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The White House

Location: St Mawes

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5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
The White House is a grand house built in the 1920s, full of character and was one of the first houses to be built in this area of the village. There are incredible views of the village and harbour, and the property is surrounded by sizeable, mature gardens with a large lawned area. The house itself has some magnificent mahogany features, Italian styled bathroom suites, high ceilings and wide corridors. Imagine an evening glass of wine, sitting on the balcony, with those amazing views and the sun drifting down over St Mawes Castle, the light glistening across St Mawes bay and yachts at anchor.

The White House has spectacular views over St Mawes harbour and across the Fal to Pendennis Castle. The ever-popular Summers beach is a mere 50m in front of the property. It is also an ideal location for those getting out onto the water as it is just a 5-minute walk to either the St Mawes Sailing Club Quay, Freshwater Boatyard or Polvarth with all their launching facilities. 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 are ferry links from the harbour to St Anthony, Falmouth, Trelissick and Malpas. During the winter it is a quiet, peaceful village that rarely sees frosts or snow.

Ground Floor: Rear door enters into the corridor with doors to two small pantries, a downstairs WC and utility room. Also, door leading into the kitchen diner. The kitchen diner has seating for 10, fully-fitted cupboards and work surfaces, sea views and doors to the main corridor along the rear of the building and also to the main living room. From the main corridor are doors to the main living room with sea views, comfortable seating and a TV with an external door to the veranda. Second living room with four-seat dining table, sofas and a second TV, also with sea views. WC with hand basin and also stairs leading to:
First Floor: Large landing with doors to Master bedroom with 5' bed, door to a private balcony, wardrobes and storage and en suite with freestanding bath, WC, bidet and hand basin. Twin bedroom with storage and hand basin. Single bedroom with storage and hand basin. Family shower room with hand basin. Separate WC. Twin bedroom with sea views, storage and ensuite bathroom with WC and hand basin. Stairs leading up to:
Second floor: Bunk bedroom with 4' bed on the base and 3' bunk at the top and hand basin.
Exterior: Large patio with external furniture, a large mature garden with plenty of flat lawned areas.

Facilities & Services
Heating is oil central heating. The kitchen has a range of equipment. There is a newly installed AGA. There is a toaster, kettle, microwave, large fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There are TVs in both living rooms and a BT Youview box. The utility room has a washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and freezer. There is an iron & ironing board. There are a cot and a high chair.

Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There are parking facilities for at least 4 vehicles. Unlimited WiFi is available. Regrettably no smoking. Up to 2 medium-sized, well-behaved dogs will be permitted at a small additional cost of £30 per dog per week, although please remember that you cannot leave dogs unattended in the property alone.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Sunday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£500 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

Jane Wood

We really loved the White House, it’s large garden and plenty of parking. It was extremely warm and comfortable and our only criticism was the very small Aga - certainly not big enough to cook Christmas Lunch or even a roast for the 10 people that it sleeps even with the twin rings that the owners very kindly supplied at the last minute. I had to get my daughter in law (who also has a house in St Mawes) to cook the turkey sausages and red cabbage in her oven and bring it to the house. It was a challenge but we all managed to sit down to a very delicious family Christmas Dinner. I hope you don’t mind but may I suggest that an ordinary oven is also needed - maybe in the utility if not enough space in the kitchen. It was so easy with our dogs as it was big enough to shut them in the kitchen most of the time and they loved the garden. I would also like to mention how helpful the caretakers Alan and Mel were. All in all we all had a great week and would definitely like to rent the White House again. We have been visiting St Mawes every year for over 55 years now and it was certainly at the top of our favourite rental properties. t Thank you for allowing us to share your home. Happy New Year. Jane (Wood) and Family

Steve Masters

The White House is in a perfect position overlooking St Mawes harbour with a view to die for. The house and garden are lovely though the authentic bathrooms and kitchen may not be to everyone’s taste. They are accurately shown on the website though and we had a lovely week.

Stella Smith

The kitchen was an ample size but the cooking facilities were poor. Also a broom would have been very useful. The Aga cooker was too small for such a large group. The oven was small and the top heater barely took more than one small pan. The bathrooms were generous in size, but totally out of date. One shower was not enough for the 6 adults. The beds were comfortable and the duvets were cosy. The children enjoyed some of the games and toys. We all loved the view from the terrace. We could keep an eye out for the children who enjoyed the swing and hiding in woody areas.


Great location - up a slight hill from the main road but with a great garden . Lovely house - like being set back in time. Love the original features too.

Joanna Duffield

A beautiful period property with plenty of space for all 3 generations of my family including our 4 legged friends. It was fully equipped with everything you need if you have a house full, which we did. We will definitely be returning.

Susan Miln

We had another lovely stay for just over two weeks at The Whitehouse with our two dogs. Everything was fine except there is a gap underneath the 5 bar gate & we had to put something there to stop the dogs joining other dog walkers on the lane. The weather was beautiful the first week but unfortunately that was followed by a week of high winds & rain, we were warm & comfortable & enjoyed our meals out in St.Mawes especially the Tresanton Hotel where they have a dog bar & served delicious meals. I would definitely recommend staying there, the views are fabulous.

Pippa Hackett

We loved staying at The White House - the position & view are unbeatable and there was everything we wanted.

Susan Miln

Wonderful week with our two poodles, plenty of room in the garden for play. Sunday change over day very convenient for travelling, the beds are comfortable the views are fabulous & we will definitely be returning later in the year. Hoping the for better weather next time.

Nicola Thompson

The house itself is old but that is part of its charm. We had another lovely stay at the White House and love its quiet location even though it is very close to St Mawes harbour as well as the and fantastic views.

Gordon Bower

The sitting room and bedrooms were excellent. The bathrooms and kitchen would benefit from some TLC. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

Martin Verity

We have recently returned from an absolutely superb family holiday in St Mawes. The great success of this trip was in no small part due to the excellent property we rented for the week. The White House is a charming and spacious Edwardian residence with generous accommodation and grounds in a splendid location with views over the bay and within 10 or 15 minutes walk of the village centre and harbour. The property was very well furnished and equipped throughout and very comfortable for all of us (nine in total including one toddler) We have stayed many times in St Mawes when our four children were younger and it was great fun rediscovering our favourite places, walks, trips and hostelries and finding to our delight that St Mawes hasn't really changed at all.


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