Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

11 people have recently viewed this property

1 of 20 View Larger Image
  • Harbour Retreat - Cornwall - 971360 - photo 1

Harbour Retreat

Mevagissey, Cornwall (Ref. 971360)


(22 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Show on map


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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

22 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our stay in the very nautical Harbour Retreat."

    It's a superbly located cottage for enjoying the harbour and shops of Mevagissy while being only a short drive from several great beaches. If the pigeons can be rehoused at the right time, the courtyard could be a real asset!

    Hi Vicky. Thank you for the feedback. The baby pigeons have now grown and flown away. Thank you for staying at Harbour Retreat. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VickyJun 2022

  • "No patio furniture as advertised no instruction to use cooker hob"

    Hi Melanie. Thank you for your feedback. I will up date the details on the website regarding the patio furnture. The cooker hob instructions were left in the folder for the cottage so I will investigate further as to their whereabouts. I had some feedback about guests locking themselves out of the cottage, if this was yourselves then I am glad Maria my lovely house keeper was able to help you out late at night. I do hope you enjoyed the village of Mevagissey and again sorry there were no instruction on how to use the cooker hob. Thank you for choosing Harbour Retreat x Property Owner

    Reviewed by MelanieMay 2022

  • "This is our second visit to the cottage and we absolutely love Harbour Retreat."

    Meva is our happy place and we feel we have found our happy cottage to stay on our annual visits. The cottage is very homely and has everything you could want and more for your stay. It is located just by the harbour which is perfect for exploring Meva and enjoying time in the local pubs and restaurants. Thank you for another amazing stay we will be back next year.

    Reviewed by ElleFeb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Harbour Retreat."

    The cottage was extremely clean, well equipped and right in heart of the beautiful village of Mevagissey where locals greeted us warmly, particularly in The Fountain Inn! Mevagissey is quaint with a good range of places to eat, have coffee and enjoy the sights of the harbour and wider afar. We look forward to planning a return, it really was a lovely autumnal break in a fabulous location.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2021

  • "A really cosy cottage with a great wood burner and very comfy beds and sofas."

    Excellent central location just seconds from the harbour, shops and places to eat. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by KristinaOct 2021

  • "Cottage wasnt very clean, We had a full bin of the previous visitors rubbish to get rid of when we arrived."

    the pictures on sykes website make the cottage look in alot better condition than it actually is. we had a lovely time but we have been spoiled by the level of property we have stayed in via sykes in the past and unfortunately this property wasnt at those levels. thanks

    Reviewed by NickAug 2021

  • "Cottage itself is beautiful and very well equipped."

    Should let people know about car park issues - i.e there is no parking Also about third bedroom being up steep, narrow staircase and wont be accessible for some people

    Thank you for your kind words regarding your stay at Harbour Retreat. I do note your comments regarding parking issues. It does state in the cottage details on the website that parking is 5 minutes away from the property. There is space to unload/load luggage at the bottom of Cliff Street. Mevagissey is a small fishing village and as such does not have parking facilities in any of the holiday lets within the village. Properties even with courtyards are rare. There are several parking facilities around the village and you will see the huge car park on the left as you enter the village which is a few minutes stroll from the cottage passed the charming gift shops. I also note your remarks regarding the steep stairs to the top floor bedroom which gives you glimpses of the harbour from the bedroom window. It does clearly indicate on the website about the steep stairs to the top floor so I am very sorry you failed to pick on this detail. Thank you for choosing Harbour Retreat. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2021

  • "Lovely quaint modern cottage with character, very close to harbour and centre of Mevagissey."

    The cottage is small but it will be as its an old fisherman's cottage with bags of character, and the space has been made good use of. Cottage was clean, with fresh clean bed linen and towels. It had all the amenities we needed for a weeks stay and plaenty of crockery and cutlery. The only reason for not giving 5 stars is lack of free parking facilities. You can park at Willow long stay car park (5mins walk) and ask the attendant in the parking hut who will agree a price for the week rather than paying by machine or on the app which is more expensive. The only other nice to have would have been a yard that suitable to sit out in rather than just for for letting the dog out (we didn't let ours use that space) or drying off towels and wetsuits after being on the beach. However, we were hardly in so not a priority for us.

    Reviewed by MeganMay 2021

  • "This is a lovely, comfortable cottage right in the heart of the village."

    A great place to relax after a days exploring.

    Reviewed by SimonMay 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage within a stones throw of the harbour we will definitely be back in the spring"

    Reviewed by AdamOct 2020

  • "Cottage is well situated, very central."

    Furnishings are comfortable and the cottage was well equipped. Unfortunately the shower was broken on our arrival and took four days to repair, not ideal when there is only one bathroom! Shame the court yard is never in the sun, however plenty of places to sit around the harbour.

    Thank you for your recent comments on my cottage Harbour Retreat. I have spoken to my housekeeper regarding the shower and she informed me it was working when she cleaned the property. We run checks after each guest has vacated and photograph all rooms pre and post clean. As soon as you reported the fault Saturday evening, I was informed and a new shower was ordered on Sunday morning. We did have to wait for the part to arrive which it did on the Tuesday afternoon and then Paul arrived to fit Wednesday morning. We are unable to predict when parts will fail and unfortunately this happened while you were staying at the cottage. I am sure you can identify with this if you have had something breakdown in your own home. Every effort was taken to sort the problem out asap. I can only apologise for this inconvenience. Having access to a courtyard in Meva is a rarity but I am unfortunately unable to do anything about the position of the courtyard. I'm so glad you enjoyed the area around the harbour. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KristieSep 2020

  • "Louise the property cleaner went above and beyond to help us when we had problems at the start of our holiday."

