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Traditional cottage close to harbour.

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Rosslyn Cottage - a holiday cottage that sleeps 5 guests in 3 bedrooms

Completely refurbished and updated over the winter of 2016/7, Rosslyn is a charming period cottage with private gardens front and back, quietly located in the old centre of St Mawes up steps behind the Victory Inn and the quayside. Overlooking the village towards Summers Beach it is a comfortable modernised house, still full of old-world character and in an absolutely ideal central spot in St Mawes.

If you are looking for a more traditional cottage in St Mawes then Rosslyn Cottage is definitely for you. The three bedrooms each have partial views of St Mawes Bay and there are pretty secluded gardens both front and rear with a south facing patio providing a superb place for barbecues.

To reach the cottage from the bottom of the village, there is either a combination of 28 steps with some short inclines (all with handle rail) or a short but steep hill.

St Mawes is simply an idyllic spot for a holiday. It is perfect for those who want to get out on the water or explore the stunning coastline of the Roseland Peninsula. There are two sand and shingle beaches in St Mawes or some lovely sandy beaches on the St Anthony headland. Staying in Rosslyn St Mawes you would not need your car all week. Everything is within walking distance and the passenger ferries provide regular services around the estuary from the delightful harbour.


Ground Floor: Pretty tiled entrance hall leading to the comfortable lounge with its beamed ceiling and ‘old-world' electric fire for extra warmth. The kitchen is in a bright rear extension and is fully fitted with a range of units. The separate dining room leads off the kitchen with views over the front garden towards the water and has a beamed ceiling and large oak dining table. The bathroom is to the rear of the property and has a wall mounted shower over the bath & also a WC. There is also a further outside WC partly used for storage.

First Floor: A good sized double bedroom (4'6" bed) with sea views across the front garden. A twin bedded room (zip & link beds making a 6' double bed) with lovely views towards Summers Beach; each twin has a pull out single bed underneath. The single room has a 3' bed (suitable for an adult).

Exterior: Enclosed patio area with picnic table, wooden chairs, BBQ and grassed lawn to front. The long and secluded rear garden is up steps to the rear of the property, mainly laid to lawn with a variety of trees and flowering bushes.

Facilities and Services

Heating is via storage heaters in the lounge & dining room with an additional ‘wood-burning effect' old-world electric fire in the fireplace in the lounge and freestanding electric oil-filled radiators in the bedrooms. The kitchen has an electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/dryer and dishwasher. Extra children (or even adults) can be accommodated on two fold out beds with sprung mattresses if required. BT WiFi is available. There is a flatscreen Smart TV (with terrestrial and Freesat channels and also catch-up TV); a Bose music centre to play via audio link cable to your own smartphone or portable device (e.g. for Spotify and portable CD players); as well as a DVD player attached to the TV; and a CD player/radio in the dining room. There is a cot, highchair, iron & ironing board available at the property.


Electricity, heating & bed linen are all included but you will need to provide your own towels & tea towels. A payphone is provided (BT payphone rates). We regret that dogs are not permitted and also no smoking. There is a cot & highchair available upon request. There are local shops, pubs and restaurants all within walking distance in St Mawes. Car parking is available in the main St Mawes car park about 5 mins walk away. You can stop to load immediately outside the property.

General Booking Information

Arrival / Departure is a Saturday. Short breaks are available during quieter periods.

£100 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.

Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.

More Details

Property Manager
CornwallsCottages Booking Team
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint Mawes in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Internet
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Single Bed
  • 1 double room, 1 twin room and one very small single room with a 2'6'' bed. A further fold out bed is provided for a further child if necessary.
  • Garden
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries


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(7 traveller reviews)

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Traditional cottage close to harbour.
average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews
Sherborne, United Kingdom

Lovely cottage with views of the harbour

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful, cosy, cottage, in an ideal location in St Mawes. It was very well-equipped and comfortable, and we were sent a fabulous guide to the Roseland Peninsula which enabled us to discover some lovely walks and restaurants. The cottage's steep stairs and lack of parking could be an issue for the very young or old, but those are the only two potential drawbacks. A very happy and successful stay...

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely comments and we are delighted you and your family had such a successful stay. We hope to see you back again soon :-)
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Rugby, United Kingdom

A cottage to return to

  • 4 of 5

We had a most enjoyable, relaxing stay and the cottage felt very much home from home. It was very well and thoughtfully equipped. Cornwalls cottages provided lots of useful information about the area and the owners also left a file of great information too. A charming homely cottage in a lovely place.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a nice stay in Rosslyn and look forward to welcoming you back, Mr Ewington.
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Knutsford, United Kingdom

Lovely welcoming cottage in a beautiful location.

