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Slipway Cottage

Falmouth, Cornwall (Ref. 959347)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property will come again"

    Reviewed by RobinJun 2022

  • "Very clean well equipped cottage with lovely harbour views."

    Interesting rustic furniture!! Very comfortable beds and great large fluffy towels. Perhaps consider more comfortable chairs for the harbour views but all in all a delightful stay.

    Reviewed by BarbaraApr 2022

  • "Overall a beautiful property with wonderful views and equipped to a particularly high level."

    Two points, neither of which affected us: Think you should make more of the "not recommended for those with mobility problems" bit. Steps up to property (12) and up to main street (59) are steep and uneven. Anyone with even minor issues would find them a challenge. Internet connection frustratingly slow.

    Thank you for your feedback, we have a note on the property to say ''Property may not be convenient for those with mobility problems, due to the steps leading to the property and a steep incline to access the main street.'' Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "Slipway Cottage is a peaceful gem in the middle of busy Falmouth."

    Wonderful views across the estuary towards Flushing and St Maws. Tastefully furnished and fully equipped, Slipway Cottage made a perfect home from home in a perfect location for our Cornwall holiday.

    Reviewed by StephanieSep 2021

  • "Slipway Cottage was a great place to stay."

    Excellent location with wonderful views from the balcony and lounge area. Access to the private slipway allows residents to go paddle boarding/ kayaking/ for a swim. Everything was clean and comfortable. Great beds, bathrooms and well stocked kitchen. Packet Quay is a quiet development at the top of the high street, so walking into the town for shops, bars and restaurants was ideal. 30 min walk to the 3 beaches was also great. Falmouth is a brilliant place to visit - lots of galleries, Maritime museum and boat trips. You will have to be physically fit to climb the steps up and down to the cottage. Could not park our car in the garage (a VW T Roc) but parked on the road opposite the Greenbank Hotel so not a problem. Stayed two weeks here and would definitely recommend the Cottage.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "We have just returned from Slipway Cottage - below is an overview Cost: It's not cheap @ £300 per night for 2 people (but it does sleep 4 people) and we where lucky to get it as - it was last minute and its fully booked all year The cottage: is lovely, it is bright, clean and has nice furnishing, there is a utility with a washing machine and tumble dryer too The Cottage is upside down, you enter on a level with 2 bedrooms, a utility and 2 bathrooms, both bedrooms have patio doors opening to a small balcony with the main bedroom looking over the court yard, the second bedroom has an obstructed view but if you step out you can see to the harbour to the side of it The upstairs is an open plan living/dining kitchen area with 2 balconies - one above the bedrooms looking over the courtyard the other looking over the harbour You get the Sun on the balcony from sun rise until approx."

    15.30 - the view is lovely (it's between 2 buildings - but is still lovely) and there are a few places to sit inside too to look at the view The cottage does supply some basics: Milk, tea, sugar, coffee, hand washes in each bathroom, washing up liquid, a couple of dish washing tablets and a couple of cloth washing tablets, dish clothes, tea towels and plenty of bath towels Sykes could not (would not ask the owner) if there was a hair dryer or iron/ironing board (to save me taking them) - so they told me they were not supplied - which is not trye - THEY ARE - I will email Sykes get this updated The cottage is in a great location with restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes on the doorstep There are 2 shops within a few minutes' walk (Spa and Tesco, plus a lovely bakery, unfortunately the M&S has now closed down) Access to the cottage and the street: Falmouth like much of Cornwall is not flat and there are step inclines everywhere. From the courtyard to the cottage there are a couple of sets of very steep steps (about 10 steps in each set, so approx. 20 steps in all) From the cottage to the street, you have to get back to the court yard by going down the sets of steps, then up a different set of steps - also very steep, approx. 50 steps this time ....So not suitable for prams or wheelchairs or anyone who struggles with walking The garage: The width of the opening is very tight and we needed to fold the wing mirrors to get the car in - but once in there is plenty of room for the driver to get out of the car. The main issue is with the length of the garage - we have a Mercedes C Class and it was slightly too long - even with the bumper butted right up to the wall the door of the garage would not completely close - so we had to leave the door slightly ajar and resting on our car boot In summary: a lovely cottage and wish we'd had longer Recommendations for some places to visit and not to visit: Falmouth - The Star and Garter - next to the cottage. The marina area by the museum is relatively new - and has lots of places to each and drink mostly chains but it's a really nice area (and there are a few independents there too). Falmouth beach is about 1 mile away - it's really nice and had a fab restaurant bar called Hooked - but you'll need to book. St Mawes - £5 return on a 15 min ferry - really lovely - and Alex Polizzio Mum's hotel is there - lunch is expensive but it was such a treat and really worth doing for the fabulous views, the St Mawes hotel is beautiful too,though we only had a drink there - it has a little balcony to watch the world go by, also nearby there is the Idle Rock which has a lovely outside area, there are a few independent shops which are nice and Alexi Polizzio has a ladies clothes shop there - which was really nice Porthleven - about a 20 minute drive by car and has 5 Michelin star/Michell guide restaurants (Kota, Rich Stein, Michael Caines, Amelie's and Kota Kai) but you will need to book in advance, plus there are loads of other really good quality places to eat and drink there are some lovely independent shops, plus market days - one good find was an outdoor seafood café called 'Dan Dan' in which you can bring your own drinks (there is a coop round the corner) - the seafood platter is fab and costs £60 for 2 people. Finally Anne's pasties are here too - which are supposed to be the best in Cornwall. St Ives - we didn't love - it was too busy, the beach is not as nice as Falmouth, it took ages getting into St Ives and parking was a nightmare - we were lucky - as one of the locals had a 'park on my drive' sign out for £10 all day - which we used - but we only stayed a couple of hours Loads more places to go but unfortunately we didn't get the change as the cottage was only available for 4 nights, so would love to return and stay longer next time

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2021

  • "The cottage was very homely."

    The kitchen was the best stocked kitchen I've ever had in a cottage. Very comfortable lounge and great views. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2021

  • "Couple of things to sort out with cottage for this season."

    .... Black mould in showers needs removing Oven light not working

    Thank you for your feedback - we had the mound in the shower sealants replaced on the 16th April and asked for the oven light to replaced Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2021

  • "Visit Falmouth, perfect spot to see south west Cornwall."

    As you would expect Falmouth rather hilly, but that is part of its charm. The welcome we received at the start was warm and friendly so absolutely no complaints. The cottage was lovely, clean and in a perfect spot for the town centre.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2020

  • "Please highlight how tight the garage space is as although it’s mentioned it’s not as clear as it should be"

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "We really loved our stay at this beautiful cottage and will definitely try and stay there again."

    We’ll also recommend it to our friends! Overall excellent cottage, brilliant location (both to explore Falmouth and to explore Cornwall) and beautiful views! We were very sad to leave!!

    Reviewed by ElisabettaOct 2020

  • "The cottage was perfectly located for us, quiet, down beside the water overlooking the yachts in the harbour and adjacent to the town centre."

    Warm and cosy, comfy beds with duck and feather duvets, it was very well furnished and equipped with high quality towels and linen, white and electrical goods and copious quantities of crockery and cutlery. The cottage was a real find.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2020

  • "The most beautiful location ."

    So clean. Had everything we need Plus more.

    Reviewed by MarieAug 2020

  • "Great location for exploring Falmouth town on foot."

    The Slipway was very well equipped kitchen wise and gave ample seating areas and good sized bedrooms. Stunning views of the harbour from the upstairs and courtyard from the bedrooms, very quiet. I was apprehensive about parking as previous reviews stated the garage was very small however we parked our VW Tiguan comfortably. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by JamieAug 2020

  • "Fabulously comfortable and very well-equipped with everything you’ll ever need!"

    Delicious scones/jam/cream on arrival, thank you! Lovely sea view, extremely quiet, really close to the high street shops and the sea, private single garage parking was perfect. What more could one ask for! Thank you for a wonderful week! Wish we could have stayed longer! The only thing missing was a soap dish and shampoo/shower gel rack in the showers, which would have been very useful instead of keep having to reach down to use these items (especially bad for people with bad backs/disabled people). You should tell hirers in advance that you also provide tea towels, hand soap, washing up liquid, dishcloths, dishwasher tablets, tea, coffee, sugar/sweetener, as we brought our own and didn’t need to! Otherwise, a perfect week!

    Reviewed by SophieFeb 2020

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    Beautifully clean and well equipped. Great location in town yet it was a peaceful location with a gorgeous view. Sat with a cuppa every morning looking out at the boats.

    Reviewed by KerryOct 2019

  • "The accommodation was spacious, clean, well equipped and perfectly located with great views from the sitting area and balcony."

    We wouldn't have changed anything.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2019

  • "The cottage is delightful and has a lovely view over the harbour."

    It is very well equipped and provides an excellent base for exploring this part of Cornwall. The garage is suitable only for a very small car and so parking is an issue. Public carparks are some distance away and street parking is restricted so that involves constant relocation of cars.

    Reviewed by WarrenAug 2019

  • "Good well equipped and comfortable accommodation."

    garage is really small , just got my mini in. Beautiful views but shame the windows were dirty. Could have done with comfortable chairs on the balcony to enjoy the views for longer , but would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2019

  • "Fabulous location, easily walked to centre of town, pier, shops and great selection of restaurants."

    Extremely comfortable cottage, very well equipped including a wide range of dvds and books. Loved the views from the upstairs living area.

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2019

  • "We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay at Slipway Cottage."

    There is everything...and more....that anyone should need whilst staying there. The cottage is also very near to the little streets of Falmouth. However we had not expected to be so overlooked by other properties, and thought we would have been able to walk by the water. The courtyard area is rather claustrophobic, and the garage is a VERY tight fit! The steps up to the property are very steep, and slippy. The steps up to the main street are even worse...MUCH steeper, and about 30 of them, (I didn't count them....too busy trying not to fall down them!). It should be made clearer that the property is NOT suitable for children, or the disabled. We have stayed in lovely cottages with Sykes, and this one too was very nice, but not quite as expected.

    Reviewed by DeniseMay 2019

  • "As a family we all loved the location of the property and the cleanliness of the cottage was fantastic."

    The only thing that is generally missing from all the places we have stayed at is a radio. That's why we always bring our own. Apart from that, cannot fault Sykes cottages for the type of properties on your website.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week here."

    The cottage is very well equipped, warm, comfortable and one of the cleanest we’ve ever stayed in. The welcome pack was particularly appreciated.

    Reviewed by SueMay 2019

  • "Amazing property as always from Sykes had everything and more that we needed ..."

    Amazing property as always from Sykes had everything and more that we needed would definitely recommend Sykes for holiday accommodations we will obviously use them again

    Reviewed by CliveMay 2019

  • "We have stayed at this property 6 times now."

    The location is lovely. We feel that the flat needs a bit of money spending on it. The sofas are beginning to look tired and also you have to constantly "plump up" the cushions. The living area seems to get a bit more cluttered each year and we are mystified by the number of giant "carpet cubes" which take up so much floor space.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2019

  • "A very well equipped,comfortable 'cottage' and in a great location on the town centre but not very convenient for those with mobility problems as there are 20 steps to the cottage entrance and a steep incline (or even more difficult steps) to access the main street."

    It's not a cottage in the traditional sense, more of an inverted duplex house with a flat roof on a large harbour front redevelopment-the view from the living room is a partial harbour one but no views from the GF bedrooms. It's at the top end of prices for a January break so we were somewhat disappointed as it wasn't a frontline property and the decor is in need of a freshening up particularly white woodwork and some walls Parking was a trial-the garage only has room for a small/medium family car and dire warnings about penalties for parking in the..empty..courtyard Despite these comments we had a great stay..with an extra night sorted out by Sykes due to snowbound Cornwall

    Reviewed by ChrisJan 2019

  • "The cottage worked perfectly for us and we had a great weekend break."

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2018

  • "It is in my top five of holiday let’s in 40 years!"

    The view,the layout the cleanliness.....everything was provided including a cream tea...thank you very much.We even had roses on arrival....these things make such a difference. It feels like a home and not a holiday let with books dvdsand plenty of beautiful bits and pieces around. Everything has been thought of and we really appreciated it. Only one small thing...for us (although they were good quality) the mattresses were too soft. My husband is 6ft 7 and because they are split mattresses he couldn’t get really comfortable but everything else was amazing. Thank you so very much....we have already passed details to friends.

    Reviewed by TeriJul 2018

  • "Location brilliant and accommodation spot on"

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2018

  • "The accommodation was superb in every respect - close to Falmouth town centre, beautiful view and very peaceful and quiet!"

    Couldn't have been bettered.

    Reviewed by TimMar 2018

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  • Reverse level accommodation
  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x super king with 6' bed (zip and link to twin upon request) balcony, and en-suite shower room, basin and WC, 1 x super king with 6' bed (zip and link to twin upon request) and balcony
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Stairs to open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Balcony with furniture for sea views.
  • Underfloor and electric central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob
  • Microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and separate tumble dryer
  • TV, Bose sound system, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Steep incline to access the main street
  • Off road parking for 1 car (there is a private garage - access is 2.12m wide by 2m high) beside the courtyard for parking one car
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 5 mins walk
  • Note: No pets and no smoking
  • This property has a GHB of £500

The property

Slipway Cottage is a stylish reverse level property close to the slipway at Falmouth and part of the Packet Quays waterside development.

The property has many balconies from which to enjoy the spectacular sea views and the living area is a relaxing and welcoming space making this an ideal retreat for friends and family.

The entry leads into the hallway with two bedrooms, the master with en-suite shower room, and a family bathroom.

The stairs lead up to the first floor living area and separates the sitting and dining area from the kitchen.

The flooring is carpet and tiled throughout with underfloor and central heating.

There is a private garage (access is 2.12m wide by 2m high) beside the courtyard for parking one car.

Situated just fifty feet from the slipway.

Approached from a courtyard by a flight of stone steps one cannot fail to be impressed by the atmosphere created within this tasteful mix of luxury cottages and apartments wherein nautical elements prevail.

With a history bound up with the sea, part of Falmouth's charismatic appeal is undoubtedly its magnificent harbour and scenic waterfront.

Bustling narrow streets are home to a range of fine restaurants, old inns interesting shops, and the Maritime Museum.

There is a wealth of things to see and do in Falmouth but Truro is within 15 miles and The Lizard within 25 miles for more attractions, restaurants and culture, so Slipway Cottage is in an ideal spot for a holiday at any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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: Maximum occupancy four adults.

Note: Please state at the point of booking if you require beds to be made up differently to that specified. Late notice may mean we are not able to change the configuration in time for your arrival.

Note: Property may not be convenient for those with mobility problems, due to the steps leading to the property and a steep incline to access the main street.

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