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.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player, coal-effect gas fire 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
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
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 100 yds
- Patio furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
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 kitchen is fully fitted and very well-equipped.
The dining-area has doors out to the patio.
A path nearby leads right into the middle of town.
Comfortable sofas, a coal-effect gas fire and TV with Freesat...all perfect for family film nights.
Table lamps and cushions add to the comfort in the sitting-room.
A great view even on a winter's day!
The kitchen has a useful breakfast-bar.
The sitting-area just outside the kitchen/dining-room.
Looking down from the patio; the centre of town is a three minute walk away.
Bedroom 1 shares the wonderful sea views.
Bedroom 1 has a king-size (5') bed.
The view from Bedroom 1.
There is a separate dressing-area in Bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2 has twin beds.
The view from Bedroom 2.
Bedroom 3 has bunk-beds.
There is plenty of storage in all the bedrooms.
The Velux windows have blackout blinds.
The family bathroom.
There is a separate shower cubicle in the bathroom.
Looking down at the terrace from the parking-area.
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.