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Mariner's Retreat

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pets: not allowed
  • Waterside
  • WiFi
  • Dishwasher
  • Parking


Within reach of the clinking masts and wheeling seabirds of Falmouth harbour, Mariner’s Retreat is a two-bedroom holiday apartment located right at the very centre of all things nautical in a beautiful corner of Cornwall.

Nestled within Port Pendennis, a gated and secure waterside development of properties in the heart of Falmouth. This ‘village by the sea’ was modelled after the French Rivera town of Port Grimauld- where sailors hop from their boats to their pastel-coloured houses. From Mariner’s Retreat, you’ll see this in action. With visitor moorings available, sailors can use the apartment as their base for days out on the water.

Mariner’s Retreat underwent a total refurbishment in 2020 and now provides a superb holiday home for 4 people. The apartment’s first-floor location is accessible by both lift and stairs and a pleasing elevated outlook extends towards the masts of yachts bobbing in the marina. Internally, the open-plan living area ensures flowing conversation and two well-sized bedrooms with comfortable hotel-style beds beckon sleepyheads.

The owner’s of Mariners Retreat sail the seven seas for most of the year and have thoughtfully designed the apartment to provide a comfortable shoreside base for guests. This holiday apartment in Falmouth is close to all the amenities of the charming harbourside town, all the while just a few steps away from the water.



Entrance Hall

Entry to the property is via a secure communal entryway, with access to the first floor via either a staircase or lift.


Open to the living area, a modern space with marble countertops. Electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge, separate freezer, washing/drying machine.

Living/Dining Area

A lovely open-plan room. Two sofas, digital TV and DVD player, bay window with views towards the marina. Circular dining table with seating for four.


Communal garden area with pergola and seating. Access to the marina for quayside strolls.

Master Bedroom

A large room with a super-king size, zip and link bed (which will be made up as a super-king unless you request otherwise), built in wardrobes, bedside tables, and TV.

Second Bedroom

With double bed, bedside tables, and built-in wardrobes.

Shower Room

With large walk-in shower, WC, washbasin and heated towel rail.


For one car in the nearby car park, approx 150m away, within the secure, gated complex.

Location and Surrounding Area


At Port Pendennis, you can elect to hide away and relax within the village or step out and sample the delights of Falmouth. A minute or so’s walk takes you to Events Square, a hub for the numerous festivals running throughout the year in Falmouth. From the International Sea Shanty Festival in June, Falmouth Week in August, and even an Oyster Festival. Events Square is also the home of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, a drawcard for families of all ages.

Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant is very close by – just one of the many unique eateries, delicatessens, and boutiques within easy walking distance of Port Pendennis.

For beaches, look further than just beyond the doorstep. From Mariner’s Retreat, a 10 minutes walk takes you to lovely Gyllyngvase and Castle beaches, with their fascinating low-tide rock pools and clear swimming waters. Wander along the elevated Victorian seafront or perhaps try the circuit around Tudor Pendennis Castle: the views from Pendennis Point are breathtaking, and the route is dotted with benches to pause and drink in the scenery.

A recommendation from the sailing owners of Mariner’s Retreat is to wander down Falmouth High Street to the Prince of Wales Pier to book a special outing by boat. The Fal and Helford rivers, St Mawes, and Mylor are especially beautiful when viewed from the water, and there are many excellent excursions available.


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Arrival from 5pm.
Departure by 9am.
Beds made up for arrival.
Tea towels provided.
Bath towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
Heating inclusive.
Electricity inclusive.
Mobile signal – good.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.
£200 security deposit – only chargeable for damages (which will be discussed with you in advance of processing the charge).
No Smoking.

Zip & Link bed: this bed will be made up as a super-king unless you have requested otherwise. Please email your bed requirements to at least ten days before your arrival.

Towels: one bath and hand towel, per person, provided. Please bring your own beach towels.

Please note: due to lease restrictions at the apartment we are only able to accept leisure bookings (ie non-business/commercial stays). Please note no vans of any type are permitted to stay overnight in the Harbour Village.

Pets: unfortunately, this holiday home is unable to welcome dogs.

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