We really enjoyed our stay at The Watch House. It was very comfortable and in a perfect location. We particularly loved the beautiful views from nearly every window in the whole apartment, the main living area and being able to go straight out to the sea. It felt like we were in the heart of things and we didn't have to use our car for the whole week. The Watch House is a very nice place to stay. The bedrooms are a decent size and the shower is excellent. Just a couple of small points: The apartment is above a restaurant (absolutely excellent by the way) and a fish and chip takeaway (also excellent) so there is noise from the takeaway ventilation and customers at certain points of the day, and there is the smell of frying every day at lunchtime and in the evening. This didn't particularly bother us. We would have been grateful for a few more basic supplies: bin bags, kitchen roll and washing up liquid would be good to have in stock for all guests. But again, this is a small point. (Also, could you remove the decorative sea scene fish tank in the kitchen area and put it somewhere else? It is a fun feature but it was irritating not to have more preparation space in the kitchen!)
We have stayed in the watch house 3 times over the last 8 years. We like it because of its central location and beautiful views across the harbour. We stayed there this time for the first time in 5 years. We were suprised to find that it was exactly the same in every way, no new furniture or updates to the flats decor. My parents stayed in the 1st bedroom as you go up the stairs they said that the mattress was the hardest thing they had ever slept on and was very uncomfortable, neither of them slept very well the whole week due to this. Overall we use the watch house due to its location and views.
We were a family of 5 and it was our first visit to St Mawes. The accommodation at the Watch House (top floor) was perfect for us. Great views of the bay, ideal position in town, nothing is more than a stone's throw away. The facilities in The Watch House were all we needed. Great to have a utility to store beach things and also wash&dry clothes. The town itself is charming, good food and drink options and plenty to do around and about, will certainly visit again.
The watch house is in the best location right in the centre of the village with the most amazing views.
We adore St Mawes, and the Watch House is beautifully located providing stunning views of the harbour and beyond from every window. The accommodation suits us and the place is comfortable except ( as we have pointed out before) for the soft furniture in the living room, which is not easy to sit in comfortably. We prefer to use the window seats. This was our third visit to the Watch House and the first time we experienced a slight but significant lack of attention to detail. For instance, several light bulbs were blown. We had to replace the two for the light over the hob, which is there for a reason! Also there was a leak in the piping below the sink in the utility room, which was obviously known about as there was a small container placed to catch the water but which just kept overflowing if we didn't keep an eye on it. It's disappointing that these issues had not been addressed.
The Watch House is well situated in the heart of St Mawes over the Watch House restaurant and takeaway. There were no smells of frying fish from below and little noise. The accommodation suited us perfectly - my 86 year old father, my brother and I. My father loved sitting at the windows and watching the ferries and the world go by. The one slight draw back is that there is nowhere to sit outside but there is always the Rising Sun or the many benches nearby.
The Watch House apartment was fantastic, with everything and much more than you could wish for in a self catering apartment. It is a loft conversion that has been done to the highest standard, and was absolutely spotless on our arrival. There are low angled beams in the corridor to the stairs, but I am 6ft 1 in and it wasn`t a problem. I had read reviews before I booked, and some complained of the noise from the restaurant below. This was an issue for me, as I suffer from sleeping issues and am a VERY light sleeper. The noise from below was barely noticeable, and it did not effect me at all. A beautiful apartment with stunning views over the bay. If I were to be hyper critical, then I would suggest an upgrade of the TV and free view system, there are not as many channels as on my own free view, and with the bad weather that we experienced, a few more channels would have been great. Also a window cleaner would not go amiss, but as I said, that is being hyper critical, the apartment is fantastic, with lots of room. If it wasn`t for the horrendous 400 + miles drive, I wouldn`t hesitate to book it again. Many thanks to all involved in this wonderful place
Another wonderful stay at the Watch House. Just a stones throw from the beach which is perfect with the two young children. Lovely views onto the harbour and lovely modern apartment with everything you need. Can be a little noisy in the mornings due to being in the centre of the village but this didn't bother us and you expect that with the location. Only downside is the window in second bedroom still hasn't been fixed (broken when we went last year) and with the brilliant weather would have been useful to open to get some extra air in. We had a wonderful week and would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting St Mawes. Beautiful locatio and the house keeper, Katrina, was very friendly and helpful.
We chose a great time for our trip, off-peak but all shops cafes pubs and restaurants open. On the whole the weather was bright and sunny and we had the good fortune to experience a spectacular storm. The Watch House is a lovey, comfortable place to stay and is in the most perfect position to enjoy all that St Mawes has to offer.
A repeat visit to the Watch House and just as good as we remembered. St Mawes is a great location if you want a quieter break and a great base for touring Cornwall.
There is a premium price attached to this property given its location but unfortunately the other factors one might expect with a premium property are lacking. We were disappointed to find, within minutes of arrival, that the main bathroom toilet had a leak. We were eventually able to speak to the caretaker who reassured us this was a known problem, the water leaking was clean and that the owners were trying to find a plumber. It was disappointing that we weren't made aware of this before/on arrival and secondly that despite being a known problem we heard nothing more over the week. There was a serious lack of hot water for a family of 5. None on our arrival and after each shower it would need a manual boost. There is a window that cannot be opened with only a post-it note attached to remind the user not to use. Needs maintenance. If this were brought up to standard then would happily recommend.
The Watch House was very clean and a great location for the harbour. The local area was great for healthy food and water sports activities. Wifi went down but was quickly reinstated.
We had a wonderful stay in The Watch House. The facilities are all in excellent condition with good size bedrooms and fantastic living space with amazing view over the harbour. I would defiantly recommend this flat if you would like to be in the centre of St Mawes.
The Watch House was a lovely apartment with everything you need on a holiday in St Mawes including fabulous views of the harbour and a stones throw from the beach. It was a little noisy being above the restaurant and being in centre of village at times. Cost of parking on top and food meant it ended up quite pricey and it is a shame they have no outside space. We had a fantastic holiday and it suited the whole family, Grandparents, parents and two young children. Would consider booking again for next year.
We had a fab time, the apartment was lovely, great views, very clean, lovely little village, would definately go back! Fabulous fish and chips at restaurant below, co op very near as is ferry.
Stayed here before and always enjoyed it . Good number of places to go and the weather is nearly always good. The boat trips are great and the ferry to Falmouth is good value, coupled with lunch at the chain locker on Falmouth harbour.
All in all a great week however the noise from the restaurant below and their extractor fan was unacceptable and would prevent us from returning again.
We had a great time but there are two things that need/ed attention. 1.On our arrival we found that there was no soap at all in the property. After a 9 hour journey we needed at least to be able to wash our hands Even the Coop had no soap to buy on that day. 2. There was a problem with flies in the bathroom. There was no fly spray available to buy in St Mawes. We resorted to using the vacuum cleaner to suck up at least 10 flies every day. The housekeeper was away for our first week so she was not able to get some spray for us from elswhere. There was no contingency for her being absent. If we had a fly problem as bad as we experience in The Watch House we would call in pest control! Thanks again and best regards.
Had a wonderful stay at the Watch House, great location and the fish and chips from next door are to die for. The flat itself is very tastefully decorated, the photos do not do it justice.
Please note that prices include our booking fee, but excludes booking protection and any chargeable extras such as dogs.