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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall, England

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MARSHALLJ...
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64 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“A brilliant holiday cottage”
Reviewed October 6, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

I rented this holiday cottage for a short midweek stay in September. The cottage is really nice, well fitted out and absolutely spotless. It is in a lovely village just outside Falmouth and very close to the river ( a 15- 20 min walk). The village has a great pub and an Italian restaurant within 150 yards of the cottage for those who do not want to cook and not want to drink and drive! The location is ideal for exploring all of Cornwall as it is so central. I will definitely use this agin.

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Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ARegularV...
Cheshire England
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59 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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“Great Apartment in Mawnan Smith for a Couple”
Reviewed September 28, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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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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Liked best: The amount of space
Liked least: Rather tight on road parking on narrow lane
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Neil R
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“Excellent”
Reviewed September 7, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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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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Liked best: Excellent in all respects.
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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ElfriedeB...
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 for a stay in August 2018
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