The view from the main sitting-room.
What a great spot for breakfast.
Sitting-room 1 looks out over the water, a wonderful place to sit and watch the comings and goings of vessels of all sizes.
The kitchen/dining-room has doors out to the waterside terrace.
Bedroom 2  has a king-size bed and is on the second floor.
The main sitting-room.
The Prince of Wales Pier is close by (seen through the window) and foot ferries sail to Flushing, Truro, the Helford River and St Mawes.
A lovely room to relax in.
Even in winter there are things to watch out on the water.
Looking towards the Prince of Wales Pier from the sitting-room balcony.
Mulberry Quay is right on the water with superb views from most rooms.
What a view!
The second sitting-room is great for children and a large collection of books, games and DVDs are provided.
A big breakfast bar provides lots of space for meal preparation.
Fabulous views from the kitchen windows.
The terrace outside the kitchen.
Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor.
Bedroom 1 has a king-size (5') bed.
Bedroom 3 has 3' twin beds and is on the second floor.
The view from the balcony in Bedroom 2.
Looking towards Flushing just across the river and the Roseland Peninsula in the distance.
Bedroom 2 has a king-size (5') bed.
The bathroom on the top floor.
The patio where you enter the property is a real suntrap in the afternoon.
The beach at Gyllyngvase is less than a mile away.
Water's Edge is the second black-timbered property in from the left.
Looking along the waterside terrace - unfenced so please take care with children.
Water's Edge, the tall, dark timbered property in the middle, viewed from the parking-area at the rear.
The view from the sitting-room looking towards the Prince of Wales pier, where ferries sail to Flushing, Trelissick Gardens, the Helford river and St Mawes.
A regular ferry runs from Falmouth to lovely St Mawes, a great day out.
Water sports are available at Swanpool Beach, Falmouth's other beach.
Enjoy the evening sunshine at Flushing which is just over the water and can be seen from Water's Edge.

Water’s Edge


Falmouth / Sleeps 6 + cot

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It was a very pleasant suprise to discover the location of the property in respect of the proximity to all amenities particularly the flat level terrain of the high street, this was a big bonus as 1 member of the party had mobility issues.

Perfect location , perfect facilities ,lovely decor and fantastic art work . Simply a dream property .

This cottage stands out in our view because of the personalised attention to furnishings and ornaments. Quite an unusual amount of time and effort and resources have been put into this accommodation to give it a homely feel. Unusual but very welcome in our experience for a rental cottage.

Decorated and kitted out to a high standard this is a really great place, literally on the waters edge! Spectacular views from most rooms and you can step out straight onto a paddle board at high tide. Plus lots of good restaurants on your doorstep without ever being noisy in the evening.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your lovely review of the Water's Edge. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the views - they do look amazing! We are glad that you enjoyed the local restaurants. We so hope to welcome you back again in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

Excellent location, amazing views and the cottage was decorated and furnished to a very high standard. Loved it.

Perfect location with great views, home from home.

Fab location, excellent facilities and great views

Water's Edge provides a lovely holiday home that is very well equipped for a family stay. We keep returning every year or so and never get tired of the view and the lovely places to visit just a short walk or drive away. We used Waitrose deliveries and The Cornish Food Box company which supplies fantastic quality produce. We were being very Covid aware on this trip and so did not venture into town on this occasion but did eat over on the Roseland Peninsular at 'The Thirstea Co' at Porth/Towan Beach and also at 'The Hidden Hut' at Porthcurnick Beach both very well organised and deserving of customers. We generally use the ferries as much as we can, so a short walk to The Prince of Wales Pier gets you across to Flushing for a walk to Trefussis Head or Mylor, or across to St Mawes, then take the little ferry to Place and walk to St Anthony's Head lighthouse and Thirstea for lunch. The King Harry Ferry isn't much quicker than driving around but adds a real holiday feel to a day out and less actual driving. Get a coffee and a slice from the 'Beacon Coffee' shop just back on the High Street. An absolute rule is that if it is a dry morning you have breakfast on the patio!!

we are returning visitors year after year ,this property never disappoints, perfect position, close to the water yet close to the town centre with all it's numerous eateries also great if all you want is a gentle window shopping expedition

Beautiful views and fantastic location!

Just go and stay at this wonderful house with wonderful views. In a beautiful place. And with everything on your doorstep. You won’t regret it!

I do think that if it could be made a little clearer in your description of the property that it was over two floors and you have the additional flight of stairs to access the main bedroom, bathroom etc. You do need to be quite mobile to continually be walking up and down stairs.

very good property would stay again

Excellent location - near everything and car not needed once there, great views - could sit indoors all day watching the activity on the water, well equipped, good value and we've already booked for next year!

We have now visited Waters Edge 6 times, and already have 2 visits booked for next year which really says it all. Can’t wait to soak in the views and ambiance of the property and Falmouth again.

Superb location for anyone wanting to be in the heart of the action and yet quietly tucked away. Spacious accommodation with well proportioned rooms. Well equipped throughout.

We have been here for the third time and are already looking forward to our next holidays spending at Waters Edge. It feels like home to us and the view never gets boring.

Perfect location, very peaceful overlooking the harbour but walking distance to shops and beaches. Would highly recommend.

Water’s Edge has a wonderful location right on the water and close to the pier for ferries. It is a quiet spot but only a couple of minutes on foot from the shops, restaurants and pubs. The house itself is spacious with attractive decor and a well equipped kitchen. Entrance to Mulberry Quay is a little tricky, being through a narrow archway, from a road (High Street) which is closed at certain times of the day during high season. The extra parking space is somewhat challenging as it is bordered by metal posts.

We are repeat visitors to Water's Edge and it is always a time of relaxing and refreshing. We had few days out this time but just enjoyed the house and the view. Sitting on the patio and crocheting while listening to John strumming away on the pier whilst watching Miranda motoring to and fro to Flushing. The house is comfortable and well equipped for easy self-catering. We used the Cornish Foods delivery service this time and it was lovely to arrive to a fridge full of fresh local veggies and meat all stowed away so well. The quality of the produce was excellent.

Having stayed here for quite a few years the fact we booked our next year stay on the second day of this years stay speaks for itself. Location location location. Peace and quiet, with sea views one side, in the other direction only yards away from the busy main street with its interesting shops and food and drink aplenty,

We had a fabulous week at Waters Edge to celebrate our son’s graduation from Falmouth Uni. The house is as described, the views are amazing. The patio outside the kitchen was a great place to eat breakfast in the sunshine and evening meals too. Furniture and fittings are of a high standard, comfy beds, good quality kitchen equipment, great lounge to gather in at the end of the day. Bathrooms/ showers all good quality. Convenient location, quiet yet close to the town. There is an extra parking space in the town which was only a a few minutes walk away.

Just perfect

Water’s Edge is the perfect family cottage for a wonderful holiday in Cornwall. The layout of the cottage allows for both privacy and togetherness. The view across the Fal Estuary to Flushing is amazing. You can’t beat the convenience of being so close to the heart of Falmouth. We absolutely loved our stay!

An extremely well present and comfortable home - spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you need. It is lovely to have very comfortable sofas to relax in and watch the Harbour.

Had a fantastic holiday staying at Waters Edge, loved the location and views, the house was very comfortable and homely. Would stay here again without hesitation and was sad to leave those stunning views behind.

Reply from Classic Cottages

It's great to hear that you had such a fantastic time. We hope to welcome you back to enjoy those wonderful views again soon! Alison, Customer Support

Service and friendliness has ways has been excellent. We have been a Classic Cottages customer on and off since 1982 and have never been dissapointed. An excellent location with a spectacular view, both during the day and at night. Spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable, the owner does not stint on quality.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for sharing your kind thoughts - that's a wonderful history with our company and we're so thankful for your loyalty. We're delighted that you enjoyed your return to Cornwall and hope to welcome you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Support

Great location, great views, well equipped.

wonderful location, incredible views, comfortable, homely, perfect place to just chill, close enough to the shops if you get the urge for a good old pasty, but far enough from the main road to have peace and quiet that you need to relax, we have no problem giving this location 5 stars and would definitely recommend it

Overall the location is beautiful and the house has too many gotchas and is not great value for money as a result

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're really sorry to see that you felt this wasn't currently good value for money. We're grateful for your list of suggestions to make the house an even better destination and we've shared them with the owner for consideration. Tanya, Customer Support

A big thank you from The Sykes family. What a magical place. Faultless on all fronts. Look forward to returning.

Perfect cottage for a relaxing visit to Falmouth, look forward to returning

Excellent position very well equipped house could spend alday looking out of window

A very comfortable, ideally located property, within a few minutes walk of everything you could need

Perfect holiday home and a view to die for, with the added benefit of being close enough to the town centre without the foot fall. Grown up kids love the games room

in summary lovely location/views. impossible parking. Lounge settees /cushions are tatty need replacing

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for your review of Water's Edge. We're sorry to hear that you had trouble parking (the on site garage is suitable for a medium-sized car - see measurements in description) but of course there is another space a short walk away if preferred. We'll let the owner know about the sitting-room furniture, thanks for sharing your thoughts and we're pleased that you enjoyed the location and view. Tanya, Customer Support

As a family with four adults and two young children we had a fantastic time. The Cottage was great and had everything we could want. The children loved the sitting room and the added bonus of books and games was great. The beds were comfortable and we all slept very well. The kitchen had everything we needed for a good week. Overall a great Cottage for a holiday based in Falmouth. We will be back. Thank you.

