There are superb views over Falmouth harbour from this lovely family house, perfect for watching the yachts, dinghies, cruise liners and naval ships out on the water and the comings and goings from the harbour and docks below.
This pretty, detached house is set on a quiet residential road above the town centre, just a short walk from the shops, restaurants, yacht harbour and ferries in the town centre and less than a mile from Falmouth's fabulous sandy beaches.
With accommodation on three levels there are plenty of vantage points and the split-level design is ideal for families or groups of friends with bedrooms and bathrooms on the top and lower ground floors and the accommodating open plan living-room in between.
Chy Lowen and its wonderful views can be enjoyed in comfort throughout the year as its Victorian-style exterior hides full double-glazing and central heating, so storm watching in winter can prove as delightful as yacht watching in summer!
At ground floor level the open plan living-room has two big windows to encompass the view – one kitted out with armchairs and binoculars and the other with a chunky dining-table – a comfortable sitting-area and a fully equipped kitchen-area, complete with two under-counter fridges (one with a 25 litre freezer).
The lower ground floor has two bedrooms (one en suite) separated by the family bathroom, and doors out to a spacious terrace facing out towards the sea. The top floor is virtually self-contained, having a bedroom, shower-room and sitting-room with a tiny kitchen-area, perfect for teenagers or those preferring a little peace.
There is plenty nearby to explore on foot, with Events Square – host to many of Falmouth's most prestigious activities including Falmouth Sailing Week, the Oyster Festival and Sea Shanty Festival – just half a mile away and sandy Gyllyngvase beach slightly further.
The coastal footpath passes around Pendennis Head and on past beaches and coves towards The Lizard, and renowned Cornish gardens on the Helford River are a delight to explore.
Step to Entrance hall
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and coal-effect electric fire. Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, two fridges and dishwasher
Integral Garage with washing machine and tumble-drier
Lower Ground Floor
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6'') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with small twin beds (2'6" recommended for children only), TV and DVD player
Sitting-room with Kitchen-area with microwave
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Due to the number of steps in and around the cottage it is unsuitable for small children and those with limited mobility (although a baby up to six months is welcome).
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Garage for 1 car and private parking for 1 car 200 yds
- No smoking
- Pub 200 yds
- Garden furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
Looking down to Chy Lowen from the grassy park above...look at those wonderful views!
The dual-aspect sitting-room is very light and welcoming.
The dining-table sits in the window bay.
The open-plan dining/kitchen-area.
The double bedroom on the lower ground floor (Bedroom 1).
The seaward exterior of Chy Lowen, seen from the street below.
The road outside is a quiet residental dead end road so has little passing traffic.
The bay window provides a fabulous vantage point.
A coal-effect electric fire for cosy evenings in cooler months.
The view from the sitting-room (binoculars provided!).
What a wonderful view to enjoy as you gather for meals.
The view from the dining-area (the church clock does not strike at night!).
The kitchen-area is light and bright and fully equipped.
The double bedroom has a door out to the terrace (Bedroom 1).
This bedroom has an en suite wet-room (Bedroom 1).
The twin bedroom on the lower ground floor (Bedroom 2).
Plenty of light floods into the twin bedroom (Bedroom 2).
A nice deep bath for soaking in after a day exploring.
The lovely big family bathroom has a claw-foot bath and a big walk-in shower cubicle.
The shower head has both spray and waterfall functions.
The sitting-area on the first floor.
Steep stairs lead down from the first floor (please take care with children).
Plenty of books and games to keep everyone occupied.
There is a little kitchen-area tucked away beside the dresser on the first floor, and a shower-room too, making this an almost self-contained floor for added independence.
The views from the sitting-area on the first floor.
Harbour views from the top floor windows.
The bedroom on the top floor is the perfect hideaway (Bedroom 3).
Even the bathroom has an amazing view!
Swanpool beach is just along from Gyllyngvase.
Looking from Gyllyngvase towards Pendennis Castle.
Gyllyngvase beach is less than a mile away.
Perhaps hop on the ferry to Flushing and see if you can spot Chy Lowen from the beach (looking back at Falmouth).