Coastal colours in the open plan sitting/dining-room.
Gorran Haven Harbour and beach.
The well-equipped kitchen.
The bedroom is in the eaves and has sloping ceilings.
The Old Dairy.
The spacious en suite shower-room.
Another view of the bedroom.
The dining-area.
The stairs lead up to the open bedroom.
The sitting-area.
There is a tiny area to sit out at the side of the cottage.
Have fun and hire a kayak or paddleboard from the harbour.
The well stocked beach shop.
Heligan Gardens are a short drive away.
Porthluney Beach at Caerhays.
Fishing boats in Mevagissey harbour.

The Old Dairy


6.9 miles S of St Austell / Sleeps 2 + cot*

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7 Nights from £354

The Old Dairy was a very good cottage, providing clean modern comfortable accomodation.

Within walking distance to Gorran Haven beach.

Very good cottage.Comfortable clean .Just what was needed

The Old Dairy is a comfortable and welcoming retreat with everything you need for a perfect Cornish holiday.

We loved The Old Dairy. It was a perfect place to stay in a perfect location. The cottage was immaculate, so clean. The bed was so comfy, it looked brand new!. The kitchen was fully fitted with everything and more than we needed The sofas were comfy It was so light and airy It was cool after a day out in hot sun Easy to park our car if you reverse in, we saw other comments about difficulty parking but we had no problem if you take it easy. Bathroom was great size. Shower was lovely Hot water in an instant Washing machine very easy to use and little garden, although tiny, we were able to dry clothes very easy Accessibility to beach and harbour very easy although bit of climb up but got used to that Plenty of room for clothes in bedroom So light up in bedroom Great decor throughout Great cottage for dogs, even blankets to put on sofa if dog jumped up Gorran Haven is great location. Every evening after our meal qe would sit on harbour wall watching sun go down. We had excellent holiday in The Old Dairy with excellent weather, it couldn't have been better Housekeepers really lovely and so helpful when I had a few questions, nothing too much trouble and they cleaned cottage to very high standard. Thank you for lovely coffee, teabags and biscuits, really nice thought. Thank you so so much. We shall be back to stay in The Old Dairy.

We highly recommend The Old Dairy.

Angela Davis 8 to 14 July 2022

Delightful cottage, immaculate throughout with everything of a high quality. Bed and sofas very comfortable. Lovely generous welcome pack. No garden as such but small space with bistro set catches late sun for an evening drink! Short walk to sandy beach and harbour of lovely Gorran Haven. Perfect cottage for a couple, highly recommended.

Lovely little cottage and village. Came 2 year’s ago and will definitely be back.

The Old Dairy was a comfortable base for exploring this area. Conveniently located for walks to Mevagissey and also in the other direction to Vault beach and Dodman Point. A most enjoyable week spent in a picturesque Cornish village.

A home from home by the sea.

We loved our stay at the cottage. It is well positioned, quiet and simply but tastefully decorated... not luxurious, but very comfortable and with everything we needed.

The Old Dairy is a light and comfortable cottage set away from the harbour of Gorran Haven yet less than ten minutes walk away.

Had a wonderful holiday at the Old Dairy. The cottage was well positioned and a steep walk down to the beach was much enjoyed daily! Need to be careful reversing car into small space as can easily scrape bottom of car!
Cottage was superbly decorated with calming coastal theme. Very well equipped (No pasta bowls which would have been useful) Everything was very comfortable except the bed which was awful. No support for back, a very squishy, marshmallow mattress provided. However, we turned it over for the latter 6 nights having slept little for first night due to discomfort and back ache, and that was much better. Still a soft mattress, but we coped. There is little storage in the cottage, so we were aware of all our "stuff" being somewhat of a clutter, but we would definitely go back again, just hoping they have replaced the mattress!

Really peaceful location that made you feel safe and welcome. We found everyone we meet in the village polite and friendly . The patio has a gate so we took a padlock and stored our electric bike in whilst there . It’s totally hidden from the road . Excellent local shop next to the beach five mins down the hill sells everything. So many things to recommend to do ! Lost gardens of heligan, caerhays castle, walk to megavissey over cliffs and catch the bus back , Castletown for ship wreck museum . I drive a Vitara s cross and had no issues with parking at the property - but there’s room in the road just up from the cottage if you have any concerns.

Delightful cottage, nicely furnished. In a good location in village with shop and places to eat. Coastal footpath nearby.

Geat cottage for two to explore the local area! Everything you could need for a relaxing break!

Fantastic location with a 5 min walk to the beach. Well equipped and spacious, ideal for a couple. Outside space is limited but then you are only a short distant from beautiful Gorran Haven beach Super clean and tastefully decorated, there’s nothing not to like about this property !

Parking slightly awkward but cottage very clean and tidy.

Lovely cottage. Nice welcome pack. Really comfortable bed and bed linen. Overall a really comfortable stay

The old dairy is ideal for a couple well equipped to a high standard

The Cottage was lovely and a good location but the court yard was very uncared for. The table and 2 chairs were completely rusted through the brambles cascading down the wall . The drive plants needed cutting back to the wall. We like being outside it was such a shame we could not sit out side with a coffee.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for letting us have your thoughts - we'll pass your observations on to the owner to get these points taken care of. Tressa, Customer Support

* UPDATE JAN 2022 * We're delighted to say that the courtyard area has now been tidied up and a there is a lovely new wooden table and chair set.

Beautiful location for walkers.

This is our 2 nd visit and we have enjoyed ourselves even more as we now know the area and found even more lovely walks and beaches on this stay .

Lovely village.. pretty and peaceful. Almost perfect cottage. Ideal location for walking and exploring the local area.

Classic Cottages description of the parking space provided with this cottage breaches consumer trades description legislation and is simply false. Be prepared to sustain damage to your vehicle if you use it!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're very sorry that you damaged your front spoiler when parking. We do try to consider all potential guests when writing our descriptions, and physically test out parking spaces ourselves to gauge the room available and any likely difficulty in using it. Obviously factors such as different vehicle shapes and driver confidence are elements that we can't necessarily replicate, but we also monitor guest feedback very closely to identify any problems. We do recognise that this space is better accessed by reversing in, and were very saddened to see that you had trouble despite following our recommendation to do so. The majority of guests have had no issues with following our advice, but we would suggest that guests use their own judgement for their individual vehicle. Classic Cottages

Lovely cosy cottage for 2 and a dog! Well equipped , and located just a short walk from the village beach and a longer but manageable walk to a large remoter beach that in March we had virtually all to ourselves . Local shop had fresh bread cakes and essentials and we had lovely chats with friendly locals .

It’s absolutely perfect for a couple - a comfortable base to explore the area great value

Great cottage. Great location. Will be back!!!!!!

Car most definitely needed!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your review of The Old Dairy. The property is within a ten minute walk of the beach and harbour with plenty to see and do but a car is useful if you are planning to explore a little more of the county. Alison, Customer Support

Lovely, cosy little cottage for two, handy for doing some walking on the South West Coast Path. Well equipped, nicely furnished. Good bed linen and towels, and a really comfortable bed. Dog friendly though the back yard is tiny. Great food for a special meal out at the just down the road - and dog friendly in the bar.

We enjoyed the Old Dairy during our stay for a fortnight, especially when it was raining outside. There is plenty of space to feel very well and there are all fittings you need.

Absolutely gorgeous little hideaway, immaculately clean, fully equipped and perfect location to walk to the village and beach, this was our second visit but won’t be our last. Perfect in every way!!!

A delightful and beautiful cottage for two.

Located near the coast path with some absolutely stunning walks in any direction.

Our stay in the Old Dairy was just perfect. The cottage is wonderful and has been decorated to a very hard standard. The location is great and it is very easy to get out and explore in the surrounding areas.

A lovely welcoming cottage in a lovely village that smells wonderful.

The Old Dairy is a gem. It is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Cornish coast,so many walks from the doorstep-recommend walking to Portmellon/Mevagissey. Many other places of interest only a short drive away eg Caerhayes and Portluney beach. Gorran Haven is a lovely little village,locals very welcoming -appears to be a very community spirited place. So nice to see homemade jams and homegrown plants for sale alongside honesty boxes. The beach is fabulous, dog friendly-OK to let dog off the lead during quiet periods if well behaved. We couldn't fault the cottage or the service we received from Classic Cottages. Thank you!

The cottage was perfectetly clean and had everything we needed lovely stay.

Cosy, clean and comfortable. Great location for those who enjoy peace and quiet.

Lovely cottage,just right for two.Ideal base for walking or exploring the area.

Pretty cottage. Very clean. Nicely decorated. Very close to beach.

It was absolutely stunning!! Perfect location, dog friendly, cosy, warm, had everything we could possible need!! We have booked to go back!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Old Dairy and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kari, Customer Support

Excellent location so close to the coastal path Lovely hotel with good bar food in village as well as nice cafe

We loved the old diary excellent facilities clean, still very new after decoration, quality of fittings, furnishings and kitchen high standard. Highly recommend. Gorran haven was lovely village well located for Roseland and peninsulas and we are looking to rebook soon.

Lovely cottage in ideal location.

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