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Seagull Cottage
PL26 6UT

Seagull Cottage, Mevagissey, Cornwall

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Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £418.00

This cute cottage is located 50 yards from the harbour at Mevagissey in Cornwall and can sleep four adults and one infant in two bedrooms.

Seagull Cottage is tucked away in a little cobbled courtyard just 50 yards from the harbour at Mevagissey. Discover the quaint streets lined with fishermen's cottages, smugglers' haunts and seaside shops. A cream tea or pasty lunch is never far away after a browse around the galleries.

Fishing boats deliver their daily catch on the harbourside. Befriend a fisherman and bag a fresh lunch of mackerel, crab and lobster, purchased straight from the boat. Catch a ferry to the much favoured sailing resort of Fowey, famed for Regatta Week and Daphne du Maurier.

An array of eateries, galleries and traditional inns fringe characterful lanes down to the waterside. Portmellon beach, with scenic coastal path, is a 10 minute stroll away and nearby Pentewan offers a mile of sand, perfect for surfside picnics and sandcastle escapades. Exploring from this pretty cottage is easy, with Heligan Gardens, Charlestown with historical square-rigged tall ships and the Eden Project all nearby.

Tee off at the Carlyon Bay Golf Course and St Austell, five miles north, will cater for all your provisions. For families and couples seeking a relaxing break with attractions for all ages close by, this divine cottage is sure to make happy holiday memories. The double bedroom is a haven of coastal charm promising restful sleep and the second floor is home to the twin bedroom.

Positioned under the eaves (with some height restriction) it makes the ideal den for adults and children alike, with PS2 games console and welcoming twin beds for double the fun. There is a cute kitchen and dining space with exposed stone walls on the ground floor and open-tread stairs leading up to the sitting room with a cosy wood burner on the first floor. The accommodation, with its rustically homely interior, offers a real flavour of Cornish cheer.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Let down
On arrival, we could not park on the road to unload the car, due to scaffolding outside the entrance. We then had to make four trips from the car park, which should have been 400 yards away, this was not the case. The cottage was meant to be dog friendly? The dog had to remain downstairs in the kitchen area. There was no back garden or yard to let the dog out for a wee, only a front area shared by other cottages. Inside the property the downstairs floor area was grubby and could have done with a good scrub ! The cooker hob, was old and really needs updating. There was quite a bit off dust around. There was no hot water in the bathroom. The shower had little pressure. The stair gate at the top of the stairs leading to the lounge area, opened the wrong way making this dangerous. The television I felt was too small and would not always work. The sofa was uncomfortable and old. Although the cottage was cosy and warm. Close to the town centre. I felt the photos on the website are very out of date, not a true likeness. Not suitable anyone elderly or people with a dog. I love Mevagissey as a place to visit. I would not recommend this place.
traci b

Disappointing accommodation - great holiday
I decided to give feedback, good and bad, to Sykes Cottages who we booked through, as an email prompted me to do so on return from our holiday. It seems that won't be published so I felt a review should be seen by others who are thinking of booking Seagull Cottage. We have stayed in several old and quirky cottages and not surprised that loading and unloading is necessary with parking then a short walk away. That is the inconvenience you put up with to have a central and characterful cottage somewhere as lovely as Mevagissey. However, the only place to unload and load at Seagull Cottage is on a very narrow but 2-way street (lovely but not built for passing cars or stopping for any length of time as it causes a hold up) then a, hazardous when wet, walk up a rough courtyard to the front door. The car park is about a 10-minute walk away. The kitchen at Seagull Cottage is very well equipped with everything you could need but the kitchen and dining area are smelly and dark. If anyone in the neighbouring cottage is sitting in their tiny seating area, you have to close the curtains if you don't want to be overlooked. The bathroom is downstairs by the front door and adequate. If you are tall you need to be careful when using the shower. The first-floor bedroom is nice and the bed a little lumpy but not too bad, the pillows are tired and need replacing and all the carpets are very dirty throughout the first floor. The lounge is nice and there is a wood fire, although no wood. There is a lot of feedback in the Visitor's Book saying the same. The top floor is sweet if you have children, the stairs not being so hard to navigate. The stairs to the first floor are very steep, open and painted - not covered in anyway. Unfortunately, I had a very nasty fall one night whilst going downstairs to the bathroom. This is the part of the review that Sykes focused on. I had a lovely chat with someone who contacted me, but unfortunately once they had spoken to the owner the whole tone changed. At no point did I say my feedback was a complaint or that I was seeking compensation and yet that was the focus of the defensive and almost rude feedback I got. I sustained two very nasty large bruises on my back and arm and pulled my shoulder, but fortunately did not break anything. Just be warned, the stairs ARE slippery and always wear shoes with a good grip sole, there is not a rail all the way. The owners said there is and that the stairs have been painted with non-slip paint and no-one else has fallen in 4 years. Well, I did fall and it could have been much worse. The previous review here refers to the difficulties. I had merely suggested that the stairs needed to have carpet or grip pads (as many of the other local cottages do). It is a shame that the owners only comments were defensive and none of any apology or thanks for pointing it out and wishing to improve things. Sad. We had a lovely holiday in Mevagissey and the cottage is quite nice but it is tired in places and needs a thorough deep clean, especially of the carpets.

Family break
My wife and I, both in our sixties, stayed in Seagull Cottage from Friday 25 May 2018 to Thursday 31 May 2018. (We came home a day early). The cottage had been booked on our behalf in 2017 by our daughter. The significance of this is that there was no mention of the stairs being unsuitable for those with limited mobility at the time of booking. My wife is recovering from a knee replacement and was only able to access the bedrooms and living accommodations by using the flight on all fours. To say that they do not comply with current building regulations is a triumph of understatement. I am amazed that the cottage still says that the stairs are suitable for children of all ages. I could write pages on the inconveniences of this property that are in no way balanced by its age and character. It's probably easier to provide bullet points - parking is a long distance away - whilst it's theoretically possible to park outside Myrtle Court to unload and load luggage it's a nightmare because of the narrow road and opposing traffic. It took me the best part of an hour on our day of departure to get in position and umpteen times of reversing backwards up the hill - the next obstacle is the ?Courtyard?, an area of rough pebble and concrete paving leading steeply uphill to the cottage. It's uneven and very slippery when wet. - there is no private outside space at all. A nightmare with a nervous small dog. We drew the kitchen curtains most of the time because our neighbour likes to sit less than a metre from the windows. There is no privacy. - there is no comfortable seating in the kitchen which is dark, low ceilinged and lacking cupboard space for food storage. So, day or night, the stairs have to be navigated to use the loo. - stairs to the second floor bedroom are much safer but beware the strange single beds (hand made?). For some reason the legs are located about a foot in from each edge. Stray near the edge of the bed and you are dumped on the floor in the middle of the night. I decided the sofa was a more comfortable option after the first time it happened. It's not all bad. The first floor bedroom and lounge are comfortable once you have negotiated the ladder-like stairs. The location is good, close to the harbour and pubs and restaurants and if you're a fan of olde worlde you might find the inconveniences are worth it. We didn?t and finished our holiday early to retreat to some home comforts. Our daughter stayed in another cottage in Mevagissey at the same time with her partner and child. The difference between the properties, for the same price, was hard to bear. Where we suffered dark, cramped, poorly planned accommodation, there's was spacious light and comfortable.



Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Twin Beds


Electric central heating
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
Cot and high chair available
Fuel and power included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
A parking permit is provided for the village car park which is 400 metres from the property
Up to two pets welcome without charge
Sorry no smoking
Shop and pub 5 minute walk
Please note that the stairs are narrow and steep with an open tread

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

World of Model Railways Exhibition - 0 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Mevagissey Sealife Aquarium - 0.1 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Mevagissey Museum - 0.1 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Lost Gardens of Heligan - 1.4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Caerhays Castle and Garden - 3.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Pine Lodge Gardens - 5.3 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Tregrehan Garden - 5.9 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Par, St Mary's Church - 6.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Trewithen - 6.5 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Eden Project - 6.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

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