The Sea Hoss is a charmingly historical old fish cellars and net lofts in the picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey.Built from the timbers of an ancient shipwreck washed up on a Cornish beach in the 17th century and perched on the harbour wall with frontline sea views, the house is an iconic part of the village's history. After undergoing a complete renovation in 2014 this graceful old lady is now a luxury cottage available for short breaks and holidays. After living in Cornwall for over 20 years and our son leaving home, we are now working overseas for a few years and decided to holiday let the SeaHoss for it's upkeep and to keep it loved and treasured while we are away.
The sea views from every window are breathtaking and there are wonderful coastal walks and beaches from the doorstep, all amenities of the village with seafront restaurants, art galleries and craft shops are a couple of minutes walk and it is perfectly located to explore the rest of Cornwall.
The SeaHoss is built into the cliff on Mevagissey Harbour, and although over 3 floors, there are doors onto the coast path at both ground floor and first floor level.
Walking through the front door into what was the entrance to the old pilchard smoking fireplace the door opens onto the Morning Room, furnished in faded leather sofas and wing back chairs with soft hide rugs and throws, it is the perfect place to relax with the morning papers, read a book or write post cards home. Sitting in the leather chesterfield is the perfect spot to watch the activies on the harbour and out to sea so we cant guarantee that book will get read! Guests will find maps for planning adventures in the antique bureau and a wonderful old nautical antiques such as the brass ships compass from a local vessel. We provide an ipad for our guests use and have added tourist information and there is a wireless sound system with premium Spotify to make your own playlist and relax to your favourite music.
Leading from the Morning Room is the comfortable and cosy sitting room, with large squashy sofas, tv and great harbour views. The wall lights in this room are salvage from the SS France. Once home to the most exclusive French restaurant in the world in it's heyday, the likes of Cary Grant and Hollywood stars were frequent guests.The floor boards throughout the house are reclaimed and over 300 years old.
There is also a walk in rain shower style wet room on this floor above what used to be the pilchard smoke house, luxuriously fitted with slate and porcelain tiles and allergy friendly infra red heating which makes the floor feel like it is heated. The Rainshower room can be seen below in an old photo from the 1800's
An antique spiral staircase winds down to the galley kitchen with porcelain floors and incredible harbour views. The galley is heated with allergy friendly infra red for the cooler months which also heats the floors. The kitchen is contemporary with all modern conveniences, a coffee machine, electric Aga range and cool slate worktops. At one end a driftwood dining table is just the perfect height to watch the water. The dining area once housed the pilchard press where oil for the street lighting of the village was collected and the oak barrel is now showcased beneath a glass floor. The old pilchard press holes are lit with candles and the was is curved where the hogshead barrel once stood.
A wooden staircase leads from the Morning Room to the top floor. Here you will find 2 good size bedrooms, both with wonderful harbour views. Lie in bed and watch the fishing boats come in and the sailing boats go out. The master bedroom has a super comfortable 6ft double and the second bedroom has either a kingsize or 2 x 2'5" singles. Just a step up from the bedroom is an extremely sweet bathroom with a pretty slipper bath over looking the sea, perfect for relaxing with bubbles and reminiscing the days adventures.
HOME TRUTHS - What you need to know!
Accessibility: Although the house has been totally renovated it is over 300 years old and Grade 2 listed. The floors are uneven, the ceilings, although not very low, have beams and the staircases are narrow. The antique spiral in particular may cause problems for those with limited mobility and we would ask that nothing large or heavy is carried on the staircase and that no lose fitting socks or slippers are worn. Luggage can be taken out through the main door. We are unable to accept children under the age of 8 except babes in arms. Parents with babes in arms may find it awkward on the staircase and we advise caution and take no responsibility.
Phone signal: - 02 and EE both seem to work ok although some of the other networks have a low coverage in the whole of Cornwall, if this is important to you please check with your provider. An ipad is provided for guests use. Skype or whatsapp is easy to use as we have high speed internet.
Wi -Fi: There is free high speed internet throughout the house.
Parking: - Due to the location on the harbour front there is no parking onsite. It is possible to take a car almost to the property to load luggage and parking is complimentary on a nearby car park. Please note, however, that there is a 50-60m walk along the coast path to the house with any luggage.