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18th Century Waterside House with large Private Courtyard in the centre of Fowey



Updated: 03-Sep-2016
Harbour's Edge in Fowey, Cornwall, UK - Hidden Away in the Very Centre of Fowey

This fascinating, well appointed three bedroom waterside house offers you the chance to relax and unwind in what is regarded as one of the most beautiful towns on the South Cornish Coast. This period property dates back to the late 18th century, but it also offers all the amenities expected of a modern day holiday home. Harbour’s Edge has its own large private courtyard, which is perfect for al-fresco dining. Both the Courtyard and the private first floor balcony off the lounge offer stunning vistas across the Fowey Estuary. You can shut the world out and just enjoy the peace and tranquillity, with views of yachts and boats sailing into the deepwater harbour of Fowey. The property has recently undergone a high quality refurbishment and benefits from new furniture and equipment throughout. We hope this should help to make your holiday enjoyable and relaxing. There are always things to watch and enjoy here.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'Wow! I think we can all say that we have finally found our paradise. Everything about Harbour’s Edge is just perfect.'

'Waking up in the mornings to the views of the Harbour was a true privilege.'

'Fantastic setting, wonderful views and beautiful house – what more can we say.'

‘Fowey is very special and so is Harbour’s Edge. We’ve enjoyed every minute of our stay.'
Jun 2005
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from Harbours Edge and are already planning our next trip , we simply cannot wait to return ! Having elderly relatives with us it was an ideal location being right in the heart of Fowey and only a few yards walk to the wonderful shops , restaurants and old Quay. The house itself is beautiful a real home from home with everything you need, not forgetting the stunning views across the estuary to Polruan. You can spend hours sitting on the balcony just watching the hive of activity that goes on every day. It also has the added luxury of a private courtyard where you can eat Al fresco while watching the boats mooring at the nearby quay. Fowey has loads to offer and one of our favorite activities is a walk along the Esplanade to Readymoney Beach and along the cliffs towards Polkerris, the views are amazing and if you are lucky you may get to see a pod of Dolphins in the estuary! The owners have done everything possible to make Harbour's Edge a wonderful place to stay, we will definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This is all about location.This delightful house is well equipped, clean and well maintained but you just have to go out on to the balcony to appreciate what it is all about.We spent many an hour there looking out on to the estuary and on to the pontoon where the yachts tie up to access the town. The lovely small town offers plenty of choice in places to eat and if you enjoy fish this is the place to be.The fish is locally caught and fresh but you can also BBQ in the private courtyard overlooking the water. The area is rich in gardens to visit and National Trust venues Without a doubt this is a wonderful place to stay and a return visit is a must. We have no hesitation in rating this property 5 out of 5.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Return visit, we have stayed at Harbours Edge several times now & we are not easily pleased. Again we had a perfect holiday & will certainly be back. The property supplies everything you need to ensure a comfortable stay. Views - unbeatable.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A truly amazing property and location, Harbours Edge has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Spotless and very well kept. We had a reassuring call from the owner regarding the high tide. Fabulous views, while away the hours by watching the boats come and go. Ideal location right by the shops and pubs, but very quiet and peaceful. I would definitely recommend Harbours Edge to my friends. Hope to revisit soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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2nd stay in six months

  • 5 of 5

The fact that we have returned within six months of our first visit says it all. Harbours Edge really is just perfect. The house is so well equipped and very clean. The perfect place to relax. To sit on the balcony watching passing boats or spend time crabbing from the courtyard, whilst having a BBQ. Local restaurants less than a two minute walk away. Cannot recommend enough.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Nicely decorated and great views from this property - the boys loved crabbing from the patio and it was nice that the owner kept us informed of the weather impact (Flooding) etc and checked we arrived okay.

Lovely balcony and superb location. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
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From the Owner

We fell in love with this property the moment we set eyes on it. I think we had bought it before we even set foot in the house having just walked into the stunning private courtyard with its fantastic views and its proximity to the water.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay Cornwall Airport at 21.6 Miles Nearest Barpub : 5 bars within at 250 Metres Nearest Ferry : Bodinnick Ferry at 0.3 Miles Nearest Golf : Carlyon Bay at 6.3 Miles Nearest Train : Par Station at 3.8 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 75 Miles Nearest Restaurant : 10 restaurants within at 250 Metres Nearest Beach : Readymoney Beach, Fowey at 0.7 Miles

Special interest holidays:

Fowey hosts a week long Literary Festival each May (previously known as the Du Maurier Festival). The Fowey River Classics Regatta is held in early August. The Fowey Royal Regatta is a week long festival held every August with yacht racing, Gig racing, Red Arrows display team and a Grand firework display with many other attractions during the week. Other local places of interest include the Eden Project, Llanhydrock and the Lost gardens of Helligan. Please contact for website addresses.


Local beaches include Readymoney Cove, a few minutes walk from the town centre. Other beaches at Coombe Hawne and Great Lantic Bay can be accessed from the south west coastal path, or by boat.


Fowey is approximately 155 miles from Bristol and can usually be reached from there in two and a half hours.


The nearset large town is St Austell approximately 7 miles away and Plymouth lies 33 miles to the East. The Cathedral City of Truro lies approximately 20 miles to the West.

Further Details:

Fowey has all the facilities associated with a small town including restaurants and pubs, two banks (one with ATM), local stores, Post Office, delicatessen, bakers, butchers, fishmongers and numerous specialist shops selling high quality produce and goods. There are two yacht clubs for visiting yachtsmen and women, The Royal Fowey Yacht Club and the Fowey Gallants Sailing Club. In addition there is a water taxi and you can hire motorboats, canoes etc.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 21
4 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 22
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The full booking procedure and for more details of Harbour's Edge please visit our website at www.harboursedge.co.uk (see weblink below) or contact us as detailed below.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Fridays. Arrival after 4.00pm. Departure by 10.00am.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Please phone for availability. Prices include all heat, light, power, linen and towels. See Harbours Edge website at for more details.

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From the Owner

Harbour's Edge is a beautiful house and as the name suggests it's right on the water. It has a large private courtyard and a separate balcony over the river. It's immediately opposite the main pontoon at Albert Quay which gives you the best possible position to watch all that's going on in Fowey harbour. The perfect place for people and boat watching. I could just sit and watch it all day …in fact I often do ! The house is also a great jumping off place for exploring the higgledy piggledy streets and the hidden treasures of the town and the coastline beyond. You'll have all the ingredients for a traditional seaside family holiday.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs shower room with large Hansgrohe shower, wc and washbasin. Separate luxury wet room with large ceiling mounted Hansgrohe Rain shower. Separate WC on the ground floor.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with two full size single beds.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The property benefits from its own frape outhaul mooring and has ladder access to the water and the foreshore. At low tide the water level drops to expose the river bed. Between March and October there is a pontoon from Albert Quay which is immediately in front of the property. This provides an ever changing vista of boating activity on the water. The pontoon is suitable for short term mooring of yachts and motorboats and is a haven for children 'crabbing'. Outside: Large private courtyard, with teak dining table and chairs seating up to 8 people. Parasol. Large gas fired barbeque. Bench seat. Due to the proximity of the waters edge guests need to consider the safety of children and minors, who should be properly supervised at all times. Utility Room: Washer / tumble drier, fridge freezer. Boathouse storage area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are provided. The property is cleaned weekly on the Friday changeover day. Guests to bringing their own towels for use on the beach. Other: Large boat house providing storage space for bicycles and other equipment.

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