Although small, Flushing Village is a thriving, bustling and close-knit community of young families, business owners, artists and craftspeople that maintains a lively, vibrant village way of life.
The Village shop is a well-stocked general store selling almost anything that you might need and is situated just minutes away from the house along Trefusis Road. It’s a friendly place and a great source for local information.
Pubs and Restaurants
Within the village, you will find two pubs and one restaurant. The Seven Stars is wonderfully friendly and packed with things to do apart from the obvious! Incidentally, the Skinners Brewery is up the road in Truro and has a few cracking beers. “Betty Stoggs” is a particular favourite!
The Royal Standard is at the bottom of the hill on the way into and out of the village, again with wonderful food and a beer garden.
The Waterside Restaurant on the quayside is sublime. Professionally run yet confidently relaxed. The seafood is locally sourced and expertly presented. You only have to look out of the window to see the array of local fishing boats.
Castaways Wine Bar at Mylor Bridge offers superb food and there also is the busy nearby cafe serving snacks and light meals.
The Pandora Inn. This 13th-century pub with its floating pontoon delights visitors and locals alike with some of the best food and drink to be found for miles around.
A daily ferry runs to and from Ferry Quay in Flushing to Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth. The journey takes about 10 minutes, and departure times depend on the tides (see board with times on the Quays). From Falmouth, there are numerous other ferries to St Mawes, Mylor, Trelissick Gardens and Truro. In summer Fal River Boats offer trips to Truro, and also to the gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan. A local water taxi service also runs to destinations on the Fal River and Carrick Roads.
Penryn is the nearest rail station and connects to mainline services at Truro, which has a direct rail link to London (Paddington) with a journey time of approximately 4 hours.
There is a local bus service which stops opposite the Royal Standard on St Peter’s Hill (See timetable for departure times and destinations) to Falmouth, Penryn, Mylor Bridge, Truro etc.
Kiln beach is extremely popular in the summer months, particularly with tourists, offering superb views of Falmouth Docks, the Carrick Roads and St. Anthony’s Head. There is also another beach further around the coast known as Jericho, which is only accessible from the houses directly above the beach or by rowing boat and is therefore popular with locals.
Long stretches of white sandy beaches are just a short drive away, be it Gyllyngvase at Falmouth (15 mins) or the famous wild stretches at Portleven (30 mins).
There are numerous local coastal walks. For the more adventurous walkers, take a (1.7 mile) stroll along the flat coastline to Mylor Harbour to while away an afternoon watching the boats, or take a jaunt with Mylor Boat Hire and explore this unique part of Cornwall from the water.
Another (1 mile) walk from Mylor Bridge leads you through woodland and meadow towards the famous thatched Pandora Inn.
Sport and Recreation
The village bowling green is situated directly behind the house. It has a great children’s play area, with a ‘pirate ship’ enclosed in a safe area. Access is either from Coventry Road or turn left out of the house and start walking towards Kiln beech and the path is to the left.
All water sports are catered for locally. There are plenty of hire services available. A popular choice is Coastal Rose on the Beach.
The beautiful National Trust gardens are nearby: Enys, Trelissick, Glendurgan, Trebah Gardens are all within an easy 20 min drive of the property.
The Eden Project with its biomes brimming with wonder is just a 45-minute drive away.
There are 10 golf clubs/ driving ranges within a 20-mile radius of the cottage. Falmouth is the closest, but there’s also Truro and Redruth all within a very easy drive. Search here to find a local club.
For families, the fun never ends. Take thrill rides at Via Ferrate, a converted quarry with zip lines and safe coasteering adventures for thrill seeking-teenagers.