Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

6 beds

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A wonderful place to relax and enjoy the best view in Cornwall from your private balcony. Sleeping from 2 to 6 people with unforgettable views directly over the Cornish fishing village and out to sea. Well appointed with good Wi Fi and facilities.

The space

Welcome to our unique holiday home. Come and experience life in a working fishing harbour from the peace and comfort of our Grade 2 listed holiday home.

The house;

At Sharksfin you can relax and enjoy the bustle of Mevagissey from a very special perspective, seated on the balcony, drink in hand you can watch life carry on by below you. Feeling chilly, head in and put the kettle on, check your emails and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) on the PC and check out what is on the TV.

The house has 3 large and very comfortable bedrooms, a well equipped fully fitted kitchen Cooker, washing machine etc), and a large living room with massive TV. The apartment also has a large wrap around balcony where you can relax at the end of the day! Please see my photos for the apartment floor plan.

Please note it is a harbour side property and there will be an inevitable amount of damp in the air
There is a sofa bed in the lounge if you do want to squeeze a couple extra in but this won't be as comfy or private of course.

The local area;

The pretty Cornish town of Mevagissey retains a nostalgic feel that relaxes its visitors, and its working harbour and old fashioned buildings have the character of a traditional fishing town. Close to Fowey, A holiday here can be spent exploring narrow mazes of streets, sampling fresh fish restaurants and visiting quirky tourist shopsYou will be at the centre of this friendly area’s historic town, traditions and surrounding beauty. Sharksfin is so close to the beautiful harbour that you feel part of the village the moment you arrive in Mevagissey.

Perched above the harbour, the sights and sounds of gently bobbing boats, the cry of the gulls and the waves lapping the edge of the harbour can be heard from the balcony that overlooks the open sea beyond. The narrow, tiny lanes are lined with pretty cafes, gift and craft shops and local pubs that serve award winning ales and local food.

The sandy beaches and isolated coves dominate the coastline and provide a beautiful natural attraction. Many of the beaches in the immediate vicinity have interesting rock formations, the perfect excuse to go crabbing in the many rock pools.

Take the half hour ferry ride across the bay to Fowey with the possibility of spotting wildlife en route, or to fully appreciate the natural splendour of the area there is a virtually traffic free walking and cycling trail leading from Mevagissey to the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The cycle trail can also be used to get to the village of Pentewan with its cosy pub and non-working harbour that has been transformed into a sanctuary for wildlife and large sandy beach.

South west of the village is the Roseland Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with golden sandy beaches, quaint villages, quiet lanes and coastal walks.

For visitors in search of stately homes and expansive estates and gardens to explore then this area of Cornwall is a haven for magnificent National Trust properties. Stroll around landscaped gardens and inspirational surroundings, the perfect spot to relax in tranquillity or for a family picnic. Golf, sea fishing, cycling and surfing are all available locally.

Guest access

The Cornish Coastal footpath passes the front door
Four classic English pubs within a 2 minute walk
Six excellent restaurants within 3 minutes walk
Boat trips round the bay from outside the front door in the summer
4 Ice cream parlours within 3 minute walk

Interaction with guests

You won't see us! You will collect the key from trusted locals and leave the place as you find it.
We ask guests to bring their own bed linen and towels. We can provide duvets and pillows for you to cover if you wish.

Other things to note

This is the most desired holiday location in Cornwall and the beauty of Sharksfin is that you can enjoy it 3 metres above everyone and they don't know you are there!

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Cleaning Fee: 34
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 201 / night
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House Rules
No parties or events

Please note we do not provide any food, there are several good cafes for breakfast in the village and a great range of places for evening meals

Please also note that we provide bedding but not bed linen or towels

The heating is electric and very efficient. Downstairs there is a quiet and good quality restaurant .

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Must climb stairs



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

3 nights minimum stay.
From Jul 29 - Aug 19, 2017 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

39 Reviews

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Dave User Profile
July 2017
A very nice location and great sized apartment. It is much better suited for people staying longer term, but still very enjoyable and close to all the pubs and resteraunts, with a great view and good amenities.
Mark And Claire User Profile
Response from Mark And Claire:
Pleased you enjoyed your stay. We do actually have numerous groups come for short stays and they love it. Short or long stay, it's the best view from a balcony in Cornwall!
July 2017

Ian User Profile
June 2017
This must be the top location on the lovely town of Mevagissey. The apartment is spacious and clean with all facilities available. The local. people are friendly and helpful We had lovely meals at the nearby Fountain and the Wheelhouse on the harbour. The Ship Inn is a locals hangout and is a 'proper' pub. Cannot fault the apartment, the local people, the shops, bars and restaurants or Mark and Clair's hospitality. A truly wonderful experience.
Mark And Claire User Profile
Response from Mark And Claire:
So pleased you enjoyed it so much, we had stayed the week prior and had had an equally special time. It is such a unique location! We love it and pleased you did too!
June 2017

What a fabulous place too relax and enjoy the view. We stayed for 4 nights but could have stayed longer. It rained every day, but it really didn't matter there is so much to do close by. The apartment is warm and has everything you would need to escape and just enjoy a different pace of life.

Jackie User Profile
May 2017
Do not miss the opportunity to book this place. An awesome experience. A fabulous view. Very comfortable home. Very central. Easy living.

Matteo User Profile
April 2017
Great location to explore the coastal paths from your doorstep and the town itself had everything we needed.
Mark And Claire User Profile
Response from Mark And Claire:
Pleased you had a good time and many thanks for your constructive feedback.
April 2017

Antony User Profile
January 2017
Six of us had a great time in Mark and Claire's perfectly-located apartment over new year. The view from the living room and balcony across the harbour is amazing. It's incredibly close to pubs, restaurants, shops and a lovely bakery. Also easy access to great walks along the coastal path and up to nearby Lost Gardens of Heligan. Although we didn't meet Mark and Claire, they replied to all our questions very promptly and gave us all the information we needed, making it a completely hassle-free experience. Would highly recommend staying here!
Mark And Claire User Profile
Response from Mark And Claire:
Great to have you guys stay, so pleased you had such a great time, it really is a special place indeed!
January 2017

Jennifer User Profile
December 2016
Great place, terrific views - plenty big enough for five grown ups. Lovely for restaurants and shopping and coastal walks.

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Mark And Claire User Profile

We have created Sharksfin, the Haywain, the Cornfield and the hut as really user friendly fun holiday homes. Whether you are coming as a group of 8 students chilling out after exams or a couple for a special romantic weekend away - they are perfect. A family bringing your boat down to explore the cornish coastline or a writer needing some space for thinking and reflection. Sharksfin, The Cornfield, the hut and the Haywain work for all . They are simply unique.

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