The Old School House (1323)

Falmouth | Sleeps 6 + cot | Price Band M (£492 - £1302)

Views stretch from the Penryn River across the Carrick Roads to Falmouth Docks from almost every room in this immaculately presented home-from-home; even the patio looks towards the water where hundreds of boats are moored in summer and naval ships come and go from the dockyard. Part of a converted Victorian school building set below a quiet residential street, The Old School House is a few minutes' downhill walk to the shops, pubs, restaurants and bars in the lively town centre. There is a friendly local pub a short walk down the road and access to The Moor – home to several pubs and eating places – is down the steep steps of Jacob's Ladder, one of Falmouth's most iconic heritage sites.

This is a perfect holiday base, suited to both families and couples alike. The large, comfortably furnished sitting-room has patio doors leading out to the wide wrap-around balcony, from where the ever-changing activity out on the water can be enjoyed. There are books, games, DVDs and an Xbox to help keep all ages amused, although the views will almost certainly take precedence. The fully equipped kitchen/dining-area has French doors leading onto the enclosed patio, prettily planted with shrubs. Parking is handy, with two spaces in a private car park just a couple of flight of steps up from the short terrace of cottages, where The Old School House lies at the far end. There is plenty to do in town, and several sandy beaches less than a mile away offering various watersports tuition, kayak and dinghy hire. Ferries from the nearby Prince of Wales Pier sail to Flushing, Truro, St Mawes and the beautiful Helford River, where gardens at Glendurgan and Trebah are a delight to explore.

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Ground Floor

Porch.
Entrance hall.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player, ornamental fireplace and balcony.
Kitchen/Diner with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/drier, dishwasher, TV, DVD player and CD and tape player.
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin.

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and TV/DVD player.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
Bedroom 3 with bunk-beds.
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin.

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  • The view over Falmouth harbour from the wide balcony that runs along the front of the cottage.The view over Falmouth harbour from the wide balcony that runs along the front of the cottage.
  • The spacious sitting-room has doors onto the terrace (the fire is ornamental only).The spacious sitting-room has doors onto the terrace (the fire is ornamental only).
  • The dining-area has French windows onto the garden.The dining-area has French windows onto the garden.
  • The balcony leads around to a patio-area.The balcony leads around to a patio-area.
  • Looking up at School Terrace from the road below.Looking up at School Terrace from the road below.
  • The patio and sitting-area at the side of the cottage.The patio and sitting-area at the side of the cottage.
  • The well-equipped kitchen/diner has wonderful views over the harbour.The well-equipped kitchen/diner has wonderful views over the harbour.
  • Bedroom 1 has a king size (5') bed, small television and DVD player.Bedroom 1 has a king size (5') bed, small television and DVD player.
  • Bedroom 1 has a dressing area with ample storage space.Bedroom 1 has a dressing area with ample storage space.
  • Bedroom 2 has 3' twin beds.Bedroom 2 has 3' twin beds.
  • Bedroom 3 has bunk-beds and a sloping ceiling with a Velux window.Bedroom 3 has bunk-beds and a sloping ceiling with a Velux window.
  • The bathroom has a separate shower cubicle.The bathroom has a separate shower cubicle.
  • Looking down at the terrace from the parking-area.Looking down at the terrace from the parking-area.
  • Swanpool beach.Swanpool beach.
  • Gyllyngvase beach is less than a mile away, patrolled by lifeguards from Easter to the end of September.Gyllyngvase beach is less than a mile away, patrolled by lifeguards from Easter to the end of September.
  • Maenporth beach.Maenporth beach.
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