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The Old Post Office

Mawgan Porth, Cornwall (Ref. 959952)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


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  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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    “Beautiful cottage in lovely village, great location to explore Cornwall”

    We had a wonderful time in The Old Post Office ...

    We had a wonderful time in The Old Post Office. The cottage is beautifully presented with character, good size rooms, an entire annex for the third bedroom (our eldest loved it) and a private enclosed garden. 1 minute walk away from the beautiful village of St Mawgan with a great friendly pub, village shop, playground etc. Pretty and quiet walk to Mawgan Porth. Very convenient for Newquay airport. We were there late March - early April so weather was mixed. So we spent some time on the lovely beaches nearby and some exploring Cornwall. Everything within an hour's drive.

The property

Dating back to the 1860's and formerly the Post Office and Stores for the village, this wonderfully atmospheric cottage now offers beautifully presented, characterful accommodation with exposed beamed ceilings and wooden latched doors.

The cottage is situated on a very quiet lane, yet the village centre is only 100 metres away.

St Mawgan boasts the well-known Falcon Inn with restaurant and beer garden.

There is a village shop which offers popular cream teas and a tearoom offering gorgeous freshly made treats.

The picturesque Japanese garden and Bonsai tree nursery in the village is well worth a visit.

Perfectly placed to explore, being just a five minute drive from three stunning beaches - Watergate Bay, Mawgan Porth and Bedruthan Steps.

Mawgan Porth is a family friendly beach complete with rock pools to explore.

Nearby Watergate Bay boasts some of the best watersports in the region, as well as Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Restaurant.

There are many great places for dining out nearby including Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant, Nathan Outlaw's in Rock and The Lewinnick Lodge in nearby Newquay.

Cornwall's famous gardens such as the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are within easy reach, as are the pretty fishing towns of Padstow and St Ives with many fine shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants.

Family attractions nearby include Dairyland, Crealy and Old Macdonald's Farm. Relax in the sitting room or socialise around the dining table by the cosy wood burning stove.

There is an enticing snug to steal yourself away and read a good book with stairs to a super comfy double bedroom with ornate fireplace and far reaching country views.

The modern kitchen is well equipped with quality items for your self catering holiday.

Enjoy an invigorating shower in the double rain shower in the contemporary bathroom or a soak in the Japanese style bath.

There are two further sumptuous bedrooms with ample fitted storage and fabulous leafy views.

Outside is an attractive sunny courtyard garden with gas barbecue, fire pit and plenty of comfortable seating for those balmy summer evenings.

With everything this area has to offer this really does make The Old Post Office the perfect holiday home for friends, families and couples.


  • Period property with kitchen, living room, snug and family bathroom on the ground floor
  • Three, well appointed double bedrooms on the first floor.
  • Oil fired Central Heating, Wood burner
  • Electric Oven with hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, wine cooler, washing machine, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Electricity inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Gas Barbecue
  • 1 pet welcome
  • Sorry no smoking.

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About the location


Newquay 6 miles ; Padstow 9 miles ; St Columb Major 3.5 miles

The picturesque little village of St Mawgan lies just north of Newquay, nestled in the Lanherne Valley. The village is home to a thirteenth century church, which is dedicated to St Maganus and St Nicholas. Notably in the graveyard, there is a rowing boat stern - a memorial to sailors who froze to death in local waters in 1846. The River Menalhyl runs through St Mawgan, and the village also has two welcoming inns as well as a friendly village stores with Post Office and tea rooms. The beach at Mawgan Porth is just two miles outside of St Mawgan, and there is also a beautiful Japanese garden just outside the village where you can buy indoor Bonsai trees, succulents, Buddha statues and wind chimes. With Newquay Cornwall airport based just outside St Mawgan, the village enjoys a most convenient location.

Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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