If you want masses of space and a relaxed vibe for a family get-together, this is the place for you! Just yards from the beach at Portmellon Cove on the outskirts of the ancient fishing port of Mevagissey, The Old Railings is big, quirky and fun. With ample parking, big bedrooms, lots of bathrooms and shower-rooms and plenty of sociable areas, this contemporary house is an ideal holiday home. The house has oodles of space, with a big open hallway, four bedrooms, two bath/shower rooms and a useful utility-room on the ground floor. A bespoke oak staircase leads up to a sitting-area where doors open out to a sheltered patio-area and steps up to a high raised lawn with views of the sea. Two more bedrooms are found on the first floor, one with a dressing-room and en suite shower-room, and the second with twin beds and access to a second family bathroom. The sociable kitchen/dining-room has quirky red chandeliers, a big island unit and an electric range cooker to cater for big gatherings. The big sitting-room has tall windows which allow light to flood in, lots of sofas to lounge around on, and a big TV. Kayaks, canoes and dinghies can be launched from the nearby slipway and as the tide ebbs, the sandy beach is revealed with enticing rockpools to be explored. The coastal footpath meanders through the cove, north to picturesque Mevagissey and south to pretty Gorran Haven then on towards the Roseland peninsula.
This is a wonderful area, with hidden coves and sandy beaches, fabulous Cornish gardens and coastal villages, where ancient terraces of fishermen's cottages mix with old smugglers pubs, award-winning restaurants, art galleries and eclectic shops. Portmellon is a tiny cove with houses dotted around the surrounding hills. With just the beach and a traditional pub it's a pretty sleepy spot, but a short (hilly!) walk brings you to bustling Mevagissey, an ancient harbour where fishermen still unload their catches on the quayside and offer boat trips to visitors. The narrow streets are lined with cottages, cafes, ancient pubs and craft shops. There is a small beach in the harbour at low tide and a 'secret' beach at Polstreath, just outside the village, an adventurous walk down 200 steps, perfect for walking off the pasties and cream teas you won't be able to resist! Nearby Pentewan has half a mile of sandy beach, a couple of cafes and a popular pub, with a cycle path following the contours of the sheltered valley. The tiny harbour at Charlestown, with tall ships moored at the quayside, is now a favourite Poldark filming location. The inspirational Eden Project is also nearby, with an aerial zip wire sailing over the biomes (for those with strong nerves!). Sailing waters at Fowey beckon to yachtsmen, watersport lessons are offered at tiny Polkerris (home to Sam's on the Beach, a lovely bistro) and ferry trips potter along the coast.
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with bunk-beds
Bedroom 4 with twin beds
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Sitting-room with TV and DVD player
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 5 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds
Bedroom 6 with double bed (5'), dressing-room and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bathroom 2 with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Warning: Take care with children on the steps in the garden, some without handrails. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 4 cars and parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full oil-fired CH
The Old Railings is a spacious contemporary family house in Portmellon, just a mile from Mevagissey.
Beautiful Mevagissey harbour is just a mile away.
The big sitting-room has space for everyone to sit together and relax.
The kitchen-area has plenty of space for preparing big family meals.
The raised lawn area has views of the sea.
A big TV for family film nights.
Beautiful Ercol furniture adds a vintage mid-century vibe.
Relax with a glass of wine....you're on holiday!
Splashes of bright colour in the kitchen/dining-room give a very cheery feel.
The island unit is perfect for food prep.
A beautiful antique rug on the wall.
Cheeky red chandeliers hang over the dining-table.
The large landing provides another sitting-area and leads out to the sun-trap terrace.
The terrace outside the first floor landing, the perfect place for morning coffee and evening drinks.
Bedroom 6 on the first floor is the master bedroom, with en suite shower-room and separate dressing-room.
Bedroom 6 has a king-size (5') bed.
Bedroom 6 looks out to the rear terrace.
This spacious shower-room is en suite to Bedroom 6.
Bedroom 5 is on the first floor.
Bedroom 5 has 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds.
The family bathroom on the first floor.
The Old Railings has partial reversed accommodation with the living areas, two bedrooms and two bath/shower-rooms upstairs and four bedrooms with two bath/shower-rooms downstairs.
The Old Railings after which the house is named were salvaged locally by the owner.
The big ground floor hallway.
Bedroom 1 has a sitting-area.
Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor.
The sitting-area looks out over the front lawn.
Bedroom 2 has 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds.
Bedroom 2 has an en suite shower-room.
A big (double size) shower in the en suite.
Bedroom 3 has bunk-beds (full 3' mattresses).
The bunk-room is at the rear of the house, nice and quiet for children.
Bedroom 4 has twin (3') beds.
Bedroom 4 is at the back of the house.
The family bathroom on the ground floor.
Heligan Gardens is just a couple of miles away.