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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

The Old Shop is a ground floor apartment within a Grade 2 listed Georgian town house in the picturesque Cornish fishing village of Mevagissey. Dating back to 1830, this 3 storey property has just been renovated to a high standard from top to bottom. The middle and top floors make a 4 bedroomed holiday cottage to sleep eight people (see Courtyard Cottage, renovated last year, listed separately). The apartment converted from the shop on the ground floor (sleeping two / four people) is ideal for those who would prefer to not have to use stairs and the entrance, lounge and bedroom doorways are wide enough for wheelchair access.

Situated 200 metres from the harbour and just 20 metres from the car park, The Old Shop is perfect for couples and small families to explore the region with beaches, cliff-top walks and the Lost Gardens of Heligan only minutes away. Perfectly located in the village, the Old Shop is just a short level walk to the restaurants and pubs in the narrow cobbled streets, but far out enough from the hustle and bustle to be quieter at night. The bedroom is at the back of the property and there is a sofa bed in the lounge which easily folds down to make a comfortable double bed. Double glazing in all of the windows and air conditioning in the Lounge/ sofa bed area bring the property up to modern standards without losing the charm of a property of this age.

The kitchen diner is a mix of old and new, with the original fireplace housing the cooker. The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of utensils, crockery and cutlery. As well as the cooker with double oven, there is also a microwave oven. There is a fridge and a washer dryer. The oak table in the dining area comfortably seats 4 people.

The lounge has a two seater settee and a 3 seater sofa bed that folds down easily to make a comfortable double bed. Additional storage space for clothes is near to the lounge should any of your party choose to use the sofa bed. There is an Xbox (with games), DVD player (with over 100 DVD's) and an iPod docking station. Free Wi-fi plus a 40 inch TV with Freeview and a selection of family games should provide enough entertainment to keep everyone happy in between trips out and about.

The bedroom at the back of the property has a king size bed, wardrobe and chests of drawers. There is a wall mounted 32 inch TV also with freeview and built in DVD player.

The wet-room, situated centrally within the apartment, has a shower, toilet and basin. With under-floor heating and a Mira Sportmax shower, this is a modern compact wet-room.

The Lounge, dining area and bedroom all have Rointe energy efficient electric radiators and electricity is included in the tariff. Bed linen and towels are also provided free of charge.

Saturday changeover days throughout the year, but we may be able to be flexible with changeover days outside of UK school holidays. We may also be able to offer short breaks outside of UK school holidays - please contact us for availability and prices.

Last minute deals will always be offered. If there is just a week or so before your desired arrival date please get in touch.

We also own Courtyard Cottage (situated above the Old Shop) and if you are looking to accommodate up to 12 people, you can rent both properties, subject to both properties being available.

Parking is always available nearby at a cost of £25 to £30 per week, please contact us for further details before you book our property. If you require a parking space very close to the Old Shop, please let us know and we will arrange for one to be reserved.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portmellon 1.5 km
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay, Nearest railway: St Austell
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Access Wheelchair users

The West Country region

The South West of Cornwall has a wide variety of attractions to explore. With it's mild climate Cornwall is home to many gardens and National Trust properties. The Eden Project and the Tall Ships Harbour in Charlestown are both within 10 miles of Mevagissey and Truro with its magnificent cathedral and numerous shops is 20 miles away. Fowey, Gorran Haven and the Roseland Penninsula are also popular local destinations. Walk along rugged coastal paths or long sandy beaches, Cornwall has something for everyone, young or old.


Mevagissey has numerous restaurants and family friendly pubs, often hosting live music. Being small, Mevagissey has escaped the commercialisation of other Cornish seaside destinations and has a selection of interesting independent shops. Having made its wealth from pilchard fishing, Mevagissey once had 9 butchers shops. With its double harbour, Mevagissey is one of only a few working fishing villages left in Cornwall and you can take a pleasure cruise or try mackerel fishing whilst enjoying the glorious views of the Cornish coastline where you may catch a glimpse of seals, dolphins or basking sharks. There is a model railway and free museum within the village along with an activity centre which has a variety of activities. There is also a local scuba-diving club and the Pentewan cycle trail has lots of level stretches through the woods following the river. Towards the end of June Mevagissey celebrates Feast Week, a week of family fun, music, and floral dances through the streets. There is a small beach in the harbour and Portmellon and Pentewan beaches nearby. New Year's Eve is not to be missed as all the locals are in fancy dress so don't forget your outfit to see in the New Year.

