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St Just in Roseland near St Mawes, Cornwall (Ref. 1002316)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JohnSep 2021

  • "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 CarlySep 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 DAug 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 StuartJul 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 EmmaJul 2021

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

    Reviewed by RobertMay 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 HelenApr 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 DavidSep 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 ColleenAug 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 KateAug 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 ClaireOct 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 CarlySep 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 KimSep 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 PennyAug 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 LouiseAug 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 MalcolmJul 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 LeeJun 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 RachelJun 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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