House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pentewan 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|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.
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.