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“sshhh.... best kept secret.... in Falmouth”
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The Red House
Ranked #13 of 80 Falmouth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Greenock, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“sshhh.... best kept secret.... in Falmouth”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Just back from a lovely trip to Falmouth. This is our 3rd visit to the area, but 1st time staying at the The Red House B&B. I can honestly say it was a delight to stay there. Our room was immacculate, clean and the decor superb. Lovely touchs, of fluffy dressing gowns, iron/ironing board, wine glasses, and chocolates on the huge super kingsized bed... I slept like a log on all 5 nights we stayed. Breakfast was hot, and a nice choice; with specials on 2 of the days. The room was always warn and toastie.... less than 5 minutes walk to the harbour area, full of restuarants to eat at. The Red House owners have a set a high standard in their B&B, like a high class hotel....
I hope its not too long to visit again...

Room Tip: room 5. Large spacious room, with en suite.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We have just returned from a 2 night stay at The Red House. What a great place to stay - Nick and Karen were wonderful hosts. Breakfast was good with plenty of choice and freshly cooked. Karen's home-made jams and marmalades were a delight. The whole place was spotlessly clean and very welcoming. Definitely a place to return to.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

I searched long and hard for a b&b in Falmouth and even in November there wasn't much available. University open days to blame apparently. However the Red House certainly proved a good choice, it's handy for town and beach and at this time of you can walk the dog on the beach which was a bonus. The hotel is dog friendly although ours stayed elsewhere with relatives.

The welcome was excellent and the breakfast first class, the accommodation very warm and comfortable. The only thing preventing me giving 5 stars for this review is the timing of the Sunday breakfast. 9.00am finish on Sundays is just too early! Make it 10.00am, please!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tromso, Norway
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Coming to Cornwall for the first time, we chose Falmouth as our base for exploring sites and gardens around the Fal River. The ideal location of Falmouth for this purpose was mirrored by the ideal positioning of The Red House itself, sitting right between the beaches and the city centre, near the railway station (Falmouth Town) and with an airy and crisp atmosphere. Staff was welcoming and helpful, the rooms spacious and clean, and the breakfast left very little to want. We were delighted to try out Karen's homemade jams and preserves - many of them with a twist to the traditional taste. Another nice thing to discover is their scheme for alternating breakfast tables every day - you won't be stuck in old habits at The Red House!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

The red house has a very good location close to beaches and town. Breakfast is good too with a wide selection available. Staff very friendly.
We stayed as a party of four in two rooms (4&5) room 5 was clean and comfortable. Our room however (dog friendly) although priced the same as room 5 PLUS £10/night for our dogs left a lot to be desired. With an all pervading smell of damp (Even our clothes smelt of it on returning home), tired decor, grubby carpet and an outdated bathroom in which the sink taps struggled to supply any water and the shower tray to empty making it necessary to stop mid shower to allow it to drain. Fresh towels are obtained by leaving used ones in the shower which we did on Thursday morning only to find on our return that they had been hung back on the towel rail !
Room servicing seemed to be of a lower standard than room 5 too.
A review has also been sent to the Redhouse websight but as they need to be approved by the owner I don't expect to see it on there as only good reviews seem to appear.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

My Partner and I recently stayed at The Red House and we would both highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking of visiting Falmouth. Karen and Nick are fantastic hosts, and make you feel like one of the family. As soon as you walk through the door you are taken back to how modern and immaculate the place is, We absolutely loved our room, which I may add was spotless. It is amazing value for such a top place, we have already made our booking for when we visit Falmouth again next year. Thank you guys for an amazing stay you made our holiday....

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

Have just returned from a stay at The Red House and would highly recommend it. We stayed in a number of B&Bs in and around Cornwall and Devon on our trip and this was the easily the best place by a mile. Nick and Karen were extremely welcoming and accommodating, making us instantly feel at home- nothing was too much trouble. They also gave us some great tips on the best places to visit and eat in and around Falmouth. On this note Falmouth makes for the perfect English seaside break- lots to do, super atmosphere in the town- laid-back but also lots happening, lots of really interesting little shops and spoilt for choice in terms of places to eat... we could easily have stayed another week!

Our nautical-inspired room at The Red House was beautifully presented: spotlessly clean and had everything we needed with some modern twists (i-pod compatible speaker system on the bed side table was one example!). Very comfy king-size bed, light, bright and airy with gorgeous views and a very modern and spacious en-suite. Breakfast was something to look forward to each morning. Great selection to choose from with excellent quality produce- 'proper' Cornish sausages and bacon, eggs cooked to perfection! Some mornings there were specials to choose from- fresh kippers being one we enjoyed. Also a lovely array of home-made marmalades, cereals and fresh fruit and yogurt, a real treat! Location was perfect, set a short walk from the town and only two minutes stroll from Gyllngvase beach. We will definitely be returning and have already recommended The Red House and Falmouth to family and friends. All in all an excellent place to stay!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Red House
Address: 24 Melvill Road, Falmouth TR11 4AR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Falmouth
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Falmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Red House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and join us for a restful and relaxing break at our family run guest house here in the heart of Falmouth. The Red House is an elegant and distinctive Victorian house which overlooks the picturesque harbour and the River Fal. This beautiful William Morris designed Victorian house was originally built for and owned by Lord Kimberley around 1870. This family home has been lovingly transformed into a bed and breakfast and is ideally positioned to capture the full beauty of Falmouth and the surrounds. Situated about 150 meters from the sea front (Gyllyngvase and Castle beaches) and about 7 minutes walk into the town and harbour. Near to Princess Pavilion with its beautiful gardens with free entertainment in the summer, The Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle and Falmouth Town train station is also nearby. This is family a run guesthouse offering a quality bed and breakfast to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, special diets can be catered for i.e... Wheat, gluten free, vegetarian, vegan or raw vegan (please advise in advance). There is onsite parking for 6 cars with free street parking also available all nearby. Free Wi - Fi is available in all rooms or use of a computer with printer in the breakfast room. There are three rooms on the ground floor for ease (not having to use the stairs) and a further 6 rooms on the first floor. A galleried landing on the first floor with stunning views across the bay to Flushing making an ideal photo opportunity or to sit and gaze at the boats going by, it is also a tranquil place to sit write post cards or just read. Pet friendly: We accept pets in certain rooms please telephone prior to booking to check a room is available. There is a charge of £5.00 per night; unfortunately we cannot accept pets in the breakfast room. ... more   less 
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