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St Mawes

LOCATION: Roseland Peninsula    PARKING: yes     FACILITIES: yes

St Mawes Harbour

Cornish: Lannvowsedh


St Mawes is near the tip of the Roseland Peninsula, lying opposite Falmouth on Carrick Roads. Carrick was created after the last Ice Age caused the sea level to rise dramatically and it is claimed to be the third largest natural harbour in the world. This is effectively why St Mawes Castle was built; to ward off any foreign invasion on this strategically important area.


St Mawes is a popular spot for visitors to the Roseland area. You can follow the coast path in a westerly direction from the town to reach the castle. Parking & local facilities are very good.


The Agatha Christie film Murder Ahoy was filmed here!

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Holiday Cottages in St Mawes

Holiday Accommodation - The Old School House, Veryan

Old School House (ref: TT5) - sleeps 4 - 2 pets


Thatched, former school house (circa 1812) with many original features and landscaped gardens lies in the heart of Veryan....more

Holiday Accommodation - Provender House, Veryan1

Provender House (ref: TBZ) - sleeps 8 - 1 pet


Set amidst a wooded valley with a tranquil stream running alongside it, Provender House is the quintessential detached country house.....more

Holiday Accommodation - The Long Barn, Philleigh-in-Roseland

The Long Barn (ref: GW2) - sleeps 4 - 2 pets


Commanding views across the countryside. Situated just 6 miles from St Mawes, they are 1 mile from a golden sandy beach....more

Holiday Accommodation - Kissgate, Veryan1

Kissgate (ref: 26303) - sleeps 7 - 2 pets


Kissgate is a detached home from home with its real fire, cosy rooms and secure garden....more