Cottage / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Forde House is a fully renovated Grade 2 listed Georgian town house to sleep up to twelve people. Divided into 2 separate properties, Forde House comprises of a four bedroom property (Courtyard Cottage) which sleeps eight people and a one bedroom apartment (the Old Shop apartment) which sleeps two adults + two children. As the Old Shop apartment is directly below Courtyard Cottage, the 2 properties are ideal for large groups or extended families. The apartment is popular with grandparents as all of the accommodation is on the ground floor. Situated 200 metres from the harbour and just 20 metres from the car park, these properties are ideal for families to explore Mevagissey and the surrounding region with beaches, cliff-top walks and the Lost Gardens of Heligan only minutes away. Perfectly located in the village, the properties are 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.

Courtyard Cottage benefits from a well equipped kitchen, modern bathrooms and double glazing whilst retaining many original character features including wooden floors, granite fireplace and low ceilings in places (as you would expect in a property of this age). As you come into the cottage, you enter the large kitchen/dining room. The kitchen is very well equipped with separate fridge and freezer, integrated dishwasher, a washer/dryer and a large electric range cooker. Plenty of crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking utensils. The large oak dining table will comfortably seat 8 people. The kitchen and dining room on the ground floor have under-floor heating and with a TV this large space is a popular place to socialize. Heated towel rails in the bathrooms and Rointe electric wall heaters throughout keep the cottage warm and cosy all year around. Split over 3 levels, you will find that you have plenty of space to relax and there are 2 Xboxes (with games), a DVD player (with over 100 DVD's) and iPod docking stations. Free Wi-fi plus 4 TV's with Freeview and a selection of family games should provide enough entertainment to keep everyone happy in between trips out and about. The family bathroom with bath and separate shower enclosure is on the top floor whilst there is an additional shower and toilet on the middle floor, next to the 4th bedroom. The master bedroom has a king size bed and a two-seater settee. One of the other double bedrooms benefits from a 6ft wide zip and link bed, which can be configured as a super-kingsize or two 3ft single beds. All of the bedrooms have wardrobes and chests of drawers. Stair gates are fitted and there is also a travel cot and high-chair available at no extra cost. Safety restrictors are fitted to all of the sash windows.

The Old Shop apartment has also been renovated to a high standard with double glazing throughout. The oak table in the dining area seats 4 people and the kitchen comprises of a cooker, fridge and washer/dryer. There is a 40 inch TV with Freeview and DVD player (with lots of DVDs) plus an Xbox (with games) in the lounge. The sofa bed in the lounge folds down to sleeps 2 children comfortably. At the back of the property, the double bedroom has a 32 inch TV with dvd player and is furnished with a kingsize bed, wardrobe and chests of drawers. The wet-room, with under-floor heating, has a power shower, toilet and basin. Other rooms have Rointe electric wall heaters.

Bed linen, towels and electricity are included in the rate. Parking permits for 2 vehicles are provided free of charge when you are booking Forde House – additional permits are always available at a discounted rate of £35. If needed, a parking space can be reserved very close to the property.

Sorry, no pets allowed and this has been our policy since the renovation works were completed.To see reviews of each property, please see our individual listings: Courtyard Cottage # 573742 and The Old Shop # 1433165. Both properties are Quality in Cornwall inspected and approved.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 shower rooms
Nearest beach Portmellon 1.5 km
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay, Nearest railway: St Austell
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
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, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Super King Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 13
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The England 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.