Brand new, luxury B’n’B The Sandy Duck opens in Falmouth
After a wonderful time on the North Cornish coast, where we had a glorious stay at the Watergate Bay Hotel and Bedruthan Hotel and Spa, we made out way South, to Falmouth. Freyja, who runs The Sandy Duck, greeted us as we pulled up in front of this brand new, luxury B’n’B. The Edwardian townhouse is painted black with white detailing and a bright pink front door. You know immediately that you’re in for a visual treat inside!
Bespoke artworks and imaginative decor
After a very warm welcome we were excited to see inside The Sandy Duck. The decoration is glorious. The communal sitting room on the ground floor is painted Hague Blue and it’s inviting and cosy because of the hue. We spent a lot of time in there over our two day stay, chatting to each other, to Freyja, to the other guests and playing with Luther. Freyja’s sister and mother have created much of the artwork around the house, and it is fantastic. My favourite piece is in the breakfast room and it is made up of some wooden boards taken out in the refurb with the old nails brushed with gold leaf.
Our bedroom at The Sandy Duck
I had a nose around most of the seven bedrooms! As you might expect, each is different but all are beautifully decorated and have been given the Danish treatment. The room we stayed in had Classic FM playing as we entered it – which is a lovely touch. Painted a relaxing grey/blue, with a beautiful grey blanket, wooden radio, unusual lamps and pale pink cushions, it was a really relaxing space. The window had two delicate wicker chairs placed in front of it with sheepskins on them. It was such a lovely room to arrive in and we felt instantly at home. The bathroom was large with a freestanding bath looking out of the window, and a wet corner with a rain shower with delicious Meraki toiletries.
After unpacking the car we walked the fifteen minutes into the centre of Falmouth to meet up with the husband’s sister – also Luther’s godmother – and brother in law, who were travelling further into Cornwall for their holiday. We had a lovely coffee catch up overlooking the water and then wandered around town for a while looking in the shops and getting excited about raiding Trago Mills for art supplies and stuff!
Nearby amenities and delights
As a result of Freyja’s recommendation, we wandered the five minutes from The Sandy Duck to Gyllyngvase Beach to get some food. We really enjoyed our supper at the Gylly Beach Cafe We sat in the outside terrace part and watched the beach whilst sheltered from the rain. It was a hive of activity with people taking an early evening swim, paddle boarding or working out on the beach gym. For speed we ordered off The Firepit Menu – the food was pretty amazing and well worth sampling. We opted for The Firepit Banger which consisted of pork sausage, chilli beef, chipotle may, cheddar, and crisp onions in a baguette, and The Crispy Cracker Burger – a steak, crispy chicken thigh, burger sauce, jalapeños, Monterey jack cheese in a seeded bap.
Whilst staying at The Sandy Duck it’s worth knowing that it isn’t far from Pendennis Castle which sits on the headland overlooking the English Channel close to where it meets the Atlantic Ocean, historically a vital sea route. Originally built by Henry VIII to guard Falmouth against French and Spanish forces it is probably a must for children and history enthusiasts.
The Sandy Duck Excels
In addition to the wonderful decor the breakfast at The Sandy Duck is really lovely. Freshly cooked to order it was delicious and we all thoroughly enjoyed a fry up. Luther was given his own little plate much to his delight.
The Sandy Duck is very child friendly, Freyja clearly has a natural talent with children and I am sure our little boy would have happily stayed with her indefinitely. There are high chairs and, most importantly, the right baby-friendly attitude! Noone minded as Luther scattered the playing cards around the sitting room or climbed the stairs to the top of the house.
So, we reluctantly left The Sandy Duck but fortunately we were not leaving Falmouth and moved onto our next pad for a final night in Cornwall.
We were guests of The Sandy Duck for the purposes of a review. All views and laughter whilst staying are my own and genuine.