Welcome to Hillside Cottage.
The cosy sitting-room is the perfect place to relax after a busy day.
The kitchen has all the equipment you'll need.
One of the comfortable double bedrooms.
Take in the lovely view.
The sitting-room has plenty of space for all the family.
The dining-room looking through to the kitchen.
The dining-room looking through to the hall and sitting-room.
The en suite bathroom.
Bedroom 3.
Bedroom 2.
The family shower-room is light and bright.
St Mawes is a vibrant Roseland village with plenty of choice when it comes to dining out.
Take the seasonal passenger ferry over the water to Falmouth.
Walkers will love the coast path around the Roseland Peninsula.
Explore the very beautiful church at St Just in Roseland.
One of many stunning beaches, this is Porthcurnick.
Take the King Harry ferry and explore west Cornwall.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a great place to spend the day.

Hillside Cottage


St Mawes / Sleeps 6 + cot*

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7 Nights from £627

Good location to St Mawes Harbour which we liked but not the hill back... property is fairly comfortable to live with and we would stay again if the price is discounted again as they are not worth the full price...

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay - I think you'll agree that the walk uphill is definitely worth it for those stunning views! We hope to welcome you back soon. Julie, Customer Support

It is a very steep hill walking down to the village and back up again and should be highlighted.

This house could and should be far better than it is with a bit of money spent and care given. The sofa and chairs are awful and some furniture and curtains need updating. An awful shame as it’s in a good spot!

Hillside Cottage is a comfortable and well-equipped home from home. With 3 generous double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms plus a cloakroom it is a great place for family and friends. The 'games room' is an added bonus. The location with sea views from the patio and just a short stroll down to the pub is superb, we enjoyed the walk down and back each evening though it would not suit those with mobility issues as it is on a very steep hill.

A well presented cottage with stunning views over the harbour in the picturesque seaside town of St Mawes.

Nice location lovely view down to St Mawes. Property could benefit from some updating.

Reply from Classic Cottages

It is great to read that you enjoyed the location - it is in a lovely spot. Thank you for sharing your observations and we hope that overall you had a lovely time. Sarah, Customer Support

St Mawes was lovely, we found a lovely bit of beach for the grandchildren to swim in. The house has lovely views Sadly did not meet advertised standards or meet expected cleanliness. Housekeeping should of done better and 7 light bulbs out should of been replaced before we arrived let alone not at all whilst we stayed ! And no one wants to find a condom in a bedroom drawer left early

Reply from Classic Cottages

It's wonderful to read that you enjoyed the stunning location and breathtaking views. We're so sorry that you experienced some cleanliness issues - thanks for letting us know so that we had the opportunity to follow up on your concerns with the housekeeping team. We hope you would consider a future stay. Julie, Customer Support

Great position & views on a steep hill down to harbour. Good parking space for at least 2 cars. Kitchen facilities & implements all good. Wi-fi works fine.

We've not been let down yet by Classic cottages. St Mawes is a pretty little town with awesome surroundings. Beware of the hill on the way down to the beach. Otherwise absolutely loved the place

Really well equipped and good location. Excellent value for money

A bargain with a spacious feel and wonderful views. Even has a garage with table tennis, table football and air hockey. Just mind the one in three steep hill between you and the sea front!

Hillside Cottage is an extremely comfortable and pleasant house to stay in, with the added bonus of being in a beautiful location.

Overall this is a comfortable , well presented and well equipped property. It is well located for all that St. Mawes has to offer. With a big gated drive and a view of the Estuary you could not wish for more. We had a most enjoyable week. We did lots of scenic walks and loved using the Ferry which was within easy walking distance. We were never stuck for things to do. We were lucky with the weather only one wet day which we spent in Truro where we visited the shops and cathedral and had a delicious Cream Tea. We will miss the Pasties we bought from the Cornish Bakery in Falmouth.

Lovely spacious house with wonderful views of St. Mawes harbour. Very convenient for the village and the harbour, although the walk back up to the house is very steep and not suitable for somebody who is infirm. Great location for discovering the Roseland Peninsular.

Good value for money, very clean.

Hillside Cottage is one of the best Classic Cottages we have ever had. The location for us was excellent and we took advantage of the Mussell card so that we hardly used the car for the whole two weeks. The level of equipment was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

We had a really great stay in this bright and spacious cottage. The location was perfect for us and the view of Summer beach was amazing. The cottage was really homely, the kitchen immaculate and the beds,sofa and armchairs were nice and comfortable. There were plenty of games and puzzles and even a table tennis table in the garage for entertainment whatever the weather!
We are really happy with our decision to stay here and will be back again with friends to explore more of this beautiful area. Thank you

Overall a good holiday house that could be excellent with some updating of the furnishings.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so glad that you liked the cottage and thanks for leaving a review - the owner's confirmed that since your stay, the sofa has been re-covered to help refresh the furnishings. Tanya, Customer Support

* UPDATE JAN 2019 * New carpets have been fitted throughout, the sofa re-upholstered (as mentioned above), any excess furniture removed and the garage has been cleared and organised. The exterior decking is in the process of being renewed before the 2019 season.

We enjoyed our stay in St Mawes and the idea of having Cornish food co is really good. We wondered if the house hadn't been stayed in for a while as it had a stale smell initially which improved during the week. The garage really wasn't suitable for children , being cluttered and dirty. The ironing board was in the garage but the spiders webs with spiders meant we didn't bother getting too close to use it. The excess of furniture we understand was down to the owner and wouldn't be as much of an issue if any of it were comfortable or offered support. We will definitely consider booking with yourselves again and thanks again.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and we're really sorry that there were a couple of points that you needed to report back to us. The owner of the cottage has had a really thorough sort out and clean through of the garage to give more space for guests - thanks for drawing it to our attention. Tanya, Customer Support

* UPDATE JAN 2019 * New carpets have been fitted throughout, the sofa re-upholstered, any excess furniture removed and as mentioned above, the garage has been cleared and organised. The exterior decking is in the process of being renewed before the 2019 season.

An excellent holiday venue with everything provided that any family would need.

Ideal property for 2 couples (possibly 3) to share.

The walk in to St Makes is easy, however, the walk back is very steep. Best to use the car.

Hillside is in a quiet area of St Mawes but within easy walking into the centre (steep hill on the way back). We enjoyed the views and the homeliness of the house. Lots of games and local information if new to the area. We would be very happy to return to Hillside. Some items need replacing duvets were old and not good. Sofa although comfy probably could do with updating.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you very much for your review of Hillside Cottage and we were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit overall. We'll certainly pass on your suggestions regarding the duvets and sofas to the Owner for their attention. Bryony, Customer Support

The extra play things for kids were invaluable and made us feel like we were staying at our own family's place. Thank you. Tumble dryer was invaluable.

Not suitable for families with young children ! Needs some work to improve this cottage for renting

Reply from Classic Cottages

We were so sorry that you found the location difficult with your child's pushchair. It is at the top of the hill and we do let guests know that St Mawes is at the bottom of the hill, but we appreciate that it is more of an effort on the way back up. The Owner is planning to upgrade the sofa later this year and we'll add some new photos when that has been done. The house has been used by many families, and we're really sorry that it didn't suit your requirements. Tanya, Customer Support

Very comfortable and well-equipped family house at the top of a steep hill from St Mawes harbour. Excellent for exploring St Mawes (the castle, harbour and Lamorran Gardens), St Just (church and gardens) and the Roseland peninsula, as well as boat trips and sailing from St Mawes (Falmouth, Trelissick Gardens and Truro).

This is an ideal family house and we cannot fault it particularly as it is situated in St. Mawes which must be one of the most beautiful places in Cornwall.

Lovely cottage, pleasant and relaxing stay.

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