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Butterfield House is a beautiful former rectory located in the quaint north Cornwall village of St. Mawgan. Set in sprawling grounds filled with wildflowers, this tranquil family home offers luxury self-catering holiday accommodation and a heated swimming pool for large groups. A gentle walk to the coast will take you to the golden sands and sublime surf of Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth beach.

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Butterfield House is the perfect private country house for self-catering family holidays, boasting outdoor heated swimming pool and set in an enviable location just a short drive from Watergate Bay, making it ideal for exploring the South West's natural playground. The grandeur of the house offers generous living areas to enable all of the family to spread out and unwind, whether it's a seaside break you're after, or a pilgrimage to the foodie Meccas of Padstow and Rock.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Choose from six beautifully furnished bedrooms on the first floor; three double bedrooms (one en suite and one four-poster) with super-king beds, plus two twin rooms and one bedroom towards the rear of the house which is an adult sized twin bunk room. Enjoy rural valley views through the celestial windows complete with deep window seats. Three bathrooms have been decked out with over-sized rain showers, two have stand-alone baths and one has a large shower making them the perfect place to indulge in some blissful 'me' time. One of the bathrooms leads to a double bedroom but is accessible via a second door to others. 


The woodland location set high overlooking the picturesque village of St Mawgan offers great views and a lovely sense of space. The house sits within 12 acres of woodland and lawns and offers guests a luxurious outdoor heated swimming pool. A dedicated sun terrace area, sheltered by the house, is a great spot for al fresco dining; benefiting from plenty of comfortable seating and a large BBQ for sizzling the freshest catch of the day. Beyond, the garden slopes down through the woodland area - please note that this area is not enclosed but is away from the house.

For Relaxation

Find your peaceful sun trap in a quiet room and peacefully kick back and unwind at this luxury family-friendly home as the rest of the house buzzes around you. Relax fireside during winter months and enjoy quality family time getting stuck in to your favourite board games for some traditional family fun. Follow the woodland trail from the house leading down to the valley stream below, hideaway in the den with a favourite film or simply enjoy the fun of the house with your nearest and dearest. 


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
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 8 guests
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  • BedroomsDoubles: Three double 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
  • BBQYes, a BBQ is provided
  • FeaturesPiano and heated outdoor pool (June to August)
  • PetsTwo dogs over 12 months are welcome on prior request.
  • Mod ConsLarge flat screen TV, DVD, iPod dock, WiFiInternet & Communications:IntermittentMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: FridayArrival Time: Arrival is at 4pmDeparture Time: Departure is 10am
  • RestrictionsSingle sex gatherings are considered with prior permission from the owner only
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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

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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 only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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