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Delightful Grade II Listed Cottages LONGSTEPS REFURBISHED & UPGRADED JAN 2017 - Littlesteps (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Littlesteps (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

Bedroom 1: Laura Ashley double bed, bedside table and lamp, fitted wardrobe and cast iron fireplace.

Shower room: Luxury walk in shower with large shower head and body jets, wash hand basin and WC, Velux roof light and centrally heated towel rail.

Kitchen: Fitted kitchen, built in oven/grill with halogen hob and intergrated fridge, microwave and Velux roof light. Nespresso machine (bring capsules)

Sitting room: recessed fireplace, comfortable leather sofa, wall mounted HD smart TV.

Cottage completely redecorated Jan 2017.

Private garden newly landscaped Jan 2017 with table/chairs and charming Arbour seating.

More Details

About the property

E2055

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.


Owner
Mark
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2017

Location

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!

Available Rentals

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Notes

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.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Littlesteps (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)in Fowey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , heated cabinet
  • Luxury bathroom with walk in shower, sink, WC and heated cabinet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , One Laura Ashley bed
  • Redecorated Jan 2017 with double bed, bedside table, chest of drawers and fitted wardrobe. views to garden.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
Attractions:
  • 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:
Completely redecorated Jan 2017, very well appointed, tastefully decorated, comfortable with full central heating. New for 2017 Nespresso machine (bring own capsules) and wall mounted HD smart TV. Very rare in Fowey fantastic garden, landscaped Jan 2017 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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews
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Not very good at all

  • 1 of 5

Dear Mark

We were very disappointed with our stay at your cottage as you advertise the property as a Delightful Grade ll Listed Cottages REFURBISHED & UPGRADED JAN 2017.

(1) The fridge door was hanging on badly worn hinges which made it difficult to close.

(2) The TV was pointless as the picture and sound kept braking up making it impossible to watch

(3) Because it gets dark early in the evening it made it difficult to go out the back garden as the out side light did not work.

(4) One of the bulbs in the Kitchen did not work

(5) The shower door sounded as if the hinges were seized and could brake

(6) Both doors on the bathroom cabinet bottom hinges were loose which meant it was hanging on the top hinges. Once they went the mirrored doors would have been on the floor broken.

(7) We never used the oven but we noticed that the oven shelves were dirty.

(8) The bedroom floor felt very unsafe as it was moving under foot

We find with these faults and the way you describe the property is unreasonable charging us what you did for three nights.

Although you are not responsible for the public car park we feel you should organise something as down pass the cottage is not wide enough for cars to pass whilst unloading the car. The car park is a joke as one has to go backs and forwards to feed the meter and the phone booking does not take night payment.

The whole experience has not been good and look forward to your reply

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A very nice place to stay for a week.

  • 4 of 5

We liked the little harbour town of Fowey really a lot. Not too crowded but lively. Nice restaurants and very helpful and friendly people in pubs and restaurants and all around the place. A good starting place for making trips in the environment (Mevagissey, Polruan, to the south of Cornwall. :-). However, it was a bit surprising to find no tourist information office to go to for advice - in a tourist town like this it would be obvious to have one. Our cottage Little Steps was nice, too. However, it was very difficult to get there by car. Unloading and loading the luggage was more than an adventure. To have towels at one's disposal for the week would have been helpful. Allin all, it is al place we'd like to go to a second time.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cosy, clean and comfy with all the charm of Cornwall on the doorstep

  • 5 of 5

Clean and cosy cottage with all the charm of Cornwall on its doorstep. 2 min walk from estuary front and to catch the ferry to Polruan. The cottage has a lovely, warm feeling when you first enter. The miniature Christmas tree and lights around the fireplace were a lovely touch. It's like home from home as there is everything you need for your stay. Would highly recommend. The only drawback is that you need to be able bodied to stay in fowey as the main car park is at the top of the hill and it's not a flat holiday destination. But this has given me the kick I needed to start my fitness regime which I've continued back home. Would definitely like to return sometime xx

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely little cottage, very cosy and snug

  • 5 of 5

Great property with good location walking distance to the Ship - good food and warm welcome. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
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4

For the young and fit!

  • 4 of 5

First impressions of the cottage were disappointing . It was cold and unwelcoming and seemed somewhat drab and cramped. We arrived quite late so it was not a good start to find no welcome pack. I think it's the first time we've ever rented a holiday apartment without at least milk in the fridge. As the cottage is a short walk from the town it didn't really matter too much as we could eat out in one of the excellent restaurants. Another problem was that we'd forgotten our towels! Also coat hangers would have been useful.

Anyway , we settled in and passed a reasonably comfortable night and were able to get basic supplies from the nearby corner shop and fresh croissants from one of the great bakeries. A bunch of daffodils brightened up the living room. By now we were feeling more positive but cold. We phoned Sue, the caretaker, who was round within minutes to get the heating adjusted. We went to collect the car from the Main Car Park. We are from Lincolnshire and quite ancient. The climb was a shock!

After a week we were getting quite possessive about the cottage and were getting used to the climb. While not a luxury cottage it is clean, comfortable and has everything one needs. The long climb to the car park makes it more suitable for younger renters. All in all we enjoyed staying there.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time we'd booked self catering accommodation as hotels were always favoured. However after this trip to fowey and staying in littlesteps cottage I'd be doing it again. This was a great place to stay, great location in the old part of fowey. The accommodation was great with good views of the town it felt like home from home. After a long day out each day it was nice to just relax in what felt like your own little Bolt hole.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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