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Birch Cottage


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A warm welcome to Birch Cottage, a beautifully presented property within strolling distance to both Swanpool and Maenporth beaches, and just 2 miles from the centre of Falmouth. Birch is one of five modern properties set in the beautiful Pennance Barns complex. It's adjacent to the golf course and has lovely open rural views from the enclosed, south-facing deck at the rear. It's decorated throughout in neutral shades which provides a perfect backdrop for the rich, fabric throws, curtains and artwork.

Step through the front door and you'll find the modern kitchen on the left, fitted with built-in oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer and washer-dryer. It's a stylish space with oak cupboards, dark worktops and chrome accessories. There's a handy breakfast bar here too, perfect for a couple's crafty cream tea or as an extra space for helping with supper preparation - I know which I'd choose!

Opposite the kitchen is a cloakroom with a toilet, hand basin and a handy shoe rack for all your family's footwear. Along the hallway to your right, you'll find the large living and dining area; patio doors lead onto the private terrace so it's a bright space with plenty of light. One three-seater and two two-seater sofas provide a comfy space for sitting and relaxing after a busy day on the beach or sightseeing in Truro. The dining table has plenty of space for family suppers or a riotous game of Trivial Pursuit or whichever board game takes your fancy - lots to choose from, plus an array or DVDs and books. The owners have even provided a Nintendo Game Cube (with an assortment of games) and a DVD player for added fun on a mizzly evening. You'll also have access to free WiFi in the cottage.

Upstairs, you'll find three bedrooms: the first, painted in soft cream, has a contemporary, wooden headboard on a double bed with cushions and a throw in accents of charcoal and beige. It's a cosy room with under-bed storage and hanging space in the landing cupboard. The views from here are beautifully rural - fields, trees and the green of the golf course.
The master bedroom has similar views and is decorated with neutral walls and accessorised in warm shades of rich brown and gold. There's an en-suite, tiled throughout in marbled cream, with a toilet, hand basin and a double walk-in electric shower, plus a rattan storage unit for all your cosmetics.
The third bedroom has twin beds with pictures, throws and cushions all in warm, autumnal colours. There's a single wardrobe in here and chest of drawers for all your clothes.
The family bathroom, again tiled in contemporary marbled cream, has both a bath and overhead shower as well as the obvious toilet and hand basin. There's a wooden stand for the family's toiletries, and that all-important heated towel rail to keep your bath towels warm and dry.

In the landing cupboard, you'll find stair gates, a travel cot and high chair to keep your little ones safe. There's also an iron and ironing board here, plus a cold box to make your picnics on the beach even easier.

Downstairs again, and through the patio doors in the living room, you'll see the private terrace with fabulous views of the countryside and the golfing green. It's such a peaceful spot and a sun-trap on sunny days. There's a large patio table out here, six matching chairs and a parasol if you need some soothing, cool shade. You'll love the kettle barbecue - perfect for alfresco evening suppers.

Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome at Birch, but only downstairs please. For bookings of one week or more, we'll pop in a Welcome Bag comprising Cornish filter coffee, Smugglers Tea, a packet of Cornish Fairings, a bottle of refreshing Helford Creek apple juice, a pint of milk and a few sugar sachets. We do cater for food intolerances, so if anyone in your party has a problem with lactose or gluten, please let us know at the time of booking and we'll do our best to find a suitable alternative.
We supply a bath sheet and a hand towel for all guests, free of charge, so you'll only need to pack your beach towels. There is a refundable £100 deposit against damages required for Birch Cottage.


  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Bath
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds
  • Fitted Stairgates
  • Freezer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Microwave
  • Parking Space
  • Pet Friendly
  • Shower
  • Single beds
  • Terrace
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


Birch Cottage, one of several beautiful properties at Pennance Barns, overlooks the fairways of the Falmouth Golf Course. A private gate on the complex gives access to the South West Coast Path via the golf course - head left to Swanpool and right for Maenporth where you'll find sandy, family friendly beaches and cafes for lunch, hot drinks and ice-creams! Swanpool has an 18-hole crazy golf course and a nature reserve where you can have a walk and feed the ducks and swans. Hire a kayak or, during the season, pop the children on the bouncy castle on the beach.

From Falmouth - the third largest natural harbour in the world - take a boat trip along the Carrick Waters to a smuggler's cottage, or hop on the ferry to St Mawes. Visit the Maritime Museum, great for children with its hands-on approach. Catch some Medieval jousting at Pendennis Castle. Or simply sit with a cold glass of white wine and watch the boats glide by.

Indulge yourself with a delicious, locally made ice cream or mango and passion fruit sorbet. Lose yourself in a luxurious Cornish Clotted Cream Tea - jam first please, we're Cornish! Try a bottle of Rattler Cider, or a pint of Betty Stoggs.

Mosey though the town’s eclectic mix of art galleries, bistros and gift shops. Try a Ghost Walk at dusk! Snooze on Gyllyngvase Beach in the sun. Get your feet wet from a wild array of water sports – sailing, snorkelling, coasteering, kayaking, or stand-up paddle boarding.

Look out for Falmouth Week: UB40 or Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Band performing in Events Square. Come and sing along with The Fisherman's Friends at the International Sea Shanty Festival. And if you're brave, try your hand at a bit of schucking down at the Oyster Festival in October.

Falmouth has so much going on, you could spend the week here, but it's also an ideal base for exploring this part of Cornwall: Truro, the Duchy's capital, is only thirty minutes away by car, or try Helston, home of the Furry Dance and the gateway onto the Lizard Peninsula. Wherever you go, you're sure of a proper Cornish welcome, and the chance to simply relax.