St Mawes is less than 5 miles away and is full of unexpected treats and delights.
The idyllic old world fishing harbour of St Mawes with its mild climate, fascinating history and stunning location is one of Cornwall’s best kept secrets.
Sitting in the shelter of St Mawes Castle, the small harbour side village enjoys a wide selection of waterfront cafes, bars, restaurants, ice cream shops and galleries; it’s an absolute must for anyone staying at Roundhouse Barns.
There's a big car park in the centre of the village which will give you easy access to the waterfront and from here it's only a 15 minute walk up to St Mawes Castle - a 16th century castle built by Henry VIIth.
St Mawes is full of gems. There are great cafes, good pubs and some fantastic restaurants. It's also a hub for the local ferry network. The St Mawes passenger ferry runs year round and is a 20 minute trip across the Carrick Roads to Falmouth where there's an abundance of things to see and do.
Through April and October the Place Ferry also runs which will take you across St Mawes Harbour so you can explore the South West Coast Path on the opposite side.
If you'd rather not do anything at all, there are little beaches in St Mawes that through the summer can be Mediterranean-like sun traps. So sit back, relax and enjoy watching the world go by.