The view from just above The Captain’s House.
The roof of the Captain’s House is not open to our guests but there is a super panoramic view from Penryn to The Lizard, taking in: Flushing, the Inner Harbour, Carrick Roads, St Just In Roseland, St Mawes, Pendennis, and Falmouth Bay. It would have been a great place for a Widow’s Walk, where wives of sea Captains, just like the one who lived in The Captain’s House many years ago*, scanned the distant horizon in anticipation of their husbands’ ships returning home.
You can see much of the view from the first floor bedroom windows of The Captain’s House, but I took my drone a little higher – not sure if is actually twenty metres, it might be a bit less – to show what I mean and you can see the view and hear my simple commentary by clicking here.**
The view shows how close the house is to the water – no more than 5 minute walk away – and how central the house is, so you can leave your car in the garage and walk easily to shops, ferries, beaches, pubs and restaurants. We like that. On holiday it’s nice to have a break from the car.
* If you want to see tiny Mrs Willis’ lace dress, we have framed it and hung it in the eponymous Primrose Room. We put it there because the Captain’s nickname for her was Primrose.
** To see more drone footage from our walks around Falmouth, see The Captain’s House YouTube Channel by clicking here.