Holiday Cottage in Mevagissey
Sleeps 4 - Bedrooms 1 - From £406
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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE NEIGHBOURS HAVE RIGHT OF WAY THROUGH THE PATIO
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.
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!
3.7 out of 5
Service and Staff: 4
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
Service and Staff: 4
Value For Money: 4
Amazing ViewsReviewed 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.