Harbour Cottage is a delightful and quirky property with stunning sea views, nestled right in the heart of Falmouth Town.
This lovely little traditional cottage enjoys a breathtaking outlook over the River Fal towards Flushing. The spectacular view over the dining table from the kitchen window is utterly engrossing and beautiful. Often peaceful, sometimes busy, the view is ever changing. You can watch the comings and goings of the yachts, ferries, fishing boats - almost every type of watercraft you could care to imagine, or just let your eyes rest on the verdant greenery at the other side of the river. If you come at the right time of year, you could be lucky enough to enjoy 'ringside seats' at the spectacular Tall Ship's Festival or the exhilarating Red Arrow's display from the end of the private garden! Whatever the time of year, it's very easy to sit and lose hours as you relax, watching the world sail by to the backdrop of nature's changing moods.
The main bedroom boasts a comfortable double bed as well as another spectacular view! The kitchen and separate cosy living room contain everything you require for a very enjoyable holiday. There is also the huge added bonus of a private, enclosed garden with an outdoor dining table and space to BBQ; perfect for having a relaxing drink in the evening sun.
We all know the importance of "location, location, location," and it would be difficult to better this cottage in that respect. The vibrant centre of Falmouth is literally just a 2 minute stroll away. This historic port has a plethora of bars, restaurants, galleries, museums and shops. There are numerous sandy beaches nearby and regular ferries run to St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsular.
Harbour Cottage provides fantastically located accommodation for exploring this wonderfully diverse waterfront town and the surrounding area.
This cosy and welcoming cottage is also very versatile. It is ideally suited for a couple to enjoy a romantic retreat in Falmouth, Cornwall's premier maritime centre, but can also comfortably accommodate up to two children in the second double bedroom. We are also quite often booked as an economical option for four adults. We're very happy to accommodate this, so long as everyone understands that it is a small cottage for four fully grown bodies :)) We've had no complaints so far, but for me, it's all about meeting expectations to keep everybody happy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Castle Beach 2 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 43 km, Nearest railway: Falmouth 1.6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
It’s hard not to fall in love with beautiful Cornwall...
Located in the far west of Great Britain on a peninsula tumbling into the vast Atlantic Ocean, Cornwall is the only county in England bordered by just one other county, its neighbour Devon. So being almost surrounded by the sea, a magnificent coastline wraps around the county for almost 300 miles. Cornwall is also the location of Great Britain's most southerly promontory, The Lizard, and mainland UK’s most westerly point, Land's End, while a few miles off shore and even further west is an archipelago of tiny islands that make up the Isles of Scilly.
Cornwall is well loved for lots of things; the dramatic coastline with its captivating fishing harbours, the spectacular beaches and the pounding surf that provide a natural playground for a variety of water sports, and then of course who can forget famous Cornish pasties and luscious cream teas?
But there are also lots of things about Cornwall that may surprise you. For instance, the wilderness of captivating Bodmin Moor with its panorama of big skies, fascinating prehistoric remains, great walking trails and more than its fair share of local legends.
There's also the dynamic art scene, inspired by the naturally stunning landscape; and more recently a food scene to rival London and beyond; Cornwall now has a multitude of award-winning local food producers and stellar chefs putting the region well and truly on the gourmet map.
And that's not all... Take a trip around Cornwall and you’ll discover a hugely diverse landscape. In the far west where the sea turns turquoise in the sun, the sand is white and the natural light is sometimes blindingly bright, the land is adorned with a Celtic legacy of standing stones, huge granite chambers and holy wells. In the county’s old industrial heartland, the landscape, recently awarded World Heritage Site status, is dotted with the fascinating remnants of a triumphant mining past illustrating the county’s enormous contribution to the Industrial Revolution with engine houses, museums and miles of recreational trails.
Around the coastline Cornwall’s maritime legacy is never far away where local fishermen land their daily catch of fresh seafood and tall ships, luggers and ketches unfurl their sails in the Cornish breeze. The natural environment, recognised nationally across twelve Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty is crisscrossed by the spectacular South West coastal footpath providing walkers with miles of gentle strolls and challenging hikes. To the north, a sweep of enormous golden sand bays stretches along the coastline often pummelled by giant Atlantic rollers. Long famed for its perfect surfing conditions, the coastline here is a hub for all kinds of extreme sports from coasteering to zapcat racing and scuba diving to rock climbing. And in the south of Cornwall, fed by rivers from the high moorlands, leafy estuaries empty into the sea surrounded by beautiful gardens that flourish in Cornwall’s mild climate. And if the weather doesn't oblige, we even have the incredible, world famous Eden Project. Dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World by some, Eden is a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes that nestle in a crater the size of 30 football pitches.
Falmouth, Cornwall's premier maritime centre is steeped in the history of the Royal Mail’s packet boat service and the community of the sea. The ‘sailing capital of Cornwall’ is renowned for being the third deepest natural port in the world, a haven for both cruisers and racers offering the sailor the last major port before the long crossing to the Isles of Scilly.
Visitors to the Port will find the town teeming with coastal treasures, ranging from fish restaurants to galleries to boat trips and much more besides. Notable attractions include The National Maritime Museum, Cornwall and Port Pendennis. Pendennis Castle, built in the 16th Century sits high above the harbour with truly magical panoramic views across the bay. You can also ride one of the Fal River Link Ferries to the beautiful St Mawes and visit Henry VIII’s sister castle or take a delightful trip around the estuary, stopping off at either Trelissick Gardens or Smugglers Cottage for a Cornish cream tea.
Falmouth Regatta Week in August is the town's major event both on and off the water. Fireworks and the recent addition of the Red Arrows provide a spectacular back drop for some high-class racing. Later in the year the Oyster Festival shows off the rivers heritage to the full.
There are plenty of fantastic places to eat & drink in Falmouth and recently Rick Stein brought his Fish & Chip Restaurant & Oyster Bar to Discovery Quay, adding to the superb mix across the town.
Falmouth also boasts 4 beautiful beaches; Castle Beach, the most northerly of Falmouth’s beaches situated alongside Pendennis point; Gyllyngvase, a Blue Flag status beach a 10 minute walk from town, but one of the most popular with its wide arc of golden sand and inviting sea; the stunning Swanpool beach adjoining a nature reserve, also home to an excellent watersport centre offering sailing, kayaking and windsurfing; and finally the lovely sandy cove about 2 miles from town at Maenporth, the perfect spot for fishing, sunbathing, rock-pooling, and boating.
The list of fantastic things to do and places to see could go on, but essentially, if your thing is walking, golfing, fishing, sightseeing, eating, drinking, surfing, swimming, sailing, kayaking, culture, museums, shopping, art, or just watching the world go by with a glass of wine in hand, then Falmouth has something for you.