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Smugglers Cottage Mevagissey

£509 - £1495 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, fridge/freezer, electric double oven with halogen hob, 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.

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, 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.

 
 

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September 2020

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.

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!

Beaches

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. 

Walks

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

Find unique gifts and tempting treats at Charlestown Christmas Market featuring a wide range of local crafters and traders.

28th - 29th November 2020

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

4 days ago

First class property and everything made easy.

6 days ago

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.

4 weeks ago

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.

1 month ago