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The Watch House

19 reviews
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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The Watch House was built about 180 years ago by the Coastguards to control smuggling. Located at the heart of the beach, no boat could enter the bay or person move on the beach or harbour wall without being seen from the bay window. You can enjoy these stunning beach, harbour and cliff views whilst relaxing in the modernised first floor watch rooms in comfort unimagined by the Victorian Coastguards. The Watch House has a refitted shower room for Summer 2015. This follows on from the new kitchen with dishwasher and folding double wall bed in the lounge which were ready for Summer 2014. The bedroom has twin three-foot beds and the lounge has a new folding double wall bed with spring interior mattress that folds away by day. Many of our returning couples prefer to use the folding wall be...The Watch House was built about 180 years ago by the Coastguards to control smuggling. Located at the heart of the beach, no boat could enter the bay or person move on the beach or harbour wall without being seen from the bay window. You can enjoy these stunning beach, harbour and cliff views whilst relaxing in the modernised first floor watch rooms in comfort unimagined by the Victorian Coastguards. The Watch House has a refitted shower room for Summer 2015. This follows on from the new kitchen with dishwasher and folding double wall bed in the lounge which were ready for Summer 2014. The bedroom has twin three-foot beds and the lounge has a new folding double wall bed with spring interior mattress that folds away by day. Many of our returning couples prefer to use the folding wall bed so they can wake up to the sound of the waves on the beach and enjoy the unique sea views. The Watch House is ideal for a traditional family beach holiday, walking the scenic South West coastal paths to Mevagissey or The Dodman and beyond or as a base for visiting Eden or the Lost Gardens of Heligan or the many other attractions that Cornwall has to offer. More
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Stephen D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2007
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Watch House has everything needed for a comfortable stay. Gorran Haven is a lovely place to holiday, with good local amenities (fish and chip shop and a bakery ) and a good clean beach . Well worth a visit. Just one point to consider...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank lonemad
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Wonderful location situated right on the beach, ideal place to people watch. Sleeps 4 but ideal for two unless the other two are children. Well equipped and cosy. Close to many interesting places to visit and lovely walks. The only downside was the steep stairs...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Voyager560377
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

We came here for the 4th time, after a gap of about 8 years and it is still as wonderful. This time, we brought our Granddaughter and over the week she has also come to love Gorran. The Watch House is much remembered - perfect...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Rob R
Reviewed March 15, 2018

The Watch House had everything we needed for a perfect holiday in Cornwall from the well equipped accommodation to the stunning view of the beach and coastline. Brilliant to wake up to the sound of the sea shore and take a morning stroll through the...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Seaside761049
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Date of stay: May 2017
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Ocean Views
Dishwasher
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Hiking Trips
Microwave
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Kettle
VCR
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
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About the neighborhood
Gorran Havens major attraction is its golden yellow sand that featured on the BBC program Coast and small harbour. Children enjoy the timeless delights of building sandcastles, damming the small stream and playing in the sea. A modern sewage treatment works with UV treatment ensures the bathing waters meet European standards. Fishermen can fish from the quay or cliffs and seasonal boat trips operate from the village or Mevagissey. Boat moorings can be rented from the local Fishermen's Society who own the harbour. A small boat can be berthed with out charge on the private slipway at the front of The Watch House. Gorran Haven has an award winning convenience shop with Post Office, newsagent and bakery where fresh bread and pasties are still baked on the premises. The Llawnroc hotel serve...
Getting around
Gorran Haven has a Community Bus which runs scheduled services (senior citizens can use their bus pass) and trips. Visitors are welcome to book and use the bus.
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