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Cosy Cottage With Stunning Sea And Harbour Views In Mevagissey



Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Cottage in Mevagissey, Cornwall, England, UK - Peaceful Location, Short Walk To Harbour, Village Pubs, Restaurants And Shops

Cliff Cottage is a comfortable, cosy 19th century fisherman's cottage forming part of a terrace above the bustling traditional fishing harbour of Mevagissey. With stunning sea and harbour views, spectacular coastline and unique experiences on your doorstep, a holiday here will leave you relaxed, refreshed, with plenty to tell your friends! It is perfect for watching the boats coming in and out of the harbour or the waves crashing on the harbour walls during stormier weather. A peaceful location, set up on the cliff, just a short walk to pubs, restaurants and shops full of locally sourced food and drink… locally caught fish a speciality! Fantastic for walkers, the cottage is right on the South West Coast Path in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And for those with sea legs, there are plenty of boats for hire, fishing trips and even a ferry to the lovely town of Fowey. An excellent base for exploring the beaches, pretty villages and attractions of South Cornwall. Superfast broadband

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for letting us rent your wonderful 'Cliff Cottage'! The property and location were fantastic and my family had a great week...Once again many thanks and we look forward to booking the cottage again in the future."

"Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had last week. Your cottage is adorable and the view is truely exceptional. We will definitely consider staying again in the future."
Nov 2010
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Cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

Cosy quay side cottage just a short if somewhat steep walk from the town. End of season, but it could do with a deep clean.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quaint cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely fishermans cottage with fabulous views. Dated but adequate. Needs a little attention ie paintwork , fridge , cleaning. Perfect location & a great week - thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted you enjoyed your holiday at Cliff Cottage. Thank you very much for your feedback; we have now changed our cleaner and repainted the whole cottage. Best wishes Emma
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Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary


Cliff Cottage looks out to sea, and the harbour walls are just a couple of minutes walk down the hill.

Polstreath beach is a short walk away reached via the coastal path outside the cottage, Portmellon beach is a small shingly beach 1.5 miles away, the nearby village of Gorran Haven has a lovely safe sandy beach that is popular with families and Charlestown (20 mins drive) has a large, stoney very safe private harbour beach with tall ships and childrens playground.


The nearest airport is Newquay airport, 45 mins drive away.

The nearest train station is St Austell, 15 mins drive away.


Mevagissey village 5 mins walk. Lost Gardens of Heligan 10 mins drive. Gorran Haven 10 mins drive. St Austell 15 mins drive. Charlestown 20 mins drive. Eden Project 25 mins drive. Fowey 30 mins drive. St Mawes 35 mins drive. Truro 35 mins drive. Lizard Point 1hr 30 mins drive.

Further Details:

There are a number of local produce, clothes and interiors shops in Mevagissey to browse around, as well as a greengrocers, Post Office, Boots pharmacy, Lloyds Bank and minimarket.

Mevagissey is fantastic if you love fish - local fishermen can provide you with charter boats to try and land some mackerel, bass or even shark, or for those without sea legs, buy the fish straight off the boat in the harbour and cook it back at the cottage or eat it in one of the local restaurants or pubs which were once the haunts of Cornish smugglers!

As well as fresh fish, Cornish fudge and Cornish pasties, which can also be bought in the village, other locally sourced food and drink can be found at Lobbs Farm Shop, winner of Taste of the West 2009 Gold Award or sampled at the nearby St Austell Brewery, Cornwall's oldest independent family brewery that has been going for over 150 years.

After all the indulgence, you can walk it off along the South West Coast Path, which runs outside the cottage. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the walks from Mevagissey are amazing. But if you can only make it to the top of the hill behind the cottage, an awesome view of the sea awaits you from the cliff top park.

If you'd rather be bobbing on the sea, take in the fantastic coastline by hiring a motor boat, taking a trip on one of the boats in the harbour, or going further afield on the ferry that takes you from the lighthouse to the pretty yachting town of Fowey.

Other nearby towns to explore include the unspolit Georgian village of Charlestown with its tall ships and Shipwreck Museum, and the historic town of Lostwithiel, once the capital of Cornwall and home to the ancient Restormel Castle.

There are a number of beautiful gardens to lose yourself in - just up the road is the Lost Gardens of Heligan, 200 acres of mysterious gardens and estate, and the Eden Project, dubbed the 'Eighth Wonder of the World' by some, just a short drive away.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Apr 2017 - 18 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2
19 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 3
26 May 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer hols 1
23 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer hols 2
21 Jul 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer hols 3
18 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday. Arrival time from 3pm, departure time 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week, not per person, and include superfast wireless broadband, electricity, bed linen and towels.
Short breaks are available (except July and August) - please contact us for prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 30-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • En-suite to double bedroom with shower, sink and toilet. En suite to twin bedroom with bath, sink and toilet. Low sloping ceiling in some areas.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Double Bed, 1 Cot, Travel cot available, please bring mattress and bed linen
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Suitable for those under 6ft due to lower ceiling height
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 in beds (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with sea view from original sash window, double bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe. Ensuite shower room. Bedroom 2 with two single beds and wardrobe. Ensuite bathroom. Note - low ceiling, bedroom not suitable for those over 6ft.


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Parking: As a 19th century listed building on the South West Coast Path, you are unable to reach Cliff Cottage by car, thus maintaining its peaceful atmosphere. It is quite a steep walk towards the end, but the view is worth it! However Mevagissey plenty of long stay parking available, where weekly parking permits are available from around £30. Outside: The cottage is south-facing, so gets the sun all day. There is no garden, however there is a bench in front of the cottage to sit and enjoy the views and the sunshine.

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