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Brackley Cottage

Location: St Mawes

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Brackley Cottage is located right in the centre of St Mawes opposite the lovely inner harbour. There are shops, pubs, restaurants, gift shops and a post office within a few paces of the front door. The foot ferry to Falmouth and the little ferry over to Place Manor are also right on Brackley’s doorstep. The cottage has been ingeniously restored to maximise the space available and it is both beautifully furnished and extremely well equipped. With its stunning views over the harbour and out over the fields of St Anthony’s headland from the master bedroom and quirky, almost triangular second bedroom and kitchen, Brackley is the perfect holiday hideaway.

Ground Floor: Porch leading to lounge. Into the kitchen / dining area with stairs to the first floor.
First Floor: Master double bedroom (4'6" bed) with views of the harbour. Shower room with separate WC and hand wash basin. Very small guest bedroom, double bed (4' wide) normal length on one side, narrowing to 175cm (5'8") on the inside.

Facilities & Services
Heating is via night storage heaters and additional electric heaters. The kitchen is very well equipped with a range of cupboards, kettle, toaster, electric oven & hob, microwave, washing machine & fridge. In the lounge area there is a TV & DVD Player as well as an iPod docking station. There is an iron and ironing board available. WiFi is available at the cottage.

Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included. One well behaved dog is permitted at the property at the cost of £30 per week, but please do bear in mind the cottage is quite small so is probably not suitable for larger breeds. We regret no smoking is permitted. Use of the open fire is strictly prohibited. Regrettably there is no parking at Brackley although there are public car parks nearby.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Dog Friendly
Dog Friendly
Sea views
Sea views
Beach within walking distance
Beach within walking distance
Shops within walking distance
Shops within walking distance
Pub within walking distance
Pub within walking distance


We enjoyed our holiday very much. Positives : excellent location, very clean and attractive. Negatives: No hot water on arrival. Electrician was called. Several light bulbs not working. Protruding screw on door handle. Cut my finger. Not enough room for 4 adults. No room for drying clothes.

Rob Gallie

We stayed at Brackley Cottage during the second year of the pandemic when Cornwall was inundated with staycation tourism. The team at Cornwall Cottages made the booking process easy. They are a very kind and friendly team with a thoughtful and helpful approach. We felt the customer service was exceptional. Tracey looked after us during our stay at the cottage and brilliant. When we needed some help, Tracey and Jennie really looked after us and made us feel very special. The whole experience made our holiday even more fun. We will absolutely book with Cornwall Cottages again purely because of the outstanding service. The Holiday Cottage is a gorgeous little harbour side cottage in the best location. Inside it had every amenity we needed and was spotlessly clean. All of us were sad to leave! Thank you again for making our holiday special. Kind Regards Rob


A great location , but no outdoor space , very basic property , but has everything you need . Found the bathroom facilities a little basic.

Mark Hollands

Beautiful cottage right next to the quay. Close to local pubs and shops and really convenient to pop on the ferry over to Falmouth. Would definitely recommend.

Tim Robinson

Excellent located cottage right on the water front in St Mawes. Cottage was nice and well equipped and ideal for a break. Only complaint would be the number of vehicles that parked outside on the yellow lines whilst they went into the local convenience store. (Minor gripe, and wouldn't prevent me from booking and staying there again.)

Millie Fionda

We had a really lovely time at Brackley cottage. Myself and finance stayed for a week with our dog and had the best time. The location is amazing!! We loved sitting and watching the boats come in and out for the harbour. The only downside is there is no parking for the cottage. We managed to swap between paying for a ticket at the car park and using the space outside the front which is free for 30 mins and free after 6pm. This worked well however I imagine would be more difficult in high season. The cottage is really cute and comfortable. The only problem we had was with the TV in the lounge which didn’t work. We did call the caretaker to report this who offered to fix it however we felt we didn’t need it for our short stay. Over all we loved Brackley Cottage and really loved St Mawes. We can’t wait to return!

Gary Deans

Lovely cottage with excellent location opposite the harbour. No parking at the cottage, but car park a short walk away. The cottage was clean and well equipped. Ideally placed close to shops and pubs with beautiful views of the harbour.

Caroline Denyer

Brackley Cottage is a lovely snug property, well presented, with fantastic views over the harbour in beautiful St Mawes. A perfect place to stay as a getaway for 2.

Elizabeth McGowan

We had a lovely time at Brackley Cottage in St Mawes. The cottage is small but everything is perfectly laid out and worked really well. Perfect for a family with small children like us, or a couple. Cornwall Cottages were great and really helpful. The fridge could do with an ice box for freezing cool packs or storing ice cream. It would be great if the minuscule yard space could have a couple of hooks put up for drying wet suits. The window in the little bedroom could do with a window lock to ensure little kids can’t open it. We did sometimes get some noise late at night from the little pub round the corner, and being next to Coop occasionally noise from deliveries (although we didn’t have any delivery vans park under the window as others have mentioned). Otherwise the place is perfect and we really loved it. St Mawes is a great location, beautiful scenery and a charming feel. Make sure you eat at the Watch House, or get Fish & Chips from their take out. Be sure to visit St Mawes castle if you have English Heritage membership (if you don’t then sign up!). Pendennis Castle at Falmouth is an all day experience and also English Heritage.

Neil Sheehan

Brackley Cottage is a ideally situated in the centre of St Mawes with a lovely view of the harbour. The accommodation is very comfortable and with plenty of space for a couple. The spare bedroom is suitable for an extra adult. There are a suitable number of appliances to support self accommodation for the duration of the holiday.

Linda Nosko

Great location for some stunning coastal walks. Fantastic views from the living room and bedroom. The cottage was immaculate. We we greeted with a welcome package of wine and chocolates. Ideally placed for the co-op which sells most things. Overall a great little cottage and would thoroughly recommend it.

Loraine Isherwood Cooper

We enjoyed our short break at Brackley Cottage. It's a perfect cosy little bolt hole for 2 (although we were 3 adults) in a great location. We were surprised by a lack of any provisions provided on arrival such as milk, bread etc - which is a first for us, having stayed in many holiday properties. There weren't even any condiments/sauces etc in the cupboards as far as we could see. Extreme care needs to be taken by anyone staying in the small bedroom as it would be very easy to tumble straight down the stairs if, for example, getting up in the night. However we wouldn't hesitate in staying again, though just the 2 of us next time.

Katie Travers

We absolutely loved Brackley Cottage and beautiful St Mawes. The location is amazing and the children loved looking out onto the harbour (and jumping in when the tide was in!) Everything we needed was there, so thoughtfully and tastefully decorated with high quality furnishings and equipment. We have a 4 and 6 year old and think we’d easily get away with fitting in for a good few more summers yet, we’re already planning next year! Thank you for a magical family holiday, the cottage and location were perfect.

Jane Bandey

We loved staying at Brackley Cottage, right in front of the harbour, in Dt Mawes. The Cottage was well equipped and very cosy. Just be careful if you’re tall.....my husband kept hitting his head, there wasn’t a lot of room, but I loved it. Excellent location, but if you’re looking for long lay ins, book somewhere away from the front, shops etc. It wasn’t overly noisy, apart from one morning a delivery lorry parked right outside, under our bedroom window! This said, you don’t want to stay in bed with so many beautiful places to visit.

Paul Hayes

Lovely stay at Brackley Cottage ideal base for the Roseland. . Cottage although small has stunning views over the harbour, easy walking distance of pubs and restaurants 5 minutes at most, Falmouth Ferry and car park. Although no on site parking a weekly tickets is only £30 and it's less Than am 5 minute walk. You can unload outside. Not really suitable for 4 adults maybe two and one child as smaller bedroom is rather tight and bed is built in. Bed in main room is harder than we are used to. The other drawback was that we were not informed of restoration work on the adjoining buildings until the day before we left home. Thankfully it didn't affect our holiday. I'd definitely book it again.

Christine Haines

We had a very comfortable weekend. The cottage is in a excellent location, with a great view from the main bedroom.

Steven Hume

Great little cottage for our 3rd visit to beautiful St Mawes! Comfortable,clean & tidy, right by the harbour & all amenities.

Kirsty Armstrong

Warm and comfy, great location. Small but good for couples or small families particularly out of season.

Carla Cooper

Really lovely cottage. Amazing use of small space. I wouldn't want to be 4 adults, but for two adults it was okay. For a family with two kids it might work, but double bed for children? A cheese grater would have been a useful addition to the kitchen utensils. All in a all a great little cottage all jaunty and lovely.

Timothy Middlecoate

We stayed for a week in September. There were only two of us and I agree with previous reviews that this is a 3 people maximum Cottage although 2 little children would lovely the little quirky bedroom! Cleanliness was excellent and 2 little problems dealt with immediately (although I had only noted these for to be done at change over day as they were only minor). Only two things to note. Whilst the Cottage is in the middle of the village within short walking distance to all amenities if you are a light sleeper you may not like the delivery vans turning up from 6am for the store 3 doors away. Thankfully it didn't bother us too much. Darker curtains would be wonderful to help residents get a lie in! We would have appreciated information on bin days, recycling, and operation of cooker, microwave etc.

Paul Wright

Good location the only downside being the number of large vehicles pulling up outside to deliver goods to both the Co-op and the nearby hotel and cars pulling up outside the front window on double yellow lines to shop at the Co-op which spoilt what was otherwise a good view We also think a small freezer or at least a fridge with an ice compartment would have been a great asset in hot weather.

Linda Peters

Loved the cottage , had everything we needed, very cosy . The small bedroom is suitable for. Child or 1 adult, I slept there no problem but I am 5ft tall Very good location, I will go back again.

Giles Cooper

Superb location and very suitable for family of 3. Cottage is small but perfect for short breaks. Would happily return.

Jane Rintoul

A lovely stay at a real find in St Mawes. Agree with previous reviews that have said this isn’t for four . It is a three Person place. Location and views amazing, character lovely. It is small but wonderfully designed. My teenage daughter and I spent a lovely few days. Would return ! Our dog loved it as all beaches accessible to dogs before Easter Day.

Eileen Mather

A lovely cottage right on the harbour front. Well equipped, clean and comfortable. Tracey who looks after the cottage was fabulous!! Very central for visiting lots of places, ferry to Falmouth, Lost Gardens of Helligan, Trellisick and many more. Only real downside is the amount of traffic that goes past the window plus the vans and cars that park right outside (even though there are double yellow lines). Puts the house in darkness! Found the restaurants incredibly expensive!


The cottage was in a great location close to the harbour. On arrival I found that the cutlery and crockery were mostly in need of a wash before use. The second bedroom was really only suitable for one person not two.


Very noisy from 6 onwards because of lorries delivering to Co-op and coaches going to the Ship and Castle. Otherwise all good

James Wright

Tidy cottage right smack in the middle of St.Mawes. 18 steps to the pub, less to the shop and even less to the harbour. We'll be back next year.

Corene Vaughan-Hughes

Great location and lovely place . We enjoyed playing tennis, sailing , windsurfing and kayaking . The local restaurants were very good.

Anthony Innalls

The cottage was in very good condition, The second bedroom was quite small, although with just 3 persons it was adequate, but with one more, could have been uncomfortable!!. workmanship within the cottage was very good. Toilet basin could still have been slightly larger and the finish on the floor I am sure is still to be completed?? . Overall we were mainly impressed.

Gareth Povey

Lovely location shop next door pubs all within 100yards perfect.the view of the harbour out side your lounge window was to die for.All pluses but there is a minor point and that is the 2nd bedroom is not a double bedroom at all its fitted into the corner of the room with a wardrobe build above the bed so yo have to kneel on the bed to get your clothes.This is a one bedroom cottage.

Robert Hill

Located centrally in the stunning surroundings of St Mawes Brackley Cottage did not disappoint. Its harbour front location was ideal for sea views and watching the comings and goings around the harbour. Had no problem parking outside for unloading/loading with the central car park just 200m away. The cottage was prepared excellently by Tracey, who was also very helpful during our stay with local information. Whilst on the small side it was more than adequate for 2 adults (and 2 children if required). Not sure if 4 adults would find the sleeping accommodation suitable though. The kitchen was great with good quality equipment, crockery, etc. We overcame the lack of ice-making facility by buying packs from the shop next door. In summary, we will rebook Brackley Cottage without hesitation.

Philip Ball

Nice clean cottage, great position, with good facilities. Local food store close by. The Co-op store.


A lovely stay in a tiny gorgeous cottage so well designed to utilise all space especially the kitchen units( had everything we needed ) sea views were fabulous could see when the ferry was coming! perfect central location in the middle of the village on the flat no hills to walk up near the co op & other shops only downside the noise of the delivery vans in the morning & their warning reverse beeps plus some drivers swearing outside the window


A lovely small cottage in a great location. We greatly enjoyed our stay at Brackley Cottage. It had everything that we needed.

Meryl Nevin

Lovely cottage with everything you need! Very clean with nice little touches here and there. Fantastic views over the harbour! St Mawes is a charming place with plenty of places to eat and drink whatever your preference. A good base as it's easy to get around from St M either by ferry or road or floating bridge - King Harry ferry! It's a shame the Victory pub was closed! The only negative for Brackley cottage was the tiny wash hand basin, far too tiny for a main whb! Would stay here again tho!

