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The Old Bank House

Mevagissey, Cornwall (Ref. 2881)



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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "A property that easily caters for large families."

    It’s upside down living will be beneficial in summertime as three bedrooms downstairs will be cool. One of our party had mobility issues so we did struggle a little. The property is located 2 minutes from harbour pubs amenities and you can easily do without a car. Your free parking is in a car park 5 minutes away and is a secure site. Mevagissey is a really friendly place and dog friendly. If eating out then book ahead as the restaurants are small plentiful but at peak times you won’t be able to just show up unless your prepared to wait. This cottage is wonderfully located but people with mobility issues will struggle. Only negative is I wish I took my own bed mattresses too soft but I would definitely go back. Positive Kitchen modern 3 ovens plenty of toilets showers living space near harbour fish/chip shops pasty’s pubs restaurants takeaways. Garden is accessed by very steep steps and not very big. Would recommend this property for large families looking to relax and truly taking time out Mevagissey is truly calming.

    Reviewed by LeeMay 2022

  • "Great place to stay ."

    Best part about it is the location to Mevagissey . Only feedback to give is the place where you take your dogs out the back needs tidying up , it’s a bit rough out there , other than that no issues at all . Lots of space , great for families

    Reviewed by JasonApr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay and the property was clean with lots of space."

    All beds were comfy with towel provided. However, there were no tea towels and apart from salt and pepper no other basics in the kitchen. Would be nice to have even just some cooking oil. That aside, Great house in great location right in centre of town.

    Reviewed by JayneFeb 2022

  • "We couldn’t of asked for a better place to stay,it was big enough for our families,lots of space and room for us all."

    My daughter didn’t want to leave “The holiday home” and would like to go back.

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2021

  • "It was a lovely house at a great location."

    The cleanliness of the house wasn’t good. Half the mattresses in the rooms were very uncomfortable. We had to fix the front door lock because it was so loose . Eventually one of the keys broke having to constantly mess about trying to open the door. The garden area looked like it hadn’t been touched for months. The furniture was very dirty.

    Reviewed by AlistairSep 2021

  • "Lovely house really convenient for everyone to just pop into Mevagissey."

    Spacious and light, nice garden area. We really enjoyed the holiday, and would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "Lovely house in the centre of Mevagissey."

    Close to all shops and pubs. Would recommend

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "Location of the house was perfect, but the house itself was a little tired."

    There is an overwhelming smell of damp when you enter the house and the ground floor bedrooms furniture is damaged by the damp. We found various pieces of underwear around the house that the cleaners hadn't found and the dining room smelt strongly of cat urine. The house was listed as having Sky TV, but when the weather is bad it doesn't work. On a good day you can get 2 or 3 channels. Over all, these things didn't ruin our holiday, we just expected a higher standard of cleanliness in the current climate and not to have the overwhelming smell of damp. This really needs looking into.

    Reviewed by AndtewJun 2021

  • "We used you after being let down at the last minute by another holiday company."

    You were very efficient with good communication.

    Reviewed by HalinaOct 2020

  • "A really comfortable house in a perfect setting."

    Could do with a handle on the wall outside the front door, to help getting up the steps. We all had a great time. Recommended.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2020

  • "This year was the third time we have been to the Old Bank House so obviously we love it."

    There is plenty of space and lots of character. Very welcoming feeling as soon as we arrive. It`s situation in the village is spot on. Important when you have a range of ages together. Everything within walking distance. Some people of course walking rather further than others! The one small change this year was the car parking arrangements but this was quickly sorted out with yourselves.

    Reviewed by NormaFeb 2020

  • "Mattress in one bedroom sub standard."

    Roof in toilet sagging. Slats in beds in two bedrooms damaged

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2019

  • "Superb location- only a few steps to the harbour with all the pasty shops, crabbing, fishing boats and ferry boats you’d associate with a Cornish seaside village."

    Such a great house with plenty of space. 11 of us age ranging from 7 months to 70 years fitted in well. 3 fridges, washing machine, dryer and dishwasher, good books and games all made the household run smoothly. A few minor niggles which naturally come with an older house. Door knob came off in my hand, a wobbly plug socket, some loo locks difficult to engage, but nothing to stop us having a lovely holiday. Parking at Sunny Corner is fine, but changeover days are a bit challenging when packing and unpacking. Highly recommend the house for a large gathering.

    Reviewed by JudithJul 2019

  • "Lovely house in a great location just a few yards from the Harbour."

    Would stay there again but could do with new sofas in the lounge as very uncomfortable. Garden furniture was very worn and broke whilst being sat on. However the owner did provide new chairs once reported to her. The table still needs replacing. Overall we had a lovely family holiday with 9 adults age range 27 to 87 and 2 dogs.

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Everything on your doorstep. It was clean and tidy, garden though as described is reached by steap steps, so not advisable for young children. There were 10 of us, 5 children & 5 adults and the perfect size house for us all. My only negative comment was the room on the ground floor at the front of the property, as it’s single glazed and right on the street, you heard everything anyone was saying as they walked past, particularly late at night on route home from the local pubs. (Best put a heavy sleeper in that room) Would thoroughly recommend this property

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2019

  • "There was 10 of us and we never felt on top of each other."

