Polstreath Cottage

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2


Cottage Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space

Sitting in the very heart of Mevagissey, just a short walk from the beach, the pretty Polstreath Cottage has been beautifully renovated to offer gorgeous holiday living for four guests. The cottage enjoys two bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms and a lovely open plan living space. The cottage is built over three levels and enjoys access to a delightful garden.  

Mevagissey is a fabulous spot with excellent restaurants, bars and cafes, a museum, an aquarium, a picturesque harbour, wonderful shops, sandy beaches and hidden coves. Winding cobbled lanes tumble down the hill, sprinkled with pretty cottages. The stunning Lost Gardens of Heligan are very close by and the popular holiday resort of St Austell is only just over five miles from the cottage. You can explore the tropical biomes of the Eden Project, the Tall Ships harbour of Charlestown, the Shipwreck Treasure Museum, the pretty Tregrehan Gardens or take a ferry from Mevagissey to Fowey. You will discover a fabulous coastline, the famous beaches and gardens of the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, Truro with its shops, restaurants, theatre and cathedral and the Cornish Coast Path.

Polstreath Cottage is superbly comfortable, brimming with modern furnishings and the best of fittings. The front door opens to a characterful hallway with an exposed brick wall which in turn leads to your open plan living space. Immediately you arrive at your kitchen and dining space. Drowned in natural light, it is delightful with a circular dining table sitting in front of the window and a modern kitchen with excellent appliances. A large archway leads through to a delightful living space in blue, white and ivory with two comfy sofas and a large wall-mounted television should you want a cosy night in with a movie.

One of the beautiful bedrooms is located on the lower ground floor. It boasts a double bed, adorned with lovely linens, gorgeous wooden floorboards, a fantastic ensuite bathroom with a freestanding slipper bath and a shower and access to the garden. The second bedroom suite is on the upper floor, another delightful double room with a double bed, a television for long lazy lie-ins and an ensuite bathroom with a bath and overhead shower.

There is parking at the cottage and the garden is a generous size with outdoor furniture and a barbecue. It is a lovely space when the sun is shining, and you just want to pop a cork and relax with a glass of your favourite tipple. When you are ready to leave your peaceful haven, the shops, bars, restaurants, and beach of Mevagissey are just moments away!

Polstreath Cottage sits next to Polstreath House which offers six bedrooms sleeping twelve guests. Large groups can book both properties.

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What you should know…

  • The cottage is built over three levels with one bedroom on the lower ground level and one on the upper level. It is therefore not ideal for guests with mobility issues
  • There is parking at the cottage
  • Both bedrooms come with their own ensuite bathroom
  • Polstreath Cottage sits next to Polstreath House which we also feature. The bigger house offers six bedrooms so if you are a large group, you could book both properties. The garden at the back is open to both properties

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Heating Parking Space

The Cottage

Interior Grounds
- Open living/dining room with electric heating
- Double bedroom with a double bed and ensuite bathroom with a shower/WC
- Kitchen equipped with an oven, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, and a microwave
- Double bedroom with an ensuite with a bath/shower/WC (ground floor)
- Double bedroom with an ensuite with a bath/shower/WC (first floor)

Outdoor Grounds
- Garden
- Parking

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- TV
- Heating


About the surrounding area of Polstreath Cottage
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Fishing Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Polstreath Cottage enjoys a wonderful location in the centre of the seaside town of Mevagissey. This lovely town is sprinkled with narrow streets, steep valley sides and gorgeous houses that lead down to the distinctive twin harbour where you will discover colourful fishing boats bringing in their daily catches of skate, lobster, plaice and sole. It looks as pretty as a postcard with the harbours surrounded by pubs, cosy cafes and delightful galleries. The town is named after two Irish saints, St Meva and St Issey with the village dating back to at least 1313. During the 1800’s Mevagissey prospered from the abundant supply of pilchards and today you will find many seafood restaurants nestling along its maze of streets. It is lovely to tuck into local scallops and mackerel, washed down with a chilled bottle of wine followed by a harbour walk enjoying the twinkling lights. Shoppers delight in the shops which range from jewellery, glassware and paintings to delicious Cornish pasties.

You will want to visit the amazing Lost Gardens of Heligan which sit within walking distance of the town. They are romantic and very pretty. After World War I the gardens fell into ruin and the rejuvenation has created two hundred acres of bliss. The award-winning gardens allow you to journey across the world with historic rhododendron boughs of Sikkin, Maori carved tree ferns, an Italian garden and an Alpine inspired ravine. The jungle experience offers intimate pathways edged with sub-tropical planting along with watercourses, a rope bridge, bamboo tunnels and gigantic rhubarb and bananas. There is a woodland walk where you can relax with bird song and look out for woodland sculptures, ancient woodlands, and grazed pastures. The Heligan Kitchen offers a delicious lunch menu, and the tearooms offer hearty home-cooked meals and Cornish cream teas.

Taking a trip of the Mevagissey to Fowey ferry is popular. You will cross the sheltered St Austell Bay to Fowey Estuary, passing peaceful coves, hidden beaches and probably some dolphins and seals. The pretty town of Fowey is on one side of the Fowey River with Polruan on the other. It is a bustling small port with commercial and leisure boats. During the Second World War, Fowey was the centre for air-sea rescue and one of the places from which the D-Day invasions were launched. St Catherine’s Point is on the Fowey side of the harbour entrance where it functioned as a lighthouse in medieval times. St Catherine’s Castle below was built during the reign of Henry VIII to defend the harbour entrance. It is accessible when walking from the pretty Readymoney Cove. Fowey has a fascinating history. On Fore Street you will find the Old House of Foye, a medieval house built in 1430. It is now a shop but the walls, beamed interior and fireplace are pretty much the same. During the summer, Fowey Town Hall opens as a museum and small aquarium. Fowey is a delight with craft shops, galleries and cosy restaurants lining the narrow streets. Daphne du Maurier is the most famous former resident of the town. She is celebrated with the Du Maurier Festival each May and at the Literacy Centre next to the church. A car ferry crosses the river to Boddinick. The ferry house was originally the du Maurier family home and later the home of Angela du Maurier, Daphne’s sister. The Fowey Estuary is stunning with boat trips galore.

Mevagissey boasts excellent walks inland and along the coast path. You can walk between Pentewan and Mevagissey and on to Chapel Point enjoying stunning scenery. Above, you will discover oystercatchers, gulls, cormorants, and the odd kestrel hovering over the cliff. The paths are lined with wildflowers in the spring and early summer.

Fishing is popular in the town. You can hop aboard a deep-sea fishing boat and hook into some of Cornwall’s bigger species including sharks, cod, eels and of course mackerel. If you are into cycling, the Pentewan Valley Trail is only two miles from the town. It is a maze of cycle trails through woodland with scenic streams and lush swamps.

The Eden Project is based in one of Cornwall’s clay mining pits behind St Austell and should not be missed. It is a world-famous attraction that is best known for its tropical and Mediterranean biomes. You will learn about biodiversity hotspots in the world and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the biomes on a long zip wire. There are many special events including an ice rink over the Christmas period. Alternatively, Caerhays Castle, designed in the 19th century by John Nash is less than twenty minutes away, set within rolling hills and gardens. Caerhays Beach is lovely too so you can combine it with a beach day.

The old market town of St Austell is another charmer, famous for its china clay mining industry. Today it offers beautiful beaches, sub-tropical gardens and a fantastic range of shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants. On the edge of town, the St Austell Brewery offers tours and tastings. St Austell Bay enjoys the stunning beaches of Porthpean, Carlyon Bay Pentewan, Polkerris with its water sports and Charlestown, a historic port that is often used as a film location.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Cornwall Airport Newquay

(33 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Plymouth Port

(79.4 km)

Nearest Train Station St Austell Station

(9.5 km)

Nearest Village Mevagissey

(100 m)

Nearest Town/City St Austell

(9.6 km)

Nearest Restaurant Mevagissey Spice

(240 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Sharksfin

(300 m)

Nearest Supermarket Moore's

(250 m)

Nearest Beach Polstreath Beach

(1 km)

Nearest Golf Porthpean Golf Club

(7 km)

Nearest Tennis St Austell Tennis Club

(8.8 km)


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Best Suited For: All Ages

Polstreath Cottage is ideal for a family holiday in Mevagissey. It enjoys open plan living and a spacious garden. It also offers a central location so you can easily walk to the town’s amenities and attractions.  

You have brilliant options for beach days when staying in Mevagissey. You can head to the town beach, Portmellon Beach, Pentewan Beach, Gorran Haven Beach, Charlestown Beach and many more.

St Austell boasts many attractions including its bowling alleys and the fascinating Shipwreck Treasure Museum. It is packed full of pirates, adventures, ships, and treasure. Children enjoy browsing through the eight thousand deep sea finds and learning of heroic stories. In the historic tunnels they will learn about China clay and discover long lost treasure on the Deep-Sea Treasure Trail. It is a great day out. St Austell also boasts football golf, Kidzworld Adventure Play and much more.

Children love taking the ferry to Fowey to enjoys its river, aquarium, museum, and St Catherine’s Castle. If you visit during August, children love the Fowey Regatta. There are boats, floats, rafts, and fireworks. There is a procession through the town with wonderful costumes. You can spend time with ‘The Bird Lady of Fowey’ at Lescrow Farm and her majestic birds. You can be up close with owls, Loki the hawk and others. If is a fabulous experience that children will not forget. Fowey River Trips and Sea Cruises offer great value for money trips to see Daphne du Maurier’s house, Bodinnick Quay, Penmarlam Quay, the China Clay Factory, Polruan and lots more. Encounter Cornwall run daily guided canoe trips and kayak hire on the estuary. There are two three hour trips. The Creeks and Backwaters tour paddles upriver and the Harbours and Beaches tour paddles down to Fowey Harbour and the sea on low tide. It is also very easy to hire your own boat.

The Eden Project is one of Cornwall’s most popular attractions. The Eden Project is an educational charity. It is nestled in a huge crater where massive Biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity together with stunning plants, exhibitions and striking contemporary gardens and summer concerts. Year round there are wonderful family events some thrilling and others educational. The ice rink is always popular.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages


At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Arrival time 4:00 pm
Departure time 10:00 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included
Minimum stay 7 nights during peak season, 3 nights during other periods. All other durations on request
Changeover day Saturday during peak season. Flexible during all other periods
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 5th 2023 - Jun 17th 2023 - - - £1,464
Jun 17th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 - - - £1,527
Jul 1st 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023 - - - £1,736
Jul 22nd 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 - - - £1,881
Sep 16th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 - - - £1,736
Sep 23rd 2023 - Oct 14th 2023 £1,040 £1,180 £1,320 £1,600
Oct 14th 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 £952 £1,080 £1,208 £1,464
Oct 21st 2023 - Nov 4th 2023 £1,129 £1,281 £1,433 £1,736
Nov 4th 2023 - Nov 11th 2023 £977 £1,108 £1,240 £1,503
Nov 11th 2023 - Dec 6th 2024 £952 £1,080 £1,208 £1,464

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 5th 2023 - Jun 17th 2023 - - - €1,598
Jun 17th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 - - - €1,667
Jul 1st 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023 - - - €1,895
Jul 22nd 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 - - - €2,053
Sep 16th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 - - - €1,895
Sep 23rd 2023 - Oct 14th 2023 €1,135 €1,288 €1,441 €1,746
Oct 14th 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 €1,039 €1,179 €1,318 €1,598
Oct 21st 2023 - Nov 4th 2023 €1,232 €1,398 €1,564 €1,895
Nov 4th 2023 - Nov 11th 2023 €1,066 €1,210 €1,353 €1,640
Nov 11th 2023 - Dec 6th 2024 €1,039 €1,179 €1,318 €1,598

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 5th 2023 - Jun 17th 2023 - - - $1,709
Jun 17th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 - - - $1,783
Jul 1st 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023 - - - $2,027
Jul 22nd 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 - - - $2,195
Sep 16th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 - - - $2,027
Sep 23rd 2023 - Oct 14th 2023 $1,214 $1,377 $1,540 $1,867
Oct 14th 2023 - Oct 21st 2023 $1,111 $1,260 $1,410 $1,709
Oct 21st 2023 - Nov 4th 2023 $1,318 $1,495 $1,672 $2,027
Nov 4th 2023 - Nov 11th 2023 $1,140 $1,294 $1,447 $1,754
Nov 11th 2023 - Dec 6th 2024 $1,111 $1,260 $1,410 $1,709

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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