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:

Brock's Self-Catering Cornish Barn Conversion, The South West, Sweetshouse, Cornwall, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

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

Two bedroom stone-built barn conversion nestled in a rural hamlet close to Bodmin Moor and just a short distance of 5 miles from the coast, ideal for a tranquil relaxing break.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £256
Next availability:
from 28 February to 08 March 20 from 15 March to 17 March 20

Florence Place, Newlyn, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

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

Stylish 3 bedroom cottage in the coastal town of Newlyn near Penzance, well located for discovering some of the best of Poldark country nearby.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £366
Next availability:
from 23 February to 23 May 20 from 30 May to 27 June 20

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 23 February to 21 March 20 from 28 March to 04 April 20

Halfpenny Family-Friendly Cottage, Tamar Valley, Gunnislake, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, Cornwall.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

Idyllic 3 bedroom Cornish country cottage with beautiful garden views and a lovely setting in the Tamar Valley, great place to relax with access to the owner’s outdoor swimming pool (solar heated) in the summer months, close to Dartmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Weekly Price from: £372
Next availability:
from 23 February to 07 March 20 from 14 March to 26 March 20

Valley Holiday Lodge, Tamar Valley, Gunnislake, Cornwall, England

4 bedroom Holiday Lodge, Cornwall.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday lodge with a private hot tub, set within a Cornish holiday park close to Dartmoor National Park.

Special features: pool (), tennis court, outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £435
Next availability:
from 22 February to 26 March 20 from 30 March to 04 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