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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 Auguust) 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) 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.

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.

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

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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