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Amazing property with panoramic views across the Penryn River and Falmouth Marina

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Midships is an immaculately presented, spacious, waterfront property with unbeli

Midships is an immaculate, new build property with magnificent views over Falmouth Marina and the Penryn River, built over split levels it boasts a large, bright, spacious, open plan living area with tri-fold doors that open onto a large decked area immediately above the waterfront. Beautifully furnished and equipped throughout this is one of the best locations for a truly memorable holiday. The master bedroom suite on the top floor has its own private sun deck and more stunning views.

From Midships it is a short, level walk past the Greenbank Hotel and Royal Cornwall Yacht Club into the heart of Falmouth and here you can enjoy the wealth of fine restaurants and thriving pubs that this vibrant town has to offer. At the far end of town is Events Square and the National Maritime Museum where the Falmouth Oyster Festival and the shore-side activities for Falmouth Week are based, amongst others, during the year. There are also regular ferries from the Prince of Wales Pier and Custom House Quay that are well worth a day trip with destinations such as the beautiful St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula or further up the River Fal to Trelissick Gardens, Malpas or Truro.


Entrance Level: The entrance is at the rear of the property, and you enter into a small hallway with doors leading to: Double aspect third bedroom with 4'6" double bed and storage; Family bathroom with shower over, WC and hand basin. Steps lead down to mid-level.

Mid-Level: Landing with stairs up to Entrance level and Top level and down to main living level. Also doors to: Second bedroom with 5' (King size) bed, storage and ensuite shower room; Small utility Room.

Main Living Level: The stairs open into a large, double aspect, open plan living area with L shaped sofa, Smart TV, eight seat dining table, kitchen area with fully fitted units. There is a wide trifold door to the front that opens onto a deck area suspended above the waterfront, there is a second sliding door from the dining area that also opens onto the same deck that stretches around the side of the property.

Top level: Stairs arrive at small landing with large glass ceiling that extends over the stairs, there are doors leading to: Shower room with WC and hand basin; Master bedroom with 6' (Super King) bed, plenty of storage, sliding doors to private sun deck, separate sliding door to the front aspect.

Exterior: There is parking for 2 cars to the rear of the property and a separate parking spot opposite the rear of the property. To the front is a large decked area suspended above the water which extends to the side of the property where there is an external Rattan 8 seater dining set. There is a second private sundeck on the top level with 2 seat table and chairs and a sun lounger. There is access to a communal slipway. The property also boasts a drying mooring and length of Versa Dock under the decking.

Facilities & Services

There is an underfloor central heating system throughout. The kitchen has a range of cupboards & worktops. There is an electric oven and induction hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, fridge & freezer. The sitting room has a Smart digital TV with freeview and catch up TV. There is an iron & ironing board. There is a cot and high chair. There is a combined washing machine and tumble drier in the utility room. There is unlimited superfast broadband WiFi.


Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is parking available for 3 cars to the rear. Regrettably there is no smoking. Unfortunately dogs are not accepted.

General Booking Information

Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.

Short breaks are available during quieter periods.

£400 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.

Low occupancy discounts of 10% for a couple are available out of season.

More Details

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Member since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Falmouth in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Luxury
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Amazing property with panoramic views across the Penryn River and Falmouth Marina
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
Capestang, France

Overlooking boats.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful place to stay with stylish furnishings. The house has one massive master bedroom with wonderful views over the water, and two much smaller doubles, each with their own bathroom.

It is worth mentioning that one is asked to remove shoes on entering the property so although it has underfloor heating it would be advisable to take slippers.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Tamworth, United Kingdom

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Midships was a perfect place to stay for us and our grownup children & partners There was parking for 3 cars, so we could have some independence of each other whilst sharing a family holiday. It is within walking distance of Falmouth centre - which has a great range of restaurants pubs and shops for all ages. We got the ferry from Falmouth to St Mawes which is worth doing, there were dolphins in the sea during our crossing. Would definitely recommend a stay here and I am sure we will go again in the future. The only caution would be if you have reduced mobility as there are some internal stairs that have to be negotiated to get to living area and bedrooms.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Totland Bay, United Kingdom

Midships in November 2017

  • 4 of 5

A lovely location and generally well maintained. Comfortable beds, flat screen TVs in all bedrooms and lounge, induction hob, dish washer and underfloor heating are all plus points.

The open plan kitchen and lounge-diner gave wonderful views across the river. I thought the lounge and diner needed to be reversed to make the best use of the space.

The washer dryer was not very effective - better and cheaper to have a washing machine and a tumble dryer.

Not a good place for those with any mobility problems or of greater than average diameter - there are stairs to every room and all shower doors slide to give a maximum space of 14-15", if you are any more than this there is a struggle to enter and leave the shower.

Not keen on the waste water system, seems to be pumped up to the main sewer hence major restrictions on what can go down the toilet, a bit like a macerator in use.

One car parking space is on a slope facing a bedroom, worried each time that a wrong gear or weak hand brake would mean a major crash into the building. Could a barrier be considered?

Overall an enjoyable experience but the above needs to be noted by new visitors.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Newark, United Kingdom

Fabulous view. Property of the highest standard.

  • 5 of 5

The wonderful view overlooking Falmouth Marina is just the start of a fantastic stay at Midships. Not Just a beautiful view but a ever-changing and fascinating outlook. The property gives all you could ask for in luxury accommodation, not just being very modern and contemporary in design, but also providing extremely comfortable and practical living areas . The master bedroom is truly perfect.The property comes fully equipped with everything you need, all being of the highest quality and the level of cleanliness could not be faulted. The secluded and private parking alongside the entrance is a great advantage.The property is within a short walk of both Falmouth centre and Penryn.All in all a FABULOUS place to stay for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Watlington, United Kingdom

Wonderful stay in a beautiful property with panoramic views over the marina.

  • 5 of 5

'Wow' was our first impression on arrival. The photos online were very impressive and did not disappoint when we actually opened the door and went in to the property. Clean, contemporary and spacious, with the most amazing views over the waterfront.

Travelling with an eighteen year old and his girlfriend, plus our younger son and a friend, the accommodation was perfect for us. We all had our own bathroom and for us, having the added bonus of our own decked seating area outside the master bedroom, was just perfect. Opening the tri-fold doors, either morning or evening and just drinking in the view, was truly wonderful. My husband and I could sit upstairs with a glass of wine and just relax, knowing that the teenagers were very happy downstairs in the large, open plan living area. As the previous review mentioned, it was nice to have the additional items provided and our only comment would be that this would be a bonus to be displayed in the property details. To see a box with the additional items supplied, like a tick list reading * washing up liquid * bin bags * hand wash etc, would be extremely helpful and good to know before you arrive. Another very helpful point to mention is that there is a Waitrose in Truro - I booked a large delivery to arrive just after 4.00 pm, and it was so nice not to have to go out and do a big shop. We could immediately relax on our fist evening with plenty of good food and wine. All of us could not fault the accommodation or location of Midships at all. The walk in to the heart of Falmouth took an easy 10/15 minutes, and there are quite a range of different places to shop, eat and enjoy. Another bonus would be for a visitor book to be left in the property, for comments and recommendations on restaurants and places to visit. We would highly recommend walking through the town centre to the Marina, where our eldest son went out on the Orca Day Safari - beautiful coastline, great fun, informative and wonderful to see dolphins and other wildlife. This is located close to the Maritime Museum, along with a choice of well known restaurants such as Rick Stein, Pizza Express and Zizzi, amongst others. Another good restaurant was the Stables, a buzzy pizza restaurant with lovely stafff and very good food. We took the ferry to St Mawes - very, very pretty and we booked an afternoon of kayaking which was great fun. My husband and I loved it so much that we went back a few days later, driving this time and taking the King Harry Ferry to cross the water. We ate at the very lovely Idle Rocks Hotel, over looking the water and were blessed with such fantastic weather that we could easily have been in Italy or France! There are many, many positive things to mention about this beautiful area of Cornwall and in short, we could not recommend Midships,as a place to stay, more highly.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Sheffield, United Kingdom

Lovely stay, relaxing week in no small part due to this lovely house, would highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Stayed as a family of 3 and one partner, for 7 nights, in August, travelled in 2 cars, ate in half the time, ate out half the time.

Arrival instructions excellent, adequate parking for 2 cars. Arrival using key box is great for late arrivals.

The flat has got 3 bed and 3 bath which was perfect, all fittings were of great quality and clean. Pleasure to have under floor heating, and heated towel rails, which were responsive and weren't time restricted. Cleanliness great on arrival, with a lovely platter of welcome scones, jam and cream!

Dishwasher provided, with tabs, foil and oil provided, with washing up liquid, kitchen roll etc. A few herbs and spices there too. Washing machine was new and clean, with a range of programmes, biological powder provided, great for washing clothes after a day at the beach.

Quiet location with breathtaking view, we were taken aback by quite how nice it was even after having seen the pictures.

Local amenities great, with a decent sized Sainsbury's 2 mins away and a Lidl a bit further.

Easy walk to falmouth center, can't comment on public transport.

Soft furnishings all clean and comfortable, plenty of storage in wardrobes and chests.

We got a better rate going directly through Cornwall cottages than through AirBNB so shop around!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Falmouth is one of Cornwall's most popular places to visit because of its 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 are 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. These events are easily reached on foot as Royal Cornwall Yacht Club is 5 minutes down the road, Falmouth High Street is a 10 minute walk away and Events Square is about 15 minutes by foot.

As a university town many events are arranged by the students including annual exhibitions of art and photographic work. There is a Sainsbury supermarket 2 minutes away by car and a large Asda 5 minutes 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 recently Rick Stein has opened his Fish & Chip Restaurant & Oyster Bar at Discovery Quay adding to the superb mix across the town.


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  • Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included. You will need to bring your own beach towels.

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

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