Caroline Harries

Our stay in this cottage was amazing it was more than we imagined it would be we truly loved it and the place and the setting of it was just perfect the comfort and feel to the place was just wonderful we will definitely go back to this cottage it has a very special place in our heart . The area was stunning everything you need is on your doorstep pubs restaurants cafes little grocery shop it was so idyllic and peaceful just what we needed and everywhere was dog friendly which meant the world to us .if you need a perfect peaceful break this is the place to go we loved it .

Wayne Cavaney

A small but well equipped hideaway in an excellent position by the water’s edge. Great to have the ferries to Falmouth and beyond a mere stone’s throw away. The local pub is 30 seconds from the front door. Highly recommended.

Simon Bennett

We chose this cottage purely because of its location right next to the harbour side because we were taking my elderly mother away for a five day break and she is unable to walk for long distances The location is excellent not to buisy or noisy with easy walking to the local C.o.o.p supermarket small amount of shops and several pubs/restaurant that St Mawes has to offer There is no parking with this cottage but there is a short stay drop off parking right outside the cottage and a large long stay car park only 150 yards down the road In the harbour there's daily ferrys to Place and Falmouth For the watersport enthusiasts the harbour slipway is over the road from the cottage along with a shingle stretch if beach witch was ideal for me to do some open water swimming Dogs are allowed at the cottage but only small ones because there is very limited space inside And you can take the dog on the beach from 1st October There are also many other beaches in the area ware dogs can go any time if the year. All in all a great break The only fault we could mention and it didn't really reflect on the accomadation is that the local coop down the road was closed during our stay because of refurbishment and the builders were working all hours to get the job done

George Mackin

Our week spent at Brackley Cottage was excellent. The Location is perfect for all amenities. The Housekeeper was most helpful when we had an exceptional thunderstorm during one night, which caused a few problems with rainwater ,which we felt we had to report in fairness to the owner. All in all a great little cottage!

Philip Ball

Having stayed here before we always look forward to going back. It is close to the Co op shop, which has food and Wines. A very pretty cottage by the sea which is well maintained.

Christine Moore

It would have been good to know beforehand the price of the car park. It was £30 fi the week in pound coins which of course we didn't have although they changed the meter whilst we were there and you can now use cash card. The second bedroom could not support two full grown people but as only three of us it was ok. House always smelt musty even though housekeeper used several air fresheners. Not sure how you could combat that. Maybe washing machine could be changed for washer/dryer as no outside area to hang washing and had trouble getting it dried. However I loved the cottage. The location was excellent with the coop almost next door. No real need to leave St. Mawes all week. Plenty to do and see and we had especially good weather which always helps.

Philip Ball

A beautiful seaside position. Quiet within walking distance of a good well stocked co-op shop. Easy walking along the seafront, good car parking in the town.

Andrew Kennon

Excellent position with great views and easy access to facilities. Perfect for a couple but not realistic for four adults. Main bed mattress small and thin, with dirty under sheet, which we washed. Tracey the cleaner very helpful about access arrangements. Would definitely come again.


tracie who looks after this cottage is very helpful we need to go back out of season to experience the locale from a different aspect.brackley is a converted fisherman cottage cant fault location st mawes has an issue with parking after all it was never designed to take the volume of trafffic and if you can walk there are many things to see and enjoy.as to the cottage it had all the amenities /equipment well thought out we only used the toaster and ketttle did no cooking and the shower was almost as good as ours at home! the very nature of the property means that one has to be agile probably suits two relatively able adults and one child probably 7 plus corners stairs and door heights could be challenging properties built in the 19thcentury often cause issues for those born in the mid 20th century and later !!

Darren Funnell

Quirky, imaginative use of space, very calm, relaxing, wonderfully convenient for everything, looked after in good spirits by Tracey at the Co-Op. Great price. Cornwall cottages make the process easy.

Maureen Hodge

Enjoyed our 5 night stay. Good location except for car parking in the long stay park which was close but concerns about the safety of my car and I feel a voucher should be given to cover the extra cost. Absolutely no outside space whatsoever and when away it's nice to sit out and admire the view

Patricia Jones

Lovely tranquil cottage - just right for winding down. Everything we needed was there. We will definitely looking to come back and stay at this cottage.

Leslie King

weather could not have been better perfect location loved sitting in bed watching the sunrise over the sea every thing provided for our comfort. One small item the small leak on the floor of the WC needs addressing. We would like to return to Brackley Cottage again.

