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Atlas House | Luxury Coastal Self-Catering | Flushing, Falmouth

Atlas House

Flushing, Cornwall, UK

Atlas House sits on the banks of the Penryn River in Flushing village, occupying a glorious riverside position opposite the fashionable maritime town of Falmouth. Maps on the walls, rope rugs underfoot and pendant lighting hanging from above lend a contemporary coastal style. An idyllic coastal retreat for the young and young at heart, this luxury self-catering homestay also has gardens leading down to a hot tub and small secret beach.


West Cornwall's tranquil Penryn River provides the picture-perfect backdrop for this luxury coastal retreat in Flushing. Grandly standing to attention on the riverbank alongside a neat row of elegant Queen Anne style houses, this large Victorian family home is all about the location. From boat trips to hot tub frolics to sandcastle building at low tide on the private beach below, a holiday at Atlas House may only last a week or two but will linger in the mind a lifetime. Gather your gaggle (and up to two pups) and look forward to an extra special Cornish escape.


Spanning three floors and awash with contemporary coastal style, Atlas House is a dreamy escape from everyday life. Wake up to beautiful views and the distant cry of gulls and linger over long breakfasts in the sleekly designed kitchen with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors. Head out to explore at your leisure and upon returning home, sun-kissed and salty-lipped, settle down by the roaring double-sided wood burner while children scarper to the cinema den. Designed for large self-catering groups, Atlas House has seven gorgeous bedrooms providing blissful repose for extended families and gatherings of friends.


Winding through the Cornish lanes with spirits high and a boot full of seaside goodies is a fitting way to start a family holiday at Atlas House. With an abundance of outside space, children will love to cartwheel along the lawn, go crabbing or launch kayaks and paddle-boards (the owners provide two of each) from the private beachfront at the bottom of the garden, leaving grown-ups to drink in the views from the hot tub. With boats sailing along the Carrick Roads visible from almost every window, it will be a hard task to tear your gaze away from the tranquil, calming scenes of this unique coastal haven.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 12 guests
    From £2,650 per week, £1,995 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative group optionUp to 8 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsFour double bedrooms on the first floor, three with king size beds, one of which has an en suite bathroom with overhead shower and another with an en suite shower room. There is also a first floor family bathroom with separate shower. On the second floor is one twin bedroom, two single bedrooms, and a bathroom with overhead shower perfectly sized for children.
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  • FeaturesHot tub, cinema den and private beachfront
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms and children are very welcome. One travel cot and two highchairs are available. Although gated, young children should be supervised around the steep steps to the beach.
  • PracticalitiesStreet parking is available. The kitchen has a Britannia induction hob, double oven, American fridge-freezer and microwave, with an additional fridge-freezer in the utility room alongside a separate double sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. Although dogs are welcome, please keep them out of the TV room.
  • Homestay includesDeep water mooring (1 May – 31 October) for boats up to 11 metres, bodyboards, kayaks, paddleboards, 36" and 2 x 55" Smart TVs, Apple TV, integrated Sonos sound system, underfloor heating, iPad, WiFi internet (with extenders to reach top floor and patio), 4-burner Weber gas barbecue, linen, towels and logs and kindling to get you started.House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
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This quaint coastal village, built along a network of several west Cornwall inlets, has a strong maritime history, facing the sea yet on the opposite side of the busier port of Falmouth. Boat-lovers moor up here for peace, quiet and topnotch seafood. 

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Getting there

  • On the Map Set on the riverbanks in Flushing, this luxury homestay sits just across the water from Falmouth and not far from the cathedral city of Truro in Cornwall.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 toward Bath, take M5 South and A30 to Cornwall and follow the directions provided to the property.
  • By Train Truro train station is approximately half an hour away by car, with regular mainline services from London Paddington.
  • By Air Newquay airport is approximately 45 minutes drive away, with regular flights to London.

From the owner

“Atlas House has a very special place in our hearts. It has been a dream come true to have such a special home in Flushing and to be able to fall in love with Cornwall together with our children.”

From the owner

Atlas House was originally built in 1901, so is technically Edwardian, although sports a very Victorian design. We bought the property in 2012 and added the kitchen, master bedroom extension and renovated the interior, as the house had not been lived in full time for over 10 years.

We moved in on May 8th 2014 and have really enjoyed turning it back into a very loved family home with our young children. We have tried to keep some of the original character of the house and add a contemporary feel. The entrance door and servants bell in the hallway are original and used to be in the old kitchen which was where the utility and entrance hall are today.



Flushing is a really special Cornish village, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. My husband grew up in Cornwall and knew the secret of Flushing and this special road from his childhood spent on Flushing beach and on boats in and around Falmouth. It’s a real dream for us to spend time here and have this special home.

A huge part of the appeal for us revolves around the water and the sea plays a big role in our lives daily, whether it's watching a storm, a boat race, kayaking, paddle-boarding or going out on our boat. We moved to Singapore in July 2017 and plan to holiday in Cornwall every year as we miss it so much. 

The Proctor Family

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Flushing with an insider’s perspective.

St Mawes
To Do

St Mawes

St Mawes is a picturesque village on the Rosaland Peninsula, situated on the mouth of the Percuill River. Spend an afternoon discovering the castle, beaches and harbour with its small fishing fleet - all before stopping for supper in one of the quaint pubs or restaurants.

The Pandora Inn, Mylor Bridge
To Eat

The Pandora Inn, Mylor Bridge

This 13th century thatched pub has won many prestigious awards, but the floating jetty dining is the real draw. Boasting fish straight from the boat, excellent service and dishes to match, this dog and family-friendly pub is a must.

Cornwall´s Capital, Truro
To Do

Cornwall´s Capital, Truro

The cathedral city of Truro is a short drive away and boasts boutique shops, cosmopolitan eateries and a lively farmer´s market every Saturday. Worth a visit whether you are looking for something special or simply escaping April showers.

Glendurgan Garden
To See

Glendurgan Garden

Glendurgan Garden sits above the hamlet of Durgan on the magical Helford River. The garden is spread over three valleys full of plants, fun trails and a great maze. Follow the gardens down to the little beach and skim stones across the water.

Guest Testimonials

Atlas House is perfect in every way. We wanted to be on the water and it ticked all the boxes for three families in terms of rooms, space and views. The owners have furnished and equipped it above and beyond what you would expect from a rental home. They are also exceedingly generous with the equipment that they provide. Absolutely fabulous property and perfect for our needs!

The house is in a beautifully tranquil location with the ambience of a palace! The furnishings and design of each room gives you a sense of relaxation all wrapped up in a wonderful setting. Atlas House surpassed all my family´s expectations. I will unreservedly recommend not only Atlas House but your company as a unique, stress free agent who deliver first class packages to suits all requirements.

Atlas House was in an ideal location as we like to be by the water. It was also large enough for us all to stay comfortably, including our dog! We generally like to cook in the evenings after having been out all day, the kitchen was extremely well equipped which was much appreciated. We enjoyed the beautiful view and accommodation, thank you so much!

I cannot find fault, the house was beautifully presented and equipped with everything we might possibly have asked for and more! The house had the wow factor and having booked it on behalf of the family group, I felt responsible for the selection, which everybody loved!

Atlas House is spacious, well furnished and so relaxing. It´s in a great location and has such wonderful views. Direct water access is such a great feature. The house manager is fabulous, very helpful and lovely to have been met at the house on our arrival.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at Atlas House and will be recommending to family and friends. The house exceeded our expectations and we will be using Unique Homestays again. The hamper and information about the area was a nice touch, in fact we went to all the food places mentioned! The house was exceptionally clean, and we loved all the details that have gone into the decor. Thank you for an enjoyable experience. We made some lovely. We didn´t want to leave!

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