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The Rathgowry, Gyllyngvase Hill, Falmouth

Guest house for sale




An immaculate 9 bedroom coastal guesthouse situated in a favoured location close to several beaches and the attractive harbour town of Falmouth. The property has been subject to significant updating and improvement this guesthouse offers sea views from the majority of the rooms and two sets of owners accommodation. Currently trading on a seasonal basis, the business affords a comfortable lifestyle income. Viewing highly recommended as properties in this favoured location rarely come to the market.


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The Rathgowry occupies one of Falmouth’s most coveted locations for guest accommodation in the thriving harbour and University town of Falmouth. The location affords guests the opportunity to stay on a quiet road, within walking distance of several beaches, Falmouth town and its harbour. Falmouth has seen significant regeneration and interest in recent years, with the expansion of Falmouth University and has a wide range of national and niche retailers, making this a very desirable town in which both to live, work and indeed stay.

Falmouth has a number of festivals throughout the year and University Open Days, which means that Falmouth is very much an all year round holiday destination. Within the Falmouth and Penryn conurbation there are various primary education establishments and two secondary schools.

The Property/business

The Rathgowry is a substantial well presented 3 storey property which has been extended over the years to provide generous letting rooms and owners accommodation. During our clients tenure, which commenced in July 2013, there has been a significant programme of updating and investment in the property, totalling in excess of £100,000 and therefore The Rathgowry is presented, in our opinion, in exceptional order.

Our clients choose to trade between the period Easter through to the end of September, which affords them a comfortable lifestyle income (further accounting information will be made available subject to a viewing appointment) and we are advised The Rathgowry currently holds a AA 4* Award and is consistently voted in the top 10 guest houses in Falmouth by Trip Advisor.

The business is run by our clients, with some part-time assistance in the peak season. For further information regarding this exceptional coastal guest house and sizable owners accommodation and indeed to learn more about our clients business please see their website

Schedule Of Accommodation

(all areas and dimensions are approximate)

Entrance Vestibule

An attractive introduction to the property with tiled floor, coved ceiling, glazed door through to:-

Reception Hall

With built-in reception desk, linen cupboard and open staircase to the first floor and door through to:-

Guests Dining Room

9.57m (into bay window) 4.38m. A very attractive and well-proportioned dining room with bay window to front elevation taking in far reaching country and sea views. Set up for 26 covers, door through to:-


4.55m x 3.48m. A well appointed refurbished kitchen with complimentary base and wall units. Large window with views over the rear garden. 8 ring Flavel gas cooker with double oven below, extraction system over. Commercial equipment including two sinks, microwave, hot cupboard etc.

Dry Store/pantry & Boiler Cupboard Area

Schedule Of Letting Accommodation

All rooms complete with bedroom furniture, linen, tea and coffee making facilities, colour televisions, hairdryers and local artwork.

First Floor

Bedroom 1:

Family room, window to rear elevation with sea views, en-suite shower.

Bedroom 2:

Double, door to front elevation leading onto balcony, with sea view, en-suite shower.

Bedroom 3:

Single, door to front elevation leading onto balcony, sea views with a vanity unit.

Shower room for bedroom 3 adjacent comprising shower, low level wc and wall mounted hand basin.

Bedroom 4

Double, bay window to front elevation affording sea views, bath with shower over.

Bedroom 5

Double, window to side elevation, en-suite shower.

Stairs ascending to the second floor, with large landing.

Second Floor

Bedroom 6

Double, window to rear elevation with sea views, en-suite shower.

Bedroom 7

Double, window to side elevation with sea views, en-suite shower.

Bedroom 8

Single, triple aspect dormer window to front elevation with sea views, vanity unit.

Separate shower room for room 8, window to rear elevation, low level wc and wash hand basin.

Bedroom 9

Double, window to side elevation, en-suite bath with shower.

Owners Accommodation

Ground Floor Apartment

Accessed via the entrance hallway is the self-contained owners accommodation comprising:-


5.58m (into bay window) x 4.07m, a beautiful room with large big window to the front elevation with sea views. Feature fireplace. Leading through to:-

Dining Area

4.81m x 4.10m, with working wood burner. Through to:-


3.95m x 3.92m. Window to rear elevation overlooking the private rear garden. Door to en-suite shower room, with low level wc and pedestal wash hand basin, window to rear elevation.

Separate Two Bedroom Annex

With access via a side door from the parking area and accessed from the rear garden leading into:-

Entrance hallway, through to:-


5.79m x 3.26m. 3 windows to two elevations, including overlooking the garden.


Bath with shower over, low level wc and pedestal wash hand basin. Window to side elevation.

Bedroom 1

2.35m x 2.22m. Window to rear elevation.

Bedroom 2

3.31m x 3.22m. Two windows to the rear elevation overlooking the garden.

Nb – Additional Photographs

Photographs of the owners Apartment and Annex are available upon request.

Other Facilities

Adjacent to the kitchen and the annex is a:-

Freezer Room

2.50m x 1.58m. Comprising upright freezer, upright fridge and chest freezer.

Staff Wc

Staff WC and adjacent washer / dryer area.


To the front of the property is a covered veranda with space for seating and parking for circa 9 vehicles.

To the rear of the property is a pretty enclosed private lawned garden with shrubs and pond, also a shed with power connected.



General Information

Cornwall Council
General Enquiries 0300-1234-100
Planning 0300-1234-151

Energy Performance Certificate

The Energy Performance Rating for this property is within Band D.


An Inventory of all loose chattels and equipment, free of any lease/lien, to be included within the sale will be supplied by Miller Commercial prior to exchange of Contracts.

Business Rates

We refer you to the government website


Prospective owners should make their own enquiries of the appropriate statutory undertakers:
Western Power: 0845 601 2989
South West Water: 0800 169 1144
Transco: 0800 111 999


To be taken at valuation.

Superfast Broadband

For more information on whether the premises are capable of benefitting from the new high speed fibre-based broadband connection visit


If you require advice regarding the Financing of a Business, at no initial cost, please contact us on the number below.

Contact Information

For further information or an appointment to view please contact either:-
Graham Timmins on 01872 247019 or via email

AGENTS NOTE: Miller Commercial for themselves and for the Vendor/s or lessor/s of this property give notice: [a] These particulars are for an intending purchaser or tenant and although they are believed to be correct their accuracy is not guaranteed and any error or misdescriptions shall not annul the sale or be grounds on which compensation may be claimed and neither do they constitute any part of a Contract: [b] No responsibility is taken for expenses incurred should the property be sold, let or withdrawn before inspection: [c] None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent.

Miller Commercial is the trading name of Miller Commercial LLP registered in England and Wales under Registration No.OC373087. The Registered Office of Miller Commercial LLP is Mansion House, Princes Street, Truro TR1 2RF. We use the term Partner to refer to a member of Miller Commercial LLP. VAT Registration No.643 4519 39.

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