About the Local Area

Take in the local scenery, relax and enjoy your break

We want you to have a fantastic stay at Stones Throw and were confident you’ll love the area as much as we do.  There’s plenty to do and see within a short distance.  Firstly, you have the charming Rising Sun Inn on your doorstep.  Packed with history, this 17h century waterside pub and restaurant is popular with the locals and visitors alike.  Serving real Cornish ales and ciders, tasty locally sourced food and evening entertainment in the form of live music and pub quizzes, this uber-friendly Inn gives you a real taste of Cornish living.

Where To Buy Your Groceries

There is a lovely little local shop in Mevagissey and also one in Goran, which are handy for essentials such as milk, bread, newspapers and an ATM cash machine. If you’re looking for more then St. Austell has ALDI, LIDL, Tesco and Asda. With the added convenience of Tesco and Asda having a delivery services, these make great options for those who wish to order their food shopping online and arrange for it to be delivered directly to the apartment. The address to use for delivery is: 1 Portmellon Apartments, Portmellon, Mevagissey, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6PL.

Mevagissey Village & Harbour

Mevagissey at nghtJust a pleasant 10 minute stroll away is the village of Mevagissey, an attractive old town which was once the centre of Cornwall’s pilchard fishery and still, to this day, has a working harbour.  The narrow streets are lined with numerous quaint gift shops, an array of craft workshops, local galleries, and some wonderful cafés, pubs and fish restaurants.  You’ll often see family crabbing from the harbour wall.  This website has a wealth of useful information: https://visitmevagissey.co.uk/.

Also available in this beautiful village is an aquarium which is free of charge to enter.  This former lifeboat house (built in 1897) has been converted to host an array of fish and sea creatures, making an interesting and educational opportunity to spend some time with the family.  More information can be found here.

Mevagissey is steeped with history and dates back to the Bronze Age, making it one of the counties oldest settlements.  The local museum, which is also free of charge, will take you back in time with its three floors of exhibits that showcase much local heritage and history. You’ll learn about village life in the 19th and 20th centuries via a wonderful collection of photographs and tools which were used by local tradesmen.  Visit the official museum website for more details.

Project Eden, Cornwall
The Eden Project, Cornwall.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Venture just 3.5 miles away you’ll find the Lost Gardens of Heligan.  These historic gardens are amongst the most popular botanical sites in Britain and considered to be some of the finest gardens in Cornwall. The gardens are typical of the 19th century Gardenesque style.  Find out more at www.heligan.com.

A little further afield is the Eden Project.  Just a short drive at 10 miles away.  A man-made rainforest and outdoor gardens, showcasing a wide range of plants which have been collected from many diverse climates and environments.  The Eden Project makes a great day out for the family.  There is so much more there, take a look at their website: www.edenproject.com.

Tourist Information Websites

The following tourist information websites provide a wealth of information about the local area, including plenty of ideas for days out: