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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
Positioned right at the top of a recently refurbished attractive building just a few yards from the harbour with fantastic sea views, Pennant really is the perfect location for a holiday all year round. The owners have refurbished, equipped and decorated the apartment to the very highest of standards and the whole feel is luxurious, welcoming, comfortable and sophisticated.

All of the attractions of this beautiful old fishing village are within easy walking distance and we cannot recommend Pennant too highly.

Third Floor Only: Large, comfortable lounge / kitchen / dining room with sea views. Master double bedroom with king size bed followed by a twin room with en-suite shower room and WC. Separate family bathroom with over bath shower & WC.

Facilities & Services
Heating is via central heating only. The kitchen has a range of equipment. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer / drier. The sitting room area has a flatscreen digital Freeview TV / iPlayer / DVD / Blu-ray / CD / Radio player. 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. No smoking or dogs allowed. Parking is available close by, either on the quay or in the main car park where you can purchase tickets from the pay and display machines. There is a pullout clothes line in the bathroom. There is a cot & high chair available.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 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

Evie Cameron

Pennant is a beautiful flat with a great location only 10 steps to the bakery each morning. Clean and well equipped. Also don’t let flat stairs put you off as there is a lift to use.

Clare De Beer

So central to the village of St Mawes and stunning views over the harbour. Everything we needed for a week's holiday and highly recommend. Office staff very helpful too.


Pennant is a lovely property and I would stay there again. Location is perfect and views excellent. As with many properties, it. Is inconvenient to not be able to park at the property. All facilities were as specified and worked as expected. Check out is a bit early at 10 and 11 would be better, but overall is excellent and I would highly recommend it and will return another year.

Peter Bright

Superbly equipped apartment with great views over the harbour in lovely little town. Bit worried by the apparent poor recycling policy in St Mawes - everything put into one bag for sorting later at a centre - perhaps?

Kenneth Miller

The flat itself I couldn't fault. It was very clean, warm and cozy. Everything you needed was supplied. The view over the bay was amazing. It was great to throw open the doors and take in the view over a morning coffee. The block is located on a street which is narrow and steep, like most streets in St. Mawes. Definitely not a place for those with difficulty walking. St. Mawes is a very pleasant harbour village. It gets busy during the day and the pubs/restaurants get booked up for eating slots. In fact during our stay there were several places we just couldn't get into for the whole week. But, to be fair the owner did warn us to expect this. It seemed every man and his dog was in Cornwall when we were there so the traffic was horrific. I don't know whether this is normal or not. But there is plenty to do around St. Mawes, coastal walks, hire a boat, ferry trips, kayaks, paddleboards, etc. It's a very 'outdoorsie' place so if it rains you've had it. All in all it was agreat trip. It was expensive, but supply and demand and all that.

David Fensome

Our second visit to Pennant and loved being there both times. Fabulous views and a lovely modern apartment,looking slightly tired now and could do with a refresh to make it 5 stars all round again. We would have no hesitation in booking again.

Frances Mair

Lovely apartment right in the centre of St Mawes. Comfortable accommodation with plenty of room for three adults.

Andrew Walker

We stay in this property every Autumn, its location is second to none. Obviously this year was a little different; the day after our arrival the second Covid lockdown was announced!! We received much advance information, eg to allow extra time for cleaning and disinfecting the property prior to arrival. However, I have doubts about how effective this cleaning was, as on our arrival there were dirty towels in one of the bathrooms, and the previous guests had left clothes in two bedroom drawers, not picked up by the housekeeping team. Cornwall Cottages were very good about informing us of our options when lockdown was announced, including offering to refund unused nights if we chose to depart early (in the end, we stayed the full week). Some items in the property are starting to tire (the main ring on the hob only works on one element, many channels on Freeview not working so may need an ariel upgrade).

Graham Wilson

Great views in a comfortable apartment and well equipped. Does need a few bits of maintenance especially some Windows. Could do with more grocery storage if you do self cater. Cleanliness was superficially okay but some areas such as the oven and plate rack we had to clean.

Melissa Samworth

We stayed here for a week and it was perfect for us. Good comfortable and clean. Beautifully decorated to reflect the sea and charm of St Mawes. The stairs kept us fit (there is a lift but I trifle slow) but the stairs are worth it for the amazing view. It was a little noisy at night with the windows open but that is to be expected in August and holiday season. We loved that it was so close to the centre of the village and easy to get everywhere. The flat was very well furnished and the kitchen had all you could want. The linen provided was all of good quality and enough of it. Easy to count into a dirty linen bag too at the end of the stay. We appreciated the fact the flat had wifi and netflix. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you.

Helen Forest

Great place to stay in the heart of St Mawes. Great places to walk and places to eat, book post lock down.

Diana Dawes

Second visit only problem this time was implement instruction book was hidden away and had to call out warden as we could not use cooker Otherwise brilliant

Andrew Walker

Pennant is a nice top floor apartment with great views, we have stayed there several times. Always very clean on arrival. Some of the appliances are starting to show their age (the main ring on the hob only half-works and one of the other rings has a broken knob). Has all the gadgets and utensils you'd need for a holiday. No welcome pack (well, you get some UHT milk sachets, tea, coffee, hotel mini packs of biscuits; but if you are used to getting some fresh bread and milk and a home made cake or bottle of wine: no). Great for a couple, but not the biggest apartment in the world.

Clifford Bosley

Oh I wish that Pennant were mine absolutely loved our stay. I do hope that we can return in the near future.


Pennant has a fantastic view of the bay and the apartment was perfect in every way. We will be returning to this apartment next time we go to St Mawes.

Georgina English

This was a very nicely decorated apartment. Everything you need was in the kitchen. The beds were made up and comfortable. Hot water was there when needed. The shower was powerful. The views from the lounge and kitchen area were wonderful. The position in relation to the main village was very good. There were no noise problems. My niggles...Took me ages to get the TV working and the chanels i wanted were not available. I felt the bedrooms were a bit on the small side. I would have liked some fresh milk in the fridge, perhaps a welcome pack. There were dried up old packets of coffee etc.. which did not look very nice. Local people that I met said that the lift (which is extremely slow) often breaks down. This worried me all week. I paid over £1000 for a week and think it was very expensive considering the things I have mentioned. I staid there alone so was able to spread out but I do think a family may find the bedroom space a little tight. Having said all these things I did enjoy my holiday in St Mawes. A beautiful area.

Michael Haas

Pennant is perfectly located in the heart of St. Mawes. Bakery, Butcher, Pubs and Cafes can be reached within a short walk only so that breakfast, lunch and dinner with the lovely panoramic view can be equipped easily. The property itself is beautiful and provides anything which is required for a comfortable stay.

David Mair

Perfect apartment in the centre of St Mawes. Well equipped and very comfortable with fabulous views over the harbour and out to sea. We loved it!

Simon Matthews

Our 3rd time staying at Pennant and just as good as ever. Mixture of weather but views are stunning whatever the weather. Real home from home.


Loved this apartment. Very comfortable and great location. Parking really easy in public car park which is three minute walk away. Will be back

Nick Anderson

Really lovely place to stay. Our 4th or 5th visit returning to the same block. Top floor is best for the better views! Good kitchen area, comfortable beds, good sofas and fab views. Just up off the main sea front so not too much of the bustle but everything St Mawes has to offer is just a stone's throw away. Highly recommended.

Simon Matthews

Second time in Pennant and once again it didn't disappoint. Beautiful clean comfortable flat in a superb location with stunning views. Excellent whether you want to just sit with the doors open listening to the sounds of St Mawes or use it as a base to explore more of West Cornwall.

Norma Spratt

This is a very well equipped apartment, with stunning views, in a very convenient position in St. Mawes. The local supermarket had most things one would need, the places to eat are many, and the butcher was excellent, as was the little seafood stall on the harbour. Parking in the village carpark was £30 for the week. We are experienced self caterers at home and abroad, hoping and expecting high standards and this apartment filled that expectation. We would love to return, having enjoyed our week immensely.

