Holiday lets in Falmouth, Cornwall, England

self catering accommodation Falmouth


Facts about what Falmouth offers for Self-Catering Breaks

Amazingly, Falmouth in Cornwall is the third largest deep water harbour in the world. Any visitor to Falmouth cannot fail to spot that this is a town where sailing is the main activity. An enormous number of yachts, boats and ships are moored in the waters around the harbour and the Carrick Roads estuary. Falmouth's maritime history goes way back, Sir Walter Raleigh anchored his ship below Pendennis Castle on Pendennis Point in the 16th century and the harbour grew from then onwards.

A recently built Maritime Museum tells of Falmouth's history and ship building through the centuries. Even the art galleries feature numerous exhibits with a fishy or watery theme. The sea either inspires local artists or they produce work that they feel will appeal to yacht owners. People who own coastal holiday homes are also likely to hang a painting or photograph that is in keeping with the area. Falmouth high street has several restaurants that specialise in fish dishes. There is also a Rick Stein fish and chip shop and deli in the square opposite the Maritime Museum. Many of the eateries offer high quality food and it is always pleasant to have a good lunch or dinner on holiday. Some of the backgrounds of the restaurateurs are fascinating. One of the Italian restaurants in Market Street has a Peruvian chef who cooks salmon fishcakes with a chilli sauce; more Thai than Italian but incredibly good.

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Falmouth has a good selection of shops for holiday essentials, always useful for that sun hat or additional swimwear. Visitors can enjoy surfing, sailing and water sports locally. The beaches are a few minutes walk from the town centre and all have public WC's.

One good way of experiencing Falmouth and the surrounding towns is to buy a ticket for one of the ferries that operates from the Price of Wales Pier. It is possible to sail all the way up to Truro and to visit National Trust Trelissick gardens en-route. Something a little unusual is the Falmouth water taxi that ferries people to wherever they wish to go (www.falmouthwatertaxi.co.uk).

A rented cottage or self-catering apartment in Falmouth would provide an excellent base for exploring the south west coast of Cornwall. Visit the gardens on the Roseland Peninsula, go boating and plan your holiday in Falmouth around the water.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Falmouth, Cornwall, England:

Scylla View, Millbrook, Cornwall, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Seafront holiday home above Whitsand Bay in Cornwall, with superb beach and sea views.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £424
Next availability:
from 13 December to 15 February 20 from 22 February to 21 March 20

Rosewall Cottage, Halsetown, Cornwall, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, West Country.

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
3 star

Homely 2 bedroom country cottage conveniently close to the coast and just a short drive from the coastal town of St Ives and a choice of beautiful beaches.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £306
Next availability:
from 04 January to 15 February 20 from 22 February to 28 March 20

Westerly House, Bude, Cornwall, England

7 bedroom Large Holiday House, West Country.

sleeps 10 - 16 guests
10 - 16
7 bedrooms
7
6 bathrooms
6
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Stylish luxurious 7 bedroom holiday house in Bude, ideal for big groups of friends and family, sleeping up to 16 people and in an excellent location just 400 yards from the beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1287
Next availability:
from 12 December to 21 December 19 from 28 December to 15 February 20

Slate Cottage, Tredethy, Cornwall, England

1 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

sleeps 1 - 3 guests
1 - 3
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

Romantic retreat near the Camel Trail and Bodmin Moor, sleeping up to 3 people, within around a half hour drive of the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £288
Next availability:
from 13 December to 21 December 19 from 02 January to 18 July 20

Middle Barn Dogs-welcome Cottage, South West England, Bude, Cornwall, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Cornwall.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Beautiful one bedroom barn conversion with own garden and outstanding views of Dartmoor National Park, ideal for romantic breaks and situated conveniently close to Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor and within reach of the Cornish coastline.

Weekly Price from: £309
Next availability:
from 14 December to 03 February 20 from 10 February to 18 April 20

We have no cottages within Falmouth itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Falmouth. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England