Mevagissey is an attractive village and fishing port five miles south of St. Austell. This was once the centre of Cornwall's pilchard fishery with boat building traditions dating back to 1745. The village still boasts a working harbour with local fisherman heading out each morning. The name Mevagissey is derived from the names of two saints, St Meva and St Issey and dates back to 1313. From the top of Polkirt Hill there is a great view over the cobbled streets, the harbour and the yachting pool. Mevagissey is also ideally located for a visit to the nearby Lost Gardens of Heligan. Life can be hectic. Sometimes spending weeks planning the perfect holiday isn’t on the cards. Well, at Snaptrip, we understand. We put over 60,000 stunning last-minute properties at your fingertips, catering to every kind of getaway, however soon you want to leave. Whether you’re craving the rustic romance of a loch-side log cabin or a sun-soaked holiday home on Cornwall’s tropical shores, we’ve got the place for you. All you have to do is ask.