This spacious luxury holiday home sleeps 7 and has sea views across Falmouth Bay from its penthouse master bedroom and large secluded garden. Maenporth beach and the Helford River are close by.
As you cross the threshold and enter this family home, you are met with a very tasteful interior of fresh white and blue paintwork, natural wood finishes and plush carpets. The welcoming entrance hall leads off to the majority of rooms in the house — which are all set on the ground floor with the exception of the indulgent master bedroom upstairs.
You have two large living spaces; the first is a generous drawing room with a huge corner sofa and widescreen TV; perfect for cosying up to loved ones for movie nights (you can connect to your Netfix account). Next door you are met with the heart of the house and the ‘pièce de résistance’ – a beautifully bright open-plan kitchen, dining and living space that overlooks the garden and the sea!
Trendy stools take up one side of an island that houses a hob where you can cook up a storm whilst gazing out to sea, and the kitchen itself is perfectly equipped with tasteful and practical appliances and equipment; everything you could possibly need from the boiling tap and wine cooler to the large US-style fridge and freezer. The area is completed with a dining table that seats up to eight guests plus a further living area with sofa and generous TV. The space enjoys more wonderful views out to the garden, thanks to the full wall of bi-fold doors on one side. It’s the perfect environment for socialising, eating and drinking.
On the ground floor are also most of the bedrooms: two double rooms and a single. The ‘Garden Room’ boasts a king size bed and access straight out onto the garden through French doors, and the second double room enjoys the same views of the sea. The single room has side-on garden views too, and all are bright and airy. You also have a family bathroom containing a high-quality bath, WC and basin, as well as a wet-room complete with a ‘waterfall’ shower, WC and basin.
Head up the stairs to the large master bedroom with its super-king bed, plenty of wardrobe space and the best views of the house by far. You have ceiling to floor bi-fold doors to maximise the view and a small balcony with two relaxing chairs and a frameless glass balustrade so you can enjoy the elevated vantage point and watch ships and boats in the bay. The perfect place for a morning coffee or a sun downer.
The garden at Pentreath is very large. It’s mostly lawn and adjacent to quiet farmland, and extends down towards the sea. There is an outdoor sofa, picnic bench and fire-pit, as well as rope swing for you to enjoy.
Out and about
Pentreath is situated down a private lane on the very edge of the small but perfectly formed village of Mawnan Smith, and close to Maenporth beach. The Helford river and the maritime town of Falmouth are also nearby. The house overlooks a small valley that leads down through beautiful woods to the beach at Maenporth (a 10 minute walk). Various water sports can be enjoyed from this beach, including kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) and even yoga on paddleboards! There is also a delightful cafe on the beach, and a sophisticated restaurant The Cove overlooks the beach, serving tapas at the bar and delectable meals all day.
There are several other beaches in the immediate area including Swanpool and Gyllingvase (in and near Falmouth), the delightful small beach at Helford Passage with excellent gastro-pub The Ferryboat and where you can catch the foot-ferry to Helford village itself and the fabulous seclusion of the Lizard. Many more beaches, including the surf beaches of the North Coast and Mount’s Bay, are easily accessible by car.
You can also walk from Pentreath into the village in a few minutes for its well-stocked convenience store, great little café The Cornish Maid, The Red Lion which is an ancient pub with excellent local ales and good food, as well as a tapas restaurant. The sub-tropical gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan are within a short drive of Pentreath, and the popular seaside town of Falmouth is just four miles away by car, and plays host to the National Maritime Museum and a great range of restaurants, pubs, cafes and boutique shops.
Things we love…
Well what’s not to love! The overall situation of Pentreath is hard to beat in terms of position and privacy, and the interior is relaxing and open, with plenty of space for everyone to relax and enjoy. This is an elegant and distinctive property with an ultra-contemporary extension and modernisation to a classic 1950s house, whilst retaining much of its mid-century charm. If you don’t know this area of Cornwall it’s magical. It’s lovely looking out over the bay and you can just see the beach at low tide which means you’ll be tempted to head down there a lot.
There are also numerous footpaths and you can walk over fields from here to half a dozen other small beaches — some facing Falmouth Bay and others in the mouth of the Helford river estuary. It’s a great area for lovers of water and the sea.
Our top tips are: hire a small boat at Helford Passage and have a day to yourself on the river, discovering ‘your own’ tiny beaches; spend an evening at The Ferryboat with a memorable dinner, Cornish gins an ales and a walk ‘home’ along footpaths with a torch; walk down to the beach for a swim before breakfast; learn to SUP or bring a snorkel and mask to investigate the shallow waters of the bay; cook up a feast on the BBQ then light the fire-pit and yarn the night away. Have a lie in and wake up to a slow coffee on the balcony of your penthouse bedroom.
- Huge enclosed garden with relaxing garden furniture
- Private parking
- Free WiFi
- A ten minute stroll to Maenporth beach
- Stunning views across Falmouth Bay
- Master bedroom with sea view balcony
Ground floor king bedroom with sea & garden views
Large ground floor double bedroom with sea & garden views
Ground floor single bedroom with garden view
All bed linen provided
Electric oven and grill, induction hob, large fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave
High quality utensils and equipment
Dining area seating for eight
Tea towels provided
Large sofa and TV in living area in open plan kitchen
Large collection of DVDs, books and games
Ground floor bathroom with WC, basin & bath
Maenporth Beach is a 10 minute walk away
Beautiful large garden with outdoor seating and large barbecue
Underfloor heating in kitchen/living area and wet room
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am