Polkirt Forge - Self Catering Cottage
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House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Out of the front door, down the steps opposite and you are in Mevagissey's harbour. Watch the comings and goings of Mevagissey's still active fishing fleet - you can even buy todays catch from a stall near the steps. Turn left from the cottage entrance and Mevagissey village centre is just 300 yards away with its many shops, pubs and restaurants to sample. Turning right from the entrance takes you up Polkirt Hill - our road - with the most stunning views of Mevagissey, its harbour and the coastline. Take a seat in Cliff Park to take in the view, its less than 5 minutes up Polkirt Hill from the cottage. If it's raining or you are just feeling lazy - enjoy the views across the harbour to the sea from the comfort of the living room. Polkirt Forge is ideally situated to enjoy all that Mevagissey has to offer.
Polkirt Forge is a traditional mid-terrace double fronted stone cottage originally starting life as a forge for the local fishermen and later becoming a chapel until the congregation outgrew it. Now rebuilt using the original stone and set on rising ground, enjoy harbour views across village rooftops to the sea and coastline from the main living room and master bedroom both located on the first floor.
Enter the cottage into a spacious hallway which runs the length of the cottage. On the right you will find the well equipped kitchen with exposed wooden beams and breakfast bar, on the left as you enter, a dining / play room includes a TV with DVD to keep the younger ones entertained. A sofabed is on order and will be available in the high season to provide even more flexibility. Down the hall takes you to bedroom two with two small single beds which can be converted to a king size double - we will check with you before your arrival. The bedroom looks out onto the small but totally secluded rear courtyard - big enough to barbecue your selection from the fish stall! A downstairs cloakroom with WC and wash basin is opposite the bedroom. Past the kitchen the hallway widens and stairs lead up to the first floor. A large family size bathroom is at the top of the stairs with bath and separate shower facilities. Down two stairs to the comfortable beamed living room newly furnished with leather sofa's and armchair providing comfortable seating for at least 6 people when needed. Two windows from this room provide lovely harbour and sea views - looking east towards Fowey, Looe and beyond across St Austell Bay. The main bedroom with a double bed is opposite the living room and also enjoys the same sea and harbour views. The property benefits from gas central heating. There is a log effect gas fire in the living room for those cooler evenings.. A travel cot and stair gate are available on request - towels and linen provided - but please bring your own beach towels.
Wifi broadband (approximately 16 Mps) is available free of charge so that you can keep in touch while on holiday - bring your own music player and connect it to the new Kitsound Boomdock docking station for great sound when you are in the mood for music!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 34 km, Nearest railway: St Austell 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Cornwall region
South Cornwall - probably most famous for its fabulous coastline, quaint harbours and huge choice of beaches. Mevagissey is centrally located in Cornwall - the North coast surfing resorts like Newquay are less than 1 hour by car - St Ives to the West can be reached in little over an hour and the popular resorts of Fowey, Looe and Polperro to the East are also within easy driving distance. For a completely different type of day why not head to the more remote parts of Bodmin Moor and put on the walking boots to explore.
Two world famous attractions are both close to Mevagissey. The lost gardens of Heligan can be reached on foot in fact - and less than 2 miles if you chose to drive. The renowned Eden Project is only 7 miles from Mevagissey - just the other side of St Austell.
Garden lovers are spoilt for choice with a number of National Trust gardens within easy reach and normally via a drive through exceptional scenery.
Mevagissey is on the edge of the Roseland Peninsular which is an area of outstanding beauty. A day trip through Roseland to St Mawes including perhaps a ferry trip to Falmouth makes a lovely day out.
While Mevagissey is near perfect as a base to explore the rest of Cornwall, for many and particularly those seeking a more relaxing holiday - it is possible to leave the car parked for a week and organise a variety of excursions on foot, by boat or by public transport. Indeed it is very easy to travel to and from Mevagissey by public transport - leaving the car at home. Take the inter city train to St Austell and the local bus will take you direct to Mevagissey in less than 30 minutes - it usually leaves at 30 minute intervals - but check first.
Any holiday in Mevagissey should allow plenty of time simply to mooch around the village and harbour. There is always something happening on the harbour and there are plenty of places to just sit and watch - accompanied of course by an ice cream. Mevagissey has growing number of places to eat and drink and these days there really is something to suit all tastes and budgets. In fact it is easily possible to find a different place to eat for each night of the week for those who prefer not to use the cooking facilities in the cottage. Fish and chips from Mevagissey really is a speciality given that the fish is landed so locally. An option we like is to order take away fish and chips from the Fountain Inn (very quaint and very friendly) then enjoy a pint of St Austell bitter while waiting for it to be cooked. Well that's sort of self catering! Down the steps opposite the cottage you will find a fresh fish stall which sells part of the whatver has been landed. Beautifully fresh fish of course - but also very good value in our experience. Open every day except Sunday in the season.
A day trip from the harbour by boat to Fowey is a real delight - specially when there is always the possibility of seeing dolphins or basking sharks. And it is true - we did really see a basking shark once. Fowey is famous as a boating venue and has some quite up market shops, galleries and eating places. Well worth a visit by boat, bus or car. From Fowey take the small ferry across the Estuary to Polruan - stop off for a coffee and tea cake then head out to the Hall Walk - about 2-3 hours - splendid scenery and ending by the Ship Inn - quaint - good food etc. Then take the Bodenick ferry back to Fowey. Another great day out.
A shorter walk from the cottage - about 20 minutes - takes you to the pub and small beach at Portmellon. A very pleasant stroll at any time - with wonderful views along the coast and over the harbour. Pentewan just a couple of miles from Mevagissey has a large sandy beach in a nice setting. It fronts a large caravan site but as we understand it the facilities there are open to the public - and these include handy family oriented places to eat - a soft play area for the kids and an indoor swimming pool. Cycle hire also available from Pentewan.
So - Mevagissey can be a base to explore from or you can easily spend a week chilling out and simply enjoying the pleasure of living in an ancient but still active fishing village. Oh, and you are sure to miss the seagulls when you return home!
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22 Nov 2014
"Beautiful - comfortable, homely and central."
My family stayed for a short three night visit to catch up with grandchildren. It was a very pleasant experience and a wonderful introduction to Mevagissey.The cottage has everything you could need pl… More
Thank you for a lovely review of our cottage. Glad you enjoyed your short stay - and the views from the cottage, we love them too! Thanks for staying with us and we hope you will consider us again when you next visit Mevagissey.
Carol and Barry
29 Oct 2014
"Perfect home from home!"
What a wonderful find, photos do not do it justice! Perfect position in lovely village, a few steep steps to harbour or short walk to shops, restaurants and village life. Traditional Cornwall, great v… More
We are pleased that Polkirt Forge didn't disappoint and that you seem to have enjoyed Mevagissey as much as we do. Thank you so much for your generous comments and please do consider us when booking your next Cornwall holiday.
8 Oct 2014
"Delightful cottage in Mevagissey"
Stayed at Polkirt Forge in September and found it absolutely superb. The cottage was a home from home and was so comfortable (particularly the beds) with ample accommodation on two floors. Very conven… More
Thank you for your kind comments about our cottage, Polkirt Forge. We hope the cottage will feel comfortable and relaxing for all of our guests from the moment they arrive. Its reassuring to know that you enjoyed the cottage - and Mevagissey. Carol and I hope you will come again some time.
8 Sep 2014
"A relaxing enjoyable stay in beautiful unspoilt Mevagissey"
We found the cottage to be very comfortable and well equipped, and in a great position for wandering around the town and harbour. We sampled the local pubs, fresh caught fish bought from the quayside,… More
Thanks for your positive review. Glad you enjoyed Mevagissey - as you say, we are well located if you like freshly caught fish - in a local restaurant or purchased in the harbour and cooked in the cottage! Hope you will come again!
3 Sep 2014
"Perfectly Located Seaside Cottage in Mevagissey"
We stayed here for a week just before the School Summer Holidays. We loved Mevagissey and the location of the Polkirt Forge made it even better. The cottage is only a 2 minute walk from the town centre where you will find a wealth of seaside shops and dining options (including Gluten Free Cream Teas!). Before we arrived we had ordered a Tesco delivery and the housekeeper not only took it in but she packed it away and negotiated a refund for substandard products! The cottage had a modern fresh feeling about it. The rooms are a good size and the kitchen is well equipped. There are some beautiful views out to sea from the upstairs living room and bedroom. There was also a free parking permit for the local car park (less than 5 minutes walk away).
Thank you for taking the time to review Polkirt Forge and we are so pleased that it lived up to your expectations. (As a result of your feedback a new "smart" DVD / Blu-Ray player has recently been installed in the living room)
21 Aug 2014
Cannot fault the cottage. Lots of space for us and our 2 teenage daughters. Mevagissey is a beautiful little harbour with friendly pubs and good food. Communication with owners was great. They and Lor… More
Carol and I are so pleased that Polkirt Forge met your expectations and worked for your family group. Our goal is simply to provide the comfort and convenience needed as the basis for a super holiday in Cornwall. It's always good to know when we succeed in that. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Do come again!
18 Aug 2014
"Cozy, Convenient Cottage"
Clean, nicely furnished cottage stocked with all the essentials for a week's holiday. Very convenient location for travel (2 hours or less) to many destinations in Cornwall. Walking distance to r… More
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent stay at Polkirt Forge. So pleased that you enjoyed your holiday, we agree that Mevagissey is a great base for visiting any part of Cornwall as well as being a beautiful place to stay in its own right. We will look at the directions and see how we can improve them. Thanks again for the feedback and positive review of Polkirt Forge.
10 Aug 2014
"a most enjoyable, relaxing, scenic, quaint and fun holiday"
The cottage is lovely and larger than we expected ! Extremely well equipt, very much home from home. The outdoor sitting area is very small so we didn't spend time there but handy for hanging ou… More
Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage. We have tried to provide a high standard of accomodation for our guests so it's nice to know that you enjoyed your stay in Polkirt Forge. Thanks for your booking - hope we may see you again. Carol and Barry
14 Jul 2014
"Absolutely lovely cottage"
We stayed at Polkirt Forge for two weeks at the end of June/beginning of July. Barry and Carol responded to our enquiry promptly. All information was good and comprehensive. On arrival we found the cottage spotless, very well-equipped and furnished. Lorraine, the housekeeper was really nice and helpful.
The cottage is really lovely, spacious with a very relaxed feel. We particularly liked the upstairs sitting room and the views from there and the main bedroom.
It's only a couple of minutes walk into the village where you can get newspapers, nice fruit and veg, great bread from Martins and basics in the convenience store if you don't want to drive to St Austell.
Lots of good places to eat; fish is excellent. We particularly liked Salamander.
We lucked in as it was Feast Week with lots of good music, bar on the quay, carnival and flora dances. A very impressive community effort. The weather was good for walking the coast path and we discovered some 'hidden' beaches.
Overall, we couldn't have had a better two weeks.
Thank you for such a positive review. We have worked hard this year to make Polkirt Forge a nice place to stay and it is gratifying to know that our guests enjoy staying here. Thanks for taking the time to tell us.