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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
Pelyn is a modern self contained ground floor apartment located overlooking the Percuil River at Freshwater Boatyard in St Mawes. In the summer months the views of the river past the working boatyard can really be appreciated. The terrace provides the perfect place to enjoy peaceful evenings by the river. Pelyn is ideal for a couple seeking a great value base in St Mawes.

Pelyn can also used in conjunction with Polmaro, our other property at this location, to provide great value accommodation for up to four people wanting to stay in St Mawes.

There are lovely walks along the Percuil River and it is about a 10 minute walk to St Mawes Harbour past Summers Beach where you will find many pubs, restaurants and shops. It is a fantastic base for exploring the area particularly for walkers as the ferries in St Mawes will take you to either Falmouth (and beyond) or across the river to Place Manor. If you have your own boat, moorings are available for hire from the boatyard. Small motor boats and kayaks can be hired from St Mawes Quay in the village itself.

Please note that this is a working boatyard. From October to May your views outside and the light into the property many be restricted by boats on the quay. However, from approximately May through to October the boats disappear and the views out onto the river are revealed.

Ground Floor Only: The double bedroom (4'6" bed) has views over the Percuil River (although please note that from October to May this view is obscured by boats being stored on the quay). The WC & Shower room is to one side of the hallway. The main kitchen/lounge area is spacious for a 1 bedroom property with breakfast table, electric hob & cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment and a washer dryer machine. There are 2 sofas in the lounge area. There is a fully glazed door from the lounge onto the small balcony.

Facilities & Services
Inclusive electricity & heating (night storage and electric heaters). Duvets, linen & towels are provided. There is a small outside table and chairs on the balcony. Moorings, boat storage and boat hire can be arranged. TV & DVD player. Netflix and on-demand TV is available for guests at no charge.
WiFi is available at the property - however please note that due to the location neither speed nor strength can be relied upon.

Parking for 1 car. Regrettably smoking and dogs are not permitted. There are local shops, pubs & restaurants approximately 10 minute walk away around St Mawes Harbour. Other pubs are available in Portscatho (about 10 mins drive), Philleigh (about 10 mins), Ruan Lanihorne (20 mins) or Veryan (15 mins). It is important to note that the property is located on a working boatyard and there might be the odd bit of noise from work being undertaken on boats. There is a reasonable amount of activity in front of the property. From October to May boats are stored on the hardstanding and right in front of the property which does affect both the light and the views across the river. Pelyn
will welcome babes in arms only - please bring your own travel cot. Regrettably no toddlers due to location.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 security deposit pre-authorised on your card
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

Malcolm Elliott

A really nice location, so quite even though the boatyard is adjoining.. Lovely walks from the accommodation and a short stroll into the village. A really good base to explore the Roseland Peninsula.

Chris Catt

The apartment is set in a great spot in a lovely location, with everything you need. Relaxed, friendly and a real good base to explore and enjoy St Mawes from.

Lewis Scott

It was clean and well equipped. It suited our purposes exactly. It was well positioned just outside St Mawes. We would stay there again.

Cathy Sherrin

Pelyn is a little gem. Tucked away in a working boatyard on the edge of St Mawes it is quiet and picturesque. It's small, but for 2 people it has everything you could need, and everything to a very high standard. The view is a little impeded by the boats just outside the tiny balcony but after all it is a boatyard and we enjoyed watching its comings and goings. And you can still see the estuary and boats beyond, and the lovely green hills beyond that. Great location - you can walk into St Mawes which is an enchanting place and there are many walks and ferry rides from there. Further afield there is much to visit and see, especially if you are into history, churches and the beautiful countryside. We had a lovely week and would love to go back one day

Sally Booth

Great value for money, you can walk into St Mawes very easily. Good parking facilities. Clean and in good condition. Perhaps they should renew the grouting in the bathroom sometime soon. Limited storage in the bedroom, if I was staying for a week that might have been a problem. TV had Netflix & Amazon Prime which was useful. Welcome folder had lots of good info.

Philip Copson

This flat is about a 10 minute walk from the centre. There are public footpaths that need pointing out from the town map. The bedroom is compact with limited storage but a comfortable bed. The location was quiet considering it was a working boatyard. There was safe and convenient car parking on site. The balcony, although small was a useful addition. The approach road was very bumpy!! The lounge/ kitchen area was well equipped with comfortable furnishings . A clean and modern interior.

Janet Mclay

We stayed here for a short break in early May. Lovely location overlooking the boatyard and bay. The apartment was comfortable and clean and had all home comforts. We would not hesitate to recommend to others and would stay again.


