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St Mawes is one of the finest waterside villages in Cornwall. We have a wide range of holiday cottages in St Mawes just waiting for you to explore. The village has several restaurants and pubs all within walking distance of your holiday cottage in St Mawes as well as a well stocked shop, butcher and bakery. St Mawes has two fabulous beaches as well as a busy harbour to explore. Cafe’s and gift shops will ensure you return from holiday with plenty of keepsakes.
Situated overlooking an idyllic bay on the eastern side of the famous River Fal, St Mawes has one of the mildest climates in Britain due to its proximity to the Gulf Stream. The sea is at the heart of the village and has helped to shape St Mawes from the little fishing village to the fashionable holiday destination that is so popular with visitors. A mecca for boating enthusiasts, St Mawes is a particularly popular sailing centre. Weekly club racing, village regattas and larger events are commonplace on the superb waters of the bay all through the summer.
St Mawes has so much to offer the visitor. St Mawes Castle was built by Henry VIII and is a splendid place to take in the views of the Carrick Roads. There are miles of coastal and countryside walks to take in and some idyllic beaches on which to relax and watch the world go by. The little Place Ferry takes visitors to explore St Anthony’s Head or there are regular ferries to Falmouth. Being situated on the seafront, the village is also known for the restaurants and pubs that serve superb fish and shellfish dishes all year round.
Choose from waterside apartments, traditional fisherman’s cottages or larger holiday homes with superb sea views all within a ten minute walk of St Mawes Harbour.