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Kips Cottage

(Ref. 1051887)

Mevagissey, Cornwall Show on map

3.8

Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place, cheers"

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Dec 2023

  • "Some plates and coasters were covered in candle wax and were unusable."

    Some plates were dirty. One glass was cracked. An upright chair had a broken leg.

    Thank you for your feedback, sorry to hear this ! we have removed and replaced the chair and also had a different cleaner do a full deep clean. our appologies Mark and Della Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nina3.1Oct 2023

  • "It is small but very comfortable, and cramped in kitchen but use that as an opportunity to take turns."

    Maybe a little damp but expected in old property. Nice new shower rather than bath. Extra toilet small without wash basin so recommend taking wet wipes. We loved it. Thank you owners for lovely stay in your cottage. Also take ear plugs if light sleeper as can be a bit noisy after pubs close due to prime location. Excellent

    Thank you for your feedback. Mark and Della Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles4.1Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was cute and just about big enough for 3 adults and a medium sized dog."

    Kitchen had everything that you needed but was very small so we didn’t do any cooking while there. The beds were comfortable and the shower was surprisingly good- only downside was there was only one working bulb in the bathroom (plenty of new ones under the kitchen sink though). Unfortunately as the cottage is old there was quite a strong damp smell, which was masked by air fresheners and the chairs and cushions in the living room constantly felt damp. One of the bedroom windows in the top room wouldn’t open and we didn’t want to force it in case we broke it. Bonus was having a washing machine and tumble dryer. Great as a bolt hole as it was literally in the centre of Mevagissey with a lovely tearoom directly opposite. The positives definitely outweighed the negatives.

    Thank You for your feedback, the bathroom lights have now been wired up to the mains so this should not happen again, we will sort out the window thank you for letting us know. Mark and Della Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea3.1Aug 2023

  • "The Cottage is situated in a great area and close to the harbor and the facilities, the cottage it's self was a bit tied and in need of updating, the bedroom were spacious."

    The living area was cramped and dark but didn't impact on the stay as we were out most of the day exploring Cornwall. One big down side for me with the cottage was the sound proofing from the road and neighbors because if they were having a shower, going to the toilet or walking around upstairs you could clearly hear them moving around and if you were a light sleeper it would effect you.

    Thank you for your feedback, this will help other light sleepers decide that maybe the cottage is for them , sorry that it wasn't suitable and hopefully you loved exploring Cornwall Mark and Della Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marcus2.8Jul 2023

  • "There was only one working bulb in the bathroom making it dark during nightime."

    The window planter was full of dead plants and weeds making the front of the property untidy and spoiling the first impression. The front door and main front window were filthy. The sink in the kitchen was badly stained l cleaned it myself and sprayed it daily. The sitting/dining and kitchen area was very dark, first impressions when you walked in was scruffy. Although the bedroom was much nicer. The knobs on the wardrobe door and the tall chest in the main bedroom were both pulled out we couldn’t screw them back so had to leave both open during our stay.

    Thank You for you feedback, sorry to hear all the problems you had , we have just had a deep clean and bathroom lights have now been wired to the mains, we will look into adding more lighting into the living area maybe a lamp. thanks for making us aware of this problems Mark and Della Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris2.8Jul 2023

  • "Location perfect."

    Pity about parking otherwise great little cottage.Would recommend and certainly use cottage again yours MB

    Thank you for your feedback, we look forward to welcoming you in the future Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Apr 2023

  • "Thanks, mack & della for letting us stay in your lovely, warm, clean little ..."

    Thanks, mack & della for letting us stay in your lovely, warm, clean little cottage, we had fantastic new year holiday, thanks you so much, kind regards, Geoff & Dawn xx

    Thank you we hope to welcome you again in the future Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Dec 2022

  • "We loved our stay at the cottage, the only gripe I have is that I had to make my own bed."

    My friend stayed in the double bed, which was made for her, I stayed in the single bed which was not made up for me. However we both had a lovely stay and felt refreshed after our week away. We will be booking again next year.

    Thank you for your feedback, we have informed the cleaning company to make sure all beds are made up in future. Looking forward to welcoming you again Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn3.8Nov 2022

  • "We love the place But I feel it should be no pets We had a really nice to have ..."

    We love the place But I feel it should be no pets We had a really nice to have absolutely loved it but not big enough for pets

    Reviewed by Mark3.4Oct 2022

  • "Kips Cottage is delightful and so well located in Mevagissey."

    We would certainly stay there again. Two things to comment about as a help to the owners. The comments in the write up about the shower are not accurate and do a dis-service to the excellent walk in shower now installed. The picture shown of a climb over arrangement could put some people off. No complimentary logs were in the property so we could not enjoy the benefits of a nice warm log burner which was a shame since the evenings were cooler. Otherwise a lovely holiday. Patrick & Lindsey

    Thank you for you feedback, we will speak to the cleaning company regarding the logs these should be put in for every autumn change over. We also will ask sykes to take up to date photos Regards Mark and Della Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick3.8Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage full of character."

    Well equipped & very clean. Excellent location in the village - would highly recommend & stay again. However couple of things worth noting: Sykes advertised discount on Willows weekly parking - this is not true There is no outdoor area for dogs - so you need to walk a short way to find a grass verge Sykes also advertises as suitable for 1 child - the gap between bannisters (& lack of bannister on short bit up to up to top room!) would make it a bit dangerous for a toddler. Front door also opens straight onto road. The character of the cottage does mean that the windows are quite old & drafty, so quite chilly & noisy from the street daytime & early evening. Knowing the village well & having stayed in Meva cottages for many years, the above were mostly points we were aware of and so could work with - but definitely worth mentioning. Overall thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Olivia4.1Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in the heart of Mevagissey, ideal facilities for our short stay."

    Well equipped and nicely cleaned on our arrival. Our only comments on the condition of the property are: The downstairs walls need repairs to the paintwork and the carpet on the landing needs replacing as it’s badly stained. Overall a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Brian4.1Sep 2022

  • "Only problem was lack of hot water."

    Not really dog friendly we knew you hadn't got a back garden but we didn't realise how far it was to some grass. We enjoyed our stay,would return again without the dog.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Sep 2022

  • "We loved staying in this charming cottage."

    It was close to the harbour and very easy to get around. My only comment would be that the single bed is a little uncomfortable for an adult. Would be better with a firmer mattress.

    Reviewed by Rita4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely stay but hot water supply was worse than usual and disposal of refuse non existent, we actually took some to the household refuse site at St Austell, other refuse we located a part empty bin, you can’t store it in the property as this would soon make the property smell, but saying all this we are returning next year but hope these problems can be resolved."

    Many thanks

    Hi Alan Thank you for your fed back this is much appreciated, I will put the contact number of the person that collects the waste, he will come and collect any bags that you have . Thank you for rebooking we look forward to welcoming you to Kips cottage again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Dec 2021

  • "We feel it is perfect for two people and its location in the village."

    Have stayed there a few times and will stay again. Ray & Sue

    Thank you for your feedback we looking forward to you next stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raymond4.4Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, great improvement of the bathroom,carpet on landing badly stained, I had to wash cups before we could use them as they were not very clean, same with a couple of plates."

    The tv was again, a nightmare to use, very confusing, I noticed in visitors book it had been mentioned too. Overall a lovely stay and will book it again.

    Reviewed by Raymond3.8Nov 2021

  • "Kips is a cute, quirky cottage and so deserves some love and attention."

    The stains on the landing unfortunately still remain, the downstairs light still doesnt work, neither does the DVD player or the heated towel rail (the latter of which was reported to the owner via text but no reply was received). No starter bag of logs (again reported to owner). Covid essentials largely ignored, save for a note asking guests to remove bed linen prior to departure - no hand sanitizer, disinfectant, rubber gloves as recommended by yourselves. Books and DVDs still in situ although Sykes recommend these should be removed. Finally, the carpark isnt discounted and never has been. Owners of Willow Car park have explained to guests of this cottage numerous times but still Sykes advertise a "discounted rate". We love Mevagissey but we won't be returning to Kips Cottage or using Sykes in the future.

    Reviewed by Jackie2.2Oct 2021

  • "This cottage is down has pet friendly?"

    ?there's no out side for dogs to go and pee ect instead other guests that have stayed previous with pets have let them use the landing as a tiolet stains all along the landing and on the stairs . The cottage has very low ceilings and very few lights that work making it dark.The Television remote dosent work properly and the screen isent set right . I will not be booking again as we felt we had been mislead would not recommend .

    Reviewed by Gillian2.5Sep 2021

  • "A fan would be useful for the bedrooms in the summer months, the tumble dryer is very dirty, needs to be properly cleaned before it can be used."

    The towels are very old and need replacing, after using once they smelled of sweat. The bathroom floor lyno has buckled probably water underneath, the carpets were heavily soiled in patchy areas on the landing and stairs. A lot of dust on top of the wardrobe in the main bedroom and blankets in lounge need replacing. We enjoyed our stay despite the above detailed information, the cottage was in an ideal location for us.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.1Aug 2021

  • "Kips cottage is a lovely little fisherman's cottage in the heart of Mevagissey."

    Unfortunately although superficially clean could do with a deep clean and a bit of tlc, for instance lights not working in the lounge and the tv remote batteries falling out when you pick it up. Having stayed in other accomodation since the start of the pandemic there was no evidence of additional sanitisation as there has been in other places we have stayed, the blankets laid over the back of the sofa were filthy and there was no hand sanitiser anywhere in the accomodation . In addition, there is no outside space which is not made clear in the listing, so you either have to be in the cottage or in the village. The facilities are adequate, however we would not recommend to anyone with a dog or with children. The only save in grace, and what made our holiday was the cottages close proximity to the harbour.

    Reviewed by Wayne3.1Jun 2021

  • "Sykescottages are a fantastic company Would definitely recommend Had a ..."

    Sykescottages are a fantastic company Would definitely recommend Had a lovely time at kips cottage In these strange times Great location, clean, warm Everything you need in the cottage 5 star from me

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Dec 2020

  • "The place is rather smaller than appears in pictures, however this in no way stopped us from enjoying the wonderful place."

    It's so well located, a beautiful cottage in a wonderful village, brilliant hosts who were very responsive and the fire was lovely on cold dark evenings. Don't forget to bring extra bits during pandemic, we stocked up on logs and toilet paper! Kitchen has all the utensils you'll need. There a lots to explode right on your doorstep! Brilliant value for money too.

    Reviewed by Noemie3.8Oct 2020

  • "Instructions for tv very vague, had to telephone owner, could only get now channels, tv remote falling apart, these are very minor issues that did not interfere with our stay too much, lovely quirky cottage."

    toilet may be a challenge for larger and taller people.

    Reviewed by Raymond4.4Oct 2020

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC, and another separate WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric panel heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Short stay pay and display car park 1 min walk (for use to load/unload only) at cost of £1.20/hour, with long stay pay and display car park 5 mins walk away at a cost of £40 for 7 days
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: The bath cannot be used but you need to step into the bath to use the shower, so this property may not be suitable for people with limited mobility Note - Minimum of 4 night bookings only. Please note: The photos are being updated, there's no longer a bath, instead a walk in shower

The property

Set in the heart of the charming village and fishing port of Mevagissey, Kips Cottage is a delightful 300-year-old cottage set over three floors and full of character.

Just two-miles away is the lovely beach at Pentewan, making Kips Cottage a perfect base for a quiet coastal break in Cornwall.

Enter the cottage and be welcomed straight into the beautifully furnished open-plan living space, with a mix of parquet wood flooring and classic tiling underfoot, you can find a woodburning stove in the sitting area to warm you on cooler nights, and a homely feel throughout.

A TV is perched in the corner for entertainment, whilst the dining table presents a lovely spot to come together at the end of the day when you're not dining out in Mevagissey.

Rustle up some delicious dishes or picnics in the neat, contemporary kitchen with an electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge at your fingertips.

On the first floor you can find the lovely single bedroom and the shared shower room which has vibrant blue tiles, while the second floor is home to the double bedroom with a delightful seaside theme and decorative wall-mounted oars.

Step onto the narrow and winding streets of Mevagissey and experience what makes this such a well-loved destination, finding all you need within walking distance, you can head down to the inner harbour and watch the boats come and go, or arrange an exciting fishing trip for keen anglers, as well as a ferry available from here which can take you to the historic, bustling port town of Fowey, making an excellent day trip.

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

Dine out at one of the many excellent restaurants here too, or indulge in everybody's favourite supper, fish and chips from the local chip shop.

A host of leading Cornish attractions lie in the surrounding area, including the Eden Project with its two incredible and large biomes hosting a tropical and mediterranean climate with thousands of plants, or The Lost Gardens of Heligan which sees beautiful nature-inspired sculptures rest within the landscaped gardens for you to spot.

Head to the lovely sands of Pentewan Beach for fun in the sea, with plenty more quaint fishing villages and beaches to explore via the South West Coast Path.

Kips Cottage rests in a wonderful location for a Cornish coastal break anytime of year.

Note - Minimum of 4 night bookings only.
Please note: The photos are being updated, there's no longer a bath, instead a walk in shower.

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About the location

MEVAGISSEY

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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Note - Minimum of 4 night bookings only.
Please note: The photos are being updated, there's no longer a bath, instead a walk in shower.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas