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Mellow autumn breaks - from £375. Indoor heated pool, sauna, log fire - perfect!

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Nov-2016
Apartment in Fowey, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Location In Award Winning Gardens Easy Walk To Town And Beach Ideal At Any Time Of Year

Special Offers for November / December breaks -- from £375 for short break . Come and enjoy a mellow, relaxing break with our luxury facilities including the wonderful heated indoor pool with garden views, the Finnish sauna and period log fire - perfect to come home to after coastal walks and historic garden visits.

Enjoy ice skating at Eden followed by paella in the Mediterranean Dome -- you could almost be in Andalucia !

Ideal for couples and families with beach and Fowey with its historic harbour a short walk away. The heated indoor/ outdoor pool, Finnish sauna and log fire make it an ideal escape at any time of year. The south facing full length covered balcony is ideal for al fresco meals and means you can enjoy the charming garden views. All rooms have elegant high ceilings and original features while being light and sunny with access to the balcony and garden views. There is good parking on the drive and it's an easy walk to the beach and harbour. Recently refurbished to provide luxury accommodation, close to some of Cornwall's finest gardens like Heligan, Lanhydrock and the Eden project. Fowey is delightfully unspoilt but has a first class range of shops and restaurants.

The heated pool with its telescopic roof has been refurbished this year and is wonderfully warm and a good size for proper swims while looking out into the delightful gardens.

Come and enjoy the special Cornish light and seascape and don't forget - Spring comes early to Cornwall with spring flowers in bloom after Christmas -- a perfect holiday at any time of year !

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We love to share our holiday apartment with guests who also appreciate the wonderful facilities, like the award winning garden, the heated indoor / outdoor pool and the nearby beach. It is ideal for couples and families alike and most of our guests come back year after year -- see their comments on our website -- www.cornishhols.com

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

" A brilliant break ! A gem of a place to stay, whatever the weather "



" Had a fantastic time. Kids loved the pool. We will be back. "



" Another wonderful holiday. Everything perfect . Back soon. "
Mar 2014
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11 Reviews

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based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fantastic holiday apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here a number of times over the past few years and keep coming back for more! It's a great apartment, perfectly located just outside beautiful Fowey, with a shared pool and well maintained gardens, perfect for families. Highlights on this trip were the Hall Walk (great views), nearby Lanhydrock house and gardens (large NT property with loads to do) and dinner at Sam's on the Beach (great food, booking essential). Also well situated for the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Helligan. Overall a wonderfully relaxing break - we'll be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. I'm delighted you had such a good time again -- the heated indoor pool, Finnish sauna and log fire make it a great destination even in February . It sounds as though you found plenty of things to do - again even in February ! It'll be great to welcome you back again. Marian
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5

Lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

Returning to Carnethic House for the second year running was a real joy; we and our nine year old daughter had been looking forward to it all year with the promise of a lovely cosy and comfortable appartment, beautiful grounds, a fabulous swimming pool, and all the delights of Fowey and the surrounding area. Everything we needed!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to send a review. We're delighted you had such a good time and look forward to welcoming you back again. Marian
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Beautiful apartment in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a lovely and very relaxing week in Fowey.

The apartment itself is spacious, modern but with original features and beautifully decorated and very well equipped. It has everything you could ever need and really feels like home from home. The bedding and pillows are of a very high quality, which I find is very rare now in holiday accomadation, so was a nice surprise !

The owner is very helpful and quick to respond to any messages/emails. She's made a folder which is packed full of information about the local area, which was very useful ! It was my daughters birthday and Marian even out a birthday note on the door and bought her a card and present which made her day ! Such a thoughtful touch :)

The apartment also has wifi which was a great plus !

