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Peaceful Grade 2 Listed conversion!

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Whim Cottage - a holiday cottage that sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms

Whim Cottage, beautifully converted by the Owners, offers complete peace and tranquility in a really convenient location and is one of the most comfortable properties available in this part of Cornwall, this lovely cottage offers a real home from home. Sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor if stairs are a problem for a guest and one of which can be set up as either a twin or a double. The cottage also has the added benefit of 3 bath and shower rooms. The cottage living space is all open plan, yet is full of character with thick stone walls and a lovely big fireplace with a cosy log burning stove at one end - perfect for those occasional stormy winter's evenings! There is a good enclosed garden too, brilliant if you are bringing your furry friend.

The location is so convenient, just a 15 minute drive from either Falmouth or Truro where you will find a great range of shops and a quite unbelievably good selection of great restaurants to choose from. The famous, historic Pandora Inn is within walking distance and there is a small shingle beach a short walk down the hill from Whim Cottage. Lovely sandy beaches can be found at Gyllyngvase or Swanpool. If you fancy some watersports, Mylor Yacht Harbour is a short drive away where you can launch boats, kayaks, windsurfers or paddleboards. The area is big cycling territory and the Owners can provide you with some fabulous routes from the easy going to the strenuous! The Bissoe Cycle Trail is ideal for a trip to the north coast with the family. There are some wonderful walks to be had directly from the cottage including the beautiful creekside and coastal walks to the Pandora Inn, Mylor Bridge and further afield to Flushing and even Falmouth and St Mawes via ferries if you are so inclined!

The cottage is also an great spot to stay if you are visiting those attending Falmouth University as it is just a short distance from the campus.


Ground Floor: Open plan kitchen / living room with wood burner / dining room. Double bedroom with 4'6" double bed and small en suite shower room with WC.

First Floor: A master double bedroom with 5' double bed and en suite shower room and WC. A twin bedroom with zip and link beds which can also be made up as a double room upon request. A family bathroom with over bath shower and WC.

Exterior: A lovely garden which is enclosed. There is a patio terrace and a raised lawn area. A BBQ is provided and the is a set of outside table and chairs with an umbrella. A large garden shed is available to guests to store bicycles or surfboards if required.

Facilities & Services

Heating is via under floor heating on the ground floor and radiators on the first floor. The kitchen has a range of modern equipment. There is a double electric oven & hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and washer / dryer. The sitting room area has a flatscreen SMART TV, DVD player, CD / DAB radio with Bluetooth USB. There is WiFi available at the property. There is an iron & ironing board.


Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are included. An initial basket of logs is provided, however, you must provide your own after that. Up to 2 well behaved dogs will be permitted at a small additional cost of £35 per dog / per week although please remember that you cannot leave dogs unattended in the cottage alone. Dogs need to be restricted to just the kitchen / dining / living room on the ground floor. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. There is a cot & high chair available. Stair gates are also available at the top and bottom of the stairs. There are parking facilities for up to 2 vehicles.

General Booking Information

Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.

Short breaks are available during quieter periods.

£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.

Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using the ground floor only.

More Details

Property Manager
CornwallsCottages Booking Team
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Cornwall in the England

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 x 5' double en suite, 1 x 4'6 double en suite, 1 x twin or double zip & link
  • Garden


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(21 traveller reviews)

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Peaceful Grade 2 Listed conversion!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
Swansea, United Kingdom

Paradise found.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we pulled up in the car outside Whim cottage we new we had found a little gem !

Its tucked away in a quiet spot away from the hustle & bustle & a great place to get away from it all.

We opened the front door into a fair sized kitchen/diner/lounge area. The cottage was spotlessly clean & tidy.

There were 3 large bed rooms ,1 on the ground floor en suit that was ideal for my 87 year old mother-in-law.

Upstairs there were 2 large bedrooms & a family bathroom that were that were beautiful.

There was also a nice garden at the back with a seating area which was perfect for eating or just supping on a glass of wine in the evening.

It was only a short walk to the river which was stunning & only a 15 minute walk to either of the local pubs.

We ate at the Lemon arms most evenings. The food was excellent & good value.

The other pub, The Pandora Inn is a must. The food is a little more expensive but it is one of the best pub meals we have ever had & in the most amazing location. There is very limited parking & we recommend you book a table.

All in all we would recommend whim cottage to anyone & we look forward to our next visit !

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Preston, United Kingdom

Fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this cottage, it is so good. It has all the equipment you could need, plenty of kitchen equipment etc. The garden is lovely and the double rooms are a great size. We had 6 adults and 1 large dog and did not feel crowded. Unlike some cottages there is enough comfortable seating in the sitting room for 6. We had visitors and the garden is great for a BBQ. It is a lovely location for walks along the edge of the Fall, and very conveniently located for lunch or tea at the Pandora Inn. Restronguet is off the beaten track but only a few minutes from Falmouth and all it’s facilities.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Braunton, United Kingdom

keep going back!

  • 5 of 5

Yet again another fantastic stay at Whim. The location is just perfect and a short stroll to the Pandora Inn which is a perfect spot for morning coffee and evdning meal. The Cottage has everything you need for a comfortable relaxing stay. Will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Plymouth, United Kingdom

Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived to the time we left everything was fantastic! It truly was a home from home experience, there wasn’t anything the cottage didn’t provide. None of us wanted to leave & we will definitely be coming back.

The location was fab, lots of walks around & we took advantage of the local pub, the pandora! Well worth a visit.

It was nice to see the photos of the cottage being developed and to see the hard work put in.

Thank you to the owners for providing such an amazing place.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Redditch, United Kingdom

Whim cottage

  • 5 of 5

Me and my partner stayed here for 4 nights. The communications before hand were good and upon arrival the cottage was in immaculate condition. It's a lovely homely place close to shops etc. All in all a great place and i'd highly recommend staying here, i would again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Chester, United Kingdom

christmas holiday

  • 5 of 5

Absolute great place in an idyllic location. the house was beautiful, the log burner fire worked extremely well with the underfloor heating system. There's always plenty of hot water and the showers were excellent, we cooked a fabulous Christmas dinner the house had everything you would need. The walks around that area were fantastic with sea views. Our dog Stella enjoyed walking over the road to see the larmer's every morning. The walk to the Pandora Inn across the private beach is always rewarding with excellent food and local beers.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Falmouth is one of Cornwall's most popular places to visit because of it's unique mix of attractions, water sports, beaches, history and place to eat. The National Maritime Museum Cornwall and Pendennis Castle are both high on visitors lists of places to visit and the views from Pendennis on a fine day a truly magical. Falmouth is the sailing capital of Cornwall with its spectacular deep water natural harbour offering a haven for both cruisers and racers. Many events are held through the summer culminating in the famous Falmouth Regatta Week and associated shore side events. You can enjoy these events on foot from this marina based apartment.

As a university town many events are arranged by the students including annual exhibitions of art and photographic work. This is a great property for parents wishing to visit their children as the Tremough campus is just a short drive away.

The beaches at Gyllingvase & Swanpool are coarse sand and are wonderfully sunny south facing spots. You can ride the ferry to beautiful St Mawes for the day or take a delightful trip around the estuary stopping off at either Trelissick Gardens or Smugglers Cottage for a cream tea! There are plenty of places to eat & drink in Falmouth and Rick Stein has his Fish Restaurant & Oyster Bar at Discovery Quay adding to the superb mix across the town.


Prices & Availability

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  • Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included, but you will need to provide your own beach towels.

    Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using the ground floor only.
  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent