Room Information Folder
Welcome to The Llawnroc Hotel, Gorran Haven.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to you from all the staff here at the hotel. It’s time now for you to relax and enjoy the very best that Cornwall has to offer. For the time you are with us please make yourself at home, unwind and soak up the Cornish air.
The Llawnroc Hotel has been converted from a much-loved local Inn with bedrooms, into an exclusive retreat for you to enjoy. The local fishing community used to flock to The Llawnroc Inn, hence it has always been a favourite with the locals and the Cornish community.
Situated at the most eastern point of the Roseland Peninsula, Gorran Haven is an unspoilt coastal village at the heart of which is a cluster of fishermen’s cottages nestling around a secluded cove. The cove is sheltered by prevailing winds by Dodman Point and swimmers can enjoy two sandy beaches offering some of the safest bathing in Cornwall, making them ideal for the whole family. Cornwall is famous for its flora and fauna, so being on the South West Coastal Path it is an ideal location for walkers.
Relax in the bar, rest in the lounge, eat in our Gwineas Bar & Bistro, soak up the sun on the terrace. Please make The Llawnroc your ‘home away from home’ whilst you are with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Below is the contents of our Room Information Folder which we have removed from the room to fit in with our COVID-19 Procedures
Chloe Dixon Operations Manager
Upon Arrival – (Check-in is from 4pm)
We will issue you a room Key-card, please return this to Reception when you leave for the day
Breakfast is served from 8:00am to 10:00am in Gorrans Restaurant.
Please note that we do ask you to book a time for breakfast. Please book this at reception on arrival, this time will be set for your stay, if you wish to change this please do ask at reception for other available time slots.
Our lunch menu is available between 12 noon and 15:00 pm Dinner is served between 18:00pm and 21.00pm.
Enjoy a Cream Tea or Afternoon Tea from 12 noon until 5.30pm
On the day of your day of departure, we ask that you settle your account and vacate your room before 11am. Late check-outs can be arranged subject to availability. You are of course welcome to stay on and use the facilities once you have departed your room and we will store your luggage for you.
Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend.
Mobile phone signal around the area ranges between 3G and 4G. Wi-Fi can be picked up in most areas of the hotel, except out on the terrace. In order to connect to the hotel Wi-Fi, open The Llawnroc browser and enter the password ‘cornwall’.
If you require an ethernet cable to connect your laptop in your room, you can find one in the right hand drawer of your dressing table. Once plugged in you will be connected to the internet.
In your room you will also find a wide screen TV.
Telephones & Call Charges
If you do have problems with a mobile phone signal at The Llawnroc, you may want to use your bedroom telephone. For an outside line just dial 9 and then the number you want to call. Normal BT charges apply.
You will find a safe deposit box in your room. Please use this for storing your valuables when you are not in your room. Simply shut the safe door and input a four digit number of your choice, followed by the hash key. To open the safe, please type in your chosen four digit number followed by the hash key.
You will find a small fridge in your wardrobe with bottles of mineral water provided. Please ask reception if you require fresh milk or any other refreshments.
Towels and Bed Linen
We request that you do not take your hotel towels to the beach please! In order to reduce our impact on the environment, your towels will not be changed every day. If you would like us to exchange them for fresh ones, please call reception and we can arrange for them to be placed outside your room.
Irons and ironing boards are available on request.
Smoking is not permitted in the public areas of the hotel or bedrooms, including balconies.
Failing to comply will incur a £150 charge.
We collect all recyclable items to sort for disposal behind the scenes. Please remember to turn off all your lights and television when leaving your room.
Please take your time to familiarise yourself with the fire evacuation procedure and your nearest exits, details of this can be found on the back of your bedroom door. Regular fire alarm checks are carried out every Wednesday at 11am.
Dogs are allowed in all public areas except our Gorrans/Gwineas restaurants.
If you would like some food to be prepared for you to take with you on your day out, please inform reception. We can cater for all your needs, from a simple sandwich to a sumptuous picnic, do let us know with a little notice and we will make all the arrangements for you.
If the sea air has tired you out, why not relax in the comfort of your room and have dinner brought to you? Just call reception and place your order. Our full menu is available between 12pm-3pm and 6pm-9pm with sandwiches and light bites available all day.
