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Backlet Cottage

Mevagissey, Cornwall (Ref. 1073276)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Located in the heart of the ever-popular fishing port and village of Mevagissey, this beautifully-restored terraced cottage is ideally located to experience all that makes the village so special, as well as being an ideal base for touring South Cornwall's wonderful coastline.

As soon as you enter the cottage, you are immediately taken by the homely, welcoming and luxurious feel that exudes throughout.

Set over three floors, the ground floor offers a sociable open-plan layout with sitting and dining areas with slate floors, and a toasty woodburning stove adding comfort and character, extending onto the very well-equipped kitchen.

Stairs lead up to the first bedroom where a choice of a super-king-size or twin is offered.

The bathroom sits conveniently next to this bedroom and then it's up a few more stairs to the second floor where a king-size double bedroom has the added benefit of its own en-suite shower room.

Mevagissey is a thriving village with an old-fashioned, characterful atmosphere that still pervades the narrow streets and winding alleys, with countless legends and tales of smuggling tucked away along the secret passages.

The harbour provides safe refuge for boats, and is normally packed with fishing boats landing their daily catch, and there are plenty of seafood restaurants where you can taste the fresh local produce, before heading back to cottage along the harbour.

Fantastic local attractions in the area include the historic Folk Museum, the World of Model Railways Exhibition, and the Mevagissey Aquarium, whilst challenging rambles can be found up to Polkirt Hill, which boasts sensational views over the glistening harbour and golden sands.

Polstreath Beach and St Austell Bay are both a scenic drive away for a fantastic day at the beach, whilst the adventures of the group can embark on a trip along the expansive South West Coast Path over to Pentewan Beach, boasting opportunities for relaxing, watersports, canoeing and swimming.

Alternatively, don’t miss out on the chance to visit some of Cornwall’s top attractions at Caerhays Castle, The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Dodman Point, and the home of Poldark at Charlestown.

With all this quaint village has to offer, set practically on the doorstep, along with the wonderful coast and plentiful beaches waiting to be explored, this really is the ideal base for a wonderful holiday, whatever time of year.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking permit for one car provided for Willow car park
  • Stone bench at front of cottage
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Beach 0.2 miles
  • Note: Visitors are able to pull up outside of the property for a short period to unload and load their car, but should be aware the road is narrow and there is a tight corner to get back on to the main street, which is one-way

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas