|Minimum Stay||60 nights|
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Hillside is a spacious, contemporary and well equipped home from home, decorated to high standard, with stunning views of the village and surrounding countryside. Its location is ideal: above the village, in a quiet residential street, so that it provides an escape from the noise and the hustle and bustle, but conveniently close to all amenities; the village is but a short - but steep - 5 minute walk away. It also has parking for up to three cars and anyone who has visited Mevagissey before KNOWS this is a must. Properties further into the village have to use the public car parks, this often means walking up steep hills with your luggage, often causing chaos in the narrow busy streets. I cannot stress this enough.
It is spread over 3 floors and has a large, south-facing garden and decking area that gets sun all day long and into the evening. There are two large double bedrooms, with king-sized beds, a dining room that sits 6, a large kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine and microwave. The sitting room comfortably seats 4 - 5 persons and has a large sofa bed, 37" wide screen, Smart TV and DVD player, with a large selection of DVDs. There is also an iPod dock for playing your own music on.
The bedrooms all have good quality beds and mattresses with memory foam toppers.
There is a family bathroom with wc, basin, bath and over the bath shower, and a wetroom with basin, wc and walk in shower.
Mevagissey is a working fishing village and as such there is always life there, though it does get quiet in the winter. On the harbour there is a stall selling fresh fish, caught that day, that you can purchase and cook yourself. Failing that, if like me, the last thing you want to do when away is cook, there are plenty of restaurants serving fantastic food, from above-par pub food, to little restaurants run by locals serving anything from Portuguese to French bistro food. A short drive away is the Polgooth Inn serving restaurant quality food; probably the best I've tasted.
Now about me: I was a project manager in broadcast and digital living the fast-paced life - love food, gin, art and design - in London and loved to get away to this house every so often just to relax and enjoy a slower pace of life, the wonderful scenery and fresh air. I have loved Cornwall for such a long time, from childhood when I remember being brought her by my mother. I really do think it's one of the least spoilt parts of the country. I love being by the coast and the quality of light is just wonderful and I bought this house as retreat some years agoI hope you enjoy my house as much as I do.
Jane Clarke purchased this house in 2006
I loved this house as soon as I saw it and it was in a much worse state than it is now. We lovingly referred this house to look how we knew it could and I still love it after nearly 10 years. This is also my holiday home and I visit whenever I can. Sadly for me that's always out of season but I love it as much. There is nothing better than walking in the mist of Meva or in the cold crisp winter air and coming home and nestling. It is truly good for the soul and should be available on the NHS.
I would say the Hillside's unique benefits are its location and views, the garden, the layout and of course, the parking. It has a wonderful serene feel to it and is spacious whilst still feeling cosy. I love it and hope you will too.
Lovely house - lived up to and exceeded expectations. Really good level of home comforts. Parking was a real bonus and lovely touch of welcome pack of scones, jam and clotted cream. Booking process very straightforward and excellent communication as to directions, arrival etc. Totally hassle free and would absolutely recommend.
My wife and I visited Hillside in September this year for 5 nights. It is a delightful and modern 2 bedroom house that has all possible amenities available. Built on a hill, looking across Mevagissey Harbour. It is decorated in modern, sympathetic colours. With fast broadband, a selection of good DVDs, Sky TV, when the rain came in, we had plenty to keep us occupied. Mevagissey is a bona fide fishing village with narrow lanes and steeped in history, which bustles all day long. Cafe No.5 was the standout for us along side the Fountain Inn where Bill, the landlord made us very welcome. However the really important point to note is how helpful and immediate the owner Jane was in assisting us on arrival and providing plenty of info in advance. She was immediately in contact when we had a couple of questions upon arrival and we also had a fresh milk, butter and local bread delivered to us courtesy of Jane. Thankyou! In addition ensure you follow Jane's directions to Hillside, not your satnavs! If you have a large car and not confident of driving in very narrow town lanes, then avoid the town centre, which satnav will invariably take you to. Overall 10/10.
We had a comfortable stay in the house and there were many plus's. The location was ideal for seeing many parts of Cornwall and Mevagissey is a nice little coastal village.
Overall though we all felt disappointed at the finer details of the property that on the pictures were what made this property stand out for us. The biggest disappointment was the outside area. The path and garden to the front of the property were quite overgrown with moss on the pathway that made it very slippery in the wet. The rear of the property where the table and chairs were and views! again was quite overgrown an unkempt therefore no views! . The chairs on the photo (which looked quite comfy)were not the ones supplied having been replaced by the cheap plastic chairs. these were dirty and strewn around the decking. the decking itself was again not clean and therefore again quite slippery. All in all the outside experience was very disappointing one,and we did not sit out at all.
The lounge was a lovely room with comfy seating and was very welcoming. The kitchen was OK but again the cleanliness let it down, many utensils and cupboards were dirty and the oven and floor were also not as clean as they could be.
The property felt damp in areas which could be due to only having storage heaters which perhaps had not been on, but there were times in the week when we stayed that warranted the use of the heating and it didn't really hit the mark.
The water heating was a pain because unless you remembered to press the boost button in the morning, when you arrived back later in the day there would be no hot water for a couple of hours whilst it heated up. At one point however we thought there was a problem with the water heating and both the cleaner and the owner contacted us immediately to try and solve the issue which was very reassuring.
Bedrooms were a good size and beds comfortable, but again with attention to detail some of the pictures were on the floor due to broken picture hooks, a small detail I know but the overall impression is tarred.
Down stairs there are both the bathrooms one of which was far nicer than the other. the bathroom with the shower felt damp and cold and again looked tired and needed updating.
So overall an adequate stay but we all felt for the price and more importantly the portrait painted by the pictures left us all feeling a little deflated and mis- sold.
I do believe however that most of my points raised could be rectified quite easily.
A delightful stay at a lovely, comfortable and welcoming home. The house had everything anyone could need. Thoroughly recommend and we will definitely return.
Hillside is very comfortably furnished and well equipped, with a lovely afternoon sunny view across Mevagissey. It is quiet and private, but not isolated. Comfy beds and nice bed linen. The ground is too steep for a real garden, but the decking makes up for that (we would have appreciated sun loungers). The TV is a decent size too!
Jane's notes are comprehensive and very helpful and list all the eateries, and the property was impeccably clean. The steep walk down to the quay is well worth it for the exercise.
The walk (rather than the drive) to the Lost Gardens of Heligan is absolutely lovely along a fine wooded valley with a very remote feel to it, and it sets you up for the wonderful experience of the gardens themselves which really need a whole day to take in. They are not just 'gardens' but include woodland, streams, ponds and more. (The walk home is downhill except for the last bit!)
We loved staying at Hillside. The house is beautifully and simply decorated, very comfortable with everything that we could have wanted. Well-equipped kitchen which even has an espresso coffee maker. Wonderful king-sized beds. Heating very efficient but we had the log fire going too. Best of all is the fact that the two upstairs rooms - bedroom and living room - have huge windows which let in so much light and provide fantastic views over Mevagissey. The decking below somehow manages to get sunlight all day yet is protected from the wind so we were sitting out in April. We will certainly come back if we can.
It was very relaxing on the terrace with a beer and cider after a very long trip from the north of Holland (road works / strikes at calais). The house had everything we (2 adults / 2 kids - 16/19) needed. For us "complete" is the word to discribe the house. Never had a house in the UK with a coffee machine! Mevagissey has a very beautifull harbor.
It is only a short walk to the harbor with it nice pubs and restaurants. One of the pictures on the wall brought us to bedruthan steps. We even did a little coastal path to Gorran Haven and visited the Bodmin Moor.
One week was to short to explore Cornwall so we have to come back at least a few more time.
Thanks for the very nice welcome package .. we enjoyed it! Love Cornwall, Love Mevagissey, Love Hillside. Fortunately we still have the pictures.
Jan G. Hazeveld / Linda Scheltens (2015/11/28)
Cornish locals will tell you that Cornwall has its own climate and that the weather always confounds and contradicts the weather reports. It rarely gets really cold but it can get stormy and wet. In the summer, if you get the weather, there really is no better place to visit. But Cornwall and particularly the South Coast is a great place to visit at any time of year and in any weather. It is steeped in history and has some stunning scenery. Personally, Meva to me means short days, long walks and autumnal weather and an excuse to snuggle up, as I only manage to get here out of season. I still love it.
Mevagissey, is on Cornwall's south coast - the Cornish Riviera - and the name refers to the town of St Meva and St Issey, first recorded as a hamlet in 1313. A picturesque, unique fishing village located at the end of a valley close to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project.
Mevagissey and the still smaller haven of Gorran are the very essence of a Cornwall which has remained true to its roots and embraced change only slowly. Both names belong to 6th century Irish missionaries.
Meva is 'open' year round and unlike some other villages, still has a thriving local industry and community. There are little craft and art shops, which sit side by side min-markets, cafes and pubs, that suit all tastes. It is still a working fishing village and you will see the fishing boats in the harbour.
The nearby Parish of Gorran Haven is one of the gems of South Cornwall. There are two village beaches which are amongst the safest in the County making them ideal for the whole family.
Mevagissey's labyrinth of tiny streets twist and turn past ancient dwarf buildings of cob and slate but inexorably for the twin harbours which are its nerve centre, a place to watch the fisherman land their catch and mend their nets as they have since John Trewollas built the first pier in 1430.
There are a number of old and historic pubs in the town where traditional ales and good fresh dishes, especially fish-dishes (from the daily catch) are served. Alongside this there are also modern and more formal restaurants serving fine, modern European food. And for traditionalists, the fish and chips on the harbour can't be beaten.
Amenities-wise, there is a chemist, a doctor's surgery, a couple of cafes, a wealth of restaurants serving all types of cuisine, including Portuguese and Chinese, and of course the local, well cooked food and amazing fresh fish. Shopping-wise, there are a number of curiosity shops, a great local Jeweler - Marie Morrison (look her up online), a local green grocer selling local produce and the best free-range eggs I've tasted, a traditional sweet shop, artists galleries, the obligatory pasty shop and arts and crafts shops.
There are great walks along the coast path to Goran and Portmellon in one direction and Pentewan, Carlyon and Charlestown in the other. There is also cycle hire and water sports at Pentewan. In the summer the beach at Pentewan is a great sunbathing spot and there are beaches at Porthpean, Duporth and Portmellon.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
29 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
60 night minimum stay
for 60 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Usual changeover day is Saturday but out of season that can be flexible / negotiable. Bank Holidays are treated as weekend nights. All rates assume a full capacity of four persons staying.