*New listing for July 2021*
Eastern influences from the owners’ time working abroad, fuse somehow seamlessly with the rich marine heritage of this Grade II listed building. Waterside, with a vista over the wharves and down Penryn River, the gentle hubbub of life murmurs outside, all while you are comfortably cocooned in this remarkable building.
Life inside Warehouse Loft centres around the vast, open-vaulted, double-height living space. So why not grab some couscous, feta and greens from Bailey’s, a few fillets of fresh mackerel from Seabourne Fish, and cook up a storm in the generous kitchen. Here, you have delis on your doorstep, plus other delights at Bohls Yard and in the historic town of Penryn. So, you can ditch the supermarket and instead relish the fruits of the local produce Cornwall has to offer.
The maritime town of Falmouth is a mile further on and offers a plethora of excellent eateries, boutique shops and waterside coffee shops.
With a space this beautiful to holiday in and with beds this comfy, you can indulge in self-care, enjoy long lie-ins, and breakfasts that go through to lunch.
Being the owners’ main home for many years, you will find everything you could possibly need, and more. The artwork, along with the curation of ancient eastern artefacts gives you your own private gallery for the week. Plus, with sandy beaches, sheltered waters and sensational walks aplenty close by, you are sure to be dazzled by the local natural surroundings. Just know that, here at Warehouse Loft, you have a truly wonderful base to return to.
Video entry system, opening to winding stair case up to the second floor and small landing, solely for this apartment. Door opening into apartment and a (fire eascape) spiral staircase to third floor bedroom suite.
Emphasising the curves of the chimney of this former mill, this wonderful space invites you in and feeds off to the double bedroom, shower room, utility and living room.
Open plan living room
Vast room, with water views from all the windows, Juliette balcony and binoculars for bird and boat spotting. Large, modular sofa, rolling ‘map’ coffee table, floor lamp and TV. Spiral staircase to the top floor, master suite.
Five ring gas hob, range oven/grill, microwave, coffee machine, coffee grinder, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and ample cooking space. Enormous vintage dining table and eight chairs.
Washing machine, tumble dryer and household cupboard with iron, ironing board, mop, bucket etc.
Large shower cubicle, wash hand basin, wc and heated towel rail.
Super-king (6ft) zip and link bed and views of the creek. Wardrobe, bedside tables and lamps.
Desk, chair and chaise longue. Wonderful outlook over the rafters and living area, plus out onto the Penryn river and bridge.
Super-king bed (6ft), bedside tables, lamps, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe and velux window.
Bath, hair washing attachment, wash basin, wc and heated towel rail.
Parking for one car in an allocated space. A second car may park, on alternate days only, in the visitor car park with a dated permit. Please note that no commercial vehicles are permitted to stay on site.
Location and Surrounding Area
Penryn is steeped in history, with an array of winding, quaint side streets, where you can just imagine donkeys and carts going about their day in bygone times. Today the town is home to many creatives and in term time, university students.
With Sunshine Yoga Studio and Café, Muddy Beach and The Warehouse, you are not far from excellent coffee and treats. Breakfast on the waterside deck at Muddy Beach is a fave of the team’s here at Cornish Holiday Cottages.
For the best Asian food around, be sure to book a take out from Bango Kitchen on Commercial Road. Daaku, is a much raved about Indian restaurant on Islington Wharf and for all the right reasons.
Falmouth and Penryn fuse at the edges, where the towns have expanded over the years and are joined by a lovely waterside walk up Penryn river to the point where it meets Falmouth harbour. From the Prince of Wales pier hop on the passenger ferry to St Mawes and have a schmooze about the pretty village with its lovely shops and idyllic restaurants. Or pop to Flushing by boat and catch the evening sun, in the beer garden of the Royal Standard.
Falmouth is home to many art galleries, including the Poly, with its art-house cinema and performances. Be sure to check out Morgans, opposite Harbour Light’s, for its wonderful interior if nothing else. There are an array of excellent eateries in Falmouth. If shellfish is your thing, then book weeks in advance for The (inordinately popular) Wheelhouse on Upton Slip, or bag an outside table at Hooked on the Rocks, above Swanpool beach. Vegetarians and vegans will be well catered for at Indidog, Robokanteen and Espressini.
Swim, paddle or kayak from Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and Maenporth beaches in Falmouth. All three are well served with parking, wc’s and a café. Dive into the tranquil and sheltered waters of the Helford, just a 15 minute drive from Warehouse Loft. Further west is The Lizard, Britain’s most southerly point and some of the most beautiful, rugged coastline where you can stretch your legs for miles.
- October 2022