Robert Graham

Could do with a bigger tv no TVs in bedroom no welcome pack the flat was very hot could have done with a fan

Elizabeth Kushman

We were thoroughly pleased with Pennant cottage. It was spacious, well-appointed, beautifully decorated, and very clean. I can't imagine a more inspiring or beautiful view. With the ferry, shops and restaurants just steps away, it's an ideal location from which to visit the Roseland without a car.

Jane Harrison

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay in St Mawes and Pennant was the ideal choice for us . We loved the modern bright decor of the apartment and in particular the light and airy feel , along with the fabulous views over the estuary . The kitchen area was well equipped and we found everything we needed. We hope to return one day soon.


Pennant is home from home....warm, cosy, clean, very comfortable, (most comfortable bed we’ve slept in in a holiday let!) lovely to open the double balcony doors in the morning and take in the beautiful view over St Mawes. Can’t fault pennant. We had such a relaxing time. Thank you, we’ll definitely return!

Sheila Christie

It was lovely to stay in the pennant, we really enjoyed our stay, fantastic views, excelant to stay somewhere so clean and comfortable, we are in love with st mawes, just wish we lived nearer then we could go more often, but 8 plus hours is to far to keep traveling, we ate out at idle rock and the st mawes hotel both very good, had lovely ferry sail to Falmouth, spent a lot of our time doing family research. Seriously thinking of going back next year if they will have us,

Neil Goddard

Always enjoy our stay here. You don't need to leave St. Mawes . Local resources available to suit most tastes and pockets.

Simon Omiotek

Pennant has a fantastic view over St Mawes and has a "tucked away" feel even though it's very very close to the sea front and is on the top floor of the building. The flat was perfect for us with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large open plan living area / kitchen. The decor is understated and calm and the quality of the fixtures and fittings is very high.

Bridget Jenkins

Comfortable attractive appartment with great view. Two issues. The windows rattle noisily in the wind. The noisy people who sit outside the Victory pub well after closing time. The home owners around the pub should get together and put a stop to it. Overall though it was a very nice place.

Simon Matthews

First time staying in Pennant but not the last. Well located, very comfortable and clean apartment with everything you need for a relaxing stay.

Karen Davies

We had a wonderful stay at Pennant. The apartment had everything we needed and more, and was a real "home from home". The beds were extremely comfortable and the apartment was accessible for my 86 year old mum who particularly enjoyed staying in the twin bedroom with en suite level access shower. The location being only a stone's throw from the harbour front and shops was ideal. We had no problem parking in the main car park, just up the road. The view from the apartment was absolutely stunning, particularly as we were blessed with fabulous weather. For your information, the shower screen over the bath, does not stay in place and therefore it is easy to spill water onto the floor whilst showering. Some attention is needed to this. We hope to return to Pennant soon.

Neil Osgood

Enjoyed a great relaxing holiday. St Mawes is a really nice place to stay and The Pennant is right in the centre with everything to hand. The views from the flat are great and it's fantastic to just sit there and watch boats and ferries create a constantly changing picture. The apartment itself is ideal and has everything that you would need to enjoy a great holiday. Thoroughly recommended

Paul Barker

This was a well-appointed holiday cottage. It was one of the nicest ones we've stayed at. The location was perfect for sightseeing in Cornwall. The bedrooms were a tad bit small for four tall Americans, but the decor more that made up for it.

Nick Anderson

Pennant was a great appartment and this was our 3rd visit there. It is in easy reach of the sea front, just a stone's throw from front door to the quay. Being the top appartment, it overlooks the roof tops to have lovely sea views. All you need in the kitchen to cater for 4 people for the week and the local coop, butcher and bakery are excellent, as well as having a good cafe and newsagent to hand. The appartment is comfortable and well equipped. If being fussy the wifi is slow (probably St Mawes rather than just the appt) and a couple of areas like behind bathroom door could be a bit cleaner, but we are really fussy and I still rate cleanliness good (but not excellent). Could have a long handled brush to make it easier to keep the kitchen area floor crumb-free more easily. But overall it was great and the views make up for any small niggles. And it is not damp like most of the older cottages in St Mawes! A good base to use to visit the area, get the ferry to Falmouth etc. We parked the car further up the hill (for free) and walked everywhere except a day trip to Truro, it was fab. Highly recommended.


St Mawes is lovely and this was the perfect place for us to stay for the weekend. The views are wonderful and the flat very well equipped and comfortable. Would highly recommend.

Victoria Nowell

In desperate need of a hit of St Mawes this year but with rather full diaries we booked Halloween in Pennant. The location was fantastic, close to the centre and spitting distance to the quayside but on a quiet, rarely used road (we still don't know how the bin lorry managed it!). The views from the flat were amazing, always lots to look at. The flat itself was immaculate, beautifully presented. Comfortable beds and chairs, well equipped kitchen and two great bathrooms. One even had a shower my 6'5" husband could comfortably use. There was plenty of wardrobe and drawer space, 2 hairdryers (!) and the bedding was lovely. The flat is in the 3rd floor but there is a good sized lift so getting luggage up there was fine. There are steps up to the front door so probably not ideal if you have problems with steps although not too many. No parking but not a problem in November although dropping off was a bit difficult as it can cause a mini traffic jam. The only comment I would make on improvements would be the lack of soap in the bathrooms and general cleaning solutions in the kitchen. Take your own dishwasher tablets. There was no welcome pack as such but you are only yards from the local Co-op and St Mawes bakery is superb.

Elizabeth Harvey

We love Pennant because of the view, the decor & the lift which, although slow, does help those of us with poor knees ! It is in the centre of town and is well equipped.

Neil Goddard

Our second visit to the Pennant and we will return. Relaxation , watching all the boats, ferries and yachts, swim, walk, eat and drink. We rarely leave St. Mawes in our stays and that says it all. Fantastic.

Hayley Labrow

We stayed in Pennant for a week in August and were really happy we chose to book here, the central location was perfect and the views from the living room were superb. It was well equipped, tastefully decorated and extremely light and bright which is something you don't tend to get with the period cottages in the area. We had a couple of problems with things that needed fixing but they were sorted out within hours which we were really impressed with. The only slight negatives were the bathrooms are starting to get a little tired and the carpet was quite marked but then I guess it was towards the end of the season. We visit St Mawes most years and would definitely book Pennant again, in fact we we would be disappointed if we couldn't stay there next time.

Anna Pemberton

Pennant is a wonderful apartment with the most beautiful view. We never tired of standing at the window and looking out at the sea, boats and St Anthony's Lighthouse. The apartment was clean, crisp and stylish throughout. We had a fantastic fortnight and can't wait to return.


A very comfortable flat. It would be useful to have a fan available as the main bedroom does get very hot in hot weather. Also there is a fire escape ladder provided in a box which is a good idea. However it doesn't appear to be useable from any of the windows as they all have safety bars across them which means looks as if it can't be mounted on the window ledges and even if it could it would then not be possible to climb through onto the ladder. Suggest the owners give some thought to this and set out specific instructions for its use at Pennant.

Carol Feely

Loved our stay at Pennant The views were outstanding, layout perfect and stylish. Fab, comfy, fabulous place to sit by the balcony overlooking the harbour glass of wine relaxing after a day on the water. Can't wait to return

Isabel Martin

The apartment is clean, well situated in St Mawes and has wonderful sea views from the sitting room and breakfast table. It was only two of us but it would be very comfortable for four. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a nearby co-op (small) co-op. It rained for most of our stay but the highlights were visiting Eden, Heligan gardens - which we highly reccomend (go for the combined ticket), Minack theatre and Godrevy coast for seal watching.

Lorraine Smitham

We absolutely loved our trip to Pennant! We were a party of 4, myself and my husband, my Mum (I know, bless the husband taking his Mother in Law away) and our 10 year old son. From the moment we walked through the door we were all wandering around saying wow! Having recently house hunting we were rather worried that the pictures online would be like estate agents photos & rather flattering. We needn't have worried! It was perfect and more than big enough for the 4 of us (including 10 year old strops / space for naps) and I can confirm it is every bit as big in real life as it looks in the pictures. One evening we had 6 for dinner - the flat was more than big enough, and very comfortable for all. The general decor of the whole place was lovely, quite seaside and beachy. The finish on the flat was fantastic - pretty much everything we needed had been thought of, and all the fittings were of a high standard (even my famously picky mother was endlessly impressed). We have friends who live in St Mawes (part of our reason for visiting) who popped up regularly and each time remarked how lovely it would be to live in Pennant (they live up the large hill behind the flat - christened heart attack hill by us). My absolute favourite thing about the flat was the view - sitting with a morning cup of tea gazing at the comings and goings of the harbour could have become quite a hobby for us - and the binoculars thoughtfully provided with the flat made boat watching even easier. St Mawes it's self was endlessly endearing - from the children jumping off the harbour wall to the delicious fresh croissants from the wee bakery on the harbour the whole place was perfection. We left a few times to go on the tourist trail - but I can't say anywhere was as lovely. Highly recommended.


Lovely flat - great views, nicely done up inside, very close to shops / pubs / restaurants but pretty quiet at the same time. Only downside is difficulties unloading / loading given the narrow road and no parking outside - not much that can be done about that though!


Pennant is spotless, fantastic views and well stocked with all you might need. We were incredibly impressed with this gem of a flat when we first arrived. We have never stayed at this end of St Mawes before but we son realised the downside - being so close to the pubs and bars. We had three nights of disturbed sleep because of appalling rowdiness outside The Victory pub which went on well after 11pm (including what appeared to be a stag do). The twin room at Pennant (the one children sleep in) sadly gets the worst of this noise. As the weather was hot we had to have windows open. Such a shame and nothing the owners can do about it. However they might be able to do something about the water that poors onto the window sills in the main bedroom when it rains hard. We had a fourth disturbed night from the racket of what we thought was a blocked overflow. It appears there is no guttering above, the flat being set into the roof. The noise was deafening, even with ear plugs. We loved Pennant, and if it were not for the noise we would not hesitate to stay again. Sadly sleep deprivation is the last thing you need when you need a holiday! If you sleep through anything or don't have small children, we would heartily recommend.


Very enjoyable stay. There is a very high probability that we will return to the Pennant. Perfect location for viewing sailing activities and relaxing.


My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Pennant this June. The flat was very clean and comfortable and had everything that we needed. The amenities were very good, great shower and bathroom, comfortable bed, lovely sea views and airy lounge/kitchen. The décor was to a high standard too. Although the flat was in a very central position, it was away from the hustle and bustle and a quiet location. I would stay here again.


The apartment is very well appointed, very clean and tastefully furnished. Stunning views from the lounge and kitchen. We would highly recommended a stay at Pennant.


The accommodation was in excellent condition, the beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms would put many hotels to shame. The kitchen was very well equipped, the only very minor issue we had was the seating in the lounge area was low and could have had a fourth seat.


Everything you could want is provided. The flat was sparkling, comfortable and warm and the beds great. The views from the lounge windows spectacular. Can fully recommend this flat


We very much enjoyed our second stay at Pennant. The view over the harbour to Place and Carricknath is a tonic. Also being so close to the centre of St Mawes is a bonus. In fact, the only thing wrong is being so close to the temptations of the fudge shop !


