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 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 main living room with sea views, comfortable seating and a TV with external door to 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 private balcony, wardrobes and storage and en suite with free standing 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, 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 an electric oven and hob. There is a toaster, kettle, microwave, large fridge and dishwasher. There are TVs in both living rooms and a BT Youview box. The utility room has a separate washing machine, tumble dryer and tower and chest freezer. There is an iron & ironing board. There is a cot and high chair.
Electricity, heating and bed linen are all included but you will need to provide your OWN TOWELS and 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.
Low occupancy discounts are available if staying for 7 nights outside the peak season for 4 or less using two bedrooms, 6 or less using 3 bedrooms.
Beach within walking distance
Shops within walking distance
Pub within walking distance
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.