Right on the waterfront overlooking the sea in St Mawes, a pretty terraced cottage 75 yards from the harbour and a two minute level walk from shops, with fantastic views across the sea to the mouth of the Helford River in one direction and the mouth of the Percuil River in the other. At the back, a private suntrap courtyard (table/chairs, shrubs) for sitting out.
Inside, spacious and light. Large living room with 'coal effect' electric fire, TV/DVD and two windows with view of seafront; good-sized fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer) with table/chairs; utility room (washing machine, sink); shower-room (suite) and door to back porch (tumble drier) through to courtyard. Open tread stairs up to two bedrooms – a double (5' bed), and a twin, both with panoramic sea views as if from the bridge of a ship; bathroom (suite plus bath-shower) with wonderful sea views from the bath. Parking outside October to Easter and on summer nights; public car park (extra), a few yards away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|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||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|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.
|Further details outdoors|
Parking is on a quiet road. Parking outside October to Easter and on summer nights.
Parking is in a public car park.
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: 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.