For families or friends this house offers the perfect retreat for anyone wanting to experience life by the Cornish seaside. This new build property is located in a quiet cul-de-sac only five minute's walk from the picturesque Swanpool Beach where visitors can enjoy stunning views of Falmouth bay and swim in the emerald blue sea. It is also just a five minute drive or twenty minute walk from the bustling centre of Falmouth.
This three storied property has been beautifully furnished and decorated with a modern-contemporary look that is set against maritime charm. The house boasts all the mod cons you would expect and would be the perfect place for a family or group of friends to retreat back to after a day soaking up the sun and fun on the beach.
On the ground floor there is a spacious double bedroom, its soft blue tones catch the sun's rays well into the evening. Across the hall the well designed bathroom provides more than enough space to anyone wanting to whisk themselves away for a bit of well deserved pampering. A large utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and sink will ensure the kids are kept presentable and wetsuits dry. A large garage also provides space for anyone wanting to store activity equipment to use on the beach. Access to the terraced garden is from downstairs and must be considered one of the bonuses of the property. With the rear of the building facing west, sunlight will be with you well into the evening for al-fresco dining on the patio with a glass of sparkling or two.
The first floor kitchen and living room are the heart of the house and will be the ideal place for big dinners and cosy nights on the sofas with a film on the substantial flat-screen TV. Entertainment is also provided with a DVD player and WiFi. Both rooms are spacious and fully-equipped with everything from a large fridge/freezer and gas hob to comfortable brown leather sofa's and stunning photographs that capture parts of Cornwall rarely seen by visitors and locals alike. Nestled between the two rooms is a crisp, clean and modern bathroom that hides itself away from the bustle of the first floor.
The second floor plays host to another stunning double room, a cute single room with an optional pull-out bed and the master bedroom with en-suite shower room and flat screen TV. All three rooms are bright and fresh offering you and your guests the ultimate taste of the Cornish climate whilst giving you one of the best night's sleep you'll have had in a long time.
With the capability of being able to sleep up to seven people this really does give big families or a group of friends the perfect opportunity to have a week right next to the beach. A superb restaurant sits above the beach for a special evening out, Swanpool Lake is full of ducks, a mating pair of swans, and herons along with being a Site of Special Scientific Interest. You are just out of Falmouth but close enough that walking won't be considered laborious. This really is a perfect property for anyone (including the family dog!), anytime.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Swanpool 1 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 20 km, Nearest railway: Falmouth 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Bicycles available|
Swanpool's sheltered location and calm waters – which are protected from the wind in most directions – makes it ideal for the safe launch of small sailing boats and paddle craft. Numerous rocky coves and secret beaches can be explored by kayak or by coasteering around the bay, opening up parts of Cornwall other holidaymakers just cannot reach.
Just inland is Swanpool's nature reserve, a nice place to for a leisurely stroll or to feed the ducks. The pool itself is a brackish lagoon (which means it's a mix of salt and fresh water) and is the only place in the UK where you'll find a Trembling Sea Mat, a rare form of microscopic animal that has made Swanpool a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
There is a host of coastal wildlife to enjoy in and around the beach, including our resident pair of swans. Our watersports activities have little or no impact on the environment, so you might even be lucky enough to spot seals, dolphins or basking sharks who aren't threatened by your presence as you paddle or sail around the bay.
Although Swanpool is close to the centre of Falmouth, with its restaurants, shops and leisure amenities, the beach itself is remarkably unspoilt, with a real sense of peace and old-fashioned seaside charm, complete with beach huts and the world famous (in Cornwall, at least) quirky ice-creams.
The latter are provided by an excellent beach café along with warming hot chocolate, mouth-watering tasted sarnies, and more-ish home-made cakes. If you fancy something more substantial, visit Hooked on the Beach, a restaurant that has stunning views over Swanpool bay. It is a great spot to while away a relaxing evening after a day on the water.