Set in the picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey, The Old Parsonage is a family run guest house. The charming building dates back to the mid-19th century and has 5 beautiful and cosy guest bedrooms, 4 are en-suite and one has a private bathroom. The house is located only moments from the heart of the village, with it’s harbour, shops, restaurants and pubs.
The Old Parsonage is well placed to visit Cornwall’s famous beaches, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, historic houses and gardens, the Eden Project, dramatic coastline and Cornish villages. Take a glorious walk, enjoy the popular cycle route or hire a boat. Whatever time of year you choose to visit, whether during the busy summer season or in the crisp winter months, The Old Parsonage remains the same with a home from home feel, excellent service and delicious homemade food.
For those who would like to book out the whole house, we're delighted to accommodate groups looking for a charming house, comfortable rooms and delicious food.
We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Iza & Tim
Beaches (all in less than 25 minutes drive).
If your trip is not the same without your dog
For a real-life 'Secret Garden' .
From clay pit to world-famous visitor attraction and educational charity.
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arrived as strangers and left as friendshump2016 - Stayed October 2017Just spent a wonderful 4 days with Izzi and Tim,such a delightful couple who deserve all the praise given. From arriving to such a warm welcome to sadness on leaving every thing is about being looked after. The breakfasts were so special, do try Izzies specials, To personal touches such as fresh milk and water, hot water bottle tea cosy on the teapot, wine glasses and opener!! Wonderful beds. Could go on but I don’t want everyone knowing otherwise we won’t be able to get in!! Thank you both x read live
Probably the best B&B we've stayed in!Miss Dee Pee - Stayed October 2017Everything about this place is special, the renovation has been done beautifully, the breakfast is exceptionally good and you won't find more welcoming, friendly people than Izzi and Tim. The bathrobes were a nice surprise, the toiletries are great quality, in fact all of the produce is of such a high quality and locally sourced. If you are visiting Heligan or Eden project during your stay you get 15% off if you buy your tickets from Izzi and Tim. Also this will get you a year pass for Eden. There is a proper breakfast menu to choose from and Izzi also does a different daily special, as well as baking fresh blueberry muffins! When we told them we had recently got married in Cornwall we arrived back the next day to a lovely card, fudge, and 'Mr & Mrs' pillows, which was such a thoughtful touch! We wish we could have stayed longer, and now cannot wait to visit the Old Parsonage again. read live
“Best Breakfast on the entire trip”Merrilee M - Stayed October 2017The owners, Tim and Izzy, are real sweethearts and are doing an amazing job. Their rooms are spotless, exceptionally well-appointed, and there is plenty of room. Every comfort has been thought of--from bathrobes to toiletries and tea trays with fresh milk delivered to your door. Our party of four rated Izzy's breakfast as the best of the best. We've eaten at a lot of exceptional B & B's in our lifetimes, but Izzy sets the bar very high. We loved her Polish egg scramble and warm-from-the-oven blue berry muffins. And we appreciated Tim's offer to help with the luggage. And there's easy parking, which isn't always available in these old villages. You won't beat the Old Parsonage for peace and quiet either (they had a full house, but we were surprised to learn that next morning since we hadn't heard a peep). read live
“Unbeatable experience and value”UK - Stayed November 2017We were not disappointed, were quietly ecstatic and could not believe what we had discovered. The Sunday Times testimonial from this October captures it so accurately. We had the room on the ground floor opposite the breakfast room and it had been beautifully refurbished and decorated. The bathroom had been recently upgraded and was better than many 4* hotels we have stayed in. We truly loved the experience and left clutching warm muffins pressed into our hand by Iza as she emerged from the kitchen to say goodbye. We are still talking about it days later and is really the best B&B we have ever stayed in read live
Great place to stay in Mevagissey with excellent breakfastpkurow - Stayed November 2017Our hosts Izzy and Tim were warm and welcoming, with good advice on where to eat nearby. They have clearly put a lot of work into transforming The Old Parsonage into a stylish and comfortable B&B. The breakfast was truly excellent, beautifully cooked.read live
