About the property
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Pelyn - a holiday apartment that sleeps 2 guests in 1 bedroom
Pelyn is a modern self contained apartment located overlooking the Percuil River at Freshwater Boatyard in St Mawes. Please note that this is a working boatyard and from October to May your views outside and the light into the property are very restricted by boats being stored on the quay. However, from May through to October, depending on the weather, the boats disappear onto the water and the view out onto the River can be really appreciated. Pelyn is perfect for a couple seeking a great value base in St Mawes.
Pelyn can also used in conjunction with Polmaro, our other property at this location, to provide great value accommodation for up to four people wanting to stay in St Mawes.
There are lovely walks along the Percuil River and it is about a 10 minute walk along the river to St Mawes Harbour with all its pubs & restaurants. It is a fantastic base for exploring the area particularly for walkers as the ferries in St Mawes will take you to either Falmouth or across the river to Place Manor. The boatyard itself will rent a small Bass boat to you for exploring the river at your leisure or maybe a fishing trip or two! Alternatively, if you have your own boat, moorings are available for hire.
Ground Floor Only: The double bedroom has views over the Percuil River (although please note that from October to May this view is obscured by boats being stored on the quay). The WC & Shower room is to one side of the hallway. The main kitchen/lounge area is spacious for a 1 bedroom property with breakfast table, electric hob & cooker, microwave, fridge freezer and a washer dryer machine. There are 2 sofas in the lounge area. There is a fully glazed door from the lounge onto the small balcony.
Facilities & Services
Inclusive electricity & heating (night storage and electric heaters). Duvets, linen & towels are provided. There is a small outside table and chairs on the balcony. Moorings, boat storage and boat hire can be arranged. TV & DVD player.
Parking for 1 car. Regrettably smoking is not permitted. There are local shops, pubs & restaurants approximately 10 minute walk away around St Mawes Harbour. Other pubs are available in Portscatho (about 10 mins drive), Philleigh (about 10 mins), Ruan Lanihorne (20 mins) or Veryan (15 mins). It is important to note that the property is located on a working boatyard and there might be the odd bit of noise from work being undertaken on boats. There is a reasonable amount of activity in front of the property. From October to May boats are stored on the hardstanding and right in front of the property which does affect both the light and the views across the river.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£100 security deposit pre-authorised on your card
CornwallsCottages Booking Team
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
Local Services & Businesses
Ref: Pelyn, Freshwater Boatyard, St.Mawes, TR2 5AR
Looking for an opportunity of seeking a 'top-up' of sea air before winter sets in we considered ourselves fortunate in finding Pelyn available at very short notice. With my wife being a devotee of all things nautical, finding herself up and close with the activities of a working boat yard was ideal!
A recurring comment in the visitors book was the level of cleanliness apparent upon our arrival. Happily, just prior to our departure, I was able to congratulate the lady responsible in person.
A very minor irritation that should perhaps be mentioned was the fact that the heat level figures on the control dials of the oven have virtually worn away, leaving occupants with something of a guessing game when using it for the time.! Also, in an otherwise almost pristine presentation of the apartment, the rusty door stop in the WC/Shower Room would appear to be a minor problem that could easily be remedied.
Just A Suggestion
All good at the apartment.
The only comment I would like to make is that the metal poles (maybe props for the boats or scaffolding?) were placed right up against the wall outside the patio doors. Appreciate that it is a working boatyard but if they could be relocated away from such a superb view I'm sure other visitors would enjoy the uncluttered view and their stay even more.
Thank you for your suggestion Phil. Unfortunately due to space and of course, as you mentioned a working boatyard, we are limited to where we can place items/boats within the yard. This time of year is especially difficult due to the volume of boats that have to be launched and retrieved on a daily basis. Also from the end of this month the yard will start to fill up with the larger boats coming in for their winter storage. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and will keep your suggestion in mind. We are always happy to have suggestions and where possible we try to implement change. Hope to see you again.
Very comfortable accommodation for 2 people. Loved the location overlooking a working boatyard and estuary - idyllic views. Only 10 minute walk into St Mawes for pubs and places to eat. Very handy for footpaths to explore the Roseland peninusla.
Room with a view
Peaceful and beautiful location but only a 15 minute walk into St Mawes. So much to do either on foot or by boat. Communication a bit difficult as no phone signal and they are having problems with wi fi but all available a short distance away
A very relaxing holiday
Pelyn is a lovely property, spacious, light, and. very comfortable. The view across the water is beautiful and watching the boats coming and going is very relaxing.
Nice view very quiet in the evenings
What I particularly liked was the view over the boatyard towards the water. During the day you can watch boats being put in and out of the water. The balcony is rather "slim" but sufficient. The cottage is a little out of the way in beautiful walking countryside. Of you want to visit sights you need a car or much time for public transport.
Good value for money though and if we come to Cornwall again it will definitely be an option. But it is quite a drive from Vienna, Austria...
It was a pleasure to meet you and pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Pity we were not able to supply the sunshine though. We hope you can visit again in the future.
St Mawes is one of the finest waterside villages in Cornwall. Situated overlooking an idyllic bay on the eastern side of the famous Falmouth Estuary, St Mawes has one of the mildest climates in Britain due to its proximity to the Gulf Stream. The sea is at the heart of the village and has helped to shape St Mawes from the little fishing village to the fashionable holiday destination that is so popular with visitors. A mecca for boating enthusiasts, St Mawes is a particularly popular sailing centre. Weekly club racing, village regattas and larger events are commonplace on the superb waters of the bay all through the summer. St Mawes has so much to offer the visitor. St Mawes Castle was built by Henry VIII and is a splendid place to take in the views of the Carrick Roads. There are miles of coastal and countryside walks to take in and some idyllic beaches on which to relax and watch the world go by. The little Place Ferry takes visitors to explore St Anthony's Head or there are regular ferries to Falmouth. Being situated on the seafront, the village is also known for the restaurants and pubs that serve superb fish and shellfish dishes all year round.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Heating and electricity are all included. All bed linen and towels are provided.
Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent