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High Meadows

Location: St Mawes

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6 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
11 guests
High Meadows is a luxury, spacious, reverse level house which benefits from its own views over the Percuil River. Upstairs, the comfortable living room has a large balcony overlooking the garden. The dining room has a double aspect with wonderful river views on one side and a further balcony overlooking the garden on the other. The house has the benefit of a large utility room on the ground floor and boot room adjoining which is particularly useful for walking gear, wetsuits, sailing kit, dog basket etc. Absolutely ideal is that there is a shower / wet room inside the back door for sandy bodies.

This property is one of the best large family houses to rent in St Mawes. Exquisite gardens and comfortable throughout, it is thoughtfully equipped and particularly suited to a large group gathering yet still some quiet spaces to relax and enjoy this wonderful spot in one of Cornwall's most idyllic villages.

Ground Floor: Enter into the hallway with access through to all bedrooms. Master double bedroom has a 6' bed, en-suite bathroom with over bath shower and a seating area with sliding doors opening onto the garden. There is another a double bedroom with 5" bed and en-suite shower room with sliding doors to the garden. A further double bedroom with a 5" bed also has an en-suite bathroom with handheld shower. There is a twin bedroom with en-suite shower room followed by a further twin room and single room with standard single bed. There is an additional shared shower room. There is a utility room, boot room and double shower / wet room and separate WC.
First Floor: Stairs lead to the study area, with separate WC, through double doors into the main living room with balcony overlooking the garden. Double doors through to an open plan kitchen and sitting room with central island and river views. The main dining room has antique furniture including a long dining table with views both out over the garden and to the rear the Percuil River.
Exterior: Garden with external furniture and BBQ facilities.

Facilities & Services
Heating is via central heating throughout. The first floor kitchen has a range of equipment. There is a gas hob and two electric ovens, kettle, toaster, microwave, dishwasher and fridge / freezer. The utility room / secondary kitchen has a further microwave, dishwasher, washing machine & tumble dryer. The sitting room has a flat screen Smart TV with a limited package Sky Box & DVD player. There is WiFi available at the property and a PC is provided for guests use. There is an iron & ironing board available.

Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are included, but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There are parking facilities for up to four vehicles. Well behaved dogs will be permitted at a small additional cost of £35 per dog / per week. Regrettable no smoking is allowed. There is a high chair available.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£500 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Dog Friendly
Dog Friendly
Parking available
Parking available
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


Altogether we, 10 of us, enjoyed a very good holiday at High Meadows. It was well equipped and all the bedrooms were of a good and comfortable standard. One slight irritation was the lack of a kettle, which was not highlighted. Eventually we discovered that boiling water was obtained direct from the tap. It would have been helpful for this to have been made obvious arrival. St Mawes was an excellent place to walk and visit local attractions from, using the Fal ferries.

Allan Robson

Our group of 7 people over 60 have an annual weekly break, obviously needing a large property. High Meadows is probably the best we've found. Sufficient bedrooms and bathrooms with quality furnishings throughout. Even the small things were of good quality. For me the pillows were perfect (though not for my wife who prefers harder ones - you can please some of the people some of the time), and one of our party is a chef who was impressed with the quality and sharpness of the knives. The walk into St. Mawes was about 10-15 minutes downhill, obviously longer coming back up :)) The only very minor inconvenience was that the house is on a sharp bend which made exciting a bit more 'exciting ' but that certainly didn't distract from the great time we all had. So much so there is a very good chance we'll rebook it which is not something we normally do.

Graham Conquest

As a party of 9; the oldest member being 77 and the youngest only 3, we found High Meadows provided everything we could need for a comfortable and relaxing holiday for everyone. We found it very helpful to have two fridge freezers, one upstairs and one down and two tellys in separate rooms stopped any arguments. A very good holiday home for a group of friends or an extended family.

Pauline Fido

Another very good holiday with the family. Dishwasher not clean..Noise from work on garden next door.

Sue Massey

The house has extensive bedroom and living areas which allows for privacy whilst also for being part of a (large) party. The garden is beautiful and has plenty of outside eating areas. Both the bedrooms and living areas are very spacious and comfortable and beautifully furnished. Very easy walking into St Mawes which is a lovely little port / village Highly recommended

Adam Mac Vitie

What an amazing place this is. I strongly recommend it to everyone. The house, the garden, the location we could not fault any of this. Hopefully can come back next year.

David Thomson

Very suitable and safe for families with excellent facilities. Ideal for sailing club and being able to walk into town with good parking and garden.

