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Upper Cobblestones

Location: St Mawes

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
Cobblestones has some of the best panoramic views in St Mawes, being situated in the exclusive western end of the village close to the castle built by Henry VIII in the 1540s. Cobblestones is reverse level with the main entrance on the same level as the main bedrooms and living area; south facing, with a full width balcony, heated plunge pool (available June to end of August) with permanent safety cover, large garden, plenty of parking and all within walking distance of the village. This is a fantastic property for larger groups and families with a "dormitory" bedroom downstairs that children absolutely love.

Cobblestones is a 5 minute walk from the pretty harbour area of St Mawes and 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. However the best feature of Cobblestones is, without a doubt, the incredible views. It would be easy to while away your entire holiday watching the world go by with yachts, power boats and ferries constantly traversing the vista and occasional shipping movements in Falmouth Bay or heading up the river to the commercial port.

Ground Floor: Entrance hall with doors leading to: Kitchen with fully fitted units and appliances further door to breakfast room with table and chairs and on into the main living / dining room with sea views, dining table and chairs, comfortable sofas and TV, access to full width balcony. Corridor with access to Master bedroom with sea views, 5' double bed, external door to balcony, storage and en-suite bath / shower room with WC, hand basin, bath and separate shower. Double bedroom with sea views, hand basin, 5' bed and storage. Double bedroom with 5' bed and storage. Family bathroom with separate shower and hand basin. WC with hand basin. Stairs with permanent stair gate to lower ground floor.
Lower Ground Floor: Dormitory bedroom, perfect for younger guests, consisting of four 3' single beds in a large room with storage, sea views and external door to garden. Utility room with washing machine, immersion heater, sink and boiler. Separate shower room with WC and hand basin.
Exterior: Ground floor, full width glass balcony. There is a lower ground floor terrace covered by the balcony. There is a heated plunge pool (available early June to the end of August - closed the rest of the year) with permanent safety cover and a decked area with seating. Dimensions are approximately width 3m x length 6m x depth 1.3m. The garden is tiered and there are approx. 100 steps leading down through the garden to the road below, creating a short-cut to the village. There is a BBQ for which you will need to provide your own charcoal.

Facilities & Services
Heating is via oil fired central heating. The kitchen has a range of modern equipment. There is an electric range cooker, a microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, fridge / freezer, second separate fridge and a dishwasher. There is a utility area downstairs with a washer/dryer machine. The sitting room area has a flatscreen digital TV & DVD player, CD and radio. There is unlimited broadband available at the property. There is an iron & ironing board. A high chair and wooden cot are available. Please note the pool is closed and not available from September to May.

Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach / pool towels. There is a steep drive, there is parking available at the top of the drive at road level, further parking is available for up to 5 vehicles outside the property. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. A cot and high chair are available on request. A maximum of 4 dogs can stay at Cobblestones at the small additional cost of £30 per week per dog. Please note dogs may not be left unattended at the property at any stage. Please note the drive is steep but you can park at the top on the level.

Booking Information Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£400 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

Gary Kent

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cobblestones. The position of the house is excellent and provided my 91 year old father with an ever changing view. The weather was also kind to us and enabled us to take full advantage of the balcony. If you wish to use the outside space then this is property is more suited to able bodied individuals. The house was extremely clean and comfortable. Our only concern was the fumes from the oil boiler. We would certainly recommend this property.

Sue Reed

The house was perfectly situated makIng the most of the stunning views. It was clean, tidy and comfortable with all amenities available. The private rear garden perfect for lounging around the pool with the added bonus of a short cut down to the harbour front. We had a fantastic stay in a beautiful house in a serene and peaceful area.

Jane Carroll

Upper Cobblestones is a lovely house and great base for a holiday to Cornwall. It is located on the upper part of the main road that winds around to the centre of the beach/front. The house also has steps to the bottom of the garden that lead to the coastal road and small village. The house is close to a few bars, restaurants and the sea front. Just perfect for a stroll. There is one road to access St Mawes but this is a really nice drive and we experienced no traffic congestion. It leads to Truro and the main road is accessible to Padstow, St Ives and the southern attractions and beaches eg Minack theatre and Kynance Cove. There is a shorter route to Falmouth via the King H ferry that reduces the time to go via Truro. I think you can also access a walking boat trip from St Mawes to Falmouth that has a larger selection of shops, restaurants and bars. St Mawes has limited shops but there is a Coop on the main road and some bigger supermarkets in Truro. We saw supermarket delivery vans, but not sure if they are accessible to St Mawes. The house is spacious and clean. It has all the necessary facilities and the garden is immaculate. The driveway is quite steep, but it was not a problem in an automatic car. There are spaces at the top of the drive and road. We had a mixed age group and managed to walk up and down the stairs. The location is quiet and the views from the house are simply outstanding, overlooking the sea. Sunrise and sunsets are not to be missed. We have two spaniels and they thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. The only downside was that we had to come home.

Lucy Poole

From the booking process everything was simple and the staff were so helpful! This was the perfect week, the house was so spacious, the bedrooms were huge and the best part was the stunning sea view from every room on the front! We left our curtains open in the bedroom as waking up to the view of the morning sunrise over the sea was so special! The kitchen was really well equipped and lounge and dining areas were fab and very sociable. The only thing I would say is we took our 4 dogs that loved it but there needs to be a gate at the bottom of the garden to make it doggy safe as it leads out onto the Rd. The stroll from the house to the shops, restaurants and pubs was lovely and so close! Ideal position to be higher up for the full view but yet still really close! Local places we loved eating at were St Mawes Hotel, The Rising Sun & The Victory Pub. The fresh caught fish from St Mawes Seafood stalk was incredible! I have already recommended this house to several people!

Gill Snook

We enjoyed our stay in this great location. However it needs a gate at the bottom of the garden. And sun loungers. Then it would be great. The original blurb , needs to be clearer regarding the pool use, as it said only heated July-August. What is should have said was only open July-August. As the pool company winterised it during our stay. Which was a bit disappointing.

Geoff Mullett

We had to book at short notice and were delighted to find this property - very comfortable, for the most part well furnished and equipped and with a view that couldn’t be bettered (we know St Mawes well). It appears that the owners are investing in the property by updating and renewing on a rolling basis which is good to see. The housekeeper was helpful when we needed to contact her. Our only quibble is that it is described as a luxury property - it’s very comfortable but not luxurious, and doesn’t need to be, so our quibble isn’t with the house but with the marketing.

Tracey Anne Loughrey Hill

If it had been a booking that ten people had shared the cost for the week it would have been good value for money obeit if it had been cleaned properly!! I am a managing director who bought my staff in few small groups down over a few nights, and paid for the property myself. I wanted to complain at the time , but decided that it was best to wait I was embarrassed and cleaned a lot myself The sofas were disgusting underneath the cushions food and dirt had collected over many months. when the sofas were moved they had also been neglected underneath and the floor had built up dirt and dust and old stale food In a cupboard I found a half eaten plate of stale Dorito's on arrival great covid assurance! Especially as we had to arrive later to allow for extra cleaning ? The kitchen was greasy and the white goods needed to be cleaned again The property even though it has an amazing view is old tired and in general need of an update The gardens were full of weeds and the barbeque was unusable. The pool was half empty and apparently leaks the cover was impossible to open. When we had to call someone out he said that the issues had been raised many times about the leaking pool We didn't use it either My recommendation is to get a new cleaner and maintenance team

Scilla Phillips

This is a perfect family holiday house. Not too smart so families can relax. Good for very small children as you can contain them and it has spectacular views and the swimming pool is a real bonus. Walking distance to all shops and facilities in st mawes. Could not recommend it more highly.

David Eley

This is a good property in a fantastic location with amazing views ; all was clean and tidy on arrival - what you should expect ; we had a couple issues with house ( shower thermostats being main one) but all were dealt with very quickly so the support team need a pat on back for this - as last thing you need on hols is chasing people when you have an issue . The layout of the front room ; dining area and kitchen really suited us as meant we could all lounge /eat together - having the downstairs was also a nice hideaway for some of us! - for us though ( all adults) this may have been better split into two rooms - only one note caution there are a lot of steps down to lower road and the slope driveway wow bit of nerve for that And finally - St Maws is also a lovely village /setting - its a shame that not all was open when we went ( first week post Covid ) But all in all highly recommended and we will be back

Mike Sharpe

Excellent accommodation with superb views over percuil river estuary and Falmouth bay. The plunge pool is plenty big enough for kids to swim in. Steep drive to the property a bit of a challenge to the faint hearted and the 90 odd steps up from Lower Castle rd can be a bit daunting for some. Difficult to fault the property itself - if nit picking I would say it could do with some more tea spoons and glasses.

Graham Homer

The property is obviously designed for two families and their children, We as a couple found it it to be comfortable but not luxurious as I had been lead to believe. It has obviously had a lot of work carried out in recent years. The bedrooms were very basic, with medium sized beds, the dining furniture was screwed together and the lounge settees, whilst large were far too low for people of our age, The setting was superb, but although we had been warned the gradient down to the property was very daunting.

Gordon Hutchins

Had a great time in Upper Cobblestones. Location is fantastic, especially when blessed with sunshine. Worth mentioning however - the drive is VERY steep. After unloading when we arrived, we left the car at the top, even for loading up again when we left. Balcony is 100% safe, but would be good to have a couple of low tables; a little narrow for eating out, but fine for drinks! Sofas are for sinking into, but hard to get out of!

Sarah Craig

We were a group of friends visiting the Roseland for a wedding. We had a wonderful weekend, the views from the cottage were awesome, very comfortable in every way and we are determined to return!

Guy Harris

We’ve stayed at this house several times before and before the prices were raised the location and view made up for the poor condition of the house. We had hoped there would be investment to match the increased price but it was clear Thiabyear that is not the case. The house is tired and unloved and in need of updating and adding a few quality and comfort touches. It is functional but in poor repair. Compare this cost with similar properties and the value does not stand up. It’s a real shame as the location and view are top quality.

Sandra Welsh

Fantastic views great house for our large family. Drive rather steep wouldn’t want to use it in very cold weather. Kitchen could do with a new large cooker. Balcony unsafe for toddlers and young children. Would recommend to friends without young children, but most like us have young grandchildren!

Andrew Forteath

Stunning location with fantastic views over the estuary from the living room and bedrooms. The plunge pool was bigger than expected which came as a welcome surprise. Very pleasant walk down to St Mawes harbour via the garden steps. (Some motion sensor lighting would be helpful at night when returning from the village.)


Stunning location. A lovely area to explore and sightsee, with walks from the doorstep. The local shops are well equipped.


... so why put one sofa with its back to the view? Anyway, lovely house. Great view. Fast WiFi. Comfy beds. Could have done with summer-weight duvets though. Took the lovely ferry to Falmouth, and explored St Mawes & the castle.

Gwyn Jones

A lovely well appointed holiday property with stunning views and spacious accommodation. Lovely and warm throughout during a cold, wet and blustery weekend. Unfortunately the wifi would not work at all for the entire stay which was a nightmare for two teenage children. It would have been a nice touch to have left a welcome pint of milk and maybe a loaf of bread as after a four and a half hour trip in horrendous rain we then had to go back out to try and source some! Still, we had a lovely stay!


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