Sheree Hall

Brackley Cottage is a beautiful little cottage. My husband and I plus our two small dogs had a lovely week in St Mawes. The cottage is extremely well furnished. In the centre of the village so only a short walk to shops, pubs, restaurants, etc. We were extremely pleased with this cottage and would definitely stay there again.


Beautiful cottage, very well maintained, good quality furnishings, very well equiped. This is the second time we have stayed at Brackley Cottage we absolutely love it, although it is really only for two people not four. Perfect location in St Mawes. Cannot praise it enough.


Brackley Cottage is a beautiful little cottage right on the harbour front. It has a very well equipped kitchen with everything that's needed butI feel it would benefit from a fridge with an ice box as opposed to just a larder fridge. I do think that it would be very difficult for 4 adults to stay in this cottage as the second bedroom, albeit really nice, does pose a problem with the narrowing of the bed. Overall, Brackley is a lovely cottage with an excellent location and for 2 adults and 2 children it would be ideal.


Such a great place to stay right in the heart of st mawes, a lovely cosy cottage . All mod cons, warm, and comfortable, we could recommend it. No parking is no problem as plenty of room on car park.


Perfectly located charming period holiday cottage. It is right in the heart of St. Mawes with shops seconds away - kayak and boat hire available from the harbour as is the daily ferry to Falmouth.

Denise Dobson

Brackley cottage is a small cottage, next to the harbour. Very small, but space was adequate for 3 of us. It has everything that you need. A freezer would have been good- but where would you put it? Although there are double yellow lines outside the living room window which has a lovely view, there is a constant stream of delivery vans, cars & coaches that park there & this can be very irritating. This is especially so when the coach has his engine running under your bedroom window early in the morning or people are peering in at you. The smoke alarms are VERY sensitive & seem to go off as soon as you even look at the cooker! We did have a lovely stay & would stay there again.


We had a great week in this old, quaint, small cottage. The position was perfect in the centre of the village, and next to the harbour, so we could swim each morning before breakfast.


This cottage was in a perfect location in St Mawes, overlooking the harbour and a few steps from the ferries to St Anthony and Falmouth, and the well stocked local shop. It was clean and well equipped. The cottage was appointed beautifully despite its size and odd shape. Any more than 2 people would struggle, as there was only seating in the front room for 3 at most, and the second bedroom was little more than a single room, needed to store luggage. The views from the front room and front bedroom made up for a lot.


The property which is in an excellent position, (even allowing for people who park on double yellow lines and prevent what is a lovely view from the ground floor window), was in good condition, clean and tidy on arrival. The caretaker Tracey was informative and helpful. I would recommend this property, but would suggest that it is suitable for a couple + one child.


We loved Brackley Cottage and enjoyed our stay immensley. Tracey our contact for the cottage was most helpful and friendly and we would certainly stay there again.


To fault the location of the cottage would be churlish! How wonderful for our children to be able to be on the shoreline within seconds of leaving the front porch... We thoroughly enjoyed everything St. Mawes had to offer, we can highly recommend the Tresanton for Sunday Lunch, The Rising Sun for an afternoon pint and the Victory Inn for a lovely Pub meal! The bakers and butchers, really lovely!!! Brackley Cottage was more than adequate for what we wanted. No ice box, no colander but strangely a tin to bake cakes in? More hot water would have been nice, as a family of four the last person had a very short chilly shower!!! A lovely stay and a fantastic week, we even managed to dodge the showers!!!


Good spot to watch the world go by. Easy for basic food shopping. Sleeps comfortably two in double bed and perhaps child in the other single room. Second bed not comfortable for an adult. Upstairs very narrow -passing space to access toilet and separate shower was difficult so a large person would struggle. The description said small yard and line - actually was a three foot square space for external meter cupboard - not a space to sit out! No freezer compartment in larder fridge.


Brackley Cottage is an ideal stay for couples. The location is wonderful ,with views from lounge and main bedroom . There is no parking at the cottage but paid parking is available nearby. Perhaps the lounge room furniture could be upgraded to something more comfortable and sometimes the illegal parking outside the cottage was a bit annoying however we did enjoy our stay and presentation and cleanliness in the cottage was faultless.


Lovely little cottage, great views and we were fortunate with the weather so we could soak up the wonderful ambience of St Mawes in glorious sunshine. The actual cottage was quite small, this is ok if there are two of you or if you have two young children ( we are the latter). It was clean and comfortable. Parking is a bit of nightmare as there isn't any off-street parking. I would recommend this place because of it's quaintness and location.


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