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Bora Gwel


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  • Seaview

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Wind your way up the handsome old streets of Falmouth, between higgledy-piggledy houses overlooking the Fal River, and discover beautiful and timeless Bora Gwel.

Translated as ‘dawn view’ in Cornish, this charming cottage faces the rise and fall of the sun, as it journeys from dawn to dusk over the changing harbour. Bora Gwel’s location is perched high above the lived-in layers of Falmouth town’s lanes and flaunts magnificent sea views. 

Slip off your shoes at the door and be warmly welcomed into a home reflective of Cornwall’s unique charm. With wooden floorboards underfoot, organic tones, and a subtle nod to the sea with nautical decor and marine accents, its peaceful ambience echoes the rippling waters of Bora Gwel’s incredible seascapes.

Gentle light pours through sash windows onto pale-painted walls, with art in plain wooden frames and photography dotted around the decidedly homely interior, amongst which a collection of monochrome prints taken by the owners of dramatic and craggy Cornwall scenes. 

Set over three floors and with an upside-down living approach to make the most of the undulating views, the sitting room is located on the first floor and is an oasis of comfort. In this peaceful spot, a wood burner sits waiting to warm in cooler seasons, while plenty of seating and piece de resistance views will make it almost impossible to leave even during the sunniest of days.

Laid back but stylish, Bora Gwel’s study and four double bedrooms, including a tucked-away attic room with the property’s highest vantage point, await. The bespoke kitchen with its wooden eight-seater dining table lies to the back of the house and opens up onto the spacious, enclosed tiered garden perfect for summer days. 

An idyllic seaside sanctuary for families, friends, or couples seeking a little more space, Bora Gwel is the perfect base from which to explore South Cornwall’s serene landscape and retreat from reality. 

Bora Gwel is not suitable for under 5s



Leading to two ground floor bedrooms, study, bathroom, utility, courtyard/garden and stairs to the first floor.

Front Bedroom

King size (5ft) brass bed with bedside tables and chest of drawers, lamps, mirror, chair, and views out to the front garden and towards harbour. Feature fireplace and adjoining door to middle bedroom.

Middle Bedroom

Two single beds with bedside tables, lamps, single wardrobe, chest of drawers and feature fireplace. Beds can be made up to create a super-king (6ft) bed, upon request. Double doors leading out to courtyard.

Garden Room/Study

Desk and chair, double doors leading outside to the courtyard.


Afternoon sun trap. Leading to utility/laundry room. Steps leading up to deck area and tiered garden.

Ground Floor Bathroom

A modern and spacious bathroom with full size bath, shower over, WC and basin.

First Floor Landing/Hallway

Please note there is one step up from the landing, leading to kitchen and bath, and three steps up from landing, leading to bedroom and sitting room. There is also narrow staircase leading to the loft bedroom.

First Floor Open Plan Kitchen and Dining Room

Well stocked kitchen and dining area with vaulted, beamed ceiling. Dining table to seat 8 (4 chairs and dining bench). Appliances include two under counter fridges, wine fridge, dishwasher, induction hob and oven, combination microwave oven, kettle and toaster. Bifold doors opening onto the deck area and tiered garden.

First Floor Shower Room

With a large walk-in shower, WC, towel rail and basin.

First Floor Sitting Room

Panoramic views across Flushing, Falmouth Harbour and The Roseland.  Two large comfy sofas and two arm chairs. Wood burner, TV and games cupboard.

First Floor Bedroom

With a double bed, built-in wardrobe, bedside tables, lamps, dressing table, chair, chest of drawers, fireplace and vista over the garden.

Loft Bedroom

King size (5ft) bed, bedside lamps, chest of drawers, clothes rail and dual aspect dormer windows, the front facing of which has two stools for taking in the far reaching water views. Please note, as this room is up in the roof some of ceiling areas are sloped.

Utility room

Sink, washing machine, tumble dryer,  under counter freezer, ironing board, iron, laundry basket and foldable clothes airer.

Outside Deck and Garden 

Relaxed outside seating area for 8. (Rattan sofa dining set on order as of 10.03.22) Four levels of paved, grass, gravel and planted areas. Steps with handrail and sloped path leading from deck up to parking area. Motion detector solar powered lighting along path.


Due to the number of steps at Bora Gwel the property is not suitable for Under 5s.


For up to two vehicles, off-road, at the rear of the house.


Location and Surrounding Area


Should you be able to pull yourself away from this seaside abode, there’s plenty to keep your days busy and adventures rolling. Whether it’s sampling Falmouth’s finest seafood restaurants, exploring South Cornwall’s picturesque towns, or discovering the wild and beautiful South West Coastal Path. 

Bora Gwel is conveniently situated a few minute’s stroll away from Falmouth’s Historic Old High Street which is home to talk-of-the-town eateries Star & Garter, Restaurant Mine and Restaurant Four. A quick one-minute walk downhill will lead you to discover Stones Bakery, with its delicious selection of freshly baked pastries and bread, Beacon Coffee serving a changing coffee menu, and Falmouth’s many independent shops and galleries. 

Just at the bottom of The Old High Street is the Prince of Wales Pier, where regular passenger ferries can be taken on foot across the glistening harbour for day trips on the coast to St Mawes and Flushing.

Awaiting discovery a 20-minute walk from the property are Falmouth’s famous beaches. Watch the sunrise and brave a morning dip at Gyllyngvase, Swanpool or Maenporth Beach, or rent out a paddleboard from local business WeSUP to take in the town from a unique viewpoint. 

When a day of rural adventure calls, a short 15-minute drive will lead you to the magnificent Helford River, where peace can be found in open fields and ancient woodland lining the water. Here crystal-clear waters, secret and secluded coves, and winding subtropical gardens are accessible from the southwest coast path, while country pubs and areas of outstanding natural beauty come in abundance.

On a high tide, join the locals as they swim and jump directly into the harbour from the public garden next to the Greenbank Hotel. You can always choose to hold the towels instead whilst enjoying a tipple in the adjacent Working Boat pub and vast outside seating area.


Margaret Simpson

- July 2023

Outstanding accommodation. Everything very clean. Wonderful views


What a wonderful review to receive of your stay at Bora Gwel, Margaret. We are delighted to read that you had an outstanding stay and enjoyed the views of Falmouth harbour, we quite agree that they are wonderful. Sending kind regards from all of us at Cornish Holiday Cottages.


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Arrival from 4pm.Departure by 10am.Bed linen included.Tea towels included.One set of bath and hand towels per person included, please bring your own beach towels.Central heating inclusive.There is no telephone at this property, but mobile signal is very good.Complimentary Wi-Fi inclusive.No smoking.Security deposit £200.

PetsOne to two well-behaved, house trained, dogs over the age of one, welcomed @ £20 per week each. Please do not leave your dog/s unattended in the house and ensure they do not sit on the furniture or jump up on beds. Muddy paws to be cleaned outside please and ensure all dog mess is picked up from the garden before departure.

Wood-burnerOne basket of logs provided from October to Easter. Further logs and kindling can be purchased from Trago’s, or local garages, or often roadside on your travels around Cornwall.

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