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The Sea Swallow... a beautiful Cornish cottage by the sea

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Perfect for beaches, boats, stunning coastal walks and great restaurants

~~~ Late Availability Special Offer: 15% discount for stays of 3 to 7 nights between Sat 1st to 8th July 2017 ~~~

A beautiful Cornish seaside cottage... a special place to stay

In a lovely, quiet spot by the pretty medieval church but a minute's walk from shops, great eateries and the quay and five minutes to the nearest of Fowey's two sandy beaches, the cottage is decorated with exquisite attention to detail and is brim full of seaside light and period charm. Everything has been thought of to offer a truly unique and special place to stay for couples, friends and families seeking the seaside life.

The cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway, friends or a family and sleeps up to 5 with plenty of room in both bedrooms for cots, too. It can be rented for short breaks or longer stays and is wonderfully equipped with everything you'll need.

There are two beautiful spacious bedrooms with sumptuous kingsize beds and deliciously luxurious goose down duvets covered in pure natural linen and Egyptian cotton sateen. The largest room has a gorgeous window seat with views to the water that is also designed to be made up as a single bed, with curtains to pull across creating a snug extra space for a child to sleep. There's a cot if needed, too, and each bedroom has a hairdryer, sewing kit and clock. There is a £50 per stay charge for the cot or single bed.

The stylish kitchen is wonderfully equipped including Dualit toaster, Smeg dishwasher, washer-dryer, microwave, Smeg fridge-freezer and with all the crockery, pots, pans and utensils you could need. Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee from the Nespresso coffee machine - coffee pods supplied.

The beautiful bathroom has a large wet room rain shower and extra deep tub for a soothing candlelit soak. There's an ample supply of thick fluffy towels, snuggly towelling bathrobes and a pair of slippers.

Hidden behind the cottage is a little secluded courtyard garden, a cosy spot for breakfast or to while away candlelit evenings in the gentle Cornish climate.

There are books, WiFi, MP3 dock and iPod loaded with lovely tunes, internet TV and subscription to LoveFilm so you can cuddle up with your favourite flicks.

for the little ones...

If you're holidaying with babies or small children you can travel a little lighter as we provide a cot with bedding, trip-trap highchair, baby bath, crockery and cutlery, microwave steriliser, food mixer, little step-up, changing mat, anti-door slammers, socket covers, stair gate, bed safety rail, potty... phew!

There are also a few toys, crayons, dressing-up clothes and books.

little extras...

There's delicious Nespresso coffee, tea, sugar, tea towels, dishcloths, iron and ironing board, eco-friendly dishwasher tablets, washing-up and laundry liquid, cleaning detergents, hand wash, soap, shower gel, organic bubble bath and tissue.

A delicious treat of freshly baked scones, Cornish strawberry jam and clotted cream welcomes your arrival.

feather free...

If feathers give you the sneezes just let us know and we'll happily tuck away the goose down and instead make up the beds with our pure cotton anti-allergy duvets and pillows.


You'll find the ancient centre of Fowey lovely and snug so the cottage doesn't have its own designated parking, though there is plenty of space to unload by the front door, where you can also wait a few hours and park overnight, if necessary. Free on-street parking spaces are nearly always available nearby and guests always receive a handy parking map showing the best options. The nearest paid-for car park is less than a minute's walk away by the quay and the main car park is about 5 minutes. You may also buy a weekly permit to park in any of Fowey's and several other car parks in the district of Restormel, which includes Newquay and St Austell, for example, and is handy if you plan to explore by car.


Your well-behaved dog is very welcome to join you on holiday though we do politely ask them to stay downstairs and to keep their paws off the furniture. There is a £50 per stay charge for your dog.

The cottage is always meticulously cleaned and left absolutely fresh and spotless for new guests arriving.

A mid-stay property refresh, with clean linen and towels can be arranged. Please let us know when booking, or if you decide you would like a refresh while staying we will do our best to arrange one for you.


Payments are normally by bank transfer to the owner, though guests may alternatively pay for bookings by card through the Homeaway-Owners Direct website. Please note that Homeaway adds a service fee for online payments. Please contact the owner, who will be happy to answer any questions.




To view more photos of the cottage and be inspired by some beautiful Cornish treasures to explore during your stay you may like to visit The Sea Swallow on Pinterest at pinterest.com/theseaswallow/

More Details

Tracey Thorn
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, A little French and Spanish!
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned from a long weekend at this wonderful cottage and it more than lived up to all of our expectations, perfect for a relaxing getaway.

We found the cottage to be beautifully presented. The decor and attention to detail was exceptional.

The location of the cottage was also ideal. Whilst tucked away on a peaceful side street, it was little more than a minute's walk to Fowey's shops, restaurants and seafront.

We are certainly intending to visit again soon.
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fowey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom fitted with Duravit basin, deep soak free-standing tub, large walk-in wetroom rain shower, marble mosaic tiles on the floor and beautiful Fired Earth wall tiles. There are candles to gently light your relaxing bath, luxurious Neal's Yard bubble bath, fresh soap, shower gel and toilet paper.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Cot with bedding is available on request.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , On request: cot, and window seat made up as single bed.
  • Two kingsize bedrooms are both large enough to add a cot. The largest room has a window seat designed to be made up as a full size single bed, with soft muslin curtains to pull across making a lovely extra sleeping nook. It has an extra thick mattress, with a snuggly mattress topper for extra comfort.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The rent includes heating, electricity, hot water, WiFi, subscription to Amazon Film library, linen, towels, washing up liquid and cleaning detergents, laundry liquid, dishwasher tabs, dishcloths, tea towels, bin bags, soap, shower gel, Neal's Yard organic bubble bath, toilet paper. Tea, Nespresso coffee, fresh sugar, milk, scones, strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream welcome your arrival. There are no additional taxes or charges. A £300 refundable damage deposit is payable with the balance of the rent and is normally returned in full to guests within 3 weeks from the end of their stay.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)


Perfect, no, even better than that...

  • 5 of 5

Arrived for a weekend away in January with 2 discerning friends. Before we arrived, we received some wonderful tips for things to do in the area which were beautifully written and so the romance began... The cottage was well placed, very near the front and shops/eateries. It was so beautifully furnished and presented we instantly felt relaxed and enjoyed the serenity it offered. We spent a good half hour just walking about saying to each other 'and have you seen this pot/mirror/cupboard/bedlinen - it's gorgeous'. Little touches like fab coffee maker, Cornish Cider stash, bath robes, the pre-loaded ipod made it so lovely we didn't want to go out. My top tips for a Sea Swallow stay: bring enough nibbles/plonk/bread n cheese to keep you going for a few nights, enjoy lazy mornings, lovely walks, fab shops and beachcombing in the day and get back early for a bath, G&T and a read of the paper. In short, Me: 'I wonder if I could send for the children in about a week'; Val 'I'm staying'; Sid 'It's Lush'. Oh, and Fowey's not bad either.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A really beautiful cottage, perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Tucked up a quiet lane but in a Perfect location close to everything.

Sea swallow is a stunning cottage, beautifully decorated and really well equipped. We Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing stay in this beautiful cottage great for a mini break

  • 5 of 5

Stepped in to another world the cottage is so comfortable with all your comforts taken care of .. yummy scones & clotted cream on arrival , slippers, dressing gowns ... Beautifully furnished in relaxing coastal colours, ideally situated in the heart of Fowey. Lots to do, breath taking coastal walks , yummy cafes & restaurants , boat trips and nearby the amazing Eden project. While we were there an Art & Literature festival & secret gardens open day . Highlight of our stay was dining at the Royal Yacht Club open to non residents while the festival was on , such beautiful views of the estuary and the sailing boats. We will be back so much more to discover, thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

The weather was challenging but we still had a lovely weekend in the cottage - very pleasing decor, a practical well equipped kitchen with coffee machine (and coffee capsules), really comfy beds and luxurious bathroom. Tracey (the owner) is very helpful and attentive.

Fowey is exceptionally dog friendly - lots of great places to eat and drink within walking distance. We all loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stylish cottage in a beautiful town

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is absolutely perfect, has everything you need & more, & is incredibly comfortable. The beds are lovely, the shower & bath fantastic, & everything looks amazing - so chic & stylish. I sometimes find when I'm looking for a cottage or hotel to stay in the countryside the decor can be a bit fusty & outdated, but the sea swallow couldn't be further from that! I kept wanting to take photos of everything! It's in an ideal location, opposite a beautiful old church & a stones throw from all the lovely little shops, bars & restaurants of fowey. The only downside was ever having to leave - we could have happily moved in!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We (family of 3) spent our Christmas at the Sea Swallow cottage and loved it so much so that decided to add an extra night! Tastefully decorated, clean, very comfortable and in a perfect location. Special thanks to Tracy for decorating the cottage with lovely Christmas decorations for us. There is no doubt that she runs this place professionally. We loved it and would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15% Special offer Jul 1-8 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fowey Royal Regatta
12 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High summer
20 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
9 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Holidays
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Autumn
30 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas and New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Pet Fee £50

Please contact the owner before booking.

The cottage may be booked with or without the window seat bed or cot set up for you. The cot is supplied with a mattress enhancer for extra comfort and two sets of bedding.

Cot: £50 per stay
Window seat single bed: £50 per stay
Pet: £50 per stay

Short stays of two nights or more are usually possible in low season. During high season bookings are available for full weeks starting on a Saturday.

I always send our guests useful info and tips from our favourite things to do and places to eat locally and am very happy to recommend something for a special occasion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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