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


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed at Skiber with 2 older teens and a large dog and it was spacious, well-equipped and comfortable."

    Mike was really hospitable and helpful. I've never seen such an amazing welcome pack! The shared field at the back of the two rental properties is huge, enclosed and perfect for everyone to run off some energy. Plenty of parking too and in a great location.

    Hi Jen, we’re glad you had a great stay. Must get the photos updated! Thanks for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2023

  • "Mike made us very welcome from the moment we arrived."

    He showed us around the property and explained the location of the property and local walks. The adjacent field was very useful for our energetic dog and the hot tub at the end of the day after a fabulous walk was wonderful. The location was private, quiet and peaceful, in short, this cottage is beautifully appointed, spacious, comfortable and an absolute gem, we will definitely return next year.

    Thank you for the kind feedback. It was a pleasure to welcome you all and we’re glad you had the chance to recharge and burn off some off Nessa’s energy! Look forward to welcoming you back next year. Mike, Sarah and family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is the most gorgeous cottage, we were so pleased with our choice and really felt we'd had a good break"

    Thank you, Katrina. It was great to meet you both and we’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for visiting! Mike, Sarah and family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely welcome from Mike on arrival to Skiber."

    The cottage was lovely and very comfortable and after a week spent at Skiber we felt very chilled. During our stay we met the gardener who went out of his way to introduce us to the Alpacas and Sheep. Big thankyou to all at Messack.

    Thanks, Richard. It was lovely to welcome you both to Messack and we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope the animals were well behaved when you met them.... Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay!"

    The cottage was wonderful, modern equipment, very clean and had everything we needed. The outside area with hot tub was so relaxing. Thank you to Mike and Sarah who were wonderful hosts and really appreciate the thoughtful welcome hamper!

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a perfect location for exploring the Gorgeous Roseland Peninsula."

    The owners were really friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.

    Thanks for the kind feedback, Paul and Hilary. It was a pleasure to meet you and we’re glad you managed to get out and enjoy some of the local walks - despite the rain showers! Pleased you had a great stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "It was a lovely property, very comfortable and clean."

    Brilliant location in a very lovely part of Cornwall. Mike the owner was extremely helpful and provided an excellent welcome pack including cakes, scones, clotted cream etc. Mike called a few days before we were due to arrive and asked if there was anything we needed which was great. Lovely walks straight from the doorstep. The large enclosed field at the rear of the property was great for our new puppy to romp in. St. Mawes a few miles away was very pleasant and relaxing. Would highly recommend staying at Skiber!!!!

    Hello David. Thank you for the kind feedback. It was great to meet you both and we're glad you had a relaxing and comfortable stay (and that you managed to run the puppy off a little!). Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning property in a beautiful location perfect for peace and quiet."

    The most fantastic kind and thoughtful owners / hosts. The perfect place for our summer holiday!

    Thanks, Luke. It was lovely to meet you all and we’re really glad you enjoyed your couple of weeks at Skiber! Mike, Sarah and family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wow, we loved every minute of a relaxing break in this gorgeous cottage."

    The weather blessed us with glorious sunshine which only highlighted the beautiful surroundings. Picturesque walks in every direction with sights and scenery galore, or a short car journey to some amazing beaches and delightful villages. The cottage itself is even better than the pictures with every detail thought of, the dog just loved the additional field beyond the garden that was an added bonus. Thank you Mike and Sarah for a memorable holiday

    Hi Lindsay. Thanks for your feedback. We’re glad you had a good holiday (and such cracking weather too!). Cheers. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was our second visit to Skiber and it was just as wonderful two years later."

    Such a superbly peaceful location and just a short car ride to the fab beaches on the Roseland and the lovely St Mawes. The house is kept to a high standard and the owners are perfect! We will be back again.

    Reviewed by Carly5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is much better than the photos, the owner has done work to make the gardens more private and the adjoining field suitable for children and dogs."

    Definitely update the photos! The owners were next door and very helpful. Plus the location was superb, you really don’t have to travel far to have a different walk each day. The beds are hard, which isn’t a problem, but we’re a little too firm for us. This didn’t affect our holiday though.

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2021

  • "Skiber was definately a five star plus."

    The converted barn was beautifully decorated, immaculately clean, very well equiped with everday needs. On arrival we met the owner (Mike) who was very welcoming and full of information about the area. The welcome hamper was absolutely out of this world, with flap jacks, scones, buns, clotted cream, jam and a pint of milk. Not to mention dog treats! Our kids (13 & 11) were thrilled with the huge playing field over the garden gate, which had swings, climbing frame and table tennis. Not to mention the huge hot tub on our decking area! The location was perfect and was in the most beautiful setting, as it was away from any hussle and bussle, but you could easily get to places in the car. The King Harry Ferry was just down the road which was ideal for nipping across the river or there were lots of boats from St Mawes to various places too. The owners have kindly loaded a 'mussel' card with credit so you don't even have to pay full prices on the boats! This place was most definately a piece of heaven for both ourselves and the kids. The Roseland penninsula is place we had never been before, but after our wonderful experience here, we will certainly visit again. Thank you Mike and Sarah for letting us stay in your beautiful house.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2021

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Skiber cottage."

    Cottage is immaculate inside and out. Peaceful location with stunning walks to St Just Church and Pasco’s boatyard (go when the tide’s in!) and Messack Point and hardly a person in sight! St Mawes only ten minutes in the car and reasonable car parking prices. Victory Inn to eat is highly recommended. Some great beaches nearby almost all dog friendly and not over populated at all. Mike and Sarah are really pleasant and were on hand if we needed them but other than that you wouldn’t know they were there! The most relaxing weeks holiday we’ve had in a long time.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2021

  • "Just come back from a wonderful holiday in Cornwall staying at Skiber, so relaxing and friendly, fantastic house with a hot tub to enjoy at the end of a busy day!"


    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great cottage in a great location and very friendly owners"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2021

  • "Well presented,v clean, modern and comfortable."

    Peaceful beautiful far reaching views of the Carrick estuary from the property's field which is ideal for dogs. Owners Mick and Sarah very welcoming always on hand if needed, thanks for supply of the cafetier. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2021

  • "Really lovely place to stay."

    nice and modern very welcoming. had everything we needed. and really comfy. hot tub was a lovely extra. close to local town and not far from the bigger. really welcoming hosts

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week staying at Skiber."

    The property was very clean and comfortable and it was located in a stunning area. The Roseland peninsula is a little gem of of Cornwall that we had not explored before and we loved everything it had to offer. Sarah and Mike were ideal hosts and it was good to know they were nearby if we needed anything. We would definitely recommended this property to others and we will hopefully be back again in the near future. (Please do not publish this next sentence) We were not sure if the “double bedroom with king size bed” was actually a king size bed but rather a double?

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2020

  • "First holiday in UK booked through Sykes cottages."

    Information all upto date. Accurately listed exceeded our expectations. Kept up to date with information with Corona virus. No problems whatsoever. Would book holidays with them again.

    Reviewed by Colleen5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Top quality furnishings, and kitchen kitted out with everything you need, great hot tub, fantastic walks for the dog on your door step. The owners were really friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Have recommended to all our friends and would love to go back again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2019

  • "What a wonderful cottage in a fabulous location."

    The Roseland is perfect for a relaxing holiday. Skiber Cottage had everything we needed for our stay and even more, with lovely hosts Sarah and Mike. We had a super holiday and would definitely love to return to Skiber and The Roseland.

    Reviewed by Carly5.0Sep 2019

  • "Sarah, Mike and young family greeted us when we arrived and were fantastic friendly hosts."

    We loved the personal touch Sarah had left for us. They have worked hard and created beautiful holiday homes. Exceptionally clean and comfortable with every you need. Location exactly what we needed, peace to relax. Set in picturesque Cornish countryside with plenty of walks which I would recommend. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to family, friends or any Sykes customers. We will return.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Sep 2019

  • "What a lovely cottage, we had a wonderful holiday and both Mike and Sara (the owners) were so welcoming."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Skyber this summer."

