A popular town with a cosmopolitan vibe, Falmouth is ideally located for exploring the south and west of Cornwall during your self catering holiday. A long maritime history has made Falmouth a busy town today and a splendid place to visit.
Surrounding the world's third largest deep water harbour the area has gained a reputation as one of the great water sports and sailing centres. A network of rivers and creeks, with Falmouth at the gateway, makes our holiday cottages in Falmouth the perfect base to stay and explore.
Sit back and watch the waters lapping at the shore on one of Falmouth's four beautiful spacious white sand beaches. Buy some fresh fish or seafood and take it back to your Falmouth cottage and cook up a feast. Wander through the narrow streets and visit the many splendid shops that this town has to offer, including high street gift, craft and vintage clothes shops.
Artists have been drawn to Falmouth for years by the clear quality of the light. Works by numerous artists are for sale in the many galleries around the town. Visit 'Pendennis Castle' built by Henry the 8th to defend the country against invasion and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding coast.
The National Maritime Museum is situated on the edge of the harbour so pop in to learn more about Falmouth's fascinating past. Check out our Cornwall Guide to discover more about what's on, places to eat, places to visit and things to do in Falmouth and the surrounding area, from one of our Falmouth cottages.