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Seacliffe Warren

Location: St Mawes

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
On the sea front with diamond paned windows, thatched and covered in ivy, it must be one of the most photographed cottages in St Mawes. This beautiful old cottage with a large garden has been refurbished to a high standard and provides flexible and spacious accommodation in an excellent location for access to Tavern beach and the centre of St Mawes with all its facilities.

Key features of this unusual property are an open plan front room running the length of the house with a beautiful staircase in the middle, one side offers a cosy seating area, the other a dining and TV viewing area. In addition there is a separate TV room containing a sofa bed and chairs and a ground floor ‘wet room’ with under floor heating specifically adapted for guests with disabilities, with a disabled toilet, basin and seated shower, the shower being equally useful for those returning from the beach, sailing or walking.

The three front sea facing bedrooms allow one to lie in bed and take in the view. The first floor also offers a second shower room, a family bathroom and separate toilet. The large, prettily planted and lawned garden with sea views perfect for reading and sunbathing together with barbecue facilities. The garden also has step free access from the rear. Two parking spaces are available at the top of the lane above the house. We do recommend that if wheelchair users have any particular requirements that they check with us before booking to avoid any possible disappointment.

Ground Floor: Sitting Room, dining room / lounge with TV, separate TV room with small, low double sofa bed, kitchen, utility room, disabled access wet room with shower and WC. Please note that, since the photographs were taken, all the armchairs and sofa have changed places with the dining table and chairs. The table and chairs are therefore now nearer to the kitchen.
First Floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, double bedroom with 4ft 6ins bed, twin/double bedroom with 3ft zip & link beds, single bedroom with 3ft bed. Family bathroom with bath and handheld shower, shower room with WC and additional separate WC.
Exterior: Fantastic large garden with sea views, BBQ area and garden furniture. Please note that the built-in BBQ pictured can only be used with disposable BBQs and the summer house is not for the use of guests.

Facilities & Services
There is night storage heating, panel heaters and an oil fired Aga. Please note that the wood burning stove pictured in the sitting room is no longer in operation. The kitchen has a range of modern units with an Aga, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment. There is a washer/dryer and dishwasher. The sitting room has a flat screen digital TV with freeview, & DVD player, which can also play CDs and broadcast radio. There is an iron & ironing board. WiFi is available at the property. Two cots and a highchair can be provided on request. A stair gate is also available on request.

Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included. Approximately 100 yards from the property there is parking for one car in a garage. Garage dimensions are: Door opening: H 2m, W 2m. Once through the door: L 5.3m, W 4m.Tall 4x4s won't fit in the garage nor will roof boxes. Up to three well behaved dogs are permitted at a small additional cost of £25 per dog / per week. We regret no smoking is permitted within the property.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is a Friday.
Short breaks are available.
£200 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

Louise Wild

Seacliffe Warren is in a fantastic location on the seafront (with road infront). We arrived to a bunch of white roses and a bottle of Prosecco which was very much appreciated. It was November and we were able to park outside which is free. The cottage fitted our needs it was just unfortunate that there was a problem with the chimney and we were unable to use the wood burner. With the Aga and storage heaters it is very warm and cosy but a fire would have been nice on a cold November evening. We had a walk around the garden which is immaculate, I would certainly stay here again, we have been to St Mawes on a number of occasions in the winter and this is the best cottage we have stayed in.


We have enjoyed many stays here, so close to the beach and the shops. Accommodation is perfect for three generations and a dog, and furnishings have been revamped since our last visit.

Brith Nilsen Lunde

Charming old house, with an excellent location. The backyard/garden was wonderful, and made the stay complete.

Myra Whitehouse

All very pleasant , wonderful location, usual unwanted nosy Parker’s poking ther head in the door. New garden furniture a excellent addition. Hope to stay again on other year. Many thanks myra whitehouse.