    Our booking experience was easy and we had all the information we needed. Sarah and Mike are excellent hosts, welcoming and accommodating and every little detail had been thought about in this beautiful cottage. We had a wonderful 10 days, absolutely loved the Roseland and surrounding area and local beaches, and equally loved just being in the cottage relaxing. It was great to have the jacuzzi and we made good use of it. Did some lovely local walks with great views. Would definitely recommend this place, came home feeling truly relaxed. It really is a lovely property, decorated to a high standard, with everything you could need and more. We would love to return in the future. Thank you to Sarah and Mike fir the excellent accommodation.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2019

  • "Mike and Sarah Lucas gave us a warm and friendly welcome to the cottage and they were available during our stay for helpful tips on the local area and suggestions to make our holiday special."

    Skiber has recently been refurbished to a very high standard. It is now tastefully decorated and furnished, and it is equipped with every mod con. The hot tub was a real treat. The cottage is located down a quiet lane which gives access to peaceful and beautiful walks from the front door. The view across the estuary from the extensive and well maintained gardens is stunning.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jul 2019

  • "What an amazing place :) anyone who stays here will be more than satisfied, the long walks the sea veiws the beautiful gardens are just a small part of this beautiful barn convertion."

    It was so special for us that I ended up asking my partner to marry me whilst on holiday. The hot tub is perfectly situated in your own private garden at the side of the property along side some artificial grass and sun loungers and picnic bench. I hope everyone who stays embraces all there is to do in st just and st mawes and also the walks along messack point!! You won't be disappointed :) :)

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jun 2019

  • "This was exactly what I needed after a really hectic time."

    The setting is lovely, hosts are superb with a lovely warm welcome. The cottage is immaculate with just about everything you could wish for and has been recently renovated. The hot tub is a wonderful extra, especially after a busy day exploring. It is so quiet and tranquil you can completely switch off.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size upon request)
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wine-cooler, coffee machine, toaster, kettle, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi USB charging station
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • 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: The property owner lives on site

The property

Skiber is a newly-refurbished, two-bedroom, semi-detached barn conversion nestled on the Roseland peninsula, just outside St Just in Roseland and 4 miles from St Mawes.

A period exterior gives way to an entrance hall leading to the lounge and a separate downstairs WC.

A cosy living room, furnished with comfortable leather sofas, leads through to a modern kitchen/diner.

The fitted kitchen features a full suite of integrated appliances, including electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer and a wine/beer-cooler; a USB/power station provides charging points for tablets and phones.

Upstairs, the two newly-carpeted bedrooms look out across the garden and the local countryside and offer a double room with double bed and a twin with a zip/link feature that can be made into a super-king-size double upon request.

Travel cots are available on request, making it an ideal setup for a family with small children.

The modern bathroom is located between the bedrooms and provides a bath with shower over, basin and WC.

Beyond the kitchen/diner, a large, enclosed decked area wraps around the cottage featuring a hot tub for relaxing in at the end of a long day of exploring.

There is Rattan furniture you can sit out on with a refreshing drink and an additional shared lawn provides ample space for picnics and games.

If you want to leave the car behind, take a short walk from the cottages across the creek to the beautiful church of St Just, labelled by the poet Sir John Betjemen as the prettiest church in all England.

Why not head to the stunning Messack Point, where you'll be rewarded with stunning views across the Fal Estuary?

Venture towards the beautiful sandy beaches at Pendower, Carne and Towan, where you can spend your afternoons relaxing on the soft sands sunbathing or taking a relaxing dip in the clear waters.

Also nearby is the wonderfully historic St Mawes Castle, as well as the National Trust House and Gardens at Trelissick.

Skiber provides a wonderful base for exploring all Cornwall has to offer.

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

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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.

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