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Mevagissey, Cornwall, Holiday Cottage In Cornish Fishing Village



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Mevagissey 2 bedroom cottage, Nr. St Austell, Cornwall, - Quiet Location In Centre Of Village, 2 Mins Walk To Harbour

Situated on Cornwall's south coast, Mevagissey is one of Cornwall's most beautiful fishing villages. The fascination with Mevagissey can only be understood with a visit here. Its narrow streets (where you'll find the cottage) allow the unique character of this quiet fishing village to live on. The fishermen are still here, hauling in their catch at the end of the day. You too can go fishing on one of the deep-sea angling trips that are available from the quay or short mackerel fishing trips in the bay. Mevagissey is a great base for a walking holiday with the Cornish coastal path passing right through the village. Close to the village are several other smaller villages incl. Gorran Haven and Pentewan. Mevagissey is right on the doorstep of the renowned Heligan Gardens and Eden Project. For the keen golfer you can reach many excellent courses and close by are Par and St Austell. The cottage has been in our family for over 50 years.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accept Credit Cards

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About the Owner

My brother an I jointly own Erin Cottage (named after my Grandfathers fishing boat - a lugger called Erin), the cottage has been in the Elvins family for many years. William Elvins our Grandfather and our dad Brian Elvins lived in the three story house next door. Our dad was a history teacher at Kings of Wessex School in Cheddar. We still have many friends and relatives living in Mevagissey.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Have had a great week, Erin cottage is perfect for a nice relaxing week and well situated for travelling to other parts of Cornwall. Mevagissey itself provides all the romance anyone could wish for, with nice friendly pubs and restaurants" - The Evans (Solihull).

"The cottage is super, absolutely ideal, all one could want & amazingly roomy. Extremely good value for money compared to other cottages we have stayed in. Good location amongst friendly residents, felt we could come and live here very happily. Already planning re-visit next year and would gladly recommend to friends" (Humpreys-Smith W-S-M).

"Excellent time, Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan must be done both are superb. Cottage very clean & tidy and brilliant for price paid. Will be back, Fab village. Forgot how beautiful Cornwall is!" The Porters, Cardiff.

"Cosy cottage, clean and well kept. Fabulous weather, the highlight being visit to Minack outdoor theatre, stunning - a must see, The Halls, Bath.
May 2007
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


super cottage

  • 5 of 5

Erin cottage had a lovely authentic feel to it, indeed the quiet street just off the harbour was quaint. Opposite the church we were privileged to listen to the Mevagissey male choir practising on Monday night. We walked to Gorran Haven, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Charlestown, from Looe to Polperro and took the ferry to Fowey (seeing dolphins on route). Lots to do, great food , good public transport too.

Erin Cottage is an ideal base, very clean and comfortable, I hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cardiff, United Kingdom

quaint and cosy

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage with all the amenities you need. Stayed here for 6 weeks but would of liked to stay the whole summer.

A sunny cosy cottage. What a hidden gem.

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Tired cottage

  • 3 of 5

Great location for village and harbour. Tucked away 2 minutes from the harbour, pubs and shops.

Bit disappointed with the interior and furnishings.

It's been a bit neglected and not as clean as it could be.

With a little TLC this could be a perfect, cheap getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well situated cottage to explore Cornwall

  • 4 of 5

We had a fabulous time staying in Erin cottage. It is well situated to explore Cornwall and Mevagissey itself is such a lovely village. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. Would recommend to friends & will ourselves be back in the future. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jane - Thank you very much for your reveiw, much appreciated and hope to see you again in the future. Regards Mark
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Erin Cottage, Mevagissey

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time in Mevagissey, the cottage was ideal. Only 2 minutes walk to the harbour. Liked the cottage, everything worked that needed to. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Gilcrux UK

Easter success

  • 5 of 5

Everything as described,all the points opposite positive,suggest new armchair or sofa for all too many people with bad backs,but otherwise thoroughly content,low cost offsets inevitable parking costs but once booked they cease to matter.Location perfect,harbour,shops,pubs,carpark all just a few yards,yet quiet,snug retreat for any lucky couple

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary


The beaches of South West Cornwall are simply among the finest in Western Europe and, some would argue, the world. Many sandy beaches are nearby including Gorran Haven and Pentewen. Also near to Mevagissey, reached from Gorran down narrow lanes is the lovely and quiet Hemmick Beach. Ideal for the family (about 5 miles away) is the Porthluney/Caerhays Beach which has plenty of parking, snack shop and the bonus of the beautiful Caerhays Castle.


