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Through The Porthole

Falmouth, Cornwall (Ref. 1043373)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful Cottage in a great location."

    The owners have thought of Absolutely everything. We only used the En-suite bedroom and the bed was really comfy. Would certainly recommend this lovely cottage to family and friends.

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2022

  • "Fantastic property in a great location with the added benefit of an allocated parking space."

    Prior to visit we were a bit concerned about there being a pub nearby but not only was there no noise from them, they are the friendliest team and serve great food which just adds to a relaxing week. We must mention that there was an issue with the house when we arrived and we could not have had a quicker or more helpful response from the owners local representative who arrived at the property within minutes of us contacting them. Sykes were also very helpful. We could not have asked for more and sometimes it’s when things go wrong you find out just how good a companies customer service is. We loved our week at this wonderful house.

    Reviewed by PaulaMar 2022

  • "Stunning harbour views, stylish, comfortable and relaxing."

    Excellent location, and very close to the town centre.. Would definitely love to return.

    Reviewed by VickyFeb 2022

  • "Nice holiday home and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    we got exactly "what it said on the tin" Would just say whilst it was nice to have a Christmas tree it was rather large and took up a lot of space in the living area which was a little tight anyway.

    Reviewed by ColinDec 2021

  • "Tastefully decorated, comfortable, warm."

    Stunning views out to Falmouth harbour from kitchen/living room, master bedroom and 2nd double bedroom. We really appreciated this getaway Many thanks

    Reviewed by ElizabethNov 2021

  • "Your website advertises a Welcome Pack but on arrival we did not have one, whereas last year we did."

    Besides that the stay was fantastic and a wonderful property with stunning views

    Thank you for your feedback, We are really pleased that you had a fantastic stay and enjoyed the wonderful views. The property managers have confirmed that they ordinarily provide a complimentary welcome pack which seems to have been overlooked on this occasion. The Cornish Cottage Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DonnaOct 2021

  • "Yes, since it’s dog friendly I think the dog hairs should be removed from the ..."

    Yes, since it’s dog friendly I think the dog hairs should be removed from the settees not all who stay there are dog lovers

    Reviewed by EdwardSep 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay."

    The house is lovely & well-designed to take full advantage of the "wow-factor" views. Location is brilliant & there are lots of home-comforts. A problem with the washing machine was quickly & efficiently sorted out by the local agent with no hassle for us. Well worth 5 stars - we hope to come back!

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2021

  • "The views from this property are outstanding overlooking Falmouth Harbour, it is quite a sight watching the huge ships coming into to dock."

    The property is situated right in the middle of town so everything is accessible. If you have any difficulty with navigating steps and slopes then this is not a place for you. We will be returning at some point. The property, the amenities and the surroundings are that good .

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "The location was brilliant and the facilities were spot on."

    The welcome pack was an added bonus and the views were magical. We will definitely be looking to book again! Sykes made it so easy to book, a seamless experience.

    Reviewed by JemmaOct 2020

  • "The whole week we spent at the property was fantastic."

    The central location was great and was a 5 minute walk to a relative of ours who is studying at Falmouth Uni. The property was furnished to a very high standard and the views to the harbour and dockyard were wonderful even in October. There was plenty to do nearby with lots of shops , bars and restaurants. The only thing to be aware of is the property is high up, so steep inclines are everywhere which for the less mobile could be a problem. We would love to visit Falmouth again and would highly recommend Through the Porthole

    Reviewed by DonnaOct 2020

  • "My partner and I have just returned from our weeks stay at Through the Porthole."

    It was a superb holiday home and the views from the rear windows and outside area were lovely. Will certainly miss waking up to them. The house has everything you need and has been furnished very well. 5 min walk to the shops and to the front where you have a choice of pubs/cafes etc. We used the house as a base and we visited many areas but it was always nice to return. We will stay again.

    Reviewed by VivienSep 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in a fabulous location with lovely views."

    Cottage well equipped. Falmouth was a lovely town with so much on offer. Be prepared to climb lots of steps. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by MandySep 2020

  • "A very enjoyable week in a very good and comfortable location."

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "Through the Porthole is in a fabulous position, really well equipped cottage, and it was sparkling clean on arrival."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JanineSep 2020

  • "A couple of small additions would have been really helpful- 1."

    Mirrors in all the bedrooms. 2. Fans to help keep us cooler as it was v hot at night in bedrooms and unfortunately it was noisy outside during the night on occasion when opening the windows :( 3. A firmer mattress in main bedroom as it was way too squidgy! 4. Better quality pillows. Apart from these, the house was delightful.

    Thank you for your comments which we have taken on board, adding mirrors in the bedrooms and replacing the mattresses and pillows. We would look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JacquiAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, beautifully furnished, view is amazing of harbour definitely would go back a really great cottage."

    Reviewed by BridgitteAug 2020

  • "Fantastic location in the beautiful port of Falmouth."

    So much to do and visit from this location, without barely getting in the car. The view from the bedrooms and outdoor patio area were incredible.

    Reviewed by GlenJul 2020

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This property is part of the Cornish Cottage Holidays collection.
Over 500 carefully selected and perfectly located Cornwall and Devon properties, helping you create your perfect holiday.


  • Three bedrooms: Ground-floor double with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x 4' double on first floor
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living/kitchen/dining room on lower ground floor.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Rear enclosed artificial lawn garden with built-in bench, furniture and a shed
  • One medium or two small dogs welcome, £20 charge for second dog
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Roadside parking (permit provided) or public car park 500 metres, you can unload directly outside the cottage
  • Shop 0.3 miles, Pub 0.1 miles, Beach 1.2 miles

The property

Located on a street of colourful properties, close to the centre of Falmouth, and boasting fabulous views of the harbour is this recently refurbished, contemporary townhouse, Through The Porthole.

This three-bedroom property offers spacious and well thought-out accommodation for a family or small group of up to five guests looking to explore Falmouth and the South Cornwall coastline.

Named Through The Porthole, it reflects the luxury standard you'd expect on a five star cruise with spectacular views to match.

Enter the property into a spacious hallway, with a handy coat rack to hang your coats and motion sensor lighting, head to the open-plan living area, with a newly-fitted kitchen, housing a range of integrated amenities, including a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.

Prepare delicious home-cooked meals, which can be enjoyed by the whole group at the lovely oak dining table, before retiring to the sitting room to relax on one of the sofas, admiring the incredible harbour views on offer, or enjoying watching the Smart TV.

The master double bedroom boasts more harbour views, which you can enjoy each morning from the comfort of your bed; along with integrated hanging space and an en-suite shower room with a walk-in shower, all thoughtfully provided by the owners.

Upstairs are two more bedrooms, a 4' double offering a comfortable sleeping arrangement for one guest, and a further double bedroom with wonderful harbour views, both with ample storage space, fantastic original fireplaces and custom made black out curtains.

The recently fitted family bathroom completes the layout, with a shower over bath and big frosted glass window, allowing in plenty of natural light.

Access the rear garden through the French door in the sitting room, and enjoy the built in bench, lawn with further outdoor furniture and make the most of your incredible harbour views.

Falmouth centre is a short walk away, with an impressive array of shops, pubs, cafés, restaurants and bars, along with popular tourist attractions such as Pendennis Castle, built by Henry VIII, and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall; while the closest beaches of Castle, Gyllyngvase and Swanpool are about a mile from the property.

Hop on a ferry at the terminal and head over to St Mawes on the Roseland Heritage Coast, surrounded by lush green countryside, rocky coves and stunning sandy beaches, as well as being home to an impressive 16th century castle.

Visit Swanpool and its nature reserve, a site of Special Scientific Interest with an incredible lagoon, and join the South West Coast Path, heading south towards the Lizard Heritage Coast to visit Trebah Gardens, Lizard Point and Kynance Cove, with a choice of sandy beaches to stop off at and spend an afternoon in the sunshine.

Through The Porthole is a brilliant base from which to explore the South Cornwall coast.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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