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Peaceful location in Pendra Loweth, 2 miles from Falmouth, on site facilities



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Cottage in Falmouth, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Location, On Site Leisure Facilities, 3 Safe Sandy Beaches Within 2 Miles

Driftwood Cottage is the end Cottage of a terrace of three, situated on the edge of Pendra Loweth in a quiet location with little passing traffic, in this purpose built holiday village. Pendra Loweth Cornish for "Village of Gardens" is set within a 16 Acre wooded valley with a stream running through the site. It is the ideal location for a relaxing holiday as well as exploring Falmouth and the rest of Cornwall.

Driftwood Cottage has free WiFi and free use of the leisure facilities on site which include a well equipped Gym, Splash Pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, two all weather tennis courts, football nets and childrens play area. There is also a seasonal small bar / restaurant.

Driftwood Cottage provides a home from home with well equipped kitchen and comfortable modern furnishings.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live less than 2 miles from Driftwood Cottage with my Husband and teenage Daughter. My husband is Cornish and was raised in Falmouth, I moved down with my family as a teenager. We moved away for our careers and work, but Cornwall draws you back and we have been back in Cornwall for the last 25 years or so.

As we are local we can advise on places to visit and recommend restaurants and walks.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

When we decided to come to Falmouth on holiday we looked for a holiday cottage on the internet. It was totally bewildering - literally hundreds to choose from. But we're very glad that we plumped for Driftwood Cottage; it's a lovely place to stay & we've had a fabulous time. The extra touches, e.g. flowers, tea & biscuits on arrival & taking time to drop off the bike routes. All much appreciated. Thanks!

Loved the cottage. It is exactly as advertised with some positive & nice extras. Beautiful & quiet, all that's needed to be a home from home, & perfect location as nothing is very far away. Enjoyed our time here.

We loved the cottage, we loved the beaches. We even saw a seal! Thank you for a lovely stay.
Mar 2015
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

Clean, tidy, comfortable, well equipped, warm, convenient. Nice facilities. Beautiful setting. Nice touches......flowers, tea and biscuits on arrival, milk. Tourist information.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, it is always nice to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay. Hope to see you again!
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A Nice, Quiet Nest

  • 4 of 5

Our family with already grown up children enjoyed the stay at Driftwood Cottage. The cottage was clean and well equipped - the logic of the kitchenware of course a little bit different from our own Nordic one, but that's the reason to leave for abroad, isn't it? :)

(It can be a small adventure to try to find the right milk in a supermarket.....)

It was nice to get back to the cottage after a day's driving and seeing places in Cornwall. It was good to have the free wi-fi, first for planning our daily trips, secondly to read the news from home.

The surroundings were beautiful and peaceful. Because we were not seeking for any night-life, the place was perfect. It can be recommend to elder people and/or families with small or grown up children (about teenagers I am not so sure....).

Service was excellent and immediate, thanks a lot! It was easy to find the place, even driving left, which we are not so used to.

We enjoyed our stay very much!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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A fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

This will have been our fourth stay over the last two years and we will keep coming. Julie is efficient with the bookings and accommodates our needs, with stair gates, beds etc . The cottage is central for everything we want to do and is spotless .....

We had amazing weather this year and we BBQ'd outside at the cottage patio ...... Because other families were in the communal garden area too, the children had friends to play with and it was very sociable. Lovely cottage. The grounds are also in great condition.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure as always to have you and your family staying at Driftwood Cottage. I look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Excellent, clean and spacious cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We were really impressed with the over all look, cleanliness, space, cooking utensils, rear garden, toys for kids to play with and pretty much everything the cottage had to offer. It was great value for money taking everything in to consideration. We would gladly stay here again and Recommend to our friends and family. Julie the owner was more than helpful always happy to offer advice and recommend places to visit. Thanks again Julie!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again!
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Lovely cottage in Falmouth

  • 5 of 5

Driftwood Cottage was perfect for us as a family of 5 for a long weekend stay. The cottage had every home comfort and lovely attention to details( great to have soap and towels in the bathrooms ) Julie had also left out plenty of tea and coffee and some milk for the first day.

We often visit Falmouth and will definitely be booking another stay at Driftwood

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I hope to see you again soon!
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Lovely quite cottage in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week in Driftwood cottage. Perfect for our family of 5. Everything we needed was in the cottage and the site facilities were super.

The little touches like fresh flowers, milk and biscuits were greatly appreciated!

Julie the owner poped in on our first day to make sure everything was in order.

Lovely green area at the back cottage where the kids could play while we cooked on the bbq.

Would go back again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay, I hope to see you again!
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From the Owner

When we holiday we stay in self Catering accommodation, therefore we knew what we were looking for in a Holiday let when we purchased Driftwood Cottage. As soon as we walked in to the Cottage we knew that we could holiday there, so hoped that our guests would be happy to holiday there too. Pendra Loweth is a tranquil location at any time of the year. Watch the squirrels at play during the day and listen to the owls hooting at night, and yet it is close enough to Falmouth, only a 5 minute drive from the town or the beaches. Falmouth has plenty to offer whether the sun is shining or the weather is inclement, including independent shops, numerous good restaurants, a bustling harbour, the Maritime Museum and Pendennis castle and easy access to the beautiful Coast path.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Three sandy beaches within 2 miles. Gyllyngvase beach is life guarded during the summer months.

Swanpool beach is ideal for water sports with dinghies, kayaks & stand up paddle boards available for hire.

Maenporth & Gyllyngvase beaches are perfect for rock pooling

Easy access to the coastal path from Swanpool or Maenporth beaches


Newquay Airport is 30 miles away, an hours drive.

Use of a Car is recommended to make the most of visiting the area


Falmouth town is 2 miles away

Further Details:

Falmouth has many good and recommended restaurants, independent shops as well as high street stores including Marks & Spencers.

The Maritime museum and Pendennis Castle in Falmouth are well worth a visit. boat trips are available to explore St Mawes, Falmouth Bay, the Helford River or the River Fal. Glendurgan Gardens (National Trust) and Trebah Gardens are within easy reach and are stunning in the spring.

Driftwood Cottage is ideally situated to explore Cornwall with the Eden Project, the beautiful Lizard Peninsula, St Ives and the North Coast of Cornwall all within an hours drive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Your holiday can be booked on our website. We request a 1/3rd deposit unless your holiday is to be taken within 8 weeks of your booking in which case we ask for payment in full. The balance payment is required 8 weeks before your stay.
Short breaks are available outside of the main holiday season, please telephone to request availability.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is on Saturday

Notes on prices:
Short breaks available outside the main season, please call for prices

1/3rd deposit on booking, balance payable 8 weeks before arrival.
If the stay is less than 8 weeks away, payment in full is required on booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Because we self - cater when we holiday we hope that we provide the little extras that make your stay a little easier and more comfortable. This includes refreshments on arrival, soap for the washbasins, washing up liquid, washing powder, tea towel, books, childrens videos, tennis racquets and balls and walk books.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Downstairs cloakroom with WC and hand basin Upstairs bathroom with bath / shower over, WC, hand basin, heated towel rail


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (a ground floor bedroom) with double bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds which can be made on request into a Superking, Bedroom 3 with a single bed


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Child friendly accommodation with highchair, stair gates and travel cot available on request. Outside: Driftwood Cottage enjoys a private patio at the rear with picnic table and barbecue, opening onto a communal grass area. The front has a small grass area which looks onto a quiet communal grass area beyond the parking spaces. Set in beautiful, communal landscaped gardens with stream and outside leisure facilities including all weather tennis courts. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding, towels and teatowel are included in the cost of your holiday and are changed weekly. Please bring your own beach towels

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