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Hawkins Haven

Falmouth, Cornwall (Ref. 960067)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful apartment, fantastic views, everything you need when on holiday, very clean and comfortable."

    We had fantastic holiday, and we was very lucky to have such good weather. Beaches are lovely and lots of shops and restaurants to take your pick from.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2022

  • "The door locks could do with some WD 40: both the main block door and front door of the apartment were difficult to open."

    Also we were a little surprised that there was no hair dryer, and a draining rack for dishes beside the sink would have been good, as would more sockets in the bedrooms - I brought an extension socket lead with me. A slightly later checkout would have been appreciated, but otherwise it was all-in-all a very pleasant stay in a comfortable and nicely furnished flat - and a short walk to the nearby Boathouse pub was much appreciated!

    Reviewed by ForbesMay 2022

  • "We chose this apartment because it has lovely views and is close to town but without all the noise and hustle of the town."

    It is a great location, if you don't mind a bit of an uphill walk. This is a spacious apartment, we travelled as a couple but could see it would be very comfortable for 4 people. We found all the furniture comfortable and there is plenty of storage space. As has been mentioned before there are notices telling you that access to the garden is for emergency use only. The outside space for the apartment is the balcony only. Not a problem for us, but maybe for some. That said there are some issues. The bedroom windows do not open, this was highlighted in a review last year and is still a problem. Other apartments in the block have had the windows replaced and this one needs that upgrade. We made do with leaving the window open in the en-suite, however we would not want to be there in hot summer weather without being able to open the window in the room. There is plenty of (super) hot water. The showers are both basic mixers on the bath taps with no thermostatic control, again an upgrade is overdue. Finally, if you are light sensitive then you will benefit from packing an eye mask. None of the curtains/blinds have any light blocking capability. The main bedroom gets the early morning light and the second is brightly lit all night by the intrusive exterior building lights.

    Thank you for your feedback, which we always welcome. We have checked the windows of the flat and can confirm that they all open. Had you mentioned you were unable to open them during your stay we would of popped over to help. There are both blinds and curtains to help block out the light from outside. With regard to the outside space at the property, this is balcony only which is in line with the advertised amenities. We are pleased however that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "The apartment was very warm, clean and cosy, and was easy to find using the sat-nav."

    Everything we needed was provided, and we very much appreciated the hospitality with the milk, local scones and clotted cream, provided as we arrived very late and the food was just what we needed in the morning. The view out of the balcony is exactly what has been featured in the photo, shame that we did not manage to sit outside due to the weather. The location is very close to the town center, within walking distance, although the journey back is quite hilly, having said that we did enjoy the walk! All in all, this is an excellent place to stay while visiting Cornwall, we very much enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by JeannetteApr 2022

  • "Our first experience of a holiday cottage which fulfilled all expectations, we look forward to another trip."

    Only problem was rubbish disposal, no advice where to leave bin bag.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2022

  • "A very pleasant stay."

    The balcony and view are lovely. Close to town yet a very quiet location.

    Reviewed by TonyOct 2021

  • "The apartment is well located within easy reach of the facilities available in Falmouth."

    However, our sleep was disturbed sleep each night by noise (calling-out, loud talking, singing and music) from the apartment above at around 4.00am in the morning. The noise went on for sometime on each occasion.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and we are sorry to see you didn't register this during your stay which would have given us the opportunity to investigate straightaway. Having spoken with the owners we can confirm the property above Hawkins Haven is occupied by a quiet couple and the local residents and neighbours are elderly and respectful. You'll see from previous feedback that this has not been raised as an issue previously and is not something that local residents are aware of. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarryOct 2021

  • "It would be nice to have slightly heavier curtains to block out the early morning sun but this did not spoil our holiday to the extent that we have already booked this apartment for next year."

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2021

  • "The apartment was superb."

    Extremely clean, everything we needed was there. The location was just right for us, not too far up the hill, but far enough for fantastic views across the water!

    Reviewed by SaraSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay here."

    The apartment was very clean and practical and well presented. The layout was great and it was very spacious . It was quicker and easier to walk into Falmouth than we had envisaged (as long as you don’t mind the steep hills). We did raise our eyebrows at the rules a little (not endearing to a holiday feel maybe they could be packaged in a more positive way if entirely necessary ?). Overall we really loved the apartment and the area and would recommend.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2021

  • "Cracking apartment with all facilities that you would require."

    Excellent directions, clear instructions, clean and well equipped, it represents excellent value for money in the current ‘staycation’ climate.

    Reviewed by SeanJul 2021

  • "Hawkins Haven exceeded what we were expecting."

    Just right for two couples. Each bedroom was en suite and lounge a good size. The balcony was excellent for sitting out in. Although it didn’t get any sun in the evening that was ok in the hot week we had. The only negative was that my wife felt the bed was a bit hard for her, although I was fine.

    Reviewed by AndyJul 2021

  • "Even with the instructions it was very hard to find the cottage and asking locals none of them knew where it was either."

    Once we found it we were very pleased with it.

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2021

  • "Through covid extremely helpful transferred holiday due to lockdown with no ..."

    Through covid extremely helpful transferred holiday due to lockdown with no problems already have another holiday booked with you and would book again

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2021

  • "We are still at this property and have a list of issues."

    Hot water scalding. Sink not draining, bare nails in duck board, poorly equipped kitchen, casing on microwave is broken, is this safe. Plug chains broken in bathrooms, no use of garden not mentioned in advert. Pillows very stained, need replacing. Also tumble dryer setting was left turned on, on washer dryer so I inadvertently tumble dried my wetsuit. Housekeeping turning all settings off would have avoided this issue.Tumble drier is leaving white bits on all clothes. Wooden baton to secure patio doors is missing although there is a note asking you to keep it in place. The impression we have from "rules" posted all over the property is that residents do not like this being a holiday let and are dictating to the owners. We are very disappointed with this property and won't be returning or recommending it. Also our time here has been significantly reduced because of Covid so we need to leave at 09.30 yet we are still expected to strip the beds.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are pleased to see that the Owner was on hand to help resolve most of these points during your stay. Hawkins Haven is listed online as an apartment with the use of a balcony with outside furniture. It was not advertised with a garden area included in this case. Many owners have adjusted their arrival and departure times to allow for Covid cleaning and we are really grateful that you were able to help with this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeniseMay 2021

  • "There were just a few nigly things that should be sorted such as sink plug chains broken, dimmer switch worn out making it difficult to get lights to stay on, reported kettle that had lid stuck down, impossible to open, broken towel rails, dirty old cork table mats."

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback following your stay at Hawkins Haven. Your comments have been discussed with the housekeeping team and will be addressed accordingly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SandraOct 2020

  • "Thanks, the flat was lovely, sparkling clean, and so well equipped, little touches much appreciated, like milk, cleaning products."

    The layout of the flat is brilliant, bedrooms at one end and all living area away from bedrooms, no noise, very peaceful. The area as described is very hilly. Would highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2020

  • "Hawkins Haven is in a stunning location wonderful views from the balcony."

    The apartment is spacious and very comfortable and nicely furnished. Falmouth is the perfect base with many locations and things to do within walking or driving distance. We were very lucky with having sunny weather for most of our week. This was our second time staying in Falmouth and it was lovely to re visit some of the places we first went to 5 years ago. The apartment is a steep walk back from the high street so that needs to be considered if you have difficulty with walking. We would throughly recommend this property as we had the most wonderful time and it was everything we were hoping for.

    Reviewed by MargoAug 2020

  • "Great views in safe & secure environment, peaceful & relaxing apartment."

    Enjoyed the local beaches with Flushing our favourite village & coastal walks

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2020

  • "Amazing layout and views."

    Perfect location to explore Cornish sights and beaches. Well equipped apartment including a swift replacement when the current washing machine broke down.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2020

  • "The apartment was delightful, we found it very clean & comfortable & with the expected lovely news of the harbour from the windows."

    Falmouth is a perfect centre for exploring the area. We took the ferry to St Mawes & another to Truro. There is plenty of walking nearby & we also enjoyed Glendurgan gardens a short drive away. The apartment is a short walk from the centre of town but it is back up a steep hill & the whole area is not ideal for anyone who finds hill walking difficult. There are a number of very good restaurants in the town - high quality & many with lovely harbour views.

    Reviewed by BruceSep 2019

  • "Accommodation was superb, would highly recommend apartment and location."

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2019

  • "Mostly, the view."

    Amazing at all times of the day whether the sun was shining or not. The apartment was exceedingly clean with lovely fluffy towels and cotton bed linen. Beautifully furnished and everything provided. A short walk downhill from the back of the apartments brought you to the Boathouse pub with it's own views from the terrace. Bit steep on the way back but then you would expect that as Falmouth is built on a hill. Not suitable for people with mobility issues. Some instructions for the washer/dryer would be useful. We are considering booking again for next September.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2019

  • "We stayed in Number 8."

    This apartment was excellent! beautiful place. Had everything you needed and was spotless. The rooms were large and thank you for the scones :) was a real nice touch. Would totally recommend this place to anyone.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "The apartment is spacious and comfortable."

    It is located conveniently for the centre of Falmouth. The experience of booking with Sykes was positive - every interaction was courteous and professional.

    Reviewed by NigelAug 2019

  • "The apartment was very well appointed and in a great location just a short walk to the main street through town."

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2019

  • "A very nice place where we felt at home."

    Reviewed by KerstinJul 2019

  • "Had a brilliant holiday loved the apartment although was a little worried when we arrived driving through a housing estate but was pleasantly surprised when we got in the apartment."

    Brilliant location although very hilly not good for old people

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2019

  • "Description of access to the property was inaccurate, originally mentioned 7 steps to property, actually 16:- 7 steps up to obtain key, retrace and 6 steps down, 3 steps up and then 12 down."

    Heating/Hot Water system making noises and also hot water out of Taps was scalding, this was fixed halfway through our 7 day holiday.

    Reviewed by GaryMay 2019

  • "On arrival all looked very nice."

    Well equipped kitchen, comfy beds and a fabulous view. However during the evening we found various lights not working, including a bathroom one which we didnt try to change bulb in as the fitting appeared to be coming off the ceiling. Neither bedroom had a mirror which was close to a socket. This may seem a small thing but hair drying was a nightmare. Welcome pack (scones, jam, clotted cream and milk) was a nice touch BUT if the listing says wine there should be wine. Have booked through Sykes before and will do again as, overall, the negatives were small and we had a good stay.

    Thank you very much for your comments, we're really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed staying at Hawkins Haven. Thank you for letting us know about the lighting - this will be investigated. We don't actually advertise the welcome pack at all as we like for it to be a surprise. We hope you enjoyed it however (even if it didn't have wine!) and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "The accommodation was very well appointed but not very clean."

    The oven was greasy and some utencils needed washing before use. The general maintenance was good but problem with window made a very uncomfortable few nights. You did help with that as soon as you were informed. With a maintenence man the same day and extra blankets. Thank you. The afternoon tea was a nice touch. It would have been nice to have a visitors book to compliment the owners for having such a well appointed flat. All in all a good stay would love to return. Great views and an energetic walk from town. Would not be suitable for someone with limited mobility. Parking place a real asset.

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2019

  • "Lovely homely apartment, well situated and would stay there again."

    Reviewed by AngelaFeb 2019

  • "Stayed at this apartment before and found everything very homely."

    Two negatives welcome pack was missing the wine,plus the time you can gain entry to the property seems to getting later and later.☹️

    Reviewed by EdwardDec 2018

  • "My husband, elder daughter and myself had a great week in Falmouth."

    Our first visit to that part of Cornwall and it definitely exceeded our expectations. The apartment was all we could have wished for and gave us space and privacy. The views from the windows were fantastic - watching the boats in the harbour and the arrival and departure of two cruise ships! At our age (81 and 78) the climb up to the property from the town was a bit steep but we managed it! You are welcome to publish our feedback but without our full names! Maybe just initials?

    Reviewed by ShirleySep 2018

  • "Hawkins Haven is a beautiful apartment with superb views."

    Quite a steep climb from the town but adequate parking available at the property. Not suitable for elderly/disabled. Having entered the property via 5-6 steps at the front, there are two flights of steps down into the apartment. Both bathrooms have showers over the bath. No standalone shower or wet room facilities. No single beds in either bedroom. Both doubles.

    Reviewed by DianaAug 2018

  • "A nice clean and pleasant appartment the only problem was the heat in the south facing bedroom which appeared to get over heated due to being next to the hot water boiler."

    A small irritation was no wine on arrival as per the listing in the information folder, and the scones to welcome us were out of date the day before our arrival,not a good sign particularly for one of our party who was pregnant!

    Reviewed by KathyAug 2018

  • "Spacious very clean unit in complex with all our needs met."

    Beautiful view from dining area but you need to reasonably fit to walk down to the town and back up again.Only possible improvement would be harder mattress in second bedroom but that is a personal preference.Plenty of brochures/leaflets left in unit to enable guests to know what is going on in the area.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2018

  • "Ideal location for exploring Falmouth and the surrounding coastal area."

    The apartment was comfortable and spacious and had all the facilities we needed. Lovely sea views from the balcony where we enjoyed leisurely breakfasts in the morning sunshine.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2018

  • "Stayed here for a week in very hot weather."

    Many of the windows were purposefully unable to be opened which made it difficult to get any ventilation, particularly in the bedrooms and made nighttimes hot and unpleasant. Although this is a ground floor flat there are significantly more than the seven steps specified in order to get there from the car park, the main flight having 12 steps. As previous reviewers have said, it is a very steep walk down into Falmouth and extremely challenging on uphill return so only suitable for the super fit. This is a quiet, unattractive block of modern flats. The rear balcony has fabulous views. However, the small bistro table is not big enough for more than putting drinks on, so we were unable to use it for alfresco meals and had to eat inside which was a shame. The interior was very comfortably furnished.

    Reviewed by HeatherJun 2018

  • "The television kept playing up"

    Reviewed by TerenceJun 2018

  • "What a beautiful apartment!"

    Everything we expected and so much more. Huge, spacious rooms and the views from the balcony were amazing. So much closer to the town than we thought and the hills gave us a lovely leg workout! We will be back...

    Reviewed by FionaMay 2018

  • "Convenient location, a few minutes walk from the town centre, although the steep climb back asked a lot of us 75+ yr."

    olds. The great views shown in the photos were fully justified, and the apartment was tastefully furnished, with every need provided for. Good parking. Would thoroughly recommend this if you're reasonably fit.

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2018

  • "Hawkins Haven is ideally placed for the east end of the town near to the Prince of Wales Pier."

    The walk into the town is via a steep road and path which for people less able on their feet would be quite a challenge. For us it was not a problem. It takes around twenty minutes to reach the pier. (Probably a little longer to climb back up). The surrounding roads are residential so it is recommended that the directions to the apartment by car, from the main road, provided by the agent, are followed as they are the most direct. The décor is very modern and fresh with a nautical theme. The kitchen is very well designed and has extensive utensils and cooking aids. However not found were scales, a tin opener and a vegetable peeler. The views of the port out of the double aspect windows were better than expected. The apartment is one of a number of apartments in a modern block. It is set in a very quite area of the town and the use of an allocated parking space is priceless. We would certainly be keen to use Hawkins Haven again if we were to revisit Falmouth in the future.

    Reviewed by RoyApr 2018

  • "Very spacious and modern accommodation."

    Exceptionally clean and well equipped. Amazing views of the harbour and excellent location for nearby restaurants and shopping.

    Reviewed by JeanetteMar 2018

  • "Really really loved the apartment."

    SO clean and lovely decor. Gorgeous views. Not very prepossessing from the outside but gorgeous inside. Walk to town very easy but hard work coming back due to steep hills - that's Cornwall though

    Reviewed by GeraldNov 2017

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  • All on one level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with king size bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living room with kitchen and dining area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washer dryer, dishwasher
  • DVD and music system
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Seated balcony with furniture
  • Sorry no pets or smoking
  • Shop and pub one mile
  • Note: Twelve steps to entrance
  • Note: With the exception of babies under 2 years,no children under the age of eighteen are permitted in this property.

The property

This seaward facing apartment is a fifteen minute walk from Falmouth's town centre and enjoys views across the scenic waterways of one of the world's largest natural harbours, encompassing the charismatic village of Flushing where cottages hug the waterfront and on to St Anthony Head in the distance.

Guests cannot fail to be impressed by the generously proportioned rooms and comfort within.

Ideal for couples, the open uncluttered style of the spacious open plan living room with a kitchen permits the eye to be drawn out to the activity of the nautical scene beyond and natural light is harnessed by double aspect windows and fully glazed doors that lead onto a super balcony.

A lovely room to relax in, boldly striped blue and white settees sharply contrast the pale beech furnishings and neutral carpeting.

The cool calico shaded decor and tasteful coastal colour theme extends into full en-suite bedrooms where comfortable beds are dressed in fabrics that reflect the colours of the sea.

Wander the narrow cobbled streets of Falmouth town and seek refreshment in one of the characterful inns serving Cornish ciders and ales.

Browse the curio shops and art galleries and sample the fayre from one of the many superb restaurants, cafes and eateries - with pasties, cream teas and fish and chips all temptingly on offer.

Pleasure boat trips and fishing excursions can be enjoyed, up the river to Truro city with its dramatic Neolithic three-spired cathedral, or across to St Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula, a stunning area of outstanding natural beauty.

Have fun with activities such as sailing, swimming, fishing or golf.

A visit to the National Maritime Museum is not to be missed and Henry VIII's Pendennis Castle is a worthy attraction.

Visit Swanpool and Maenporth Beach or discover the beautiful secret coves of The Lizard Peninsula, tucked away and accessed down the dramatic cliff tops.

A magnificent holiday destination at any time of year, there is much to see and do in this popular, lively resort where life centres around its colourful harbour and scenic waterways.

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About the location


Mabe 3 miles; Penryn 2 miles; Truro 11 miles.

Falmouth, with its magnificent natural harbour (the third largest in the world), winding streets and beaches, will keep you occupied for hours. The town's old harbour-side pubs, excellent shopping, art gallery and stunning National Maritime Museum simply complete the picture. Pendennis Castle, built by Henry VIII, is Falmouth's most popular attraction, sited on its own peninsula with superb panoramic sea views. Across from Falmouth harbour is the beautiful town of St Mawes, surrounded by the rocky coves, sandy beaches and lush green countryside of the Roseland Peninsula. Go there by car (15 miles) or take the passenger ferry from Falmouth (15 minutes). For nature lovers there is the Swanpool Nature Reserve, a lagoon and site of special scientific interest teeming with a variety of wildlife. There is also a golf course. Falmouth offers such a rich variety of landscape and attractions for people of all ages, it is sure to tempt you back time and again.

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Region Information

Note: NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 please. Except babies under 2.

Note: Twelve external steps to building entrance.

Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas