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Nearwater Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 6 St Mawes B&B and Inns
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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“Nearwater scores top marks time after time”
Reviewed November 22, 2011

Nearwater has the feel of a boutique hotel rather than a B & B and why we returned again this autumn to enjoy the graceful comfort and relaxed quiet efficiency where little touches (such as delicious little homemade biscuits on our return to our room in the afternoon) make the difference between a really pleasurable and memorable stay against the norm. This really is a gem and worth a special visit to this wonderful seaside village with great restaurants on the doorstep - you are certainly made to feel special and it comes highly recommended on all counts. It could not disappoint even the most discerning.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 10, 2011

Myself and my wife stayed at the Nearwater bed and breakfast in Saint Mawes, for our pre honeymoon (or as my wife called it our Mini Moon). From the wonderful drive down to the location right up to the front door we knew we were going somewhere special! On arriving we found that the owners Amelia and Tim were just as special!!! The converted bungalow is very impressive and themed on the seaside location.

The room was very nice with fresh flowers and cleaned to a very high standard (being an ex Army man I gave it quick inspection and it passed with flying colours). The on sweet bathroom was decorated to very high standard with a wonderful very hot power shower.
On arriving we were asked if we would like tea or coffee which was brought to our room shortly after arriving.

The town itself was very nice with restaurants, coffee bars, shops, etc to be visited whilst you are there. There is also a water taxi which will take you across the river to Falmouth.

The weekend that we were there, there was the yearly charity swim from the Falmouth castle to the St Mawes castle. There were approximately 100 swimmers all swimming the mile across, 3 of which were Amelia, Tim and their daughter. And for good measure Tim did a run and cycle ride after the swim. All of which was for help for heroes, so well done guys!!!!!!

The breakfast was superb with great service to boot. Tim makes his own granola which we still haven’t been able to buy any in the shops which is as nice. (Please can we have the recipe). Every day there is a full English and a breakfast special to choose from. When we there it was scrambled eggs with smoke salmon. Yummy! And the following day homemade pancakes and bacon. Yummy! After being fed we were visited by their dog who was just as nice as its owners and if my wife had let me we would have taken him home!

All in all a very pleasant weekend, we would recommend to any one! A fantastic place for any occasion with owners who just finish it off, well done Tim and Amelia!!!!! Thank You for such a wonderful Mini Moon!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

We'd been to St. Mawes briefly on another trip and decided to stay for a few nights on our next trip to Cornwall, and we picked out Nearwater. In a quiet location a few minutes' walk from the town centre, just a minute from the Percuil river and with its own offstreet parking, it was an excellent base for walks or trips by car or boat to explore the area. Amelia and Tim came out to say hello before we'd even turned the engine off, and five minutes later after arriving on a dark autumn evening we had our feet up by the fire in the guest lounge with a glass of welcome cider, maps of the area, books and board games in easy reach.

I think our room was the 'small one' but very comfortable and stylish nonetheless

As we were staying a few nights, the ever changing breakfast specials were very welcome. As guests eat together at Nearwater, it wasn't long before you were spending too much time chatting over the smoked salmon and scrambled egg or Tim's moorish home-made Granola (my favourite) and not enough time seeing Cornwall!

Amelia and Tim were very helpful with ideas about things to do around St. Mawes and beyond. Though we didn't get the chance this time, in season they offer trips in their sailing boat for a modest fee, and Amelia's passion for sea swimming almost (but not quite) got me to go for an early morning autumn dip. Their enthusiasm for the area is simply wonderful.

After a few days at Nearwater, Tim and Amelia feel more like friends than hosts, and surely that's how it should always feel when it's time to go home, so well done and thank you!

Andy & Graham

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

We had a two night mid-week break for our anniversary and couldn't have been happier with our choice. Nearwater has the presentation of a quality modern hotel, with the warmth and welcome from wonderful hosts. We found an easy balance of privacy and great conversation and advice where requested, and with the added bonus of being able to bring the dog it was an absolutely fantastic break. The brekkie was delicious too! Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, England
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

Stayed here for three nights, together with a friend, in August. Tim and Amelia are relatively new to the B & B market in St. Mawes, but they are keen to do all they can to make their guests feel at home - and we certainly did ! We loved the nautically themed rooms, which were spotlessly clean - and we particularly loved the owners enthusiasm for St Mawes and the area in general - SO much nicer than staying in a larger and more impersonal property. One other comment : Musto was a perfectly sweet little dog and he certainly didn't wake us up with his 'yapping' - as earlier guests have commented. We would certainly return and wish Tim and Amelia every possible success in their many plans to promote this beautiful area of Cornwall.

Room Tip: We stayed in Summers, which was the only twin room - but also the largest one ! Very light and airy...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

What made our stay 5 star though was Tim and Amelia's willingness to go beyond the call of duty to help us out. We went diving early on sunday morning, and they willingly did a full English breakfast for us at 7.30 - an hour and a half before the normal breakfast time. We really appreciated this as the breakfast is one of the big treats of going away.
They offered to chill our champagne for us, but then also left it in our room in an ice bucket with champagne flutes, and didn't mind when we took it all to the beach. They also helped us organise a water taxi over to Falmouth.
We stayed at Nearwater for our 1st wedding anniversary in September 2011. We chose it through Mr and Mrs Smith, and were encouraged by the other reviews on trip advisor, which were pretty accurate.
The location was really fine, not right on the water front, but only 2 minutes walk to the sea, and it was a peaceful and easily accessable location.
Tim and Amelia have only been running it a few years, and are the type of people who do everything as well as they can, the attention to detail was excellent.
Breakfast was really lovely, and rather than the breakfast specials that other guests have mentioned, the thing that made this outstanding for me was Tim's homemade granola.
The room was comfortable, lovely linen and towels, a really powerful shower. There was nothing missing, it was a really comfortable stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed September 2, 2011

I recently stayed at Nearwater for 3 nights with my wife and my Parents. It was our first time in St Mawes, which is a lovely area. The Nearwater B&B was a really nice place to stay. We stayed in the 'Cabin' room, and my parents in 'Percuil' both of which are very comfortable, and fitted out out very nicely in a nautical theme. There was also a pantry outside our rooms with a fridge, tea, coffee, biscuits etc which was handy.

The owners Tim and Amelia were very welcoming, and we had a chat every morning as breakfast was served (berries & cereals, followed by your choice of a full English, or a 'special' like smoked salmon or chilli omelette......yum) They gave us some very useful info on the local area, and suggested the best places to visit, such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the short ferry trip over to Falmouth, or restaurants like Hotel Tressanton.

This was a very enjoyable place to stay, for both us in our thirties, and my parents, and we would definitely stay here again if we went back to St. Mawes. They even kindly posted back some of my clothes, which I had left in a drawer under the bed!...... I'm blaming the wife for that one though......

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Nearwater Bed & Breakfast
Address: Nearwater Polvarth Road | Nearwater, St Mawes TR2 5AY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Truro District > Roseland Peninsula > St Mawes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in St Mawes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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Brand New 2010 luxury Bed & Breakfast in the beautiful fishing and sailing village of St Mawes. The house has been completely renovated in a coastal/New England style. Accommodation includes all modern facilities combined with the personal touch of your hosts. ... more   less 
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