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Port Gaverne, Port Isaac, Cornwall PL29 3SQ

Telephone 01208 880106

Web site: www.gullrock-port-gaverne.co.uk


Gullrock courtyard


Gullrock nestles in a steep sided valley about 100 yards from the sea in the bygone North Cornwall fishing hamlet of Port Gaverne. It was built some 200 years ago, originally to cure and store the locally caught fish. Over the last two centuries, it has had many uses, and was a hotel into the 1950s. It is now 9 separate dwellings, of which 'Seaways' and 'Creekside' are available as self catering accommodation. Both are fully heated throughout, and have the facilities you would expect in a true 'home from home' - Fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, Freeview IDTV and digital DVD/HDD recorder, computer with broadband, washing machine, tumble dryer, payphone, OS maps etc.

All the private grounds of Gullrock are available for the use of visitors. The courtyard is a pleasant suntrap during the entire day at any time of year.

Pets with responsible owners are always welcome.

Port Gaverne from Trewetha Path
Port Gaverne from Trewetha Path


This cottage is the most spacious in Gullrock, providing generously for six people in one double and two twin bedded rooms. It occupies the single storey arm, and is entered off the courtyard into the kitchen-diner.

Brass centre and wall lamps, plus extra spotlights in the kitchen, ensure good lighting. There are deep window sills in the stone and cob walls and some period furnishings, mingling old style charm and new style convenience in homely harmony.


Entered from the lane via five slate steps into the hallway, Creekside sleeps six in one double, one twin and two single bedrooms. It is all on one floor, although, because this arm of Gullrock is built into the slope of the hill, windows on the lane side are just above ground level, whilst windows on the other side overlook the courtyard from first storey height, and give views over the rest of Gullrock, and up Port Gaverne valley.


Sample prices - £200 winter (£530 Christmas and New Year), £510-570 June, £750-790 August, £440-470 October. From April to October, except for the school summer holiday weeks, small parties of 3 people or less may reduce these prices by £100 per week. Prices include electricity and heating, but linen is not provided.

Contact: For more details and current availability, contact the resident owner, Malcolm Lee gullrock@ukonline.co.uk or telephone 01208 880106.

Natural history

The immediate environs of Port Gaverne are a fine mix of a maritime clifftop habitat with a sheltered damp valley. There are some interesting species to be found here, including the UK's longest insect, the naturalised New Zealand species, the Unarmed Stick-insect Acanthoxyla inermis. Uncommon macro-moths include Scarlet Tiger, Thrift Clearwing, L-Album Wainscot, Devonshire Wainscot, Black-Banded, Ruddy Carpet, Hoary Footman, Crescent Dart, Small Yellow Underwing, and White-line Snout, with uncommon micro-moths like Psychoides filicivora, Argolamprotes micella, Oegoconia caradjai, Mompha divisella, and the pyralid Dolicharthria punctalis.


Location Map of Gullrock, Port Gaverne, Port Isaac, Cornwall
Location Map of Gullrock, Port Gaverne, Port Isaac, Cornwall

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Gullrock courtyard
Gullrock courtyard