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Thimble Cottage in the hub of the harbour, sea views, courtyard, log burner

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Oct-2016
- Poldark fisherman's cottage in Mevagissey's harbour, sea views,courtyard garden,parking permit.

Thimble Cottage is a truly charming south facing light and airy 1850s semi detached fisherman's cottage set in the heart of the harbour and on the coastal path.

it can only be reached by foot, bliss no cars! bag drop and 2 minutes walk.

Wheelie luggage recommended.

Car parking permit @ Willows car park included in the rental

Chilli Penquin log burner

WIFI and Samsung smart TV

For your comfort Thimble Cottage is a non smoking and none pet property.

Sea and harbour views from the top floor with village views from the middle floor

. Newly renovated and decorated with an eclectic look of new and antique furniture over 3 floors, whitewashed walls and stairs to compliment the period features. wood burner, beamed ceilings. Courtyard garden

Front door, stone bench outside kitchen window

Kitchen. Victorian pine table with 4 chapel chairs, decorated with a vintage vibe.warmed via newly fitted storage heater. washing machine, induction hob double oven cooker, Fridge/freezer. stairs to lounge

Bathroom. double shower, shaver point. toilet and sink. Shower powered by megaflow hot water system, lots of pressure and plenty of hot water!

wall mounted dimplex heater.

Lounge. Large antique leather chesterfield sofa, 2 armchairs. Pine desk and chair, for writing those postcards! Chilli log burner. Stable door to courtyard.

2 box sash windows which lets the light flood in. Smart TV .Dimplex wall mounted electric heater. stairs to bedrooms

Double bedroom: double bed with pocket sprung and memory foam mattress.

Tallboy wardrobe.Digital tv with Dvd player, small library of dvds. Dimplex wall mounted heater.French window opening out onto harbour with sea views.

Twin room; two single beds with orthopedic mattresses and soft mattresses on top. Chest of drawers and built in small wardrobe. Dimplex wall mounted heater. window onto courtyard garden.

French window with sea and harbour views..

Outside:

Private courtyard garden, which is a sun trap, with Cornish slate slabs with many Cornish palms and delightful array of Cornish plants

table and seating for 4. Great for that morning coffee

bbq. side gate opening onto coastal path

stone bench by the front door, another little suntrap!

Payment can be cheque or Bank transfer to me.(free of charge)

However ownersdirect are now offering to take payments

But will charge the traveller a % depending on the rate.

Please let me know which payment you would prefer.

whats included!

we have introduce a package for each rental

as some owners provide electric, but not towels, or free parking, but no linen etc or no wifi or no wood for the woodburner.

whats included!

complimentary car parking @ willows car park, five minute walk to Thimble. (car parks start from £55 per week)!

super fast broadband wifi

towels, bed linen (beds made up for arrival) included

full housekeepers clean for your arrival

initial scuttle of logs/kindling wood for wood burner (seasonal) logs plenty available from Mevagissey newsagents.

£15. Electricity included rest by key meter at Mevagissey newsagents all very simple to use. Summer average use £1.75 per day! Winter with heaters on £3.00 per day guideline only

Cleaning / Towels / Linen / :

Freshly laundered towels, linen and full housekeepers clean is included before and after your stay. Towels & linen changed in between a 2 week stay.

kitchen tea towels, new dish cloth, fairy liquid hand soap tea, coffee, Cornish milk, to get you started.:

Breath taking views from the walks on the coastal path. Walk 1.5 miles from Thimble's doorstep to The Gardens of Heligan all off road, drive to The Eden project 8 miles away. Mevagissey is a working harbour,where you can watch the fishermen land their catch, mend their nets, which they have been since 1430 or just watch the boats bobbing up and down. Mevagissey has a history of smuggling and piracy, keeps to its roots and is far from commercialised and is still picture postcard quaint, a quintessential Cornish harbour.

Coast/Beach:

Mevagissey boasts its own tiny beach in the harbour

polstreath beach 10 minute walk and only accessible by foot, no cars! Magical.

porthluney/caerhays castle and beach, 5 miles drive

gorran haven beach, family beach 3 miles drive.

Pentewan, one mile away from Mevagissey.

Portmellon, small cove, 20 minutes walk. , passing pub on the way!

Fishing trips from the harbour.

Crabbing & mackerel catching from the Harbour wall, nets, lines, bait available from the local shops.

Diving, snorkeling, water skis, canoes, kayaks available from Pentewan, 2 miles away.

