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Hemmick Cottage

The exterior at Hemmick Cottage, Gorran, Cornwall
The exterior at Hemmick Cottage, Cornwall | © National Trust / Mike Henton
The sitting room at Hemmick Cottage, Gorran, Cornwall
The garden at Hemmick Cottage, Gorran, Cornwall

Hemmick Cottage

Over the Cornish headlands and in between rocky coves sits this remote stone-built Victorian cottage.

The sitting room at Hemmick Cottage, Gorran, Cornwall
The garden at Hemmick Cottage, Gorran, Cornwall
The exterior at Hemmick Cottage, Gorran, Cornwall
The sitting room at Hemmick Cottage, Gorran, Cornwall
The kitchen at Hemmick Cottage, Gorran, Cornwall
The dining room at Hemmick Cottage, Gorran, Cornwall
The double bedroom at Hemmick Cottage, Gorran, Cornwall
The twin bedroom at Hemmick Cottage, Gorran, Cornwall
The shower room at Hemmick Cottage, Gorran, Cornwall

© National Trust / Mike Henton

Over the Cornish headlands and in between rocky coves sits this remote stone-built Victorian cottage.

At a glance

Guests
4
Bedrooms
2
Number of dogs welcome
0
Reference
011105
Acorn rating

About Hemmick Cottage

The incredible setting of this cottage will ensure you get sand between your toes, perched as it is on the edge of Hemmick Beach with unparalleled views of the sea and beyond, looking across to Dodman Point, the highest point in South Cornwall. The cottage is situated just a stone’s throw from a sandy beach perfect for children, with plenty of rock pools at low tide.

To get to Hemmick you’ll drive down a steep and narrow lane with breath-taking views of the coast, with this small and simple cottage nestling round a bend.  Once you’re through the door, there’s everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay, with a well equipped kitchen and the multi-fuel stove for cosy evenings in. Outside there’s a table and chairs in the garden for alfresco dining, with the sea lapping the shore just beyond. Even though this small cottage sleeps four in two bedrooms (with beach views) today, back in 1881 it housed Simon Liddicoat, the local blacksmith, along with his wife Mary and their six children.

Walkers will adore being  right on the South West Coast Path as soon as you open the door, and walking in one direction takes you up to Dodman Point, along to Vault beach and on to the pretty harbour village of Gorran Haven with its pubs and shops. Head the other way and you’ll find a network of footpaths to explore on the Roseland. This remote scenic location is particularly popular in the summer months with locals and visitors. The lanes and beach can become busy.

Walk up Dodman point and take a break from the hustle and bustle. It’s a great space for bird watching and getting back to nature. Under your feet are centuries of archaeological features on this dramatic headland. Visit nearby Heligan Gardens or drop down into the bustling harbour town of Mevagissey. For more days out, travel inland to the National Trust properties of Trerice, an Elizabethan Manor and Lanhydrock with its garden, parkland, house and cycle trail. 

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair, not available
  • Fridge, available
  • Dishwasher, available
  • Tumble dryer, available
  • Television, available
  • WiFi, available
  • Garden, available
  • Microwave, available
  • Freezer, available
  • Washing machine, available
  • Telephone, not available
  • DVD, available
  • Open fire / wood burner, available
  • BBQ, not available

Location

Accessibility

Not accessible

Read our accessibility guide 

Layout

Ground floor layout

Entrance porch, sitting room with multi-fuel stove, dining room, kitchen, utility room.

First floor layout

2 bedrooms (one double and one twin) and a shower room. Both the bedrooms enjoy fantastic views of Hemmick Beach. The double bedroom has a built-in wardrobe.

More information

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up-to-date information, please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

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.

Garden: There is an enclosed two tier garden to front of the cottage with a wooden picnic table. 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: The fire will be laid for you on arrival with enough fuel to get you started. Additional briquettes and kindling can be purchased up to seven days prior to travel.

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

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