Mr Smith May 2019
Having used a great number of holiday properties over the last 45 years, we can honestly say that Lock House is always the best presented in regard to cleanliness, equipment and accessories to make the holiday as relaxed as possible. For this reason, plus it's location, we will continue to return to Lock House as long as it is available and we are still able to make the 240 mile journey.
Mr Holloway March 2019
If anyone wishes to have a relaxed break with fantastic views, conveniently near all amenities without using car, well furnished and comfortable beds look no further than Lock House. The best property yet in our long association with Classic Cottages. Would definitely recommend.
Mrs Hamblen August 2018
We enjoyed our holiday at Lock House so much and are still missing it now. The layout and position of the house was just excellent - private but extremely accessible to Falmouth and the beautiful marina. A lovely haven to which we would very much like to return next year
Mrs Blundell August 2018
Nicely furnished cottage with pretty views from many windows but it's a real shame that the working harbour creates so much noise. Also, the WiFi is very unreliable, so don't book this cottage if that's essential to your holiday.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for reviewing Lock House and it's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time there overall. Falmouth is a busy working harbour which is very popular throughout the year with locals and holiday makers. We understand that WiFi is a very important feature these days but regrettably in certain areas of the South West the speed and reliability of the service can vary greatly. We do have a large portfolio of properties throughout the South West offering a Superfast connection which can be selected to search on our website - alternatively please don't hesitate to get in touch with us directly and we'd be delighted to assist. Bryony, Customer Support
Mr Lee July 2018
Very clean and comfortable house that is very well presented. We booked it for it’s close proximity to Falmouth town centre and its restaurants, shops and other amenities. Being close to the working Falmouth dock means that there can be a degree of industrial noise during the working day. However there is also quite a lot of pedestrian noise as people come and go through the nearby security gate to/from adjacent residential and marina development. If you need reliable high speed WiFi while you’re away then this property doesn’t provide it.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you for your review of Lock House - it's great to hear that you found it to be clean and comfortable. Falmouth with its busy harbour and bustling town is popular with locals and tourists alike. We appreciate that high speed wifi can be an important feature of a holiday for some guests these days and although the reliability of connections is out of our hands, we now have an extensive portfolio of properties throughout the South West which offer a Superfast connection - you can select this criteria to search on our website for either 'Standard' or 'Superfast' broadband. Alison, Customer Support
Mrs Knight December 2017
This property is in an excellent location with very good views over the harbour. Only minutes away from all the shops and facilities. Over the years I have stayed in a lot of holiday accommodation and I can say that the beds are extremely comfortable and a good nights sleep was had by all.
Mrs Heggadon September 2017
Yes here we are again back to Lock House. We have had a great holiday and introduced our best man to the joys of self catering in a Classic Cottages property. So much so he is considering booking it for himself. We recommend this house to you.
Mrs Jacobs September 2017
Lock House is very spacious and comfortable with stunning views (even a cruise ship one day!). The location is first class so close to restaurants and shops and yet so quiet and peaceful. It was lovely to have an easy, flat walk to so many good eateries. The garden is a bonus just wished the weather had been better so we could have made better use of it! The only problem we had was with the Wi-fi which effectively stopped working after the first day. It was not a big problem for us but might be for some. Overall lovely property in great location.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for taking the time to review Lock House. We're so pleased you had a wonderful time overall and enjoyed the really convenient location. We're sorry you had some problems with the WiFi - we're not aware of any issues which would have affected the signal but we'll certainly ask for this to be checked at the next changeover. Bryony, Customer Support
Mr Kampe July 2017
One of the best holiday homes we have stayed in- spacious, comfortable, well-equipped, located close to restaurants, shops, the maritime museum, Pendennis castle, beaches and boat trips with easy parking and fabulous views.
Mr Nunn June 2017
We will return again, a great cottage in a great location
Mr Smith April 2017
We enjoy staying at Lock House so much that we refer to it as "home" when we are out for the day in Cornwall.
Mrs Heggadon September 2016
Another wonderful stay at Lock House. Ideal position for all Falmouth has to offer. The views from the house are stunning. There is always something to watch, boats, people, canoes,R.F.As and of course the lock gate opening and closing. Very sorry to leave but we will return.
Mr Beach September 2016
Just wanted to say that anyone renting the house must be prepared for noise from the clanging security gates directly below the house windows overlooking the harbour. This went on until late at the weekend. They're card operated and people just let them swing back into the latch. Earplugs recommended! Also, local youth tend to congregate behind the National Maritime Museum opposite, making noise and leaving litter. Local colour I suppose and not much than can be done! Likewise, cooking odours drifting across from the various restaurants in the square, especially fish and chips! These are the prices you pay for being so central really. The Sky TV connection was very intermittent, needing to be rebooted daily. This could be annoying if one was watching a sports match. I did report this to the caretaker but nothing appeared to have been done.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for your review of Lock House - we were sorry to hear you were disturbed by the security gates and some noise from behind the museum. As you mentioned in your comments as public areas in the centre of Falmouth we have very little control over this, but we do hope that the majority of your visit was undisturbed. As I explained in my email to you we've also let the Housekeeper know you had some trouble with the Sky TV and we're asked him to check this during his next visit. We hope you had a great stay overall and thank you for letting us know. Bryony, Customer Support
Mrs Brown June 2016
Our second visit to Falmouth so much to see and do. The house is in a perfect location for easy access to the town. It was great not using the car for the first 4 days and enjoying the boozey fun of the brilliant Falmouth International Sea Shanty festival a little walk up and over the hill to gorgeous, safe beach. I cannot recommend Lock house enough. Ps thank you for all the little extras provided.
Mrs Bird March 2016
No doubt we will visit again.
Mrs Jones October 2015
Perfect location for people who like boats as lots of activity in boat yard to watch from sitting room. Also very close to numerous eating places and shops to buy food if wanting to eat in.
Mrs Heggadon September 2015
A great location. It had everything we needed for a fabulous anniversary weeks holiday.We had some great meals in the well equipped kitchen and also walked out on the level to some of the many restaurants that Falmouth has to offer.Would we stay at Lock House again,Yes we have just booked it!
Mr Cook September 2015
Ideal location and facilities for a family stay in the heart of Falmouth and great views of the ever changing harbour. The house was very well suited for a family of 4-5, very clean and well appointed. Many added benefits such as garage space, table tennis, Sky TV and secure gated location with parking. Really enjoyed the stay and will consider again if we return to Falmouth. GVC
Ms Griffiths July 2015
Excellent location for enjoying Falmouth and to get to nearby places of interest and beaches. Great views of harbour and having restaurants on the doorstep was a real bonus.
Ms Millard July 2015
Superb accommodation with fantastic views. Closeness to the town and harbour is also a very a big plus point - the house being a very short walking distance to both. There is ample parking if your party has more than one car. I would thoroughly recommend this house to anyone visiting Falmouth.
Dr Davies July 2015
Cottage is in a superb location and is modern, clean and well equipped. Superb location and is modern, clean and well equipped. Superb views of all the boats and harbour life.
Mr Long June 2015
Stand at the lounge window and gaze at the varied activities on the waterfront before you. Shops, restaurants, boats just yards away. What more could one ask?
Mr Nunn May 2015
Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location with wonderfull views over the harbour with its ever changing view
Mr Cousins May 2015
A very comfortable house, well equipped and maintained. It has lovely views towards Flushing, and is within easy reach, on foo,t of local facilities. It is also well-positioned for making trips locally and further afield, whether by car, train, boat, or ferry.
Mrs Crawshaw-Gander September 2014
You can watch the cruise liners come in and out the key several times a week
Mr Morris May 2014
Refreshing change to find interior clean & filled with good quality equipment.we have often stayed in other properties to find them filled with poor quality & barely functional fittings especially in the kitchen. All instruction books & information needed for a pleasant stay were on hand to help make a hassle free holiday. Friendly neighbours! Super holiday thank you
Mrs Carder April 2014
Very high standard of property in a wonderful location, minutes from the high street and all the excellent shops and restaurants but with great views of the harbour.
Mrs Hesp November 2013
We loved Lock House and didn't want to come home. The housekeeper Dave was there to greet us on arrival which was very welcoming. As I have said in the questionnaire everything was excellent. The office staff very friendly. It all made such a super holiday even though the weather could have been better.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you for taking the time to give such a glowing review of Lock House - we love to hear that guests have enjoyed their holiday, and it certainly sounds as though you did in this case! Tanya, Customer Support
Mr Harrison August 2013
Very confortable, great location. Would go again.
Mr Daniel May 2013
Excellent house in an excellent location; have been several times before and will definitely be back.
Mrs Hill April 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this well equipped house and appreciated its convenient location. The beds are comfortable and the house is clean and warm. The views are fascinating and we loved watching the comings and goings of all the boats along the estuary. We will return soon.
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