Pennant is a well located two bedroom flat in St Mawes in the second "row" behind the harbour. Being the top floor it has great views of 180 degrees of the sea so you feel like you are definitely in Cornwall. Advantages- very comfortable beds with nice linens. Good decor palette in the bedrooms and living rooms/ kitchen. A lift which is great when you are carrying bags and shopping. Location which is walking distance from Hotel Tresanton, idle rocks and many other restaurants and pubs. Lots of hot water. Wifi (Ok). Small DVD collection for wet days. Disadvantage- not being able to park near the house and having to pay and display each time we came back was a bit of a palaver but this is the price you pay for being in a beautiful fishing village with narrow street. Master bedroom does not have en suite and bathroom was slightly uninviting. Not sure if this was decor, lighting or just that it was cold as towel rail hadn't been fixed and that was only source of heating and weather was unseasonably chilly (May BH). No way to make decent coffee (no machine, cafetière, percolator, filter cup) ..if I'd have known I'd have brought my own and I missed it! No Hoover to clean up crumbs. Window frames inside house need redecorating. Booking company helpful. Owner helpful but property management company rather surly (we hadn't been given towels for three people and I'd asked for that to be rectified. The lady was rather aggressive and defensive saying she had only been told two people etc. That was not my problem as we had it confirmed as three people but she made heavy weather of it to the extent that I wished we hadn't asked). I'd recommend the flat especially out of summer months as heating works well when you have switched it on and it has taken time to warm up. There is no outside space which might be an issue for some in better weather. We liked the location and views and slept very well. I'd also recommend the letting agents.


Pennant is fantastic, clean, comfortable and well equipped with everything you need. Great location, close to shops pubs and harbour. Stunning views.


Stayed in Oct 2014, apartment great, really warm and fantastic views. Location couldn't be better. Perfect for walks/swimming/getting ferry. Local shops & restaurants recommended.


My 5th week this year at Pennant ,good central location,very clean apartment with a great view. Level of equipment provided in kitchen area etc.. very comprehensive...


Pennant was an absolute pleasure to stay in. The décor is well chosen, the fixtures & fittings are good quality & the view is a real treat. Loading & off loading the car is a bit awkward, the stairs are numerous & the lift is slow, but the flat is sited in almost the centre of the town. There were one or two small faults, but we will certainly be back to enjoy the views & the ambiance of Pennant again.


My 4th week this year, fantastic apartment with great views.... The location is central in St Mawes and the apartment is very clean and has all 'mod-cons', I have another week booked in October.


We had a wonderful week at St Mawes, south of Truro on The Roseland in the gorgeous two bedroom top floor apartment 'Pennant', which overlooks the Fal estuary. The apartment is very well appointed and it was a delight to be able to sit gazing at the beautiful views of St Mawes and the estuary. Time was spent taking in a few local walks and beaches and our favourite other place is Portscatho, which together withd the Porthcurno beach, home to the famous 'Hidden Hut' for refreshments, snacks or food. The ferry to Falmouth was enjoyed by all four of us and our six year old Fliss is now well established at crabbing, having spent much time on the pier in St Mawes catching and then racing them down the jetty. We fell in love with St Mawes after our first visit last year and the position of the apartment was absolutely ideal. We will definitely be intending to return, maybe for two weeks next time??


The apartment was in excellent condition and in an ideal location with panoramic views over the harbour. The lift was so slow it felt like you were going back in time but it worked. Just about everything you needed was provided but the owners should consider buying a vacuum cleaner in order for visitors to help clean the place during their stay. We live in Thailand so unlikely to make a return visit but we would certainly recommend to friends that may consider Cornwall for a holiday


Great apartment in heart of StMawes I have another 4 weeks booked this year 2014 Very clean on arrival all appliances are of good quality a great view of StMawes from the kitchen area and lounge


I had to unpack before I could wash my hands! A piece of guest soap would have been appreciated. A larger bath towel would be good, too. Otherwise we found it a very pleasant place to be. Loved the view and St Mawes. Thank you for an enjoyable break in spite of the fog!!


Absolutely brilliant! The apartment was beautifully furnished and a joy to stay in. The only thing missing was a tea cosy! Would love to go back and would recommend it to anybody. Have had to complete 'service and staff' but there was neither as we were self catering. If it was for the booking service this was easy to do. Thank you.


We really enjoyed our stay at Pennant. Flat is well presented and layed out and has a superb view across the water. The flat is located on the top floor and there is a lift which was very handy for getting our luggage in and out! We were initialy worried about there being no parking. We left our car in the local car park a few minutes walk from the flat


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