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    Placed perfectly overlooking one of the finest sea views in Falmouth and balanced on the quiet peripheries of the vibrant Old High Street, this handsome 17th century home has a rich maritime history and oodles of charm. 

    Evolving from a humble, two-up-two-down cottage, to today’s much grander and more generous abode, worthy of a Packet Ship Captain, Cannonball’s namesake is derived from a rogue cannonball that was discovered in the wall during one phase of the renovations.

    The property is set over three floors, with a layout that flows easily. Beautifully restored, this abode is bright, spacious and well-styled throughout. Here, luxury meets laid-back coastal living, and generous interiors are brought to life through its celebration of light, exposed original features, boutique furnishings and a curated collection of artwork sourced from local Cornish artists. 

    As befitting this magical retreat, the views are breathtaking. For those whose morning traditions begin with catching the sunrise, this adobe promises to start your day in awe. Perch at one of the picture frame windows with a coffee and a pastry from the local bakery, and indulge in a drawn-out morning following the path of the sun as it rises above and reflects on the sparkling shoreline. Or dare to dip – join the locals who often swim off the harbour walls at high tide, just below Cannonball. 

    Guests can look forward to relaxed afternoons and carefree evenings in the living room where squashy sofas offer a snug embrace in front of the woodburner’s radiant glow. The dining room with seating up to eight is perfect for long-lazy lunches or decadent dinner parties. 

    From Canonball it is an easy walk into Falmouth’s town centre, where you will find a host of outstanding eateries and colourful bars at your fingertips. Choose to dine out at the likes of gastro champions The Star and Garter, or newly expanded Restuarant Mine. Collect fresh fish from the Cornish fishmongers to cook your own family recipes over the aga in the homely kitchen, and gather outside in the sun-trap tiered garden, for al fresco feasts and seaview cocktails. 

    When light fades and thoughts turn to bed, the wooden staircase leads to four stylish bedrooms, where comfortable beds await to offer a welcome rest. 

    Cannonball is a unique home that will excite anyone looking for a one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of Falmouth town.



    Aga, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, sink, dining table and well stocked cupboards. Door to garden and also to

    Ground Floor Shower room and WC

    Shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail.

    Living Room

    Large six-seater sofa, ottoman, wood-burner, armchair and smart TV.

    Dining Room

    With entrance door from the harbourside. Large antique table and chairs. Stairs to first floor.

    First floor Snug

    With a writing desk and chair, two sofas, an armchair and wood-burner.

    Bedroom One

    Super-king bed (6ft), with wall lamps, chest of drawers, wall hooks, and views over garden.

    Bathroom One

    Bath, shower over, heated towel rail, basin, and WC.

    Bedroom Two

    King-size bed (5ft), armchair, chest of drawers, bedside table, lamp and idyllic harbour views.

    Bedroom Three

    Single bed (3ft), bedside table,  lamp and garden outlook.

    Bathroom Two

    Shower, heated towel rail, basin, and WC

    Bedroom Four

    King size bed (5ft), bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers and chair.

    Mezzanine Writing Room

    Capacious desk, chair, library bookshelves and sofa.


    Tiered garden with sea views from the top. Patio courtyard area off the kitchen with table and chairs, plus covered well! Families please do not leave children unattended in the garden as it is steep in some areas.

    Location and Surrounding Area


    Paddle boarders, sea swimmers and boatists will delight at Cannonball’s unique location. Just a stone’s throw to the water, here you can embrace sunrise swims and quick trips over the water via paddleboard to the fishing village of Flushing. For those who seek a more laid-back waterside holiday, water taxis and the Fal River ferry allow guests to sit back and enjoy the water ride to St Mawes on the beautiful Roseland Peninsular.

    Opposite Cannonball, the famous Greenbank Hotel which is known to have been the accommodation of choice for Florence Nightingale and Kenneth Grahame during their visits to Falmouth, offers a delicious cocktail menu and a superb Sunday roast. 

    Guests can take a 20-minute stroll to Gyllyngvase Beach, where calm waters, treasure-trove rock pools and ice creams await. The pretty, historic town of Penryn is a five-minute drive away and offers a calmer alternative to creative Falmouth, where period properties line the street and interesting galleries and boutique shops sit waiting to be discovered. Falmouth town itself and it’s Cornish culture is at your very fingertips. Wind your way along the trendy high street, pop into galleries to familiarise yourself with the local artists, sit and enjoy an expertly-brewed coffee with blends roasted here in Cornwall, pause for lunch on the harbour with newspaper-wrapped fish and chips covered in salt, vinegar and condiments. 

    The wild and rugged north coast of Cornwall, around thirty minutes by car, is home to the waves that make Cornwall such a mecca for surfers, and you’ll find surf schools offering tuition for all the family. The scale of the cliffs and the beaches are awe-inspiring and certainly in contrast to the tranquillity of the Helford, and the viewers of Poldark will also find many familiar scenes.

    The Lizard Peninsula is just over thirty minutes by car, with its very own dramatic cliffs and crashing waves. And with great walks for families and dogs, and plenty of stunning beaches, the area around the UK’s most southerly point is a must-see destination.


    An aerial view of The Helford River in Cornwall


    Doreen Poole

    - September 2023

    Beautiful, comfortable with stunning views.


    Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're thrilled to hear that you found our accommodations beautiful, comfortable, and with stunning views. Cannonball's interiors have been carefully thought out by its owners and its history certainly helps add to its beauty. Your feedback means the world to us, as we strive to provide our guests with exceptional experiences. We can't wait to welcome you back for another visit and we hope that your next stay with us will be just as enjoyable as this one. Sending very best wishes 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 includes, please bring your own beach towels.
    Gas central heating, underfloor heating and electricity inclusive. Please conserve energy where possible.
    There is no telephone at this property, but mobile signal is good.
    Complimentary Wi-Fi inclusive.
    No smoking anywhere on the premises please.
    £200 security deposit – only chargeable for damages (which will be discussed with you in advance of processing the charge).

    Deep well. Please be aware that there is a covered well (galvanised steel) in the courtyard that must not be uncovered for safety reasons. Parents please familiarise yourself with the location of the well on arrival and advise your children accordingly.

    Pets. One well-behaved, house-trained dog over the age of one is welcome at £20 per week. Please do not leave your dog 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 we are grateful if you can ensure all dog mess is picked up.

    Wood-burners. One basket of logs to be provided from October to Easter.

    Access. Cannonball is a three storey house with two sets of internal stairs with a hand rail on each. Unallocated, unpermitted parking can be found on Dunstanville Terrace, or on a nearby street. If parking on Dunstanville Terrace, please note that the roadside is at a lower level and therefore there are several stone, slightly uneven steps to get up to the roadside. The garden is terraced and steep in places. For this reason the house is not suitable for very small children, or anyone with mobility issues.

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