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Delightful Grade II Listed Cottages REFURBISHED & UPGRADED JAN 2017 - Longsteps (2/3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Longsteps (2/3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

Bedroom 1: Redecorated large room with double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers with large mirror over, sink with vanity unit and cabinet. Shutters to the window and new carpet

Bedroom 2: Two full size single beds, chest of drawers with mirror over, shutters to window and new carpet.

Bedroom 3/snug area: Redecorated with day bed and wardrobe. New carpet.

Sitting room: Includes a two seater sofa and two comfy arm chairs, HD Smart TV and an electric 'wood burning' effect stove. New shutters to the window. Redecorated.

Kitchen/dining room: Completely refurbished and upgraded fully fitted kitchen with dining area for 6. Views of the garden and Church. Integrated appliances include electric oven/grill with halogen hob and extractor fan, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge with ice box. Nespresso machine (bring capsules). Shutters to window.

Bathroom: Completely refurbished and upgraded bathroom includes luxury walk in shower, sink, heated cabinetheat ed towel rail. Separate WC.

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About the property


Voted one of the top three 'best places to live' in Britain by Country Life magazine. Fowey is a bustling sailing port on the Fowey Estuary, set in stunning countryside, with dramatic beaches nearby. Known for its sailing, walks, stunning views, and vibrant streets, Fowey is a gem in Cornwall and inspiration to many of Daphne Du Maurier's books. It is also home to the annual Du Maurier literary festival and the Royal Sailing Regatta. Fowey has an eclectic mix of independent shops and colourful restaurants, pubs etc. Apart from the sailing Fowey has access to some of Cornwalls fantastic beaches, kayaking, stunning walks and within easy reach of Eden project. Please note that these are non-smoking cottages. Both of these properties can be rented out together to accommodate the larger party.

Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just got in the house..... wow!

What a difference a year makes!

You've done such a fantastic job - speaking as a holiday tenant: thank you so much!!


Jul 2017
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Special interest holidays:

Fowey has a unique and ancient charm which holds a special fascination for visitors of all ages.

Fowey is renowned for sailing in the estuary and attracts both experienced and novice sailors alike. Fowey Regatta week is the highlight of the social calendar, with Sailing, The Red Arrow Display Team, Carnival, Fireworks display and lots of live bands being but a few of the events taking place.

Private boat hire, sailing, canoeing and diving lessons are all available from Fowey.

Lots of lovely walks around the superb National Trust land and beautiful coastlines and beaches that surround Fowey.


We have two bathing beaches in Fowey, Readymoney Cove, a small sandy beach 15 min stroll from the town centre and Whitehouse Beach which is on the Esplanade, and only a 5 min walk from the town centre. Polkerris Beach is 15 mins drive away and has two nice restaurants.


Buses run regularly from Fowey into Par and St Austell and to the nearest train station, Par, which is only 5 miles from Fowey.

There is a seasonal local Fowey Town Bus that runs throughout the day.

The Polruan ferry runs from early morning, throughout theday and into the evening. The Bodinnick car and passenger ferry also runs continuously throught the day and evening and makes a quicker journey to Lerryn, Pont and Mixtow and all points east!


Eden Project - really worth seeing - 15 mins drive.

Padstow - Rick Steins restaurants are only 40 mins away.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are 15 miles away.

Lanhydrock House (National Trust) is only 7 miles away.

Further Details:

The cottages are in the centre of the town with all the main restaurants and amenities within short walking distance. Some of our top tips:

Pinky Murphy's - try the Pinky's Plater.

Brown Sugar - coffee and cakes - fab pancakes.

The Ship Inn - traditional pub with a real fire.

The Galleon - great river views and plenty of atmosphere

Sams - brilliant burgers and seafood.

Nathan Outlaw at the Marina Hotel - for Michelin stars.

We have some fantastic local shops including Fowey Fish, which sells locally caught fresh fish and has an extensive selection of wines. Nile's bakery sells fresh bread and cakes. In addition we have a super local butcher, deli and green grocer - you really don't need your car!

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Booking Notes:
We require a 25% non refundable deposit on booking with the balance due 8 weeks prior to departure. Should you cancel within eight weeks of departure, we reserve the right to retain payment should the dates not be resold. Should you wish to pay by Credit card via a UK bank a charge of 2.5% be added to the total amount. Short breaks are also available - please ask.
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Changeover Day:
Generally our changeover day is Friday, however we can be flexible out of season. Please ask.


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:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in Shower, heated towel rail, heated cabinet and sink
  • Bathroom completely refurbished at a high standard to include a luxury shower, sink heated cabinet and heated towel rail
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Laura Ashley day bed. Bedroom decorated and new carpet 2017
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Separate sink and vanity unit. New carpet 2017
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Recently decorated and new carpet 2017
  • All bedrooms completely re decorated and new shutters fitted 2017
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Both Longsteps and Littlesteps newly refurbished for 2017, very well appointed, tastefully decorated, comfortable and fully centrally heated. Very rare in Fowey, they both have fantastic outside space with great views and plenty of seating. Bed linen included. Towels not included. Dogs may be accepted on request at an additional charge of £35 per week. Outside: Longsteps: The back door leads out onto a good size private decked patio. Lovely views of St Fimbarrus Church and glimpses of the estuary. Littlesteps: The back door leads out to a good size private garden with table/chairs, which enjoys fantastic views of St Fimbarrus church and towards the woods on the other side of the estuary. The patio leads onto the garden to a further seating area in a pergola where you can enjoy the views of the church and the estuary.


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Longsteps (2/3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 13 reviews

A very tastefully furnished property

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this property to anyone in fact I already have.

Cottage has everything you could possible need plus a lovely outlook from the decking area, and a great position.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely well-equipped property

  • 5 of 5

We had not taken a self catering break for a number of year, but we had a wonderful time staying at Longsteps. The Cottage has recently been refurbished and is beautifully furnished and the kitchen equipped with everything that you need if you wished to eat in. We ate out most nights, as there are some really good restaurants and pubs just a short walk away. When we arrived at the property everything was very clean and tidy and we found we were able to use the wi-fi on our computers and tablet with no problem. There is no car parking close by, but you can pull up outside the cottage to unload. After this you have to use the central car park at the top of the hill, but you can buy a weekly parking pass from the local authority. I would recommend anyone staying in Fowey to do this, because the walk up the hill every morning to feed the meter is a fitness challenge. This was our first time in Fowey, but we will certainly return and Longsteps would be our accommodation of choice for any future visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, fab location, highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Thank you again for a wonderful trip. A lovely, cosy, warm and welcoming cottage in a great location. As soon as we open the door to the cottage it is like arriving home and we feel instantly relaxed. The cottage is beautifully kept and we love that it is always updated every year. We have now visited three times and look forward to returning again this year.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A cosy comfortable cottage ideally situated in Fowey

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay.Although in the centre of Fowey it is quiet inside with a private attractive deck area.The drawback is the difficulty unloading the car with very limited places to briefly pull in ,but this is a very common problem in Fowey.Longsteps is within easy walking distance of all the shops,restaurants,beach and ferry.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A quaint cottage in a great location with views of the church and estuary.

  • 2 of 5

The cottage is a good size for 5 people with an excellent outdoor patio area. The cottage requires a makeover as the rooms were tired. The tiled floor to the kitchen was disgustingly dirty, the kitchen worktops were in need of replacement as the edge laminate was coming off. The stair carpet at the top of the stair was threadbare. (looked as if a cat had been pulling at the carpet in the corner of the stair) The bathroom needed upgrading, mould was visible around the bath and shower door.

I had to clean out the drawers to the main bedroom as these were dusty. The wall lights in the main bedroom are not fixed well enough to the wall, one bedside light near the door did not work but as i touched the fitting the lamp camp on. The laminate to the bedside cupboard top was peeling off in a number of places.

The smoke sensor was mounted vertically, the documentation for smoke sensor always says mount horizontally on a ceiling.

Other concerns were the GAS certificate was out of date (dated 10/02/2015) due for renewal on the 10/02/2016.

Electrical inspection and test was dated out of date (dated 29/12/2003). Electrical inspections are required every 5 years.

These inspections are requirements in law and the landlord is responsible to ensure these are in date, this is particularly concerning where children are occupying the premises, especially when low level light fittings and their wiring are dangerous.

The cottage is very close to the sea front and Fowey is a lovely place to visit. Access to the cottage is directly off the main road through Fowey.

We did manage to look at the adjoining property "Littlesteps" during our stay, this was by far better accommodation and the refurbishment had been completed here. If refurbishment is completed at "Longsteps" and the statutory requirements are in date this could be a 5 star accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - we appreciate your feedback and have addressed your comments below. 1. We have asked our Caretaker to look at the issues you mention around cleanliness, but would point out that the cottage is thoroughly cleaned each week as our guests leave. We would also like to point out that we don't have a cat on the premises, and that the 2 inch area on the top step of the carpet is just wear and tear. We employ a caretaker who is available for our guests 24/7 who will resolve any issues or queries that may arise. Contact details are supplied within the cottage and our confirmation of your booking. 2. We do have all the safety certifications required by law. We have asked our caretaker to ensure that up to date copies are in our information booklet. We also have Public Liability insurance certificate. A good point and thank you for making it. In the few years that we have owned the cottage we have invested heavily each year and have replaced the decking, windows and roof. We have already scheduled our refurbishment programme for Longsteps which commences in January 2017 for 3 months. We will be replacing the kitchen and bathroom to a high standard, carpets and fully decorate throughout. We are very excited about this next phase of our development of this lovely cottage, we will also be installing Netflix, new internet TV, PlayStation 4, Nespresso coffee machine, to really enhance our guests holiday experience.
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Un séjour cosy et reposant

  • 4 of 5

Parties à 5 amies françaises, nous avons découvert ce superbe petit village de Cornouailles, dans l'estuaire de la rivière Fowey. Le petit bourg plein de charme nous a offert des promenades superbes sur les chemins côtiers, avec des paysages variés : vertes collines, falaises rocheuses, mer turquoise et jolies villas aux jardinets fleuris. La maison confortable est superbement agencée : charme et confort, avec tout ce qu'il faut pour un agréable séjour. La vue de la terrasse est inoubliable. Calme assuré. Nous avons trouvé les clés dans un boitier à code, sans aucune mauvaise surprise. Bref une location à recommander.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. For those of you that don't speak French, below is the translation. A cozy and relaxing ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Parties 5 French friends , we discovered this beautiful little village in Cornwall , in the estuary of the River Fowey . The small village full of charm offered us superb walks on coastal paths with varying landscapes : green hills, rocky cliffs, turquoise sea and pretty villas with flower gardens . The cozy house is beautifully arranged : charm and comfort, with everything you need for a pleasant stay . The view from the terrace is unforgettable. Peaceful. We found the keys in a code box , without any nasty surprises .
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