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Dreckly Cottage

Mevagissey, Cornwall (Ref. 1018835)


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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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4 Customer Reviews

  • "I’ve seen the previous reviews about the shocking state of Dreckly Cottage but that wasn’t our experience."

    It’s an old property and the lack of natural light to the rear (the kitchen) means that it can feel quite dark. The sofa is so low to the ground that you feel like you’re in something designed for a Bedouin tent but it is really comfortable when you want to flop out. We never saw a rat all week and if there were any sneaking about the place, I know my Springer Spaniel would have let me know. Cleanliness all over the house couldn’t be faulted. As always with rented properties, you’d wish for some better kitchen facilities (your own) but everything worked and we had enough to do Lasagne, Shepherds Pie and a decent breakfast. The showers and water pressure were great and beds were comfortable.. we go away to rented properties every year and Dreckly Cottage was at least on a par with most of the places we’ve been. And better than some. Mevagissey is picture box pretty but really busy. There is some great walking and the house is working easy walking distance to pubs, shops and walls. Since those previous bad reviews, the owners have either done a massive clean up and repair job or in some way really upset someone! In September 2021 Dreckly Cottage was clean, rat free, great location, comfortable and with all you need to live comfortably for a week.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "Mevagissey is wonderful but do avoid Dreckley Cottage."

    Although Dreckley was spacious and the kitchen reasonably appointed as described, we could not enjoy our stay because the house was damp and dirty. We had to wash all of the glasses, cutlery and crockery before using them, there was crusted dirt in the cracks of the dining room table, and the "patio" was so disgusting it was a health hazard - not somewhere to set foot in. The main bedroom had extensive damp on the wall and two bedroom ceilings leaked water when it rained. We complained about the state of the property but were met with denial. Another feedback for Dreckley which made similar claims to ours was soon removed from the Sykes website.

    Reviewed by YaaraJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely time and the cottage is lovely."

    Only thing I'd say is maybe clearer instructions for cooker. Not the easiest to use. Would highly recommend this cottage to all.

    Reviewed by KimSep 2020

  • "Shower tray on 1st floor was blocked, curtains in 1st floor bedroom hanging off rail , cobwebs on lights & the crockery smelt musty had to wash it before we used it ."

    .There was a very small courtyard at the back of the house which was filthy it needed a good hose down All in all it definitely wasn’t COVID cleaned But we did enjoy our holiday

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2020

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The property

Situated in the coastal village and fishing port of Mevagissey, in Cornwall, is this superb three-storey, stone cottage.

Internally, the property has been recently renovated into a stylish and contemporary holiday home for friends, families or a group to enjoy.

Discover an open-plan living space, which has been individually styled with a light decor and modern furnishings to provide a warm and welcoming base.

The sitting room has a large corner sofa where you can put your feet up after a long day and indulge in the provided TV.

Bring a board game from home and use the dining table to spread out and enjoy a friendly game, or bring your home-cooked meal over here.

The large fitted kitchen has a set of wooden units and sleek white worktops, providing all the essentials appliances for a week-long stay.

The first floor provides a double and twin bedroom, whilst the second floor has a double with an en-suite shower room and a bunk room, suitable for all types of groups.

The bedrooms come with plush beds for getting some much needed rest for the days ahead and plenty of storage space.

Set in the village centre, this property is just a stone's throw away from a convenience store in case you need to pick up any last-minute essentials, or visit one of the local pubs if you don't fancy cooking one evening.

Situated on The Roseland Heritage Coast with opportunities to join the South West Coast Path and discover some beautiful coastal sites by walking or cycling.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are close by and offer a rich history, having only been rediscovered in the late 19th century.

Further afield is the world renowned place of The Eden Project with its famous biomes housing a range of exotic plants from all around the world, a horticulturists haven.

Or simply choose to spend your time visiting the nearby towns of St Austell, and Truro, or enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the beach.

Dreckly Cottage is the ultimate choice for a seaside retreat to the coast of Cornwall.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x first-floor double, 1 x first-floor twin, 1 x second-floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor bunk room
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free parking for one car in nearby carpark the Willows
  • Pets are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles and pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note there is a half step between the first floor bathroom and the staircase
  • There is a small area at the back of the property with an outside toilet

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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