A stunning and luxurious detached property that offers exceptional accommodation for up to eight people in a house that is full of unique features. Set amongst trees at the edge of Mevagissey is this stunning detached house, overlooking fields leading up to the famous Heligan Gardens. This property has been renovated to an exceptionally high standard, featuring gothic style rooms, a large farmhouse kitchen with AGA range cooker, a stone-walled sitting room and a magnificent conservatory. The house is able to sleep up to eight people in four bedrooms and comes with a luxurious hot tub with bespoke Chinese pagoda over, wooden cabin-style chang...ing room with two person infra-red sauna and cold water shower, thatched summer house and children's play area to ensure that even if you spend a day at home, you won't be bored.
Amenities: Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor, radiators elsewhere) with woodburner. AGA (not for cooking, heating only), electric cooker with double oven, combination microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky, video, DVD, radio/CD. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Welcome pack. Travel cot & highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Landscaped garden with summerhouse, children's play area, enclosed patio, BBQ, furniture. 6-person hot tub with bespoke Chinese pagoda over, with wooden cabin-style changing room with 2-person infrared sauna & cold water shower. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shops, pubs & harbour 10 mins. Note: Balcony area on 1st floor. Stairgate to prevent unsupervised access. Parents advised to keep young children on ground floor. Note: Max. 4 children. Note: Conservatory is unheated (except for Christmas & New Year weeks). Note: Owner collects a refundable Â£100 Good Housekeeping bond.
Region: Cornwall's visitors are constantly tempted back to the beautiful coastline, tiny fishing villages, hidden coves and the world-class surfing. Whatever the reason, Cornwall has long cemented its place as one of Britain's premier holiday destinations.
Town: With winding cobbled streets and a harbour full of boats, the village of Mevagissey is the epitome of a small, Cornish fishing town. This quaint little settlement boasts sandy beaches, high cliffs and hidden coves in addition to a variety of stunning walks which lead along the coast in both directions. The town is also home to an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants whilst the nearby Lost Gardens of Heligan offer an excellent day out. Between Easter and September, visitors can enjoy a ferry ride between Mevagissey and Fowey, or spend some time at the Tall Ships harbour at Charlestown. With a shipwreck museum and the tropical biomes of the world famous Eden Project within easy driving distance, this beautiful area has something for everyone.
Additional amenities include: high chair, cooker.Read more
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 10/18/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | john
My family and i had a lovely week's holiday in Mevagissey during august which was highlighted staying at the Retreat.
I can thoroughly recommend staying in this wonderful house with its fantastic space and luxurious amenities.
Only drawback being the hill down to the town but overall it was a small price to pay for a fantastic week.
Possibly the best holiday home we have ever rented
Left on 12/05/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Nicky
The photos of The Retreat did not do the house justice. The house was homely and comfortable and offered all the facilities needed for a luxury holiday
Left on 01/10/2012 for a stay in November 2011 | angie
enjoyable stay very relaxing holiday loved the location
Lovely, luxury accommodation...
Left on 12/09/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Lisa
Great house, very well appointed. Lovely big kitchen and conservatory, ideal for extended families. great cosy tv room for autumn evenings. Spa is fantastic !
Mevagissey is a quaint Cornish fishing village, well situated to explore many places in Cornwall. I'd defiitately recommend nearby Charlestown, and the Eden project is a 'must see' for any gardener.
Family X 2
House lovely & well equipped but poor heating
Left on 12/08/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Family X 2
Two families shared this house which is in a good location and is well equipped and spacious. The house was spotlessy clean and tidy. However the heating system is virtually inoperable and we spent a wet October week cold and unable to dry clothes; the radiators did not work consistently and the underfloor heating was patchy at best.
A holiday home made in heaven.
Left on 10/21/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Sue Hurst
I cannot begin to describe the wow factor this cottage Oozes. The owners have catered for a vast age range very successfully and with such a passion and love for all things to make your holiday stay 1st class.
This would be one cottage that I would recommend highly, and you should be proud to have on your site.
Linda and friends
Nice Retreat in good location.
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Linda and friends
The house is wonderful place to spend a week. The conservatory was brilliant to sit in of an evening when the weather didnt permit you to sit outside! The house is clean and well equipped. With the exception of one day during our week stay when we visited St Micheals Mount and Perranport, we didnt really have to travel very far to see sights such as the Eden Project or the Lost Gardens of Heligan. There are lovely beaches close by and you can hire bikes to take in a bit more strenous effort to see the wonderful country side. With a regular ferry over to Fowey too it was a lovely varied week in comfortable surrounds.
The booking and administration too was very easy and the owners very helpful with any queries pre visit.
Lovely spacious holiday home in a fabulous location.
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Love Cornwall
The rental company and the owners of the house were very helpful and I cannot fault the service we received. The house is lovely, really well equipped and spacious. But what really makes it special is the location, because although within walking distance of the village the house and gardens are very secluded. The garden is great for adults for relaxing and enjoying the hot tub and for children for games and playing on the play equipment. And the patio with BBQ and Bar are great in the evening. Order your shopping from Tesco and have it scheduled for delivery soon after you arrive and you have the perfect holiday. Could have done with a couple of cd players in the kitchen and conservatory but apart from that we were very happy and had a lovely holiday.
R & K
Beautiful house,wonderful location.
Left on 12/06/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | R & K
We were a four generational family group with ages ranging from 95 years
to 6 weeks and this house suited us wonderfully. The kitchen and lounge
were spacious and well appointed and then there was a fantastic
conservatory. One bedroom on the ground floor was en-suite which really
suited the oldest member of our party. The garden gave the little ones
plenty of space for safe playing. The hot-tub, which the owner quietly
fettled whilst we still slept, was a wonderful place to end the day. The
Retreat is on the edge of the village, located half way up a very steep hill so
you need to be fit walk down to the harbour. Mevagissey has plenty of
eating and drinking opportunities and a couple of convenience stores but
we had the local supermarket deliver provisions when we arrived. There is
easy access to the South West Coastal Path with its wonderful coastal
scenery and lovely sandy coves. The Lost Gardens of Heligan are only 2
miles away and the Eden Project is about 8 miles distant. Don't save Eden
for a wet day because everybody else does and it is too crowded. Take the
ferry to Fowey one day if you have time. The National Trust property at
Lanhydrock near Bodmin was well worth a visit. Avoid driving through the
narrow streets of Mevagissey, they are unforgiving to wing mirrors and
worse! The little problem we had in the house, I forget what is was now, was
speedily dealt with by the owner, who we found very helpful. We had a
lovely fortnight at the Retreat and really enjoyed our return to Cornwall after
too many years abcence.
Angry and disappointed
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in June 2008 | Disappointed
loved the house, loved the holiday. Did not agree
with the nasty letter sent to us from the owner on
We were accused of leaving the house in 'a mess'. I
disagree. We paid £1,000 for the week. We all had to
leave very early on the morning of our departure. We
regularly stay in holiday homes and have never left a
I suggest that in future, the owner includes the cost
of a cleaning service in the price then he can
complain to them. Very sad
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