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Stunning sea views, a stone's throw from the beach (great for swimming) & pub. - Cottage Venus (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 19-Sep-2016
Cottages & apartments sleeping between 2 - 8, some with sea views, in picturesque Port Gaverne. Ideal for families, couples or friends.

Nestling in the beautiful, safe & secluded cove of Port Gaverne are the Green Door Cottages – self-catering holiday properties. All have achieved Visit England’s 4* Gold rating (given in recognition of exceptional quality within a star rating).

The tastefully restored 18th Century fishermen’s cottages and Tregudda Apartments, sit a stone’s throw from the beach (one of the top swimming spots in Cornwall!); the majority of the hamlet and surrounding cliffs are owned by the National Trust – a walkers paradise on your doorstep and directly opposite is our local, the historic Port Gaverne Inn. The hustle and bustle of picturesque Port Isaac – film set for the popular TV series Doc Martin, home to our local sea shanty singers, The Fisherman’s Friends and the location of 2 Nathan Outlaw Restaurants (one of which has 2 michelin stars) – is only a quarter of a mile away.

A private sheltered courtyard is enclosed by 8 attached cottages (some with sea views), perfect for BBQ’s or soaking up the sun. The 2 Tregudda apartments sit just above the hamlet of Port Gaverne, and have breathtaking views straight out to sea.

All of our properties offer tasteful and comfortable décor, full self-catering facilities, free superfast wifi, flat screen TVs & ipod docks and we provide body boards and fishing nets for the kids – ideal for the ultimate day on the beach!

This is the ideal base from which to explore the stunning & dramatic scenery and beaches of the North Cornish coast – beautiful at anytime of the year. Relax in front of a roaring open fire with a pint of local ale in winter; sample the freshest of seafood at any number of fabulous local restaurants or simply lose yourself in the winding lanes and moorland areas of rural Cornwall.

North Cornwall is a superb location at any time of the year – come in the Spring and Summer months for the ‘picture postcard’ Cornwall – the county at it’s finest. But if you venture down in the Autumn and Winter, you will have the treat of experiencing the ‘real’ Cornwall – deserted beaches, wind-swept cliffs, dramatic storms, cosy pubs with welcoming log fires….. and always a warm and friendly welcome from the locals!

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Details for holiday cottage Cottage Venus (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Enjoy the stunning sea views from Venus cottage through the full-length French doors which open onto a private balcony from the open plan living area.

The original beams add a touch of heritage to the cottage and a Woodburning stove creates a warm and cosy atmosphere.

The stairs lead down to the bedrooms and bathroom.

Through the twin bedroom, a patio door leads to the private courtyard garden with a slate terrace, ideal for sheltered sunbathing and relaxing.

Both bedrooms have patio doors leading out to a small private patio area, which is opposite the pub’s beer garden.

Parking is conveniently available in a private car park nearby.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

I grew up in Port Gaverne - my parents owned and ran the Port Gaverne Hotel for 34 years, during which time they bought the Green Door Cottages and Tregudda (which was my family home). It was a wonderfully safe and amazing place to grow up. I now live just over an hour away on the edge of Dartmoor, with Mike, my husband, at our family home. We like to spend at least one day a week in Port Gaverne, usually Fridays - there's always plenty to do and it's a good day to catch up with guests. I took over the reins when we sold The Hotel in 2002, and have spent the intervening years rejuvenating the cottages and apartments to the 4 Star quality that they are today. It's been hard work - but thoroughly enjoyable and I get a huge buzz from seeing our guests return year after year - many with grand-children and even great grand children - to enjoy the cottages and the area.

We are very much a family business and I'm lucky enough to have fantastic people to work with - my Maintenance/handyman lives on site and my 3 housekeepers who are all from Delabole, just a couple of miles away, have worked for my family since they were teenagers - they all do a superb job.

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Port Gaverne Hotel at 10 Metres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 70 Kilometres Nearest Golf : St Enodoc at 12 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bodmin Parkway at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A30 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Port Gaverne Hotel at 10 Metres Nearest Beach : Port Gaverne at 50 Metres Car: recommended


Our cottages are only 50 meters stroll from the beach at Port Gaverne - a sheltered inlet on the North coast of Cornwall that has a small sandy beach at low tide, rock pools and caves, cliff walks with magnificent views and stunning sunsets. The beach is great for families, with excellent, safe swimming and lots of rock pools and caves to explore. With the Cornish Coastal Path running right by the cottages, experience dramatic coastal walks direct from your door.


Newquay Airport is approximately 30 minutes drive away. Whilst there is a bus route which stops in Port Gaverne, most of our guests bring their own car, which would be recommended.


We are located half a mile from picturesque Port Isaac. Wadebridge, the local town, is approximately 30 minutes drive away. Wadebridge is the starting point of the Camel Trail, bike or walk to Padstow. Sailing at Rock, surfing at Polzeath are both within 15 minutes drive. Further afield, The Eden Project is approximately 1 hours drive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
November - December
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
New Year
30 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
January - February
3 Jan 2017 - 2 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
3 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early May Bank Holiday Week
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
May Half Term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
30 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
School Summer Holidays
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

SHORT BREAK PRICING - PLEASE NOTE: Owners Direct/Home Away calculate the price based on a 'per night' charge of the weekly rate. However Short Break prices vary depending on the number of nights - so there will be a difference in the price quoted on this website - please contact us for an accurate Short Break price.
Changeover Day: Friday.
Arrival time: 3pm
Departure time: 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • caves
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed


  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Our self contained holiday cottages are positioned around a sunny south facing shared courtyard garden, available exclusively for our guests. It is a very sheltered garden, part slate, part grass with shrubs and flower borders. We also have a children's sand pit. It is very private and safe for young children and access is via each cottage. Garden furniture, sun loungers, children's fishing nets, BBQ, body boards are all available for our guests use. Upper Tregudda has its own private balcony as well as the use of a shared garden, both south facing. The garden is a level grassed area to the front of the property looking directly out to sea and drops steeply away at the end of the garden. There is some fencing at the end of the garden but there is a pathway and steps leading directly down to the road which are down a steep slope. Garden furniture, sun loungers & fishing nets are provided.

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