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Nautilus | Luxury Self-Catering Beach House | Pendower, St. Mawes

This contemporary open-plan beach house is close to St. Mawes and epitomises laid-back coastal living. With the beach just a short walk away, head back to Nautilus sand-between-toes to make the most of the sun-downer setting.  Designed with outdoor living in mind, from the expansive deck to the glass-fronted sitting room, Nautilus is perfect for family escapes with beachcombing in mind and couples looking for a luxury beach retreat in Cornwall.

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Sandy hues and granite greys combine with beachcomber vintage finds at this family-friendly beach house. Located just a short drive from St Mawes, there’s a real getting-away-from-it-all vibe to the house, and if it’s a sea view you crave, there are coastal vistas to enjoy from every room. Taking inspiration from its idyllic setting, there’s a reclaimed, refound and repurposed vibe to the coastal accents that feature through the house.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

You’ll idle away most mornings taking in the panoramic coastal views from the comfort of your king-size bed in the light-filled master bedroom loft suite, complete with feature floor to ceiling windows and a spacious en suite shower room for two. Downstairs, in the twin bedroom – adjacent to the family bathroom - a collection of 1960's body boards, rope-tied art and knotty, textured fabrics combine. The en suite twin room (which can also be set up as a super-king) features a beachcomber collection of pulleys, nautical charts and even a sea plane propeller. 


The enclosed and level garden is a safe haven for children of all ages. With a spacious decked area that makes the most of the breath-taking sea views, during summer months you’ll find yourself dining al fresco most evenings. For little ones there’s a vintage bathing hut inspired playhouse, the perfect hideout for watching the herd of inquisitive cows in the neighbouring field. Complete with comfy cushions, board games and vintage seaside-inspired art, it’s a kids-only haven.  For an authentic around the campfire experience, the fire pit creates an after dark glow whatever the season…  just add marshmallows and hot chocolate, sing-along optional.

For Relaxation

With panoramic views across the fields and down to the coast, the sitting room – complete with spacious l-shaped sofa and wood burning stove, is the perfect haven for an indulgent recline. You’ll soon find yourself slipping into holiday mode in this home for all seasons… throw open the double doors and bring the outside in on summer’s days, whilst  winter days can be spent storm-watching from your cosy vantage point, wood burner roaring. 


There is gated off-road parking for two cars. The kitchen is well-equipped with electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. The utility room has a washing machine, tumble dryer and additional fridge/freezer. The gardeners come on Mondays or Tuesdays but will be discreet.


  • SleepsUp to 6 guests
    From £1,595 per week, £1,250 per short break
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 2 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and logs for the fireDigital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: One kingsize bedroomTwins: One twin bedroomZip Link Beds: One zip-and-link bedroom
  • BathroomsOne family bathroom, two en suite shower rooms
  • FamilyChildren: Children are welcomeCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQYes, a gas BBQ is provided
  • FeaturesGames room with table tennis and table football
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Mod ConsTV & DVD, Wii consoleInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
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Style: Embracing a vintage nautical theme, this Scandinavian-inspired beach house exudes laid-back coastal flavour. Collected and collated finds make this an interesting abode for those wanting a by the beach retreat.

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Our Take

Property Curator Jess says

From the awe-inspiring views to the interesting and eclectic decor, Nautilus is as perfect a house for a summer´s break with the kids in tow as a cosy winter retreat for two. The location is perfect for beachcombing as it is sailing, or simply embrace the tranquillity and do nothing at all!

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Unique Extras

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Out & About

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

Head to the Beach Pendower beach is a 10-minute walk from Nautilus and is the perfect haven for beachcombing, rockpooling or just enjoying a sand-between-toes explore. 

Sailing The Cornish fishing villages of Portloe, St. Mawes and Portscatho are just a short drive away, take to the water and experience a day's sailing on the River Fal.

Exploration Take a trip across the water on the King Harry ferry taking in the sights and sounds of Cornish river life. Enjoy long coastal walks around this stunning peninsula. Trelissick Gardens lends itself as much to a Swallows and Amazons day out with the kids as a tranquil setting for a leg-stretching walk. As great a setting for nature-watching as enjoying home-made delicacies in the garden cafe.

Dining Experiences From themed cookery masterclasses such as 'Cornwall in a Day' to breadmaking, there are also supper clubs and woodfired sessions to enjoy at Philleigh Way Cookery School, just a short drive from Nautilus. 



The spacious well-equipped kitchen provides everything you need to show off your culinary prowess. Fresh lobster, crab and other fish are available from the local farm shop, only half a mile away. Artisan bread, and pastries are available from Da Bara Bakery, just a five-minute drive from Nautilus whilst Tatams in Portscatho is worth a visit for speciality coffee with a view.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your self-catering beach 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

The Boathouse in Portscatho serves a great range of locally caught fresh fish in the evenings and is also perfect for afternoon tea. Head to the Punchbowl and Ladle or The Pandora Inn for cosy pubs serving delicious Sunday roasts. Philleigh Way Cookery School offer supper clubs and woodfire food sessions for an alternative evening of the best of local fodder.

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