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Puffin Burrow

Portmellon, near Mevagissey, Cornwall
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 1
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

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

Just 50 yards from a sandy beach on the water’s edge, with an uninterrupted view of Portmellon Cove, this sheltered, south-facing and cosy 18th-century cottage (right hand, white cottage below balcony in photograph) enjoys a suntrap setting above the water. The coastal road winds through the quiet port of Portmellon, and Puffin Burrow is only 50 yards from the local inn and within walking distance of the delightful harbour, restaurants and pubs of Mevagissey. The legendary Lost Gardens of Heligan are 2 miles away. Ideally situated for the Eden Project. Fishing is also available nearby. Shops ½ mile.

Cosy living/dining room with electric ‘coal-effect’ fire. Open-plan kitchen. First floor: Twin bedroom with sea view and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shared terrace for al fresco dining.

  • Electricity ‘coal-effect’ fire included
  • Electricity, NSH, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • TV/DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Shared terrace, waterfront patio with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Roadside parking 50 yards
  • High water mooring
  • No smoking
  • Unsuitable for the infirm
  • NB: Steep steps leading to shared waterfront patio

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  • Barbecue
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Stairgate
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/02/2019
    We nearly didn't attempt the 4hr journey down to Cornwall because of the heavy snowfall, but soooo glad we did. Puffin Burrow was in the most beautiful location. Watching the sun rise and set whilst lying in bed was quite an experience!. The cottage was very comfortable and cozy and everything that we hoped it would be. Let us know if it comes on the Market!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/11/2018
    Fantastic little cottage, small but cosy. Perfect for someone travelling alone or a couple. Stunning location in Portmellon cove with great views of the cove and out to see. Cottage has everything you need. Only thing is lack of wifi, but it obviously wouldn’t stop me staying here. I’m certain I will be back again on one of many return trips to Portmellon.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2018
    Fantastic little cottage with stunning sea views. Would visit again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2018
    This was the most amazing cottage, it was clean, comfortable, well stocked, it was tricky driving through Mevagissy so if you are less confident take the long way round, there is a pay and display carpark nearby, ( no 'onsite' parking), this was less than a fiver for a 24 hour period. The views alone were worth saying in all day for, but if you want to go out there are plenty of lovely places to visit.

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2018
    Location and views were lovely. The cottage very much needs updating and the standard of cleaning needs to be better.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2018
    A good restful holiday

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/05/2018
    been 2 times would go again

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/04/2018
    What a stunning location for a cosy holiday cottage. We sat in the spring sunshine watching seals in the bay whilst enjoying a glass of wine! We swam off the rocks below the cottage in clear blue water and had many wonderful cliff top walks around the beautiful coast.

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