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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall, England

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Ruth_Law
St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent self catering property”
Reviewed April 13, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We loved our 4 day stay in Mawnan Smith. The property had everything we needed and more. It was comfortable, cosy and well equipped. We liked the little extras that were available to us that make all the difference to the holiday self catering experience so thank you!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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TardisDwe...
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“A fantastic home from home - in fact, it was BETTER than our house.”
Reviewed April 8, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The annexe was absolutely beautiful; spotlessly clean, exquisitely decorated with huge attention to detail and wonderfully equipped - in fact, we only discovered the fully stocked games cupboard as we were checking out. It was an ideal base for our first foray into Cornwall and we were really quite sad when we had to leave it. We will DEFINITELY be back again. Not only that but it is only a couple of minutes' romantic stroll from a beautiful church full of friendly folk AND a lovely pub with a smashing atmosphere and great food

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Number1_W...
Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Clean, well presented and had everything we needed. WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!”
Reviewed March 18, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The Annex was much larger then we expected, having a separate bathroom, bedroom, sitting room and kitchen/dinning room. It had everything you could think of from cutlery to slow cookers, large fridge/freezer, iron, washer/dryer, even a trouser press. You name it, it had it.

It was spotlessly clean and well presented, the bed and sofas were comfortable and it was in a lovely area.

Steve the owner popped around on the morning of our first stay, and was very pleasant and informative.

We will definitely go back.

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Your age range 25-34
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Firenze1
Cornwall
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16 reviews
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“Excellent accommodation in this lovely village.”
Reviewed October 14, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We were delighted with this accommodation for us and our dog. A friendly welcome from owner and absolutely everything you could need. Very comfortable warm and cosy, nicely decorated and spacious. A safe outside courtyard for the dog and parking on the road outside. Quick walk to all village amenities including good pub and restaurant.
We would highly recommend this property and hope to return.
Many thanks.

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cardiff
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed October 13, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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I have just returned from a threenight stay at Holmen.
This property is located in peaceful and beautiful Mawman Smith.It enjoys easy acess to the helford passage and beaches,a little further the maritime town of \falmouth with all that has to offer.

The property offers every comfort and those little touches that make all the difference.I shall return to stay here whenever i can.A big thank you to Steve for the wellcome i received and the special touches such as yellow roses 9in the dinning area.

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MARSHALLJ...
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64 reviews
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“A brilliant holiday cottage”
Reviewed October 6, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

I rented this holiday cottage for a short midweek stay in September. The cottage is really nice, well fitted out and absolutely spotless. It is in a lovely village just outside Falmouth and very close to the river ( a 15- 20 min walk). The village has a great pub and an Italian restaurant within 150 yards of the cottage for those who do not want to cook and not want to drink and drive! The location is ideal for exploring all of Cornwall as it is so central. I will definitely use this agin.

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ARegularV...
Cheshire England
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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“Great Apartment in Mawnan Smith for a Couple”
Reviewed September 28, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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As a couple we have stayed at Holmen a number of occasions over the past few years, and can highly recommend it to a couple looking for self-catering accommodation in this attractive part of Cornwall.

Holmen is an annexe to the owners' house in the centre of the village of Mawnan Smith. The village centre with a historic thatched pub (the Red Lion), an Italian restaurant, a cafe, post office with general store is a very short distance away. There is an hourly day time bus service into Falmouth. There are numerous other pubs, cafes, and restaurants in the area, including the famous Ferryboat Inn at Helford Passage. The two popular and attractive gardens, Trebah and Glen Durgan, are both less than a mile away. There are numerous local footpaths, including a number which lead onto the South West Coast Path both onto Falmouth Bay and the Helford River, making splendid circular walks. Maenporth Bay and the beaches on the Helford River can also be reached by footpath.

Entering by its own side entrance, the entirely self contained accommodation consists of a large kitchen/dining room fully equipped with a full sized cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle, toaster and plenty of pots pans crockery and cutlery. There is a separate lounge with a three piece suite, Freeview TV, DVD player and flame effect fire. The bedroom is also spacious with a queen sized bed and plenty of wardrobe and cupboard space. The bathroom has a bath with a shower over. There is central heating throughout and wifi is available. It is the most spacious apartment for two people we have ever stayed in!

Kari and Steve live in the adjoining house, Hillrise, and themselves clean and maintain Holmen to very high standards of comfort and cleanliness. They do not intrude on their guests in any way, but if you seek them out we have found them to be extremely friendly and helpful.

It is difficult to think of any negatives, but perhaps would mention the tight on road parking immediately outside the property and the lack of a sea view, but we are really splitting hairs here.

The fact that we have returned to Holmen so many times is testimony to our view of the property.

Provided you are looking for accommodation for a couple in a quiet village location a short (but walkable by some) distance outside Falmouth, you cannot go wrong with Holmen!

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Liked best: The amount of space
Liked least: Rather tight on road parking on narrow lane
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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