St Mawes

Milton Minor

At a glance
In the area
Floor Plan
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Bedroom details

4 Bedrooms (Sleeps 8 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x king

Bedroom 3

1 x bunk beds

Bedroom 4

1 x zip and link

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, a parasol and an area for barbeques. 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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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.

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 £1,449 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 8 + cot | 4 Bedrooms | No pets

Key features

Downstairs bedroom

Extensive gardens and ponds

Fabulous restaurants and bars nearby

Family friendly

Ferry from St Mawes to Falmouth

Foodie breaks

Grand Getaway

Al Fresco eating

Baby on Board

Big and Beautiful

Celebratory stays

Pet-free property

Picturesque village setting

Sandy beach nearby

Stone's throw from the sea

Travel cot and highchair

Workcation Retreat


Sea views

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach

Wood Burner


check in / check out days

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 & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Milton Minor:

This was our 3rd year staying here, we love Milton Minor. It is perfect for our family

Fabulous property, great location and beautifully maintained. Very quiet.

It was a lovely place - well stocked and excellent location. We loved it!

Absolutely beautiful. Perfect stay. Booked for 2024.

Milton Minor is a beautiful house in a great location. Lovely views, away from the road so really peaceful. The house is really well equipped and comfortable. Cosy woodstove for afternoons reading when it rained. We didn't get the opportunity to use the lovely garden but perhaps another time! We thoroughly enjoyed our few days there.

Milton Minor is without doubt the most beautiful retreat we have had the pleasure of staying in. The location is just to die for, the standard of accommodation out of this world. We will be back for sure. Thank you

Anon - this is a superb place - high quality, very chic and wonderful views. I'm sure we'll return. It is very well-located for all the lovely facilities in St Mawes and some lovely walks from the front door. Thoughtful guides provided at the house.

The position is fantastic. Away from the main road but in easy reach of shops and cafes and the view from the living room cannot be beaten.

This is a lovely characterful cottage in a great position in St Mawes.

Amazing location. The beautifully designed interior made us feel instantly at home and relaxed. The use of natural materials and a coastal palette complemented the architectural features and the surroundings perfectly. The views of the sea and garden provide a dreamy backdrop to the interior. The outdoor space is the perfect spot to unwind after a busy day exploring St Mawes. We had wonderful weather and enjoyed sundowners on the top terrace before heading out for dinner - bliss! We loved our stay and will definitely visit again. Thank you!

Stunning house in perfect location a short walk to everything in St. Mawes. Beautifully designed and furnished. Will definitely return.

A gorgeous house in a beautiful part of the world. We have stayed in many BR cottages now and have never been disappointed - thoroughly recommend.

Lovely house with everything we needed and beautiful views. Great location.

Lovely house in a beautiful location

Stunning house in a stunning location - we had such a happy week at the beginning of May and loved Milton Minor. Hopefully we will be back.

Really beautiful house with every comfort you could want. Fabulous location, so a perfect place to stay no matter what the weather.

'Lovely house, really nicely renovated. Wonderful views. Immediately felt at home there. Will definitely return. Roseland peninsula is the best location in Cornwall in my honest opinion!' - October 2020

'Great location, close to everything. Large living space which is great for large families and the garden space is lovely' - August 2020

'Wow! What can I say? Milton Minor is just gorgeous and totally exceeded our expectations. In a perfect location in the heart of the village, the house is just beautiful and we were blown away by the warm welcome. Light, airy with lots of space, it's also cosy with bags of heating and the wood burner. So lovely to see the sea, and the garden will be just amazing in the summer. Great places to eat just a short walk away, and we took the ferry over to Falmouth, Thank you for a wonderful stay.' - January 2020

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