Boutique Cottages in St Mawes

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An arresting waterside village on the Roseland Peninsula, St Mawes calls to discerning travellers and yachty types looking for an exclusive spot to lap up a few days of undiluted R&R. Decorated with pearly white homes and traditional cob cottages, it combines the best of the South West with a taste of luxury ideal for those looking for a salty-aired getaway surrounded by quality comforts.

Sandwiched between two excellent beaches, St Mawes harbour is lined with restaurants and pubs serving up local fish and shellfish dishes ready to tantalise the taste buds of gastro gurus from near and far. Work up an appetite with a cooling dip in the sea or a morning sailing on the breeze before coming back to sample some of the area’s finest culinary delicacies.

Home to a local sailing club, tennis courts and boasting great access to the South West Coast Path and myriad activities and attractions, the opportunities for pleasure and play are multi-fold. Shirk responsibility and embrace the holiday spirit, rounding off each day in your boutique bolthole eyes heavy and shoulders relaxed.

Using the superb coastal location to full potential, the cafés and restaurants of St Mawes are served by a number of local farmers, producers and fishermen delivering fresh produce each day. Great for gastro enthusiasts, the multi-award-winning Idle Rocks restaurant on St Mawes’ harbourside prides itself on delivering high quality dishes in a relaxed environment. Slightly further away in Portscatho, the Rosevine is a Michelin guide restaurant and is as inviting for eating lobster alfresco in summer as savouring piping hot roasts fireside in winter.

Back in St Mawes itself, the St Mawes Hotel and Bar is a popular venue frequented by locals and visitors alike. Offering a café-bar with options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can sit in the ground-floor bar that boasts inside-outside space in summer, or on the first-floor balcony to truly appreciate the gorgeous views all around. Of course, if you fancy a night off wining and dining, all of our luxury self-catering cottages in St Mawes come fully-equipped so you can enjoy romantic meals and family feasts at your very own home from home.

As well as serving up mouth-watering pub grub, the Victory Inn in St Mawes is a massively popular traditional pub. Recognised for its wide selection of award-winning beers ready to refill glasses and offering a choice of both inside and outside seating, the Victory is the oldest pub in the village with roots believed to date back to the 16th Century. Exuding authentic pub vibes, it also welcomes four-legged friends to enjoy a moment of relaxation or shelter from the elements.

Also in St Mawes, the Rising Sun is located in the centre of the village and is open daily. Recommended for a mid-morning coffee or afternoon pick-me-up, it boasts a sea-view terrace providing spell-binding scenes throughout the year and a log burner ideal for warming fingers and toes in the winter. For even more choice, hop on the local ferry and visit Falmouth for the day, where cafés, bars, bistros and pubs are in abundance.

Nestled within its own microclimate thanks to the gulf stream, St Mawes and the surrounding Roseland Peninsula benefit from oft milder climes and intriguing flora, some of which can be seen at nearby Lamorran Gardens. Starting right from the doorstep of your luxury homestay in St Mawes, you can experience first-hand the sheer natural beauty from country to coast.

Particularly popular amongst sailors and boaters, St Mawes and nearby Portscatho and Portloe have extremely active sailing clubs. Accompanied by the presence of local tour operators offering equipment hire and Fal River cruises, water-lovers will be in their element. With two sandy beaches on either side of the harbour too, you are never far from sandy toes.

If you prefer keeping your feet firmly on land, the South West Coast Path allows you to take in the incredible vistas from a birds’ eye view atop the cliffs. For history lovers, a few hours at St Mawes Castle is a must, whilst those looking for a spot of shopping should catch the ferry to Falmouth. St. Anthony Lighthouse is a great place to go for a picnic and watch the sun sink.

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