Swallows Rest Falmouth/Truro/Feock

Up To 8
4Bedrooms in Detail
3Bathrooms in Detail

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Gem Rating Ratings explained
5 Diamonds

Facilities What do these mean?

  • Children welcome
  • Dogs permitted
  • No disabled access
  • Parking available
  • WiFi
  • No sea views
  • Near the beach
  • Wood burner/open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Swimming pool/hot tub
  • Cot

Swallows Rest cleverly combines stylish modern living with a relaxed holiday ambiance for friends and family. This beautiful family home offers 4 boutique style bedrooms (including ground floor bedroom), 3 bathrooms and a generous footprint of open plan kitchen and dining space, living room and conservatory. The established garden offers a wonderful extension to the home with terraced lawns and indulgent hot tub. The picture perfect creeks and inlets of The Helford River are just a very short drive away, guests will enjoy the luxury of the location as you discover Helford Passage, Port Navas and up the coast towards Maenporth, Swanpool and the cosmopolitan maritime town of Falmouth. Swallows Rest is as perfect for a winter escape as a week long holiday within this beautiful corner of Cornwall.

The Property

Swallows Rest is a spacious detached modern home. Arrive to the central hallway with ample space for all of your holiday kit from wellingtons to wetsuits, sun hats to summer sandals. Lead through to the hub of the house, the welcoming kitchen, dining and conservatory spaces. The kitchen is fully fitted and well equipped for all your holiday cooking needs be it slap up supper or Sunday roast, the open hatchway to the dining room ensure dinner conversation flows as you get creative. The large wooden dining table with smart leather highbacked chairs brings the party together at the end of the day. A sunny conservartory offers a beautifully relaxed break out space with ample seating and green garden views, open up the double doors to the hot tub courtyard. A seperate living room has been styled in a cool colour palette of duck egg blues, fresh whites and warmth of the wooden furniture. This generous room has been thoughtfully created for cosy evenings aside the fire or tranquil space to escape with a favourite book. The bedrooms are set over 2 floors, the 1st master bedroom with ensuite shower room is convieniently located on the ground floor with a tempting collection of a further 3 bedrooms and family bathroom across the 1st floor.

From the moment you arrive, Swallows Rest oozes style and offers a welcoming space for guests to relax and unwind.

A beautifully spacious and relaxing family home - a superb base to explore the beauty of Helford and the South Cornish coastline

Swallows Rest offers a superb established garden brimming with colour from Spring through to Autumn and offers complete privacy. Step from the kitchen and conservatory spaces to the manicured lush green lawns, the garden is terraced with a large dining table and chairs within the first terrace. A restful seating area is set under the pagoda with all weather sofa and chairs in which to soak up the Cornish sunshine. Located to the side of the house is a cool Morrocan inspired courtyard and indulgent hot tub, bright clashing cushions and built in seating set the scene for al fresco evenings. The nearby area  has so much to offer, follow the country lanes to the quintessentially Cornish village of Helford Passage set on the banks of The Helford River. Watch the boats go by from the comfort of The Ferryboat Inn and enjoy a dip in the river or coastal walk. The nearest village is Mawnan Smith (approx 5 minute drive) with local shop, thatched country pub, cool cafe and Italian inspired restaurant. The nearest sandy beach is Maenporth which offer beautiful clean swimming waters and sandy shores, further beaches include Swampool, Gyllyngvase Beach Durgan and Grebe Beaches near Falmouth. Garden lovers are spoilt for choice with a wonderful collection to choose from including Trebah Gardens and Glendurgan both part of The National Trust. Falmouth offers a host of great places to eat from fish and chips on the quay to beautiful Cornish fine dining.

A stay in South Cornwall comes highly recommended by our Cornish Gems team, tranquil calm waterways, a charming martime heritage and host of hidden away secret spots await your discovery.

Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Friday

November 2017


AvailableBookedDefault weekly checkin day is Friday

October 2017


December 2017

The following weeks are available in November 2017:
Fri 24 November - Fri 1 December
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How to book and pay

How can I make a reservation?


  1. Select the property you wish to book
  2. Choose Availability/Prices
  3. Choose the date you wish to book on the calendar
  4. Register/complete/submit the online reservation and pay the monies due


Call: 01872 241241 (press option 1)

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 6pm


Advance bookings:

  1. Pay 1/3rd deposit to secure your holiday (33.3%) now and pay the balance 4 weeks before your holiday

Last minute bookings:

  1. Payment in full required for all holidays booked within 28 days of arrival

You can pay securely online or over the phone via Sagepay.

Cautionary Deposit:

  1. A cautionary deposit of £250.00 is required prior to your check in. The day before your arrival we will pre authorise your balance payment card for this amount. Should you wish to use an alternative card then please ensure you have this card readily available when making your balance payment. (Please note you can use a credit card for this without incurring any charges).

When you submit an online reservation, you will receive an automated reservation confirmation. Please contact the reservations team with any questions you may have.

How can I pay

We accept debit cards (no charge), credit cards (2.5% surcharge) and international bank transfers.
We do not accept cheque payments.

Online Payments

You can pay for the balance of your holiday and holiday extras by logging into your Cornish Gems account.


Swallows rest was a fantastic property to stay in for a break


Very friendly and helpful when booking our holiday. Lots of advice and help of where to go as we didn't know the area we were visiting. Brilliant communication from start to finish. Nothing seemed too much trouble. We continue to book through Cornish Gems for the range of properties, very informative website and the great staff on the end of the telephone.

Karen Coker

Swallows Rest was everything it promised to be. We had a wonderful week in very comfortable surroundings and the house was very well appointed and equipped. The hot tub was fabulous and used every day. Great location too.

Gary Waters

Excellent property just as it appeared on web site.

Tracy Banks

Living and Dining

  • The dining room is located within the open plan kitchen and conversatory area, a beautiful wooden table with 8 highbacked leather chairs
  • The living room is separate with:
  • 3 x three seater sofas
  • Blanket box
  • Coffee table
  • Wall mounted flat screen Smart TV
  • DVD
  • Traditional wood burner
  • There is a further seating area within the conservatory with 2 x four seater sofas, coffee table, ipod docking station


  • A modern fully fitted kitchen with garden views
  • American style fridge/freezer with chilled water dispenser
  • Gas range with double oven a 5 gas burners
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Radio
  • 4 slice toaster
  • Utilities include: washing machine, tumble dryer, iron with ironing board

Bedrooms4: 1 King, 2 Double, 1 Zip N Lock

  • Choose from 4 boutique style bedrooms (one located on the ground floor)
  • Master bedroom 1: Ground floor. King bedded room with 2 x bedside tables with lamps, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, TV with DVD, ensuite
  • Master bedroom 2: 1st floor. Super king zip/lock bed (which can be set as a twin) with 2 x bedside tables with lamps, built in wardrobe, 2 x chest of drawers, ensuite
  • Bedroom 3: 1st floor. Double bedded room wth 2 x bedside tables with lamps, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers
  • Bedroom 4: 1st floor. Double bedded room with 2 x bedside tables with lamps, built in wardrobe, TV with DVD, Juliet balcony

Bathrooms3: 2 En-Suite, 1 Standard (plus 1 W/C)

  • Family bathroom: 1st foor. Corner shower, separate bath, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, WC 
  • Master bedroom 1: Ensuite shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Master bedroom 2: Ensuite shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • There is an additional WC located on the ground floor

Other Features

  • Baby friendly - What's included 
  • Luxury linens and towels included
  • Wifi
  • Hot tub - Please note that the water in the hot tub will be changed for each new guest arrival and therefore may take a few hours to come back up to temperature. 
  • Dogs are permitted to stay, a small pet supplement is applicable
  • Parking within the driveway for 4 cars
  • Outside all weather sofa and chairs
  • Outside dining table with 10 chairs
  • 2 x garden parasols
  • Patio heater
  • Enclosed garden 


  • There are 3 steps up from the parking space to the front door
  • A terraced garden with small step down from the back door, 4 steps to the first lawn and a further 3 steps to higher lawn
  • The hot tub has a secure hard cover. Children must be supervised at all times
  • One internal flight of steps

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