The Observatory Tower, Falmouth
The Observatory Tower, Falmouth

The Observatory Tower

  • Sleeps up to 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Up to 0 pets allowed
Coast within 1 mile
Garden / Patio


out of 5

Possessing probably the most astonishing view of any holiday home in Cornwall, this former meteorological observatory is a unique place to stay, you will be mesmerised both day and night.
Ground Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed, Freeview TV and en-suite wet room with shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Utility room: With washer/dryer.
First Floor:
Living room 2: With pull-down bed and wooden floor.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Narrow stairs leading to...
Second Floor:
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Narrow stairs leading to...
Third Floor:
Living room 1: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
Narrow stairs leading to...
Fourth Floor:
Observation deck: With wine fridge.
Electric underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Small courtyard garden. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: No children under 12 years. This property has a security deposit of £200.
Set on a hill, overlooking town, sea and river, The Observatory Tower occupies the highest point in Falmouth. It was built in 1868, as a meteorological observatory, where people could watch and identify incoming weather. Unfortunately, The Tower went into disrepair over the years and was eventually sold at auction in 2009, when the new owners set about its complete renovation, restoring wherever possible whilst also updating it for the 21st century, to make it a sumptuous and comfortable modern holiday home with every amenity you could possibly wish for.
A private bedroom with en-suite is located on the ground floor, the first floor holds a living area that can also be used as a bedroom to accommodate up to four guests. The kitchen on the second floor is both functional and interesting at the same time. The history of The Observatory Tower is depicted through photographs, plans and original weather reports. The main living room on the third floor has large picture windows and a funky sofa designed to fit the space.
After scaling the 66 steps to the top, the observation deck on the fourth floor is what this building is all about. The 360 degree views are breath-taking and if you don’t know what you are looking out at, the pelmet art above the windows will help you identify local landmarks. On this floor there is a wine fridge, and facilities for making hot drinks which you can enjoy whilst taking in the wonderful views.
Located close to the heart of Falmouth, it is just a short 6-minute walk down the hill to the famous National Maritime Museum Cornwall as well as all the attractions, restaurants, and pubs along Falmouth’s historic waterfront. You could also enjoy a leisurely pint of local brew outside the pub overlooking the Custom’s House Quay! If you fancy spending some time on the beach, the sand at Gyllyngvase is about a 12-minute walk away. Beach ¾ mile.


Coastal Within 1 Mile
Garden or Patio
Ground Floor Wet Room
Shower Cubicle
Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-road

What's included?

  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please