Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Oh boy, what a view!

This has to be one of the best spots I’ve seen for relaxing in the sunshine with a glass of cold Sauvignon Blanc or G & T – whatever your poison – and drinking in the view (pun seriously intended).

I’m already (mentally that is) packing my bags and heading off to this newly renovated home, just a short stroll from the centre of St Mawes, with panoramic views to Place Manor, St Anthony’s Head and out to sea. The living room, dining room and most of the bedrooms also enjoy this great view.

St Mawes is a cracking spot for a break, one of the most beautifully sited seaside spots in Cornwall (on the Roseland Peninsula) with masses to keep you busy all day long. St Mawes boasts its very own Tudor Castle, built in 1538 after a spat with the French and Spanish fleets. Open all year round, St Mawes Castle has always been an important gun emplacement right up to the end of the Second World War.

And there’s a network of local pedestrian and car ferries, including the famous King Harry Ferry Bridge across the River Fal, to help you get around the area, with links to Falmouth and St Anthony. Discover the world of shipwrecks and ancient smugglers tales, whilst spotting dolphins, basking sharks and seals regularly seen around the local coastline - on an Orca Sea Safari, run most days from the historic port of Falmouth – only minutes away by ferry.