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WHAT WE LOVE...

This elegant and impeccably presented bed and breakfast is set in the charming town of Falmouth on the South Cornish coast, offering the perfect setting to explore the town, kick back and relax. Stepping inside the beautifully designed Victorian townhouse, you'll feel a sense of calm from the minute enter. Relax in in its comfortable surrounds, designed in a minimalist Danish-inspired style, and indulge in a little luxury too, with open fires, large freestanding baths and a wholesome breakfast, cooked and served to perfection. This contemporary home-from-home is for those in search of a unique, experiential stay with quality service - a Danish boutique bolthole that is far from a traditional seaside B&B.

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Natalie Millar-Partridge
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For over 15-years, Natalie has written extensively for regional, national and global publications, offering an inside track on unusual and exciting destinations; a highly curated approach to the most groundbreaking places to stay – from the super-luxe to the quirky, curiously different and considered properties to have on your radar. Natalie is based in South West England.

THE DETAILS

Location

The walk around the headland to Pendennis Castle - exploring the working-harbour and pretty tidal-beaches en-route - is an absolute must for staggering coastal views.

The Sandy Duck is on a quiet street close to the centre of Falmouth, Cornwall's creative hub.
By car: the hotel is 5 hours 30 mins from London, 3 hours 15 mins from Bristol and 4 hours 30 mins from Birmingham. There is free parking on-site.
By train: London Paddington to Falmouth Docks (via Truro) takes around 5 hours 30 mins. The hotel is a five-minute taxi ride or 20-minute walk from the station. thetrainline.com

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Style & Character

The Sandy Duck offers the perfect boutique hideaway for lovers of all-things-Scandi, a delicious breakfast and quality service at a great price point. The Danish-inspired interiors, including unique furnishings sourced from acclaimed, House Doctor, create a sense of calm that's hard to match.

Service & Facilities

We could happily while away hours in the stylish sitting room, ensconced on the large leather sofa, in front of a roaring-fire with a board game from the extensive collection.

As the hotel is a bed and breakfast, there isn't lots of additonal extras. There is a communal sitting room has comfortable sofas and chairs as well as a plethora of magazines, books, maps and games. There is one bedroom that also accomodates children and the bed and breakfast is dog friendly.

  • Breakfast
  • Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Child friendly

Rooms

Bedroom Five won us over with its large windows, high-ceilings and wonderful views across the bay, with the added luxury of a Super-King bed and seating area. We also love the incredible freestanding bath, set on a raised floor, which is perfect for an indulgent soak looking out at the stars.

Bedrooms 1-8
Facilities include: Hypnos beds, Egyptian cotton linen and towels, ensuite bathroom, luxury toiletries by Land & Water, tea and coffee facilities, DAB Bluetooth radio, Smart TV, free Wi-Fi, luxury cotton bathrobes

Food & Drink

We can't get enough of the organic cinnamon, blueberry and banana porridge, and simply love the option of creating your own breakfast. Smoked salmon and smashed avocado on sourdough toast with a poached egg is a winning formula that will set you up for the day.

The Sandy Duck: freshly cooked breakfasts, local produce, freshly baked croissants, homemade and local preserves, fresh bread, vegan options. Served daily

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