If location is everything then this superb cottage is everything and more! Set right beside the beach in the little village of Gorran Haven, the views across the harbour and sea are amazing. Tucked at the end of a footpath and one of only three houses facing out over the bay, 2 Fort Cottages is perfect for fabulous family holidays. The house is extremely well-equipped and the two big reception rooms – a kitchen/family-room and big sitting/dining-room – offer plenty of space for all. Sheltered by a stone sea wall that rises from the rocks below, the garden and slate-flagged terrace has lawns for little ones to play on and teak dining furniture for wonderful outdoor meals made all the more special by the sublime sweeping views. Private steps lead down to the beach, where sandcastle building and rock pooling will keep youngsters happily occupied, kayaks can be hired in the summer and the beachside cafe sells fresh crab sandwiches. The coastal footpath meanders along the cliffs towards the ancient fishing harbour of Mevagissey eastwards and the beautiful gardens of Caerhays Castle westwards, wonderfully scenic routes for those who love walking.
2 Fort Cottages is a wonderful place for families or groups of friends to gather together, with ample living accommodation (a 26' kitchen/family-room and a 32' sitting/dining-room) for everyone to spread out. The accommodation is reversed as it's built into the cliff so the two big reception rooms are on the top floor entry level and the four bedrooms, which share two bathrooms and a shower-room, are on the floor below. The sun-room provides space to store wetsuits and surfboards and leads out to the lawns and terraces. Gorran Haven is a small village with a general store, cafes and beach shops and a luxury boutique hotel offering spa treatments and gourmet bar food. The tiny harbour shelters the beach making it particularly safe for little children while teenagers and adults can hire dinghies and kayaks. There is more to explore in Mevagissey where ancient pubs rub shoulders with tea-rooms and gift shops, while gardeners will love wandering among the wonderful plants at the Eden Project or The Lost Gardens of Heligan. The sheltered creeks and beaches of the Roseland peninsula are a short drive away and the sailing town of St Mawes offers award-winning restaurants, pubs, galleries, shops and ferry trips. The surfing beaches, magnificent cliffs and sweeping golden sands of the north coast are further away but well worth the effort and an hour in the car. Because of the setting of 2 Fort Cottages there is no parking next to the cottage but passengers and luggage can be dropped at the end of the lane and cars then carry on to the village car park (costs £1 per day in winter and £3 per day in summer, although a weekly ticket can be purchased for £18); the plus side of this is the joy of tranquility with no traffic sounds or noisy neighbours passing to and fro!
Kitchen/Family-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Sitting/Dining-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Bathroom 1 with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Sun-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Bedroom 3 with double bed (5')
Bedroom 4 with twin beds
Bathroom 2 with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Shower-room with double shower
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Public car park 400 yds
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture
- Full electric CH
- Logs for wood-burners
The dining-terrace has superb views.
The view over Gorran Haven beach from the cottage.
2 Fort Cottages is above the stone sea wall.
The big sitting/dining-room has a warming wood-burner and sea and beach views.
The kitchen/family-room has a lovely sitting-area.
The sandy beach at low tide...safe and sheltered, and perfect for families.
Private steps lead down to the beach from the garden.
A wonderful spot for sunny meals.
The beach is sheltered by a stone breakwater.
Yachts call in for crab sandwiches from the beach cafe!
Kayaks and small boats can be hired from the beach in the summer.
The kitchen/family-room is the hub of the house.
This room looks out over the beach.
Children can sit in the kitchen/family-room for snacks.
Plenty of kitchen storage.
The dining-area in the big sitting/dining-room.
You'll want to linger over family meals here...
Comfortable sofas and wonderful views from the sitting-area.
The best corner in the house!
Looking through one of the sitting-room windows.
The wood-burner makes the sitting-room a great place to relax in winter too.
Bedroom 1 has a 5' double bed and sea views.
Bedroom 2 has twin beds.
Fluffy towels and toiletries are provided!
The sun-room leads out to the garden and dining-terrace.
Bedroom 3 has a 5' double bed and sea views.
French doors lead out from Bedroom 3 to its own patio-area.
The patio outside Bedroom 3.
Looking from the patio outside Bedroom 3 to the lower dining-terrace and beach beyond.
Bedroom 4 has twin beds.
The second family bathroom.
The separate shower-room.
Plenty of beach gear is provided for guests' use.
Looking down to the beach from the garden's sea wall.
The garden is planted with lovely flowers.
The best possible play-area!