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River House | Luxury Self-Catering House | St Just, Roseland

River House

St Just In Roseland, Cornwall, UK

Watch the gulls soar and boats drift by from your hilltop vantage point overlooking Mylor harbour when staying at this luxury self-catering home in St. Just, on Cornwall's leafy Roseland Peninsula. Sleeping eight people, a break with the extended family on the water's edge is just what the doctor ordered. Start your day with the sun’s crest scattering shards of light over the water and see it out with sundowners on the deck; River House is all about good food, good company and a whole lot of the good life.



A contemporary home with space for all the family, this self-catering sanctuary in St Just In Roseland is one of a sort. Enjoying a hilltop setting, you'll find it difficult to tear yourself away from the mesmeric views, glorious throughout the year. In summer, give into some well-deserved R&R on the deck and let the breathtaking panoramas throw your worries to the wind. There's sailing, wild swimming and water sports to keep everyone entertained. In colder months, gather in the open-plan living area and crack open a bottle for evenings of anecdotes as the stars in the night sky wink conspiratorially above.


Blending clean lines and contemporary vibes, River House flaunts an abundance of glass, stone and sleek surfaces - all reflecting the natural beauty of the waterside location. The central atrium is encircled by a staircase which spirals from top to bottom, offering a unique focal point for design lovers. The generous bathroom-bedroom ratio is perfect for large groups still wanting privacy. Making sure everyone is well-rested, there are four large and luxurious bedrooms, each boasting far-reaching views and the finest of linens. The upper ground floor king-size suite has a private balcony, whilst the remaining three bedrooms (two of which are en suite) sit on the lower ground floor.


This luxury homestay benefits from views from every aspect; over the parish of St Just In Roseland and beyond, stretching down to the tidal creek of the Carrick Roads waterway and over the riverside gardens too. Above the tidal creek of St Just Pool, visit the iconic 13th century church, described by John Betjeman as "to many people, the most beautiful churchyard on earth". For a family day trip, hop over to the quaint village of St Mawes and wander along the waterside before stopping for tea and scones dolloped high with jam and cream. A holiday on the Roseland is all about getting outdoors and revelling in the beauty of Cornwall's softer side.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 8 guests
    From £2,150 per week, £1,650 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative group optionsUp to 4 or up to 6 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere are two double bedrooms on the lower ground floor, each with an en suite shower room, one with a super king-size bed and one with a king-size bed. There is a zip-and-link bedroom also on the lower ground floor which can be set up as a super king-size double or a twin, and the final double bedroom with king-size bed and en suite shower room can be found on the first floor. The family bathroom with bath and separate shower is on the lower ground floor, and a separate WC on the ground floor.
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  • FeaturesGym
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyYes, children are very welcome. One cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is ample parking for up to three cars. The house has a dishwasher and coffee machine, plus a separate utility room with washer and dryer. Please note the glass balustrade on the staircase cannot accommodate a stair gate. The gym is located under the house and accessed externally via the garden.
  • Homestay includesLuxury Cornish produce welcome hamper, bottle of wine, TV and DVD player with DVDs, Wii console, iPad, WiFi internet, beach towels, board games, gas barbecue, linen and towels...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
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Enjoy panoramic views over Mylor Harbour in Cornwall
The dressing area of the ground floor zip-and-link bedroom
This luxury self-catering home offers a modern kitchen with all the essentials

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St Just In Roseland

Tucked way down on Cornwall´s south coast, on the banks of the River Fal Estuary near St Mawes, St Just In Roseland´s waterside location makes it the perfect base for exploring nearby picturesque inlets and byways, and its stunning old church is well worth a visit.

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Getting there

  • On the Map River House is in St. Just on the Roseland peninsula on Cornwall's South coast; not far from Truro, Falmouth or St Mawes.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 toward Bath, take M5 South and A30 to Cornwall and follow 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 from River House.

From the owner

“River House never ceases to capture our imagination and offers a world away from the rush of daily life. For us it was love a first sight.”

From the owner

River House was built by a local builder in 2009 using local, traditional materials in a contemporary style. It has been built to exacting standards and its hilltop vantage point maximises the captivating and breathtaking views it has to offer. For us it was love at first sight.

We first stayed at River House as guests in August 2013. As soon as we walked in and saw the sunset from the deck we knew what we had to do. When we found out that the property was on the market we jumped at the chance to become its new proud owners.

So now it’s our home away from home! There’s one thing we absolutely demand of all our guests: to have a really good time and watch as many sunsets as possible!

