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St Just in Roseland near St Mawes, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "This is such a lovely spot in a really beautiful part of Cornwall."

    Kara Dow was perfect for our needs as a family of four and we felt completely at home from the first evening. It was peaceful and quiet, but within east reach of St Mawes, Portscatho, Truro and further along the coast. We will definitely be returning and would recommend to anyone.

    Hi Katherine , we’re glad you had a great break. Lovely to meet you all. Thanks for visiting! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Mar 2024

  • "We spent christmas 2023 in this lovely cottage."

    It has everything you could need and was spotlessly clean. Hot tub was great. Nice location with lots of nice walks for the dog on the doorstep. Owners on site and very welcoming and accommodating but not at all intrusive. Highly recommend this property.

    Chris - thank you for the feedback. It was great to meet you and we’re really glad you had a great stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2023

  • "Really enjoyed the stay."

    Lovely property in a fabulous location

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely stay and such a lovely welcome too."

    The cottage is spotless, huge and has everything you could need. The hot tub was a huge plus and the kids loved it - and the big field too - very good for kite flying! Helping to feed the alpacas, lambs and chickens made my daughter's holiday too. Couldn't fault the place at all; it's one of our favourite places we've stayed in 25 years of cottages in Cornwall. The Roseland is beautiful and very peaceful, even in high season. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Abi5.0Aug 2023

  • "After reading the reviews, and viewing the pictures online we thought we knew what to expect when we arrived, However the reviews and pictures don't do the cottage justice."

    The cottage had everything you needed and more, so much thought and detail has gone into the renovation. We were met by Sarah, who was warm and welcoming. The lovely surprise hidden under the cake tin was very appreciated. Scones, cookies, flapjacks, fresh bread, homemade jan, cream, milk and cornish butter. We have to say, these were delicious. Both Mike and Sarah are easily contactable, they checked in with us during our stay to make sure we were happy. Absolutely fantastic hosts. The dogs loved the large secure field. The walk down to Messack Point is a must. The view is breathtaking. We had a fantastic stay in Cornwall, we visited several beaches, including Towan, Pendower and Carlyon Bay. Jet skiing at Carlyon Bay is a definite! We booked with Cornwall Waverunner, Amazing experience with the bonus of seeing 2 pods of Dolphins. Then a pop along to Charlestown Harbour where Doc Martin was filmed amongst others St Ives, Lands End and Tintagel Castle are definitely worth a visit along with Via Ferrata for the ZipWire. We did have an Emergency vet trip, due to one of the doggies enjoying the sea a little too much, ending up with frozen tail oh and a hospital visit after a fall in St Ives (no alcohol involved, this time!)

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "The photos do not do the cottage justice it’s so beautiful and the surroundings are stunning."

    All the little details were the ones that meant so much to us, the welcome pack the towels and all the little extras that you forget to pack. The owners Mike and sarah are so lovely and make you so welcome we would definitely book again and highly recommend karadow especially to families as it’s ideal for kids plenty of space inside and outdoors. We loved it!!!!

    Hi Tina. Thank you for your kind feedback. It was great to meet you, Paul and the gang and we’re glad you had the chance to relax after such a long journey. We’d love to welcome you back if you’re ever down this way again (as would our furry friends!). Take care. Mike, Sarah and family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "Super stay with everything you could wish for in a cottage!"

    Excellent quality to everything available, right down to the potato peeler (yes we did have Sunday roast!) Location was perfect, not just for the Roseland and St Mawes but generally the rest of Cornwall due to the King Harry Ferry. Thanks Mike & Sarah for having us and the pooches!

    Hi Debbie - we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the feedback. It was great to have you all to stay - including your four-legged friends. Glad you got to explore the best Cornwall has to offer! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Delightful getaway."

    Super comfortable beds and all the creature comforts in a home from home. Plenty of room for kids to play safely. Excellent location to explore the best that our South Coast can offer. Can’t recommend highly enough!

    Hi Marie-Claire - we had so much fun meeting you all. The boys were very sad to see you all leave, but we're glad you had a great couple of weeks with some cracking weather. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie-claire5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wow"

    Hi Ken - It was lovely having you both to stay and we're glad Karadow fitted the bill for you. Looking forward to welcoming you back in 2023. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ken5.0May 2022

  • "Exceptional Barn Conversion absolutely exceeded our expectations, ideal for a fully relaxing holiday."

    Hottub Brilliant used every day. Would Highly Recommend.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2021

  • "Cottage was better in real life than the pictures."

    Great set up for families with loads of space.

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.7Aug 2021

  • "Well what can I say, the pictures for starters don’t do the property any justice."

    What lovely clean, comfortable, spacious and modern home, felt like home really. The hot tub was a little on the hot side temperature wise but Mike was very accommodating and turned it down for us. There is a secure paddock behind the house with direct access onto with lots of space for our dog to run around in. We throughly enjoyed a game of table tennis too. But for us the position and the walks around the accommodation were breath taking. One of the best places we have stayed in Cornwall and hopefully one day will return. Thanks Mike and family for making our holiday after a hard year very relaxing

    Reviewed by Rowena5.0Jun 2021

  • "Amazing property."

    Peaceful, restful, exactly what we needed. Hosts very nice, very kind & helpful if needed anything but also respect your privacy. Facilities all very good, shower especially good & the beds gave us all very good nights sleep. Great garden/hot tub for the children & the dog too. Very clean all round & fitted out with quality furnishings. A top holiday cottage for sure 100%

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2021

  • "The owners of the house were amazing it’s a magical place , they have thought of everything we would need and more."

    Amazing location the standard of accomodation is first class and immaculate. Comfy beds and loved the hot tub .

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely house and gardens,great location and thoughtful hosts."

    Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0May 2021

  • "Superb full week break in the heart of Cornwall, Mike and Sarah were superb in looking after our every need no matter how tribal it may have been."

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was exceptional with top of the range facilities."

    Comfort was excellent and cleanliness was tip top. Would definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Sep 2020

  • "Amazing property and setting."

    Very friendly and helpful owners. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Sep 2020

  • "Karadow is just the perfect place for a perfect holiday."

    Well situated for anywhere in Cornwall as long as you don’t mind a drive. Nice walks on your doorstep and plenty to do in nearby St Mawes, where we kayaked. If your wanting to surf or body board you need to be on the other side of Cornwall, but everywhere is easily accessible. Never felt so relaxed and at home in a holiday cottage, it’s beautiful and takes your breath away. The hot tub is the added bonus to such a nice house. Michael and Sarah are wonderful hosts and on hand to help with anything. Fantastic stay so much so we’ve booked for next year already.

    Reviewed by Susannah5.0Aug 2020

  • "What an amazing place to stay!"

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and tidy, very well equipped and exceeded all of our expectations. The owners were super helpful, lots of tips of where to go and quick to respond if we needed anything. The hot tub was a winner with the children and adults. We’ve had such a relaxing week- just what we needed after the recent months of chaos! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2020

  • "We wanted somewhere we could all switch off from home life, relax & enjoy some quality time together."

    We loved time in the hot tub, the kids seemed to chat for England in there, just perfect. The decor was beautiful, we enjoyed cooking here as we had everything we needed, just like home from home. The owners were so friendly, thoughtful & helpful. We had a cream tea waiting, my fave & left a bottle of bubbles for me to enjoy for my birthday. The walk & views surrounding the cottage are worth checking out. We would love to return one day. Thankyou for everything.

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Nov 2019

  • "A beautiful renovation, high attention to details and lovely owners."

    Could not fault this holiday very good location and the private hot tub was the cherry on top. I would highly recommend staying here. We had our two year old with us and he loved going out for walks, to the Zoo and beach. The perfect place for a romantic get away or a family holiday. Thankyou Rachael O’Neill

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Aug 2019

  • "This was our 1st time doing a holiday like this, it won't be our last."

    Hosts met us on arrival and showed us around and how everything worked, the place has not long been done out and has been done to a very high standard, everything we needed was there and then some. hot tub was amazing, big garden which the kids loved, footpath on the doorstep the walk and views again amazing. A massive thank you to the hosts, they left us a welcome card and treats they even made our daughter a birthday cake.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2019

  • "Wenn wir nur ein Wort zur Verfügung hätten, dann würden wir sagen: "Sensationell!"

    " Als erstes ein ganz großes Dankeschön an die beiden Gastgeber, die uns so herzlich und liebevoll aufgenommen haben, immer mit Rat und Tat zur Seite standen und mit denen wir auch im Laufe der Woche das ein oder andere private Gespräch hatten :-) Ich bin wirklich nicht überschwänglich, aber ich müßte lügen, wenn es uns an irgendetwas gefehlt hätte: ein eigener Parkplatz vor dem Haus, ein schönes Willkommens-Paket mit regionalen Leckereien, ein super modernes und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtetes Haus, in der Küche fehlte es an gar nichts. Und lacht nicht, wir haben uns jetzt in Deutschland sogar die Töpfe nachgekauft, weil sie so gut waren!! Ein riesiger Smart-TV, Ledercouchen, sehr große und vor allem moderne Badezimmer. Und für uns auch ganz wichtig die wirklich großen Betten und die hochwertigen Matratzen… Rückenschmerzen ade :-D Aber das Beste kommt noch… auf einer der beiden Terrassen stand das große Hot Tub. Obwohl wir beide keine Wasserratten sind, waren wir jeden (!) Abend bis zu 3 Stunden darin und haben bis tief in die Nacht die Sterne gezählt. Es ist so wahnsinnig ruhig dort, keine Autogeräusche, nichts. Stattdessen ein riesiger Garten, in dem wir im Laufe der Woche sogar ein Reh gesehen haben! Liebe Sarah, lieber Mike… ihr beide habt alles richtig gemacht und bei euch ist was richtig Tolles entstanden. Tatsächlich habt ihr uns in vielen Dingen inspiriert und wir möchten euch hiermit nochmals für eine tolle Woche danken. An alle anderen: bedenkenlos mieten… ankommen… wohl fühlen :-) --- If we could tell you our experience in one word, it would be "sensational!" First a big thank you to the two hosts, who have welcomed us so warmly and lovely, always with help and advice to the side and with whom we also had one or the other private conversation during the week :-) I'm not really exuberant, but I would have to lie if we had missed anything: a private parking lot in front of the house, a nice welcome pack of regional food, a super modern and tastefully decorated house, lacking in the kitchen nothing at all. And do not laugh, we even bought the same pots in Germany because they were so good!! A huge smart TV, leather couches, very large and above all modern bathrooms. And for us also very important the really big beds and the high-quality mattresses ... Goodbye back pain :-D But the best of all ... on one of the two terraces was the large hot tub. Although we are both no water rats, we were every (!) evening up to 3 hours in it and have counted the stars until the night. It is so quiet there, no car sounds, nothing. Instead, a huge garden where we even saw a deer during the week! Dear Sarah, dear Mike ... you both did everything right and you have created something great. In fact, you have inspired us in many ways and we would like to thank you again for a great week. To everyone else: rent without hesitation ... arrive ... feel good :-)

    Reviewed by Lars5.0Jun 2019

  • "We have just returned from a weeks holiday staying in Karadow,which is a beautifully converted barn."

    It has a very well equipped kitchen, everything is brand new, the longe and bedrooms are bright,modern and airy. The bathrooms have excellent showers, bonus having a w/c and shower room downstairs.This doubled as a utilility room,with washing machine. The welcome tray of cream tea, with strawberries, Cornish biscuits, proper creamy local milk as well as tea, coffee etc. There was also dog treats, a couple of sachets of dog food, poo bags and 2 bowls, much appreciated.The owners love dogs and have a friendly little Terrier. The gardens are well kept and nicely planted,the front garden was a paved enclosed area with a picnic table, the back garden, also enclosed, had rattan furniture, sun lounger and badminton rackets etc.Beyond the garden was a massive play area/ dog walking area. It had Table tennis, a football area and benches and more picnic tables.There are lovely walks in 8 acres of grounds including down to the sea.There was an abundance of birds and even saw a Roe Deer one evening Our Hosts Michael and Sarah were charming and knowledgeable about the area.Even offering to drive us to the local pub and back. The Roseland Pennisular is a beautiful area to explore, with St.Mawes and Falmouth only a few miles away. Thouroughly enjoyed our stay at Karadow, thankyou Micheal and Sarah.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size, 1 x super king-size (zip/link; can be two singles upon request) and 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, wine-cooler, coffee machine, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV and WiFi and USB charging points
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned garden and decking area with furniture and hot tub
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.3 miles and pub 4.2 miles
  • Please note: Check in is 4pm, check out 10am
  • Please note: No hen, stag or similar parties
  • Please note: From 29th April 2021 property accepts a maximum of 4 adults or a family party of 6 ( adults and children)
  • Please note: The property owner lives on site

The property

Karadow is a newly-refurbished, semi-detached barn conversion located on the Roseland Peninsula, just outside St Just in Roseland.

A period exterior gives way to a light and spacious open-plan living space, furnished with lovely leather sofas, where you can curl up with your loved ones and catch up with all your favourite shows of an evening.

A modern dining table seats six and looks out through a full-height window onto the front terrace, perfect for gathering over a hot meal and discussing the day's events.

The fitted kitchen includes a full suite of integrated appliances, including a convenient dishwasher and a wine/beer-cooler.

A USB/power-station provides charging points for tablets and phones, whilst an additional freezer space is available in a laundry and drying-room next door.

The three carpeted bedrooms look out onto the local countryside and offers a spacious super king-size double room with zip and link features, able to be made into twins upon request, a twin or a super king-size double room.

An additional children’s guest bed is available for the second room, with travel cots also being available.

Discover a wonderful downstairs shower room offering a large walk-in shower; this room also houses the washing machine, whilst the upstairs bathroom provides a bath with shower over, so you can enjoy a relaxing soak at the end of a tiring day.

From the lounge, head outside to the front paved terrace or relax in the hot tub located on a rear, decking area and the enclosed terrace with views across the countryside.

An additional shared lawn provides ample space for children and adults to let off steam, including your four-legged friends.

The Roseland offers some of Cornwall’s prettiest, family-friendly beaches: Pendower, Carne, Porthcurnick and Towan beaches are all within a 20-minute drive of the cottages.

If you fancy a spot of history, why not venture towards St Mawes Castle, a 10-minute drive away, this 16th-century fortress boasts scenic coastal views and an outdoor theatre during the summer.

Or you could take the King Harry Ferry across to the National Trust House and Gardens at Trelissick; or take a drive to St Anthony’s Head, a lighthouse, harbour and haven for keen birdwatchers where you can spot peregrine falcons flying overhead.

Karadow is a great choice for families looking to escape to the countryside.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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About the location


Falmouth 16 miles via car ferry, 3 miles via passenger ferry; Truro 10.5 miles via car ferry, 18 miles by road.

St Mawes is a small fishing village situated on the Roseland Peninsula, part of Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by rocky coves, sandy beaches and lush countryside and has a notable historic castle guarding the entrance to the River Fal. The village is a haven for boating and yachting with many events and functions taking place and of course the local produce is outstanding, with local pubs and restaurants serving delicious seafood dishes throughout the year. Nearby there are plenty of activities to keep the whole family busy including walks, watersports and boat trips. Across from the harbour is the town of Falmouth, with its magnificent natural harbour (the third largest in the world), winding streets and beaches, the amenities will keep you occupied for hours. The town's old harbour-side pubs, excellent shopping, art gallery and stunning National Maritime Museum simply complete the picture. Pendennis Castle, built by Henry VIII, is Falmouth's most popular attraction, sited on its own peninsula with superb panoramic sea views.

Please note: Property accepts a maximum of 4 adults or a family party of 6 ( adults and children)

This property offers the following short breaks:

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