This was our eighth visit to Mevagissey, but our first in self-catering accommodation. We usually stay in either a hotel or bed and breakfast and we would've carried on doing this, but for the new addition to our family in the shape of a small dog! The main reason we chose the Treloen Holiday Apartments is that they are one of very view (could be the only) dog friendly places to stay with a sea view in Mevagissey. We had also walked past the building everyday on our previous visits so knew it had plenty of parking spaces and is in the part of the village that we like the most - Polkirt Hill.
We arrived at about 4pm and were greeted by the man (he didn't give me his name). He was friendly and showed me around the apartment personally,(whilst my husband took the dog for a much needed walk after the long journey), to explain the electric meter and immersion heater (we used about £6.00 in electric over the week). We had booked Apartment 5 with 2 bedrooms even though there were only the two of us plus the dog. We are glad we did as it is quite small. Apartments 1 - 8 are accessed through the garden from the car park via a curvy slope footpath. They supply large trolleys to transport your luggage, so unloading the car was easy - I took everything but the kitchen sink so this made life much easier for my husband!!!
The kitchen/diner/lounge is small, but perfectly adequate. The kitchen was quite well equipped with basic cooking utensils, microwave, fridge with small ice box & electric cooker. As we had never been self catering before I was unsure what to take for the kitchen, but I was glad that I took my own chopping boards, washing up brush, liquid, dishcloths etc. We also ended up buying a non-stick frying pan from Asda, as we didn't like the one in the cupboard.
There is a dining table for four and two sofas, which were comfortable. The flat screen tv offers the usual freeview channels. As it was March, it was quite cold, but the heating was adequate and came on early morning and late afternoon till about 10.30ish. There was also an additional electric heater if you were cold.
The double bedroom was quite compact, but had everything we needed. The wardrobe had loads of hangers and there was plenty of drawer space and a mirror. The hairdryer was quite a good one and I was glad I didn't bother taking my own as it did the job. We took our own bed linen, but pillows, quilt and bedspread were provided. There wasn't a lot of room around the bed, but it did have a great sea view. The other bedroom is the same, but with twin beds and was a good space for us to store our bags etc. This had the same great view.
The bathroom is ok. It's small, but it did get lovely and warm when the heating was on so towels dried quickly. It maybe could do with a new suite, but it was clean and that's all that really matters. A shower with a screen instead of a curtain may have been an improvement.
We were lucky enough to be able to sit outside a couple of mornings on the bench on the patio, which was great. The view of Chapel Point and Portmellon is outstanding and is the Treloen's main asset. It would be lovely to sit out for breakfast everyday with that view or drink wine on the patio and watch the sunset in the summer.
On our first night we ate fish and chips on a bench by the harbour (unfortunately, it must've been an off-day for the chippy as the chips were very dark brown and the fish was vile) . This prompted us to eat in the apartment every other night after a trip to Asda in St Austell to stock up on more food (I had already taken loads with us!!). The Shark's Fin, the Ship Inn and the Fountain (I think) all allow dogs. We took our dog in the Ship Inn for a drink and he received a warm welcome.
Regarding dogs in the apartment. They are only allowed in the kitchen/diner/lounge and cannot go past the kitchen door into the corridor to the bedrooms and bathroom. They are also not allowed on the furniture. This was fine for us as we only have a very small dog, but I think there may be a problem with space if you had a bigger dog. They also have to be kept on a lead outside, which was also no problem to us (our dog probably would've fallen over the cliff anyway!!!)
The owners are always around if you have a problem, but we were left to ourselves all week which we liked. We were worried that we would miss a cooked breakfast made for us, but it was great to get up when you like and eat what you want. We did miss our evening meal in the hotel though!!! It would be good to visit here in the summer (if the weather was fine) to make the most of the great outdoor space available. There were only a maximum of 4 apartments let when we were there, so it was very quiet and peaceful.
We would return to the Treloen Apartments in the future, mainly for the location and because we can take our dog. It has everything you need for a lovely holiday, especially if you are lucky enough to get dry, warm weather. I know our dog is looking forward to going back again soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 12 apartments situated on the cliff tops overlooking Mevagissey Bay. Superb sea views, each apartment has either a private balcony or patio, secluded cliff top gardens, parking, 5 minutes walk from harbour, shops, restaurants and beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Treloen Holiday Apartments Mevagissey, Cornwall