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7 Nights See prices

  • £795  to  £1695

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Short Breaks

  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Kittiwake

Kittiwake’s fantastic location will elevate your self-catering holiday in Cornwall from great to outstanding. Not only is the cottage a mere five-minute walk from the beach, but it is also within walking distance of shops and friendly pubs like The Sharksfin and the Harbour Tavern. There is space for up to eight people to sleep in four bedrooms, so the cottage is ideal for large or extended families and groups of friends, and with exceptional views of the headland and ocean, Kittiwake puts you in the heart of a scene that attracts visitors not only year after year, but generation after generation.

Mevagissey is one of the most popular destinations in Cornwall but, despite the number of holidaymakers who visit here in the summer, it has not lost its unique village charm. Narrow lanes wind their way to the curious twin harbour which has served fishermen as far back as the early 1300s, with today’s boats returning with pilchards, scallops and mackerel that you can buy fresh from a local fishmonger to cook at the cottage or tuck into at one of the village’s pubs and restaurants. Mevagissey is a fantastic base from which to explore the Cornish coast as not only is there a wealth of shops and amenities, but there are also boat trips (a regular ferry runs during the summer to Fowey - a great way of seeing the coastline), art galleries, an interesting museum, and attractions such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden Project, Mevagissey Aquarium, Museum and Model Railway.

You can reach a sheltered cove by walking from the cottage and down some steps. Polstreath is a mix of sand and shingle and usually is fairly quiet, even on a sunny weekend in the summer. Other nearby beaches include the long sandy stretch at Pentewan, where you can surf, paddleboard and try a sea canoe as well as swim, and the charming Gorran Haven which is almost always calm and safe for swimming. The South West Coastal Path is outside the cottage, affording walkers with incredible views as well as leading them to a wealth of wonderful beaches, or hire a bike in nearby Pentewan and explore on two wheels instead of two feet.

Cornwall is a fantastic family-friendly destination at any time of the year, and from Kittiwake you can easily reach places like the Fowey, Falmouth, Bodmin, Penzance and Tintagel in around an hour’s drive, and Land’s End in about 90 minutes. In between these places are beautiful beaches, historic towns and friendly villages, miles of walking and cycling, and the opportunity to create treasured memories.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Malcolm Graham-Jones joined Independent Cottages in November 2018

Enquire online / Phone:

Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Cornwall)

Accommodation Comprises:

Kittiwake is a comfortable family cottage with a fresh blue and white decor that echoes the natural beauty of its surroundings. It is on a quiet residential street with little traffic, and is opposite the headland that overlooks the ocean.


  • A spacious living/dining room leads off the welcoming entrance hall, with comfortable seating for eight people. It is dual aspect and benefits from lots of natural light. Sit peacefully in front of the log burning stove and play board games, or enjoy a family film night thanks to the TV with a DVD player. The cottage also has WiFi.
  • The dining area has a table and eight chairs and is ideal for relaxed holiday meals with family and friends.
  • A well-fitted kitchen features a Range cooker with a five-ring gas hob and electric oven. There is ample space to store your food in the cupboards and the large fridge, with a separate freezer in the garage. There is also a dishwasher, and all the cooking equipment and utensils you need for a self-catering holiday.
  • Laundry facilities include a washing machine, iron and ironing board, as well as a separate utility room for hanging clothes.
  • One of the two double bedrooms is on the ground floor. It is dual aspect and overlooks the garden, featuring a double bed and a convenient sink as well as proper storage.
  • There is also a twin bedroom, furnished with two full-sized single beds, on the ground floor. This room also has good storage and a handbasin.
  • A family shower room features a raindrop shower, WC and handbasin.


  • Stairs lead to the upper level and the master bedroom which has a double bed, beautiful sea views, and a modern ensuite with raindrop shower, WC and handbasin.
  • The fourth bedroom is a third double room. As with the rest of the house, it is stylishly decorated in fresh white with accents of blue.
  • A spacious bathroom features a luxurious roll top bath with shower attachment, WC and handbasin.

Outside: Mature landscaped gardens are a stand-out feature of this property. The front is lawn with hedges for privacy and garden furniture so you can enjoy the sun. The rear of the property has been designed for socialising with a spacious deck, rattan furniture and a gas barbecue for lazy summer meals. There is off-street parking.

Additional Information: The cottage has WiFi and central heating throughout. All utilities, bed linen, hand towels and kitchen linen are included (please bring your own towels for the bathroom and beach), and the owner can also provide a travel cot and highchair if required - please ask when booking. Pets and smoking are not permitted at Kittiwake.

Kittiwake Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sun, 9th Jun 2024 - Sat, 22nd Jun 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: can be flexible with dates

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 6th Jul 2024 - Sat, 20th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: can be flexible with dates

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sun, 21st Jul 2024 - Sat, 7th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: can be flexible with dates

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sun, 8th Sep 2024 - Sat, 21st Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: can be flexible with dates

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sun, 22nd Sep 2024 - Sat, 14th Dec 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: can be flexible with dates

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (3 Double, 1 Twin)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Owner Area

Malcolm Graham-Jones
Member Since November 2018

Kittiwake Noticeboard

2024 dates are up for availability - we only book a few weeks each year as the house is used mainly as a family holiday home .Further details are available by contacting malcolm on 07975718146 or

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Kittiwake 18 Month Availability Calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 18th May 2024