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Cosy 2 bedroom flat with lovely garden close to beaches, shops and restaurants.

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Light and airy garden flat in Falmouth. Walking distance from beaches and shops.

The Gylly is a two bedroomed, ground floor apartment near Kimberley Park in Falmouth. It has a really lovely south facing private garden and is a 5 minute walk to some fabulous coffee shops and the town centre and a 15 minute walk to beautiful Gyllyngvase Beach. Great restaurants, boats to St Mawes and Trelissick, interesting shops, theatre - all are on your doorstep. On road parking outside and wifi, linen and utilities are all included in the tariff. Well behaved pets are welcome subject to prior arrangement and a £15 charge per pet.

Everyone seems to love The Gylly. It is simply furnished and decorated and just seems to have a nice atmosphere. It is quite private at the back, where you will find a lovely little courtyard garden. This is fenced and gated so it is safe for children and dogs.

The Gylly comes equipped with wifi, a washing machine, oven etc. Ideal for an affordable beach holiday in the summer (you are just a 3 minute drive or 15 minute walk from beautiful Gyllyngvase Beach) or for parents visiting their offspring at the uni. We get lots of returning parents!

Payment is 25% on booking and 75% (plus the £100 refundable damage deposit) due 60 days before your holiday if you book direct with me (via www.thegylly.co.uk) rather than going through Owners Direct. You will also save yourself the new OD commission charge if you book direct with me.

If you book via OD please note that they retain and return the damage deposit, not me, so please contact them if you have any queries about this.

More Details

Caitlin Thomas
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Caitlin Thomas

I am a middle-aged, slightly bewildered Cornish woman. I'm lucky enough to have lived in lots of lovely places but returned to my beloved Cornwall when in my mid-thirties. First of all I lived in St Ives with my children and now I live in Falmouth, where, along with my long suffering partner, we are renovating the ugliest house in the West.

I love eating (unfortunately), walking, designing interiors and family holidays, which is why I love it when other people say how much they've enjoyed their holidays in my places.

Caitlin Thomas purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Caitlin Thomas chose Truro & Falmouth area

I completely love Falmouth. I love its vibrancy, its Festivals, its inability to take itself too seriously. Being a university town means there is a lot of new energy in the town every September. It has everything - beaches, great restaurants, theatre, loads of Festivals, boats. And more boats! And did I mention the festivals?

So I bought the Gylly because I just liked it and thought I could make it quite nice for holiday guests. And it's in a great location but not having sea views or being bang in the middle of Falmouth means its more affordable as a holiday venue than many other places, yet still a great place from which to walk everywhere or go places in a car or on the train.

What makes this apartment unique

Quiet and peaceful, simple and uncluttered. Cosy and warm in the winter. I love it and could happily live in it myself.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Gylly has only had 5 star reviews on other websites.

"The flat was as light, bright, clean and comfortable as we could possibly have hoped for. Comfortable beds, comfortable seating and a well-equipped kitchen - everything was splendid. And only a 10 minute walk from town. Thankyou for an excellent stay Caitlin, we would definitely like to revisit if/when we are back in Cornwall." (Posted on Airbnb website March 2015).

"Stayed here while visiting my daughter at uni. Everything feels fresh and clean. Wifi worked well. I imagine the garden would be a real bonus in the summer. It had everything we needed and the location was perfect for us. Would definitely stay again." (From HL website March 2015).

"The flat was ideally situated for us, easy to find even in the dark and not knowing Falmouth and with easy access to both Penryn Campus where our son is and town. The flat itself was spotless and proved ideal for myself, my husband , our daughter and the dog! It is a fresh and airy flat with a lovely little garden to sit in and enjoy the sun, which we thankfully saw a bit of over our weekend!

All in all, we patted ourselves on the back for having been able to book such a great place to stay.We will definitely look to going back over the next time we go to Falmouth and have no hesitation in recommending it to others. And suggesting our son does too for friends parents when they visit." (March 2015).
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Falmouth in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom situated between the two bedrooms. Shower, sink, loo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, bedroom 2 has a single bed. Bedroom 2 can also take a travel cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: One well behaved dog is usually allowed but please check first. £15 supplement. The garden is gated making it safe for children and dogs. A travel cot and high chair are available to hire for £5 each. Outside: Lovely, sunny and sheltered garden. Linen and towels are included in the tariff.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


The flat was everything that we expected, clean comfortable and well equipped .

  • 5 of 5

Following the directions we found the Ghlly easily , arriving late at night we were happy to find a warm flat . In spite of rather rainy weather we were out and about visiting some beautiful gardens like Pine Lodge and Trewithen where the Magnolias and Camellias were in bloom. The sun shone at just the right moments for us to see them in all their glory and on a visit to Mylor Church we found carpets of primroses.

The highlight of our stay was a trip out on Falmouth Bay with Wild Life Cruises and Captain Keith Hawkes who was an enthusiastic guide with wide knowledge and experience and very much involved in Conservation. Since Christmas he had had a hundred percent success in finding Dolphins and Porpoises out on the bay and to our delight we saw several pods as well as rare birds coming in to breed.

We were well looked after by our hostess who came in halfway through the holiday to change our bed linen etc and check all was well.

An ideal, simple place well placed for exploring nearby Cornish beauty spots ( although we do recommend having a car. ) Loved every minute.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely airy garden flat

  • 5 of 5

The flat is lovely, light and airy, just what we needed for out stay in Falmouth. There was just myself and my two girls, so it was perfect. The little courtyard garden is so quiet to sit in. The shops and beach are very close. Just need to get a little fitter to cope with the hills lol. Would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great family holiday in a well maintained flat

  • 4 of 5

Lovely clean simple flat with very comfy beds ,I don't think I ever slept so well on holiday. Great location we walked into Falmouth and beaches( glly and swan pool ))with a 12 year old in tow although it's quite steep in areas ( I think I need to get fitter ) although we did walk lots we were surprised at the amount of accessible parking available at the beaches.if you need to drive .lovely sunny garden ( all day ) and great secure area for dogs.would recommend

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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welcoming and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

our stay was really relaxing. only 5 minutes walk down into the town (longer walking back uphill!) some lovely places to visit: boat trip to St Maws is beautiful, the little boutique shops are well-worth looking at (got myself a couple of bargains), the cinema is very quaint and Palacio Lounge Café Bar serves delicious food and the staff are very friendly.

The cottage was really clean, comfortable and well-equipped . Caitlin Thomas was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good location,but lacking in some facilities .

  • 3 of 5

Lack of bins in each room,no wash line, no kitchen scissors and uncomfortable sofa and chairs.

Falmouth is a lovely town for holiday and flat is well located.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Philip - I'm really glad you liked the location of the flat - it is indeed very handy for the town and beaches. Re the washing line - there is a clothes airer in one of the cupboards so did you mean you wanted an outdoor washing line? There is no external washing line listed in the description of the property. Kitchen scissors - there should of course be scissors, it's possible a previous guest broke them or inadvertently took them away with them. I did text you during your holiday to ask if anything was missing or needed replacing so you could have told me then instead of struggling along without and then writing about the lack of scissors in a review! The sofa is a good quality leather sofa so I'm not sure what it was you found uncomfortable about it but we are of course all different.
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Lovely home from home!

  • 5 of 5

This flat had all we needed for our stay in Falmouth. It was clean and tidy and when we had a small request we only had to ring the owner and it was sorted really quickly. We certainly would stay there again, our little dog had a great time too!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. And thank you for being great guests!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late June
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 16 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late August
17 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early September
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Autumn
16 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £15

Cancellation policy: if cancellation is made before final balance is paid guests lose deposit. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than 60 days before the start of the holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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