Paddle boarding from Wesup based in Mevagissey Harbour

restaurants include Cornish, Portuguese, French, and Indian, with a few traditional Cornish pubs, bakery, corner shop (cash machine), Lloyds bank, Boots the chemist which featured in the Christmas adverts with Mevagissey as the back drop!,

Doctors surgery,greengrocers with small butchery section, Cornish fish & chips, pastie shop, all within a 2 minutes walk, no need for the car!

please read additional information for whats included.

Travel:

Newquay airport 7 km

ST Austell railway station 4 km.

possible to stay in Mevagissey with no car if wanting to stay locally via bus service or taxi.

Distances:

North coast, Port Issac, Padstow, Watergate Bay, Tintagel castle by car 45 minute

West coast, Mousehole, ST Ives 1 hour 20 minutes,

Minack theatre 1 hour 30 minutes

Truro, retail therapy, farmers markets. 20 mins drive

I have many oversea visitors, so can advise on B&Bs if arriving a couple of days early, car hire, taxis from the train station, or Newquay Airport. I can also put together an itinerary for your week in Mevagissey.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband Alan and myself Fiona bought this property in 2007 after falling in love with Cornwall. We feel that Mevagissey is a thriving fishing harbour with a great mix of locals, fishermen and second home owners, so something always going on even in Winter.

We completely renovated, but keeping it all in character, Thimble Cottage. 2 new staircases, re plastering, electrics, new bathroom, kitchen, courtyard garden and fully furnished it ourselves, which made walking EVERYTHING, up from The Fountain Inn! We have been renting it with a 4 * letting agent but have now decided to do it ourselves, so gives us a more personal touch with our guests. We spent as much time in Thimble Cottage as possible so hopefully home from home.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for a lovely week in your wonderful cottage. It was like home from home and is decorated beautifully. we will highly recommend it to family and friends
Jun 2015
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25 Reviews

4.9
based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

5

Dream cottage in Mevagissey

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this cottage, and what the visitor might need, has been carefully thought through and organised. The property description is accurate and the cottage is as well designed and decorated as it looks in the photographs: bright, cheerful and comfortable. Fiona was very helpful with queries prior to staying. Dropping off luggage and then taking the car to the main car park for the reserved parking space went without a hitch. When we arrived, the cottage was immaculately clean; everything worked and was exactly as described. We had stopped off at a supermarket in St Austell to stock up on our way down, but after that we were able to get everything we needed from the shops in Mevagissey; we ate in the cottage mostly but if you want to eat out there are pubs, cafes and restaurants in Mevagissey to suit every taste and budget.

Fiona has put together a wealth of information in the 'house book' about places to visit: useful if you have kids (beaches) or are just visiting as a couple (heritage, gardens, etc.). There are also helpful recommendations and comments in the Visitors' Book. Highlights of our week in the cottage were several walks along nearby parts of the spectacular south west coastal path, Fowey (by ferry from Mevagissey), Lanhydrock house and gardens, Porthluny beach and walking to the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The romantic story of the rediscovery of the gardens has led to Heligan becoming such a popular destination that, although the gardens are beautiful and interesting, the compromises needed to manage the sheer number of visitors mean there is little romance and nothing "lost" about them any more.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Thimble cottage - having it to come back to at the end of the day compensated for some poor weather - and would wholeheartedly recommend it to friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Holiday by the Harbour

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Thimble Cottage. It is beautifully designed and perfectly appointed, just a few hop and skips down to the bustling Meva harbour and within a few minutes drive of some beautiful beaches and villages. My teenage Daughters were very well catered for. The cottage has all mod cons and we had everything we needed in great comfort. The little sun trap courtyard is perfect for a couple of "sharpeners" before heading out for dinner or preparing freshly bought fish in the cute kitchen with spanking new oven. We were blessed with glorious weather and spent many an hour watching the fishermen hauling their catch onto the quayside and spying the comings and goings from the picture windows in the bedrooms. Fiona is a super host, answering all our pre-stay questions swiftly and dealing with the booking process painlessly. Parking was a doddle..just drop luggage , shopping etc at the Fountains Inn, then round the one way system to the secure overnight car park..complete peace of mind and parking permit all included! We enjoyed living like a local. Very clean and cosy with super comfy beds and modern bathroom with fab shower, we highly recommend Thimble Cottage and look forward to visiting again soon. ps. Fiona has a file of local recommendations in her beautifully beamed sitting room..may we add Carlyon Beach. It has just been spruced up with a Sam's bar, fish cafe with daily invited pop up eateries, Calypso music, beach frisbee pitch, safe bathing and a vast sandy beach, We went every day and my girls loved it..and just a 12 mins drive from Thimble!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Thimble Cottage Mevagissey

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a blissful week in the most gorgeous cottage in lovely Mevagissey. There was much 'wowing' as we entered the cottage and explored its various rooms, nooks and crannies. It is not only extremely tastefully decorated, but also maintained to a very high level. It was spotless and we found everything we wanted in the kitchen and all other rooms. Relaxation from Day 1! We particularly liked watching the boats come in from the window on the top floor - there are even binoculars supplied by the owner! The area is magnificent for walking and being outside. We travelled by train and didn't miss having a car at all. Local buses were reliable and we loved trekking along the coastal path and taking ferries. Highlights of our holiday - and there were many - was our trip to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and hiring mountain bikes from a local village. So many beautiful off-road paths to explore. It was a great week and a real treat to spend a holiday in this country. We have missed Thimble Cottage this week and have a fabulous collection of memories. We would recommend it to all our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A hidden gem

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is a hidden gem that allows you to get away from it all. It has all the modern conveniences you would need including the dreaded Wi-Fi. It is not suitable for anyone who has difficulty climbing stairs and steps. The terrace out the back has the sun all day long and is a great place to chill with a good book and cold beer or glass of wine. The local hostelries are friendly and welcoming with a plentiful of selection of food, so driving is minimal. There is a local beach and leisure centre which is on the main road into Mevvy, 5 minute drive. This is particularly helpful if you have children, our granddaughter loved it. There are plenty of local craft shops in Mevvy to get those must have Cornish souvenirs. But if you feel the need for the traditional shopping St Austell is only15 minutes away and there are many of the other popular Cornish holiday venues no more than an hour's drive away, holiday traffic permitting. We wanted a quiet week away in comfortable and friendly surroundings and that is exactly what we got. Having lived in the South West for 30 years previously we did not wonder too far as Mevvy and Thimble Cottage had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

go you will not be dispointed

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Stylish, ideally located.

  • 5 of 5

Thimble cottage is a stylish gem in the heart of Mevagissey. Set one row back from the harbour side it was a tranquil haven in the heart of the village with excellent views. We had such a relaxing time there. The back garden was a sheltered sun trap, great for breakfast and BBQs. The immaculate inside had everything we could need and was so comfortable. Mevagissey has a lovely mix of locals and visitors, great little shops and a huge choice of places to eat, all easy walk from Thimble. The coast path is just around the corner, 5 minutes to the beach. Fiona the owner was so helpful, the car park guys welcoming and the short walk added to the escapism. Can't wait to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Location

From the Owner

We love....Driving up from Pentwean, the views are amazing, something very special about coming into Mevagissey...The coastal walks to Chapel point, especially one morning at 6am to watch a couple of dolphins playing in the sea from the cliff top between Portmellon to Chapel point. We love having sea views and a sun trap garden,based in the heart of the harbour, We love being able to leave the car in the car park for a few days, walk to our favourite spots,have breakfast at Heligan, eat at the many restaurants, pick up groceries all from the village, take the Fowey ferry, and all without the car! or in Winter snuggle up in front of the log burner after a wild and magical walk along the coastal path.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : NEWQUAY at 15 Miles Nearest Barpub : Fountain inn at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Mevagissey-Ferries at 100 Metres Nearest Train : St Austell at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 30 Metres Nearest Beach : Polzeath at 1 Miles Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Poldark country: how exciting for Cornwall that this new series is being filmed here. Its craze has sparked a huge new wave of tourists.

locations near to Mevagissey are Charlestown Harbour, which doubles as Truro Harbour, the true inspiration for Winston Graham's novel. Its home to the long ships and is 6. 5 miles from Mevagissey.

the cast and crew found themselves on Bodmin moor for a large part of their time in Cornwall. Scenes featuring the exterior of Ross Poldark’s cottage, Nampara, were shot here along with many capturing the cast on horseback. With a rugged character and wild streak, Bodmin Moor provides the perfect backdrop to Poldark’s plot of passion and family dramatics. Bodmin is 45 mins from Mevagissey.

also the cast and crew took over acres of farmland near Portloe. 20 mins from Mevagissey

If you do catch sight of Aiden Turner,while in Cornwall please call me first!!

Coast/Beach:

Mevagissey boasts its own tiny beach in the harbour

polzeath beach 10 minute walk and only accessible by foot, no cars! Magical.

porthluney/caerhays castle and beach, 5 miles drive

gorran haven beach, family beach 3 miles drive.

pentewan, one mile away from mevagissey.

portmellon, small cove, 20 minutes walk. , passing pub on the way!

