Views stretch from the Penryn River across the water to the Roseland peninsula 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. The Old School House is part of a converted Victorian school building set in a quiet residential street above the town centre, so it's just a few minutes' walk down to the shops, pubs, restaurants and bars (longer on the way back!). This is a perfect holiday base, suited to both families and couples alike, with comfortable, spacious accommodation and two private parking spaces just a couple of flights of steps up from the cottage.

The Old School House has a large sitting-room with patio doors out onto 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. There is plenty to do in town, and several sandy beaches less than a mile away offering various watersports tuition, kayak and dinghy hire. 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. 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.

Photograph, Gyllyngvase beach is half a mile away.

Features

  • Full gas-fired CH
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • WiFi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Patio furniture
  • Pub 100 yds
  • No smoking
  • Regret no pets
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • Short breaks available

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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 sitting-room has doors out to the balcony.The sitting-room has doors out to the balcony.
  • The kitchen is fully fitted and very well equipped.The kitchen is fully fitted and very well equipped.
  • The dining area has doors out to the patio.The dining area has doors out to the patio.
  • A path nearby leads right into the middle of town.A path nearby leads right into the middle of town.
  • Comfortable sofas, a coal effect gas fire and Sky TV...all perfect for family film nights.Comfortable sofas, a coal effect gas fire and Sky TV...all perfect for family film nights.
  • Table lamps and cushions add to the comfort in the sitting-room.Table lamps and cushions add to the comfort in the sitting-room.
  • A great view even on a winter's day!A great view even on a winter's day!
  • The kitchen has a useful breakfast bar.The kitchen has a useful breakfast bar.
  • The sitting area just outside the kitchen/dining-room.The sitting area just outside the kitchen/dining-room.
  • Looking down from the patio; the centre of town is a three minute walk away.Looking down from the patio; the centre of town is a three minute walk away.
  • Bedroom 1 shares the wonderful sea views.Bedroom 1 shares the wonderful sea views.
  • Bedroom 1 has a kingsize (5') bed.Bedroom 1 has a kingsize (5') bed.
  • The view from Bedroom 1.The view from Bedroom 1.
  • There is a separate dressing area in Bedroom 1.There is a separate dressing area in Bedroom 1.
  • Bedroom 2 has twin beds.Bedroom 2 has twin beds.
  • The view from Bedroom 2.The view from Bedroom 2.
  • Bedroom 3 has bunk beds.Bedroom 3 has bunk beds.
  • There is plenty of storage in all the bedrooms.There is plenty of storage in all the bedrooms.
  • The Velux windows have blackout blinds.The Velux windows have blackout blinds.
  • The family bathroom.The family bathroom.
  • There is a separate shower cubicle in the bathroom.There is a separate shower cubicle in the bathroom.
  • Looking down at the terrace from the parking-area.Looking down at the terrace from the parking-area.
  • Looking up at School Terrace from the road below.Looking up at School Terrace from the road below.
  • 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.
  • Swanpool beach.Swanpool beach.
  • Maenporth beach.Maenporth beach.
  • Gyllingvase beach.Gyllingvase beach.
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