Holiday Cottage in Falmouth
Sleeps 2 - Bedrooms 1 - From £301
Blankednick Boltholes is proud to present the "Nook", a cosy 1 bedroomed annexe with a private courtyard & wonderful views across the famous Kennall Valley. Formerly the garage space for the property, The Nook has been lovingly restored to create a perfect studio flat with all amenities and comforts, including cooking facilities, heating, en-suite shower room, and lounge area. Dog friendly and with a sun trap of a private courtyard, this is an ideal property to explore this stunning county. There is a barbecue in the courtyard for relaxed summers evenings, and an electric wood burner style fire, Wi-Fi and television if the weather is less clement!
The Nook is one of three properties at Blankednick, along with the Lodge (sleep 4+2) and The Summer House (sleep 2+2), set in the most exquisite valleys, south facing with rolling rural views. Blankednick Farm lies within walking distance of the villages of Ponsanooth and Perranwell. They both boast fine pubs, decent playgrounds, and well-equipped village shops selling local produce, as well as essentials. Just a short drive away is the thriving town of Falmouth, made famous by the sailing regatta and a multitude of brilliant bars and restaurants overlooking the harbour. Here you can go out fishing or on the pleasure boats, hang out in the bustling town, or relax on the beautiful sandy beaches of Gyllyngvase or Maenporth. The North coast surfing beaches are within a twenty-minute drive from Blankednick.
Ground Floor only: Enter through the disguised door into the kitchen/living and dining area. There is a breakfast bar with stools, French doors to the courtyard patio, a comfortable sofa, TV and fitted kitchen units. Master bedroom with 4'6" double bed and storage. En-suite shower room with WC and hand basin.
Exterior: Parking to the front for 1 car, more available on request. Enclosed courtyard patio with table and chairs and a gas barbecue.
Facilities & Services
Electric heating system with convector heater in lounge and towel rail. The kitchen has a range of modern units with an electric combi microwave/oven & hob, under counter fridge with icebox. The sitting room has a flat-screen TV. There is a hairdryer. WIFI is available on site.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included. However, you will need to bring your own beach towels. There is 1 parking space, more available on request. No smoking. One dog is welcome in The Nook at the small additional cost of £35 per week. Please note your dog must not be left unattended in the property.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is a Friday.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Short breaks may be available during quieter times of the year.
Blankednick Farm lies within walking distance of the villages of Ponsanooth and Perranwell. They both boast fine pubs, decent playgrounds, and well-equipped village shops selling local produce, as well as essentials. For a good walk, there is the Kennall Valley nature reserve with the remnants of a bygone gunpowder factory with the Kennall river cascading down the valley through leats and over the remnants of a series of waterwheels all dappled by sunshine flickering through the woodland - this is one of the most beautiful and well guarded secret beauty spots in the county. Nearby is Stithiansreservoir, ideal for watersports and nature walks. The Dynamite Valley Brewery at the bottom of the valley (less than a five-minute walk) boasting local brews and even a beer cafe for a sundowner...
Falmouth is one of Cornwall's most popular places to visit because of its unique mix of attractions, water sports, beaches, history and places to eat. Falmouth has a buzzing town centre filled with shops, restaurants and waterside attractions and is the sailing capital of Cornwall. It is renowned for being the third-largest natural harbour in the world. It’s a haven for both cruisers and racers, offering the sailor the last major port before the 12-hour crossing to the Isles of Scilly. Visitors to the Port will find the town teeming with coastal treasures, ranging from fish restaurants and boat trips to The National Maritime Museum, next to Port Pendennis. Henry VIII built Pendennis Castle in the 16th Century and it sits high above the harbour with truly magical panoramic views across the bay. You can ride one of the Fal River Link Ferries to the beautiful St Mawes and visit Pendennis' sister castle, or take a delightful trip around the estuary, stopping off at either Trelissick Gardens, Malpas or Truro. Falmouth Regatta Week is the town's major event both on and off the water; fireworks and sometimes the Red Arrows provides a spectacular backdrop for some high-class racing. Later in the year, the Oyster Festival shows off the river’s heritage to the full. Falmouth also hosts the annual Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Falmouth.
A short drive away is the Helford River. This delightful part of Cornwall includes places such as Mawnan Smith, HelfordPassage, 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. GlendurganGardens, 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.
Porthtowan, Portreath and St Agnes are with a 25-minute drive.
Porthtowan beach is famous for its excellent surf and acres of glorious sand. Porthtowan (meaning cove of dunes) has some of the best surf in the UK. However, it is sometimes not for the faint-hearted and beginners should be careful. There is an excellent surf school that can assist and operates from the beach. The Blue Bar is situated on the beach's edge and provides great food and drink in a beach bar with an unparalleled location. The Victory Inn at Towan Cross is a genuine 17th-century Cornish clifftop pub with a great menu and lively atmosphere.
Portreath (meaning cove of sand) is a delightful village that extends both sides of a valley leading down into a little harbour and beach. West of the harbour entrance are two more beaches with golden sands popular with holidaymakers and surfers alike.
St Agnes is a popular and picturesque, north coast village just 9 miles from Truro and 5 miles from Redruth. The village itself was originally based on tin, copper, and arsenic mining, which started in prehistoric times and continued until the 20th century. Other local industries are farming and fishing, but more recently, tourism has risen to the fore. Several attempts to build a harbour in St Agnes, the most recent, succumbed to a storm in 1915-16. However, the glorious sandy beaches more than compensate. The village offers many restaurants, pubs, cafes and takeaways (Pizza, Chinese, Indian, Fish & Chips etc.) There are also plenty of small galleries as well as a free museum on the outskirts. The village also has a supermarket, butchers, post office, bank, bakers, chemist, fruit and veg, florist, and some excellent gift shops. It is also a walkers heaven, being perfectly situated for exploring the coastal paths, the captivating history and the beautiful nearby beaches of Trevaunance Cove and Trevellas Porth at St Agnes, Chapel Porth, and Perranporth. St Agnes Beacon is a 328-foot climb, and on a fine day, you can see from coast to coast. The view is spectacular and well worth the climb.
The Cathedral City of Truro is in the heart of Cornwall and offers a wealth of facilities for the visitor. Dominated by the stunning cathedral, it is one of the southwest's most attractive cities. Lemon Quay plays host to many events throughout the year, including the Cornwall Food & Drink Festival in the Autumn and the famous Truro Fatstock Show just before Christmas. Regular farmers markets occur every Wednesdays & Saturday and there are also arts & craft markets on Saturdays. There is a wonderful range of shopping for the visitor including all the regular high street stores including Marks & Spencer, Tescos & Sainsburys, and a wide range of more specialist stores. It really is worth a wander through the back streets and alleys to find some fabulous little boutiques. Truro has a superb range of restaurants from BustopherJones & Mannings on Lemon Street to the always popular Pizza Express. There are lively bars, pubs & nightclubs, including the superb Old Ale House! The Hall for Cornwall hosts everything from Shakespeare to rock concerts and the cinema on Lemon Street has all the latest releases.
5 out of 5
Service and Staff: 5
Value For Money: 5
Perfect for a couple (and a dog) - ideal locationReviewed on 01/10/2021
We had the BEST stay at Blankednick Nook... It was super-clean, well-equipped, very comfortable and dog-friendly - it's perfect for a couple who are looking for a base from which to explore Cornwall. We wouldn't hesitate to return and to recommend. PS: Lou & Ben are great hosts too!
5 out of 5
Service and Staff: 5
Value For Money: 5
Perfect for just the two of us!Reviewed on 19/07/2021
We had a lovely week long stay. Ben & Lou were really attentive hosts and there to answer any queries we had. The Nook is in a peaceful and stunning area not far from Falmouth. Lots of wildlife on the doorstep including birds, bunnies and we even spotted a badger one evening! The Nook itself was perfect for just two of us staying, a peaceful bolthole that had everything we needed. Cosy but modern, very clean. Thank you!!
Ben Moser replied:
Thank you for your kind words Lauren. It means a lot to us. Have a wonderful summer. Ben and Lou @Blankednickboltholes.