Gorran Churchtown is a small unspoilt hamlet of less than 40 properties.

Part of the Roseland Heritage Coast, now designated as an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” by the Countryside Commission, it is very peaceful and attractive with a village shop/post office, a market garden for fresh fruit and vegetables and a refurbished pub, the Barley Sheaf, all within easy walking distance of the cottage. (100 yards)

The village itself is centred on the Parish Church of St Goran which is a fine building of the 15th century although the foundation is Norman. Features of interest include the bench ends and the late medieval font .

A short walk from the cottage there is a play area for the children with a tennis court that is free to use. Follow the path up past the garden and then the safest route is to turn right and walk along past the school and left at the crossroads, the gravel bridleway then leads you down towards Gorran Haven. If you turn left at the end of the bridleway the play area is just up the hill, if you turn right you can carry on down to the beach at Gorran Haven.

There are several stunning beaches and secluded coves in Cornwall and Hillside is perfectly located for some of these best beaches. Ten of the eleven best ‘secret beaches’ are within fifteen miles and four of them are within five miles.

The 14th Century village of Mevagissey is approximately 3 miles away with a popular harbour, that is still a working fishing port and plenty of excellent restaurants and pubs. It is very picturesque and is still laid out on it’s medieval plan, with narrow little cobbled streets. Also here, along the harbour edge, is the Mevagissey Sea Life Aquarium and Mevagissey Museum. There is also a model railway in Meadow Street for those train enthusiasts.