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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
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

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 Truro & Falmouth area

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • 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 4.9 based on 29 reviews

Great view from the front where we enjoyed breakfast when the weather was fine.

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing holiday with great views to enjoy from the property. Good base for town centre or exploring the rest of Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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April Cottage is well equipped, clean, bright, tastefully furnished, with the most splendid view.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 7 nights at April Cottage at the end of June/early July 2017. I wanted somewhere comfortable, with wonderful views, within easy reach of Falmouth, so that we could wander in on foot for groceries and for options to eat out. April Cottage ticked all the boxes. We were not disappointed. The cottage is well equipped, clean, bright, and tastefully furnished...with the most splendid view.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Philip Thank you for your kind words. I think you have described, very succinctly, all the essential qualities we have endeavoured to provide for our guests. Kind regards John
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Wonderful cottage with fabulous sea view

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could possibly want in a holiday cottage. Tastefully furnished with good artwork. So convenient for town and ferries, yet so peaceful.

Slight word of caution - steps down to property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John Thank you so much for your kind words; they are really appreciated. Yes there are steps down to the cottage; so it is important that potential guests do read the information thoroughly, to make sure that there are no nasty surprises, when you get to the cottage. Kind regards John
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Brilliant cottage overlooking the estuary!

  • 4 of 5

Excellent cottage with fantastic estuary views, centrally located near the exciting hub of the High Street. I highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kenneth Thank you for your generous review. I'm always extremely pleased when the cottage has met or exceeded guests expectations. It makes all our efforts worthwhile. Best wishes John
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April Cottage home from home.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at this beautiful cottage. The beds are very comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped. We were very lucky with the weather and ate our breakfast on the terrace taking in the stunning view. The cottage is very cosy and furnished to a high standard. We hardly used our car because little ferries are available to Flushing and St Mawes to name but a few. We did a lovely walk around the peninsula from Flushing, stopping at Pandora's Inn for lunch on the jetty. We will definitely be back! Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Neil Thank you so much for your kind words; it's good to know that guests appreciate the effort we go to, to make sure that the cottage meets our guest's high expectations. I completely agree, with you, that unless you are going to a specific coast, you need not use your car. I look forward to welcoming you again in the future. many thanks John
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Prospect Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time staying in a gorgeous house with a fabulous view.

It is in a super position most convenient for the town and for getting out and about.

Very comfortably furnished with everything you need.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
29 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
5 Jan 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
13 Apr 2018 - 17 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
18 May 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
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Rate 4
22 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
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Rate 5
20 Jul 2018 - 30 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

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 30 days before check-in date.
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