Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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|
|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.