Moonfleet is a beautifully renovated modern luxury property with lovely views over the Percuil River and the surrounding National Trust countryside. The property occupies a truly exceptional position within a very desirable part of St Mawes, quietly tucked away on the eastern side of the village, yet just a short walk from Summers Beach and local shops. This exceptional home is equipped with just about everything, there is a cinema room with projector, 90" screen, and 8 speaker surround sound system, Miele appliances throughout, Sonos sound systems, stunning decor, beautiful furnishings, and an architect-designed layout creating a wonderful use of light throughout the building.
St Mawes is one of
the most exclusive traditional villages in the country, with a wealth of activities within close reach. Historic castles from the era of Henry VIII, glistening blue waters, bustling beaches, Cornish pubs, award-winning restaurants, amazing coastal walks, ferries to different locations, and motor boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards, all available for rental. The Roseland Peninsula has a huge variety of places to explore, including beautiful beaches, National Trust properties, traditional fishing villages, and the south west coast path. The artists' haven of Portscatho is well worth a visit, as is Veryan. with its famous round houses.
Ground floor: Enter into a large hallway with a spiral staircase linking to the first floor. Double aspect living room with patio doors to the front, overlooking the Percuil River and also to the rear and the large garden, perfect for both morning and afternoon sunshine, comfortable sofas and TV. At the othjer end of the property is an open plan, double-aspect kitchen, and dining room with 2 further sitting areas with comfortable sofas and chairs. Dining table and chairs. Large central kitchen island and fully fitted kitchen with Miele appliances throughout including electric oven, combi microwave oven, steamer, 2 fridges, full height freezer, wine fridge, and dishwasher. Rear entrance hall with storage and access to rear garden. On to the utility room with washing machine. tumble dryer and sink. Separate shower room with WC with hand basin.
First floor: Large, double height, landing area with doors to: Master bedroom with panoramic sea views and a Juliette balcony, 6' super king double bed, dressing room with storage, master en suite bathroom with free standing bath, walk-in shower, and twin basins. Double bedroom with 5' king size bed, garden views and storage, en suite shower room with WC and hand basin. Twin bedroom with 3' beds, storage, sea views and a Juliette balcony, en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and hand basin. Twin bedroom with 3' beds, sea views and storage. Family bathroom with bath and separate shower, WC and hand basin. Study area with desk and book shelves and stairs to:
Second floor: Cinema room with projector, 90" screen, full Dolby eight speaker surround sound system, Netflix, Blu Ray, large sofa and two Fatboy bean bags.
Outside: Large terrace to the front with Rattan furniture and views of Percuil River. Patio and garden to rear with a large table and chairs, charcoal BBQ (please clean after use) The sweeping drive has parking for at least 4 cars.
Saturday change overs during the season
Electricity, heating, bed linen, and towels are all included. You will need to bring your own beach towels.
A security deposit of £1000 will be pre-authorised on your credit / debit card.
No smoking inside the property.
Oil fired, under floor central heating system.
Miele appliances, electric oven, combi microwave and separate steamer oven, hob, full height freezer, 2 x fridges, a wine fridge, dishwasher, kettle, and toaster.
Washing machine & tumble dryer.
TV with freeview in living room. Cinema room has projector, 90" screen, 8 speaker surround sound, Netflix, Blu Ray etc..
Unlimited WiFi. 40 mbps
Travel cot & high chair available on request.
EV charger available on request - please contact us to arrange.
Parking is below the house.
There are 14 steps up to the front door, there are handrails on both sides of the steps.
The bedrooms are on the first floor and there is a wide-radius spiral staircase.
There is a WC on the ground floor and 3 of the 4 bedrooms have an en suite.
St Mawes enjoys one of the most picturesque locations in the world, the beautiful south-facing village has been developed, over the centuries, into the exquisite tourist destination we find today. The pretty little harbour is flanked by several family-friendly beaches, and there are boutique hotels, thriving art galleries, fine restaurants and traditional pubs, in the summer St Mawes is a wonderful, thriving, energetic, village, and in the winter one of the most tranquil destinations you can imagine. The water is forever changing, depending on the weather, from the azure blue of summer calm, with crystal clear waters and sunlight reflecting
on the surface enhancing magical sunrises and sunsets, to the baltic grey of winter storms, with winds whipping spume and waves crashing against the shoreline. There is always action afloat, the iconic little blue ferries regularly heading over the Carrick Roads to Falmouth and back, viewing dolphins from here is a surprisingly regular occurrence, particularly out of season. There is also a regular service over to Place and St Anthony Headland. The ferry is a great way to see the river and the surrounding countryside, and offers stunning views of the coastline and the sea.
In the 16th century, Henry VIII built a pair of Castles to protect Falmouth Harbour from the perils of Catholic Europe, but particularly the threat from Spain, the clover leaf design of St Mawes Castle is one of its most interesting features however the most noteworthy is the view which is just stunning. Meander through the historic buildings with interesting displays and the perfect grounds, spattered with cannons ready to fend off seaborne invaders.
2 miles inland is St Just in Roseland which is most famous for the stunning Church. Nestled on the edge of the tidal pool, surrounded by sub-tropical gardens, it was described by Sir John Betjeman as being “to many people the most beautiful churchyard on earth.” Legend says the church stands at the spot where a young Jesus Christ stepped ashore with his Uncle, Joseph of Arimathea, while sheltering from a storm. Whether you are religious or not the church and its tranquil setting are a must-see.
Portscatho lies in the South-westerly corner of Gerrans Bay on the Roseland peninsula. The East-facing cove affords shelter from the prevailing sou-westerly winds and this meant it was ideal as a base for the pilchard fleets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and is still, although on a much smaller scale, an active fishing port today. The same shelter makes for safe swimming and its proximity to many fine sandy beaches means it’s a family favorite the village centre you’ll find several shops including a decent grocery/off licence as well as the now standard galleries and gift shops. The Plume of Feathers pub serves up St Austell Ales and good pub grub. Above Portscatho lies the village of Gerrans - only a five minute walk up the hill. Another decent pub, the Royal Standard can be found here. The mediaeval church that stands opposite has served as an invaluable landmark to generations of local fishermen. As in many coastal communties a red-painted world war two mine stands above the harbour as a collection box for mariners charities. However adjacent to the one in Portscatho stands a unique memorial plinth dedicated to the 26,380 servicemen who lost their lives in the Burma war but who have no known resting place.
The Roseland Peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is known for its stunning coastline, hidden coves, sandy beaches, and rugged cliffs. The area is home to many charming villages, each with its unique character and history. One of the most popular beaches on the Roseland Peninsula is Porthcurnick Beach, a beautiful sandy beach with crystal-clear waters and stunning views of the coast. The beach is popular with families and is a great place for swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, and is over looked by the renowned Hidden Hut whose "feast nights" are incredibly popular and should be booked through their social media channels.
For those who enjoy walking, the South West Coast Path passes through St Mawes and offers stunning views of the coastline and the sea. The Roseland Peninsula is also home to many scenic countryside trails and footpaths, offering visitors the chance to explore the area's natural beauty on foot. St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula are a must-visit destination for anyone travelling to Cornwall. Whether you are interested in history, culture, nature, or outdoor activities, there is something for everyone in this beautiful part of the world. For more information about St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula, visit the local tourist information centre, where friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you plan your visit.