Whitestones

St Mawes

Whitestones is a bright and spacious property a short walk from the centre of St Mawes, but there is a steep hill, it is dog friendly, has ample parking, a wood-burning stove to warm up those seasonal evenings, and a wonderful open plan living, dining and kitchen area which lends itself to sociable gatherings or inclusive family entertainment. The morning sunlight streams through the large windows and the deck receives sun well into the evenings.

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.

Accommodation
Entrance level: Enter into hall with utility area, WC and hand basin, leads into open plan living, dining and kitchen area, triple aspect with large picture windows and views across St Mawes to Summers Beach, leather sofas, wood burning stove, flatscreen TV and Scandinavian style recliners, large dining table with chairs and a bench, fully fitted kitchen with full height fridge and freezer, dishwasher, electric oven and hob. Door from kitchen which leads to decking and garden. Stairs from living area lead down to the bedroom floor.
Ground floor: Hallway with doors to; Master double bedroom with 5' double bed, storage and en suite shower room with WC and hand basin. Double bedroom with 5' bed and storage, there are a further two twin bedrooms with 3' beds and storage, family bathroom with shower over the bath, WC and hand basin. Shower room with WC and hand basin. External door to patio area.
Outside: Parking for 2 cars immediately outside the front door, deck area outside the kitchen with garden furniture.

The Facilities

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  • 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 1 dog is welcome at Whitestones at the small additional cost of £40 / dog / week
    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, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, and toaster.
    Washing machine.
    Flatscreen TV in the living room.
    Unlimited WiFi.
    Travel cot and high chair available on request.
  • Parking and Accessibility

    Parking for 2 cars on the drive immediately outside the front door. There is a separate parking space set aside for occasional use by the owners.
    There are 2 steps into the property from the drive.
    There are no steps on the entrance level. Bedrooms are on the ground floor down one flight of stairs.
    St Mawes harbour is a 500m walk from Whitestones 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.