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Flushing, Falmouth, Cornwall - Guide to Flushing Self Catering

Flushing is one known to be one of the warmest villages in the UK because it has an idyllic sheltered south-facing aspect, between the banks of the Penryn River and Falmouth Harbour.

It became popular in the eighteenth century as the choice location for the wealthy Packet Ship captains, and was visited by Admiral Nelson. Latterly it has become one of the most sought-after locations anywhere in the West Country. Flushing has an unrivalled mild climate, streets lined with picture-postcard traditional terraced fisherman’s cottages, and beautiful unspoilt surrounding countryside.

There is also easy access onto some of the best sailing waters anywhere in the West Country, with the Helford River, the Fal Estuary, Falmouth Bay and Mylor Yacht Harbour all within reach. Flushing also has a Sailing Club that welcomes guests, and its own dog-friendly beach.

Many Cornish villages have become over crowded with tourists, but Flushing is much quieter, even during peak season, and it still benefits from a strong and vibrant community. The Flushing Regatta and Flushing Art Week are two annual fixtures not to be missed that the whole community embraces.

Flushing has two friendly pubs - The Standard, which was recently renovated and offers excellent food, and The Seven Stars, a more traditional pub with an equally extensive menu. There is also an award-winning restaurant located on the quayside, a well-stocked general store, and a farm shop selling local produce.

A passenger ferry runs a regular service between Flushing and Falmouth. It also connects with the ferries to St Mawes, Mylor, Trelissick and Truro. In summer the Fal River boats offer trips to the gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan, and onwards to Truro. A local water taxi service also runs around the bay.

Flushing is easy to reach by car. Penryn is the nearest rail station and connects to mainline services at Truro, which has a direct rail link to London (Paddington) with a journey time of approximately 4 hours. There is also a regular local bus service. Air travellers can fly from London Stansted or Gatwick to Newquay.

Written by Stuart Cousins – Owner of Property 405536 in Flushing, Cornwall

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                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                          Very Good! 4.1/5
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                                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                              Cottage #1994183
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                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                    Property was lovely, but sometimes difficult to park.

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    Great location . easy walk to the harbour. Cottage was warm and cosy and well fitted out.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                    November in Cornwall?

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    November in Cornwall? Yes, we struck it lucky with the weather. Flushing is very quiet, but a good location for walking, bus or ferry into Falmouth and visits to gardens like Heligan and Trelissick. Two local pubs and a well stocked village store cater for the cottage. We went to Rick Stein's Falmouth, a short walk from the ferry. On Tuesdays they offer a £6 fish & chip lunch, but we had the fixed price menu of two or three courses, for a very reasonable price. The property has storage heaters, underfloor heating in the downstairs bathroom and additional fan heaters & so nice and warm. Although too cold to sit out in the courtyard garden the flowers like roses were still out.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                    Lovely property beautiful views

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    Great week spent at April Cottage, extremely comfortable and well equipped, with such stunning views. Everything close at hand with boat trips to most areas within the vicinity, therefore, no need to use the car unless going further afield. Dinner at the Star & Garter a must. Looking forward to a return trip.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016