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Looking out from the cottage
Polkirt Forge
living room with lovely sea views
living room
Main bedroom with sea and harbour views
Principal bedroom
Bedroom 2 - King size double or two small singles
Dining / TV room
Our new bathroom (2016)
Our new bathroom (2016)
'Rain' shower
small secluded courtyard
Views across the harbour
Looking down Polkirt Hill
Built on the site of the original Forge in Mevagissey
Looking out  towards the lighthouse from the living toom
Down the steps in front of the cottage - 'our' small beach - at least when the tide is out
Polkirt Hill just up from the cottage
Mevagissey
By the harbour
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Mevagissey, Cornwall, England

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Lisa S
Mevagissey, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect stay in a beautiful location !”
Reviewed July 29, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Cottage exceed any expectations of myself / husband and children aged 11/16yrs . Cottage is equipped with everything you could possible need and more for any family of any age ! Clean and comfortable , beautiful views .lots of very nice places to eat within Mevagissey itself , and coastal walks . Highly recommend to anyone and will we hopefully be returning ourselves too !!

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Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jul 29, 2015
Thanks from Carol and me for such a lovely review and we are delighted of course that the holiday was a success for you and your children. I hope you will book with us again in the future.
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Linda B
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Summer Holiday”
Reviewed July 19, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Lovely comfortable clean cottage. All essentials supplied. A few maintenance jobs needed doing but nothing major that needed us calling the housekeeper for. Was disappointed that the small patio area was untidy and had no idea that seagulls feet could make that much noise - from the nest on the roof!! Had a nice holiday and Mevagissey has some lovely restaurants

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Management Response
Jul 20, 2015
We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and liked the cottage. As you know from other reviews Sarah, Carol and I do our very best to ensure that guests find everything in the cottage in first class and clean condition. We also provide a feedback form for every visit so we can ensure standards are maintained and any issues promptly addressed. Mevagissey is fortunate to still have an active fishing community at its heart - Seagulls needless to say come as part of the package.
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Barbara F
Cerritos, California
Level 6 Contributor
619 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Fantastic, quirky and great fun!”
Reviewed June 30, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We stayed here for 2 weeks in June. It had been a dream to spend a few weeks in a Cornish fishing village. Mevagissey was perfect - enough facilities/activities, yet real people live here. The house is a block from the center of town, an easy walk downhill for restaurants, shops, and the harbor. It was immaculate and had everything you could think of. The rooms were large and comfortable. The kitchen had all sorts of appliances, including a washer/dryer and even an expresso machine. There was a small powder room downstairs and a very large bathroom upstairs with both a shower and a tub. The master bath and living room are both upstairs. The windows are double-glazed, so we slept like babies. From the living room, we had a dynamite view of the harbor and all the boats coming and going. It was close to the beach, just a flight of stairs, and to some good walks over the hills as well. It is on a hill on a street that is 2-way, but only 1 lane wide. We got used to looking outside before stepping into the street. Parking is included down on the wharf - a little intimidating the 1st time, but people were friendly and helpful and the walk wasn't too far. The area is centrally located to many gardens and manor homes in Cornwall. Barry provided excellent directions and instructions and was a great communicator! There was a key safe on the door so access was easy. There were a pile of brochures for all sorts of attractions as well as clear directions to operate the appliances. Sara, the housekeeper, came in after the 1st week to clean and was very responsive and helpful. She left us milk, cookies, jam, coffee, tea and sugar. Internet was fast throughout the whole house and TV was good - beyond the basics. There were just 2 of us, but there is another large bedroom. And there were games, a high chair and beach stuff. There was even a complete picnic basket. We have stayed in self-catering places all over, and this was just the best experience, a place we would like to visit again

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Liked best: Location and spaciousness
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jul 8, 2015
You travelled a long way so we are pleased that you had such a great stay at "The Forge". Thank you for such a nice review. Barry and Carol
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Gail Y
Hobart, Australia
1 review
“Lovingly restored, well equipped, comfortable cottage in superb position.”
Reviewed June 9, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We will return to Folkirk Forge. Lovely old town, beautifully renovated cottage, with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. Clean and fresh, great views, comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen. What more could you want?

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Jun 11, 2015
Thank you Gail for your lovely review. Carol and I are so pleased that both the cottage and Mevagissey lived up to your expectations. Yes, do come again - further cottage improvements due this winter! B&C
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Gingerb0r...
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The perfect Cornwall cottage”
Reviewed April 26, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Staying at Polkirt Forge was one of the highlights of our trip to the UK. It's a lovely little cottage with absolutely everything you could ever need. We were extremely comfortable, and felt very welcome - from the biscuits and chocolates laid out for us on our arrival, to the helpful notes in the folder, which helped us plan our itinerary.

Mevagissey is picturesque without being overly touristy and a great base from which to explore Cornwall. There is lots to do nearby - including the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan - but pretty much everything is reachable for a day trip. For instance, we drove west one day and visited St Michael's Mount and the Minack Theatre, and then had dinner in St Ives before heading back. On the other hand, if you don't want to drive too far, you can still find heaps to do in and around Mevagissey.

Getting in and out of Mevagissey by car is slightly hair-raising because of the narrowness of the streets, but you will be fine if you take it slowly! Mevagissey has lots of places to eat - other people have mentioned the great fish and chips, and we also very much enjoyed Tea on the Quay for coffee, cakes and cream teas - all their produce seems to be locally sourced and their food is delicious!

Our one regret was that we weren't there for longer. Thoroughly recommend!

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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 4, 2015
Thank you for providing a lovely review. You travelled a long way to stay here so we are pleased that our cottage met your expectations and that you loved Mevagissey so much.
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Glen1976
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful, well stocked, well located cottage”
Reviewed April 18, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We stopped at Polkirt Forge cottage in Mevagissey and were blown away by how perfect it is.

Excellent communication with owner and Sarah the local cleaner prior to stay. We found the cottage with no problem following the excellent directions and parked for free using the parking permit.

The cottage was found in a world class state of cleanliness with a welcome pack including local info and info on using any of the included gadgets, and fresh milk with tea and coffee and some yummy Cornish biscuits (nice touch). We loved having a look round this charming cottage that was to be our home for the next 5 days. The decor all looked brand new and all the rooms were simply and stylishly furnished and decorated.

The town is within easy reach 2 mins down road and the harbour is 1 minute down the steps, the views, especially from upstairs are something we will never forget, they can become hypnotic though, watching the seagulls and all the boats coming and going from the charming harbour is really special!! My partner is an artist and loved sketching "Harbour Life" I think there will be some masterpieces appearing over the coming weeks!

The local pubs shops and restaurants are all easily reached in minutes and are all well worth a try! Our favourite restaurants were "Salamander" & "Roovrays" both serving excellent fresh local food at very reasonable prices. Try the take away fish and chips from "The Fountain Inn" the best chips ever with lovely fresh battered Cod. We took them back to the cottage to enjoy in comfort.

The little courtyard style garden was another great advantage. As was all the included gadgets, sound system for playing music off your smartphone, you view TV allowing all the catch up TV from last 7 days, excellent ILLY coffee machine, even washing machine, iron, kettle and all the usual things! The WIFI connection is super fast and there are loads of books DVDs maps guide books and leaflets and even games for the kids!

We can't recommend this place enough!!! There must be thousands of holiday rentals in Cornwall but I'm sure they would struggle to beat this in terms of beauty, location, equipment and cleanliness! We didn't want to leave! we can't wait to return to Polkirt Forge in Mevagissey

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 21, 2015
That's a lovely review, Carol and I are grateful for such kind words, it's always lovely to know when your guests have enjoyed their stay at Polkirt Forge. We will do our best to keep the standards high and we hope we will have the pleasure of your company again in the future.
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Wrenselli...
Piltdown, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful - comfortable, homely and central.”
Reviewed November 22, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

My family stayed for a short three night visit to catch up with grandchildren. It was a very pleasant experience and a wonderful introduction to Mevagissey.
The cottage has everything you could need plus more. It was a short walk into the village with the local shops and pubs and the views from the upstairs sitting room were lovely - especially at night.
We would definitely recommend to friends and family and hope to stay again in the future.

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Liked best: The sense of
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Other
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 24, 2014
Thank you for a lovely review of our cottage. Glad you enjoyed your short stay - and the views from the cottage, we love them too! Thanks for staying with us and we hope you will consider us again when you next visit Mevagissey.

Carol and Barry
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