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Glanville House

Mevagissey, Cornwall (Ref. 959570)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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16 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Kimber

    “Glanville House is in a superb position right on the inner harbour wall of lovey Mevagissey and has all you will need to make a very comfortable and pleasant stay.”


    You are literally a short stroll from the centre of this small fishing village, with plenty of choices for lunch and dinner, numerous pubs, lots of small cafes serving cream teas, an excellent small local store and veg shop, there are very good places to eat including two small niche restaurants, The Salamander and Alvorada, a lovely Portuguese establishment, while on the main quay The Sharksfin and The Harbour Tavern offer varied good quality menus in a convivial atmosphere, for take-away the Fishermans Chippy and The Fish Grill will not disappoint. The front entrance to Glanville House is on The Cliff, part of the Coastal Path, be aware there are two ways to reach the front door, we called them the ‘Short Leg’ and the ‘Long Leg’, one is a steep sharp climb from East Quay, while the other is longer but a gentler rise from the Fountain Inn. The village is small, but it is surrounded by places of interest that all make for a very nice day out, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Eden Project and Pinetum Gardens are all close by, and the fantastically quaint Charlestown with its tiny historical harbour is well worth a visit, and where many seafaring TV programmes have been filmed, including Poldark. We were very surprised to find old postcards of Glanville House dating back to the 1900’s, and to see that at least from the outside, it has not changed much, obviously the inside it has been modernised and refurbished, with large comfortable bedrooms, fully furnished living areas and a fully equipped kitchen, the external large open terrace was a real bonus, whilst it remains private, even though we are so close to the harbour quay. There were a few small minor niggles during our stay, a broken shower control, loose toilet seat, broken bedroom blind, but these did not in the slightest spoil our stay, although they could have been fixed quite easily, also felt the contact was very minimal, which is no bad thing, but almost felt impersonal, but do not let these influence you, this house will suit your every need in a holiday rental, we are sure you will not be disappointed, and this small fishing village is well worth the cost.

    - Mr Kimber, June 2021

The property

With spell binding sea views from every room, Glanville House is an exceptional property.

Positioned on the harbour front in the charismatic village of Mevagissey, this luxurious residence could not be closer to the water and is the perfect venue for families and groups seeking an elegant coastal retreat.

With direct access to the harbour just a moments walk will take you to the centre of this bustling fishing village where there are an overabundance of cafes, old inns, gift and curio shops as well as family friendly and fine dining restaurants, all being able to take advantage of the fishing trade on the doorstep. What could be more fun than a fishing trip departing from the harbour in the summer months then cooking up the catch that evening or perhaps hopping on a ferry for lunch across the bay in the fabulous waterfront town of Fowey.

The nearest sandy beaches are at Penstreath just outside the village and Pentewan, just over two miles by car or less on the coast path, both offering a fun day out whatever the weather.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the infamous Eden Project are both within 10 miles and well worth a visit during you stay. Completely refurbished, Glanville House offers beautifully presented accommodation arranged over three floors.

From the moment you step through the door into the open plan kitchen/dining room with its handmade kitchen the quality of craftsmanship is apparent.

From here French windows open to the beautiful enclosed terrace which is an oasis of calm offering a high degree of privacy above the activity of the harbour below.

Throughout the house high quality furnishings are complemented by antiques, artwork and unusual artefacts.

Deep mattresses and crisp white linens complete the picture.

Unloading is possible outside the house and cars can be parked at a nearby car park (around 500 metres away) at a cost of around £40 per vehicle per week.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x first floor twin bedrooms with TV’s, 1 x second floor king size double with TV, 1 x second floor double with TV
  • Ground floor cloakroom with WC
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Second floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Central heating, wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and electric 5 ring Neff hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with freeview, WiFi, DVD and iPod dock
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Unloading is possible outside the house and cars can be parked at a nearby car park (around 500 metres away) at a cost of around £40 per vehicle per week
  • Children over two welcome
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 minute walk.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

About the location


St. Austell 5.5 miles; Truro 16 miles.

The perfect Cornish fishing village, with winding cobbled streets and a picturesque harbour full of boats. Stunning walks lead along the coast in both directions, with sandy beaches, high cliffs and hidden coves to explore. The village has an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants, whilst just up the road are the Lost Gardens of Heligan. A ferry from Mevagissey to Fowey also runs daily between Easter and September. Spend some time at the Tall Ships harbour at Charlestown (7 miles) with its shipwreck museum, or among the tropical biomes of the world-famous Eden Project (11 miles). The stunning coastline, fabulous beaches and renowned gardens of the beautiful Roseland Peninsula are a short drive down the coast while Truro, with its shops, restaurants, theatre and cathedral can be reached by car in half an hour.

Note: no children under two.