Cornish hideaway overlooking sea

United KingdomCornwall
Entire home/apt
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
6 Beds
Per Night
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A wonderful place to relax and enjoy the best view in Cornwall from your private balcony. Sleeping from 2 to 8 people with unforgettable views directly over the Cornish fishing village and out to sea. Well appointed with good Wi Fi and facilities.

Cornish hideaway overlooking sea
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The Space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Room type: Entire home/apt


Weekly discount: 15%
Cancellation: Strict


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.

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.

The Neighborhood

One of the largest fishing villages in Cornwall with a rustic and friendly feeling that welcomes visitors mingling with fisherman.

Getting Around

Mainline train station direct to London about 8 miles away. Local bus form village to station and around the area.

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!

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House Rules

please note we do not provide any food, there are several good cafes for breakfast int he 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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3 nights minimum stay
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England, United Kingdom
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