Falmouth is the sailing capital of Cornwall and reputed to be the world’s third largest natural harbour.
Warmed by the Gulf Stream and famous for its beaches, National Maritime Museum and castle, the town has a rich history from Smugglers and Pirates in the 17th Century to the home of the Packet Ship service which sailed to the Mediterranean and the Americas carrying mail and goods – many of the large houses nestled on the hillside were built for the captains of these ships.
Now the town is a haven for boats of all type and size, the bustling port has a wide range of independent shops, stunning fish restaurants (Rick Stein recently added to this with his Fish & Chip Restaurant & Oyster Bar) and art galleries.
For those that enjoy spending time on the water Falmouth offers a wide variety of activities. Visitors can travel on one of the many Fal River Ferries travelling to Flushing, St Mawes or the Helford River, hire a boat or canoe, or join one of the boats for fishing or scuba diving.
Pendennis Castle was built in the 16th Century and sits high above the harbour with truly magical panoramic views across the bay and is a popular attraction while The National Maritime museum and Ships and Castles swimming pool and water centre offer fun days out whatever the weather.
The regions subtropical climate led to the establishment of many lush and exotic gardens, packed with magnolias, tree ferns, rhododendrons and palms. Trelissick, Glendurgan and Trebah are all within easy reach.
Falmouth has four family friendly beaches Gyllyngvase, Castle, Swanpool and Maenporth all of which provide a clean and safe environment in which to relax and swim and, of course, build sandcastles.
The town has many annual events including Falmouth week – 7 days of sailing with fireworks and aerobatic displays, The Fal River, Sea Shanty and Oyster festivals.
Surrounded by an area of Outstanding Natural beauty, Falmouth is popular with walkers, cyclists and families, and is also perfectly placed to explore all that Cornwall has to offer. The Eden Project and the rugged beaches of the North Coast are just a 40 minutes’ drive away.
We found these matching properties in Falmouth
Weekly price range £450
A newly refurbished sea view apartment by local design company Warren French Interiors.
A delightful 2 bedroom apartment set within the grounds of the Falmouth Hotel and just a few steps from the promenade and beach and set in extensive communal gardens, recently refurbished to a very high standard to sleep 4 in…
Monterey is a superb 5 Star apartment at The Slipway, a new Art Deco styled development overlooking Falmouth Marina. With 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reserved garage parking and a balcony that enjoys amazing views across the water, it is guaranteed…
Seahorse is a newly renovated townhouse that can’t fail to delight. Just a few minutes from the town centre, and with views of the bustling harbour and beautiful estuary and an allocated parking space 5 minutes walk away.
NEW LISTING! A bright and modern recently updated apartment perfect for two, conveniently located in the very centre of town with reserved parking (a few minutes walk away) and the most amazing direct sea views across the harbour to Flushing!
Anchor Loft is a duplex apartment occupying the top floor of a beautiful Grade II listed warehouse building, with extensive views across the water. Sleeping up to 4 guests in 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, the apartment also benefits from…
A fabulous warehouse renovation located in the heart of Penryn. Boasting stunning waterside views and combining modern design with historic architectural features, up to four guests can enjoy a Cornish holiday in style.
Byron’s Retreat is a wonderful 2 bedroom apartment furnished to a high standard in an unrivalled position looking out over Port Pendennis Marina with the most amazing views across the harbour and out to sea.
A stunning duplex apartment in an enviable waterside location with a large balcony and reserved parking, located just a few steps from the many shops, galleries and restaurants of Falmouth’s Events Square.
Perched in an enviable riverside location, this two-bedroom apartment has two bathrooms and reserved parking, and has recently been refurbished to provide a cosy and luxurious place to stay for up to four people.
High Shore is located in Falmouth’s prestigious security-gated Port Pendennis Marina, and is within a few short steps of the centre of Falmouth and Events Square. It sleeps 4 and benefits from reserved parking.
Located within the private Port Pendennis Marina Village in central Falmouth and with picturesque views of the yacht basin, this spacious apartment provides up to four guests with a truly authentic coastal holiday.
A stylish Grade ll listed 18th Century house in the heart of the old town with views of the harbour. Beautifully designed for those seeking 5 Star accommodation with a courtyard garden and off-road parking.
Nightingale House is a spacious waterside property in a prime location in the heart of Falmouth. Perched on the harbour, it has reserved parking for one car, enchanting sea views from most rooms, and a waterside terrace.
Nightingale House and Mews is a stunning waterside property with a sea view from almost every room and the space to accommodate up to 12 lucky guests. It has a large waterfront terrace and reserved parking for 2 cars.
Nightingale Mews is a stunning 2 bedroom newly-built single storey property which has been carefully designed to a high standard. The property benefits from being in a prime location in the heart of Falmouth.
A stunning 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom penthouse apartment close to the centre of town with allocated parking space and a large rooftop terrace offering wonderful views across Falmouth harbour, The Carrick Roads and beyond.
A delightful two-bedroom family friendly house with a sleek and modern interior and a pretty garden, located just a stone’s throw from the centre of Falmouth and a picturesque stroll to the beach. A well behaved dog is welcome.
With wonderful views of Falmouth Harbour from almost every room, Seaworthy is perfect for up to 5 guests with its 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and reserved parking. It has a front terrace with glorious views and also a secluded rear courtyard.
With amazing views over Custom House Quay and across all of Falmouth Bay, this newly refurbished house is in the very centre of town. It sleeps up to 8 guests with 4 bathrooms and has superfast broadband. 2 dogs welcome.
A pretty one bedroom apartment that has been the subject of a complete renovation throughout. Located a few steps from the beach in the grounds of The Falmouth Hotel, it benefits from reserved parking.
A charming newly refurbished one bedroom cottage close to the beach with sea views from the bedroom, beautiful communal gardens, reserved parking and WiFi, and just a short walk to Falmouth town centre
Turning Tides is a peaceful apartment located in a beautiful development. Newly renovated, it has reserved parking and the promenade, beach and all that Falmouth town has to offer are just a short walk away.