Sailing enthusiasts will be familiar with the beautiful town of Falmouth. We have handpicked our favourite self-catering cottages and holiday homes in Falmouth. No matter whether you are looking for a holiday home for a large group or snug self-catering apartment for two, let us help.
Also known for the number of artists produced here, there are plenty of independent shops and galleries. Your luxury Falmouth holiday home is the perfect place from which to step out and explore this stunning Cornish town.
When booking your Falmouth holiday cottage, you will not be short of something to do. This area crams in so much, you will only wish you had more time.
No Cornish holiday is complete without time on the beach and Falmouth has plenty to choose from. Children will love spending time building sandcastles and paddling in the sea. Castle Beach, Gyllyngvase Beach, Swanpool Beach and Maenporth Beach are all right on your doorstep. Bigger kids and adults can enjoy time learning how to surf, stand up paddleboard and kayak with Falmouth Surf Lessons.
Or, if a stroll around beautiful gardens is more up your street, then pay a visit to Trebah Gardens who describe themselves as a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. They even have their own amphitheater where they host regular plays, comedy nights and music. Other gardens nearby are Penjerrick Gardens and Glendurgan Gardens, which always rate highly on visitor reviews.
Foodies will be in heaven at the weekly Falmouth farmer’s market, where you will find local meat, fish, bread, cheese, cakes and much more besides. Perfect for taking back to your Falmouth holiday home to cook up something special for dinner.
When eating, there are lots of cafes, bars and restaurants to choose from. The Shed offers informal dining, with a relaxed atmosphere and a warm welcome and it is a favourite among the locals and visitors alike. For diners who like their food with a sprinkling of accolades and awards, then Oliver’s should be on the list to have a bite to eat at… with two rosettes, a recommendation by the Michelin Guide and a Good Food Guide recommendation, they really have established as a great restaurant to enjoy the best from land and sea.
Of course, Falmouth is known for its fine maritime heritage and you can learn all about it in the Falmouth Maritime Museum. Falmouth’s seafaring past is still reflected today in the sailing community and every August, the Falmouth Regatta sees some of the best sailing in the UK. An entire week of races gives plenty of fun for everyone involved and spectating.
If you wish to explore further afield, then Falmouth is close to the A30 which gives great access to the whole of Cornwall. Other places well worth venturing out to are the foodie village of Padstow, the artist town of St Ives and the fishing village of Mevagissey to name but a few.
After a holiday in Falmouth, you will want to return to your self-catering cottage time and again.