The Falmouth Apartment is an attractive Four Star holiday home sleeping up to four guests in two bedrooms. Families and couples appreciate the ease of the layout, which is all on the ground floor and has direct access to a patio and communal gardens. The apartment is in a small block in a mainly residential area and is pleasantly quiet for such a central location. Castle Beach is just a five minute walk away, as is the 5 Degrees West - a favourite bar and restaurant for locals and visitors.
You can walk to supermarkets, pubs and attractions like the Seafront Promenade and the National Maritime Museum. Falmouth train station is a short walk away and a regular bus shuttle service runs close by, making The Falmouth Apartment a good choice for those who do not want to spend their holiday driving.
Falmouth is a fantastic town with a rich maritime history and a lively atmosphere. There is always something unique and interesting to see, especially during summer. Attractions in addition to the excellent National Maritime Museum include the Falmouth Lifeboat station, or jump aboard one of the ferries or pleasure boats that will take you up the River Fal, down the Helford River, or across to St Mawes.
Climb the 111 steps of Jacob’s ladder, take in an exhibition of local talent at Falmouth Art Gallery, admire the medieval windows in the Church of King Charles the Martyr, make time for a proper Cornish cream tea in one of the town’s excellent establishments, soak up the history with a stroll along Arwenack Street, and marvel at the might of Henry VIII’s strength at Pendennis Castle.
If you love fish, there are several great chippies to try while you are here. The best known is Rick Stein’s restaurant and takeaway at Discovery Quay, but you will find it hard to beat the freshness of the fish and deliciousness of the chips at the award-winning Harbour Lights which is within walking distance of the apartment, or try The Old Hill Fish and Chip Shop at the north end of town.
One of the best reasons to base yourself in Falmouth is its proximity to so many beautiful beaches which include Gyllyngvase Beach, Castle Beach, Maenporth Beach, and Swanpool Beach. Heat loving plants flourish in Cornwall’s climate and there are a number of lovely gardens to explore such as Gyllyngdune Gardens, Fox Rosehill Gardens, and Trebah Gardens. You can also enjoy the great outdoors by fishing, diving, cycling, or walking along the coastal footpaths and taking in the magnificent views.
Within an hour’s drive of Falmouth you can visit Truro, the Lizard Peninsula, Penzance and the Minack Open Air Theatre, The Lost Gardens of Heligan in St Austell, the Geevor Tin Mine on the Penwith Heritage Coast, and discover countless beautiful beaches, coves and bays.
Ann Doidge joined Independent Cottages in May 2017
The Falmouth Apartment offers very comfortable accommodation for up to four guests on the ground floor of a small apartment building.
Outside: Guests are welcome to use the property's communal gardens. There is private off-street parking for one car.
Additional Information: The price includes towels (not beach towels), bed linen, WiFi and utilities. There is gas central heating and double glazing throughout. Falmouth Docks train station is a 3-minute walk from the apartment, and there is a regular bus service from the stop nearby.
Star Rating: 4 Star