“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.