Claire Richnell

The nicest house we have ever stayed in. Excellent layout and plenty of bathrooms. We will be renting it again for sure

Christopher Young

Totally enjoyed our stay in St Mawes, the house is well equipped and comfortable and within easy walking distance of the main town and beaches.

Fiona Aitken

High Meadows was an ideal house for our three generations of family and three dogs. The bedrooms were very comfortable with almost a bathroom each. There were several different sitting areas both inside and in the lovely garden and we were close to the beach and harbour. We had a delicious meal cooked by the Chef on the Roseland and a food box delivered by the Cornish food box company and can highly recommend both. We would definitely like to come again.

Anthony Armstrong

This was our second family trip to High Meadows with ages ranging from two to 81 years old. We can't praise the high standards of comfort and equipment in the house enough. This upside-down house is full of light and air with large windows, sliding doors onto balconies, and a fabulous view of the estuary from the dining room. As our children and grandchildren were mostly in or on the sea most days we much appreciated the large wetroom with a big shower, drying racks, and a tumble dryer. An extra fridge and freezer there for the beers too! Outside the garden is sheltered and private and seems sub-tropical with even tropical bird sounds freom the aviary next door. Loads of room for our annual games contests! Great to be able to launch the SUPs for the boys only a minutes walk away, a five minute walk to Summers beach to swim out to the raft, and five further minutes into friendly St Mawes. We enjoyed it so much we have already booked again for next year. Cornwalls Cottages were very easy to deal with as were the caretake/'cleaning company - and the gardener who called one day!

Pauline Fido

Another very good holiday with the family in this well equipped house in a lovely part of Cornwall.a


We visited in February half term - so not great weather. During winter you may need to ask for additional heating to be arranged. The house is very spacious indeed downstairs with lots of rooms and excellent utility and storage areas to keep dirty clothing and shoes out of the way etc. Many rooms have an en suite. The beds are very soft- but I like that. The living area upstairs is smaller than expected so may feel tight if there's a very large group staying- but it was great for us. The dining room has a pale carpet and I was worried about the children getting food on it and staining so didn't really end up using the room for that reason. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is nearly double of everything. We had a Sainsbury delivery of food there. Overall a very comfortable home. The garden is really lovely and would be fabulous in the summer. A great stay.

Denise Rith

We rented High Meadows for our extended family Christmas break. We were 9 adults, 3 kiddies and the dog. The accommodation was perfect for our group, with rooms for everyone and almost a bathroom per room too. The boot room was great for our dog to stay in and also for our boots and coats. The living accommodation was also great. Large kitchen with every appliance you could need, more than enough crockery and utensils suitable for our large groups Xmas meals. The seating area was great as it allowed us to all be together when cooking was going on. The dining room was enormous with a mega sized table and more than enough chairs. The lounge was a lovely cosy room with its own tv if anyone wanted to escape from the busier kitchen area. The house had a real Christmas tree and other decorations too. There was a lot of information regarding using the house and also for places to visit. The gardens were lovely and mature, sadly we weren't able to use them at this time of year, but can imagine how great it would be to use the bbq and sit in one of the many cosy spots available. The booking experience was very easy and on the few occasions I needed to contact the agent with my queries, I was met with friendly and helpful staff. I would definitely book again.

Diana Walker

This lovely upside down house is perfect for a family holiday. It is an easy walk to the centre of St. Mawes and sailing facilities. I would suggest parking for 2 cars only as it is on the bend of the road. The garden is beautiful and very sheltered. There is excellent shower room at the back door.

Dawn Ambridge

A lovely family house with every aspect catered for in a lovely area . I can highly recommend this property. Thank you for a fantastic holiday.

Mandy Lawrence

I can honestly say that we were all (that's all 9 of us!) impressed with the house and its position in St Mawes. The set up is fantastic, especially as we had dogs with us. Downstairs was perfect for the canines - and the view from upstairs - amazing. Apart from the first night (when we walked 10min to nearest pub!) we actually cooked/ate our main meals 'in' as the kitchen is well equipped and easy for our 'chef of the day' to still feel part of the group as the rooms are so well arranged. Wouldn't hesitate to book again for the next celebration.

Pauline Fido

A good house for a family holiday but rather expensive. Plenty to do for a seaside holiday for the young people.

Graham Smith

2018 was our fifth holiday at High Meadows, the large house suits our needs perfectly. Grandparents in the master suite, daughter 1 and family in the three bedroom area, daughter 2 and family in the two bedroom area. Our five grandchildren loved the garden they call the house "upside down" We have been taking holidays in and around St Mawes for 50 years on and off, so all the local beaches, ferries and NT locations are easy to plan. Recommend High Meadows without reservation.

James Price

We had a great time staying at High Meadows again. It was even better than we remembered. Facilities are great and the location is amazing. Thanks so much!


A brilliant holiday house for a larger group. Beautiful gardens, sensational location, modern bathrooms and well equipped. Our perfect holiday property.

Jane Bromley

We have just spent an amazing half term at High Meadows. What can I say, it was the best family holiday yet. Location, house and weather all fantastic. Will definitely be back.

Elaine Grier

A great place to stay able to get to the North of Cornwall if you want to lots of places and beaches to visit. High Medowes a great place to stay, comfortable enough parking balconies and garden very pleasant to sit, great views from the kitchen and dining room. Great to be able to walk into the village, which we managed to down load a treasure trail with the grandchildren which we all enjoyed. We had a great holiday.

Janet Gordon

We had a great holiday the house was perfect with everything you could possibly need. Very good place to stay for all ages


Ideal house & location for a family Birthday celebration. BBQ locked in greenhouse so not available which was a shame.

Mary Booth

Our large extended family (aged 3-60+) had a lovely fortnight's holiday at High Meadows. The accommodation was excellent, very comfortable beds and really good showers (the wet room was very welcome after a day at the beach). There was also plenty of seating for the whole family and a very well-equipped kitchen. The 2 lounges with sky TV in both also kept the children well-entertained. The beach and town of St Mawes are only a 10 minute walk from the house. Our only criticism is that when we arrived there was dog hair all over the floors, what we assumed was dog slobber on the windows and more worryingly quite a lot of dog mess on the grass in the garden. With very young children this was unacceptable; obviously it is a pet-friendly house but we would hope not to see evidence of previous occupants' dogs when we arrived! But other than this we couldn't fault the house or its location.

Shahzia Lewis

If you are looking for somewhere to take a large family on holiday then this is the house for you. Comfortable, very well designed, enough space indoors and out that everyone has their own space and no one is underfoot. The kitchen was very well equipped and it was a joy to cook in. The house is a short walk to the centre from where you can get a ferry to Falmouth, it is also ideally placed for many walks, including the SW Coastal path.


An excellent house / location for our extended family stay ( children, young and older adults). Facilities good, views and garden very pleasant. Location provided great access to fine walks and secluded beaches etc. Some maintenance issues which need dealing with, these have been referred to the booking agent separately.


We had a lovely family holiday at High Meadows with 3 generations of our family. The house was in a fantastic position for the beach and water and only a short stroll to the shops. The kitchen was very well stocked with every utensil we needed. We even managed a big family Easter roast dinner for 12!! The beds were very comfy and the layout suited our family with the bedrooms slightly separated. The shower room and the utility area were a fantastic bonus, wetsuits, sandy bodies and dogs all washed off without entering the house!! We would definitely recommend High Meadows to anyone wanting a large family home for a relaxing holiday.

Lynda Fargher

Well equipped house. Lovely views. We stayed in chilly March but had the weather been warmer would have enjoyed being out in the lovely garden , looked as though all equipment was available for outdoor eating and relaxing. Lovely area and handy for St Mawes centre and ferry.

James Watson

Really enjoyed our stay. Booking process excellent, as was the house. Really good bedroom size, and lost of them. Also the cleaner (via Cornwalls Cottages Ltd) posted something we left behind.

Haris Yahiya

We had a wonderful time at the High Meadows and we were a group of 11 people.. it is a perfect place for relaxation. The house was very clean and welcoming.Thing to keep in mind is the mobile network is poor, but had wifi.


The house is good, beware the phone coverage is poor in this part but it is great that there is wifi included. The house is well equipped and good for a large group holiday

Sarah Welsh

High Meadows was just perfect for all the eleven adults in our party. All the rooms were good size with generous bathrooms. Bedlinen was top-notch.The garden was the best feature. It was secure, safe, secluded and very pretty. The outside seating/decking was in the perfect location - sun all day long. It took a bit of getting used to the up-side down configuration within the house but the views from the kitchen made up for it. Kitchen cooking utensils, plates, outside crockery, cutlery etc were more than adequate. I can't think of anything that was amiss.....

Elizabeth Harvey

A party of eight of us had another excellent week in High Meadows. The lay out is very workable for different couples/singles & the town centre is less than ten minutes away. We would recommend having the Chef on Roseland to cook a meal for you - he did this for us & produced a gourmet dinner cheaper than most restaurants could. Our only criticism would be that we would have liked a set of glass wine glasses to drink out - most of them were plastic & only suitable for BBQs. We also felt that the cutlery was an odd mixture of designs & sizes - making it difficult to have uniform place settings.


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