- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
36 Customer Reviews
"Great location and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay."
We were 3 generations with a dog and had enough space for all of us. The walk down to the town / harbour was quite steep so wouldn't be suitable for anyone with mobility issues. Loads of eating places within short walking distance and good base to discover more of Cornwall. Property was well equipped and parking was a bonus. We were also blessed with fab weather.
you could walk the streets of Falmouth for hours and not find a better location for a holiday cottage. This cottage was tucked up in a quiet street with partial views over the harbour, and by walking to the end of the row of cottages a full panoramic view of the harbour is achieved. Set high up on the hill, it's perhaps not ideal for those with impaired mobility, but brilliant for most reasonably active people. Falmouth was a revelation to us, with a wide range of shops, many of which were independently owned. Yes, there are touristy souvenir type gift shops, but nothing overly tacky. They actually seem to sell things you'd quite like to buy. The town and harbour is also very clean and tidy, and the seagull population seemed well controlled. A big plus for Falmouth is the total lack of seaside type amusement arcades. Another big plus was the dog friendly nature of many of the pubs and restaurants. As to the cottage itself, it was an ideal size for 4 adults. It was very well equipped with all the things you'd expect and everything worked well. In particular, the cleanliness of all crockery and kitchen utensils was exemplary ... an important point for people like us who 'eat in' on most nights. The cream tea supplied on our arrival was also very much appreciated. Rubbish collection was a bit confusing and we're not sure if we got that right. Also, the cold tap in the downstairs bathroom doesn't close off properly and may need replacing. But these are minor quibbles. And don't detract from a 5 star rating for this accomodation. Highly recommended.
"A delightful cottage, beautifully situated for central amenities."
The garden was excellent too, although we had to barricade the upper section because Maeve was determined something interesting lived under the shed! The kitchen was well equipped, although a smaller saucepan or two would have been welcome and one or two sharper knives (despite the sharpener). Some notes on the hob would also have been welcome as we feel that we were not using it as efficiently as we could and the welcome pack did not contain an explanation that we could see.
"This is our second stay Tops and we would book again!"
"Very welcoming cottage with ample space and well equipped."
Beautiful private garden with great area for al alfresco dining. Central location with everything in walking distance.
"Lovely cottage, conveniently situated, as only a short walk to the middle of Falmouth."
Well equipped with everything you could need for your stay. Lovely garden to sit in on those lovely summer nights. Clean & comfortable. This is our second stay and plan to return again next year.
"Handle fell of sitting room door, but not a problem, these things happen with any home!"
Otherwise, the cottage was comfortable, clean and very well equipped. I gave Sykes Cottages a low rating as they didn’t answer any of my question, which were about the ease of unloading the car, was there a hair dryer - otherwise, I would highly recommend the cottage itself.
"Perfect location for what we needed."
There are some maintenance jobs required, the door handle to the lounge was broken and the banister was wobbly. Carpet upstairs would be nice, but the boards were easy to clean when we left.
Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the location. Thank you for bringing to our attention the issue with the door handle in the lounge and the wobbly bannister, we have arranged for our maintenance team to deal with both of these. We hope that maybe one day we might be able to welcome you back again to the cottage. Property Owner
"Absolutely lovely place to stay."
Close enough to town to walk .lovely pub on the corner.will definitely be coming back to stay again.clare and paul
"I found Tops'l Cottage a really comfortable and homely property, and it was great being so close to the shops and bars in the centre of Falmouth."
Possibly not the quietest of locations, but it made it feel like a lively area and I liked that about it.
"A lovely cottage with character,we really enjoyed our holiday,the view of the ..."
A lovely cottage with character,we really enjoyed our holiday,the view of the harbour and how easy to get to the shops was great
"The cottage met all our needs, was spotlessly clean and within easy reach of town centre."
We are looking forward to booking our next visit.
"Had a great stay."
Ideal location. Could not fault. Met the lovely lady who looks after the place.
"Unfortunately the property is over priced."
We were 4 in accommodation for 6 and toyed with the idea of inviting another couple. Thank goodness we didn’t, it would have been an uncomfortable squeeze for all but the shortest of stays. The neighbours were noise, occasional stink of weed, and with lots of aggressive shouting someone’s til 3am. There were 2 disturbances in the street and on one occasion as we parked we found an unconscious drunk laid waste near the house. We had to get the pub to help check him over and encourage him home. The parking was a walk from the properly in a scruffy back alley, so we had to ensure nothing was left in the car. Although a reserved discs and not far from the house it maid the ferrying of kids and kit a bit of a chore- not what I would expect for the price. I also wouldn’t recommend the property fir family still using prams or heavily reliant on pushchairs.
"Nice little cottage with only a short walk into the town."
Very clean and homely with everything you need in the cottage. I know in a previous comment it said about the noise. There was a little on a couple of nights I think from the pub just up the road but this is minimal and did not spoil the holiday at all. Overall we had a great time and enjoyed staying in this cosy cottage. You would struggle to sleep 6 adults in the cottage but 4 adults and two small children would be fine.
"The cottage was lovely and the location was great, however, just a small thing which is an easy fix, the curtains were not black out curtains so the bedrooms were so light which made it difficult for my 3 yo to sleep, lots of late nights and early mornings."
"A wonderful cottage."
Well placed in the towel with quick and easy access to the town centre. The property was clean and well presented with some lovely touches for families - books, games and dvds. The kitchen had everything you would need and there was lots of information about the local area provided.
"We loved your cottage (which thankfully had parking) and it’s close access to downtown Falmouth."
"Great little place, but not for 6 guests."
Yes it has 6 beds but not enough room in the lounge or kitchen for 6, unless it was 2 adults and 2 small children. Garden is very pretty but again small, not enough room for my dog to run. Location like all accommodations in Falmouth is up very steep steps or hills, so definitely not suitable for the elderly or disabled. Although the student house 2 doors away went silent before 2am, they were very noisy till then partying in their garden. The house was fresh clean and spotless with everything your own home would have. The pub 3 doors away did great food. The place is in a great location, only a 6 min stroll down hill to the high street and marina.
"We have just had a week in Falmouth at Tops'l Cottage."
We found the house very clean, well equipped and comfy for 4 adults. It's in a great location for exploring Falmouth town & beaches with everything in walking distance.
"Great cottage, lovely and homely."
Great location, close to all the amenities and the pub nearby is a gem. The only advice I would give is to provide a better hoover, as the one on offer didn't have suction at all and in a house that gets a lot of sand, you definitely need an efficient hoover! Also I would change/wash the lace curtains, they looked a bit worn and sad. But these are minor details, overall we loved the house and would definitely recommend it and stay there again.
Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. We are glad that you loved the cottage and its location. Falmouth is a great place with lots to see and do. The hoover and the lace curtains have both been replaced. We very much hope to welcome you back, hopefully in the not too distant future. Property Owner
"We had a wonderful stay at Tops’l cottage."
The cottage itself was lovely and clean and the location was perfect with the harbour and lots of shops, bars, restaurants within walking distance. Would definitely recommend.
"Great location, and fantastic to have the parking space."
Very comfortable and well-equipped cottage.
"We had a lovely week staying in this charming, well equipped and cosy cottage."
Perfect location to explore Falmouth, with our dog. The welcome gift of scones (with jam and cream) and fresh milk, along with the vase of fresh flowers and the basket of wood to get the log burner going, was a very nice touch and was much appreciated. We didn't find the parking arrangements a problem - we were able to pull up outside to offload/load our luggage at the start and end of our stay, without upsetting any of the neighbours. We would definitely stay here again.
"We had a fabulous week here, the cottage is absolutely beautiful and we would definitely stay here again."
Loved it, perfect location, warm and cosy. Did not want to leave.
"Lovely cosy cottage."
..only negative comment would be that the sofas are old and the general appearance is a little bit worn.
Thank you for your feedback. We have never had a comment like this before about the sofas, but we will keep an eye on it and consider upgrading. - The Owner Relations Team Property Owner
"We had an absolutely wonderful time, ringing in the new year in a lovely little cottage while visiting friends."
We arrived pretty late on boxing day, so to find some welcome biscuits and fresh milk in the fridge was so nice. Things like that really stand out to us and made it all the more enjoyable. The only thing I would say was the beds were a little small and a bit wore down, but besides that, I honestly couldn't fault it. A great place to welcome in the new year!
"The rubbish bags at the side of the house had not been picked up in a while so a lot of small flies every time you opened the back door which was not very pleasant."
Otherwise a lovely property.
"The cottage was in a brilliant location, a short walk from the main town."
Lots of different routes down various steps to get to each part of the town. The kitchen was equipped with everything you could wish for and there was a lovely welcoming gift of fresh flowers and yummy fresh scones with the trimmings. The cottage is sweet, what you’d expect from a Cornish cottage and the garden is lovely and a nice bonus. Pub next door was good, not too noisy and staff were friendly. Things we would change - the footstool and the rug in the living room were a bit dirty and smelt quiet heavily of dogs. We have a young baby so the option of having baby gates, especially upstairs, would have been good. The curtains in the front bedrooms were quite thin and there is a streetlight right outside so it was a bit bright in the bedrooms. The bedding itself was comfortable but felt a bit low quality. Things we loved - the location was so handy, the decorations were lovely, lots of games and books and DVDs, handy to have two bathrooms, parking was good even though it wasn’t right outside the house, lovely views of Falmouth harbour especially at night.
"We had a member who had trouble with walking ."
We hired a mobility scooter from the council which was a god send £5.00 a day brilliant
"Excellent stay, really good location."
Booking was as described. Really good
"Lovely cottage close to all facilities."
Easy check in with keys as advised, on entering the cottage it was super clean with everything you could want or need. Nice touch was scones, cream and jam. Lovely stay and would definitely come again.
"On arrival we were shocked to find that the parking permits are not for outside or even close to the property."
I feel the distance of the permit spaces need to be detailed more accurately, especiallyas we were travelingwith a child and our 72 year old Mother. When staying for 1 week it is simply not possible to park where the permits are for and unpack luggage or belongings as the parking is up a steep hill and steps approx 3 min walk. Unloading outside the cottage is an absolute nightmare also. On entry to the property it is nice and welcoming. We visited as four adults and one child. we found the sitting room could not comfortably seat all of us. My son sat on the floor. Also a massive lack of cushions or comfortable seats. The table in the kitchen was ridiculous. To expect us all to fit around was impossible. The cottage may sleep 6 but it can't fit 6 around the table or in the lounge. The kitchen is very well equipped as are the bathrooms. The outdoor space needs tlc. Bbq was dirty Lots of weeds. Had to go hunting for recycling tubs and bins. The listing advertised a long burning stove that we were so excited about. we were deeply upset to find no wood at all left to use the stove, especially considering we were staying in October!. Severe lack of storage upstairs. Needs more hangers. No full length mirror. No dressing tables Dvd player not working Games had missing parts Floors not clean Curtains very thin Cottage was good location for town and restaurants. We could not recommend. We tried calling twice to make complaints and ask questions but nobody answered our calls
Thank you for your comments which have been discussed with the owners. As the property is based in the middle of Falmouth, it's not possible to be able to park outside the property. The owners pay for the property to be able to have its own private parking space, which is behind the house, less than a minutes' walk. The cushions from the sofas have been removed in line with Covid-19 guidance. The owners have said that they will look into getting a slightly larger table, to provide more space, there are six chairs provided. A gardener looks after the garden, the owners have been to check and are very pleased with how it's looking. A starter pack of logs for the wood burning stove is provided from October through to February. More hangers will also be provided. Although not full-length, there are plenty of mirrors in the property. The DVD player which was only a year old has now been replaced. The floors were painted earlier in the year. Property Owner
"We had a lovely family holiday in this cosy home."
So close to the centre of Falmouth. Lots of great places to eat and drink close by.
"This cottage is a little gem."
Thoughtfully decorated in a seaside theme. Felt homely and welcoming straight away. Stocked with everything you could need. Very handy for walking into Falmouth. We had a lovely time, hope to be back again.
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- Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x full size bunks
- Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, WC and basin
- Shower room with walk in shower, WC and basin
- Kitchen with dining area
- Sitting room with wood burning stove
- Central heating with wood burning stove
- Electric range style cooker
- Washing Machine
- Tumble Dryer
- Smart TV & BluRay/DVD
- Selection Of Games
- Travel Cot and Highchair available
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- One bag of logs provided for the wood burning stove between October and February only
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Parking permit for two cars provided
- Garden with table, chairs and BBQ
- Two well behaved pets allowed charge for second dog
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 5 minutes walk
This pretty period cottage is situated in a residential street at the top of Jacob's Ladder, a short walk from Falmouth’s vibrant high street and bustling harbour.
Warm and welcoming with exposed stone walls and painted wooden floors, the cottage provides excellent accommodation.
Enter into the sunny porch and hall, off which the comfortable sitting room has a wood burning stove and good selection of games - perfect for relaxing or spending a diverting evening with the family.
The kitchen is a wonderfully social space with a neat dining area, a full range of appliances and an electric range.
Glazed doors lead to the enclosed garden meandering over two level (steep steps to upper level, children should be supervised) and provides an ideal space to sit and enjoy a meal al fresco.
Tops'l Cottage is a fantastic base from which to explore Falmouth, a 5 minute walk takes you to the town centre with some amazing restaurants, art galleries and shops.
For seaside fun, Gyllingvase, Swanpool and Maenporth beaches can all be reached within a very short drive.
Hop on the ferry to St Mawes and the Roseland beyond, or jump on the train to Truro from the nearby station or explore the nearby sub-tropical gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan.
The Helford River with secret river inlets and the Lizard Peninsula, with scenic coves set against dramatic granite cliffs are within easy reach by car; Kynance Cove is breathtaking and will not disappoint!
Perfectly located, Tops'l Cottage is the ideal location for a holiday at any time.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
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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