The living space is light and bright with oodles of space.
Sociable living at its best.
The beautiful outside space at Octopus House.
With access to the outside space, bedroom 2 is simply lovely.
Gorgeous furnishings throughout.
A nod to the creative talents of the owners of Octopus House, the open plan living space is enchanting.
Relax in the bay window of this beautiful holiday home.
Just the place to write holiday postcards!
Sit back and relax after a day on the beach.
The kitchen has a double size fridge/freezer, perfect for keeping holiday drinks cool.
Everything has been thought of to make your holiday special including the Nespresso machine for your morning coffee (please bring your own pods).
Gather everyone round the table for a holiday feast and with so much local produce on offer, from fresh fish at the harbour to Cornish vegetables and fruit from roadside stalls, you'll be spoilt for choice.
Space to relax in bedroom 2.
The en suite to bedroom 2 has a super rainfall shower to wash salty toes.
The delightfully furnished bedroom 2 has a super-king bed, fabulous en suite and direct access to the outside deck where you can take in the fresh air with a morning cuppa.
Luxurious bedroom 2 has a super-king bed and a fabulous en suite.
Pretty as a picture!
Calming shades and lovely linens.
Four beautiful bedrooms await, all with luxury linens.
A quiet corner, perfect for a holiday read.
Plenty of storage space here.
The outside decking and garden is accessed either from a flight of stairs outside the property, or from the lower ground floor.
The fabulous deck has masses of space for both eating al fresco and sitting in the sun. Below the deck you'll find a small lawn.
The two twin bedrooms have 3ft beds, ideal for children or adults alike.
Gorgeous linens await.
Pretty things all around.
Pretty as a picture, the second twin bedroom.
The family bathroom is shared between the two twin bedrooms.
Relax with a long soak after a day on the beach.
All the bathrooms are elegantly designed.
Octopus House is reverse level with the main entrance into the living space down steps from the parking area. This is the rear of the property, the bedrooms are downstairs.
The outside space is gorgeous.
Towan beach is not far away at Portscatho.
The climate here is so mild even palm trees thrive.
Parking for two cars is a real bonus in St.Mawes.
Al fresco dining, it's what holidays are all about.
Delightful St Mawes harbour is a 5 minute stroll away.
The beaches at St Mawes are perfect for families, beach games, kayakers or for just sitting by the water.
From fish and chips by the water, traditional pub grub to fine dining, you will be spoilt for choice here.
Catch the ferry to Falmouth.
Portscatho is a lovely fishing village a short car journey away.
Visit the Hidden Hut for outside dining at its best.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a great place for a day out.
A little further afield, Fowey is a vibrant harbourside town.
Caerhays Castle is beautiful in springtime.

Octopus House


St Mawes / Sleeps 8 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from £893

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3


Bedroom 4


Octopus House is a gorgeous contemporary holiday home, perfectly situated in beautiful unspoilt St Mawes on the Roseland peninsula, just a short stroll from the bustling harbour and many beautiful beaches. With miles of peaceful countryside, hidden coves and stunning sandy beaches, the Roseland peninsula remains one of the most sought-after parts of Cornwall, perfect for family holidays or a group of friends looking for a getaway. Memories of a holiday here will last forever!

Octopus House is blessed with parking for two cars which is easily accessible and accommodates two large/SUV style cars - a rare find in these parts and peace of mind for all. From the parking area, a short flight of stairs lead down to the front door of Octopus House, with a separate outside staircase to the garden area. From the moment you open the front door this stunningly beautiful home will captivate. Furnished with exquisite taste, the living area is spacious and bright with a nautical theme throughout. The kitchen in pastel grey shades has all you need to cook up a holiday feast so why not stock up on fish freshly landed at the harbour and Cornish produce at its best from one of many roadside stalls. Guests can sit around the dining-table and chat with the chef about the day's adventures. The sitting-area has super comfy sofas which invite you to kick back and relax after a hard day on the beach! Two lovely easy chairs sit in the bay window, the perfect spot for a quiet moment gazing out over the decked area towards the harbour.

Downstairs on the lower ground floor three fabulous bedrooms await, each one beautifully furnished in soft pastel shades and with super luxury linens for a great night's sleep. Bedroom two has a dreamy super-king bed and direct access to the decked area outside, the perfect place to sit and listen to birdsong with an early morning a cuppa. The en suite to bedroom two has a fabulous rainfall shower, ideal after a day on the beach. Both bedrooms three and four are twin bedrooms, all with three-foot beds so perfect for either children or adults alike. The family bathroom has a bath for a long soak. Bedroom one is tucked away up on the first floor and has a lovely en suite and king-size bed, a sofa provides a quiet space for holiday reading. The outside space at Octopus House is heavenly, with both a large corner seating area and a dining-table for when an al fresco meal is planned, a short flight of steps lead down to a lawned area where children can play. Situated in a peaceful residential area with an abundance of trees, palms and shrubs, many a happy hour can be spent here.

Octopus House is a short five-minute downhill walk down to the beautiful harbour and village centre, however the walk back up may take a little longer due to the steep hill!

The Roseland peninsula is the perfect place to experience Cornwall at its best. With beautiful verdant countryside, gorgeous sandy beaches and hidden coves, walkers will fall in love with the miles of coast path. St Mawes is a vibrant harbourside village with everything you will need for a great holiday and ideal for a car-free break. Perhaps fish and chips are in order, sitting on the seawall checking out the sailing boats or watching the passenger ferry travel to Falmouth. You will also find a great selection of inns and some fabulous waterside restaurants for fine dining; the choice will not disappoint. Families will enjoy beach days, building sandcastles and rock pooling, and for the more adventurous paddle boarding and kayaking along the Carrick Roads should not be missed. Should you wish to travel a little further then Portscatho is a short journey away and home to beautiful beaches and the renowned Hidden Hut where guests sit side by side on wooden benches and enjoy the freshest of seafood culinary delights (booking is essential for feast nights). The Eden Project with its mighty biomes should be on your 'to do' list and also The Lost Gardens of Heligan, undiscovered for over 30 years and now lovingly restored to its former glory. However you plan your days, whether out adventuring or sitting on the deck enjoying the sun, a holiday at Octopus House will be on your wish list every year.

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Ground Floor

Entrance hall

Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV and Bluetooth speaker. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher

Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin

Lower Ground Floor

Bedroom 2 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')

Bedroom 4 with twin beds (3')

Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin

Utility-room with washing machine/drier and wash-basin

*Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.


  • No pets
  • Travel cot, 2 high chairs and stair-gate
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Superfast WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub .25 miles
  • Garden furniture and barbecue
  • Air source heat pump (under-floor)