History of Pebble House
Pebble House is owned and run by escaping Londoners Simon and Andrea Copper. It was renovated over 18 months and opened for guests again in April 2013 as it ran as a busy B&B under three previous owners for 44 years. Pebble House was built in 1933 and was then called Southcliffe.
Simon worked in cars all his life before the career change and most notably Mercedes Benz, Corporate, for 22 years. He was born and lived in South London where his dad (who was a cook at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London) taught him to cook, he then moved to Kent. Andrea has had a varied career path, from a Professional Ballroom & Latin American Dancer & Teacher, Publican, UK Recruitment & HR Manager for an International group, Spa Manager for a 5* Hotel group in London, worked for a very notable person in the public eye, Marketing Manager for Multi National Company, Senior Recruitment Consultant, Tutor Trainer within the Fitness Industry, Business Manager for an Architects practice and her last job, as a Business Manager for a National Charity in Central London where she lived for 22 years.
Pebble House boutique bed and breakfast, was re-designed to take full advantage of the jaw dropping views with a marine style frontage and walls of glass, offering six boutique, luxury guest rooms creating an innovative and luxurious Guest House with THE most amazing and ever changing panoramic views of the sea, historic Chapel Point and beyond out to the Eddystone Lighthouse. Situated right on the South West Coastal Path for extraordinary walks and on the National Cycle Trail for, at times, challenging cycle ride and a mere 7-10 minute stroll, up a short but steep hill, of the working fishing port of Mevagissey, where fresh fish is landed daily.
To make Pebble House even more of a tranquil, relaxing retreat to stay at, we are an Adults only Guest Accommodation with the luxury of also being Fully Licensed to both Residents and Non-Residents alike.
We were awarded our 5 Star Gold by the AA for both Guest Accommodation and Breakfast, a mere 5 weeks after opening and have been re-awarded the same every year since. We have recently been accredited by VisitEngland gaining Gold for Guest Accommodation and Breakfast. We are also delighted that we have recently won Gold in both 2015/16 Cornwall Tourism Awards and the South West Tourism Excellence Awards and Bronze at the VisitEngland Awards 2016 at first time of entering!
We look forward to welcoming you to Pebble House to enjoy THE house with THE views and turning your moments into memories.
“I am extremely fussy and expect things to be done correctly in life and I can truly say there is no room for improvement in Pebble House…… PERFECTION! cannot wait to return” – Review Wendy D
Named after two Irish saints, St Meva and St Issey, the village dates back to at least 1313 and during the 1800s Mevagissey prospered on the back of the abundant source of pilchards out to sea. Around the maze of streets you’ll find plenty of seafood restaurants and there is nothing more sublimely Cornish than tucking into some local scallops or mackerel and ending the evening with a walk along the harbour wall with lights of the village twinkling on the water.
Pebble House is situated on a traditionally Cornish steep incline, with 34 steps up from the street level/parking bays to the house. It is an approximate 7-10 minute stroll from Mevagissey village, initially up a short and naturally steep incline, leading onto a flat and level road to Pebble House.
A mere 5 minutes away by car are The Lost Gardens of Heligan, which underwent a famous restoration after decades of neglect and now brims with an amazing array of sub- tropical flowers, trees and plants and also the Pentewan trail, an easy-going 5 mile round trip from the beach at Pentewan to the village of London Apprentice and back. The trail runs along the bed of an old narrow gauge railway which once took clay and tin ore to the harbour at Pentewan until it silted up and the railway ceased operation in 1916. We are also a short 15-20 minute car journey to the infamous Eden Project.
Great base to explore Cornwall, Poldark filming destinations and just 10 miles from the Eden Project
Pebble House is also only 30 miles from Padstow, 50 miles from Bude and just 49 miles from Zennor near St Ives, a great surfing destination.
Mevagissey also has its own, lesser known as yet, Boddingtons! A very successful fruit and jam producing farm situated in the village.
The historic City of Truro is only 20 minutes away by car and offers an array of shops and art gallery’s, (well-known and independent, stocking local produce for you to take home with you) restaurants and bars and of course, the beautiful Cathedral.
We have many cultural events happening throughout the year within close proximity to Pebble House, take a look on our Explore Page.