St Mawes

Sunnybanks is a well-presented, reverse level, substantial home nestled in a quiet private road in the centre of St Mawes, it is a short walk (300m) to the harbour - but there is a steep hill. The living areas are stunning with superb views, tasteful decor and artworks by local artists adorn the walls. The master bedroom is on the first floor has access to a balcony and lovely views across the valley towards Place House. Every bedroom has its own en suite shower room or bathroom. Dogs are welcome and there are a plethora of great walks from the door, whether you are looking for a quick trip round ...

a few fields or a leisurely stroll along the coast paths.

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 southwest coast path. The artists' haven of Portscatho is well worth a visit, as is Veryan. with its famous round houses.

Ground floor: Enter into hall with doors to; Double bedroom with 5' bed, storage TV, en suite bathroom with separate shower, bath, WC, bidet and hand basin. Twin bedroom with 3' beds, TV and storage, en suite shower room with WC and hand basin. Twin zip and link bedroom with 3' beds (6' super king as double), TV, storage, and en suite shower room with WC and hand basin. Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, rear door to garden. WC with hand basin. Stairs to first floor.
First floor: Open plan living room with comfortable seating, wood burning stove, sliding door to balcony. Large kitchen dining room, with central kitchen island, fully fitted units and appliances, TV, table and chairs, sliding door to balcony. Master bedroom with 5' double bed and storage, TV, sliding door to balcony, great views, en suite shower room with WC and hand basin. Small snug lounge with TV, shower room with WC and hand basin, rear door to deck and rear garden.
Outside: Parking for 3 cars immediately outside the front door, lawn to the front of the property. Enclosed rear garden (dog safe), bridge decked area with chairs, summer house, charcoal barbecue, shrubs and flowers and mature hedges. Two balconies with superb views across St Mawes.

The Facilities

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  • Street view

  • Floor plan

  • Useful information

    Sunday 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 £250 will be pre-authorised on your credit / debit card.
    A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at the small additional cost of £40 / dog / week. More dogs will need to be confirmed by the owner on request.
    No smoking inside the property.
  • Facilities and Services

    Oil fired central heating system with radiators in every room.
    Wood burning stove in living room - basket of logs & starter kit provided during the winter.
    Electric oven and hob, Full height fridge & freezer, separate under counter fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, and toaster.
    Washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room.
    Flatscreen TV in the living room, further TVs in all the bedrooms, and in the kitchen / dining room, these are all equipped with Chromecast devices.
    Unlimited WiFi.
    Travel cot and high chair available on request.
  • Parking and Accessibility

    Parking for 3 - 4 cars on the drive immediately outside the front door.
    There are 2 steps into the property from the drive.
    Once inside the property there are no steps, the living areas and one bedroom are on the first floor. The remaining bedrooms are all on the ground floor.
    St Mawes harbour is a 400m walk from Sunnybanks but there is a steep hill.


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Map & Local Area

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.