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Smuggler's Cottage

£520 - £1525 per week

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.


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.


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

Bedroom 1

double 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.


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. WiFi, short breaks available.


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.

October 2021

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

August 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

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. 

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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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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.

15th - 17th October 2021

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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 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.