Welcome aboard.
What a view to wake up to.
The super comfortable sitting-area.
The sociable breakfast-bar.
A grandstand view from the living-room of the activity on the water.
St Mawes harbour with Top Sails on the seafront just above the quay.
The lovely light-filled open plan living-room.
You can see as far as the Carrick Roads.
Plenty of room for family meals.
The light bright kitchen.
The well-equipped kitchen is a joy to prepare meals in.
Bedroom 1 has an en suite bathroom, and the king-size bed has replaced by a super-king bed.
Looking out from the dual-aspect window seat in the bedroom.
Another view of the bedroom.
Relax in the roll-top bath.
The en suite bathroom also has a separate shower.
The shower-room.
Bedroom 2 at the rear of the apartment has 'zip and link' beds which can be made up as a super-king or twins.
There is a small roof terrace at the rear of the property.
A beautiful autumn sky, summer is over and the boats laid up for winter.
Enjoy eating outdoors.
Top Sails occupies the second floor and enjoys the panoramic views of St Mawes harbour.
Summers beach looking over to Place Manor.
Enjoy a pint and a pasty in the local pub.
St Anthony Lighthouse, the entrance to the harbour.
The Roseland Peninsula has some stunning beaches, this is Porthcurnick.
Take the King Harry ferry over the Fal River to explore West Cornwall.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan makes for an interesting day out.

Top Sails


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Absolutely stunning view from this property. Simply heaven to sit in front of the open French windows on the comfortable leather chairs provided and listen to the sound of the lapping sea. It was a perfect location. Very well equipped with everything you could need. Extremely difficult to leave!

This property is probably the best we have ever stayed at. Expensive but worth the extra for the location. For the first time we rebooked for next year before we left! Cannot fault the cleanliness, comfort and kitchen equipment! We were lucky with the weather for September but it would have been lovely whatever the weather! Parking was not really an issue but would have liked to be able to reserve beforehand for peace of mind.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're delighted that you enjoyed everything about Top Sails so much that you've booked again for next year! We're so glad that you didn't find parking an issue. Unfortunately, St Mawes car park doesn't facilitate advanced parking but, with over 250 spaces in the long stay and a smaller short stay carpark by the quay there is always a good chance that you'll find a space. Donna, Customer Support

Just stunning ! Don’t hesitate

Wonderful apartment, tastefully decorated, comfortable beds and also the lounge/diner areas and very homely, equipped with everything you could possibly need. Location excellent with stunning views you will pine for! A truly fabulous holiday. 10/10

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your comments - sounds like you had a wonderful stay. Tanya, Customer Support

Beautifully presented. Wonderful views. Every luxury. The centre of the village.

This was our second stay at this property and we were not disappointed. The property is in beautiful location, spotlessly clean, well equipped with good local amenities. We will hopefully rebook in the future.

Top Sails is a great place to stay, the pictures do not really do it justice. The weather was not good during our stay in March, but having to spend more time indoors was not a problem because this property is very comfortable and the views right over the water are spectacular, and very dramatic in bad weather. The location is very convenient right in the centre of St Mawes on the sea-front. There are lots of things to do in the area, lovely walks, ferry rides and great gardens to visit. Thoroughly recommend and we would like to return one day.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so glad that, despite the weather, you had such a great holiday. The views of the harbour and sea are simply stunning. It's nice that you were able to get out and about at times and that there was plenty to do. We look forward to welcoming you back to Classic again soon. Donna, Customer Support.

Top Sails is a beautiful property, well designed, extremely comfortable with the most amazing wrap around views from the main bedroom and sitting room. Truly stunning. We had a lovely relaxing week. The outside staircase is also well designed, non slip, well lit and with double hand rails - all very helpful when getting luggage up to the apartment.

Fantastic find. It would be hard to better the sea views whilst relaxing in the lounge. We will be back!

Top Sails !! Top Place !! Top Location!!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your 'Top Review'. We're delighted you loved Top Sails and beautiful St Mawes. We hope to welcome you back again. Kelsey, Customer Support

Fourth time we have stayed in this property and as good as ever. Stunning location and very comfortable.

The property delivered more than it promised. The actual property was even nicer than I though from the description and photos.

An excellent apartment in an excellent location. St Mawes is a very pretty and welcoming village were we felt at home immediately. The waterside location offered so many opportunities to explore the Roseland peninsula. One hightlight was using the Place ferry to access the coastpath and stopping off at Great Molunan beach which was stunning. We would also recommend the St Mawes hotel for a meal/takeaway pizza and the St Mawes bakery. Further afield the village of Portscatho is also very pretty and we had a very good meal at The Boat House.

A wonderful week in a fantastic property, ideally situated for enjoying everything St Mawes has to offer (especially the harbour bakery). Property was clean, comfortable and exactly as described in the details - the view really is as spectacular as in the pictures! I struggled a bit getting luggage up and down to the flat but this wouldn't put me off booking again.

This was our 4th stay at Top Sails. It’s by far the nicest place we’ve stayed at in Cornwall. The sea views are to die for and the place is very well equipped if you like to cook and eat in (as we did with a young baby) It’s also furnished to a very high standard. St Mawes is just lovely too, so it’s a perfect combination. You won’t be disappointed if you choose to stay here

Location is perfect and has wonderful views over the estuary. The apartment is very comfortable and cosy and is close to all local bars and restaurants.

Lovely apartment, beautiful views and excellent location. All you need is at your doorstep, bakery, deli, pubs and restaurants. The ferry is just outside the apartment you can take to Falmouth, over to St Anthony's for a lovely costal walk or for a river cruse up to Trelissick gardens. The apartment is very well equipped with all you need for your holiday. The beds are comfortable and the towels are fluffy :-) Excellent location, beautiful village, perfect apartment!

Top Sails is a beautiful apartment fitted out to a very high standard with amazing views ….. just open the French door and listen to the waves! Very comfortable beds with quality bed linen and fluffy towels what more could you ask for? Looking forward to our next visit!

Absolutely brilliant. Stunning views and very well equipped.

Lovely appartment, well equipped, clean and comfortable beds and white linen too. Especially lovely for a wintertime escape. The location was great with wonderful views out to sea. We chose it for the views and were not disappointed! Close enough to all amenities, but quiet. A hop down to the pier for the ferry to Falmouth. (We were thrilled to see dolphins!) A stone's throw from St Mawes Castle (well worth a visit), the excellent St Mawes hotel (sister to the Michelin starred Idle Rocks just around the bay). We enjoyed both. Lovely walking.

Pictures are not an exaggeration, it is just that lovely

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your lovely review - what a recommendation! We so hope to welcome you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

Stunning views.

A superb apartment in a great location with stunning views. We cannot praise it highly enough!

"Top Sails", a rare gem of a place! Even with our expectations high, this rental far and above exceeded, especially the view! It was like living in a luxurious, everchanging painting and a memory we will not forget. Attention to detail and the high end fixtures and fittings just added to the experience, waking up in an 'extremely comfortable' bed, listening to the waves lapping and boat bells tinkling is the stuff of dreams.....we will be back!

Fantastic comfortable apartment with stunning views and a lovely relaxed feel. Second time we have stayed here and never disappoints all the facilities are spot on,

Wonderful views. Excellent furnishings and equipment.
Close to shops and restaurants.

Classic Cottages are my “go to” holiday company and this property has not changed my view. A great property in an excellent location, spotlessly, clean and well equipped. We would certainly book this property again.

This place is a little piece of heaven on earth. The views of St Mawes harbour are simply spectacular. You won’t want to leave the apartment. It’s very well equipped and the 6 foot beds are very comfortable. I’ve already re booked for April & July next year. Can’t wait to go back.

Tip top accommodation unbelievably well equipped with a spectacular ever changing view on the water. We felt at home immediately. No need to use the car once parked. The friendly ferries are the way to get around either for gorgeous cliff top walks and beaches or into Falmouth for a livelier vibe. Excellent options to either self cater or eat out and all this on your doorstep. Could not fault it. We had a wonderful week with our daughter and son in law and would add that the internal layout is perfectly set up for two couples to share.

Top Sails Far exceeded our expectations. The pictures do not do it justice really. The panoramic views were magnetic! Every thought had gone into tastefully furnishing and fitting it out in general. Mattresses very comfy with sumptuous duvets, pillows and high thread count bedding. Every piece of kitchenalia had been provided, nothing had been forgotten. Loved it. We will be back.

We were so impressed with the service from classic cottages . The property itself defies description ! We were almost emotional on arrival by it's high spec, cleanliness and most of all views of course. Fantastic place to stay.

Luxurious apartment with a wonderful outlook over the estuary

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay - the view really is breathtaking! Tanya, Customer Support

Property is great and in a brilliant location with 2 minute walk to the fantastic St. Mawes bakery and several good restaurants as well as a small co-op. The view from the living room and main bedroom was amazing - straight across the bay to St.Anthony's head. Could see cormorants ; rowers and the Falmouth ferry from the windows as well as the sea. Waking up to the super sunrise as hearing the waves lapping up to the seawall was lovely. The living room and kitchen were very comfortable and well equipped. The beds were also good though the pillows a bit soft for us. The bathroom and shower room were excellent and it was good to get a 'proper' sized bath sheets ! The decor was very good. Only area for improvement would be to have move info on equipment/consumables supplied- for example it would have been good to know there was an Nespresso machine so we could have brought capsules from home and to have known that loo rolls; dishwasher tablets etc were supplied so we didn't need to bring them.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for letting us know about the Nespresso machine; we'd usually tell our guests about this, so we've updated the details for the future. As standard our properties will always provide a whole range of essential items to make your stay comfortable - all listed in our Minimum Inventory which can be found in the 'Staying with us' section. We really appreciate your comments and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Tressa, Customer Support

A truly wonderful flat, excellently equipped with everything you would need and stunning harbour views.

Once in the apartment brilliant,such a relaxing place,hope to be back in the Spring....

Beautiful apartment in super location with everything thought about and catered for. Fantastic location overlooking the estuary out to sea it exceeded our expectations thank you

Excellent apartment, very happy to return in the future!

This apartment was recommended to me by a friend who had stayed there earlier in the year. It lived up to my expectations. I found the website was very good too and the photographs certainly did not exaggerate how lovely it all is, with the beautiful views out over the water. I could certainly recommend this holiday let to my friends.

Overall it was absolutely lovely! Very nice apartment, very comfortable, very nicely equipped and a great location. We would certainly consider a repeat visit.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and do hope you manage to book in that return trip :) Tanya, Customer Support

Incredibly comfortable and well-equipped apartment with stunning views. Only wish we'd booked to stay longer.

Amazing views and property has everything that you could possible want for a fabulous weeks holiday.

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