Do you crave for something quintessentially British? Fancy experiencing true Cornish hospitality and way of life?
Then head on down to Mevagissey for a weekend break and stay in one of the numerous hotels and Bed and Breakfasts that can be found here.
Mevagissey is a traditional Cornish fishing village and was once the Pilchard Fishing centre of the Cornwall. Today there are still many boats operating from Mevagissey Harbour and in Season you can hire a rid in one of the boats for a spot of Mackerel Fishing or take a ferry over to Fowey.
The first thing you need to decide is how good are your driving skills when entering Mevagissey? Because the streets are quaint and winding but normally quite busy of pedestrians, so you can choose to negotiate this and park on the harbour wall or for the less brave park slightly on the outskirts of the town where parking is plenty and not quite as stressful to get there.
I have done both and there is something special about staying overnight fishing and then waking up
in your vehicle to a dawns Sun over the harbour.
Without doubt Mevagissey is small and extremely picturesque but it also delivers when it comes to eating out. You seriously will not get fresher Seafood served in the local restaurants than you will here in “Mevva”. There is a great choice from traditional fish and chips (and of course pasties) through to international Michelin Star standard cuisine served by local chefs with local produce…it’s a gastronomic delight.
But where would you stay in Mevagissey ? I have stayed in many of the thirty Hotels, Guesthouses and B and B’s in Mevagissey and I have felt very welcome in all of them. But my favourite without doubt is the Ship Inn, Mevagissey and here’s why! It is a traditional Cornish Pub with great food and bar staff and a great selection of local beers. Then when I come out of the pub after my hearty English Breakfast, I am right in the central (Fore Street) of Mevagissey.
So I can leave my car parked up for my entire stay and enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the Harbour, watch the Fishermen landing their catch and much more.
Then when I get bored (which I really don’t) I take a stroll along the coast to Pentewan Sands (one of the best beaches in the area). Then for those that need any more than this most idyllic break you can venture a few miles down the road to experience The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project , which will probably deserve their own mention later.
So if you fancy Christmas in a traditional fishing village, snuggled up and around the open fire, drinking Mulled Wine and some local Real Ale…booking a hotel in Mevagissey could be the way forward for you!