A lovely first floor self contained apartment in St Mawes with views overlooking the Percuil River. Can be combined with Pelyn to accommodate up to four people. Regrettably no children under 12 or pets please.
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Polmaro is a modern self contained apartment located overlooking the Percuil River at Freshwater Boatyard in St Mawes. There is a small balcony where you can sit out and enjoy the views over the river or watch the boats coming & going at the boatyard quay.
Polmaro is perfect for a couple seeking a great value base in St Mawes with river views.
Polmaro can also used in conjunction with Pelyn, our other property at this location, to provide great value accommodation for up to 4 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.
First Floor Only: There is an external staircase that leads to the front door. The double bedroom has views over the Percuil River (although please note from October to May this view may be 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 one bedroom property with breakfast table, electric hob & cooker, microwave, fridge freezer and a washer dryer machine. There are two sofas in the lounge area. The views across the river are superb with a fully glazed door onto the small balcony.
Exterior: There is a small outside table and chairs on the balcony.
Facilities & Services
Inclusive electricity & heating (night storage and electric heaters). Duvets, linen & towels are provided. Moorings, boat storage and boat hire can be arranged.
Parking for 1 vehicle. Regrettably no pets are allowed in Polmaro and 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 may 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
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.
Guest from Lewes stayed for 7 nights.
This was our second stay in Polmaro,St Mawes and we loved it even more. We never tire of exploring the Roseland area and Polmaro is excellently situated for local walks or trips by ferry to Falmouth and Truro so it is very relaxing and a treat to leave the car behind! The beaches (there are many nearby) are sandy and beautifully clean .There is every thing you need in the apartment and it is a wonderful sight to watch the sun rise and set over the creek in the river.
Guest from Camberley stayed for 7 nights.
I discovered Polmaro on the internet. I was immediately impressed in our arrival as the view is simply superb. Don't be put off by the fact that it is within a working yard as tgat merely added to the enjoyment if the ever changing view. The accommodation is a very good standard, clean and with just about everything you would expect and the owners have obviously taken care to provide everything you need. There is limited wifi cover although I expect that is mire due to location and certainly it didn't spoil my week ! The owners are available and approachable but not in the slightest bit intrusive. It a reasonably flat 10 min walk into St Mawes and definitely the best way to see this stunning area. It would be quite possible to park the car on arrival and not get back into again until the journey home. Overall a lovely little bolt hole for two. Fantastic. Thanks
Guest from Radstock stayed for 14 nights.
We wanted a waterside location with a good view, and a place where we could store and readily launch our kayak. Polmaro fitted the bill superbly. The staff could not have been more helpful. Our only regret was that the lower flat Pelyn which our son and wife had booked was suddenly cancelled but fortunately they managed to book somewhere nearby. Both flats are within a very busy working boatyard with boats being cleaned, sanded, painted, repaired , craned and launched by tractor so it is sometimes quite noisy during the working day - especially perhaps at the beginning of the boating season when we were there. Unlike many boatyards which can be nautical junkyards - which have their charm! - Freshwater Boatyard is wonderfully "shipshape and Bristol fashion" - clean, uncluttered and well organised. We happily envisage returning later this year and certainly next.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It certainly is a busy yard throughout the season. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Guest from Southampton stayed for 7 nights.
This is a nice apartment for 2 people only thing missing was wi fi it is sometimes nice not to have it but a week was too long!! everything else was fine. Nice walk into St Mawes The Victory pub was good value for money . The boatyard was not noisy and a lovely view over the river there is always something to watch on a river! All in all a lovely break
We appreciate your review and are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again in the future.
Guest from Hassocks stayed for 7 nights.
Although we found it a bit difficult to find at first the flat and view were beautiful.st Mawes was lovely.The surrounding areas I.e beaches were within 5 miles which was great,as we did it want to spend our time driving. also the ferry trips were restful.
Guest from Nr Pontypridd stayed for 7 nights.
LOVELY QUIET LOCATION, even in a boatyard !!!! Pillows were extremely hard and difficult to sleep on ,maybe one soft and one hard might be an option. A handle rail in the shower too for us oldies!!!! in case of slipping. But otherwise a good place to stay.the only other point was that there are new settees there covered in fabric , it would be an idea if arm caps were put on them to save them from spillage and throws. on the seating part.
Thank you Chris for your review. Pleased you had a pleasant time and hope to see you in the future.
Guest from Basildon stayed for 7 nights.
Only one bath towel provided although the cleaners left a written message to the owner and I also spoke to him myself. Mark did say he would sort it out but nothing was done about it all week. The grouting in the shower had a lot of mould on it. I sorted that out with some bleach. When I opened the freezer compartment in the fridge it was completely solid with frost and ice. You could not even get a packet of peas in there. After half an hour with my wife's hairdryer I managed to defrost it. There was even an ice tray and a plastic bag of ice cubes hidden in the middle. The outside security light was not working and climbing the metal outside steps in the dark was quite dangerous especially after a rain shower in the dark as they were quite slippery. Apart from these criticisms the property was very good and well appointed.
