Places to stay in Falmouth
06 September 2022
Falmouth draws throngs of visitors to its cobbled streets, calming coastline and lush countryside all year round. Whether you’re coming for a holiday, to visit students or to join an Open Day, here are some of the best places to stay in Falmouth and nearby.
Campsites near Falmouth
Menahay Farm Touring Park
Menahay Farm Touring Park is the closest campsite you’ll find to Falmouth’s town centre. Nestled in beautiful countryside, with beaches, a pub and a bus stop within walking distance, it’s the ideal spot to pitch up and make the most of what Falmouth has to offer. The campsite caters for tents, caravans and motorhomes, and dogs are welcome on leads.
Menallack Farm Campsite
If you fancy exploring a little beyond Falmouth’s borders, then we recommend Menallack Farm Campsite. The two-acre site, four miles out of Falmouth, boasts beautiful views, an on-site honesty shop for all your camping essentials and an abundance of nearby walking routes – Trebah and Glendurgan Gardens are just two and a half miles away. Fire pits and wood are also available, so you can warm your feet by the flames after a long day’s rambling.
Image left/above: Swanpool Beach, near Menahay Farm Touring Park
B&Bs and hotels in Falmouth
A stone’s throw from the beach, five-stars on Booking.com and gold rated at the B&B and Guesthouse of the Year 2021/22 - what more could you want? Chelsea House promises “a warm welcome, cracking breakfast and a sensational sea view – with a good dose of sixties style and authentic stripped back soul”. There are even dog-friendly rooms, so you don’t have to leave your furry friend behind.
Do you want to stay in the bustle of Falmouth town? The six boutique rooms above the Chain Locker pub (one of Falmouth’s oldest buildings) are just the ticket. Right on the harbour front and in the thick of Falmouth town’s many pubs, restaurants and bars, you can’t get any more central. And if you’ve got an eye for interior design, you won’t be disappointed with the stylish décor.
Jacob’s Ladder Inn rests at the top of 111 stone steps leading up from the Moor. But don’t let the hike put you off – there are other ways to get to it! The cosy pub is a local favourite for live music and epic roast dinners. And if you don’t fancy going far after you’ve indulged, you can stay in one of the six rooms available upstairs. Choose from three ensuite rooms, a twin with separate private bathroom and a two-bedroom suite.
If you’re looking for a slice of luxury, look no further than Merchants Manor, a boutique hotel and spa in Falmouth. Accommodation ranges from secluded five-star self-catering private residences to cosy single rooms. As a guest you’ll also have access to the indulgent wellness spa and the three-Rosette restaurant, Rastella. A short walk to Swanpool and Gyllyngvase beaches, Falmouth town and our Falmouth Campus, the location is hard to beat.
Penryn Campus summer accommodation
If you’re visiting in the summer, you can also book affordable stays on our Penryn Campus. Visit the Cornwall Plus website to find out more.