The b&b is gorgeousEmma J - Stayed November 2017The b&b is gorgeous, so nicely decorated with a feeling of luxury especially the beds and linen. Breakfast was amazing, all top quality locally sourced ingredients (even the tomato sauce). It was a kind of communal breakfast and was nice to have a chat with some interesting characters. I loved all the lovely plates, tea cups and unique silverwear at the table and the star of the show was freshly baked muffins. We would definitely visit again as Mevagissey is a lovely little harbour town.read live
Sunday Times Best Places To Stay - 100 Top British Hotel Guide - Stayed October 2017If your last experience of a B&B involved poky digs, crocheted loo covers and a battleaxe landlady, you’re in for one hell of a treat. Even from the street, the Old Parsonage stands out: an immaculate, imposing former naval lieutenant’s home five minutes from Mevagissey harbour, with a cheery blue and buttermilk facade.read live
Wish we'd stayed longerJamie - Stayed July 17Highly recommended - Part of the new generation of excellent B&B hosts - who couldn't do enough to help, from greeting us with a drink to arranging discount tickets for Heligan. Excellent breakfast - try the specials - you'll be glad you did. Izzy is an excellent cook too. Well equipped room with lots of thought given to their design read live
Can I give it 11 out of 10?Clara - Stayed July 17A lovely b&b in the heart of the village, only a few steps from the harbour, restaurants and shops, and short walk from beaches. Sparklingly clean, wonderful breakfast, very tasteful decor, extremely comfy beds, warm, friendly owners who really cannot do enough to make your stay pleasurable. I could easily have stayed here 2 weeks and I will certainly be back. read live
We absolutely loved the Old Parsonagekclfay - Stayed July 17We absolutely loved the Old Parsonage. The decor is stunning and Tim and Izzy were very welcoming. They had thought of absolutely everything including fresh milk for tea, and adorable tea cosies on the pot. It was a lovely place to stay and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. read live
FabulousLisa - Stayed July 17We have just stayed here for 6 nights and I can not praise Izzy and Tim enough. They truly want you to have a great holiday, so friendly and loads of local knowledge and advice. Room and ensuite is lovely, really comfortable and best nights sleep I have had away from home. The breakfast is amazing, I tried most of the 'Specials' and they were all great. Herby mushrooms, Polish scrambled eggs and the best so far Pancakes with berries. The fruit salad and choice of local jams and spreads were all great,we wanted to try everything. The little extras made this stay extra special, fresh muffins every morning. Fresh milk and water outside your room when you get back. We have had a great time. I would truly recommend you staying here for more than one night on your Cornwall holiday. read live
Just Magical!Katina - Stayed August 2017The rooms are just fabulous, beautifully decorated with everything you would need to make your stay as comfortable as possible, and well don't get me started on the breakfast........ let's just say you won't need lunch that's for sure! Lots of choice and food allergies/intolerances catered for too with a genuine concern to ensure your breakfast is as enjoyable as possible. If you want that secret escape at a price that won't bust your budget then the Old Parsonage is definitely for you ❤️ We're already planning our trip there next year and we're taking our friends with us too! read live
One of the best B and B everHarvetec - Stayed August 2017Tim and Izzy are excellent hosts. Izzy breakfasts are one in a million and she offers on top of the cooked breakfast a different special every day. The rooms are great. Dressing gowns, free Wifi and a digital radio that connects to Bluetooth . Fresh milk along with bottled water is supplied every day for your tea and coffee in your room. Nothing is too much bother for them. Will definitely stay here again when we visit the area read live
OutstandingJugglejuggs - Stayed August 2017Excellent accommodation with an extremely comfortable bed. A very warm welcome . outstanding breakfast . The attention to detail is second to none. Thoroughly recommend a stay at this delightful property . read live
Easily the best B&B I've ever stayed in!Kaladin - Stayed AugustI can't quite find the words to describe this B&B, all I can say is go and stay and see for your self, you wont be disappointed! My room was not what I expected, the whole room was finished to a really high standard, with underfloor heating and a waterfall shower, plus a smart TV. The large bed was very comfy, which is a massive plus in my book! Breakfast is cooked fresh each day by the wonderful Izzy using locally sourced ingredients with a daily special, served in a the small but lovely lounge/dining area. Overall this B&B is amazing, Tim & Izzy have done a brilliant job with the rooms and all the finishing touches, plus as it is dog friendly, it is easily the best B&B I've ever stayed in! read live
The best B&B I have been lucky enough to stay inMelissa - Stayed September 2017The best B&B I have been lucky enough to stay in. We were made to feel so welcome by Izzy when we arrived, including our dog, who was allowed to mooch around so she felt "settled" - so thoughtful. We had the beautiful ground floor room, which was beautifully appointed and homely. The happy birthday pillows and card were a lovely touch and really appreciated. The breakfast was top quality, masses of choice, lots of local produce (even the red sauce, marmalade & peanut butter were Cornish!) and it was all beautifully served by Tim and freshly cooked by Izzy. Can not recommend this place highly enough, so much more than your normal B&B, just perfect. Well done Izzy and Tim, you are delivering what true hospitality should be all about. We will definitely be back! read live
The best Bed & Breakfast in CornwallJoe - Stayed September 2017The best Bed & Breakfast in Cornwall, The room was beautifully decorated and the food was fantastic. I would recommend this B&B to anyone that likes a bit of class. The cups and plates were all a beautiful old style as was the cutlery, there was even freshly baked scones for after breakfast which you could take with you if you were too full after breakfast. read live
Utterly fabulous!Ripyer - Stayed September 2017Excellence - from a very warm welcome (even though I was early) to the friendly check-out... and everything in between. My room was beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and so warm and cosy I immediately felt at home. There was everything I needed - including wifi. Whilst the property faces onto a road, it's a very narrow one and traffic is light. I couldn't hear anyone else even though the house was full, wasn't disturbed through the night at all, bed was soooo comfortable and the seagull alarm coupled with fresh sea air next morning was a pleasure. Delicious freshly prepared and cooked breakfast was served in the dining room, conversation was easy amongst hosts (who ensured we were fed like kings) and the other guests - some who have stayed before. I wasn't alone in booking my return trip to The Old Parsonage. read live
This was one of the best B&B experiences of my lifeChris - Stayed SeptemberThis was one of the best B&B experiences of my life. Izzi and Tim were fantastic hosts, immediately making me feel like a member of their great small town. I would have stayed for a week if I could! :) We'll definitely be back.read live
Heaven in a Parsonage!Birmingham - UK - Stayed September 2017This was our second stay - and we would advise never to leave without booking your next visit! Izzi and Tim have created a little piece of heaven in this beautiful spot, with such lovely rooms and comfy beds and attention to detail (fresh milk delivered outside your door in a little flask every afternoon) that no other B+B could compare.. Their welcome is warm and genuine, breakfast is amazing and different every day if you'd like it to be as Izzi is an amazing chef, and before you know it feels like home - only better. Thank you both so much for everything - we miss you!read live
“Simply Stunning!”Clair W - Stayed September 2017I have had various experiences with B&B’s over the years, but this was on another level. This B&B was simply exquisite. From the moment we arrived everything was perfect. Izzy and Tim were the perfect hosts and could not have done anything more to make us feel welcome. The rooms are a delight and have everything you need. With Wonderful comfy beds and an amazing shower (which makes all the difference), you are given local tea and coffee and fresh milk and water every day, with even a ginger biscuit to nibble on, should you find yourself peckish. Breakfast is simply a feast of delights. You can sit down to cereal and toast or tuck into the full Cornish breakfast. If that doesn’t take your fancy, Izzy makes a daily special (which I had every day), which makes a lot of 5 star hotels look bad. To be honest I almost hesitate in recommending The Old Parsonage and want to keep it a secret, as I know in the months to come they will simply be full…and quite rightly too. We will be back. read live
How does one experience the BEST holiday/vacation ever?Ella - Stayed May 2017How does one experience the BEST holiday/vacation ever? You surround yourself with a delightful couple (Tim and Izzy) who share their passion for the charming fishing village of Mevagissey and surrounding areas in a wonderfully decorated, comfortable, B&B where breakfast is a gastronomic experience. Without a doubt, our three night stay at Old Parsonage was our favorite of sixteen days in the UK although we loved it all. Hoping to return soon! read live
