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Exceptional property next to the beach, with wonderful views
Take in these views on your doorstep
Lounge, dining area with woodburner and unrivalled sea views
Thoughtfully designed living area
Breakfast with a view
Enjoy a morning coffee while taking in the beach activities
Woodburner, perfect for those cooler evenings
Cosy lounge area with access to sun room
Sit down to breakfast as a group
Well equipped kitchen with wine cooler
Range style cooker, perfect for the cooks amongst you
Breakfast room
Rustle up a family dinner
Sea views from the master king-size bedroom
Jack-and-Jill style en-suite shower room
Breakfast in bed....you are on holiday
Contemporary styled king-size bedroom with sea views
Twin bedroom
Wake up to these views
Twin bedroom
Bathroom accessed via a few steps down from the bedrooms
Sun room with access to enclosed garden
Outside wet room, perfect for sandy toes after a day at the beach
Enclosed garden with seating and BBQ
View towards the property over the bay
With the tide out the bay becomes a sandy beach, perfect for a day out
View towards the property across the bay
1 / 27  Exceptional property next to the beach, with wonderful views
2 / 27  Take in these views on your doorstep
3 / 27  Lounge, dining area with woodburner and unrivalled sea views
4 / 27  Thoughtfully designed living area
5 / 27  Breakfast with a view
6 / 27  Enjoy a morning coffee while taking in the beach activities
7 / 27  Woodburner, perfect for those cooler evenings
8 / 27  Cosy lounge area with access to sun room
9 / 27  Sit down to breakfast as a group
10 / 27  Well equipped kitchen with wine cooler
11 / 27  Range style cooker, perfect for the cooks amongst you
12 / 27  Breakfast room
13 / 27  Rustle up a family dinner
14 / 27  Sea views from the master king-size bedroom
15 / 27  Jack-and-Jill style en-suite shower room
16 / 27  Breakfast in bed....you are on holiday
17 / 27  Contemporary styled king-size bedroom with sea views
18 / 27  Twin bedroom
19 / 27  Wake up to these views
20 / 27  Twin bedroom
21 / 27  Bathroom accessed via a few steps down from the bedrooms
22 / 27  Sun room with access to enclosed garden
23 / 27  Outside wet room, perfect for sandy toes after a day at the beach
24 / 27  Enclosed garden with seating and BBQ
25 / 27  View towards the property over the bay
26 / 27  With the tide out the bay becomes a sandy beach, perfect for a day out
27 / 27  View towards the property across the bay

Sandy Cove

Portmellon, Cornwall
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful house in a quiet location, situated just 10 feet from a sandy beach
  • Uninterrupted views over the beach from the property
  • Featuring a wood burner to create a cosy retreat in all seasons
  • Enjoy an evening stroll along the beautiful harbour of Mevagissey
  • Ideally situated to explore the whole of South Cornwall
  • Family friendly with a range of nearby attractions
Property code: 48109

Looking out over the sparkling Portmellon waters, Sandy Cove offers a serene slice of Cornish heaven with plenty of sunsets to soak up during your stay. Minimal and modern, yet nautical in nature, this family home offers comfort in abundance - a welcoming return from your days exploring the nearby Cornish towns and villages. Tucked away in a peaceful bay, colourful bobbing boats and seagulls flocking the shore create a beautiful backdrop to enjoy with your morning coffee.

When the sun is shining high in the sky, open up the patio doors, breathe in the salty seaside air and dine alfresco. When the air turns a little cooler, snuggle up to the wood burner and retreat with only the sounds of logs crackling on the fire and the waves hitting the shore. Dressed in neutral tones with gorgeous blue hints throughout, this spacious escape provides a touch of fine living by the beach.

If you can pull yourself away from the golden sands on your doorstep, just a 1 mile drive away you'll find yourself in the heart of Mevagissey, a charming fishing port. Revel in tales of smuggling and sailors at Mevagissey's Museum, sip tea by the sea or simply take a seat on the water's edge and tuck into fish and chips. If you're feeling a little more adventurous, hop on the ferry to Fowey and continue your exploration there.

  • 4 bedrooms: 2 king-size and 2 twins
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 family bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Ground floor cloakroom with WC
  • External wet room - hot and cold - perfect for washing off after a day at the beach
  • Wood burner
  • Electric range oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, coffee machine and wine cooler
  • Smart TV in lounge and TV in all bedrooms
  • On-site parking for four cars (in stormy weather parking is at the pub, 50m from property)
  • Shop 1 mile, beach and pub walking distance
  • Property upgraded January 2022
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Joanne Barraclough

This property is personally managed by Joanne.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jonathan 22nd December 2023

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Amazing cottage that we have returned to every year before Christmas since 2019 - it feels like a home away from home. This year we spent Christmas at Sandy Cove with family from South Africa and had a wonderful time.

Reviewed by Lesley 28th October 2023

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Great location for walks along coastal path and Mevagissey. End of the season so local pubs weren't always open. Very comfy and well equipped for all needs.

Reviewed by Jill 14th October 2023

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Amazing time thank you

Reviewed by Richard 7th October 2023

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All you need

Reviewed by David 30th September 2023

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Reviewed by Michelle 23rd September 2023

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Stunning!!! I just loved everything about this holiday home! It was beautifully clean and nice and warm and comfortable. It had an excellent stock of crockery, cutlery and glasses. The kitchen is definitely well equipped. We loved sitting at the big dining table looking out to sea! The views from the front of the house are just mesmerising!! We lovRead moreed the outdoor shower for the dogs. Also appreciated the EV charger. The walk in to Mevagissey is 0.7 miles.. Lots of walks from the doorstep. Fab! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 16th September 2023

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Reviewed by Judith 9th September 2023

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We had a fabulous holiday at Sandy Cove, we were very lucky with the weather, which made a huge difference. 4 couples ranging in age from 29 to 71. The house itself is lovely. We found some lovely walks on the doorstep, enjoyed swimming in the sea right opposite the house. Enjoyed Indian, Chinese and fish and chip takeaways from local places (Fish Read moreand Chips from Gorran Haven were amazing). Had a bbq in the garden one night and also had a lovely evening meal at 'The Sharksfin' in Mevagissey. Hide

Reviewed by Surinder 2nd September 2023

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Just had a fabulous week staying in the cottage.superb weather and the location right on the seafront is fantastic. Never tired from looking out to sea each day. A lot of thought has gone into the fittings and furnishings making our stay really comfortable. Easy walk into Mevagissey. Highlights of the week - daily swims right in front of the house.Read more Delicious pasties from the Shack close by. Will definitely book again. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 26th August 2023

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Best holiday property in the world!! Sleeps 8 comfortably. Very well equipped kitchen. Location is just perfect.

Reviewed by Sylvia 8th July 2023

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Sandy Cove is a comfortable, well appointed and welcoming house, and its location, so close to the beach makes it so easy with children as well as being safe for all. We took our paddle boards and kayaks with us and paddled out to chaple point and saw 6 seals.

Reviewed by Tracy 1st July 2023

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Absolutely lovely house!! Beds extremely comfortable as were the sofas. Well equipped, roomy and in a perfect location. Lots of lovely walks from the house and little cove was perfect! Was wonderful to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of the sea! Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Ben 24th June 2023

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Great facilities, accurately described. The bay is great for swimming in.

Reviewed by Paula 13th May 2023

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Reviewed by Martin 6th May 2023

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The location of the cottage is amazing, just across the narrow road from the beach. The views of the bay were beautiful, and the sunrise over the sea was amazing. Plenty of space, comfy furniture, well equipped and very relaxing.

Reviewed by Laurence 29th April 2023

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Lovely accommodation. Plenty of room for 7 adults and 2 dogs. Lovely pub just over the road, which we frequented on a couple of occasions Just a short walk into Mevagissey which also has a number of shops and hostelries which offer all types of food. A number of lovely local walks. We particularly enjoyed our walk upto Chapel Point and a couple of Read morehours on the beach there. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 25th March 2023

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This is a fabulous cottage. Perfect for families and dogs. Views to die for. Located with good access to all of Cornwall. Lovely to see our dogs on the beach and the odd friendly seal. Sad to leave such a special place thankfully the memories remain. Just close your eyes, put wave sounds on Spotify and you can imagine being back at wonderful Sandy Read moreCove. Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 18th March 2023

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Reviewed by Louise 11th March 2023

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This was our second time staying at Sandy Cove and we loved it. So much so that in a spontaneous moment we extended our stay for an extra week! We know the area well having visited multiple times and it is in the perfect spot. Relax and watch the waves or explore the beautiful local spots or further afield. Property is extremely clean and comfortabRead morele, it felt like home. It's stocked with everything you could possibly need. We did not want to leave!!!! Hide

Reviewed by Carmen 23rd December 2022

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Home from home with a stunning outlook!!

Reviewed by Jonathan 10th December 2022

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Amazing comfortable house in the perfect location. Home away from home.

Reviewed by Simeon 3rd December 2022

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Just beautiful. You couldn't find a more perfect stay. And the fact it was dressed for Christmas was a lovely touch.

Reviewed by Rhiannon 5th November 2022

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Wow what an amazing place to stay! The sea crashing over the road towards the house was very dramatic and exciting to watch. Loved sitting by the windows watching the people wild swimming in the sea! Everyone was so friendly. Plenty of lovely dog walks. We loved the chapel point walk as it was pretty quiet for the dog. Amazing time relaxing and recRead moreharging our batteries. Thank you for the great memories made. Would love to come back some day. Hide

Reviewed by Georgina 29th October 2022

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Reviewed by Gyles 22nd October 2022

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Reviewed by Hannah 15th October 2022

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Absolutely fabulous stay in Sandy Cove this half term. The house is well equipped & spacious for 2 families. The beds were comfortable & the sea views are stunning. Being on the beach was just great & when the tide came in we could watch the waves come in to the road. Pub opposite is always a bonus, as is the wine fridge! Plenty to do locally lots Read moreof walks, places to visit without going to far. Will definitely return. Book it you won't regret it! Hide

Reviewed by Nick 8th October 2022

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Amazing location, well kitted out and clean and tidy. Very happy with our stay

Reviewed by Iain 4th October 2022

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Great property in a fantastic location. Lots of space and very comfortable. Will return.

Reviewed by karen 1st October 2022

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Amazing location we chose to celebrate my Daddy's 90th birthday His request was to sit with a cider watching the sea and this house performed magnificently. Clean, comfortable, welcoming pub a moment away ample parking and 4 double bedrooms Only wish we could have stayed longer for more exploring Excellent space for multigenerational family plus thRead moree dog xx Hide

Reviewed by Sue 24th September 2022

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Reviewed by Katrina 17th September 2022

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Beautiful cottage. Great location - out of breath by the time we walked up the hill to Mevagissy but the view was worth it. So lovely to wake up to the sound of the sea. Would Definitely visit again x

Reviewed by Jackie 10th September 2022

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I book this property up in 2021. When you see the property for real with your family and all say how fabulous, views and accommodation brilliant.

Reviewed by Rosalyn 3rd September 2022

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A picturesque setting I and a house which is comfortable , well equipped and very suitably located for coastal walks and visits to Local ports ,harbours and visitor attractions. Great for wild swimming!

Reviewed by Susan 27th August 2022

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The greatest holiday location I know. Sandy Cove is clean, comfortable and very well equipped.

Reviewed by Marcia 6th August 2022

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Reviewed by Martin 30th July 2022

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A lovely house for a family seaside holiday. Outside is a big walled courtyard where we could store a boat, kayaks and paddleboards, all of which we could launch into the bay right across the road. A great base to explore the coast and visit quiet beaches from Mevagissey to Gorran Haven by sea. Friendly local people and a nice pub across the road. Read moreNice walk to Mevagissey for shops and eating out. Facilities good (apart from problem with the fridge - hence "poor" rating for "Equipment"). Hide

Reviewed by Paul 25th June 2022

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Our second visit in two years and we feel very at home in the comfortable surroundings during our two week stay. The neighbours are wonderful and we cant wait to return next year. Unfortunately we are going to have to miss the Monday night pub quiz until next June.

Reviewed by Debbie 11th June 2022

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A perfect beach holiday in a safe environment.

Reviewed by Peter 21st May 2022

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Location and views are the best we've seen, the roads are a bit narrow, but that's not unusual in Cornwall. The house is well equipped, and the dogs loved it, and swimming in the sea in the morning. Locals were friendly and pub welcoming. The Shack great for a coffee and snacks. They also rent paddle boards and kyaks.

Reviewed by Yvonne 30th April 2022

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Sandy Cove was very comfortable & had everything you could possibly need, its very spacious but also cosy, we felt very much at home. The location was stunning with sea views, we had a morning swim every day & found the locals really friendly, made good use of the paddle & snack shack just over the road.

Reviewed by Lynne 23rd April 2022

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Fabulous location with lovely sea views to wake up to every morning. The property has everything you need and more. It was very clean and comfortable with tvs in all of the bedrooms. The garden is a perfect space with a small lawn and good sized patio and is very secure for dogs. There is a little shack in the pub car park which sells a few basics Read moreand also coffee and cakes which is useful as the nearest shop is in Mevagissey. Unfortunately the pub wasnt serving food when we stayed Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 26th March 2022

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Just an awesome place cannot recommend highly enough. Views to die for and comfy property.

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Exceptional property next to the beach, with wonderful views
Take in these views on your doorstep
Lounge, dining area with woodburner and unrivalled sea views
Thoughtfully designed living area
Breakfast with a view
Enjoy a morning coffee while taking in the beach activities
Woodburner, perfect for those cooler evenings
Cosy lounge area with access to sun room
Sit down to breakfast as a group
Well equipped kitchen with wine cooler
Range style cooker, perfect for the cooks amongst you
Show 15 moreBreakfast room

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