- Access Statement
is an Access Statement?
Access Statement is a written, clear and accurate, and above all
honest description of our current facilities and the services we
offer, to enable a potential visitor to make an informed decision as
to whether our business meets their particular access needs.
House is located at the top of a steep narrow hill leading from the
village of Mevagissey. The house enjoys breathtaking panoramic views
Cornish fishing village, with magnificent views
of Mevagissey Bay directly to the East and views of open sea to the
South East. The house is of Victorian construction built around 1892
and has twenty steps leading from the road outside to the front door.
The guest dining room and sitting room are located on the ground
floor, however our four guest bedrooms are all located on the first
Our location might make access for people with limited
mobility a difficulty.
We regret we are unable to accommodate children below the age of
10 years old. Well behaved children aged 10 years and above
are very welcome when accompanied by an adult.
• We are located
a 5 minute walk from the village of Mevagissey, and both cars and
taxis can stop outside momentarily to unload passengers and luggage.
Access to the front door is either via twenty steps from the road or
via a steep uneven public footpath from the road, (The footpath runs
directly in front of the house leading upto a quiet residential road
behind the house.)
• Shops, Post Office, Cafes, Restaurants and
Pubs are located in the nearby village.
Lloyds Bank opens on a
Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings between 9.30 and 12.30.
The nearest Bus stop is located next to the Ship Inn in the centre of
the village. There are regular buses to neighbouring towns and
villages including the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan.
There are several local taxi companies, for which we can provide
telephone numbers or book on your behalf.
• The nearest railway
station and coach station are located in St. Austell.
nearest airport is located just outside Newquay.
• We have two
dogs ourselves who are restricted to our own parts of the house, but
regret that we are unable to accommodate pets.
• Menus can be
provided in large print if required. We regret we do not have
facilities to prepare documents in Braille.
• Our website
www.honeycombehouse.com provides pictures of our accommodation and
further information about the services we provide.
• You can
contact us by telephone, mobile or E-mail. Please see the “Contact
Information” section of this document for full details.
and Car Parking.
Rooms are available from 4.00 p.m. onwards on your day of arrival.
Latest check in time is 7.00 p.m. on your day of arrival. Should you
wish to arrive earlier, please just let us know in advance, and one
of us will do our best to be here to greet you, although we are
usually unable to do so between 2.30 p.m. and 3.55 p.m.
order to find us, follow the one-way system through the village
following signs for Portmellon. When you reach the junction in the
centre of the village with the “Ship Inn” on the corner in front
of you, continue straight on and carry on up the hill. (This road is
two way traffic believe it or not!) You will find us on the right
hand side of the road, just as you reach the top of Polkirt Hill. We
are a large cream coloured building next to a steep single-track
footpath. You can stop outside (just beyond the steps leading to the
front door) momentarily to unload your luggage quite safely.
We suggest that you DO NOT attempt to drive up the single-track
footpath immediately in front of the house.
• We have a private
car park located 40 yards from the house. Priority for spaces in this
car park, are allocated initially to those guests staying in our
Double rooms with balcony – “Victoria” and “Albert”.
Obviously, guests who have booked either balcony room do not always
have a car as they have perhaps used public transport, or two couples
have travelled in one car. In this instance, for those guests who
have booked another room, we allocate the spaces on a first come,
first served basis. For those guests staying in our other rooms, car
parks are available in the village or alternatively ample free
parking is available just beyond the house - with a footpath leading
down to our front door! (this is where we park our car) Full details
will be provided on request and with your booking confirmation.
We offer assistance with luggage.
There are TWENTY steps of 7 inches up to the front door with a
handrail on one side.
• There is a further ONE 7 inch step to
the front door.
• The front door is normally locked but please
either knock or ring the doorbell on your arrival. Once you have
checked in, a front door key and room key will be provided.
Accommodation – Public Areas
The tiled outer hallway leads into the main hallway with a guest
sitting room on the right hand side.
• A doorway leads through
from our guest sitting room into the dining room with views of the
harbour and bay.
• There are 16 stairs to the first floor; there
is a handrail on one side of these stairs. The stairs are carpeted.
• We have four guest bedrooms, which are all on the first floor
(please see section “Bedrooms” for more information).
house is centrally heated throughout but temperatures can be adjusted
in each room to suit individual requirements.
• All windows in
the house are double glazed sealed units and have safety catches on
and Dining Room
Guests are welcome to use the sitting room at anytime.
sitting room has two leather sofas and an armchair. Straight back
chairs can be moved into there from the dining room but space is
• The sitting room has stripped pine floors with a
large central rug covering most of the
selection of local information, leaflets and books are available in
the sitting room.
• Breakfast is served in the dining room.
The dining room has stripped pine floors.
• Both rooms are
centrally heated and “View thru” tinted blinds are provided in
the dining room for use on very hot sunny mornings!
All bedrooms are on the first floor and are carpeted throughout.
All Double rooms have a 5ft King size double bed with access from
• There are en suite facilities in the three Double
rooms and the Twin bed room consisting of a Mira electric shower,
saniflow W.C. and wash hand basin. With the exception of the Twin
room, the washbasin is located within the bedroom area rather than in
the en-suite facility. All en-suites/shower rooms have non-slip tiled
• Tea and coffee facilities, corkscrew, tumblers and
wine glasses are provided in each room.
• We also provide
towels, hair dryer, clock radio and television.
• A selection
of magazines is provided on the landing for guest use.
beds are normally made with either winter or summer synthetic duvets.
All pillows are synthetic. Extra blankets are also available in the
• We are happy to provide a top sheet if preferred. Please
specify before your arrival if required.
• There is a wardrobe,
chest of drawers/dressing table, bedside tables and a bedroom chair
in each room.
• There is also a folder in each bedroom, which
contains further information about the house, village and suggestions
of things to do.
• Our TWO balcony rooms – “Albert” and
“Victoria” have access to a balcony area through a Double glazed
door in the corner of the room with a single step up of 10 inches.
There are then two small steps down onto the balcony. Two chairs are
provided along with a selection of plants in tubs.
We regret that Guests are unable to access our garden.
There is a fire extinguisher in the entrance hall and another at the
top of the guest stairs. Smoke detectors linked to the fire alarm
system are located within each room and bedroom, together with
• A call point is located immediately inside the front
door and a further point outside “Albert”
• In the event of
a fire a fire alarm will sound. Please advise us if you have a
hearing impairment and might not hear this.
• The building can
be evacuated via the front door in the entrance hall. In an emergency
there is also an exit via our kitchen, which is to the right, and
straight to the far end of the hallway, at the bottom of the
• We do not permit smoking in the house.
• We are
happy to cater for special diets or any particular likes or dislikes.
Please advise us of these before your arrival.
• We are happy to
refrigerate any medication. We can also keep any perishables (such as
clotted cream!) in our fridge for a limited period.
phone reception at the house is generally OK but in some of the
surrounding area there is no signal.
• Wi-Fi Internet access is
available in the house; please ask for the access key.
transfer for walkers can be provided.
Address: Honeycombe House, 61 Polkirt Hill, Mevagissey, Cornwall,
• Telephone: Our landline is 01726 843750.
Mobile Phone: 07710 593913
• E-mail address:
• We are open from February to
November, but we do take occasional weekends off for weddings
and family events!
& Val Soper