Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Last minute availability for Falmouth Week

View from Swallows
Falmouth comes alive with the arrival of one of the largest sailing regattas in the south west this month.

The Henri-Lloyd Falmouth Week (11th – 19th August) hosts more than 450 yachts racing in a range of competitive classes in the Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay.

As well as the action on the water, there is a lively programme of shore side events including live music, a carnival, arts and crafts, theatre productions, a climbing wall and the Animal Bike Display.

Special highlights include The Blades, the only aerobatic airline, who will provide a spectacular daredevil display over the harbour on Wednesday 15th and the Fireworks Spectacular which will light up the skies on Friday 17th.

For those looking for last minute accommodation, www.cornwallscottages.co.uk have a range of self-catering properties available: 

Upper Bohella House (sleeps 5) is just a short walk from St Mawes Castle with its wonderful views over to Falmouth.  Positioned right in the heart of St Mawes, this luxurious apartment comprises two double bedrooms (with king size Vi-sprung mattresses and en-suite wet rooms), one single bedroom, a separate family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and an open plan kitchen and living area that leads out onto a balcony with sea views, seating and sun loungers.  Private parking for one car is available.  A week’s stay from Wednesday 08 August is £1799 (was £1999).

Take a boat trip to Falmouth from nearby St Mawes, where Seaspray (sleeps 4) is located conveniently next to the harbour.  A well-equipped apartment with one double bedroom and use of a double sofa bed, it also benefits from the use of a fully enclosed roof garden, which has panoramic views over the Purcuil River, St Mawes harbour and the coastline beyond.  A week’s stay from Friday 10 August is £479.20 (was £599) 

Watch the action from the comfort of your own living room whilst staying in Swallows (sleeps 2).  Just a short walk away from the attractions in Falmouth and boasting fabulous views of the harbour from the sitting room with its French doors opening onto a Juliet balcony, it is the perfect place to watch the wonderful seascape.  Features include a well-equipped kitchen, a mezzanine double bedroom with bathroom and private parking for one car is available. A week’s stay from Saturday 11 August is £543.20 (was £679). 

Friday, 27 July 2012

Stay in Falmouth's highest and most unique house

A restored 18th Century former meteorological tower with panoramic 360-degree views is the latest property to join the portfolio of specialist internet holiday cottage agency, www.cornwallscottages.co.uk.

Occupying the highest point in Falmouth, The Observatory Tower was built to watch and identify incoming weather, and after a complete renovation now offers unique and luxurious self-catering accommodation for up to four guests.

Due to the circular interior of the tower, most of the furniture is bespoke and the observation deck on the top floor offers unparalleled views of the town, marina, harbour and the Fal Estuary.

Set out over five floors, the accommodation features a private double bedroom with en-suite wet room on the ground floor.  There is also a useful utility room and access to a small courtyard area.

Upstairs, the living room is a flexible space that can be easily converted into a second double bedroom with a pull down wall bed.  The bathroom is stylish and is fitted with a double bath.

A bright and airy space, the kitchen is on the second floor and features quartz worktops and top of the range Neff appliances. Photographs, plans and original weather reports adorn the walls giving a sense of the tower’s history.

The main living room is on the third floor and boasts views of Falmouth Bay from the large window.  A TV, DVD player and iPod docking station provide entertainment.

The observation deck is on the top floor and after a climb of 66 steps, a drink from the bar area and a sit down to admire the spectacular 360-degree view will more than make up for the effort.

Teeming with maritime treasures, Falmouth is a short walk away with its range of seafood restaurants, pubs, galleries and attractions including the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and Pendennis Castle.

Providing a spectacular backdrop to 9 days of sailing, the town hosts the Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week in August, running events both on and off the water.

A week’s stay costs £929 from 10 August. The Observatory Tower is not suitable for children under 12 and does not allow dogs.

August savings on luxury self-catering cottages in St Mawes

www.cornwallscottages.co.uk is offering up to £350 off some of its most luxurious self-catering properties in St Mawes this August.

Each property is superbly positioned overlooking the harbour and serves as a great base to explore its shops, pubs and hotels.  The harbour itself is a great place to relax – take in a coffee, read the newspaper, watch the boats come and go – or take a stroll to St Mawes Castle, a ferry to nearby Place or Falmouth, have an ice cream on the beach or a cream tea at the Hotel Tresanton.


A stunning two-bedroom holiday home, Shellseekers (sleeps four) is laid out in reverse style with amazing views over the harbour and bay from both the first floor living area, with its bi-fold doors onto a decked balcony, and ground floor master bedroom.  The property features an open plan living room/kitchen with breakfast bar, Hypnos mattresses in both bedrooms and a flat screen TV in the bathroom. An off road car parking space is available.  A week’s stay from 24 August 2012 costs £1149 (a saving of £350).

Top Sails

Top Sails (sleeps four) is a perfect getaway for a couple or a family with children over 16. Outstanding views across the bay can be enjoyed from the living room, with its glass Juliet balcony, and master bedroom.  The kitchen is well equipped and a blue roll top bath takes pride of place in the bathroom.  The delightful roof terrace has a range of plants and a small seating area to enjoy alfresco dining.  A week’s stay from 10 August 2012 costs £999 (a saving of £200).  

The Watch House

Positioned right on the sea front, The Watch House (sleeps six) is a three-bedroom apartment boasting views of the harbour and bay from every room. Designed and refurbished in contemporary style, the kitchen is bright and modern and the lounge features a large comfortable sofa and a huge adult beanbag from which to enjoy the uninterrupted views.   A week’s stay from 18 August 2012 costs £1049 (a saving of £150).