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4 Aug 2014


"Brilliant apartment with everything you could possibly need"

Theowners of this apartment have thought about everything you will need for your stay in this high spec accomodation. They have clearly not scrimped on costs when sourcing things for this really love… More

20 Jul 2014



Flat was very homely, owners John and Kate have put a lot of work and thought into making sure there was everything you needed for a wonderful stay very clean and modern. Mevagissey is a lovely fishin… More

13 Jul 2014


"Amazing Apartment, cant wait to go back"

Having decided only the day before to go away, I found The Old Shop in Mevagissey and with a few different options I decided to go with The Old Shop and what a great choice it was.
The apartment is in acgreat location, parking is available opposite and it is only a 1 min walk to the shops and harbour. Never been to Mevagissey but loved how relaxed it was and had a nice collection of shops and a few nice restaurants and pubs for a cheeky pint.
We also had close by a few beaches that went to, and if you need brand shops then the busier town of St Austell is 5 mins drive away.

About The Old Shop........well John the owner was a pleasure to desl with, answered my rmsils anc texts promptly and came to meet us shortly after we srtived. The apartment is beautifully decorated and is very modern. The kitchen has everything you need, having a proper dinning room table was great, not just some pull out table the some places have. The bed was very comfortable with a wardrobe and drawers which was plenty for us. My sister in law came also, and she used the sofa bed which I must say was very good, again not the poor sofa beds you get a some places. There was a lovely large flat screen tv, free wifi, dvd player and dvd's and an x box, it had everything you need.....................and MOST IMPORTANTLY IT WAS CLEAN, INFACT SPOTLESS.
Stayed in a few places in Cornwall and this is by far my favourite

18 Jun 2014


"A perfect apartment"

Only recently completed, the Old Shop was perfect in everyway. Stylish, modern but warm and welcoming. Decor and furniture lovely. Our younger son and partner stayed there for the first part of the week and then a couple from home took over from them. It was enjoyed by both sets of people. Much thought has gone into this property (as with Courtyard Cottage) and has resulted in an excellent self contained apartment but next to the larger property. Plenty of space and extras included within. Excellent.

7 Jun 2014


"lovely property with all you need"

Had a lovely stay in the old shop. A high standard property which has been well thought out, with everything you need for a comfortable stay. It's location is great, a very short walk from the charming shops and restaurants in Mevagissey. We used it as a great base to visit all areas of Cornwall. Would highly recommend.

13 Apr 2014


"Can't wait to come back"

Adorable Mevagissey…with an adorable apartment Stayed here just for the weekend but wished it could have been longer. Highly recommend this holiday rental. Super location and nothing but the best i… More

13 Apr 2014


"Home from home comforts at the Old Shop"

The 'Old Shop' really does offer home comforts, the renovation and conversion has been completed to an exceptionally high standard with full consideration to the needs of the visitors.
Each of the rooms is well furnished and offers a surprising amount of space. The bed room has sufficient storage but the star of the room is the king size bed that comfortably accommodated my 6ft 2 inch body.
The kitchen was well equipped with everything you need to make a full roast Sunday lunch. The dining area offers lots of space so that even with the low ceiling the room does not feel cramped.
The lounge with its large flat screen TV and great choice of DVDs makes sure there is plenty of entertainment for an evening in.
The best part is the location of the 'Old Shop' which is only a short stroll on level ground to the harbour, shops and restaurants. Even though I have some mobility issues I was still able to get out and about and still enjoy the quaint village of Mevagissey.
The owners John and Kate are very approachable and helped to facilitate our stay.
I would highly recommend this accommodation.

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