    The pictures on the website don’t do the rooms justices. It felt really spacious. And going on early morning walks around the harbour was just lovely. This is the second time staying in mevagissey and the location of the old bank house was just brilliant!

    Reviewed by JackAug 2018

  • "Thankyou for letting stay at the bank house in mevergissey it is in a lovely location myself and my family had a great stay."

    The house was clean welcoming and a lovely size for 10 people there was 9 in our party and never felt on top of each other, we could all sit in the living room if we wanted to but mevergissey had so much to offer we all found lots to do!!! Unloading and loading the cars had to be an organised mission but we certainly didn’t see it as a negertive as your location was perfect but find it is only right to mension it. The garden has the sun on it late morning till later in the evening I know there was a few comments about the garden and the steps and that did concern me before my stay you needed to be careful as the garden is built on a hill and there are a few steps up to it, small children would need to be accompanied but the little secret garden was a welcome extra. The dining room was very light and a lovely size and it was lovely to use as a family, the rooms were comfortable and clean with clean towels provided, the kitchen had everything you needed. The coastal walks were lovely mevigessey beach was great but be aware of the steps down to the beach we had read up on this before going And is certainly worth it, when the tide is in there’s a lovely place to swim in the harbour the water is clean and very refreshing. We had a lovely stay and would recommend the old bank house

    Reviewed by RosalinJul 2018

  • "Great location, very close to harbour pubs, restaurants etc."

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2018

  • "A nice old house in good central location."

    It was very clean and spacious. We felt that the owners could do with investing in new mattresses for downstairs beds and a new sofa - one was comfortable but the other sagged. Overall a nice place to stay but some tlc needed over winter months to enhance the experience for holiday makers.

    Reviewed by SandyJun 2018

  • "Sykes were brilliant in changing my original booking from Penare House mevagissey, after we realised the unsuitability during an interim visit last September to mevagissey."

    The old bank house was the only real alternative having paid our non returnable deposit (this was again not a problem) and we were grateful of your understanding. However, The old bank house which was in a fabulous spot was definitely in need of a lot tlc. The garden :- when you could eventually get the doors open, you were greeted by a foul smelling set of steps that led to a small patio area ( definitely not worthy of being called a garden) decorated by at least 20 piles of dog poo ( how people can leave it amazes me) . We had two dogs with us and after the first visit we didn't bother letting them out there even though I had picked up and bagged most of what I could see. The kitchen was falling apart, all the crockery was old and worn, cutlery was the same, kettle was leaking and going everywhere when you poured the water. Bedrooms and bathrooms were great. I dare bet the owner hasn't spent a penny on the place in twenty years and it is purely a cash cow. Sykes should really go and look at the house before putting your name to it. It wasn't a patch on the beautiful 'carefree cottage' we stayed in last year, it was a credit to the owners and Sykes cottages Many thanks R Forrester ( stayed 16th to 23rd June 2018)

    Reviewed by RobJun 2018

  • "The Old Bank House, Mevagissey what an ideal spot to take our wonderful family of 9 plus milo the dog, so close to harbour and wonderful places to eat."

    The house itself beautiful , clean and beds all comfortable. Nice touch having biscuits, milk tea and coffee for us to have. Loads of space and games for children.the dining room was large for everyone to sit plus about another four super touch drinks cooler for wine and beer which was very handy. Thank you again thoroughly recommend .

    Reviewed by VivianMay 2018

  • "Wonderful house in a wonderful location right in the heart of Mevagissey we had a fantastic holiday"

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2018

  • "The location of the property is excellent, about 70 yards from the front, though because of this it can be a bit noisy in the evenings."

    Internally the property is a delight, with all the living areas on the first floor and bedrooms on ground and second floor. It's not too pristine that you are worried about the children or dogs wrecking it, but also it is not scruffy, just lived in. Lots of games and books provided in case the weather is poor, only complaint is the fridge doesn't close properly all the time. Mevagissey is beautiful, wonderful harbour for strolling around, great walks over the cliffs, and really close to Eden and Heligan, also a great fish and chip shop and a great bakery. Would go again.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2016

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  • Reverse level accommodation
  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 2 x ground floor doubles with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor king-size double, 1 x single, 1 x second floor single
  • Second floor bathroom with corner bath, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen
  • Utility room/WC
  • First floor dining room
  • First floor sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric cooker, 2 electric ovens, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs (1 with Sky+), DVD, PlayStation, stereo/CD, WiFi, DVDs/books/games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen ad towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Parking available in public car park, nearest 2 mins walk (cost inc. in rent for 1 car), guests may stop briefly before 10am/after 4pm for loading/unloading outside property
  • Paved terraced garden with furniture & BBQ
  • Sorry, no smoking, Two well behaved dogs welcome subject to £25 pet charge per dog
  • Shops/pubs/harbour 100 yards
  • Note: Balcony and sash windows on 2nd floor, young children to be supervised
  • Note: Due to large stone steps and a fenced drop, access to the garden may be unsuitable for guests with limited mobility, and children should be supervised at all times

The property

Once the home of Mevagissey's first bank, this imposing Grade II listed village-centre building has been renovated to a high standard, creating a Cornwall holiday cottage of comfort and character.

Set over three floors, 100 yards from the harbour, the property retains many original features.

The bedrooms are mainly over the ground and...

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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

Note: property is dog friendly as of 29th October 2021.