The highly popular Cornish holiday home, Belvedere Flushing, is once again available for holiday rentals for the forthcoming 2017 season. Returning visitors, please proceed straight to the bookings page, we are already starting to fill up. New visitors – Welcome! Let us tell you a little about this dream holiday location, with its unrivalled and truly sensational, panoramic sea views – the reason why Belvedere Flushing has been termed “one of the most spectacularly positioned waterfront houses in the south west of England”.
- Mesmerising sea views
- 1 acre of glorious south facing gardens
- Heated swimming pool
- Private slipway to Flushing beach
- Family friendly
- Dog friendly
- Sleeps 10 in 4 doubles and 1 twin
- 3 en-suites plus 1 dedicated shower room
- Separate annexe ideal for families sharing
- Large and spacious, but still cosy for couples
- Smart TV
- Walking distance to Flushing
- Direct access to coastal path
- Walking distance to Flushing Ferry to Falmouth
- Ample off road parking
- Saturday changeover
- Linen and towels provided
- Cot and high chair on request
- No smoking
- Sea views from almost every single room.
Belvedere Flushing is a wonderful family holiday home located towards the end of a no-through road in an exclusive and tranquil setting, directly fronting Falmouth’s outer harbour in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Belvedere Flushing occupies an exceptional south facing position with a truly mesmerising 180° panorama across Falmouth harbour and St Anthony Head. In fact every vessel entering or leaving the harbour must sail past Belvedere Flushing, resulting in an enthralling vista of constant maritime activity.·
Belvedere Flushing is a short walk from Flushing village, set behind an old granite wall with gated entrance, providing privacy and an enclosed garden area, ideal for those wishing to bring dogs.
Whilst a little dated in decor in some areas (chocolate brown bathroom suits may yet make a comeback?), Belvedere Flushing offers spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to 10 guests, with the annexe making it a popular choice for large multi-generational families, some of whom prefer a little of their own space.
The kitchen has beautiful solid ash units with large pantry cupboard, electric hob, oven, a dishwasher and an American fridge/freezer. A breakfast area with pine dining table has patio doors to a terrace, overlooking the swimming pool and Falmouth harbour. What a glorious setting for your morning cuppa.
A utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and an additional fridge freezer is located just behind the kitchen.
The separate dining room has a huge pine table, easily seating 12 people with views of the pool, the harbour and out to sea.
This leads to the magnificent 41’ long sitting room, with floor to ceiling windows showing the breathtaking ocean and harbour views, starting with the picturesque vista of Falmouth town, moving across the harbour and out to open sea and St Anthony’s lighthouse in the distance. Step out of the patio doors onto the terrace and breathe in the sea air. The view from inside is interrupted only by the granite fireplace with rustic log burner to make the cooler weeks of the year cosy and homely.
Three of the bedrooms are on the ground floor (the other two are upstairs in the annexe). The master suite has a king-sized bed and abundant built in wardrobes and, yet again, the incredible seaside views. It has a large ensuite with WC, two separate wash basins, a large bath and a separate shower.
The second bedroom has a king-sized bed, again the superlative sea views and, although it does not have an ensuite in the strictest interpretation of the term, it has a shower room immediately opposite that is not shared with any other bedroom.
The third bedroom has a king-sized bed and a view of the garden (not the sea this time!). Its ensuite has a shower (with seat and handrails), WC and basin.
Upstairs, there is an annexe with a twin room with sea views, a double room (king-sized) with garden views and an ensuite serving both rooms with WC, shower and wash basin. There is also a very small galley kitchen with small fridge, sink, and Baby Belling cooker.
Not only does Belvedere look towards the sea, but it is also south facing, so when you sit on the terraces with your glass of wine, or just your book and your coffee in your hand, you will be facing both the sun and the incredible view at the same time. There are also well-stocked gardens with mature hydrangeas, which are a profusion of colour from May to November, and magnolia and camellias in winter and early spring.
With 1 acre of landscaped gardens and lawns, there is plenty of space for everyone - and if you decide to venture out, the beach is just through the slipway gate, Flushing a few minutes’ walk away and there is no need to get into your car to get onto the coastal path.
Please Note: THE POOL AREA IS NOT FENCED OFF, care required for children.
- 4 Bedrooms
- King Size Bed
- Outdoor Heated Pool
- Parking Space
- Pet Friendly
- Single beds
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
Flushing is a picturesque and unspoilt Cornish waterside village located opposite the popular seaside town of Falmouth. It was originally settled by a Dutch community in the 17th Century, who came from Vlissingen in Holland (also known as Flushing). Visitors will be pleased to hear that it is reputed to be one of the warmest villages in England!
Nestled amongst the prettily painted Queen Anne houses and fisherman’s cottages is Flushing village stores, which sells general groceries, wines/spirits, beers, cigarettes, cold drinks etc and also takes orders for holiday cottages.
Churches and Pubs
There are also two churches – St Peter’s, a grade two listed building, built in 1841 and Flushing Chapel.
Considering it is a quaint fishing village, which still has some fishing boats landing their catches on Flushing Quay, it has excellent transport links to the surrounding areas.
There is a bus service linking to the bustling maritime port of Falmouth, Penryn and Mylor Bridge and a passenger ferry to Falmouth, Prince of Wales Pier - just a 12 minutes’ ride away across the harbour – which, in turn connects with ferries to Truro, St Mawes, Trelissick and Mylor.
Falmouth Water Taxi puts a new perspective on calling a taxi and additionally, in the summer, their classic Enterprise Boats’ fleet sails up to five times a day between Falmouth and the cathedral city of Truro, calling at the beautiful Trelissick Garden and old-world fishing village of St Mawes.
Kiln Quay Beach, Flushing
Kiln Quay Beach (more often simply called Flushing Beach by the locals) can be accessed from Belvedere, simply by walking down the private (gated) slipway. The main beach is 100 yards or so further along and is dog friendly all year round. From here you can continue along the coastal path to Mylor where there are several restaurants, a cafe and another sailing club.
Flushing Bowling Green and Children’s Play Area
Flushing ‘Bowling Green’ is actually somewhat of a misnomer as the area has never been used for the purpose of green bowling. The land was given to the people of Flushing by Mr Henry Trefusis in 1964. It is situated above the village, with stunning views of the inner harbour and now includes a delightful fenced children’s playground, complete with pirate ship and other climbing and fun playground equipment.
Flushing Sailing Club and Regatta
Some of the finest sailing waters in the country are in the locality and Flushing Sailing Club is just a short walk from Belvedere. The Club is host to the Flushing Village Regatta week, held annually in late July and featuring rowing and swimming competitions, or sand castle and crab catching for the less energetically inclined, or a stroll along the street market and watching the carnival – locals and visitors come together, watch, join in and enjoy.
Flushing Village Club
Flushing Village Club hold a produce and craft market on the last Saturday of the month from 10am to 2pm.