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The Observatory Tower

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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Falmouth, Cornwall, England
The Observatory Tower occupies the highest point in Falmouth, and the stunning 360 degree views from the observatory deck will capture your imagination. You simply will not want to leave. The deck is fully serviced with bar fridge, wine cooler and hot tap, ensuring you have all the facilities to hand, to enjoy this remarkable room with a view.

The Observatory Tower was built in 1868 to observe and record the weather. There is no better place from which to witness and photograph the landscape in all weather conditions. A camera obscura was built in 1955 and has been carefully restored to full working order. Viewings are available on request.

If you can break free from the Tower's charms then you are in for a treat. A few minutes' walk will see you into the town centre, abuzz with activity in the many cafes, bars, restaurants and...
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Listing #HL233793
About the Owner
Alen & Linda S
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2012
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Stayed here in January for a long weekend , the view from the observatory is amazing and gives you the chance to take in the views of Falmouth and afield . The property is well located for walks to the town and the main sea...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2017

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Reviewed 26 September 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the tower , the property is beautifully renovated with quality furnishings etc.. Spotlessly clean, loved the little extras flowers etc, everything you could need. We had a problem with the hot water but after contacting the owner it was...More

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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Accommodation in The Observatory Tower is arranged over 5 floors and is carefully planned to make full use of the modest space available.

A private bedroom, complete with ensuite wet-room, is situated on the ground floor. There is a separate utility room which leads to a small external courtyard at the rear of the property.

On the first floor is a flexible space used as a living room, but easily converted to a second bedroom when the wall bed is pulled down. This allows up to 4 people to be comfortably accommodated.

The kitchen on the second floor is both functional and interesting at the same time. The history of The Observatory Tower is depicted through photographs, plans and original weather reports, set behind a glass splashback. A bright and airy space, with rooftop views over...
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Fulls
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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  • Damage Deposit: €287 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Falmouth is a bustling harbour town, with a rich maritime tradition, and as such there are many things to do, both in, on and close to the water. There are many ferries and pleasure cruises, connecting Falmouth to Truro, nearby villages (Flushing, St Mawes), gardens (Trellissick) and other places of interest, (the Roseland, the Pandora, Mylor). You may choose to charter a boat for the day, either with a skipper or without, and try your hand at sailing or fishing in the nearby waters of the Helford, Frenchman's Creek or Falmouth Bay. Or try your hand at watersports - you can learn to sail or windsurf in the Carrick Roads, or even take a minibus to the north coast to have a surf lesson! On shore, why not visit the National Maritime Museum, take a walk on the coastal path or spend the... more
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Newquay Airport: 48.0 km
Railway: Falmouth Town: 1.0 km
Ferry: Port of Falmouth: 1.0 km
Train - Why not start your holiday with a train journey to Cornwall? On your way to Truro, you will pass through some of the most picturesque and diverse landscapes in the country. On arrival, catch a connecting train to Falmouth Town (30 min). Alternatively, the Number 88 bus from Truro to Falmouth will drop you off at Bowling Green Park from where you will see The Observatory towering in front of you. Car hire and taxi services are also available outside Truro station.

Drive - A30/A390 into Falmouth. Don't worry about directions as these are provided with your booking confirmation. The Observatory Tower is the highest point in Falmouth, but if you still can't find it just ask. This landmark building is muched loved by Falmouthians and visitors alike.

Fly - to Newquay Airport...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 2.0 km.
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