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Falmouth hotel destroyed by fire

Discussion in 'Bristol and South West' started by T & P, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

  2. Kanda

    Kanda Nosh Wagon

    *re-developers*

    They've moved everyone to Green Lawns, which is nice. My sister got married there.
     
  3. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    If I ever get married again, I'll get married at The Headland Hotel in Newquay, preferably during a storm.
     
  4. Meltingpot

    Meltingpot On hiatus

    The Headland's a great place, looks very Victorian Gothic from the outside. If they haven't yet filmed a murder mystery there, they should.

    (Looks up the price of a room - ouch).

    http://www.headlandhotelnewquay.co.uk/rooms.html
     
  5. Voley

    Voley And a rovin' a rovin' a rovin' I'll go ...

    'Country House' was pretty shit but I'm not convinced he deserves to burn to death for it.
     
  6. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

    Roald Dahl's The Witches was filmed there.
     
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  7. Meltingpot

    Meltingpot On hiatus

    Thanks for the info, good to hear it :)
     
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    i think there was a riot there when that was first built.

    there's a fair few hotels of a similar design round the coast, all designed by the same bloke.
     
  9. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    We stayed there a few years ago but we had one of the cheaper rooms with no view. It was still nice though. They had a very snobby French waiter.
     
  10. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    I won't be going swimming there then.
     
  11. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Bound for glory

    Coxon hated that song. Can't say I blame him. All those stupid fucking trumpets.
     
  12. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    Apparently it might have been caused by hot tar from the flat roof being mended.
     
  13. Stigmata

    Stigmata sexual tyrannosaurus

    I stayed just round the corner from there when my friend got married in Falmouth the other year. He used a different hotel though. Nice town, crap pubs though
     
  14. Dr Alimantado

    Dr Alimantado Balmed

    A mate from London is thinking of living in Falmouth, I've always liked it - very attractive & has a nice vibe to it. Apparently it was a major port & one of the wealthiest towns back in the day (the mediaevil one). I don't recall there being many great pubs though either.
     
  15. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    There's a pub that was pretty good a few years back when my ex was living there, at the top of the Jacobs Ladder steps. Can't remember the name of it.

    When we go to Falmouth we usually drink in the Wetherspoons or one of the pubs along by the harbour, which I also can't remember the name of.
     
  16. Kanda

    Kanda Nosh Wagon

    My sisters flat was at the top of those steps, don't remember the pub though.

    I usually drink in The Grapes or Chain Locker
     
  17. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

    It's the Jacob's Ladder :D
     
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  18. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

    :oops: :D
     
  19. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    Is he buying or renting? Renting is virtually impossible because all the rentals are overpriced and aimed at students. It's an expensive place to buy as well. I'd quite like to live there though.
     
  20. Voley

    Voley And a rovin' a rovin' a rovin' I'll go ...

    I'm not sure I'd want to live there. Bit touristy for me, like St Ives. The Pavilions is a good place to see a band, though. Saw Gallows there a bit back and it was perfect for a band like that.
     
  21. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    I had my first experience of that last week when I nipped down to Trago. It was heaving. Still, because it's so much bigger than st ives they tend to just stay in the town bits. The residential areas don't get it.
     
  22. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

    Students for most of the year and then, just when they fuck off, in come the tourists, but if I were to live in Cornwall it would probably be somewhere near Falmouth: good town beaches, decent music venues and far enough away from Penzance

    I've just spent the day catching crabs in Flushing :hmm: :cool:
     
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  23. Dr Alimantado

    Dr Alimantado Balmed

    Buying & he can afford loads.

    Yeah, I agree - I like the place. It's attractive like St Ives. I think the Art College adds a bit to the culture.

    Talking of Penzance, I've a brother who's looking at places for something like £50K! & reckons Penzance is the only solution. He wants to be able to get a train to London a lot.
     
  24. madzone

    madzone Physically unfavourable

    £50k? In Penzance?? He might get a garage for that. If he wants to go to London a lot he'd be much better off further up the line.
     
  25. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

    What makes him think that houses in Penzance are cheap :confused:

    e2a from 2010 - The town where house prices jumped 207%
     
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    thinking of places on the train routes, liskeard, bodmin, redruth are likely cheaper. doubt there is anywhere for as little as 50k though.
     
  27. Dr Alimantado

    Dr Alimantado Balmed

    He's only looking for a studio & there are some around for less than that at the moment. There are also park houses round for that price. It looks a bit cheaper than Falmouth.
     
  28. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Did the missing guests from the Falmouth hotel turn up?
     
  29. Dr Alimantado

    Dr Alimantado Balmed

    They're all inland though. Redruth is pretty depressing - kids looking glum with nout to do or doing nout? He likes Marizian end of Penzance & the coast bit generally (not many like Penzance bit though).
     
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    exactly, inland. therefore not desirable as holiday homes. therefore cheaper

    still won't be anywhere near 50k to buy though.
     

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