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Seafront Old Fish Cellars built from an Ancient Shipwreck

Bedrooms 2
Space 193 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

The Sea Hoss. Fabulous Sea Views from every window. Free wifi & parking.

The SeaHoss is a cottage in Cornwall perched on the harbour wall in the picturesque Cornish fishing village of Mevagissey. Originally built as an old fish cellars in the 1700's and constructed from the timbers of a shipwreck which washed up on a local beach, it has recently been fully renovated to make a beautiful harbourside home.

The house is built over 3 floors and has harbour, ocean and lighthouse views from every window. There are 2 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, a galley kitchen with a dining area overlooking the harbour and two bathrooms. All of the local amenities of the village , the local beaches and the coastal path are on the doorstep.

The house is furnished in a soft industrial, coastal style, mixing vintage items with top of the range appliances and natural products .The entrance to the house is from the coastal path, enter through the front door with handmade "SeaHoss" glass made from the Cornish company Jo Downs, and a small hallway leads to a modern wet room with rain shower and on to the Morning room, which has wide waxed original floorboards, antique leather chesterfield, scattered cowhide rugs, antique Thomas Lloyd leather wingback armchair and soft cashmere throws. A collection of travel magazines, vintage books by local authors, maps to plan the days activities and an ipad with high speed fibre optic broadband are all at the guests disposal.

An antique spiral staircase ( unsuitable for children under 10) leads down to the galley kitchen, once the original fish cellars, which is now contemporary with every modern convenience. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher and an electric Aga range with an induction hob, which stands on a slate plinth in the old pilchard smoking fireplace. Smooth Cornish slate worktops give the kitchen a traditional twist, along with a shabby chic handmade dresser and a driftwood poseaur dining table positioned just so, to give fabulous harbour views.

Leading off from the Morning room on the first floor is the comfortable tv and sitting room . Snuggle down to watch a favourite movie on the deep comfortable sofa with squashy cushions or sit and watch the activities on the harbour or storm watch on a rainy winters day. There is "Now TV" with an entertainment package and also Sky movies.

On the top floor there are two double bedrooms both with zip and link beds set up as a twin room or kingsize and a master with a superking ft bed which can be split into twin beds. Both bedrooms have lovely harbour views. Between the two bedrooms is a pretty bathroom with a slipper bath overlooking the harbour.

On arrival guests receive a welcome pack with Cornish produce and homemade fudge from a local company in the village.

Adjoining the house is a utility room with washing machine and sink for washing away the sand or mud from a winters walk along the coast path. A rarity on the harbour, the house also has a small terrace with driftwood benches and some of the best views in the town.

The SeaHoss was named "The 'Hoss" after the German ship which went down near a local beach at Chapel point in the 1700s. The house was constructed from the salvaged timbers of the boat. The wooden planking on the front of the house was used to log the boats coming into Mevagissey harbour, there are all sorts of boat etching carved into it some of which can be identified from the books in the Morning Room.

Healthy infrared heating means the air is healthy and the porcelain floors in the kitchen and bathrooms are warm underfoot.

Due to the location of the property there is no onsite parking ( unless you arrive by boat!) but guests are able to bring a car along the harbour to unload. Parking is a short, flat, walk away on a public car park for which we provide a permit.

Home Truths

The SeaHoss is over 300 years old and a Grade 2 listed house. It has been fully renovated to the highest standard but if you are expecting modern perfection this is not the holiday home for you! By it's nature, the antique waxed floors are uneven . The windows, although completely refurbished, are the original old sash and are not double glazed. Having said this, apart from the fishing boats going out and the sound of the sea it is fairly quiet.The front of the house is constructed from timber from an old shipwreck and is insulated with Cornish sheepswool. The original ships timbers are exposed in the Galley and are rough and some have old ships nails protruding. The walls are rendered in lime and so do shed occasionally onto the edges of the floor and side tables, this is not the fault of the cleaners.

Please Note: - The house is built over 3 floors, there is a tight antique spiral staircase down to the galley kitchen with original rails which means the house may not be suitable for persons of limited ability.

Important - Please Note :No children under the age of 10.

No Pets can be accepted. Please ask for full details.

More Details
Sound of the Sea
Carrie King
1 The Cliff
PL26 6QT Mevagissey Cornwall United Kingdom
VAT Reg No

Property Manager
Cornish Escapes
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

About Cornish Escapes

We have been in the hospitality business for over 25 years, firstly running luxury hotels in the Midlands and then moving to Cornwall in 1999 to operate a self catering cottage business. We spend our time living in both Cornwall and Cyprus and Carrie now runs a small agency for the properties in both countries.

We feel very privileged to be the custodians of such a wonderful landmark property as The SeaHoss. It is a piece of Cornish heritage and will be in the family for many years to come.

Cornish Escapes purchased this house in 2014

Why Cornish Escapes chose Mevagissey

We purchased The Sea Hoss in a very bad state of repair in April 2014. It was purchased because of its fabulous location and at the time we did not realised what an important and iconic property is it. The house had remained untouched for many years and the renovations took us over a year. During the renovations the history of the house became clear and we are so pleased that we have been able to renovate it.

The property is probably one of the best located in Cornwall.

What makes this house unique

The location of the SeaHoss is fabulous but the history is its most unique benefit. The house has not only been preserved but the history has been showcased. The old pilchard press lever holes are a feature in the kitchen and the oak barrel to collect the oil is housed beneath the kitchen floor.

The house was built from the timbers of a shipwreck and the original ships timbers are visable throughout the property.

The house was used as a log to record the boats in the harbour in the 1700s

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Carrie,

You have a beautiful house in a wonderful location. We had a great time there. Thank you for the welcome package. It was a great introduction to local produce.

I am an amature cook and had a great time in your kitchen cooking fresh caught seafood from across the harbour. I live on the coast in Queensland and love cooking our fish. So it was great to experiment with the seafood from your area. Had some success with a particular "sole" which is exclusive to your area and one other area in Scotland.

I will give some thought to what may improve a guests experience but you do set a very high standard already.

Thank you,
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mevagissey in Newquay & St Austell area

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 193 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 6ft double or twin
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Zip and link beds. Can be made into a king size
  • There are two bedrooms set up as a large double and a twin. The twin can be made into a kingsize bed if required and the 6ft can be made into two singles if guests require 2 twin bed rooms. Please ask for details. There is a sofa bed in the sitting room for occasional use by request only.
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

What a gem of a place! We had the most relaxing and enjoyable stay at The Foss. The location is stunning, overlooking the historically beautiful Mevagissey harbour. Relaxing in the hot tub and watching the fishing boats bobbing on the water was one of my favourite moments in this gorgeous home. The Foss is a unique gem in a very special location of Mevagissey, with fantastic pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops all on the doorstep, and exquisite views to enjoy along the nearby coastal walk. You couldn't wish for more at The Foss, it's got real creature comforts and offers everything you could ask for. We will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous, historic property.

  • 5 of 5

It was such a privilege to stay in this beautiful property. Great location and wonderful views over the harbour.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review for us. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Carrie
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Truly wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

You can't argue with all the previous reviews, it's a wonderful property to enjoy the town, the views and just being in the property itself - had it of rained every day you would be very happy in this property, simply enjoying its charms and quirks. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the house. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review for us. Kindest Regards, Carrie
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Fabulous house, fantastic setting!

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous house with amazing views of Mevagissey Harbour. We loved our stay in the house which was in the perfect location to enjoy the village.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Reviews are incredibly important to us and we are extremely grateful that you took the time to write these lovely words, thank you. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the SeaHoss. Carrie
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A wonderful long weekend at the SeaHoss!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the SeaHoss for 3nights earlier this month. As 2 couples in our mid-twenties we wanted somewhere to relax from busy everyday life.

The SeaHoss did not disappoint!! We had an amazing time, the house was wonderful - the pictures do not do it justice!! Lovely little touches like the basket of goodies on arrival. Great location right on the harbour with plenty of places nearby to eat and drink - can particularly recommend the Sharksfin for a great meal by the sea!

Carrie was great and really helpful, offered advice on places to go and things to do in the area.

We will definitely be returning to the SeaHoss in the future and sending our friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased that you enjoyed your short break in The SeaHoss and I very much appreciate that you took the time to write a review for us,thank you so much. After so much hard work renovating the house it is so rewarding when our guests tell us that they enjoyed their stay. Thank you also for recommending it to your friends and family. If they would like to book and let me know they are friends I will pop in an extra bottle of something or complimentary facial or manicure in the village. Carrie
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Amazing, breathtaking, never forget, SPECIAL

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Hoss was everything we hoped it would be, fabulous house with super comfy beds, amazing facilities, very modern in such a historical building. It was such fun to wash our clothes in the outhouse! Then there's the views and location, in the absolute centre of picturesque Mevagissey, the port right there, I could have sat in the window just watching the world go by. Beware, this town, this harbour, this house will have a serious effect on you and you will be forever wanting to go back. If I could give this place a million stars I would! What an absolute privilege! Thank you!

Places to visit: Mevagissey museum - outstanding! Aquarium was lovely (both free or visit by donation), a 5 pound harbour cruise, just walk the streets and eat the icecream!! Walk around to the beach (it's a hike but worth it) and definitely leave your car in the top car park!

The absolute best part of our UK holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my Goodness! . Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. Renovating The SeaHoss from the wreck it was when we purchased it took a lot out of us and to know that you loved the house and the village and enjoyed your holiday means everything to us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, it is very much appreciated.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Summer 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
5 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New Year 2017/18
24 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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Refundable Damage Deposit £50
Pet Fee £20

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