Gillan, Cornwall (Ref. 959123)

  • Rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Seaside

The property

Feel the sand beneath your feet within seconds from this detached property built above a boathouse set adjacent to the pretty, secluded and sheltered beach at Gillan.

Penjoy boasts the perfect bolt-hole for guests who enjoy boating, swimming, walking and fishing and offers a rural idyll for peace and tranquility.

The accommodation is elevated and only 30 yards from the small beach, where fishing off shore, boating, wind-surfing and more can be enjoyed.

Guests can bring their own boat and launch from the beach, where unspoilt creeks and inlets of the Helford River and the tidal waters of Gillan Greek can be explored. Stairs lead up from a small ground floor entrance hall to the bright and airy open-plan living room with dining area and kitchen.

The bedrooms are welcoming and the bathroom with shower cubicle is modern.

The boathouse below the accommodation houses a washing machine and a tumble dryer, and there is room to store outboard motors and beach gear.

Boats can be launched or stored on Gillan beach for a nominal charge; please contact the office for more details.

There are stunning walks along the coastal paths across National Trust land from the doorstep.

The village of Manaccan is a 40 minutes walk away, with shops and amenities, and a restaurant and popular thatched pub serving Cornish ales and ciders to compliment good food.

Visit the attractive beach at Coverack Cove or the sublime Kynance Cove -a real beauty spot.

The lively resort of Falmouth is a short drive away.

With family friendly beaches for swimming, sailing, surfing and rock-pooling, the bustling harbour, colourful narrow streets peppered with galleries and gift shops, the historic Henry VIII Pendennis Castle to explore and excellent eateries and traditional pubs, there is something for everyone.


All on first floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


  • Electric night storage heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Up to 2 pets welcome at £15 each per week
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Towels are not available
  • Note: The pathway to the property is a farm track so care is advised.

About the location


Helston 10 miles ; Helford 1.5 miles ; Porthallow 3 miles

The village of Manaccan on the South Helford is small and friendly, with an excellent restaurant, friendly village inn and a beautiful 12th century church. The South Helford is arguably one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of Cornwall. With meandering country roads, picturesque creeks, tidal inlets and pretty waterside villages, the area can be summed up in three words: tranquil, charming and timeless. The perfect spot for enjoying outdoor living, the South Helford’s sheltered coves were made for messing around on the water and strolling leisurely along the banks. Leave your ‘phone behind and embrace the simple pleasures - while away time paddling in the shallows, explore hidden coves with a hire boat from St Anthony, and stroll through woodland to enjoy a picnic on the beach.