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A Slice of Cornish Heaven: Discovering the Charm of Mevagissey

By Richard Low , Managing Director of The Property Explorer

Property Spotlight: A Coastal Dream, Ancarva, School Hill, Mevagissey, St Austell, Cornwall

A Slice of Cornish Heaven: Discovering the Charm of Mevagissey

For those dreaming of coastal living, Mevagissey offers stunning properties with expansive sea views. One such gem is a frontline detached property situated just above Polstreath Beach. This 3-bedroom, 3-ensuite detached home, spread over two floors, maximizes the breathtaking views of Mevagissey Bay, Chapel Point, and the South Cornwall coast.

A Slice of Cornish Heaven: Discovering the Charm of Mevagissey

First Floor:

  • Kitchen
  • Utility Room
  • Dining Room
  • Generous Living Room
  • Guest Bedroom with Ensuite
  • Double Garage
  • Cloakroom

All reception rooms and bedrooms boast sea views. The guest bedroom and living room feature balconies, perfect for soaking in the coastal panorama.

A Slice of Cornish Heaven: Discovering the Charm of Mevagissey
A Slice of Cornish Heaven: Discovering the Charm of Mevagissey

A Slice of Cornish Heaven: Discovering the Charm of Mevagissey

Ground Floor:

  • Master Bedroom with Luxury Ensuite
  • Second Bedroom
  • Huge Reception Room (potential to be divided into additional bedrooms, an office, or a cinema room)

The garden provides gated access to the stunning Polstreath Beach, just a short cliff walk away. The driveway offers parking for 3-4 cars and leads to the double garage, which has internal access to the house.

A Slice of Cornish Heaven: Discovering the Charm of Mevagissey
A Slice of Cornish Heaven: Discovering the Charm of Mevagissey

A Slice of Cornish Heaven: Discovering the Charm of Mevagissey

Exploring the Surroundings

Mevagissey’s active harbour is home to a small fleet of fishing boats, commercial day tripper boats, a foot ferry to nearby Fowey, and pleasure craft. The village boasts a variety of shops for everyday needs, along with several pubs, cafes, and restaurants, including the Sharks Fin overlooking the harbour.

Nearby, the Pentewan Valley offers dining options like the excellent Kingswood Restaurant and Bar, and the more relaxed Hub Box on Pentewan Sands beach. Numerous beautiful beaches, such as Pentewan Sands and Gorran Haven, are within easy reach, offering a variety of water sports including kayaking and SUP.

A Slice of Cornish Heaven: Discovering the Charm of Mevagissey

A Slice of Cornish Heaven: Discovering the Charm of Mevagissey

The renowned sailing destination of Fowey is accessible via a foot ferry or a short drive, while The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the world-famous Eden Project are just a few miles away. The nearby town of St Austell provides excellent shopping facilities and has a mainline railway station with direct links to London Paddington. Newquay Airport, offering daily flights to various UK and European destinations, is just 20 miles away.

Further south lies the stunning Roseland Peninsula, featuring numerous beautiful bays and beaches. The picturesque village of St Mawes, known for its sailing, boutique shopping, and fine dining, is a highlight of the area.

Historical background:

Named after two Irish saints, St. Meva and St. Issey, the village of Mevagissey is a testament to Cornwall’s rich history and enduring charm. This picturesque fishing village, dating back to at least the early 14th century, saw a golden era during the 1800s when it prospered on the back of the abundant pilchard fishery. Today, Mevagissey retains its traditional allure while embracing a vibrant modernity that attracts visitors from around the world.

A Slice of Cornish Heaven: Discovering the Charm of Mevagissey

A Village Steeped in History

As you stroll through Mevagissey, it’s easy to imagine the bustling activity of centuries past. The village’s history is deeply intertwined with the sea, with the pilchard industry once serving as its lifeblood. Fishermen’s cottages, old pilchard cellars, and maritime relics dot the landscape, offering a glimpse into a bygone era.

A Slice of Cornish Heaven: Discovering the Charm of Mevagissey

The Heart of Mevagissey

In true picture-postcard style, pubs, cafes, galleries, and shops cluster around the harbor walls and line the pretty streets of Mevagissey. This maze of narrow streets leads you to seafood restaurants that the village is renowned for. There’s nothing more sublimely Cornish than tucking into local scallops, crab, or mackerel while gazing out over the serene waters of the harbor.

A Slice of Cornish Heaven: Discovering the Charm of Mevagissey

A Thriving Fishing Community

Unlike many fishing villages that struggle with a lack of young people entering the industry, Mevagissey thrives with a vibrant community of young fishermen. The fishing industry here remains alive and well, producing fresh catches that are shipped internationally. This infusion of youthful energy ensures that Mevagissey’s maritime heritage continues to flourish.

A Slice of Cornish Heaven: Discovering the Charm of Mevagissey

A Hub for Tourism

The charm of Mevagissey, coupled with its proximity to attractions like The Lost Gardens of Heligan, makes it a popular destination for tourists. The village offers a blend of historical intrigue and modern convenience, ensuring visitors have a memorable experience. The dominant industry in Mevagissey today is tourism, with a steady stream of visitors drawn to its scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage.

Conclusion

Mevagissey is a place where history and modernity blend seamlessly. Its rich maritime heritage, vibrant community, and stunning natural beauty make it a must-visit destination on Cornwall’s south coast. Whether you’re exploring its narrow streets, enjoying fresh seafood, or simply soaking in the coastal views, Mevagissey offers an unforgettable slice of Cornish heaven. Come and discover this charming village, and let its enchanting spirit leave you with memories to treasure for a lifetime

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