Secure your Spring 2022 holiday today for just £50

Available on selected breaks taking place between 1st April - 31st May 2022

Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

POPULAR REGION! A property was booked in Cornwall 18 minutes ago

1 customer booked Nectan in the last 24 hours


Mevagissey, Cornwall (Ref. 915353)


Very good

Sykes rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

45 Customer Reviews

  • "We were made very welcome in Nectan by the owners with a nice welcome pack."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was warm and comfortable. Garden was excellent for our 2 dogs. We intend to return as we love Megavissey.

    Reviewed by LloydNov 2021

  • "Awesome experience"

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2021

  • "Had a really lovely stay for 3 nights."

    It was a lovely place to stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by BeckyOct 2021

  • "Nectan is extremely attractive and comfortable accommodation, and has been supplied with every resource one could need."

    It was the same last year, hence I had no hesitation in recommending it to a different friend who came with me this time. She was equally delighted. I hope to return again next year, with family members!

    Reviewed by KatherineOct 2021

  • "Nectan was ideal for our needs ( 3 adults) located just a short walk from Mevagissey."

    The property had everything needed for an enjoyable stay, clean, modern and well equipped. The welcome pack was an added bonus. Would recommend without hesitation.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "Welcoming owners, comfy beds, a variety of outdoor furniture, great showers, warm, everything we needed."

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "We had such a relaxing week at this lovely property in Mevagissey."

    We were very comfortable there and loved the patio doors out to the garden, with countryside views and wildlife on our doorstep. The owners of the property, who live next door, were very friendly and welcoming when we arrived and left. Otherwise, we did not see them and they completely respected our privacy. We loved the walk to and from the picturesque harbour and would certainly consider returning here again in the future.

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2021

  • "The owners were welcoming and friendly and generous."

    We enjoyed our stay and found the cottage clean and comfortable, with easy if steep access to the town.

    Reviewed by MaryApr 2021

  • "The accommodation was clean ,comfortable and the facilities were usable ,even with two dogs The owners were always on hand if needed but we never saw or heard them otherwise The garden was great , practical and secure for 2medium size dogs the welcome were a nice thoughtful touch Overall a great stay see you again in march !"

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2020

  • "Nectan, short walk into village, owners had put , milk ,biscuits, butter, bread, wine etc for us lovely touch, really clean, plenty of hot water ideal location, owners next door if you need them, lovely and warm, cosy , great place."

    thanks for a great stay lovely cottage. Mark Tina

    Reviewed by WalterOct 2020

  • "The "cottage" has everything you could possibly need, and a lovely welcome pack."

    We may have misinterpreted the description as we were thinking there was a sea/harbour view, but this is only sideways from the garden, not a problem but not quite as expected, still beautiful view of the countryside. The garden was enclosed, perfect for our dog. There are some lovely places to eat in Mevagissey, but with hindsight we would have contacted them prior to our visit to ensure we had reservations. With help from the owner we managed to avoid the village and the virtually impossible tuning at the bottom of the hill, thank goodness!

    Reviewed by HeatherSep 2020

  • "Fabulous holiday accommodation situated in Mevagissey, five minutes walk from ..."

    Fabulous holiday accommodation situated in Mevagissey, five minutes walk from the harbour and town, owners live next door but you would never know, very helpful if required great welcome pack as well, definitely will be back

    Reviewed by AdrianJul 2020

  • "Cottage was better than we expected."

    Very clean and everything you needed. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. We had a brilliant time

    Reviewed by CherylOct 2019

  • "We had a lovely welcome pack which included wine, bread, cookies, butter, and milk."

    Very relaxing break and enjoyed by all especially the dog.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2019

  • "Lovely location such a pretty village friendly locals Sykes ensured everything ..."

    Lovely location such a pretty village friendly locals Sykes ensured everything went smoothly right from booking excellent thank you

    Reviewed by AdySep 2019

  • "Hosts Rosie and Robin were very good - friendly but not pushy."

    They made some excellent suggestions based on local knowledge and went to extra trouble with recommendations for my birthday which occurred while we were there. Bedding and towels were changed midweek (which does not often happen) and cleaned weekly. Lovely setting in a working fishing village in Cornwall. Very happy to recommend it. One area - which we pointed out to the hosts - was the internet often failed - we could not connect at all. Robin and Rosie said that this had never occurred before - they have fast fibreoptic cable and had not previously been made aware of any internet problems. They undertook to monitor it with future guests.

    Reviewed by JosephineAug 2019

  • "Nectan provided us with a great base to explore Cornwall."

    It was spotless and had everything we needed. Robin the owner had phoned a couple of days before the holiday and emailed us directions to the cottage, which came in very handy. Be warned the roads are very narrow and the hill to the cottage is steep. Robin & Rosie were very friendly & helpful. If you're visiting in the summer try to go to see Robin in the Megavissy Male Voice Choir singing on the harbour. We were very happy with Nectan and would recommend it to anyone, as long as you can cope with the hill!

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2019

  • "Excellent cottage in a good location although at the top of a hill, the couple who own the cottage live next door and are available if needed but not intrusive."

    Had a slight problem with my car and Robin offered to help fix it. Goodies when we arrived milk, butter, bread, biscuits and a bottle of red. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2019

  • "Robin and Rosie very much respected our request for a peaceful stay, greatly appreciated."

    Excellent location for exploring the area, so many wonderful places to explore nearby. Mevagissey an utter joy. Cottage very comfortable, garden perfect and secure for our 2 small elderly dogs. Great walking from the door.

    Reviewed by LisaJun 2019

  • "Booked this holiday apartment for a weeks stay for me, my wife and adult daughter."

    Spoke to the owner Robin on the phone before we travelled and he emailed me directions to avoided going through the centre of Mevagissey. He also gave me tips on places to visit. This is a really nice apartment / extension with two good sized bedrooms attached to the main owners home. There was suitable parking for two large cars. Both bedrooms had en-suite bathrooms. One bedroom had a large double bed with the upstairs bedroom having a king size bed. Comfortable living area with seating for 4 to 6 adults. Kitchen was fully functional with electric cooker, microwave, toaster, filter coffee maker etc which was fine for our stay. Outside private garden with table and chairs to enjoy the sunny weather. We really enjoyed our stay. There are some very narrow roads around this part of Cornwall I advise those with satnavs to turn off quickest route selection and don’t follow the route without checking the roads are suitable for your car. Some roads are are very narrow just a bit wider the your wing mirrors with few or no passing points. Be prepared to reverse.

    Reviewed by BryanApr 2019

  • "Nectan is a lovely warm comfortable cottage and ideal if you have a dog."

    The surrounding area has lots of dog walking opportunities in all weathers and some great cafes to walk to. We went to the shipwreck museum at church town and even the dog enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by JenniferJan 2019

  • "The owners made us feel so welcome and were very helpful."

    We would definitely return to this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Sally-anneDec 2018

  • "Lovely warm cozy cottage, short very steep walk to some great little shops, good dog friendly pubs serving great food and a perfect harbour with fresh fish sold on the harbour side."

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2018

  • "Superb cottage and facilities, made very welcome by the owners who also left us some food and drink on arrival."

    Great base to explore the rest of Cornwall but also enjoyed Mevagissey as well. Many thanks to Robin and Rosie!!!!

    Reviewed by GaryOct 2018

  • "The property was lovely, clean and well equipped."

    Mr Murphy was there if needed but by no means intrusive.

    Reviewed by SaraAug 2018

  • "Very comfortable, home from home, in the pretty fishing village of Mevagissey."

    Just a short (steep) walk down to the harbour. Lovely meal had at The Salamander. Take the ferry to Fowey, we saw porpoises both there and back! Visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan and walk along the left-handside of the coast and down 200 steps to the most beautiful secluded cove. Thank you so much for the bottle of wine and biscuits ...tea coffee milk etc. Just the perfect little base..lovely peaceful garden too.

    Reviewed by JennieAug 2018

  • "Our hosts were very welcoming, we felt very comfortable at our temporary home."

    The layout is perfect for a family or two couples travelling together. Just the right distance from the busy village and parking on the property was very convenient. We would recommend this holiday cottage without reservation.

    Reviewed by KimJul 2018

  • "A really nice holiday home in a quiet location - spacious and clean with a nice little sitting out area through the patio doors with views over the fields."

    Robin, the owner, was really pleasant and helpful. Mevagissey is a really nice Cornish fishing village with plenty of eateries to suit all tastes and a couple of good pubs. The only downside of getting there from Nectan is the extremely steep hill (I think Robin's 100 yards from the village is more than a little optimistic!!!), however, we managed it on a number of occasions but if you are older or have small children I would suggest you think carefully before booking. That said, if you want somewhere to stay in Cornwall that has a parking space you have a price to pay!! All things considered, it was a lovely holiday home and we had a great stay.

    Reviewed by SallyMay 2018

  • "Friendly and helpful landlord."

    Very pleasant cottage. The wood burner helped keep the place cosy with the weather we had the week we stayed.

    Reviewed by JonMar 2018

  • "Very nice accommodation in a lovely village."

    Very friendly and welcoming hosts. Plenty of lovely walks in the area and good base for exploring Cornwall.

    Reviewed by FionaFeb 2018

  • "Nectan is by far the most comfortable, spacious and well equipped cottage we have stayed in."

    The owners, who live next door, are extremely friendly and knowledgable about the local area. A delightful base for our holiday and well worth the climb back up the hill from harbour and shops

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2017

  • "Really nice and calm feeling when you first walk in and location was great, although the hill to and from the town / harbour is short and steep."

    Very clean. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2017

  • "It was a well furnished cottage with everything we needed."

    Very comfortable. Nice location and a generous welcome pack from friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2016

  • "The accommodation was clean and comfortable and well laid out."

    Ideal for one or two couples or a small family.

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2016

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and very warm."

    The enclosed garden was excellent for our dog with walks nearby. The harbour was just a five minute walk down the hill, but longer coming up. Very steep hill! And when we arrived it was lovely to be provided with milk, bread butter, wine, tea & coffee. All in all a very lovely and relaxing holiday with fantastic weather for November.

    Reviewed by SuzyOct 2016

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at Nectan."

    The cottage was lovely, clean and comfortable. The owners were very friendly and helpful, and left Food, flowers, wine and biscuits which we thought was a lovely thing to do. We would most definitely come here again.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2016

  • "Fantastic accommodation great location lovely hosts would highly recommend."

    The description doesn't do it justice we loved it.

    Reviewed by WillJul 2016

  • "Fantastic accommodation with excellent décor, and it was very clean."

    It had a lovely garden complete with garden furniture, and the surroundings were beautiful. It was very welcoming, thank you for a memorable stay. Would highly recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2016

  • "The view from the lounge was fantastic."

    It was very peaceful with lovely walks around Mevagissey. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. The enclosed garden was great for our Labrador. In general, the cottage was worth every penny and we would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by KirstiMay 2016

  • "Nectan was great as were the owners."

    Definitely worth going back again. The views across the valley are great as are the sea views from the patio.

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2016

  • "Superb accommodation, lovely location and incredibly helpful and thoughtful owners."

    A great base for exploring the surrounding areas with plenty to do. Would thoroughly recommend this place - we would certainly go back.

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2015

  • "Everything was clean and tidy, the owners had thought of everything to add that extra touch."

    A lovely house ideal for a family or two couples. The garden was ideal for dogs and the house was near to the village and local walks.

    Reviewed by AngieAug 2015

  • "The cottage was warm and cosy with everything provided."

    It was refreshing to find a dog friendly cottage which was so clean and of a good standard of presentation. The garden was pleasant to sit in and admire the view of the surrounding countryside and the sea.

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2015

  • "A lovely and clean cottage."

    Very thoughtful extras such as fresh flowers, milk, biscuits etc. on arrival. Excellent secure garden for dogs. It was very good value for money.

    Mrs MoseleyAug 2014

  • "We particularly liked the location of the property which was a short, pleasant walk in to the village."

    The property over looked hills at the back with a sea view to the side which enhanced sitting in the garden. The property was spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2014

Show more

The property

This light and airy cottage, attached to owner’s home, sits on the slopes above the quay in the Cornish village of Mevagissey, with stunning views across the valley and sea views across the harbour towards beautiful St Austell Bay.

Offering cosy, yet spacious and modern accommodation, this Mevagissey cottage has two comfortable bedrooms, both boasting en-suite facilities, including a double on the ground floor with an en-suite bathroom and a super king-size double (can be twin on request) on the first floor with an en-suite shower room, making it perfect for two couples, a family or group of friends looking to get away together.

The spacious, sunny, open plan living area provides a sociable space for everyone to relax in and discuss the day, and leads out to a south-facing sun terrace and private garden with sea views.

A woodburner ensures that Nectan is a cosy destination all year round.

The picturesque fishing quay is just a short walk downhill from this Mevagissey cottage; alive with a vibrant atmosphere year-round, there’s plenty to see in this pretty port, including quaint cottages, fishermen landing their catch of the day on the harbour and an abundance of gift shops, cafes and pubs dotted along the narrow streets and the waterfront.

For a complete contrast of scenery, a short drive from this Mevagissey cottage takes you to a number of fabulous attractions including the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Caerhays Castle.

Families will love to visit the many attractions in the area including the Shipwreck Centre at Charlestown, Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum and the World of Model Railways.

Attractive, sandy beaches are also plentiful in this delightful area of Cornwall, ensuring that there is something for everyone to do from this wonderful Mevagissey cottage.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor king size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Laundry room.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private, enclosed garden with south-facing terrace and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 5 mins walk downhill
  • Note: One step up to front door

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
Book with confidence
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.
Ok, got it