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

  • Portscatho   (3.1 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
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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   (1.6 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
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    Stylish contemporary holiday home in St Just in Roseland village, 2 miles from St Mawes with off road parking, patio, balcony and cosy woodburner. Pet friendly. Sleeps 6.
     
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  • Truro   (1.2 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
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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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  • Roseland Peninsula   (4.3 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
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    Four bedroom cottage on a Roseland Peninsula farm near St Mawes, 1 mile from the beach. Free WiFi, fully fitted kitchen, woodburner, garden and parking. Pet and family friendly.
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  • Veryan   (5.7 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
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    Set in a quiet road just metres from the centre of this historic and beautiful Cornish village, Kissgate is a detached home from home with its real fire, cosy rooms and secure g...
     
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  • Philleigh-in-Roseland   (2.9 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
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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)
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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   (4.9 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
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    £684
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    Set amidst a wooded valley with a tranquil stream running alongside it, Provender House is the quintessential detached country house, the original mill stone now forms the doors...
     
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  • Veryan   (5.7 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
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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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  • Portscatho   (2.8 miles from the centre of St Mawes)
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    Vibrant distraction or peaceful seclusion The choice is entirely yours. In fact, if you wish, you can perfectly enjoy your holidays within the seven acres that is Driftwood. ...
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