Mevagissey is situated on the southern Cornish coast, just moments away from The Lost Gardens Of Heligan and only 5 miles from St Austell and the Eden Project, making it an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful county. It is a small, unspoilt fishing village with a colourful history of boat building and smuggling, which still retains its traditional character. Nowadays it has a museum (containing a wealth of local history and information about the area), the World of Model Railways attraction, a selection of top quality pubs, restaurants, shops, and even a free sea aquarium on the harbour side - a must for the kids!

In the summer months, there is a regular Mevagissey to Fowey ferry which is just moments away from the apartment. In the apartment, you'll also find lots of information leaflets for interesting days out. Feel free to borrow these and the OS maps, walk guides etc.

The Eden Project

The nearby Eden Project was constructed in a 160-year-old exhausted china clay quarry at Bodelva, St Austell. It was established as one of the Landmark Millennium Projects to mark the year 2000 in the UK. The town of St Austell is a bustling market town, often referred to as the capital of the Cornish Alps. The ghostly white mini-mountains, the spoilt heaps of china-clay industry lend an eerie atmosphere to the landscape. Most people have heard about Eden's giant greenhouses, plants, architecture and art but there’s even more to Eden than all of that. Those visiting the Eden Project will need to allow four to five hours.

The Lost Gardens Of Heligan

Just a very short distance away are The Lost Gardens of Heligan, one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. The style of the gardens is typical of the nineteenth century Gardenesque style, with areas of different character and in different design styles. The gardens were created by members of the Cornish Tremayne family, over a period from the mid-18th century up to the beginning of the 20th century, and still form part of the family's Heligan estate. The gardens were neglected after the First World War, and only restored in the 1990s, a restoration that was the subject of several popular television programmes and books. The gardens now boast a fabulous collection of aged and colossal rhododendrons and camellias, a series of lakes fed by a ram pump over a hundred years old, highly productive flower and vegetable gardens, an Italian garden, and a stunning wild area filled with primaeval-looking sub-tropical tree ferns called "The Jungle". The gardens also have Europe's only remaining pineapple pit, warmed by rotting manure, and two figures made from rocks and plants known as the Mud Maid and the Giant's Head.

The Wider Area

Cornwall is a county of legend; Celts, Druids and King Arthur, plus the modern attractions of the Tate Gallery, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the National Maritime Museum for you to explore. Heligan 1 1/2 miles - Eden Project 7 miles - St Austell 5 miles - Fowey 8 miles - Truro 15 miles - Newquay 15 miles.