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Situated just a few metres from the sea’s edge in the sleepy Cornish coastal village of St Mawes is the Ship and Castle Hotel. This traditionally styled hotel is an ideal point from which to discover all the Devon and Cornwall has to offer.
Number of Bedrooms: 55
Parking Spaces: 0
Steps into Hotel: 0
Check In Time: 3pm
Check Out Time: 11am
The Ship and Castle Hotel in St Mawes is an elegant hotel nestled in the centre of this picture-perfect fishing village. Enjoying an enviable position right on the harbour means that the Ship and Castle Hotel can boast marvellous views of the Carrick Roads and Percuill River as wekk as out to sea. This three star hotel in St Mawes is an ideal base to explore this area of Devon and Cornwall. Take a boat on a classic river trip or cross St Mawes Harbour – just across the road from the hotel – to Falmouth and Pendennis Castle. There are historic houses and castles to explore, and the beautiful Roseland Heritage Coast. The Lost Garden of Heligan, the Eden Project, Mevagissey and Charlestown are within an hour’s drive, and even closer to the hotel are the Falmouth Art Gallery and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Why not take a walk along the Lizard Heritage Coast which is part of the South West Coastal Path, with stunning clifftop views.
The 55-bedroom Hotel offers a selection of spacious rooms, some with views out over the sea. Each bedroom at the Ship and Castle Hotel has everything you would expect for a comfortable stay including flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, en-suite bathroom, a desk and free WiFi throughout.
The onsite restaurant at the Ship and Castle Hotel St Mawes features a daily changing menu with a selection of traditional and modern dishes to choose from. A holiday to Devon and Cornwall wouldn’t be complete with a traditional Cornish Cream Tea, this can be enjoyed in the hotels lounge, or watch the fishing boats and the waves from the comfort of the bar.
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The Ship and Castle Hotel has a great selection of spacious rooms each of which have been traditionally decorated. Some rooms also enjoy views out over the sea.
Each bedroom at the Ship and Castle Hotel has everything you would expect for a comfortable stay including flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, en-suite bathroom, a desk and free WiFi throughout.
Bar & Restaurant
The onsite restaurant at the Ship and Castle Hotel St Mawes features a daily changing menu with a selection of traditional and modern dishes to choose from.
With fantastic views why not grab a bottle of wine in the lounge and look out at the boats on the harbour as the sunsets after a busy day.
Directions to the Ship and Castle Hotel in St Mawes
The Ship and Castle Hotel is just a few metres from the sea’s edge in the centre of the picture-perfect fishing village of St Mawes.
Hotel Notice Board
Dogs are welcome at the Ship & Castle Hotel. A supplement of £15 per dog per night applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel.
When adding children to a reservation the rate quoted is the total for adults only. Children's rates will be applied at the hotel direct.
This hotel varies its menu options month-to-month. You may be offered either a 3 course table d'hote menu or an allowance of £25pp towards the a la carte menu depending on which option they are operating in your stay month. If you wish clarification as to which option will be available for your stay we would advise contacting the hotel directly to check.
Things to see and do while you are staying at the Ship and Castle Hotel in St Mawes, Cornwall
The village of St Mawes is on the Roseland Peninsula – one of Cornwall’s hidden gems, where you’ll find tiny coves and sandy beaches, wonderful walking trails, watersports and boat trips, incredible countyside, and enough attractions and activities to keep the family busy for weeks on end.
On the hotel's doorstep:
Many of the local attractions are nearer when you access them via the water, rather than by car. So your first point of call is to check out the various ferries and river trips:
St Mawes Ferry, 100 metres
The St Mawes Ferry provides regular pedestrian ferry link from St Mawes to Falmouth, while Enterprise Boats offer scenic boat trips from Falmouth to Trelissick Gardens, Malpas and Truro, and Place Ferry offers a seasonal passenger ferry between St Mawes and Place, enabling you to visit St Anthony Head.
Kayaks, Water Taxi and Mini Cruises, 200 metres
Explore the Percuil River, the beaches and coves, and even as far as St Anthony’s Head Lighthouse.
South West Coast Path
The Ship and Castle Hotel is part of the incredible adventure of the South West Coast Path – with an official leg linking the hotel and St Just in Roseland Walk.
The Roseland Heritage Coast and beaches, 3-10 miles
Just a treasure trove of beaches, coves and creeks. Some of England’s most beautiful, secluded spots, wondrous viewing points. Carne, Pendower, Porthbean, Porthcurrick, Portscatho are just a few of the beaches that you must discover while you’re staying at the Ship and Castle.
Trelissick Garden National Trust, 6 miles
A welcoming garden with lovely views of the sea and woodland walks.
Caerhays Castle, 14 miles
A magical castle and gardens by the sea, set on the South West Coast Path, with access to Portholland Beach and the lovely Beach Café.
Falmouth, 14 miles by car
A buzzing little town that you can reach by the sea to get to the shops, the restaurants, cafés, beaches, Pendennis Castle and the National Maritime Museum.
Mevagissey, 16 miles
A quaint harbourside village with a tradition of boat-building. Take a fishing trip from the harbour or a ferry to Fowey.
Pendennis Castle, 17 miles by car
Set on a headland with amazing sea views, this picturesque Tudor Castle is in amazing condition and has lovely café as well as a wide range of exhibits.
Lost Gardens of Heligan, 17 miles
One of England’s finest gardens – a truly magical experience with regular events, wonderful walks across 200 acres of woodland and farmland.
Eden Project, 24 miles
Nestled in a huge crater, the massive biomes house a huge indoor rainforest. There’s also an incredible zipwire and adventure activities, restaurants and fascinating exhibitions.
For more information on things to see in and do in the area, check out our Destination Guide