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Cottages St. Mawes, Cornwall Your Home Away From Home

If your idea of a perfect getaway is a tranquil, sleepy village that is full of charm then a St. Mawes holiday is a great choice for you. Located on the coast in the county of Cornwall, the small town of St. Mawes is perfect for relaxation and resting. There are a number of activities and attractions in the surrounding area if you are feeling adventurous and can bear to leave the comfort of your St. Mawes holiday rental house.

Things to Do on Holiday in St. Mawes, Cornwall

Although a relatively small location, a St. Mawes holiday has a lot to offer visitors in terms of outdoor activities. There are two beaches to be found in the village, one on either side of the castle. These sandy beaches are a great location for a spot of sunbathing, swimming or fishing. There is also a sailing club in the village as well as some tennis courts. Other activities available in the immediate area include golf, walking, cycling and horse riding.

There is the historic St. Mawes Castle to be visited which lies majestically on the coastline. Built as a fortress by King Henry VIII to defend against invasion on the South Coast, St. Mawes Castle and its larger sister, Pendennis Castle, near Falmouth, are well preserved and worth a visit whilst on a St. Mawes holiday.

Places to Visit on Holiday in St. Mawes, Cornwall

Just a 5 minute journey to the north of St. Mawes is the interesting and unspoilt village of St. Just in Roseland. Here visitors will find a renowned 13th century church with beautiful gardens to take a stroll through. The gardens are home to many subtropical plants and trees, many of which are a rarity in England – the perfect day out for budding botanists or nature lovers.

Continuing north for approximately half an hour, visitors will come to the town of St. Austell. Famed for its china clay industry in the 19th century, today's visitors can learn all about this interesting industry by visiting the Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum. Also on the outskirts of the town is The Eden Project, essentially a very large greenhouse that is home to a range of wonderful plants, trees and lizards from all over the world.

Weather in St. Mawes, Cornwall

Visitors on a St. Mawes holiday will be glad to hear that they are on what is known as the “Riviera Coast”, which means that they can enjoy brilliant summers and very mild winters. May is usually the sunniest month with July and August being the warmest. Visitors who have a St. Mawes holiday rental house will find that the average daytime temperature during the summer is 19°C. During the colder months of November and December, the temperature drops to around 9°C during the day but rarely falls below 0°C. There is just under 2 inches of rainfall during the warmer months but there can be a number of thunderstorms during the evening thanks to them drifting over from France.

Travel to St. Mawes, Cornwall

Travellers wishing to start a St. Mawes holiday can land at Newquay Airport (NQY), which is just under an hour's journey from the town or Plymouth Airport (PLH), which is under an hour and a half away. Air operators that offer cheap flights to the area include BMIbaby, Flybe, Jet2com and Air Southwest. Travellers can depart from various UK airports such as Glasgow (GLA), Newcastle (NCL), Belfast (BFS), Gatwick (LGW) and Leeds (LBA).

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    Exceptional! 5/5
    (5 reviews)
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    • 4 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Cottage #1934985
    5
    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (22 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #8161884
      22
      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.7/5
        (15 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #6798381
        15
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          • 4 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 7
          House #6952978
          1
          Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (16 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Apartment #6834248
            16
            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
              • 4 BR
              • 4 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              House #6927637
              1
                Excellent! 4.5/5
                (13 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                House #6798413
                13
                  • 4 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 8
                  House #6798409
                  5
                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #6798561
                    20
                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #6494651
                      1
                        • 6 BR
                        • 6 BA
                        • Sleeps 12
                        House #6798646
                        7
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Apartment #6798606
                          6
                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                            (7 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Apartment #6798686
                            7
                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 7
                              Bungalow #8159456
                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (8 reviews)
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                Apartment #6798463
                                8
                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 11
                                  Apartment #6801633
                                  5
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (13 reviews)
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 5 BA
                                    • Sleeps 9
                                    House #6798438
                                    13
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cottage #6816760
                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                        (11 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Apartment #6798231
                                        11
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #6798308
                                          2
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 7
                                            Apartment #6798367
                                            1
                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                              (11 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #6798544
                                              11
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (13 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Apartment #6798398
                                                13
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #6798572
                                                  12
                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Apartment #6798278
                                                    12
                                                      Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      Cottage #6798251
                                                      6
                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                        (15 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #6798671
                                                        15
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #6798241
                                                          1
                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                            (5 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #6798255
                                                            5
                                                              Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                              (9 reviews)
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Apartment #6798232
                                                              9
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Apartment #6798311
                                                                3
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #6798427
                                                                  9
                                                                    Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Cottage #6798249
                                                                    9
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (19 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Apartment #6798377
                                                                      19
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Apartment #6801631
                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                                          Apartment #8245806
                                                                          2
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                            (16 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #6798323
                                                                            16
                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                                              House #6798441
                                                                              8
                                                                                Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                                House #6798592
                                                                                9
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #6798386
                                                                                  9
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                    (15 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #6798464
                                                                                    15
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #6816390
                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Apartment #8231670
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Apartment #8231668
                                                                                          2
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Apartment #6798236
                                                                                            4
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #6798300
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Apartment #6798242
                                                                                                4
                                                                                                  Very Good! 4/5
                                                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Apartment #6798239
                                                                                                  6
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                    (14 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #6798489
                                                                                                    14
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      Apartment #6801637
                                                                                                      2

                                                                                                      Self Catering St Mawes - Holiday Cottages to Rent (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      lovely location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Excellent stay as in previous years no complaints. Only slight dissatisfaction very minor , some of the easy chairs are not very easy!! Especially when one comes to get out of them but maybe I'm getting a bit stiff with the encroaching years! Not really a problem..
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Thimble cottage

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      A great little cottage in a great location, right by the beach and town, but setback from the main road. St. Mawes has lots to see and do right on the doorstep. The castle, kayaking, ferries to Falmouth, Place and others. The weather was mixed, as it always seems to be in Cornwall and Devon. The dishwasher packed up, repair was not until the following week. But all in all a great holiday and we would return again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017