The weather was rather inclement so having the pool was an amazing bonus ! The whole place is very child friendly and lots of toys in the pool for them to play with too :)

I honestly can't write enough about this super apartment, we really did have the best time !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lucy -- so glad you all had such a good time. From my own experience , I know how important the little extra touches are -- after all we do look forward all year to our holidays ! Thank you for lovely comments and hope you'll come and stay again. Best wishes Marian
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Hampshire
5

Perfect girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

I have been having an affair with Fowey for several years which has now been made even more magical by the discovery of this fabulous apartment for a long weekend with 3 girlfriends. It is stunning in beautiful tranquil grounds with the bonus of a swimming pool and sauna. So, already booked for the August regatta week and one of the girls about to book for a week with her husband in September. Marian, the owner, is a delight to deal with and if I win the lottery I will be making her an offer hopefully she can't refuse!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Elaine -- I'm delighted you and The Girls had such a good weekend. I agree -- Fowey is very charming; a lovely combination of stunning water views and charming little shops and cafes. I look forward to welcoming you all back -- ice cubes at the ready ! Marian
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glorious Fowey

  • 5 of 5

Fowey could hardly have looked better in bright spring sunshine. We discovered many walks from the house. The garden gate is ideally placed to get you into stunning countryside. The flat itself is wonderfully relaxing. A great place to come back too. We were much too busy to use the pool and sauna. How ridiculous! We'll have to come back for another time.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had such a lovely time and yes, you must come back to try out the pool and the sauna -- they are the icing on the cake !
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Lovely Even In Winter

  • 5 of 5

We've just had a wonderful winter break here and it was just as lovely as when we visited during the Summer. The pool, which opens up in Summer, was really warm and this time we really used the Sauna too. We either started or ended the day in here and had it all to ourselves. The children would probably have stayed in the pool all day!! However, we also managed to go ice skating at Eden and warmed up in the Rain Forest and Mediterranean biomes, went for walks on the beach, cycling, exploring and playgrounding at Lanhydrock, and boat spotting in Fowey. Fuelled by hot chocolates rather than ice cream this trip! The apartment is beautiful, the beds very comfortable (unlike many places) and the wood burner perfect for cosy film watching. We even managed coffee (and hot chocolate!) on the balcony in the sunshine -in January! Already looking forward to next time...

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Ross for writing a review -- much appreciated. I'm delighted you all had such a great time -- sounds like an action packed few days ! There is certainly lots to do and Eden is a great draw especially with the ice skating and the lovely warm domes. It's great you have come for another visit and hope you'll come back again soon. Best wishes Marian
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Location

From the Owner

Most of our guests are returning guests ( see the Comments page on our website - www.cornishhols.com ). They love Fowey for its unspoilt harbour and buzzy little town. The Garden at Carnethic House is an easy walk in to town and down the lane to the beach but is very private in its own grounds. It's lovely and peaceful but not in any way remote. Fowey is an unspoilt gem with a lively local community which welcomes holiday makers especially to its festivals, like Regatta Week, The Food Festival and the famous Festival of Words and Music in May. Fowey is also ideally placed for exploring the famous Cornish gardens like Heligan and historic houses like Lanhydrock. Winter is equally lovely for bracing walks, stunning gardens visits and then it's great to come back to a gentle swim and sauna and then curling up in front of the log fire and watching a favourite DVD. Just to get away to a short break can be relaxing and recuperative .

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : newquay at 35 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : bodinnick at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Carlyon Bay at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Par at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A30 at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : many excellent restaurants nearby at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : readymoney cove at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended

Fowey in Winter;

Enjoy a great autumn / winter break with our wonderful heated indoor pool and Finnish sauna. Go for coastal walks or visit nearby Eden with its ice rink and the lovely Cornish gardens and then come home to a swim, sauna and curl up with a good DVD in front of the log fire. Breaks in October and November and December from £350 for 3 nights.

FOWEY CHRISTMAS MARKET

Very special event with Father Christmas arriving by boat on Friday 9th December followed by a lantern procession through the streets of the old town. Festivities continue on 10th and 11th on the Town Quay and in the old streets.

Come and join us for a great weekend -- 3 night break only £350 including the heated indoor pool, Finnish sauna and log fire.

A great weekend to enjoy with family and friends !

