4 Elm Terrace

Mevagissey, Cornwall (Ref. 2012)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
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The property

A delightfully cosy, stone-built cottage, nestling alongside a cobbled terrace that threads its way across the hillside, overlooking the Cornish fishing village of Mevagissey.

Furnished and decorated to a very high standard, this property boasts a lovely open plan living area with a central staircase leading up to the first floor.

Here there are three lovely bedrooms, one of which boasts a king-size bed and views over the village toward the harbour.

This is an ideal base in which to relax after a day exploring the area's majestic coastal scenery or simply watching the fishermen come in after a busy day tending to the lobster pots.

The village will tempt you to linger, with a good selection of pubs and restaurants, a public leisure centre and daily boat trips from the harbour for fishing and sightseeing, while there is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area.


Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Modern, fitted kitchen. Spacious open plan sitting room with dining area and central staircase leading to first floor bedrooms.


Storage heaters in every room with heated towel rail in bathroom. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV/DVD/video player. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Loading/unloading outside cottage, parking permit provided for 1 car in public car park 100m from cottage. Small sitting out area with 2 garden chairs, bench and flower pots and tubs. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 mins walk. Note: The walkway to the cottage is via a cobbled pathway, a ramp and 2 steps. Ensure care is taken. A car can be driven right to front door if required.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Excellent traditional cottage with designer touches in great location”
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    • “We spent two very happy weeks at 4 Elm Terrace this summer. It's a really lovely place to stay - roomy, comfortable, well done up and convenient. The cottage is actually two knocked together so it is very spacious - the pictures don't quite do it justice. The conversion was well done (we even met the builder who did it while staying there) and the owners have done a superb job on the interior design. I believe they do it professionally - it certainly looks it. The kitchen is a decent size and well equipped, the open plan living room / dining room is charming, spacious and filled with nice furniture. The sofas are a real step up from typical holiday lets - big, deep, comfy and capable of wooing the unwary into mid-afternoon snoozing. The TV is large and good quality and there is a decent little stereo too so it's comfortable place unwind after a hard day's holiday on the beach or the hill. The bedrooms are big and nicely done with good-sized beds and excellent mattresses. It's very nice place to be. The cottage's position in Mevagissey is what is really special. Elm Terrace is a pedestrianized cobbled lane just on the edge of the centre of the village. This is great because it's incredibly convenient - you are literally seconds away from the sweet shop, the vegetable shop and the spar, not to mention the many pubs and restaurants. Equally the elevated position means excellent views across Mevagissey's valley and (at a sharp angle!) out to the sea. Yet you're also apart from the flow of people heading in and out of town. It's quiet, and you can sit on the cobbled lane and look out over it all while enjoying a privileged privacy. The cottage has its own bench on the lane, so you can sit in the sunshine outside the cottage and watch the world go by, from early in the morning through to 3 or 4 PM. The rest of the lane is mostly locals and we got to know many of them in our stay - they're all lovely. The main car park is a couple of minutes walk away and it's easy to park there and take your luggage (or shopping) up to the cottage. And Matt, who runs the car park, will give you a wonderful welcome to Mevagissey and show you how to get to the cottage. Mevagissey itself is fab - a wonderful, real working fishing village with an endlessly fascinating active port. It's gorgeous, it feels like you're in a different country not just from England, but from the rest of Cornwall! The countryside around Mevagissey is exquisite and there is lots to do. It's a real foodie destination too - the restaurants are tremendous, with incredible local caught seafood and excellent local produce. Downsides? For a family staying for two weeks a washing machine would have been nice, although we got the hang of the laundrette fairly well. The shower was good once it was repaired (the owners were VERY responsive when we asked about it) and the bathroom is decent but not quite as nice as the rest of the cottage. The cottage is built right into the rock and there's a teeny bit of damp smell at times, and a few moths around the place after dark. But these are really very minor issues. Mevagissey is an extraordinarily nice Cornwall holiday destination, and Elm Terrace is a fantastic base from which to enjoy it. We thoroughly recommend it, and we'd love to stay there again.”

    Paul H, August 2015

    • “A wonderfully well equiped delightful cottage within easy reach of the pictureseque harbour”
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    • “The cottage is a delight. 3 well appointed bedrooms, large living/dining room with well equipped kitchen. Within easy walking distance of the harbour and the bars and restaurants along the harbour. The public car park, for which there is a permit, is a minutes walk away from the cottage.”

    Gill H, Kingswinford, United Kingdom, July 2013

    • “A wonderfully well equiped delightful cottage within easy reach”
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    • “The cottage is a delight. 3 well appointed bedrooms, large living/dining room with well equipped kitchen. Within easy walking distance of the harbour and the bars and restaurants along the harbour. The public car park, for which there is a permit, is a minutes walk away from the cottage.”

    Gill H, Kingswinford, United Kingdom, July 2013

    • “Home from home”
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    • “We chose this cottage as we needed to be in Mevagissey and it looked superb on the website. We were not disappointed. It is in a superb location and has a very homely feel due to its tasteful decoration. It is also very well equipped and clean. We were there as a family over three generations (and the family dog ...) and we all fell in love with it. I recommend this cottage highly”

    17Emma17, Bromley, United Kingdom, October 2012

    • “quietness”
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    • “lovely sceneries Quiet and resting place everything available next to our door one of my favorite place in England”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Toufflers France, June 2010

    • “BEST 2 WEEKS IN 2009”
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    MIKE, ALTON , HANTS, December 2009

    • “Quaint nautical cosy cottage”
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    • “This cottage is decorated throughout in a nautical theme - very pleasing and some tasteful artefacts. Good location, only a few minutes from the main shopping area and the harbour. Throughly enjoyed our holiday here.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Sheffield, December 2009

    • “Lovely relaxing harbour town”
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    • “The property is lovely and is situated in a really relaxing place. Its very quiet but is still a stonesthrow from Mevagisseys harbour and shops (amongst which you will find some really nice local crafts). We had some lovely meals out at the local restaurants and pubs and the fish and chips were amazing. I think the most challenging part of the holiday was getting the car back out of the VERY VERY!! tight lane leading up to the cottage. You are warned about this but I can't emphasise enough if you have a car bigger than a mini or KA I would advise you to not even go there because it really is tight. My car came back with the injuries to prove it. So just factor in £25 extra per week for the car park just down from the house. Whats great is you are on the coast path in minutes and you are really close to Heligan gardens which is great for a day out. The property does have storage heaters which I just couldn't get the hang of as they seemed to come on at odd hours in the middle of the night and then not in the day so if you are going in the winter be prepared with some jumpers. The property doesn't have a washing machine so again factor this in if you are going for more than a week. Overall I thought the stay was great and the comments above are just minor things so people can be prepared. I would definately go back and stay there as I loved the atmosphere of Mevagissey, the property is really well decorated with some lovely touches such as candles. It's very welcoming and peaceful and the owner is extremely helpful.”

    Shell, Northumberland, December 2009

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    • “From the moment we arrived at the property we felt like 'home from home'. It was beautiful and a pleasure to spend time in. The owners seemed to have thought of everything to make our stay perfect, I would like to think we will stay there again in the future.”

    Mrs Smith, Stoke-on-Trent, August 2015

    • “Mevagissey was a lovely part of the world. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well thought out, everything you needed was provided for. It was lovely to come back to the cottage at the end of the day to relax.”

    Miss Allen, Manchester, May 2015

    • “Excellent location and excellent cottage, would recommend to all.”

    Mr Franks, Bury St. Edmunds, May 2015

    • “A lovely cottage, stylishly decorated and very convenient for local amenities.”

    Mr Smith, Stroud, April 2015

    • “We had an excellent holiday and found the cottage excellent in every regard.”

    Mr Giles, Eastleigh, October 2014

    • “Cottage ideally situated, comfortable and clean. Perfect for an extended family plus dog holiday.”

    Mr Loveridge, Bristol, August 2014

    • “A perfect holiday in a great cottage in a brilliant location!”

    Mr Peplow, Harlow, July 2014

    • “It is a very nice cottage with lots of room and well decorated throughout. The theme was lovely. We liked the fact that the cottage was only a 2 minute walk into town and to the harbour. We would definitely recommend Elm Terrace to our friends and family. Mevagissey is a lovely quaint place.”

    Ms Fryer, Bolton, May 2014

    • “Excellent starting point to explore Cornwall. Friendly and helpful neighbours and lovely people all around the village. It was a perfect stay, once more. Near to the shops, pubs and the village and harbour.”

    Mrs Jutzi, Pfaeffikon/zh, May 2014

    • “Nice cosy cottage just a short walk from harbour. Loved Mevagissey and the cottage provided a cosy, comfortable base to explore the area.”

    Mrs Grant, Swindon, April 2014

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About the location


St. Austell 5.5 miles; Truro 16 miles.

The perfect Cornish fishing village, with winding cobbled streets and a picturesque harbour full of boats. Stunning walks lead along the coast in both directions, with sandy beaches, high cliffs and hidden coves to explore. The village has an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants, whilst just up the road are the Lost Gardens of Heligan. A ferry from Mevagissey to Fowey also runs daily between Easter and September. Spend some time at the Tall Ships harbour at Charlestown (7 miles) with its shipwreck museum, or among the tropical biomes of the world-famous Eden Project (11 miles). The stunning coastline, fabulous beaches and renowned gardens of the beautiful Roseland Peninsula are a short drive down the coast while Truro, with its shops, restaurants, theatre and cathedral can be reached by car in half an hour.

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