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Chapel Cottage

Location: St Mawes

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Perched above St Mawes harbour, with breath-taking sea views, Chapel Cottage is a perfect spot for exploring the area. A steep hill or a combination of 28 steps with some short inclines (all with hand rail) leads you down to the beaches and harbour. From here you can catch the ferry to Falmouth or over to Place and the dramatic St Anthony headland with its sandy beaches and wonderful walks. Just further up the hill you can walk the coast path along the Fal River to St Just in Roseland.

Sleeping up to four in a double and a twin bedroom, Chapel Cottage is a superb terraced cottage with a delightful small sitting area at the front looking out across the bay (perfect for your morning coffee) and an excellent large patio deck to the rear which gets the evening sun.
There is also the option to use a fold down table seating four, when eating inside.

The beamed sitting room is compact with a large comfy sofa, two easy chairs and a small rectangular table. The beautiful Spanish terracotta floor has underfloor heating. The modern kitchen has painted units, modern Neff appliances, a blue Smeg fridge and white stone work surfaces.

The master bedroom, with a 5ft super comfy bed, looks right out across the bay.

Ground Floor: Sitting room and kitchen.
First Floor: Master double bedroom, twin bedroom with access to rear patio deck and bathroom with over bath shower, WC and a heated towel rail. (Twin bedroom has blackout blinds over the rear door and window - not shown in the photos).
Front comfortable seating. Rear deck with garden sofas, table and chairs and barbecue.

Facilities & Services
Underfloor heating in the kitchen and sitting room which also has a wood-burning stove. The kitchen is fully fitted with an electric oven & hob, kettle, toaster, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. In the sitting room, there is a flat screen, digital TV with built in DVD player and a Bluetooth speaker. Electric radiators in bedrooms.There is superfast broadband throughout the cottage. There is an iron & ironing board available. There is a high chair and stair gate.

Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included but please provide your own beach towels.
You can park across from the cottage to unload and then parking is available either just up the hill on the road outside the school, or in the main car park or on the seafront in the evenings or out of season. One well behaved dog is permitted at the additional charge of £35 per short stay/week No smoking is permitted.

General Booking Information
Arrival/departure day is a Friday.
Short breaks are available at certain times of year.
£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Dog Friendly
Dog Friendly
Open fire / woodburner
Open fire / woodburner
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

Thomas Misselbrook

A very relaxing holiday in a lovely setting. Cosy cottage, well equipped and very comfortable for 2, set in a great location in St Mawes. Mind your head when using the stairs.

Lesley Moore

This was booked for a winter break for myself and husband , it was a little tricky to find and you can just get your car to the gate to unload and then move your car to the car park. The house is very clean with very good quality equipment and furnishings throughout.Nice open fire in the lounge which we had every night. I would highly recommend getting a supermarket delivery if you are staying for a week I had Asda delivery for all the things we needed including wood supplies as there is a very steep hill to climb to get back from the local coop and when I say steep I mean steep, if you have any walking difficulties this wouldn’t be for you and most of St Mawes is hilly, we’re not the most active and we managed fine , just take your time good way to burn off the calories from lunch. We ate mostly in St Mawes hotel it was a small menu but all fresh, ate once in the rising sun it was ok but nothing special , and had Sunday lunch in the pub on the walk back to the cottage which was lovely One day we caught the ferry across to Falmouth and apart from that we didn’t leave the village . The cottage had a really good shower, really comfy bed and gorgeous bed linen, fab thick big towels,sofa was comfy. I don’t think there was heating upstairs but there are radiators to plug in if needed , we don’t like a hot bedroom. We took our dog with us and the only near area for a toilet walk was at the beach if the tide was out or a wooded area at the side of the car park there may be somewhere else but that’s all we found close to the cottage, there is a bit of a back patio area that you could use and clean up afterwards.

Geoffrey Bird

This cottage is homely, endearing and the owner thought of all the little things we may need - ironing board, cosy over the knee blankets, low lights, ice cubes, lovely mugs and crockery, non stick pans! and all the homely things which made it a joy. Beautiful bedroom, cushions, pictures and a well equipped kitchen. Beware the 30% incline climb- but worth it!! Any time the owner needs a house sitter we'll volunteer!

Daniel Guilfoyle

Small, clean and in a great location. Very easy to ‘check in’. The only criticism I could make was the lack of kitchen basics, like salt etc. I understand this was a reaction to covid but given the price of the cottage I think new salt, milk etc could be provided for each set of guests


Amazing views and such a great place to chill out - sit out the front and watch the world on the water go by. Lovely little cottage but the be warned the hill home is VERY steep but on the flip side good or burning calories from all the yummy Cornish treats !

David Silverman

Really nice cottage, in a great location, in a great part of the world, with stunning views. Would highly recommend.

Chris Davis

A well appointed and decorated cottage in a great location close to the pub and other facilities. You need to be reasonably fit to climb the hill to the property but this is part of the attraction.

Graham Wilson

Cosy cottage with fantastic views. It is a steep climb from the harbour and vehicle access is limited but that’s nothing new for St Mawes. The induction hob is unusual and takes getting used to when cooking. Heating may be an issue when you have a spring like we are now as there is no way to control the underfloor heating. However there is a log burner and an electric heater.

Andrew Halls

We had a very good break in this small but very pleasant cottage: there were three of us, and we all fitted in easily! The view from the admittedly tiny front terrace is beautiful, as it is from the sitting room and main bedroom. The bed in the main room was extremely comfortable and we slept well. Our daughter was in the twin room and was happy there too. Things were in good condition and clean. St Mawes is also a lovely village to be based in, the bakers on the quay is brilliant, and the walking in the local area is fantastic. We tended to eat in during the evenings because we were there when Covid rules required outdoor eating in pubs etc, and it was very easy to cook and wash up in the small but orderly kitchen. The owners were very helpful in enabling a change of arrival time and we greatly appreciated that, too.

Alice Legge

This is a lovely cottage with fabulous views. The location is great - just a very short (although quite steep) walk down to the harbour. Minor niggles were it’s a tight spot for unloading and the hob was a bit of a pain to use - seems to have a built in timer that we couldn’t turn off! Otherwise it was a lovely place. The twin room is a bit of a tight squeeze but the double room was lovely, especially the view from the window seat. We would definitely go back to this cottage.

Nicola Wight

The cottage was extremely clean & we had everything that we needed. It is quite small for 4 adults & the stairs are fairly steep but after all it is an old cottage. Luckily we had gorgeous weather & we were able to spill out into the outside areas. The bed arrangement in the 2nd bedroom is a little awkward for elderly parents but fine for children. All in all a wonderful place to stay for a weeks holiday. A fantastic fresh fish stall on the harbour & well stocked butcher nearby.

Matthew Marriott

Beautiful cottage in a fab location but the cottage had not followed the booking websites Covid 19 rules which was very disappointing and to be honest created a frustration and disappointment for us. Normally we never want to leave St Mawes but this time it was sadly very different. The cottage and location is super.

Rachel Jensen

We had a wonderful August stay at Chapel Cottage. The location is fabulous and only a short walk to the seafront. The views from the bedroom and sitting room were breathtaking. We enjoyed several evenings sitting out the front of the cottage enjoying the view. We found the cottage to be in excellent condition, very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The location is perfect too. We hired a boat, did a fishing trip and found some wonderful beaches and coves for the children to explore. We would book again without hesitation.

Steve Morgan

Lovely cottage in a wonderful location above the sailing club in St Mawes. There were issues however with the electrics and the boiler, which meant that there was no hot water on 3 of the 7 days we stayed, and we had to boil kettles in order to have even a shallow bath. The owners tried their very best to secure plumbers and electricians to resolve the problems. Ultimately the verdict was that a new immersion heater was required. We were disappointed not to be offered even a small Refund for the inconvenience caused. Otherwise, a great place to stay!

Jane Barnes

Great cottage, very clean and welcoming. Amazing location with fantastic walks straight from the door without needing to get in the car.

Nigel Stafford

Loved the cottage for its views and the fact that it was so quiet yet very easy to get down to the village centre. I would certainly stay there again if available when we come down.

Tony Lay

After careful review and having booked properties in previous years with Cornwalls Cottages, I thought i would try a new one this year. I was not disappointed ! Chapel Cottage although small was immaculately presented, very cosy and with a great view of St Mawes waters. Cannot find fault, only small things..no microwave and TV was a bit small but that's being 'picky' i think ! Will book again and well done Cornwall Cottages again.

Charmian Doherty

The cottage is so cosy and comfy; we loved it. Lovely decor throughout and underfloor heating keeps it toasty. We cooked breakfasts and dinners and found everything we needed in the kitchen. Used the washer/dryer too which proved very handy one day. Cottage was warm enough but we lit the woodburner every night because we like it. Used the TV, DVD player and radio and all were excellent. Main bed is firm and comfy, pillows are feather (didn't use the small bedroom) and bathroom is great! It's a steep but very short walk to the seafront/shops. Excellent butcher, which sells cheese, eggs, veg and deli stuff too, and the Victory pub is literally a stone's throw and does a lovely Sunday roast. Fish kiosk was closed when we were there so went to Curgurrell Farm, as recommended by the owner in the welcome folder. Fudge & Moore sells lovely gifts, and The Square Gallery has lovely local art and crafts. Absolutely loved it, thank you!

Diane Bennett

Charmingly decorated, comfotable cottage. All need to unwind and relax. Great views. Extremely helpful Housekeeper. Hoping to return soon. Only 'annoyance' why why why do I have to pay extra for towels ?

Simon Morley

The location was fantastic, just a short walk to the harbour, the cottage itself has been decorated and equipped to a high standard and the views from the doorstep are breathtaking. Would have no hesitation in recommending this place for a break at any time of year

Margaret Quick

My son and I really enjoyed our stay in Chapel Cottage St Mawes. The only very slight problem was that there was not a hand rail on the left hand side going upstairs - I feel this is really a necessity as there is not really a proper handrail on the right, it is impossible to grab hold of it. A larger television would also be great as I found the very small screen a little difficult to see. It would also be a good idea if Cornwalls Cottages informed clients that they will need £30 in £1 or £2 coins for the weeks stay at the large car park near the harbour as apparently the card machine, we were informed, never works! and the Information Centre is usually closed.

Natalie De Clermont

I was staying in Chapell cottage over a long weekend for a wedding. The cottage had everything we needed and was nicely designed. A lot of thought has gone into the cottage. The beds are extremely comfortable with nice linen. It is also in a great location, with all the amenities of St Mawes on ones door step. My only critique is that the blinds in the bedrooms are quite thin so we got woken up very early with the sun. Amanda the housekeeper was incredibly helpful and went above and beyond to make our stay as comfortable as possible. I would definitely recommend.


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