Gail, staying at White Sails
So many photos to choose from, but a seagull, fishing boats, blue sky and water sums up the whole holiday!
Gail and Rob
White Sails is a brilliant, split-level holiday home, built into the bank of Falmouth that lines the harbour. You get the best of both worlds: the close proximity to the town centre and yet the peace and tranquility of a waterside property. Occupying an elevated position, the views from this wonderful holiday home are far and wide – taking in all the boating activity in the harbour, across to the pretty village of Flushing, the Maritime Museum and shipyard.
Comfortably furnished and well equipped, White Sails is a great base for a self-catering holiday in Cornwall. Small ferries leave frequently from the quays nearby for sightseeing trips to Flushing, St Mawes and its castle and the famous Helford River with Daphne du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek.
Falmouth has an array of individual and unique boutiques, fine restaurants and traditional waterside Cornish pubs. Walk down the steps from White Sails and you are right on Falmouth’s Old High Street. Be sure to book in to eat at least one night at the wonderful Star & Garter pub. We also recommend a roast in The Boathouse just a little further up the hill. Both have harbour views to take your breath away, but then you’ll have those at White Sails too, so dining on the balcony could be just as relaxing.
with cupboard and storage for coats, shoes etc.
a lovely sunny room with very large feature arched windows over-looking the town and harbour/sea. A patio door leads to the balcony and patio area (with table and chairs). Comfortable seating for four people, dining table and four chairs, wide screen TV/DVD and CD/Radio player.
Modern fitted units with solid wood work-top, ample storage space and built in electric oven/hob, microwave, washing machine, slimline dishwasher, large fridge/freezer.
overlooks the town and harbour, with a lockable patio door leading onto the balcony. The room is furnished with full size bunk beds, a fitted wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
overlooks the rear courtyard and has a king size bed, fitted wardrobes, bedside tables, chest of drawers, and portable TV/DVD.
a modern suite comprising bath with shower over, wc, basin, mirror and shaver socket.
the balcony/patio runs the full width of the front of the property and is terraced to different levels. There is a table with chairs for you to sit and enjoy the lovely view.
for one small-medium size car.
Falmouth is an interesting old town, with narrow streets and alleys to the waterside, retaining all the charm of the old fishing port. There are excellent shops, including many individual and unique boutiques, fine restaurants for eating out and traditional waterside Cornish pubs. Small ferries leave frequently from the quays nearby for sightseeing trips to Flushing, St Mawes and its castle and the famous Helford River with Daphne du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek.
As well as the prestigious National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth, there is an arts centre with cinema, bowling alley, leisure centre with fun pool and flume for children and three sandy beaches perfect for entertaining all the family whatever the weather.
- October 2023
Great location, fabulous views and car parking. Brilliant. We were pleasantly surprised by White Sails, we were expecting a traditional apartment with people above and/or below us. Instead it is a terraced situation built into the hillside, so more like a house than a flat. White Sails is very well equipped and we really enjoyed our week there. It was great having access through the stairs straight onto the high street. It's only a few minutes from the pier where you catch the ferries, so perfect for getting around without the car. The only thing that wasn't comfortable for us - and we do realise beds are a very personal preference - was the mattress on the king-sized bed. We found it very soft and both had aching backs.
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed and positive review of White Sails! We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience during your stay and that you found the location, views, and car parking to be brilliant. Your description of White Sails as a terraced situation built into the hillside is much appreciated, as it provides valuable insight for future guests. We aim to create a unique and comfortable environment, and we're delighted to know that you enjoyed the well-equipped space and easy access to the high street and pier. We're sorry to hear that the king-sized bed's mattress didn't meet your personal comfort preferences. We understand that mattress firmness can be a subjective matter, and we will certainly take your feedback into consideration for any future improvements. It was a pleasure having you as our guests, and we hope to welcome you back to White Sails in the future. Sending very best wishes from the whole team at Cornish Holiday Cottages.
Parking: the majority of properties in Falmouth are built into the hillside facing the sea and White Sails is no exception. The building has vehicle access on road/ground level to the front (from the High Street into a secure car park) and White Sails has its own allocated space on the next level up. Half a dozen steps up and you are out in the fresh air again in the courtyard and at the entrance to White Sails. There are also two pedestrian entrances, one leading from the High Street (up flights of steps) and the other from Harbour Terrace which runs behind and parallel to the High Street, where access is made via a gate and some steps down into the attractive courtyard area.
Nursery equipment: cot & highchair available. Please advise a week before arrival if you would like the use of these items.
Boats: slipway nearby for launching/landing dinghies. For larger boat moorings please contact Falmouth Harbour Commissioners on 01326 312285 EXT 29