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Cosy Cottage With Stunning Sea And Harbour Views In Mevagissey

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

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

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mevagissey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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
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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(11 traveller reviews)

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Cosy Cottage With Stunning Sea And Harbour Views In Mevagissey
average rating of 4.0 based on 12 reviews

It must have been a lovely cottage to be in once but it lacks tlc.

  • 1 of 5

It needs bringing into the 21st century. And it needs a proper clean! The views from the front of the cottage are beautiful but the back half is claustrophobic and dirty.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Short stay fishing holiday for friends who all were happy saying it was great value. Ideal location and very friendly owner who kept us updated and had excellent communication overall. Only downside was the hot water kept running out but once we got a schedule going it was perfect. Hope to return one day soon with the wife and children. Thank you for letting us stay.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location!

  • 4 of 5

This is a fantastic little cottage with great views and everything you needed ...we want to return x

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cottage in a perfect setting.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was the perfect size for two adults and two children. The bedrooms and en-suites were lovely. The kitchen was well equipped and suited our needs. The view was beautiful and immediately made us feel like we were on holiday. It was wonderful waking up to the view of the harbour each morning and then enjoying coffee on the bench outside.

As mentioned in the details of this cottage access is by foot only and the path is very steep. We parked in a road up above the cottage to unload the car and then moved the car to the Willow car park,

Mevagissey is a lovely little town with great cafes, restaurants, ice-cream and fresh fish.

We walked to Polstreath Beach, which was well worth the scary descent down the very steep steps. It is a lovely quiet beach with fascinating rock formations and rock pools.

We also visited Falmouth and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, both of which we thoroughly enjoyed.

The highlight of our holiday was getting married on beautiful Hemmick Beach.

Cliff Cottage was the perfect place to stay and we would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tired cottage, Mevagissey great place to stay

  • 3 of 5

Very tired. Carpets worn, en-suite toilet seat broken (I emailed owners about but they didn't respond). Carpet in other bathroom smelt, as carpets around toilets will. Carpet on stairs very worn. Looks as though undecorated for some years and in desperate need of updating and repair and replacement of white goods. View from sitting window was absolutely wonderful and Mevagissey a really good place to stay, friendly and lots to do.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Comfortable Cottage with amazing view

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is very cozy, we felt right at home. The view over Mevagissey is amazing, you can just sit at the window and watch the lovely harbour. The windows were a little tricky, but that is part of the charm of the lovely old house.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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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.


Prices & Availability

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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.