I am always looking for “hidden gems”; luxury boutique hotels that are slightly off the beaten track and worth travelling to. Trevalsa Court is a boutique hotel that you just wouldn’t find unless you were looking for it, or happened to be strolling up the South West Cornish coastal path between Mevagissey and Fowey.
The setting is fantastic, edging the coastal path on a rocky cliff overlooking a beautiful Cornish cove, the sort where King Arthur would have fought dragons and smugglers would have hidden their rum. You can dip down into the hotel’s private cove, reached by a steep flight of steps, to enjoy rock pooling and have a paddle, or you can sit atop the cliff and nosh on a Cornish cream tea in the two and a half acres of sub tropical gardens.
The Trevalsa Court Hotel truly is as lovely as it looks in the pictures. Reached by driving up some windy and slightly hair-raising Cornish lanes, this imposing Country House awaits. Inside, many original features mingle with stylish and modern wallpapers. The eclectic mix of granite windows, oak panelling, wood fireplaces and rich fabrics and rugs are complemented by the magnificent views.
Rooms are extremely spacious and comfortable. Most have stunning sea views. Some are stylishly simple, others romantically glamorous. All have immaculate bathrooms with White Company toiletries. Children can be happily accommodated with parents on fold away beds in some rooms.
A comfortable sitting room is a great place to warm up on a misty night with books and games and roaring fires. Watch as the rain and storms blow in from the warmth of the intimate bar and an oak panelled restaurant. In the summer, the terrace overlooks the sea for lazy, hot afternoons and balmy evenings..
The two star AA rosette restaurant is a major attraction specialising in local Cornish produce and delivers an imaginative range of freshly prepared food. Watching the sun descend into the horizon over dinner is lovely.
During the day, the coastal path, which is directly accessed from the rear of the gorgeous garden, leads straight down into Mevagissey, a quaint little village and harbour. The Hotel is also a short drive to The Eden Project and The lost Gardens of Heligan as well as being well situated for visiting many the National Trust houses in the area.
Trevalsa gets a large number of repeat customers which says it all. This house on the cliff, is a superb example of a very special Cornish boutique hotel.
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