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The Observatory Tower

5.0 of 5 stars
15 reviews
Falmouth Scene
View over harbour to Pendennis Castle
Living room with funky sofa
Front elevation
Historic Plaque
New roof and windows to the observatory deck
The Observatory Deck is something special
Bespoke sofa
The kitchen is designed to fit the octagonal space
First floor staircase
Flexible living space
Flexible bedroom
Information point on landing
Staircase to entrance hall
Reclaimed lighting by Skinflint
Main Bedroom
Wetroom Ensuite
Floor Plan
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Rental Home /
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
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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About the owner, Alen & Linda S
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : May 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 15 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL233793 by: Holiday Lettings
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Ros R
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 for a stay in 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 sorted out quickly. This is definitely a week to remember, loved it!! more

Claire O
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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A beautiful and stunning holiday rental with a difference. The view from the top of the tower is worth the climb. Attention to detail is spot on in every aspect, a great place to stay. You also get fitter! Thankfully there is a beer/wine fridge on the top floor! more

Linda H
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

What can I possibly say that has not already been said. Just returned home from a three night stay and would recommend to each and every one of you. Absolutely delightful, fabulously different property with the most amazing views from the top. To sum it all up, just stunning. Could not find fault with anything and would recommend without hesitation... more

  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
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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...
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Oct 30, 2015 -
Dec 17, 2015
3 nights
Dec 18, 2015 -
Dec 24, 2015
3 nights
Dec 25, 2015 -
Jan 1, 2016
New Year
3 nights
Jan 3, 2016 -
Jan 7, 2016
New Year
3 nights
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How to get there
Airport: Newquay Airport: 29.8 mi
Railway: Falmouth Town: 0.6 mi
Ferry: Port of Falmouth: 0.6 mi
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: 1.2 mi.
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