The great thing about Fisherman's Cottage is that its a really cosy, homely environment, tucked away on a quiet street; yet its practically bang in the middle of the lively seaside village of St Mawes, with pubs and restaurants just minutes away. Guest access
The cottage, along with the others in the same street, was built in the 1700s to accommodate local fishermen. We renovated the cottage in 2013, creating a warm, comfortable modern interior, whilst retaining its original character and features.
The front door opens on to a large bright sitting room area with loads of sofa space and a lovely log burner. There are a selection of board games and a TV, Blu-ray player and Amazon Fire TV Box (loaded with a Netflix subscription) tucked discretely away in the corner cupboard - just in case you're unlucky with the weather!
To the rear of the sitting room is a kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is new and well equipped. There is dishwasher, fan oven, induction hobs, toaster, kettle, microwave and filter coffee machine.
Through the kitchen is a small utility area with the washer/dryer which opens to the sun deck at the rear of the cottage and a downstairs loo.
The sun deck is really the jewel of the cottage's crown. There's a sea view and a table for some al fresco dining and a BBQ for those lazy summer evenings.
Upstairs, the large double bedroom is a decent size, with plenty of storage space. There is also a more compact double room - the bed here is only accessible on one side - and a twin bunk room at the rear of the cottage.
The bathroom is bright and fresh and has a bath with a shower over.
Whether you're outside on the sun deck having a BBQ and enjoying the sea views; or cosying up inside, on the sumptuous sofas in front of the fire with a glass of wine and a game of scrabble, the place is all yours!Additional notes
You'll have access to books, games and DVDs and a lovely home inside and whatever you're looking for outside!
Guests should be aware that the sleeping arrangements in the small double and bunk rooms are somewhat compact.Neighborhood overview
The small double room is quite small - the bed is against the wall/window on one side and is only accessible from the right-hand side or at the bottom.
The bunk room also isn't huge, but the room does benefit from clever use of space and has plenty of storage - and of course the beds are comfortable full sized singles.
Fisherman's Cottage is brilliantly located in the heart of St Mawes. The sea/beach, The Rising Sun pub and Idle Rocks Hotel (boasting an excellent cocktail bar and restaurant!) are within 100 metres of the property. There are several very decent pubs and restaurants just a short walk away.Getting around
An excellent mini-supermarket, Post Office, butcher, baker, pharmacy and fresh fish stall are within approximately 250 metres of the cottage. Lloyds Bank, Barclays bank (with ATM) and a small number of galleries, craft shops and clothing stores are all within a 5 minute walk.
The famous St Mawes Castle, built by Henry VIII, with stunning views of Carrick Roads (the 3rd largest natural harbour in the world) is just a 10 minute walk from the cottage.
There are some truly breathtaking coastal walks and views right on your doorstep.
With or without a car, there are loads of fun things to do here. The coastline on the Roseland is, without doubt, the most stunning that the British Isles has to offer (not that I'm biased or anything!). The walks are amazing. But, if walking isn't your thing, St Mawes has some great restaurants and pubs and Falmouth (just a short ferry ride) is a charming seaside town with loads to offer. There's also watersports, golf courses, tennis courts, theme parks, gardens, boat trips, the Eden Project and many more exciting things to do in the area.
Don't forget to check out the map at the bottom of this page where I have marked some local points of interest.
St Mawes Harbour, approximately 200 metres from the cottage, has passenger ferries running to Falmouth (all year round) and St Anthony's Head (seasonal). The harbour also has canoe/kayak hire, various charter boats for fishing etc and a pasty shop.
Sea front - 100 metres
Beaches - from 100 metres
Shops - all within 500 metres
St Mawes Castle - 0.6 miles / 1 km
Canoe/kayak hire (seasonal) - 200 metres
By Passenger Ferry (200m from cottage):
St Anthony's Head - 10 mins (17 Mar - 2 Nov)
Falmouth - 20 mins (All year round)