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August Bank Holiday 10 days for Price of 8. Contact for details

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Great for family summer holidays

The 3 minute walk to Gyllyngvase beach from this lovely house takes you out of the back garden gate, across a quiet road and through beautiful Queen Mary Gardens. If you've forgotten your spade it's no problem to nip home to collect it. No struggling to find a place to park. Apart from the usual sea, sand and rock pools, the beach offers the famous Gylly Beach Cafe and WeSUP - paddleboard and kayak hire.

The house itself is comfortable and well cared for with 4 double bedrooms (2 en-suite). There is a huge decking area for eating outside and enjoying views of the sea. Have your breakfast on your own bedroom balcony!

Table tennis, croquet and a grand piano are all available in the house.

Tennis courts and hotel spas with swimming pools, are easily accessible within 300 metres.

There are many beautiful walks nearby. The South West Coast Path is just a couple of minutes away and you can easily stroll up to Henry VIII's Pendennis Castle or walk to restaurants and cafes at Swanpool and Maenporth.

Falmouth is Cornwall's best town (ok, we are a bit biassed) It has many quirky little shops, including fantastic Stones Bakery as well as high street standards like Marks and Spencer. There are plenty of more good restaurants than anyone could get through in a fortnight. We love Olivers, The Star and Garter, Hunkydory, Espressini and The Greenbank Hotel. The Cove, Maenpoth Beach. There are at least 10 pasty shops and friendly pubs and cream tea establishments. The National Maritime Museum and Falmouth Art Gallery are well worth visiting too.

Falmouth is a great base for exploring West Cornwall. St Ives, Truro, Penzance, Newquay, Padstow and Fowey are all easily accessible. For a different beach experience the north coast has more consistent surf and stunning coastal scenery. We love Gwithian and Watergate Bay - with the added bonus of Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Restaurant. There are amazing gardens on the doorstep at Glendurgan, Trebah and Trelissick. The Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan are unmissable.

We've never met Ross Poldark or Demelza on our trips around Cornwall, but you can see lots of the places where Poldark has been filmed including Lamorna Cove and Porthcurnow. Near there is The Minack Theatre. Don't worry about what play you are watching, just book, take a picnic and enjoy sitting on a unique theatre seat looking out at the most incredible backdrop. We have been five times and have been lucky and always seen dolphins, sometimes basking sharks too.

Because of the balconies and decking the house is not ideal for toddlers.

More Details

Ruth and Paul Hills
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
8 May, 2018

About Ruth and Paul Hills

Paul is a management consultant and Ruth is a retired teacher. We have 3 almost grown up children.

Why Ruth and Paul Hills chose Falmouth

This is a very special house. We have done lots of home swapping and our visitors loved being so close to the beach.

What makes this house unique

So much to do on the doorstep: beaches, walks, tennis, restaurants, theatres, museums, gardens.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Falmouth in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , En-suite
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 5 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Ground floor. Comfortable large (5ft) double bed. En-suite.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite, balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bed can be made up as two singles
  • Please note that most beds are doubles.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveller reviews)

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August Bank Holiday 10 days for Price of 8. Contact for details
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Super fantastic AMAZING!!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you enter this house you know you are in another world !!! Fabulous facilities and position. So much space we never felt on top of each other , even on the wettest of days . The little touches made such a difference too ... the shower gel in the showers , the divine cinnamon scones and the stunning Cornish wine from Polgoon vineyard ... a real find ! It really was a very comfortable stay from the amazing beds and all of the things that make a house a home .. thank you Ruth, Paul and family for letting us live the dream if only for a week ❤️ We will be back for sure ( if you'll have us!)

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were absolutely lovely guests. Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. It's so good to hear that you like what we like!
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A fabulous house in the most stunning of locations offering fantastic sea views.

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous house with bags of space and all the amenities you could want for a family holiday. There are fantastic views from the balconies and deck space from which to soak up the stunning sea and beach views or just enjoy a relaxing coffee in the sun. Proximity to Falmouth centre is ideal and offers evening flexibility and some of the best pubs and eateries around. The location offers easy access to Gylly beach which is great for swimming, water sports, relaxing and rock pooling. Via the coastal path you can also access swanspool beach and meanporth without the need for a car. One of the most relaxing holidays we have had in the south west and we will definitely aim to be back sooner rather than later. Ruth and Paul are fantastic hosts with nothing too much trouble and ensuring the property is in fantastic condition.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind and useful review, Andy. We are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday. Do come again!
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Fabulous house, wonderful view and plenty to do whatever the weather

  • 5 of 5

A week with 5 teenagers during Falmouth week was a breeze - mostly thanks to the location and spacious nature of the lovely house.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Helen. So pleased you had a great holiday.
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A lovely week in cornwall

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of being in this beautiful home overlooking the sea in Falmouth this month. We were welcomed with homemade scones and marmalade by our charming hosts Ruth and Paul. The home is in a wonderful location; we were able to walk to restaurants, shopping area, ferries, etc with no problem. The house, the garden, the summerhouse . . . All were fabulous and we would love to return to this beautiful area of England and to stay in this very lovely home.

Ruth was so kind to help us in advance with our transport from London to Falmouth as well as other arrangements. She and Paul are so gracious.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for your lovely review. What a treat it was for us to spend some time with you. I was so pleased you asked for help with your arrangements and that Paul and I were able to share our love of Cornwall with you. I'm particularly delighted that, as you had travelled all the way from the USA, your holiday was everything you hoped it would be.
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Great Falmouth holiday in lovely accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house in a super position close to Gylly beach. House very spacious and well equipped. The details as advertised were all accurate and so we had no disappointments. A much enjoyed holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review and lovely text message. So pleased the house suited you so well.
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Great and lovely house

  • 5 of 5

It is a lovely house with much space, for 6 persons more than enough. The rooms are very spacious with two lovely balcons in the second floor and especially in the kitchen you almost can´t use all the drawers - there are so many of them. :)

We really liked to sit and eat outside with the fantastic view onto the beach and open sea. The garden is very neat and contains many flowers and also berrys or herbs. A special feature is the grand piano with a beatiful sound.

In case we had questions or problems we could always ask the customer service and we got help very quickly.

The beach and the city centre of Falmouth are easy to reach. Thereby you could do activities like canoeing, stand-up paddling, swimming and hiking or shopping etc. in Falmouth.

We would in any case recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Gylly Beach Café
Nearest Ferry
67 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
Falmouth Golf Club and Driving Range
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Falmouth Town
Nearest Motorway
98 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Gylly Beach Café
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Gyllyngvase Beach

Beaches, castles, museums, galleries, parks, boat trips, rockpooling and ice creams. And that’s just the first day of your holiday in Falmouth! Falmouth is an engaging and fun base for all the family, with many of Cornwall’s top attractions, beaches, walks and villages on the doorstep.

There are some terrific family friendly beaches in Falmouth.

Equally, there are some lovely parks and gardens in Falmouth, perfect for a stroll or picnic. Events and festivals in Falmouth are second to none. Please see for more information.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Falmouth, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Jun 2018 - 11 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2019
12 Jul 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August Bank Holiday
19 Aug 2018 - 28 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. The house is situated in a very pleasant residential area. We are keen to rent to a family.
No refunds for cancellations.
Changeover day is Saturday.
August 2017 Bank Holiday 10 night option 19 - 29 August 2017 £3300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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