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Mawnan Smith

  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Woodburner
  • TV
  • Garden


*New addition – live for bookings from 4th March 2023*

Find this home in the endearing village of Mawnan Smith, much-loved for its warm ambience, close proximity to the enchanting waters of the Helford River and its collection of pretty walks.

Summercourt offers you a happy opportunity to leave behind regular routines, and relax and recharge among the ancient forests and estuaries of the Helford.

The interior benefits from an influx of natural light which floods through the large windows. Stylishly decorated with earthy hues, natural materials and a pretty collection of house plants, this is an uplifting bungalow that embraces romantic living. Artworks worthy of the established nearby galleries adorn the walls and add a splash of colour and pattern to the clean and minimalist aesthetic, combining functionality with beauty.

The contemporary kitchen, with its open shelving and framed produce prints, is one that demands to be cooked in. Purchase a list of local ingredients from Mawnan Smith’s village shop, cook up a storm, and feast together in the dining room that peeks out onto backyard blooms. 

After dinner, curl up in the cosy armchairs beside the woodburner, a book in one hand and a glass of wine in the other, before retreating to the sumptuous bedrooms designed for lazy lie-ins. 

The real bonus is the enclosed and mature garden, bursting with fluorescence and offering hedgerow windows which look out towards rolling pastures. An outside space that provides a heavenly taste of The Good Life, Summercourt’s eden comes complete with garden seating and gas bbq, for hours of idling in the golden Cornish sunshine. 

Nearby, Mawnan Smith’s rural footpaths and well-loved Awna coffee shop present a day of epic adventure and indulgent rewards. The promise of hot drinks and tasty treats to refuel after a bracing stroll to the coast, is the icing on the cake. 

Step into the gentle tempo of south Cornwall at Summercourt, a retreat designed with adventurous days and tranquil nights in mind. 



With coat hooks, shoe rack and additional storage


With oven, grill and four ring hob, washing machine, microwave and ample cupboards.

Utility Room

With tall fridge/freezer, tumble dryer and dishwasher.

Dining Room

With table seating for six and views out towards the garden.

Living Room

With sofa, armchairs, TV, coffee table, wood-burner and sliding doors leading out to the garden.

Bedroom One

5ft king-size bed, wardrobe, bedside tables and lamps. Garden views.

Bedroom Two

With 5ft, king-size bed, chest of drawers and bedside lamps.


Corner shower, separate bath, WC, towel rail and sink.


A pretty, enclosed garden with magnolia tree, two ponds, flower beds and views of the fields beyond. Rattan style seating for up to four and Outback gas barbeque.


With room for up to two large cars.

Location and Surrounding Area


Minutes from Summercourt, guests can reach the 16th century thatched inn The Red Lion, for an evening tipple, the well-loved Awna Cafe for delicious coffee and cakes and the well stocked village shop.

This cottage is perfectly positioned for coastal walks, with Grebe Beach a 20-minute stroll from the front door. Swim within the crystal-clear waters immortalised by Daphne du Maurier, or walk the coast and make your discoveries on foot. Budding stand up paddleboarders , kayakers, and those looking for little coves and beaches away from the masses will be in their element here. For those seeking to explore the magical and well-talked about subtropical gardens of south Cornwall, Glendurgan and Trebah Garden are within easy reach. The waterside Ferry Boat Inn at Helford Passage is your closest and best venue for local seafood and other delicious eats. Get there a little before mealtimes to bag a seat outside. 

At Summercourt you are within a 10-minute drive to the colourful and bustling town of Falmouth. Here you have access to many excellent restaurants, independent shops, art galleries and famous harbour. If you fancy a boat trip then you can catch day passenger boats to various locations, including St Mawes, Truro and up the River Fal from the Prince of Wales Pier.

Further afield, an hour or so’s drive takes you all over – to St Ives for a spot of culture, to the rugged beaches of the Lizard and the famous North Coast for the type of surfing adventures to write home about.


Grebe Beach, Helford River at sundown


Lucy Baber

- August 2023

Summercourt is the prefect home away from home. The house has lovely views from the garden where you can enjoy a Sunny seated position whilst snipping on your G&T (if you drink that of course). The village with its lovely pub and café are with in easy walking distance and the surrounding country side for wondering walks with beautiful beaches at the end of them. We will deffo be booking this lovely little home again.


Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Summercourt! We're thrilled to hear that you found it to be the perfect home away from home. It's delightful to know that you enjoyed the lovely garden views and the sunny spot for sipping on your favorite drink – whether that's a refreshing G&T or another choice. We're glad the convenience of the village, with its charming pub and café, was a highlight for you. And isn't it fantastic that the surrounding countryside offers such picturesque wandering walks? It sounds like you truly embraced the beauty of the area, with those stunning beaches at the end of your explorations. We're incredibly grateful for your kind words and for choosing Summercourt as your getaway destination. Your enthusiasm and positive experience mean the world to us. We can't wait to welcome you back to this lovely little home again in the future. Sending best wishes from all of us at Cornish Holiday Cottages.


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Arrival from 4 pm.
Departure by 10 am.
Bed linen Included.
Tea towels provided.
Bath towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
Heating inclusive.
Electricity inclusive.
There is no landline telephone at the property but mobile signal is good.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.
No smoking.
No children under the age of 8.

Pets. One well behaved dog welcome, over the age of one. Garden is not fenced, but is surrounded by dense shrubbery so largely secure if the front gates are closed.

£200 security deposit – only chargeable for damages (which will be discussed with you in advance of processing the charge).

One basket of logs provided for the wood-burner, October – Easter. Further supplies can be purchased from Goldmartin Garage on Sampy’s Hill or the village shop.

The ponds are grate covered for your safety.

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