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Hemmick Cottage


Gorran, Cornwall

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It would be hard to imagine a more idyllic and picturesque spot for a holiday than Hemmick. A pretty Victorian cottage, built on the site of an earlier fishing hamlet that was demolished by the mid 19th century, it sits right on the edge of one of south Cornwall's most beautiful beaches. This simple, small and traditional cottage is in a scenic location that can become popular in the summer months.

Hemmick Beach is perfect for children, with sand and rock pools galore and, at low tide secret picnic places behind rocky outcrops. The coast path is right outside the front door, with marvellous walks across National Trust land including to Dodman Point the highest point in South Cornwall. The nearest pub and shops are in Gorran Haven a mile and a half away.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Entrance porch, sitting room with multi-fuel stove, dining room, kitchen, utility room.
First floor
2 bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed, 1 twin), both with fantastic views of Hemmick Beach, bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating downstairs and electric panel heaters upstairs.

Parking: Parking is available for two cars across the lane from the cottage in a gated area.

Accessibility: The final approach of approximately 1/2 mile to the Cottage is via a very narrow lane, which is unsuitable for larger cars.

Garden: There is an enclosed two tier garden to front of the cottage with a wooden picnic table and access to the beach. There is a garage for storing bicycles, beach equipment, surf boards etc.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.

Telephone: There is no mobile phone signal in the cottage but there is some signal on the beach and along the coast path in an easterly direction.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

Logs/Charcoal: Environmentally friendly briquettes can be purchased at the time of booking or whilst at the cottages for use on the fire.

Local suppliers: Why not try some Delicious Dexter beef produced at neighbouring Penare Farm. This is available by phoning Liz and Dick on 01726 843152. Order a few days in advance of your stay.

Please Note: There are a number of low doorways and ceilings in the cottage.

The beach directly in front of the cottage is isolated is popular and can be busy at times particularly in the summer months.

Cottage details
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Min stay
Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Romantic
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

A magnolia blooming at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall © Stephen Robson

Cornwall may be steeped in Celtic history yet it also offers the uncomplicated joy of a day spent by the sea. From the picture-box charms of the villages and towns of St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to the raw natural beauty of the coast, one trip to this part of the world is often just the start of many more. Remember to pack some good walking boots and you will be set for life!

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place to visit
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  • South West Coast Path
  • St Austell
  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Eden Project
  • Fishing
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • water sports.
National Trust places to visit
Trelissick Garden
Trelissick Garden Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants
Trerice Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden
Lanhydrock Magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate
Glendurgan Garden
Glendurgan Garden Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families
Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps
Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps Dramatic coastline with views over massive rock stacks
East Pool Mine
East Pool Mine Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre


Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • March 2016
    • Unknown
    Comfortable, clean cottage

    We loved the location and the cottage was super comfortable and clean. Every little thing we needed was there. My son complained there was no hairdryer but I found it as we were about to leave. It's very easy to arrive and relax straightaway. The local info was helpful and we enjoyed reading comments from the visitors book.

  • Mr Gray
    • February 2016
    • Hampshire
    Made enjoyable...

    A great location right beside the beach so we could watch the waves from the cottage when the wind and rain came in. Easy walks to find the hidden coves, the coastal path and the local pub at Gorran.

  • Janet Tuke
    • January 2016
    • Wiltshire
    Made enjoyable...

    Location and the standard of the cottage, housekeeping was excellent.

  • Mr Owen
    • December 2015
    • Worcestershire
    Made enjoyable...

    The location of the property meant we had a very relaxing break. The standard of comfort is excellent and we always know that we are going to enjoy our stay at a national trust property.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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