|Minimum Stay||7 - 21 nights|
Dolphin Cottage is a delightful former fisherman’s cottage in the pretty waterside village of Flushing, just across the water from the busy maritime town, port and marina’s of Falmouth. Flushing has a gentle relaxing atmosphere and is reputed to have the mildest climate in the UK. This terraced cottage is located just yards from the slipway and quay. The area boasts some magnificent coastal/waterfront walks, including around the headland to the lovely village and harbour of Mylor. Mylor has a sailing and water sports school, slipway with boat launching facilities, yacht club, great restaurant and café. The area is popular for sailing, watersports, bird watching and wildlife, fishing and some magnificent sub-tropical gardens to explore, including Trebah, Durgan and Trelissike. Keen golfers have a choice of several local golf courses. Flushing has two local pubs, serving great food and local ales, and also a restaurant on the quay. The local shop is also just a 2-minute walk and there is a ferry service across the river to Falmouth. A regular ferry service across the Falmouth Estuary to the picturesque harbour of St Mawes, with St Mawes Castle, facing Pendennis Castle on the Falmouth headland, both built by Henry VIII. The castles are open daily to the public and host a number of major events during the summer. Falmouth has some of Cornwall’s most beautiful beaches and coves, including Gylingvase, Swanpool beach with its wildlife lakes, and the sandy cove of Meanporth. The National Maritime Museum, located on the harbour front in Falmouth, overlooks Events Square and is host to many high profile events throughout the year, including Tall Ships Week, the famous Oyster Festival, Falmouth Week, music and food events and some classic sailing events. The area offers boat trips, including a sea safari to watch dolphins, basking sharks and seals. Falmouth town is great for shopping, and also has a cinema, wide choice of pubs, cafes, restaurants, bowling, tennis and a golf course. For those keen to explore further afield, the area is central for both the north rugged surf coastline, the Hayle estuary, picturesque St Ives and the more tranquil sailing waters of the south and south west coastlines, including the Lizard Peninsula, the UK’s most southerly point. The cottage provides a great holiday home for families or couples who are looking for a comfortable cosy base. The cottage attracts visitors all year round and will appeal to walkers with pets looking to explore the coastal areas during low season. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.
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