For 5 star luxury , with 180 stunning views and 400 yards from yards from the waterfront you need look no further than 'Dreamcatchers' holiday house let by St Mawes Retreats.
With top of the range fixtures and fittings, total peace and tranquility , yet all amenities within walking distance, it would be difficult to find anything better.
This beautiful house is tastefully decorated and equipped to the highest standard; think Vileroy and Bosch bathrooms, Sebatier knives, Delonghi kettle and toaster, floor to ceiling , wall to wall curtains in beautiful colours that are reflected in the several large orchids dotted around the house . The crisp, pure white, cotton sheets and beds that are so comfortable make it hard to arise in the morning, especially as you can lie in bed and gaze at the mirror calm, sea backed by rolling hillsides. Gently swaying sail boats are moored here, others ghosting in and out of this idyllic anchorage whilst seagulls swoop , circle and call . However, it's also tempting to potter onto the glass surrounded balcony outside your bedroom for early morning croissants bought locally and fresh coffee made in the fitted Baumatic coffee machine. The children can play on the enclosed lawned area below in complete safety and within your view while you relax.
This immaculately clean house boasts 4 double bedrooms, all with magnificent ensuites , two sitting rooms, 5 large televisions, one with a Wii for children or the young at heart and a further play room and shower room. No queuing for the bathroom in this house, no matter how many people are staying.
The layout is topsy turvy having bedrooms on a lower level and the open plan kitchen, diner and large sitting room above making the second, equally large balcony at a perfect height for out door dining whilst enjoying spectacular views. There is a full size BBQ on this level and crockery, glasses and cutlery enough to host large numbers of twenty or more. Two large dining tables, one in - one out, that can be brought together for such an occasion.
Good natured humour abounds throughout the house for example 'Leave your choos here' at the front door and with limed oak floors it is comfortable to walk around bare footed.
Attention to detail sets this holiday let apart from the norm. Every day one comes across another interesting objet d'art like the hand made toast rack with dividers of star fish, lighthouse etc or the Alphabet Art on the wall saying 'Dreams.'
There is full central heating and a Jotul wood burner on the top floor. Looking in the visitor book, that holds not a single negative comment, it is apparent that people come here all year round in all weathers and enjoy the stunning views through the wall to wall glass sliding doors in the sitting room , whilst remaining warm and cosy.
There is so much to praise and nothing to fault in this holiday house that I am I danger of rambling on and running out of superlatives but the icing on the cake is that St Mawes Retreats is run by an amazing and personable, young woman who does everything in her power to make your holiday memorable, from bottles of champagne and ready made Cornish style picnics awaiting you on arrival, to sending in a top class chef to cook for you. Apparently she will even arrange for a massuer to visit and you can have your food shopping delivered in advance to be unpacked and ready for you in the very well equipped, state of the art kitchen.
Of course, there are many local attractions such as St Mawes Castle, The Harbour, the wonderful coastal walks and further field The Eden Project, to name a few but truthfully it's hard to tear yourself away when this house has so much to offer.
If I had to sum up this place in a word, it would be 'Magical.'
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Dreamcatchers is quite remarkable. It is rare indeed to find that the reality of the holiday home actually surpasses the marketing description and the pictures. The owners have done a wonderful job in designing the space to capitalise on the location and meet the needs of a family. The views are incredible. Every window has a view of the sea, the garden is perfect for children, the house is immaculate, beautifully decorated and furnished, but also practical and family friendly, and you are a stone's throw from the hub of St Mawes. We cannot fault it- only that we do want to return again and I fear once our secret is out it may be difficult to book in again!!!