Fabulous uninterrupted views across the Carrick Roads from Falmouth harbour to the Roseland peninsula are showcased from the first floor sitting-room and master bedroom of this lovely Victorian cottage. Tucked away from traffic and part of a private terrace of just three cottages, 3 Thetis Place is an absolute delight. Windows on two sides of the sitting-room frame views from the Penryn river across to Flushing and right over to St Mawes in the distance.
Hours will be spent watching the water traffic coming and going across the water and into port, mesmerising at any time of year. The cottage has a sheltering storm porch opening into a hallway, with the master bedroom at the front looking out at the views and a welcoming kitchen/dining-room at the rear, complete with a big dining-table set before a cosy wood-burner.
A small sheltered courtyard outside catches the afternoon and evening sun. At the front of the cottage, the terrace, which is also used to access 1 and 2 Thetis Place, provides a little sitting-area, which is the perfect spot for sipping morning coffee while watching boats, tugs and larger craft manoeuvring back and forth. Upstairs, the sitting-room stretches across the front of the cottage with windows on two sides, and the second bedroom is set beside the spacious family shower-room.
All the town's facilities are a five minute walk away through traffic-free lanes, easy for nipping out for breakfast croissants or exploring the abundance of bistros, restaurants and bars in the evenings.
3 Thetis Place is the perfect setting for exploring the vibrant maritime town of Falmouth on foot, with easy access down to the main shopping streets and well-placed for walking to Pendennis Head and the town's beaches. Set off a traffic-free road, there is usually space to park on the broad pavement right beside the cottage (this is allowed) or on the residential access road above.
Furnished and decorated to a high standard and with refined style, the cottage is both restful and extremely comfortable. The kitchen/dining-room is a lovely place to gather for lingering meals around the dining-table, basking in the courtyard lights in summer or the glow of the wood-burner in winter. The master bedroom makes the most of the views with its luxury king-size bed set to face the sea. Upstairs, the sitting-room is light and spacious with three windows showcasing the comings and goings out on the water.
The second bedroom has 'zip and link' beds (either a six-foot double or two three-foot twins) so perfect for children and couples alike. The adjacent shower-room has a double-size shower cubicle and powerful shower, lovely after a day out walking the coastal footpath or swimming at one of the nearby beaches. If you can tear yourselves away from the view, Falmouth has plenty to offer with beaches, water sport tuition, ferry services and many organised events, such as Falmouth Oyster Festival, Sea Shanty Festival and Falmouth Week.
Venture a little further and there are glorious subtropical gardens to explore beside the Helford River at Gendurgan, Trebah and Trelissick; coastal footpaths winding around the town and onwards to the Lizard peninsula, and the fabulous surfing beaches and dramatic cliffs of the north coast to explore.
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and wood-burner
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5')
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner effect electric stove
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds
Shower-room with double shower, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Laundry-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car 150m distant
- No smoking
- Pub 200 yds
- Courtyard furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
The first floor sitting-room embraces the wonderful views.
The view from 3 Thetis Place... watching the boats out on the water is absolutely mesmerising!
The ground floor kitchen/dining-room is a wonderfully convivial place to gather.
Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor and shares the fabulous views.
What a great place for a glass of wine on a sunny evening!
What a view to wake up to!
The little courtyard outside the kitchen at the rear of the cottage is perfect for sunny summer evening meals.
Lots of local goodies from the local shops.
The kitchen area is fully equipped with all you could need for holiday living.
Falmouth is full of boats of all sizes and 3 Thetis Place is a fabulous location for watching them out on the water.
The spacious kitchen/dining-room has a wood-burner (great for cosy meals in cooler months).
Bedroom 1 has a king-size bed (5').
3 Thetis Place is the end of a small terrace of three cottages accessed through a private gateway onto their shared terrace, the house is now also painted blue.
The view from the terrace.
Three windows in the first floor sitting-room take in the panoramic views.
Comfortable sofas and books to read...if you can stop looking out of the windows!
There is a wood-burner effect stove for chillier evenings.
The sitting-room stretches the width of the cottage.
This little corner looks upriver towards Penryn.
Bedroom 2 is on the first floor.
Bedroom 2 has 'zip and link' beds (6' double or 3' singles).
The family shower-room is on the first floor.
There is a big double shower cubicle with a pressurised shower.
Gyllyngvase beach is a fifteen minute walk away.
Swanpool has another popular local beach.
The King Harry Ferry sails from Trelissick Gardens (five miles from Falmouth) to the Roseland Peninsula.
Lovely St Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula can be reached via car on the King Harry Ferry or by passenger ferry from Falmouth.
The regular passenger ferry connects St Mawes to Falmouth several times a day.