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BBC2 – This Fishing Life

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BBC2 – This Fishing Life

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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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3 weeks ago · · Comments Off on 2020 Welcome

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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8 months ago · · Comments Off on Luxury Holiday home sleeps 8

Luxury Holiday home sleeps 8

Skysail is a luxury level contemporary Cornish holiday home which sleeps up to 8 people. It gives you the space for people to do their own thing, a separate games room with table tennis, 3 patios and a large lawned garden with BBQ.

It comes with the most stunning sea views, Egyptian cotton linen and all modern comforts.

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8 months ago · · Comments Off on Visit England Five Star Gold 2019/20 for Holiday Homes in Cornwall

Visit England Five Star Gold 2019/20 for Holiday Homes in Cornwall

Skysail Mevagissey,  review letter from Visit England, we really couldn’t wish for better!!! and to get our Five Star Gold! again this year.

“Skysail presents to a high standard. The property continues to achieve the Five Star Self Catering quality rating and sits comfortably within the overall grading with the appropriate sectional consistency scores. Of particular note is the quality of housekeeping which once again achieves a score of 100%.

Skysail – Visit England 5 Star Gold Self Catering 2019 for Holiday Homes in Cornwall

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