Falmouth holiday tower rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and TV

The Observatory Tower

from £100 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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15 reviews

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Tower / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 233793

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Tower / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

The Observatory Tower occupies the highest point in Falmouth, and the stunning 360 degree views from the observatory deck will capture your imagination. You simply will not want to leave. The deck is fully serviced with bar fridge, wine cooler and hot tap, ensuring you have all the facilities to hand, to enjoy this remarkable room with a view.

The Observatory Tower was built in 1868 to observe and record the weather. There is no better place from which to witness and photograph the landscape in all weather conditions. A camera obscura was built in 1955 and has been carefully restored to full working order. Viewings are available on request.

If you can break free from the Tower's charms then you are in for a treat. A few minutes' walk will see you into the town centre, abuzz with activity in the many cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. Explore the town's museums, gallerys, gardens and beaches, many within walking distance, or else accessible by good transport links. For the less energetic,

The Observatory Tower occupies the highest point in Falmouth, and the stunning 360 degree views from the observatory deck will capture your imagination. You simply will not want to leave. The deck is fully serviced with bar fridge, wine cooler and hot tap, ensuring you have all the facilities to hand, to enjoy this remarkable room with a view.

The Observatory Tower was built in 1868 to observe and record the weather. There is no better place from which to witness and photograph the landscape in all weather conditions. A camera obscura was built in 1955 and has been carefully restored to full working order. Viewings are available on request.

If you can break free from the Tower's charms then you are in for a treat. A few minutes' walk will see you into the town centre, abuzz with activity in the many cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. Explore the town's museums, gallerys, gardens and beaches, many within walking distance, or else accessible by good transport links. For the less energetic, take advantage of Falmouth's free shuttle bus service.

Falmouth has the third deepest natural harbour in the world, so why not take to the water to explore Flushing, Mylor, St Mawes, Truro or the Helford Passage? There are a number of ferry services available, or you may prefer to charter your own boat. From wherever you are though, you will not long be out of sight of The Observatory Tower on Falmouth's skyline.

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The Cornwall region

Cornwall is an inspirational place to visit.

Whether it is the famous surf on the North Coast or the sailing waters on the south, Cornwall's beaches and coast path are breathtaking. Its world famous coastline draws watersport enthusiasts, walkers, couples and families alike, all with one aim in common - to enjoy the great outdoors this county has to offer.

Cornwall's climate is unique in England for its temperate conditions. It benefits from some of the highest levels of sunshine throught the year, although the sea breeze means it never gets uncomfortably hot.

Cornwall is home to some of the world's most inspirational gardens including The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. There is a wealth of English Heritage and National Trust properties in the area, as well as a host of other tourist attractions, to cater for all interests.

Cornwall has enjoyed a gastronomic renaissance in recent years, with high quality food served in restaurants, hotels, pubs and even beach cafes all over the county, and many are proud to make use of local produce wherever possible. Here, the well known establishments (Restaurant Nathan Outlaw at Rock; Jamie Oliver's Fifteen at Watergate Bay and Rick Stein's at Padstow), are increasingly rivalled by the less renowned and all are well worth a visit. Or, if you are only after a snack, Cornish pasties, ice cream and cream teas are always readily available.

You might also want to visit some of the local suppliers, such as Healey's Cyder Farm, St Austell Brewery, Camel Valley Vineyard, the Tregothnan Estate and Roskilly's Ice Cream to name but a few.

Falmouth

Falmouth is a bustling harbour town, with a rich maritime tradition, and as such there are many things to do, both in, on and close to the water. There are many ferries and pleasure cruises, connecting Falmouth to Truro, nearby villages (Flushing, St Mawes), gardens (Trellissick) and other places of interest, (the Roseland, the Pandora, Mylor). You may choose to charter a boat for the day, either with a skipper or without, and try your hand at sailing or fishing in the nearby waters of the Helford, Frenchman's Creek or Falmouth Bay. Or try your hand at watersports - you can learn to sail or windsurf in the Carrick Roads, or even take a minibus to the north coast to have a surf lesson! On shore, why not visit the National Maritime Museum, take a walk on the coastal path or spend the day on one of the local beaches - Gyllyngvase, Swanpool, Castle Beach and Maenporth are all only a short distance away.

Popular local gardens include the Falmouth Pavillions, Trebah and Glendurgan, which are easily accessible by bus or car. Further afield, you might visit the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek or Flambards in Helston, or venture north to Tintagel or Bude, or down to Porthleven and St Ives. You can even take a day trip to the Scillies!

Rent a Morgan for the day and wend your way through back roads and country lanes; see a performance at the Minack, or just wander around the shops, cafes, galleries and restaurants in town, and sample the many delights that Falmouth has to offer.

Whatever your age, stage or interest, Cornwall has something for everyone, and Falmouth is the ideal base from which to start your adventure.

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds
  • 1 family bathrooms, 1 en suites

Families

  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy

About the owner

Alen & Linda S
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
20 Jan 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom
Payment accepted:
Credit cards accepted

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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“Fantastic Experience”

Reviewed 9 Feb 2014

What an amazing place this is!!!…I’m not sure if this is a good idea or not to write a review of the Observatory Tower because once you have stayed here and told your friends about it everyone will want to stay here and I won’t be able to because it’ll be fully booked!!! We booked for a long weekend at the end of January during some of the worst storms this country has ever witnessed. I can assure you eating a meal and a few drinks at the top of the tower as the gales and rain thunder from the South Western approaches cannot be beaten, we will talk about that that evening for years, and years to come! We unloaded the car outside the property, and then parked. I found street parking no problem just around the corner. Exploring every room was a delight as every floor was decorated and fitted out to the very highest standard and we all fell in love with the place. Falmouth is lovely with plenty of great pubs and places to eat. We visited the Maritime Museum which was very interesting and well worth a few hours. The Lizard was as wild and exhilarating as we expected, as was Mullion Cove. As other reviews have mentioned the steps would not be suitable for everyone as moving around from floor to floor is quite a exertion, but as someone once said……”No pain No gain!” Colin, Tony, Wendy and Wendy.

“High quality and well worth a visit.”

Reviewed 15 Dec 2013

This place is truly amazing and renovated to the best standard i have seen.The views from the tower are fabulous. We have stayed in many places over the years and this is the best. Falmouth itself has all the amenities needed.The town centre has many shops and banks.There are many places to vist in the surrounding areas so this place can be used as a base to tour cornwall. The service we received was excellent from booking to departure and i would give it 5 out of 5. On the whole this was a fantastic place to spend a holiday.I wish i had spent more time there and i will definately be going back hopefully next year.

“WOW, Fantastic, amazing, brilliant, superb and more!”

Reviewed 24 Oct 2013

The most wonderful place we have ever stayed in. Falmouth was interesting with everything within walking distance. Good places to eat, good shops and good sea fishing trips.

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