|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Number 4 The Ridges is perfect for a family holiday as it's close to the beach, the leisure facilities and to the town of Falmouth which is bustling with activity for all ages. It's a super little apartment that's bursting with colour and personality, and is decorated throughout in a theme that reflects the bold colours of the sea and the sand.
Step through the door and you'll find yourself in the spacious, open-plan living, dining and kitchen area - the walls are painted in a sandy fawn colour with bright, turquoise accents. There are two soft sofas with plenty of scatter cushions for reclining comfortably at the end of a busy day, both in front of the French doors, so it's a light and sunny space. The dining table is tucked away to one side, with plenty of space for relaxing over a long, family supper, or even for inviting a friend back for tea. If you're looking for an informal spot to eat, or just a space where the children can help make sandwiches for a pirate's picnic, there's a breakfast bar with two tall stools. The kitchen is well-equipped and has everything you might need to keep the family fed for the week. The units here have been painted in glossy aquamarine which adds colour and a sense of fun.
Through to the master bedroom, all styled in a warm sunny yellow and sea-blue. The twin room is cool and contemporary in ecru and a navy blue. Both bedrooms have blinds at the windows as well as curtains, so you can choose to block out the light, or allow the early morning sunshine to filter through as a natural wake-up call. The bathroom has recently been renovated with a modern, white suite. There is a bath and an electric, overhead shower to suit everybody's needs.
Outside, via the lounge, is the private balcony with chrome table and chairs. The views from here really are stunning - of the beach, but also of Falmouth Bay and beyond. It's the perfect spot to enjoy a late-afternoon Cornish Cream Tea before showering off the day's sand and getting ready for the evening ahead.
You have full use of the leisure facilities, all free of charge and we'll have a welcome hamper of Taylors filter coffee, Smugglers tea, milk, a bottle of wine and a selection of Cornish biscuits ready for your arrival.
Ridges 4 has been awarded a four-star rating from Quality in Tourism. There is a refundable £100 deposit against damages required on this property.
The Maenporth Estate is just two miles from Falmouth and overlooks the beautiful Maenporth Beach. It's a private complex with a coded entrance gate, making it safe and secure for all guests.
Set in 29 acres of natural woodland, with stunning views of the cove, it's a perfect base for family holidays. You'll find two all-weather tennis courts, a children's play area, and, of course, the Leisure Centre where we have our indoor, heated pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. There are pool and table tennis tables - all free of charge.
The famous award-winning Cove Restaurant is on site, or if you'd prefer something simple, try the Life's a Beach Cafe - you guessed it, on Maenporth beach, for fresh crab sandwiches or a Cornish clotted cream ice-cream. Two miles along the coast and you'll come across Helford Passage and the wonderful Ferryboat Inn which specialises in serving local seafood dishes. From here you can catch the foot ferry across to Helford Village, or hire a rowing boat or paddle board for the afternoon.
Maenporth's a sheltered cove with shallow waters, making it perfect for all kinds of family beach activities: the little ones will love paddling, splashing daddy, and clambering through rock pools. There's plenty of sand and piles of pebbles for sandcastle building, and beautiful, clear water for swimming.
Arvor Sea Kayaking offer guided kayaking trips throughout the year, and Cornwall Divers will take you on a scuba diving course from the beach! And, at low tide, you may spot the famous Scottish trawler, Ben Asdale, that was wrecked off the Maenporth coast on 30th December 1978.
The nearest town is Falmouth - the third largest natural harbour in the world - take a boat trip along the Carrick Waters to a smuggler's cottage, or hop on the ferry to St Mawes. Visit the Maritime Museum, great for children with its hands-on approach. Catch some the Grand Medieval Jousting at Pendennis Castle. Or simply sit with a cold glass of white wine and watch the boats glide by.
Whatever you choose to do, you'll be sure to unwind from the stresses of life, and simply relax...
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