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Bennerley House

Location: St Mawes

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
Bennerley House is but a few paces from the main village quay right in the heart of St Mawes with restaurants, bars, shops and beaches on the doorstep. The views are stunning from all of the living areas and the owners have spared no expense to produce an exceptionally luxurious home for the perfect family holiday or stress-free, out of season break for a couple.

Due to the proximity of the St Mawes Bakery to Bennerley House, light sleepers should note there can occasionally be some early morning noise as the fresh bread and pasties are taken to the shop at the harbour.

Ground Floor: Hall, open plan kitchen, dining area with bay window seats and fabulous sea views. Single bedroom with en-suite dressing room and shower room & WC.
First Floor: Lounge with double doors to balcony with superb sea views. Twin bedroom, family bathroom with over-bath shower & WC. Master double bedroom with super king-size bed and en-suite shower room & WC.
Second Floor: ACCESS VIA A STEEP STAIRCASE. Twin bedroom with sea views.
Exterior: Balcony with external garden furniture.

Facilities & Services
Heating is via central heating. The kitchen has a range of modern equipment. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, cafetieres, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. The lounge area has a large flat screen digital Freeview TV & DVD player, CD & Radio. There is WiFi available at the property. There is an iron & ironing board.

Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. Parking is available either on the quay which is a few paces from Bennerley House or the main car park. Regrettably, no smoking is allowed and the property does not allow dogs. There is a cot & high chair available.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£400 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
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

Robert Baxter

Excellent house and stay, will be booking again next year. Very good location and house is well equipped.

Mike Morgan

We booked a weeks stay in St Mawes at Bennerley House for a Birthday Celebration. Truly fantastic beautiful position, wonderful place to stay. marks out of 10 = 9.5. Only a two things to moan about and really we shouldn't because it was great (honestly)! There is a bakers at the back of the house and they walk through between both houses and wake you up at circa 6am with their noise - it wasn't the end of the world for us but we can imagine some people might get upset? The house in general is short of places in the bedrooms to hang stuff (well ours was) not sure about the other two bedrooms So I thought I'd give some advice of things that might be useful. Don't put your car in the car park it works out dear for the week, park out side the house on the single lines - you get from 6pm til 10am free.....move after 10am The little butchers in the side street is really good quality and some great cheeses We had the 'Chefintheroseland' one night - really good idea works out at about £65 a head for 4 courses - they do everything including washing up. If you order fish and chips from the place near the harbour - just get one portion of chips - they are huge Cemetery in 'Just in Roseland' worth a visit - wonderful serene place. If you want to go to Alex Polizzi's hotel for a meal book a year in advance - it's worth the wait!

Sally Smith

We have been visiting St Mawes for 20 years. This is our third visit to Bennerley house. On our first visit about 5 years ago it was comfortable and we had a lovely holiday. We have visited twice in the last 12 months since the new owners took over and the refurbishments have greatly improved the standard of comfort within the house. The house is spotlessly clean, warm, comfortable, very well equipped and in a great location in St Mawes with wonderful views of the sea, harbour and all going on! St Mawes has everything required in the way of shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and facilities; we parked the car and only used it once. The weather was fantastic and we had breakfast / tea on the balcony several times during our stay. We are not quite sure why adverse comments have been made by others staying in the house re: ‘noisy neighbours’? We believe these comments are about the family bakers next door whose family has lived and worked in St Mawes for several generations. They work very hard, are friendly and helpful and, if they make a bit if noise due to having to get up early to bake, so be it. We had a great holiday, good weather in a very comfortable house. Thanks to Mrs Kemp and her team for keeping the house so clean. We will definitely be booking again.

Sally Smith

Bennerley House was a joy to walk into on arrival. We stayed here 5 years ago & it was good then but the refurbishments made by the owners have greatly improved the comfort of the house. It was warm, extremely comfortable with wonderful views of the harbour and sea. All decoration, furniture and facilities of a very high standard. Thanks also to the housekeeper & team who clearly work incredibly hard to maintain an extremely high level of cleanliness within the property.

Carolyn Bound

Excellent in every way. Accommodation perfect, stylish but homely and comfortable. Immaculately clean, well equipped although a small towel each to accompany the bath towel would be good. The views from the 1st floor living room and balcony really couldn't be bettered despite the road and many inquisitive pedestrians! We have booked again for 2022 - what more can I say!

Amanda Hussain

Perfect location, kitchen, lounge and top floor rooms most spectacular views.The other bedrooms view not so good and the noisy neighbours.but the property was spotless and very comfortable with everything needed for a wonderful week in Cornwall.

Mina Macdonald

Thank you for a very memorable and lovely vacation. The location of the cottage couldn’t be any better. Such a lovely little town and a fantastic cottage. Wonderful facilities and very family friendly. Thank you for all the happy memories.

Belinda Diamond

Bennerley House is beautifully appointed and well equipped. The balcony is the perfect spot for a morning coffee and to watch the world go by. To be able to pop across the road and swim every day in the sea is an absolute treat. This was our second stay and I am sure we will be back again!

Catherine Benc

A beautiful house in an excellent location. Bennerly house is the perfect choice for a family holiday. The house is beautifully decorated with comfortable beds and a well equipped kitchen. It is in the heart of St Mawes with access to shops,beaches and wonderful walks.

Julia Richardson

This is a glorious property lovingly furnished to an exceptionally high standard, very comfortable and well maintained. The views from the front of the property (ground floor kitchen, 1st floor living room and second floor attic bedroom) are straight over the sea and the harbour. At high tide it seems you are almost in the sea. It was spotlessly clean. The bedrooms are spacious ad comfortable. A few more hanging racks in the bedrooms might be useful (no wardrobes for hanging clothes, just shelving), but we managed perfectly well for a week with the hanging racks provided. The stairs to the 1st floor are wide and easy to navigate, but the stairs to the attic are narrow and steep. The kitchen is very well equipped and the 3 shower rooms/bathrooms (one ground floor, two first floor, one of which is en suite) are spacious with excellent, powerful showers. Wi fi was excellent. As with many properties in St Mawes, the pay off for the location and view is that there is no parking or outside space, but you are able to drop off luggage outside the property. The main St Mawes car park, to the left of the Rising Sun pub is only a 5 minute walk away and was only £30 for the whole week, With the weekly ticket you can move in and out of the car park as many times as you want. Communication from the property/housekeeper and Cornwalls cottages was extremely good. Considering the size and quality of the property it represents very good value for money. An exceptional holiday home, best we have ever stayed in and we will definitely be going back.

Sue Brown

A lovely place which would suit families or groups of friends equally. The house has everything you need for a stay in the Roseland peninsula. Great views from the balcony to watch the sunrise, comfortable beds and a well equipped kitchen. The area is great for walking and there's a regular ferry over to Falmouth but you'll definitely need a car if you want to travel further afield. There are a few restaurants in the village, all of which were good. The Victory Inn does a great Sunday roast.

Annie Trolley

A very big thank you to Bennerly for enabling 6 of us to have a well earned break from this mad world! Fantastic uninterrupted views. Cosy and warm home. Delightful village with very friendly villagers.

Nemesia Hemburrow

We had the loveliest week staying at Bennerley house, it was stunning. I am already missing the amazing views from the balcony, glass of wine in hand! The only negative thing is the noisy bakers coming and going down the side alley, who appear to make zero effort to lower their voices at 6/7am in the morning. That said, it wouldn’t stop me from returning! Loved it. P.s. would be fantastic if the owners could plant a few herb planters outside so that those who like to cook can get them easily, as nowhere seems to sell fresh herbs in St Mawes! Just a thought.

Sarah Nutter

Been coming to the Roseland for 50+ years, but the first time staying in St Mawes. The house was extremely comfortable, beautifully furnished, warm and well equipped. With the sea so close, it almost felt like you were on a ship when looking out from the upper floors. Fantastic views! A perfect location for village amenities, small beach and ferries. The first floor balcony provided a wonderful place to sit out - even in early October - and because of the raised position it gave a decent amount of privacy from the considerable number of people walking by. The lack of on-site parking didn’t cause us a problem, but needs factoring-in - it could be quite a walk from the house to the top of the public car park for some. We had a late availability booking, so with just two of us staying in the house it gave better value for money - would probably not have considered it at the full price. So glad we did!


The house has been beautifully renovated and the views are stunning. Our stay was mostly comfortable- there were a few very small practicalities missing (coffee table looks lovely but isn’t practical, missing bins/ coasters etc.). Our favourite space was the kitchen- diner. It’s a brilliant space to eat or drink and watch the world go by. Overall, a really relaxing week away.

Susan Thomas

Weather was not great when we stayed, it rained heavily at times and the property had several damp patches throughout the ground floor. Not what we expected for the price we paid, however it would not stop me booking this property again. The damp patches were not a problem last year when we stayed. It is older property with character in a fantastic location. Only other issue is if you are a light sleeper you will be woken early in the morning by the bakery which is nearby. Overall this a good holiday property with great views, with a lovely small first floor balcony. It is located in a charming Cornish village right on the front overlooking the sea.


Having visited St Mawes many times staying in hotels, we thought we'd try renting accommodation to make for a more relaxed stay with our 8 month old baby. Firstly, the house is excellent. They have thought of all the things that you need to cater for yourselves, and the furnishings are nice and comfortable, especially the beds. We had a nice time, staring out at the passing scene with the boats and people in a week where the weather wasn't exactly great. Our whole experience though had the shine taken off it on account of being woken every morning between 6am and 6.30am by the bakery up the alley beside the house. Understandably they are up early to get the days stock ready, but there is constant noise from the mixer and then the clatter of trolleys going right past the bedroom windows at the time of day where you'd hope for the most peace. Luckily having the baby we are normally up early anyway, but he was woken by the noise a couple of times which was not good. I appreciate that the bakery is doing it's thing and obviously have the right to make noise or they wouldn't have been granted the licence to operate, but no-where in the write up for the house or in any of the literature received post booking does it mention this. I feel it is a little unfair that this is not mentioned as people should be able to make an informed choice of making a booking. We would definitely have thought twice about booking had we been warned, but perhaps that is the reason there is no mention of the problem anywhere. Overall, the house itself is great, but only if you're an early riser or heavy sleeper!


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