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Shelbourne - Bungalow with Stunning Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Shelbourne - large 3 bedroom Bungalow with sea views and close to beach

Shelbourne is an attractive bungalow with outstanding views of sea and cliff on the edge of the picturesque village of Gorran Haven. The popular fishing harbour of Mevagissey is accessible via the coast path. The bungalow is situated directly on the SW Coast Path in a peaceful location ideal for walking and family beach holidays. It is in a good position to explore a large number of Cornish attractions, National Trust properties and many other beaches. The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project in particular are nearby.

This three bedroom spacious bungalow really is a 'home from home' with everything you could need.

Enjoy a cuppa or meal in the sunroom while watching the boats at sea and enjoy the incredible sunsets and sunrises. With games, puzzles, DVDs and books, as well as TV, DVD player and wifi, there's something for everyone in the large lounge. There are two large sofas (one a sofa bed) and a single seat.

The kitchen/dining room is well equipped with oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher as well as all utensils and plenty of cupboard space and it's large enough for several cooks!

The master bedroom has an ensuite shower and toilet. Another bedroom has two single beds, while the third room has a single bed with pullout underneath if needed.

Sunbathe in the large garden with sea views or enjoy a cool drink or meal on the chairs outside.

There are surfboards, buckets and spades for the beach which is just minutes away down the hill. The safe beach and harbour is stunning, with plenty of rock pools to keep young ones entertained. With a convenience store with cafe, post office and freshly baked bread and a fish and chip shop; it's easy to find the basics in Gorran Haven.

The coastal footpath goes right past Shelbourne so why not enjoy a quick stroll to admire the views or stretch your legs on a longer walk. Details of local walks, along with a comprehensive selection of local attraction leaflets are in the entrance hall at Shelbourne.

Shelbourne's changeover day is Saturday.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
1 February, 2018

About The Owner

I moved to this area of Cornwall when I was 4 years old and grew up in Caerhays as my Mum was teaching at the local school. We all enjoyed living by the sea and it was very exciting when after retiring as Head of Gorran School my parents were able to buy the land and have Shelbourne built.

My children loved spending their summers there, playing on the beach and having picnics on the cliff. Now my grandchildren look forward to having time at what they call 'the seaside house'.

When I inherited the bungalow I had it extensively renovated to provide a welcoming and convienient base so others could enjoy the area as much as my family always have.

What makes this bungalow unique

The bungalow provides a peaceful retreat with its stunning seaviews and cliff walks from the door. It also is an ideal base for a family as Gorran Haven has a safe sandy beach for children to play on.

There is easy access to some of the main attractions in Cornwall such as Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Gorran Haven in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking, no candles, no incense
  • Please ensure you put the recycling and rubbish out by 7am Friday according to the information in the house
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom with bath and shower over, wash basin and WC. En-suite shower room to bedroom 1 with shower, wash basin and WC WC with wash basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed with shower and toilet en-suite. Sea views. Bedroom 2 has twin beds and wash basin. Bedroom 3 has a divan with a second bed underneath, so it can sleep two when required. There is also a sofa-bed in the lounge.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Garden ...
Notes on accommodation: Parking for 3 cars. This property is non-smoking. Outside: Large garden with grass and shrubs. Patio area with raised stone slab for barbecue. Patio table, chairs and umbrella. Utility Room: Iron and ironing board and door to garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen provided, towels not included. Extended stays offered change of bed linen. Other: Sun lounge with casual seating and dining table and chairs. Stunning sea views and views towards the harbour and cliffs.


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Shelbourne - Bungalow with Stunning Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Stunning location. Gorran Haven is a beautiful place. Cottage lovely. Great views of the sea. Cottage very clean very well equipped has everything you need. Very spacious. lovely garden for kids to play in. Met the iwner Lin lovely lady. Would love to come back again sometime.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Shelbourne and do hope that you are able to come back one day!
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Amazing location and accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time at Shelbourne. With a lively 2 year old we wanted a holiday where we could explore a lot but also rest. Shelbourne gave us this - set on the headland with amazing views, it was great for flying the kite, building a train track in the very large lounge or strolling down to the beach or up to the park.

Days out to Mevagissey's Model Railway museum were very popular with our little boy, as was Lappa Valley Railways and Pinetum for a long runaround.

We had the perfect holiday - relaxed breakfasts and evening meals enjoying the sunrises and sunsets from the sunroom and then busy days out.

Shelbourne had everything we needed, including buckets and spades!

This is the second time we've been to Shelbourne and we will definitely go again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How lovely to hear that you enjoyed your holiday at Shelbourne so much, thank you for your very kind review. I look forward to hearing from you again soon!!
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Shelbourne Summer

  • 5 of 5

Complete agreement with previous reviews. A large, well maintained, comfortable and clean property with stunning views and immediate access to the coast path.

A folder contains details of places to visit and good eating places within a few miles (and every one we tried lived upto expectations).

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I am really pleased to hear that you found the information in the folder useful!
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A Haven in Gorran Haven

  • 5 of 5

For those who just want to get away from it all and stare out at the stunning view from this property, this is the place for you! Accommodation was clean and everything you need from home to home is there! Neighbours are happy, cheerful and helpful. Waking up each morning and looking directly at the sea was bliss! Gorran Haven is a quiet, quaint and idyllic small village and for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life we couldn't recommend anywhere better! The owner, Lin, is delightful and very accommodating. You just can't go wrong!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. It was really lovely to hear that you enjoyed your holiday at Shelbourne and had such a relaxing and happy stay there!!
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  • 5 of 5

Accommodation spotless, spacious, warm. Good access to beauty spots and other attractions. We have visited Eden and Lost Gardens of Heligan to name just a few. Stunning views from Shelbourne and south west coast path on the doorstep. Local shop. Perfect peaceful holiday :)

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great New Year

  • 5 of 5

Lovely to be able to spend the new year celebrations in a warm and comfy home and sharing in the village festivites. Shelbourne was a good starting point for some lovely sunny walks. The bungalow was extremely clean and well presented.

Whatever the weather Shelbourne always provides a perfect retreat from the world.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you had a happy New Year holiday at Shelbourne, and that you were able to enjoy some cliff walks in sunshine too!
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10 minute walk to sandy beach with cafe facilities, ideal for families.

There is easy access to the coast path with a stile adjacent to the property.


Shelbourne provides an ideal base from which to tour and explore Cornwall.

Approximate travelling times to/from Gorran Haven: Exeter 1 hour 45 mins. Plymouth 1 hour. Truro 35 mins. Fowey 35 mins. Nearest airport Newquay. Nearest train station St Austell.


Lost Gardens of Heligan 10 minute drive. Eden Project 30 minute drive. Mevagissey 20 minute drive. Caerhays Castle & Porthluney beach 10 minutes drive.

Further Details:

The village has baker, general store and Post Office, fish and chip shop, and café. The Llawnroc Bar & Bistro serves meals and snacks. There is a safe, sheltered, sandy beach which is ideal for swimming and sunbathing & jetty with moorings for small boats.

The award winning Lobbs Farm Shop is located within the main carpark at Heligan and most major supermarkets are available in St Austell where there is also a swimming pool.

Mevagissey has a selection of independent retailers offering a range of tourist goods along with food outlets, cafes and restaurants.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Gorran Haven, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring
21 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring bank holiday
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
23 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer 2
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer 2
4 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of one third is required on booking, with full settlement 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day: Saturday
Saturday. 3.00pm arrival. 10am departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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