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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.
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.
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!