Polkirt Hill Mevagissey Cornwall PL26 6UX
Lovely holiday Review 31/7 – 6/8/2020

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Lovely holiday Review 31/7 – 6/8/2020

Mr. Richard. L.  Group of 5

  1. Cleanliness Rating – Excellent
  2. Did you find the welcome pack useful – Very much so
  3. Overall rating – Excellent
  4. Comments: The view is incredible. I enjoyed sitting, watching the sea enjoying my breakfast cup of tea it was so relaxing.  The open plan upstairs is beautiful and spacious.  We enjoyed walks around the headland to local villages. The walk down and up from Mevagissey was easier than it looks, but booking restaurants is essential.  We spent a couple of days in Portmellon kayaking and paddle-boarding, it was lovely, but not very big and no good spaces / seats for people to wait if not doing the sea sports.

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Covid-19 Latest & update July 2020

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Covid-19 Latest & update July 2020

Dear Guests,

Skysail will is looking forward to welcoming you.    Visit Cornwall has an on-going updated list of attractions that are open and will tell you how to book, mostly on-line and with timed entry.

We are giving you a welcome pack that contains all your consumables, this limits contact with the items in the house to just one person.  This will be ready for you for your arrival.  We also are supplying sanitizer alcohol gel at the entrance.  We will monitor you via track and trace according to guidlines and our cleaners are giving us an enhance cleaning regime for Covid-19.  We have a symptom checker at the house and guidelines to follow in case you are worried about any symptoms.

Mevagissey is coping well and restaurants are offering meals and takeaways and some additional lovely fayre is being offered as the entrepreneurship of the shops is ensuring that you can buy local.  Moores offer just about every type of fresh item from veg, cream, fruit, cakes, butter, meat and much more including many deli items. The Post office caters for all your general needs including magazines and newspapers, there is the bakery and the pasta shop to name but a few.   All the shops are located right in the middle of Mevagissey.   Lobbs farm shop, typical fresh produce but fantastic meat, is at the entrance to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and you can go there without visiting the gardens if you wish.

Building work has resumed next door just 6 weeks ago out of the blue with no prior notice, however the house has no direct overlooking windows except for the dining room and so we hope you will not be disturbed.

I hope you are keeping well and safe and we are very much looking forward to seeing you.


Take a look at the harbour from the Mevagissey harbour webcam here

Kind regards,

Laura Wood

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Skysail Sauna

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Skysail Sauna

Skysail is delighted to announce the new addition of a traditional Nordic Sauna for 2020 for its guests to enjoy.

The Sauna will be strictly for adults and designated towels and sauna robes will be provided.

Relax,   Enjoy!

Due to Covid-19 we apologise the sauna will not be available until further notice.  This information will be updated if the situation changes.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

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BBC2 – This Fishing Life

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BBC2 – This Fishing Life

Fishing boats

The first episode of a six part series on BB2 -“This Fishing Life” was focused on Mevagissey – one of the few remaining working fishing villages in Cornwall. Some of  the programme which was filmed in 2018 during devastating storms nicknamed the Beast from the East, viewers were introduced to Jack West, 26, whose family had spent thousands on refitting a boat.

A synopsis for the hour-long show stated: “Whilst other fishing communities are feeling the pinch, Mevagissey on Cornwall’s south coast bucks the trend, with 74 working boats in the harbour. Protected from the prevailing winds, with fish stocks that are beginning to return, and with boats being handed down from father to son, Meva is blessed.

“Fishing is in the blood here – for more than 250 years the men of Meva have followed their fathers to sea, eager to honour the family traditions. Now the next generation of ambitious young skippers are ready to make a go of it.

“Jack West fished with his dad growing up, and the family have decided the time is right to invest in Jack. Having spent thousands on the Anne Louise, the pressure is on to get out to sea and start earning some money.

“The Galwady Mor is owned by one of Mevagissey’s most successful fishing families, the Blameys. 27-year-old Chris is the fourth generation to go to sea. This year he takes over the responsibility of skippering the Galwady from his father Peter. The passing down of a lifetime’s knowledge is priceless, but Chris knows he will face different challenges to his dad. Whilst fish stocks are returning to Meva, there is not the abundance there once was.

“Mevagissey is a village built on fish – pilchards in particular.

The Fishermen’s Mission. Skysail supports the Fishermen’s Mission.  Skysail is keen to give something back to the Fishing Community.  If anyone would like a painting commission I give all the proceeds (framing not included) to The Fishermen’s Mission.  Please contact me for a quote. I prefer abstract, but will tackle watercolour, oils and mixed media, any size.  I am happy to show you examples of my work.   Please visit me on instagram. Laura Wood Art

Laura Wood Art

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“Poldark” and “Bad Education” films at Mevagissey

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“Poldark” and “Bad Education” films at Mevagissey

Cornwall was the main location for the remake of Winston Graham’s Poldark with Aidan Turner in the title role then followed the new film version of Bad Education a film for TV.

The Bad Education Movie sees comedian Jack Whitehall back in the role of Alfie Wickers, “the worst teacher ever to grace the British education system”.

The 26-year old is joined by the rest of the show’s cast, including Sarah Solemani, Mathew Horne and Harry Enfield.  The village and harbour shops and locations have been used in many of the scenes and given the locals a lot of interest and amusement! Here you can see them filiming on the quayside.

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2020 Welcome

Getting ready for 2020 at Skysail.  We are getting ready to welcome our guests for 2020 so its perfect just for you!  We take great care to make sure you feel welcome and at home and that the same high standard is maintained all year round.  We have updated and refreshed and included some new additions for your comfort.  We pride ourselves to make sure of the little things that make your holiday special.   One thing that doesn’t change is the amazing sea view!

New restaurants in the village are doing well including the Mevagissey Spice, and  Number 5 which contribute to the array and choice of eateries available.  Mevagissey is so lucky to have a bakery, veg shop, general store, and pasty shop amidst the pretty village centre off the harbour.

In addition Lobbs Farm Shop is so good for its own lamb and its amazing butchers and farm shop and is so close at the entrance to the Lost Gardens of Helegan.lobbs farm shop

Mevagissey has seen some harsh winter weather with the fishing vessels braving the seas just the same. Amazing.

Lots of lovely  fresh fish is still available from the fish stall at the side of the harbour wall.

Looking forward to welcoming you.

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“….thank you for our lovely holiday.” Aug 2019

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“….thank you for our lovely holiday.” Aug 2019

Dear Laura,

I want, rather belatedly, to thank you for our lovely holiday in Mevagissey, 9th to 16th Aug.  Skysail fulfilled ours needs and more. The family enjoyed themselves despite disappointing weather on a couple of days.

The house and facilities were superb. We loved Mevagissey.

We would definitively consider coming again.

Thank you for everything   A.B.

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Review June 2019…amazing property

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Review June 2019…amazing property

Great location amazing property.  Had a perfect family week here. Really enjoyed chilling and dining on the terrace overlooking the sea.

The Buzzard family.  Hants.

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