Travel:

Newquay airport 7km

st austell railway station 4 km.

possible to stay in mevagissey with no car if wanting to stay locally via bus service or taxi.

Distances:

North coast, Port Issac, Padstow, Watergate Bay, Tintagel castle by car 45 minute

West coast, Mousehole, ST Ives 1 hour 20 minutes,

Minack theatre 1 hour 30 minutes

Truro, retail therapy, farmers markets. 20 mins drive

Further Details:

Coastal walking from the front door.

Walk to The Lost Gardens of Heligan straight out of Thimble's front door, 1.5 miles

Fowey -Mevagissey passenger ferry from the harbour.

Fishing trips from the harbour.

Crabbing & mackerel catching from the Harbour wall, nets, lines, bait available from the local shops.

Diving, Snorkelling, water skis, canoes, kayaks available from Pentewan, 2 miles away.

restaurants include Cornish, Portugese, French, and Indian, with a few traditional Cornish pubs, bakery, corner shop (cash machine), lloyds bank, Boots the chemist which featured in the Christmas adverts with Mevagissey as the back drop!, doctors surgery,greengrocers with small butchery section, Cornish fish & chips, pastie shop, all within a 2 minutes walk, no need for the car!

I have many oversea visitors, so can advise on b&bs if arriving a couple of days early, car hire, taxis from the train station, or Newquay Airport. I can also put together an itinerary for your week in Mevagissey.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
29 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
From
£105
Fri,Sat
£450
 
 
Christmas & New Year
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Winter
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
From
£105
Fri,Sat
£445
 
 
Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£125
Fri,Sat,Sun
£450
 
 
March
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£450
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£745
for 7 nights
£745
 
 
April
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
May
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
May half term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
June
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Feast week
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Schools out
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 
 
Bank holiday
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Low Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
It is lovely to welcome well behaved children
this is a non smoking and non pet property.
all bookings are subject to a signed booking form.
30% of the total amount to secure booking, balance to be paid 10 weeks before holiday starts plus there is a refundable security deposit cheque £150
short breaks, saturday for 3 nights , 4 nights start tuesday to saturday
short breaks winter only 1 november, to 1 may,



Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover only april to end of october 7 or 14 nights only
Jan to end of march flexible
check in @ 3 pm and check out @ 10 am

Bank transfer or old fashioned cheque accepted! Booking directly with me Fiona the owner.
Owners direct are now charging travellers a percentage to do on line bookings !

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Thimble Cottage is in an unique position affording sea views and a suntrap courtyard, not many harbourside properties have outside space. This is a traditional fishermen's cottage that has been fully restored, it is not a modern house! It is in a conservation area and listed in areas of outstanding beauty( AONB) Just a minutes walk into the Harbour, to the tea shop, restaurants, antique & curio shops. Being I row back, it offers a good degree of privacy Although fully renovated in 2007, it has been updated again in 2015 to keep it contemporary. 2015 new double glazed box sash & French windows. its very quiet in a traffic free area, apart from the chattering seagulls. As a working harbour there are seagulls!

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Newly renovated shower room, with a large mega flow shower, to give constant hot water with a powerful shower. the shower cubicle is a large walk in one. hand basin and w. C. situated on the ground floor.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - Twin beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bed with flat screen tv. Tall boy & drawers, some low beams, window seat. sea and harbour views., pocket sprung mattress, 260 thread count cotton linen. Feather, duck or goose duvets and pillows, on all beds bedroom 2 (no low beams) sea views Twin beds , pocket sprung orthopaedic mattresses with soft mattresses on top, chest of drawers, build in wardrobe, room for the provided travel cot ( no linen provided)in both bedrooms. French casement window over looking the harbour The staircase to the bedrooms is narrow and there are low beams along the landing.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • I have introduce a package for each let as some owners provide electric, but not towels, or free parking, or electric but no linen etc or no wifi or no wood for the woodburner. included complimentary car parking @ willows car park, five minute walk to thimble. (car parks start from £55 per week)! super fast broadband wifi towels, bed linen (beds made up for arrival) included full housekeepers clean for your arrival initial scuttle of logs/kindling wood for wood burner (seasonal) £15. Electricity included rest by key meter at Mevagissey newsagents all very simple to use. . Towels & linen changed in between a 2 week stay. kitchen tea towels, new dish cloth, fairy liquid hand soap tea, coffee, Cornish milk, to get you started. Layout ground floor, kitchen, bathroom first floor lounge second floor bedrooms 2nd staircase is narrow and there are low beams upstairs.

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