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Thalassa
Falmouth

£825 - £2996 per week
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Thalassa enjoys an elevated position in Falmouth's vibrant high street with spectacular harbour views from the rear of the property. Ideally positioned for wandering around the shops and exploring the delights of Falmouth's cobbled streets, Thalassa is perfect for a family holiday. Enjoy lazy breakfasts or leisurely suppers on the spacious roof terrace with uninterrupted harbour views, watching the ferries go to St Mawes or the sailing boats head out to sea. The outdoor area is the perfect spot for contemplation or just relaxing with the paper. Set over three floors, Thalassa boasts four spacious bedrooms, three doubles and a room with bunk beds, estuary views of the Fal are enjoyed from the family bathroom, with sunken bath, creating comfortable spaces for the whole family. As well as a brand new kitchen and a sitting room with squashy sofas to relax on, there is an air hockey table in the dining room to entertain those that still have lots of energy after a day at the beach.

Although hard to leave, Thalassa is perfectly located for those wishing to explore further afield with the train station and various boat trips just a stroll away. Take a cruise up the River Fal, stopping off in Truro or the Pandora Inn for lunch or maybe go on a marine safari trip and if you are lucky enough, marvel at the dolphins in Falmouth bay. Popping out for a bite to eat or a quick drink is too tempting as everything is on your doorstep. Golden beaches are a few minutes walk away for those who wish to kayak or paddleboard. Whatever you fancy doing on your holiday, you are sure to create some lasting family memories.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Double

Bedroom 2

King

Bedroom 3

Bunk beds

Bedroom 4

Super king

Entrance hall

enter through front door into hall, go up 10 stairs to a small landing, then a flight of 12 stairs and a flight of 14 stairs to a landing with doors off to:

Dining room

decorative fireplace, Smart TV/DVD, dining table with 8 chairs, air hockey table.

Shower room

WC, basin, step up into shower.

Kitchen

electric double oven, induction hob. washer/dryer, fridge, undercounter freezer, dishwasher, breakfast bar with with four stools, TV, door out onto:

Roof terrace

bistro table with four chairs, rattan garden furniture, harbour views.

Sitting room

corner sofa, two armchairs, Smart TV, harbour views:

Cloakroom

WC, basin, flight of 14 stairs to:

Bedroom 1

double bed, dressing room, sea view to side.

Bathroom

WC, basin, sunken bath with shower over:

Bedroom 2

king size bed, harbour views.

Bedroom 3

bunk beds, two steps to:

Master bedroom

super kingsize double bed, harbour views.

Additional information

children must be supervised at all times on the balcony, access to Thalassa is via flights of internal stairs and allocated parking is located about a 5 minute walk away and therefore may not be suitable for those with limited mobility, the entrance to the garage is quite tight and there is a height restriction of 1.8m, additional parking is available if this is not suitable. Thalassa is located in the centre of Falmouth and is situated very near one of the venues used for annual events, such as the Sea Shanty Festival and Falmouth week; please speak with the team for more details, WiFi, one well behaved dog welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

This is our second time at this property. The house is beautiful and well equipped. There is plenty of space and the deck outside is such a lovely place to spend time.

May 2024

The property exceeded our expectations and we all enjoyed our stay.

May 2024

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Holidays in Falmouth

Holidays in Falmouth are made for lazy beach days, relaxed wanderings down cobbled streets, and easy access to some of Cornwall’s most fascinating historical buildings – not to mention a coastline that can easily be confused with the Med.

Situated on the coast, Falmouth benefits from four beautiful beaches, with many more nearby, including the much-loved Blue Flag beach, Gyllyngvase. The vibrant seaside town is also home to a selection of tropical gardens and a plethora of attractions to keep you entertained throughout your stay.

During your holiday in Falmouth, why not leave the car behind and experience some ‘car-free’ days out, enjoying transport links from the town by bus, rail, and even by boat! Visitors can take pleasure cruises around the Fal estuary or along the beautiful Helford River. Take the ferry to Flushing or St Mawes and experience the beautiful scenery along the way – it really is the only way to travel.

Home to the third deepest natural harbour in the world, it will be of little surprise that you can also enjoy many different water-based activities from Falmouth including sailing, sea safaris, and watersports – it really is a boater’s paradise!

Falmouth also benefits from a jam-packed events roster including music and food festivals as well as a week-long, town-wide celebration of all things Falmouth.

If you’re bringing the pooch with you, you’ll find lots of dog-friendly outings around Falmouth, as well as some fantastic eateries that welcome dogs and their well-behaved owners.

Did you know...

Pendennis Castle was built by Henry VIII to protect the Carrick Roads from invasion!

Beaches in Falmouth

If a Cornish stay isn’t complete without a beach day or two, Falmouth is a must-visit with its four beautiful beaches and stunning surrounding coastline.

Gyllyngvase beach – Perhaps Falmouth’s most popular beach, Gylly beach is home to everything you could want from a hazy day in the sand. Consistently flat waters provide the perfect conditions for SUPs while a café and restaurant on the beach offer beachgoers the chance to refresh and refuel without leaving the white gold sands behind.

Castle beach – Just down from Pendennis point you’ll find the aptly named Castle beach, which offers young and intrepid adventurers plenty of rockpools to explore, along with an underwater paradise for keen snorkelers. 

Swanpool beach – More a cove than a beach, Swanpool mixes an idyllic setting with action-packed watersports for a fun-filled beach day whatever your beachy interests. There’s also a great little beachside café for those all-important ice creams.

Maenporth beach – Just on the edge of Falmouth lies another of South Cornwall’s most serene beaches. Flat waters, golden sand, and an award-winning restaurant all add up to an unmissable day amidst sand, sun, and sea in Falmouth.

Things to do in Falmouth

Whether you’re a water baby at heart or a seeker of culture and cuisine, there are plenty of things to add to your holiday itinerary when visiting Falmouth.

Art Galleries

Falmouth is home to an eclectic mix of art galleries, all featuring a wide variety of local and national work. Home to one of the leading art collections in Cornwall, Falmouth Art Gallery is the place to go for a rolling look at Cornish art through the ages or you can head to Beside the Wave for more contemporary exhibitions.

Shopping

After a shopping trip in Falmouth, you’ll want all highstreets to be lined with cobbles and decorated with colourful bunting – it really does set the scene for a vibrant day out! Falmouth’s shops themselves vary from big names like FatFace and Ann’s Cottage to more niche shops from intriguing antiques to everything Cornwall – perfect for your holiday memento. Oh, and if you have a sweet tooth, you’re going to want to check out Roly’s Fudge Pantry – it’s to die for!

History

A holiday in Falmouth wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Pendennis Castle and the National Maritime Museum – two of the town’s top cultural attractions. Both dive into the history of Falmouth and Cornwall with a definite nautical theme, with Pendennis Castle looking more at defence and the museum exploring the wider culture of life by the sea.

Boat Trips

When you get bored of hard ground beneath your feet, set sail up the Fal estuary or along to the Helford river on one of Falmouth’s many fantastic boat trips that vary from party boats to sea safaris to meals on keels (sorry, boat puns are a mandatory here).

Watersports

With South Cornwall’s microclimate and plenty of sheltered bays, the waters around Falmouth are known for being consistently calm, which makes them perfect for mastering your favourite sea-based activity. Try your hand at everything from kayaking to SUPing, swimming to sailing as you swap dry land for the thrill of the Cornish waters.

Walks

River walks, coastal strolls and countryside ambles… there’s no limit to what your feet can discover with the many breath-taking walks in and around Falmouth. Take to the South West Coast Path for unbeatable coastal views (and plenty of opportunities for a cheeky dip in the sea) or take your walk riverside for an idyllic escape to nature. Falmouth’s also home to an impressive collection of gardens, each with their own intriguing collection of paths to explore.

Princess Pavilion

This fantastic theatre complex offers a year-round program of live music, entertainment and theatrical performances. Set in the stunning Gyllyngdune Gardens, you can pop along to take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy a drink and some food in the Garden Room Café. Find out more about the pavilion and what’s on here >

Dining Out

Falmouth is quickly becoming one of Cornwall’s ultimate foodie hotspots thanks to a veritable smorgasbord of top eateries and superb pubs and bars, many with incredible sea views and welcoming dogs. Mexican, Texan, African, Cornish, Caribbean, and vegan, it doesn’t matter what kind of cuisine you fancy, Falmouth’s got it all!

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Dog-friendly Falmouth

While the four main beaches in Falmouth all operate under seasonal restrictions (dogs aren’t allowed on the beaches 1st May – 30th September, 10am – 6pm), there are plenty of pup-friendly places for you and the dog to get your beach fix near Falmouth.

