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Stones Throw

(Ref. 976511)

St Mawes, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "The owners/property managers have gone to a great deal of trouble to have everything just so."

    Almost everything that anyone would need is there. The flat is comfortable, and very close to the sea, with the ferries to Falmouth, and also the shops. the Tourist Information Centre is opposite 'Stones Throw' on the other side of the car park which is nearby. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there. (My 4th)

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our second stay at Stone's Throw was fantastic."

    A great cottage in a superb location. Very clean and well appointed. We hope to return for a third visit next year.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "Everything was perfect apart from the damp in the property - we were lucky we had good weather but had this not been the case it would have been very uncomfortable."

    None of our towels dried overnight which would normally be the case in the height of summer and you could feel the damp in the air, we were grateful we had a heater we could turn on in the evenings. Great location, cleanliness etc but damp not good,

    Reviewed by Jo4.4May 2023

  • "Outstanding location, not bettered in St Mawes."

    Fabulously appointed, super WiFi/TV reception.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0May 2023

  • "It's an excellent property, a ground floor apartment."

    Well set out, Clean, tidy, plenty of information for visitors, not only in respect of where things can be located within the apartment, but also facilities in the local area. It has bedrooms, and would be suitable for families.

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had the loveliest stay at Stones Throw in February."

    The house had everything we needed, was a minutes walk away from the seafront and pubs/shops. We will 100% be staying again when we come back next February.

    Reviewed by Annie-jo5.0Feb 2023

  • "The holiday property; a 2-Bed S/c flat was warm and inviting from the first moment I entered it."

    There was a 'Holiday Users Guide' on the table in the sitting room, and other information regarding facilities in the area were placed on a coffee table. I'd already booked for a further stay in 'Stones Throw' before I arrived for my recent holiday there. An act of fatih? Maybe, but I was very pleased that I had done so. Whilst there I actually booked a further week's stay at the end of June. This underscores how much I enjoyed staying there.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jan 2023

  • "Stones Throw had everything you need for a week away and many unexpected extras were provided, I would book again and recommend it to anyone."

    St Mawes is beautiful with a fantastic beach and great swimming, and the pubs and restaurants are fabulous.

    Reviewed by Annemarie5.0Jun 2022

  • "We took with us the usual assortment of 'just in case items' but we could have saved ourselves a lot of packing because the owner has thought of everything and some more besides: the Sweet Williams were a lovely touch as well."

    The flat is very well appointed, comfortable and in a great position to access the many amenities St Mawes has to offer on foot. Cornish fishing villages were not meant for motor vehicles so parking is always at a premium. Stones Throw does have parking so long as you have a smallish car. Actually parking is a test of skill, clutch and engine and no surprise that the route is not given in the description as it wouldn't be easy to do. For those with a bigger car or more faint hearted drivers there is a large public car park on the doorstep, currently £32 for a week. In conclusion we would highly recommend St Mawes and Stones Throw.

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0May 2022

  • "The small bedroom was damp."

    Other than that cottage was very nice

    Thank you for your feedback. We were surprised that you felt the small bedroom was damp, as this has not been mentioned in any previous feedback. The owner has confirmed that the small bedroom isn't damp, it is condensation, which occurs if the property isn't ventilated (windows opened or left on a catch)  Apart from this we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely and clean on arrival."

    Really comfortable to relax in and only seconds from the centre of st mawes. All essentials in place when we decided to eat in and cook for ourselves.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jun 2021

  • "The apartment had absolutely everything that you needed to ensure that your stay was relaxing and comforting."

    Having two children under three the lounge space was perfect for them both the play in the early mornings. The location is fairly peaceful, just hearing the odd bus, which we didnt mind as it was exceptionally close to the beach, village front and pubs, which meant little legs could walk it happily. Defintely a gem of a find and will be booking to go back.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent holiday apartment, clean, bright and fully equipped, they have thought of everything."

    We struggled a bit with the night storage heaters (instructions would have been helpful) but supplementary heating was available. Private parking is at a premium in St Mawes so it was great that this apartment had a private space right outside, albeit small and awkward - a Chelsea tractor wouldn't stand a chance. Having said that the Council car park is adjacent and charges not unreasonable (think it was £30 per week). The apartment is very central, once parked there is no need for a car as everything is within strolling distance. The bus to Truro starts from the Council car park. We recommend taking the bus to St Just where there is a beautiful church and gardens (and tea shop) and walking the coastal path back. Perefct. Lamorran Gardens are well worth a visit too.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely, well equipped apartment."

    Second bedroom is quite small. Parking space, although mentioned, isn’t easy to find. Better directions to that would be helpful. Our car was ok but may be too small for a larger car. Lovely position in the heart of St Mawes, easy access to shops, pubs and the beach. Would definitely look to rebook.

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Oct 2020

  • "Parking quite difficult so did cost £30 for the week in adjoining car park."

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2020

  • "The apartment was extremely clean."

    The facilities excellent and the thoughtfulness I.e. tea, coffee, biscuits etc. Plus fresh flowers in each room was very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jan 2020

  • "Stones Throw was the perfect holiday home for our visit to the beautiful St."

    Mawes. I would recommend this home to a couple or young family without hesitation. The access for more elderly infirm people would be challenging and the parking is tricky when all the spaces are occupied, otherwise fab place

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Sep 2019

  • "Our second stay at Stones Throw."

    Ideal for a couple or small family. Very clean and well equipped for a self catering holiday. Location at St Mawes is great with a 2 minute walk to harbour for shops,bakery, pubs and restaurants. St Mawes is a beautiful place to stay and the Roseland area is great for walking with lovely beaches. Great service from Sykes Cottages with plenty of communication. A lovely holiday!

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Sep 2019

  • "Great accomodation."

    Comfortable and clean. The only confusion is I thought I booked directly through Sykes cottages, but received confirmation of the booking via They said if I had any enquiries then send an email to the link, which I did, but no response. I called Sykes in the end as didn't know how to access the property. The staff member was very helpful, however I just think it needs to be clearer on the website who you are booking with.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jun 2019

  • "Apartment well equipped."

    Overlooks car park so can be noisy at times. Pedestrians can see into apartment windows. Generally good value for money. Very clean.

    Reviewed by Michael3.8May 2019

  • "Amazing place."

    Fantastic location.

    Reviewed by Piotr5.0Apr 2019

  • "House could have had its street number listed."

    It was a bit hard to find tucked around the corner of the street. That said, a wonderful cottage.. Enjoyed St Mawes and the cottage immensely.

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Aug 2018

  • "A great little base for exploring the area."

    All mod cons. Reasonable-sized fridge, which helped with our on-line food order which we booked for the evening of our arrival (although delivery driver had to call to find us!). Very friendly and helpful owners. The twin (bunk bed) room was a bit small for 2 teenage boys, but they slept well enough. The only real concern we had was that we couldn't leave the window open in that room at nights because it seemed too easy for someone to lean in and open the door.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Aug 2018

  • "The apartment was perfect!"

    Clean and well equipped, there was even a new bottle of milk and some biscuits to make us feel at home! We really liked the location- fantastic for the south coast and its beaches, St Mawes is lovely and has everything you need for a holiday.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely, well equipped apartment, had everything."

    Situated in gorgeous town. lack of storage think could of been bit of a problem if 4 was in apartment and it is a shame they have storage heaters. We were lucky having lovely weather. Would go to Cottage againbeing able to park outside apartment was great.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Jun 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk room
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Galley-style kitchen
  • Shower-room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric panel heaters with night storage heating
  • Fridge, freezer, washer-dryer, Smart TV with WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Sorry, no pets allowed and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: Parking is in a designated space outside the property, width restriction suitable for a small car, or you can park in the public car park which is just 50 yards away
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 4 people, including infants.

The property

Stones Throw is a ground-floor apartment in the heart of pretty St Mawes, just a minutes stroll from shops, restaurants, galleries and from the harbour waterfront and access to the Coast Path.

From your own front door, step into the open-plan living-dining room, then through to the galley-style kitchen.

There are two bedrooms, a double, and a bunk room along with a shower-room.

A simple but brilliantly convenient base for exploring the beautiful Roseland Peninsula with its quiet beaches and excellent water sports activities, and close to good pubs and restaurants and the bustling harbour from which the pedestrian ferry sails to Falmouth.

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.

Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 4 people, including infants.

Note: Pets are not permitted to stay at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas