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The Forge

(Ref. 1113824)

Mawnan Smith, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Spacious cottage with high quality fittings, comfy bed and good shower in a peaceful location."

    We appreciated the cream tea, large teapot and big mugs!

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2024

  • "What a wonderful holiday."

    Lovely cottage thoroughly recommend x

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage which has been tastefully restored to a very high standard."

    We really enjoyed our weeks stay there

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely fantastic property."

    Maintained to a super high standard & so lovely and clean. The owners really had thought of everything & introduced themselves at the start of our stay with offers to help with anything if required. Thank you so much for a peaceful, relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Leonie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay with everything needed for our stay, including a cream tea on arrival!"

    In a peaceful location with lots of walks from the property which took us to some lovely villages with some great pubs Only a short drive and you are either on the coast, in the countryside or can visit bigger towns such as Falmouth Would highly recommend and we hope to make it back again in the future

    Reviewed by Nadine5.0Oct 2023

  • "Just one word describes the Forge - FABULOUS."

    Everything you could think of has been catered for from providing a delicious cream tea on arrival to milk, tea & coffee even a selection of spices. The mixture of modern and country style has been beautifully done. The owners should feel very proud of their achievement in providing this first class property.

    Reviewed by Mavis5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful place to stay and had a lovely reception from the owner."

    Very clean and everything in there what you might need for cooking. Enjoyed our holiday very much.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2023

  • "The accommodation was lovely."

    The only issue was when we arrived at the property early, approximately 2pm. The owner said check-in was 4pm but on the email it stated 3pm. He appeared to be put out so we said we were happy to come back later, which we did. On reflection it wasn't the warmest reception for paying guests, considering he sent us email the day before to say there maybe delays on the A30, so we left early to allow for this delay

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Aug 2023

  • "Loved our stay at The Forge, most comfortable rental we have stayed in."

    Top quality furnishings, great shower, comfy furniture and bed, everything you could possibly need if you want to cook. Lovely touch of a cream tea and pint of milk on arrival. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Forge was perfect - it’s very tastefully decorated and has a really restful atmosphere - I loved the lighting which was very unusual and a lot of care had been taken in choices of fabric and recliner sofa and chair ( very comfortable) There is plenty of outside space including a small fenced personal garden space with chairs as well as further spaces There was everything we needed."

    We met one of the owners on our second day and he told us that we could pop across to him at any time if we had a problem - it was a nice balance of the owners being accessible but not intrusive which was ideal The location is also a lovely mixture of being in the depths of the countryside, through some magical woodland and a large pond with many ducks ( and a giant gorilla, swan and penguin which adds to the magic) but also only being about 9 minutes drive from the big Asda supermarket on the outskirts of Falmouth It’s not too far to get to some nice beaches like Swanpool and Gylly beach which has a lovely beach cafe and a nice sandy beach that isn’t too crowded Falmouth is my favourite Cornish town and I never get tired of walking through it So if you want a very high quality and historical property with a beautiful original blacksmiths stone fireplace that’s in a beautiful rural location but is also close to beaches, shops, restaurants and lovely bits of Cornwall, I would highly recommend the Forge

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2023

  • "First class in all aspects, a most enjoyable holiday could not have been better."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2023

  • "A splendid holiday cottage - Decor , comfort , facilities , location ."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and very comfortable and well equipped for a lovely holiday."

    . it has a beautiful outlook across the Lizard to Goonhilly. It is found down a single track lane, roughly a couple of miles from the main road. The owners were very friendly and offered help if we needed anything. Look forward to returning in September.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "Immaculate and stylish, this holiday property was faultless."

    Our hosts had taken care with every detail. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "The Forge is a fantastic place to stay very comfortable, clean and well equipped."

    One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in highly recommend it. Hosts are very welcoming you relax as soon as you arrive.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great cottage with everything you would need for an amazing stay in Cornwall."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a lovely property so cosy and clean and lovely decorated"

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous property, couldn't recommend it enough."

    Has absolutely everything you need! Location is fantastic for accessing the coastal path and the Helford river!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful barn made for two in a great location ."

    Spotless clean with everything you need for a comfortable stay , scones with clotted cream and jam were a lovely touch too !

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic property & location, lovely hosts"

    Reviewed by kelly5.0Feb 2023

  • "The Forge is a beautifully built, clean one bedroom cottage with top notch facilities that rightfully deserves its 5 star rating."

