Boutique Cottages in Falmouth

Out & About

Visitors flock to our luxury cottages in Falmouth year after year, a thriving seaside town famous for its Tall Ships, Falmouth Oyster Festival, International Sea Shanty Festival, Cornwall Beer Festival and Falmouth Week. As well as its beaches, historic monuments, maritime heritage, art galleries and foodie haunts, it also boasts the world's third deepest natural harbour.

If that hasn’t piqued your interest, its bustling high street might. Offering a unique boutique shopping experience, cinema, boat trips, large park with outdoor music events, three separate railway stations, a world-class arts university, theatre and more, it is little wonder Falmouth has such a loyal following.

Pour through our collection of self-catering cottages in Falmouth and look forward to days on the water, evenings spinning yarns in one of the traditional pubs and nights wrapped up in luxury from the comforts of your Boutique Retreat. Whether you are flying solo, a loved-up duo or cherishing a family holiday, this quirky, salt-kissed town has a way of working its way into your heart and soul.

Recognised as one of the best places in Cornwall for tongue-teasingly good food, Falmouth’s vast array of eateries is certainly something to write home about. First up is Restaurant Four, a name on everyone’s lips. Formerly known as Oliver's, this restaurant's outstanding reputation and 5-star passion for food means there’s no such thing as a “typical” dish. Don’t wait to secure yourself a table, this place books up fast!

Another (not so closely) guarded secret is the Wheel House. Hidden in Upton Slip, away from the main town, the Wheel House is a hideaway unlike any other. Famed for their seafood, this place offers luxurious lobster as well as fresh crab, prawns and oysters like you’ve never tasted before.

If seafood is the aim of the game, both Rick Stein’s Fish and Chips and Harbour Lights are excellent, whether you are looking for a sit-down meal or salt-and-vinegared goodies to go. If you’re still not sure, simply take a wander along the streets and choose from the heady selection ready to dizzy all those on the prowl for popping flavours; there is truly something for everyone in Falmouth.

For a night of glamour and a cocktail or two, you cannot beat the Shed. Known for its fun fifties feel and expertly mixed martinis, there is only one question to be asked: shaken, or stirred? For something a little different, head to Beerwolf Books for an unusual escape into a world of local ales and literature.

For the perfect pint the Chainlocker is a must-visit. Known as one of the oldest pubs in Falmouth and a real local hangout, it’s dog friendly and has character, charm and ales a-plenty. More of a tea fan? You need to visit De Wynns, a coffee shop with origins dating back to the 1700’s. Members of the Tea Guild of Great Britain, there’s no better place to revive with a perfectly brewed cuppa.

As a last stop for an afternoon coffee, head to Dolly’s. A 1920’s themed vintage lover's delight, serving cocktails in teapots and with their own gorgeous hound Hebe to keep you company. If you can’t resist a great view, then you will love the Working Boat which rewards visitors with a great outlook across Falmouth harbour.

There is so much choice in Falmouth for all the family, two-legged and four. Spend time at one of the many beaches: sunbathing and paddleboarding at Gyllyngvase, dipping toes and skimming stones at the picturesque Castle beach or the vast sandy stretches of Maenporth, followed by a much-deserved drink at the Cove restaurant overlooking the beach.

In the town itself, the generous number of independent clothing boutiques, jewellers and gift shops interspersed with restaurants and pubs mean that there is always somewhere interesting to turn your attention to. Spend your time adrift in the sea of sweet shopfronts and cute cafés before wandering over to the Point for the most beautiful panoramas in Falmouth.

Another day, make sure you explore Pendennis Castle and the ruins of Little Dennis whilst enjoying a Cornish ice cream in the fresh sea breeze. Built by Henry VIII circa 1539, the castle commands breathtaking views and provides a nostalgic glimpse into the history of Falmouth. For one final portal into the past, round off your trip with a visit to the National Maritime Museum, home to 15 galleries over five floors.

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