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Falmouth holiday cottage close to beaches and the seafront

Sleeps up to 6 in 3 bedrooms Friday arrival Sorry no pets
The Retreat

Seadrift is a cool and comfortable high-end holiday home created with a seaside lifestyle in mind. It’s ideally situated just moments from Falmouth’s beautiful beaches and a short stroll away from the shops, restaurants, galleries and museums of this historic maritime town. The property sleeps six in comfort, has private off-road parking with EV charging.

If you love to wake up by the sea, meander to the beach for your morning coffee, and explore coves and creeks by foot, on a paddleboard or boat, then Seadrift is for you. You’ll be staying in an attractive and quiet residential area with Falmouth’s seafront just 100m away.

Inside Seadrift

The property is on two floors and has a large open-plan living, dining and kitchen space, ideal for a coastal lifestyle. You have a super-comfortable corner sofa and large smart TV for streaming your favourites, a luxury kitchen complete with 90cm induction hob, two ovens, a Quooker boiling tap and a large dining table. This all opens out into the generously sized rear garden which catches sun from morning to evening. You also have an informal snug for those who want to escape the rest of the family.

Sleeping arrangements comprise two super king-sized bedrooms upstairs, each with its own en-suite (one has double shower and basins), and a nice twin room on the ground floor. Adjacent to this is the family bathroom, so all bedrooms have bathroom facilities on hand. Finally you have a useful utility room with washing machine and tumble drier, and a hot & cold outdoor shower for sandy people.

Outside and nearby

There is plenty of garden space around this detached house, and various places to chill out. You have a wildflower garden to the front and a conventional lawn behind as well as paved areas and a goldfish pond. Head out of the front door and in two minutes you are walking along the sea front. You can turn left to little Castle Beach, get a coffee or ice cream, or have a barbecue. This is a great place for wild swimming especially at high tide — and it’s so close you can have a dip before breakfast without being missed. Head right and you come to Gyllyngvase beach. This is one of only a few beaches in Cornwall to have Blue Flag status, recognising that the beach is clean, with the highest quality of water, well managed and safe. Here you’ll find the excellent Gyllyngvase Beach Café with great locally sourced bites and dishes and its own bakery right on the beach. There are lots of other beaches in the area including Swanpool and Maenporth and numerous other small ones. We highly recommend that you get a map or the OS app and enjoy exploring. Falmouth town is an easy walk away. There are countless places to eat and it’s a great place to just wander and soak up the atmosphere. Must-see attractions include King Henry the VIII’s Pendennis castle and the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Both these are a short walk from Seadrift.

Things we love…

Our perfect Seadrift day would have to start with a stroll to Gyllyngvase, one of Falmouth’s sandy beaches for a rejuvenating early swim – getting coffee from the great little pop-up van called Tidal (it parks behind the stunning Queen Mary Gardens), picking us a fresh sourdough from the bakery on the beach and back for breakfast. Then a car-free adventure to the Roseland Peninsula by taking the passenger foot ferry to St Mawes across the bay, and then the amazing little Place Creek ferry. Another world awaits, with quiet footpaths, pure sandy beaches and the famous St Anthony lighthouse. We’d return ‘home’, possibly stopping off at the Seafood Bar, to fire up the barbecue and talk the evening away with a favourite Cornish gin to sip — perhaps from our favourite local distillery. Letting the day drift away, at Seadrift.

We highly recommend it!
The house is exactly as you expect it...maybe more! Spacious living area with super equipped kitchen, bedrooms with spacious and clean en-suite bathrooms, laundry area…garden…very well cared for! Two steps from the central area/port of Falmouth and still in a quiet and residential area. We highly recommend it!
Paola, Leonardo, Vttora, Byron & Renèe — August 2023

Retreat Features

  • Stones throw from beach
  • Close to town and attractions
  • High end facilities
  • En suite bathrooms
  • Private garden
  • Private off road parking
Principle bedroom: super king bed with en suite
Bedroom two: super king bed with en suite
Bedroom three: twin beds
All bed linen and bath towels provided
Smart 55" TV with sound bar, plenty of books and games
Small snug with additional TV and Skybox
Private gardens to front and rear of property
Sorry no pets
Friday changeovers
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
Modern kitchen with 2 ovens and large hob, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, breakfast bar, large US style fridge freezer, dining for 6
Two en suites and family bathroom
Travel cot (no linen) and highchair on request
Underfloor heating
Air Source Heat Pump
Private parking for one car
7Kw electric car charging


Falmouth is a beautiful, vibrant town just 10 miles from the city of Truro. It’s known for its deep natural harbour on the Fal Estuary, historic town, sandy beaches like Swanpool and Gyllyngvase as well its creative community.

Travel times

  • Seadrift is a 5-minute walk from the main Falmouth Town train station; which is a branch line off the mainline to Penzance (change at Truro). Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK.
  • Falmouth is about 11 miles from the city of Truro. Driving time from London is around five hours in normal traffic, while Exeter is around two hours away.

Things we love

  • Moments to Falmouth's great beaches
  • Luxury kitchen and appliances
  • Private and secluded garden
  • Three bathrooms, two en-suite
  • Short walk to harbour and town
  • Lots of great cafés and restaurants
Guests Say
  • We highly recommend it!

    The house is exactly as you expect it...maybe more! Spacious living area with super equipped kitchen, bedrooms with spacious and clean en-suite bathrooms, laundry area…garden…very well cared for! Two steps from the central area/port of Falmouth and still in a quiet and residential area. We highly recommend it!

    Paola, Leonardo, Vttora, Byron & Renèe — August 2023
  • Amazing accommodation

    Amazing accommodation, booked on behalf of colleagues working in the area. Would book again and recommend to anyone.

    Nikita — July 2023
  • What a fantastic place!

    Wow! What a fantastic place! We have loved staying in your beautiful home and exploring Falmouth. It has been lovely seeing all of the wildlife in the garden such as squirrels, jays, wrens, robins, 'scruffy blackbird' and not to forget the tiny newts and frogs! We have been very lucky with the weather and hope to be back in the future! Thank you so much.

    Bethany, Julie, Andy & Dan — July 2023
  • Wonderful house

    Thank you for the opportunity to share your wonderful house. A fantastic house in a fantastic location, looking forward to returning some day.

    Dave & Helen – July 2023
  • Fantastic

    Fantastic property in the best location. Loved living in this space with the design, details and layout. Proximity to Gylly beach and town has been wonderful. We have had a lovely relaxing holiday and would love to return.

    Richard, Chloe & Arlo — July 2022
  • So close to Gylly beach

    We had a wonderful stay in this lovely and homely house, and being so close to Gylly beach was amazing! The house is really well appointed with everything you'd need for your stay and well located a short walk from some of Falmouth's best shops and bars. Our favourite was Chintz - well worth discovering! Thanks for housing us and would definitely recommend!

    The Pettits — July 2022
  • Wow, what a find!

    Wow, what a find! This superb house is tucked away in a quiet residential road just one street back from the sea front (we took a gentle short walk along the front to the sandy Gyllyngvase beach for a quick dip). The house interior is hugely impressive, stylish and bang up to date with all the facilities you could want (check out the twin showers in the walk-in wet room!). The ground floor has beautiful herringbone oak flooring throughout and we slept soundly upstairs thanks to the remote controlled blackout blinds and a super-comfy bed. Thoroughly recommended.

    Geoff & Frankie — June 2022
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