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Review of Harbour Cottage

Stunning views across the Carrick Roads to Flushing from the private, fully enclosed garden
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Stunning views across the Carrick Roads to Flushing from the private, fully enclosed garden
Dining area with incredible water views Comfortable and light living room
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44 reviews
Stunning views across the Carrick Roads to Flushing from the private, fully enclosed garden
Dining area with incredible water views
Comfortable and light living room
Bedroom with fabulous views over the water
Comfortable double bed in the master bedroom
Double wardrobe in the master bedroom
Living area
Comfortable sofa in the living area
Living area
Fully equipped kitchen and dining area
Fully equipped kitchen and dining area
Dining area looking in to the cloakroom area
Enjoy the views over dinner
Front entrance to the 19th century cottage
Compact but pretty and stylish bathroom incorporating bath, shower over, basin and WC
Comfortable single bed in the second double bedroom
Second bedroom shown with the truckle bed made available for a fourth guest
Panoramic views from the master bedroom
Pretty, private, fully enclosed garden with table, chairs and sandstone paved patio/barbecue area
Treat yourself to a nice, cold glass of something special at the end of a busy day sightseeing...
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Falmouth, Cornwall, England

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chased0g
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“Good value for the location”
Reviewed 8 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Alright, so it's a little run-down and shabby on the outside around the entrance, but it's clean, warm and tidy inside with fantastic views out over the Fal estuary. Handy for pubs and the town. It's much better value for a short stay in Falmouth than most house or cottage rentals or B&B. Finding it is a little tricky even when you're almost on top of it; the policeman we asked had no idea either. It's directly behind and above the Boathouse pub; turn left up the steep street at the corner of the pub, then immediately left again. Number 1 & 2 Harbour View share an entrance slightly below street level.

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Liked best: The view.
Liked least: Trying to find it.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Gibsonsof...
Truro
2 reviews
“Cute cottage”
Reviewed 27 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Very nice cottage. Clean, comfortable and the decor was really tasteful. Location couldn't be better. Would stay again for sure.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Ray F
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Cute cottage with wonderful views.”
Reviewed 26 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We booked last minute and owner couldn't have been more helpful. Directions to find it might have included mention of the local pub and the fact it's at the end of the one way road (plus another cottage with same name as previously mentioned!). Inside is cute with really lovely views. A nice new bathroom and comfortable beds. Falmouth was lovely to explore and we REALLY recommend Dolly's - lovely to sit in the window seat and look down on the street.

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Management Response
27 Oct 2015
Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review - I'm only sorry that it's taken me nearly a year to figure out that I could respond... Your comment about improving directions was an INCREDIBLY good point! Whilst a little embarrassed that I hadn't thought about this earlier, I do now include mention of the one way system and the pub in my directions, so thank you again for this. It only remains for me to say that I couldn't possibly agree more with you about Dolly's being fantastic. What could be better than pouring yummy gin cocktails from a cat's paw teapot into an antique teacup, then sipping it slowly while watching the world go by? Glad it's not just me :))
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joanna n
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic central location, clean, well equipped, perfect for family getaway.”
Reviewed 24 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

The cottage is in a fantastic location, nestled in the harbour area of Falmouth. The town cantre is less than a two minute walk. The house was very clean, and the kitchen is well equipped with everything you need from a choice of coffee makers to scales for baking a cake. My husband and I went with two young children aged 4 and 6 years, it is a small cottage but perfectly ample space for a family of four. Initially I was weary of the dog friendly policy as I do not have any pets and I am hyper-senstive to smells. This was completely unfounded as the house was spotless and smelt very clean. The heating is superb, within minutes of putting the heating on, the house is roasting. The beds were comfortable and the bedding cotton, plenty of fresh towels were provided and the owners very nice and offered their help if required. They have a comments book, encouraging any improvement suggestions, which you can see they have used to improve your rental stay. The bathroom is downstairs, and it is tiny but we had no problem using, and the house is a small cottage so it is not too much inconvenience going down to use the toilet in the night if required. The garden views are fabulous, which you can also see from master bedroom ad kitchen. It is located next to a pub, but this is a small local type friendly pub, that doesn't even play music in, even on the Saturday evening the noise was barely audible from the bottom of the garden, which is as near to the pub as you can get. I have already recommended this property to some of my friends as I think it is great value for money. There are three beaches in and around Falmouth area. We visited Trehar Gardens, which has a beautiful private beach within the grounds, well worth a visit, reasonably priced, and tickets are valid for a week. Thank you for a fab stay!

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Liked best: Location and views
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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Ner0n
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Cosy with splendid views of the harbour”
Reviewed 5 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Our objective was to find a small and affordable place to stay with our little dogs for a long weekend in Falmouth. Harbour cottage fitted our needs: dog-friendly, small enclosed garden looking out onto the harbour, all the amenities in place for self-catering and located a couple of minutes walk from the town center. And after a pleasant conversation with the owner Lee-Anne on the phone, we decided to book.
Upon arrival we got a little confused, for a neighbouring property carries the same name, featured on a sign outside their drive. But a quick call to the owners of "our" harbour cottage, and we had the thing figured out!
Yes, parking is tricky in the immediate vicinity of the cottage, but not impossible. A little drive around and you'll always find something to ditch the car in.
We visited during a period of extreme cold, but the cottage had a good central heating system and the duvets and other bed linen were good for the job of keeping us warm when we were in. This was mostly just in the evenings as we spent most days out and about discovering this fantastically dog-friendly area of Britain.
The FAQ binder was very useful as it gave us the immediate indication of where the closest amenities where located and how to manage the central heating (hardly complex i'll admit, but after a long tiring drive...) and bins etc.
All in all, i can't find much to fault the cottage and its owners for the budget we had set ourselves in our holiday rental search. Falmouth and its immediate surroundings were wonderful this time of year, and lets just say we're looking forward to visiting again and staying in the cottage again in warmer months ahead...so we can take advantage of the little garden and its views over the harbour some more.

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Liked best: Views, cosiness, basic yet comfortably fitted out
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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