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.
- August 2021