We had a wonderful week staying in Pelyn in St Mawes. The flat is well equipped and comfortable with beautiful views over the Percuil estuary. The property is part of a working boatyard and as we have a boat moored nearby, the location was super convenient. The owner was very kind in letting us keep our tender on the pontoon. There is parking just outside the flat but its only a 10 minute walk into the village. There is also a lovely walk from the boatyard along the banks of the Percuil. All in all, this is a perfect base from which to explore all the delights of the Roseland, especially if you enjoy the water!

Emma Holloway

I really enjoyed my stay at pelyn. I found the boat yard fascinating.it was so peaceful and quiet.lovely time.

Claire Hawkins

It was very peaceful,relaxing,and an extremely lovely place to stay,Would go back.It was lovely and clean,and a lovely area to stay.

Helena Dryer

Spacious flat, clean and well equipped with fab views of the river and wonderful walks on the doorstep.

Sandra Nicholson

The apartment is situated behind a boatyard overlooking the Percuil River with lovely views. It is very peaceful in the evenings and early morning. The apartment was very clean and provided everything we needed for our weeks stay. You can walk straight from the apartment following a footpath along the river to St Just in Roseland church and then into St Mawes with great views over the Carrick Roads.

Anna Mather

Had everything could possibly need, from iron& board, both dustpan& brush and broom, and tupperware. Great amount of light, both natural and artificial. Not noisy at all at any time of day. Good amount of storage for clothes. But I wish there was another mirror, for example in the main room. However one major drawback is that the blinds are not blackout, therefore the light can wake you up in morning. Suggestion - due to the size of the flat it would benefit from the sofa being a sofa bed as there is enough space for there to be more than 2 people staying (e.g. could be perfect place for family of 4, 2 children and 2 adults).

Sandra Larsen

It was a little difficult to find using the satellite navigation system, because the system doesn’t recognise the post code, and when we eventually found the road, the sign at the top of the road was a bit vague. An arrow pointing to the property would help. A refuse bin close to the property would be nice, having to climb that hill to deposit the rubbish into a trailer at my age was a bit challenging. Apart from that it was really lovely.

Sheila Wilson

This apartment was clean, homely and had everything needed for a comfortable stay in St Mawes. Fantastic location, just a short walk from the harbour area which had a selection of bars and restaurants. Would definitely recommend for travellers who want a quiet get away with beautiful views.

Christine Williams

Brilliant stay in Pelyn, comfortable,spotless with all you need for a great holiday. View wonderful, river, boats, sunrise and quiet. Lovely owners. St Mawes and Falmouth to visit and the Roseland to explore. What more could you want!


Once you have found this little gem, you can do nothing but relax. The flat is well equipped with everything you could possibly want in the kitchen. The only criticism is that there was no hair dryer or full length mirror. The village of St Mawes is a pleasant 15 minute stroll along the coast road. Whilst there are limited facilities in the village; co-op, couple of pubs and gift shops, most needs are met. A quick 20 munites ferry ride across to Falmouth is a must. This is certainly a very pleasant base to explore the surrounding countryside and coastal villages. Hope to return.

Adam Rollins

Pelyn provides a great base for St Mawes. We had everything we needed and really enjoyed our stay. Breakfast on the balcony, overlooking the boats in the yard and the wide river views was a particular joy. The bustle of the boatyard was no problem and there was no one around outside of the working day anyway. Walk to the village centre is very pleasant, either along the road around the waterfront, or over the more direct paths over the top of the village. Lovely base to explore the area, including the Roseland Peninsula, or taking the ferries from St Mawes Harbour.

Robert Williams

Looking for an opportunity of seeking a 'top-up' of sea air before winter sets in we considered ourselves fortunate in finding Pelyn available at very short notice. With my wife being a devotee of all things nautical, finding herself up and close with the activities of a working boat yard was ideal! A recurring comment in the visitors book was the level of cleanliness apparent upon our arrival. Happily, just prior to our departure, I was able to congratulate the lady responsible in person. A very minor irritation that should perhaps be mentioned was the fact that the heat level figures on the control dials of the oven have virtually worn away, leaving occupants with something of a guessing game when using it for the time.! Also, in an otherwise almost pristine presentation of the apartment, the rusty door stop in the WC/Shower Room would appear to be a minor problem that could easily be remedied.

Phil Gibson

All good at the apartment. The only comment I would like to make is that the metal poles (maybe props for the boats or scaffolding?) were placed right up against the wall outside the patio doors. Appreciate that it is a working boatyard but if they could be relocated away from such a superb view I'm sure other visitors would enjoy the uncluttered view and their stay even more.

