Around and About
Cotna is just outside Gorran Churchtown, on the south coast of Cornwall & near the Roseland Peninsula, the stretch of coast from Gorran to St Mawes. It is in an area of natural beauty and is characterised by gentle rolling countryside, dramatic cliff and coastal scenery and unspoiled beaches. There are no major roads and Truro, the nearest town, is about 12 miles away. The area is off the beaten track, a lovely place to live, and a good place for a holiday at any time of the year.
Cotna itself is within walking distance of the sea and near the south west coastal path. It is ideal for walking, cycling or beach holidays standing at equal distances between the beaches of Gorran Haven, Port Mellon and Caerhays, within walking distance of all three by public footpaths.
Gorran Haven is a picturesque and unspoilt little village by the sea with its own beach. There is a charming quay and 2 local beach cafes serving high quality food and ice-creams. The footpath above the house takes you on a beautiful walk down through the Community Woodland and ancient woods to the little shipyard & village of Port Mellon
Directions: from St Austell to Cotna Barton, Gorran PL26 6LG
Take the Pentewan Road from roundabout at B&Q / Macdonald’s. Drive through London Apprentice & past Pentewan caravan-park. At the brow of the hill, turn right towards Lost Gardens of Heligan. Drive past there, to Gorran. Turn left just after the church, opposite PO & Barley Sheaf Pub. Go down bumpy track around back of church, footpath signposted Galowras Mill. At mown Oval field turn right down track. Cotna Barton is at the end!
Nearest Station: St Austell
Bus Service: 526 from Station. Departs 40mins past the hour, until 18.50, 19.50, 20.50. Get off bus in Gorran outside church (ask driver in advance)
Local places to visit:
Nearby is Mevagissey – a busy little fishing village with shops, restaurants, fishing trips and a ferry to Fowey