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Thimble Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Thimble Cottage takes you back in time but with all mod-cons."

    It is tastefully and comprehensively equipped with everything you could possibly need. Situated in the heart of Mevagissey village with views of the harbour and great access to coastal path walks, restaurants, shops and pubs. The Lost Gardens of Heligon are within a 10 minute drive and was the most beautiful tourist attraction we visited.

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0May 2024

  • "Fantastic cottage, would go again"

    Thank you for your feedback. Glad that you enjoyed your stay . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely character cottage."

    Bumped my head a few times, like I did in the pub down the hill. Back ached in the double bed but that's not unusual. Super shower. Lovely terrace with weather to match. Bottom of pan has to be really clean to work on the hob. Very sensible to have a torch both upstairs and downstairs. So used to recycling these days it was hard mixing all the rubbish together. Thoroughly enjoyed the week. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback. Glad that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely and charming with fab views of the harbour Mevagissey is a charming village and we found some great places to eat."

    Directions were not very clear we had trouble locating the memorial so drove around a couple of times. The stairs in the cottage are steep and the walk up to cottage is a challenge overall we had a lovely time

    Glad you enjoyed your stay . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie3.1Jun 2023

  • "On the plus side we found the cottage comfortable and very well appointed with many extra items that made a huge difference, such as hairdryers and torches, plenty of hangers and kitchen items."

    A slight point for improvement would be to either state or show in the photos the steps leading to the front door. They were not a problem to us but I can imagine to some they may be.

    Thank you for your feedback. The steps are mentioned in the write up apologies if you did not see them Please note: the cottage is approached up a cobbled path and steps and would therefore be unsuitable for those with limited mobility. Glad that you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful, well furnished and clean cottage."

    Perfect stay for the perfect holiday! Will definitely return, thank you!

    Thank you for the feedback So glad you enjoyed your stay . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "Great location and beautiful place."

    The house was lovely and very well looked after. It was a bit more awkward for my elderly in laws in terms of the steep stairs in the house and the walk up the hill than maybe the photos suggested. I think the directions to the property in terms of the parking could have been a little clearer, we went around in circles a few times looking for the war memorial which was blocked by a van. Maybe say “ pull up in front of the Fountain Inn” instead? But these are minor points, overall it was excellent and we had a lovely stay.

    I have tweaked the arrival details with the points you mentioned. So glad you enjoyed your stay . Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2023

  • "On tuesday we had been out for the day, returned 5 ish."

    my wife went into the Loo turned on the light and the fuse blew.No lights no sockets in short no electricity at all.We called next door but no response. We then phoned the owner, she was vert apologetic.An electrician arrived 15 minutes later.It didn't take him long to spot a problem with the main fuses,unfortunatly he needed parts that he could not get until the next day we had planned to eat in but that was out!!, we ate out and returned at about 9ish. No electric no coffee no telly.We did have lighting, thank goodness 9.30 a.m. our sparks arrived and had the job done in 30 minutes.( we had a cup of coffee )!!! We spoke to the owner to put her in the picture, she said it wasn't really her concern and we should have contacted you. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you for your feed back. The day was Monday , not Tuesday. Somehow you had managed to trap the electric wire of the industrial lamp in the lounge while moving the mechanism up or down , this caused the house to trip. An electrician arrived within 15 mins of your call to say there was no electric. He wasn’t able to locate the problem and arrived back the next morning to fix it. You spoke to me to alert the problem , which I fixed , but you then say you contacted me again and I told you not to contact me but Sykes. In fact you contacted me saying you requested to be moved to another property , I did say that as you booked through Sykes , your agreement was with them , so go back and ask the question. So glad you decided to stay and enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna3.8Apr 2023

  • "A truly wonderful Cottage oozing with charm ."

    Everything you could possibly want to enjoy a break away in the gorgeous drinking village with a fishing problem .

    Thank you for your feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Haydon5.0Nov 2022

  • "The location of Thimble Cottage, cleanliness and facilities are all excellent."

    The only drawback was the bedrooms on the second floor but bathroom on ground floor also pebble steps up to door but these only because my wife has been unwell and I have arthritis making some movement irksome. So if your fit and able lovely. Not 5 minutes from shops, pub and harbour and in a quiet location too.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Thimble Cottage."

    Beautifully furnished & so inviting & comfortable. Everything you need for a brilliant holiday . Thimble cottage was so relaxing to come back to after lots of walking. Great week away

    Thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Mar 2022

  • "A charming cottage with a lovely homely feel."

    We had a great stay at Thimble Cottage and the one issue we did have was dealt with quickly and thoughtfully. The owner clearly puts a lot of care into the cottage and there were lots of nice touches (and Christmas decorations) which we really appreciated during our stay. Super comfy beds so we slept really well, just look out for the low beams upstairs!

    Reviewed by Zarina4.7Dec 2021

  • "Our stay at Thimble Cottage was just perfect, the fisherman's cottage was beautifully furnished, very cosy with the Woodburner on in November."

    The view of the harbour from the bedroom window seat was lovely. I'd sit with a cup of tea and watch the fishing boats coming in, in the morning. To be honest we didn't want to come home. Mevagissey was very welcoming and friendly with a wonderful pub called The Fountain just minutes away from the property, which we visited frequently! There are slots a number of restaurants and shops there as well. We will be returning, it was just do lovely, it really was. Definitely highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage with fantastic views of the harbour in a great location for exploring Mevagissy."

    Beautifully decorated with everything that you could possibly need for your stay, even milk in the fridge on arrival which was very much appreciated. Beds are very comfortable too and the kitchen is very well equipped. I have already recommended this cottage to a friend. We thoroughly enjoyed our week, thank you.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "A great holiday experience, cottage location is ideal overlooking the harbour, but far away enough not to be disturbed by any noise, can't day that for those seagulls though!"

    Cottage caters for all your needs, bed was comfortable, kitchen meets all needs, milk in fridge was much appreciated. All in all a lovely stay, perfect base for travelling around Conrwalls attractions, plenty of places to eat and good selection of shops.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was just perfect."

    It offered everything that was described. Hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Steve3.8Dec 2020

  • "Had a lovely time in Mevagissey and surrounding area."

    So much to see and do and it's a great spot to be based.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2019

  • "Great cottage, lovely comfortable relaxing environment to spend time exploring mevagissey"

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Apr 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second floor double and 1 x second floor twin
  • Double shower room with shower, basin and WC on ground floor
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First floor sitting room.
  • Electric panel heaters, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV with Netflix, DVD player, a selection of books, games and DVDs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent and starter pack for log burner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available.Courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub, restaurant and shops less than 2 minute walk, beach and harbour 2 minute.Please note low beams in the main bedroom
  • Note: The log burner is only available from 1st October - 1st June
  • Note: Reserved permit parking in Willows Car Park 5 minutes walk away at a cost of £45.00 per week and can be paid on arrival
  • Please note: the cottage is approached up a cobbled path and steps and would therefore be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

The property

Thimble Cottage, is a truly charming south facing, light and airy 1850s semi-detached former fisherman’s cottage set in the heart of the harbour in the centre of Mevagissey and backing onto the coastal path.

It can only be reached by foot, bliss no cars, bag drop and 2 minutes walk.

Beautifully and tastefully renovated cottage that is full of character with whitewashed walls, beamed ceilings, antique furniture and a woodburning stove.

Set over three floors the cottage is approached up a cobbled path and steps and would therefore be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

You enter into the pretty open-plan kitchen with a dining area before taking the stairs to the spacious sitting room with log burner and stable door to court yard.

The two bedrooms, a double and a twin are both located on the second floor and both benefit from fantastic sea and harbour views.

The pretty courtyard garden where you can enjoy an early morning cup of tea listening to the gulls in the harbour with a side gate leading you out onto the coastal path.

Mevagissey is a working harbour, where you can watch the fishermen land their catch, mend their nets which they have being doing since 1430 or just watch the boats bobbing up and down.

Mevagissey has a long history of smuggling and piracy.

It’s a picture postcard quaint Cornish harbour.

A fine selection of shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants as well as a cluster of art galleries around the harbour walls and line the pretty maze of streets.

Nearby the leading tourist attractions Eden Project, 8 miles away or walk 1.5 miles to The Lost Gardens of Heligan from Thimbles front door.

There is so much to do in and around the village that you could well enjoy a holiday here without having to take to the car.

With the beach, the stunning coastal path and a variety of boat trips, catch the Mevagissey to Fowey passenger ferry, you will have all you need here for a truly memorable holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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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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Note: The log burner is only available from 1st October - 1st June.
Note: Reserved permit parking in Willows Car Park 5 minutes walk away at a cost of £45.00 per week and can be paid on arrival.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas