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Make a holiday cottage or holiday rental home in Mawgan your home from home in sunny Cornwall

The village of Mawgan is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty near Mawgan Creek in a wooded valley on the Helford River, near Helston. The Parish of Mawgan-in-Meneage, controls the land entry to the Land of the Monks, a number of hamlets including Rosevear, Mawgan Cross and Mawgan Church Town, Garras, and Rose in the Bush, which are sandwiched between a number of isolated farms.

Places to holiday in Mawgan

Mawgan is a popular Cornwall tourism area and the main types of accommodation enquiries received by the Cornwall tourist board for Mawgan are for self catering accommodation and holiday cottages. These include farm cottages, barn conversions and riverside cottages including some with water frontage, private jetty and a rowing boat. A cottage by the river is perfect of fishing for Sea Bass and Mullet and children love dangling lines for crabs.

The village of Mawgan has a 12th century church, a 600 AD Celtic cross and there is an figure in the church of a resting crusader as well as the helmet of Sir R. Vyvyan is hung in the north isle. Many holiday cottages are on farms with charismatic Cornish names, such as Tregear, Gwarth-an-drea, Tregadjack, Gilly, Skyburriowe, Bojorrow, Chybilly, Chygarkye, Tregoose and Roskymer.

A cottage puts you central for Cornwall travel to ports such as Padstow, Penryn, Porthleven, Newlyn, Looe and Mevagissey, the shopping towns of Wadebridge, Falmouth, Bodmin and the city of Truro, the seaside and the surfing resorts of North Cornwall such as Newquay, Polzeath and Bude.

Things to do in Mawgan

Mawgan has a post office and well-stocked Spar shop, the Old Courthouse Restaurant and the Ship Inn. Helston is a busy town that is only a ten minute drive away and the Lizard Peninsula has wonderful walks, sandy beaches and coves, sailing, water sports, theme parks, golf, fishing, horse riding, art galleries and many beautiful gardens that are open to the public.

Close to Mawgan is Trelowarran, a historical Tudor Manor House in a thousand acre estate. It has a rich history and is renown for its "green" projects. It is set in parkland and has stables, a neo gothic chapel, craft shop and restaurant. Close by are the "Halliggye fogou" a series of weird Neolithic underground tunnels uncommon to the Lizard area, though often found to the west of the river in Hayle.

The Goonhilly Earth and Satellite Station and its visitor centre are situated close to Mawgan on the beautiful Lizard Peninsula. A trip to Cornwall is not complete without visiting the Eden Project and this is easily accessible from your holiday cottage. Eden is situated at Bodelva in St Austell and there is so much to enjoy and explore in this global garden, which has amazing architecture and huge rainforests.

Weather in Mawgan

Mawgan's climate is mild, warm and sunny. The weather can be cooler on the north coast as it is unprotected from the Atlantic.

Travel to Mawgan

Plymouth and Newquay airports are convenient for Mawgan and the nearest mainline stations are Penzance and Hayle and there is a local bus service from Helston.

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Mawgan Holiday Cottages & Apartments (300+)

 

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Lovely cottage!!

5 of 5
We really didn't know what to expect! Having seen the photos online we thought it looked good but in real life the cottage is lovely. It was our base for five nights while we toured around south Cornwall and was so comfortable to come back too after a day exploring - it felt like home!! It has all the amenities you could think of although we used very few of them but a comfortable bed, good shower and a delightful conservatory to chill in before going out for a meal made the stay very enjoyable. Thoroughly recommend this cottage for a very quiet relaxing homely feel!!
  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

Cosy comfortable cottage in Penzance

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The cottage is cosy and comfortable and ideally located in the centre of Penzance. Restaurants, pubs and shops are all within a couple of minutes walk, but as the cottage is tucked away and located off a courtyard, it's very quiet (apart from some rather loud seagulls!) The only downside is that to access the parking space, you have to go down a very narrow alleyway, and as people park on the double yellow lines opposite, it's sometimes impossible to turn into the alleyway and very difficult to get out again. However, we did manage to find a space on the roadside leading up to the cottage, so parked there instead. Once inside, the cottage is warm and welcoming. The open plan ground floor is light and spacious and it was great to be able to sit outside in the courtyard in the September sunshine. The double room in the eaves is lovely, with a comfortable bed and nice ensuite bathroom. We cooked in the cottage for a couple of nights, and the kitchen is generally well equipped, although we'd have liked a potato masher! We loved the artwork and decorative bits and pieces and would be very happy to stay again.
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  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017