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Beautifully decorated, spacious home. Harbour views & short walk to town & beach

Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

The Captain's House in Falmouth, Cornwall, England - Quiet Location Overlooking The Harbour, Only 5 Minutes Walk To Town, Harbour And 15 Minutes To Beach

The Captain's House is a wonderfully located and spacious Grade II listed property overlooking Falmouth harbour and the Carrick Roads. The house was built in 1832 and has many superbly preserved period features. It offers plenty of space for family and friends to relax and enjoy time in Falmouth; with two living rooms, a large dining room and kitchen on the ground floor plus a garden room leading out to a private terraced garden at the back of the house. Upstairs four bedrooms set around a large hall offer sleeping for eight. There is secure garaging for two cars and off-the-road parking for one other car. Guests can leave their car in the secure parking and enjoy walking to all that Falmouth has to offer.

Resting on the crest above Customs House Quay, the Captain's House is only a five minute walk to the famous Maritime Museum, shops, restaurants, pubs, art galleries and harbour cruises. Then only 10 minutes walk to the sandy Gyllyngvase Beach and 15 minutes walk to Pendennis Head.

The private garden has a BBQ and garden chairs for quiet enjoyment.

Property Manager

Carol Ballett

Member Since 2013
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Carol Ballett

The Captain's House is owned by Mark and Carol. It is their home which they wish to share with holidaymakers wanting to enjoy the delights of Falmouth and its harbour, beaches and coastal walks. We set the Captain's House up as a holiday home in 2014.

Why Carol Ballett chose Falmouth

We love The Captain's House for its fabulous views of the harbour, quiet location and close proximity to town, ferries and walks. We really enjoy Falmouth for the stunning coastal walks and the town as there is always so much going on. We love going to the beaches in all seasons, and many of them are walking distance.

What makes this House unique

We love relaxing in the house and then wandering down to Falmouth to enjoy the coastal walks, pubs, restaurants, shops, sailing, harbour cruises and the fascinating Maritime museum. The house is beautifully preserved with lovely period features. It has plenty of space to relax with family and friends. In spring and summer we enjoy the light, the garden and the views and in the winter its the warm fires. We have also furnished it with antiques and family heirlooms that complement the property. Falmouth is an event lead town with fun activities and entertainment throughout the year. It is all easily accessible from the house. Yet when you're at home it is so peaceful and quiet.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with one king size bed and en-suite bathroom looks out over the harbour; bedroom 2 with harbour views has a king size bed that converts to two twins; bedroom 3 with double bed and sink; bedroom 4 with 2 single beds.


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower, bidet
        • Shower room 1
        • Toilet 1
        • En-suite bathroom to Master bedroom with bath, wc, bidet and sink. Large shower room with shower, two sinks, wc. Plus a downstairs toilet.

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Near The Ocean
          • Town


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Linens Provided
                    We provide bed linen.
                  • Fireplace
                    We have one wood burning fire and one gas fireplace.
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                    Free WiFi
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Garage
                    We have private garage with space for 2 cars
                  • Living Room
                    Large drawing room with two 3-seater sofas, fireplace for wood fires; second sitting room with two 3-seater sofas, internet TV & DVD; dining room with fireplace and dining table and chairs; garden room with chairs and table with French windows to garden.
                  • Parking
                  • Towels Provided
                    We provide bath and hand towel for each person.
                  • Tumble Dryer
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Free Wifi


                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Kitchen
                        Large kitchen with gas cooker, hob, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave. Table for family meals.
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining
                            Can provide high chair on request. Lovely large dining room for all the family/friends.
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 8 people


                              • Books
                                Lots of books in our Living Room bookshelf.
                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                                Some board games available.
                              • Television


                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                    We have a secluded terraced garden stepping down from our private garage into the Garden Room and the kitchen at the back of the house. We have deck chairs and garden table for summer eating outdoor.
                                  • Outdoor Grill


                                      • suitable for elderly or infirm


                                          • bay/sound
                                          • churches
                                          • cinemas
                                          • library
                                          • marina
                                          • museums
                                          • playground
                                          • pond
                                          • restaurants

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • beachcombing
                                              • bird watching
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • paddle boating
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • snorkeling
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • pier fishing
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                      • deepsea fishing
                                                      • sound/bay fishing
                                                      • surf fishing
                                                      • surfing
                                                      • tennis
                                                      • water skiing
                                                      • wind-surfing


                                                          • Notes on accommodation: The Captain's House is a perfect year-round setting for family and friends to enjoy Falmouth, the harbour, the beaches, walks along the coastal paths and exploring Cornwall. It is in a quiet street yet only a few minutes walk away from all that Falmouth has to offer. We have secure parking for 2 cars and off-street parking for 1 more car - very rare in Falmouth! Outside: At the rear of the property there is a secluded terraced garden on three levels paved with slate and tastefully planted with flowers and shrubs and lighting at night. There is a BBQ and garden chairs and table and plenty of space to relax in the privacy of our garden. Utility Room: Utility Room with washing machine, tumble dryer and sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen included. Property cleaned before and after every stay.

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                            12 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Very spacious house in central location.

                                                            Jenny T.

                                                            We had a lovely week staying in the Captains House. There was plenty of space for the eight of us and felt it had everything we needed. The location was fantastic, near to the harbour, shops and beach.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for taking the time to write. We are thrilled you enjoyed our holiday home and had a lovely time. I hope you all come back again.

