Ah the great British seaside – from the essential bucket and spade to Stein’s fish and chips – Falmouth has all the charm you are looking for from what was once a quaint fishing town.
We took a road trip to this pretty stretch of coast for a wedding last year (via the Cotswolds and Dartmouth – but that – as they say – is another story).
We stayed at the only four star hotel in Falmouth – the Greenbank perched on Falmouth Harbour – a stones throw from the hustle and bustle The Greenbank carefully blends the best of coastal Cornish living with the finest in contemporary comfort, so you can experience a holiday on the water’s edge.
We were travelling with the dog so stayed in a pooch friendly room on the 1st floor which had been recently decorated in a fresh coastal palette – adding contemporary touches including oversized shower head, super large baths, extra comfortable beds and white company toiletries. The view we had was onto the road but still pretty. Breakfast was taken in a room full of light with an absolutely bueatful view of the harbour and boats bobbing in the water. Breakfast was locally sourced, seasonal and plentiful.
We sampled generous and fairly priced cocktails in The Waters Edge bar and had dinner one evening in the Working Boat pub – which is part of the hotel on the lower ground floor – considering the array of restaurants on your doorstep in town I probably wouldn’t recommend staying on site to eat unless you are travel weary.
Must visit whilst in Falmouth
Botanical inspiration – Toro
Leatherware, trinkets and jewellery – Folklore
Caffeine pit stop at Esprisini
Long lunch at Courtyard Deli
And if you’re in the area – pop over to Idle Rocks to watch the sun set with a cider and cheese board.
Top Tip – if you are travelling avec pooch – we used the amazing Rosie’s Pet Friends
The Greenbank Hotel, Harbourside, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2SR; +44 (0) 1326 312440; greenbank-hotel.co.uk