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Fal River

£738 - £1800 per week

An attractive retreat with glorious views, in sumptuous surroundings, newly renovated to a very high standard with beautiful furniture, unique artwork and eye catching accessories, Puffins offers guests something rather special! With a bird's eye river view from all of the front facing windows, Puffins is a real treat to behold. There are two glorious bedrooms overlooking the river, one with a very well appointed en suite shower room, as well as a separate family bathroom. Downstairs, there is a further shower room, ideal for guests using the sumptuous sofabed in the sitting room, allowing up to six guests to stay comfortably at Puffins. The vista is quite remarkable, ever changing with the tides and the seasons, which can be enjoyed from the terrace, and on a summer's day, kick back and enjoy the glorious, natural, surroundings and tranquility. Take time to watch the curlews and the oystercatchers on the river from this incredible vantage point. The peace is only occasionally interrupted by the quaint ferry, which takes passengers to Falmouth for a day out at the beach, or shopping in the busy maritime town.

Malpas is a delightful village in which to completely relax, but close to lots of attractions if you fancy a day out on the north or south Cornish coast. Puffins offers guests, beautiful riverside walks from your doorstep, with perhaps a bite to eat at the cafe opposite afterwards. Truro is just a couple of miles away for retail therapy, or a night out. Or, for those seeking a quieter evening, how about a meal at the famous Heron pub, just a short stroll down the road. Close to the River Fal and the myriad of creeks and walks that this beautiful part of Cornwall offers, guests are bound to feel replenished after a stay at this exquisite bolthole.

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Where you'll sleep

Living area

Sofa bed

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2

Super king

Entrance via external stone steps

from the parking space, walk up the steep driveway and up nine railway sleeper steps to the terrace, then five more steps into:

Entrance Hall

doors leading to sitting room, utility room, kitchen/diner and stairs to first floor:

Sitting room

Smart TV, sofa/king size sofabed, armchair, woodburning stove, river views.

Kitchen/dining room

table and six chairs, Smart TV, river views, breakfast bar with three stools. Superbly equipped kitchen with integral dishwasher, fridge/freezer, double electric oven and induction hob and Quooker tap.

Utility room

butler sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, door to:

Shower room

walk in shower enclosure with rainhead shower and handheld attachment, WC and basin.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, river views, en suite shower room with rainhead shower head, handheld attachment, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

Superking size bed, river views.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Outside area

garden terrace with bench seat, dining table with parasol and six chairs, Barbecue, Rattan breakfast bar with three stools.

Additional information

additional bedding provided for the sofabed by request, heating is powered by solar panels and an air source heat pump, there is an uphill pathway and 14 steps up to the house from the parking spaces, so Puffins may not be suitable for those with limited mobility, EV charging point, WiFi, short breaks available.


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Holidays in Fal River

The Fal River travels approximately 29km before feeding into the Fal Estuary, the largest estuary in Cornwall. Surrounded by a National Landscape (formerly Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), this stunning stretch of water boasts a calming and inspirational environment, rich in wildlife. Flowing past coastal fortresses, historic estates, picturesque villages and quiet creeks, it’s a true oasis of calm.

There are so many ways to enjoy this magical area, whether you choose to explore the landscape on foot or by boat. Breathtaking walks lead you along the river’s edge, through peaceful countryside, picturesque villages and woodland pathways. While spectacular waterways give you the chance to experience the area from a completely different perspective. 

The gentle waters of the river provide the ideal location for trying out a range of watersports, including stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and sailing. Whether you choose to hire equipment or go on a guided tour, you’ll get to experience the beauty and bliss of being on the water in this magical setting.

Did you know...

the Fal Estuary is a ria, a river valley that was flooded at the end of the last ice age when the sea levels rose?

Gardens and historic buildings

Trelissick Garden

Set in an impressive estate on its own peninsula, the imposing Trelissick house, built in 1755, boasts panoramic views across the Fal Estuary. Owned by the National trust, visitors can experience the beauty of this magical setting. The stunning grounds and gardens, which include woodland walks, formal lawns and exotic plants, are open throughout the year, while the house is open seasonally. 

St Mawes Castle

Built in the 1540’s, St Mawes Castle is one of the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, built to counter an invasion threat from Catholic France and Spain. Part of the English Heritage collection, visitors today can step back in time to learn how the castle defended this area of Cornwall. 

Pendennis Castle 

Also owned by the English Heritage, and sister castle to St Mawes Castle, Pendennis Castle is another fine example of a seaside fortress. Brought to life with events throughout the year, visitors have the chance to travel back to Tudor Cornwall and discover the history of this iconic fortress.

Lamorran Gardens 

Located on the Roseland Peninsula, Lamorran Gardens is a subtropical paradise, inspired by the owners' adventures to Italy. Thanks to the balmy microclimate along this stretch of Cornwall, exotic plants thrive amid the tranquillity of this special place. 


Boat trips and watersports

Enterprise Boats

Discover the beauty of this unspoilt setting as you cruise along the river on one of Enterprise Boat’s classic wooden ferries, sailing between Falmouth and Malpas. They also run regular ferry services from Falmouth to St Mawes and Flushing, giving you the chance to stop off and explore these popular riverside spots.

Loe Beach Watersports Cornwall 

Discover the idyllic, calm waters of Loe Beach, a small shingle beach with views across the estuary. It’s the perfect spot to take to the water, with equipment hire and lessons available to book at Loe Beach Watersports Cornwall. Choose from paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing and powerboating. 

Falmouth River Watersports

Located at Mylor Yacht Harbour, Falmouth River Watersports is based in a fantastic location for exploring the Fal River. Whether you’re experienced on the water and want to hire some kit while on holiday, or if you’re a beginner looking for lessons, they offer both. They also run guided tours, including a ‘Paddle and pub tour’, and all activities are dog-friendly!

Places to eat

The Heron Inn, Malpas

Located in the pretty village of Malpas, The Heron Inn is a riverside gastropub overlooking the Fal River. Dine on award-winning food while soaking up the breathtaking views, beautiful all-year round. 

Pandora Inn, Restronguet

Nestled on the edge of Restronguet Creek, The Pandora Inn is a 13th Century thatched pub, accessible by car, foot, boat or even paddleboard! An extensive award-winning seasonal menu is served throughout the day, and food can be enjoyed inside the cosy pub or outside on the pontoon. 


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