If you would like breakfast in your room, please complete the breakfast list available at Reception before 10pm and we will deliver it to your room at the time you have stated.
Room service carries a £5 charge.
Our staff can provide assistance. There is disabled parking and wheelchair access into the hotel. There are two wheelchair friendly disabled toilets on the ground floor situated in the Gwineas Bar & Bistro and also next to the breakfast room.
For the partially sighted we are pleased to provide large printed menus or other literature that may be of interest. Please contact us if you have specific requirements so that we can ensure your stay is comfortable.
Useful Telephone Numbers
For reception dial 0
- Mevagissey doctors surgery (9) 01726 843 701
- Mevagissey taxis (9) 07513 774 529
- White River Cars (9) 01726 726 244 or 01726 810 980
- Starcars (9) 01726 666 36
- National Express enquiries (9) 08717 818 178
- National Rail enquiries (9) 08457 484 950
- Newquay Airport (9)01637 860 600
- St Austell police station (9) 101
- In an emergency, please dial (9) 999
Children at The Llawnroc
We love little ones running around and having fun at The Llawnroc and they are welcome to enjoy all areas of the hotel.
We ask that children vacate the bar area by 10.30pm each evening.
Our play area outside the bar is currently closed due to COVID-19
Out and About in Cornwall
Locally there are many things to keep you occupied. The first thing to point out is Gorran Haven Beach which is a mere five minute walk away. Simply come straight out of the hotel and walk directly down the hill.
We have gardens aplenty. Tickets for The Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan are available to purchase from our reception. Eden is about a 30 minute drive from the hotel and Lost Gardens of Heligan are just five miles away. Caerhays Castle and its gardens, famous for its magnificent camellias and rhododendrons, are situated about five miles away from the hotel.
Nearby to Gorran Haven are many delights for you to explore. Mevagissey, just three miles north of The Llawnroc, is an attractive fishing port with colourful boats, quirky shops and plenty of restaurants and watering holes to choose from. Take a tip from us, park on the edge of the town and walk in to see the sights, especially on summer days.
The nearby Roseland Peninsula is home to the beautiful villages of Porthscatho, Veryan, St Mawes and the very pretty Portloe, just eight miles south of the hotel, known as a jewel in the crown of this peninsula, with its tiny streets and white washed Cornish cottages. Some of these villages are in easy walking distance from us along the South West Coastal Path.
Further afield there are many other beautiful viewpoints, quaint villages and attractions to visit. Just ask us for more details and we will be happy to offer advice on where to go.
There are many activities to take part in when visiting Cornwall, from various attractions to any number of water sports including surfing, sailing, kayaking and wild swimming.
Whatever your fancy, we will endeavour to help shape your adventure!
Beaches in and around Cornwall
Pentewan Sands, St Austell
A large sandy beach backed by a big family caravan site. It is privately owned from ‘cliff to cliff’ and is excellent for swimming and all water sports. No lifeguard service.
Porthpean, St Austell
Once known for pilchard fishing, Porthpean is now popular among families seeking a sheltered beach. The cliffs to the east are used by nesting birds, whilst the rock pools are great to look for starfish, crabs and shrimp. No lifeguard service.
Polkerris is a pleasant village with a small sandy beach and old harbour, close to Par Sands.
No life guard service.
Little Perhaver, Gorran Haven
This beach is around the corner from Gorran Haven Beach and therefore within easy reach at low tide to all the facilities in Gorran Haven. Both beaches are used by tourists and holiday makers as family beaches. No life guard service.
Porthluney Cove, Gorran Haven
A sheltered sandy cove. No life guard Service
Vault Beach, Gorran Haven
Sheltered on the eastern side of Dodman Point, a sweep of sand and shingle below steep bracken and heather covered cliffs. A good beach for children with gently shelving sand. The nearby cliffs rise to an impressive 110 metres. No lifeguard service
A small sandy beach accessed via the coast path. Due to the steep access this beach is not suitable for wheelchairs or families with buggies. No lifeguard service
A west facing long sandy beach offering some of the best surfing in the country. Backed by high cliffs. Very popular with families and day trippers, and offers numerous beach and seafront facilities. RNLI Lifeguard service April 29th – October 30th & Easter weekend.
Porth Beach, Newquay
Porth is a rural north west facing beach, narrow and with a shallow incline. Exposed to Atlantic swells. Easy access makes it popular with families and those with walking difficulties. RNLI Lifeguard service May 21st – September 25th
A sandy beach contained within east and west Pentire Headlands. Backed by high dunes at the NE end and by steep cliffs at the SW end. There is a large expanse of mostly tide swept golden sand with the River Gannel at the Northern edge. RNLI Lifeguard service May 21st – September 25th
Porthminster, St Ives
A spectacular 1km sandy beach with a Mediterranean feel. A gently sloping beach ideal for families. RNLI Lifeguard service May 21st – September 25th
Walk from Gorran Haven to Mevagissey
A walk that consists of mainly coastal paths Distance: 3.4 miles
- Start from the hotel car park
- Turn left down Chute Lane towards the sea
- Take a left onto Cliff Road where the road splits (right down Church Street)
- Follow Cliff Road to the right
- Continue to the end of the road and to your left you will see a style which will lead you onto the S W Coastal Path
- Follow the S W Coastal Path along the cliffs to reach Chapel Point Lane.
- Continue along the path until you reach the end of Chapel Point Lane where you will reach a road
- Turn right onto the road and continue to Portmellon (a small bay), here you will see The Rising Sun Inn
- Follow the road past the Inn and up the hill
- At the T-junction turn right onto Polkirt Hill
- Follow the road which will lead you towards Mevagissey Harbour
- Continue down the hill into Fore Street and the centre of the Port
The Llawnroc Hotel to Dodman Point and Hemmick Beach
A circular walk that consists of coastal and inland paths Distance: 5.4 miles
- At the hotel car park turn left and walk towards Gorran Haven Harbour down Church Street
- Follow the road round to the right at the beach then turn left onto Foxhole Lane
- Follow the steps on your left up the S W Coastal Path
- Heading along the coastal path and Vault beach can be seen below (you can take a lower left path to visit the beach)
- Continue along the S W Coastal Path towards the summit and you will reach Dod-man’s Cross on Dodman’s Point
- Continue along the S W Coastal Path from the point to Hemmick Beach
- Once you drop down to the beach you reach the road, to continue back to The Llawnroc via Penare, turn right onto the road
- Follow the road to Penare Farms
- Turn left and follow the road to a T-junction
- Turn right onto Lamledra Hill
- Turn right onto Foxholes Lane towards the beach
- Turn right then immediate left onto Church Street and continue up the hill
- Turn left into Chute Lane and you will reach the hotel on your right hand side
The Llawnroc Hotel to Chapel Point
- Turn left out the hotel car park and head towards the sea
- Turn left onto Cliff Road and climb the hill
- Turn right to continue along to the end of Cliff Road
- Cross stile bridge on your left hand side onto the S W Coastal Path
- Follow the path along the cliffs to reach Chapel Point
Walking in North Cornwall
Chapel Porth (near St Agnes)
A short walk along a well-used path to one of the most dramatically situated mine engine houses in Cornwall, perched high on the heather clad cliffs above the huge expanse (at low tide) of Chapel Porth Beach. Chapel Porth is signposted from St Agnes. Park your car in the car park either at the Cove itself or in the car park half way down the approach lane The Engine House is some half a mile North of the Cove. In summer there are lifeguards on the beach. At high water the beach is covered by the tide. Out of season it is a nice walk along the beach, Care is however needed to ensure you are not cut off by the incoming tide. Most of this stretch of Coastline is protected for the Nation by the National Trust.
Rough Tor (Bodmin Moor)
A 3 mile walk (more a hike) across open moorland with some scrambling to reach the very top of Rough Tor. Rough Tor is the second highest point in Cornwall. Standing on its summit on a clear day it is possible to see to both the Atlantic North Coast and the English Channel of the South Coast. Magnificent all round views, looking down on the surrounding moorland strewn with the remains of a thousand years of history. Ancient Settlements, hut circles, field systems, burial mounds, farmsteads and whole villages long since abandoned, often with only the chimney breast remaining.
Once at the summit it is nice to just sit and take in the view, with in spring maybe the bleating of sheep below and skylarks singing overhead. To reach the Car Park, take the Rough Tor road signed off the A39 Camelford to Bude. From the car park the walking route is fairly obvious. Stout footwear and clothing essential. Roughtor is protected for the Nation by the National Trust.
The Strangles Boscastle to Crackington Haven (North Cornwall)
A couple of miles North of Tintagel with its King Arthur legends is the comparatively unspoilt fishing village of Boscastle, nestling in a valley and with the only harbour for many miles along this stretch of rugged beautiful but treacherous North Coast. Wonderful walks are to be had in either direction along the Coast Path. Walk north to High Cliff, the highest point on the coast of Cornwall where you can look down on the wonderfully named Strangles. Continue walking along the Coast Path following it to Crackington Haven, stopping for a rest on the dramatically situated beach before walking back long the Coast Path to Boscastle. An equally nice walk is the one West from Boscastle to Tintagel and hence to Trebar with taking in the now ruined slate quarries. Most of this stretch of Coastline is protected for the Nation by the National Trust
Things to do on a rainy day
Lanhydrock House, Bodmin
tel. 01208 265950
Sa t Nav PL30 5AD
Prideaux Place, Padstow
www.prideauxplace.co.uk Elizabethan Mansion open to the public. Major film location, stunning setting above the fishing port of Padstow. Fine paintings, porcelain, furniture and a collection of Teddy Bears. Home to the Prideaux-Brune family for over 400 years.
tel. 01841 532411
Sat Nav PL28 8RP
National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth
tel. 01326 313388
Sat Nav TR11 3QY
Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk A wonderful collection of galleries and exhibitions including treasures from the classical world and those found in Cornwall itself.
tel. 01872 272205
Sat Nav TR1 2SJ
Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway, Bodmin
www.bodminandwenfordrailway.co.uk Enjoy the countryside in the dry – followed by refreshments at Bodmin General Station and a browse in the shop
tel. 01208 73666
Sat Nav PL31 1AQ
Bodmin Jail, Bodmin
www.bodminjail.org Take a tour – then feast on good food
tel. 01208 76292
Sat Nav PL31 2NR
The Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, Charlestown, St Austell
www.shipwreckcharlestown.com Said to be the largest private collection of shipwreck and historical artefacts on public display in Europe, it includes many items from a bygone age including artefacts from more than 150 shipwrecks. Follow up with a good pub lunch at the Inn down by the harbour! tel. 01726 69897 Sat Nav PL25 3NJ
Things to do on a rainy day with Children
Camel Creek Adventure Park, Tredinnick, Wadebridge
www.camelcreek.co.uk Camel Creek Adventure Park is a vibrant and welcome visitor destination year- round, uniquely interpreting the legends of the area and famous for delivering great adventures and
days out for the whole family. The Park is an all-weathers’ attraction and open all year round, with
annual activities reflecting the seasons.
tel. 01841 540276
Sat Nav PL27 7RA
www.dairylandfarmworld.com Great for families with the indoor Bullpen play area
tel. 01872 510246
Sat Nav TR8 5AA
Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay
tel. 01637 878134
Sat Nav TR7 1DU
The Eden Project, nr St Austell
www.edenproject.com Biomes, Visitor Centre and shop all under cover but there is a lot of outside to see too at Eden
tel. 01726 811911
Sat Nav PL24 2SG
Porthpean Golf Club
It is not normally necessary to book, but if you require any further information then please phone the club house on: 01726 64613.
Porthpean Beach Road, Saint Austell PL26 6AU 01726 64613
St Austell Golf Club
Tregongeeves Lane, Saint Austell PL26 7DS 01726 74756 / 01726 68621 (Pro Shop)
Carlyon Bay Golf Club
Carlyon Bay, St. Austell, Cornwall PL25 3RG 01726 814250
Lanhydrock Golf Club
Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 5AQ 01208 262570
Salamander Restaurant Polgooth Inn,
Tregony Hill Ricketts Road, Mevagissey Polgooth
PL26 6RD PL26 7DA, 01726 842254 01726 74089
Wreckers The Sharksfin
Charlestown The Quay
St. Austell Mevagissey
PL25 3NJ PL26 6QU
01726 879053 01726 842969
Barley Sheaf The Watermargin – Chinese
Gorran Church Town Gover Road
St. Austell St. Austell
Pl26 6HN PL25 5ND
01726 843330 01726 74886
Kingswood Bar & Restaurant Charlie’s Boathouse
London Apprentice Charlestown Road
St. Austell St. Austell
PL26 7AP PL25 3NJ
01726 63780 01726 63322