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Dolphin Cottage

Holiday Cottage in Mevagissey

Sleeps 4 - Bedrooms 1 - From £399

Sea views
Beach within walking distance
Shops within walking distance
Pub within walking distance
Dog Friendly
Open fire / woodburner
Cot available
Highchair available
Fishing available
Golf Course nearby
Saturday change over
Dolphin Cottage is a pretty little end of terrace cottage in one the most enviable locations in Cornwall with the sea lapping at the base of your terrace and a sandy beach immediately in front of the cottage. Dolphin Cottage is the perfect romantic getaway.

Property Details

Dolphin Cottage is an end of terrace cottage that is perched on the rocks above Portmellon Cove, at high tide you feel as though the sea is lapping around your feet while at low tide a generous expanse of golden sand is exposed. The cottage has three floors, and every room has views of the cove. Dolphin Cottage is dog friendly, and there are miles of the most fantastic walks either straight from your door or within a short drive. The cottage has the main living area on the first floor with a snug / dining room and kitchen. The master bedroom is above, and there is a living room with open fire and a sofa bed on the ground floor.

Portmellon is a quiet little cove surrounding a sandy beach and, if you are an early riser, boasts some magical sunrises as the cove is east facing and usually protected from the prevailing winds. Appropriately the local public house, 50m away, is "The Rising Sun" which serves local ales and home cooked food. Portmellon is less than a mile from the pretty harbour of Mevagissey which was once the centre of the Pilchard industry on the South Coast and most of the quaint cottages around the harbour were originally built during these times. Mevagissey is well endowed with a great variety of further pubs, shops and restaurants, boat trips are available, including the regular ferry to Fowey. Further west is the pretty village of Gorran Haven, Caerhays Castle and the magnificent Roseland Peninsula.


Ground Floor: Enter into the living room with open fire, exposed beams and a comfortable sofa bed. Staircase leads to:
First Floor: Snug dining room with sofa, dining table and chairs, TV and DVD player, views of the cove. Double aspect kitchen with fully fitted units and appliances. Staircase leads to:
Second Floor: Master bedroom with 4'6" double bed, storage and hand basin. Family bathroom with shower over the bath, WC and hand basin.
Exterior: South facing sun terrace with seating and magnificent sea views, the next door cottages do have a right of access through the terrace. Small charcoal barbecue.

Facilities & Services
Heating is via electric night storage heaters and the open fire. The kitchen has a range of equipment. There is a brand new (Sept 2020) electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge / freezer and washing machine. There is a washing line and a folding clothes airer. The snug area has a flatscreen, Freeview TV & DVD player. There is an iron, ironing board and a hair dryer. A travel cot and high chair are available on request. Free unlimited WiFi is available at the property.

Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included. You will need to bring your own beach towels. Up to two dogs are welcome at the small additional fee of £30 per dog per week, but please note dogs may not be left unattended in the property at any time. Although dogs are accepted at Dolphin Cottage, they are not allowed on the beach during July and August. An extra small dog may be acceptable on consultation with the owner. No smoking is allowed at the property. There is no parking at the property, but you can park in the Rising Sun Car park opposite for a small fee, or there is on street parking nearby. Asda, Tesco and Iceland will all deliver to the property. Your neighbours do have a right of way through the patio, and there are slightly uneven steps down to the property.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is on a Saturday.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Short breaks are available during the quieter times of the year.

Property Location

Portmellon is ideally suited to visit the world famous Eden Project, The Lost Gardens Of Heligan and the famous port of Charlestown. It is placed on the Coastal Footpath which runs past the cottage and offers a wealth of destinations both along the coast and inland. Portmellon has a variety of beaches nearby, from the family friendly Gorran Haven to the isolated Vault Beach near Dodman Point. The 17th century Rising Sun Inn is a very short walk at the top of the beach as is a delightful little cafe serving delicious cakes, teas and coffees. Portmellon Cove is a dog friendly beach apart from July and August and at low tide golden sands are exposed. Water sports and cycle hire are on offer at Pentewan. Meander along narrow lanes past tiny beaches through the beautiful Roseland to St. Mawes. From here take the passenger ferry to Falmouth sailing through the third deepest harbour in the world to visit quayside pubs and restaurants and see The Maritime Museum.

