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Excellent 5/5 13 reviews

Garden and Decking

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden


This is a lovely house, spacious and contemporary, decorated to high standard, with stunning views of village and surrounding countryside. It is in a good location, above the village so that it provides an escape from the noise and the hustle and bustle, but conveniently close to all amenities; the village is but a short - but steep - five minute walk away.

It is spread over 3 floors and has a large, south-facing garden and decking area that gets sun all day long and into the evening. There are two large double bedrooms, with kingsized beds, a dining room that sits 6, a large kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, and digital radio and a sitting room with 32" Widescreen TV, DVD, a good selection of films and books and an iPod Docking station to play your own music from.

There is a family bathroom with wc, basin, bath and over the bath shower, and wetroom hat has a sink, wc and walk in shower. The bedrooms all have good quality beds and mattresses with memory foam toppers, good quality, all season duvets, and clean crisp new bedlinen.

There is ample parking for 3 cars, and those who know Meva know this is a definite bonus, since car parking in the village at high season is a nightmare and is not free!

The house is great for couples who love walking or just looking for an escape, singles and small groups and small families. Eden, Heligan, Fowey are all very close and Truro is about 30km away. The golden beach at Pentewan is just down the road and via the coast path is approx 2 miles. Other equally beautiful beaches are also close by and even the beaches of the north coast are no more than an hour's drive away.

Meva, being a working fishing village is an all-year-round village and it's great any time of year. It's a great base to explore the surrounding area; great in winter for an escape to de-stress and for snuggling up in ; watching storms from the great big picture window in the lounge is a definite experience and I defy you not to loose a few hours in the process. In summer, not only is it a great base but it's an experience in itself with the decking and the views. You'll love returning here to the comfort and facilities and when you're ready for sleep, falling into those big beds.

There is some beautiful countryside around the village and some great coast walks, for all levels of walker. Even if you're not a seasoned walker you can do these walks and the views are truly spectacular. From Meva you can go West over to Portmellon and Goran and East to Pentewan, Carlyon and Charlestown.

Just across the road at the top of the village (where you turn into School Hill) is the road to Heligan, which is a 30 minute walk or a five minute car drive. Eden is 20 minutes by car.

NB: The bedrooms are separated by a floor but are above and below each other. This may be a concern for those with young children. The second bedroom is on the bottom corridor along with the bathroom and shower-room.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Pentewan 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 35 km, Nearest railway: St Austell 9 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
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

There is a large sitting room that seats 4+, with widescreen TV with Freeview, a DVD and a selection of DVDs, and an iPod / iPhone docking station so you can bring your own music. The sofa is a sofa bed so if necessary can sleep another two people, though this is not encouraged as an option for more than a couple of nights and please note NO BEDDING IS PROVIDED FOR THE SOFA BED.

There is an open fire place, which is mainly decorative, but heating is provided by very effective and modern electric heaters - there is no gas in Mevagissey.

The bedrooms are both large doubles with brand new, high-quality mattresses and all-seasons, micro-fibre duvets. The duvets are of excellent quality and thickness and are used in preference to down or feather to cater for those with allergies. In each bedroom there are two bedside cabinets, a chest of drawers and double wardrobes.

There is a dining room that seats up to 6 and a large kitchen with all amenities (there's a fondue set if it so takes your fancy..!) PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO WASHING MACHINE.

The bathroom has a WC, basin, and over-bath electric shower and the wet room also has basin WC and walk in shower. Both rooms have heaters for when the weather is less clement.

Further details outdoors

There is a huge garden that's steep so not accessible. However the large decked area overlooks the garden and more than makes up for the lack of access (there are steps down there if you feel brave). The decking has a garden table and seating for 4-6. The decking also has lights so you can sit out way past sunset if desired.

There is also a pond which last year had frog spawn in, but it's not deep and is mainly decorative.

On a summer night there really is no better place to be, than on the decking of Kiln Close, a plate of nibbles and a bottle of wine, whilst watching the sunset over the village.

Further details

All bed and bath linen is provided. You are reminded that no bedding is provided for the sofa bed but should you choose to use it, using your own bedding or sleeping bag, bath linen will be provided. Please inform the owner of this fact when you book.

Use of bath linen outside of the house, for beach use for example, is stricly prohibited.

If there is anything you have a question about or that you can't see here, please don't be afraid to ask.

The West Country region

Cornish locals will tell you that Cornwall has its own climate and that the weather always confounds and contradicts the weather reports. It rarely gets really cold but it can get stormy and wet. And in the summer, if you get the weather, there really is no better place to visit. But Cornwall and particularly the South Coast is a great place to visit at any time of year and in any weather. It is steeped in history and has some stunning scenery.


Mevagissey, is on Cornwall's south coast, and the name refers to the town of St Meva and St Issey, first recorded as a hamlet in 1313. A picturesque, unique 14th Century fishing Village located on the South Cornwall Coast at the end of a Valley close to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project.

The fishing village of Mevagissey and the still smaller haven of Gorran are the very essence of a Cornwall which has remained true to its roots and embraced change only slowly. Both names belong to 6th century Irish missionaries.

Meva is "open" year round and unlike some other villages, still has a thriving local industry and community. There are little craft and art shops, which sit side by side min-markets, cafes and pubs, that suit all tastes. It is still a working fishing village and you will see the fishing boats in the harbour.

The nearby Parish of Gorran Haven is one of the gems of South Cornwall. There are two village beaches which are amongst the safest in the County making them ideal for the whole family.

Mevagissey's labyrinth of tiny streets twist and turn past ancient dwarf buildings of cob and slate but inexorably for the twin harbours which are its nerve centre, a place to watch the fisherman land their catch and mend their nets as they have since John Trewollas built the first pier in 1430.

There are a number of old and historic pubs in the town where traditional ales and good fresh dishes, especially fish-dishes (from the daily catch) are served. Alongside this there are also modern and more formal restaurants serving fine, modern European food. And for traditionalists, the fish and chips on the harbour can't be beaten.

Amenities-wise, there is a chemist, a doctor's surgery, a couple of cafes, a traditional sweet shop, two mini markets, artists galleries, the obligatory pasty shop and arts and crafts shops.

There are great walks along the coast path to Goran and Portmellon in one direction and Pentewan, Carlyon and Charlestown in the other. There is also cycle hire and water sports at Pentewan. In the summer the beach at Pentewan is a great sunbathing spot.

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Review 1-10 of 13

5 Aug 2014


"Perfect location"

It was our first visit to Hillside and we were not disappointed. Hillside had everything in it that we could possibly want. Location was wonderful with views over Mevagissey from the lounge window. … More

4 Jun 2014


"Lovely stay in Mevagissey"

We enjoyed a lovely stay in this very well equipped house - everything was great and as advertised. The nearness to the village was a real bonus as you didn't need to use the car to go for a drink or a meal. The views from the windows over the village at night was superb and we would love to return. Altogether a thoroughly good time was had by all - thank you.

1 Jun 2014


"Fantastic property!!!!"

This was our third visit to Hillside and our experience is always great. The house is modern, comfortable, immaculate and clean. It's location is perfect for walking into Mevagissey. Our children… More

8 Nov 2013


"Exceeds expectations."

This lovely apartment was perfect for my husband, brother and I as we visited some of the lovely gardens of Cornwall. The view from the garden overlooking the harbor town below is spectacular and you … More

30 Sep 2013


"Home away from Home"

We had an excellent stay in this clean holiday home! Perfect location, even though it was a steep walk home from the village centre, we were away from all the noise and bustle! Hillside is a great lit… More

9 Aug 2013


"Lovely house in lovely village"

The house was exactly as described and the pictures are accurate. The house was on time ready for us when we arrived. All the information supplied by Jane was useful before our arrival. The beds were big and comfortable and warm, the views from the lounge were lovely. And the views from the decking were lovely when the sun made an appearance! Kitchen more than adequately stocked, everything you would need for your stay. Very much enjoyed our stay.

6 Jul 2013


"Cottage exactly as described, like home from home with fantastic views."

This cottage is a lovely place to stay, very comfortable and catered for all our needs. The views are brilliant and the village is picturesque and there are some great places to stay. Well worth a vis… More

9 Mar 2013


"Excellent acommodation"

Really nice house, tastefully furnished, well equipped and very comfortable. A short walk from the harbour (a bit steep on return journey if you go the shortest route). Very quiet residential area with excellent outside space and good views. If you don't know Mevagissey it is everything a Cornish holiday destination should be and Hillside is an ideal property to enjoy it from.

15 Aug 2012


"Excellent from beginning to end."

The house is perfect, very clean and tastefully decorated. The location is great with views across the valley from the upstairs windows and the decking.

18 Mar 2012


"A fantastic property, a fantastic place."

Far much more then a holiday let Hillside was home from home. Everything you needed was provided and more. Mevagissey is a wonderful relaxing place with scenery straight from a postcard. The local pubs and restaurants are warm and friendly and i strongly recommend the fountain pub's seafood stew. Long walks along the coast was great and everywhere you stopped the people were friendly. I highly recommend a stay in a very beautiful part of the country.

Review 1-10 of 13

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