The beautifully presented 3 bedroom cottage is situated along an idyllic row of period cottages, and internally provides guests with a stylish fusion of historical charm and contemporary living, for the perfect home-from-home experience.Dating back to 1775 and once home to a Packet Ship Captain, the cottage pays homage to its strong maritime heritage, with its decor immaculately presented in a classical and chic nautical theme. The bright and welcoming sitting room provides a cosy haven perfect for daytime socialising and evening relaxation, with a central beam and uplifting whitewashed oak flooring featuring alongside a selection of plump sofas and nautical-style soft furnishings and lights. A Freeview TV, DVD player and WIFI access feature for guest's amusement whilst a small book library offers a timeless way to while away an afternoon, and the wood burning stove, with its complimentary logs, adds a romantic ambience for those crisp autumn and cosy winter evenings in. The pretty whitewashed oak flooring continues from the sitting room through to the adjacent fullyequipped kitchen diner. Providing guests with a practical and inviting 'heart of the home', the country-style open plan room provides the ideal spot in which to prepare and enjoy delicious homecooked meals, with all the desired cooking appliances to hand alongside a large dining table with 6 place settings.From the sitting room a flight of steps leads to the first floor sleeping accommodation, which is ideally suited for families and groups of up to 6. The beautifully presented decor effortlessly flows through each of the three spacious boutique-style bedrooms, which are individually furnished to a high standard and are accompanied by premium quality designer bedding and towels.The pretty master double bedroom enjoys a sunny aspect and is decorated in a romantic style, with stripe and floral patterns for a timeless quality. The super king size bed (zip & link) provides a restful haven in which to fully unwind, with a palette of pale crimson, grey and cream used for a harmonious ambience. Complemented by a charming feature fireplace, the master bedroom is further furnished with a chest of drawers, bedside tables and a fitted wardrobe.A second couple may be easily accommodated to the second bedroom, which enjoys a lovely view of Flushing Village and features a huge double bed perfect for sumptuous guilt-free lie-ins. The classic nautical style adds both a sophisticated and nostalgic flair to the room, setting a timeless scene for your coastal stay.The charming nautical theme continues through to the spacious third bedroom, which is ideal for children or adults, with a twin set of single beds provided. A flat screen TV will keep guests amused and the room's sunny and tranquil setting is ideal for relaxing in after an enjoyable day of sightseeing.The sleeping accommodation is further complemented by a contemporary family bathroom fitted with a bath tub and overhead shower and a second modern bathroom fitted with a contemporary power shower. For guests' convenience a travel cot, baby gate and high chair may be provided in the holiday home to accommodate infants.Outside the cottage guests can relax in the idyllic oasis of their very own secluded garden, which enjoys an elevated position and a pleasant sunny aspect. Featuring a charming terrace furnished with a BBQ and alfresco dining area, guests have every excuse to sit out and enjoy relaxed lunches and romantic evening meals. The far reaching views of Falmouth also provide a captivating year round view.All parking in Flushing is on-street and free of charge, and guests will usually be able to find a space just outside the house or close by without difficulty. In addition Amelia's Cottage has a reserved parking space approximately 250 yards from the property should it be required.Situated in the heart of Flushing Village, guests are within enviable reach of the local amenities and nostalgic delights of this peaceful seaside haven, and are perfectly placed within easy driving distance of vibrant Falmouth, the water sports of Mylor and the historical charm of Penyrn. The charming village offers a great selection of local amenities to satisfy year-round self-catering stays, with a welcoming village shop provided alongside the Royal Standard and Seven Stars Pubs and the quayside 'Waterside' Bistro. Nearby Falmouth also boasts a great selection of highly recommended fish restaurants to savour. Children can enjoy the Pirate ship play area located to the village's bowling green, as well as a nostalgic beach day at one of Falmouth's family-friendly beaches, an afternoon of exploring the 16th century Pendennis Castle and a memorable time out on the water at the kids Sailing Club in Mylor. A host of leisure activities are situated on the doorstep of this beautiful part of Cornwall, from walking, cycling and sailing to canoeing, boat hire, swimming and scuba diving.Flushing Village is conveniently connected with a frequent local bus service and a charming passenger ferry service to Falmouth, with connections to St Mawes, Mylor, Trelissick and Truro. Guests are also within easy driving distance of Penryn Train Station, which offers a frequent service to Truro, for direct links to London Paddington.One well behaved dog is welcome at Amelia's Cottage at an additional cost of £25.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Nearest beach||Flushing 500 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay, Nearest railway: Penryn|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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 super 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.
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.
Flushing is perfectly placed to explore all of Cornwall. it 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 fishermans 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 Estuary, Falmouth Bay and Mylor Yacht Harbour all within reach. Flushing also has a Sailing Club that welcomes guests, and its own dog-friendly beach.