St Mawes Castle is far too pretty to be dismissed as just another of those austere, artillery fortresses built on the orders of Henry VIII to persuade the French and Spanish that invading Britain was a bad idea.
Shaped like a delicate clover leaf and embellished with friendly gargoyles, it looks across the Fal estuary towards rugged Pendennis Castle. It is 450 years old. How a boutique hotel would love to get its hands on this precious spot.
As castles go, it's not remotely frightening. The architects of the day made sure it was built with the finest masonry and no detail was spared on the exquisite stonework. Sloping flowerbeds are planted with red-hot pokers, fuchsias and subtropical spikes of echium. No wonder this is a popular venue for weddings.
The Fort House shares the castle's incomparable views, especially from the terrace reached via French doors from the dining room. It sleeps four and is ideal for families with young children, not least because the garden is fenced, hedged and wonderfully sheltered. Pretty St Mawes is less than a mile away.
All of our cottages are fully furnished and equipped with TVs, DVD players, CD/ DAB Radio music system, telephone for emergency and incoming calls, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, oven and hob, washerdryer, dishwasher. Linen and towels are provided.
- Travel cot and high chair
- TV and DVD
- Music centre
- Fridge with freezer compartment
- Hair dryer
- Within 1 mile of pub
- Within 1 mile of sea
- Max 2 well behaved dogs allowed
- Parking: space for two cars
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To check availability or book this cottage please phone our booking team on: 0870 333 1187.
- 7 days starting on a Friday
- 4 days starting on a Monday
- 3 days starting on a Friday
Please note: alternative start dates may apply over Christmas, supplements may be charged on certain cottages on specific dates when demand is high due to local events and for bookings of two weeks or more each week will be priced in the date band it falls in.
|Dates ||3 Days ||4 Days ||7 Days |
| 5 April 2013 - 2 May 2013 || £706 || £737 || £1,318 |
| 3 May 2013 - 18 July 2013 || £593 || £606 || £1,104 |
| 19 July 2013 - 5 September 2013 || £893 || £906 || £1,655 |
| 6 September 2013 - 10 October 2013 || £646 || £664 || £1,197 |
| 11 October 2013 - 12 December 2013 || £560 || £573 || £1,042 |
| 13 December 2013 - 2 January 2014 || £730 || £741 || £1,366 |
| 3 January 2014 - 27 February 2014 || £458 || £469 || £823 |
| 28 February 2014 - 3 April 2014 || £515 || £527 || £967 |