* New addition – launching December 2022 *
Charming and central, yet quietly tucked behind the High Street, The Spinnaker is a homestay for those looking for a holiday that makes the most of both the Cornish coast and the culture, with lovely views of Falmouth harbour.
A place for slumbering until late and heading to a lazy and lovely brunch at Stones Bakery, where artisan coffee and talk-of-the-town baked goods await the start of your day.
Cool and laidback, step inside to uncover a comfortable waterside nook, where nautical palettes and maritime artwork marry together to reflect its seaside location.
Light sweeps in through the tall living room window, which gazes out over the Prince of Wales Pier and towards Trefusis Point, over the bobbing boats and swirling seabirds.
Settle down for a comfortable night in on the sofa after a day spotting marine wildlife on the Fal River ferry, and exploring the neighbouring town of St Mawes.
While creating a romantic meal for two is easy in this well-equipped kitchen, the close proximity to Falmouth’s famous foodie scene and stand-out eateries will tempt you to dine out each night of your stay.
When sleep calls, Spinnaker’s comfortable bedroom beckons, with views that look out over the town and towards The Moor, where you’ll discover excellent local produce for sale every Tuesday and Saturday.
After an undisturbed night’s sleep, you can enjoy a long, relaxing soak in the bath in the modern bathroom next door.
Whether you’re up for long walks along the coast, sampling the local cuisine, or exploring further afield in Cornwall, this abode promises to be the perfect base for your next Cornish adventure.
Electronic vehicle gates from Market Strand open into private parking. Allocated parking for one car, next to the lift, which goes straight up to the apartment entrance door. From there a short walkway takes you to The Spinnaker front door. The door opens onto a flight of carpetted, internal stairs with banister that takes you up to all the rooms of the apartment (which are all on one level).
Open plan living area
A good-sized and well-lit open plan room with a well-equipped, fitted kitchen, breakfast bar with two chairs, and dining table with four chairs. Electric oven, four ring gas hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and fridge with ice box. The sitting area with two-seater sofa, recliner armchair and footstools, smart T.V., and bluetooth speaker. This room enjoys lovely views, through the large window, over the Prince of Wales Pier to Trefusis Point beyond.
With king-size (5ft) bed, bedside tables, lamps, and wardrobe. Window looking out to Falmouth Moor and above the High Street.
With bath and overhead shower, hand basin, WC, and heated towel rail.
Outside of the property has wonderful sea views of the harbour, Trefusis Point and towards Flushing Village.
Location and Surrounding Area
What a location to stay in. With so many things to do on your doorstep, you will be spoilt for choice
Being in the heart of Falmouth town, head along the high street in either direction to discover an abundance of independent shops, eateries, bars, and cafes. Make sure you pop into The Pier Cafe if you can, to sample some of their delicious pastries, or Beacon Coffee for one of their creamy flat whites. Up the Old High Street, Ludgate House Antiques awaits your perusal, and Inspire Makers workshops will encourage your creative side.
Head to the Prince of Wales Pier, a 30-second walk from The Spinnaker’s entrance, to catch a ferry over to the handsome village of Flushing or St Mawes, a small fishing village nestled at the end of the Roseland peninsula – artist hot-spot and foodie’s favourite.
For those looking for the local beaches, Blue Flag Gyllygnvase Beach is a 20-minute walk through town and offers golden sands and calm waters; perfect for swimming and paddleboarding ventures. Carry on along the coastal path to Swanpool and Maenporth, stopping off on the way to sample the famous Swanpool Cafe ice creams, which come generously layered with clotted cream and honey-roasted hazelnuts.
Other places of interest are Pendennis Point and Castle, which offer a glimpse into Falmouth’s rich historic past, the incredible National Maritime Museum, and the hidden subtropical Fox Rosehill Gardens.
Close by Trebah and Glendurgan Gardens are must-visits, and National Trust’s Trellissick Estate is a short drive away with wonderful woodland walks and extensive grounds.
- November 2023
Just as advertised, well equipped apartment and very clean
Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that your experience at The Spinnaker matched your expectations and that the apartment was just as advertised. Maintaining a high level of cleanliness and ensuring the property is well-equipped are top priorities for us. Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated, and we're delighted that you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay. If you ever decide to return, we'll be here to welcome you with the same high standards you've come to expect. Sending warm regards from the team at Cornish Holiday Cottages.
Arrival from 4pm
Departure by 10am
Beds made up for arrival
Tea towels provided
Bath towels are provided, please bring your own beach towels
Complimentary Wi-Fi provided
Mobile Signal – good
£200 security deposit – only chargeable for damages (which will be discussed with you in advance of processing the charge).
No children 5 or under.
Unfortunately, this holiday home is unable to welcome pets.
Parking: Room for one car in an allocated space, accessed through the electric gates from Market Strand.
Access: Please note that The Spinnaker can be accessed by a lift or via the fire escape stairs. Access from the lift is via a short walkway to the front door to the apartment and then there is an internal flight of 13 stairs with bannister. Once you have ascended these stairs all the apartment facilities are on the one level.