    Very comfortable bed with luxury modern en suite walk in shower and underfloor heating; a lovely cosy open plan sitting room, kitchen, dining area with gas central heating and woodburner ensured we were warm during our sub zero stay. The kitchen had quality appliances with oven/hob/washing machine etc etc. The owners left us a lovely cream tea, milk and doggy treats which we very much appreciated. The cottage is in the perfect location to enjoy the many scenic local countryside walks without the need to take the car out. Our spaniel enjoyed playing ball in the enclosed garden and swimming in the Helford estuary. We had lovely days out to Falmouth, Truro, Godrevy Beach, Penrose National Trust and the Helford. Will definitely return to the Forge and this wonderful corner of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "Well our stay at The Forge was excellent, the cottage has everything you need from a washing machine / tumble dryer, dishwasher to everything you need to even make a cake or a home meal, it was really clean and the standard of furniture and equipment was excellent - I would however say that maybe a bigger TV in the bedroom would be nice other then that excellent in every way, The owners are very nice and they can assist you should you have any problems which I don’t think you will if you stay at The Forge."

    As the cottage is very near to Falmouth you have everything you need should you wish to have a meal out, or even getting to a supermarket to get some food to cook. The bed and bathroom is excellent, massive walk in shower and Queen sized bed with good quality bedding. When you stay at The Forge you hear nothing but maybe an owl, it has brilliant views of the Cornish countryside and has super fast WiFi. I can highly recommend The Forge for any stay and myself and my family will return next year.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Forge is a very well equipped and comfortable accommodation."

    Very good location for exploring southern Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent facilities and comfortable throughout."

    A lovely place to stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2022

  • "Superb cottage in a quiet rural location."

    The property has been renovated to a fantastic standard with a lot of thoughtful touches-really well equipped . Everything you could wish for and more!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2022

  • "Perfect stay"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • One super-king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 43" Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot provided
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Small enclosed private garden with furniture at the front of the property, shared enclosed garden with lawn, barbecue and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles, beach 2.5 miles
  • Note: This property does not accept children, only babes in arms

The property

Tucked away on the outskirts of Mawnan Smith, lower Tregarne, Cornwall, is this fantastic, detached barn conversion, The Forge.

Settled next to the owner’s home, The Forge enjoys a fantastic location on the edges of The Lizard Heritage Coast, as well as easy access to the beach and beautiful country views, making it ideal for couples seeking a relaxing, pet-friendly retreat.

Upon arrival, you will find an off-road parking space, along with your own private garden where you can look forward to enjoying alfresco meals.

Be welcomed into the light and airy open-plan living space, featuring bespoke lighting made from glass milk bottles, where you will find a fully-equipped kitchen for rustling up tasty dishes, a dining area for four, and an inviting sitting area with plush seating, crackling woodburning stove, and a 43” Smart TV, perfect for relaxing evening after a day of adventure.

On warmer days, why not head out to the shared, enclosed garden where you can fire up the barbecue whilst your pooch safely plays.

Continuing through your new home, you will find a gorgeous super-king-size bedroom with access to the garden and its own en-suite for freshening up in style.

Head into the local village, where you can treat your other half to a well-deserved meal at The Red Lion, stock up on essentials at the well-stocked supermarket, or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the dog-friendly Carwinion Woods.

On the outskirts of the village, you will find the stunning National Trust site of Glendurgan Garden which feature a secluded beach, access to the renowned South West Coast Path for scenic hikes and a wealth of beautiful beaches where you can bathe and paddle the clear waters.

Continue onto Falmouth, where you can visit the remarkable Pendennis Castle, tour the National Maritime Museum, catch a ferry over to St Mawes, or enjoy the delights of Gyllyngvase Beach.

Next stop is Helford Passage, home to its own beautiful beach, the welcoming Ferry Boat Inn, and a ferry offering trips over to Helford.

Further afield, you will find Helston, with its Museum of Cornish Life, Flambards Theme Park, The Blue Anchor Inn, and Cober Valley.

For a romantic retreat in Cornwall, choose The Forge.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1077051, together sleeping up to 6 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Falmouth 6 miles ; Helford Passage 1.5 miles ; Helston 12.5 miles

Located near the mouth of the Helford River in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Mawnan Smith is a pretty little village. It is home to a traditional pub, a restaurant, a church and a handful of shops. The surrounding area is perfect for ramblers, with an abundance of creekside and woodland walks, and subtropical gardens at Glendurgan and Trebah. The Helford River also offers opportunities for kayaking and sailing as well as fishing. The nearby maritime town of Falmouth is a popular resort, with a range of shops and restaurants, bowling alley and the National Maritime Museum…. Or why not catch the ferry from Helford Passage to Helford Village and explore the picturesque South Helford? Enterprise Boats offer trips up the River Fal from Falmouth to Truro, passing iconic maritime locations and landmarks as well as several ocean-going vessels which anchor in the river.