Mevagissey is a wonderful little Cornish fishing village in South East Cornwall. The tiny seaside village is packed with old Cornish cottages complete with narrow alleyways leading to converted fish cellars offering gift shops, galleries, pubs and cafes. Once a major Pilchard port, now the harbour boasts a smaller fleet, many of which provide sea tours, or boat trips to Fowey situated further up the South coast. The Harbour provides an ideal back drop for a fish and chip supper, followed by a stroll through the town at dusk.

Gorran Haven nearby offers an alternative day out as well as Pentewan with its fresh water dock basin. You can continue south along the coast down to Caerhays Castle and Porthluney Cove. Cliff walks in all directions along the coast offer spectacular views out across the St Austell Bay.

From Dolphin Cottage you are only a drive away from King Arthur's seat at Tintagel, or Doc Martin's seat at Port Isaac, or an artist's seat at The Tate in St Ives. But, perhaps the nicest part of our location is that without moving you can just sit within touching distance of the sea, and enjoy the view!

Property Reviews

4.2 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Dolphin cottage
Reviewed on 21/04/2022

It's a lovely cottage . Views are amazing . The property is typical of the area . However the stairs are fine for us , but some might struggle . We had everything we needed . All in all a great week and a fantastic cottage with the sea view from every window

4.5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Great location
Reviewed on 20/01/2022

The perfect place for a relaxing winter holiday. The location is amazing with views from every window and so lovely to lie in bed at night and hear the sea outside my window. The cottage is small but had everything I needed. Parking on a nearby road was easy and convenient. Perfect for a couple but I would think it would be on the small size for four! All in all a lovely winter break.

3.8 out of 5

Cleanliness: 3
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 4
Condition: 3
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Dolphin cottage
Reviewed on 01/12/2021

The tv in my opinion should be in the ground floor where the wood burner is Could do with utensils for wood burner to help clean it after use Bulb gone in fridge No sharp knives ie to cut bread But location is amazing and itA?s quite homely

4.3 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 3
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Lovely location
Reviewed on 28/10/2021

Amazing viewsA? the sound of the sea splashing outside the cottage. Just perfect. The cottage is tired and the stairs are very steep, but the location made up for it. It was great for just the two of us. Sad to have said goodbye

3.7 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 3
Condition: 3
Location: 5
Value For Money: 3

Location, location, location!
Reviewed on 09/09/2021

This property is all about the location. It is south facing and right on the water, so is just brilliant for watching the sea and enjoying the sun. We couldnA?t stop looking out of the window and pinching ourselves how lucky we were. The decor is a bit of a mish mash and is a little dated and tired, but itA?s perfectly comfortable and has everything you need. As an old fishermanA?s cottage, it is compact and it would be a real squeeze if there were more than two adults, so I would say this is a property for couples and possibly children (although the stairs are steep and without traditional banisters and there is very little space for them to play; it would be fine for a non-mobile baby!). With a bit of a revamp and some love, this place could be amazing!

4 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 4
Condition: 3
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Amazing Views
Reviewed on 05/08/2021

A lovely, quirky cottage with spectacular views across the bay. The cottage lived up to our expectations in terms of location and views. Amazing sunrises over the Bay.. It served us well for our stay and was equipped with everything we needed. The external furniture is very tired and in need of some attention. The fridge was a little smelly and not the cleanest. I would not recommend it for anyone who struggles with mobility as the stairs are steep and slightly hazardous (although we found this to be ok and added to the character of Dolphin cottage). Overall, if you are looking for spectacular views right next to the sea, and are not overly concerned with luxurious furnishings, then I would highly recommend Dolphin cottage.

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