Flushing lies opposite the Cornish port of Falmouth in the Penryn River. It’s a picturesque little riverside community with some fine houses once owned by Sea Captains of Falmouth’s Packet Ships, some now converted to stylish Cornish holiday cottages. Flushing’s close proximity to the Falmouth (just a short ferry trip away) gives it a feel of being part of the main town but using the water to retain and air of peacefulness even in high season. As can be imagined from its location, Flushing has a rich maritime history and has a thriving sailing regatta every year as part of Falmouth Week. All along the river’s edge and slightly further inland there are a wealth of Cornish waterside holiday cottages, many of them old fishermen's cottages, offering stylish and comfortable self-catered holidays in Flushing.
The Blue House is a traditional Cornish fisherman's cottage in the pretty waterside village of Flushing near Falmouth. It has been recently renovated throughout to a high 5 Star standard. It sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, with 2 luxury bathrooms, a new kitchen and a large lounge/diner. Pets are welcome.
Pendeen is a large coastal holiday rental in Cornwall sleeping up to 9 with spectacular river views across the estuary towards Falmouth. Located in sought-after Flushing village. this luxury holiday home offers memorable holidays for groups of friends and families. Pets Welcome.
- Canworthy Water
- Carbis Bay
- Crackington Haven
- Harlyn Bay
- Mawgan Porth
- Praa Sands
- St Agnes
- St Austell
- St Columb Major
- St. Ives
- St. Just
- St. Mawgan
- St. Minver
It’s hard to holiday in Flushing without taking to the water at some point. Catch the ferry across to Falmouth for a day out visiting the National Maritime Museum and the historic Pendennis Castle. Alternatively, take a mini-cruise up the Fal River to Truro, Cornwall’s County town and well worth a visit. Stop off en route to visit beautiful gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan
For those wanting to captain their own vessels for an hour or a whole day, Falmouth Boat Hire offers self-drive boats from which to explore the river and its little back waters once a haven for smugglers. Alternatively, the Mylor Sailing School is a good place for all the family to learn to sail on holiday.
It’s also possible to explore the countryside around Flushing on foot with some delightful riverside walks. Take a riverside ramble along the shores of the Fal River, walk from Mylor Bridge to Penryn or around the attractive Trefusis Headland. If holidaying with pets, there’s a nice dog (and family) friendly beach at Kiln Quay offering absorbing views across the Carrick Roads to Falmouth Docks and St Anthony’s Head. Wherever you walk, there will be a welcoming pub or café along the route to relax and refuel in beautiful surroundings.
Flushing is also a good location from which to visit many of the popular attractions in Cornwall such as The Eden Project near St. Austell, the Minack Open Air Theatre, tucked into the cliffs art Porthcurno or the rugged wild North Cornwall coast and surfing beaches.