Fish Cross Cottage
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Situated in the heart of Flushing village, this versatile and contemporary home oozes character charm and coastal flair, for a welcoming and exclusive family-friendly escape.
Located at the end of a charming row of coastal village houses, Fish Cross Cottage enjoys angled views from its side windows up the Penryn River and offers sumptuously stylish internal accommodation ideal for groups of 4-6. Welcoming well-behaved dogs and equipped with all the
must have features, the cottage invites guests to relax and entertain in their own home-from-home!
Steps lead up to the front door of the discreet Victorian facade; which reveals a luxurious revamped interior just perfect for holiday relaxation. The solid oak hardwood flooring runs throughout the spacious open plan living and dining room, for an effortless flow enhanced by the
light from its high ceiling, cream walls and dual aspect windows. A charming wood burning stove allows guests to cuddle up in the colder months with their favourite Freeview show, to the flat screen TV provided, whilst WIFI access ensures guests are kept up to speed with the modern world from the serenity of the timeless retreat.
Sitting up to 6, the stylish glass table and clear blue chairs of the dining area are illuminated by a modern globe light, to offer a chic statement venue in which to enjoy the freshest local produce during your stay.
A pine wood door leads into a separate newly-fitted kitchen ideal for preparing home cooked meals and for meeting the demands of a self-catering stay, with an electric hob, oven, microwave, kettle, slim line dishwasher, fridge freezer and a washer dryer. The sleek white cabinets and solid wood work tops offer a stylish flavour whilst providing a practical solution for families.
The indoor dining area is perfectly complemented by a pretty outside decked courtyard terrace furnished with a cafe dining table and chairs, to set the scene for a morning coffee or summertime drink.
Upstairs guests will find two beautifully finished bedrooms each offering a restful and serene coastal feel, with a calming balance of pale blues, creams and pine wood. The front master bedroom offers a solid wooden king size bed ideal for enjoying a guilt-free lie in during your stay, with plush premium bedding provided to complement the peaceful ambience. A window seat also allows guests to enjoy a moment with their latest novel whilst the children play.
The second bedroom is equally spacious and is situated to the rear of the property. Charmingly finished, the twin room offers the perfect spot in which to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing.
Offering further flexibility, a double sofa bed to the living room also allows two additional guests to stay if needed. The sleeping accommodation is further complemented by a luxury fitted bathroom reached by a flight of stairs.
Offering a serene place in which to replenish and revive the senses, the bathroom is fitted with a power shower and a super deep bath in which to relax whilst your favourite tunes play from the waterproof music stereo.Outside the property guests can easily reach the public slip way and haul-out mooring of Fish Cross as well as the sea wall, which offers the perfect place for enjoying a relaxed evening drink as the sun sets.
Centrally located, Fish Cross is in a cheerful spot as people passes by on the street on their way to the school, ferry, shop and pub. The ferry is only a couple of minutes away at Flushing Quay. Families with slightly older children often value the independence the ferry provides for adult-free time out in Falmouth, with the safety of the last ferry bringing everyone home in time for tea. Fish Cross Cottage was once home to a lady who baked and sold 1 penny pies from the windows.
With a village shop, two very good local pubs and a stylish Bistro restaurant along the quay, Flushing Village perfectly rises to the occasion for a self-catering stay.
Families can feel very much at home in this friendly Cornish idyll, with a pirate-themed play area, local snooker on at the Village hall and the dog-friendly walks to enjoy along the beach at Kiln Quay and along the coastal path to Mylor; alongside annual sailing regattas, summertime festivals,
markets and art events.
Flushing is easily accessible and offers a frequent passenger ferry service to the family-friendly beaches and visitor attractions of Falmouth and on to the other delightful hotspots of St Mawes, Mylor, Trelissick and Truro.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Flushing 100 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 20 km, Nearest railway: Penryn 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The house is not easy for less able access, with high front door steps above the tide line and a staircase to reach the bathroom. However, a substantial and comfortable downstairs sofa bed is provided, so please discuss with us the flexible options that we have. A cot and high chair is provided for smaller visitors.
Free WiFi will keep you in touch with home and beyond, and should let you update your online friends with your reports on Flushing life. Gas central heating is fully adjustable and an open fireplace can bring a cheery real fire in on those longer or cooler nights.
Built in an era before environmental considerations, Fish Cross Cottage has been newly renovated with a careful consideration for the environment. In keeping with the look and feel of the village the original sash windows have been refurbished by hand and restored to full working order. All lower panes being replaced with safety glass.
Hot water heating is supplemented with solar water heating and the cottage has been extremely well insulated in the loft, cavity wall insulation and with partial dry lining. There is an eco-friendly water recycling system that uses bath and shower water for the wc. Adjoining walls have been carefully soundproofed to improve privacy, from otherwise very old-fashioned thin walls.
Being located on a street corner, it is also a cheerful spot as everyone passes by on their way to school, ferry, shop and pub. The ferry is only a couple of minutes away at Flushing Quay. Families with slightly older children often value the independence the ferry provides for adult free time out in Falmouth, with the safety of the last ferry bringing everyone home in time for tea.
Older village residents recall the cottage being home to a lady who baked and sold 1 penny pies from the windows and relatives of the family who built the three houses (4, 5 & 6) together are still in Flushing. There is a village hall and snooker table 4 doors away.
Holidays at Fish Cross Cottage will be remembered for years to come!
|Further details outdoors|
There is a small courtyard with side gate and we have provided a café table and chairs to enjoy a touch of private al-fresco, although it is very easy to sit on the sea wall and mix with the locals with your drink as the setting sun provides late warmth.
Many Cornish villages have become over-crowded with tourists, but Flushing is much quieter, even during peak season, and it still benefits from a strong and vibrant community. Unlike Mevagissey, Fowey, Padstow, St Ives and similar towns, where parking is notoriously expensive and difficult, all parking in Flushing is free of charge and it is much easier to find a space. We usually manage to park just outside or very close by without difficulty. There is also a small free car park at the end of the street, and further parking on the quayside about 150 yards away.
We operate an online booking system - please follow the link to our own website.
The West Country region
Many Cornish villages have become over crowded with tourists, but Flushing is much quieter, even during peak season, and it still benefits from a strong and vibrant community. The Flushing Regatta and Flushing Art Week are two annual fixtures not to be missed that the whole community embraces.
Flushing has two friendly pubs - The Standard, which was recently renovated and offers excellent food, and The Seven Stars, a more traditional pub with an equally extensive menu. There is also a super seafood restaurant located on the quay and a friendly well-stocked general store.
A passenger ferry runs a regular service between Flushing and Falmouth. It also connects with the ferries to St Mawes, Mylor, Trelissick and Truro. In summer the Fal River boats offer trips to the gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan, and onwards to Truro. A local water taxi service also runs around the bay.
Flushing is easy to reach by car. Penryn is the nearest rail station and connects to mainline services at Truro, which has a direct rail link to London (Paddington) with a journey time of approximately 4 hours. There is also a regular local bus service. Air travellers can fly from London Stansted or Gatwick to Newquay.
Flushing was a highly desirable place of residence in the eighteenth century and home to many wealthy Packet Ship captains and their families. It continues to retain its appeal to this day with its elegant candy coloured houses that hug the waterfront, observing the colourful vessels that ply the waters, and surrounded by peaceful countryside.
Sailing enthusiasts have access to some of the best sailing waters, several sailing schools and waterside pubs and walking enthusiasts are spoilt with peaceful riverside and woodland footpaths. Flushing is reputed to have the mildest climate in the UK, encouraging Spring to arrive early, Autumn to arrive late and flowers to bloom year round.
The vibrant year round resort of Falmouth is within a short drive or there is a passenger ferry from nearby Flushing Quay. Falmouth appeals to all tastes and ages with its world class beaches and restaurants, excellent shopping and coastal golf course.
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