Puffin Burrow, Portmellon, near Mevagissey
View to sea from lower terrace  | Puffin Burrow, Portmellon, near Mevagissey
  • Cottage
  • Portmellon, near Mevagissey
  • GWH

Puffin Burrow


out of 10

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

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Pub within 1 mile
Coast within 1 mile
Perched right on the cliff top with fantastic sea views and a sandy beach just 50 yards away, historic Puffin Burrow is an ideal seaside retreat for two.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With electric wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player and Amazon Echo Dot.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric retro range cooker, microwave, Gorenje retro Voltswagen fridge/freezer, Nespresso coffee machine and washing machine.
First Floor:
With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request)and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Patio with garden furniture. Lower waterfront terrace (shared with cottage next door). On road parking, 50 yards away. High water mooring. No smoking. Please note: There are steep steps leading to the waterfront terrace which are unsuitable for the less mobile.

Puffin Burrow is a charming, historic, romantic couples retreat by the edge of the beautiful cove, in the traditional Cornish village of Portmellon.
There are wonderful sea views stretching out across pretty Chapel Point from the bedroom, living room, patio and lower terrace. Owned by an interior designer and an artist this 18th century traditional Fishermans cottage has been sensitively modernised whilst retaining its period character. With the glorious Cornish sea air and tranquil sounds of waves lapping just outside, Puffin Burrow offers a relaxing and calming escape to reinvigorate the soul.
The cottage is on the South West Coastal Path with great walks in both directions. Garden enthusiasts will appreciate the close proximity of the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Others will love relaxing on the patio watching the day go by.
Portmellon is a quiet attractive cove surrounding a sandy beach. 50 yards from Puffin Burrow there is a traditional old smugglers pub serving local ales. There are kayak and paddle board hire facilities and an outside café in the summer months. Portmellon is a short walk away from the pretty harbour of Mevagissey with its quaint cottages around the fishing harbour supporting a great variety of pubs, shops and restaurants.


  • Customers' Choice 2022, 2021


All Ensuite


Coastal Within 1 Mile

Cot Available

Customers' Choice

Fishing Nearby

Garden or Patio

Highchair Available

Pets Allowed

Pub Within 1 Mile

Sea View


Washing Machine



Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-road

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 16 reviews


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Overall rating



  • Canterbury Kent

  • Couple


out of 10

We loved everything about Puffin Burrow, warm and cosy and sea views were great, listening to the waves at night was very relaxing. Bed very comfortable. Watching the different kinds of birds along the rocks and sea shore.. Thank you Danny and Wendy.

7 Nov 2022


  • Tring

  • Couple


out of 10

Beautiful cottage in an amazing location. Lovely and clean with a comfy bed.

20 Sep 2022


  • Berkhamsted

  • Couple


out of 10

Hearing the sea every night was amazing. Wonderful little cottage in an a great location. We loved it.

9 Sep 2022

Customer reviews