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Charming 3 bed cottage in quiet location steps from Harbour & Beaches FREE WIFI

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bed family and dog friendly short walk to harbour, shops, pubs and restaurants

Welcome to Chapel Cottage Mevagissey!

Nestled in the heart of the village in a tucked away location, a short distance from the historic Mevagissey harbour is Chapel Cottage; an attractive double fronted, stone built house. Once you have unloaded your car, you can happily leave it there knowing that everything you need is within easy walking distance.

The Cottage

On the ground floor there is a lounge with a large corner sofa and a cosy open fire. There is a dining room with a farmhouse dining table that seats 6 and a quiet reading nook with armchair and desk. This leads on to the modern, well equipped kitchen with a full size fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave and all the cooking utensils and equipment you will ever need; there is also a family bathroom with walk in shower and heated towel rail.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms. A master bedroom with a king-size bed with top quality, pocket sprung memory foam mattress, luxurious duck down duvet and high quality linen. A twin room with wardrobe and another twin room with full size bunk beds are also on this floor. The bunk room has a TV and DVD player with HDMI cable so the children can bring their own Xbox or PlayStation and DVDs.

As well as a range of books, cards and boardgames there is free unlimited fibre optic broadband, Smart TV with Free view including Netflix, IPlayer, ITV Hub etc and a DVD player with plenty of DVDs to chose from.

During the colder months, the modern heating system will ensure you are always warm and cosy.

Out the back of the cottage is a small enclosed courtyard with a bench, outside tap for washing off wetsuits or wellies, and a washing line. There is also space to leave your surf boards or canoes: most properties around the Harbour have very little, if any, outside space. Chapel Cottage is within steps of the harbour, restaurants, bars, shops etc here you will find lots of seating which is where most people tend to go to sit in the sun, relax and watch the world (and the boats) go by!


Due to the central location of Chapel Cottage, there is no parking space directly on the premises, however, you can unload your car in front of the house then park in one of two long stay car parks just at the end of the road and less than a minute’s walk from the cottage. There is Sunny Corner Car Park (the closest) which is usually £40 per week when you pre-book or £13.50 per 24 hours or Willow Coach and Car Park (approximately 1 minute further away) which is usually £35 per week or £7 per 24 hours; you do not need to pre book here, you can just turn up.

The Area

This delightful cottage is less than 200 yards from the distinctive twin harbour that provides a haven for the many fishing boats that land their daily catch. Here you can purchase a variety of locally caught fresh fish. There are also boat trips and sea fishing trips available. For those of you into angling, there is a fishing tackle shop that also organises 2, 4 or 8 hour fishing trips. If crabbing is more your thing, you can get all the supplies you need in the gift shop right on the harbour!

In and around the village you will also find traditional pubs with roaring log fires, many great restaurants, shops such as Fat Face, Boots the chemist, cafes and of course, amazing fish and chip restaurants, along with galleries, gift shops and delicatessens.

With so many attractions such as the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan so close by as well as several fishing villages, small coves and beaches for which Cornwall is famous for, Chapel Cottage is a great location for a special holiday whatever time of year.

A gentle (but steep in places) stroll up the footpath or cycle trail at the back of the village, to the top of the valley, is the most visited garden in Britain and certainly one of the most interesting, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, where a visit is thoroughly recommended whatever time of the year.


Close by, over the hill to the east, is the village of Pentewan with its large safe, sandy beach, together with a fine pub and cafes, make a visit most worthwhile.

For walkers, there is a coast path that joins both Pentewan (approx 45 mins to 1 hour coastal walk) to the east and Gorran Haven (approx 1 hour coastal walk) to the west.

In the village cyclists are well-catered for with a cycle trail along the track of an old narrow gauge railway. If you do not wish to bring your own bikes, there is bicycle hire in Pentewan.

A ferry from Mevagissey to Fowey runs daily between Easter and September. Here you will find many small, independent shops selling unusual gifts, artwork, clothing and books. If you’re a foodie then Fowey is home to many bistros, cafes and restaurants where you’ll find menus offering the best in local produce – Fowey River mussels are a highlight.

The spectacular 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. St Austell with supermarkets, shops, shopping Mall (White River Place), St Austell Brewery visitor centre and cinema is just a ten minute drive away.

St Austell’s port is the lovely harbour of Charlestown with it’s shipwreck museum, here you will frequently see old sailing ships. The port has been used as a film location for numerous films and television series, such as Poldark and there is a small museum open during the season. The town is on the main railway and bus routes from London.

Dogs: well behaved dogs accepted by prior agreement at £25 per stay

More Details

Zoa Arnel
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Zoa Arnel

We have always lived in Bristol but love visiting the coast. We first visited Mevagissey about 25 years ago and loved it so much, we returned again and again. In 2016 we stumbled across Chapel Cottage when we were staying for a long weekend and could not believe our luck, it was just what we wanted.

After purchasing the property we set about refurbishing it and furnishing it to the high standard that we ourselves would expect from a luxury but cosy holiday let.

We are now pleased to be able to share it with you and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Zoa Arnel purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Zoa Arnel chose Mevagissey

The house itself is an old fishermans cottage, it has a very traditional and quirky feel to it even though it is decorated in a modern and contemporary way.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the location of Chapel Cottage, it's right in the middle of the village so everything is literally on your doorstep however, being down a side lane means that it is quite a bit quieter than most properties in the town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Fabulous week, fabulous cottage, fabulous location, who can ask for more!"

"Great location, lovely places to eat out, we have had a really great few days here."

"We have had a lovely and relaxing weeks' holiday. The cottage is charming, very well equipped and the welcome gift much appreciated. It was also lovely to arrive to a spotlessly clean cottage!"

"Absolutely gorgeous! We had THE MOST relaxing weekend here. The cottage is beautiful. So many lovely things to do and see, we will definitely return."

"Great location and a lovely cottage. Some lovely touches, it's the little things that make all the difference."

"Lovely house in a beautiful place. Enjoyed kayaking in Pentewan, boat trips to Fowey during Regatta week and delicious food on the harbour."

"We had a wonderful stay. Your house, Chapel Cottage, is so beautiful. My girls were so relaxed, especially the little one, she didn't want to leave. We hope to return next year."

"We spent our golden wedding at Chapel Cottage. Eating out at the Sharksfin and relaxing in Mevagissey Harbour and surroundings - sheer bliss!"

"What a beautiful cottage, everything at hand to make your holiday relaxing and a stone's throw from the sea - wonderful!"
Mar 2018
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Mevagissey Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Charming 3 bed cottage in quiet location steps from Harbour & Beaches FREE WIFI
average rating of 4.5 based on 9 reviews

Great cottage in a great sea side village

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Mevagissey and we were not disappointed, Great places to walk , eat and explore myself and my family had a wonderful time. Chapel cottage was just the most wonderful place to stay as it was very warm and welcoming and had everything we needed to allow us to concentrate on having a wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Daniel, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are so pleased you all had a lovely time and that you loved Chapel Cottage and we look forward to welcoming you all back again soon. Many thanks Zoa
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Beautiful cottage in a perfect location. Home from home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely week in the cottage. The minute we arrived we felt welcome and at home. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need for a rememberable holiday, even down to milk in the fridge for that first cup of tea before you unpack. Mevagissey was a beautiful area and with a minute stroll to the harbour and pub is in a perfect location. I would recommend a visit and I would love to return to stay again. We had a really lovely week and were sad to go home.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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delightful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Chapel Cottage was beautifully presented and the welcome package was fantastic. We enjoyed all the comforts of home and there was plenty of information regarding tourism in the area. We could not fault the property in any manner. We would recommend the property to any one travelling in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pamela, thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of Chapel Cottage! We are so pleased you loved the cottage and that you all had a great holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
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Lovely and homely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week staying here. It has everything you need and the owner goes out of her way to make sure you have a comfortable stay.

Mevagissey is a very pretty and bustling fishing village and the cottage is in a great location - highly recommended as a holiday.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review! We are so pleased you all had a great time at Chapel Cottage and we were pleased to be able to offer you a discount for your stay next year. Look forward to seeing you all again next May!
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Great location in a lovely Cornish Fishing Village

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at Chapel Cottage. Decorated to a high standard, Chapel Cottage provided us with everything we needed for a perfect stay in Mevagissey. The cottage was very clean when we arrived, and it's very well equipped. We really appreciated the welcome pack and having a few essentials to start our holiday off on a positive note. The rooms were comfortable, light and airy and very quiet considering the central location. The information pack provided us with all the information we needed to use all the appliances and to show us what is on offer in Cornwall.

We were able to use our Amazon fire stick and the cottage had a good Wi-fi connection. Chapel cottage is in a great position to meander down to the harbour front for a meal and a drink with only a few minutes walk back. As the listing states there is no parking at the cottage - but we chose to use the larger 'Willow' carpark on the way int to the village - which is only a 5 minute walk. We didn't have to prebook, and was only £33 for the week.

We had an excellent stay at Chapel cottage, and we will definitely recommend it to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michalski family, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this glowing review of Chapel Cottage, we are really pleased you liked it and glad you had a lovely week. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future. Zoa.
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A bright pleasant and modern cottage in the heart of Mevagissey. Just what you need. 5 star.

  • 5 of 5

Our expectations were surpassed Having a delightfully bright spacious and well equipped cottage all helps to get your holiday off to a good start. Here it is, family friendly, equipped for a rainy day or the start or your Cornish adventure. Its all here. With Zoa s attention to the tourists thoughts and requirements we had a delightful and easy holiday break. Great communication.

Many thanks. Hope to be back soon. Stephen and Joy.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephen and family, Thank you so much for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed staying at Chapel Cottage and that you all had a lovely week. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future. Zoa and Dean
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newquay Airport
Nearest Barpub
The Fountain Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Porthpean Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
St Austell
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Plenty to choose from in the village
Nearest Beach
Mevagissy Harbour Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $33.17
Refundable Damage Deposit $265.39

Rates include all linen, towels, tea towels, tea, coffee and milk on arrival and cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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