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1 / 20 Stunning views across the Carrick Roads to Flushing from the private, fully enclosed garden

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 238875

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Harbour Cottage Cottage

2bedrooms
4sleeps
 min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Description from owner

Description

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

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.

Location description from owner

The Cornwall region

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

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.

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Bed & bathroom

  • bedroom 1: double bed
    bedroom 2: 2 single beds
  • 1 family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)
  • Corporate bookings
  • House swap

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
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. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy

About the owner

Lee-Anne I
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
18 May 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English

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“Amazing”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2014

A beautiful quaint cottage with everything you need provide. It is small however that adds to the character of the place. Amazing views from the main bedroom and the kitchen. The owners was more than helpful and at tentative. Would definitely would visit again :)

“Disappointed”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2013

You are really paying for the views with this house. Our hearts sank when we opened the door and saw just how small the house and garden were. It's functional but basic. There is an analogue tv with a signal booster but it still gave a poor reception with channel losses. The pub next door is really noisy even with the windows shut. Parking was ok until we came back one afternoon and all spaces had gone. No bbq or welcome pack. On the plus side, it's not too far to walk into town. The tiny bathroom is well decorated and the bedrooms are nice.

Hi, thank you very much for leaving a review, and I am so sorry that it's taken me so long to respond; I'm ashamed to admit that I've only just realised that it's possible! I was extremely sad to hear that you were disappointed with the cottage, particularly as it's happily not a reaction that we're used to. The cottage is indeed small, but I do try to make this abundantly clear in the description so that people know what to expect. For the same reason, I also include a large number of photographs so that people can see exactly where they will be staying. As for the poor TV signal, I'm really sorry about this experience. In response to your experience, we have now installed digital TV so that this problem - common in Falmouth - is no longer an issue. Obviously this does not help you with the poor TV viewing experience you had, but please rest assured that we listened and then acted to solve the problem as soon as possible. As for the pub, this is again HIGHLY unusual, I can only think that perhaps there was some significant local event on (which may also explain the extremely unusual parking issues) because the Boathouse is a highly regarded but quiet pub in a well thought of residential area, and the landlord goes to great lengths to ensure that they operate in harmony with the local community. The double glazing in the cottage is usually more than sufficient to cancel out any noise, I'm extremely sorry to hear that this was not your experience. I am delighted to hear though that you appreciated the views and the location being literally just a couple of minutes walk from town. Thanks once again for taking the time to leave a review :))

“Cute cottage great location”

Reviewed 18 May 2013

Harbour Cottage is located in Falmouth, a short walk from the center of town. The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable. The only problem we had was parking our car. Aside from this the location could not have been better for exploring Cornwall.

“Location, views, charm and character”

Reviewed 14 Jan 2013

Harbour Cottage is lovely. My husband and I, along with our 13 year old daughter and two dogs, stayed here over Christmas and had a wonderful stay. The location is fantastic, and the view from the kitchen, garden, and main bedroom is stunning. The best view was when I opened the bedroom curtains on Christmas morning to see a beautiful rainbow right outside over the water and boats. There is plenty to do, with many shops, restaurants, pubs and a cinema just a short walk from the cottage. The pub next door is lovely, and does a fantastic Bloody Mary - I wish it was my local! It could be a little noisy some evenings, but it was the festive season, and the owners do make prospective renters aware of the possibility of noise anyway. The owners made us feel very welcome, having provided a small Christmas tree, a box of Christmas crackers and a Christmas card for us. There was also a pint of milk in the fridge upon arrival so we could have a cuppa after our long journey from Hertfordshire. The owners seem keen to meet the needs of people renting the cottage as they have a file in which guests are not only encouraged to make comments but also suggestions of items that might usefully be provided, and recommendations of places to eat, visit, etc. Some previous guests had commented on finding the shower temperamental, however we did not really experience much of a problem with this. The cottage is not new, which adds to its character and charm, but which does also mean that certain aspects such as plumbing are not as modern as perhaps some people are used to. If you are looking for immaculate facilities then this is possibly not the rental for you. The same is true if you are a 'telly addict' as the reception is poor. We don't really watch TV much so this was not an issue for us (and our daughter could watch DVDs or go off to the cinema), and there is so much to do in and around Falmouth that I doubt this would matter to many people. The bedding was lovely, with Egyptian cotton sheets, although my husband found the bed slightly short (he is 6'3"). Our daughter found her bed very comfortable. As I was going to be cooking Christmas dinner I did take some extra roasting pans and carving utensils with me as I expected that these are not things that ordinarily would be required by many guests. However, everything else was provided that I needed for the meals I cooked during our stay. Although there is no designated parking for the property, there is on-street parking in the surrounding area, and we were always able to find a space within a minute's walk. On the whole, the cottage is nicely presented, wonderfully located, and I would recommend it. My only reservation about doing so is that I would like to return and don't want to find that it is booked up!

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