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Butterfield House | Luxury Holiday Home | Watergate Bay, Cornwall

Set amidst wildflowers and orchards, a bountiful vegetable garden and even an outdoor heated swimming pool, this rectory turned luxury self-catering retreat in the quaint north Cornwall village of St Mawgan is the family holiday home of dreams.

Luxury Coastal Holiday Home near Watergate Bay


Just a gentle walk to the north coast and golden sands of Mawgan Porth, Butterfield House is wonderfully placed for sandy adventures and salt-washed days lounging under summer rays. Grandeur in both character and style, this self-catering home offers generous space to allow the whole family to stretch out and unwind. Watch the sun set into the sea whilst toasting marshmallows around the fire pit, let children disappear into the woods for den-making and tree climbing or bare all for a hushed midnight swim under star-studded skies. Here is a place where one can disappear into the ether, only to return refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to take on the world.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

With three super king-size bedrooms (one four-poster and another Jack and Jill en suite), two twin rooms and one bunk room all on the first floor, there is enough room for everyone to find their own sanctuary. Also on this floor is one large family bathroom with bath and oversized shower, one shower room and one separate WC. A further WC can be found on the ground floor.


Sat within 12 acres of gardens high on a hill overlooking the picturesque village of St Mawgan, Butterfield House flaunts opportunities en masse for both screaming adventures and reclining into nature. Lie in the hammocks under the shade of the orchard before plucking ripe fruit from the branches, ready for comforting homemade crumble that evening, while those with energy to spare can tear around the swings and zip wire. With plenty of comfortable seating and a large barbecue, the dedicated sun terrace, sheltered from wind, is the perfect spot for al fresco dining.

For Relaxation

Browse the library for a holiday read while the children practice their scales on the piano before loading the car with buckets and spades and heading for a coastal adventure at nearby Watergate Bay. If leaving Butterfield isn’t on the agenda, wander down the woodland trail to the hideaway den, where there’s nothing to disturb but dragonflies drifting on the wind; during the darker months, while the children play in the snug, spend long afternoons lounging fireside with a bottle of wine and a marathon of board games.


There is private parking for up to six cars. Butterfield House benefits from having a washing machine and tumble dryer, outside shower for sandy toes, a boot room for storing wet gear, a well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, and American-style fridge with ice maker and filtered water machine. The house manager lives in the grounds.


  • SleepsUp to 12 guests from £2,995 per week
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels, logs for the fire (enough to get you started)Digital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: Three super-king bedroomsTwins: Two twin bedrooms, one bunk room
  • BathroomsThree bathrooms
  • FamilyChildren are very welcomeCots: One travel cot is available (please bring your own linen)Highchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQA Big Green Egg barbecue is provided
  • FeaturesPiano and heated outdoor pool (June to August)
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs over 12 months are welcome on prior request
  • Mod ConsHome cinema, DVD, two Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin wireless speakers, Rowlings electric piano, WiFi, Nespresso machineMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • RestrictionsParties considered on prior permission from the owner
  • Other InformationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questionsRecommend to a friend

Style: This stunning Grade-II rectory has been freshly renovated to combine contemporary design with original features. Pops of colour add interest throughout, whilst a welcoming aura prevails at this luxurious manor.

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Our Take

Owner & Director Sarah says

The location is the jewel in the crown of this stunning home; its enviable position overlooking the pretty Cornish village of St Mawgan, which lies within the valley of Lanherne, is idyllic. Perfect for woodland walks through the valley to Mawgan Porth beach after a Sunday roast with all the family!

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Unique Extras

From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.

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Out & About

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

Buckets and Spades Head to the golden sands of the local Cornish beaches and enjoy a good old fashioned day at the seaside complete with egg sandwiches, crab line and fishing net. Just take your pick of the numerous beautiful beaches dotting the North Coast- nearby St Merryn offers 'seven bays for seven days' and has some of the best surf in the county.

Fore! Butterfield House is close to some of the finest links golf courses in the South West of England. Merlin Golf Club is the closest to the property, and designed for beginners or golfers who want a relaxing game and to take in the fresh coastal air. Trevose Golf and Country Club is less than eight miles from the property and offers three courses catering for golfers of all standards; from complete novices to seasoned golfers and touring professionals. The 'Championship Course' ranks as one of the top links golf courses in the British Isles.

Let's Go Fly a Kite Try your hand at kite surfing with your very own private instructor. There are several professional schools around North Cornwall; please ask for recommendations. 

Green Fingers The world renowned Eden Project is a short drive away and offers an educational day out for all ages. If gardens are your passion why not also try the mysterious Lost Gardens of Heligan and explore the 200-acres of flora-filled creations.

Nearest Beach 2.0 miles to Mawgan Porth, 2.7 miles to Watergate Bay, 4.4 miles to Porth.



The contemporary well-equipped kitchen is a real hub of the house. The large cooker is ideal when cooking for larger groups, while the central island unit enables all to get stuck in with their holiday duties. The large open hatch to the dining room ensures the rest of your party can experience your culinary flair, or slide closed when the heat is on! The smaller pantry style room just off the kitchen has an additional butler's sink and storage, great for large party catering. 

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

You'll be spoiled for choice -  both Jamie Oliver's Fifteen and Rick Stein's Seafood restaurant are just 15 mins from your doorstep. The Falcon Inn, just a stroll down the hill, offers lovely pub grub with a sunny beer garden. 

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline so should not be relied upon as a statement of fact. The photographs show aspects of the property at the time they were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed. If there are points of particular importance that need clarifying before you book, please ask our team.

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