Cove House


Cove House
No. 47 Polkirt Hill
PL26 6UR


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A luxury holiday cottage with stunning views over the harbour, village and along the beautiful Cornish coast.

The first thing you will notice as you walk up the steps to Cove House is the stunning views accross the harbour and down the coast to Fowey, Polperro and beyond. These views are however not just from the front terrace, but also from both reception rooms and all three bedrooms.

Cove House was at one time the harbour masters house. It is easy to see why. The coming and going of fishing boats into and out of the harbour is quite absorbing. The views are equally impressive at night, the lights of the village, around the harbour and of more distant villages are just as engaging, in good or bad weather, a storm can be impressive with waves not uncommonly breaking over the outer harbour light house.

Cove House is a soundly built former fisherman's cottage, which had been owned by the same family since it's construction in the 1890's. It was completely refurbished over the summer of 2012, being updated to a high specification but still retaining much of the original character. The house sits well above the road on Polkirt Hill, with steps leading up to the entrance porch.

Through the porch is the hall, to the right, running the full depth of the house is the dinning room and kitchen. The kitchen, with granite work surfaces, is fully equipped with oven and grill, hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and toaster. On the left is the sitting room. Both rooms have bay windows. To the rear is a large family bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and vanity unit. Also at the rear is a small untility room, with a washing machine, and a separate toilet. The rear door leads to a small courtyard with a picnic table.

Kitchen and dining room
Sitting room
Downstairs bathroom
Kitchen and dining room

The stairs to the first floor are also off the hall. On the first floor there are two good sized double bedrooms and a shower room with toilet and basin. Both bedrooms have the same view over the village , harbour and coast.

Stairs to first floor
Double bedrooms

From the first floor landing are the stairs to the third floor bedroom. This room runs the full length of the house and has three single beds. There are two velux windows opening to the rear. On the front elevation is the original dormer style roof window. Again the views from this window are the same as from the rest of the house. This room is probably suited to and would be enjoyed by children.

Second floor bedrooms

Cove house has full oil fired central heating with radiators in all rooms and bathrooms. The hot water is provided by the combination boiler. There is an electric towel rail in the downstairs bathroom. Both showers are electrical. There are electric fires in the sitting room and dinning room.

Electricity and heating is included in the prices qouted. There is a television in the sitting room with DVD player and freeview. There is an ipod docking station in the dining room.

Towels and bedding are also provided. A hand towel will be provided at each hand basin and a large bath towel will be provided of every guest.

Like most houses in Mevagissey Cove House is situated on a hill. Hence be prepared for relatively steep but short walks to go anywhere in the village. Also like most places there is no off road parking. However there is parking in a quiet culdisac 250 yards walk away or parking in one of the village car parks slightly further away. There is also a pull in almost opposite from where you can off load luggage.

Mevagissey is a good place from which to explore Cornwall's many attractions. Two of the county's premier attractions are close by, the Lost Gardens of Heligon is forty minutes walk and the Eden Project twenty minutes drive. Also Lanhydroc House and gardens is close to Bodmin, about forty minutes drive. Many of the coastal towns and villages are worth a visit, St.Mawes being very popular. But Mevagissey its self has numerous attractions. The harbour is literally a stones throw away, with sight seeing or fishing boat trips available. The aquarium is well worth a visit as is the 00 gauge Mevagissey Model Railway. Polkirt Hill forms part of the South West Footpath. There is a good choice of beaches within a short drive and the restaurants, pubs and cafe's offer a very good range of food, many of them naturally specialising in sea food.