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Mesmire | Luxury Self-Catering Home | St Just in Roseland, Cornwall

Mesmire

St Just In Roseland, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

It’s better to keep quiet about St Just in Roseland. Two miles north of popular St Mawes, this speck of a fishing village is a pastoral paradise of tropical plants bordered by fine sandy bays and one you'll want to keep all to yourself. Conceived by a botanical artist, luxury self-catering home Mesmire was designed to draw eyes across the water and embrace every ounce of magic that this secret fold of the Roseland Peninsula has on offer.

Introduction

Borne of the ground on which it sits and crafted by local hands, the fine art of slow living welcomes all at Mesmire. Echoing the pace of Cornwall's soft south coast, this luxury self-catering retreat in St Just in Roseland is a place where clean lines, desaturated hues and materials chosen for their natural qualities create a home of ease. Light floods the living areas through floor-to-celling windows, which offer a climatic show with every burning sunset, howling gale or full moon, ensuring that each stolen glance across the water imprints in the mind forever. 

Inside

When the owners of Mesmire first set eyes on this garden plot, creating a clean-living environment was at the top of their agenda. Organic materials and eco-friendly features were used wherever possible, enhanced by Scandi-inspired furnishings chosen to compliment, not compete with, the view. A steam-bent Tom Raffield pendant hangs over the staircase leading down to three double bedrooms (the fourth is on the entrance floor), each featuring cashmere mattresses and stonewashed linen as well as access straight onto the deck.

Outside

With the Fal Estuary ebbing and flowing to the rhythm of the oscillating tides below, and sub-tropical gardens designed by Cornish landscaper Selma Klophaus, Mesmire celebrates all that the Roseland is famous for. If you can tear yourself away (and you must), two miles down the lane in St Mawes you'll find gourmet restaurants, boat trips and cheery harbourside inns offering a cosy spot for a fireside tipple. Finish the day submerged under a flamingo pink sky in the wood-fired hot tub, conveniently positioned within tip-toeing distance of the master suite.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 8 guests from £2,395 per week
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsMesmire has three bedrooms on the lower ground floor each with access onto the deck; the master with super king-size bed, dressing room and en suite shower room, a second double with super king-size bed and en suite shower room, plus a standard double which sits opposite the large family bathroom. The fourth bedroom features a standard double bed and sits on the entrance floor with a shower room beside.
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  • FeaturesWood-fired hot tub
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyChildren aged four and above are welcome.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for three cars on the gravel drive. The house enjoys an exclusive spot between a handful of other prime location properties, which together share this view across the Carrick Roads. The garden is fenced for safety but there is a small unlocked gate at the bottom leading to the compost area, as well as a steep flight of steps from the parking area to the garden, so please supervise young children. There is an alternative gentle slope for easier access to the garden. Inside, the Vipp kitchen was sourced from Copenhagen and features a fridge-freezer, toaster, Nespresso machine and electric Miele oven. There is a washing machine and dryer in the plant room.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper of local produce, bottle of wine, Piglet in Bed linen, White Company towels, logs and kindling for the fire, Smart TV with Netflix and Sky, Sonos sound system, iPad, WiFi internet...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
  • Eco-friendlyAir source heat pump
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End the day with a long bubble bath in the family bathroom
The master features a super-king bed with en suite shower room

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St Just in Roseland

As the name suggests, this pint-sized village on the Roseland Peninsula is best known for its ancient church and the lush tropical gardens that run from its ancient stone doors down to the creek wending past.

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St Just in Roseland

Getting there

  • On the Map St Just in Roseland enjoys a lush waterside spot on Cornwall's Roseland Peninsula, not far from Truro or Falmouth and just two miles north of St Mawes.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 towards Bath, the M5 South and the A30 towards Cornwall before following the directions provided to the property.
  • By Train Truro train station has regular connections to Exeter and London and is approximately 30 minutes away by taxi.
  • By Air Newquay Airport is approximately 45 minutes' drive away with daily flights to and from London.

From the owner

“Selling our family cottage in the centre of St Mawes left us feeling rather bereft about leaving the area for good. Whilst clearing the cottage for the last time, I spotted a garden plot of land for sale two miles north in St Just, and so began our next adventure.”

From the owner

We had spent over ten blissful years holidaying on the Roseland as a family, but when our children grew up we made the difficult decision to sell our cottage. The plot on which Mesmire now sits already had permission to build a house, however I had a lot of fun altering the layout to create the property you see today.

My aim was to create a space in which we could fully relax in nature and not allow the senses to be distracted from doing so, hence why there are few pictures or ornamentation; it’s very much a case of less is more. I also opened up the views so that you are greeted by the amazing vista over countryside and onto the waters of the Carrick Roads. I enjoy creating things in my work as a botanical artist and you will see a couple of my paintings on the walls, but mostly they are left bare so the light can bounce around.

To add character, we sourced and reupholstered some mid-century antique furnishings which suit the relaxed family vibe. Everything has been thought out, especially the Cornish hot tub which is in a splendid position to enjoy the awesome sunsets that you may be lucky enough to see!

Jane Langridge

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in St Just in Roseland with an insider’s perspective.

Tate St Ives
To Do

Tate St Ives

The St Ives arm of the incomparable art gallery family sits on Porthmeor Beach and on visiting, you´ll quickly see why this stretch of Cornish coastline draws creatives from far and wide.

The Hidden Hut
To Eat

The Hidden Hut

Once a well-kept secret, The Hidden Hut sits in a special spot on the beach offering seasonal lunches and freshly baked cakes. They also host great paella evenings, but be warned, you´ll have to get there early.

The Idle Rocks
To Eat

The Idle Rocks

Overlooking the glittering harbour waters of St Mawes, The Idle Rocks is an elegant option for a special lunch or romantic dinner: chilled wine on the terrace is a must.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan
To See

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

A 200-acre estate once hidden beneath brambles and ruins, the gardens have been lovingly restored to a glorious degree. The Lost Gardens have it all: history, romance and mystery.

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. 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.

Press

Below are a selection of features in which Mesmire and Unique Homestays has appeared. If you would like to feature the property in an editorial capacity, please contact the marketing team on +44 (0)1637 882014.

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