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Luxury Five Star Apartment. Stunning Views up river, opposite, out to sea WiFi

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Fowey, Cornwall, England - Spectacular By Day - Romantic By Night

A luxury five star apartment on the first floor in a prime position in Fowey once occupied by one of the town's most prestigious hotels. Guests are always amazed at the stunning views and the high standard of the accommodation. And many guests return time and again. Summer or winter the apartment is always comfortable and offers a sense of tranquility second to none. The private car park opposite is a particular boon which few properties in the town car offer to its guests. The apartment boasts a 47 inch HD/3D television with built in freeview plus Blue Ray and a Sky subscription. WiFi available.

More Details

Owner
John Gittus
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

About John Gittus

I'm a bit of a wanderlust who has seen the world and decided to find some roots in those bits of the planet I enjoyed most of all. Sue is very much a home-maker and takes most things in her stride. Apart from which she is a willing accomplice. As a retired businessman and keen sportsman I now find the involvement in my holiday property very fulfilling and take much pleasure out of giving exceptional holidays to others as well as ourselves. And when you study the photographs you will see why we have so many regular guests who return time after time.

John Gittus purchased this apartment in 1992

Why John Gittus chose Newquay & St Austell area

Having spent my early years by the sea I have always been drawn back, as we all are, to visit time and time again.

When I decided to buy a permanent holiday home by the sea I explored the entire coast line of England, Scotland and Wales. I was looking for the most spectacular views I could find together with a kind climate and a handsome property.

Fowey came to me almost by accident since in past years my journeys along the South Cornish coast had always been diverted on the one way system away from the town centre. But on one occasion we decided to park a few miles out of Fowey and walk back along the coast. What I saw as I rounded the final corner rooted me to the spot, and when I found the apartment sitting in just about the prime spot in Fowey my search was over.

A comfortable walk to the town along the estuary is always enjoyable, and in the opposite direction you reach the sand beach of Readymoney Cove (the inspiration for Daphne Du Maurier's "Fisherman's Creek" in just a couple of hundred yards.

See web site www.qualityholidaylets.com

What makes this apartment unique

First and foremost the spectacular views are hypnotic and many returning guests all vouch for this fact.

As you enter the lounge you are first of all stunned at the beauty and then calmed by the tranquility of the place as you position yourself in the viewing area.

The apartment was formerly part of the Penlee hotel owned by the actress's Shirley Eaton family, and as we all know hotels always get the prime spots in any location.

It has the enviable advantage of being just a couple of hundred yards from Readymoney beach, St Catherine's Point, and the beginning of the coastal path - yet at the same time being just ten minutes walk from the town with its pubs, restaurants and shops.

And it is almost unique in Fowey in having its own car park immediately opposite.

See website www.qualityholidaylets.com

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Fowey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • river
  • village
  • waterfront
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bedroom with bath and shower over and wc Separate wc
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king sized bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Not suitable for children under the age of five. WiFi in apartment Outside: There is a balcony in a very advantageous position from where the famous Red Arrows can be seen when they perform on fete days at very close range. There is a garden at the rear of the property reached via a rear stairwell. Utility Room: There is a small utility store cupboard in the kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen is included and the property cleaned on each change-over.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Luxury Five Star Apartment. Stunning Views up river, opposite, out to sea WiFi
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
5

Wonderful Apartment - Absolutely Faultless!

  • 5 of 5

This was a special celebratory holiday for us so we were looking for something special in one of our favourite areas of Cornwall. We were looking for a holiday let near a beach, shops, restaurants with cracking views and a parking space - a lot to ask for but we found it here!

The moment we let ourselves into the Dolphins we were treated with the bonus of a top quality holiday apartment. As others have said the property is clean and well equipped to a luxurious standard, the living room is huge and the view from the dining room and balcony are spectacular.

The lovely large bathroom was a bonus with children, there is a lot of storage and plenty of hangers for our clothes, the kitchen is well equipped and we cooked in several times. We also loved that the apartment was all on one level.

The location of the apartment is perfect, easy walk to the shops and town and just minutes to Readymoney Cove beach which we all loved. We took a boat over to Polruan which is a really pretty and interesting area to walk around. We only moved the car once during the week for a trip to nearby Polkerris beach for the day which I highly recommend. Finally the parking space is ideal, we have a large Landrover and there was ample room for it. Will we be back? Definitely!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous view and location. Disappointing apartment, in need of thorough clean and upgrade.

  • 1 of 5

This apartment is probably in one of the best locations in Fowey. The view from the living room and balcony is stunningly beautiful, even on a wet day, and the convenience of a parking space together with the proximity to all the many amenities in the town is excellent. It is certainly very spacious and also has a very nice large television. However, the condition of the apartment itself was rather disappointing. It was very shabby in parts, particularly the outdated kitchen, and certainly hadn't had a good clean in some time. Some of the fixtures and fittings were very dated (dusty old plastic plants and bamboo table; stained blind in the kitchen which had certainly seen better days). Also the mattress on the double bed was not of good quality and resulted in back ache for us both. Basic things like missing light bulbs in the bedroom and living room, and the lack of any basic provisions (not even a tea bag or a pint of milk!) was a let down in a so called five star property. On complaining to the owner we have been informed that the apartment will be refurbished after this summer season, but that is of little comfort to us when we have already paid for what we were informed was 'five star quality'. We also thought it was a shame that there is no visitors' book to show recommendations and comments from previous guests. Maybe there is a reason for that? This apartment has the potential to be absolutely fabulous, but is very far from being so at the moment. Fowey itself is a wonderful place, full of character and history with plenty of good places to eat and lively, friendly pubs. We have had several holidays there and will definitely be back. However, further research on the internet has identified many other good quality rental properties - also with views and parking - and we will certainly look for somewhere else to stay when we return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After holding a five star grading for twenty years we were disappointed at this review two or three weeks after a Spring Clean. Whilst our caretaker sent two cleaners around immediately to put matters right this apparently did not suffice. It should be said that the customer went to some lengths to study each and every area of the apartment, searching under the microwave to find a few crumbs and under the hall carpets to discover some dust. When we spoke to her husband he volunteered things were by no means as bad as depicted and explained that his wife was "very exacting". To complain about a small plant and table housing the phone surprised us, and the plant will be removed. The welcome tray we did deliver had been set to one side. All furniture is top of the range purchased from a reputable store, and the kitchen is current (see photo). The "refurbishment" work only concerns a fresh coat of paint to this room as a result of, and only after, optional works have been completed in the Autumn. We will now re-double our efforts to ensure that all the matters raised get our full attention and standards are maintained.
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5

What a Fantastic Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely apartment, clean, tidy, well equipped and a pleasure to stay at. The balcony is one of the best I have ever seen, and I have been on plenty all around the world. Fantastic views, good off road car parking, the directions and instructions were spot on, and the owner was a very helpful chap and a pleasure to deal with. Had a great break in Fowey and will definitely be returning to this balcony in the future. Thankyou

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Superb apartment with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is situated at the mouth of the river and there is always something to see. It is spotlessly clean. There is a half mile walk into the town where there are lots of good restaurants. Don't miss the tapas restaurant on the way in!

We'd happily go back for another relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The Dolphins an amazing Apartment

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived it was apparent we were going to have a wonderful holiday. The apartment is very well equipped and quite luxurious. The views from the balcony are absolutely stunning. the sort of place you feel at home in, but with a difference.

Having a designated parking space was a real advantage due to the topography of the town. But everything is within easy walking distance even with a pushchair!!

There is no doubt we will be going back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property, Fantanstic location

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased to have booked this beautiful property in what has to be one of the very best locations in Fowey.

The apartment was great. The lounge/dining area was huge with a fantastic view across the river to Pulruan and out to sea. It would be best to describe the specification of the property as luxurious. Kitchen is very well equipped and the beds very comfortable. When we were not out and about or sitting on the balcony looking at the boats go by we had could watch a massive 3DTV! You don't get that in many holiday apartments!

The main shops, restaurants and pubs of Fowey are just short walk away and the small ferry to Polruan is even closer. You can spend a good few days just walking around the local area and you will have this lovely property to come back to.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
local ferry to Polruan
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Par main line London etc
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Readymoney

Special interest holidays:

Fowey has always been famours for its authors, painters, celebrities and its historic interest. It is renowned for its sailing activities including clubs and instruction centres, and is a hot spot for sea and river fishermen alike. But not least walkers and ramblers and lovers of sea-scapes and the countryside.

The Apartment is just a few hundred yards from St Catherine's point (with stimulating views of the entire estuary) and the Cornish Coastal Path. In addition to the coastal paths one of my favouite walks takes me out on the car/passenger ferry - along the well known "Hall Walk" and back finally from Polruan by passenger ferry. On a Sunday I love to take lunch at the atmospheric "Fisherman's Arms" at Boddinick or one of the pubs in Polruan.

The local Readymoney cove is said to have been the inspiration for Daphne du Maurier's "Fisherman's Creek". There are many other examples in the local area which for many years was the home of this famours author.

Coast/Beach:

Readymoney beach is just two or three hundred yards away and leads on to St Catherine's Head and the beginning of lovely cliff walks. And likewise on the Polruan side, which is reached via the passenger ferry, the walks continue for many miles via such famous places as Polperro and Looe and more besides.

Travel:

Travel by car is well served by main artery motorways which run by the nearby Bodmin or approach via Plymouth on the southern route.

There is an excellent fast rail service which calls in at Par station approximately four or five miles away. Nearest main airport is at Newquay.

Distances:

The town of Fowey with its restaurants, pubs and shops is a ten minute walk away.

Further Details:

WiFi available

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Fowey, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 36
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,496
for 7 nights
£1,496
 
 
Rate 37
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,020
for 7 nights
£1,020
 
 
Rate 38
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,140
for 7 nights
£1,140
 
 
Rate 39
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£880
for 7 nights
£880
 
 
Rate 40
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£760
for 7 nights
£760
 
 
Rate 41
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Rate 42
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£760
for 7 nights
£760
 
 
Rate 43
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,320
for 7 nights
£1,320
 
 
winter
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£780
for 7 nights
£780
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Early Spring
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£820
for 7 nights
£820
 
 
Spring half term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,080
for 7 nights
£1,080
 
 
June- July
2 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,160
for 7 nights
£1,160
 
 
School Hols
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,496
for 7 nights
£1,496
 
 
Sept
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,160
for 7 nights
£1,160
 
 
October
29 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£860
for 7 nights
£860
 
 
Autumn half term
13 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£980
for 7 nights
£980
 
 
end year
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£780
for 7 nights
£780
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To book you should email or phone the owners. A booking form can be down loaded from the owners's website and a reservation is secured by payment of one third of the booking rate. The balance is payable no later than two months prior to the holiday when access arrangements, directions and the contact details of the caretaker are provided to the guest.

Changeover Day:
Changeovers take place on Saturdays. Access is available after 4 pm and guests are asked to leave by ten am at the end of their holiday in order to give the caretakers time to prepare for the next following guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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