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Slipway Cottage

Falmouth, Cornwall (Ref. 959347)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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25 Customer Review(s)

  • Jones

    “We have just returned from Slipway Cottage - below is an overview Cost: It's not cheap @ £300 per night for 2 people (but it does sleep 4 people) and we where lucky to get it as - it was last minute and its fully booked all year The cottage: is lovely, it is bright, clean and has nice furnishing, there is a utility with a washing machine and tumble dryer too The Cottage is upside down, you enter on a level with 2 bedrooms, a utility and 2 bathrooms, both bedrooms have patio doors opening to a small balcony with the main bedroom looking over the court yard, the second bedroom has an obstructed view but if you step out you can see to the harbour to the side of it The upstairs is an open plan living/dining kitchen area with 2 balconies - one above the bedrooms looking over the courtyard the other looking over the harbour You get the Sun on the balcony from sun rise until approx.”

    15.30 - the view is lovely (it's between 2 buildings - but is still lovely) and there are a few places to sit inside too to look at the view The cottage does supply some basics: ...

    15.30 - the view is lovely (it's between 2 buildings - but is still lovely) and there are a few places to sit inside too to look at the view The cottage does supply some basics: Milk, tea, sugar, coffee, hand washes in each bathroom, washing up liquid, a couple of dish washing tablets and a couple of cloth washing tablets, dish clothes, tea towels and plenty of bath towels Sykes could not (would not ask the owner) if there was a hair dryer or iron/ironing board (to save me taking them) - so they told me they were not supplied - which is not trye - THEY ARE - I will email Sykes get this updated The cottage is in a great location with restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes on the doorstep There are 2 shops within a few minutes' walk (Spa and Tesco, plus a lovely bakery, unfortunately the M&S has now closed down) Access to the cottage and the street: Falmouth like much of Cornwall is not flat and there are step inclines everywhere. From the courtyard to the cottage there are a couple of sets of very steep steps (about 10 steps in each set, so approx. 20 steps in all) From the cottage to the street, you have to get back to the court yard by going down the sets of steps, then up a different set of steps - also very steep, approx. 50 steps this time ....So not suitable for prams or wheelchairs or anyone who struggles with walking The garage: The width of the opening is very tight and we needed to fold the wing mirrors to get the car in - but once in there is plenty of room for the driver to get out of the car. The main issue is with the length of the garage - we have a Mercedes C Class and it was slightly too long - even with the bumper butted right up to the wall the door of the garage would not completely close - so we had to leave the door slightly ajar and resting on our car boot In summary: a lovely cottage and wish we'd had longer Recommendations for some places to visit and not to visit: Falmouth - The Star and Garter - next to the cottage. The marina area by the museum is relatively new - and has lots of places to each and drink mostly chains but it's a really nice area (and there are a few independents there too). Falmouth beach is about 1 mile away - it's really nice and had a fab restaurant bar called Hooked - but you'll need to book. St Mawes - £5 return on a 15 min ferry - really lovely - and Alex Polizzio Mum's hotel is there - lunch is expensive but it was such a treat and really worth doing for the fabulous views, the St Mawes hotel is beautiful too,though we only had a drink there - it has a little balcony to watch the world go by, also nearby there is the Idle Rock which has a lovely outside area, there are a few independent shops which are nice and Alexi Polizzio has a ladies clothes shop there - which was really nice Porthleven - about a 20 minute drive by car and has 5 Michelin star/Michell guide restaurants (Kota, Rich Stein, Michael Caines, Amelie's and Kota Kai) but you will need to book in advance, plus there are loads of other really good quality places to eat and drink there are some lovely independent shops, plus market days - one good find was an outdoor seafood café called 'Dan Dan' in which you can bring your own drinks (there is a coop round the corner) - the seafood platter is fab and costs £60 for 2 people. Finally Anne's pasties are here too - which are supposed to be the best in Cornwall. St Ives - we didn't love - it was too busy, the beach is not as nice as Falmouth, it took ages getting into St Ives and parking was a nightmare - we were lucky - as one of the locals had a 'park on my drive' sign out for £10 all day - which we used - but we only stayed a couple of hours Loads more places to go but unfortunately we didn't get the change as the cottage was only available for 4 nights, so would love to return and stay longer next time

    - Jones, July 2021

The property

Aptly named Slipway Cottage is enviably located beside the gardens in the prestigious waterside development of Packet Quays just fifty feet from the slipway.

Approached from a courtyard by a flight of stone steps one cannot fail to be impressed by the atmosphere created within this tasteful mix of luxury cottages and apartments wherein nautical elements prevail.

A stylish reversed level cottage with stunning views over waterways busy with colourful sail boats and vessels of all kinds, a unique holiday experience awaits. Displaying a superb double aspect the living room is effectively unified into separate lounge and dining areas by an integral staircase.

An undeniably relaxing space smartly furnished with deep comfy sofas in beach themed stripes on one side and a dining room opening onto a new slick, uncluttered kitchen on the other.

Large windows and doors open onto a balcony which virtually spans the frontage on two sides provide a choice of vantage points from which to enjoy the ever changing scene.

Downstairs balconied bedrooms boast super king beds which separate into twin beds for versatility, hand crafted furnishings and fabrics in sea washed colours.

An en-suite shower room and lavish bathroom provide excellent facilities. With a history bound up with the sea, part of Falmouth's charismatic appeal is undoubtedly its magnificent harbour and scenic waterfront.

Bustling narrow streets are home to a range of fine restaurants, old inns interesting shops, and the Maritime Museum.

There is a private garage (access is 2.12m wide by 2m high) beside the courtyard for parking one car.


  • Reverse level accommodation
  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x super king with 6' bed (zip and link to twin upon request) balcony, and en-suite shower room, basin and WC, 1 x super king with 6' bed (zip and link to twin upon request) and balcony
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Stairs to open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Balcony with furniture for sea views.
  • Underfloor and electric central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob
  • Microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and separate tumble dryer
  • TV, Bose sound system, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Steep incline to access the main street
  • Off road parking for 1 car (there is a private garage - access is 2.12m wide by 2m high) beside the courtyard for parking one car
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 5 mins walk
  • Note: No pets and no smoking
  • This property has a GHB of £500

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

About the location


Mabe 3 miles; Penryn 2 miles; Truro 11 miles.

Falmouth, with its magnificent natural harbour (the third largest in the world), winding streets and beaches, will keep you occupied for hours. The town's old harbour-side pubs, excellent shopping, art gallery and stunning National Maritime Museum simply complete the picture. Pendennis Castle, built by Henry VIII, is Falmouth's most popular attraction, sited on its own peninsula with superb panoramic sea views. Across from Falmouth harbour is the beautiful town of St Mawes, surrounded by the rocky coves, sandy beaches and lush green countryside of the Roseland Peninsula. Go there by car (15 miles) or take the passenger ferry from Falmouth (15 minutes). For nature lovers there is the Swanpool Nature Reserve, a lagoon and site of special scientific interest teeming with a variety of wildlife. Falmouth offers such a rich variety of landscape and attractions for people of all ages, it is sure to tempt you back time and again.

Note: Maximum occupancy four adults.

Note: Please state at the point of booking if you require beds to be made up differently to that specified. Late notice may mean we are not able to change the configuration in time for your arrival.

Note: Property may not be convenient for those with mobility problems, due to the steps leading to the property and a steep incline to access the main street.

Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm.