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Mevagissey, Cornwall (Ref. 904241)


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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Electric car charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "There no doubts it’s a hill back from the harbour but it’s totally fine if you are physically able and comes with all the added benefits of being able to drive easily to and from the property instead of navigating the inner town roads."

    Reviewed by KatApr 2022

  • "The cottage was really pleasant to stay in."

    We had a really good stay at Harlyn. Lots of space in the rooms. The garden was very nice and the summer house added to the options. One of our dogs discovered that the garden was not fully enclosed but it was a wonderful resource for them, with lots of interesting features. It is very well placed for visiting attractions and there are lovely beaches fairly close with good options for dogs at this time of year or just to enjoy the Cornish sands.

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2022

  • "Had a relaxing week in Harlyn."

    The garden is beautiful and we made good use of the bbq. The house is a home from home with all the amenities you need.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2021

  • "This was our first holiday for a long time and we were really looking forward to a break."

    The village is nice, lots of nice places to eat. The hill is very steep being a challenge both up and down but great for keeping fit! The bungalow itself is tired and very dated with lots of trinkets in random places and needs attention. The kitchen is poorly equipped, very old cooker, limited crockery and cooking utensils so don’t expect to be able to cook properly. Tiny fridge and a small freezer in the conservatory, which also contains 6 chairs and a very small garden table. Didn’t have a function as a room, and summed up the feel of the place. Some attention to slim down the eclectic hand me down feel of the place is recommended - this would make it feel more welcoming and a practical homely space. Upgrading the kitchen is also recommended. We didn’t need 3 glass vases and 3 glass ornaments on one window sill, tankards on the shelves and 10 different one of glasses to use - all gathering dust! No one set of anything that could be used in practical terms. The whole place felt full and a bit of a storage home for stuff. Garden is nice, and lots of places to sit, flat, private and comfy. Owners are really kind and put biscuits and wine in for us and explained different places to go and how to walk into town - nice touch and really kind people. The place is very dated and felt sad and it made it difficult to enjoy being in it. Small touches which “could” have been nice like providing a kitchen roll and wipes, but these were the most basic poor quality and not useable - either up the standard or leave them out. Also bring your own toilet rolls, 1 super thin roll was provided per bathroom for a family of 5, and bring your own towels - we had one hand towel per bathroom plus one shower towel each person for the week. These felt like cost cutting measures, and as we shower daily it meant we had to wash the towels and ended up buying some extras from the supermarket to make it easier for ourselves. On arrival we had to dust and wipe things down surfaces and clean behind doors - the cleaners attention to detail was lacking. The front steps are slippy when wet and has an overgrown hedge on them meaning you have to walk the narrow steps at an angle, this needs attention and could be dangerous. Some cleaning equipment would also be nice for a week to keep things tidy and is a worthwhile investment (it did have pegs and a line though). As a base it’s ok, it has potential and these recommendations could really make the guest experience much better. The area is a really quiet no through road and within minutes of the coastal path for walking. We wouldn’t return because it lacked the things we would call essentials in a property and was a really full house which meant it felt like we were staying in someone’s lived in house rather than a holiday home.

    Thank you for your feedback, guests comments are extremely important to us which is shown in the positive reviews that we get. We were a little surprised that you didn't mention any of the points you raise when we saw you during your stay, we would have been more than happy to help you. We feel that the images on the website are a true and accurate reflection of the property. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "The owners lived next door and they were perfect hosts allways nice and helpfull."

    the cottage was great.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation and garden."

    Very clean. Lovely walking area. Beware of the steep incline into the village

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "Harlyn was much larger than we had expected and incredibly light and airy, presumably due to it's location near the top of the hill."

    The garden was beautiful. We were amazed at the number of chairs, in the lounge, the dining area, the sun room, the conservatory, the summer house and the two levels of the garden. All the comforts of home are provided. Mevagissey was only 15 minutes walk away but the hill is very steep and not for the faint hearted! If driving I recommend using the main road down to the harbour but go early as the car parks seem to fill up quickly

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2021

  • "Great bungalow, lots of space and faculties, only issue located mid way up steep hill so walking into Mevagissey not for faint hearted."

    Had lovely time and would stay again.

    Reviewed by DaphneOct 2020

  • "Perfect holiday home in lovely surroundings."

    The garden was especially lovely. The owner met us at the property and was very helpful. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by JuliaSep 2020

  • "It was great property for our needs the owner helped me with heavy luggage."

    And there to meet me at the property with key on long difficult journey. Also provided a shower seat for one my elderly relatives. He was brilliant. Defiantly recommend to anyone. Lovely garden to.

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2020

  • "For one the dishwasher was full of dishes and states that you should empty ready ..."

    For one the dishwasher was full of dishes and states that you should empty ready for the next people, found the owñer who lives next door wandering in the garden which I thought was unacceptable I know it is his property but this was on a let and he should not have entered the garden

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2020

  • "We had a really a good holiday the bungalow and garden were lovely we also met ..."

    We had a really a good holiday the bungalow and garden were lovely we also met the owner who was friendly and helpful we would go back again

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2020

  • "Mevagissey is a lovely little harbour."

    Bit of a steep hill for walkers to get there though especially on the way back, but we managed with a double buggy! The cottage itself is cosy, well kept and has very useful facilities to feel right at home. The electric fire and heated towel rails came in handy for drying our clothes after washing them. All in all a very comfortable visit and a very cosy little cottage to stay in.

    Reviewed by CallumNov 2019

  • "We're seasoned travellers in Cornwall and also veterans of renting holiday cottages, with that experience we would say that Harlyn rates highly in many respects of what the average couple or family would want out of a holiday home for a week or two."

    It is a comfortable house with lots of seating options both inside and in the well cared for garden. The familiar scourge of Cornish seaside villages is narrow access roads and lack of resonable parking next to the holiday home, this is not an issue at Harlyn. The WiFi was reliable and had a decent signal strength. The house owners live very close by and are both friendly and accomodating, e.g. we asked to enter the house early to drop of perishable supplies into the fridge and freezer and this was no problem. The less positive is that the kitchen is relatively small and although the built in refridgerator is adequate it is not big enough to take a full week's supplies, mostly necessarily bought ~7 miles away at St Austell's supermarkets, especially if you want to get lots of cold drinks in there as well. There is a freezer out in the adjacent conservatory and it would improve things if this was a fridge/freezer. We are keen hikers and being away from home for over 2 weeks we needed to use the washing machine which works fine but did not offer a drying option; we had great sunny weather with a breeze so drying outside was not a problem. A damp week could give a family some challenges. Access to the house is via relatively narrow slate steps or less steps and a concrete path, the less fit, elderly and infirm would find these difficult with luggage. Mevagissey's pubs and shops are at least a 10 minute hike away down steep hills whichever of 4 possible pedestrian routes you take, add another 5 minutes for the return trip. Notwithstanding the debatable points on what business and customers feel is value for money, Harlyn is good value, however, Mevagissey has evolved into a "pricey" seaside holiday town (as have many other resorts throughout the UK) and food, and most especially costs for drinks at pubs and restaurants, are high such that what were once very lively and sociable pubs right up to closing time are now relatively quiet after the main food sevice period is over at ~9.00 PM. If you have never been, don't let any of the above put you off, Mevagissey and the coastal walks and sights within 15 miles are not to be missed, just go self catering and buy your food and drink from the supermarkets.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with all good quality appliances that worked properly."

    We have no grumbles.

    Reviewed by RoyApr 2019

  • "The description of the bungalow was entirely accurate."

    It was clean and comfortable and more spacious than expected; the fact that it has a living room and two conservatories meant that there was plenty of room for our party of 5 adults and a small dog.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2019

  • "We have now stayed at Harlyn twice."

    It is a great place to stay with a toddler and a dog as it is spacious, quiet, clean with good facilities and a safe, enclosed garden. It is also in a great location for the nearby beaches and Mevagissey centre. We will definitely be back the next time we're in Cornwall.

