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Modern Comfortable House With River Estuary Views.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Fowey, Cornwall, England - Quiet Location With Parking For Two Cars And Within A Short Walk To Town.

Our much loved family home is located in one of the prettiest of cornish coastal towns. Close to some of the most breath-taking cliff top walks, winding riverside paths through old woods that bloom with bluebells and primroses. The house offers every comfort for a memorable stay, delightful views, space to relax and the convenience of garaged car parking and only a short pleasant walk into town passing traditional Cornish cottages and historical buildings.

A town bus operates during the day to bring you back after a great day out and will happily drop you right at the end of the road.

Our family holiday home is very modern inside to offer every comfort during your stay. A spacious sitting room is well furnished with leather sofas and there are armchairs throughout, there is even an entertainment / TV room that is there for that crucial football match or simply relax with some music.

The first floor has a bedroom with wide views of the arc of the river estuary and the countryside beyond. The second bedroom looks over the terraced garden.

The garden is multi-leveled with some delightful sitting areas to lie back and sip a glass of chilled wine and read that book you brought along.

More Details

Peter Gleed
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2018

About Peter Gleed

Hi, My name is Peter and my wife's name is Gill, we have enjoyed owning our lovely holiday home in Fowey since buying it in 1999 after a long search for... 'just the right one.' We are both retired and also live part-time in Oxfordshire. Our children are grown and scattered but they all love to come down to Fowey with our grandchildren to visit with us and enjoy all the fantastic Cornish beaches, water sports and a traditional friendly welcome with good honest food and drink. We hope that after visiting this site you will want to come and enjoy our home, The Bowshot Lady and our NEW addition Bowshot Cottage too.

Peter Gleed purchased this house in 1999

Why Peter Gleed chose Fowey

We bought The Bowshot Lady. the name that we chose for it in honour of all the ladies in our family. The choice was easy, a modern house built in the 60's to an award winning design in a location overlooking the town, the river estuary, the NT woods and the open meadows beyond. We are easy to find at the top of the town and accessable without going through the town itself. The house is positioned at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac with no passing main-road traffic.

What makes this house unique

Our home has been extended, landscaped and tastefully decorated with lots of comfort features, including a spacious designer kitchen. The views from the house and garden are spectacular and the garden and courtyard areas are very suitable for relaxing or entertaining. We also have garaging and parking next to the house for our guests use. And to top everything we are only a short walk to the harbour and town and in walking distance to the beaches.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Magical house & place, plenty to do regardless of weather... perfect,and many of our friends are already hearing about it." - Nick & Maria, Sydney Australia.

"Another fantastic holiday in Fowey. The Bowshot Lady is perfect to stay in and even better with the new kitchen, superb! We leave with great memories, thank you." - Linda & Alan, West Yorkshire.

"Wonderful week in a perfect location and an absolutely wonderful home. Everything exceeded our expectations and thank you for your welcome phone call Peter." - Karen & Brent, Palmerston North New Zealand.
Jan 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fowey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • town
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The family bathroom on the first floor is between the bedrooms and has a WC, wash sink and a full size bath with shower over. On the ground floor is a WC and wash sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The front bedroom on the first floor, has a double bed, wardrobe, TV and views of the arc of the river and countryside. The rear bedroom has also a wardrobe and TV but with views over the gardens. This room has two single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: A very comfortable family home to suit 4/2 adults and older children (see terms). Sorry no pets or smokers. Outside: There is a level patio area to the rear but the remaining garden is terraced on higher levels and thus not suitable for unsupervised children's play. There are two sitting areas with a table and chairs. The lower patio also has a table and chairs. Utility Room: This room is outside the main house and has a large Belfast sink, H/C water, washing m/c, freezer, condensing dryer and storage for boots etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen supplied and beds made-up. The house is serviced and cleaned weekly and supplied with fresh linen. All services to the house are insured for rapid call-out and maintenance. Towels are supplied for guests. Other: There is a side sitting room adjoining the kitchen, a small conservatory and further entertainment TV room with DVD.


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Modern Comfortable House With River Estuary Views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Good location,very clean with fresh deco, great view from front bedroom.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice time, the house is warm clean and well appointed.

Car parking space is essential in Fowey so 2 is a bonus.

Less than a 10 min walk to the centre with great pubs and shops.

A very quiet location no noise from roads or neighbours.

Only down side for me, the mattress on the double bed is soft and not good for a back problem.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind remarks, so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our well loved holiday home and that you like Fowey. We would love to welcome you back soon. Peter and Gill at Bowshot Holidays.
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A lovely week

  • 5 of 5

The house was well furnished, comfortable, clean and homely. The house is a ten minute walk, uphill from the waterfront where the pubs/restaurants/bakers etc are gathered. It's quite steep but nothing you wouldn't expect from a visit to Cornwall!. There is room to park at the front gate and there is a convenience store in the road above he house if you don't fancy the walk back up from town. We enjoyed walks along the South West coast path from the house. We were also within easy driving distance of Lands End, St Michael's Mount, Minnack Theatre, Bodmin, Dartmoor, Penzance, Newlyn, Lanhydrock House, Eden Project, the Lost gardens. In fact a week wasn't nearly long enough to see everything that we would have liked.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andrew, Thank you for a great review of The Bowshot Lady in Fowey, we are glad you found our popular family home pleasing to you and was ideal for a 'taste' of the wonderful Cornish hospitality. Hope you visit this part of Cornwall again to enjoy the places you liked and perhaps see some that you missed. Peter and Gill.
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Special interest holidays:

Ideal for coastal walks, visits to horticultural gardens, the famous Eden Project, Lanhydrock House, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, sailing, sea fishing, coastal and river boat trips, canoe river treks, scenery painting, golf and of course water sports.


The beach at Whitehouse is a delightful natural cove 5 min. level walk from the harbour ideal for a quiet sunbathe, Ready Money Cove is a little further at the edge of town about 15 mins. walk from the house. The beaches at Par and Carlyon Bay are 10-15 mins. by car and are good for kite surfing and the more energetic beach activities. There is a good coastal path from nearby Polruan to Polperro offering a healthy 7 mile walk in bracing sea air.


Nearest airports locally are at Newquay and Exeter but the area is best served by the A30 main highway and the railway station at Par. Fowey is a deep water port and has visiting mooring facilities within the estuary confines.


St. Austell is approx. 10km (6.5ml) and Bodmin 15km (10ml) from Fowey.

Further Details:

All pubs in town serve a good selection of real ales and popular lagers and ciders as well as excellent tasty food to suit all budgets. The restaurants and hotels offer various style cuisines cooked by creative chefs. Many have locally caught seafood on their mouth-watering menus.

The town has a deli, old-style butchers, wet fish shop, grocers, two main street banks, two post offices, newsagents, dentists, hair dressers, doctors surgery, minor accident hospital and fire station and lifeboat station.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fowey, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Pre-Easter Special
24 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 1
28 Jul 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Regatta 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 1- 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2- 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn 2018
22 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct Half-Term 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The house is available Saturday to Saturday on a weekly basis, check-in after 4.00pm. and out by 10.00am. on day of leaving. A deposit of £100 per week is taken to secure your booking and the balance is due four weeks before commencement of holiday. Bookings can be taken by phone +44 (0)1869 252355, via email or online.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover entry after 4.00pm. and departure by 10.00am. please to allow for cleaning etc,

Notes on prices:
Low season £385.00 pw.
Mid season £495.00 pw.
High season £580.00 to £740.00 pw.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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