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Blue Crab Cottage

(Ref. 1060664)

Mevagissey, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "This is our second stay at Blue crab and again a wonderful stay."

    The cottage is perfect the village is beautiful and the people are so friendly. We will be back again.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Nov 2023

  • "The cottage location is fantastic but the compromise is the noise ."

    Street cleaners & early deliveries wake you every morning. It is on a main run through the village so is always busy . The bedrooms were roomy but the lounge area is not. The outside space although welcomed was a bit smelly and dark and there are windows from another property at ground level which open onto it. Cushions locked away somewhere. The tv is very small & difficult to use and there is only one in the whole house. The shower cubicle needs attention and the maserator is very noisy. The beds are basic but ok. On stripping the beds one of the mattresses in the first floor bedroom was dreadfully stained! In the 30’s temperature wise & only 2 fans. No hairdryer Only one key so need to use keysafe every time. Kitchen good but hardly used so can’t comment on cooker etc.

    Thank you for your review, great to hear our cottage is fantastic. Our cottage is in a working fishing village and with that comes activity, we personally do not get woken by the noise and not to take away your experience , this is only the second comment we have about noise in 3 years. Mevagissy is a thriving village and busy harbour and therefore has excellent ammenities. We are fortunate to offer outdoor space which is unusual in Mevagissy and so the quaintness that comes with the space, amongst iggldy piggldy houses means our garden is overlooked. We would also like to point out that part’s of the house and outdoor space are over 200 years old and we believe this adds to the quirkiness of the cottage. We apologise if you could’nt find the cushions for the garden furniture , they are in the table/ box outside and this information is written in our welcome pack. We, or our housekeeper ( we provide both numbers ) would of been more than happy to answer your questions about this, just as we did , when supporting you to use the TV and to answer your query as to why we don’t provide a hairdryer. We include photographs of all rooms on our pages and through sykes and there is a clear inventory about what we do provide. We have always had very positive feedback about the comfort and cleanliness of our beds, we are extremely shocked about your comments, I personally changed the beds prior to your arrival and did not note any issues, we will however, now check them thorougly. We would of been more than happy to talk to you about any concerns directly as a score of 56 does not reflect your opening comment that the cottage is fantastic Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo2.8Sep 2023

  • "More than one key would of been better and the lounge and dinning room very small for 4 people"

    Thank you for your response, we provide one key and a key safe but will consider providing a second key. We have provided seating for six people downstairs and our photographs and information reflect this We hope you had a good holiday Thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage to use as your base for exploring Cornwall."

    We've stayed many time in mevagissey but this is far the best cottage to meet our needs with our son and daughter being young adults now. Kitchen is well stocked. Having the patio door open to the garden was a god send in the hot weather we had. Only thing I would say is maybe if they had a welcome pack to explain about a few things. Not a massive problem as we messaged the number given regarding what to do with our rubbish, who replied the following day. Having two bathrooms was a plus too, especially after a day at the beach to reduce the arguments of who is showering first :) will definitely stay again

    Thank you for the lovely feedback and comments, we are really sorry about the Welcome pack a complete oversight on our part. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa4.1Jun 2023

  • "The blue crab cottage was the perfect location."

    It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We enjoyed our time here and hopefully will be back soon.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lia4.4Oct 2022

  • "The cottage is right in the centre of Mevagissey which is a lovely area to stay."

    Lots of little shops, bars and restaurants, stunning beaches near by and wonderful walks. Also highly recommended a visit to Fowey, there is a 30 minute boat trip from Mevagissey harbour. (Although probably best to avoid in peak times, I can imagine it get very busy) The cottage it self was nice and is equipped with everything you need and spaced over 3 floors. Although it held some period features it did lack character in some rooms (no open fire or original flooring, modern but outdated kitchen and bathrooms) It has been decorated and furnished nicely with sea side knick-knacks displayed throughout the cottage giving it a holiday feel. Only 3 star rating due to the fact we were awaken every single morning of our 7 night stay at 5:30am! Understandably, the cottage is right in the centre of Mevagissey on the main road in to the village so will not the the most peaceful of locations BUT the modern windows installed although double glazed have not been fitted very well and offer no sound protection against from the roadside. We experienced daily bin collections and delivery trucks to the commercial establishments near by and then later in the morning the very thorough village road cleaner who drags his wheelie bin up and down the road passed the cottage until the cars and visitors start coming through. Owners say they have never had any complaints before so maybe if you sleep like the dead it may not be an issue but bring your ear plugs as a back up. On a plus note, the memory foam beds are very comfortable! it just would have been nice to spend longer in them. Also the cottage had a little courtyard garden which would be nice to use if it was cared for a little more. Coming from a coastal area myself I completely understand the annoying factors of seagulls and how messy (and noisy) they are. This should not mean that the court yard is left uncleaned before the next guests arrive. The whole area and furniture was completely obliterated in seagulls waste along with 2 huge smelly bin bags of previous guests waste. Hosts did arrange for rubbish to be eventually collected and on day 3 said they would get someone to clean the court yard but I feel these things should have been addresses before we arrived. Ideal space clean or not for the dog to go outside in which is the only time we used it. We have used Sykes cottages before and found that previous hosts (and during Covid times too) have gone that extra little mile and popped a bunch of daffodils in a vase or left a locally made cake or loaf for guest on arrival or just a nice simple well wishing note as a nice touch for arriving guests.

    Reviewed by Vanessa3.4Apr 2022

  • "Had a fantastic week."

    Home from home, the cottage had absolutely everything you could want (apart from egg cups!!). Apart from that the cottage was amazing and the proximity to shops etc was amazing. Loved the new outside fairy lights, added a lovey touch to the atmosphere in the evenings. Even my teenage son who didnt want to come away enjoyed himself!! Definitely will be back and will recommend to family and friends.

    Thank you for your positive feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Apr 2022

  • "A wonderful little cottage in the heart of Mevagissy."

    We had a lovely holiday and the cottage was perfect for all our needs. Thank you

    Thank you for your positive feedback , it’s really appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Jul 2021

  • "Blue Crab Cottage is in a superb position in this beautiful village."

    The garden is an added bonus to enjoy a glass of wine (seagulls permitting) after a long day. We thoroughly enjoyed our week here and would love to come back.

    Thank you for your positive comments and feedack, it’s really appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn3.8Jun 2021

  • "Following midweek contact regarding previous tenants rubbish and promises that it would be removed this was not done couldn’t put outside due to seagull sack being full of previous occupants rubbish."

    Walk in shower head collasped and button flush in toilet kept sticking. The worse problem was that the cottage had very poor clothes drying facilities, due to very heavy rains frequently there was no facility to dry our clothes. Overall not a good experience.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback to us. We recognise the weather was particularly wet the week you stayed, we do provide an airer along with fast acting electric heaters as the village does not have mains gas but apologize if these did not meet your needs. We take the situation with bin and rubbish collection very seriously, we sincerely apologise and want to assure you we will be addressing the issue so this does not happen again. Thanks again, feedback is always valued and assists us in making changes, learning and helps us improve your experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela2.5May 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x second-floor doubles, Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Permit parking in local car park for one car, and within 20 metres is a metered car park where you can unload your car before parking up
  • Enclosed private garden with decking, lawn and seating
  • Dog-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile

The property

With several hundred years of history behind its walls, this charming mid-terrace cottage is located in the heart of the quaint, fishing village of Mevagissey in Cornwall.

In Mevagissey the streets are lined with gift shops, craft workshops, galleries, quaint cafés and historical pubs and restaurants.

Set over three floors, Blue Crab Cottage is just a short level walk from the harbour and boasts three bedrooms sleeping six guests, ideal for a family or couples holiday to the southern coast.

Step inside this lovely dwelling and be welcomed into the open-plan living and dining room to find a great social space comprising soft seating for 6 guests and a unique church pew for social family and friends gatherings after a day at the beach, coastal walks or browsing the many quaint shops in Mevagissey.

The the wall-mounted TV also provides freeway, and you can login to your Netflix or Prime accounts for your favourite TV shows and films.

There is a dining table tucked in the corner encompassed on two sides by clever bench seating, perfect for seating everyone for a delicious home-cooked or takeaway meal.

The garden doors can be opened up during balmy evenings to let the summer breeze in while you tuck in, before heading out into the enclosed, high walled garden to continue the conversation on the decking.

The kitchen is fitted with pistachio units and hosts all you need to inspire tasty home-cooking, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and the all-important dishwasher to minimise the chores.

An understairs cupboard houses the handy washing machine and mini freezer, while heading up the staircase takes you to the first floor where you'll discover a delightful double bedroom, a bathroom and a shower room.

Freshen up on this floor before finding two further bedrooms to choose from on the second floor, with another 2 double rooms up here so you can choose the perfect bedrooms for your group.

When you're ready to get out and about, you'll find everything you need on your doorstep, with the picturesque harbour just a short, level stroll away, along with the local boutiques and convenience shops.

There are a number of pubs to choose from, including a 15th century tavern and a good range of restaurants, takeaways, cafés, including an award winning tea room and of course fish and chip shops!

Learn about the locals at the excellent Folk Museum, see the working harbour in action, or even visit The World of Model Railways Exhibition which is home to an impressive collection, whilst a quaint aquarium is housed in the old lifeboat house showcasing locally caught fish.

Take a walk up to Polkirt Hill to enjoy the sweeping views over the higgledy streets and harbour, whilst further in the distance are the golden sands of Polstreath Beach and St Austell Bay.

Embark on a journey along the South West Coast Path to come to the stunning near-white sands of Pentewan Beach, perfect for a wonderful day of sunbathing, paddling in the sea and enjoying all kinds of watersports, with hire of canoes and sailing dinghies available from the nearby holiday park.

The Pentewan Valley Trail runs along the old Pentewan railway to St Austell making a lovely afternoon ramble, whilst nearby attractions including The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Caerhays Castle, the beautifully scenic Dodman Point, The Eden Project and of course Charlestown, home of Poldark, is a stone’s throw away.

In fact many Cornish attractions in Cornwall is accessible within about 45 minutes of this stunning location.

Enjoy getting to know these beautiful areas of southern Cornwall from Blue Crab Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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