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Bathroom Double Bedroom Shower Room Twin Bedroom



Pier Cottage

(Ref. 976458)

St Mawes, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "An excellent cottage and area"

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful and peaceful place to stay."

    Stunning views and really comfy bed.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with a prime location in St Mawes."

    We have been visiting for a number of years and love staying in Pier Cottage. The kitchen would benefit from a couple of pretty storage tins for cake and biscuits. The bed linen and towels are very high quality Thank you

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2023

  • "The best cottage in which we have stayed over the 50 years we have been coming to this area."

    So good we've booked 2 weeks next year.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, nicely furnished and great views across the harbour."

    The only real downside is if you have a dog like ours who will not 'go' on the patio, there is nowhere in the courtyard for them to do their business, so late night walks before bed were required - and there are not many grassy areas in St Mawes either.

    Reviewed by Su4.1Mar 2023

  • "We enjoyed a lovely week at St Mawes, the location of the property was wonderful…we enjoyed breakfast direct from the bakery, so fresh!"

    Pier Cottage is very comfortable and equipped to fulfill our needs. The lateness of availability (5.30) and the early hour of departure (9.00) were disappointing, as it was to find clothing and other items left by previous guests in drawers that were gritty with sand and dust inside. Other than that, we would recommend the property to others, especially if you like a comfy bed!

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and were able to sample the delights from the local bakery. St Mawes is a lovely location, with good restaurants, shops and galleries. We wanted you to know that the check-in time has now been changed from 5.30pm to 3pm. Had we been made aware of the items of clothing and the dust and sand you found in the drawers during your stay, we would have asked our housekeeper to rectify these issues whilst you were at the property. Aside from this we do hope that we might be able to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.4Sep 2022

  • "Stunning location and the upside down layout really maximises the views."

    Very comfort and had everything we needed. Sunny courtyard patio area too. Ideal for all local amenities and felt like we were in the centre of everything ; but it was still a quiet spot.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2022

  • "View and location could not be better!"

    We had a great stay at the cottage which was perfect for two adults, two children and a dog. Terrace was a real sun trap and great for lunch, the dog, drying wet suits and storing paddle board!

    Reviewed by Chris4.7May 2022

  • "Pier Cottage is lovely and the views are fabulous."

    St Mawes is a lovely village with quite a few eateries and drinking places. Ferry to Falmouth opens the gateway for walking and train journeys around west Cornwall. The owners and service staff are excellent. Recommended

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great location, well equipped and very comfortable"

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.7Dec 2021

  • "Lovely well appointed property, in an ideal location."

    Loved it !!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Pier Cottage is in a fantastic location, being right on the waterfront."

    As the living area is upstairs you look out of the window at the front straight at the estuary and can watch all the boats coming and going on the water. This has been the best holiday rental we have booked so far

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2021

  • "Just two minor comments Firstly the duvet tog of 10."

    5 was slightly too thick and too hot and the electric shower was a bit weak in pressure, but this didn’t spoil a very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2021

  • "Third visit to the property love the place, fantastic location."

    We will be back.

    Reviewed by Derek4.4May 2021

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage and just loved looking out the living room window at the beautiful view of St Mawes harbour."

    Great location to explore the area and beautiful walks straight from the door.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.4Apr 2021

  • "Pier Cottage has a wonderful location and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, but it is looking rather tired and could do with some updating particularly decorating throughout, it would make such a difference."

    If you keep properties to a high spec then it is most likely people will take greater care of looking after it while they are there. Your Pier Cottage sign outside the property could also be replaced, not good for your image. I hope you find this helpful Paul

    Thank you for your feedback. We realise that the cottage needs an update and will be doing a full repaint and new carpet upstairs as well as new windows and doors throughout this December. There will also be a new bed in the master suite and some new light fittings where they are needed. Do come back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Oct 2020

  • "Lovely property but needs deep clean and decorating as marks on walls and damp marks."

    Reviewed by Christopher3.4Oct 2020

  • "We tried to cancel our holiday three months before we could not get in touch with you at all."

    Just a week before our holiday after waiting on hold for nearly two hours we got through to you. You told us we could not cancel the holiday . We could not afford to loose our money . My poor husband had to go to work due to COVID and could no longer take time off ,my handicapped son could not come because of isolation . So my husband drove me and my daughter and friend 9 hours had to return for work another nine hours and come back nine hours on the Friday to pick us up and take us home to get back for work . Poor man . But allowed us to holiday and not loose our money . The cottage was in a wonderful position views beautiful and comfy home. But it it lacked TLC in places . If the owner only put these things right it would Make a massive difference . Needs painting ,damp patches ,some furniture Looked grubby .A couple of bits in the kitchen need updating . We had lovely weather and st maws is beautiful. It made up for all the stress we had before we came even though my husband didn’t benefit from this .

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are so pleased that you loved the position of the cottage with its beautiful views and that you found it so comfortable. Thank you for highlighting some of the issues you encountered. We’d like to let you know that we have contacted the owner who has assured us that she will attend to each of the points that you have raised. The property is due to be repainted but unfortunately due to the difficult situation this year it has had to be delayed. We do apologise for the difficulty you experienced in trying to contact us to cancel your holiday and the long drive that your husband then had to make. We have experienced an extremely high demand and are sorry that you had such a frustrating time. We do hope to welcome you back next year when hopefully things are more settled. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee2.8Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful location, the vase of fresh flowers was lovely."

    A pint of milk in the fridge would have be nice.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Jul 2019

  • "We enjoyed our holiday in pier cottage very much from the lovely cottage and 1st ..."

    We enjoyed our holiday in pier cottage very much from the lovely cottage and 1st class views to the wonderful village of st mawes

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great location and view."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2019

  • "Second year here and have booked next year already, love the place."

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2019

  • "We were unable to get hold of caretaker despite messages left and Texts but managed to get hold of the owner but were hampered by poor reception."

    On site communication was only thing that put a damper on holiday break, as Result of which we needed to go thorough yourselves to make contact with owner. Lovely cottage well located. Clean and tidy and in good repair. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Frank4.1Nov 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage in excellent location."

    Walked from the cottage so didn’t even take the car out for 5 days. Interesting last night with the arrival of Storm Callum with the waves surging up the alley and reaching the lounge window. Friendly village with all the amenities you need including a butchers. Watch House food on our last night was amazing. Carne & Towan beach great for dogs when the tide is out. Took the ferry to Place & Falmouth which extended the option for walks as well. St Mawes hotel next door was very convenient & they have a hidden cinema which you need to book. Staff were really friendly. Overall great place lucky with the weather at this time of year as shorts all week. Oh & one of the machines in the car park now takes cards which is much more handy. A weeks parking was £30 so you need a lot of coins if the card machine is not working but i think good value.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2018

  • "You would choose this house for the view and central location; two features that are normally hard to find!"

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Aug 2018

  • "The television in the sitting room is confusing there is a Sky remote but doesn’t work."

    This was our fourth visit to the cottage and whilst it’s location is perfect it would benefit from an internal refurbishment - a smaller dining table and fewer chairs for example.The garden table and chairs are in need of repainting and new loungers and cushions would be good. Overall the cottage is very good.

    Reviewed by Angela3.8Jun 2018

  • "Second visit to St Mawes with HelpfulHolidays , fantastic again!"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2018

  • "We enjoyed a supper 2 weeks holiday at Pier Cottage, very well placed, well equipped, very comfortable, with good outside space."

    An ideal position for visiting lots of beaches, Falmouth, Truro with not using the car, instead using Fal River ferry services on time running extremely frequently from 8-00am till 18-00pm then a water Taxie if required. Facilities in St Mawes very good, small supermarket always well stocked, Fresh bread, cousants, selection of cakes every day, butches selling excellent produce, paper shop/post office good places to eat, super fish & chips from the watch house. Ample parking.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Jun 2018

  • "The cottage could have been cleaner"

    Reviewed by D2.8May 2018

  • "Parking is a bit tricky."

    For us it was most convenient to pay £6 for 24hours each day on local car park, you can pay £30 for a week, but you need that much cash for machine as there is not a card pay option! Outside the front door you can use 30 min park between 8am - 6pm or single yellow parking 6pm - 10am.. but it has to be said often in use. But you soon get used to the parking shuffle and car park is less than 5min walk. Although dog friendly accommodation, the town is less so for dog walking. You can use small beach in harbour at low tide and car park field below castle (payment machine not in use May 2018). Neither the recreation ground nor beaches allow dogs. Brilliant dog friendly beach at Porthcurin with excellent Hidden Hut cafe... parking on very steep hill down to beach. Recycling in car park, doesn't do plastic containers, only bottles.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0May 2018

  • "Fantastic location in a beautiful harbour setting."

    Plenty of local places of interest within easy reach

    Reviewed by Derek4.7May 2018

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  • Over two floors
  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en suite shower-room and doors to patio, 1 x twin
  • First floor sitting room with ‘living flame’ fire, uninterrupted views of the bay and dining area
  • First floor kitchen
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, hand held shower basin and WC.
  • Electric panel heaters with night storage heating
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone incoming calls only only, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request
  • Parking is available in a public car park nearby
  • Enclosed patio garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

The property

Pier Cottage is an ‘upside down’ terraced cottage in St Mawes, just a few yards from the beach with gorgeous sea views.

Brilliant for couples or small family.

The living-dining room is upstairs with a pebble-effect ‘living flame’ fire and uninterrupted views of the bay; it’s as if you're looking from the bow of a ship!

The kitchen is also on this level.

Downstairs there are two bedrooms – a king-size double with en suite shower-room and TV and doors opening to the patio, and a twin and a family bathroom .

Behind the cottage is a lovely little terraced patio garden with garden furniture, perfect for alfresco meals or just relaxing with a good book.

A gem of a cottage in a lovely place for exploring rock pools and bathing, or simply soaking up the scenery.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas