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18th Cent cottage with outstanding views of the Fal Estuary & Roseland peninsula

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

House in Falmouth, Cornwall, England - A Peaceful Location, Overlooking The Water Within Walking Distance To Restaurants, Pubs And Cafés

April Cottage is a delightful, fully modernized 18th century cottage overlooking the entire Fal estuary and harbour, with far reaching views over to the Roseland Peninsular, flushing and countryside beyond. The cottage comprises a lounge with log burner, separate Dining room, well appointed kitchen, 1x double bedroom, 1x twin bedroom and one single. There is a bathroom with shower cubicle and a bath.


Mr John Munk
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Mr John Munk

We live and work in Bristol and have busy city lives. We have a teenage daughter and two sons whom no longer live at home. We sold a bolt hole in France to invest in our 'little bit of heaven', in Cornwall, April Cottage!!

When we saw the cottage we knew it would suit everyone for what they wanted from a break from work or home, different from the cottage in France! We spend as much time as possible at April Cottage and find we relax as soon as we arrive and book our favourite fish restaurant, where you choose from the catch of that day with hunks of fresh soft bread to soak up the juices!

We spend hours sitting on the terrace soaking up the views and the activity around the harbour. We also have a house in Slovenia, that is absolutely brilliant for Family summer and winter holidays; if you are interested, do call me or visit "think Slovenia" click onto Mountains and Lakes, then" Gorska Hisa. You will find all you need to know about the property and location.

Mr John Munk purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Mr John Munk chose Falmouth

We had been searching for a property but none had the magic of April Cottage. We were transfixed by the views of boats bobbing in the water, the harbour and the little ferries as they hurried in all directions to a vast array of destinations. The steps down to the property afforded privacy and peace to enjoy the views without interruption. We loved the cottage and knew we could make improvements to make it a perfect relaxing, get away destination.

We thought the cottage offered tranquillity away from the road and yet it is a stones throw from the cobbled High Street of Falmouth with its' limited traffic and numerous little shops, bars, restaurants, art galleries, and festival events in Millennium square, especially, for my teenage daughter who enjoys her independence around the town.

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy sitting with a glass of wine and having a barbecue on the front terrace soaking up the views until it is dark and the lights twinkle on the water from the harbour and village of Flushing across the estuary. And none of those muddy estuaries to look out on when the tide is out!! During the summer, at least twice a week, you can watch sailing races right in front of the cottage; very colourful.

We like being able to park our car and then take little ferries/boats/buses/trains to a vast array of different destinations including, St Mawes on the Roseland Penninsular, known for its' beauty, Truro, the beautiful Georgian city, Smugglers Cove, picturesque pubs up the Helford River, local sandy beaches, safer and smaller with the beach cafés serving delicious food or, across to the larger rugged and dramatic north coast surfing beaches.

It's the cosiness of the fires during those winter months after an invigorating beach walk & picnics till late in summer at the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely up to date cottage; Bed so comforablethat we are going to invest in a "topper"! Views amazing, love the decoration, pictures,style of property. Falmouth just a walk away; great variety of restaurants. Highly recommend the boat trip to Flushing. Thank you for letting such a beautiful property.
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Falmouth in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom houses a toilet, sink and a roll top bath with a separate shower. As with the rest of the main house, it has wooden floors and is relatively spacious.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 overlooks the front has a King size bed which overlooks the water and beyond to Flushing and open country. Bedroom 2 has twin beds and overlooks the back garden area. Bedroom 3, has a single bed, and also overlooks the water to the front.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: April Cottage has sitting and dining rooms off the hallway with a kitchen at the end of the hallway. The bathroom and toilet is situated off the half landing. Outside: There is a furnished, gated and low walled terrace to the front of the property with stunning views over the water. There is a wooden bench to sit and enjoy the view or a garden table and chairs for outdoor dining, There is a barbecue stored in the back courtyard yard for your use. Please kindly clean it thoroughly after each use. Thank you. The back courtyard provides a sheltered and secure area to store leisure equipment or dry washing. Utility Room: There is a washing machine situated behind the door in the bathroom and a clothes rack is kept, with the iron, ironing board, outdoor chair cushions etc, in the cupboard on the landing. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided, while guests should bring their own towels. Travel Cot linen must also be provided by guests. Cleaners arrive at 10am on the day of departure to prepare April Cottage for the next guests. Other: The dining room has an extendible table to accommodate guests. There is a fire place and window overlooking the back courtyard. There are lamps throughout to create a warm ambience. There is a radio/ipod dock as well as a range of books and information.


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18th Cent cottage with outstanding views of the Fal Estuary & Roseland peninsula
average rating of 4.935484 based on 40 reviews

Another Perfect Visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to April Cottage. We were there last September and liked it so much we decided to stay again in the spring. Although the weather was supposed to be cold and rainy for most of our trip, we lucked out and had beautiful weather most days. The house is so comfortable and the view so enjoyable, we didn't mind staying home the one day it rained. The house is perfectly located for enjoying Falmouth without a car. The owner, John Munk, is wonderfully responsive and accommodating. This time we were both struck by the sounds of the songbirds and gulls. There's a Tesco food store a short walk away. We typically eat a nice lunch out, but then tuck in for the night before cocktails and dinner and cook at the house. Worked perfectly once again. We hope to return next spring.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent well equipped cottage in a superb location

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described on the HomeAway site and the views from the cottage were tremendous.

The property was very well equipped and had everything that could be needed. We effectively used it as a bed and breakfast being out all day and eating in Falmouth in the evenings.

There are a number of steps (about 12) from the road level to the cottage entrance level and these were difficult for the eldest of our party although we managed. Parking was easy but not close to the cottage (perhaps 200 to 300 yards away).

Having said that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the property without hesitation particularly for a family with young children.

The information provided before our departure was detailed and very accurate, the and John and Deborah Munk, the owners, are to be congratulated on making such a nice property available.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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April Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This has to be the best holiday home we have stayed in. Very well equipped and comfortable. A home from home. The parking was not great, only once did we manage to park near to the property, however the stunning view from the cottage window and the close proximity to all the shops and restaurants in Falmouth far outweighed the parking issue. Plus it didn't hurt to walk a bit. Will definitely return for another holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan Thank you so much for your kind words. We are really pleased that you like the cottage; we strive to make sure that it is somewhere people feel comfortable and at home. I do accept that parking is sometimes an issue, but as you say, it's a small price to pay for the location. Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you again. Regards John
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  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd visit to this very "home from home" cottage. We had a lovely week. The cottage is very well thought out with everything you could possibly need and tastefully decorated, very comfortable. The views from the terrace patio are just wonderful, so relaxing, so interesting, we never tire of it! Love waking up and watching the sun rise over the water. Falmouth is a lovely little town, quite querky and full of great places to eat. It is amazing how close the cottage is situated to the town's high street as it's so quiet and peaceful in the cottage or on the terrace. There are so many wonderful places to visit within an hour's drive and the coastline is stunning! Highly recommended, thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tracy Thank you so much for your kind comments, and very glad to have you back for a 2nd visit. I entirely agree with you, that the cottage is wonderfully quiet, yet close to the town centre. Falmouth really is becoming the go to town in Cornwall!! Thanks again John
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Perfect vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed, well laid out cottage in perfect location. Quiet and private. We were mesmerized by the views of the harbor from sunrise to bedtime, rain or shine. Great kitchen. Plenty of books and games. We never used our car the entire week but instead walked down the hill to restaurants, shops, two good grocery stores, the Maritime Museum, and the the Prince of Wales pier, from which we took day trips to Truro, the Helford River, and St Mawes. From St Mawes we took the bus to the church at St Just-in-Roseland. This place is a real gem. We hope to return next spring.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tim Again, thank you for your great comments. It seems that all of our guests get something different from staying at the cottage, be it the terrace, and views; to proximity to the town, or the ferries, and the pubs and restaurants. I am glad that there seems to be something for everyone. Thank you for booking the cottage, and I look forward to your next visit. Many thanks John
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All home comforts

  • 5 of 5

A week in Cornwall seeing all the sights was planned for some time together with my brother and sister in law. Given the unpredictability of Cornish weather, a good home base was required for the four of us. April Cottage delivered on all fronts for us. So comfortable, well equipped and with stunning views, we couldn't ask for more. The only slight drawback is parking, but if you accept that parking anywhere is problematic in Cornwall, it was really no big deal. A wonderful week, a great choice.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol, for your lovely comments, and good to know that we are doing the right things with the cottage. I agree with your comments re the parking, but it is rarely a significant problem. The benefits, in my view, far outweigh any inconvenience. I'm sure you will agree. Thanks again Regards John
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
several close by
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
Prince of Wales ferry Falmouth
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Falmouth Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Kilometres
masses within walking distance
Nearest Beach
1 Miles


The coastline around the Cornish coast is said to be one of the most beautiful. We have several sandy beaches the first within a 5 min drive, called Gyllinvase which also boasts an excellent café/restaurant. The next local beach is Swanpool, about a ten minute drive, and this too has a small café. The next beach is at Maenporth. Again this is sandy and is a 15 min drive. The restaurant, Indaba is situated up on rocks above the beach and serves excellent food. This coast has smaller safer bays.


Use of a car in Falmouth is not essential due to our close proximity to the centre and the excellent transport links to so many local places, especially by boat. Newquay is the closest airport, on the north Cornish coast. Exeter, 100 miles away, is the closest international airport. Plymouth cross channel port is 60 miles from Falmouth by road. There are excellent train links from London Paddington to Truro, with a links to Plymouth and Exeter. Falmouth has its own local railway station.


Falmouth is well situated and has an excellent public transport network allowing guests to travel around Cornwall very easily. Flushing, the village seen opposite April Cottage is easily accessed in a few minutes by a regular little ferry, as is St Mawes, Truro, Smugglers Cove, The Helford Passage. St Ives, Truro and many other places are accessed also by bus and/or train. The Eden Project is about 40 mins drive. Other north coast surfing beaches are only 25 mins drive away.

Further Details:

Falmouth is a thriving community with a wide selection of pubs, restaurants, cafés, banks and supermarkets within easy walking distance. Falmouth boasts many art galleries, museums, swimming pool, boat trips, beaches and other places of interest and all within a short distance.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Falmouth, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
18 May 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
22 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
5 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
4 Jan 2019 - 28 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
29 Mar 2019 - 25 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
26 Apr 2019 - 30 May 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
rate 12
31 May 2019 - 25 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Further information and bookings should be done directly with the house owners by e-mail or telephone. A deposit of £250.00 is required once the booking has been confirmed, with the The balance to be paid in full, no less than 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. We strongly advise all guests take out holiday insurance on booking as there will be no refund on any cancellation, unless the the period in question can be re-sold.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Friday. Guests may arrive after 15.00 and are asked to vacate the cottage by 10.00 on the day of departure. There is a key box by the entrance. The code will be given to guests before they commence their holiday to access the keys.

Notes on prices:
Prices will be based on either the high, medium or low season basis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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