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Superb Stylish House With Amazing Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Stunning House in Harbour View, Fowey, Cornwall - Private Cul-De-Sac Yet 2 Minutes Walk To The Centre Of Town

This house offers 5* accommodation. 4 bedrooms. 3 bathrooms. Large open plan living room and dining room with spectacular views. Large bi-fold doors from the well equipped kitchen leading on to a large decking/entertainment area. The position is one of the best in Fowey with uninterrupted views over the harbour, to Pill, Polruan and out to sea. The house really is home from home, all you need to do is bring your own clothes!

Julian Telling
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Julian Telling

Julian & Lindsay Telling have been visiting Fowey since they were teenagers. The family have had a property in Fowey since the earl 70's and have owned No.4 Harbour View since 1987. In 2008 an opportunity arose to purchase No.1 Harbour View which had been empty and in a poor state of repair for a few years.

After 12 months of refurbishment No.1 emerged as a contemporary conversion of a Victorian villa benefiting from all the mod cons. In 2017 planning permission was granted to extend the dormer on the top floor thus enlarging the bedroom and views as well as adding a wet room and loo on the first floor. The kitchen has also been changed and doors lead directly on to the rear decking.

Why Fowey? Fowey is a very special place which has something to offer for both the young and old. Our house is definitely a home and available for a limited number of weeks every year. After 40 years of visiting Fowey with 3 generations it is our adopted home. Few homes in Fowey benefit from both a spectacular view and out door space.

Julian Telling purchased this villa in 2008

Why Julian Telling chose Fowey

Fowey is one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the UK. Set on the south coast, within St.Austell bay it has its own estuary.

Whilst one of the busiest sailing centres in the UK Fowey has changed little over the centuries. It has narrow streets, old properties and a magical history. It has been home to authors such as Daphne du Maurier and Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch and is steeped in naval history not to mention piracy!

The unspoilt coast line is virtually all owned by the National Trust. In the summer the town is bustling with holiday makers and sailors and in the winter it enjoys a quieter pace of life. Fowey, however is still very much a working port with china clay docks supporting many large vessels together with a fishing fleet.

What makes this villa unique

Harbour View is probably the best location in town. It has the benefit of being on a small private no through road so enjoys privacy and is away from the daily hustle and bustle of Fowey life. Yet within 2 minutes walk you can be in the high street with all its shops, restaurants and pubs.

The house has everything required for the perfect stay and Fowey has something to suit everyone. All our guests need to do is pack their clothes as the house has absolutely everything for the perfect stay summer or winter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amazing - as good as it gets (Mike & Sian Oct 2009).

What a fantastic place - so impressive, every need catered for (Phil & Sam 2010).

Beautiful house with everything one needs (Edward & Wendy 2010).

I think it is fab, it has a wii, iPod stations and much much more, it was FAB! (anon 2011).

Superb (Bish & Sissy 2011).

The Perfect Home for a holiday (Dawn & Glen 2011).

It doesn't get any better than No.1 (G & D)

The best Fowey property we have ever stayed in (Mark 2013)

Already booked our return and counting the days until we are back (GS 2013)

Just a note to say how much the whole family enjoyed our stay at number 1Harbour View.The house was very stylish and comfortable and the view was stunning. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to my friends (FP 2013)

Katie unpacked our suit case and I was concerned I wouldn't be able to get her to leave! (PB 2013/14)
Dec 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fowey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • The rear decking/entertainment area must be vacated by 10pm
  • Only bookings for complete weeks will be accepted during peak periods and bank holidays
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , A wet room with wireless controlled shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • The master bathroom has a whirlpool bath, a separate shower cubicle, toilet, vanity unit and even a body dryer! The en suite comprises a bath, shower over, vanity unit and toilet. The en suite bathroom is small but has a full size bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , vanity unit, TV, digital radio
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , vanity unit, TV, digital raio
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , vanity unit, TV, digital radio
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , ensuite and large dormer window, TV and digital radio
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms have modern vanity units, bedside cabinets, digital TV's, digital radios with iPod dock and ample wardrobes. The master bedroom has a 6' bed and is en suite, 1 other bedroom has a double bed and 2 bedrooms with twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation has a built in fire detection system, smoke alarms and even a sprinkler system. It has freeview access to all televisions and BT Infinity broad band is provided. No.1 is not that suitable for toddlers who should be supervised at all times. The house is strictly non smoking, pets may be considered on an individual basis. The owners have thought of everything to make their guests stay as comfortable as possible, winter or summer. The property has full central heating and a highly efficient wood burner in the living room.Bathroom radiators are both gas and electric and the house has been insulated to meet 21st century requirements. Outside: Outside to the rear is a private balcony and large decking/entertainment area. This can also be accessed from both the living room and the side of the house where there are steps leading up to the decking. There is a large teak table with 8 matching chairs and 2 sun loungers. The BBQ is a very large stainless steel gas fired BBQ. The decking has lighting and power and captures the sun most of the day in to the late evening (consideration should be given to neighbours particularly in the evening). The house is situated in a private no through road and it is possible to sit out at the front as there is virtually no traffic. Harbour View as the name suggests sits over looking the harbour with totally uninterupted views, there are 14 houses in the road. Cars can access Harbour View for loading/unloading but should be left at the car park which is about 2 minutes walk away. Utility Room: The under stairs utility houses the self condensing combination boiler, the properties electrical systems (fire alarm, sprinkler system, TV booster etc) and a washing machine, there is a tumble dryer next door also under the stairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen & towels are provided and changed weekly. A cleaner can be provided during your stay at an extra charge. Other: Outside is a small balcony leading to a large deck with teak patio furniture to seat 8 guests around a large table as well as deck chairs. There is also a professional style gas BBQ


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  • 5 of 5

Harbour view is a beautiful house with lovely views of the sea.We stayed for a long weekend and found the house comfortable straight away.It is finished to a very high standard and has everything you would have at home.This house is definitely a second home not just a rental and great care has been taken to design and equip this property.Fowey is lovely with great restaurants and bars and a beach within walking distance.Julian responds quickly to emails and gave confidence with the booking and I would not hesitate in booking again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House and Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this lovely property over Christmas, the lounge and dining area was perfect for entertaining, kitchen was to a very high standard with lots of crockery, kitchen utensils, double oven and modern equipment making Christmas Lunch very enjoyable. The property is spacious and has a lovely outside area with BBQ which in the summer months must be lovely. Set on a quiet road with fantastic views and walking distance to Fowey's lovely waterside restaurants,shops and bars.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Fowey is one of our favourite places to visit in Cornwall, our first time was the day after out wedding and we just fell in love with the charm ofor the harbour.

We recently spent a long weekend visiting with friends and really couldn't rate Harbour View higher! After walking down the many, many steps from the car park we were all ready for a cup of tea and an opportunity to put our feet up, Harbour view didn't disappoint and was well worth those steps! The finish is fantastic and it's clear that the owners have spent a lot of money on the finish of the house, from the kitchen and bathrooms to the beautiful flooring and restored fireplaces and stained glass window in the entrance. The beds are extremely comfortable and no expense spared with the finish in each of the rooms that are all clean and inviting. It was really quite an adventure discovering all the new feature lighting! The views are just spectacular and we all spent hours sitting in the various window seats admiring the boats coming up and down the river. There is also a lovely private deck off the kitchen with ample space to dine alfresco and enjoy the sun, a really lovely feature of a really lovely home. That's just what it felt like. We will most definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family Get Together

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely family weekend in this delightful house with stunning views. We were in Fowey for a family wedding and the location was perfect - walking distance from both the church and the reception venue at the Fowey Hotel. The house suited all generations and was extremely well equipped. In between the celebrations we were able to relax and enjoy the view from the first floor sitting room. Everything was as described, although be warned, the approach is challenging when arriving in the dark! The lack of a parking space wasn't a problem however, as once unpacked we didn't use the car again as everywhere is easily accessible on foot or by ferry and if you enjoy walking there are plenty of walks starting from the house.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb, high quality property with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

On arrival the property was immaculately presented. It was obvious that the property had been refurbished and finished to a very high standard. A true home from home experience. Not your typical rental property. High quality finishes throughout from the kitchen fixtures, fittings and appliances to bathrooms to the external decking and sunbeds.

The views from the front windows across the estuary are stunning.

In short, a fantastic, high quality property that we would visit again without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Outstanding property

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful holiday in this excellent property. It was the second visit for some of us and yet again nothing disappointed us. The views from the living room and second floor bedroom are stunning. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, the beds comfortable and furnishings and decoration are luxurious. Would recommend staying at this property without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Safe Harbour
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Fowey - Polruan
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Carlyon Bay
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Par Station
Nearest Motorway
80 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Life Buoy
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Ready Money Cove
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Fowey hosts the Fowey literary festival week in May as well as the mussel fest and excellent Christmas market in December.

Regatta Week is held in August attracting Gig racing and one of the largest sailing fleets outside Cowes Week.

Fowey Classics is held in July.


The nearest small beach is Whitehouse about 5 minutes walk whilst Ready Money is a 10 minute walk which sits in the harbour mouth, it has a sandy beach and there is no access to boats. There are many other beaches including Lantic Bay and Coombe which can be accessed via the coastal path or by boat. The land around the harbour is principally owned by the National Trust which has some amazing walks all very accessible from the house.


The closest airport is Newquay which is approximately 30 minutes away by car. Par station is 3 miles away and sits on the mainline to Bristol, Birmingham and London.

The journey from Bristol is 160 miles and takes about 2.5hrs most of which is motorway or dual carriage.


The capital of Cornwall is Truro which lies about 20 miles to the West with Plymouth about 30 miles to the East and St.Austell 7 miles to the North.

The North cost is about 30-40 minutes drive with places such as Padstow, Rock and Newquay being easily accessible.

Further Details:

Fowey just about has it all. Bank, fishmonger, butcher, delicatessen,bakery, Post Office, local store, specialty shops, sailing club, yacht club, water taxi, ferries to Polruan and Mavagissy, numerous cafes, pubs, restaurants and bistros. There is a spa with leisure facilities, a health centre with out door pool and tennis courts, boat hire, canoe hire, fishing, water skiing, diving and a great deal more.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Fowey, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £150

Booking Notes:
A deposit is required of £250 to secure your booking the balance being payable 30 days before commencement of holiday. Prices on request. Please check with the owner for availability and price.

Changeover Day:
Usually Friday but this may be flexible out of season. Arrival not before 3pm and departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are from £130/night (minimum stay apply) and include linen, towels and all utility bills based on 4 people. There is an additional cost of £30 per person for occupancy of more than 4. Please check with the owners for availability and exact price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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