As well as locals and visitors, Falmouth appeals strongly to those hoping to secure their dream home by the sea.
Cornwall provides a gentle pace of life that, in recent times, has become increasingly popular, and if any town encapsulates what makes it so special, it has to be Falmouth. A harbour town rooted in history with centuries of maritime heritage, Falmouth embraces the coastal lifestyle. There are a plethora of unique and trendy bars, cafés and restaurants, the food scene, for starters, is incredible. It provides gastronomic treats for all which is why, whether it’s a family meal in the evening overlooking the marina at UpperDeck, or a picnic basket filled at The Cornish Kitchen delicatessen before striking out on a coastal adventure, foodies love Falmouth.
Falmouth is also home to its own university and provides fertile ground for artists of all disciplines, with some superb galleries and exhibition spaces open to visitors. The Poly is a great example, with a constantly updating schedule of exhibitions, talks, workshops, performances and even a cinema engaging lovers of the arts across a whole spectrum of mediums.
Perhaps you prefer life under sail, in which case Falmouth Sailing Week really needs no introduction! This annual event draws visitors in their thousands every year and has its origins as a local regatta dating back at least as far as 1837. Falmouth has a rich sailing heritage, as is evident at the National Maritime Museum that sits right on the water’s edge, and in fact the town is famed for its harbour which, together with the Carrick Roads, forms the third deepest natural harbour in the world.
However if a day on the beach is more to your liking, Falmouth has some fantastic beaches to add to your itinerary. Gyllyngvase Beach is perhaps the best-known, located just a ten-minute walk from the town centre. Popular with families and with great amenities, the water here is safe for all ages to swim in and keep busy whilst they leave you to sunbathe. There’s also Swanpool, a little further out but also offering incredible swimming waters, and Castle beach, which is mostly shingle at high tide but offers plenty of interesting rock pools to explore for those of a curious nature.
Put simply, Falmouth is a microcosm of everything that makes Cornwall so attractive to so many. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is why we have seen exceptional demand in recent times in the Falmouth area. “In fact,” says Matthew Rowe, “after having recently successfully sold a number of the best properties in Falmouth at record prices for their areas and roads, we are still experiencing excellent demand from motivated buyers. A recent example of such a sale is Chy Wyn. With great views across Falmouth Bay, this three-bedroom home occupies an enviable spot close to Gyllyngvase beach. Beautifully kept gardens provide space in which to enjoy the sun, as does a broad, first- floor balcony – the perfect spot for a glass of something chilled after a day spent exploring.
Another example is 13 Stratton Terrace, a Grade II listed residence from the Georgian era. Once the residence of a packet ship captain, who is believed to have had one of the reception rooms designed to mimic his own ship cabin, the accommodation today combines immaculate interiors with astonishing water views to create the dream coastal home. Its elevated position enjoys stunning views across the river to the pretty village of Flushing on the opposite shore, and lies conveniently close to the many facilities for which Falmouth has become so popular. With additional accommodation in the form of a two-bedroom annexe, along with a one-bedroom, ground-floor apartment, there’s plenty of room for a family with guests to spread out.
If you have a property in the Falmouth area and are considering selling, we continue to see exceptional demand for properties there, and as such are always on the lookout for further homes to satisfy demand.
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