The Lower Deck
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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
The Lower Deck is perfect for people who want beaches and amenities within a few minutes walking distance. Castle beach and the seafront are just five minutes walk away, a few minutes further takes you to the popular Gyllingvase beach with its renowned cafe/restaurant. Alternatively, 5 minutes walk in the opposite direction takes you to the harbour with it's pretty yachts and the famous Maritime Museum, as well as the shops, restaurants, cafes and summer attractions of Events Square. Also ideal for parents who are visiting students at UCF.
The apartment is tastefully decorated with a cream Laura Ashley suite in the comfortable living/ dining room, along with fast Wi-fi, a flat screen TV and DVD player. There is a spacious double bedroom, with fitted wardrobe, a modern shower room and a compact separate kitchen with integrated electric cooker, microwave and fridge with a small freezer compartment. Although it forms the basement of the main house, The Lower Deck has the large windows that you would expect from a Victorian building and consequently feels light and airy inside, with lovely views of its own separate garden. It is approached through its own gate down a set of wide stone steps, with flowerbeds, lawn and a seating area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Castle Beach / Gyllingvase beach 500 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay Airport 49 km, Nearest railway: Falmouth Town 150 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
A baby or one young child is welcome. Travel cot and high chair available on request.
An extra single mattress and bedding can be added to the bedroom, on request at an extra cost of £25.00
Laundry facilities are available in the town.
Large selection of paperbacks and hardback books provided.
Selection of DVDs and videos also.
Electric coal effect fire in addition to radiators.
|Further details outdoors|
Parking is on the road outside the main property with no restrictions or charges.
Quiet residential area with little traffic.
Gated garden with small patio area, flowerbeds, lawned area and garden furniture.
Access is through a side gate and down stone steps to the apartment.
Welcome pack on arrival.
All bedlinen, towels (except beach towels) and tea towels are provided.
The West Country region
Cornwall has a mild climate where palm trees thrive and fields of daffodils bloom as early as February. Summer often begins here as early as April. We often enjoy some of our best sunshine in May and June, when the area is also less busy, although you will need to wait until July for the sea temperatures to rise significantly!
However, wetsuits are now more affordable and the large population of surfers enjoy the waves all year round.
The unspoilt coastline with its many coves and beaches, alongside beautiful countryside have made it a popular holiday destination for many years.
The South coast is gentle, backed by lush, green hillsides and wild flowers, while the North coast is a surfer's paradise with more rugged, dramatic cliffs, dotted with the tin mines of the past.
There are coastal paths all around the county, with breathtaking views, as well as wonderful gardens to visit such as Trelissick, Glendurgan, Trebah and many others including the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the world famous Eden Project.
Other places of interest include St Michael's Mount, the famous open-air, cliff side theatre at Minack, the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek, the Poldark Mine, as well as many other attractions such as Flambards, Dairyland and of course Land's End.
Falmouth is the 3rd largest natural harbour in the world and is guarded by the impressive castles of St Mawes and Pendennis, built by Henry VIII. It still has fascinating working docks, where you can often see cruise ships, naval boats or ferries, in addition to the marina areas full of smaller yachts and launches. Local ferries take you to Flushing, St Mawes or up to Truro and fishing trips or 'ocean safaris' can be booked from the piers.
It has four lovely beaches within walking distance:-
Castle beach- popular with locals and great for rockpooling
Gyllyngvase Beach- attended by lifeguards for safe swimming, with a volley ball net and great cafe/restaurant.
Swanpool Beach- more pebbly but with a selection of watersports available, crazy golf course and beach cafe with fantastic speciality ice creams.
Maenporth Beach- a very gently shelving sandy bay where you can actually park on the edge of the sand. It also has a beach cafe and a renowned restaurant, The Cove, just across the road.
However, it is also a bustling town with a wide range of interesting shops to explore, selling everything from clothing to souvenirs and on Saturdays there are often seasonal markets.It's very easy to while away an hour or two 'pottering along' in the town.
Should you encounter some of our 'liquid sunshine', the Maritime Museum is a surprisingly fascinating place to while away several hours, as are the castles at Pendennis and St Mawes. Or if you are feeling more energetic, Ships and Castles leisure centre has a pool with a wave machine and flume as well as a gym. If you are looking for a more relaxing activity, why not visit the pool and spa treatments at St. Michael's Hotel on the seafront. Alternatively take a look around the Arts centre or view a film at the Poly, visit the multi-screen cinema for latest releases or try your hand at ten pin bowling in Ocean Bowl. For golfers, there is a spectacular cliff top golf course in Falmouth, or for those with less experience, a fun pitch and put course or crazy golf at Swanpool. Finally, the coastal walks in the area can be enjoyed from our doorstep and provide breathtaking scenery, whatever the weather or season.
The town is full of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, with something to suit every taste (Italian, Chinese, Indian, Fusion cooking and lots of fresh fish and local produce). Whatever your budget, you will find choices, from the best fresh fish and chips or a pasty, to pizzas, or fine dining experiences. Rick Stein has also opened a new fish and chip restaurant and take-away here, complete with a seafood restaurant, just 5 minutes stroll from the apartment.
No need to visit an out of town supermarket, (although there is a large ASDA on the ring road and a local Sainsburys), everything can be bought locally. There are good butchers, a fresh fishmonger and greengrocers, two Tesco stores in the town,(one only 5 minutes walk away, with late opening times), great fresh bakeries, delis and a selection of different pasty shops! We even have a Marks and Spencers in the town. Falmouth really does have everything you need on the doorstep!
There are often interesting events going on in the town, especially in 'Falmouth Week' 8th- 17th August, when there are parades, fireworks, sailing regattas and different party nights with visiting bands- lots of fun- not to be missed. In May there is the Fal River Festival which has a range of music, dance and arts events. In June, there is the Sea Shanty Festival. In October, the town also has an oyster festival with tastings, cookery demonstrations and market stalls. At Swanpool beach there is often a drive-in movie night during the summer and fireworks over the bay in November. Finally, Falmouth is proud to be selected as the host town for the 2014 Tall Ships race in September. Book early to ensure a chance to witness this exciting event, last hosted in 2008.
Winter breaks mean you can take advantage of the offers on at many of our local restaurants and enjoy the sights of Cornwall without the summer crowds. Be prepared for any weather- our winters are invariably mild and we have often enjoyed an al fresco pub lunch in January or February, in bright sunshine wearing a very light fleece! April and May are often warm and sunny with the benefit of fewer crowds and the lighter evenings to enjoy. September is also quieter than the summer months but you can often still enjoy lovely weather.
Falmouth is a really lively, interesting town, all year round and a perfect base from which to explore the rest of Cornwall.
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26 Jul 2014
"Home from Home, so comfortable and cosy."
This ground floor flat attached to main house owners, was really comfortable and private. Your own beautiful and tended little garden space with 2 garden chairs and table. You had all that was needed… More
19 Jul 2014
the flat was really great, cosy, comfortable and perfectly located. it was 5 minutes walk from the picturesque harbour and some fab pubs and restaurants. the owners Lynne and Nigel were very friendly,… More
8 Jun 2014
"Great bolthole for a short break"
We didn't meet the owners as they were away but they were very helpful via email and everything was left in place. The cream tea was a nice touch and the kitchen was well stocked with everything … More
3 Apr 2014
"Perfectly located, beautifully decorated with kind and friendly owners"
This charming apartment is ideally located between the beaches and the centre of Falmouth. It is very well equipped with everything you may need for your stay. It also includes lots of lovely extras such as a cream tea to welcome you to Cornwall as well as a very informative manual with lots of really good recommendations. The apartment is immaculately clean and you can tell by the decor that the owners have put a lot work and effort into making this a wonderful place to stay. Although we didn't use the garden during our stay we could image that it would be the perfect spot for sipping a cocktail as the sun goes down in the Summer. We would highly recommend it. Thank you to Lynne & Nigel
22 Jan 2014
Clean, cosy, and ideal location. Just a short walk from the shops, harbour, castle and beaches. Owners very friendly and attentive. Beautifully decorated, good value for money and perfect for a short break in Falmouth. I highly recommend this property and would book again.
7 Oct 2013
Always a little wary when booking on line, however needn't have worried as The Lower Deck met all expectations. On arrival the cream team and flowers were very welcoming especially after our long journey, ... great location ... no more than 10 mins into the town centre and 5 mins to the railway station. It was great to leave the car and visit Truro Cathedral by rail and St Mawes Castle by ferry. The car was used only once when we re-visited The Eden Project. Pendennis Castle and The Maritime Museum are well worth a visit. We enjoyed fish and chips at Rick Stein's fish restaurant.
We had sunnys days and it was good to relax at the end of our day in the garden area with a glass of wine ... this was one of the most relaxing holidays we have experienced in a few years as it felt like home. Thank you.
11 Jun 2013
"PERFECT FOR COUPLES"
The Lower Deck is simply and stylishly furnished - spotlessly clean, well equipped and in an ideal location. The owners, Lynne and Nigel, were very welcoming (on arrival we were greeted with a lovely… More
10 May 2013
"Ideal place for 2 people"
We stayed in the Lower Deck for 5 days in April it was ideal. The flat is perfectly equipped with everything you need. We loved its proximity to restaurants, waterfront, beaches, & the town centre. Th… More
1 Apr 2013
We had a 4 night stay in this compact garden flat. Suited to a couple, altho' the kitchen was pretty small, and cooking readily set the smoke alarm off ! So fine if you plan to eat out every even… More
Thank you for your positive comments about The Lower Deck and its excellent location. We're sorry you had problems with the smoke alarm. It is of course a necessary safety feature. Usually, any nuisance can be minimised by switching on the cooker extractor fan and most of our guests cook regularly without difficulties. The larder fridge is clearly described on the website and there are two bedside lamps for reading by as well as a large selection of books.Thank you for your other suggestions; we constantly review and update the property with the comfort of our guests in mind. We'll trial the addition of a coffee table this year.
27 Mar 2013
"Perfect Location to Explore Falmouth and Cornwall"
We stayed in the Lower Deck for the month of January and it was delightful. The flat is perfectly equipped with everything you'd need for a short or longer stay. We loved its proximity to the tra… More
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