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Cottage in Prime Position With Direct Water Frontage and Outstanding Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine


About the property

Water Fronting Character Cottage in Fowey, Cornwall, England - A few minutes walk from Fowey Town centre, truly 'At Waters Edge'

'At Waters Edge' is in an exceptionally beautiful position, built right on the banks of the Fowey River, with the Du Maurier family home, 'Ferryside', on the opposite side of the river. Every room has stunning river views and the private terrace is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy watching life on the river or perhaps try catching a fish for your supper! You will never tire of the constantly changing view of large and small boats and abundant wildlife. Fowey Town is just a few minutes, mainly level, walk away. Many of our guests return year after year. Perfect for an Autumn or Winter break. There is no parking at the property but you have a choice of two car parks within 5 mins level walk. Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday.

Suzette Arturi
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

Why Suzette Arturi chose Fowey

Right on the river - fabulous views

What makes this house unique

Terrace next to the river - just like being on a boat!

Guestbook comments from the owner

.... thank you for a wonderful week ... we only left Fowey once .... Spent the week enjoying good food, entertainment, crabbing and some beautiful walks ... Nicky August 2014

....thank you .. we had a lovely time. You have a very smart house and in an amazing spot! ..... Dominic & Jayne August 2014

... we had a great holiday. We loved At Waters Edge ..... Pat & Bill July 2014

......we had a fantastic time ..... Sarah June 2014

Mar 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fowey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • On first floor bathroom with full size bath with screened shower over. WC and wash hand basin. Heated towel rail. On second floor shower cubical, washhand basin, WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: first floor with double bed (4ft 6in). Fabulous river views. Built in wardrobe. Hairdryer. Adjacent main bathroom with bath/shower and WC. Bedroom 2: on second floor with twin beds. Window seat. Amazing river views. Adjacent bathroom with shower and WC
  • Books
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: This delightful former sea captain’s house is right on the Fowey River so you really will be - At Water’s Edge. Built on this idyllic spot, nearly 200 years ago has recently been refurbished to a high standard. The views of the river, Bodinnick and surrounding countryside are truly superb. It won’t take you long to feel at home in this comfortably furnished cottage and you can sit back, with a first class view of the river and relax. Watch the sail boats and the kayaks, the rowers practice, the ferryboats and fishermen. The river is bursting with wildlife - cormorants, swans, and ducks – and more recently a dolphin has been spotted! The car park is just 5 minutes walk and from there the car ferry crosses to Bodinnick and the start of the famous Hall Walk with its amazing views of Fowey. A few minutes walk through narrow streets and you are in Fowey town with shops, restaurants and bustling quay. Outside: Delightful brick paved waterside terrace with built in slate seat and balcony over the water. The high walls on either side give privacy and the morning sun makes this a truly delightful outside space. Table and four chairs and small cast iron BBQ. The perfect place to sit with your drink, perhaps enjoy a barbecue, or simply sit in the sun and enjoy the lovely views. Full gas central heating and electricity included in price.


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Cottage in Prime Position With Direct Water Frontage and Outstanding Views
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews

Charming ri reside cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Warm, well equipped with wonderful views and a central location. Suzette is supportive and very helpful. Strongly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The position perfect. Bathrooms good. Kitchen/dining area damp and cold until asked for heater

  • 4 of 5

Living room is pleasant and the view is great. Kitchen could do with more equipment. Do not list the barbeque as usable - it is cast iron, has been allowed to rust, and isn't.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely views, brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

Needs decorating and carpets cleaning but more than that better quality pots pans frying pan and crockery.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property in a fantastic location overlooking the river. Just a short walk to the centre of town, with all amenities. If we return to Fowey we would try to stay in this cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week at Water's Edge. The cottage is cosy, clean and tidy and is very well equipped. The location is great being right on the river and it is fascinating watching all kinds of boats (and even a ship!) going past. Parking was fine at the nearby Caffa Mill car park and we got a rover ticket which meant we could use most Cornwall Council car parks during our stay. I imagine parking might be more tricky in the summer though. There are plenty of things to do in the vicinity, Lanhydrock House was really good as was Tregrehan Gardens with all the beautiful spring flowers and colourful azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons. We would certainly recommend a stay here, the only down side being that there are a lot of stairs (4 floors including the top bedroom/bathroom, which we didn't use) so it wouldn't suit anyone with mobility problems. The main part of Fowey is within walking distance so plenty of restaurants, boat trips and other things to do on your doorstep, but the cottage is peaceful as it is on the edge of town. All in all a great place for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in Fowey. We think it is a really special place. Thank you for the lovely review. We hope to welcome you back again some time.
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Fantastische Lage

  • 5 of 5

Das Cottage liegt direkt am Fluss, wir konnten auf der Terasse frühstücken und abends mit Blick auf die Boote ein Glas Wein trinken. Das Haus ist sehr gemütlich und modern. Perfekt mit allem ausgestattet, in der Küche findet man alles und die Waschmaschine funktioniert. Wir würden auf jeden Fall wiederkommen.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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When the Fowey River is at low tide the beach is just below your balcony! There is a lovely family beach at Readymoney Cove the other side of the town and many beautiful Cornish beaches a short drive away. For Du Maurier fans the Menabilly beach is only a short drive away - made famous in Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca.


For rail links the stations are Par, 3 miles or St Austell, 7 miles. Nearest airport is Newquay, 20 miles. When arriving by car, you will need to drive through Fowey town to get to Passage Street. The roads are very narrow but you can pull up right outside of the property to offload. Caffa Mill car park 2 minutes walk away - tickets can be purchased with cash, credit card or there is 24/7 phone booking system. A few minutes further along the road is the Old Station Car Park.


Eden Project just 6 miles away or The Lost Gardens of Heligan (15 miles), Lanhydrock House (7 miles).

Further Details:

Fowey has a good range of shops and wonderful restaurants. You will find local shops along side more famous names. There is a good Post Office and banks. Good choice of restaurants - we love Sam's - great music and pop memorabilia for sale. Several good pubs - The Galleon is a favourite for pub food. Have a look at the Fowey website for lots of information.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fowey, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate A
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate B
21 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early August
4 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Regatta 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August Bank Holiday
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early September
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late September
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask for a £150 non returnable deposit to secure your booking and full payment 30 days before the start of your holiday.

Changeover Day: Saturday
Arrival after 3 pm. Please be sure you leave by 10.30 a.m. to allow time for cleaning for our next guests.

Notes on prices:
Part week bookings are available at certain times of the year

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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