House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 11
Changes to Mariner's Chart: Ground floor apartment available for 2014:
Regretfully, with regard to the big maisonette at Mariner's Chart, the owner, Joy, has decided to take a Landlady's Gap Year (!) in 2014 in order to fulfil ambitions to write and paint. Although the large maisonette will not be available, the delightful ground floor apartment in the house will be open for business and accommodate from 4 - 6 persons. It is light and airy and well equipped down to the largescreen tv..
Mariner's Chart was built in 1910 when the garden led down to the seafront and glorious Gyllyngvase Beach. Now just one road back, it has excellent views to enjoy. It is seconds away from the glorious sands of Gyllyngvase with it's renowned Beach bar/café with life entertainment by night; seconds to the Princess Pavilion theatre and restaurant and rock gardens (free entertainment daily/nightly)and the town and harbour is a short 10-15 minute stroll away.
You really can leave the car in the drive - you won't need it - everything from high quality beach front hotel bars to harbour inns and restaurants (Rick Stein too!)are close to hand. The children can kayak, pitch and put, bounce on the bouncy castle at family orientated Swanpool Beach with it's own Nature Reserve; or you can take the little train (station 5 mins walk away) to Truro (15 mins) and visit the cathedral and multiple shops, or enjoy the National Maritime Museum on Falmouth's Event Square. Cinema's/theatres include the Royal Cornwall C.S or the multi-screen Pheonix in town. Or take the ferry across the stunning Bay to St. Mawes or Trellissick for a wonderful day out for about £8.
Falmouth enjoys a micro climate and hence supports wonderful and exotic Palms and plants...see them at Foxes Gardens; Gueen Mary seafront gardens; Kimberley Park; or visit marvellous Trebar and Durgan.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Gyllyngvase Beach 1 minute|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay, Nearest railway: Falmouth|
|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||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The top floor en suite - which has its own kitchenette can be used as say, a Granny annexe!
You can step from the first floor lounge onto a balcony overlooking the garden and the sea and check on the family playing cards in the summerhouse below or table tennis in the garden. .
Much of the furniture is new: fitted 'robes in ivory; Laura Ashley day beds + pocket sprung beds and the doubles are kingsize. The family kitchen/diner spacious and very well equipped down to the last teaspoon.
The decor is neutral and all the windows are double glazed and tilt and turn style.
|Further details outdoors||
The garden is there to enjoy and in particular the summerhouse with electric for playing cards, enjoying a drink at night or using the laptop (wifi available). There are toys/books/pencils available for children - And for adults an all weather outside table tennis table.
The town of Falmouth itself is enchanting: it is a working harbour/port surrounded by the most glorious countryside and offers history and interest beyond compare. It has all athe usual shops: M&S', Boots' Costa's, WH Smith etc. as well as many Art shops and galleries and the usual Asda/new Sainsburys etc. on the main road into town and two smaller Tesco's in town itself. Rick Stein has invested in a new fish restaurant and separate delicatessen and the new cozy multi-screen cinema has sofas and is licensed; as is the historic Royal Cornwall Poly. Theatre and Gallery which hosts alternative film/shows/exhibitions, Charming cathedral cityTruro with major shops is only 20mins drive away, or 40 minutes by ferry up the scenic Fal river or 15 mins. on the one-carriage single track railway just a few minutes walk from Mariner's Chart.
There are ferries to explore Flushing; Trellissick, St. Mawes in the Roseland Peninsular and the charms of the Helford river.
The Mariner's Chart apartment is only available from the last week in June through to the end of September each year. The smaller apartment for four /six is available for Easter and JulyAugustSept. - perfect for say, wedding parties, when combined with the maisonette to give the whole property sleeping up to sixteen persons.
Everything is provided for you except Beach towels. Small dogs are allowed at £40 per week but must have up to date flea protection.
Please telephone Joy Launor Heyes for prices on 01326 319559 and any further information.
The West Country region
This is the one of the most romantic, beautiful and historic areas of the British Isles. The micro climate is unique and hosts tropical flora and fauna; there are Listed Gardens in abundance and clifftop and rural walks to take the breath away! There are beaches to suit everyone whether you enjoy surfing, kayaking, wining and dining in excellent beach side gourmet bars, bar-be-ques on the beach or simply searching amongst the rockpools or sunning on the sands..
Falmouth is perfectly positioned to tour the surfing north atlantic beaches; the picturesque western fishing villages and the verdant stunning south coasts of Cornwall. .
Favoured by artists for its light, the town of Falmouth hosts the long established and esteemed College of Art (set in sub tropical gardens) and many galleries - and - every summer the town hosts many regattas and festivals including the Henri Lloyd Festival; Sea Shanty Festival; Oyster Festival .
Visit: the new and acclaimed Maritime Museum; take a ferry across the water to St. Mawes or Truro, Malpas or the National Trust Trellissick Gardens and House; visit the beautiful National Trust Durgan Gardens and tiny Durgan beach where the old school house still stands. Visit Trebah Gardens; take the children to Flambards for a fun day out on roller coasters et al; visit the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek; the train to St. Ives for fabulous coastal views along the track and enjoy - amongst a million other things! - Falmouth's bijou cinema or Truro's multi screen - the Plaza - or see at show at the theatre Truro's Hall for Cornwall.
There is a golfcourse at Swanpool - a short drive away - and tennis courts by the beach close to the house. And if you really must swim indoors, then the relatively new Leisure complex on Pendennis Point is for you!
And then.........go shark and whale watching......or simply hire a boat and fish.