About this listing
Touchstone cottage is a lovingly restored 200 year old fishermans cottage set over three floors. It is tucked away up a secluded cobbled path a stones throw from Mevagisseys working harbour. As a 19th century building on the cusp of the harbour, you are unable to reach Touchstone Cottage by car, thus maintaining its peaceful atmosphere.
The kitchen diner on the ground floor is well equipped with electric oven and hob and dishwasher, large pine table and fridge freezer. There is a carpeted comfortable living room with a wood burning stove and the addition of a good sofa bed. There are exposed beams throughout and heaps of character. The bedroom which overlooks the cobbled back streets and bathroom are on the top floor. It has been described as beautifully quirky. Please note there is a bath but not a power shower.
This is a lovely old cottage but note that the stairs are steep and that the cobbled path leading to it can be slippery when wet!
The postcode to head for is PL26 6SP and pull up in-front of the Kit and kaboodle shop opposite the war memorial and post office you can leave your car here as you carry bags up to the cottage. You can then park in one of 3 carparks in the village or close by on Pentilley Green PL26 6TF for free and take the coastal path down to the village.
Weekly car par passes are available at Willow car park.
Please note that it may not always be possible to meet you in person due to the flexibility offered when booking and that a key safe system may be operation so you can let yourself in. If this is a problem please let me know.
I have a housekeeper who manages the cottage for me when I am working or bnbing myself and I will provide you with their details.
The cottage makes a perfect retreat.
The beach is a 10 min walk away. The Lost Gardens of Heligan are within walking distance or a short drive and there are two farm shops there. The Eden Project is 20 minutes away in the car.
There are ferries from the harbour that will take you to Fowey during the summer months or around the coastline and many lovely shops to browse around. Olde worlde pubs,cafes and restaurants are all in the village.
The fishermen haul in their catch at the end of the day and deep-sea angling trips are available from the quay or short mackerel fishing trips in the bay. Be aware seagulls are noisy and follow the boats in and we are located very close to the harbour, just thought id mention it!
Mevagissey is a beautiful base to explore the surrounding area and you will experience a real slice of traditional Cornish life.
It is surrounded by beautiful beaches along walkable coastal paths, if you do not want to walk, Mevagissey has its own small beach in the harbour for the fit: Just walk up the left hand side to the top follow the footpath to beautiful Polstreath beach (steps down) or over the top of Polkirt Hill and down to Portmellon beach, a coastal walk to Chapel Point beach, keep on walking to Gorran Haven Beach, catch sight of seals, dolphins or even basking sharks. (Not a walk for toddlers or buggies however!).
Coast/Beach: Nearest beach, Portmellon is just 500metres away - a safe sandy cove, with plenty of rock pools - high tide covers beach but access by free public slipway. Just 400m to the harbour and small harbour beach at Mevagissey. Plenty of other unspoilt beaches within 10 minutes drive; Porthluney 'Caerhayes', Gorran Haven, Hemmick to name but a few. We are on the coastal footpath. Surfing beaches, Newquay, Perranporth etc on the North Coast 35 minutes drive away.
Golf: For the keen golfer Mevagissey is centrally placed to reach many excellent courses, and close by are Carlyon Bay, Porthpean, St Austell and Lostwithiel, within 30-40 mins drive you can reach Lanhydrock, Bowood, St Mellion, Looe, Newquay, Perranporth and Truro.
Mevagissey also hosts its own Feast week the last week of June (24 - 30 June 2012) when the harbour is decorated with bright lights and flags, there is usually a full week of activities and on the final evening there is usually a spectacular firework display around the harbour. Mevagissey also has its own museum and a small sealife aquarium.
The whole house.
My housekeeper is......... and her mobile number is ......... please do make contact with her and let her know your arrival time.
Interaction with Guests
Minimum contact. A key safe is in operation as it may not be always possible to meet you. If this is an issue please let me know.
The working harbour, stunning walks and coves.
Great pubs, cafes and restaurants to eat locally sourced food.
If you want to stock up on provisions before getting here the nearest supermarkets are Tesco Pl25 4PR and Asda Pl25 3HT both in St Austell, there is only a newsagents/shop in the village.
There is a bus service and taxis from St Austell bus/ train station
Other Things to Note
Please can any animal be kept downstairs and not in the bedroom. Many thanks.
There are some great pubs and restaurants to eat at in the village but I recommend stopping off at either Tescos or Asda in St Austell for any supplies you might need as there is only a small village shop in Mevagissey. Throw a pair of slippers and wellies in your luggage as its Cornwall after all!
Please be respectful of my home and the neighbours. The cottage is very private and my immediate neighbours are an older couple.
Morgan incredibly helpful - she met us at the nearest place possible, helped us unload our car and showed us a free local parking spot nearby. The cottages was exactly as described and had everything we needed to make us feel at home immediately. Mevagissey is a quirky, traditional Cornish fishing village and we enjoyed the harbour, fish and chips and also excellent curry!
Would love to stay there again. Thanks very much Morgan.
Morgan made us very welcome, waited for us at the Post office and explained what and how. The cottage is lovely, fairly spacious (the bedroom is an incredible space), and idyllic. There are perhaps two drawbacks: the shower situation (you need to wait two hours for the hot water, and then it trickles so that you cannot really shower but rather, wait another 20 minutes until you have run a bath), and not all of the cooking equipment is working, the knives need sharpening and the pan burnt everything we tried to fry, filling the kitchen in smoke.
Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit in Mevagissy.
Morgan hat uns vor der eigentlichen Ankunftszeit empfangen und uns die kostenfreie Parkmöglichkeit oberhalb des Hauses gezeigt. Der Weg runter ist steil, aber nicht allzu lang.
Morgans Fischerhaus ist wunderschön. Sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, sauber und gemütlich. In der Badewanne kann man gut entspannen.
Und in der Küche findet man alles was man braucht.
In Mevagissy gibt es viele kleine Geschäfte mit sehr schönen Dekoartikeln und natürlich viele Restaurants und Cafés.
Manchmal etwas viel Trubel, aber wenn man Ruhe möchte, läuft man einfach ein wenig den Küstenpfad entlang.
Gerne wären wir noch ein wenig geblieben.
We had a fantastic stay at Morgan's fisherman's cottage in Mevagissy. On arrival Morgan was there to greet us and let us know some handy tips about the best places to head to during our stay, including where to find the best fish and chips! The cottage was lovely, with everything you'd need provided, including a great woodburner, excellent for relaxing in the evening.
The location of the cottage is great - just a few minutes walk down to the harbour, and also just off the Cornwall coastal path that runs through Mevagissy round the harbour. Mevagissy itself has some great pubs and restaurants, and a good place to base yourself for exploring Cornwall. We'd definitely recommend to anyone.
Phil & Jo
Morgan's cottage is absolutely delightful and exactly as described. All communications with Morgan were excellent, both prompt and efficient. Morgan met us personally in Mevagissey outside the Post Office/War Memorial and helped us with our luggage the short walk up to her cottage and then came with me to show me where the locals park for free higher up in the village. Morgan had also kindly provided fresh flowers and a carrot cake to welcome us. We loved the views across the rooftops of Mevagissey which can be enjoyed from the comfortable bed! The cottage is perfectly located just a stone's throw from the shops, pubs and the lovely working harbour. We particularly liked the Fountain Inn which serves excellent food including fish and chips to die for, either to eat in or takeaway. The cottage is also a perfect base for visiting both the Lost Gardens of Heligan (10 minutes by car) and the Eden Project (30 minutes by car). We certainly recommend Morgan's cottage highly and are already planning a return trip!
Even though we arrived late in the evening, the instructions that were given to us described exactly how to get to the cottage so we had no problem in finding the property. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this charming cosy cottage, it is ideally located for exploring the stunning Roseland Penisular.
Perfect and charming stay in Morgan's authentic fisherman's cottage.
Cosy and user friendly.
Great pubs and delicious food.
A short jaunt to the Eden Project.
We loved staying and would highly recommend it.
About the Host, Morgan
I love exploring new places, meeting new people enjoying good food and hearty laughs. I am well travelled and looking to do more in the months to come, a couple of my favourite places are the Yucatan Penisula, Sipadan in Borneo and the Greek Islands.
I would love your experience of Touchstone Cottage and Mevagissey to be a relaxing and positive one.
I aim to treat people as i would like to be treated and am down to earth.