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The Green House


Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Flushing Village Quay from Falmouth

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Enjoying a timeless coastal setting in central Flushing, this character gem offers a luxury retreat set within the beautiful surroundings of West Cornwall. Boasting an immaculate interior across two floors to suits groups of 6, 'The Green House' provides a classic holiday ambience in which families and well behaved dogs can enjoy a year-round stay.

Elegant sash windows and whitewashed walls provide a lovely period quality to the nautical themed interior, whilst the use of Cornish slate flooring, solid wood, leather furniture and must-have mod cons all culminate to provide a boutique holiday setting.

The inviting hallway leads to a cosy carpeted sitting room boasting all the comforts of home, with a flat screen SKY TV, DVD player, PlayStation console and WIFI access. Beautifully finished in a classic nautical style, the room provides the perfect haven in all seasons. A contemporary wood burning stove accompanied by sumptuous leather seating offers the ideal spot in which to unwind after an autumn or wintertime walk.

The Cornish slate flooring of the hallway flows through to a dining room and separate fitted kitchen. Guests can easily savour meals here during their stay, with the spot-lit dining room beautifully presented for all occasions, with a solid oak table and 6 high backed leather chairs set

within the timeless coastal interior of the room.

Accompanying the dining room, a contemporary-fitted kitchen is fully-equipped to provide an inviting setting for home cooking and enjoying the local produce. The classic white cabinets, solid wood work tops and large butler sink offer a country charm to the chic interior. A utility area next to the kitchen is conveniently equipped with a washer dryer and cloakroom WC.

The timeless coastal interior of the ground floor continues upstairs to the boutique-style sleeping accommodation. All three bedrooms have been finished to a high contemporary standard and feature premium bedding, for a sumptuous night's sleep. To the front of the property a nautical style master bedroom provides an idyllic setting for tempting lie-ins, with a king size bed complemented by solid pine furniture and iPod docking station.

An additional couple may easily be accommodated to the second guest bedroom, which is equally spacious and overlooks the private rear garden. Furnished with a gorgeous double bed and complemented by charming coastal-style soft furnishings and touches, the room offers a serene spot in which to rest and unwind.

The third child-friendly bedroom is perfect for accommodating a ship-worthy crew of two, with a set of bunk beds featuring to the beautiful nautical themed interior.

A contemporary spa-style bathroom also offers the perfect sanctuary in which to revive and replenish the senses during your stay. Laid with under floor heating, the luxury bathroom features a deep bath tub and separate power shower alongside luxury toiletries and soft fluffy bath towels.

Outside guests can easily relax in their own exclusive getaway, to the secluded private garden. Decked on different levels, the sheltered terraced garden offers a fabulous sunny haven in which to entertain. A charming alfresco dining area offers the perfect venue for summertime meals whilst the raised sun deck offers a secluded spot in which to relax and sunbathe, to the stylish sun loungers and hammock. Planted with lush tropical foliage, the garden is an oasis of exotic calm and serenity.

The Green House isconveniently set within the vibrant heart of Flushing. Offering a timeless coastal charm, the quaint village is perfectly suited to self-catering stays with a well-stocked grocery shop, two local pubs and a quayside bistro restaurant on the doorstep.

The village further features a children's play area, a beautiful dog-friendly beach at Kiln Quay and a frequent passenger ferry to the picturesque town of Falmouth and then on to St Mawes, Trelissick and the cathedral city of Truro.

An idyllic coastal path from Flushing leads to the yacht marina of Mylor, where a cafe and restaurants can be enjoyed alongside a host of sailing, water sport and boat rental opportunities. Conveniently situated within easy reach of a fantastic range of family friendly beaches, visitor

attractions, botanical gardens and a host of outdoor leisure pursuits, West Cornwall and The Green House offer year round fun for all ages!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Flushing 500 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 1 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
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Further details outdoors

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, parking is available, either outside the house or in a car park at the end of the street.

The West Country region

Flushing is one known to be one of the warmest villages in the UK because it has an idyllic sheltered south-facing aspect, between the banks of the Penryn River and Falmouth Harbour.

It became popular in the eighteenth century as the choice location for the wealthy Packet Ship captains, and was visited by Admiral Nelson. Latterly it has become one of the most sought-after locations anywhere in the West Country. Flushing has an unrivalled mild climate, streets lined with picture-postcard traditional terraced fisherman’s cottages, and beautiful unspoilt surrounding countryside.

There is also easy access onto some of the best sailing waters anywhere in the West Country, with the Helford River, the Fal Estury, Falmouth Bay and Mylor Yacht Harbour all within reach. Flushing also has a Sailing Club that welcomes guests, and it’s own dog-friendly beach.


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 stunning waterside 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.

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Review 1-7 of 7

18 Feb 2013


"A Gem of A House"

The thought and care that has been put into the decor and organization of the Green House is exceptional...We have been travelling and staying in Vacation Rentals for almost a year now and the Green H… More

19 Sep 2012


"Fantastic accommodation in a fantastic location."

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in The Green House. The accommodation was lovely, the quality of furnishing and attention to detail were excellent and we enjoyed the welcome - fresh scones for us, and treats for our dog Scrabble. Flushing is a beautiful setting, a quiet waterside village but with two great pubs and a fabulous fish restaurant in The Waterside. I would recommend both this area of Cornwall, and The Green House. Flushing is also well placed, a short drive from Falmouth and Truro, and less than an hour to St Ives. Porth Kidney beach near St Ives was a find - white sands and dog friendly.

4 Nov 2011


"Fantastic holiday cottage with the 'wow' factor!"

We cannot recommend this cottage enough. The location is great with the regular, half hourly Flushing ferry service over to Falmouth (except) Sundays. Parking was not a problem. The cottage itself was tastefully furnished together with some outstanding features such as the low lighting on the landing and the heated bathroom floor.
Everything necessary for a comfotable stay was provided, from logs to dishwasher tablets, from Sky+ to a fab Cornish Cream Tea!

20 Oct 2011


"Cottage of content !!"

A holiday here was a real treat. We have done the Padstow area mostly in the last 25 years but think that this week will change that. Loved St Mawes, all the ferries, Mylor and Flushing, and especiall… More

14 Oct 2011


"Fabulous flushing"

This is the seond year we have stayed in the Green House and we love it even more. Excellent accommodation and the owner stuart has thought of everything. Top class luxury. Our dog teddy was also welcome. Friendly village and excellent pubs.

21 Aug 2011


"Lovely cottage"

Enjoyed staying here- near to the University, lovely walks nearby. Children liked the skirting lights that lit up as they went to the toilet at night.… More

25 Jul 2011


"We love this house!"

We love this house! Everything was perfect. The house and decor are fresh, clean and pleasant. It appeared that the kitchen, baths and bedrooms were fitted out with new furnishings picked out just for the Green House. There is no sense that anything in the house was from the thrift shop or a cast off or broken set from the owner's home. Some of our past rental houses were so full of the owner's junk that we felt unwelcome, but that was not the case at the Green House.

We had excellent communication with the owner by email, phone and text.

Flushing is very pleasant with a village ambiance but near to a larger city for shopping and transportation. We enjoyed the Flushing pubs and used the little store for a few things. We used the ferry to Falmouth for shopping and to connect to other transportation.

We flew from the US to Gatwick to Newquay and rented a car which we used to get to and from the airport and for a trip to Porthcurno. Otherwise, the car sat. Next time we will skip the rental car and save the money. It is very easy to get around using the bus, train and ferry.

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