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



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
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.


  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely property beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

Great week spent at April Cottage, extremely comfortable and well equipped, with such stunning views.

Everything close at hand with boat trips to most areas within the vicinity, therefore, no need to use the car unless going further afield.

Dinner at the Star & Garter a must.

Looking forward to a return trip.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dee Many thanks for your kind review; very much appreciated, and glad to see that you had everything close at hand for a relaxing holiday. I look forward to your next visit. Kind regards John
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Very pleased

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous holiday at your cottage.

It was spotlessly clean and well decorated.

The position was great for the town centre

and the views from the terrace were great.

All in all , a most enjoyable holiday that will

be remembered for a long time.

We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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April cottage did not dissapoint , wonderful views very well appointed and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Ideally situated to walk into the town. Lots of choices to drink and eat .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helena Your comments a very much appreciated, and good to know that we are providing a well presented cottage, in an ideal location. Many thanks John
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Fantastic cottage: lots of well thought out details for a very comfortable stay, lovely decoration

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrrived we knew we had found a delightful place to stay! The cottage is fantastically situated, overlooking the lovely scenery across the Fal Estuary - by day or by night it really is beautiful. The most surprising thing is just how peaceful and quiet a spot it is. Being only a 5 minutue walk from the old high street of Falmouth and 10 minutes to the centre you would never believe how peaceful the cottage is - set in the hillside above the Fal Estuary and opposite the quaint old village of Flushing (worth a visit). The cottage is well thought out and extremely comfortable, light and airy, with interesting artwork throughout and beautifully decorated. We really enjoyed being there, thank you very much to the owners! (They very also very helpful in correspondence whilst booking). We enjoyed the surrounding area too - Falmouth itself is a great little town with everything you could need and many good places to eat, also we would highly recommend taking the 20 minute boat trip from the harbour to St Mawes - an historic fishing village with beautiful walks to the Castle and beyond across National Trust land, soaking up the little beaches and views back across the Carrick Roads. We would also recommend visiting the Lizard Peninsula, a 40 minute drive awayand we enjoyed walking different parts of the coastal path. The quaint old fishing village of Cadgewith, set in the cliffs is nearby and also well worth visiting.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tracy We are really most appreciative of your wonderful comments; thank you so much. You have captured, most succinctly the essence of April cottage. We believe that it is, absolutely, one of the very best locations in Falmouth. Once again, many many thanks Kind regards John
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Well appointed cottage in attractive location near to the town centre.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Richard Thank you so much for your feedback; we are always very pleased, when guests have had an enjoyable stay. We hope you will return again. Kind regards John
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cosy cottage, very well equipped with fantastic views across the estuary. Five minute walk into Falmouth with all it has to offer. Hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your comments are really appreciated. It is only through your kind comments and reviews, that people genuinely get to know how lovely April cottage really is. Many thanks John
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : several close by at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Prince of Wales ferry Falmouth at 300 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Falmouth Golf Club at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Falmouth at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : masses within walking distance at 100 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Gyllinvase at 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.


Rental rates

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Rate 10
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
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6 Jan 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
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14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
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21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
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Rate 4
26 May 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
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23 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
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Rate 6
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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My Standard Rate
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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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From the Owner

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 avast 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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town


  • 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


  • 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.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • 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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