A spacious, characterful, and delightfully quirky family-sized retreat with a private beach, for laid-back group breaks on the sparkling Cornish waterfront.
  • Sleeps: 10-12
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5 ensuite
  • Minimum stay: 4 nights (7 in peak)

Boasting five en-suite rooms with spectacular views, you’ll find Zawn Haven along Cornwall’s pristine Fal River waterfront – part of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Not only will you and your loved ones enjoy achingly close proximity to the bustling area’s many shops and attractions, but you’ll also get to relax in a characterful and much-loved holiday home with plenty of space for everyone. And with a private beach on hand, your four-legged friends can exert plenty of energy, too!

A former Seaman’s Bethel, the space has been beautifully renovated to retain its historic charm, and you’ll find plenty of nods to maritime life in the quirky décor.

Overlooking King Charles Quay, the first floor living area is ideal for catch-up drinks with your favourite people, gathered around the warming fireplace by evening. There’s a generous and well-equipped kitchen… though each bedroom comes with tea and coffee-making facilities, if you’re not feeling in a sociable mood!

So, what of these comfy bedrooms? Choose from the cheerful double Galley room, or the soft-toned Southerly room, with its view of the harbour. Furnished with a large pod shower en-suite, this room can be made up as a queensize or a twin.

Ideal if you’re travelling with a little one, the second-floor Easterly room includes a large bathroom and drop-arm sofa, and is decorated in rich tones of gold and blue-grey… which are sure to make you feel rather regal, as you gaze out to the superyacht-strewn harbour with a welcome cuppa.

The romantic, superking Westerly room is also on the second floor, complete with a glorious open plan bath and showcasing serene views to the hills above Flushing village.  

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At a glance

  • A characterful former Seaman’s Bethel on the waterfront at Cornwall’s Fal River, available for group bookings of 10-12 people in five en-suite bedrooms.
  • There is a generous shared living space and well-equipped kitchen on the first floor, overlooking King Charles Quay, and each bedroom includes tea and coffee-making facilities.
  • Choose your room from:
    • Galley, a cheerful double
    • Southerly, a queensize or twin
    • Easterly, with room for an extra child
    • Westerly, a superking or twin room on the second floor
    • Sundeck, a penthouse-style suite with a rooftop cocktail bar
  • The dog-friendly house has access to a private beach, with a friendly pub just opposite, and close proximity to the local shops, restaurants, activities, and attractions.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Large Groups
  • Seaside Breaks


Waterfront holiday home, sleeps 10-12 guests.  Shared first floor living space with fireplace, well-equipped kitchen with laundry facilities.  Five en-suite bedrooms with tea and coffee-making facilities and a TV: Galley (double), Southerly (queensize or twin), Easterly (double, room for one child), Westerly (second-floor superking or twin), Sundeck (penthouse-style suite with rooftop cocktail bar).  Private beach.  Provided: free parking for one car, high-speed internet and Wi-Fi access, toiletries, iron and ironing board.

Local Activities

Beaches, coastal walks, mountain biking, horse riding, watersports, ferry trips, golf, shops, bars, restaurants, castles, gardens, historic sites

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Last but by no means least, the opulent Sundeck room resembles a five-star penthouse, with its rooftop cocktail bar, and views that lead all the way to Pendennis Castle on a clear day.

If you manage to tear yourselves away from your new Cornish home-from-home, you could set yourselves up for the day with a hearty breakfast at the Chain Locker, a friendly pub that’s just opposite.

While away the rest of your holiday time exploring the vast array of beaches, hopping on the ferry to Flushing or St. Mawes, or browsing the many independent shops you’ll find in the local area, before heading back to Zawn Haven for a well-deserved sundowner.

(Whatever you choose to do, one thing’s for certain… you won’t have the chance to feel bored!)

Things to note

Zawn Haven is available as an exclusive whole house booking for groups of 10-12 people, for a minimum of one week (running from Friday to Friday.) Check in at 4pm, check out by 11am.  Bike or board hire can be arranged by request.

Where you'll be staying

Falmouth, Cornwall

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