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The Old Bank House
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The Old Bank House

Enjoy the delights of a luxury holiday cottage in this Grade II listed restored building in the heart of Mevagissey, in Cornwall a short stroll to the harbour-side of this picturesque Cornish fishing village.

The Old Bank House offers six bedrooms and four bathrooms as well as balconies, across its three floors.

Every space of the cottage has been carefully fitted with décor and modern appliances to make guests feel at home, even a little spoilt. Enjoy meals in the exquisite dining room, with its parquet flooring, panelled walls and glazed ceiling, or take tea in the paved terrace, which has a BBQ. Varied cuisine is also on offer just a short stroll away in Mevagissey.

Split over three levels, the bedrooms include one ground floor king-size double with TV & shower, basin, WC, two ground floor doubles with TV & shower, basin, WC, one 2nd floor king-size double, one 1st floor single, and one 2nd floor single (with cot).

Find peace by the open fire in the sitting room, or entertain yourself with the TVs and DVD player, WiFi, board games and PlayStation.

One parking space is available in a nearby public car-park (cost included). Due to the split-level design of the building, care should be taken with children and the less mobile.




Fab Christmas House!

We had a fantastic time over the Christmas period and the owners decorated the house beautifully! We are a family of 9 and the size was ideal for us. Mevagissey itself is lovely too - the only slight grumble I would have is that the showers are not as good as they could be...

Faye L

Outstanding Holiday Cottage Experience at Driftwood House, Cornw

From my initial phone call to Sykes Holiday Cottages, to
enquire about a winter break at Driftwood House in
Mevagissey, to our final day at the cottage, everything went
smoothly. Sykes staff were extremely helpful and friendly
on the phone.
The caretakers of Driftwood House were also very friendly.
We had booked the three storey cottage, which
accommodated 10, for 6 adults and 4 children, and there
was more than enough room for everyone. The owners had
decorated the cottage beautifully and there were some
lovely little touches. There was also a piano, which the
older children enjoyed playing.
The lounge had an open fire and plenty of comfortable
seating. This led on to a well equipped kitchen. The dining
room was a fantastic space too and we all sat in there for a
wonderful fry up on the Sunday morning.
The three double bedrooms downstairs had ensuite
facilities and the upstairs double bedroom and two singles
shared a bathroom on the top floor.
The cottage was just a few minutes walk from the harbour,
which had several lovely pubs and some nice shops.
There was a fabulous Portuguese restaurant just a few
doors away from Driftwood House too.
We visited Charlestown and St Austell while we were there.
We loved the location and the cottage so much that we have
booked to go back again in December 2010!


great location

all ground floor bedrooms were damp (my sons who suffer from ashma had to sleep on the top floor) The showers were really poor pressure and the garden was pretty much unuseable as it was overgrown. The property needs a good clean and a makeover.

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The accommodation was not clean and the rooms were on the damp side. The bathrooms were small and the showers poor. The garden, which was due to be available for our visit wasn't ready. The reason for this review is that we made our feelings clear to Sykes at the time and didn't even get the courtesy of a reply. Apparently there has been a change of ownership during 2010, and this may explain why the reviews earlier in 2010 are better than this one. The house needs a thorough clean and refurbishment, especially bathrooms and kitchen. We were very disappointed and because of this experience we would never use Sykes again.


Spacious but cosy Cottage in fantastic location

10 days after the Mevagissey flood, we had a fantastic time in this great holiday let. Definately recommended

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great location , cottage requires attention!

A lovely period house with plenty of space , only a stones throw from the beach and everything that you could need. a fully equpied kitchen and laundry with plenty of space to feed a large family. A very comfortable sitting room but wouldnt seat the ten comfortably. Now the negatives!, the front bedrooms suffer disturbed sleep to even the deepest sleeper from street noise and seagulls! not aided by the lack of double glazing, the bed to the ground floor front room is unsleepable and all of the ground floor is very damp with slugs a plenty. Bathrooms are in great need of updating and a deep clean and the noisy saniflow systems can be a little smelly i would expect more for the 1500 pound tarrif!, Cleaning in general requires attention...finding new forms of antibiotics in the bread bin is not acceptable! The garden is far from useable and is a danger to access as mentioned on a sign to the access door! a handrail to the 30ft drop is a must to permit access in my opinion, that said overall a fantastic location and house with the improvements added would be a dream seaside holiday in the sun...kind regards Dave.

dave m

Interesting and spacious


Love at first sight

We traveled here for a pre-Christmas break with teenagers and a five year old as well as two dogs and a fabulous time was had by all! We loved the space, the open fire, the kitchen, the large number of bathrooms and the location. Also the style, almost our perfect home to be honest. Mevagissey itself was wonderful too, friendly, festive and wonderful. We didn't feel the need to venture inland at all for our whole stay. Yes the house has foibles, there was a definite knack to getting the toaster to work for example, but it was so homely and welcoming we really couldn't fault it. We are already looking at booking for next year.


Great location some investment needed

We stayed in this house for Christmas and appreciated the space and the fantastic location. There were many good pubs and restaurants within walking distance and the harbour is a treat. Even over Christmas the village was busy and had a good atmosphere. There are parts of the house that are excellent, for example the spacious dining room and the oven space in the kitchen.
However, the kitchen equipment needs updating (the roasting tins were rusty) and some of the advertised facilities are not in place - for example the play station was not set up; we could not find the DVD player and one of the TV's did not work. These things would have been helpful as the weather was particularly wet.
The showers need some attention and are not easily accessible for older people. This is also the case for the garden. Some of the mattresses are not so comfortable and need replacing.

The car parking is tricky for unloading and loading as everything needs carrying from the car park. We advise making sure that things are packed in bags rather than loose in a roof box! However, this is to be expected and can be managed.

We have stayed in cottages with a similar tariff, with Sykes, at the same time of year and they have been better equipped and had higher quality bathrooms.

Overall, a great location staying in a house that needs just one or two things improving.

Tom S

Good location.

I liked that the house was in the centre of Mevagissey - it was easy for my parents to wander around and go for coffees etc, and easy for the younger members of the party to walk to a suitable beach. I loved the kitchen, dining room, and the sitting room, all suitable for a large party, and there was plenty of cutlery and crockery for 10 people.
Even with the slight issues below, it was in a lovely location, is really suitable for large parties and we did enjoy our time there.
Lots of light bulbs were not working, this is my husband's pet hate - and the only spare bulbs we could find did not fit!
The furnishings were very tired, the sofas in the sitting room were quite uncomfortable to sit on, especially for older people with back or mobility problems but lovely to lie on. The bedrooms downstairs smelt musty and damp, and although warm weather outside they did also feel damp. The middle bedroom (2), seemed to get all the noise from flushing of loos, showers etc and the back bedroom (3), did seem to smell musty and damp the worse.
Although the business about parking etc was not easy for arrival and departing the property, we were warned about it, and therefore accepted this - so we did pack in boxes/cool boxes/suitcases etc.


Home from home

one minute stroll to the harbour and pubs, restaraunt and fish and chip shops. House clean, confortable and bed rooms very spacious. The living room would be a little cramped if more than 6 people (there was only three when we stayed). The house was very well equipped with utensils, pans, crockery etc. lovely touch from the landlady giving us milk, tea, sugar etc there was even a delicious carrot cake for us! All sheets and bedding was very clean and fresh.

On the whole,thoughly enjoyed our stay here & would come back!

Stuart T

Perfect location

The Old Bank House is a brilliant place to stay with a large group or extended family. Comfortable, warm and well appointed it has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. It is only seconds from two great pubs, The Fountain and The Ship. It is also only a few strides away from the picturesque Mevagissey harbour. The parking is only a short walk away in the Sunny Corner car park and although there are quite few vehicles that use the narrow road past the house once you're inside you don't notice them at all (although loud voice can be overheard if you're in the front downstairs bedroom). The dining room is unique with it's balcony and voiles providing a lovely setting for dinner. The kitchen has everything you need and the sitting room is very cosy with two large sofas. We had a wonderful time and loved every minute of our week long stay here.



We absolutely loved this property, There were 11 of us in total including a baby and 4 kids from 3 to 14, masses of space and everything we needed,. The property has a very interesting history, Mevagissey is a lovely quaint little village. the only minus to this holiday is that the garden is very dangerous for young children, fortunately we had plenty of adults to supervise, to be fair we were warned about this in the description overall we had a really lovely holiday and would recommend this property.


Terrible furniture and fittings in a fantastic old building in a great location


Great harbour location. Cottage had everything and surpassed every expectation. Very high standard. Lots of shops and lots of really good pubs with great food.

Mrs Mealing

Good Location, plenty of room. Light and airy throughout, and cosy in bad weather. Kids were happy and loved all the staircases and hiding places. Piano was a great touch and enjoyed by all of us.

Mr Sharpe

The Cornish coast is beautiful. We could walk to the sea whenever we wanted, within 5 minutes.

Mr Manuel

The location was excellent and very central. The house was very nicely decorated and furnished.

Mrs Bartlett

Our Christmas break was lovely. The house is beautiful and immaculately clean. The owners very kindly put up a Christmas tree and decorations for us. Mevagissey is a lovely place and we were made very welcome by the locals.

Mrs Laing

We were looking for a cottage to sleep 10 and we were thrilled that there was plenty of room for all of us and within such short walking distance from the harbour. The cottage is beautifully decorated and has so much character.
We all loved it so much that the day after we arrived home we booked it again for this December.

Mrs Pridham

Fantastic location in a fantastic village. Lounge was big enough for all of us to get in.

Mrs Watson

The house was large and pleasant, the owners very helpful. Each bedroom was comfortable and we enjoyed the en suite rooms. We appreciated all the good and large pans in the kitchen and all the thoughtful extras.

Ms Hayhurst

It was lovely to return to Driftwood House and Mevagissey. Revisited a couple of our favourite pubs and restaurants and tried a couple of new ones too - great to be able to support the local community after the floods.

Mrs Pridham

Great location for touring. Loved the house and the history to it. It was so nice to just walk out the front door and walk round the corner to the harbour!

Mrs Perrott

A lovely warm house and we were welcomed with a bottle of bubbly - thank-you! Shops, pubs & restaurants close by.

Mr Bendeaux

Good location, great for a large family or lots of friends.

Mr Jenkins

The house is in a great location.

Mr Plant

The scenery and the friendliness of the local people. Everywhere was dog friendly.

Mrs Buchanan

Driftwood House was in an excellent position, extremely spacious, comfortable and well proportioned. We would certainly return.

Mrs Pinder

Loved the house, loved Mevagissey and loved the fact that it was such a short walk to harbour, shops and pubs.

Mrs Perry

All ten of us could stay in one property together, right in the heart of the village so we could walk to pubs and restaurants.

Mrs Pridham

We loved the location and facilities!

Ms Knowles

It was spacious, in a brilliant location, warm and comfortable.

Mrs Axten

Great location and a lovely spacious house with a great dining room.

Mrs Clarke

We liked the location and the general layout of the house. There were ten of us on holiday and we found the property to have plenty of room.

Mr Rees

The accommodation was excellent for a group of 9. As we planned to travel quite a lot in Cornwall, the central location suited us brilliantly.

Mrs Sarv

The accommodation was excellent. The location was excellent right in the centre of the village with lots of shops. Mevagissey was a good central location for beaches and attractions like The Eden Project, Heligan Gardens and Fowey. The beach at Port Mellon was within easy walking distance and was lovely. We really enjoyed every day of our stay and would recommend it to others.

Mrs O'brien

Nice village and friendly people. Excellent location of property, close to shops etc. The Tea Gallery is something special, and should not be missed!

Mr Ellis

The size of the house allowed a group of 8 adults to have adequate space and spend a relaxing long weekend together; much better than a hotel!


The location was excellent, just a stones throw to the harbour. The bedrooms were excellently furnished and clean. Very very impressed with the kitchen utensils, pans and amount of crockery.

Mr Thurston

Our second visit to this property, it's perfect for a big family. Had a great dining area and was in a fabulous location. Feels like Home!

Mrs Smith

Good position for harbour & shops. Roomy bedrooms. Nice big dining room. Plenty of oven space and utensils. Xmas cake and mince left out for us which was very kind.

Mrs Bridges

The location of The Old bank House is excellent, being right in the heart of the town so no need to use a car once there. Great access to the harbour, shops, restaurants, pubs and all amenities. We were a large family party and the house gave us exactly what we were looking for - plenty of space and bedrooms (and bathrooms importantly) for everyone including a baby and good communal areas for eating and partying together. Good facilities in the kitchen such as three ovens, dishwasher, an island to sit around and loads of crockery, glassware and cooking utensils. We loved the walks around the harbour and around the coast path. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in The Old Bank House - it lived up to expectations and we will definitely consider it again for future family holidays.

Mrs Curtis

Perfect retreat to spend time with friends and nice to have privacy. We'll be back!

Mrs Thornthwaite

A great location, it was close to lots of things so it was easy to go out for a meal/pub. It was beautiful light and airy accommodation with good views. We were a party of 5 and enjoyed the great space and lovely garden area.

Ms Mcleod