Nestled within fields and pasture in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this peaceful Cornish village has a thatched pub at its heart.
Just a few miles from Falmouth, stay within the beautiful countryside village of Mawnan Smith and explore nearby hidden gardens and secluded coves.
Stride out across the network of idyllic coast paths and tree-lined country lanes that emanate from the village. Walk under a canopy of trees to the sandy shores of Maenporth beach. Explore a myriad of routes to the gleaming waters of the Helford River, where quiet coves and sandy beaches await.
Mawnan Smith is surrounded by open-access countryside carefully managed by the National Trust. It’s a destination of choice for dog-lovers due to it’s closeness to an abundance of year-round dog-friendly beaches.
Twin gardens of Trebah and National Trust Glendurgan wind down to the shoreline of the Helford River. Each has an award-winning display of rare and exotic plants, which thrive in the mild microclimate found here. Trebah is famed for its prize Magnolia in the Spring, and Glendurgan leads down to the pretty waterside hamlet of Durgan.
The nearest beach to Mawnan Smith is Grebe, where the crowds can be escaped and the water is so clear you might be forgiven for thinking that you’ve left Britain entirely. Other beaches like Nansidwell are equally peaceful. The waters of the Helford River are perfect for Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Kayaking, and all sorts of other watersports.
Quietly rural, you’ll never be too far away from what’s happening. With Falmouth just a short drive away and renowned pubs like The Ferryboat in Helford Passage. Not to mention all of the acclaimed restaurants just a short journey away.
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