                                                            Best wishes, Carol

                                                            Captains house Falmouth

                                                            peter d.

                                                            Captains house was exactly what we required- large, four bedrooms and three downstairs plus a large kitchen, and well equipped with linen and all other necessities.

                                                            Falmouth has plenty of shops, bars and eating places and there is plenty to see and do both in Falmouth and surrounding area.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for your comments. Glad that our holiday home was perfect for you and that you loved Falmouth like we do. Come and stay again some day!

                                                            Lovely spacious house in vibrant Falmouth

                                                            Debra R.

                                                            I stayed at The Captain's House with my family in July 2016. The house is ideal for a group of different ages as there is lots of space to spread out and enjoy all the rooms. The house is well maintained and very comfortable. The kitchen is large and fully equipped and the bedrooms are spacious with the front ones having great views over the harbour.

                                                            There are many lovely restaurants and bars in Falmouth and most are within walking distance of the house.

                                                            I would recommend The Captain's House for a holiday with children/grandparents/friends as it is suitable for all ages.

                                                            Hope to return someday.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for your kind comments we are glad you and your family enjoyed The Captain's House and hope to see you back another time.

                                                            Delightful, substantial house

                                                            Celia S.

                                                            Three days force 9 gusting gales not the best for a holiday but our cosy days in Captains House made up for everything. Delightfully appointed and more important, comfortable beds. Falmouth is a good centre with the maritime museum on bed days and estuary and lovely gardens on good days - we did have one.

                                                            Gorgeous Captain's House

                                                            Hazel M.

                                                            The Captain's House is beautifully presented and in a wonderful location. The views of the harbour from the front bedrooms are stunning. Nothing in Falmouth is too far to walk to - and the fabled Cornish hills get easier to manage day by day! We stayed for a fortnight and there were still restaurants we didn't manage to visit. Some particular ones we enjoyed are The Quayside Inn, Fuel, The Ranch and Seaview. You will love it!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you for your kind comments. We're thrilled you enjoyed our holiday home as much as we do and hope to welcome you all back again one day.

                                                            Perfect in all ways


                                                            We stayed at Captains House in Falmouth for the Tall Ships Regatta at the end of August. It was perfect in so many ways not only its proximity to all the events that were going on but the house itself was gorgeous.

                                                            We had our teenage children with us and due to its location it was perfect for them to stroll back and forth to town. There was so much going on that they were kept busy for the whole time.

                                                            The 4 comfortable bedrooms were beautifully decorated and the beds had lovely "cotton" sheets. The lovely terrace garden was perfect for a quiet cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. Amazingly considering how close we were to all the action it was incredibly quite.

                                                            Having a garage was an extra bonus, meaning we didn't need to worry about parking. There was a reported 100,000 people in Falmouth on the Sunday! Once we were in Falmouth we didn't need to use the car everything was accessible by foot or boat.

                                                            I would highly recommend this property to anyone from families with young children or teenaged, to visitors without children wanting a larger spacious house.

                                                            Falmouth is a great place and seems to have a lot going for it. We ate out a couple of times. We particularly like "The Harbour View Cafe" which was just down the hill and did reasonably priced food. There was also a great juice bar called "Elixir" which was run by a lovely American lady. Another must was gin cocktails at "Dolly's Tea Shop". We also got a bit of retail therapy in.

                                                            As you might tell I have fallen a bit in love with the place, hope to go back in December!


                                                            Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

                                                            Coast/Beach: 0.6km to Gyllyngvase Beach and Castle Beach (a 15 minute walk) and 15 - 20 minutes walk to Pendennis Head. A ferry ride away from St Mawes and St Anthony's Head for coastal walks and beaches. Travel: Newquay, Cornwall Airport - 30 km; Truro - 17 km; Falmouth Town train station - 0.3 km. Distances: Nearest shops - 0.2km; Maritime Museum - 0.2km; Truro - 17km; St Ives & Tate - 43km. Further Details: The Captain's House is superbly located for the perfect family holiday as you can easily walk into town and all the amenities Falmouth has to offer, you can also walk to the nearby beaches or catch a ferry. From the fascinating Maritime Museum, gorgeous beaches, superb shopping, bars and restaurants, the Captain's House is walking distance to everything. Falmouth is also a great place for then exploring the rest of Cornwall. We offer our visitors information on all the local shops and restaurants etc in our Welcome Book sent out online and available in the house on arrival. The Captain's House makes an ideal base for people who love coastal walks as you can walk straight from the house down to the Cornish Coastal Path that heads from Gyllyngvase Beach west towards Maenporth and onwards or you can take the Place Ferry from St Mawes to walk the South West Coast Path from St Anthony's Head and the Roseland Peninsula east.

                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Booking Notes: Bookings are subject to availability. We ask for a 25% deposit to secure booking. We also ask for a £500 security deposit which will be returned within 14 days of your departure as long as there are no damages. Please contact owner to book or with any enquiries. Changeover Day: Saturday changeover. Arrivals from 4pm and checkout by 10am. Over the Festive season for 2016 the changeover day is Friday. You can book for a long weekend (minimum 3 nights) during the off peak season. We charge 2/3 the weekly price for short-stay of 3 nights. Please contact us to book

                                                            12 Reviews
                                                            Wonderful 4.8/5
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