The Old Forge is a well-equipped little cottage in a tiny hamlet in the heart of the Roseland. There's everything you need, a modern kitchen with cooker, fridge and washer/dryer and a shower room & toilet. The double bed is really comfortable and there is plenty of storage for your clothes. Upstairs, a little sitting room with TV, and a good sofa-bed. The village is tiny, with no shop, so take some supplies! Beautiful walks in all directions, lots of wildlife to spot and beaches a short drive away. It's only a short drive to Truro, Heligan, Falmouth and all the rest of Cornwall. A lovely place...more
We had a lovely stay at Ty Gwyn. The weather was mixed but the house is great - very warm and comfortable and when the sun did come out the courtyard garden is a sun trap.
Quayway lodge provided us a lovely base for a week exploring the local beaches, footpaths and towns. We are a family of four and had everything we needed. Although part of a sort of complex, it was really private and well designed. Being February the weather was a bit wild at times and the lodge was always warm and comfortable when we got back. The location is great with wonderful views of the sea from both floors. We could use the onsite pool and facilities which were perfect for our kids. We like to be outside and the local footpath network meant we could get out on foot with ease to explore...more
The view from the living room is as good as the photos suggest. The position of the property is just perfect - beautiful views towards the lighthouse and across the town itself, and a short 10 minute walk to the shops/pub through the garden and down onto the road (add 5 minutes for the trip back!). The house was equipped with everything we needed and there was plenty of room (and bathrooms) for all (6 people and 2 dogs). Double quantities of crockery and cutlery proved useful - when one round of plates was in the dishwasher, there were still enough to go round for the next meal. We also apprec...more
A very well located house with all amenities. The house was just as advertised in the brochure. parking was easy, unusual for St Mawes.
Sloop is a great place to stay if you should visit Portscatho in Cornwall, it is a very clean, well equipped flat with wonderful views over the bay from your window, and only a five minutes from the beach and village shop, it was a pleasure to stay there and I would recommend this property to anyone looking to holiday in Cornwall Eireen Lucey
A beautiful, spacious, light house. The views out to the water from the living room, balcony and lower flat terrace are stunning. The kitchen was very well equipped, the living room was large and very well furnished. The separate flat below was brilliant, ideal for grandparents staying with family, or for couples wanting that extra bit of privacy. The location was very good, just a few minutes walk to the seafront and quay, but a bit of an uphill on the way back!!! St Mawes was a lovely place to stay, we did not use our car all week ...... plenty of lovely walks and ferries, and ...more
One of the nicest properties we've ever stayed in - the house was perfect in every way. Spotlessly clean, fully equipped with everything you might need, and a beautiful view. The local shop and pub are both 2 minutes walk away and both excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it and we would love to return.
We'll be back and we'll use the same holiday company! We love Portscatho and hope to return very soon.
Great week - location and house spot on; all very comfortable and nicely done; amazing views; excellent trips. Everything we needed and more. Thank you
We have come to this property since it was available and no matter the weather the view is perfect. We have watched basking sharks, dolphins swim with humans, and a variety of sea and land birds all from the comfort of the sun lounge chairs.
Had a wonderful break away staying in the beautiful St Mawes. The accommodation was perfect. Spacious, light and very homely. Beds comfortable. All bathrooms recently refurbished - showers wonderful! Lovely view of the sea from the sitting room. The open plan kitchen/lounge made it very family friendly. Only suggestion is that some of the reading material left around the house is unsuitable for people with older children/young teenagers! The milk, tea and coffee left on arrival was certainly very much appreciated after our long journey.
This is a lovely cottage. The owners have thought of nearly everything to make a stay warm and comfortable, and we really enjoyed our week’s visit. The front garden is a ‘sun trap’ overlooking the water and it is close to all amenities. The only addition, to make it perfect, would be a slightly refurbished top terrace with sun loungers. As we have a dog we cannot take her on the beach, so the extra outside space would be much appreciated. But that is being ‘picky’ and we can happily enjoy the cottage as it is. We hope to return next year.
only comment is re garden - always had nice tidy garden previously; appreciated coffee & tea upon arrival but would also have liked some milk for immediate use
We have stayed at Trevellas many times, have always enjoyed the house, which feels like a home from home, and love the area.
Superb views, comfortable and well-equipped house, excellent shops and eateries close at hand, plus walking and swimming. A prompt and effective response to the collapsing bed problem couldn’t have been quicker. Couldn’t have suited our needs as painters and writers more. Two points - windows in double bedroom difficult to open and close, and is there a means of raising the blind downstairs except by hand rolling? If so we missed it!
Plenty of room for our 5 adults and dog. With each bedroom having an en suite plus an extra loo, mornings were restful with no bathroom clashes. The upside down living (sitting room and kitchen upstairs) provided lovely views and beautiful light. We enjoyed using the log burner in the sitting room too. Not everyone would welcome the single upstairs bedroom being the main route to the garden but as we didn't need to use it as a bedroom, it was no problem for us. The gazebo and garden furniture are great. The kitchen was well equipped with an additional large fridge freezer in the utility ro...more
Charlies cottage turned out to be much nicer than the photos. A perfect base for visiting Cornwall.
It is 22 years since we had our honey moon in Portloe. Since our 3 children have never had a holiday in Cornwall we wanted to introduce them to the beautiful Roseland Peninsula. The house is lovely with great views out on to the estuary and surrounding coast, fantastic for boat watching, whilst the downstairs master bedroom is very spacious. The upstairs living area is great for a family of 5, we enjoyed playing games on the dinning table. The Kitchen is very well equipped. St Mawes is a beautiful place, a genteel busyness in the day and very quite at night. The only trips out were either on f...more
We greatly enjoyed our week in Helm. Its location in the middle of St Mawes is excellent. Kitchen well equipped, beds comfortable. Very nice bathrooms. Main bedroom window could do with a light-proof curtain because of street-lamp over the passageway-steps outside. Airers and heated towel rails in bathrooms sufficed for drying damp clothes etc. but an extra fitting on the mini-balcony to dry clothes outside in sunshine might benefit the environment!
Have stayed in quite a few cottages/houses in St Mawes in recent years and this has to be one of the best ones. Chose to stay at Tavern House due to location & number of bedrooms. Lovely clean house, large comfortable bedrooms with amazing sea views. (Need to put bedroom images of rooms onto website) Retro style kitchen, suited our needs. Spacious sitting room & dining room however sofas in sitting room need padding. Would suggest adding a shower over the bath. Weather was fab at beginning of our holiday which meant we could sit in the front garden listening to the waves below. Overall fab hou...more
We love staying at Poldhu, excellent room configuration, lovely garden, great views, we would always choose Poldhu to stay at when in Cornwall
A fantastic cosy stay in a great location. We loved St Mawes and the surrounding areas. Plenty to do. Would love to come back
Our only cause for complaint is the downstairs double bed which we find uncomfortable and it’s jacked up with wood!
Amazing views from a lovely appartment. The view to the west in particular from the main bedroom or side of the dining room is just amazing.
We have stayed here on a number of occasions and have always found the accommodation to be excellent, with wonderful views of the bay and village. There are good facilities locally, including a pub, restaurant and general store. I am sure we will be back for another great holiday.
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Excellent location in Saint Mawes and very comfortable, light, well equipped house with patio and garden with sea views from the top deck. A pleasure to stay in.
Very clean and tidy cottage in superb location. A great base to rest and explore. Hope to come again
Excellent location. Views and close to amenities. Great fish and chips available. Great hair do at Rodney’s. Basics provided and appreciated by us.
The house is very comfortable and in a great location. Only slight negative is that the decor and some of the furniture could do with a bit of TLC. There was also a damp smell on the ground floor which is why there is a de-humidifier I guess.
We stayed in Apsley Cottage for a May weekend. The location is great being a very short walk from the harbour, pub, cafe, shops and galleries. The cottage was comfortable and well provided for. Would definitely recommend.
This property, on the coastal path, is in a super location. Property was spotless and well maintained inside and out. Excellent amenities. Ideal for a couple or small family. Ideal location for coastal walks, the village, the beaches, the pub and the 'Hidden Hut'. Highly recommend.
Only criticism said wood burner in property , we took logs and starters with us only to see a notice saying do not use . Would have been nice to have been told .
We have stayed in this cottage five times and love the location. It is very comfortable and well furnished and can accommodate a large family group and their bikes easily. Parking may be an issue in the summer but is fine earlier in the year.
My sister and I have just stayed at the Moorings for a week with our elderly parents. The stunning view from the house and the garden that led down to the foreshore were the highlights for all of us. It was great to be able to just walk into St Mawes and enjoy the shops, pubs and restaurants, and hop on a ferry if the urge took us. The house itself is very roomy with super comfortable beds but was lacking in homely touches. Strangely there were no china bowls amongst the plentiful crockery (small point, I know but this kind of sums up the little attention to detail that would have made the ho...more
Starting on a negative note, the lodge wasn't particularly well cleaned this time. We found several items belonging to previous occupants behind doors and under beds, dust on the TV shelves and debris under the coffee table, but most noticeably the recycling bins still contained previous occupant's empties. The DVD player didn't work and investigation revealed no SCART lead, so we used the video player's lead, which means now the video player won't work. The dish washer door appears to not shut properly although it didn't leak. Settees are not very comfortable and could benefit from a few b...more
Well maintained comfortable and cosy cottage in an excellent location, with easy access to all the local amenities. As you'd expect in a period property the ceilings and doorways are quite low, and after a few bumps on the head my 2 6ft 6" sons soon learnt to duck! There are two very nice elevated patio area's for outdoor dining, a key to the side door with access to this area would have been helpful.The real bonus is a parking space next to the house, a rarity when renting in St Mawes. Overall a great place to stay and we would consider renting again in future.
The parking is a plus but the access to it is very tight. If you are driving anything but quite a small car I would recommend approaching by Upper Castle Road, then Newton Road , then (as per your directions) Chapel Terrace and Riviera Lane. The house is in a nice situation , close to the front (Lower Castle Road) and so a short walk to everything. Being "upside down" with bedrooms on the ground floor and the living/dining space above you get the benefit of an east west alignment with great light from dawn to dusk. There is a small terrace which also gets the sun and would be pleasant for m...more
We have stayed in this cottage several times now. We like it because is great for our needs.Very clean and cosy only a few minutes walk from the central area of St Mawes, Good pubs in St Mawes and various restaurants all within walking distance of the cottage. Accommodation is spacious and well looked after. Allan & Kate
This was the second consecutive long winter let and we were disappointed to find that little or no maintenance had been carried out since the previous February. The garden was overgrown, especially at the rear and the back paved garden was in need of cleaning. The down stairs carpets were dirty and badly stained in places. On arrival in mid November we found that the central heating did not work and it was over a week before the plumber could repair it as much of the boiler needed replacing. In the meantime the old electric storage heaters did provide some background heating but took 24 hour...more
Lets start with the good bit, the view that was marvellous. The kitchen needed a good clean, bread crumbs by toaster and dishwasher need a clean under the door. Kitchen well equipped. Lounge sitting uncomfortable and television not working( this was sorted out by Porthscatho Holidays). Main bedroom bed very uncomfortable. Tried sleeping in other beds in the house they were also as uncomfortable left a day early as both my husband & I need a good night sleep. Bathroom is dated and the heater in this room was not working, ( did report this) dry towels by a heater in the hall way, and when ha...more