Gullrock started life about two hundred years ago as the Liberty fish cellars or ‘pilchard palace’, and has been at various times, residential accommodation, an hotel, and now nine separate dwellings, of which Seaways is available for holiday accommodation.
All the private grounds of Gullrock, the courtyard, the car park, the barn, the pathways and the river lawn, bordered by the lane on one side and the stream on the other, are available for the use of all residents. The courtyard is a pleasant suntrap during the entire day at any time of year, and the garden furniture is all for the use of visitors. Just outside the courtyard gate, the river lawn is safely away from the building for ball games and other boisterous pursuits (weather and state of the grass permitting). For the less energetic, you may prefer a barbecue or an old fashioned picnic or simply to sit and watch the moorhens by the leat.
There is a holiday property available called Seaways, which has been individually decorated, furnished and equipped as a proper home, to combine modern standards of facilities with good old fashioned comforts. It also has the benefit of the following facilities, (for room layouts and internal pictures, click on the Seaways link on the left.
Heating: Night storage heaters in every living room, bedroom and kitchen. Thermostatically controlled bathroom panel heater. Extra electric fires to supplement the storage heating, if needed. Hot water by Economy 7 immersion heater.
Kitchen: Modern fitted units, worktops with pretty ceramic tile surrounds and stainless steel inset sink. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge-freezer. Dish-washer. Toaster. Filter coffee maker. Cutlery and crockery for 12 to enable full use to be made of the dishwasher. A comprehensive range of saucepans, frying pan, poacher, baking and roasting tins and dishes, cooking tools and utensils. Electric whisk. Automatic electric kettle. Iron and ironing board. Vacuum cleaner. Torch. The kitchen in Seaways includes the dining area.
Living Room: Comfortable seating for all occupants. Full HD TV with Freeview HD, Freeview HD twin tuner PVR and Blu-ray/DVD player. Radio-CD-cassette player.
Bedrooms: All beds have duck down continental quilt and pillows. Although the quilts already have covers, these should be further protected with your own top sheet or quilt cover). There is a light switch in reach of every bed. Each bedroom has a vanity basin. All double beds are 4ft 6ins wide, and all single beds are 3ft wide.
Bathroom: Seaways has a bath with shower over, hand basin and toilet. The bath and shower areas are fully tiled with attractive ceramic picture tiles. Fluffy non-slip bathroom mats are provided. Seaways features a corner bath..
Bookcase: Contents include Ordnance Survey maps at 1:50,000 covering all Cornwall, and at 1:25,000 of the local coastline. There is a selection of guide books, as well as games such as cards, monopoly, scrabble, chess and draughts, and jigsaw puzzles.
Computer with Internet Access: The property has a Windows 7 computer accessing my fibre broadband network, with up to 38Mbps download speed and 6Mbps upload speed. The 24” Full HD monitor has an HDMI input for connecting suitable games consoles. The computers have Freeview TV twin tuner cards to act as an extra TV and PVR, as well as a DVD player, so the children can watch something different to the main TV. A multi-function mono laser printer, which doubles as a photocopier, is also provided. Visitors with their own laptop or other device will be able to access the fibre broadband network.
The Barn: Just outside the courtyard gate, the barn houses a payphone and laundry facilities comprising automatic washing machine, spin dryer, tumble dryer, and drying lines both inside and outside.
Parking: Every dwelling in Gullrock has parking space for one car. If you bring more than one car please let me know at the time of booking, as I do have a spare car space available.
Pets welcome: We offer dog friendly holiday accommodation and visiting pets with responsible owners are always most welcome. Please do not leave animals unsupervised within the grounds, or the cottages, and owners are expected to attend immediately to any accidental fouling.
Arrival and departure: Bookings are from 4pm on the day of arrival to 10am on the day of departure.
Number in Party: Accommodation is limited to the number of persons for whom the booking is made, and the maximum number, including children, in the cottage must not, in any circumstances exceed six.
Bed Linen not provided: Visitors must bring their own bed linen. However, if you wish to save some luggage space I can arrange the provision of towels for £15 per cottage (6 Bath towels, 12 Hand towels and 6 Tea towels).Shopping: The local Co-op store in Port Isaac is open every day (including Sundays) until 10pm.