Views stretch from the Fal estuary 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 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.
Access to the property is down a flight of steps from the car park and along the path; you can enter this comfortable home, drop your bags and relax.
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 – 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 king-size double bed (5') and TV/DVD player
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 3 with bunk-beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- 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.
A welcome sight, full of character and charm.
A great view even on a winter's day!
The master bedroom has wonderful views (Bedroom 1).
The well-equipped kitchen/diner has wonderful views over the harbour.
The spacious sitting-room has doors onto the terrace (the fire is ornamental only).
The dining-area has doors out to the patio.
The kitchen has a useful breakfast-bar.
Bedroom 1 has a king-size (5') bed, small television and DVD player.
What a fabulous view from the master bedroom (Bedroom 1).
Bedroom 1 has a dressing-area with ample storage space.
Bedroom 2 has twin beds.
Spacious for two.
Bedroom 2 also boasting views out to sea.
Bedroom 3 has bunk-beds.
Light and airy.
There is a separate shower cubicle in the bathroom.
The family bathroom.
The perfect spot to sit and relax.
The view from your private terrace.
The outside terrace wraps around the front of the property to maximise the view.
Hidden treasures waiting to be discovered (The Helford).
Gyllyngvase beach is less than a mile away, patrolled by lifeguards from Easter to the end of September.
One of the pretty inlets near by on The Helford.
Jump on a ferry from Prince of Wales Pier to explore the estuary.
Looking down at the terrace from the parking-area.