The Bishop Family

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.

Tresanton Hotel, St. Mawes

To Eat

Tresanton Hotel, St. Mawes

Owned by Olga Polizzi, Tresanton has a wonderful restaurant if you are looking for fine dining. It is also worth a visit for afternoon tea or the home-made ice cream, especially if you can get an outside table overlooking the sea.

St Mawes Sailing Club

To Do

St Mawes Sailing Club

River House is just moments away from fabulous sailing waters at nearby St Mawes sailing club; the perfect base for motorboat and sailing jaunts surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty. Take to the water or paddle your toes!

Head to the Beach

To Do

Head to the Beach

Bucket n´ spades and picnic in tow, enjoy a good old-fashioned family day on the beach. With miles of golden sand surrounding your luxury homestay, you´re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to spend lazy summers days.

Cornwall´s Capital, Truro

To See

Cornwall´s Capital, Truro

The cathedral town of Truro is a short drive away and boasts boutique shops, cosmopolitan eateries and a lively farmer´s market every Saturday. Head in to treat yourself to a little something to take home and enjoy the buzzy atmosphere.

Guest Testimonials

River House is a comfortable, beautifully designed open plan house with the most amazing views. Full of high tech gadgets, comfortable sofas and blankets to watch the weather blowing in on wet windy days.

The property had everything we were looking for, each bedroom had amazing views. We´ve had a fantastic time at River House and exploring St Just in Roseland, thank you once again.

Simone at Unique Homestays could not have been nicer. We will definitely be booking another holiday soon with Unique Homestays. Thank you once again for a lovely stay, we can´t wait to return.

River House is the most idyllic house, and the Roseland Peninsula is God just showing off! We had a fantastic time filled with quality moments with family, making memories that will be forever etched in our hearts. You have a truly special home, and thank you for allowing us to share a tiny moment here.

We had a fabulous stay at this lovely property. The weather was kind, despite a shocking forecast. Lovely views, very comfortable home, and we had a superb time. Lots of laughs, too many drinks, and a memorable long weekend!

Where to start? This was a perfect home-away-from-home for our group of eight. Each of us felt pampered in our bedroom, spoilt in the kitchen, and awed by the ever-changing view from the lounge and deck. We enjoyed every kind of weather, the horizontal rain was especially spectacular. We had Dave Sargent come and cook for us on one special evening, and oh my goodness what a treat! Thank you so much for the welcome hamper, it was heartily enjoyed.

What an amazing place to come and celebrate my 50th birthday! A beautiful house to relax in and amazing views to look at. Unfortunately, we didn´t see any sunsets due to the rain, so we will just have to come back and try again! Thank you for allowing us to spend some time in your gorgeous home!

Wow! What a beautiful house with views of the amazing scenery. We have had a fabulous time in your home from home. We loved the little church and the tea hut across the road from it. We found the ferry was a great way to get about and have certainly made the most of our time in beautiful Cornwall. We found The hidden Hut - great food. The Idle Rocks was a real treat, rather pricey but the most amazing food I have ever tasted. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

Wow! What an amazing house and views that you can never tire of. Thank you for letting us use your home for our holiday, we have had a wonderful time. We visited St Mawes and enjoyed a boat trip over to Falmouth, another lovely place. Thank you again, we hope to return.

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous home with us. A stunning stay enjoying the fabulous view, barbecues on the terrace in the sunshine and exploring the breathtaking Cornish landscape. We enjoyed making happy memories of our little girl´s 1st family holiday in spectacular River House - we feel very lucky to have had the privilege to be guests here.

A really stunning home. We have been blessed with the weather which has made our stay perfect. The views are amazing and we even managed a barbecue in September. We´ve enjoyed wonderful walks and the comforts of this home which helped to create a lovely chilled week.

Wow! What a beautiful house, we have enjoyed every minute of staying at River House. The amazing views top it off! We have made lots of special memories here, one of them being my boyfriend asking me to marry him (which of course I said yes) on the balcony with a perfect sunset. We visited Tresanton for lunch which is a must, it was delicious.

We had the most amazing time at River House. We were celebrating my 60th birthday, I honestly could not think of a better way to mark the moment. The house and settings is simply beautiful, we were also blessed with good weather. The hamper was fabulous. From the moment we arrived and until our reluctant departure a week later, we had the best time ever.

This lovely house was the most perfect venue to celebrate my birthday with my special family. The house is so spectacular with comfort, warmth and views and will remain a lovely memory for many years to come.

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.


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