As a couple we have stayed at Holmen a number of occasions over the past few years, and can highly recommend it to a couple looking for self-catering accommodation in this attractive part of Cornwall.
Holmen is an annexe to the owners' house in the centre of the village of Mawnan Smith. The village centre with a historic thatched pub (the Red Lion), an Italian restaurant, a cafe, post office with general store is a very short distance away. There is an hourly day time bus service into Falmouth. There are numerous other pubs, cafes, and restaurants in the area, including the famous Ferryboat Inn at Helford Passage. The two popular and attractive gardens, Trebah and Glen Durgan, are both less than a mile away. There are numerous local footpaths, including a number which lead onto the South West Coast Path both onto Falmouth Bay and the Helford River, making splendid circular walks. Maenporth Bay and the beaches on the Helford River can also be reached by footpath.
Entering by its own side entrance, the entirely self contained accommodation consists of a large kitchen/dining room fully equipped with a full sized cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle, toaster and plenty of pots pans crockery and cutlery. There is a separate lounge with a three piece suite, Freeview TV, DVD player and flame effect fire. The bedroom is also spacious with a queen sized bed and plenty of wardrobe and cupboard space. The bathroom has a bath with a shower over. There is central heating throughout and wifi is available. It is the most spacious apartment for two people we have ever stayed in!
Kari and Steve live in the adjoining house, Hillrise, and themselves clean and maintain Holmen to very high standards of comfort and cleanliness. They do not intrude on their guests in any way, but if you seek them out we have found them to be extremely friendly and helpful.
It is difficult to think of any negatives, but perhaps would mention the tight on road parking immediately outside the property and the lack of a sea view, but we are really splitting hairs here.
The fact that we have returned to Holmen so many times is testimony to our view of the property.
Provided you are looking for accommodation for a couple in a quiet village location a short (but walkable by some) distance outside Falmouth, you cannot go wrong with Holmen!
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An excellent apartment in a great location.
Furnished very well with everything one would need. The owner introduced himself
and was keen to know that everything was fine.
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