The Cottage is within a short car/bus ride of Heligan Gardens (or a
very pleasant walk for the fit and healthy).
The Eden project is 15-20 minutes drive away and a range of beautiful
gardens (including Pine Lodge, Lanhydrock and Tregrehan) are within easy
The Fowey ferry runs a scheduled service 7 days per week from the quay
opposite the cottage (weather permitting).
Mevagissey has a range of good pubs and restaurants.
Mevagissey boasts a very fine beach although it is
reached from a very long, steep set of steps (only for the fit and healthy)
It has a newsagents/store, Post Office and a range of
shops offering gifts. St Austell ( 5/10 min drive away) has a range of
supermarkets (ASDA, TESCO, Lidl, Aldi) and a relatively new town centre (TK
Maxx, Wilkinsons) also has an Eden cafe and coffee shops.
Truro with its beautiful cathedral is about 14 miles
away and, of course, there are many beaches and villages to explore.
Bodmin with its adjacent moor is about 13 miles away.
Once the centre of
Cornwall's pilchard fishery, Mevagissey continues to support several dozen
small fishing boats which provide colour and bustle to the attractive
If drinking in the
atmosphere on the harbour-side is not enough for you, Mevagissey offers an
excellent museum, an aquarium displaying locally caught fish, a fine model
railway exhibition, art galleries, shops, pubs, restaurants and, of course,
fish and chips!
The coastal footpath
offers some lovely walks but is fairly steep in places.