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Fabulous Apartment In Stunning, Sea-Front Location With Spectacular Views

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious beach side, retro-inspired apartment with undercover parking and lift

Set within exclusive Castle Drive, this stylish, one double bedroomed apartment with super-king bed, ensuite with shower and dressing room is incredibly well located overlooking the sea. Just moments from the beach, five minutes walk to Falmouth Docks train station (connecting to Falmouth University) and a short stroll to Falmouth town and harbour-side Hamilton Place is in a brilliant position.

Recently redecorated, the apartment has a stylish and eclectic mixture of mid-century, Danish influenced and modern furniture with many original pieces such as Heals, G Plan and Conran with china and glass including Holmegaard and Figgjo Flint. There are authentic, vintage soft furnishings by Jonelle and Heals and original mid-century artwork as well as work by contemporary local artists. With central heating and modern appliances the apartment is well equipped for a very comfortable stay all year round.

Hamilton Place is in an incredible position, situated at the far end of the seafront with spectacular views overlooking Castle Beach and Falmouth Bay. Close to the historic Pendennis Castle and its grounds, it is one of only seven in a purpose built block with private undercover parking space and lift.

LAYOUT

The apartment is situated on the second floor and assessed via a lift or stairs, adjacent to private, undercover parking. The lift has a key entry (and video remote door release within the apartment), it opens beside number 3 on a landing serving just two properties.

The front door of the apartment opens into a hallway with doors off to the bedroom with ensuite, on the left and dressing-room straight ahead.

The bedroom has a Super-King Vi-Spring bed (or 3' twins if preferred), contemporary Heals furniture and original vintage accessories and soft furnishings. There is also a Pure DAB radio and a telephone. The bedroom has a modern en-suite with shower, loo and handbasin.

The dressing room has matching G Plan furniture, vintage soft furnishings and accessories from Jonelle. It provides plenty of extra space for those planning a longer stay.

The hallway leads on to the bathroom and through to a modern kitchen, open-plan dining area and sitting-room with stunning sea-views from everywhere! The kitchen is newly installed and has a good range of modern appliances and fittings. If you fancy cooking a meal instead of eating out at one of Falmouth's many restaurants, the kitchen has the appliances and equipment you would expect to find at home.

The sitting/dining-room has defined areas with a mixture of contemporary and original mid-century furniture, vintage furnishings and local artwork, as well as other interesting pieces of design. There is a good internet connection and wifi at the apartment as well as a USB adapter for charging devices, modern Smart TV, DVD player and a Mission Aero Bluetooth speaker which can be paired with your own smart devices such as iPods, phones and tablets.

But it's the truly breathtaking views that "steal the show" from this open plan space and there is something to see or excite whatever the weather! Fabulous deep blue sea and sunshine or lashing rain and a howling gale, it's the perfect place to settle down and watch the world go by.

More Details

Owner
Johanna Lay
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017

About Johanna Lay

John and I both grew up in Cornwall, we know and love the county and all that it has to offer. Our children attend school locally and we take an active part in our community so are well placed to discuss areas of interest and things to do nearby. John has had a property business in Falmouth for over 25 years and I work as an artist and teacher.

We also have holiday cottage in Godolphin Cross, Helston which is decorated in a vintage style with mis-matched china and has a very pretty garden with stream and lots of bird life. If you would prefer a cosy retreat that accepts dogs this might be the place for you.

Johanna Lay purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Johanna Lay chose Truro & Falmouth area

We bought the apartment many years ago because of its unbeatable position and views. We enjoy using it ourselves and are uplifted and excited whenever we visit.

What makes this apartment unique

Fabulous front row position, away from the busier section of the seafront, set up high enough to afford a wonderful view with considerable privacy. Castle Beach and the sea is a few seconds away and a nearby footpath takes you on a glorious walk to Pendents Point and the English Heritage Site and grounds of Henry VIII's Historic Castle and fortification. A walk along the seafront joins the SW coastal path, passing Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and Maenporth beaches en route to the wonderful Helford River.

The closeness of Falmouth town and harbour means all is accessible on foot. Falmouth Docks train station (5 mins walk) gives easy access to Penryn and mainline Truro, from where day trips to Penzance and St Ives etc, are great fun.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Falmouth in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite and dressing room.
  • Super King size Vi-Spring bed and en-suite with shower. Zip and link bed as Super King size double or 3' twins.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(28 traveller reviews)

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Fabulous Apartment In Stunning, Sea-Front Location With Spectacular Views
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5

Fabulous Flat in Falmouth

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this beautiful flat made every day of our holiday all the more special. It is positioned just 10 minutes walk from the centre of Falmouth but benefits from being on the quieter side although it was very busy for the Red Arrows display and we had a brilliant view from the lounge window! The flat is equipped to a high standard with virtually everything you may need including binoculars. The view is the main feature of the flat and it gives a panoramic sweep of the entire bay. It must be the best view in Falmouth. Falmouth is ideally placed to explore Cornwall, we particularly enjoyed Falmouth Castle, the Poldark mine, St Mawes (and the picturesque walk to St Just Church and St Michael's Mount to name but a few.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Better than advertised.

  • 5 of 5

Tasteful retro with ever changing fantastic views. Very roomy with all Mon con's.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Castle bay view falmouth

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very very good, it was well appointed and the decor was 1970 ish with a modern twist to the style. The kitchen facilities catered from microwave to master chef depending on your want or desire.

The views over the bay and the channel were better than the Internet pictures had indicated. We spent many a relaxing hour sitting in the swivel chairs using the binoculars (supplied) seeing the ships and birds out in the bay.

Falmouth town (city) was only 15 mins walk and the station was 5 mins.

We had a train ride to Looe an enjoyable day out. On another day we had a ferry boat to St Mawes - the gardens only open Wed & Fri - the castle every day !

The restaurant choices were very good :- burgers, stakes , fish & fish, vegetarian, Caribbean. Thai. You paid your money and made your choice we didn't have a bad one; don't forget to have a corniche ice cream delicious !

Falmouth and the apartment is a place we will return to one day.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Exceptional comfort and location - a lovely holiday in a great part of Cornwall

  • 4 of 5

Jo and John's apartment has every creature comfort and we really enjoyed our stay during the late Spring Bank Holiday week this year. Decor is tasteful and chic as all the pictures show, and in very good condition. This is a great spot for the several National Trust properties in the locale, not forgetting the Eden Project nearby. The highlight for us were the Lost Gardens of Heligan and an afternoon around picturesque Mevagissy. The gardens are truly magical and well worth a visit. We finally got some sun late in the week and enjoyed Holywell Bay on the North Coast. Falmouth has an excellent range of shops and restaurants.

We thoroughly recommend this property. Not a grumble, as the situation was quickly resolved, but guests should be aware that the parking space for the apartment is underneath the apartment block, and access is only gained by driving under a structural girder at about 1.9m/6'2". We had our top box on top of our Audi A3 and could not use the designated parking place. There is on-street free parking nearby within 30 metres.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Comfortable apartment, great location,excellent views.

  • 5 of 5

What you see on the website is what you get - a cosy, comfortable, 60's themed apartment with outstanding views.

Despite mixed weather we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and our welcome pack from Jo was greatly appreciated

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Another fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is wonderfully situated and very well appointed, we had a lovely stay helped by the sun shining for the majority of the time.

The view from the apartment is amazing and there is always something going on outside, the apartment itself is spotless and very comfortable - we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Falmouth Hotel
Nearest Ferry
68 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Falmouth Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Falmouth (The Docks)
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Redruth (A30)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Falmouth Hotel
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Castle Beach
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Falmouth, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
14 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£845
for 7 nights
£845
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£625
for 7 nights
£625
 
 
Late Autumn
11 Nov 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£306
for 4 nights
£535
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£545
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£395
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£182
for 3 nights
£425
 
 
Early Spring
10 Feb 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£368
for 5 nights
£515
 
 
Easter
30 Mar 2018 - 3 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£425
 
 
Spring
7 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Early Summer
5 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£855
for 7 nights
£855
 
 
Early Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
£525
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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