The nearest airport to Mevagissey is Newquay airport which is about 15 miles away. Alternatively Exeter airport is 1 hours drive away or Bristol Airport which would be 2.5 hours away. By rail - there are regular mainline Intercity services to St Austell with regular bus connections from the railway station to Mevagissey. For more details on train services from your area to St Austell contact the National Rail Enquiry Bureau.


The nearest town to Mevagissey is St Austell which is 5 miles away. Truro is 12 miles, Newquay 15 miles, Falmouth 12 miles, Plymouth 40 miles. Eden Project - 5 Miles, Heligan Gardens - 2 Miles.

Further Details:

Mevagissey also hosts its own festival (Feast week) the last week of June when the harbour is fully decorated, with a full week of activities finishing on the Saturday evening with a spectacular firework display around the harbour. Mevagissey also has its own museum, sealife aquarium and model railway centre. Other places of interest are The 15th Century Church at Gorran, Dodman Point, The Old Pilchard Cellars and Caerhays Castle. There is also a post office, bakers, grocers, chemist, numerous restaurants and pubs and takeaways and cash point facilities. Asda and Tescos supermarkets are located in St Austell which is approx a 10 minutes drive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
November wks or 4 nights £125
6 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
December wks or 4 nights £120
1 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
January wk or 3-4 nights £120
2 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
February wk or 3-4 nights £125
1 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
March weeks
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
April w/c 29th
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
W/C 6th, 13th & 20th MAY
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
W/C 3rd, 13th & 17th JUNE
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
W/C 2nd JULY
2 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
W/C 15th JULY
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
W/C 22nd & 29th JULY
22 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
W/C 5th,12th,19th&26th AUGUST
5 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The deposit is 25% of the weekly rate. The balance should be paid one month before the start of the holiday. The deposit is non-returnable except where a rebooking can be arranged. A refundable deposit of £50 is also required to cover the cost of damage to any fixtures and fittings or if specialist cleaning is required.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the preferred changeover day in the summer months (May-Sept), however this might be flexible depending on availability.The cottage will be available from 2pm on the day of your arrival and is to be vacated by 10am on the morning of departure.

Notes on prices:
W/C 30/5/15 - Now only £165 (was £360)
W/C 6/6/15 - Now only £250 (was £400)
W/C 13/6/15 - Now only £250 (was £410)
W/C 5/7/15 - Now only £270 (was £420) from Sunday only 6 days

MARCH - £130
APRIL - £140

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The property is situated in a quiet side street opposite a church, on the flat part of Mevagissey and only a two minute walk to the harbour and main shops, pubs and restaurants. Mevagissey is also centrally placed in Cornwall making it a ideal base to visit other parts of Cornwall.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs bathroom with toilet, bath and electric shower. A modern electric water heater and 15 litre tank has been installed in 2009.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One double bedroom with wardrobe etc. One bedroom with 2 x single beds + a very small chair bed and wardrobes etc.


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage has no parking spaces but it is possible to park outside in order to unload and there are two public car parks within a short walking distance from the cottage. Including Sunnyside car park is only 40 yards away. Outside: The property has no garden it is not suitable for pets. Utility Room: The cottage downstairs has been completely re-furbished & updated in 2011 and has a wonderful spiral staircase to the bedrooms and bathroom. Full double-glazing, along with new carpets, sofa and a new kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All 3 beds have duvets. Visitor's will need to bring duvet covers (double and 2 singles) pillow cases, bottom sheets and towels. The cottage is cleaned weekly. Electricity is on a coin meter (£1). Other: The cottage heating is mobile oil filled radiators and a electric flame fire.

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