Located in one of the most sought-after elevated positions in the fishing village of St Mawes and enjoying spectacular views, you will find a very special welcome at Rose Cottage. This beautifully presented holiday home, set over three floors, could be the perfect retreat for your next Cornish getaway whether coming with family or friends, and is a delight whatever the time of the year.
Tucked away at the end of a charming terrace and down a flight of stone steps (it is worth it for the views), step over the threshold of this stunning house to find spacious rooms with high ceilings and every room filled with that wonderful light you only find close to the coast. This very special cottage has been thoughtfully styled and furnished with your comfort in mind, and once you've discovered this little gem, you may fall a little bit in love.
Spend time on the large dining terrace enjoying good food and conversation whilst watching the ever-changing colours of the Cornish sea and skies, this will probably become your favourite spot as you watch the boats go by and the sea birds fly, and if you are staying during one of the two St Mawes Regatta weeks you can walk down to the village to enjoy the sail boats up close or if you prefer to stay put, simply sit back on your wonderful terrace with a bird's eye view, binoculars optional.
The open plan living area on the ground floor offers guests a relaxing space with a gorgeous sofa and comfy chairs, sit and share stories of your adventures and plans for the next day. Choose a book from the owner's library and try not to be distracted by the view, especially if you find the window seat free! For the cooks in the party, the kitchen will not disappoint with a range cooker and everything you need to cook up a feast, dine together more formerly in the adjacent dining-area or why not take your plates outside, let's be honest, with a view like that, you might just eat every meal outside!
One of the three bedrooms is located on the lower ground floor, accessed externally down a few stone steps, this lovely en suite room has a king-size bed and is perfect for those seeking a retreat at the end of the day. Open the French doors wide to enjoy the views across the garden to the sea beyond. This bedroom has a fabulous en suite shower-room with a very spacious shower cubicle big enough for two.
Back in the main house, take the stairs to the first floor where you will find the other two bedrooms. The first is a large double aspect bedroom flooded with light where sea views can be seen from the comfort of your bed, open up the curtains, lie back and enjoy the view, you are on holiday. Bedroom three is also on this floor, the triple bunk-bed offers flexibility for a party of up to six guests, either the comfy double bed on the bottom or for the young ones, climb the wooden ladder to the top bunk single bed. These two bedrooms share the family bathroom, which is located on the half landing and accessed via a small flight of steps. There is a further cloakroom on the ground floor.
Outside the beautiful gardens with spectacular views have been planted to offer shade to the visitor on a hot sunny day, find the swing seat and sit with a book or maybe take a quiet moment alone for yourself.
St Mawes is a much sought-after village with a vibrant harbour and great selection of cafes, waterside restaurants and a fabulous deli. In a location such as this you may never need to take your car out and spend your blissful days enjoying everything on your doorstep. Summers beach is a short stroll away, ideal for families and paddle boarders, or perhaps you'd prefer to hire a kayak from the harbour and explore the crystal-clear waters around the coast. The energetic should climb the hill to St Mawes Castle and marvel at the stunning panoramic views across the Carrick Roads or perhaps pick up the coast path which leads to St Just In Roseland and the pretty 13th Century Church described by John Betjeman as 'to many people the most beautiful churchyard on earth', the Mediterranean gardens at the church are a sheer delight.
From the harbourside the passenger ferry plies the waters to the maritime town of Falmouth, with a great selection of eclectic shops and a fabulous museum. You can also catch the smaller ferry to lesser-known Place Manor where you can explore hidden creeks and the beautiful coastline around St Anthony headland. Pack up a picnic and stop off at one of the many secluded coves for lunch and a swim. Portscatho is a short car ride away, a gorgeous village with the most beautiful beaches and the Hidden Hut where guests sit side by side on wooden benches and enjoy the freshest of local produce (bookings are essential for feast nights).
Further afield The Lost Gardens of Heligan are fabulous, lost in time since WWI, discovered 30 years ago and now returned to their former glory or perhaps visit the mighty biomes of the Eden Project, quite spectacular and worthy of a day out. Horticulturists will be spoilt for choice with the gardens of Trelissick, Trebah and Durgan all within a short drive. Caerhays Castle has a world-famous magnolia collection and if you are lucky enough to visit in spring, this is one not to miss.
However you plan to spend your precious holiday time, Rose Cottage has all you need for a fabulous Cornish getaway.
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, DVD player, sound bar and balcony. Double electric range cooker, induction hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
2 steps to Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6') and TV
Bedroom 2 with bunk-beds (bottom bunk 4', top bunk 3')
Lower Ground Floor
Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin (accessed via external steps through the garden)
Please note there is a series of steps down to the property and the hill that leads down to the seafront from Rose Cottage is steep, so this property may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- No pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Public car park (300 yards distant)
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub 150 yds
- Balcony furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH (partial under-floor)
Rose Cottage has magical views from the terrace overlooking Falmouth Bay and beyond.
Gorgeous contemporary furnishings await in the open plan living area.
The stylish kitchen area has all the equipment you will need to cook a holiday meal.
Gather everyone around around the dining-table to chat about the adventures of the day.
The beautiful lower ground floor bedroom is accessed via external steps through the garden and has a king-size double bed and en suite shower-room.
The garden offer a profusion of wonderful plants.
Al fresco dining at its best on the terrace.
The open plan living space is on the ground floor with a stunning terrace. (Please note the wood-burning stove is not for use).
Cosy interiors await making this the perfect year-round location.
The window seat is perfect for watching boats sail by.
The swish kitchen is light and bright.
Shop locally for the freshest of Cornish produce.
The dining-table sits in between the kitchen and sitting area, perfect for sociable dining.
Lunch is served.
The handy utility-room has a washing machine and a tumble-drier.
The ground floor cloakroom has a WC and wash-basin.
Pretty bedroom 3 has a comfy king-size bed.
Bedroom 3 has a fabulous view from the French doors, the perfect spot for morning coffee.
The en suite shower-room to bedroom 3.
The turning staircase leads from the ground floor, with two steps into the bathroom and two bedrooms up a further flight.
Gorgeous bedroom 1 has a super-king double bed for a restful night's sleep.
And dual aspect windows taking in the beautiful bay views.
Pretty bedroom 2 has bunk-beds with a 4ft bottom bunk and 3ft top. Please note, this room is only suitable for two guests.
Children will adore the bunk-beds.
The lovely family bathroom has a bath and separate shower cubicle.
The handy separate shower cubicle.
Take in the panoramic views from the terrace.
The gorgeous view towards Summers beach.
Watch the tide ebb and flow from dawn until dusk.
Treat yourselves, you are on holiday after all!
Summers beach is perfect for families, kayakers and paddle boarders.
There are lots of option when it comes to dining out in St Mawes.
Wander along the coast path to Portscatho and the very beautiful Porthcurnick beach.
St Just in Roseland is a tranquil place to visit.
Catch the King Harry Ferry over the river Fal and explore further afield.
Spend the day enjoying The Lost Gardens of Heligan.