Cornish hideaway overlooking sea

Entire rental unit hosted by Claire

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 2.5 baths
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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. We have had a full renovation over the first three months of 2021 with all new decor, dishwasher, bedding and large new shower fitted.

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 facebook 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 note it is a harbour side property and there will be an inevitable amount of damp in the air

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.

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free washer – In unit
Private patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Children’s books and toys

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Where you’ll be

Cornwall, United Kingdom

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

Hosted by Claire

  1. Joined in February 2012
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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 6 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, and the Haywain work for all . They are simply unique.
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 6 students chilling out after exam…

During your stay

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.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy