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Deco Beach House | Luxury Self-Catering | Portmellon, Cornwall

Deco Beach House

Portmellon, Mevagissey, Cornwall, UK

In the sheltered cove of Portmellon, a striking juxtaposition of old and new comes together at this unique modern home on the Roseland Heritage Coast AONB. Encircled by swaying wildflower meadows and concealed by sand dunes, this clandestine retreat was ingeniously designed so that every room would look out to sea. With luxury interiors and balconies made for escapism, the eternal glamour of the art deco beach house lives on.


Little more than half a mile from the hub of Mevagissey harbour, Portmellon Cove retains a blissful sense of seclusion compared to its lively neighbouring fishing villages and in 2020, became home to this luxury self-catering retreat. If its peaceful setting wasn’t enough, the house hides behind private gates and golden sand dunes colonised by grasses which swish in the sea breeze, leaving all murmurs of the outside world behind. The mix of clean Cornish air, fresh seafood and deep siestas on the terrace of this beachside eyrie will be just what the family needs this summer.



Behind Deco Beach House's curved, contemporary walls, an air of Cornwall’s maritime tradition still dwells. An art deco aesthetic underpins the interior, from crittall glass doors to walnut parquet flooring and a sweeping serpentine staircase that wouldn’t be out of place in a 1920's ocean liner. There are five bedroom suites and no lack of living spaces. Serve breakfast in the kitchen's waterfall dining area, where an antique mirrored splashback ensures wraparound sea views. In winter, settle by the drawing room's Bellfire burner and, in summer, bask in the sun on one of two balconies looking out to the craggy cliffs of Chapel Point. 


The Roseland’s unspoilt coastline will inspire Blyton-style adventures in all ages. Paddleboards await voyages across Grecian blue waters and secret caves tempt quests to find mermaids; little voices echoing within the stone caverns when children declare discoveries of rockpool treasures. When daylight fades, follow the path from the beach to the house and muddle iced cocktails with herbs from the garden. The large green oak terrace provides a prime spot for aperitifs when the sun turns dragonfruit pink; watch it dip into the ocean and mark the end of a day well spent.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 10 guests from £7,950 per week
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThe house sits over three floors and includes five double bedroom suites with sea views; four on the lower ground floor (with access to the terrace) and one on the first floor with its own dressing room. Three of the en suites feature baths with overhead showers, while two have walk-in showers. There is also a separate family WC on the ground floor alongside the main living area.
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  • FeaturesFire pit, private foreshore and path to the beach
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 5.30pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyChildren aged four and above are welcome.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for up to five cars on the private driveway and more on spaces in front of the garage if needed. Well-equipped for a luxury self-catering escape, the Caesarstone quartz kitchen island offers over ten metres of continuous worksurface, alongside two self cleaning ovens, an integrated microwave and warming oven as well as an American fridge-freezer, a wine fridge, Quooker boiling water tap, coffee machine (with bean grinder) and other Bosch appliances. Due to the large, sweeping staircase, please supervise children at all times.
  • Homestay includesA luxury welcome hamper of local produce, luxury bed linen and towels, Smart TV with Netflix and Apple TV, Wifi, underfloor heating...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
  • Eco-friendlySedum roof, ground source heat pump
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Is there a finer place to enjoy an evening drink?
Deco Beach House sits within swaying beach grasses
The sweeping staircase wouldn´t look out of place on an ocean liner

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Once the centre of Cornwall´s pilchard fishery, this attractive fishing village on the Roseland Heritage Coast still boasts a working harbour ensuring it retains as much maritime charm as it did all those years ago.

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Getting there

  • On the Map This large self-catering beach house sits in the hillside of Portmellon Bay, half a mile from Mevagissey on Cornwall's Roseland Heritage Coast AONB.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 towards Bath, the M5 south and the A30 to Cornwall, then follow the directions provided to the property- the journey time is approximately four and a half hours.
  • By Train The nearest train station is in St Austell, six miles north. From here there are taxis available or buses to River Street in Mevagissey.
  • By Plane Newquay airport is around 45 minutes away by car, with regular flights to London and taxis available.

From the owner

“This is a unique home built with great love, care and attention. We are so delighted to be able to share our seaside retreat with you and hope you take the opportunity to make the most of what Cornwall has to offer.”

From the owner

We first came across the site in 2018 and were immediately attracted to the stunning coastal views that, regardless of the time of year, seemed to offer something new every time you looked out.

Being a stone's throw from Mevagissey, you get the benefits of a buzzing fisherman town (restaurants, shops, pubs) but have the added advantage of being just outside of that and being able to use Portmellon Bay as your own swimming pool. Personally, we love swimming in the sea all year round and are big fans of paddleboarding.

It´s hard to say which room is our favourite. We built the property so that all rooms would have specular views of the surrounding area, but I think for me, perhaps it's the kitchen that I most love. It really has become the hub of our home and having breakfast, lunch, dinner on the terrace overlooking the sea really is quite magical.

The Baker Family

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Mevagissey  with an insider’s perspective.

Hooked, Truro
To Eat

Hooked, Truro

In the heart of Truro on Tabernacle street, this popular restaurant serves up fresh Cornish seafood in the county´s ancient capital. Tuck into seasonal craft cocktails and local tipples while the chef cooks up his catch of the day.

Walk the coast path
To Do

Walk the coast path

Follow the coast path around Pen-a-Mean to Vault beach, named after the wreckage that once washed up here, and around the bay to reach the Daymark cross on Dodman Point. Continue to Hemmick beach before descending inland through the valley to return to Gorran Haven.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan
To See

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

200 acres of garden, mystery and romance await at the enchanting Lost Gardens of Heligan, less than four miles away. The estate gardens were only discovered thirty years ago having become lost to the brambles.

Lobbs Farm Shop, Heligan
To Do

Lobbs Farm Shop, Heligan

The Lobb brothers pride themselves on producing premium-quality beef and lamb, home-reared on their Cornish farms. Also catering for non-meat eaters, they grow a variety of delicious vegetables too.

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.


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