Shasta Annex Location

Shasta Annex is located in the quiet and tranquil village of Mawnan Smith. The village has a range of shops including a well stocked local grocery store. The village also has a pub and a cafe. The Red Lion serves great food both lunchtime and in the evenings and is just a very short stroll from Shasta.

Helford and the Coast Path

The beautiful Helford River is just a short drive away. You can explore Helford Passage and the coast path on one side of the Helford River. Boat hire is available from Helford Passage. You can also take the foot ferry over to Helford Village on the other side of the river and enjoy the absolute tranquility of Frenchman's Creek. Shasta is also very close to the South West Coast Path offering numerous options for walkers. Everything from a short stroll to a full on day out walking in absolutely stunning scenery.

Beaches and Sub Tropical Gardens

The beautiful sub-tropical gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan are just a few minutes drive from Mawnan. A slightly longer drive will take you to Enys Gardens or to Trelissick Gardens. Maenporth Beach is just a short drive away offering a lovely sandy beach together with a cafe and restaurant.

Red Lion
Gillan Creek
Helford Village


On entering the village of Mawnan Smith, facing the front entrance of the Red Lion, take the left hand fork passing the main shopping square into Carwinion Road. Shasta Annex is approximately 120 yards on the right hand side with ample off road parking directly in front of the apartment.

For navigational devices, please enter the Postcode TR11 5JD.

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Local Attractions

Shasta Annex is close to a number of local attractions including sub tropical gardens, boat hire on the Helford River and the local pub and restaurant. Check out the links below for full details.

Glendurgan Gardens

There are three valleys of Glendurgan to lose yourself in full of fun, informality, natural beauty and amazing plants. Big leaves and exotic flowers thrive in the jungle-like lower valley and sun-loving specimens enjoy the upper banks. In spring thousands of wildflowers carpet the sloping sides of this steep valley.

Trebah Gardens

Trebah Garden is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop leading down on to a beach on the scenic Helford River. Trebah offers the visitor a year round experience. In Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter there is a spectacular array of plants including Rhododendrons, Magnolias, Camellias, Giant Gunnera and Hydrangeas.

The Red Lion

The Red Lion in Mawnan Smith has a thatched roof and many original features. The pub serves great food at both lunchtime and in the evenings featuring fresh local Cornish produce complimented by a selection of fine wines and beers. The Red Lion is just a very short stroll from Shasta.

Helford River Boats

Helford River Boats are based in Helford Passage and run a regular foot ferry service over to Helford Village on the other side of the estuary. In addition to the ferry service, Helford River Boats also provide a range of boats for hire so you can explore the beauty of the Helford River in your own time.

The South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path is Britain's longest National Trail, running from Minehead in Somerset to South Haven Point near Poole Dorset. The path includes two UNESCO World Heritage sites. The path is unique because it is based on a working footpath which was in use until comparatively modern times. Coastguards used to patrol the whole coast of the South West Peninsula on foot, every day, in the course of their duties. It was the essence of their job that the coastguards had literally to be able to see into every cove and inlet on the coast. This meant that their well-beaten path, usually with stone stiles, had to hug the cliff top, so providing the splendidly scenic coastal views we get today.

AWNA Coffee House

Located in The Square, Mawnan Smith AWNA Coffee House is a small independent coffee shop serving speciality coffee, pastries, cakes and food.

Mawnan and Helford

The Red Lion, Maenporth, Glendurgan, Trebah & the South West Coast Path

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