Jeremy Van Hagen

We had a very enjoyable stay despite the weather. The Agar is great, views fantastic and the cottage cosy and comfortable. Upstairs shower is not very good but that is the only real criticism. The place was clean and comfortable. The condition is as expected of somewhere that is rented as a holiday home and is perfectly acceptable. There are a few things that are a little quirky but they add to the charm of the place.

Samantha Allen

This is a great house in a fantastic location with lots of bathrooms and an amazing garden. Very warm as it has an ever hot in the kitchen, well equipped and lots of sitting areas, beautiful views of the sea and St Mawes, we would love to stay again. Only criticism would be the shower which isn’t very powerful, other than that it’s a great place to stay.

Helen Harvey

We loved this place. In need of some renovation in places eg utility room cupboards coming off hinges. The agar oven was a challenge! There were some cleaning issues, the hot plate which we did not use was dirty and the wet room had not been cleaned. Parking was difficult at garage we could park on the road as it was low season. These are minor points. The garden was great so long as children and dogs are closely supervised due to high ledges. This is not a good place if you are looking for an upmarket place with full en-suite. For us the place was great we loved the history the views and all loved our stay.


Lovely situation in St Mawes, right by Tavern Beach, with fantastic views. You might want to be wary if you have small children as the door opens onto the main road, although there is a little iron baby gate. Stay marred by Aga not functioning - wouldn't even melt cheese... so we ate a lot of microwaved soup. Obviously Aga service repair don't happen overnight but a back-up hob would not go amiss. We had to chop up our fine haunch of venison (meant for roasting) and slow cook it in a stew for an entire day. Note that they do not supply any logs, just kindling, which is a disappointment after driving for five or so hours in the sleet. Not a long walk to the Co-op though. I'd book again, but be more prepared for Aga horror and log situation.


Our family of three generations and a dog has stayed at Seacliffe Warren on several occasions in the past few years, and we keep returning because we love the cottage and its location above Tavern Beach, a short walk from the centre of St Mawes. We have our favourite walks, boat trips, pubs and pasties. Autumn isn't complete without a stay at Seacliffe Warren. However it has to be said that the house is in need of some TLC. The owners need to address a rather long list of overdue repairs and maintenance. Their rental income is certainly high enough to cover the costs. We have already booked our holiday next year, and hope that by then, the niggling problems will be resolved.

Nigel Stafford

Great location and a fabulous garden at the back which is wonderful for evening drinks etc. Sadly the house is very dark especially on poor days. Also it does get quite warm with the aga going all the time meaning one has to have the windows open at the front bedrooms which is noisy at night. Remarkably clean given that dogs are allowed.

Ronald Lawley

A well equipped property within easy reach of all the amenities, particularly the Rising Sun and Tresanton. We loved the AGA and the rear garden provided an added bonus, not just for our dog, but for us as a very pleasant place to relax and enjoy the views over to St Anthony's Head. The only negative is that the property suffered from weak flow from the showers, Power showers would elevate this property from excellent to outstanding.

Linda Johnson

Lovely thatched cottage in an excellent location. The property has a wonderful garden with superb views. The cottage is so close to the sea, you can hear the sea lapping on the shore at night time. It was Very well equipped kitchen complete with AGA. We were a family of 5 with 3 dogs and we all had a wonderful time. Beds were very comfortable. The cottage is a little dated (I know its very old) but we just felt that perhaps the price is a little expensive for the condition of the cottage.


We always enjoy our time at sea cliffs. In need of attention summer house equipment very poor , no sun shade shed collapsing . The garage entrance is so narrow it’s a hazard to most vehicles , it wouldn’t take much to enlarge the entrance without Having to enlarge the structure.. Everything else ok.

Tim Jennings

We are regular visitors to St Mawes and this was a weekend break with family. The location is excellent at the top of Tavern beach. The house is cottage-style with plenty of history. Only criticism would be that the kitchen is a little awkward to work in. Certainly a great place to stay though.

James St John

Very good location right on the beach and with beautiful sea views. Only a 3 minute stroll down the road to the pub/supermarket etc. Clean and tidy with comfy beds. All in all very happy.

