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Bright and quirky holiday cottage in Cornwall

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The Space

Gillan is a lovingly restored holiday cottage. A high, vaulted ceiling and painted beams give the main, open plan living area an airy, bright feel, and there are two bedrooms, both comfortably fitted out and painted in calm, natural shades.

I (the owner, Hannah) bought Gillan in 2014. Since then, my partner Simon and I have worked to lovingly transform it from a higgledy-piggledy, dated little pad into a much loved holiday home-from-home. Our ambition was always to create a laid-back, open plan living space, where no one is left out of the action, and those cooking can still enjoy a glass of wine and a chat with those reading a book, drawing, listening to the radio or just having a post-beach walk snooze.

Inspired by the natural colours and textures of Cornwall, we swapped mismatched, dark, swirly-pattered carpets for clean laminate flooring (perfect for just sweeping the sand off), and turned the two gaudy bedrooms into peaceful nests for resting and relaxing in. We whipped aged carpet tiles out of the bathroom and gave it a colourful new look. Keen to create a characterful, friendly feel, but with a rugged, easy-to-care-for edge, with sandy feet and muddy boots in mind, we hope you'll feel at ease and at home.

There's a small private garden to the front of the property, where you can sit out and eat your breakfast (if the weather's kind to you!) and a larger, communal garden shared between Gillan and the other cottages which look onto the yard, which looks out over fields, and had a larger picnic table.

There's parking on hardstanding to the front of the cottage and all bed linen and towels are provided for you.

Interaction with Guests

Management of the property is through a third party - you'll be provided with all her details for access and emergencies.

The Neighbourhood

The cottage is located on 'The Meneage', or 'land of the saints', a beautiful rural area of South West Cornwall, close to the villages including St Keverne - handy for local supplies, and home to the gorgeous Greenhouse Restaurant (all organic, locally-sourced produce, and rather special). It's around 3 miles from the beaches of Coverack - a breaktakingly located harbour town, with a dramatic peninsula to walk, and the most wonderful fish and chips. Other nearby villages include Helford, which is set extremely beautifully along the Helford River, and features the wonderful and welcoming Shipwrights Arms pub.

Helston is the nearest bigger town for things like a Tesco and Sainsbury.

This is excellent country for walking - pick up the Coastal Path why don't you? Or take a trip over farmland and fields, and it's within easy reach of well known Cornish landmarks including the artist haven of St Ives, St Michael's Mount and the harbour town of Mousehole.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018


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Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • limited accessibility


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Bright and quirky holiday cottage in Cornwall
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Quaint, quirky, clean and peaceful little cottage - great base and great value for money!

  • 5 of 5

Nestled between some absolutely lovely gems, the vibes and villages are beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Groovy Gillan

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away in the lanes with OS maps available to walk and drive all about The Lizard with its range of countryside and beaches. Wildlife watching also fantastic with Seals off Lizard point and the National Nature reserve close by. If you need to get out to entertain there are plenty of local options too. Roskillys Farm a must to visit as their icecream is scrummy. If you have to go to Flambards then there is a 7 day entry on your ticket.

Beds comfortable and bathroom cosy, Sofa and chair to collapse in after a day out are also exceedingly comfy. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Had a lovely weekend at this cosy and comfortable cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was a great venue for a relaxed weekend away. The local area is beautiful, with lots of interesting places to explore.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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