Thinking about outings and necessary provisions – Deliveries can be arranged from local shops and super markets. Mawgan Stores, just five minutes away, is bursting with fresh, local and seasonal produce from local fruit and veg, to artisan bread and chocolate, and of course a range of Cornish Gins. Local pubs and restaurants within a few minutes drive have top class chefs who serve delicious local food, so no need to travel far. The closest is the Ship Inn in Mawgan, walkable if you are a little bit energetic!
Because a seafaring family has lived in these rooms for so long, nautical artefacts abound. A naval sword, a ship’s wheel, clock and barometer, all set the scene. The bookshelves offer many local titles, gorgeous hardback volumes, and a wide choice of novels and magazines, children’s books and local leaflets. There’s an old sea chest filled with an assortment of well-kept board games. Smart TV and iPhone dock to enjoy with the Bose radio/cd player.
The Kirby family, the owners, live alongside the house, not overlooking. Kate and Sam are pleased to help but remain discreet. Our family business is small boat commercial fishing; there is one vessel, the New Harmony, leaving the quay during the neap tides. We are ‘dog friendly’ at Bishops Quay, so your well-behaved chums are welcome. We have two neutered English Springer spaniels living here now, Boris and Morris, both very friendly and well mannered. Walkies up the lane (1/4 a mile) and around the quay are easy and safe. We have a hose ready for any muddy paws and a warm downstairs storeroom where dogs can stay to dry off or be left while you go out. Thirty or so laying hens are protected by an electric fence in one of our meadows that border the lane. They provide eggs for you and some home baking.
Hopefully we have thought of everything, after letting the house for holidays over 26 years, but do tell us if there is anything further you need or would like to know. We look forward to meeting you here very soon!