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On The Rocks

£458 - £1214 per week

Spacious, beautiful and brimming with character, On The Rocks offers you and your family the perfect holiday in Mevagissey. Tastefully decorated with unique finishes combined with great comfort, gather with your nearest and dearest around the roaring fire in the wonderful living room or around the dining table where you can tuck into the local produce that Mevagissey has to offer. Spend sunny days soaking up the sunshine and while away the hours sitting out on the peaceful terrace.

Wake up early and discover those dreamy, sandy beaches and tempting foodie hang-outs, scattered along the south coast. Or keep it local and ditch the car, hop onto one of the many boat trips from Mevagissey harbour to try out fishing or just take in the sights. Simply sit back and take in those unforgettable views of the coastline. After a day of excitement and maybe ice creams, be sure to visit one of the pubs or restaurants to try out the fresh local produce and your favourite tipple.

Entrance via external stone steps

into hallway with door to:


WC, basin.

Sitting room

woodburner, sofa, chair, TV.

Dining area

table with six chairs, entrance to kitchen, patio doors to outside area. Stairs to first floor bedrooms and shower room.

Outside area

table with six chairs.


dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob.

Bedroom 1

king size double bed.

Bedroom 2

single bed.

Family shower room

shower, WC and basin. Landing area with stairs to 2nd floor.

Bedroom 3

twin beds, open clothes hanging space.

Additional information

electric panel heaters. Parking is at Willow Coach Carpark, this is a level walk to the property, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.


We really enjoyed our stay at On The Rocks. Spacious, well equipped and cosy with lots of thoughtful extras. Excellent location. We hope to return and enjoy the outside space in the summer. The only negative was the noisy fisherman's forklift truck trundling past numerous times into the early hours one night. We haven't heard this from other properties around the village, but we do understand, as a busy fishing harbour, the work needs to be done.

October 2020

A fabulous cottage in a perfect location. Everything you could need is there, a real home from home.

September 2020

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Holidays in Mevagissey

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Best known for its harbour and fishing boats, Mevagissey still boasts as being part of Cornwall’s thriving fishing industry. Fresh fish can even be bought from the hut on the harbour wall, located a short stroll from the village aquarium, once the lifeboat station. Wander around the harbour area, with its narrow streets, fascinating shops and galleries and recall its smuggling history, or just relax in the bars and restaurants and coves and on nearby beaches.

If you are lucky enough to be here during Mevagissey Feast Week in the summer, do take full advantage of the activities being held. Said to be the oldest festival in Cornwall, it attracts exhibitions, live music, parades, a fete and wonderful firework display.

There is a ferry boat which runs from end of April to beginning of October from Mevagissey to Fowey three or four times a day (don’t miss the return journey!) – journey time about 35 minutes. You may be lucky and spot some playful dolphins!


Pentewan Beach is the nearest large sandy beach situated a little north of Mevagissey. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the beach from 1 March to 1 November.

Polstreath Beach is also known as Mevagissey beach. It is located just north of Mevagissey and is accessed via the coastal path and steep steps down to the cove. 

Gorran Haven beach can be reached via the coastal path, or is just a short drive away. Just two miles from Mevagissey, the quaint village of Gorran Haven has some lovely pubs and cafés, and a gorgeous sandy beach which is a great spot for swimming and kayaking. 


There are some wonderful walks in and around Mevagissey, especially if you take the coastal path. You can head south to Gorran Haven, a small fishing village with a beautiful beach, just two miles from Mevagissey. Alternatively, if you travel north, you can head towards Pentewen, another small village with a lovely beach. From Pentewen, you can take the trail through the woods, or if you prefer, you can hire a bike from Pentewen to explore the woodland on wheels.

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Local events

Charlestown Christmas Market

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Falmouth Spring Festival

The Falmouth Spring Festival is a wonderful early season celebration of coast, community and culture. Falmouth town and its community will be celebrating spring with a range of events and activities throughout the week. The town will be painted yellow with daffodils and decorations and spring clean days will see the beaches and towns tidied up.

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Cornwall Spring Flower Show

Held at Boconnoc House, Lostwithiel, the Cornwall Spring Flower Show is a real treat for gardening enthusiasts. The two day event features show gardens, competitive classes and horticultural stands. Enjoy the fabulous displays, pick up plants for your own garden and ask the experts for some tips and advice!

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Tregothnan Charity Garden Opening

On this special weekend, Tregothnan will open its private gardens to the public. These secluded gardens on the banks of the River Fal have diverse trees and rare collections of flowers and plants. There are more than 100 acres of gardens to explore, featuring ancient camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons. 


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Roseland Festival

This lovely little festival in the stunning Roseland Peninsula offers something for everyone, including music, art, films, walks and talks. 


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Helston Flora Day

An ancient annual event, Helston Flora Day includes craft stalls and traditional dances throughout the day, where crowds line the streets to watch the procession.

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Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature

Celebrating the life and works of this renowned author, the Du Maurier community festival in Fowey has grown into a popular annual event.

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Fal River Festival

A ten-day festival celebrating life on River Fal. The not-for-profit event incorporates music and drama, arts and heritage, gig racing, swimming and lots more.

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Looe Raft Race

This fun event is organised by Looe Boat Owners Association in support of Looe RNLI. Enjoy the fun by making and entering your own raft, or just come and cheer everyone on. 


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International Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth

The Falmouth Sea Shanty was founded and is organised by Falmouth Shout. Sea Shanty events aim to preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall as a whole and are thoroughly enjoyable.

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Mevagissey Feast Week

Celebrated since 1754, Mevagissey Feast Week is a celebration of food, music, dance and more. With a host of colourful events being held throughout the week, this is a festival not to be missed!

TBC 2021

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Stithians Show

Celebrated since the early 1800s, the Stihtains Show is a fine agricultural event showcasing animals, arts and crafts, food and drink, music and more. Don't miss the Countryside Area and Exhibition Ring. 

12th July 2021

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Charlestown Regatta

Enjoy a week of live music, watersports, competitions, pasty-making, children's sports, raft races and a carnival, all with the backdrop of the famous Georgian harbour in Charlestown


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Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week

Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week is one of the largest sailing regatta's in the south west with more than 300 yachts racing over eight days.There is also a full events line-up which includes entertainment in Falmouth's Events Square and offsite activities such as outdoor film screenings and Red Arrow displays.

6th - 15th August 2021

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Fowey Royal Regatta

The Fowey Royal Regatta includes sailing contests, a carnival, the crowning of the Fowey Queen, a pasty eating contest, and as per tradition, a giant pasty which is shared out among the community. 


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Falmouth Beer Festival

Always a popular event, the Beer Festival takes places annually at the Princess Pavillions. Admission includes a commemorative festival glass and offers over 250  cask ales, 100 ciders and perries, fruit wines and bottled beers.


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Falmouth Oyster Festival

Celebrate the start of the Oyster season at Falmouth's Events Square. Get involved with food demonstrations, browse local craft stalls and taste some spectacular seafood!


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Mevagissey Shanty Festival

The Mevagissey Shanty Festival is taking place across various harbourside venues. There will be lots of shanty and accapella groups from all over the Uk entertaining the crowds throughout the weekend. The event begins at 7pm on the Friday and will continue on the Saturday at 11am.The main stage will be at the Mevagissey Activity Centre where there will also be a Cornish beer festival going on at the same venue.


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Truro City of Lights

A festival of light delights the crowds who line the streets to see a parade of giant handmade lanterns. All manner of samba, brass and pipe bands process alongside, accompanied by flamboyant dancers. Further outdoor music performances take place throught the evening and there are many a food and drink stall at which to pick up a tasty snack or warming drink.

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Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair

Browse an impressive selection of Cornish crafts and delicious food on the Piazza in Truro. It's a great place to find special Christmas gifts for loved ones with plenty of choice from local artisans, artists and food and drink producers.

TBC, November 2021

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Mevagissey Christmas Lights

The big Christmas lights switch on in Mevagissey will take place at 5pm, illuminating the harbour with sparkly lights.

TBC 2021

Truro Winter Gift Fayre

Find the perfect presents for your nearest and dearest at Truro's Winter Gift Fayre. You can expect to find luxury food and drink, festive decorations and gorgeous gifts, with more than 80 stalls from local South West producers.


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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

We really enjoyed our stay at On The Rocks. Spacious, well equipped and cosy with lots of thoughtful extras. Excellent location. We hope to return and enjoy the outside space in the summer. The only negative was the noisy fisherman's forklift truck trundling past numerous times into the early hours one night. We haven't heard this from other properties around the village, but we do understand, as a busy fishing harbour, the work needs to be done.

A fabulous cottage in a perfect location. Everything you could need is there, a real home from home.

Fantastic house in a brilliant location. Had a lovely week and highly recommend Aspects, On the Rocks and Mevagissey!

Stay here, you will not be disappointed.

Wonderful cottage. It was stylishly decorated with some lovely homely touches. The rooms were surprisingly spacious, not what we expected in Cornwall and the provision of a parking permit was a great bonus.Beds were very comfy and it was great to have a decently equiped kitchen with helpful bits and pieces for a change.

The cottage is located on the road but road noise wasnt really a problem. We visited in October and the electric heaters and log burner kept the cottage cosy.

Location was good for easy walking to the shops and restaurants of Megavissey. Lovely walks on the coastal path from Megavissey and other local places. Lost Gardens of Heligan and Eden Project both nearby and were excellent day trips I would highly recomnend this cottage after our first visit to Cornwall

Amazing property. Stunning. Beautifully decorated and situated perfectly in Mevigassey. Amazing week spent here. So relaxing. I really didn't want to come home.

Enjoyed a wonderful week at ‘On the Rocks’ Beautiful house with an eye to style and design. Excellent central location with that much sought after outdoor space. Highly recommend

Fantastic well equipped and presented property would highly recommend a stay at On the Rocks

What a beautiful Seaside house.
The kitchen had everything you could need and more. Lovely cosy living room and dining area.
The bedrooms were a brilliant size. The bathroom had a huge shower and with a downstairs toilet too it was just perfect for all of us and a pooch. Really clean and with all the local finishing touches from Mevagissey it was just a perfect stay.

On the rocks is everything and more It is decorated and furnished with lots of thought and love ,nothing has been spared

Stayed at On the Rocks in November 2018. Really comfortable well equipped cottage which was close to shops and the harbour and the parking which was included was very close. Would definitely recommend.

Perfectly located in the heart of Mevagissey. A true home from home, we couldn't have asked for anything more. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this excellently equipped home, and the included parking was a fantastic bonus.