The Grange as seen from the lawned area of garden.
The spacious sitting-room is a fantastic, sociable and comfortable space flooded with light.
Stairs rise from the kitchen up to the sitting-room and a step down in the corner of the room leads to the bedrooms and bathrooms.
Welcome to The Grange.
Open up the balcony door and the side door to bring the outside in to this light and relaxing space.
The panelled hallway is lined with upcycled wooden boards and an eclectic mix of the Owners' pictures alongside this 'one of a kind' wooden bench.
The view back towards the kitchen.
The snug is a retreat for young and old!
A view of this handsome home from the courtyard behind, this is a farm without animals apart from the Owners' cat who may come to say hello.
Fire up the barbecue and get everyone around the table!
This bedroom has a double bed and door out to the terrace.
There are two steps down into this bedroom from the hallway.
The second bathroom is between the two double bedrooms.
One of the twin bedrooms.
Both twin bedrooms have adult size single beds. (other photo to follow).
The bathroom at the end of the hall.
The hand-built kitchen and local pottery bring a real warmth and personality to the space.
You will find art and features to delight you everywhere you look.
This unique house demonstrates the Owners' imaginative ability to create some truly wonderful pieces throughout the property, upcycling at its best!
The wet-room shower has been creatively built around the original and wonky outside wall of the barn.
This bedroom has a door out onto the patio part of the garden.
This double bedroom also has a door out onto the courtyard behind.
The second twin bedroom is slightly bigger than this one but both are calm relaxing spaces (photo to follow).
The pretty garden is full of colour in the spring and summer.
A nice spot to sit with a coffee in the morning.
There is access to the first garden from both the kitchen and the back door by the utility-room.
The barns surrounding The Grange are currently not being used so your only neighbours are the Owners living in the one barn opposite the entrance.
The original stone steps lead up to the sitting-room.
The utilty-room.
A step up into the kitchen from the garden.
The kitchenette is next to one of the bathrooms and is opposite the snug, there is a step down to this part of the house.
The kitchen overlooks the garden.
The kitchen is the hub of this welcoming home.
The gate at the far end of the courtyard next to the back door, leads to the recycling area.
A comfy chair to sit and read a book.
Relax together after a day out exploring.
Borrow a book or two from the extensive library.
Comfy sofas to relax on with family and friends.
The view across the entrance and the fields beyond.
The view from the sitting-room Juliet balcony across the courtyard, the Owners live in the barn opposite and the other barns are used for storage.

The Grange

3840

3.2 miles SW of Falmouth / Sleeps 8 + cot

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Nearest pub

The Ferryboat Inn (2 miles)

Savour fresh seafood sourced from the Helford River right on the Ferryboat's doorstep.

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

August 2017

Not for people who have mobility issues!

Nice food and lots of activity to watch but very inaccessible. Do not try it if you have any mobility problems


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Cameron April 2016

Great

Great location! Always enjoy sitting outside for a drink after a long walk enjoying the view.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2012

Expensive

We came here in October - not half term. We just wanted a snack but found the prices to high. Maybe worth outside of peak season times they run a different menu offering reasonable priced sandwiches and bowls of chips not at over £3 ago. Yes, great location but they missed out on business for 5 people as we went elsewhere.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mafi January 2012

We had a lovely lunch here on New Years Day.
Always a reliable place to get good pub food.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Coates and Mrs O'Neill November 2011

People Watching!

A very busy pub, particularly during the summer, but worth fighting for a table overlooking the beach just for the entertainment...... and the food is excellent! Being foodies, we were particularly impressed by the bread baked on the premises.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ms Broderick July 2011

Great food with the politest waiting staff known to mankind!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lowry-Tanner July 2011

Great specials menu, lovely atmosphere, recommended.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2009

The Ferryboat Inn has just come under new owenrship and had a complete refurb by the Wright Brothers who also own the oysterage just around the corner on the Helford River. A great new menu boasting a 'farm to plate' philosophy, good looking new interior and views to delight.

- C Lattin

Nearest beach

Maenporth Beach (1 ½ miles)

Maenporth Beach is slightly outside the town of Falmouth and therefore a little quieter.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Quiet little beach with parking. Nice cafe


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Not a beautiful beach but don't be put off. Good sandcastle sand and plenty of rock pools. We always have a nice day here.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Lovely beach with good snacks and hot drinks offered at the cafe.

Nearest walk

Maenporth to Swanpool (1 ½ miles)

Take the coastal path on this short walk of one and a half miles and enjoy two pretty beaches with clear, shallow water and some great rock pools. Take a picnic and don't forget your bucket and spade!

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

Mrs Jones June 2017

Lovely walk

We walked from Swanpool to Maenporth which is probably an hours walk at a plodding speed but quicker if you are on a mission. Lovely views out to sea and with the added bonus of a great beach cafe when you get to Maenporth - can highly recommend the ice creams! We didn't have lunch there but the other tables around us did and the food looked amazing. The beach is slightly larger at Maenporth so worth a visit. Oh and there were public toilets!

Nearest town

Mawnan Smith (1 ¼ miles)

This crossroads village near Falmouth sits by the beautiful Helford River. The blacksmith's Smithy, once the centre of village life here, has been restored to its former glory and houses workshops for local crafts.

Also nearby

Trebah Garden (1 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!

Falmouth (2 ¾ 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.

Gylly Beach Cafe (3 miles)

Overlooked by stately Pendennis castle, this attractive, award-winning family run cafe is relaxed and friendly, serving locally-sourced food. Get lost in the wonderful views from the deck looking out across the sea to the Lizard.

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

Mrs Ashton September 2015

Great food and views

We had a delicious lunch here after a morning spent on the beach. Lovely views, especially if sitting on the terrace, and a selection of different kinds of seating including sofas if you want to have just drinks rather than a meal. We all had fish finger sandwiches which were huge and very yummy - and definitely not frozen fish fingers! Would highly recommend.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Lisa May 2014

Delightful beachside cafe

I visited last week for lunch, fantastic range of freshly prepared food. Great location, with large decked area to sit overlooking the beach, all undercover if the weather is poor and they provide a basket of blankets to keep the chill off - so you can still sit and enjoy the stunning view! Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere - warming and welcoming for families.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Walne April 2012

a lovely spot

We visited Gylly Beach cafe last September as we were staying just up the Road.
It was a lovely little spot to watch the world go by and the food was very tasty. and not too far from the town
Would recommend breakfast.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mafi January 2012

We had breakfast here over the New Year weekend.
The service was quite slow, but apart from that it was nice to sit and look at the beach and the food when it arrived was quite good.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2011

good food

A brilliant place to stop while out walking along coast, we had sausage and egg baps which were the best I have tasted,also the cooked breakfast was very good, would recommend.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2011

Relaxed atmosphere for evening dining

A lovely place on a cold winter's evening for a relaxed meal - not particularly intimate as the place is very open plan, but nice menu and friendly helpful staff.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Warren Family May 2011

Update on Gylly Beach Cafe

Excellent food and service as usual but note there is a new system of ordering food so that there is not now a large queue building up!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2010

Relax by the beach

Great food and right on the beach. They have live music some evenings. Not renowned for their speed of service at the bar, but defiantly worth a visit.

Potager Garden and Glasshouse Cafe (1 ½ miles)

Gardens don't get much more chilled out than this; laze in a hammock, take a snooze among the trees or take tea in the glasshouse. Potager was selected for Alistair Sawdays' 'Slow England' guide for its uniquely calm atmosphere - soak it up and enjoy the beautiful, relaxed surroundings. If you are careful with your carbon footprint and arrive on foot, bike or on the bus, entry is free to the garden!

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

August 2015

Wholesome food and hammocks

The food which is all local (mostly grown on site) and vegetarian is always incredible. The cakes are excellent and the grounds really top it off. Kids love it here, there is so much to play with and the hammocks are pretty good after a fill of frittata, tea and cake. Couldn't recommend it enough


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Cave June 2013

One of my favourite spots

Such a lovely setting and the food is excellent. As a meat eater I love their superb vegetarian breakfasts.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Binns September 2012

A friend saw the Potager Garden & Glasshouse Cafe reviewed in the Telegraph so we paid it a visit. Very pleasantly surprised. Idyllic location, refreshingly non-commercial, rambling garden areas with traditional games you can play, and a very pleasant organic cafe for refreshments and light lunches.
Well worth finding.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Warren Family May 2011

Potager Opening Times

Potager is a wonderful 'experience' and the food and atmosphere are great! Please, however, do take note of the opening times! It is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from about 10 a.m. and evening meals are served only on Fridays.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Whitehorn June 2010

Alternative Sunday Lunch

If you like weekend lunches to be long and laid back then try this place. The vegetarian menu is simple but delicious - truly 'just picked from the garden' freshness - and then find a sunny corner to while away the afternoon in this peaceful oasis. A hidden gem but restricted opening so check times.

Glendurgan Garden (1 ¾ miles)

A sheltered valley garden bordering the Helford River next door to Trebah. 'A little 'peace' of heaven on earth' is how the Fox family, who donated Glendurgan to the National Trust, described the garden. With fine trees, rare and exotic plants from all over the world, carpets of wild flowers, and stunning spring displays of camellias and magnolias, it is a little slice of peace served up on the banks of the Helford. The Maze and the 'Giant's Stride' rope swing are firm favourites with the kids; the impressive Laurel Maze will baffle and delight all ages.

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

Mrs Darvell July 2014

Nice gardens to walk around and explore - we particularly enjoyed the Maze - it got quite competitive with the grandparents! Also lovely cake in the café!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Foord April 2013

A refreshing change to find a relatively 'un-commercialised' National Trust garden, with the staff proud to exclaim the lack of signage throught the site!

Thankfully the booklet (£3) made a good attempt at keeping us on course, through the wiggly but very well kept pathways, steps and bridges.
We picnicked in the gardens, as did several other families there so presume they didn't mind but there was a tea room in which we gulped down a quick cuppa before departing.

Would highly recommend but with warning that it can be a little arduous with a buggy!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Clive Boon, from Essex. November 2012

Glendurgan Gardens, near Helford River. Only a few miles from Cadgwith Cove, this National Trust Garden is lovely. Great shop and tea room, really nice staff in both and a walk down through interesting flora of all kinds to a view of the Helford River. En route stop at Gweek, the view of the estuary is stunning and well worth a car-stop and walk-about. Took a very tiny lane direction to the Gardens there, quite a 'hairy' drive but views worth it.Weather poor, did not matter! Recommended. Clive & Sue


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Stewart May 2012

Enjoyable garden, good for the calves as steep paths in places. Needed a small kiosk at the beach end as at Trebah, we'd have loved an icecream while sitting on the beach. cafe at entrance lovely local freshly prepared food.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Glendurgan Garden

Little Barncroft was so close to Glendurgan Garden and we were really looking forward to our visit but sadly we didn't realise that it closed on a Sunday, even on a Bank Holiday weekend - nor did several other visitors in the same predicament.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe May 2011

A beautiful tucked away garden with an 'uncommercial' feel. The beach is ideal for children to paddle and the view across the river is beautiful. Only 25 acres, it's ideal to tie in with a visit to neighbouring Trebah (not National Trust).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

A lovely spot to wile away a happy, sunny afternoon. The maze provided hours of fun for the kids. If you can time your visit to coincide with the rhododendron bloom, it is well worth seeing.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2008

A nice garden, the children loved the maze and giants swing as well as the pleasant walk down to the village of Durgan. Take you beach things on a nice day and you can also walk around the bay to another good pebbly beach.
The cafe at the entrance is very nice with a good choice and can be visited even if not going into the gardens.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2008

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