We’ve got a number of available properties nearby including Maritime View and Nightingale House in the beautiful coastal town of Falmouth.
Maritime View, Falmouth - sleeps 8 (11 miles from Truro)
Available for seven nights from 14th November at £69* per person (£559* total), or for four nights from 18th November for £54* per person (£437* total).
Maritime View is a pretty town house, which is set over three floors. Its seafaring theme flows throughout and is reflected in the bedrooms, which are named Crow’s Nest, Admiral’s Cabin, Bosun’s Locker and Coxwain’s Cabin. The house has been beautifully refurbished combining modern comfort with many original features such as exposed beams and cast iron fire places. Outside, Maritime View has a roof terrace, as well as a front and rear patio. It is situated just a few minute’s walk from Falmouth harbour, the town centre and the Blue Flag Gyllyngvase Beach.
Nightingale House, Falmouth - sleeps 8 (11 miles from Truro)
Available for four nights from 18-22 November at £127* per person (£1,018* total), or for seven nights from 14-21 November at £163* per person (£1,307* total).
A traditional style newly-built waterside property, Nightingale House has been designed to incorporate the best elements of traditional Cornish architecture along with the convenience of modern living. Set in the heart of Falmouth, overlooking the harbour, this waterside property has stunning views out to sea. Inside, the property features period furniture whilst outside visitors can enjoy the large enclosed garden with its own seated area and barbeque.
About the Festival:
This year music and dance are taking a more innovative and theatrical twist at the Festival. Five newly-created ‘Rarey Boxes' - an idea dating back to the 18th Century - have been revived to entertain and delight the crowds alongside the dramatic large lanterns that will be carried through Truro's streets.
Entertainment commences from 5.45pm. The parade itself starts from the Moresk Road area of Truro at 7pm, and travels up St Clement Street, along Union Street, down Castle Street, along River Street into St Nicholas Street and on to Boscawen Street, where the lantern parade will pause for Truro's Christmas lights to be switched on. The musicians and large lanterns will then continue on to Princes Street, along Green Street and on to Back Quay (in front of Hall for Cornwall). The large lanterns, musicians and dancers will continue their journey along Lower Lemon Street, left on to Boscawen Street and then finally up King Street to a special conclusion at the Cathedral. The entire event is expected to finish at approximately 8.45pm.
Falmouth is a bustling town with a great selection of craft shops, fresh seafood sellers, harbour-side pubs, cafes and restaurants. It has one of the finest natural harbours in the world and enjoys three great sandy beaches; Gyllyngvase Beach, Castle Beach and Swanpool.
Pendennis Castle lies just a mile from Falmouth’s town centre, protecting the entrance to Falmouth Estuary. St Mawes Castle, the best preserved of Henry VIII’s coastal fortresses, is also located close by.
Falmouth has a rich variety of events and attractions that take place throughout the year. The Falmouth Art Gallery is one of the best in Cornwall and regularly displays exhibitions from artists from around the country. The Falmouth National Maritime Museum is also situated in the town and has a fascinating range of exhibitions and events year-round.
If you would like an illuminating evening, do the bright thing and check out Blue Chip Holidays’ Falmouth holiday properties!