Go rock-pooling on Gyllyngvase Beach, and head for the café’s hot spot: an outdoor sofa with those ever-changing sea views. The position of this immaculate 1930s villa, on a residential street a stroll from the coast, is idyllic.
With three luxurious bedrooms and a cloakroom back downstairs, it’s perfect for a group of friends or a family. The kitchen is a cook’s dream with all the basics left for you too. Outside is a wraparound garden with sunny places to sit all day, including a large patio with a barbecue and all you need for al fresco dining. On windy days settle in with games, toys and wood-burners (there are two plus a good stock of logs).
Falmouth is abuzz with creativity. Check out its surf shops, craft shops, artisan coffee shops, and Rick Stein’s lunchtime fish and chips. Book a Sunday roast at the Boathouse on Beacon Street. Take a trip to St Mawes across the bay. Hike the coastal path to Maenporth beach, or to Henry VIII’s fortress, Pendennis – two miles, and worth every step.