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Winnie's View - Beautiful Sea Views, handy for Eden Project and Heligan Gardens

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Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 bedroom house with stunning sea and Mevagissey harbour views.

Dogs are welcome at Winnie's View. The house has spectacular views of the sea and harbour. It's a short walk down to Mevagissey where there is a good range of pubs, eateries and shops. A walk or short drive to Heligan Gardens and at St Austell, The Eden Project. We love the glorious beaches at Caerhays and Gorran Haven or Carne Beach to name but a few. Winnie's View is spacious, light and airy. It has off road parking for 2 cars and a pretty enclosed south facing garden and patio. The house has comfortable beds, fully equipped kitchen and plenty of storage for all your kit, There is an open fire for cosy evenings in the cooler seasons. Oil fired central heating. Free wifi. Linen and towels are included.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Elsa Mckenzie
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017

About Elsa Mckenzie

This house belonged to Winnie, my mother in law, she had wonderful holidays here, visiting relatives, swimming from local beaches and she always welcomed family and friends. We have been holidaying in Mevagissey for a long time, we live in Suffolk at the most easterly point in the UK and we have travelled west to Mevagissey at least 3 times a year. Alastair is a civil engineer who visited the area often as a child, Elsa teaches part time. Our 4 grown up children continue to visit the house with their children and partners. Since the early days we have continued to update and improve Winnie's View into a lovely comfortable home from home for our visitors. Our latest project has been to refit and open up the kitchen area.

Elsa Mckenzie purchased this house in 1980

Why Elsa Mckenzie chose Mevagissey

Our children at all ages have always been very fond of Mevagissey and have many happy memories of their holidays there. Now they are nearly all grown up and some have children of their own and they still love to visit with us or with their friends.

The south Cornish coast is just stunning, we are now endeavouring to walk the coast path (in chunks). The beaches are beautiful surrounded by amazing landscapes. Winnie's View can be used as a base for exploration, visits to many attractions, or as a comfortable place to return to after a long day at the beach. The house is comfortable, well equipped and practical with space for people, their kit and parking for 2 cars. We have laid out the bedrooms so that extended family can come too. It's a short walk down to the village for pubs, shops and a walk round the harbour. Fishing is still taking place in Mevagissey as you will see by the number of fishing boats in the harbour. Local fish is very fresh and can be bought from the kiosk on the inner harbour. The views from the house never cease to amaze, winter or summer.

What makes this house unique

The amazing view and the changing light on the sea is a tonic for our stress levels!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a quick note to say we had a lovely time at Winnie's View. It's a fantastic house in a perfect location and we really didn't want to come home!
Dec 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a quick note to say we had a lovely time at Winnie's View. It's a fantastic house in a perfect location and we really didn't want to come home!
Dec 2016
  • 1 of 4

7 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

5

We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the most amazing week at Winnie's View and we can't say enough about the property. It is so well-placed on the top of the hill with sea views from many rooms and an easy walk down into the village where we spent quite a bit of time eating and strolling around. Winnie's View is a cute place, very updated and nicely decorated with more space than we anticipated. We used the fireplace every single night which on these cold January nights was wonderful, and the convenience of the garden was a life-saver for our little puppy. We were also very pleased to have parking for our car, as we heard (and could see when we got to Mevagissey) that parking is at a premium in many places. Worth mentioning, my husband and I used the property as a ''working vacation'' which was great because the wifi connection is excellent - we didn't have a single outage and the speed was better than at our own home! - We are thrilled with our experience- the rental logistics were all managed well- and we hope to make this an annual trip! Thank you to Winnie and the team.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay! This is what it's all about. Best wishes Elsa
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5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful 3 nights at Winnie's View betweem Xmas and New Year. I probably shouldn't be telling too many people but the house is a real find, it's cosy and homely with fantastic views. The location is perfect for the Coast Path and strolling down to Mevagissey. We would love to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic views, wonderful scenery and great place to stay. The ideal holiday home for a break in the mevagissy area. Everything was clean and well maintained and great that our dog was also welcome. Great selection of dog and child friendly pubs in the village with excellent food. I would recommend staying here, especially if you enjoy walking as it is very close to the beautiful coastal path walks.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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3

Generally good, but with caveats

  • 3 of 5

The house is lovely: clean, spacious, lovely views, well-equipped, and location ideal. However, on our stay the garden was nothing like the photo - it was overgrown with a large drainage repair hole in the middle and we could not use it. We were not informed about this. Also, although there is a bath, the electric shower is all but unusable. This would have been a 5 star review but for the above. If you do stay, the Portuguese restaurant in the harbour is superb and the free museum is excellent. The model railway is not worth visiting unless you are a serious model railway nerd. Porthpean and Gorran Haven both have beaches ideal for kids. In good weather, the ferry to Fowey makes a great day out.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take complaints very seriously. We promise in our literature to respond to problems and take action as soon as we are able. You promptly emailed us about the difficulties you faced on Sunday with regard to the garden and the shower after your return from Winnie's View. It is unfortunate that essential repairs to the pipework by South West Water (SWW) have been carried out during the holiday season and I think we all agree they have had a bad impact on the garden and furthermore have overrun the original timescale by 2 weeks. South West Water have agreed to reimburse us for the loss of amenity of the garden and reinstatement of the garden. This compensation will be passed onto yourself and all our customers that are affected. I confirmed this arrangement in my reply to your email on Sunday. Our gardener can now start the work of restoring the garden this week as SWW have vacated the site. I appreciate that this situation has been far from ideal, at this stage the only action I am able to take to ameliorate the situation is to pass on the compensation offered by SWW. We check and maintain our property at the beginning of the season. Any problems are addressed then in readiness for the season but sometimes appliances will develop faults. I am always indebted to our visitors when they inform us of faults and I have now been able to act on the information regarding the shower. A repair is in process and the shower will be back in working order by the end of the week. We will always try to ensure that our visitors have a pleasant stay in Winnie's View. With regards Elsa Mckenzie John sent me a further review: If you are able to post the following, please do. "The house is lovely: clean, spacious, well-equipped, excellent views, location ideal, and quiet friendly neighbours. The owners are very helpful. The Portuguese restaurant in the harbour is superb and the free museum excellent. The model railway is not worth visiting unless you are a serious model railway nerd (kids go free, but adults pay). Porthpean and Gorran Haven both have beaches ideal for kids, but every beach we found was at very least good. In fine weather, the ferry to Fowey makes a great day out (you'll need 20 pence pieces for the public toilets)."
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5

