April Cottage - a holiday cottage that sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms
A great little base in the Roseland Pensinsula
This was the second time we have stayed at April Cottage. It is well equipped, the beds are comfortable and great for all types of guest, being dog and family friendly.
Beautiful cottage. We arrived and it was a chilly afternoon but the cottage was warm thanks to the cosy heater in the sitting room being put on for us. Super comfy beds with crisp white linen and soft pillows made for a great nights sleep. The kitchen is one of the best stocked I’ve seen, everything anyone could need. The neighbours popped in and were lovely, really friendly. The only negative I found and it’s not anything the owners can be responsible for, was the traffic noise and proximity to a very busy road.
Great Little Cottage
We had a lovely stay at April cottage. Reception rooms big enough for 6 adults with a very well equipped kitchen. Ceilings and doorways very low, so a couple of our taller group were forever banging their heads! Beds were lovely and comfy with great pillows and bedding, a great nights sleep was had. A must when visiting is a trip to the church with its most amazing gardens followed by the coastal walk to St Mawes, You can then get a bus back to the cottage from St Mawes for just over £2. Another great visit was to The Hidden Hut at Portscatho, a great place along the coastal path to stop for lunch. All in all a very enjoyable stay was had at April Cottage
A lovely home-from-home
We loved staying in this cottage as its location was brilliant for exploring the whole of the Roseland Peninsula. Although it is located on the main road into St Mawes, the traffic was non-existent at night time and you just learned to ignore it at other times. April Cottage is brilliantly equipped, especially the kitchen, and the owners obviously have good taste. The beds were comfortable and the fact there is no light pollution means you sleep like a log! It is just a short walk down to St Just Church which must be one of the loveliest in England.
We are from Cornwall and returned to visit family as we do several time a year. We knew where the property was located and that it was on a busy road which wasn't a problem. Neither was having to park in the village car park a short way up the road. The cottage was clean and tidy with most things you could need and a very comfortable bed. Our biggest problem was the height of the ceilings and beams.My husband at 6ft 4ins tall spent a considerable time stooped over when downstairs and nearly knocked himself out on the entrance to the living room. This particular opening should have a warning above it as to the height which couldn't be more than 5ft 8ins. There is nothing in the site information to indicate the very low heights in some parts of the property. Obviously one knows that old beamed homes are likely to be lower than usual but this was more than would normally be expected. We wouldn't stay here again purely based on the physical discomfort of living with the ceiling heights.
Beuatiful Roseland and a Perfect Base to Explore
Supremely comfortable beds and pillows, amazingly stocked kitchen with every conceivable utensil, new white goods, brand new bedding, electric shower large rooms and for a family 2 bathrooms made our stay more than comfortable.
The only negative is April Cottages' unfortunate exact location. Whilst ideal for getting around the Roseland, it sits precisley on the main road in and out of St Mawes and suffers from very loud traffic noise.
Whilst this was expected after reading the reviews, how could something so minor spoil a fantastic holiday in the best value cottage we have ever stayed in.
The village of St Just in Roseland is located about 2 miles north of St Mawes. A small village, it has a pretty creek and the quite delightful church and wonderful churchyard. No visit to the Roseland is complete without seeing this peaceful place. Probably the only sub tropical churchyard in the British Isles, it is a beautiful & tranquil place with some unique flora. The creek is home to a boatyard and not much else! Although the beaches are of shingle, you can reach some great sunbathing spots from here with some wonderful views over the water towards Mylor.
Nearby, you can explore the D-Day embarkation points at Turnaware Bar and nearby Smugglers Cottage which also houses a little display. It is also is one of the best spots in the area for a cream tea!! The walks around Messack Point on the north side of St Just in Roseland Creek offer some of the finest views across the Carrick Roads.
The tiny tranquil Cornish village of Philleigh is nearby and is famous for its sixteenth cetury pub, The Roseland Inn.
St Mawes & Portscatho are within 5 minutes of April Cottage and offer some lovely beaches & plenty of watersports. Portscatho has a good general store, a Post Office plus a couple of pubs & restaurants at the nearby hotels. St Mawes has plenty of facilities including a few hotels with fine restaurants including the famous Hotel Tresanton, plus a few pubs, a good Co-op general store, a butchers, chemist & post office.