Falmouth Cottages

When booking a Falmouth holiday cottage you won't be disappointed with this maritime treat. The location is stunning, with winding streets and terraced roads of shops, cafes, bars and cottages. All this, snuggled between the palm fronted beaches along Falmouth Bay and its famous harbour, overlooked and protected by Pendennis Castle and its sister castle over the river at St Mawes.

You can leave your car at the holiday cottage as everything is on your doorstep and there are plenty of things to do. Or, take the river taxis up to Truro or across to St Mawes and spend time exploring another part of Cornwall. Falmouth is well placed for discovering all of west Cornwall.

Falmouth's maritime history is unique. Having the third deepest natural harbour in the world, it became the centre of the postal network to the British Empire and the first place news was landed before spreading across the land. It is now often the start or finish point of various ‘round the world' record breaking voyages and the Tall Ship's race, one not to be missed. Today Falmouth is home to the National Maritime Museum, which is well worth a visit, as well as a plethora of watersport facilities. Holidays can easily be spent sailing, fishing or diving in the bay or up the river.

Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth is stunning all year round battle reenactment at Pendennis castle in Falmouth

A Falmouth holiday could not be complete without visiting at least one of the many galleries. Falmouth Art School was founded there in 1902 and many of the students have never left, resulting in a vibrant art scene. Much of it is inspired by the locale, the scenery is inspirational and the way of life allows for many a story to be told through creative means. Pick up a Cornish memento to take back with you and provoke happy memories for years to come.

Being on the coast, there is a family friendly shoreline to enjoy. All four beaches; Castle, Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and Maenporth, are sandy and sheltered from the swells and prevailing wind, perfect for a family holiday in Falmouth. They also have rock pools at low tide for the kids (and dads) to explore to their heart's content when they've finished building sandcastles and eating icecreams.

If you're staying in one of our dog friendly Falmouth cottages you will be spoilt for choice as you are never too far from a rural walk. From the coast path with its panoramic sea views to the many footpaths criss-crossing the surrounding countryside… take your pick!

Take a boat trip up one of the many local rivers

We have 163 self catering cottages in Falmouth to show you...

2 bedroom cottage with sea views near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Waterside is situated directly above Tatams beach in the small fishing village of Portscatho. A semi-detached modern house, it has fully double-glazed picture windows taking full a...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £440 - £1057

4 bedroom dog-friendly self catering cottage near the beach near Portscatho


Beach House is perched just above Tatams beach close to the centre of the pretty harbourside village of Portscatho. Split-level and decorated throughout with a maritime theme, the ...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £564 - £1525

Dogs go free on holidays starting between 29th June to 5th July.

3 bedroom cottage near the beach near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Hera is an end of terrace house occupying a spectacular position overlooking the whole of Gerrans Bay. Full width windows across the front of the sitting-room take in views encompa...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £492 - £1383

4 bedroom cottage near the beach near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Set just above the coastal path and looking right out to sea, this lovely mid-terrace property has stunning far reaching views across Gerrans Bay. You can walk directly onto the co...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £488 - £1409

5 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Portscatho.


Found in the pretty fishing village of Portscatho, this large end of terrace Georgian house is ideal for traditional family holidays as it is situated only a stone’s throw from the...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £571 - £1630

1 bedroom apartment with sea views in Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Cowries is a cosy ground floor apartment sleeping two with fabulous uninterrupted views of Gerrans Bay and the pretty seaside village of Portscatho. Situated directly above the har...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £314 - £605

3 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


Creek Cottage is a gorgeous detached cottage tucked away on the side of a quiet wooded creek on the north side of the Helford, home to herons and scores of little egrets as well as...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £909 - £1975

25% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. Bedroom 3 is excluded at the reduced rate.

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Portscatho.


Bryher is a delightful barn conversion, semi-detached from Lowenna (3133). The interior is contemporary, light and airy with laminate-flooring throughout and great attention to det...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £344 - £675

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3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Portscatho.


Lowenna is a delightful semi-detached barn conversion with Bryher (3132) next door. Perfect for families, it is located in a lovely rural setting just a five minute walk from Porth...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £428 - £1097

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


Set in the heart of the pretty village of Constantine, this traditional granite cottage is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the north side of the Helford River and the sp...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £433 - £1015

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