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Maenporth holiday home on the beach with sea views

Avalon Beach House

Large family holiday home with sea views on Maenporth beach in Falmouth

Sleeps up to 6 across 3 bedrooms Saturday arrival Dogs welcome subject to request Short breaks available
The Retreat

You’ll find Avalon Beach House right by sandy Maenporth beach, just outside Falmouth, set in secluded gardens. This beautiful holiday home sleeps six in three en-suite bedrooms, with homely interiors and private parking so it’s perfect for families. The stunning beach and miles of coast path are quite literally on your doorstep.

Short breaks are available from October – March excluding school holidays (Friday, Saturday or Monday arrivals only, 4 night minimum) If your desired dates are not bookable online please contact the team here.

A rare find, Avalon Beach House is one of the very few private houses at Maenporth (near Falmouth), and it’s ideally situated. Just beyond the tranquility of your modern and comfortable accommodation, you’ll find all you need for the perfect sandy holiday, including a laid-back beach café, watersports equipment rental, and an elegant beach bar and restaurant.

Inside the property

Stepping in through the front door, you are welcomed into an airy hallway with the large family living area to your right. This features a wood burner, smart TV and plenty of seating split across two rooms, including a large L-shaped sofa that has been arranged adjacent to the charming views of Maenporth, one of Falmouth’s amazing sandy coves.

The kitchen and dining area take in the beautiful natural light from the rear of the property through the vaulted windows above the dining table. As a social, open-plan space, you’ll enjoy time spent in the kitchen, which is modern and well-equipped with everything needed for family dining and relaxed gatherings.

One king-sized en-suite bedroom and one double-sized en-suite bedroom are located on the ground floor. Both benefit from patio doors and beach glimpses, and are light and spacious inviting restful sleep. There is also a separate WC on the ground floor. The principal bedroom with en-suite is on the top floor of Avalon and is complete with vaulted ceilings, plenty of storage and a window seat to watch the everchanging views of Maenporth beach.

On lower ground floor you will find a utility room, perfect for washing and drying clothes and towels after a day on the beach.

Outside of the property

Avalon takes pride in its garden area, which is terraced on multiple levels to make the most of the views with a mix of sun and shade. The garden features both grassy areas perfect for little ones to play, and a patio space for al-fresco dining, complete with a Weber gas barbeque. There’s also parking for up to four cars, which is signposted to the right of the property. The best part? You’re quite literally seconds from the sandy shores of Maenporth beach. It’s sandy and slopes gently to the sea, in a sheltered cove — and it’s lifeguarded in summer and main holiday weeks.

You also have direct access to miles of walking. Choose the coastal path and you can stroll to Falmouth, past Swanpool beach, about a mile away, taking in spectacular views. The other direction takes you to little secluded beaches, dramatic Rosemullion Head, and the sheltered creeks of the Helford — an idyllic part of Cornwall to explore. Up the footpath beside the house is the pretty village of Mawgan Smith with its thatched pub, café and village shop.

Things we love

We love the seclusion here; expect to wake up to rays of natural sunlight shining through the trees surrounding the property. Take in the views of the beach as you enjoy a morning coffee, or you might like to stroll along the strand-line before breakfast; easy when it’s right outside. A walk on the beach could surprise you with washed-up seaglass, or the sight of Canada geese flying over from the wetland nature reserve behind the beach. As lovers of the sea, you couldn’t be in a better position for kayaking or bodyboarding, try stand up paddle-boarding or even SUP yoga! Falmouth will be your local town and is just a short drive away; we love the independent shops, art galleries and of course the Maritime Museum — not to mention countless cafés and restaurants, the perfect place to spend your evenings — before escaping back to beautiful Avalon Beach House, your blissful escape by the sea.
Real quality
Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful house. It is real quality and has everything you could ever need. We arrived very stressed and worn out but now go home relaxed and ready for everyday life once again. We loved the position of the place and enjoyed all the walks from the front door, especially along the beach for an afternoon ice cream at the beach hut. Hopefully we'll be able to visit again soon.
The Turners — October 2023

Retreat Features

  • Seconds from the sand and sea on Maenporth beach
  • Spacious rooms for families or a small group
  • Cosy wood burner
  • Private garden in elevated position
  • Private parking for up to three cars
  • Beach views from the property
Principal bedroom: king bed with en suite
Bedroom two: king bed with en suite
Bedroom three: twin beds (can be made into a super king upon request)
All bed linen and bath towels provided
Large L-shaped sofa
Smart TV
Wood burner
Patio doors
Private gardens to front and rear of property. Elevated position with sea glimpses
Please note: the garden is across multiple levels and may not be suitable for unsupervised children
Dogs welcome subject to request. Please contact the team
Saturday changeovers
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
Steps leading up to the property
Across three floors
Bedrooms on ground floor
Not suitable for wheelchairs
Open-plan kitchen and dining
Well equipped kitchen
Electric oven & gas hob
Dishwasher & washing machine
Coffee machine
Breakfast bar with seating for 2
Dining table & seating for 6
Patio door to rear of property
Three en suite bathrooms with walk in showers
Separate WC on ground floor
Travel cot (no linen) and highchair on request
Oil-fired central heating
Underfloor heating on ground floor
Private parking for three cars


Tucked away on the coast path midway between buzzy Falmouth and the tranquil Helford River, Maenporth is a brilliant spot for a family holiday. The beach has all sorts of watersports hire, with surfboard, kayak, paddleboard rental and lessons available from the beach hut, and there are two great places to eat on the beach — an award-winning fish restaurant and a popular beach cafe. One of the best things about Maenporth is that there’s so much to see and do by foot. Falmouth, with its cobbled streets full of indies, fish restaurants, galleries and cafes, is an easy two-mile walk north along the coast path, whilst the helford’s secluded beaches are an hour’s amble south.


Travel times

  • Avalon is under 3 miles from 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.
  • Maenporth is about 13 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

  • On the beach
  • Beautiful Falmouth location surrounded by nature
  • Spacious house perfect for families with children
  • Beach views from the property
Guests Say
  • Real quality

    Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful house. It is real quality and has everything you could ever need. We arrived very stressed and worn out but now go home relaxed and ready for everyday life once again. We loved the position of the place and enjoyed all the walks from the front door, especially along the beach for an afternoon ice cream at the beach hut. Hopefully we'll be able to visit again soon. Thank you once again.

    The Turners — October 2023
  • Fantastic beach days

    Great stay! Lovely and clean house. Fantastic beach days spent paddle-boarding and look for crabs. Great walks and super food and hospitality at The Red Lion.

    The Wardles — June 2023
  • We love this house

    We have had the most wonderful time here at Avalon! Most obvious tip is to head to the beach (early morning/later evening — bliss). The trip via ferry to St Mawes was fabulous. Fish and chips on The Front in Falmouth was great. We love this house and can't wait to come back.

    The Flanagans — May 2023
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