Hydrangeas in Falmouth

Hydrangeas and Herons

When you first arrive in Falmouth you notice the flowers and plants. Everything seems to be a season ahead and there’s more of it! With it’s own microclimate Falmouth and the surrounding areas offer an array of colour and spectacle to the happy visitor. To me, early summer in Cornwall is hydrangea heaven with the […]

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Customs House Quay

In the travel section of this week’s Sunday Telegraph Jodie Kidd says why Falmouth is her kind of town. One of her favourite places is Gyllyngvase Beach which is only a ten minute walk from the Captain’s House!     Have a look at her article and favourite places to eat, visit and shop here. […]

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Rainbow's End

The rainbow’s end

Walking along the Cornish Coast Path with intermittent showers and sunshine a rainbow appears and dramatically dives in to the blue seas below. Taking its many colours down to the depths of the ocean we wonder about the elusive pot of gold or could this rainbow be pointing towards one of the many shipwrecks that […]

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st just

The Most Beautiful Church in the World

As there are so many places you can walk to from The Captain’s House you really don’t need to go near your car once you are here. Two of our favourite walks are just across the water and you start both of them in the village of St Mawes which you can see from your […]

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all is lost

Any Port in a Storm

I have always felt more at home by the sea when the land creates a natural harbour around it: limiting its power. I was once travelling around New Zealand and felt decidedly uneasy on the long-straight-coast south of Hastings but at home again when I got to Wellington and the protection of its harbour. Maybe […]

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the shipping news

The Shipping News

The West Briton is a local paper published in Cornwall and it has a Falmouth & Penryn Edition that we always buy as soon as we arrive at The Captains’ House. The paper was first published around the time that The Captains’ House was built and it now comes out every Thursday. There are many […]

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M5 from the Master Bedroom

Watching the North Wind Blow

Last weekend Falmouth was wet and windy; it is November after all. I like it here at this time of the year when the elements dictate the mood and people hibernate, or so it seems. The wind was blowing strongly from the north and looking out of the master bedroom window we watched the largest […]

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