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Fowey - Pet friendly cottage in heart of Cornish sailing town with river views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Comfortably sleeps 4 - located 2 mins walk from quayside restaurants & traditional pubs - 15 mins walk to beach

Riverside Cottage is 200 years old and is beautifully presented boasting period features including oak floors, wooden beams and stone walls yet offers Wi-Fi and central heating. It is in the heart of Fowey which is a vibrant sailing community surrounded by beautiful countryside with sandy beaches at Polkerris, Readymoney Cove & Par, which is dog-friendly all year round. It is perfect for families, dog-lovers & fans of all things nautical.

Highlights of the year are the Royal sailing regatta and the Fowey Festival. The town boasts a wide range of designer shops, restaurants to suit all tastes and pubs full of character. A passenger ferry makes regular trips across the River Fowey to the adjacent village of Polruan or take a ferry to the fishing village of Mevagissey across St Austell Bay. A car ferry from Fowey gives easy access to the popular resorts of Polperro and Looe. Just 38 miles south of Plymouth and a 45 minute drive to Newquay Airport, there is also easy access to the national rail network from the nearby village of Par. It is a great area for cycling and is just 15 minutes drive to the world-famous Eden Project, a 30 minute drive to the Lost Gardens of Helligan and a 40 minute drive to the cathedral city of Truro.

The cottage boasts a large master bedroom with kingsize bed which can be split into two full-size single beds. On the top of this three-storey house there is also a second double bedroom. The cottage offers a large luxury bathroom with free standing bath and a drench-style shower. On the third floor the living room - which has riverside views - has two sofas, a TV, a HiFi system with aux input as well as a well-stocked library of books, games & DVDs.

The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, freezer, oven, microwave, dishwasher & cafetiere. A secure, dog-proof courtyard also houses a washing machine and tumble dryer. The dining room at the front of the house has a table seating 6 people.

There is no parking at the property but there is a large car park just along the river. You can stop outside the house to load and unload your car.

if you are bringing a dog with you at an additional cost of £20 per week. A 40% deposit is payable on booking with the balance due one month before arrival.

Last minute short breaks may be available – three nights at 70%, four nights at 80% and five nights at 90%. If you have any queries please ring 01726 834532 after 6pm or at weekends or 07984 630662 on weekdays.

Please let me know of any special requests or whether you would like me to pre-book any activities such as horse riding, sailing or meals out for you or your family.

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Debbie Pugh-Jones
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Debbie Pugh-Jones

Riverside cottage is a family business - owned by Daniel and Guy Mead and managed by their mother, Debbie. We have holidayed in Cornwall all our lives and own a Labradoodle and know how difficult it can be to find good quality accommodation which accepts dogs. That is why we are happy for visitors to bring their dogs along - there is a small charge but it works out much cheaper than kennels. And with so many beautiful walks and an all-year round dog friendly beach nearby who would want to leave their pet behind? We also provide Wi-Fi as it is good to keep in touch when away. Debbie works for Devon and Cornwall Police and lives locally, up river in nearby Golant. She is always on hand to sort out problems and offer advice based on her local knowledge when needed.

Debbie Pugh-Jones purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Debbie Pugh-Jones chose Fowey

Riverside Cottage has all the home comforts you need to ensure you have a perfect Cornish holiday with family, friends & pets, whatever the weather or time of year.

What makes this cottage unique

This property gives you a true flavour of Fowey. It is in the town centre, so no need to worry about drink-driving after a night drinking traditional Cornish ales and is just a couple of minutes walk to the pubs, restaurants and sailing club.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The cottage is gorgeous - very cosy and a real home-from-home. The Lost Gardens of Heligan makes for a lovely way to pass four hours followed by a cream team in their restaurant. There are so many beaches and places to walk - our dog has been in heaven. We'll definitely be back." Caroline and Mike from Clutton near Bristol.

"Everyone is going home with only happy memories of a lovely week in Fowey and, in particular, Riverside Cottage. It's a really great home-from-home and you have thought of everything a visitor could ask for. I am sure we will see this little cottage again, so does Meg the dog who ran herself ragged on Readymoney Beach." Terri and Ian, Bedfordshire.

"Do we have to go home? Have had a fabulous week. Our Staffie had been on so many great walks. Had some good food and made lots of new friends here. Most of Cornwall is within easy driving distance. Thanks very much for letting us stay in this cosy cottage, we'll be back soon." Liz, Paul and Tyler.
Dec 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fowey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Luxury Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , This room features a luxury-sized stand alone bath
  • On the first floor there is a large bathroom with a pedestal hand basin,cast-iron claw foot bath set on a raised plinth and a corner shower with a thermostat.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Can be split into 2 full-size singles.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2.5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom is of a generous size on the second floor with a king-sized bed which can be split into two 3ft single beds. It is located next to the bathroom. Bedroom two, on the second floor, has a double bed and an outer room equipped with a futon.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The cottage has an efficient central heating system and a wireless broadband connection is available free of charge. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Parking is available in the Caffa Mill car park (charges apply). Outside: To the rear of the cottage is a small courtyard which has access down the side of the cottage which is ideal for the movement of canoes, bicycles and boating equipment. It has a robust fence and is secure for dogs. Utility Room: A washing machine and dryer are located in a building in a small courtyard at the rear of the cottage. There is also an ironing board, iron and clothes airer. The courtyard can also be used to store cycling or sailing equipment as it has street access. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, bedlinen and tea towels are provided. A fresh set of linen will be provided mid stay if a two week booking is made. Other: The dining room is a great place to entertain with a table and chairs for six people. Located next to the kitchen it has a cast iron ornate fire surround and oak floor.


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Fowey - Pet friendly cottage in heart of Cornish sailing town with river views
average rating of 4.470588 based on 18 reviews

Lovely cottage, clean, comfortable and as described

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in Fowey. The cottage is lovely and we felt totally at home. The beds were comfortable and there was everything we needed. There are great places locally to visit for all ages and our dog loved the beach at Par.

The car park was only a 5 minute walk and we purchased a car parking ticket for the week which also enabled us to park at many car parks over cornwall for no additional cost.

Would highly recommend Riverside Cottage and hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind response - please come back next year! Debbie, Dan and Guy
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Brooklyn, NY

Great location.

  • 4 of 5

The house was comfortable enough for our stay. The location was great, right in the center of the town and near all restaurants and shops . We also traveled to other towns. The walks were well laid out and the scenery was beautiful. Our dog loved the beaches The girls loved the beaches as well as climbing on the rocks and driving a boat. It is definitely a pet friendly town.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Devon UK

Great Location for dog friendly house in Fowey

  • 5 of 5

This property is well placed as midway between centre of Fowey and parking at the Bodinnick Car park, so very peaceful at night. Easy to find and all well appointed. There was plenty of space and every thing you need in the kitchen. Lovely bathroom with large bath a real luxuary. The only thing I would say that the stairs were very steep. We would happily stay again next time we are in Fowey.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fowey a lovely town

  • 4 of 5

Fowey has some shops and pubs with great food. Many places to visit and explore not too far

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous cottage very spacious with everything we needed and great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the cottage we had lots of room to enjoy and was in a brilliant location

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic place to stay with your dog!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage! We had a great time down in Fowey with the British Moth dinghies. The cottage was central and just fantastic for all the planned activities. Great bath, great bed and Kellie the Lurcher had a wonderful time! Wherever you go, especially "Brown Sugar",Fowey just loves dogs!! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Newquay Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Galleon Inn
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Bodinnick Ferry
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Par Train Station
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
180 Metres
Pinky Murphy's
Nearest Beach
1.4 Miles
Readymoney Cove
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Fowey Maritime Centre is one of our family businesses. We therefore offer discounts on our water-based special interest holidays either on RIBS (for leisure and RYA qualifications) and can put together a package to suit.

Kayaking holiday packages also available with Encounter Cornwall.


This property is within a few metres of the River Fowey. The nearest beach, is at Readymoney Cove which is about 20 minutes walk - ideal for families with a swimming platform it is also good for rockpooling at low tide. Ten minutes drive is Polkerris, a sheltered harbour beach with facilities including a pub and restaurant and watersports equipment for hire and tuition. Dogs allowed October to Easter. Par Sands (10 min drive) allows dogs all year round and also attracts kite surfers.


Newquay Airport is 26 miles away.


Eden Project - 8 miles

Looe - 8 miles (via ferry)

Truro - 22 miles

Port Issac - 23 miles

Padstow - 27 miles

Plymouth - 38 miles

Penzance - 50 miles

Further Details:

Leisure activities are very much centred around boating - whether it be sailing, motor boating or canoeing. There are also a wide range of boat trips available to other coastal towns and down the River Fowey. Walking is another popular pastime either along the Cornish Coastal Path or the All Saints Way which crosses Cornwall from Fowey to Padstow.

Fowey has an excellent selection of local shops selling 'designer' clothes and crafts as well as art galleries, book shops and a tourist information office. There is also a chemist, butchers, fish shop and post office. There are pubs, cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets and a cash machine is on hand in the centre of town.

Fowey is also known for its connections with Daphne Du Maurier - it was her home for many years and the town now celebrates with an annual literary festival.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fowey, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer hols 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 18
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
22 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Please note that when booking Owners Direct charge a fee which is payable to them via the website.

The rental is paid separately into the property owners' bank account - details will be provided once you confirm your booking. A 50% deposit is payable on booking with the balance due one month before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Saturdays. Weekend rentals run from Friday to Sunday or Monday, but are not available in peak season.

Notes on prices:
Last minute short breaks may be available – three nights at 70%, four nights at 80% and five nights at 90%. If you have any queries please ring 07984 630662.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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