Seagull Cottage is tucked away in a little cobbled courtyard just 50 yards from the harbour at Mevagissey. Discover the quaint streets lined with fishermen's cottages, smugglers' haunts and seaside shops. A cream tea or pasty lunch is never far away after a browse around the galleries. Fishing boats deliver their daily catch on the harbourside. Befriend a fisherman and bag a fresh lunch of mackerel, crab and lobster, purchased straight from the boat. Catch a ferry to the much favoured sailing resort of Fowey, famed for Regatta Week and Daphne du Maurier. An array of eateries, galleries and traditional inns fringe characterful lanes down to the waterside. Portmellon beach, with scenic coastal path, is a 10 minute stroll away and nearby Pentewan offers a mile of sand, perfect for surfside picnics and sandcastle escapades. Exploring from this pretty cottage is easy, with Heligan Gardens, Charlestown with historical square-rigged tall ships and the Eden Project all nearby. Tee off at the Carlyon Bay Golf Course and St Austell, five miles north, will cater for all your provisions. For families and couples seeking a relaxing break with attractions for all ages close by, this divine cottage is sure to make happy holiday memories. The double bedroom is a haven of coastal charm promising restful sleep and the second floor is home to the twin bedroom. Positioned under the eaves (with some height restriction) it makes the ideal den for adults and children alike, with PS2 games console and welcoming twin beds for double the fun. There is a cute kitchen and dining space with exposed stone walls on the ground floor and open-tread stairs leading up to the sitting room with a cosy wood burner on the first floor. The accommodation, with its rustically homely interior, offers a real flavour of Cornish cheer.
Over three floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor double, 1 x second floor twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor sitting room with wood burner and TV with Freesat. Kitchen. Dining room.
Electric central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher.DVD, iPod dock, PS2, WiFi. Cot and high chair available. Fuel and power included in rent. Bed linen and towels included in rent. A parking permit is provided for the village car park which is 400 metres from the property. Up to two pets welcome without charge. Sorry no smoking. Shop and pub 5 minute walk. Please note that the stairs are narrow and as such may not be suitable for individuals with limited mobility.
Mevagissey is the perfect Cornish fishing village, with winding cobbled streets and a picturesque harbour full of boats. Stunning walks lead along the coast in both directions, with sandy beaches, high cliffs and hidden coves to explore. The village has an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants, whilst just up the road are the Lost Gardens of Heligan. A ferry from Mevagissey to Fowey also runs daily between Easter and September.
Cornwall is a region full of history, culture and unique identity. So unique in fact that Cornwall has its very own language (Kernowek), flag (St Piran's Banner) and national anthem (Trelawney). In 2014 the UK government officially recognised the fine people of Cornwall as a national minority group, meaning that Cornish heritage and traditions now join the Irish, Scottish and Welsh as a protected Celtic group.
Cornwall is proudly known as the stunning setting of the popular BBC television series 'Poldark', starring Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson. Cornwall is also proud of its famous Cornish Pasty, but has another pastry dish to offer you, the Stargazy Pie! If you don't mind a few pilchards looking at you whilst you eat, then the Stargazy Pie is the pie for you. After a pasty or a pie, or both, you might fancy a pint and Cornwall has a great choice of locally produced beers to satisfy your thirst. Try an ale from the St Austell Brewery, Skinner's Brewery or the Rebel Brewing Company to name but a few of the fine ale producers in the region. Please remember to always drink responsibly.
Here are just a couple of the great Cornish attractions you could visit:
We hope you enjoy your break in Cornwall!