About the property
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The Customs House - a holiday cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
With the hustle and bustle of Mevagissey just 5 minutes away, the stunning Lost Gardens of Heligan 8 minutes away, The Customs House is the perfect location. The Eden Project is 20 minutes away near St Austell, well worth a visit. The sandy beach at Pentewan is only a few minutes walk away, which also has a wonderful beach restaurant. There is a great local pub with garden a few minutes in land.
Immaculately refurbished, beautifully decorated and equipped with all the comforts of home, The Customs House just feels perfect and is one of our very favourite cottages! The cottage looks over the main square and out onto the harbour and sea beyond.
Ground Floor: Small Porch, kitchen, dining room, bathroom with large shower. The dining room has a sofa bed (not pictured) which makes a small double bed.
First Floor: Reached via open staircase to a living room, bunk bed room and separate bathroom with roll top bath. Please note this is no longer carpeted as pictured, but now has the beautiful floorboards on display.
Second Floor: Master double bedroom also reached via an open staircase.
Exterior: Small front garden with seating. Summer house & secluded sun deck with exterior furniture and disposable BBQ facilities.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via central heating throughout. The kitchen has a range of modern equipment. There is a gas hob with an electric oven, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge / freezer, dishwasher & washing machine. In the living room area there is a flatscreen digital Freeview TV & DVD player, CD & Radio. WiFi is available at the property. There is an iron & ironing board.
Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. Regrettably no smoking or dogs are allowed. There is private parking for up to 2 vehicles at the back of the cottage.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is a Saturday.
Shortbreaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at customs house. Lovely decorated with everything for our needs catered for. Location lovely as we have been to pentewen before a few times. Locals friendly.
Stunning Cottage and Location
My husband and I spent a lovely week in The Customs House, beautiful location, very quiet; easy walk to the private beach and close to tourist places such as The Eden Project.
Highly recommend, we will be back :-)
Lovely property close to sea.
Enjoyed a lovely week at The Customs House. Clean and comfortable property with all amenities, including interesting old furniture, with a 'nostalgic' bathroom, and good views. It is close to the sea and the South West coast path so lots of good walking. Not really suitable for anyone with mobility issues as main bedroom is on top floor with bathroom on floor below. Floorboards creak a lot so going downstairs in the night was a bit disturbing, otherwise it was very quiet. Village is small and friendly, provisions available from local petrol station. There is a large caravan site nearby, making use of the big, sandy beach,so may be busier at height of summer, but was quiet in September. Various activities available nearby - cycling, sailing and kayaking. Good food at the friendly Ship Inn.
A week in Pentewan
on arriving to the customs house we found it to be very clean and smelt clean. I noticed there were cleaning products, dishwasher tablets, dishcloth and tea towels provided. There is also an iron and hairdryer there too. We did get used to the stairs after a bit but I will be honest we prefer being in a caravan as it feels more like a holiday to us. This is nothing against the house as we did think it was beautiful. It did lack outside space which we missed. There is a terraced area which is for the customs house by where you can park the car further up but this doesn't feel like part of the house. You can hang your washing on the rotary line there but we never did. I guess the logistics of the houses cannot be helped. We've got a 5 year old and found it difficult with watching him on 3 floors so had to take turns whilst the other was on a different floor. There is a stair gate but found this tricky to fit as well it didn't so we had to use a piece of my sons track to fill in the gap to the wall. There were a few nails sticking up out the wooden flooring which I caught my foot on so I did call the number.provided but no answer. Luckily I managed to find some doubled sided sponge to stick over these temporarily until the housekeeper came in when we left. I left a little note to make her aware of this. My mom and dad are staying this week and they have told me that this has been rectified so fair play to the housekeeper for sorting this out. I did miss having carpet in the living area. I get the practicality of not having it but it is nice for comfort. Go to the LITTLE BAY CAFE the food there is out this world and reasonable. The lady who runs this makes all her own cakes she is so lovely and a credit to the place. The ship inn as always packed out but never fails to produce a bad meal.
Lovely spacious cottage
The cottage is very well located, overlooking the old harbour and just a few minutes walk from the beach. There is a small shop opposite that sells icecreams with a tearoom next door. There is a pub a stone's throw away and a restaurant down the road with a corner shop just beyond. St Austell and Mevagissey are 5-10 minutes away by car (Mevagissey is a one hour walk along the coastal path).
The property itself is very spacious inside. The kitchen is well appointed and has a breakfast bar, plus there is a separate dining room. Because there was only the two of us, we hardly used the dining room but for four it would be very useful. We ate some meals at the table and chairs outside the front door (overlooking the square). Upstairs is the large lounge with one bedroom and the bathroom off. The main bedroom is up another flight of stairs. The bed was comfy and there was plenty of storage space.
We enjoyed the leather sofas and space in the lounge. The shower and bathroom downstairs was fine but will get very cold in the winter. The parking for the property was 100m down the side road although there is public parking just across the square so loading/unloading was not a problem.
Overall it was a lovely property that we enjoyed staying in.
Good location for a quiet break, especially if you are visiting Eden or Helligan
This house is located in a quiet square in a sleepy village, a rare treat in Cornwall. Trips to Mevagassy, Charlestown and Truro are within easy drive.
The stairs inside the house are not for the faint hearted and we were disappointed that the bare essentials were not provided, such as salt and pepper, toilet rolls and soap, which seemed a bit mean.
Pentewan (just north of Mevagissey) has an industrial past that is still evident in the village today. It was once a busy harbour built by a local mine owner for shipping china clay. Inland is the Pentewan Valley Trail which is 4km of woodland and riverside walking following an old gauge railway to the village of London Apprentice. The village also has a small, friendly pub with tables on the old harbourside. There is a wonderful sandy, beach which is ideal for families.
The town of Mevagissey is just a 5 minute drive in a southerly direction. Mevagissey is a wonderful little Cornish fishing village in South East Cornwall. Ideally located within easy reach of both The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project. The tiny seaside village is packed with old Cornish cottages complete with narrow alleyways leading to converted fish cellars offering gift shops, galleries, pubs and cafes. Once a major Pilchard port, now the harbour boasts a smaller fleet, many of which provide sea tours, or boat trips to Fowey situated further up the South coast. The Harbour provides an ideal back drop for a fish and chip supper, followed by a stroll through the town at dusk.
With an eight minute drive to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and 30 minutes to the Eden Project, Mevagissey provides a excellent location for the keen gardener. Gorran Haven nearby offers an alternative day out as well as Pentewan with its fresh water dock basin. You can continue south along the coast down to Caerhays Castle and Porthluney Cove. Cliff walks in all directions along the coast offer spectacular views out across the St Austell Bay.
Additional pricing information
Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included, but you will need to provide your own beach towels. Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.
Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent