Mevagissey holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and log fire

Poldark fisherman's Cornish Cottage Mevagissey

from £100 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 4.5/5

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 37708

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden


Also advertised on OWNERSDIRECT please see site for 2016 prices and more reviews Thimble Cottage

4**** by Visit England 7 years running.

In the hub of the harbour

South facing so sun all day long!

Decorated with an eclectic look with Antique and modern furniture.

winter bookings wood burning stove, initial scuttle of logs & kindling, rest available in the village.

Right on the harbour side and can only be reached by foot on a donkey wide lane, bliss no cars. ( luggage can be dropped off and walked up 2 minute)

sea views overlooking the harbour and out to sea from the both the top floor windows

, where you watch the fishermen land their catch. It is situated right in the harbour, inns, restaurants(french,Cornish, Portugese, Chinese, Indian, fish & chip shop, pastie Shop,bakery , green grocers which sells meat from Lobbs Farm shop, Mevagissey news, that sells nearly everything including wine, chemist all 1 minute walk, but very quiet apart from the seagulls!

Harbour village views from the first floor

Courtyard suntrap garden, backing onto the coastal path

Larger supermarkets in St Austell, 20 mins

Reserved Parking in the village car park is complimentary with each booking at The WIllows car park. Five mins walk.

Walk the footpath to The Lost Gardens of Heligan, 1 and half miles, drive to Eden Project 8 miles, walk to Gorran Haven on the coastal path 4 miles.

property layout

Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. Shower room with double shower and toilet. First floor: Living room stable door to courtyard Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double low beams and vaulted ceilings 1 twin, vaulted ceiling.. Most rooms with oak beams.

woodburner in living room, elec CH. First £15 elec inc, remainder by key meter. Average spend summer £10 April to Oct winter £25

Bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD in lounge and freeview TV in main bedroom(not DVD) Elec cooker. M/wave. W/machine. F/freezer. Private enclosed courtyard and furniture. BBQ. Reserved parking 440 yards No smoking. NB: There are steps to courtyard.

We have put a package together as some holiday homes offer no parking, no towels or wifi etc

so included is, complimentary and reserved car parking (normally £45 per week), bed linen, towels (not beach), first £15 electric,see average usage above. free wifi, first scuttle of logs & kindling,

Also advertised on OWNERSDIRECT

see the reviews

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Lots of local beaches 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 7 km, Nearest railway: ST Austell 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Cornwall region

Come to Cornwall and enjoy a great Cornish holiday. The land of E.V. Thompson, Daphne du Maurier, Susan Cooper and Rosamunde Pilcher. Mevagissey is situated on the southern riviera coast, just 5 miles from St Austell and the Eden Project, making it an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful county. It is a small, unspoilt fishing village with a colourful history of boat building and smuggling, which still retains its traditional character and nowadays has a selection of top quality pubs, restaurants and shops. . Cornwall is a county of legend; Celts, Druids and King Arthur, plus the modern attractions of the Eden Project, Tate Gallery, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and National Maritime Museum for you to explore.. Heligan 1½ miles - Eden Project 7 miles - St Austell 5 miles - Fowey 8 miles - Truro 15 miles - Newquay 15 miles


The Cottage is within a short car/bus ride of Heligan Gardens (or a very pleasant walk for the fit and healthy).1.5 miles

The Eden project is 15-20 minutes drive away and a range of beautiful gardens (including Pine Lodge, Lanhydrock and Tregrehan) are within easy reach.

The Fowey ferry runs a scheduled service 7 days per week from the quay opposite the cottage (weather permitting).

Mevagissey has a range of good pubs and restaurants

Mevagissey - a magical place for your holiday. A traditional Cornish fishing village, where you can wander the narrow alleyways,

browse gift shops and art galleries, try the local ale in one of the many pubs, have a fine dinner in one of the excellent restaurants

and finally walk around the moon-lit harbour. The perfect setting for your perfect Cornish holiday in 2013.

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9 Jun 2015


"Classic Cornish seaside holiday, charming cottage"

Cottage was very well modernised throughout. Pristine well-equipped kitchen and bathroom with double shower. Washing machine but no dryer or dishwasher, though there is a washing line in the courtyard garden. Other facilities we did not use but might next time were a wood burning stove and barbecue. There is a fridge freezer, ironing board, airer, vacuum cleaner. The cottage was well supplied with cleaning materials, toilet roll, washing up sponge etc and we did not need the 'just in case' supplies we took. Likewise the £15 electricity supplied on the keycard was sufficient for a week of mixed weather the first week of June, we liked the package of having prepaid electric, prepaid (free)car parking as is £45 per week, free wifi , being out most days from lunchtime and two evenings but in watching a boxed set not on the supplied DVD player but downloaded on our own laptop via cottage Wifi. We had no problems communicating via phones or other devices. The information about the cottage is clear and comprehensive. The reserved paid for space in the Willow car park was very well organised and the car park staff very helpful. We were pleased we had packed into rucksacs and zip-topped shopping bags making it easier to take the luggage up the narrow paths where you cannot drive. The cottage had adequate storage for clothes in a tallboy with drawers and a chest of drawers. For women who blow-dry their hair I found the holy trinity (convenient power point; hairdryer (supplied) mirror and put-down surface can be found in the twin bedded room) very useful. Likewise there were mini bedside shelves for spectacles etc which were appreciated. The very low beams upstairs caught us out a few times but the overall charm of the cottage were delightful. Mevagissey itself is very interesting, changing all the time as it is tidal, a working port and visitor destination. To eat in, take away or eat out in one of the many excellent restaurants and cafes was a joy and something for all pockets. We didn't try everything but the Fountain Inn was both excellent and very friendly, and we ate pasties, ice cream and fish and chips outside along the harbour where there are many seats and a policy of take your wrappings back to the vendor so it is very clean and pleasant environment. We visited the Gardens of Helligan (always worth a visit - this time a vast swathe of forest foxgloves was my highlight); Pentewan beach - a lovely sandy beach with rock pools and an outward bound school - lovely to watch the youngsters in canoes and paddle boats, windsurfers while eating a posh burger and ice cream from the seaside shop. We parked at the top for £3 all day and had a blissful afternoon soaking up the sun. We visited Truro for some shopping on a wet day and found a fantastic ice cream shop and one selling craft beer - still felt like holiday, and another day we drove to Fowey which was lovely. Charlestown was interesting, the harbour used in Poldark, and I enjoyed trying to get it all in on my 'panoramic' view on my smartphone. We stayed in St Mawes the last two years which we like very much but there is much more in Mevagissey for us.

28 Sep 2014


"Boutique Retreat"

We were looking for a bolthole in Cornwall to recharge the batteries for a week and Thimble cottage was the perfect place. Although you are in the heart of the Mevagissey and just metres away from the quay, being set back behind the little cobbled streets of the harbour you can enjoy peaceful evenings as well as being close enough to all the amenities. As soon as you walk in the door it feels like home. The decor and furnishings are very tasteful with local art, lovely furnishings and an extremely comfy bed. The courtyard is the perfect place for an early evening glass of wine and pre-dinner game of scrabble. If you are feeling energetic, turn out of the back gate and along the pubic footpath and within 10 minutes you can be high up on the coastal path taking in the awesome view of Mevagissey harbour and Chapel point. If you like to walk (and I would encourage it after all the delicious food you are going to eat) then you are right on the SW coastal path. We walked nearly every day. If you are a walker, foodie or real ale (or cider) lover, you will be in heaven. We had a brilliant stay at Thimble and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to family and friends.

26 Sep 2014


"Home from home"

We have been coming here every year since 2009 and think its wonderful. It's so close to lovely restaurants and shops. The harbour is seconds away and you can see the spectacular views from the cottage. It has a well equipped kitchen, lovely bathroom, comfy lounge. It's just like a home from home.

1 May 2014


"Great holiday cottage"

Booking nice and easy and well handled. The cottage had a nice feel to it especially with the log burner in the sitting room and views of the harbour and sea from the top floor. The stairs in the house are quite narrow and steep and you might need to duck the beams if you are tall but it all added to the character for us. The patio out the back also was a great sun trap and we were roasted sitting out there even in April. Well located one street back from the harbour and so easy to walk along to the many fantastic places to eat and obviously lots of fish on offer which you can see coming off the wee boats in the harbour. The parking was included in the main village car park and the attendant who gave us the pass was really helpful in giving directions to the cottage too and telling us where we could drop off the bags for the short walk up to the cottage. All in all we had a fantastic break for the week and would certainly return if in the area again.

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