The Customs House - a holiday cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Very good, straight forward booking arrangements with Cornwall Cottages including a phone call from a member of the team to confirm a specific request. A well equipped and comfortable house in a great village location off the main road and exactly as described on the website. Very quiet and peaceful yet with everything on hand, a traditional pub, coffee shop, access to the beach and on a bus route which saved us getting the car out! The house is on 3 levels, which suited us fine as relatively fit retirees. There were great views of the bay and coastal path from the second and third floor. On our travels around the area we saw nowhere that would have suited us better - thank you to Cornwall Cottages, the owner and to the team that carried out the changeover, helpfully texting us to let us know when the cottage was ready for us to invade!
A Wonderful Week
We stayed at The Custom House in August this year and it was one of the best holidays we have had in Cornwall. The location was ideal as we have a 5 year old son and only having a short walk to the beach made our lives easier throughout the week! The communication we had by Cornwall Cottages was excellent and questions were answered when I got in touch with the house keeper before our journey down. We found that the cottage was just as lovely as the photographs suggest. The village of Pentewan is ideal for any family holiday, as we found the people we met to be very friendly and helpful. We would recommend eating in The Ship Inn and buying pasties from the shop.. delicious!
Booked for a week, supposed to get access at 4pm it got a call just after 12 to say property all ready for us. Lovely accommodation with beautiful views from the lounge on the first floor. Clean, spacious and a joy to stay in, would definitely book again but for longer.
Fantastic location and village. Really nice quiet house yet in the middle of it all. Well worth booking.
Lovely house right on The Square. Attention to detail inside was fabulous right down to crab lines and body boards! Good location close to the beach, cafe, pub and garage for groceries. Walk over the hills to Mevagissey or just 5 mins in the car. We had a great week. As a thank you we did the hanging baskets out front as they looked neglected.
Family holiday in Pentewan - birthday celebrations and fantastic weather!
We have stayed around the Pentewan area many times but this was the first time we have stayed in the village. My brother has lived in Pentewan for many years and, when we visit, we usually stay nearby and drive into the village. Staying at The Customs House made our holiday much more relaxing - less driving around and such a comfy, home-from-home.
We had a lovely holiday and the weather was perfect! Pentewan beach is wonderful and there are plenty of good places to eat, a few shops, a petrol station and even a post office within walking distance.
We also visited Screech Owl Sanctuary (well worth a visit), Charlestown, St Austell (for the shops!) and Lobbs Farm Shop (at Heligan).
Would definitely recommend The Customs House - a lovely, relaxing break. Stay in the village if you don't want to wander any further - but there are lots of fantastic places in Cornwall which are a short distance away.
Pentewan (just north of Mevagissey) has an industrial past that is still evident in the village today. It was once a busy harbour built by a local mine owner for shipping china clay. Inland is the Pentewan Valley Trail which is 4km of woodland and riverside walking following an old gauge railway to the village of London Apprentice. The village also has a small, friendly pub with tables on the old harbourside. There is a wonderful sandy, beach which is ideal for families.
The town of Mevagissey is just a 5 minute drive in a southerly direction. Mevagissey is a wonderful little Cornish fishing village in South East Cornwall. Ideally located within easy reach of both The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project. The tiny seaside village is packed with old Cornish cottages complete with narrow alleyways leading to converted fish cellars offering gift shops, galleries, pubs and cafes. Once a major Pilchard port, now the harbour boasts a smaller fleet, many of which provide sea tours, or boat trips to Fowey situated further up the South coast. The Harbour provides an ideal back drop for a fish and chip supper, followed by a stroll through the town at dusk.
With an eight minute drive to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and 30 minutes to the Eden Project, Mevagissey provides a excellent location for the keen gardener. Gorran Haven nearby offers an alternative day out as well as Pentewan with its fresh water dock basin. You can continue south along the coast down to Caerhays Castle and Porthluney Cove. Cliff walks in all directions along the coast offer spectacular views out across the St Austell Bay.