Hooper's Hill

Falmouth, Cornwall
+44 (0)7768 373398
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A fine old 1920s wooden house with all its original features and one and a half acres of view-filled gardens leading down to Mylor Creek


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This was the home of author Howard Spring and you’ll find all his novels on the shelves here along with many other books in several languages. The snug has French windows leading to a decked balcony for outdoor meals, and there’s another separate sitting room – both have wood burners, interesting artwork, stunning views and plenty of games.

The garden is a stunner – lawns, rockeries, ponds and shrubs – with places to sit and views all the way down to the sparkling estuary, busy with boats. Launch a paddle board here or walk 5 minutes to the pebbly beach in the harbour for a swim. Older children will adore the freedom. A Rayburn warms the kitchen, a Cornish cream tea is left for you and there’s a separate utility room for muddy dogs and boots.

Simple bedrooms manage to be quirky and old-fashioned at the same time and share a bathroom with a proper bath, the loo is separate. Evenings in the garden with the barbecue sizzling will be magical.

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We think you'll love

  • Sailing, walking, wandering the garden, admiring the views, swimming from the beach in the harbour
  • Feeling very private. There is another house next door but it's out of sight
  • Walking down to the village for a pint at the pub
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You should know

  • The garden isn't enclosed so owners of dogs and toddlers who like escaping need to be beady eyed
  • It won't suit anybody with mobility problems


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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: 7 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £143
Weekly price
from £1000
1 House for 6
From £1433 beds3 bedrooms


A little bit of old fashioned Cornish life steeped in the history of Howard Spring. A charming quirky house with a fairy tale garden on the edge of Mylor Creek, where you can imagine the pirates of old.

Belinda, Sawday's Inspector

I stayed at Hooper's Hill with 5 friends for a long weekend, it was absolutely wonderful. The rooms are so wonderfully decorated and the whole house has been maintained excellently. I would definitely recommend for a quiet and relaxing stay in a beautiful part of the world.

Adam, London

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The neighbourhood

Mylor harbour has a restaurant called Castaways and a café, plus a water sports centre where you can hire paddle boards, canoes and other boats. They will do boat parking and there's a mooring for your own up to 23 foot. Mylor village (a 35-minute walk) has a butcher, fishmonger, shop and The Lemon Arms pub. There's a good farmers' market on Saturdays a 10-minute walk away. Falmouth is a 15-minute drive and full of restaurants and shops.

Local points of interest from Alison & David Streatfeild-James

  • Two great places to eat in the Harbour 3 minutes walk away, try the local mussels with some fab white wine (Alison's favourite lunch) at Castaways or their fresh fish for dinner, or the excellent breakfasts (great vegan options too) at Mylor Cafe.
  • Saturday morning visit to the Flushing farmer's market should not be missed - great coffee and cardamom buns, fresh oysters, local lobsters, clams, local beef and pork, mountains of local veg and fun craft stalls, we always have a groaning basket.
  • Wonderful water sports from the harbour, you can hire a catamaran or a canoe, paddle board from the bottom of the garden at high tide or join in the sailing racing in Falmouth week, or just sit in the garden or on the headland and enjoy watching boats.
  • We love the canoe and paddle board expedition from the garden to the Pandora Inn in the next creek, paddling always seems easier on the way back after some Ratlers cider or a pint of Cornish ale.
  • Great local shops in Falmouth - tricky to come away without a new dress or a painting or some lovely jewellery from a local silversmith. Don't miss the Old High St shops - and make sure you get the to-die-for gingerbread from Stones Bakery.
  • Wonderful coastal walks everywhere, try St Just to St Mawes or the Nansidwell headland or Mawnan Smith to the Ferryboat Inn at the Helford Passage or walk from St Anthony Head lighthouse. Sea breezes, oyster catchers, wild garlic, amazing sunsets.


Alison & David Streatfeild-James

Alison and David live in Bristol, own the house next door and bought Hooper's Hill to save it from developers. They love to come down for their own holidays, and call it their "favourite place to be by the sea." Cookie and Brian, locals, look after the house and are nearby if you need anything and Isobel (the brilliant gardener) may be spotted in the garden now and then.