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Stella Maris | Luxury Self-Catering River Home | Malpas, Cornwall

Hugging a bend in the river at the end of a country road lined with Monterey pines lies Stella Maris; meaning ‘star of the sea’. This large, luxury self-catering holiday home is set right on Malpas riverside in the purlieus of Truro, Cornwall’s ancient capital. Boasting its very own private quay, artists’ studio and cinema den, Stella Maris was made for families wanting to immerse themselves in the beauty of Cornwall.

Luxury self-catering home in Malpas, Truro


This grand slate-hung period home flaunts a prime riverside position in the picturesque village of Malpas, complete with waterfront access from its very own private jetty. Just two miles from the bijou cathedral city of Truro, Stella Maris is within easy reach of some of Cornwall’s finest beaches including Perranporth and Gyllyngvase, with the Roseland peninsula and its collection of sheltered bays just around the river bend. Inside, nautical brass finishings accent royal blue velvet upholstery, all on a canvas of stripped floorboards and salt-white walls. For a traditional luxury self-catering family holiday in Cornwall, Stella Maris has it all.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Each bedroom boasts crisp white linens and stunning river views through original sash windows. The super king-size zip-and-link bedroom sits on the ground floor along with the rainfall shower room, which flaunts a unique glass ceiling. Up the staircase lies a double and king-size bedroom, sharing the family bathroom which features a bathtub overlooking the garden and a separate walk-in shower. Leaving the best to last, you'll find the gorgeous super king-size master with en suite shower at the end of the corridor.


With a patio terrace to the front and a tiered garden to the rear, there are a plethora of seating spots for all to unfurl and unwind on sunny days. Dip under the wisteria arch to reach the top tier of the garden and find the artist's studio where the landscape will be sure to inspire, or tiptoe out to the front patio and watch the early morning mist lift as kayakers and paddle-boarders glide atop the water. Cross the lane and head down to your private quay where you can enjoy homemade lemonade from the comfort of the boathouse whilst little ones try their hands at crabbing; Stella Maris is a home to be cherished by the entire family.

For Relaxation

Stella Maris' idyllic position comes with a wealth of beautiful walking routes accessible straight from the doorstep. Amble through the pine trees following the river to Boscawen Park, where families can enjoy a game of tennis before lunch in Truro. Or head in the opposite direction to discover the pretty villages of St Clements and Tresillian, both nestled further along the creek. Climb aboard the passenger boat and sail down to the harbour towns of Falmouth and St Mawes for an authentic Cornish adventure, all before heading home to your luxury retreat and recalling the day's adventures beside the glowing log burner.

The Practicalities

Stella Maris is fully equipped with an electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, dryer and fridge freezer. There is private parking on the drive for one car, with a further two spaces opposite the house. Families with young children should be mindful of the tiered garden and guests must take care near the river.


  • SleepsUp to 8 guests
    From £1,395 per week, £995 per short break
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 4 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and logs for the fireDigital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: Three double bedroomsZip Link Beds: One zip-and-link bedroom
  • BathroomsOne en suite shower room, one family bathroom and a ground floor shower room
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, very welcomeCots: One travel cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQA gas barbecue is provided
  • FeaturesPrivate quay with river access, boathouse, garden studio, fire pit and cinema den
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsSmart TV, Netflix, DVD player, NutribulletInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Monday or FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
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Style: White walls adorned with an extensive art collection, antique pieces of furniture re-imagined in rich velvets and flourishes of nautical luxury all combine to make Stella Maris a superbly stylish family home.

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Our Take

Property Consultant Catherine says

The setting is incredible and I just love that each bedroom has views out over the river. The private quay and waterside access is a fantastic feature and the boathouse is a perfect chill out area, hidden away above the waterfront away from the fun of the main house.

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Malpas, Cornwall to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Travel by Boat Climb aboard Enterprise Boats, departing just a stone's throw from the house for a serene trip along the river, stopping off at the National Trust's Trelissick Garden. Enjoy a marshmallow-topped hot chocolate at the cafe after rambling through the gardens then head back to the boat to explore Falmouth or St Mawes.

On the Water Activities For a day spent on the water, head to Loe Beach. Hire a stand up paddleboard or kayak from the watersports centre and paddle your way along the creek, stopping off at The Pandora Inn for fireside drinks to warm up cold toes. Alternatively, bring your own equipment and launch from your own private quay.

Soak Up Some Culture Head to Heartlands, a free visitor attraction of historic significance and learn about Cornwall's colourful tin mining heritage. With botanical gardens, an adventure playground and interesting exhibitions throughout the year, Heartlands is fun for all the family.

Local Produce Tregothnan Estate, the home of the first tea grown in England, idyllically sits above the creek on the outskirts of Truro in a scene of ambrosial bliss. With an impressive list of suppliers including Fortnum and Mason, be sure to keep an eye on their calendar to ensure that their exclusive open days are not missed. Nearby Healey's Cider Farm is a family-friendly day out where visitors tour the farm in a tractor, meet the animals then top off the tour by sampling apple juice, cider and homemade jams.



The Cornish Food Box Company is the place to go for a taste of the region. With fresh vegetables, meat and fish, pop in to the shop and decide what's on the menu for supper or, alternatively, arrange for a hamper to be delivered straight to the door in time for your arrival. The open-plan kitchen ensures mealtimes are a social affair whilst the front terrace is a top spot for barbecues with views to boot.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).  

Eating Out

Just a stone's throw down the lane is The Heron Inn, locally known as the pub to have one of the best views in Cornwall. Enjoy delicious dishes of Cornish seafood on the terrace in summer, or beside the log burner in colder months. Nearby Truro boasts a varied selection of eateries but be sure to head slightly further afield to Mylor for Sunday lunch at The Pandora Inn, with views to rival The Heron!

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