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 vintage 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.
Sally also manages the cottage for me when I am working or bnbing myself and her mobile number is (phone number hidden)
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 arelocated 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.
We were delighted by our stay in Touchstone Cottage! The cottage itself is very atmospheric but still has all the mod cons. We loved coming back from a day of looking around Cornwall to light a wood fire in the lounge. And laying in bed in the mornings looking out at the great view was a great way start to the day. Morgan left useful information on the coffee table (the cream tea at Charlestown was excellent!!).
Although as Morgan notes there is no parking we didn't find it a problem parking at a public carpark not far away, and the lovely location of the cottage right in the middle of Mevagissey village made it more than worth the trouble. If you have more than one person just unload your car near the post office, have the driver go park and then return to the post office, then call the housekeeper would be my suggestion. Similarly the water pressure in the bath/shower is terrible but given the age & location of the cottage that seemed a small price to pay! Mevagissey is a beautiful village that still has lots of local residents, interesting shops and lots of places to eat and drink.
Morgan was very easy to deal with and the cottage was right in the centre of Mevagissey.
We enjoyed our stay very much
The cottage was absolutely incredible; it's beautifully decorated and all the facilities are in pristine condition. Morgan was also a wonderful host – we arrived by train, and she picked us up at the station + helped us carry our bags up to the house. Can't recommend this place more.
Firstly, sorry for the late review!
We (myself, partner and dog) stayed at Morgan's cottage for a lovely long weekend for my birthday in March - and what a little gem it is! Perfectly situated right in the town - with great access to all the little shops, pubs and walks the area had to offer.
Luckily - our stay coincided with a very hot spell of spring weather - which was wonderful.
The cottage is even better than the photographs. Directions were very easy to understand and we were met by the housekeeper who helped carry our bags from the car (you have to park somewhere else) - we were met with a cream tea laid out for our arrival - YUM.
The cottage was clean, well equipped and quirky. Yes, the bath took ages to fill up - but it's a great bath and we were on holiday - so no rush for anything.
The bedroom was so sweet - with a great view over the cottages - lovely to wake up in.
We recommend if you come out of season March time - to not expect most shops to be open - and be wary if you fancy the fish and chips for dinner - they close at 7pm.
We recommend an afternoon cider in the Ship Inn with a game of cards next to the fire.
Very much recommend the coastal walk - but bring walking boots not hot cumbersome wellies like we did.
We VERY MUCH recommend and almost insist you go to - the Seal Sanctuary down in Gweek a half hour or so drive away - wonderful place.
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I stayed there with my girlfriend over the NYE period and we loved it. The cottage is really confortable and the wood stove makes a huge difference when is raining outside. The village is very typical of a cornish fisherman village with lovely houses, harbour and seafood restaurants. We strongly recommend a walk to chapel point. The only downside we found was parking. All car parks are pay and display, but you can negotiate a rate if you are staying for several days. But it didn't stop us from enjoying the village and the cottage.
What a great little place in a lovely little town. Cozy in winter with the wood burner and perfect for the coast path walk. We had a great Christmas there and hope to return.
Its Mevagissey so can be difficult to park and up a cobbled hill.
A great and beautiful cottage which was perfect for us to escape and hide in.
Such a lovely house in a lovely place. Quirky little streets a beautiful harbour and great pubs. Morgan was so helpful, even meeting us in town, helped us carry our bags and direct us to the house. Couldn't have been easier. The neighbours were also incredibly friendly to us.
We stayed at this fisherman's cottage for 4 nights. It is a totally authentic experience staying here. The cottage has been refurbished with modern facilities so quite comfortable, with lovely views from the bedroom on the third floor, where the bathroom is also. The water does not take long to heat but you need to remember to turn it on! As in all these small villages parking is at a premium so you need to plan ahead to avoid problems. We think it is best to park in the park and display and then walk your luggage up to the cottage. Otherwise you get harassed by locals. We loved the local pubs and used the wifi at the Cellar Bar, very friendly bods there. Mevagissey is a wonderful place and there is much to see in the area.
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