House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The owners' personal holiday home, Harbour Hill View has all the amenities to provide a home from home in a perfect location. Recently redecorated, the cottage is only a short stroll from the village centre with its working harbour, small individual shops, excellent restaurants and pubs, ensuring that the house is quiet, yet in the heart of the village.
There are beautiful views of the harbour and the hillside from the sun lounge, terrace and rear bedrooms, and the south-facing terrace is a real sun-trap. Night storage heaters and supplementary heaters ensure the house is cosy all year round, allowing you to enjoy lovely Mevagissey out of season.
In addition to the comfortable sitting room, there is a sun lounge from which to enjoy the views, whatever the weather. The kitchen is very well-equipped and newly refitted (March 2010), whilst for those who prefer not to cook, the village offers an impressive choice of excellent restaurants. With a king-size, double and twin bedrooms, the house is ideal for families or couples alike, and the many attractions of the local area ensure that there really is something for everyone!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pentewan 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 30 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||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Relax in our comfortable sitting room with leather sofas, TV and DVD; there is a wide selection of books, DVDs and games for all ages to entertain you, and lots of tourist information to plan your days out. A night storage heater is complemented by the electric mock wood burner for that cosy feeling.
The kitchen is fully fitted and well-equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, electric cooker, microwave and fridge-freezer. We love cooking, so there is everything you could wish for, from a smoothie maker to a wok, good quality sharp knives, and a range of cook books to provide inspiration. The pine table extends to provide comfortable dining for up to 6 people, and the crockery, etc is equipped for 10-12 to ensure that you don’t always have to be washing up! A radio and CD player (along with a range of CDs) is provided for background music.
The sun lounge is south-facing, with inviting furniture from which to enjoy the sea and rural views whatever the weather.
The spacious rear master bedroom has a king-sized pine bed and complementary bedroom furniture; the pocket sprung mattress ensures a good night’s sleep and waking up to the sea and harbour views is a real joy! A hairdryer and long mirror are provided for your use in both bedrooms on this floor.
The front bedroom has a double bed, with pocket sprung mattress and pine wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables. The two windows make this a particularly light and airy room with rooftop views over the village and surrounding countryside.
The shower room is fully tiled, with an electric shower and heated towel rail.
Our favourite room, this quaint attic bedroom has characteristic sloping ceilings and wood panelling which originated from the local Methodist Chapel. The ruined walls of the chapel can be seen from the window in this twin bedded room, which also has lovely sea and harbour views.
All bed linen is provided; guests are asked to provide their own towels. A travel cot and high chair are available for younger guests, if required. The house is non-smoking, and we regret that we do not take pets.
|Further details outdoors|
The south-facing terrace has attractive views across the hillside and views of the harbour and open sea across the rooftops. Patio furniture provides a lovely spot for soaking up the views, relaxing and al-fresco dining with a relaxing glass of wine at the end of the day.
The West Country region
Cornwall has long been a favourite place for holiday makers, whatever the season; with the mildest climate in the UK, there is something for everyone, and its magical qualities never fail to captivate, with visitors returning year after year. Not only does the county offer the perfect family beach holiday, but it is also ideal for walking, golf, fishing, surfing, cycling and horse-riding. However busy or peaceful you want to be, Cornwall will extend the warmest of welcomes, with lots on offer.
The south coast of Cornwall is the more sheltered of the two coasts, and Mevagissey is on the edge of the Roseland Peninsula, a delightful, unspoilt part of South Cornwall with unrivalled coastal scenery, much of it protected by the National Trust. From majestic cliffs and headlands, secluded coves and sandy beaches to quiet creeks and fishing villages, the varied coastline can be both awe-inspiring and tranquil. The Roseland is noted for its pretty villages, such as St Mawes with its spectacular views over the Fal estuary, St Just-in-Roseland, where the tiny church by the creek has one of the most beautiful settings in the British Isles, and Veryan, with its quaint round houses. Here the countryside is softer and more wooded than elsewhere in Cornwall and is a paradise for the nature lover. The whole of Cornwall can be explored from Mevagissey: the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Truro and the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth are all within easy reach, as are the surfing beaches of the North Coast.
It is said that you are never more than 17 miles from the coast in Cornwall, and our cottage offers superb views of the sea and Mevagissey harbour. Locally renowned beaches include Caerhays, Gorran Haven and Pentewan, and there are many stunning coastal walks, south towards Portmellon and Gorran Haven or north-east towards Carlyon Bay and Charlestown. The warming effects of the Gulf Stream encouraged Victorian plant hunters to establish semi-tropical gardens here, many of these now open to the public: Heligan, Caerhayes, Trebah and Trelissick all contain amazing horticultural displays. Across the county is the more rugged North Coast – home to surfers at places like Watergate Bay, Newquay, Rock and Perranporth. Further west lies Britain's most southerly point on the Lizard Peninsula, and on to Penzance and the wild world of those last few miles to Lands End – Porthcurno and Sennen Cove.
Truro is the charming county town with a beautiful cathedral, excellent shopping and all amenities such as banks, galleries and the county's theatre - The Hall for Cornwall. Falmouth is home to the Maritime Museum, and Fowey, in the summer accessed by ferry from Mevagissey, is ever popular, with excellent restaurants and the Du Maurier festival every year. Further world-class restaurants are within easy reach: Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, the two Michelin-starred Restaurant Nathan Outlaw at St Enodoc in Rock and Jamie Oliver's 15 In Watergate Bay are all 30 minutes away.
A traditional 14th century Cornish fishing village, Mevagissey provides an attractive, quaint setting for the perfect relaxing holiday. The traditional working harbour means that fishing is still central to the village, and visitors can enjoy the benefits, whether this is eating the freshly caught fish in local restaurants (labelled by the boat which netted it), enjoying the mackerel fishing trips running from the harbour daily, or simply whiling away the hours watching the boats bringing in their catch. Mevagissey Museum, situated on the East Quay, displays the history of the pilchard industry, and the lighthouse was the first in England to be powered by electricity.
Mevagissey's unspoilt appearance of narrow cobbled streets and colour-washed houses retains all its character: craft workshops sit side by side with shops, art galleries, cafes, restaurants and pubs which were once the haunts of Cornish smugglers, whilst the fish cellars of the past have been converted into the shops and restaurants of today, retaining their old world charm. There is no shortage of excellent places to eat!
Ideally located, Mevagissey is the perfect place to stay in Cornwall: nearby there are attractive safe beaches, stunning coastal walks, beautiful gardens, excellent golf courses, and popular attractions such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project, each of which provides a superb day out. You can hire bicycles or bring your own to enjoy the local Pentewan cycle trails, and the Mevagissey to Fowey ferry is a fabulous way to explore the dramatic coastline. At the end of June Mevagissey celebrates Feast Week: the week-long celebrations culminate in a spectacular firework display over the harbour. Christmas and New Year are taken very seriously in Mevagissey: virtually the whole village dons fancy dress for the New Year celebrations and fireworks.
The town of St Austell with its new shopping centre and cinema is only 6 miles away, and the beautiful Cathedral City of Truro is about half an hour's drive.