Coast/Beach:

The beach at Readymoney Cove is a short walk down a little lane. It is a safe, sheltered , child friendly sandy beach with rock pools and good swimming in summer. There is good access to cliff walks and the coastal path from the house. The north coast with surfing is 30 minutes drive. There are many other beaches a short drive away. Fowey has two yacht clubs and is a paradise for sailing enthusiasts. It is easy to hire a small boat and go " creeking ", that is to sail into the lovely little creeks on the Fowey river -- great fun to take a picnic and laze away the afternoon.

There are many varied walks direct from the house including the Coastal path and down to secluded coves like Menabilly.

Garden enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with famous NT and Great Gardens of Cornwall on the doorstep as well as private gardens open for charity throughout the year. Cornish gardens are especially lovely early in the year and well worth visiting.

NT properties like Lanhydrock are open all year and others like Trerice and Cotehele have special winter events. The famous Eden Project is also open all year with special events in winter like ice skating.

Fowey itself is delightful at any time of year with its life being centred on the water -- a Cornish gem.

Travel:

The nearest airports are Exeter ( 1.5 hours by car ) and Newquay ( 30 minutes by car ). The nearest train station in Par ( 10 minutes by car ). Direct trains from London take approx 4 hours. Most people come by car but it is not necessary to have a car -- beach, town, harbour within walking distance.

Distances:

Fowey harbour and shops, cafes are 15 minutes walk. NT properties like Lanhydrock, Heligan and the Eden Project are no more than 30 mins away by car.

Further Details:

Local shops and bank in town. Good mixture of cafes and restaurants -- child friendly with terraces overlooking the water and stunning views. A favourite is a converted lifeboat station at Polkerris with its safe sandy beach and rock pools.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
December 2016
27 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£475
 
 
January 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£495
 
 
February Half Term
19 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Spring
26 Feb 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£650
 
 
Late Spring
26 Mar 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£650
 
 
Easter
9 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
From
£150
£800
 
 
Late Spring 2nd
23 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£650
 
 
Early Summer
30 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£480
for 4 nights
From
£120
£700
 
 
Whit Half Term
21 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
From
£150
£800
 
 
Summer
4 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£800
 
 
Mid Summer
2 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£895
 
 
School Holiday
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Late Summer
3 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
Early Autumn
24 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
Autumn
8 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£695
 
 
Early Winter
29 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£320
for 4 nights
From
£80
£495
 
 
Christmas & New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
From
£150
£800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Email Marian on www.cornishhols.com for availability details, booking form. Deposit is £100 and balance to be paid 6 weeks beforehand.

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday to Saturday. Short breaks out of season.

Notes on prices:
Weekly rates from £475 to £1050. Short breaks from £350.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

The Garden at Carnethic House is on the ground floor of a fine period house and faces south, overlooking the beautiful gardens . It is light and sunny with all rooms having access to the full length covered balcony -- ideal for entertaining outdoors. The icing on the cake is the large, heated indoor / outdoor pool and Finnish sauna -- much loved by all guests ! It's a perfect escape at any time of year especially with the log fire for cosy evenings at home.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure, separate toilet
  • En-suite to Bedroom 1 with double basins, bath and shower. En-suite to bedroom 2 with shower and basin, separate toilet.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) + cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has super king and bedroom 2 is a king or 2 singles. Very good quality mattresses and duvets. Decor is gentle Swedish style, light and airy with maple floors. Each bedroom has double glazed french doors to full length covered balcony.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Outside: The gardens are a good size and award winning. They are a feature of the property and beautiful throughout the year. The Garden at Carnethic House has direct access via the balcony. The balcony is a lovely feature of the property, having 2 tables, 6 dining chairs and 2 rattan armchairs. It faces south and overlooks the garden -- a lovely space to relax and enjoy the view. The pool is a very good size and is an indoor/ outdoor heated pool so ideal all year. There is a Finnish sauna, a changing room and shower and toilet. It is very well maintained. It is shared with 5 other apartments. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen included and hand and bath towels, tea towels. House keeper cleans and changes bedlinen etc weekly. Other: Carnethic House is a fine Regency house with an outer hall and spacious main hall with elegant staircase. The Garden at Carnethic House is a large spacious apartment on the ground floor with all rooms overlooking the lovely gardens.

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