About the home
Location, location, location.....
Barfleur is situated just a couple of hundred metres from Falmouth's main beach and coastal footpath, and a short stroll to the cafes, restaurants and shops of this picturesque harbourside town.
A footpath directly in front of the house leads down to Gyllyngvase beach, meaning you can run down in your swimsuit!
The beach has blue flag status, and is very beautiful. Our fabulous outside shower (hot) is just great for jumping in when you come back, all sandy, at the end of the day.
Barfleur is very spacious with large wraparound, enclosed gardens. It sleeps twelve comfortably in five bedrooms.
Barfleur has just had major renovation works completed, creating a new stunning open plan space. This is a real "wow" factor house. A new huge open plan kitchen/diner/ living area with easy access to both sides of the large garden makes for a really sociable and pleasant living space. The kitchen has handmade bespoke oak units with designer appliances and a large sociable breakfast bar.
Oak floors are laid throughout, along with new folding sliding doors leading to the garden from the open plan room. A spacious solid oak table seats 12 next to a comfortable living area with a woodburning stove. There is also a separate living room with TV and BT on demand and a newly fitted large downstairs shower room with a luxury walk in shower.
Upstairs, the newly fitted master bedroom has fabulous sea views. Those great views are also seen from the new en suite bathroom.
The house has Wi-fi, 3 bathrooms, plus that super outside shower and additional cloakroom. It has driveway parking for two cars, plus lots of on road parking for more cars.
Upstairs there is also lots of extra living space, with a comfortable library/children's play area, again with lovely sea views.
Falmouth is a really great place to spend your holidays. It has three fabulous sandy beaches, several watersports centres where you can try sailing/kayaking/stand up paddleboarding etc; as well as a historic, waterside town packed with independent restaurants and shops. Great views abound in Falmouth. Henry VIII's Pendennis Castle is within walking distance, as is the world renowned Maritime Museum. There is also a great spa hotel 2 mins walk from the house - if you want a little extra pampering.
From Barfleur stroll past the beach to Rick Stein's oyster bar and fish and chip restaurant in Maritime Square. Or walk directly from the house across the coastal path to Swanpool beach to the watersports centre for a spot of sailing or kayaking.
There are tennis courts at the end of the road, and a golf course within 15 minutes walk.
Enjoy lunch, dinner or a sundowner cocktail at the fabulous Gylly beach cafe, just yards from Barfleur.
Everything you could need is within walking distance from the house.
Bed linen and bathroom towels provided. Barfleur offers a great holiday for one, two or even three families sharing.
The surrounding area is very beautiful with both the Helford river and the Carrick Roads offering boat trips, glorious views and great riverside pubs.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Gyllyngvase, 200m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Dining seating for 12, Lounge seating for 12|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Shared tennis court on site, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
The master bedroom has a kingsize bed and a single bed, along with lovely sea views. It has an en suite shower room.
There are three more bedrooms upstairs: bedroom 2 also has a double and a single bed, and sea views.
Bedroom 3 has a kingsize bed, and bedroom 5 has twin bunk beds. These both have views of the garden.
Bedroom 4 is situated downstairs. It has a kingsize bed and a large shower room right next to it, with a luxury walk in shower. This is suitable for those with restricted mobility.
Bathrooms: One upstairs family bathroom/one downstairs newly fitted shower room with luxury walk in shower, one en suite shower room for the master bedroom.
There is an extra cloakroom downstairs, and a fabulous enclosed outside shower (hot!).
Extensive utility area with washer, dryer and plenty of space for wetsuit/surfboard storage.
Further details outdoors:
Fabulous large garden with seating for 14. Sea views from the top of the garden
Trampoline and swing set make Barfleur a great place for kids. Garden is fully enclosed, so very safe.
Plenty of room for bike/surfboard storage.
All bed linen and towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
The West Country / Cornwall region
Falmouth has the best that Cornwall has to offer.
Fabulous sandy beaches, sailing and many other watersports can be enjoyed here.
The harbourside town is picturesque with beautiful views. Scores of fantastic restaurants, cafes and bars are in walking distance of the house.
There is no need to leave -but if you must- there are lots of great days out nearby. These include the Eden Project, beautiful public gardens, the surfing beaches of the north coast, and many other character Cornish towns and villages.
The Falmouth area
Run down to Gyllyngvase beach in your swimsuit!
Also enjoy the sailing waters nearby, boat/kayak hire on Swanpool beach.
Volleyball and tennis at the end of the road.
Walk to the Maritime Museum and the bars and cafes in Maritime Square.
There are also several good hotels within a few minutes walk of the house offering luxury spa treatments and swimming pools/bars/gyms.
How to get there
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Falmouth town train station ten minutes walk from property.
Newquay airport 40 minute drive from property.
Activities near Falmouth
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
03 May 2013
We stayed at Barfleur as a big group; three families on holiday together.
It was perfect for our needs, with plenty of space for all, and a huge sociable open plan kitchen to gather in. You'll be amazed how big it is! The children loved the huge garden.
The location of the house is amazing. You feel like you are right on top of the beaches and open countryside, but it's also really close to the great facilities that Falmouth offers. It's literally a short hop to the fabulous Gyllyngvase Beach from Barfleur. We also took advantage of the facilities down at the other nearby beach at Swanpool, and had a couple of great days out kayaking.
A really great holiday was had by all!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 12|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Easter||5 Apr 12||14 Apr 12||£ 1790||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Easter||14 Apr 12||21 Apr 12||£ 2190||-||-||1 Week|
|22/04/12 - 04/05/12||21 Apr 12||5 May 12||£ 1350||-||-||1 Week|
|05/05/12 - 01/06/12||5 May 12||2 Jun 12||£ 1590||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring half term||2 Jun 12||10 Jun 12||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|June||10 Jun 12||30 Jun 12||£ 1790||-||-||1 Week|
|Early July||30 Jun 12||21 Jul 12||£ 2290||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||21 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 2390||-||-||1 Week|
|Early September||1 Sep 12||16 Sep 12||£ 1590||-||-||1 Week|
|16/09/12-29/09/12||16 Sep 12||30 Sep 12||£ 1390||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||30 Sep 12||27 Oct 12||£ 1190||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn half term||27 Oct 12||4 Nov 12||£ 1690||-||-||1 Week|
|04/11/12-21/12/12||4 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||£ 1190||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas and New Year||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 2390||-||-||Flexible|
|Low season||13 Mar 13||8 Jun 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|June and early July 2013||8 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 1590||-||-||1 Week|
|July 13-20th 2013||13 Jul 13||20 Jul 13||£ 1690||-||-||1 Week|
|Early summer 2013||20 Jul 13||27 Jul 13||£ 1890||-||-||1 Week|
|High season 2013||27 Jul 13||7 Sep 13||£ 2390||-||-||1 Week|
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