What a fabulous holiday home this is, a gorgeous mix of early Victorian terraced townhouse elegance and 21st Century luxuries, topped off with superb panoramic views. Big bay windows in the sitting-room and master bedroom are the perfect places to sit and drink in the views, whether it's the multitude of yachts pottering about on the water in summer, or storm watching in winter. A wonderfully cosy sitting-room with wood-burning stove, a beautifully appointed kitchen/breakfast-room and three lovely bedrooms offer spacious and ultra-comfortable accommodation, perfect for families or friends wishing to enjoy the luxury of time together. The centre of bustling maritime Falmouth is just a few minutes' walk away, with a fascinating mix of independent shops, art galleries, restaurants and historic buildings to explore.
Part of a beautiful 19th Century terrace, Bussillion offers wonderful accommodation for those who love period properties enhanced with modern luxuries (with the added bonus of private garage parking to the rear, unexpected in a town location). The sitting-room has a warming wood-burner and Smart TV, making it a lovely place to put your feet up and relax as your holiday wind-down begins. The fully equipped kitchen has granite work surfaces, a breakfast-bar and plenty of space for preparing meals, with an open archway through to the dining-room where another toasty wood-burner will have you lingering over relaxed holiday feasts. The original Victorian staircase with its time-smoothed wooden handrail leads up to the three double bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom and the master having the best possible views, across river moorings to the waterside village of Flushing and the Roseland peninsula beyond, around to the working wharves where visiting naval vessels and huge cruise liners are often seen. A little study provides space for a quiet interlude with a good book or workspace for those who have to keep in touch with the outside world. A contemporary shower-room with walk-in shower and a separate cloakroom complete the accommodation. Outside, steep steps lead up to a raised patio area bordered by a low wall, where teak dining furniture provides the ideal spot for meals and evening drinks on balmy days. Another short set of steps leads to the garage where there is parking for two medium cars. Falmouth is a bustling maritime town with an abundance of marinas, yacht chandlers and independent shops, plus art galleries, wine bars and restaurants aplenty to keep everyone occupied and happy. There is watersport tuition of every kind, so why not learn to sail a dinghy, windsurf or paddleboard while you have the chance? Better still, send the teenagers off to do so while you watch from the comfort of a beachside café or bistro! With beaches at Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and Maenporth within easy reach (all with beach cafes and restaurants) and spectacular coastal footpaths to explore, this is a fabulous area for a holiday whether it be active and outdoorsy or relaxed and rejuvenating, and beautiful Bussillion provides the most perfect base.
Sitting-room with Smart TV and wood-burner
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Dining-room with wood-burner
Utility-room with washing machine/drier
Bedroom 1 with double bed
Bedroom 2 with double bed
Bedroom 3 with double bed and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Take care with children on the terrace and steep steps. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Garage for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 300 yds
- Patio furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
Bussillion is the dark blue house; the view stretches to the wharves on the left where naval vessels and cruise ships often moor up, to the Penryn River on the right.
The lovely sitting-room faces the water.
The fully-equipped kitchen is an absolute delight.
Definitely a room with a view!
Falmouth is full of yachts of all sizes (not the view from the property).
The big window floods the sitting-room with light.
You can storm watch in winter and even on a cold, wet day there will be vessels out on the water.
This is a wonderfully comfortable place to relax with a glass of wine while toasting your toes in front of the wood-burner.
The dining-room also has a wood-burner, lovely for cosy meals on winter days.
Original Ercol furniture is a lovely feature in the dining-room.
An open archway from the dining-room into the kitchen/breakfast-room.
The breakfast-bar is a great place for quick meals or food prep.
The big breakfast-bar provides plenty of workspace.
The glazed end of the kitchen/breakfast-room brings in plenty of light.
Looking from the kitchen towards the dining-room.
Bedroom 1 has superb views.
An original fireplace in Bedroom 1.
The little study is ideal for quiet reading or keeping up with work...although the views are a major distraction!
Bedroom 2 has a double bed.
There is a separate cloakroom next to the shower-room.
Bedroom 3 is at the rear of the house, a little quieter than the front so perfect for those bringing a baby.
Bedroom 3 has an en suite bathroom.
The bathroom en suite to Bedroom 3.
The shower in the en suite bathroom.
A skylight above the landing lightens up the area.
Looking down to the entrance hall, complete with original floor tiles.
The view from Bedroom 1...even better in summer when the water is covered with hundreds of yachts.
The window bay is the biggest in the terrace, giving panoramic views of the water.
Looking out from the front door.
Bussillion is a fabulous early Victorian townhouse, part of an iconic terrace in the heart of Falmouth (the dark blue house).
Falmouth is full of marinas, moorings and watersports of all kinds.
Gyllyngvase beach is great for families.
Swanpool beach has watersports tuition, a beach cafe and beachside bistro.
Fabulous coastal walks on the north coast, just half an hour's drive away.
Porthtowan on the north coast is a family-friendly surfing beach, just half an hour away by car.
Chapel Porth beach at low tide, a wonderful surfing beach on the north coast.