Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Just a 10 minute amble by footpath from shops and cafés in St Mawes, but peacefully in its own gardens, is Oyster Haven, a detached waterside house with lovely views over Percuil River to woodland beyond. Beautiful tropical-style terraced gardens: at the front, a circular sun terrace (table/chairs) with lawns, shrubs and paths leading round the house to a large new decked area (table/chairs) overlooking the water. Garden gate to footpath winding along the water's edge. Boatyard nearby for boat service and launching.

Stable doors to spacious hall; very large, comfortable living/dining room with electric fire, TV/DVD, fine triple aspect views over the gardens and river, and two sets of doors to the sun terrace; large, light kitchen with Poggenpohl units, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer; utility room (washing machine, tumble drier); three downstairs bedrooms – a double (5' bed), and a single with additional pull-out truckle bed, both with river views, and a large twin with views of the gardens; bathroom (suite) and shower-room (suite). Upstairs, the master double (5' bed) with balcony, wonderful river and garden views and en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower); a room with two singles; bathroom (suite with separate shower).

Damages Deposit £150. Sleeps maximum of 8 adults and 2 toddlers. Family parties only. A very special place.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Telephone
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1)
Other High chair
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Please bring your own beach towels.

The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4 star.

The West Country region

Cornwall's 'Med': here is Cornwall at its warmest, most sheltered; of creeks and tidal waters penetrating deep inland, deep in woods, silent except for birdsong; of wonderful gardens growing things that live nowhere else outdoors in England (marvellous in rhododendron, camellia, magnolia time, from March to end of May especially); of sailing boats everywhere decorating the sea; of harbour villages where the light is Mediterranean - dazzling in the sunshine. And really very little that is ugly has been allowed to be built.

Here is Truro, Cornwall's (small) capital, with its 20th century cathedral; Falmouth, resort town and cargo/cruise ship/yacht port, superbly sited; and the glorious Helford River. Trewithen, Trelissick, Glendurgan, Trebah, Heligan (Lost Gardens of) and Caerhays are among the finest gardens. In the very middle of Cornwall, Lanhydrock house is very special, so is its garden. Not the greatest area for beaches, but good sandy ones near Veryan and Portscatho, in St Mawes, and around Falmouth and the Helford River's mouth. Not to be missed is St Just-in-Roseland's churchyard; nor - within easy reach - is The Eden Project (see South Cornwall).

St Mawes

St Mawes: beautiful village (shops, pubs, restaurants, galleries) with harbour, two beaches and Henry VIII castle, at the end of the lovely Roseland Peninsula, looking across to St Anthony Head (summer pedestrian ferry), and to Falmouth and the Helford River. Pedestrian ferry to Falmouth and cruises on Carrick Roads. Sailing school; canoeing; fishing trips; regattas. St Just in Roseland, 2 miles.