Potted Shrimp has an enviable central location in St Mawes, 20m from the bustling harbour and yet in a private little world of its own. The apartment is small and compact with an open plan kitchen and lounge but the owners have lovingly maintained a bright contemporary feel. There are harbour views from the bay window and there is an outside table and chairs to enjoy a morning coffee.
St Mawes is one of Cornwall's most desirable holiday destinations and the stunning harbour surrounded by lovely local shops, restaurants, bars and hotels is a constant bustle of vibrancy during the season. There is a never ending variety of boating to keep the view changing - kayaks paddling out of the harbour, regular ferry passenger services to Falmouth and other destinations up the Fal estuary, the constant bustle of sailing boats, both large and small, and shipping movements further out to sea will keep all amused. During the winter it is a quiet, peaceful village that rarely sees frosts or snow.
First Floor: Potted Shrimp is set on one level. Enter into the kitchen area and open plan lounge. There are fully fitted units providing ample storage, a breakfast bar for dining, comfortable seating and sea views from the bay window. A short hallway has further doors leading to; Shower room with WC and hand basin and also to the double aspect master bedroom with 4'6" bed and storage.
Exterior: Walkway to the entrance door to the rear of the property from Bohella Road where there is a small external table and chairs for morning coffee.
Facilities & Services
Heating is from night storage heaters, on demand electric radiators and panel heaters and under floor heating in the shower room. There is a flatscreen digital freeview TV and DVD player in the lounge. The kitchen has fully fitted units and the equipment includes an electric oven and hob, fridge with integral ice box, microwave, kettle and a toaster. There is a dishwasher. There is an iron and ironing board.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included, but you will need to bring your own beach towels. As with a lot of properties in St Mawes, there is no dedicated parking space; however the main public car park is only 150m away. Smoking is not permitted at the property. Unfortunately dogs are not permitted at Potted Shrimp but please be aware that dogs have stayed here previously. Unlimited WiFi is available at the property.
General Booking Information
Arrival/departure is on a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£150 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Beach within walking distance
Shops within walking distance
Pub within walking distance
The Potted Shrimp is beautifully decorated and care has been taken with fixtures and fittings. The kitchen is great with all you need in it and a little breakfast bar. The lounge is great but the futon sofa is a little uncomfortable. The bathroom was great although the shower not very powerful. The bedroom was ok but it needs some drawers to put your things in and the wardrobe was not really useable so little hanging space except on the hooks. We lived out of our suitcases which was not ideal. You need to be fit to tackle the steps to it but a longer route on Bohella Road is without steps and easier access.
The location is incredible! The apartment is okay, well equipped kitchen, the bed is uncomfortable and tired
Potted Shrimp is in an ideal location, a few metres from the harbour. The house has been tastefully decorated and has everything needed for a weeks stay. We were lucky with the weather so spent most of the days out and about - cycling from Bissoe, walking to Portscatho and kayaking up the Percuil. We largely self catered and having co op at the bottom of the steps was very handy.
We would certainly consider returning if it was just the two of us again.
The apartment was better than described, fitted with quality furnishings and equipment . Perfect for a couple who want a quit location but very handy for everything
A comfortable compact cottage in a great location.