Sue Platt

Very comfortable accommodation for 2 people. Loved the location overlooking a working boatyard and estuary - idyllic views. Only 10 minute walk into St Mawes for pubs and places to eat. Very handy for footpaths to explore the Roseland peninusla.

Chris Colton

Peaceful and beautiful location but only a 15 minute walk into St Mawes. So much to do either on foot or by boat. Communication a bit difficult as no phone signal and they are having problems with wi fi but all available a short distance away

Gail Kelly

Pelyn is a lovely property, spacious, light, and. very comfortable. The view across the water is beautiful and watching the boats coming and going is very relaxing.

Christoph Grubmann

What I particularly liked was the view over the boatyard towards the water. During the day you can watch boats being put in and out of the water. The balcony is rather "slim" but sufficient. The cottage is a little out of the way in beautiful walking countryside. Of you want to visit sights you need a car or much time for public transport. Good value for money though and if we come to Cornwall again it will definitely be an option. But it is quite a drive from Vienna, Austria...


It would have been nice if loo paper and washing up liquid was provided and the heating turned on. Otherwise a very comfortable stay and well organised.

Janee Waters

The apartment had everything we needed, was spacious comfortable and clean, the bed was wonderful, it was great to have a parking space and the location quiet and peaceful and not too far a walk from St. Mawes - thank you.

Trevor Thomas

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Pelyn and have already booked for next year. To have the use of a telephone for emergency use only would be very useful.

Peter Gannon

Loved our stay at Pelyn great location , very very clean so comfortable everything we needed , bed so comfortable , loved our stay , parking so easy , loved our walk into St Maws along the river


We really appreciated the spaciousness of the apartment and the bed was incredibly comfortable - the balcony was great, too, to sit and watch the comings and goings on the boatyard. It was very peaceful and lovely - with a great walk into St Mawes. It was also well equipped - although the sofa seemed a little old - a colander and hairdryer would make a useful addition! However, the cleanliness of the property was not really of the highest standard and I had to clean some of it myself (the booking did say to speak to the owners if there was a problem but I didn't want to cause any issues and bad feeling at the time as we were living in very close proximity to the boatyard itself). Very good value for money though as we had a late booking discount. Fabulous location!

Jennifer Hazell

Very nice flat, very comfortable and well equipt . As I was on my own, I did feel a little isolated, having no phone signal, it would have been very nice to have had access to wifi to have enabled me contact with family via WhatsApp.

Neil Thirsk

Accommodation good standard in a unique location, 10 minute walk to centre. Beautiful view from apartment and very quiet. No wifi but local pubs provided free access. Accommodation well equipped but hairdryer would have been a useful addition. Parking spot very convenient - close to property. Very comfortable and a very enjoyable holiday, visited a number of places within a 40 mile radius.

Des Mcleish

Not the easiest place to find but once found it was fine. On a boatyard so not a super great view but this was always clear in the seller's description, so it was as we had expected and the boatyard wasn't a disturbance. As a place to eat and sleep this was absolutely fine and good value overall. The flat was well equipped and comfortable, the only thing I'd add would be a pair of tongs in the kitchen. It wasn't an issue for us, quite the contrary, but there seems to be no mobile signal in the area (certainly not EE) and the flat has no internet connectivity. St Mawes is very pretty and a short coastal walk or 5 minute drive away, and has a number of options for food at drink to suit all budgets, as well as a small supermarket, so you can be as self contained as you wish when you elect to stay at Pelyn.

Chris Pegg

I have scored highly for this property as it really did enable us to have a comfortable,relaxing and interesting holiday.I marked cleanliness as good only because the pan for the grill was not very clean. We have been staying in St Mawes and the Roseland for almost 50 years and this location gave a new slant to the area with its daily boat yard activity and delightful walks. Boats in front of the apartment were not a problem.The view was not impaired and they added to the interest. We will certainly tell our friends about this gem and hope to return fairly soon Many thanks Sue and Chris Pegg Derby.

John Hitchman

Lovely location looking back down the river with the sea just around the corner. It was interesting to watch the coming and going at the boat yard,but with no noise. Comfortable Apartment


this is a ground floor one bedroom flat that is right on the river. In early May there were some boats between us and the river, but this was not a problem. excellent facility, a short and easy walk to the village

Hannah Partis

We really enjoyed our long weekend away in this little flat. It was clear to see the place had recently been repainted and a real sense of care pervaded the flat - very clean with everything we needed included. The location was fantastic we enjoyed being so close to the water and it was a lovely walk into St Mawes. We do hope to be able to stay again

Janet Mills

The accommodation was great it had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. The accommodation is in a boat yard so that obscures the immediate view, but the living room is still light and airy. Being on the boatyard does not impact on your stay unless you want to sit in and a lot and just look at the view. The location was excellent as you could walk to St Mawes from the accommodation and easily get onto the main road to go out and about. The décor is really good and there is everything you need including excellent information about the property and the local area. When we stayed somebody left some ice cream in the freezer which had a gone a bit smelly, but that was easily rectified. Other than that the property was clean. I would definitely stay there again as it provided an excellent comfortable base for exploring the area and relaxing

Geoffrey Mayled

Superb position for our holiday during the sunniest week of the year. The property is in need of some updating and the cleaner needs to do a better job.


Excellent base for your holiday, clean and tidy and good value for money. Quiet location and beautiful views. Walks on doorstep. Had a great time would recommend.

Lizzie Gibson

The Pelyn apartment is a great little escape right on the water - very peaceful and relaxing! We really didn't want to leave! It felt very homely, the apartment was very clean and we settled right in. St Mawes itself is a beautiful little fishing town, everyone is so friendly! A great little escape to refresh and revive from the grind of everyday life.


We stayed in the property 5 years ago, and decided to come back again this year. It's looking a bit 'tired' now, and could do with a bit of a make-over. Also the fridge needs replacing as it was hopeless.


Generally the accommodation was ok, but the cooker and shower area was not very clean. The view from the patio /balcony was obstructed by several boats out of the water within the boat yard. We were advised in the description of the property that the view would be obstructed until sometime in May


We stayed in Pelyn for a long weekend. The location was quite quirky but interesting, with boats sitting right outside our living room window awaiting maintenance or repair. We stayed Friday until Tuesday morning. During this time we didn't get any disturbance from the boat yard. The apartment is 10 minutes walk from town, as long as you work out where the footpath is and don't take the much longer route along the road. The living room is light and airy, and the two sofas were particularly comfortable (compared to other places we've stayed in over the years). I'm not sure if the fridge was working properly, as it didn't seem that cold; but we managed ok. Unfortunately there was no sign of the DVD player (which is included in the advert) and the TV screen is pretty small for the size of the room (it's like a portable TV). The bed was fantastic! It's the most comfortable bed we've slept in whilst on holiday..... which can really make or break your holiday. We'd certainly return to Pelyn if we come back to the area.

Mary Crompton

Pelyn is modern, well equipped and very good value. It's location on a working boat yard provided an ever changing scene and lots of interest. Very peaceful in the evenings with just the sounds if the river lapping against the pontoon and the occasional breeze ringing around the masts if the yachts. Stunning region of Cornwall with so much to explore. Loved St Mawes, and The little church at St. Just in Roseland. Beautiful walks everywhere and lovely beaches.


We would certainly consider staying here again, and enjoyed the area greatly. we caught the small ferry across to Falmouth, wnich was very convenient.


We have stayed at both Polmoro and Pelyn a number of times, as the setting is ideal and the accommodation always good value. Having said that, we have a small number of gripes regarding our recent visit to Pelyn: the refrigerator may well be on its last legs, failing to keep food fresh for more than a day or two; for a summer stay, the douvet is far too heavy; flushing the toilet results in a tremendous squelching noise and, finally, it's a challenge to control the electric shower's water temperature. Our understanding is that the shower is due for replacement in the foreseeable future. However, I would always recommend a stay at either Pelyn (my personal preference) or Polmoro and, for those who have not yet visited, St Mawes.


Fantastic place for 2 to stay, very comfortable, easy walking distance to St Mawes. Would love to come back in the near future. We were able to do all we wanted to do. Have recommended Pelyn already to family and friends.


Staying at Pelyn was great, a home from home. We were comfortable, didn't use all the facilities as we ate out every evening, and although there were washing and drying facilities, we decided not to let little things like that get in the way of our holiday. The view from the veranda was lovely, had a couple of glasses in the evening just sitting there. One comment, not really a downside, but one we laughed at a few times was the noisy plumbing, always when you flushed the loo, and occasionally for no apparent reason, but it is a minor point, and should not be looked at as a criticism. As was pointed out in the visitors book, no mobile or phone signal which was a welcome break. The guide we were sent for the Roseland was excellent, and we used it well. Some of the pubs we ate in were superb, and for a big anniversary meal, the Idle Rocks hotel was just the ticket. Expensive, yes but well worth it St Mawes and the surrounding areas were beautiful, Yes, St. Mawes was commercial, but you have to expect that, it didn't take away from the beauty of the place. Depending on what the future holds, we would definitely come to Pelyn again Our thanks Ken and Pat Bovington


I had a lovely holiday at Pelyn.Pretty views, lovely walks, comfortable accomodation and easy access to the harbour. I had some difficulty finding it without sat nav.


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