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Chorister's Cottage, quiet location in Mevagissey, sleeps 6, garden & parking,

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Mevagissey, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Location, 5 Minute Walk To The Coast And Quaint Picturesque Harbour Town Of Mevagissey

Mevagissey is one of the few remaining active Cornish fishing harbours. In the small town you can enjoy the local shops, boutiques, and art galleries. There are cafes, pubs and restaurants, as well as places to stop for a cream tea, fish and chips or an ice-cream. There is even a handmade fudge shop! A visit to the museum and aquarium on the harbour is recommended. Freshly caught fish are often available to buy from the quayside. There are many walks that can be enjoyed from the cottage, but most popular are those along the coastal path leading from the harbour. Mevagissey is fortunate to have a cycle path that meanders to St. Austell and beyond and has a ferry to take you to Fowey. There are a great variety of activities to suit all interests. Fishing trips and scenic boat trips are available from the harbour. If you enjoy watersports or a day out at the seaside, sandy beaches are close by. For garden enthusiasts many popular attractions are within easy reach, including;The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Caerhays Castle, The Eden Project. There are several National Trust properties. If you are interested in popular culture you will enjoy a visit to the nearby 18th century harbour village of Charlestown. One of Britain's most popular film locations, it was used in The Eagle Has Landed and most recently the new Poldark series and in many others in between.

Jacqueline Wedlake Hatton
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2017

About Jacqueline Wedlake Hatton

I was born about 10 miles from Mevagissey and have fond childhood memories of skipping through the streets and eating ice-cream whilst sitting on the rocks near the harbour. As an adult I studied art at Falmouth and remain inspired by the familiar landscapes of the south west. These days I eat less ice cream and run through the hilly streets in my attempts to stay fit. I love how Cornwall with her tides and unpredictable weather reveals herself serendipitously to those who take the time to explore. For example, during a recent walk I stumbled upon the wreck of the 'Romanie', believed to be the inspiration for Daphne Du Maurier's 'Rebecca'. I hope that if you come to stay at Chorister's Cottage you and your party will take away with you equally fond and inspiring memories.

Jacqueline Wedlake Hatton purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Jacqueline Wedlake Hatton chose Mevagissey

Having grown up in the St.Austell area I am delighted to now have my own home here once again. Mevagissey, in my opinion, is one of the few Cornish fishing towns to still retain its integrity as such and seems little changed since my childhood. My criteria for a second home was to be within walking distance of the sea and a pub or restaurant in this part of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Also I wanted easy access to the South West Coast Path. Parking was important as having the convenience of my own car to explore Cornwall and visit friends and family when here is essential. Finally I wanted a comfortable and cosy home with a real fire and a traditional feel; Chorister's Cottage ticks all of those boxes. I look forward to sharing this beautiful part of Cornwall with you.

What makes this cottage unique

In addition to the accommodation inside the cottage there is a delightful garden area at the front which gets the sun for most of the day. Being tucked away behind the old St.Peter's Church, this is a quiet and peaceful setting. The tranquillity of this hidden corner of Mevagissey contrasts with the activity and bustle of the beautiful harbour, yet it is less than a five minute, relatively level walk away. I am a romantic at heart and so the subtle details like the unmistakeable cries of the seagulls and being regaled by the birdsong of numerous other feathered species during my stays here is a joy. In addition, at night time there is usually an owl hooting, bats flitting about the street lamps and when the sky is clear those endless stars never fail to delight me.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mevagissey in Mevagissey

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc and sink, heated towel rail.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with double bed, Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds.
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Large paved garden surrounded by pretty herbacious boarders. Outside table with 6 chairs, parasol and barbecue. Views towards St. Peters church. The garden is not enclosed. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are included and changed weekly. The cottage is cleaned prior to guests arrival.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

Chorister's Cottage, quiet location in Mevagissey, sleeps 6, garden & parking,
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here at this cottage before and loved it then and after our second visit we still think its perfect. the location is great and to be able to just have a pleasant walk on an evening into Mevagissey is perfect.


  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steve, So lovely having you back again and hope to see you again soon. Jacqui
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As good as any cottage we have stayed in

  • 5 of 5

A lovely well equipped cottage with a beautiful garden and that all important parking place

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, Utah

Cozy cottage in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

The Chorister's Cottage is spacious, yet cozy. The kitchen was so well designed that we ate in every night during our stay. The living room was a great reading space and the garden was delightful. We'd go back again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay but located in quiet area.

  • 5 of 5

Jacqui was very helpful and responded promptly to all queries with very helpful suggestions. Mevagissey is a gem on the coast with a great fishing boat harbour and some good eating and drinking places. Choristers was clean and comfortable and located conveniently close to the Coastal Walk and other attractions.

Recommend this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just enjoyed a lovely relaxing week at Chorister's Cottage. The cottage lived up to everything we expected and would return again.

Linda (Wirral)

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in perfect location. Ideal for a relaxing break. Would recommend!,

  • 5 of 5

Choristers Cottage is a home from home in a perfect location in Mevagissey. A short 5 minute walk into the village/harbour with lovely shops, pubs and restaurants. We ate in various restaurants all were excellent as was the food in The Fountain and The Ship. Will definitely be going back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22.6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Mevagissey Harbour to Fowey foot passengers only
Nearest Train
5 Miles
St. Austell
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended


Mevagissey harbour has a small beach area, fishing,crabbing and boat trips.

Pentewan Sands- A few mins car journey can be reached by the coastal path. Watersports and bike hire available.

Polstreath - a beach to the north of Mevagissey, about 15 minutes walk from the cottage.

Portmellon - small cove to the east of Mevagissey, about 20 minutes walk from the village.

Gorran Haven - 5 min car journey. Nice sandy beach with easy access for people and boats and facilities such as toilets, cafes

Vault Beach, just beyond Gorran Haven, listed by the Guardian as one of the worlds best wild beaches.


Newquay Airport 22.6 miles

Car rental is recommended if you wish to explore Cornwall and its attractions.


Mevagissey 0.3 Miles, St Austell 5.7 Miles.

Further Details:

St. Austell is the nearest large town. It has a cinema, supermarket, banks, restaurants, pubs, shops and St. Austell Brewery. The delightful old harbour village of Charlestown, just a mile or so south of St.Austell, is well worth a visit. Charlestown is home to a Shipwreck Centre and has a selection of art galleries, shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mevagissey, Newquay & St Austell area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday - after 3pm arrival. Departure before 10am on your final day.

Notes on prices:
Short break bookings of a minimum of 3 days, please email for availabilty and pricing. During quieter times we can be flexible on holiday start days and can offer a couples discount for bookings of 7 days or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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