Stunning view

  • 5 of 5

The house is overlooking Megavissey and very bright thanks to the big windows. It was clean and well-maintained. You feel so relaxed in the house that you don't want to go outside!

There's a path that lead to the village in 5-10 min. We had dinner at the restaurant Number five which is very good.

We've been to Eden project which is very well-known and not too far but apparently the Lost Gardens of Heligan which are near the house is a must-do.

I'd definitively recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

WOW

  • 5 of 5

Yes wow,first impression when we looked out from the harbour facing windows .

The house was immaculate when we arrived,everything was just so comfortable it felt like home.

OK downside,easy walk down to the harbour but oxygen needed for the walk back,only kidding ,I was trying to keep up with the grand kids .

Very good communication with the very caring owner.

All in all ,five stars I would recommend this property to family and friends

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Our children at all ages have always been very fond of Mevagissey and have many happy memories of their holidays there. Now they are nearly all grown up and some have children of their own and they still love to visit with us or with their friends. The south Cornish coast is just stunning, we are now endeavouring to walk the coast path (in chunks). The beaches are beautiful surrounded by amazing landscapes. Winnie's View can be used as a base for exploration, visits to many attractions, or as a comfortable place to return to after a long day at the beach. The house is comfortable, well equipped and practical with space for people, their kit and parking for 2 cars. We have laid out the bedrooms so that extended family can come too. It's a short walk down to the village for pubs, shops and a walk round the harbour. Fishing is still taking place in Mevagissey as you will see by the number of fishing boats in the harbour. Local fish is very fresh and can be bought from the kiosk on the inner harbour. The views from the house never cease to amaze, winter or summer.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Train : St Austell at 6 Miles Nearest Beach : Polstreath at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Walk across the green and down steps to Polstreath Beach. Or hop in the car (15 - 20 mins) to Caerhays (Porthluney) or Gorran Haven, these have cafe/s and loos. Both accept dogs in high season. Gorran Haven is an attractive village with a store/bakery/post office and a beach cafe. Porthluney beach is opposite Caerhays Castle which has an amazing rhododendron and camilia collection ( open early on in the year). There are beautiful coastal areas to explore further afield.

Travel:

A car is recommended. Main line train links at St Austell.

Distances:

Heligan Gardens 3 miles

The Eden Project 8 miles

Mevagissey 5 min walk downhill.

Truro 12 miles - 30 mins

Fowey 35 mins by ferry or 25 mins by car

Further Details:

Mevagissey has many shops and eateries, including restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, 2 fish and chip shops, art galleries, a museum, aquarium, fishing supplies, model railway museum, part time banking at Lloyds, Post Office.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
From
£85
Fri,Sat,Sun
£500
 
 
spring 2017
25 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
From
£95
Fri,Sat,Sun
£560
 
 
May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
From
£105
Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
 
 
whitsun 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£115
Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
 
 
early summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£125
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
 
 
summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
 
winter 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
Christmas/new year 2018
23 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£750
 
 
winter 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£500
 
 
Easter 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Spring 2018
15 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
From
£95
Fri,Sat,Sun
£550
 
 
whitsun 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
early summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£229
for 3 nights
From
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£695
 
 
Summer 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£690
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
25% deposit secures booking with completed booking form, balance payment and security deposit is due 8 weeks before the start of holiday. Key code is emailed with full directions and information on the house 2 weeks before your holiday. On satisfactory inspection of the house your deposit is refunded within 14 days.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday and minimum length of stay is 7 days in high season, length of stay and changeover day is flexible in low season.

Notes on prices:

Please call for a quote for late bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The amazing view and the changing light on the sea is a tonic for our stress levels!

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Mira electric shower over bath.
  • Newly refurbished top floor bathroom with electric shower over bath, sink and wc, heated towel rail. Loo with sink on ground floor.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Linen and towels inclusive. Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 max (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed, dressing table, sofa and fitted wardrobes, Bedroom 2 with std double and single bed, 2 chests of drawers and fitted wardrobe and Bedroom 3 has bunk beds, dressing table.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Spacious and light, main rooms have delightful views. Outside: A modest sized garden with patio area, planted out with lilies, hydrangea, mombretia, palms etc. Garden seating. Utility Room: washing machine, tumbledryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are inclusive. The property is thoroughly checked and cleaned between lettings. Other: Good sized bedrooms. Open plan dining area connected to the kitchen via a large opening giving a spacious feel.

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