    Reviewed by KatieMar 2019

  • "The property was fantastic so clean and warm."

    The garden was so quiet just perfect for our dogs one of which is reactive. The surrounding areas so beutiful

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2019

  • "A very warm comfortable property."

    Our party consisted of 3 adults, a 2 year old and 2 dogs and so it was ideal for us with the extra room, also in a good position for the local amenities.

    Reviewed by MarionFeb 2019

  • "Our First stay at a Sykes cottage in December was fantastic, HARLYN in ..."

    Our First stay at a Sykes cottage in December was fantastic, HARLYN in MEVAGISSY was a first class place to spend your Cornish Holiday and I believe that any other holiday cottage supported and supplied by SYKES would be Top of any you could find I have spent many years holidays in Cornwall and my last visit to this fantastic cottage supported by a fantastic and very helpful company SYKES HOLIDAYS WILL SUPPLY AND SUPPORT ME AGAIN MANT TIMES FOR MY CORNWALL THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR MY GREAT HOLIDAY AT THIS COTTAGE EVERY THING YOU WOULD EXPECT TO HAVE WAS GIVEN TOP OF ANY I HAVE PREVIOUSLY HAD

    Reviewed by GrahamDec 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday in Mevagissey."

    The property exceeded my expectations. I have a 7 month old and crawling so this was perfect. Immaculately presented and clean. I will be staying again on my next visit. Many thanks for making our holiday even better.

    Reviewed by AndyNov 2018

  • "Harlyn is a beautiful warm and cosy and extremely comfortable cottage."

    Every facility is there and it was very clean. A great garden for relaxing in and an exploring area for the dog. This is a great cottage and will go again.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with great garden Owners live 2 doors away and are very welcoming, however no welcome pack or milk etc in cottage on arrival ( something we usually find owners do which is a nice touch but not essential)!"

    We would go back there Location is good too

    Reviewed by MarieSep 2018

  • "I would have stated exceeded expectations however, the biggest downside fo us was the 13 steps or very steep path to the bungalow which was not mentioned on the property brief."

    I travelled with my 93 year old, partially sighted, mother and getting to and from the bungalow was a major issue each day. I really think this should be clearly stated. Other than that the accommodation was great, very comfortable and clean and for more mobile people would be great.

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2018

  • "We instantly felt at home in this lovely bungalow with its fabulous garden."

    The accommodation is huge and worked very well for two couples and two dogs. There was so much room for people to ‘do their own thing’, either in the lounge, sunroom, garden or summerhouse. We had the rear doors open all the time we were at home and the dogs just came and went in and out of the Cornish sunshine as they pleased. Beds were comfy, kitchen had everything you could need, plus lots of comfy seating, books, games etc. Beaches in the area are to die for, especially Crantock Beach. We had a very relaxing week and did not need to drive far to find some lovely places. Can’t recommend enough, thank you

    Reviewed by RosemaryJun 2018

  • "It could have been cleaned better,bedroom wardrobe needed dust wiping off shelves, dust on lampshades, also cobwebs, windows needed cleaning."

    Dinning room table is supposed to seat 5 we where struggling to seat 4 when had company, on the up side the beds were comfortable, and the garden was nice but lacked sun loungers, kitchen was on the small side and lacked equipment We thought it was rather expensive for what we got, in comparison to other cottages we have rented.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I am really sorry to hear that the cleanliness of the cottage was not what you expected but our cleaners always leave their number in the cottage advising that if you have any issues please do contact them and also we lived next door to this property (you also had our number). We would have appreciate if you could have raised the issue while you were in the property so that we could have done everything to restore our usual standard. Thank you very much for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TerenceJun 2018

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    I loved Harlyn - it was very spacious and the garden was the nicest of any holiday cottage I've stayed in. The rooms were very comfortable and clean and I especially liked the conservatory and sun room. We had a wonderful time exploring nearby beaches such as Caerhays, and there was lots more of interest within an easy driving distance too. We liked it so much that I've just booked a week there again for next year and I am very much looking forward to it.

    Reviewed by JacquiMay 2018

  • "Arrived in the rain and it would have been nice to have a little tea,coffee and milk to start you off so you could leave the offloading till it abated."

    Other than that a very comfortable bungalow.

    Reviewed by WilliamMay 2018

  • "Absolutely outstanding accommodation, Harlyn was everything we could have wanted and more."

    Mevagissey is a very beautiful fishing town, very friendly, and dogs are welcome in most shops and eating places. Many business owners have water bowls outside for dogs to drink from. We and our dog Snoopy were made to feel extremely welcome both In our accommodation and in Mevagissey and the other areas of Cornwall we visited. We are definitely going back next year.

    Reviewed by PatriciaApr 2018

  • "I think people should know that it is a the top of the 1/4 hill, which is hell,of a climb for the fittest of people."

    And what would be nice is that there is a pint of milk waiting for you to make a cuppa after a long journey, we have never stayed anywhere that has not been provided

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2018

  • "It was lovely to have a secure garden for my dogs."

    Reviewed by MargaretFeb 2018

  • "We have stayed at Harlyn before which was why we chose it again this time."

    It's so warm well equipped spacious beautiful garden. Everything you need for a stress free break with lots to see and do in the area. Lost gardens of Heligan 5 minutes away.

    Reviewed by MaureenDec 2017

  • "Unable to understand how the heating worked."

    Only 1 storage heater worked, no shaver point in either bathroom

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2017

  • "Great location,ideal for all the sights to see ,comfortable accommodation with ..."

    Great location,ideal for all the sights to see ,comfortable accommodation with lots of extra room to spread yourself around the place, our ladies loved the summerhouse too,perfect holiday for our dogs too highly recommended

    Reviewed by SheilaMar 2017

  • "Everything was perfect"

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2016

  • "Lovely bungalow."

    Spotlessly clean with everything we needed. Lovely and warm. Easy access to Mevagissey and more than adequate parking outside the house. Internet was excellent as was the TV/freesat/sky setup. We would like to go back.

    Reviewed by WilliamDec 2016

  • "A beautiful bungalow with everything you need."

    Great part of the country with lots to see and do or just relax whatever takes your fancy. Met the owners on arrival who were very helpful and accommodating as our extended family were camping nearby and were able to visit us with children and dogs. Fantastic garden. Will try and visit again.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2016

  • "The enclosed garden for my Dogs was great the accomadation was very spacious we loved it will definitely rebook"

    Reviewed by TerrieAug 2016

  • "Best holiday cottage we have ever been too!"

    Beautiful house & garden, fabulous location, no complaints at all! Have already booked for next year!

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Conservatory with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Sun room.
  • Electric storage heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with summer house and garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk with uphill return
  • 7KW vehicle charging point ( type 2 tethered connection) available for use, this is shared at present, access arranged via the owner

The property

Situated on the easily accessible side of Mevagissey, this traditional, single-storey house sits in a quiet cul-de-sac, on the edge of the fishing village of Mevagissey.

Light and spacious, and offering three bedrooms, one with an en-suite, this Mevagissey cottage provides a comfortable holiday home for a family looking to stay in this charming area of Cornwall.

The sitting room with dining area is perfect for everyone to gather together, whilst the attached sun room and the separate conservatory both offer wonderful places to relax, perhaps with a book as the sun circles this homely Mevagissey cottage throughout the day.

The picturesque quay is a popular feature of Mevagissey, where you find plenty of boats bobbing along the shore, and streets lined with gift shops, restaurants and bars, open all year round.

For a complete contrast of scenery, within a short drive of this Mevagissey cottage are a number of gardens to explore, including the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the exotic blooms at the Eden Project and the charming woodlands of Caerhays Castle.

Families will love to visit the various attractions in the area from the Shipwreck Centre in romantic Charlestown to the Wheal Martyn china clay museum and the World of Model Railways.

Sandy beaches are plentiful in this part of Cornwall, and so from this Mevagissey cottage there is something for everyone to enjoy, rain or shine.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 2919, together they sleep 7.

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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.

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