|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Number 2 The Ridges is an attractive apartment, perfect for a family holiday as it's close to the town of Falmouth, the beach and the Maenporth Estate's leisure facilities. It's decorated throughout in a cool linen colour which makes the space feel light and airy.
Once inside you'll find the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. There are two comfy, terracotta sofas with plenty of scatter cushions. The kitchenette has warm wood units and biscuit-coloured splashback tiles which makes cleaning easy. You'll find the dining area tucked around the corner. It's made from pine and has matching terracotta, cushioned bench seats. It's cosy for evening suppers or for a family game of Monopoly.
The master bedroom is a simple, light and airy room. It's got a double bed and plenty of storage space within the pine wardrobe and drawers. There's a blind at the window as well as curtains of rich fabric so you can either block out the light or have some early morning sunshine filtering through. The second bedroom is a twin room, again with warm pine furniture and lined curtains at the window. You'll find a modern white suite in the bathroom with chrome accessories, and contemporary tiles of earthy tones. There's an electric shower over the bath to suit all needs, and a heated towel rail.
Outside, via the lounge, is the private balcony with table and chairs, and incredible views of the bay. Ridges 2 faces east and so attracts the morning sun. It's the perfect spot for lazy morning breakfasts of warm, buttery croissants and a cafetiere of strong coffee.
We'll have a welcome hamper ready for your arrival - wine, Taylors filter coffee, Smugglers tea, Cornish biscuits and milk.You'll have full use of the leisure facilities, free of charge. There is a refundable deposit against damages of £100 required on this property.
Ridges 2 has been awarded a four-star rating by Quality in Tourism.
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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