“Amazing trip to Cornwall”Claudio - Stayed I went with my Family to Mevagissey and we spent 2 nights in the Old Parsonage. It was amazing!! Izzy, Tim and the lovely girls were fabulous: great location, lovely and elegant interiors, charming atmosphere and impeccable and comfortable rooms in the centre of this little jewel of Cornwall. Izzy surprised us also with her fabulous breakfast that was the best way to start our days! We will definitely come back and we recommend to go there if you are going to Mevagissey. read live
“Does it get any better?”Graeme - Stayed June 2017I have waited till the end of our month long trip away from home, staying at various B & B's, to see if anywhere can be better than Izzy & Tims B & B. Well Izzy & Tim, you win!! My wife and I visited Mevagissey separately when much younger with pleasant memories and it was on both our bucket lists. On arrival, after her welcome, Izzy is more than happy to give you a complete run down of where to go, what to do and where to eat & drink. She exudes enthusiasm while living her, Tim and the girls dream. The property has been renovated to a high standard offering modern convenience. The room was clean with an immaculate en suite. Izzy puts out a great breakfast, plenty of everything and a daily extra on the menu such as Haddock or Polish sausage served by Tim. Oh... and the blueberry muffins, mmmm. We stayed only 2 nights, would have liked to stay longer but we were on a tight schedule. If we do 'Mevag izzy' again guess where we will stay!! read live
“Five Star”John - Stayed July 2017Izzy and Tim run a fantastic B&B the welcome is started with a cup of tea and warm happy greeting by Izzy, the rooms are very tastefully done very clean & comfortable. The breakfast are superb and a great choice to choose from, and Izzy home made muffins are the best. The Old Parsonage deserves a 5 star rating. read live
“Wow what an exceptional b & b”Tratjp - Stayed July 2017Weve stayed in many b & b's and this is definitely our favourite. It is beautifully decorated, the bed was so comfortable with high quality linen. The breakfast was delicious especially the Polish scrambled eggs. Made to feel very welcome. Would highly recommend and can't wait to return. read live
"Beautiful - It's all in the details!"Emma - Stayed July 2017Had a wonderful four night stay with Izzy and Tim at The Old Parsonage. They made us so welcome and the room was very comfortable. Bags of personality in the house and beautifully decorated throughout. Breakfast was amazing - thank you Izzy! Great knowledge on the local area and lots of top tips for exploring. Great location and would absolutely recommend. I am looking forward to returning very soon.read live
The breakfast was excellentAnne - Marie - Stayed April 2017The Old Parsonage is tastefully decorated and has a warm and welcoming feel to it. It is only 2 minutes from the village and lovely fishing harbour with its restaurants. The breakfast was excellent, the huge bed was super comfortable and the en suite had a powerful shower. Tim and Izzie couldn't do more to make you feel welcome. read live
We have stayed in many B + Bs but this place is truly special.173lll - Stayed May 2017Izzy has renovated this lovely house with real flair and taken such care to use authentic materials - the window seat in our room was made from a 'retired' church pew.. The shower was glorious, the bed like a pillowy nest.. We have stayed in many B + Bs but this place is truly special. We were so lucky to find Izzi and Tim and we've already booked to return in September. Perfectread live
“Amazing b and b ....don`t miss it!”Joy D - Stayed April 2017We stayed here in April 2017 and really it was the best b an b we have had for some time. The bed was so comfortable and every little detail was high class. We were made very welcome Tim and Izzy were so keen that everything should be just right and couldn`t have been more helpful. The choice at breakfast was amazing, with variety every day and some interesting specialities. It is very well situated, quiet, yet close to all the shops and amenities in Mevagissey. read live
Lovely room, comfy bed and the breakfast is simply amazingAl - Stayed February 2017Fab, fab, fab! There's not one thing to fault about The Old Parsonage. Lovely room, comfy bed and the breakfast is simply amazing. Iza's warmth and hospitality makes it feel like a home from home. Will definitely be back...read live
a truly wonderful experienceClaire G - Stayed February 2017I don't know where to start with a review. Everything was perfect from the moment we walked through the door. Iza is so adorable and she exudes warmth from the first hello. The room was just perfect, spotlessly clean, functional and decorated to a very high standard. The breakfast was perfect every time cooked to order and delicious. The location is perfect, walk 5 minutes and your where all the shops and pubs are and obviously the harbour which is lovely. read live