    Reviewed by AmandaAug 2020

  • "Had a wonderful week at this really lovely cottage, situated right in the centre of Mevagissey."

    Everything is literally on the doorstep! The cottage has everything you need for a relaxed and cosy stay. The beds are all so comfortable and the shower is great. Will definietly stay again if and when we visit this beautiful part of the world.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "I spoke to customer relations about issues with cottage and have never been contacted since!"

    Terrible customer service!!

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2020

  • "The cottage is absolutely lovely with comfy beds in a perfect location that is very close to everything."

    Only a few minor issues, there was no hairdryer so make sure to take one. Secondly some courtyard furniture and bbq would have been nice. Overall a lovely place to stay and yes I would stay in the accommodation again.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2020

  • "Great holiday great accommodation"

    Reviewed by RogerJul 2020

  • "Great Cottage close to the Harbour, no parking but not a problem as a weeks permit at Sunny Corner is an easy option and the cost is fair if you pre book."

    Kids loved being close to the Harbour with the easy access to the pastie shop and the ice cream parlours! Would happily stay here again!

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2019

  • "The cottage itself was in a lovely location and very convenient."

    It had been done up beautifully however lacking a few final touches. Firstly the cottage advertises a courtyard which really is not somewhere you would sit an enjoy it absolutely stinks of wee from dogs and needs a good jet wash! Our dog wouldn’t even wee out there I can only assume this was down to the stench! The owner could do with making the court are more user friendly and putting a proper fence in as advertised as dog friendly but dogs could easily get out if they wanted! Secondly as soon as you walk in the cottage your greeted with the damp smell I appreciate it’s an old building etc but it wouldn’t hurt to buy a couple of diffusers to take that instant stench away. Thirdly the lounge rug is filthy and needs a very good wash! Fourth point to note absolutely no cleaning equipment left, other than a broken hoover which was no good for hoovering up the spiders that were there on arrival and remove webs which for future note I think the cleaners should remove. Fifth and last point a welcome pack would be nice a pint of milk and teabags is just a nice little touch maybe even a couple of scones always goes down well. Overall the cottage was comfortable and the location was perfect just a few points to note to make it a 10/10 as it’s not far away. The harbour is said it’s wonderful a lovely Dog friendly welcoming place.

    Thank you for your comments which I have noted and wish to respond to. Sorry to hear you felt the newly installed fence was not sufficient for your pet’s needs, I have had many pets staying in the cottage with their owners and you are the first to make comment regarding the fence. I have now made adjustments to the fence. The courtyard is being pressure washed within the week, Thank you for bringing this to my attention as with all the bookings and quick change over finding time to do this before now has been difficult. We ask guests not to allow their pets to urinate on the courtyard, there is an outside tap for any accidents. As you walk out of the front door of the cottage you are on the start of the coastal walk with lots of places to explore and walk your pets. As for the broken vacuum I will investigate, my cleaner does not use this vacuum and to be honest it shouldn't be there. I wanted Harbour Retreat to be a place for people to bring their pets and not having carpets makes it easier to clean, all the floors are either wood or tiled and I designed it this way for hygiene reasons. There are brooms and dustpans within the cottage. I have provided welcome packs before and even gave Fortnum & Mason hampers to several peak season bookings but not 1 person made a kind remark or thank you. I am glad you found the cottage comfortable and you thought it was renovated to a good standard and I do agree, it is a great location. I do have plans to upgrade the courtyard for next season with a covered area with seating, soft furnishings and some fun outside lighting. Thanks Again and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DanielleOct 2019

  • "A really lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    Just a shame the courtyard wasn’t nicer.

    Reviewed by KateAug 2019

  • "A very lovely little cottage that has been beautifully kitted out with all you could need (except perhaps a hairdryer!"


    Reviewed by KatieMar 2019

  • "The cottage is amazing, beautifully renovated and very well equipped."

    It's so nice to stay somewhere that has nice wine glasses and champagne flutes! Also the beds and bedding were so comfortable. There wasn't any parking but we paid 45 for the nearest car park for the week which was very convenient. There is space to pull up 20m from the cottage to unload the car. We had a great time exploring Mevagissy and surrounding area and we would highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by GarethMar 2019

  • "Absolutely loved staying at Harbour Retreat."

    The Cottage is very well equipped and beautifully decorated. It was the perfect spot for us to explore Cornwall. Mevagissey is a beautiful, quaint Harbour town with lots of lovely places to dine, drink and shop. Harbour Retreat is only a very short stroll away from the Harbour. Most of the restaurants, Pubs and Cafes are super dog friendly. Eden Project and The Lost Garden of Heligan are very close by and many beautiful coastal walks. We had a wonderful time and would definately highly recommend Harbour Retreat and Mevagissey.

    Reviewed by NeilFeb 2019

Show more


  • Over 3 floors
  • Three bedrooms: second floor; 1 x king-size double, first floor; 1 x double, 1 x bunk
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting areas with two log burners
  • Utility room.
  • 2 x log burners and electric panel heaters
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Starter pack provided for woodburner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking 5 minutes walk or public car park in the village
  • Enclosed courtyard with storage and furniture
  • Two small well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mins walk
  • Please note: No stag/ hen or similar allowed at the property.

The property

Set in the heart of Mevagissey where the harbour, beach, shops, pubs and restaurants are all only a few minutes easy walk away this beautifully renovated charming old cottage is ideally placed to enjoy all this magical village and thriving fishing port has to offer.

Set over three floors the cottage exudes character throughout.

Enter into the cosy yet contemporary open-plan...

View on map

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.

View more holiday cottages in Mevagissey

Region Information