We really loved the White House, its 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 dont 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
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 everyones taste. They are accurately shown on the website though and we had a lovely week.
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 The bathrooms were generous in size, but totally out of date.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.
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.
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.
We loved staying at The White House - the position & view are unbeatable and there was everything we wanted.
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.
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.
The sitting room and bedrooms were excellent. The bathrooms and kitchen would benefit from some TLC. Overall we enjoyed our stay.
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.
Please note that prices include our booking fee, but excludes booking protection and any chargeable extras such as dogs.