With panoramic views over the hills and village, Penmeva house enjoys a quiet cul-de-sac location above the bustle of Mevagissey, Cornwall. The valley provides a stunning setting for your stay, to be enjoyed from the large balcony, spacious sunny deck and meandering terraced garden. On cooler evenings, you can admire the view and the bird life from the bay window in the comfortable family living room. Mevagissey is still a working fishing harbour and has grown into a busy village with many cafes, inns, shops and restaurants, whilst retaining its character. It is a three-minute walk from the house down the hill to the harbour where you can enjoy an ice cream or coffee, explore the historic alleys or try your luck with the crab lines on the harbour wall. Penmeva is a comfortable, well equipped and attractive house, with proximity to the village and private parking for two vehicles making this an ideal base for families and groups.
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House in Mevagissey, Cornwall, England - Quiet Location, 3 Minutes Walk From The Village Centre And Harbour Front. Parking for 2 cars. Wi-fi.
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- Sep 23, 2018
About Alex Powlesland
Alex and Jenny Powlesland: Alex grew up down the road in St Austell - we enjoy spending time with our family in Cornwall, and Penmeva is our escape from the bustle of our busy lives!
Alex Powlesland purchased this House in 2013
Lovely property, with everything you could want, child friendly and made to feel really welcome
This property is delightful, rooms are really clean, comfortable and spacious.
Communication with owner was really easy and there was a lovely welcome.
The property had lots of facilities and everything you could want from a holiday home.
Mevagissey is a beautiful fishing town with lovely shops, places to eat and things to do.
A great base for exploring Mevagissey and the Cornish coastline
The property was well appointed and had a great view over the village. The gas barbecue came in very handy during the heatwave and the downstairs bedrooms were welcomingly cool of an evening.
The internet connection and parking weren’t quite as we had expected. The former was very slow which meant the streaming service provided didn’t work and we relied on our 4G signals which were fortunately very good. The two spaces for parking were tight if the neighbours were also parked. Neither of these issues were a major negative though.
The information from the owner was excellent and the maps, etc provided in the property were very useful.
We arrived in the village at the start of Feast Week and consequently spent at least two days enjoying the various activities and live music. We also took a charter around the bay on Seascan which was brilliant and included tea and cake as well as a lot of local knowledge.
Walking around the area does require a fair amount of hill climbing so be prepared. That said, everything moves at a leisurely pace and there is a lot of scenery to take in.
We like to explore the wider area when holiday and managed to include trips to Boscastle, The Lizard and Falmouth via the St Mawes ferry.
There is a ferry to Fowey from the harbour but unfortunately an easterly wind caused sailings to be cancelled. Best to check with the ferry operator at the beginning of your stay. Also because of high pollen levels we didn’t get to visit Heligan which is right on the doorstep. Maybe next time.
In all we were very happy with our stay and would look to return in future.
Glorious Stay in Mevagissey
Lovely house with two balconies over looking Mevagissey village with view of the sea. Would have been 5 star except for the size of 2nd parking space was a challenge with a 4 door saloon & a 4x4! Otherwise a very well equipped house - perhaps too many pots & pans taking up cupboard space in the Kitchen as we didn’t “cook “ - there is a wide choice of takeaways,cafes pubs & restaurants in the village even if it meant a walk back up ‘that hill’ afterwards any way we didn’t put any weight on during our stay!
There was a wide variety of excursions to keep us busy during the day - St Austell Brewery, Lost Gardens of Heligan (farm shop here well worth a visit - we used it to stop & buy milk etc on way back to house) numerous beaches which were quiet & sandy,(Gorran, Petwaan ) Charlestown, Trelissick (National Trust) & we even visited a tin mine for the engineers in the family. We also visited the Minnack Theatre for an evening performance we didn’t get back to house until 1am so probably go for an earlier performance but Hamlet on the cliff edge was well worth the journey.
We would recommend Mevagissey Spice for a great evening meal & we had a lovely breakfast at ‘Tea on the Quay’ ( big helpings) on our last morning.
In all a fab time in a lovely clean well equipped home from home.
Good accommodation in lovely place
We had a short week in Mevagissey staying here and really enjoyed it. Simple question first - would we stay there again? We definitely would.
The house was well equipped and very comfortable. Alex is very easy to deal with. Sitting out on the balcony was lovely when we did get a bit of sun. The kids really liked 'their' terrace down below with the table football.
Very spacious and clean.
The property was large enough for our party of 6, the outside areas were great. The walk into the village was quite steep but was only 15 mins. Overall we had a great stay and would be happy to return.
A real home from home
We had a long Easter weekend and just wish it could have carried on
We are two families of four who shared the house and never did it feel like we were on top of each other,
The four teenagers were happy due to the Wifi and its speed but us Adults just found everything to be spot on, particularly the cleanliness of the place on arrival, oh and the welcome bottle of bubbly and biscuits, a lovely little touch
The house came with everything you could need, the cupboards were well stocked with basic provisions along with dishwashing and cleaning products, which are more often than not, missing from self catering properties.
When it came to a bit of cooking there was every pan, knife and utensil you could need along with every way of cooking and preparing the food
The lounge was not massive but plenty big enough to sit us all in and enjoy the log burner after a night out.
The bed in the main bedroom was huge and so comfortable that you could have spent all day in it, but that would mean missing sitting on the balcony sipping a fresh ground coffee or a cheeky Tarquins. The other beds were all reported as being very comfortable even the bunk beds in which my 6ft 16 year old son slept in.
There is a little jaunt down the hill and steps into the village for the shops, pubs and restaurants, it does only take 5 mins but to be honest that jaunt is a bit more taxing on returning back to the Ranch, you will pant a little, but its worth it.
I have prattled on a bit, but the place is just spot on and such a reasonable price especially compared to our beloved StIves which seems to get more overpriced every visit.
Anyway do not have any hesitation in booking
The house is a 3-minute walk from Mevagissey village centre and harbour front.
It is a short drive to Pentewan beach (5 minutes) and Gorran Haven, Vault and Caerhays beaches (10 minutes). All have parking available.
Mevagissey is approximately 8 miles from the nearest train station in St Austell. Taxi services and direct buses are available.
Mevagissey lies within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Mevagissey Feast Week in June and the Christmas and New Year celebrations are particular highlights of the annual calendar.
Energetic guests may choose to follow the coastal path to the sandy beaches at Gorran Haven and Pentewan, where a family leisure centre provides a pool with water slides and extensive play area.
For garden lovers, The Lost Gardens of Heligan are about three miles away by footpath or a few minutes by car; the Eden Project is within ten miles.
The convenience of St Austell’s shops, supermarkets and cinema are a ten-minute drive away.
Take the regular half-hour ferry to the historic town of Fowey and enjoy the scenic views of the bay.
Fishing, sea kayaking and cycling all to be enjoyed from just outside your door.
Booking Notes: £250 deposit due on booking with the remaining payment one month before your stay. Off season, we can be flexible on changeover days and also offer short stays. Please contact us with requirements. Changeover Day: Our preferred changeover day is Saturday, especially in peak season. Please contact us if you'd prefer an different changeover day.