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Beautifully Converted Chapel In The Town Of Fowey, Cornwall, England

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

House in Fowey, Cornwall, - A Fowey Property With a Car Park conveniently situated directly opposite - Free WI-F

This interesting and attractive red brick building was originally built as a place of worship for the Roman Catholic community in Fowey and was converted into residential accommodation about 20 years ago. With ‘reversed' accommodation, the property incorporates a superb first floor open-plan living area with a high, sloping, ceiling. There are three bedrooms an en-suite wet room and shower room on the ground floor. This end of the town incorporates the Caffa Mill car and dinghy park, the Bodinnick Ferry landing slip and an access point to the river, for boat launching, (by arrangement with the Harbour Office). The property is situated only a ten minute stroll into the centre of town but has the great advantage of being accessible from the ‘back road' (Passage Lane) thereby avoiding the town centre traffic. The house offers good quality accommodation and is an ideal choice particularly for families.

Ruth Bingham
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2017

About Ruth Bingham

St Monicas is a family owned house, we bought it in 2009 as we were spending more and more time in Fowey. Whilst we do use it as much as possible it is great to see others have the benefit when we can't. [and it helps to pay the bills!)

The prices shown are for a full 7 night week - please contact us for shorter breaks

Why Ruth Bingham chose Fowey

Cornwalls Premier Estuary Town.

What makes this house unique

We love the large open plan living area, great for family holidays. Very easy stroll into the town but having the convenience of a car park on the doorstep. We enjoy boating so the convenience of a slipway and car-park close by is an added bonus for us.

The prices shown are for a full 7 night week - please contact us for shorter breaks


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fowey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern en-suite bathroom with open style wet room layout. Main bathroom Toilet, sink wet room style shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 Double with modern wet room en-suite, 1 Twin room, 1 Bunk room [full size single beds] Extra Single sofa bed for 7th person in the lounge area by arrangement. [bedding not included for sofa bed].
  • Television
Notes on accommodation: Pets welcomed by arrangement [£35 charge applicable]. Outside: There is a decking area at the rear of the property c/w table and chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding provided, hand towels only. We can arrange a clean and bedding change in between multi week bookings by arrangement. Our caretakers provide a service of providing bath towels for a few pounds if you prefer not to bring your own!


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Beautifully Converted Chapel In The Town Of Fowey, Cornwall, England
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Lovely accommodation, really well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Fowey is a perfect location for exploring the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

St Monicas is a great holiday house it filled our requirements perfectly. Just a few minutes walk into the town and having the convenience of the car park and ferry to Bodinick just outside the door made in very convenient. Loved the open plan lounge upstairs - very bright and nicely furnished.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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A Perfect Place for Well Earned Break

  • 5 of 5

St Monica's is a beautiful property- fitted out and maintained to a very high standard. The kitchen is well equipped and the ensuite wet room was fab.

The living area takes up the whole of the upper level. It's bright , light and spacious, so great for a family holiday or gathering. We needed a quiet, relaxing week and St Monica's was also perfect for this.

It's a gentle stroll into the town, so easy for bits of shopping, tea & cakes or restaurants/pubs.. There are plenty of walks to do. Our favourite was to hop over to Bodinnick on the car ferry and walk back along the river towards Polruan. You can then take the passenger ferry back over to Fowey.

The cars going to the ferry don't go close by St Monica's so noise isn't an issue. They and the boats using the slipway do make fascinating watching though! Watching the gig rowers in the evening was lovely.

We visited right at the end of the Easter school holidays, . Found it useful to buy a one week rover car park permit so we could use the car park opposite St Monica's (and also in Cornwall CC car parks in other towns nearby)

We've recommended St Monica's to anyone who asked us if we had had a good holiday in Cornwal!

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great New Year Break

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property at the very last minute and Stuart and Ruth were exceptionally helpful even though it was during the Christmas break and we wanted to arrive the very next day!

The location is wonderful just on the edge of Fowey by the car ferry. Lots to do in the town, restaurants, bars, pubs and good bakeries. Near lots of walks and great scenery.

The house was even better than expected, the standard of the renovation is exceptionally high and the photos have not done it justice. The large picture windows at the front of the house drew lots of admiring glances from those walking by and provide a great view of the nearby river. The shower rooms are immaculate and have under floor heating. The third bedroom has bunk beds and is very small, but as the shared space is so big this was not a problem. The internet was a bonus as we could not get a phone signal.

This is all you could wish for in a holiday rental and we hope to be back!

Steve & Zoë

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best Living Room in Fowey!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at St Monicas - mixed weather ( as you might expect from a bank holiday weekend!) - and the old Chapel was perfect for enjoying that. We were part of a larger group of friends who hired two houses in Fowey for the long weekend, and the upstairs living room in the chapel was without doubt the best place to while away the hours. The large windows look over the Bodinnick car ferry so there is always something to watch (but far enough away that the noise is irrelevant)- and we had two small children in our group, 2.5 years, who loved the low windows and standing against the glass watching the world go by! the upstairs is flooded with light and can get warm very easily if it is bright outside, but you can open windows both sides to get a lovely breeze coming through.

This was great- we'll definitely come back again if we can. Stuart and Ruth were great to deal with- really straightforward and friendly in communications. We love Fowey. hired small boats from Fowey River Boathouse- went up to Golant and Lerryn on the tides- great.

Only one note- the main door is on a lever lock and so doesn't lock behind you automatically- you have to lock it from the inside and that can be slightly complicated if your party is doing things at different times and kids are napping on the ground floor.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Mini break

  • 5 of 5

I would just like to thank St Monica's for a lovely relaxing stay at the beautiful Fowey.......We found St Monica's to be of a high quality throughout ,bathrooms and wet rooms modern with luxury fittings and the living area spacious bright and a lovely view of the river....The restaurants in Fowey were excellent.......The night we stayed in we found the kitchen well equipped and a very enjoyable place to eat our meal......Thank you again St Monica's we shall return :)

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
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Special interest holidays:

Boats, boats and more boats!!


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 rock pooling at low tide. Ten minutes drive is Polkerris, a sheltered harbour beach with facilities including a pub and restaurant and water sports 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.


Nearest railway station is Par: 3 miles from Fowey.

Newquay Airport is 27 miles distant and Exeter Airport 82 miles.

Plymouth is 35 miles away and is the nearest sea port for Channel crossings (Brittany Ferries), and the journey time from Plymouth to Fowey is about 70 minutes.

Visiting by car, whether hired or owned, is probably the best way to see the more remote parts of Cornwall. However if you want to get away from driving, there is lots to do in and around Fowey without need of a car.


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 house in Fowey, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
At time of booking we would need a 20% deposit.
Full payment 3 weeks prior to arrival date.
We ask for a small fee off £35 for bringing pets.

Changeover Day:
Our change over day is Friday we ask for you to vacate the property by 10am on Friday. New guests can occupy from 3pm on Friday.
Other shorter stays are possible by prior arrangement, please ask for prices,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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