Graham Dillamore

An excellent location with superb facilities makes this cottage one of the best we have ever stayed in . Despite some modernisation it retained bundles of character and charm that we love . Low ceilings in places meant some bumped heads and a new fridge is needed soon we think .


We had a lovely week in seacliffe warren. The location is perfect, the front door practically opens on to tavern beach. The garden is fabulous for evening drinks/BBQ s. The decor is slightly dated and kitchen not very spacious, but this would not stop me booking again

Roger Britton

A few problems with window fastenings. An excellent Location and lovely cottage and garden. Would stay again. Loved the Aga

Simon Thomas

This is the 7th year we have stayed in St Mawes for the October half term and were delighted to have secured Seacliffe Warren to stay in but all in all it was a disappointment. It is by far the most expensive property we have stayed in (£1300 for a week) but the accommodation just does not match up to it - showers are dribbly, beds are doubles (not kings) and we'd expected feather duvets etc but all felt a little tired. What it does have going for it is location, location, location but this comes at a cost in that everyone walking past peers into the sitting room.


Seacliffe Warren is a lovely comfortable cottage. It is in a great location with easy access to Tavern Beach. You can literally lie in bed and watch the yachts from 2 of the bedrooms. The aga makes it cosy for an Autumn stay. In parts it is a little tired but then it is very old. We would certainly come again, lovely stay.


Had a great week at Seacliffe Warren, Very spacious, perfect location, with the added benefit of its own garage and parking area, the garden is a fantastic place to spend the sunny afternoons having a BBQ and watching the boats go past.


The perfect spot in St Mawes with a lovely view and a short walk to the harbour and shops. The cottage is comfortable without being luxurious and all needs are catered for.


The cottage was charming but is in need of some TLC, mainly the cleanliness. The lay out did not work too well for a large party i.e seating/dining. But in all, we had a lovely holiday and will be returning to Cornwall and will look at accommodation via Cornwall Cottages.


The village of St Mawes is beautiful and this cottage is the backdrop to most people's Selfies when they walk past! Add to that the fact that it is on the seafront overlooking a superb bay and you realise that this is a fantastic location for a holiday. The cottage is well equipped and sleeps 6 people very adequately. A really relaxing stay.


A lovely week in a pretty cottage, well stocked and cosy with aga and real fire! Some minor Changes could make it even better; Downstairs shower dirty (hairs) Lack of good sized settee in front lounge, TV would also be better in front lounge rather than dining area as seating not comfortable in dining area ( to relax and watch TV) Desperately needs proper sized bath towels please! Disappointed with kitchen / layout - impossible to access garden/ fridge etc whilst someone is loading dishwasher and that area of the "kitchen" is more like a "utility" room than a kitchen! Having said that, we were impressed with the excellent range of utensils, crockery and dishes! Felt a bit like being in a fish-bowl - people staring in through windows! Glad we went April and not busy summer months!


A very nice cottage to spend a few days in, but I was pleased there were only 2 of us. I was thinking of booking a further week in the summer for 7 including 3 children, but I am afraid that the kitchen arrangement is not good enough. The bed linen was too small for the two linked beds and the bedroom window sills were awash after heavy rain. The garden was lovely but not at all practical for a Labrador pup. The weather was appalling and we left a day early so that we were able to pack up the car at our leisure and when it wasn't raining. Having said all that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in St Mawes and the dog loved the beach.


this is an idyllic sea front cottage with wood burner and Aga and makes a great holiday for families My only comment to increase the comfort further would be that the sitting room armchairs are not particularly comfortable and quite small which is a shame as the woodburner is so cosy to sit in front of! the garden is lovely too and we took our dog and all enjoyed the stay


First class holiday in a cottage that we never thought would be for renting, so many times we have admired this cottage on other holidays, now we have had one too. We gave out your details to other admirers too, so many people told us they loved 'our cottage', will be in contact again for another holiday soon.


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