Review: Trevalsa Court Hotel, Cornwall


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I am always looking for “hidden gems”; luxury boutique hotels that are slightly off the beaten track and worth traveling 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 subtropical gardens.

Style & Character

The Trevalsa Court Hotel is as lovely as the pictures look. 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 paneling, wood fireplaces, and rich fabrics and rugs are complemented by the magnificent views.


The 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.

Service & Facilities

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 harbor. The Hotel is also a short drive to The Eden Project and The lost Gardens of Heligan, as well as is well situated for visiting many of the National Trust houses in the area.

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-paneled restaurant. The terrace overlooks the sea in the summer for lazy, hot afternoons and balmy evenings.

Food & Drink

The AA rosette restaurant is a major attraction specializing in local Cornish produce and delivers an imaginative range of freshly prepared food. Watching the sun descend into the horizon over dinner is lovely.


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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