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Rose Cottage

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Mevagissey, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (21)
  • bed (10)
  • lovely (9)
  • stay (9)
  • comfortable (8)
  • rose (7)

23 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a delightful stay at Rose Cottage, thank you very much."

    There were just a couple of things that stopped us giving the full 5 stars across the board. The bedroom level shower runs either very hot or cold - couldn't achieve and maintain a comfortable temperature. We had difficulty with a couple of the radiators - the towel rail in the upstairs bathroom didn't appear to be working. The inner door handle kept coming off in the step down double bedroom. Overall though, Rose Cottage was a charming, unique experience and we felt fully immersed in a fishing village. We appreciated your generous gift of prosecco and beverages - thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback and very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Rose Cottage. I have checked the points you raised as follows, I checked the shower and it does appear to work properly although, as with all that type of shower the adjustment is not always simple. The switch for the towel rail is outside the shower room and although it is labelled I will put a larger label on it. I have secured the door handle which was loose. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy4.4Jun 2024

  • "Excellent location with only a short walk down to the harbour, well equipped and nicely presented."

    Much bigger than it looks from outside . Try your car for fit before paying on car park, ours is bigger than 4 metres but fit just. Now the not so good, very damp especially the wall adjacent to the stairs, kitchen cupboards, which meant that every cup etc had to be washed before use each time, wooden spoon had actually gone mouldy, as had a collection of cushions under the stairs. We had to put the heating on and open the windows whilst in the cottage to make it tolerable. The bedding and towels were immaculate, but upon leaving I removed the sheets and covers from the main bedroom to discover a stained mattress and pillow protectors. A lovely idea to put a pint of milk in the fridge, not so great that it was sour in fact lumpy despite being within date. The garden is very overgrown and neglected, and needs a good weed and lawn cut, with dirty garden furniture, not just from the rain but coffee/ tea stains on the table, this is such a shame as could be beautiful and such an asset in Mevagessey. Final moan I would suggest that if only 2 people are staying you offer a discount on the price compared to if 6 people where staying. If the damp issue was addressed we wouldn’t hesitate to rebook.

    Thank you for your feedback which we have taken on board and acted upon. Since your stay at Rose cottage we have visited a number of times and can honestly say that we, friends and the maintenance company, have not encountered any of the damp issues you found. We don't know where the mouldy wooden spoon came from and must apologise for leaving old cushions under the stairs. However, we have added some additional heating, had a problem with the roof and guttering repaired and carried out some redecoration which should ensure future guests will not encounter similar problems. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole2.8Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect, good size, very nicely decorated, felt homely from day one."

    Was in a perfect location, with spectacular views from the surprisingly large garden.

    Reviewed by Reginald5.0Sep 2023

  • "Rose Cottage is even better than the photos."

    Beautiful view of the sea from one of the bedrooms. Lovely decking area. Very well placed. Very narrow and steep roads leading to the house - we used the car park which was fine and the man there was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Marion4.7Aug 2023

  • "The four of us had a fantastic stay the cottage was described exactly how it was."

    We had difficulty operating the cooker hob but soon sorted by our contacts assistant, excellent service. The only query was that there were a couple of bulbs not working.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jul 2023

  • "Comfy cottage, well equipped, easy walk into town."

    Thank you for the milk and wine. Someone needs to vacuum under the beds!!

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7May 2023

  • "Couldn’t leave a review in the property as I had forgotten a pen but we had the best few days at Rose Cottage!"

    What a beautiful little house. Comfortable, clean, well maintained with everything that you could wish for. Thank you for the lovely bottle of Prosecco and the thoughtful milk, it was really appreciated. We will definitely be back to stay again!

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Apr 2023

  • "Damp is a real problem."

    The smell is much worse than last year. There is a large patch in the dining room that has not been cleaned and is black and blooming. One of the single beds fell apart. My son was laying on it and rolled over and the slats fell out the bottom. We moved him to the other bed which we weren’t using and after some anxiety about being safe he was able to go to sleep. The cottage is lovely really but unless something can be done about the damp and the beds repaired or replaced we won’t return to this one.

    Thank you for your feedback which is always useful particularly as we don't live locally and aren't able to visit as often as we would like. The beds were checked and repaired just before your visit as this was something that had come up before. I have just checked again and some of the plastic end pieces were broken. Quite why this happens we are not sure but to make certain it doesn't keep happening we have ordered new beds. It is a 200 year old cottage and of course damp can be a problem. The issue you raised about damp in the dining area is not something that we, or the maintenance company have noticed before but we think you must be referring to the stone wall by the bathroom door. We have investigated and we believe there is a leaking gutter which needs to be repaired. Thank you again for your comments and hope you will decide to return to Rose Cottage in years to come. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline2.5Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Attractive, nautical decor, and comfortable furniture apart from the second double bed which was no good for my husband's elderly back. (We used the two double rooms because one of us snores!), We couldn't get the underfloor heating (which was included in the cottage description) to work but the heating was efficient anyway. Everything we needed was there though, and we would definitely recommend Rose Cottage, as we have already done to our niece and family. It had two shower/loos and a parking space which is like gold in small Cornish fishing villages. A excellent location too, as a short flight of steps at the side of the cottage leads straight to a general store, tea room, restaurants, several pubs and the harbour. It all added up to a very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.1Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Rose Cottage."

    Great place to explore Mevagissey and Cornwall with cosy comfort to return back to after days out.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Feb 2023

  • "Comfortable clean cottage, with ample parking space for a Ford Puma with the following exceptions."

    .. Divan bed comfortable, however the frame beds were very uncomfortable. Divan bed bedding inadequate. Needed deep fitted sheets, the ones on were not deep enough so rode off when sleeping exposing mattress. Throws on sofas stained and a bit dirty. Arm covers on sofa stained. Missing dustpan and brush to aid sweeping brush. Side steps to the back door very slippy as was decking area.

    Reviewed by Louise3.8Oct 2022

  • "A very beautiful spacious cottage."

    Using the steps next to the cottage will have you in the harbour area in less than 5mins. Nice little outdoor area when the sun is out. Cant see anybody choosing this property and being dissapointed.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very cosy comfortable cottage with a spacious living area."

    Fine views across the rooftops of Mevagissey with a glimpse of the sea beyond. Really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it highly. Parking space is bigger than it looks with plenty of room each side. Streets are narrow and corners tight, helps to send a passenger ahead to check the way. Shops and post office were just a four minute walk along with cafes and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Considering this is 4 star property and previous reviews,I was somewhat surprised and disappointed with the level of cleanliness, also there was no cleaning items at all in property which I find strange."

    I am surprised to smell such dampness in the property with numerous scented candles to cover this up I assume. The downstairs bathroom window is terrible with mould along with rear door and porch. Other windows are poor. Having stayed in numerous other properties with competitors,with there standards I really feel you should as a company representing it inspect this cottage.

    Good afternoon Bradon Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Rose Cottage and I must offer my sincere apologies. Having enjoyed so much positive feedback it was very concerning to learn of your disappointment. I have discussed the issues you raised with both Sykes and the cleaning company I am confident we have put measures in place to ensure future guests will not encounter similar issues. Kind regards Clive Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bradon2.5Sep 2022

  • "Rose Cottage is lovely."

    Its in a great location with beautiful views. We found it very comfy and spotlessly clean and would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2022

  • "The only thing to be aware of is that the roads in Mevagissey are extremely narrow."

    Driving to the property is not for the faint hearted!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was exactly as advertised."

    It was very comfortable and had everything in the kitchen that we were likely to need. The standard of cleanliness was excellent and all of the linens and towels supplied were brand new. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to other potential holidaymakers.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2022

  • "A really beautifully appointed cottage, bags of character charm but with all mod cons for a super winter stay!"

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great cottage my son grandson and myself had a great time the cottage was great top marks."

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2021

  • "We were 3 adults and 2 children and found the layout of the living area perfect for a holiday cottage and contributed to the relaxing stay."

    Good, but steep, short cut to town via steps to right of cottage made popping out for supplies or car park quick and easy. The only slight negative was that the lovely iron bed frames rattled.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent few days, in a very comfortable Rose Cottage."

    Everything very clean, and facilities also very good. If I was going to say anything could be improved, it would be keep bathrooms on standard heating during colder seasons.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Oct 2021

  • "Awesome house, it has everything you need, apart from the lid to the teapot, we couldn't find it, lovely views from inside and outside on the deck."

    Even got use to morning wake up call by the seagulls, or on foggy mornings the foghorn. Great stay, love Mevagissey, drive up to house a bit hairy at times, but it's an adventure and was relived my car just fitted on the parking space. Would definitely return and recommend.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great cottage, very comfortable with a shower room and a bathroom."

    Nice terrace with table and chairs with sea view. If you walk further down garden there is a place to have a barbecue. Cottage is bigger in side than it looks on the outside. Well equipped with most thing you need for a great holiday. Beds are comfortable and warm and clean. Parking space next to cottage is just big enough for a fiesta sized car. Not many cottages in Mevagissey have parking spaces.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

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  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Lower-ground-floor sitting room
  • External utility
  • Electric central heating with underfloor heating and woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, additional free and unrestricted roadside parking available 10 mins walk at top of Tregoney Hill
  • Enclosed lawned garden with decked area, seating and barbecue Area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile, beach 1.5 miles
  • Note: There are steps from the lawned garden up to the decked area, please take care
  • Note: Off-road parking is 4m long, suitable for cars similar size to an Audi A3
  • Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 9.00am

The property

Resting in the picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey, is this 200-year-old, traditional stone, semi-detached fisherman’s cottage, Rose Cottage.

Set over two floors and sleeping up to six guests, Rose Cottage is a delightful dwelling for a family or group of friends for your next Cornish adventure, within easy reach of St Austell, Charlestown and Truro.

As you approach the property, you will find a convenient off-road parking space available, where you can unload your bags and step into the charming cottage.

Be welcomed into the homely kitchen/diner, where you can look forward to rustling up delicious evening meals for your guests, ready to enjoy around the dining table in front of the warming wood-burning stove.

Cosy up in the sitting room after a long day with its slate floors with underfloor heating and watch your favourite film on the DVD player or relax with some music played via the iPod dock.

Completing the lower-ground-floor is the bathroom, where you can pour in the bubbles and enjoy a hot soak after a day of exploring.

When sleep calls, guests can travel up the stairs and choose from a selection of three bedrooms, two doubles and a twin, each decorated in soothing colours and nautical décor to reflect the properties seaside location.

Guests will also benefit from the shower room on this floor where they can freshen up before venturing out for the day.

From the kitchen at Rose Cottage there is a door leading to a pretty and fully enclosed cottage garden, with steps up to a large decked area with sea views, perfect for an alfresco meal on a sunny evening.

Setting out for the day, it's only five minutes' walk to the picturesque harbour, where you can sit and relax in a café or bar, watching the boats and the fishermen at work on the quay, or take a fishing trip or small pleasure boat to explore the bay during spring and summer months.

A seasonal passenger ferry runs to and from Fowey, from which you may be lucky enough to see basking sharks, dolphins and seals.

Take a short drive to the splendid town of St. Austell, where you can visit the beautiful Menacuddle Gardens, home to the historical landmark of Menacuddle Well, which is said to date back to the 15th century.

Sample the local delights of St. Austell with a trip to the award-winning St.Austell Brewery, founded in 1851, where you can embark on a tour of the brewery and sample beers along the way, purchase gifts or mementos in the shop, or indulge in a delicious meal and cold pint at the Hicks Bar.

If you feel like exploring a little further, spend some time at the Tall Ships Harbour at the unspoiled Georgian port of Charlestown, made famous for its appearances on shows such as Poldark and Mansfield Park, where you can also visit the Shipwreck, Rescue and Heritage museums detailing Charlestown’s maritime past.

Explorers can make their way to the world-famous Eden Project which houses the largest rainforest in captivity, exhibitions and an array of plan species in large Biomes.

Rose Cottage is also within driving distance of the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth.

Rose Cottage is the ideal home away from home from which to explore the numerous delights of Cornwall.

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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: There are steps from the lawned garden up to the decked area, please take care.

Note: Off road parking is 4m long, suitable for cars similar size to an Audi A3.

Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 9.00am


This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas