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The Water House

(Ref. 1040485)

Falmouth, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely well kept and equipped house in a great position overlooking the water."

    We really enjoyed our stay. Please note that the hill leading up from the town to the property is REALLY steep so may not suit people with limited mobility.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2024

  • "A really lovely property in a great location with excellent facilities - couldn't fault it in any way!"


    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2024

  • "A fantastic house in a perfect location."

    The house is beautiful and has so much space. The welcome pack was excellent and very much appreciated. The house is well equipped and it was great to have a parking space. This is definitely a five star house. Thank you for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2024

  • "We were 8 Adults staying in late October."

    Have stayed in numerous houses in Falmouth and Cornwall but the Water house surpassed our expectations. the photos do no do it justice, its really large with plenty of room. The kitchen is excellently equipped for the best of cooks!.The whole house was comfortable and just a short walk to local pubs and restaurants so much so we have already re-booked again for next year!! cant wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Water House is a wonderful property, very well presented, bright, airy, spacious and perfectly located for a break in Falmouth."

    It was extremely well equipped and the welcome pack was top notch. Would highly recommend and I hope to stay again at some time in the future.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "Bedding in green room hadn’t been dried properly and smelt musty, so had to rewash and dry."

    Fridge/freezer stopped working and called number given and representative came out. We were then brought a new fridge and freezer. Also there was no day to put bins out for collection. Otherwise there were no other issues and house was lovely and comfortable. Great views from upper bedrooms.

    Hi So sorry to hear that you had a few problems. The sheets we use are supplied and laundered by a professional company on weekly basis to avoid issues like this. I'm glad that you were able to resolve the matter yourselves, but sincerely apologise that they did not seem to be up to our usual standard. Thank you also for your patience in dealing with the failure of the fridge/freezer and the temporary fix that was provided. A new fridge/freezer has now been put in place. As a holiday let we are not eligible for Local Council refuse collection and so we have a private refuse collection on changeover days. There is therefore no need to put out the bins, but we will make this clearer in our house information. Thanks for highlighting this to us and we appreciate you coming to stay. Kind regards Deborah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raymond Paul3.4Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous property and location."

    Pity about the weather which can't be predicted. Only minor point was the pressure faced leaving the property by a lady who arrived without introducing herself around 10 and seemed to be in a rush for the key / parking space. An unfriendly departing gesture after spending so much money on the holiday. Felt like thanks for your money and now hurry up & get out.

    We're glad that you enjoyed the property and its location, but so sorry to hear that you felt pressurised on your departure. Please accept our apologies,.We will investigate and make sure that this doesn't happen again. Kind regards Deborah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful 3 days at The Water House to celebrate my mother's 90th birthday - it was perfect - so comfortable, well equipped, clean and the information provided was excellent."

    A true home from home and more! Fantastic position for walking into Falmouth - we just wish we could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Nov 2022

  • "We loved the house and were thoroughly impressed with the location and quality of the accommodation."

    The variety of equipment available covered all eventualities and we enjoyed the books, board games and puzzles! The three generations in our party had a great week and we also really appreciated the welcome cream tea! We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2022

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This property is part of the Cornish Cottage Holidays collection.
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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with study area and en-suite step-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size and en-suite step-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x twin 3' beds
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, step-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • First-floor utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Gas central heating, underfloor heating in dining area and wood burning stove in living room
  • Electric range oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 3 x Smart TV, WiFi, DVDs, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 2 medium size cars
  • Terraced garden at rear with table and 8 chairs, garden corner sofa set, outdoor shower (unheated) and gas barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 1.8 miles
  • Note: Children under 8 are not allowed at this property
  • Note: The rear garden is multi-level with stone steps, please take care
  • Note: There are three steps up to the front door
  • Note: The annex has electric thermostatically controlled radiators

The property

The Water House is a beautifully appointed, three-storey town house, located alongside the historic conservation area of Falmouth, a vibrant town offering a pleasant stay along Cornwall’s coast.

Well-positioned, being a short walk from the town centre, The Water House also enjoys views across the Penryn River to Flushing and beyond to the Roseland Peninsula.

Off-road parking is available in the front of the property, whilst unrestricted parking is found on the adjacent roads.

Stepping inside of the property, be greeted by its character and charm, with many original 1850’s features evident and interior décor that is both magnificent whilst remaining homely.

The living room features a woodburning stove, original artwork, river views, a selection of games, a well-stocked bookcase, and plenty of plush seating to sink into in front of the Smart TV or to unwind after the day's adventures.

The kitchen boasts high ceilings, an original feature fireplace, a fantastic gas range cooker and is well-equipped to fulfil your self-catering needs.

Adjoining the kitchen is a spacious plant-filled dining area where natural light floods in from the large skylight overhead, designed using natural local materials: a Cornish slate floor, original 1850’s timbers, exposed granite and a white-washed wall that traces how it has evolved over time.

Leading from the dinging space there are French doors that connect to the garden.

You’ll also find an internal door to the ground-floor spacious bedroom which can be set up as a super-king-size bed with zip/link mattress or twin beds; this room also has French doors to the outside, an ensuite shower room and private staircase leading up to a snug area in the eaves, perfect for relaxing, watching a film, working, or hiding!

Returning to the main house there is a ground-floor cloakroom off the hallway, along with the original Georgian staircase, leading you up to a light and airy first-floor landing.

The first-floor bathroom has everything you need to get ready for the day ahead, including a freestanding bath, a walk-in shower, and a heated towel rail; you’ll also spot a hand-painted mural on the wall to admire whilst you relax in the bubbles.

Both first-floor bedrooms can be set up as super-king or twin rooms and enjoy views across the Penryn River towards the pretty village of Flushing and the beautiful estuary beyond.

The first-floor also has a small utility room with washing and drying facilities, as well as a handy fridge for extra provisions!

Accessed by its original steep, narrow staircase, you’ll arrive at the second-floor king-size bedroom which is serviced by an ensuite shower room and offers spectacular 180-degree views from the lookout window across the Penryn River, the beautiful ‘Carrick Roads’ estuary, the Roseland peninsula, the port of Falmouth, Pendennis Castle and beyond to the sea.

Completing The Water House is a rear, enclosed, multi-level garden; on the ground floor there is an outdoor shower to rinse away the sand after a day on the beach day.

A flight of granite steps leads up to the first terrace, featuring a soft outdoor seating area in a sunny corner and a gas barbeque.

More steps go up to the top terrace which homes an outdoor dining area and access to the adjacent street at the rear.

All of Falmouth's attractions are within walking distance, whether you’d like to dine at a harbour-side bar, sunbath on the sandy beaches, or learn about the local history at Pendennis Castle and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

Penryn and Mabe, both close, are well worth a visit to enjoy the winding lanes of traditional Cornish villages, while to the north you’ll arrive at Truro, a popular place to visit; picnic in Victoria Gardens, view the Gothic cathedral, or tour the Lemon Street Gallery to see a variety of exhibitions.

The Roseland Heritage Coast is a must-see for sweeping sea vistas and magnificent coastlines lined with lighthouses, whilst Trelissick Garden, St Just-in-Roseland Church, and Towan Beach are all popular tourist destinations within the breath-taking landscapes.

Enjoy a memorable holiday in Cornwall by booking your stay at The Water House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter