St Mawes, South Cornwall (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thatkernowboy/9596930779/in/photolist-7AwU8A-j4Eoyd-6VPGj7-6VJsqT-fAAFQo-j4CcbZ-cTnK4G-fAAHCY-fC3MaM-cTnkdf-fWtw1f-6Vj4D5-7UKcrc-9b1kNs-2kBV3U-dtxPSp-9arkBB-dtDnTE-dtxQft-dtxQ2v)

St Mawes, South Cornwall

St Mawes Castle (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sagesolar/6780822254/in/photolist-bkcudw-DYA6z-3biXA1-9arkBB-3cfCWm-8ztmCZ-nS8NU2-3biYLA-aghNEd-dtDmRf-8rWF6F-8nziF6-d9RYA1-abLS3Z-nQ8iFT-oMr4Bv-oSpduh-dasScH-5uyrGk-dtDnpC-dtDmpW-dtxPSp-ag3DWb-7ULkZ8-agzup5-8eoL6V-8ep8iv-8epgvn-8ep8zn-8epg52-8espgY-8ep7et-8esq1S-8espSq-8ep8qx-8esoe5-8ep7og-8epYrK-8esqfW-8esoQY-8ep7SR-8esp8A-8ep916-ePvomm-8epgd8-8esxp9-8es2Z7-8epfVB-8esoFG-abLXex)

St Mawes Castle

St Mawes on the South Cornwall coast sits on the western edge of the Roseland Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village with its famous headland castle, pretty shops, many art galleries, inns, restaurants and beautiful harbour sits at the mouth of the estuary overlooking Falmouth. A spectacular coast and country scene of hidden coves and creeks, woodland and headland cliffs surrounds St Mawes and the central beach is stunning, popular for bathing, kayaking and sailing, with all the amenities of the village adjacent making it perfect for families.

The area is also a mecca for yachting and boating. St Mawes has three boatyards and ample mooring and anchorage space sits around the Peninsula. You'll also find sailing clubs at St Mawes, Portloe and Portscatho. St Mawes Castle (English Heritage) is one of Henry VIII's most spectacularly preserved coastal artillery forts. Around St Mawes you can head off and explore the beautiful Roseland Peninsula with its choice of spectacular beaches and charming fishing villages including Portloe, Portscatho and Portholland.

The nearby town of Falmouth is a thirty mile road journey from St. Mawes, though only a mile by water. From St. Mawes, pick up the ferry to Falmouth, a twenty minute boat trip which runs all year round and is one of Cornwall's most scenic boat trips. The village has a thriving fishing industry, and you can pick up fishing trips from the harbour, and purchase freshly caught seafood from fish shops on the quayside. St Mawes is a top spot for foodie fans - in the village you'll find a superb selection of gastro inns and restaurants serving up the best of locally caught fish and shellfish. Boat trips also head up the full length of the estuary from St Mawes Harbour to Truro. St Mawes and the spectacular surrounding Roseland Peninsula offer an outstanding choice of luxury holiday cottages, apartments and B&Bs.

Accommodation in St Mawes

  • Ruan High Lanes   (6.5 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
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    Welcoming award-winning B&B in Ruan High Lanes near Truro, on the Roseland Peninsula. Pet-friendly and suitable for families, on a working farm. WiFi available.
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  • TRURO   (2.7 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
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    £420
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    A stunnnig 5* Gold barn conversion on one level on a 22 acre working farm just a mile from the fishing village of Portscatho on the Roseland peninsula.
     
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  • TRURO   (2.7 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
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    £450
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    A beautifully-presented detached barn conversion on one level on a 22 acre working farm just a mile from the fishing village of Portscatho on the Roseland peninsula.
     
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  • Portscatho   (3.1 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
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    £30
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    4 star award winning, Bed and Breakfast near St Mawes, Cornwall. Beautiful views, with family rooms. Food prepared from local produce. Just 25 miles from Truro.
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  • TRURO   (2.7 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
    Sleeps 4
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    £390
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    Fallow is lovely reverse-level 5* barn conversion with a woodburner, two en-suite bedrooms and an enclosed garden on a 22 acre farm neat Porthscatho on the Roseland Peninsula.
     
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  • Truro   (7.1 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
    Sleeps 2
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    £395
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    Romantic detached cob cottage on the of Treviskey, a quiet hamlet. Large garden with stunning view. Free Wi-Fi. Each access to countryside and coastal walks. Pet friendly.
     
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  • Truro   (1.2 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
    Sleeps 4
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    £919
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    Secluded St Mawes cottage at St Anthony's Lighthouse, perfect for a relaxing getaway. Close to popular walking paths, a beach and offers spectacular coastal views.
     
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  • Philleigh-in-Roseland   (2.9 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
    Sleeps 2
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    £264
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    Set within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, high on the Roseland Landscape, these two converted barns afford spacious ground floor holiday accommodation, with co...
     
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  • Philleigh-in-Roseland   (2.9 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
    Sleeps 4
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    £366
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    Set within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, high on the Roseland Landscape, these two converted barns afford spacious ground floor holiday accommodation, with co...
     
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  • Veryan   (5.7 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
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    £480
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    This unique, thatched, former school house (circa 1812) with many original features and landscaped gardens lies in the heart of this pretty Cornish village. Grade II listed and ...
     
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