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Season: autumn

Place Creek was a scene of peace and tranquility on this seasonal re-visit.  There wasn’t a breath of wind, the sunshine was warm and bright and the trees were still covered in leaves.  The midday sun lit Cellars beach and St Mawes, looking across from Place.  It was a chance to enjoy an Indian summer’s day.

Autumn visit photo gallery


The romance of the beach, shared by Megan and Derek.

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Looking out from Place Creek, towards Cellars beach and beyond.

Extra summer visit photo gallery

Season: winter

The recent storms had given way to bright sunshine, here at Place for this winter re-visit.  There was a clear view across to Cellars beach and St Mawes.  All was peace and quiet.  Interviewee Audrey alluded to the beach’s sense of adventure, certainly a feature of the wild weather that Cornwall had just experienced.

A summer walk on the Roseland – photo gallery

Winter visit photo gallery


Two views of the beach, from Ann and Audrey.


A tranquil scene at Place.

Season: winter

Place was briefly a hotel, known as Place Manor, but has actually been in the same family for over 500 years.  Based on the site of a monastery that was dissolved in Tudor times by Henry VIII, it has a spectacular setting, opposite Cellars beach and St Mawes.  You can rent the house to celebrate a special event, or simply to get away from it all, in an idyllic setting.  There are no facilities here, although there are plenty of enjoyable walks in the area.


The statuesque Place House, viewed from the ferry quay at the bottom of the garden.

One thought on “Place

  1. Jane

    Place is a great location that generates a lot of interest, as the house is seen and commented on by all visitors to St Mawes and something we are lucky enough to be able to sit and see from our office window on the Quay in St Mawes. From our office window we can also see the steady stream of visitors taking the ferry over to Place each day to go and enjoy the building, gardens and beach.


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