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5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
11 guests
Seagulls is an extensive house with delightful uninterrupted views over the Percuil River & Froe Creek in a quiet residential area of St Mawes. Only a few steps from Freshwater Boatyard, the property is ideal for those looking to get out on the water & is only a short walk to St Mawes harbour.

It is an absolutely superb location where you can really relax, unwind and just watch the boats go by! Located in a very quiet corner of St Mawes, Seagulls has the benefit of views across the river from a number of rooms. The terraced mature garden leads down to a riverside footpath which takes you along the foreshore to The Priory. The centre of the village with its pubs and shops is approximately a 10 minute walk away along various short cut paths or about 15 minutes walk along the beautiful seafront.

Please be aware that Seagulls is an older style property that might not have the level of fixtures and fittings of some of our other properties. However it does have the most fantastic position and views across the river. Please see all our photographs and our video tour for an accurate view of the property.

Ground Floor: The hallway leads to the kitchen with a separate dining area for up to eleven people. The large lounge has great views of the river with a good range of sofas, easy chairs, wood burning stove & patio doors leading onto a terrace which gives even better water views. The bedrooms consist of a 5ft double with stunning views, a twin, a bunk bedroom (2'6" size beds but suitable for adults) and a further room with a single and a "pull out" to provide beds for eight. There is a shower room with walk in double shower, WC & hand basin. Separate cloakroom with WC & hand basin.

Annexe: Through a door is a triple bedroom with views & bathroom with shower over bath, WC & hand basin. Available on request
Lower Ground Floor: Stairs lead down to the utility room with a washing machine, large Belfast sink & fridge / freezer. There is a shower room with WC and hand basin.
Exterior: There are terraced gardens, patios with external furniture & BBQ facilities (charcoal not provided).

Facilities & Services
The property is centrally heated with double glazing throughout. The kitchen is equipped with a hob & double oven, dishwasher, fridge / freezer & microwave. There is a television, DVD, radio and CD player. The utility room on the lower ground floor has a washing machine and further fridge / freezer, with plenty of space for drying sailing equipment. WiFi is available at the property. There is an iron and ironing board. There is a stair gate at the top of the stairs.

Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is off road parking for up to 6 vehicles. Well behaved dogs are permitted at Seagulls at a small additional cost of £30 per dog / per week although please remember that you cannot leave dogs unattended in the cottage alone. No smoking is permitted.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Dog Friendly
Dog Friendly
Open fire / woodburner
Open fire / woodburner
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

Helen Eustace

Our family absolutely loved staying at Seagulls - the location was amazing, the house itself was clean, tidy and had everything you could ever need. The garden was beautiful and overlooked the river. The communication was fantastic from both the agency and the housekeepers (who were very helpful). We would love to return soon.

Trevor Bayley

Arrangements for arrival were excellent again. The way the Covid situation was dealt with was equally good and efficient. The house may be a little dated but it is excellent for a family holiday and the pet allowance is brilliant. It was clean and well presented. It’s location on the water and within easy walking distance of the harbour and only a ferry ride from Falmouth is outstanding.

Fiona Aitken

We were a family group of 4 adults, 3 teenagers and 3 dogs and Seagulls was perfect for us. The house is rather dated and shabby but is in a wonderful position with the garden leading down to the river and fantastic views from the living room and terrace. We would have been rather cramped with more people around the dining table, but otherwise plenty of space The house was well equipped with everything we needed and the large utility area with extra shower and loo was a bonus. Highly recommended for a relaxed family holiday and we wii be returning.

Martin Rich

Seagulls was perfect for us. Great location, good value and comfortable. Not too luxurious, which we prefer.


What an amazing location . We had a wonderful family holiday at Seagulls . This is the sort of house we love; clean,well equipped and comfortable without being too pristine, plus has garden furniture and BBQ so you can enjoy meals outside .Wonderful views over estuary and coastal path at the bottom of garden, what more could you want!


We had a wonderful week staying at Seagulls, and the weather was unusually warm, dry and sunny for mid June. It suited our large family group very well with plenty of space inside and outside. We could sit and look at the river view all day. We appreciated the quiet location and easy walk into St Mawes via the footpath opposite the other end of Freshwater Lane. it’s not too far to visit our favourite local shop at Curgurrel Farm or MissV’s Cornish Cream Teas at St Just in Roseland either. Yes, there are a few niggles which come from living in an old-fashioned building, which needs the odd lick of paint but this is reflected in the price, we feel. Definitely all hoping to return here again.

Catherine Shepherd

Another thoroughly enjoyable stay at Seagulls. It feels like a real home. The flexible accommodation suits us enabling the ‘young’ to visit as work commitments allow. Lovely views across the water makes it a really peaceful place to escape.


A perfect house for a group of friends to stay in. Easy walk into the town but could have sat on the terrace and admired the view all day!


Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely family house. We had a great holiday making the most of the garden and the water. The house is well equipped which makes it all easy and comfortable. Thank you Sarah for getting a sunshade delivered for us so speedily.

Rebecca Tomkins

We stayed over Christmas, using 5 bedrooms, with 2 dogs. We had a fantastic stay. It was great to have a property so close to the water. We spent ages staring out of the lounge out to the water. It was comfortable, and generally had everything we needed to cook christmas dinner. The walk to the village is a brisk 10-15 mins over a hill. The housekeeper was really great at answering queries both before and during our stay. Having the extra fridge was great too. A few things would have made a great stay excellent. 4pm is quite a late time to be able to access the property. The slabs all around the property are lethal, having signs is not enough as no matter how slow you went when wet they were very slippy. Having a few logs would have been nice, as the co-op had sold out on our arrival. Having no sign of Chistmas was a bit of a let down, we did bring lights but it would have been nice to have a tree provided. In terms of general cleanliness it was good, but it does need a bit of a deeper clean. We'd go back, probably in the summer so we can experience a different season. Don't let the decor put you off, you don't really notice it that much.


A good house for families to share. Well equipped and lots of space for playing. Lovely sea views and convenient for boating.

Richard Allan

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Seagulls, the house, garden & patio are ideally situated to enjoy the wonderful views. The weather was beautiful the whole week ...

Julie Campbell

We needed a comfortable spot to rest between walks.we had breakfast every morning on the terrace with the View. After dinner in the evening we sat out with the birdsong and watched the bats fly in the evening light While enjoying our St Austell ales. Perfect R and R,

Barbara Carroll

The location is wonderful. The view across the Percuil estuary is stunning and very animated with boats sailing back and forth. It is hard to imagine how you could be closer to the water without getting your feet wet! Yes, the standard of fittings may not be 'wow', but is is clean, comfortable and more than adequate for a large family group. In fact the homely decor meant it was much more relaxing to stay with young grandchildren and a labrador! The kitchen had everything we needed (we ate in for almost every meal). The second fridge-freezer in the utility room was only used for wine, as there was plenty of room in the main fridge-freezer for us.

Julie Hicks

Enjoyed our stay at Seagulls very much. We were a party of 4 with two dogs and the property had everything we required for a comfortable weeks stay. As we did not use the whole property (the 3 bed annexe was not required therefore out of bounds) the price was discounted accordingly and it represented very good value for money for an out of season break. The property decor is as previously stated a little tired but it did not bother us in the slightest - the position and convenience of the property in relation to the main part of St Mawes and view from the living room, master bedroom and patio/ garden far exceeded our expectations. We would happily stay in Seagulls again.

Serena Campbell

This house suits us very well for a family holiday. It is well located with a lovely river view. It is comfortably furnished but not smart. Well equipped for family cooking and living.

Helen Ambrose

A fantastic long weekend for 3 families and a dog,staying at Seagulls. Plenty of parking in a quiet position at the end of a small lane. Large rooms decorated and furnished in a comfortable, homely way. View from the lounge was stunning, overlooking the river with plenty of boats and birds to watch! A large tiered garden with lawn at the bottom large enough for family games. Gate leading out onto the path which followed the river. About 15 minute stroll in to St Mawes. Well equipped kitchen and dining room with table big enough to seat everyone. 2 bathrooms ( 1 with walking shower) and extra separate toilet was ideal for a large party. Beds were comfy with a double room, 2 twins a triple and a bunk room.( The bunk beds are really only suitable for children or small adults.) Plenty of outside seating and a built in bbq which we made use of as the weather was gorgeous! Only criticism was not the fault of the house but other visitors! It’s the responsibility of guests to put bins out at the end of the drive. As there were 5 bins full when we arrived this obviously hadn’t been done for a while! A note on the gate does tell you this but maybe needs to be clearer! Also we luckily put them out on the Sunday evening of a bank holiday as they were collected early on the Monday. ( unusual to have bank holiday collections). I would highly recommend staying at Seagulls. You really won’t want to leave.

Laura Cale

Seagulls is a beautifully positioned house overlooking the Percueil River out the back of St Mawes, but still walkable back into the village via a handy footpath shortcut or along the main road above Summers Beach. The views from all of the rooms are lovely and watching the changing light and tide on the river is one of the pleasures of staying there. Seagulls is a very suitable house for a large family group and we really appreciated all being able to be together. There is ample accommodation for 11 people and the kitchen was very well equipped for cooking and serving for large numbers. The decor does feel outdated and could do with some sprucing up - but that is a minor concern when staying in such a beautiful location when there is so much walking and exploring to be done outside of the house. With 5 bedrooms, there is not one bath or shower room per bedroom (1 shower room, 1 bathroom and 1 separate shower and 2 separate toilets), so we did experience some queuing in the mornings. Wifi service was good and we had no issues with 4 children all being on their devices at once (not to mention the adults too!). Overall it is a spacious family home suitable for accommodating large family groups. We had a lovely stay there, on what was probably our 60th annual family visit to St Mawes at Easter!

Catherine Featherstone

I thoroughly enjoy staying at Seagulls and will visit again. It is a wonderful place to relax and unwind. Whilst not overly modernised and made over like so many properties in St Mawes that is a big part of Seagulls appeal. We love it!

Michael Keene

Excellent location. Very peaceful cottage which was as expected. Whilst we expected the garden to be stepped with a path, you will need to be careful in the wet as the paving is incredible slippy. The decor was fine and the condition of furniture was better than previous reviews commented. Main bathroom was in excellent condition and shower was a delight. Comfort we have rated as good, plenty of space, lounge was large and comfortable and was not cramped at all. Only issue on comfort was the beds were not to our taste in terms of hardness. Even if you take your own comfort deckchairs the patio is not flat to be warned however very delightful to sit reading or looking at the water. The dogs loved the garden and kept them very fit - playing hide and seek with balls. We did not use much of the house or utility so cannot comment on those facilities.


Absolutely wonderful location and stunning views. We were able to get a mooring very easily as the boatyard 2 minutes away. The house itself is a no frills family holiday house but more than adequate for our two families. The kitchen was well equipped and had most things that we needed. Bathrooms seem to have all been updated fairly recently and hot water is available at all times. One thing to note is that although it's usually standard to provide bathroom towels they are not provided here ..it does note that in the info from the letting agents but I failed to see that and only took beach towels

Helen Airdrie

This was a great house with plenty of space, perfect for our extended family boating holiday. Waking up to views across the Percuil estuary every morning we enjoyed the peace of the out of town location but with easy access to the facilities of St Mawes. The downstairs utility was really useful for storing boat clobber and dealing with the catch of the day! A brilliant family holiday house.


A perfect family house, very child friendly, well equipped, lovely garden. Lovely views of the river. It suited us well with lots of small children. We'd like to see some sun loungers for grandparents.

Vicky Heritage

We enjoyed a week at Seagulls in August. We were a party of six adults and three children, so the accommodation suited our requirements perfectly. There was plenty of space for us all to spread out without feeling like we were living on top of each other. The furniture and decor was a little tired but it was certainly comfortable. The best part had to be the view over the Percuil from the terrace and we enjoyed many a tranquil evening (and the odd early morning) watching the boats come and go. We enjoyed a BBQ on the terrace and there was ample seating for eating with the whole family outside. My only negative point on that front was there were no comfy outdoor chairs to relax in or a sunshade. The location's a little far from the harbour front but a short cut makes it relatively quick to reach the main centre of St Mawes (although a bit of a hike back as it is largely uphill). The quibbles are very minor, though, and we thought Seagulls very good value for money. All in all, we had a wonderful time and would certainly consider returning next year!

Alexandra Youlten

Perfect house and location for a family get together - ranging from Grandpa at 72 to youngest Grandchild aged 3 and 3/4. Amazing views, wonderful house and garden. We will definitely be coming back.

Terry Dell

Wonderful location but property in need of a new kitchen, carpets and curtains and a lick of paint inside and out Much of the furniture although comfortable was well past its sellby date


The house is in a lovely position, overlooking the river. With a public footpath accessible from the back garden, we were able to leave the car behind and explore the local area on foot and by ferry. We found the house warm and comfortable, if a little tired. The décor could do with a makeover, but you don't go on holiday to admire the curtains. We would certainly stay again.


comfortable and easy house for a family. Nice new shower room. Good for children, plenty of parking. Needs comfortable outdoor seating on terrace. ....

Prajeesh Padmakumar

Excellent location, and roomy cottage. Carpets and fittings looked a bit dated. We enjoyed the stay. shame about the weather. Kitchen was well equipped.


We were a group of 10 adults and we stayed over the Easter bank holiday weekend. Its a wonderful place to stay if you are planing to visit Cornwall. Large private garden with the sea & valley views is amazing. The interior is a bit old fashioned but is comfortable and there is nothing to complain about it. There are a lot of games to keep the kids busy. Definitely going to stay again if visiting the area and would recommend to friends.


A very comfortable and spacious bungalow with gorgeous views and access to a pretty creek from the bottom of the garden. Lots of room for everyone. Sheltered, sunny position and easy walking distance to St Mawes. Dog friendly which is great and large boot room/utility which is useful. Lots of games and books and a sweet childrens' bunk room with toys. Highly recommended for families.


We have just returned from a week at Seagulls. There were 6 adults, 3 children and 1 dog (Pointer) in our party. The house is beautifully situated in a quiet lane and its ample grounds run down to the creekside with access to a footpath. The accommodation is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The views across the creek are lovely and despite some foggy weather we enjoyed breakfast on the terrace some mornings. A problem with the shower was resolved efficiently. A lovely property which we would not hesitate to return to.


The house decor is very tired but that does not spoil the enjoyment of being there. Large bathroom wallpaper turning black in places. Some radiators need attention./bleeding. Kitchen well equipped but water jugs are needed. Great family house and wonderful view .


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