Immaculately presented cottage, within a few yards of the sea in the heart of the picturesque village of Flushing. Spacious accommodation which blends a contemporary feel, traditional features and a stunning first floor, south facing, private, sun balcony. This cottage will guarantee a memorable holiday in a fabulous location.
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Sunshine Cottage has been recently refurbished to a high standard, it has an open plan, double aspect kitchen living room and diner, with a south facing sun trap of a roof terrace. There is a master bedroom upstairs with views of the town slipway with dinghies nestled at the top of the tide. On the ground floor are two further bedrooms a family shower room and a utility room..
Located just along the front from the Town Quay where there is a regular foot ferry to the bustling port of Falmouth, here you can enjoy the wealth of fine restaurants and thriving pubs that this vibrant town has to offer. Just 5 minutes' walk away are Custom House Quay, Events Square, where the Falmouth Oyster Festival and the shore-side activities for Falmouth Week are based, and the National Maritime Museum. There are also regular ferries from the Prince of Wales Pier and Custom House Quay that are well worth a day trip with destinations such as the beautiful St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula or further up the River Fal to Trelissick Gardens, Malpas or Truro..
Entrance Level: Front door leads into an open plan kitchen / living room and diner, there are comfortable sofas, an open fire and external doors to a roof terrace with table and benches, the living room area is double aspect providing views of dinghies afloat on the town slipway at high tide. There is a separate shower room with WC and hand basin. There are stairs leading up to the first floor and down to the ground floor.;
First Floor: The stairs open into an open plan, double aspect bedroom with 5' bed, storage and views over the town slip and across to Falmouth.
Ground Floor: Stairs access into a long hall with doors leading to; twin bedroom and storage, second double bedroom with storage, family shower room with WC and hand basin, utility room with combined washing machine and tumble dryer.
Exterior: There is parking for 2 cars off street in a dedicated private drive, there is a small patio garden and the roof balcony on the entrance level..
Facilities & Services
There is an electric central heating system throughout. The kitchen has a range of storage drawers & worktops. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, fridge / freezer. The sitting room has a large digital TV with Freeview. There is an iron & ironing board. There is a combined washing machine / tumble drier. There is unlimited broadband WiFi.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is off street parking available for 2 cars. Regrettably there is no smoking. Unfortunately Sunshine Cottage is not suitable for children under 10 years old except babies in arms - you will need to supply your own cot and bedding. We regret that dogs are not permitted.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Low occupancy discounts of 10% for a couple staying using one bedroom are available out of season.
Originally named Nankersey, meaning valley of the reed swamp, the village was given its name by Dutch engineers from Flushing in the Netherlands who built the three main quays in the village. The grand houses on St Peter's Hill, the road that leads into the village, were owned by captains of the packet ships (mail boats) that docked in nearby Falmouth. The Spanish Armada intended to land here in their attack on England but they were not able to capture it.
Due to its position, Flushing is said to be one of the warmest villages in the United Kingdom. The beaches at Kiln are extremely popular in the summer months, offering superb views of Falmouth Docks, the Carrick Roads and St. Anthony's Head. There are two pubs, the Royal Standard on St Peter's Hill and the Seven Stars on Trefusis Road opposite Fish Cross. There is also a fish restaurant, formerly the Sticky Prawn, now the Quay Cafe located on Ferry Quay. Flushing Regatta Week is held annually during late July or early August, and features water-based activities such as bathtub racing, rowing, swimming and sailing races, sand-castle building contests, a mini-marathon through Mylor and Flushing, an open-air church service, a pub quiz, crab catching and a carnival on Saturday night, and has achieved marked popularity locally.
Falmouth is one of Cornwall's most popular places to visit because of its unique mix of attractions, water sports, beaches, history and place to eat. The National Maritime Museum Cornwall and Pendennis Castle are both high on visitors' lists of places to visit and the views from Pendennis on a fine day are truly magical. Falmouth is the sailing capital of Cornwall with its spectacular deep water natural harbour offering a haven for both cruisers and racers. Many events are held through the summer culminating in the famous Falmouth Regatta Week and associated shore side events.
As a university town many events are arranged by the students including annual exhibitions of art and photographic work. There is a Sainsbury supermarket 2 minutes away by car and a large Asda 5 minutes away.
The beaches at Gyllingvase & Swanpool are coarse sand and are wonderfully sunny south facing spots. You can ride the ferry to beautiful St Mawes for the day or take a delightful trip around the estuary stopping off at either Trelissick Gardens or Smugglers Cottage for a cream tea! There are plenty of places to eat & drink in Falmouth and recently Rick Stein has opened his Fish & Chip Restaurant & Oyster Bar at Discovery Quay adding to the superb mix across the town.
A short drive away is the Helford River. This delightful part of Cornwall includes places such as Mawnan Smith, Helford Passage, Constantine & Gweek. The area has many delights such as Trebah and Glendurgan Gardens, The Seal Sanctuary at Gweek, Goonhilly Earth and Satellite Station and The Ferry Boat Inn. Daphne du Maurier wrote her only romantic novel Frenchmans Creek about the River Helford, and who can blame her, the views really are beautiful. Glendurgan Gardens, run by the National Trust, hold a 176 year old laurel maze and the 'Giants Stride' swing is very popular with children. St Anthony-in-Meneage holds a lovely little church primarily of medieval architecture. Maenporth beach, tucked away on the westerly edge of Falmouth Bay and boasting spectacular views, is well worth a visit.
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