- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Broadband / WiFi
Featured in BBC-TV's Fisherman's Apprentice, Cadgwith is one of the most mesmerising fishing/artist villages in an area of outstanding beauty. A few yards from the sea, the village and coastal path, Mengarth is a substantial detached house that is hard to resist. This is a place for all who love the smell of sea air, fresh fish from the boat, rock pool expeditions, cliff top rambles, sea shanties, time with family and friends and good food and beer at the 300 year old smugglers' inn. Cadgwith could not be lovelier; it is the destination to slowdown and unwind, where modern world stresses are shut out. Centuries-old cottages, mostly thatch, spill from the valley down to the shore and small fishing boats launch from the shingle beach as they have been for generations. There is a separate sandy beach for sunbathing and swimming and nearby Kynance Cove, rated as one of the best beaches in the world by the National Trust. Cadgwith is a little village with a big social calendar; gig racing, a regatta, summer barbecues and live music feature through the year. It is also a great launch pad for sailing on the Helford, golfing at Mullion's coastal course and the gardens at Trebah and Glendurgan are simply stunning and Rick Stein's seafood restaurant at nearby Porthleven is epicurean heaven.
Set into the hillside and back from the road, Mengarth commands an outstanding position. Once you arrive you do not need to get back in to the car. Inside find spacious dimensions, slate flagstones, wood flooring, wood burner, books, artistic touches, jacuzzi bath and sauna for post cliff top rambles. There is something about the relaxed mood at Mengarth that is so appealing: a real home. Reverse level to appreciate the sea views from the large sitting room and the patio while the outlook from the steep terraced garden is unbeatable (take care on the steps). There are three bathrooms, all modern and spotless, and four bedrooms offering flexible accommodation.
Reverse level over two floors. Four bedrooms. 1 x ground floor double. 1 x twin with en-suite shower room with basin and WC. 1 x twin (zip and link to 6' double on request). 1 x first floor king size double bedroom. Ground floor shower room with basin, WC and sauna. First floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. First floor sitting room with wood burner. Kitchen. Dining hall.
Central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher. sauna, TV with freeview, WiFi, DVD. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot available. Garden with furniture. Off road parking for two cars. Two pets welcome at £25 each per week. Sorry no smoking. Shop and pub 5 minute walk. Coast 5 minute walk
About the location
Helston 11 miles ; Lizard 3 miles ; Coverack 8 miles.
A traditional fishing village on the tip of the Lizard Peninsula, Cadgwith is unspoilt and timeless. Quintessentially Cornish, its narrow streets are lined with former pilchard cellars, higgledy piggledy whitewashed cottages and charming smugglers’ inns. Time here is spent walking the coastal footpath, building sandcastles on the beach and fishing the waters for mackerel. The village is home to a small number of shops including a gift shop, craft shop and a fishmonger’s where you buy delicious crab sandwiches. It also has a lively events calendar, with weekly sea-shanty nights, summer barbecues, a regatta and a fortnightly fishing competition. The market town of Helston is around 20 minutes away by car; here you will find an excellent farmers’ market on the first Saturday of the month – a great place to pick up some local produce for your stay.