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Lovely holiday Cottage, great for families with large safe garden, 10 min beach.



Updated: 26-Sep-2016
Holiday Cottage in Gorran Haven, near Mevagissey, Cornwall, England - Quiet Location, but just 10 minutes Walk from the Lovely Beach

The holiday cottage is situated on the edge of the beautiful seaside village of Gorran Haven in a quiet and pleasant cul-de-sac of detached bungalows. Arosa is surrounded by its gently sloping gardens and faces south across the village with tantalizing glimpses of the sea through the trees. There are lawns all around the bungalow with plenty of room for children to play and parking for 2 cars. Inside there is plenty of space with the rooms decorated in a light and contemporary style and is all on one level. (Please note there are few steps up to the front door).

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live in the south west of England with my wife and two children.

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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a amazing week, helped by the most amazing weather you could hope for in July let alone April. Would highly recommend walking the coastal path south from Gorran Haven round the point to Caerhays. Nice circular walk that is easily do-able in a day with lovely coves and woodlands as well as spectacular cliff views. Mr S - Bristol

We enjoyed our stay at Arosa very much, the owner was extreamly easy to deal with and went out of his way to arrange our stay at very short notice. Arosa is spotlessly clean and very quiet. The tiny village and harbour were very relaxing, we can highly recommend the cliff walks and the food at the pub in Portmellon. Paul & Lisa.

A spacious, well equipt bungalow very much a home from home. The owner has thoughtfully even provided a selection of games for thoses lazy or overcast days. The kitchen contains everything you could require for self catering. Situated in a great location to view the stunning sights of cornwall.

Sandra Bennett - Leicester
Nov 2010
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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Enjoyable Stay

  • 3 of 5

The holiday accommodation was home from home and found to be comfortable and in a good location. However the disappointment my husband and I found was that the previous people who has stayed at Arosa must have smoked because the property smelt very heavily of cigarette smoke in all of the rooms. We are both non smokers, I personally found this very disappointing because it made the stay not so pleasant, even though windows were opened etc the smell continued to linger. I did check the details on line for this property and did see that non smoking was requested for those staying in the property, clearly this was not the case with the previous people staying before we did.

Not sure if we would come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mr and Mrs H, I am glad you found Arosa a home from home and in a good location but very sorry to hear that your holiday at Arosa was badly effected by a smoky smell from the previous family. I can only applologise for the smell and assure you I do all I can to make staying at Arosa enjoyable and am rather annoyed that people have been smoking inside against the rules and making it smell badly for you. I have not had this problem before in 4 years of letting Arosa but may now need to put up non smoking signs to remind people its not acceptable. Once again I can only apologise for the smoky smell and hope you also have also some good memories of you holiday in Gorran haven. Kind Regards John Greenslade
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Homely accommodation

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay at Arosa and we would have no hesitation returning for another stay. Lovely, comfortable, well equipped bungalow.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had another great holiday at Arosa and hope to stay again in the future, I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards John + Sue
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Home from home comfort

  • 5 of 5

Another great holiday at Arosa. Comfortable,spacious accomadation with attention to detail. Really clean and lovely welcoming additions - the bottle of wine on arrival is always a treat! Love the fact that you have use of a webber bbq for great summer evenings to logs and firelighting eqipment for more inclimate weather.

Gorran Haven is such a friendly location with beautiful coastal walks and an ideal base for further exploration. We love it and will be back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you had a great holiday, we try hard to include all the things at Arosa we enjoy on holiday and its very good news you did as well. and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards John.
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  • 5 of 5

This bungalow was perfect for our family of six, when we arrived the bungalow was spotless. Beds were very comfy, and made up on arrival, the shower is superb!! Within ten minutes of being here, my children asked if we could come back again next year, which we definitely would, and would highly recommend. This bungalow is ideally situated for touring round Cornwall or just relaxing where you are. The beach is a ten minute walk away, and there is a lovely shop, and chippy in the village. The owner is brilliant, emails replied to within 24 hours, very helpful and brilliant customer service. We would definately stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a great holiday and hope we can welcome you and your family back again soon. Kind regards, John
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It was great lovely place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Lovely place to stay and relax and close to the beach will be back 😁

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tim, I am very glad you enjoyed your holiday at Arosa and hope you can stay again next year. Kind regards John
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another fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second family Easter at arosa. My 3 grandsons had a great egg hunt in the beautiful garden. It is a well equipped house within walking distance of the beach with a lovely cafe and fish & chip shop. The barleysheaf pub is a few minutes drive away. I recommend arosa for a family holiday. We will be returning next year!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sue, I am very glad you had a great holiday at Arosa with your family this Easter and fantastic news you have booked again for next year. Kind Regards John
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From the Owner

My mothers family has lived in Gorran Haven for a number of generations so all my childhood I heard stories of this beautiful Cornish village by the sea. I recently had the opportunity to buy my Aunts bungalow in the village so I jumped at the chance and after some refurbishment we are now enjoying as many holidays here as we can.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


The safe sandy family beach and interesting harbour at Gorran Haven is just a 10 minute walk away and you can also join the nearby coast path allowing to walk to the harbours Port Mellion and Mevagissey a few miles away. The coast path in both directions is very beautiful and allows you to explore the area and discover hidden beaches and coves that are quiet even in peak season.


St Austell has good railway links and you can get a local bus from outside the railway station through to Gorran Haven dropping off just down the road from Arosa. Nearest airport is at Newquay.


Getting here:- Gorran Haven is 20 minutes drive from St Austell, 35 minutes from Truro and 1.75 hours from Exeter. Local attractions:- Lost gardens of Heligan 10 minute drive, Mevagissey 20 minute drive, Eden project 30 minutes drive and Caerhays castle and Porthluney beach 10 minutes drive. St Austell with its supermarkets, swimming pool and multiplex cinema is 20 away. Truro with a good range of smaller interesting boutiques and most major high street shops is just 35 minutes away.

Further Details:

Gorran Haven has a fantastic local shop 'Cakebreads' which supplies all the essentials as well being a great little bakery with fresh bread each morning, in season there are also the mermaid cafe next to the beach, a fish and chip shop and a beach stuff shop for buying your buckets and spades.

For an easier option than walking with bags of beach stuff and young children there is on some on street parking just back from the beach in Gorran Haven out of season and a reasonably priced large car park in season.

The village pub “Llawnroc” has been fully refurbished and providing a lovely restaurant and bar overlooking the sea. A short walk up from Arosa is the village playing fields with tennis court and children's play area. If you walk for another few minutes you get to Gorran Churchtown with its pub the Barley Sheaf.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 3
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A 30% deposit is required when booking and the remainder 6 weeks prior to arrival.
A £100 breakage deposit is required.

Reduced rates for couples off peak - please contact me for details.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday.
Times: 3pm arrival, 11 am departure.
Other change over days and short breaks may be possible out of season, please ask.

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

Sorry no pets.

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Updated: 26-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

We love visiting our cottage in Gorran Haven as we can spend lots of time in and out of the sea a short walk away and know there is a fantastic hot shower waiting for us at the end of the day Arosa is a lovely cosy holiday home with a good sized safe garden for children for children to play and only a short walk to the beach and coastal paths. You are close enough to the beach, shop and pub whilst still being in a side road that stays quiet even in August.

Property Type

  • bungalow


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The recently refurbished bathroom contains a bath, wash basin, wc and separate corner shower. The hot water system is at mains pressure to give you a great powerful shower. There is also an second toilet located next door.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, The Kingsized double can be split into 2 single beds.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is a sunny dual aspect double room with distant views of the sea, wardrobe and chest of drawers (travel cot). Bedroom 2 has two single beds and a chest of drawers. Bedroom 3 has king sized double 6ft (zip linked) or split into two single beds.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The property is non smoking and sorry no pets. The garden is fully enclosed with an entrance gate and hedges or fences all around so safe for young children. Outside: Large gardens all around the cottage with grass and shrubs, Patio table and chairs with parasol is provided for use in the garden. There is a gravel patio at the rear where you can relax in the evening sun. There is parking for 2 cars on the drive. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The beds all have non-allergenic duvets and pillows, all bed linen and towels are provided (please bring you own towels for the beach). The property is cleaned at the end of your stay and the linen can be changed after the first week for 2 week bookings. Other: The cottage has full central heating so is very warm and cosy. There is Fibre-optic Broadband WIFI and telephone included (evening and weekend calls included).

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