Once a sea captain's house, this elegant home is filled with many beautiful features to create a splendid holiday. Located in the heart of the historical harbour town of Falmouth, the water's edge is just over 200 yards from your front door and the beach is a short stroll away; what more can you ask for? Captain Cook would have loved to have stayed here!
There is plenty on offer from The Sea Captain's House and you can enjoy a car-free holiday. This house offers wonderful accommodation for your holiday, sit in front of the open fire on one of the comfortable sofas in the fabulous sitting-room and take in the restful ambience. You can eat in style in the separate dining-room, which also has a quiet corner where you can relax and cosy up with a good book.
The kitchen is perfect for all your needs with a SMEG fridge, range cooker, the essential coffee machine and large larder cupboard, it will be a pleasure to prepare meals there although if you fancy some lovely meals out, Falmouth has so much on offer that you will be spoilt for choice. The kitchen opens through to the utility-room, which is very handy for muddy boots or wetsuits and leads to the extremely private, enclosed garden.
Upstairs you will find four gorgeous bedrooms and two excellent bath/shower rooms, all with large windows where the natural light floods in. The master bedroom boasts dual-aspect windows where you can sit in bed or an armchair with your morning coffee catching sight of the boats that come and go. The second bedroom, even larger than the first, has a charming outlook over the garden and the higgledy piggledy rooftops towards the other side of the estuary; it has 'zip and link' beds which bring flexibility to the property, and the bunk bedroom is ideal for little ones.
The top attic bedroom has outstanding panoramic views, through both Velux windows, of the harbour and up the river to Flushing and Penryn and over the sea to the Roseland peninsula too, and with so much space it is the perfect hideaway.
The garden at The Sea Captain's House is a real sun-trap, with sun loungers to stretch out on during the long summer days and plenty of space for outside dining at the large table and chairs, and perhaps a game or two on the lawn. The side gate opens from the path next to the house which is very handy after a day on the beach or perhaps stomping on the coast path.
Falmouth has so much to offer and if you fancy having a car-free holiday this is the ideal destination but of course Cornwall is stunning and there is plenty to explore; The Helford and The Lizard are not far and within each reach and their landscapes vary hugely.
Falmouth has a fantastic Blue Flag beach, Gyllyngvase, with a wonderful cafe, bakery and paddle boarding on offer. Swanpool is the next beach along and is worth a visit too, and perhaps take the South West Coast Path along to Maenporth and onto The Helford.
There are plenty of restaurants, cafes and pubs in Falmouth, or you can hop on the ferry to Truro and St Mawes, or take the water taxi to the Pandora Inn, a 13th Century pub on the water. There is fun for all the family in Falmouth with the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Pendennis Castle and many gardens.
It is impossible to write about everything there is to do from The Sea Captain's House, and you will leave wanting to discover more.
Sitting-room with TV and open fire
Dining-room with ornamental fireplace
Kitchen with electric oven, gas hob. fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with microwave, washing machine and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6'' twin) beds
Bedroom 3 with bunk-beds (3')
Bathroom with roll-top bath, WC and wash-basin
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with king-size double bed (5')
Please mind your head on the sloping ceilings in the attic room (bedroom 4) and please note there is no door to bedroom 4. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 175 yds
- Garden furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
The Sea Captain's House is at the end of the terrace and benefits from this fabulous crest of the hill position.
The light sitting-room with a cosy open fire.
The kitchen is perfect for a lazy breakfast.
Lie in bed and look out to sea.
The enclosed garden is a real sun-trap.
Snuggle up on the comfy sofas.
The house is decorated in calming coastal tones.
Enjoy group meals in the dining-room.
The kitchen is very well-equipped.
The utility-room is the perfect place for beach towels or muddy boots.
Crisp linens await you, stretch out and relax.
Charming period features can be found throughout the house.
This bedroom is at the back of the house with views up Penryn River.
The top bedroom has stunning views, please watch your head (there is no door on the attic room).
The bunk-room is lovely and cosy.
Enjoy a glass of wine in the roll-top bath.
The shower room has a lovely powerful shower.
Enjoy sunbathing and relaxing in the private back garden.
Please watch your head when going up to the top bedroom.
The view of the harbour as you enter the top bedroom is spectacular, and with all the twinkly lights reflecting off the water, quite enthralling at night!
The view in the other direction to Flushing with the yachts and the countryside backdrop, is just picture perfect.
The Sea Captain’s House had already been standing in this position over 100 years before this photo was taken in 1890.
Customs House Quay in Falmouth with restaurants and pubs.
Catch a ferry from the Prince of Wales Pier to explore the Carrick Roads.
Sandy Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth has a great beach cafe, restaurant and paddleboard hire.
Enjoy exploring the coast paths around Falmouth.
Maenporth Beach is lovely and sandy and can ve reached along the coast path.