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Prydes Cottage St. Mawes Cornwalls Med | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Web Ref: 3446 | Sleeps 4
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Prydes Cottage 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | Sea Views | Village House | Beach 645m | | Sleeps 4
Right on the waterfront overlooking the sea in St Mawes, a pretty terraced cottage 75 yards from the harbour and a two minute level walk from shops, with fantastic views across the sea to the mouth of the Helford River in one direction and the mouth of the Percuil River in the other. At the back, a private suntrap courtyard (table/chairs, shrubs) for sitting out.
Cornwall’s ‘Med’: here is Cornwall at its warmest, most sheltered; of creeks and tidal waters penetrating deep inland, deep in woods, silent except for birdsong; of wonderful gardens growing things that live nowhere else outdoors in England (marvellous in rhododendron, camellia, magnolia time, from March to end of May especially); of sailing boats everywhere decorating the sea; of harbour villages where the light is Mediterranean - dazzling in the sunshine. And really very little that is ugly has been allowed to be built.
Here is Truro, Cornwall’s (small) capital, with its 20th century cathedral; Falmouth, resort town and cargo/cruise ship/yacht port, superbly sited; and the glorious Helford River. Trewithen, Trelissick, Glendurgan, Trebah, Heligan (Lost Gardens of) and Caerhays are among the finest gardens. In the very middle of Cornwall, Lanhydrock house is very special, so is its garden. Not the greatest area for beaches, but good sandy ones near Veryan and Portscatho, in St Mawes, and around Falmouth and the Helford River’s mouth. Not to be missed is St Just-in-Roseland’s churchyard; nor - within easy reach - is The Eden Project.