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:

Hillside, Treyarnon, Cornwall, England

4 bedroom Cottage, North Cornwall Coast.

Family-friendly and pet-friendly cottage in Cornwall with superb country views and private hot tub, just 10 minutes' walk from Treyarnon Bay.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £700 to £2200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 31 August 2019 to 07 September 2019;

Ancarva, Millbrook, Cornwall, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Wow factor sleeps 8 holiday home in coastal Cornwall, with a stylish interior, fantastic estuary views and an impressive waterside setting.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1604 to £8516 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: (5)

Next availability:
from 07 September 2019 to 05 October 2019;

Wits End, Nanstallon, Cornwall, England

1 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Romantic retreat near Bodmin and the Camel Valley and within a half hour drive of the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £249 to £745 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 21 September 2019 to 05 October 2019; from 12 October 2019 to 02 November 2019; from 09 November 2019 to 20 June 2020;

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

3 bedroom Country Cottage, Cornwall.

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 ().

Price range from £365 to £2891 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: (5)

Next availability:
from 31 August 2019 to 07 September 2019; from 09 October 2019 to 12 October 2019; from 19 October 2019 to 26 October 2019;

Crendon 4 Bedroom Coastal Cottage, Near Portreath, Portreath, Cornwall, England

4 bedroom Bungalow, South West.

Four bedroom Cornish holiday cottage with outstanding views of the surrounding countryside, just 5 minutes drive from the local sandy beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £503 to £3306 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: (3)

Next availability:
from 02 September 2019 to 06 September 2019; from 13 September 2019 to 20 September 2019; from 27 September 2019 to 25 October 2019;

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