Thank you for your comments Ian. Unfortunately I was on annual leave and am normally the person who deals with any issues regarding the flats and manning the office. Regarding the issues, I am looking into it with housekeeping and can only apologise for the inconvenience it might have caused. I am sure that you will note by the reviews this year, that we take pride in trying to make it home from home but without the pressures. However, I am pleased to let you know that since your stay we have installed a new fridge at the property. All comments are taken seriously and acted upon. We appreciate the feedback. Hope to see you in the future.
Guest from Lewes stayed for 7 nights.
We arrived later than expected( due to traffic hold ups en route) so were pleased to find the key left in the door for us and the apartment and its location excellent. There are plenty of lovely walks and footpaths well signposted and it is just a 10 minute walk into St.Mawes where you can catch the ferry to Falmouth or Truro. The pubs are well worth trying for food and drink. The view from the apartment overlooks the small boatyard and creek and is very picturesque, especially when the sun is rising and setting. Thoroughly recommend.
So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you in the future.
Guest from Crediton stayed for 7 nights.
A great flat fully equipped with everything you need. Location perect. Peaceful retreat. Apreciate its on a working boatyard but 2 nights alarms were triggered it would have been nice if someone had knocked on the door the next day just to say why
Guest from Guildford stayed for 7 nights.
This review might sound a little critical but it is made in respect to dozens of previous renting. When we arrived the heating was not on so the place was cold. The owner only lived next door but did not make himself known to us throughout our stay. In the event of bad weather there was little to entertain in the flat games, library etc. However, the flat was warm and comfortable and well located. One other point is that there is no wi-fi or telephone reception this could be a problem if there was an emergency. St Mawes centre is about a half hour walk. St Mawes was fantastic a great landlord at the Victory Inn where we saw in the New Year culminating with a firework display on the Quay. The Cornish people so friendly. A massive selection of good places to eat all sourcing local ingredients. So much to do in the area. We had a great week so temper my minor criticisms. The flat visitor book indicates the nearly everybody, including us, enjoyed their stay and made positive comments.
Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in St Mawes. Regarding the reception for mobile networks in St Mawes, unfortunately it is very slow throughout St Mawes.
Guest from Diss stayed for 7 nights.
We had a very enjoyable holiday and the weather for October was super. No complaints at all with the accommodation it was first class with everything you need. Fantastic views from the living room window and the small balcony had a table to sit and enjoy your evening glass of wine. Lots of entertainment watching the going on's in the boat yard and plenty of near by places to visit.
Guest from Kingsbridge stayed for 5 nights.
Good base for walking and exploring..So quiet and peaceful New sofa promised Needs a lounge side light, broom and customs and brush!! All else fine. Loved the crisp white bedding.
We have pleasure in confirming the new suite has arrived.
Guest from South Littleton stayed for 7 nights.
A lovely weeks stay in a super location. Out of the hustle and bustle of St Mawes but with plenty of enjoyable action going on in the boatyard beneath us. A fair walk to shops and harbour area (20 mins approx stroll). Weather as expected with sunshine and rain - but mild for the time of year. A really lovely apartment, well equipped and spacious with lovely views - needs a more comfortable sofa (apparently on order!) WiFi access would be a bonus.
We have great pleasure in confirming we have replaced the suite. Hope to see you again in the near future.
Guest from Leicester stayed for 7 nights.
location stunning with excellant views with a lovely walk into st mawes . polmaro is a great base to stay for all the local amenities can not wait to return
Guest from Chesterfield stayed for 7 nights.
Our first time at polmaro,great location but cleanliness and condition let it down. The bed settee was broken causing the cushions to slide forward making it awkward to sit comfortably. The other settee was also ready for updating. We did inform the owner about the broken settee, he said he didn't know about it but after reading other reviews we found out it was broken two months before we arrived. The cooker extractor hood didn,t work, and also the dvd player. The place lacked a good clean which was a shame because the location was great, the views over the water are wonderful with the boats and a nice 15mins walk into st mawes.
Thank you for your review. We are disposing of the bed settee with a new suite rather than bed settee and will be upgrading/refreshing both flats for the start of the new holiday season. We have taken full note of the problems listed and will be addressing each complaint. Hope to see you again in the future.
Guest from Newport stayed for 7 nights.
Will be looking to book again. It was our 1st visit to St Mawes. Polmero was a very good choice and we will stay there again. The sofas could do with a good clean under the cushions. I went looking for my glass case so would not have looked otherwise. To make it extra comfy the odd blanket and extra cushions would help.
Thank you Ann for the review. We are pleased you had an enjoyable stay. Appreciate the comments and we will take them on board.
Guest from Stockbury stayed for 7 nights.
There were not enough black sacks. Ovenproof dishes would be helpful, there were none.. The left hand leg on the sofa bed settee was defective. Nevertheless a very good week and hope to come again.
Thank you for your comments. We will be replacing the sofa bed with a normal suite for the new season which will definitely add comfort. We will take your comments on board and whilst refreshing the flats add more homely comforts to make the stay more relaxed and enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you again.
Guest from Scarborough stayed for 7 nights.
Very pleased with the apartment, especially it's location and amenities. Had a great stay helped by the fcat that the weather was okay for the main part. Only minor point to raise was that it could have done with a few useful items such as broom, dustpan and brush and larger saucepan. However, must stress these are only very minor points and didn't in any way detract from the holiday.
Thank you, we pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again next season. We are refreshing the flats and will add your suggestions to the list.
Guest from Highworth stayed for 7 nights.
This was our third visit to Polmaro and we were disappointed with the standard of cleanliness this time . The floor had clearly not been hovered properly and when we attempted to clean it we found that the Vacuum cleaner was full to the brim . The Sofa bed was broken so badly that you could not sit on it never mind use it as a bed . It is all beginning to look a little tired and in need of a make over which is a shame because the location is brilliant .
We are sorry your stay was not as good as previously. We can confirm that the flats are being refreshed for the new holiday season and this includes replacing the bed settee with a normal suite for added comfort. Hope to see you in the new season.
Guest from Sherborne stayed for 7 nights.
Lovely views, fabulous quiet location, very much enjoyed watching the low key activities in the boatyard beneath from the balcony and looking out over the boats moored in the estuary.
Guest from Aylesbury stayed for 3 nights.
We found it all very nice only down side was the settee that changed into a sofa bed was very uncomfortable to sit on in the evenings, so if the weather was bad you would have to use the kitchen chairs, as older people this not very good.
Thank you for your comments. We are replacing the bed settee with a normal suite for the new season and refreshing the flats. We hope to see you in the new season.
Guest from Bristol stayed for 7 nights.
Given our circumstances, the flat was perfectly suited. The location being waterside and with a pontoon it meant we could be picked up by boat without hassle. It also meant that each morning could have been spent on the balcony, breakfasting or lunching in the sun. The flat was also the perfect size as there were just the two of us. It also had parking, which is not often the case in Cornwall and was within striking distance of St Mawes without having to pay St Mawes prices. It's also nice to be a little way from the throng.
Guest from Nr. Pontypridd stayed for 7 nights.
Polmaro is a lovely Peaceful apartment with wonderful views.It also has a lovely coastline walk into St Mawes . But the main point is that it is comfortable and has every thing you need for a relaxing holiday.
Guest from Chippenham stayed for 7 nights.
Good accomodation, well equipped and comfortable. Super location, with a 10 minute walk into St Mawes. Enjoyed the view from window, watching all the comes and going of the various boats. A great hoilday location.
Guest from Bradford stayed for 4 nights.
1st time in Cornwall & we wanted to tour around. Whilst St Mawes was beautiful, it felt a little isolated for us. Local people were extremely friendly & there Is a selection of nice restaurants close by. Apartment was clean,spacious,warm & well maintained with a good range of kitchenware. Views across the boatyard are beautiful, even with boats moored right outside. Owners are attentive and friendly - residing next door which is reassuring.
Guest from Coventry stayed for 4 nights.
Very enjoyable stay in a small 1 bed first floor flat ideal for two, well fitted and well equipped. Very peaceful location overlooking the estuary. The working boatyard immediately in front of the flats did not cause us any disturbance - it was quite interesting watching men "messing around in boats". Spent our 3 days taking journeys on the various ferries from St Mawes and Falmouth using a pre booked 3 day "Mussel card" which we would thoroughly reccommend.
Guest from Moreton In Marsh stayed for 7 nights.
Superb location with good access. Points to note are; The lounge furniture is not very comfortable, especially the seat that converts into a sofa bed. The mattress on the main bed is too thin to be comfortable. A salt and pepper cruet would have been welcome. The shower unit squeals on the ideal temperature setting and the cubicle tiling needs. The bad spell of weather we experienced during our stay probably made the above points more noticeable but we did enjoy staying at Palmaro with the wonderful view over the river and interesting location.
Guest from Surrey stayed for 7 nights.
I liked Polmarro very much but found the duvet far too hot. Could there possibly be a lighter one and maybe a blanket for chillier nights? I would also like to see something supplied to clean bathroom basin. It is a good base for walks and boat rides.
Guest from Perth stayed for 7 nights.
would love to stay again
Guest from Nr. Pontypridd stayed for 7 nights.
Polmaro is an ideal location as it is near the shops and has a lovely walk into St Mawes itself. The apartment was very comfortable and well stocked .and had everything you needed .
Guest from Stroud stayed for 7 nights.
Perfect spot for relaxing with wonderful views of the river/estuary and boats bobbing about on the water. The accomodation is well appointed (we cooked twice) and a real home from home. 10 min walk to St Mawes harbour and choice of restaurants, with Victory Pub (good quality pub food) and the Idle Rocks (terrace and views to die for although top end pricing for food). 2nd year for us and we will be back
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