St Mawes Village

Nestled on the stunning Roseland Peninsula in South Cornwall, facing south across the Fal estuary, is the charming village of St Mawes.

Surrounded by the sea and gentle hills, the village is spectacular with a strong sense of community, all centered around the Harbour and waterside. With its cobbled narrow streets and abundance of shops, galleries, and restaurants, it’s and ideal destination to relax, enjoy the sea air, eat fabulous seafood and explore the surrounding areas.

Its location on the Roseland peninsula gives easy access to some of the most beautiful Cornish landmarks and destinations including Falmouth, St Anthony Lighthouse, Trelissick, Porthscatho and many more. The Roseland is also a walker’s paradise. Being a peninsula, it has a great variety of both coastal and inland walks, offering fabulous walking all year round.

For the more adventurous St Mawes is a centre for all things water related; Sailing, Power Boating, Water Sports, Fishing and Wild swimming, the location means all these and many more activities area right on your doorstep.


The Local Area

We are surrounded by secluded coves, delightful creeks, lush countryside, tranquil beaches and scenic cliffs

On The Water

Make special memories, and experience adventure, engaging with the great outdoors and the Cornish way of life.

The St Mawes Hotel

Enjoy a drink with friends on the waterside balcony or relaxed dining at the St Mawes Hotel

Our Booking Options

Book your stay and reserve your restaurant table at The Idle Rocks online. Or why not have a look at our beautiful sister property, The St Mawes Hotel.
Seaview Rooms - a wide view of Room 8 with grey, white and orange at The Idle Rocks Hotel
Book Your Stay

To make a hotel reservation, book online, call 01326 270 270 or email

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Dine in the Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Roseland Peninsula
Reserve a Table

To make a lunch or dinner reservation, book online, call 01326 270 270 or email:

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St Mawes Hotel balcony
St Mawes Hotel

Discover our rooms, bar & dining options, and the Hidden Cinema at our sister hotel

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