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Delightful Grade II Listed Cottages - Longsteps (2/3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

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Property

Updated: 20-Nov-2016
Holiday Homes in Fowey, Cornwall, England - Fantastic Location Easy Access To Shops, Restaurants & Beaches

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.

Details for holiday cottage Longsteps (2/3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Bedroom 1: double bed, delightful matching furniture and wash basin. Lovely view of the estuary.

Bedroom 2: two full size single beds.

Bedroom 3/snug area: Laura Ashley day bed and wardrobe.

Sitting room: decorated to reflect the cottage feeling and includes a two seater sofa and two comfy arm chairs, TV, video, DVD player and an electric 'wood burning' effect stove.

Kitchen/dining room: recently renovated fully fitted kitchen with dining area for 6 with views of the garden and Church. Appliances include electric oven/grill with halogen hob and extractor fan. Integrated dishwasher, washing machine and fridge.

Bathroom: Wood panelled bath and shower over. Wash hand basin with shaver point - Separate WC.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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8 Reviews

4.3
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

4

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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2

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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4

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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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The house is centrally located in Fowey and restaurants, cafe's & bars can be found within a minutes walk from the property.

The house was smaller than expected, but that's just personal perception, and it had everything we needed for our week long visit to Fowey in March.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect family Easter

  • 5 of 5

Longsteps was wonderful. The perfect family base a minute's walk from Fowey harbour & shops. Cosy, full of character and with everything a family could need. Couldn't recommend it highly enough... :-)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic accommodation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been going on holiday to Fowey every summer for the past 6 years. I have to say that Longsteps is the best we've found - and we're going back in July this year.

Fowey is a fantastic harbour town with kooky little shops, amazing walks, beautiful beaches and fab eating places. Longsteps is ideally placed in in the village, right behind the church which means a very short (2 minutes) walk to the centre.

The cottage itself is very comfortably furnished, with all the bits and bobs you need for a holiday with the family. The bedrooms were extremely comfortable, the kitchen was fully stocked with everything you need to cook/wash/clean and the wifi was a godsend (for my husband).

But the best thing about this place is the decked area out the back, overlooking the church. It made our mornings more relaxed - no cabin fever, gave the kids extra space to play, and it was somewhere to put the beach we inevitably brought back after a day by the sea.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

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.

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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!

Distances:

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!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£178
for 3 nights
From
£79
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£415
 
 
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£313
for 3 nights
From
£139
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£730
 
 
Low Season
6 Jan 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£187
for 3 nights
From
£83
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£436
 
 
Easter
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£635
for 7 nights
£635
 
 
Mid Season
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£234
for 3 nights
From
£104
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£546
 
 
Half Term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£711
for 7 nights
£711
 
 
Mid/High Season
2 Jun 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£281
for 3 nights
From
£125
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£656
 
 
Mid/High Season
9 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£328
for 3 nights
From
£146
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£766
 
 
Mid/High Season
23 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£821
for 7 nights
£821
 
 
High Season
14 Jul 2017 - 10 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£986
for 7 nights
£986
 
 
Regatta Week
11 Aug 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 
 
High Season
18 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£986
for 7 nights
£986
 
 
Mid/High Season
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£352
for 3 nights
From
£156
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£821
 
 
Mid Season
8 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£269
for 3 nights
From
£120
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£628
 
 
Mid Season
22 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£260
for 3 nights
From
£115
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£606
 
 
Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£656
for 7 nights
£656
 
 
Low Season
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£187
for 3 nights
From
£83
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£436
 
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£328
for 3 nights
From
£146
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£766
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, Laura Ashley day bed

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Both Longsteps and Littlesteps newly refurbished for 2014, 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 with table/chairs and a good array of potted palms and plants. 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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