“Wow!!”Jack D - Stayed September 2016We stayed for4 nights in Iza's wonderful home. She makes everyone feel at home straight away with a welcoming cup of tea and lots of ideas about where to eat and what to do. Her breakfast was amazing with a Special extra selection each day. She loves Cornwall with a passion and probably knows more about it than the locals, while having made lots of friends in the short time her family have lived there. We couldn't have asked for anything more and will definitely return soon. They have plans to redecorate the rooms over winter but it's just perfect already. More than 5 stars will be needed to rate them next year! Thank you Iza and sorry about the umbrella xx read live
“Perfect in every way!”Glenn - Stayed September 2016This is a fantastic B&B. My first experience was having to phone The Old Parsonage to explain that my train had broken down and I'd be 3 hours late, but Iza could not have been more friendly and helpful, knowing the numbers and times of buses and giving me her personal number to call when I arrived. When I did eventually arrive I received the warmest welcome I have ever had at a B&B, making me instantly feel relaxed and 'at home'. I booked a (cheap!) single room with a single bed, which was cosy, immaculately clean with clever use of the space available. Nice big TV too! Perfect. Breakfast was served in a very pleasant environment and was both hearty and delicious, with locally-sourced ingredients of high quality. Iza's home-made blueberry muffins were also a delight, and as a fan of these I got to leave each day with the leftover ones that other people didn't eat! The location was also perfect, only a short stroll from the harbour. Often what makes the difference between a good B&B and a great one is the people running it. I never got to meet her husband Tim as he was away when I stayed, but Iza is obviously thoroughly enjoying running The Old Parsonage and really cares that you enjoy your stay. Her enthusiasm for Mevagissey and her life there is contagious and you'll leave in the morning well rested, well fed and with a big smile on your face. I know I did. Brilliant. read live
“Jewel in Mevagissey”Stephen - Stayed September 2016We can only describe the Old Parsonage as a "jewel" in Mevagissey. From the moment we arrived we were greeted with a warm, relaxed and friendly hospitality plus blueberry muffins & tea. Attention to detail is immaculate and there are excellent Cornish breakfasts plus specials like Polish scrambled eggs, buttermilk pancakes and a "fish festival". Give this guesthouse a go, you will not be disappointed! Iza is a breath of fresh air and our only regret was our stay wasn't longer.read live
“Wow - a fantastic & welcoming B&B in this wonderful village ”Christine - Stayed October 2016We recently stayed at The Old Parsonage for a long weekend and had a fantastic stay. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived when we were offered tea and biscuits after a long journey. Izi made us feel at home immediately and willingly provided helpful information for our stay including where to eat, where to visit and where to walk. Our room was very comfortable with lovely touches including dressing gowns, a drinks tray with fresh milk and cold water which was replaced daily and biscuits. In the bathroom was lovely locally made shower gel and shampoo. Breakfast was amazing with daily specials, fresh fruit salad and cooked to order Cornish breakfast made from locally sourced ingredients. There was also a selection of jams, cereals and freshly baked homemade muffins. It was a great base for coastal path walks and we would definitely return. Izi is a great host - she genuinely wants you to have the very best time possible.read live
“Best breakfasts ever ”boedaccia - Stayed October 20126We arrived to a fabulous warm greeting off Iza and Millie whilst parking our car at the back of the B & B. We had room 1, really comfy bed, great pillows, fluffy robes, huge towels and by far my favourite item a hot water bottle! The decor is lovely, the room is quiet, clean and tidy with tea, coffee and fresh bottled water. The shower is surprisingly powerful and the lemongrass shower gel was gorgeous. The breakfasts at the Old Parsonage are marvellous. Tea, coffee, juices, full Cornish breakfast, Polish options ( I had the eggs on bacon as part of my Cornish breakfast and it was to die for), homemade muffins, cereals, toast, fruit, yoghurts. Everything locally sourced and delicious. We had a lovely time and would love to stay at the Old Parsonage again as Tim, Iza and Millie are brilliant and nothing was too much trouble for them. read live