  • 4 of 5

On the whole we had a lovely holiday in a beautiful location. The cottage was comfortable and well appointed very much a home from home!

We only had a few very minor issues which prevented me from classing each category as excellent. The cottage was clean but not spotless particular attention to the bathroom especially around the floor and skirting boards which had a layer of dust on arrival,although not a major issue.

The television was particularly small in the lounge and whilst I agree that a very large screen would be wrong and out of place in such a character cottage one larger than the existing one would be more appropriate .

We struggled to work the heating system in the cottage and particularly the heated towel rail in the bathroom and the storage heater in the lounge. Fortunately the electric wood burner kept us warm on the evenings when it was chilly!

These are all very small issues that would not stop me from booking the cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind comments about Rosslyn Mr Blundell and we are so glad you liked it. Thanks also for you various bits of feedback which have been noted and we'll add some further information about how the towel rail and storage heaters work for future guests. We're pleased the new wood-burning effect heater in the lounge was useful! TV size is a obviously matter of taste - as you'll have seen there is an obvious place for it to be in the corner on the shelving system there, which does restrict the size, and we didn't want to have a big free-standing TV imposing on the room, opting for a smaller high-quality Samsung Smart TV with a very clear/sharp picture which we find works clearly, even for the large collection of film DVDs in the cottage.
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Spalding, United Kingdom

Wonderful peaceful stay in cottage at St Mawes Cornwall-

  • 5 of 5

Rosslyn Cottage was all we wanted from a holiday cottage, it is very quaint and has been newly decorated and carpeted throughout. The cottage has a lovely restful relaxing lounge with new comfy sofa and easy chairs and modern cushions and an electric log fire in the hearth. The beds, linen and quilts were new and the beds were so comfortable we did not want to get out of them some mornings. The cottage has a lot of space with kitchen and dining area combined and has all the utensils you could possibly want plus new dishwasher and washing machine. There are lovely views over the sea and boats from all the front windows at Rosslyn Cottage, which was great to wake up to. We spent a very happy time there it has a very large back garden and the front garden, with the sea view, has a large pine table and chairs and a barbecue provided. It takes no time at all to get down to the sea front from the cottage and parking is free if you park in the street outside the nearby primary school.

We found this lovely cottage to provide all we wanted in the way of facilities TV, internet connection, telephone (pay phone) peace and quiet and views. In fact we wish we were still there as it is very much a home from home cottage and we hope one day that we can return as we loved St Mawes. The ease of driving out to other "busier "places in Cornwall from St Mawes was good but to return to Rosslyn Cottage at night for peace and quiet and tranquility was heaven. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
Owner's Response: Delighted that you had such a nice stay Mr & Mrs Cooper and pleased that you liked the house so much and also the refurbishment work we've just done, as well as St Mawes itself, where we and our children have been enjoying holidays together for 25 years now!
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom

Review of Rosslyn Cottage St Mawes.

  • 2 of 5

Cottage clean but in desparate need of redecoration. Cottage is situated in very narrow lane with parking 400 yards away down a very steep hill. Furniture generally poor but does have a nice diningroom.

Would not recommend this cottage to families or older visitors.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Petersfield, United Kingdom

Lovely location

  • 4 of 5

St Mawes is a great destination for a family holiday. The Location of the cottage is very central, which is a huge plus. The size of the cottage was just right for a family of five, with one young one, as the third room is very small. However the cottage could do with some TLC, particularly for the price. Small niggles like no DVD handset and slight damp smell downstairs did not affect our holiday which was great. Probably 3/5.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice comments about the cottage and glad you had a nice holiday! Sorry that a previous guest had walked off with the DVD remote - we're getting another one so thanks for reporting this. Regarding 'the need for a bit of bit of TLC', it is part of the charm of Rosslyn that it's over 200 years old and inevitably a bit fragile compared with more modern properties. We are however re-decorating this winter (2016/7) and continuing to replace older furniture, so Rosslyn will have a 'fresher face' in 2017, without losing its lovely character.
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St Mawes is one of the finest waterside villages in Cornwall. Situated overlooking an idyllic bay on the eastern side of the famous Falmouth Estuary, 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.


Prices & Availability

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  • Electricity, heating & bed linen is included, but you will need to bring your own towels and tea towels as they are not included.

    Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.
  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent

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