Higher Carnon Farmhouse from the back garden.
The beautifully furnished sitting-room is extremely comfortable and welcoming.
The lovely kitchen/dining-room.
Plenty of storage plus built-in fridge/freezer and dishwasher
The secluded back garden is a haven for wildlife.
The house from the driveway.
The ground floor rooms all open off the spacious slate-flagged hall.
The multi-burner adds warmth and a focal point.
A door leads out to the terrace and garden.
Lovely upholstery, leather tub chairs and beautiful lamps all add to the comfort of the sitting-room.
A big farmhouse table for long leisurely meals.
The dual fuel range cooker is perfect for cooking up some holiday treats.
The Belfast sink looks out over the big garden.
A large landing window makes the hall and stairway very light.
Bedroom 2 has a double bed and an en suite shower-room.
Bedroom 2 looks out over the back garden and fields.
The beautifully tiled shower enclosure in the en suite shower-room.
Bedroom 1 has a double bed.
Bedroom 3 has twin beds.
Bedroom 4 has twin beds.
The family bathroom also has a fitted shower over the bath.
Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth is only five miles away.
There are fabulous clifftop walks on the north coast.
The sandy surfing beaches of the north coast are only a fifteen minute drive away.

Higher Carnon Farmhouse

1272

5.4 miles N of Falmouth / Sleeps 8 + cot

7 Nights from £558 - £1692

Nearest pub

The Old Quay Inn (1 ½ miles)

This pub is set overlooking Restronguet Creek and offers a warm welcome to all - great for walkers or cyclists in need of a little light refreshment! In the warmer months the walled terrace is a fantastic place to sit and while away some time. Once Winter sets in you can settle down in front an open fire and maybe tuck into a traditional Sunday roast!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Cameron April 2016

Welcoming and dog friendly

Recently visited and thoroughly enjoyed the food. The portions aren't huge but that leaves room for pudding! Made to feel very welcome by staff and locals. Dog friendly which is great. Well worth a visit.

Nearest beach

Loe Beach (3 miles)

Situated near Feock and running south west to Restronguet Point, Loe Beach is popular for watersports all year round and oyster boat watching during winter months.

Nearest walk

Kennall Vale Gunpowder Works (3 miles)

Tucked away in a wooded valley near the village of Ponsanooth, the old Gunpowder Works were in operation from the 1800s until the early 20th Century, when they were forced to close due to the invention of dynamite. Today, the remains stand in a nature reserve maintained by The Cornwall Wildlife Trust. The old ruins, beech woods and Kennall river make for a pleasant walk. Park in the village of Ponsanooth, walk past the shop and up the steep hill. The reserve entrance is on your right.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Cameron April 2016

Pretty

A very pretty walk, not over long. Lovely waterfalls in a wooded area. Great for dogs.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2012

A lovely place to explore - good if you only have a short gap in the itinerary as it doesn't take more than an hour at most, even if you have a good look around.

Nearest town

Feock (3 miles)

Lying on the shore of the River Fal, the village of Feock can be reached easily fom Falmouth or Truro by road or by the King Harry Ferry. Trelissick House and Garden are to the west. Tregew, a former farmhouse, dates back to 1315. From nearby Loe Beach 30 or more oyster boats can be seen working during the winter months.

Also nearby

Trebah Garden (8 ¾ miles)

There's subtropical lushness around every corner at these stunning gardens on the banks of the Helford River. The views from the 18th Century house across the gardens to the river are not to be missed. Wend your way through camellia groves and chusan palms, woodlands and bamboo; meander alongside pools and streams, giant-leafed gunnera and hydrangeas, to emerge onto Trebah's private beach. Perfect for a swim and a picnic in summer. Not picnic weather? Head to the Planters Cafe (winner of the 2008 Cornwall Tourism Award for Popular Restaurant/Cafe of the Year) or have a browse in the gallery and plant shops. One of Cornwall's, if not England's, finest gardens.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs D September 2015

You won't be disappointed

What a wonderful place to lose yourself in nature discovering plants I had never seen before and some looked like they stepped out of Jurassic Park! We stayed into the evening for a fantastic Miracle Theatre production in the Amphitheatre called The Magnificent Three which was absolutely brilliant, great story, great cast and highly recommended, I will be looking out for their next production. Overall a very pleasing day with ice cream on the beach too, what more could you want!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs McCauley-Tinniswood July 2014

A mini paradise

This was such a wonderful find. A complete tropical paradise hidden away down the creek. You really feel like you have disappeared to a magical world here and it's a great place to escape. Beautiful water gardens and walks through the woods, which eventually lead down to a private secluded beach. Would happily come here time and again. Lovely cafe as well and there's also a cafe on the beach.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Darvell July 2014

Nice family day out

We visited the gardens on Father's Day (three generations of us!) and it was a lovely day out. It was interesting seeing all the exotic plants and following the path through the gardens to the private beach at the end where an ice cream sat on the beach is a must! The adventure play areas within the gardens were great for the kids.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Gibb June 2014

We hadn't heard about Trebah before we arrived but it proved to be a fabulous day out and the gardens were very special. Better than Eden in some ways and the weather on the day was perfect.
The walk down to the bay was superb. Also enjoyed the shop, cafe and garden centre.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Haines May 2013

We have been to Trebah several times in the past, but the garden was at it's loveliest this time, with loads of spring flowers as well as the rhododendrons etc.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Chetwode December 2012

I love trebah

Trebah is a brilliant day out, and the beach is gorgeous!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Bradford September 2012

Trebah Garden

A really delightful garden with much to see. Although steep in places, there are plenty of benches to rest before venturing further.

The glimpse of the sea as you wend your way through the garden is really beautiful and really well worth the trip down to the bottom.

Well worth a visit time and time again.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Bowry June 2012

Gets better every time

We love Trebah Gardens, they are also dog friendly, though unfortunately we did see evidence that some dog owners were not respecting the fact that clearing up is a must if this is to continue. We really enjoy walking around the gardens and always spend at least three hours doing so. Always something different to see. Already looking forward to our next visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Stewart May 2012

We enjoyed that they are clearly continuing to develop and work on the garden in the 5 years since we last visited. Cafe very good and plenty of sheltered outdoor space. Plenty to see in May and an icecream on the beach was a great treat.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Trebah Garden

Wonderful garden especially in May when we were there. A beach with a cafe half way round and the ubiquitous crab sandwiches in the cafe near the entrance. We could have spent a whole day here.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

A great place to visit. Even on a dull day this provided some great views and a fascinating range of plants. The beach was an added bonus. The restaurant provided a good range of dishes, including some gluten free choices.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Manners September 2011

I can only endorse all that has been said before - the gardens are magical and inspirational, with a wonderful collection of hydrangeas as well as a magnificent bamboo thicket. The beach is a dear, with lovely views across the water.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Manners September 2011

I can only endorse all that has been said before - the gardens are magical and inspirational, with a wonderful collection of hydrangeas as well as a magnificent bamboo thicket. The beach is a dear, with lovely views across the water.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Worth a visit, even on a wet day. The cream tea in the cafe was so good there is no chance it could ever be matched anywhere else. Enjoyed the shop too. We spent 2 hours in the property although it's not all that large, including time at the cafe. It's advisable to go early when it's really quiet.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Wallwork August 2008

Suitable for young and old

I would recommend this garden for anyone. The walks around the garden can be taken at any pace and are endlessly fascinating for young children as well as older relatives. Even those who may not be as agile as they once were will be able to manage a good deal of the garden and there are plenty of places to stop, admire the view and rest. The staff are very helpful, always ready to discuss an unusual plant and the cafe is run by a group of very cheerful women, who provide simple but delicious food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Nicholas August 2008

A beautiful place, starting with formal gardens at the top, winding down through subtropical exotica to a small beach. We once went there on a winter's day where there was snow at the top of the garden and brilliant sunshine once you went through the doorway onto the beach; my children said it was like going into Narnia!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs German August 2008


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Walking

Trebah Gardens are excellent for all the family - there is also a beach below for children to explore. Kids can take part in the quiz as they walk around the gardens which makes for a more peaceful time for the parents!

The Hidden Hut (6 ½ miles)

A beach cafe in the most rustic sense - a beachside shed with some outdoor seating. It is a National Trust-owned hut, but run by a local couple who provide 'Feast Nights' - now made famous by their appearance on ITV's 'Cornwall with Caroline Quentin'. You need to buy tickets, but the hut is generally open to everyone, except during the winter, so check times on their Web site.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2017

Being relatively local to the area, we felt it was time to see if this often-mentioned beach cafe lived up to it's reputation....and it did! On a sunny August Sunday, the beach was busy and so was the Hidden Hut. Be prepared to queue - for quite a while - but once you've selected which of the mouthwatering options to go for, you've plenty of choice of places to sit and enjoy the really well cooked food and the amazing location. No doubt this will be the first of many visits to come!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2016

Wonderful location

Perfect for coffee and cake, overlooking Porthcurnick beach.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Geoff and Rebecca November 2016

Stunning place for a delicious lunch! Pricey but great quality. Locally sourced and freshly made. Busy on Bank holidays but worth the queue. Soups are always fabulous as are the pasties, pulled pork baps and sausage rolls. We were lucky enough to get tickets for a feast night once and it was a most memorable and special event. Check out their Facebook page https://en-gb.facebook.com/thehiddenhut/

Falmouth (5 ½ miles)

Historically one of Britain’s most vital ports, now home to the National Maritime Museum. Falmouth is a thriving resort (check out the flash yachts in the harbour), a rich centre for art, including one of the country’s best art schools, and a great collection of beaches.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Day March 2015

falmouth to st mawes

Would recommend the boat trip across to lovely St Mawes, pretty harbour town, great pub lunch in the Rising Sun conservatory....


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mitchell January 2015

Winter break

Falmouth is good to visit any time of year and we have been in all seasons. Our recent visit in January was excellent. We found plenty to do despite some very mixed weather. As oldies we went to Rick Stein of or a vintage lunch served on Tuesday's until March very busy and cheap. We also visited Pendennis Castle and the Maritime Museum for another oldies lunch (Wednesday's) which included admission to the museum. The view on the Fal is lovely and we visited Newquay and Perranporth which out of season have beautiful deserted beaches to walk on.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2013

Falmouth and surrounding area

Falmouth has something for everyone ~ great beaches, great boating, good choice of restaurants and great accommodation. Easy access to other villages and lots going on ~ one great high street with everything you can imagine. ~Would recommend Amanzi restaurant ~ great place to eat with a South African twist.
Try visiting Mylor Harbour just a couple of miles away, great for walking and eating too. Dogs are welcome at many places in the area which is a bonus......having just spent a few days there in February will be returning again in June.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sharon July 2012

Something for Everyone

Falmouth really does have something for everyone. Having just spent a recent week of mixed weather we were never stuck for something to do, even if it was just wandering and enjoying the bustle of local life. Everyone working in the shops, cafes, restaurants and local attractions were friendly and clearly enjoyed their work, which in turn made us feel welcomed.

Trips to St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula via the chainlink ferry or by boat make for enjoyable days out.

We also enjoyed dinner and a concert at the Princess Pavillion, with its beautiful gardens that lead down to the seafront.

Hope to visit again soon.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Matthews July 2012

The National Maritime Museum is a superb informative way to spend best part of a wet day, as the number of families and school parties evidenced. As re-entry is free for a year after the initial entry fee we decided to browse the exhibitions for part of the morning, exited for lunch at nearby Rick Stein's Fish and Chip restaurant, which was delicious if a little expensive, then re-entered the Museum to finalize our tour. The Spring/Summer Search and Rescue exhibition was of particular interest as we support the RNLI.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2011

Best town in Cornwall

Falmouth is a very honest town, un-spoilt and un-commercialised, and as such I would rate it as one of the best towns in Cornwall. We have stayed here on holiday many times in various properties, and there is always plenty to do here, which is especially important with 3 young children in tow!

The maritime museum is definitely worth a visit if you are here, this is a high quality attraction which puts some of the other so-called landmark attractions in the county to shame (Land's End to name one). You could easily spend a whole week in the town itself without venturing further afield.

Avoid restaurants such as Stein's fish & chips, and venture into the heart of town for more authentic and better value food. Short ferry rides to St. Mawes and Flushing are great fun, you can even take a ferry to Truro on the high tides.

If beaches are your thing, then Gyllngvase beach is an un-spoilt beauty and is wonderful at any time of the year.

If you like pubs (and who doesn't) then go to the Chain Locker, this is one of my all-time favourite pubs and must surely be one of the best in the country. The quayside location, and the quite excellent beer, rate it very highly. The Boathouse at the top of the High Street at the entrance to the town is also excellent.

The Pandora Inn (3 miles)

Take a step back in time with a visit to the Pandora Inn, parts of which date back to the 13th Century. Stunning views of Restronguet Creek surround you while you enjoy excellent food outside on a good day or inside if the weather lets you down. You can leave the car behind and walk, cycle or sail there, with room for up to 20 boats on the pontoon.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Hall October 2011

Worth the visit

This is an excellent all round pub that is open all day, dog friendly throughout, great food, good service & fantastic views.
Highly recommended!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2011

Pandora Inn

Great pub in a stunning location. Dog friendly. Real log fires. Good reasonably priced menu with locally sourced food and local beers. At busy times get their early as car park is quite small and can get busy. Even better arrive by boat, or canoe, or dinghy or paddleboard...


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2008

Pandora Inn, Rostronguet Creek

Creekside pub and restaurant especially popular with sailors at high tide and with lovely views across the estuary.

Preserves old-world informal atmosphere with modern and varied menu, no piped music. Open fires in winter.

- K Osborne

Bike Chain Bissoe Bike Hire and Cafe (1 mile)

Based in the south, but the route goes right through the mining heartland of Cornwall and hits the north coast at Portreath. Bikes available to hire for all ages and abilities. Tag along and buggies also available. There and back the route is about18 miles, fairly easy cycling with a bit of a pull out of Porthreath on the way back. Make a day of it, take a picnic to eat on the beach and enjoy a cuppa on your return. There's ample car parking but you do need to pay.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

December 2016

Great place

Take the trail to Porthreath and enjoy a snack here on your return (you'll need it!)


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2011

Coast to Coast Trail

This is a relatively easy off road route (by Cornish standards!) as its quite flat. Perfect for families as it is almost entirely traffic free. While the surface is good you need a mountain or hybrid bike with off road tyres. Great cafe at Bissoe Bike Hire and the Old Quay Inn in Devoran is certainly worth a visit.

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