“A real gem!”Sarah L - Stayed October 2016We stayed here for 2 nights and had a lovely time. The owners couldn't do enough for us - from suggestions on where to go, where to eat to general helpfulness. The room was clean and comfortable with a small en suite shower room. The room had double aspect but no views (this did not bother us in the slightest). You can walk to the harbour within a couple of minutes and is a very easy walk. Breakfast was a choice of both cold & hot variety with the added 'special' each morning. This was a real treat. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again and to recommend to others. It may be worth noting that the owners are going to be updating (even though what they already have is great!) read live
"best place in mevagissey"Stu - Stayed July 2016we stayed at the old parsonage in summer 2016 and it was the best place we stayed on our trip around cornwall the room was spotless and the location was great, just a couple of hundred yards from mevagissey harbour iza and her family made us (and our dog oscar) feel very welcome, and the breakfast was fantastic, with iza making special vegan breakfasts on request we will definitely returnread live
“The perfect B&B to stay in Mevigessy - just charming”Mel - Stayed April 2016My husband and I stayed at the Old Parsonage recently and could not have been happier with our choice. We were met by Iza and her adorable 3 yr old daughter who made us feel so welcome. Iza and Tim are the new owners and have done excellent work redoing the home with outside patio for guests and the results are charming. Our room was lovely with a very comfortable bed, all newly decorated. Our full Cornish breakfast cooked and served by Iza was absolutely delicious. Located near the harbor, The Old Parsonage is a perfect location to wander through the village of Mevigessy, as well as a short drive to the Eden Project and Heligan Gardens. Iza is full of personality and the perfect owner for a B&B. Her background is in the catering/service industry and understand what is important to make a B&B successful. We highly recommend a stay here. read live
“Positive and Enthusiastic!”Clare - Stayed April 2016We stayed here for easy access to the Eden Project. I first picked this B&B for the quiet area, how close it is to the pretty harbour for an evening walk to explore the area and for ease. The B&B itself is run by a lovely family. We were welcomed in by Iza, she was keen to tell us about the building and we were interested to learn the history too. She also told us about herself and their five year plan for the business as they have only just bought the property. It's already got a lot of character and the plans sound really positive, just like Iza and her family. Our room was the double on the ground floor. I've never stayed in a bed that feels so much like a great big marshmellow! So comfy! So very comfy! The room was complete with an en suite with the most amazing smelling hand/body/hair wash which was produced locally in the county. Soft towels and fluffy dressing gowns also provided. Breakfast was perfect; fruit, cereal, juice and a full English to set us up for the day! Again local produce and very tasty! The room comes along with a guest lounge/dining room complete with games, music and books. It was very welcoming! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would recommend this B&B to anyone visiting the area. We'll be sure to book here again if we are back in the area. Thanks for a wonderful stay :)read live
“Amazing weekend in Cornwall!”Monika - Stayed April 2016From the moment we arrived to the minute we left we could not of asked for a more friendly ,professional and welcoming stay !! Iza, Tim and family made us welcome and very at ease and wanting to return ! Thanks again gang and all the best see you very soon and a big thanks from Tito for being so pet friendly.read live
“Couldn't be better”James - Stayed May 2016What a wonderful place. Izabella is a fantastic host, full of enthusiasm and has big plans for the b&b. Tea and biscuits on arrival, lovely soft white towels, fantastic breakfast, quiet and tranquil place, what more could you want??read live
“Highly recommended”Mrs B - Stayed May 2016My husband Rob & I stayed here over the May bank holiday weekend. It has new owners, Iza & Tim, who could not have made us feel more welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. The room is beautifully furnished, shabby chic, with lovely little touches like the bottled water & Cornish Tea. There are even fluffy white bathrobes. And oh the bed!! It was heaven to sleep in. The breakfast is cooked to order using all local produce. There is fresh fruit salad & cereals if a lighter breakfast is your choice. Or even all three!! And I just loved the charming tea cups & saucers. Iza had even baked blueberry muffins on our departure day & told me to take some home. All in all it was a lovely stay, in a beautiful house right in the heart of Mevagissey & we would definitely return.read live