the sea or top up on that tan, while your little ones enjoy building sandcastles and playing a variety of beach games.

There is so much to discover in this coastal location, you won't want to miss out!

Brambles is a delightful choice for families and friends alike, looking to explore this coastal area of Cornwall.

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About the location


St. Austell 5.5 miles; Truro 16 miles.

The perfect Cornish fishing village, with winding cobbled streets and a picturesque harbour full of boats. Stunning walks lead along the coast in both directions, with sandy beaches, high cliffs and hidden coves to explore. The village has an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants, whilst just up the road are the Lost Gardens of Heligan. A ferry from Mevagissey to Fowey also runs daily between Easter and September. Spend some time at the Tall Ships harbour at Charlestown (7 miles) with its shipwreck museum, or among the tropical biomes of the world-famous Eden Project (11 miles). The stunning coastline, fabulous beaches and renowned gardens of the beautiful Roseland Peninsula are a short drive down the coast while Truro, with its shops, restaurants, theatre and cathedral can be reached by car in half an hour.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas