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Sunny Cornish Cottage In The Conservation Area Of Fowey And Views Of The Estuary



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
Cottage in Fowey, Cornwall, England - Just Above St Finnebarras Church 4 Minutes From The Waters Edge, The Bars, Shops And Restaurants

In the Conservation Area of Fowey, this charming 2 bedroom Cornish cottage is now completely refurbished to create a warm, homely feel with a touch of luxury and now boasting membership of the Spa at the Fowey Hall Hotel so guests can use the pool and hot-tub facilities and playground free of charge just a few minutes walk away. A real fire for wintry days and a sheltered, south facing garden with decking and a barbecue for summer, all adds to the charm. Situated on the famous All Saints Way just above St Finnebarras Church and the Place with views of the Estuary, 3 minutes from the quayside. Wander down the hill to the bustling centre to shop, or to enjoy a drink or dinner. Watch the boats and if you are lucky the dolphins, on this famous natural estuary. Or simply head off in the other direction to sample the huge variety of beaches and attractions this delightful area of Cornwall has to offer. Full central heating, electricity, luxury bedlinen, towels and broadband included.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I came to Cornwall with my husband as we had decided we needed a project now the kids had left home. We travelled round looking for a cottage we would enjoy renovating and staying in and found this cottage in Fowey in a very sad state. We retired to the beach in Polkerris had a drink or two and the decision was made!! We have spent some worthwhile time restoring the cottage, and now the garden, with the help of a very good builder, my husbands building experience and my interior design. We have tried to create a warm comfortable holiday cottage with all modern facilities. Our kids certainly wish our home in Sheffield was as well furbished. We have all worked really hard together (kids included) and are quite proud of our achievement.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We have had a wonderful week in Fowey with fantastic weather. Our stay here has been very enjoyable and the cottage is lovely, clean, well equipped and cosy. Also the location is brilliant!

'Fabulous place,fabulous location'

I just wanted to drop you a note to say how much we enjoyed staying in your lovely cottage in Fowey. We thought it was beautifully decorated and furnished and probably the nicest cottage we have ever rented over the years. Fowey was as lovely as ever and we hope to return before too long and

hopefully to your delightful cottage.

Just wanted to say we had a great week in Fowey and very much enjoyed staying in your lovely cottage. You have made a great success of the renovations and it is a truly special place to stay. We hope to visit again!

Thank you for providing such beautiful accommodation for our holiday in Fowey. The cottage has such a homely feel but with a hint of luxury too we will certainly recommend you to our friends!
May 2012
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


A little gem!

  • 5 of 5

What a charming cottage this was. Perfect location, clean, well equipped, comfortable and so peaceful.

Carol provided a really good comprehensive guide to activities, places to go and personal restaurant reviews and was very accommodating when booking.

Having a membership to Fowey Hall Hotel was an extra bonus .

All in all a great place to stay


  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I am really happy you enjoyed your time in Fowey and our cottage, best wishes Carol
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Fabulous cottage and location - great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we have had this week. Loved the one big reception room downstairs, the quality of the shower and the bedrooms were really great. The toy box and spa at Fowey Hall Hotel was a big hit with our boys. And having a couple of decent pubs serving good food just around the corner (the Ship Inn and the Safe Harbour) was definitely a hit with all of us, and all so close to the centre really made our week very special.

Really felt like we had come from home to home - especially with all the Laura Ashley personal touches!

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much For your lovely comments and for taking the time to post a review, I am really chuffed that you had such a lovely time. Carol
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Cosy and characterful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Feb half term break in Fowey. The cottage was everything we hoped for and more. It is very well appointed and the use of the spa membership at Fowey Hall was a lovely rainy day bonus. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it at any time of year and hope to go back one day.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review and I am really happy you enjoyed yourselves in lovely Fowey and our cottage was up to scratch. Kind regards Carol
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Best cottage in Fowey!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my girlfriend stayed in the cottage for a few days in Autumn and absolutely loved it. I've yet to stay in one as clean and well decorated as this with as much character as it has great access to the village too! We'll be coming back for sure. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joe, I look forward to hearing from you again, I am so pleased you had a lovely time in Fowey. regards, Carol
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Lovely stay in Fowey

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Carol for a lovely stay at your very nice cottage. My sister and I had a lovely time. Betsy the dog loved it too especially going to the beaches!

The house is very cosy and welcoming. Very comfy beds and furnishings. I can imagine in the summer it would be lovely to spend time in very sweet garden too.

Thanks again, Lucy, Sophie & Betsy.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lucy, Sophie and Betsy for your lovely comments, I am so pleased you had a lovely time in our cottage and in Fowey. All the best Carol
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Perfect Cornish Cottage...

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, cosy cottage - perfect for a winter break and some quality time with the family. We've stayed in a lot of cottages in Cornwall and this has to be our favourite. The kitchen is well equipped and clean, beds very comfortable (and massive!), great shower, cute patio to catch the winter sunrays (and yes, it was sunny most of the weekend even though it was January!). A 5 minute walk down to the High Street- hilly but this is Cornwall! . Fowey was lovely out of season - the locals had time to chat, no bookings needed for dinner and we had the beach to ourselves. Dogs and children are welcome in all the pubs so eating out was easy. We walked, played board games, built sandcastles, had good food - lovely. The passes to Fowey Hall were a special addition and we enjoyed the pool and hot tub - great view down over Fowey. Great weekend and we hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hiya, thanks for your lovely comments, it is so heartwarming to know you liked the cottage and that you enjoyed staying in Fowey too. We have grown to love it down there. regards, Carol
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From the Owner

We wanted a holiday home in a picturesque village within walking distance of the waters edge yet with good pubs and restaurants but needed plenty to see and do as well. In Fowey there is plenty to see and do with great walks, cliff paths, beaches, gardens, a great choice of golf clubs, vineyards, and of course sailing on the estuary or just messing about on the water. Since we have been coming down to the cottage we have fallen in love with Fowey and also its history from the pirates, Du Maurier, the War, rivalry with Polruan. Everyone will have a story to tell you, we have certainly chosen a great spot.

Activity and Interests


The Fowey Estuary is 300m walk with yachts, dinghies, ferries, and canoes. Fowey's picturesque Readymoney Cove is a level stroll along The Esplanade with its permanent raft in summer and numerous rock pools.

Polkerris (our favourite) is a lovely sheltered beach with its own Water Sports Centre, a Bistro on the Beach and a Pub approx 5/10 mins by car, an hours walk along the Saints Way, 2 hours on the Coastal Path if you feel like some exercise there are numerous secret beaches along the way.


The nearest main line station is Par (3 miles away) the train line through Par comes from as far away as Glasgow, through Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Lostwithiel, Par, or from London Paddington via Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth again to Par.

Near airports - Plymouth City Airport 30 miles. Newquay Cornwall Airport 25 miles. Bristol 140 miles. Plymouth Ferry Port 30 miles via Torpoint ferry.


The Eden Project (10 minutes), or walk or cycle

The Lost Gardens of Heligan (40 minutes)

Lanhydrock (10 minutes).

Lostwithiel, the old capital of Cornwall great for antiques (10 minutes).

Bodmin (20 mins) 12 miles

St Austell (15 mins)

Newquay surfing around 40 minutes drive or the train runs from Par

Charlestown tall ships (15 mins)

Padstow for Rick Steins fish and chips around 40 minutes drive

Truro great shops (30 mins)

Falmouth Rick Steins new eatery and Maritime Museum (45 mins).

Further Details:

Free use of the swimming pool, hot tub and Spa at the Fowey Hall Hotel is included with 10% off treatments and food and drink.

The Eden Project is quite interesting (7 miles) a good way to make those gravel pits attractive, they have a few concerts in the summer which must be a great venue, and an ice rink in winter. There is a newly installed zip wire over it which is one of the longest in the Country.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, (14 miles) near Mevagissey is a must see on a sunny day in Spring when the Rhododendrons and Magnolia are blooming they are as big as trees, Lanhydrock (7 miles) National Trust house and gardens some themed events.


The All Saints Way runs from Fowey to Padstow over Bodmin Moor, right past the front of the cottage, 27 miles I believe.

The Coastal Path runs from Fowey in both directions past some beautiful beaches, Polkerris onto Par and even St Austell in one direction and Polperro and Looe in the other direction passing the famous Lantic Bay one of the most picturesque beaches in England according to the Telegraph.

The famous Hall Walk, catch the ferry to Polruan, and follow the estuary to Pont and back down the other side and back on the car ferry calling in at the pub by the ferry terminal, this can be lengthened by calling in St Wyllows Church in Lanteglos well worthwhile to me. All details at the tourist office.

Canoeing up the river as far as Lostwithiel if you go with the tide it is a lot easier. Canoes and small boats can be rented in the village.

RYA sailing courses available in Fowey and at the water sports centre on Polkerris Beach. Polkerris is a lovely safe beach with a pub and a bistro and courses in sailing and windsurfing for children during the summer months.

Ferry to Polperro and Mevagissey in the summer.


There are many tracks the most famous being Camel Valley - the tourist office will have maps if the OS map in the house has disappeared.

Go-Carting at Liskeard

Asda and Sainsburys in Bodmin just when you come off the A30 Asda is on the road on the right and Sainsburys further down on the right and also in St Austell.

Tesco is the closest large supermarket in St Austell approx. 15/20 minutes (8 miles).


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
29 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
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for 7 nights
Rate 9
5 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 10
22 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
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Rate 11
30 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 12
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 13
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 14
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 15
25 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 16
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
6 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
15 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40

Booking Notes:
Please contact Carol or David for a booking form which needs filling in with your address and contact details. Contact us for short stays

Changeover Day: Saturday
Our Cottage is available from 15.00hrs on the day of arrival. Changeover usually Saturday, the cottage should be vacated by 10am to allow for cleaning. Use of the pool and hot tub at the Fowey Hall Hotel included. Out of season short breaks available.

Notes on prices:
Tea, coffee and milk with a bottle of wine and logs for the fire, are all included in our welcome pack as well as complimentary membership to the Spa at the Fowey Hall Hotel where there is free use of the swimming pool and hot tub and outside play area.
Short breaks are available out of season.
Small well behaved dogs are welcome at £40 extra

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From the Owner

The cottage is situated within the village just behind the church but slightly elevated so you can see the estuary. It is an easy saunter down to the quayside and all the bars, shops and award winning restaurants, but there is easy access too so loading/unloading, parking and getting out of the village is easy too. The property has just been fully refitted out very tastefully and benefits from modern kitchen appliances that work easily and efficiently making it a pleasure to cook. There is a bright and airy open plan living area with a real fire, and a door straight out onto the smart decking area which gets the sun all day with a small garden beyond and a barbecue area. Lovely comfortable bedrooms and an amazing shower, two toilets, WiFi and efficient central heating!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


  • Downstairs utility room with toilet and sink - Toilet, Also houses washing machine and radiator, great drying room
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Large shower enclosure with powerful Mira shower
  • The bathroom has a large shower cubicle with a powerfull Mira shower, WC and wash hand basin and contemporary cream pebbled tiles on the floor. Luxury bath sheets and towels are provided. There is a second toilet on the ground floor.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Comfortable beds and room for a travel cot if necessary
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Super 6' king-size bed, zip and link, room for a travel cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The Master bedroom has two windows for a light airy feel, a new Super King Sized double bed, french dressing table & a wardrobe. Bedroom 2 has two comfortable full sized single beds,a large chest of drawers and hanging space. Superior bed linen provided.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Guests have the free use of the swimming pool, hot tub and outside play area of the Spa at Fowey Hall Hotel a short level walk away. Small, clean and very well behaved pets are accepted at £40 each, crate provided and a stair gate. No smoking in the cottage. Our welcome pack includes coffee, tea, sugar, milk, toilet rolls and a bottle of wine. Logs for the fire are included in Winter. Short breaks are available out of season, please enquire we will try to be flexible where possible. Outside: The south facing walled garden takes full advantage of the sun. Accessed straight out of the dining area down three steps onto the decking and the garden area, barbecue, and outhouse. It is totally enclosed so children and dogs are secure. We have installed a church pew on the decking for comfortable seating and a table and chairs and just planted a couple of rhododendrons and some flowering shrubs and a beautifully scented honeysuckle and a jasmine to grow over the balustrade of the decked area. The outhouse stores logs for the fire, sun-loungers, some body-boards, fishing rods and beach equipment for your use and a hose pipe for washing down wet suits and paraphernalia. The front garden is gated with a wisteria, camellias, lavender and an infant pyracantha hedge. There is a metal handrail useful for chaining up bikes. Utility Room: Downstairs WC and wash hand basin with washing machine, hanging for wet suits, ironing board, iron, and hoover. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Luxury bed sheets and pillowcases, duvets, bedspreads, hand towels, bath towels and bath sheets (for indoor use) and tea towels are provided (changed each week). Please bring your own beach towels. Cleaning on changeover day. Other: The Church Pew is now on the decking with a table and chairs. There is a barbecue in the garden, and a hose pipe to wash wet suits, surf boards, fill water pistols and put the barbecue out if necessary

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