Aloft is a first-floor apartment with magical views of St Mawes Harbour and the Lizard peninsula beyond from all main rooms. An open plan living/dining and kitchen area is bathed with light, there are leather sofas, a balcony with small table and chairs, a wood-burning stove, TV and DVD player. A link corridor to the rear of the apartment leads to the master bedroom with en-suite shower room, a twin bedroom and family shower room. There is a dedicated parking spot outside the property, which is suitable for all but the largest of cars, and a gentle flight of stairs lead up to the entrance porch.
Aloft is just a short 2-minute walk to the pretty harbour area of St Mawes. There is a selection of pubs, restaurants and hotels to choose from plus an eclectic range of shops. You can also access the passenger ferry to Falmouth. There are a plethora of brilliant walks, either from your door or within a short drive and a tremendous variety of beaches nearby whether you wish to find, golden sands, rock pools, dog-friendly, busy with facilities or quiet and secluded, all can be found close by on the Roseland. In 2020 Which poll, St Mawes was voted the number 1 seaside resort in the UK, if you haven't experienced the village before it will not take long to fall in love with astonishing vista before you.
First Floor only: Enter into a small porch with storage space for coats, boots and shoes. Corridor with doors leading to; Open plan living/dining and kitchen with sea views, comfortable sofas, glass doors lead to a small balcony, wood-burning stove, dining table and chairs, kitchen with fitted units and appliances. Master bedroom with sea views, 5' double bed and storage, en-suite shower room with WC and hand basin. Twin bedroom with 3' beds, sea views and storage. Family shower room with WC and hand basin.
Exterior: Parking for 1 car outside the property (large 4x4's will find the entrance tight!) A gentle staircase leads to the front door. Small balcony from the main living area with table and chairs.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via an electric central heating system with radiators, both shower rooms have underfloor heating. The kitchen has a range of equipment. There are an electric oven and induction hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, full-height fridge/freezer, combined washing machine/tumble dryer and a dishwasher. The sitting room has a flatscreen TV & a DVD player. There is a hairdryer, iron & ironing board.
Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is parking for1 vehicle. Unlimited WiFi is available. Well behaved dogs are welcome at Aloft at the small additional cost of £30 per dog per week. Dogs must not be left unattended in the property. There are a travel cot and high chair available on request.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Open fire / woodburner
Beach within walking distance
Shops within walking distance
Pub within walking distance
We have just had a week staying at the Aloft in St Mawes and although the weather wasnt great ( thats Cornwall for you !! ) we were delighted with the accommodation, and the cream tea that was left in the kitchen and welcomed us after a long journey was a nice touch .
The apartment is very nicely decorated and furnished, with every piece of equipment provided to make your stay comfortable.
It is very well laid out with two good sized bedrooms ( with very comfortable beds ),each with their own bathroom complete with underfloor heating ( not that you need it, the apartment is very warm ).
The kitchen / lounge is a good size for a family and as stated previously has all the equipment necessary if you want to self cater.
Incidentally St Mawes does not have many restaurants, and we found they were all fully booked well in advance. So be warned - book in advance if you want to eat out .
The apartment is well positioned with views to the harbour from all the windows and the balcony, and is just a short walk to the quayside ( although the road to and from the harbour road is quite steep, and might be difficult if you are disabled, as are the steps up to the apartment ).
I know there are a couple of warnings in this review,but dont let these put you off, St Mawes is a beautiful place and ideal for those who like walking the local paths, and of course the harbour has the ferries to various destinations on other side of the river.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the Aloft to anyone considering booking, with the proviso as above for anyone who is disabled.
A very good, centrally located property. Not suitable for people who are less mobile as the property is up a very steep hill and requires climbing a steep set of steps to gain access into the property. A good size apartment. Fantastic views. Clean, comfortable and great with the two bathrooms (one en suite). Lovely little balcony to sit on and look out to sea.
We had a very pleasant stay at Aloft, insofar as it was possible with strong south westerly winds and rain and no indoor restaurants open - though none of that is a problem with the apartment itself!
Comfortable beds, great view, wonderful to have off-street parking so close to the centre of St Mawes. The only tiny, and it's very tiny indeed, niggle was that there wasn't a pizza cutter. Mind you, we were only eating pizza because there weren't any restaurants or pubs serving food indoors, so it isn't anything serious.
Finally, many, many thanks to Penny for sending my Firestick remote on so quickly, after I'd stupidly left it on the coffee table.