Spacious and well-equipped holiday home in a fabulous location.

Great location with amazing harbour views made it a very special place to stay. House was very comfortable and felt welcoming.

This must be the best situation in Falmouth especially for those without small children. There is everything you may wish for in close proximity, pubs, shops,restaurants etc., and the beaches and gardens are within easy walking distance or by public transport if, like us, you don't have a car. The house is very comfortable and well furnished and the kitchen is very well equiped. If you have binoculars then take with you, the view is worth close inspection Perhaps som ear plugs if you are troubled by seagulls early in the morning.

My rating is based on the car parking issues, for a 5 star property you would expect to be able to park close.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so sorry that you had difficulty parking in the garage on site. The garage is limited in size (maximum vehicle measurements provided) and unfortunately parking is at a premium in Falmouth so the second parking space is half a mile away as advertised. Falmouth is quite hilly and regrettably even with your Blue Badge permit, there are limited flat access areas where you could park as an alternative. We have organised a new laminated map showing the second parking space, but you can also speak to Cornwall Council about Blue Badge parking in the county. For information about private parking spaces or access, please check the description or talk to our Booking Office team. Tanya, Customer Support

Fantastic location Felt like home from home for the week Would definitely return

Stunning location with views to match.

Beautiful property centrally situated by the fabulous harbour in Falmouth, with wonderful views across to Flushing and the Roseland peninsula. There is easy access to the varied shops in Falmouth town within easy walking distance and the towns main superstores are very close by car. To purchase excellent fresh fish at great prices you must visit Seabourne Fish in Penryn. Falmouth is a perfect location to visit the popular tourist destinations or indeed our preferred "off the beaten track" locations on the lizard or Helford Passage. Take a boat trip up the Fal Estuary or go sea fishing always a great

The view from all the sea facing rooms is spectacular. The proximity to the high street is great

The Water's edge provided us with high quality accommodation in a beautiful location overlooking Falmouth Bay. We hope to be back in the coming years and the Water's Edge will be our first choice for our holiday let.

The location couldn't have been better. We had left the car at home and traveled by train. Didn't miss the car at all.

Gorgeous house right on the waterfront with wonderful views. The alley into the parking area is a little tight but just go slowly and carefully and all will be fine. The extra parking space about 5 minutes walk away is handy if needed, but the house does have a allocated garage on site but would not recommend this for a large estate or 4 wheel drive car. There is easy access to the town to do any food shopping - the all-day supermarket is virtually next door as is a good bakery too. Despite being near the street, the house was very quiet except for the odd boat with partygoers at the weekend but any noise disappeared by midnight so not a nuisance to us. The house is very comfortable with plenty of space for a family or group of people. Extra lounge area and a downstairs bedroom and bathroom were an added bonus. Lovely comfortable beds. Very well equipped kitchen. We could have just sat all day on the terrace watching the wonderful scenery! Can't wait to stay again soon!

Lovely house with very picturesque views over Falmouth harbour and pier. Excellent choice and location and a lovely holiday with fond memories of Cornwall.

Great location, comfortable and a great place to spend a week.

Wonderful waterfront house in the centre of Falmouth, Convenient for ferries and shops. Although central the property is set in a quiet courtyard. We very much enjoyed our stay.

Even when the weather is poor, it's a joy to sit in the window seat in the living room and watch the endless comings and goings on the river. With large yachts to tiny dinghies, Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships to the bustling ferries, all maritime traffic passes before your eyes.

Water's Edge provides great accommodation right in the centre of town but is set through an archway into a courtyard and this provides a peaceful location abut with the convenience of shop, pubs and restaurants . Th e various ferries and pleasure boat trips depart close by. The Maritime Museum and Pendennis Point are a nice walk away. The accommodation suits various parties from a couple to mixed generation groups. Sitting on the patio with a cup of tea and a cake ona. Summer's afternoon listening to John strumming his guitar on the pier is a real tonic and wave to Gareth or Ron on Miranda the Flushing ferry boat. Happy holidays :-)

A very comfortable well equipped property in a perfect location

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