Flushing - Flushing is a picturesque sleepy village with a general store, restaurant and two pubs. A weekly farmer's market on the entrance to the village sells seafood (including oysters and mussels), local vegetables and freshly baked bread and cakes.  For children, there is also a pirates playground on the hill behind the village with views over the whole of Falmouth harbour.

Water - Watersports can be easily accessed from Mylor harbour where there are options to hire canoes or paddle boards used to explore secluded creeks or little motor boats for those keen to go further afield.

There are also many options to be on the water using the ferry network.  A ferry runs regularly between Flushing and Falmouth from where you can get connections to St Mawes (for great restaurants, shops and art galleries) or Place (for a lovely coastal walk).  Alternatively, private water taxis can be hired for restaurant reservations across the harbour or for those just wanting to explore on their own timetable.

Beaches - A 5 minute walk from the house is the sheltered Flushing beach which is a popular spot for a regular early morning dip or for paddle boarding.  In the summer months, a small shack is set up serving drinks, cake and on occasion crepes.  The Falmouth beaches (Gyllnygvase, Swanpool & Castle) offer activities for everyone with plenty of sand, watersport lessons on the beach and lovely cafes.  The Hidden Hut at Porthcurnick beach has become a bit of a destination offering simple lunches and cake during the day and Feast nights in the evening.

The North Coast beaches for surfing are a 30 - 40 minute drive and we would recommend St Agnes, Chapel Porth and Porthtowan which has the Blue Bar, a lovely spot after a day on the beach, surfing or walking on the coastal paths.

Walking - The Cornish coastal path offers plenty of walks for all the family which can take anywhere from an hour to a full day.  Directly from the house, a lovely circular walk takes you to Mylor with the option for a quick stop at Mylor Cafe with great options for brunch, lunch and of course, delicious cakes.  For those more adventurous, the path can be continued to the Pandora Inn, a great waterside spot where you can sit out on the water for a spot of food (including fresh crab sandwiches) or drink.  A very popular spot on a sunny day!  The many National Trust houses and gardens in Cornwall offer options for a slower paced walk.  The closest Trelissick is worth a visit and offers some great circular walks through the gardens and surrounding area.

Wet Days - Cornwall inevitably means a few wet days but there is plenty to do in and around Flushing. The national Maritime museum in Falmouth is well worth a visit and a whole morning can easily be whiled away looking at the exhibits.  The Hidden Cinema at the St Mawes Hotel offers a luxury cinema experience with a licensed bar.  Further afield there is also St Ives and the many art galleries to dip in and out of, plus the Tate St Ives.


  • 2 bed, 2 shower room cottage
  • Centre village with 2 pubs, restaurant and shop
  • Fast Wifi, smart TV
  • Enclosed garden with gas BBQ
  • Miles of gorgeous coastal paths, beaches, sailing and water sports on the door step


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