Dog-friendly beaches

Polgwidden Cove – Accessed through the beautiful Trebah gardens, Polgwidden is a lovely shingle cove that’s dog-friendly throughout the year. If you don’t fancy walking, you can always rent a boat and sail there as many of the boat hires in Falmouth welcome salty sea dogs!

Sunny Cove – Perhaps the closest dog-friendly beach to Falmouth, Sunny Cove provides a perfectly sheltered place for a dog nap in the sand. It’s situated between Swanpool and Maenporth just off the coast path, making it a great destination for a dog walk. It is worth noting that the cove is popular with naturists so swimming costumes are optional!

Dog-friendly pubs and restaurants

Stable Pizza – Combining pizza, cider, and harbour views, Stable in Falmouth is a popular haunt for good reason. Dogs are welcome on the ground floor as well as outside so the whole family can enjoy a meal out together.

Five Degrees West – A pub that specialises in pizza and pints, Five Degrees is always a firm favourite with those who want to dine with their pup in tow. Pop in for a quiet drink or a slap-up meal, the choice is yours!

The Boathouse – Claiming the title of ‘pub with the best sea view in Falmouth’, The Boathouse has been welcoming guests for over 300 years, which is perhaps how they’ve perfected their easy-going offering. The menu might change with the season (and the chef’s fancy), but the friendly, dog-welcoming vibes remain the same.

What's on in Falmouth

The town has a rich tradition of hosting a year-round programme of events, from sailing regattas to live music and an abundance of food and drink festivals. You don’t have to wait for specific seasons either, as Falmouth enjoys plenty of markets and live music throughout the year.

Falmouth Spring Festival

Are you ready to paint the town yellow? Every year, the Falmouth Spring Festival celebrates the start of this blooming wonderful season with a line-up of fantastic events and a tradition that sees the town’s window displays reflect the daffodils that decorate the fields around.

Falmouth Food Festival

Filling Falmouth with tempting treats from a variety of local vendors and producers, Falmouth Food Festival is the place to be for an epic feed. Spend the day filling your bags (and bellies) with the very best grub Cornwall has to offer, while sipping Cornish ales and listening to superb musicians - it's a true feast for the senses!

International Sea Shanty Festival

This internationally popular music event brings all the foot-stomping fun of sea shanties to Falmouth as thousands of people descend to share in a festival that would make any pirate proud.

Falmouth Week

Falmouth Week isn’t just a sailing regatta, it’s a ten-day-long, town-wide celebration that features every entertainment imaginable including unmissable live music, maritime marvels, and aerial displays. Lots of the town’s shops and organisations join in, adding their fun-filled activities to the jam-packed roster.

Falmouth Oyster Festival

Bringing live music, fresh food, and a bevy of activities to the streets of Falmouth, this festival has become a tradition we just can’t do without. Celebrity chefs provide demos so you can recreate your favourite dishes at home while plenty of food and drink stalls provide you with everything you need for a true Cornish feast.

Falmouth Book Festival

You’ll want to pull your nose out of your favourite book for this one as much-loved authors, poets, and storytellers flock to Falmouth for a literary celebration like no other. Expect to find a fantastic line-up of events that cater to all tastes and ages as well as brilliant workshops to entertain and inspire.

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Events

Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week

Falmouth Week is one of the largest sailing regatta's in the south west with more than 300 yachts racing over eight days. The full events line-up includes entertainment in Falmouth's Events Square and offsite activities such as outdoor film screenings and Red Arrow displays.

9th - 17th August 2024

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International Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth

The Falmouth Sea Shanty was founded and is organised by Falmouth Shout. Sea Shanty events aim to preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall as a whole and are thoroughly enjoyable.

14th - 16th June 2024

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Falmouth Oyster Festival

Celebrate the start of the Oyster season at Falmouth's Events Square. Get involved with food demonstrations, browse local craft stalls and taste some spectacular seafood!

10th - 13th October 2024

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Getting around

There is possibly no better place for a car-free holiday in Cornwall than Falmouth thanks to the town’s numerous public transport options. Catch the bus or train for connections with the rest of Cornwall or leave dry land behind as you hop aboard a ferry to St Mawes or Truro. Of course, if you fancy visiting via car, you’ll find plenty of parking at one of the town’s many car parks or you can use the park and ride service.

What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

This is our second time at this property. The house is beautiful and well equipped. There is plenty of space and the deck outside is such a lovely place to spend time.

The property exceeded our expectations and we all enjoyed our stay.

A throughly lovely family house with beautiful views across the harbour.

This property is amazing. We have stayed in a few properties in Falmouth but this is the best by far! Don’t let the stairs put you off it’s worth it. Spacious rooms, comfy beds & fantastic views from the large balcony/patio. From the front door it’s a few steps & you are on to the high street though once in the house you wouldn’t think so - it was very quiet & peaceful. My husband commented that it’s like someone turned his ears off! A few steps in the other direction & you are at the waters edge. Perfect location. Would definitely stay again!

The property itself was lovely with that amazing view from the balcony and the rear windows. Was a bit concerned about parking but there is a carpark that is literally at the bottom of the alley where you can see your vehicle from the property, parking was £25 a week which will hopefully be reimbursed soon. The location was perfect, plenty to do straight from the doorstep, loads of shops, every type of eatery you could imagine (would recommend Pennycomequick for a delicious steak!), lots of places to visit by ferry, we did St Mawes, Flushing and Malpas (recommended Heron Inn), purchased a fal mussel card for a 3 day visitor pass (you can choose longer or shorter) but was just over £50 for the 2 of us and you can use as much as you want. Only gripe we had was that it was pretty noisy into the early hours and had to shut all the bedroom doors to the front of the property to get some sleep. Think it was probably because unbeknown to us, we'd booked on freshers week so was particularly busy in the evenings, mornings were nice and quiet though! ?? We only booked for 4 nights and normally venture out to different locations every day when we stay in Cornwall but we found we didn't need to go anywhere as there was so much to do there.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It certainly sounds like you had a lovely time exploring this fantastic part of Cornwall, and just to reassure you about the parking being reimbursed; that has already been actioned, so should be back in your account by now. Whilst any property in a central location within a town like this, can come with a risk of hearing the associated hustle and bustle of such a location; the level that you describe is definitely not the norm for this property as you can see from other guest feedback. We are glad to hear that you found closing both front facing bedroom doors soon remedied this and made for a quiet place to sleep after a busy day sightseeing. Your visit tied in with the university students returning for the year, and those first couple of weeks can be livelier than the rest of the year, so we do hope that you will return at another time when you can really enjoy the benefits of that fantastic location and those outstanding views from the property. We hope to see you back here again and thanks for taking the time to send in your comments. Tanya, Customer Services

Not worth the money, have stayed in better places in Falmouth for less money. Stains on sofas. View was very nice

Reply from Aspects Holidays

While there are many cheaper properties in the town; not many come with this view. The bright airy space, spectacular views and prime location will increase the price versus others in the town. We are very sorry if the maintenance issues that you had while here, and the stained sofa have also reflected on this. Sadly, sometimes things go wrong with properties, and it is something that we cannot foresee, but we really do appreciate the frustration that comes with this. We would like to reassure you that the owner has since had trades attend to check over everything. Thank you for your comments and we do hope you still had a great time In Falmouth. Lucy, Customer Services

Had the most amazing stay at Thalassa. Excellent property, fantastic views and central. Will go back to Falmouth for sure and hopefully stay at Thalassa.

This house is amazing! The terrace is a beautiful addition and an easy way to spend an evening. The house is well equipped and perfectly located. The stairs up to the property are steep and I would bear this in mind when packing your case! We are booking to stay again!

Fantastic holiday accommodation right in the centre (high street) of Falmouth. Very clean, modern and comfortable (and warm as we visited when it was quite chilly outside). Lots of room to accommodate eight guests, fabulous balcony with views of the harbour and most windows overlook the sea too. Lots of steps to get to accommodation, but well worth it when you do (don’t let that put you off).

Stunning view from the roof terrace.

Excellent location off the High Street.

Outstanding customer service.

The house has a great atmosphere, commented on by both my daughters. The kitchen is top notch and in better weather, the decking overlooking the bay would be a fantastic place for meals and drinks (wether in Jan not so conducive to sitting out sadly). Bedrooms / beds very comfortable and bathrooms, while a little quirky, with steps up to showers / baths, were also excellent. Appreciated the 'welcome pack'.

Great location in the middle of Falmouth. Per the description, there are a number of steep steps to access the house, but for us this was no problem (Falmouth is hilly, so this goes with the territory). Excellent communication with the local Aspects office, re parking.

We stayed at Thalassa for a long weekend in October. The view from the kitchen, terrace and two of the bedrooms is amazing! We loved how convenient it was as it is right in the centre of town, although it was not at all noisy. The property does have a steep internal staircase, so bear this in mind when choosing which luggage to bring. The property itself is very well equipped, comfortable, beautifully decorated and very spacious. Although we were a group of four, a larger group would have had ample space in this deceptively large property.
Having a big outside space with such a stunning view was fantastic. We were lucky to have good weather during our visit, so we were able to sit outside at one of the two seating areas. We have all said that we would definitely stay at this lovely property again when we next return to Falmouth.

This was our second stay at Thalassa. The location is perfect, the views are perfect, we didn't want to leave.

The whole apartment is very spacious, well kitted out kitchen. Perfect for families or upto three couples.

Being located in the centre of Falmouth is great. So many places to eat and drink (as I detailed in my previous review and my opinion stands).

The accommodation was fabulous and the welcoming pack was a lovely personal touch. Such a wonderful view of Falmouth harbour from the balcony and it was great being in the centre of town.

The property was in an excellent location and well equipped. It was was also clean tidy and tastefully decorated. On the downside the stairs into the property are very steep and parking may cause an issue. I would recommend this property.

We had a lovely holiday as a group of 8. There was plenty of space for all of us to spread out and not be on top of each other. The pictures were representative and everything was as we expected it to be. The location of the flat was great, very close to lots of shops, bars and restaurants. There were lots of steps to the flat, however this was fine as we are all fit and healthy! We would definitely recommend staying here and would love to come back ourselves.

Probably one of the best private balconies in Falmouth that looks over the estuary. Everything there you need and all very new. Location, excellent. Be prepared for 38 steps up to the apartment and the odd bath and shower setup.

Owner paid for the weekly car parking in local council long stay. Just park is the best way to remove any daily parking hassle.

This is a beautiful house with a stunning view and right in the centre of Falmouth. Step out of the door and right next to you there's a pasty shop, fresh crab sandwiches and 'The Wheel House' crab and oyster bar which is heaven. Be prepared to climb many stairs both to and in the property! And parking is a bit tricky if you have small children and lots of luggage.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Being set over 3 floors to make the most of all that great space for the family, there are a few stairs to contend with. The parking is a good 5 minutes' walk from the property, but we advise on the arrival details that there is a car park just below Thalassa, only 1 minute from the property, which is an ideal place to unload before heading to the allocated parking. It is something worth considering before booking, though we hope that you agree that having an allocated space adds the security and convenience of not needing to worry about where to park each day, which is especially useful in those busier months. We have since altered the car parking information and instructions to make its location a little clearer though. Thank you for the helpful comments and we are glad that you enjoyed it there. Tanya, Customer Services

Amazing accommodation in an amazing location.

Home away for home, but with views you'll not want to leave. Watch the ferries to and from St Mawes with breakfast, lunch and dinner. All from the brilliant terrace.

All the rooms are very spacious, so a large crowd shouldn't trip over each other that often. The living areas and and bedrooms are furnished nicely and there's lots of space to hang clothes in each bedroom. The beds are comfy too.

Church St can get a little busy at night, but Thalassa is high enough above the shops and the additional internal glazing cuts most of the noise out.

If you don't fancy cooking, check out Ming Garden, Harbour View for Fish and chips and the Chain Locker for a pint of Tribute. But if you do want to cook, there's a Tesco Express at each end of the town just 10 mins walk away and some full sized supermarkets on the way into Falmouth.

Lovely modern, spacious and comfortable property in the heart of Falmouth with excellent access to shopping, restaurants and bars. The sun deck at the back is a great outdoor space for eating outside or having sundowners whilst watching the boats on the Fal river. Both lovely Falmouth beaches within a 25 minute walk or 5 minute drive.

Access to the property is via a side alleyway and several flights of stairs which may be difficult for some. Equally the underground car garage will only accommodate the smallest cars but company does offer to cover parking costs if your vehicle does not fit (info in booklet in property). espite being in the centre of town, it was quiet and little was heard even on student night!

Overall, we had a great stay and would recommend if you want to be located in a place with plenty to do around.

Lovely accommodation great size and location the view from the balcony is breathtaking would highly recommend. St mawes ferry 2 mins from the house and well worth a visit stunning little town but pre book restaurants they get busy. We are fit and healthy but if your not there are around 40 steps to the first floor from the front door. Would highly recommend this accommodation.

All the staff at Apsects Holidays were extremely helpful at every stage of our holiday - and the property was delightful, comfortable, well-equipped, and exactly as described. It was a pleasure dealing with such a professional company ..