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Smuggler's Cottage
Mevagissey

£541 - £1590 per week
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Steeped in history, this 18th century cottage clings to the cliff side and offers wonderful views over the harbour. Almost certainly used in the past to stow contraband, Smuggler’s Cottage is quirky and full of character – it has even been used in two films! The cottage has been beautifully renovated with some of the rare, original Cornish features kept to give a glimpse into it’s colourful history. Suitable for families or couples, the cottage is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the sea air. After a long day exploring or at the beach, the outside decking, perched up high like a bird’s nest, offers beautiful views over the harbour and Mevagissey, ideal for sitting and relaxing and watching the sun go down.

With Mevagissey harbour on your doorstep and the bustling shops just a minutes walk away, there is plenty to see, do and eat without having to travel far. Head to one of the many local beaches and spend long days soaking up the sun, playing beach games and enjoying a picnic or a Cornish pasty.

Entrance

access via public footpath with one step to front door, entrance hall with door leading to:

Sitting area

harbour view, woodburner effect electric fire, sofa and two chairs, TV.

Shower room

double shower enclosure, WC and basin.

Kitchen

table with five chairs, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric double oven with halogen hob, two tub chairs, door with winding stairs to first floor and to:

Bedroom 1

king size bed, TV, harbour views.

Family bathroom

bath with hand held shower attachment, WC and basin, washing machine. Stairs from landing to 2nd floor and doors to:

Bedroom 2

twin beds, harbour views.

Snug

selection of childrens toys, reading chair, door to cloakroom and door leading to outside area.

Decking area

twelve steps to raised decking area with harbour views, table and chairs.

Additional information

Due to the location, you are unable to drive to the property, it can only be accessed on foot, therefore it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. Parking is at Willow Coach Carpark ( pl26 6SX ) which is approximately 7mins by foot, parking cost is included in yiour tariff. Property has a light weight luggage trolley to help with unloaded. Please be warned some of the ceilings in the property are quite low. Electric heating throughout and under floor heating in sitting room. Outside is a decked patio area but there is a green area a short way up the cliff path to walk your dog, WiFi, One small dog.

 
 

Smugglers Cottage is a joy to spend a holiday in. You couldn't get much closer to the water's edge and have the added bonus of being able to visit the glorious pubs, restaurants and shops of Mevagissey, all within a few yards from your front door. The standard of the furnishings and equipment in the cottage is of a very high standard with every need catered for. We had a wonderful week in Mevagissey and I would recommend Smugglers Cottage as a lovely place to stay. I also have to recognize everyone at Aspect Holidays who are a friendly and helpful team and make the overall holiday experience stress free and a simple process. Thanks for a great holiday. Steve

March 2022

Smugglers Cottage is a really spacious, well located cottage. It was a great size for our family of 4 - the children loved the snug area/reading nook outside their bedroom and we all loved the roof terrace. Shame that we only got to use it once as the weather wasn't great, but I think you always have to lower your expectations for the weather during October half term! The walk to and from the car was slightly inconvenient, but not unbearable. Just be sure to make sure you don't leave anything behind! The little luggage cart provided helped make unloading/reloading the car much easier. Mevagissey is a really sweet little place. You're really spoilt with having so many lovely shops and cafes to wander to within a minute of the doorstep. Being right on the coastal path too, there is so much to explore locally whether you want to walk, run or just potter.

October 2021

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Holidays in Mevagissey

Stay in Mevagissey and you’ll be perfectly placed to explore all that the south coast of Cornwall has to offer. Take a ferry trip to Fowey, visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan or spend a day at the beach at the nearby Pentewan Sands.

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.

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!

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Beaches near Mevagissey

Situated on the south coast, which is known for its balmy weather and beautiful blue seas, you won’t be short of beach days during your stay in Mevagissey.

Portmellon beach – Just over the hill from Mevagissey lies the pretty village of Portmellon with its perfectly sheltered, sandy beach. At low tide, you’ll find a fantastic stretch of sand ready and waiting for beach games, while high tide sees the waves lapping mere feet from the road.

Pentewan beach – A wonderfully large expanse of white sand that’s just down the road from the bobbing boats of Mevagissey, Pentewan is a stunning spot for some sunbathing and sea-bathing. You’ll also find plenty of opportunities for watersports, with windsurfing, kayaking and sailing all popular options.

Polstreath beach – Also known as Mevagissey beach, this pretty cove is a short coastal walk from the harbour of Mevagissey. The climb down might be on the steeper side but you’ll be rewarded with perfect swimming conditions and stunning views.

Gorran Haven beach – Alongside the gorgeous sandy beach at Gorran Haven, which is only a few miles from Mevagissey, you’ll find lots of lovely pubs and cafés where you can rest and refuel after a day in the waves.

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Walks around Mevagissey

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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Events

Mevagissey Shanty Festival

The Mevagissey Shanty Festival showcases shanty and accapella groups from all over the UK. The event begins at 7pm on the Friday and will continue on the Saturday at 11am. The main stage at Mevagissey Activity Centre also features a Cornish beer festival.

14th - 16th October 2022

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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!

26th June - 2nd July 2022

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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.

Smugglers Cottage is a joy to spend a holiday in. You couldn't get much closer to the water's edge and have the added bonus of being able to visit the glorious pubs, restaurants and shops of Mevagissey, all within a few yards from your front door. The standard of the furnishings and equipment in the cottage is of a very high standard with every need catered for. We had a wonderful week in Mevagissey and I would recommend Smugglers Cottage as a lovely place to stay. I also have to recognize everyone at Aspect Holidays who are a friendly and helpful team and make the overall holiday experience stress free and a simple process. Thanks for a great holiday. Steve

Smugglers Cottage is a really spacious, well located cottage. It was a great size for our family of 4 - the children loved the snug area/reading nook outside their bedroom and we all loved the roof terrace. Shame that we only got to use it once as the weather wasn't great, but I think you always have to lower your expectations for the weather during October half term! The walk to and from the car was slightly inconvenient, but not unbearable. Just be sure to make sure you don't leave anything behind! The little luggage cart provided helped make unloading/reloading the car much easier. Mevagissey is a really sweet little place. You're really spoilt with having so many lovely shops and cafes to wander to within a minute of the doorstep. Being right on the coastal path too, there is so much to explore locally whether you want to walk, run or just potter.

Great week at an excellent property. Be aware there's a 5 -10 min walk to the car park with your holiday clothes, food etc A fold up trolley is provided which proved invaluable. Car parking is included - just drove into the carpark, told them we were staying at Smugglers and a weeks pass was provided. No vehicular access - the slope isn't too steep but may be challenging for those with mobility issues - we used it as an excuse to have more scones due to the extra exercise! Can definitely vouch for the fish and chips from the takeaway at the corner of the harbour, so good we had them twice. Eating out wasn't a great hassle, most places allowed walk up rather than booking (may be the time of year). Would definitely return, although not in peak season - I imagine the little streets would be overrun in July!

Smugglers Cottage is a lovely place to stay. It’s quirky, comfortable and has everything you could possibly need for a great holiday. Lovely views of the harbour and, with a parking space close by, a great base for exploring the local area. Would definitely recommend.

Smugglers cottage was a very nice place .we all loved our stay and would stay there again,

We've just returned from a lovely week staying in the smuggler's cottage. The cottage is very well decorated and cosy. The history of the cottage was interesting. We loved the 'secret beach' Polstreath even though there were 200 steps to get to it! We had a good day out at Pentewan as well. The eating out options in Mevagissey were good but you do need to book weeks in advance.

Fabulous historic cottage right on the harbour front in Mevagissey. The roof terrace has wonderful views of the harbour and is in a sheltered position so we got a lot of use out of it. There are a lot of stairs in the property (it’s over 3 floors) but we loved the convenience of having a bathroom on each floor. The house was really clean and had all the basics that we needed, including some lovely touches such as a folder with the history of the house and even better fresh scones on arrival! Parking in the local car park is only 5 minutes walk away and felt very safe.

Great cottage. Super village. Parking away from the house a little bit of an inconvenience, but worth it once settled. Walks from the door on the coastal path and a beach within 10 minutes. Book up popular restaurants in advance as this is the staycation year. Enjoy.

Lovely unique little cottage in our favourite village. We had a really relaxing time and it was the perfect location overlooking the harbour - kept our 2 year old very happy watching the fishing boats out of the window. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped with everything that we needed during our stay. Particularly like the folder of information about the cottage that the owner has provided as it was really nice to see its history and answered a lot of the questions we had about the quirky little features inside the cottage. Found several lovely places to eat and it there was plenty to keep our family occupied in Mevagissey without having to get in the car and drive which was a nice change for us. Excellent customer service from Aspects too - so we would definitely recommend. Thank you for a lovely week, hope to return very soon.

Without doubt the best and well equipped cottage I have stayed in. I cannot recommend Aspects Holidays highly enough and will definitely be booking through them again. Thank you for making our holiday such a memorable one.

We enjoyed a wonderful break in a lovely location. Cottage was comfortable and clean. Customer Service from Aspect Holidays was very good. Particularly as there was an office in Mevagissey.

Fantastic week staying in this historic harbour side cottage. Good to read all of the owners' information on the family history of the property. Lovely to be able to wander around the harbour in the evening after all of the crowds had disappeared. Great location with lovely beaches and walks nearby. The only drawback was lack of places to eat due to covid restrictions.

First class property and everything made easy.

We very much enjoyed this charming cottage in a great location with fantastic views of the harbour. Particularly liked the small touches like the history of the property and detailed instructions and recommendations.

A lovely little cottage in a lovely little town. This is a great base for exploring this part of Cornwall. The lovely historic cottage has some lovely views of the harbour. The little dining terrace at the back of the property was a nice surprise. There's a good selection of pubs and restaurants in the town and some great walks available right from the cottage too. Take the ferry to Fowey for a nice day out, or there are plenty of lovely places to visit, including some lovely beaches in the area too.