Gardener's Cottage

Falmouth, Cornwall

A cosy old cottage with a small garden, tucked down a lane between Victorian houses a short walk from the town's three beaches


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Up the steps to the garden then through French doors to the very attractive open-plan space with wooden floors, pretty rugs and a high, beamed ceiling. Settle in comfy sofas, light the wood-burning stove (first logs provided) and discover lots of games, toys and books. The kitchen, part of this space, has a posh coffee machine and you’re left a bottle of wine and basics like olive oil and coffee beans.

Two bedrooms and the bathroom are also down here so everything is quite cosy – you’ll have to actually like the people you come away with. Up the spiral staircase from the sitting room is the third bedroom – ceilings are low here so mind your head. On sunny days you’ll be enjoying the L-shaped patio with its little table and chairs, hammock and glimpses of sea, or you’ll be heading off to one of the many beaches nearby.

You’re just a five-minute walk from the main shopping street for a good butcher, baker (Tom’s bread) and other independent shops, cool bars and restaurants.

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We think you'll love

  • Taking boat trips from the harbour - out to sea or up the river
  • Joining the coastal path and walking all day, perhaps getting a bus back
  • Heading for sandy or pebble beaches from the door
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You should know

  • The bathroom is small and shared between all the bedrooms
  • The spiral staircase is steep and noise travels up to the bedroom from the living room below
  • You're just off from the road so you may hear traffic when its busy


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £150
Weekly price
from £1110
1 Cottage for 5
From £1503 beds3 bedrooms


This is a grand base for intimate friends who want to explore Falmouth and its great beaches, shops and restaurants, but who also want to be slightly outside of the hustle and bustle with their own little garden.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're in the suburbs of Falmouth: walk to a working harbour to watch fishing boats or take a trip to St Mawes for sweet independent shops and restaurants. Book (way ahead) for Michael Caines' restaurant The Cove or the excellent Wheelhouse for crab and lobster. Fish from the headland, join the coastal path, bring bikes for the Bissoe Trail all the way to the Camel Valley Vineyard.

Local points of interest from Angela

  • Head down to Gylly Beach – have coffee or breakfast on the outdoor deck at the beach café - they have their own bakery, and blankets and heaters in winter. Watch the surf club training and spot marine craft on the world’s third deepest natural harbour
  • Walk the coastpath from the house – head left for Swanpool Beach and the beautiful two miles to Maenporth Beach – or go right to take a ferry across the harbour to St Mawes, and maybe on again to the wooded slopes of St Anthony Head beyond
  • Enjoy the sub-tropical waters and marine wildlife from a stand up paddleboard – stroll down to the beach, hire a board or canoe, and explore the secret beaches, coves and reef of the Helford Passage
  • Spend some time on Falmouth’s vibrant high street – from the house you can walk to independent shops and galleries, artisan bakeries, quirky and historic bars and atmospheric restaurants – many with waterfront views
  • Explore the Lizard Peninsula. It’s just a few minutes’ drive to beautiful Trebah garden, with its own beach on the Helford Passage – or on to explore historic Penzance, and swim in the newly opened Art Deco seawater Lido, now heated by geothermal sources



Well-travelled Angela has lived and worked in many countries and the best of those experiences has helped her to hone what she thinks is important about a place to stay - good, welcoming design and fabulous things to do in the area. Her daughter was at university in Falmouth and created all the artwork. Angela has also spent much time here so is a grand source of advice should you need it.