Milton Minor

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Utterly dreamy, this coastal escape is charming and luxurious in every way and boasts an enviable position in one of Cornwall's hottest locations, St Mawes.

At a Glance

From £1,300 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Al Fresco eating Baby on Board Big and Beautiful Celebratory stays Extensive gardens and ponds Family friendly Foodie breaks Pet-free property Picturesque village setting Sandy beach nearby Stone's throw from the sea Travel cot and highchair Workcation Retreat Coastal Sea views Walking distance to a pub Walking distance to the beach Wood Burner Parking
We're delighted to welcome you to this fabulous home stay, our first in the postcard-perfect village of St Mawes in South Cornwall. With idyllic views of yachts and boats sailing across the sea, this wonderful coastal home is a light, bright and very beautiful retreat for eight people. With calming, chic open-plan living areas and stunning, luxurious bedrooms, this property takes an upside-down approach meaning the majority of the bedrooms are downstairs whilst the kitchen, dining room, sitting room and master bedroom are located on the first floor to make the most of the scenery. Outside, there's a lovely tiered garden, perfect for sunny days, whilst it's just a short sea front walk to lots of fabulous places to eat and drink. Perfect for families or friends, it's also ideal for couples seeking a little more space in their seaside retreat.
Living and eating

The main living space is on the first floor to make the most of the sea views and access to the outside terraces. It benefits from being open plan, creating a large, airy space perfect for gatherings and entertaining. With wooden floors under foot, soft white walls and a gentle nod to the sea with eye-catching lighting and artwork, this is a laid back yet super-stylish room.

To the front lies the sitting room with gorgeous views out to sea and over towards St Anthony's Head. In this peaceful spot, you'll find a snug wood burner, expansive navy-blue sofa to sprawl on, two picturesque window seats from which to gaze out of and a television for when the view fades into night.

To the back lies the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen with central work top has everything you need to rustle up feasts, with a Miele oven, microwave, induction hob and all the other essentials hidden behind gorgeously sleek cupboards. There's also a washing machine and tumble dryer in the downstairs utility room.

There is a large dining table which easily seats eight - here, you can enjoy leisurely breakfasts, late lunches and sumptuous dinners - maybe sampling fresh fish picked up from the quay.

Sleeping and bathing

There are four gorgeous bedrooms to choose from. The master bedroom on the first floor has a super-comfy king bed, wonderful sea views and the eye-catching original fireplace as well as plenty of storage, plus an en-suite shower room. There is also an additional loo on the first floor.

All the other bedrooms, plus the family bathroom, can be found on the ground floor. There's a king size double room with a garden view and wooden bed, a super king bedroom with zip-and-link beds which means it can either be left as a super king or made into twins, plus a fabulous bunk bedroom perfect for little ones. The family bathroom has a bath with shower overhead.

Each bedroom is beautifully and individually decorated, and beds are swathed in luxurious linens and beddings. Both the shower room and family bathroom have heated rails to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

Take the back door out of the kitchen into the garden and you'll find your own little piece of heaven. On the terrace, you'll find a fabulous outside corner sofa, perfectly positioned to overlook the breath-taking sea views, a dining table for alfresco meals and a parasol. There are quiet hidden-away corners to find too - look out for the hammock and tucked-away stone table and bench. A blissful outside escape!


There is parking for one car directly outside the property. Additional parking can be found in the main car park in the centre of town or at the smaller car park near St Mawes castle.

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Want to know what it's like to stay at Milton Minor? Read our blog here.


A highchair, travel cot, baby monitor and microwave steriliser are available on request, please ask at the time of booking.


This is one of our pet-free properties.


Milton Minor has WIfI so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

In the Area

Nestled on the incredibly beautiful Roseland Peninsula, across the waters from Falmouth, St Mawes is a wonderful village on the south Cornish coast. Within a short walk from Milton Minor, you'll find some famously fab restaurants, such as the Trensanton and the Idles Rocks, whilst there's a plethora of excellent pubs too. If you want to get out and about, leave the car at home and hop on the ferry to bustling Falmouth, a lively town with great shops, excellent restaurants, the Maritime Museum and three wonderful beaches. Pop in the car and take the King Harry Ferry over to Trelissick, a pretty National Trust property and garden with stunning water views and lovely woodland walks. Head East along the Roseland Peninsula from Portscatho to Portloe, with beautiful coastline and great beaches too. If time allows, dash over to the North coast and explore characterful St Agnes.

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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