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STOP PRESS SPECIAL OFFER -- Christmas / New Year was £800 now £600,

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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

STOP PRESS -- SPECIAL OFFER -- Christmas / New Year Availability

Unexpectedly available -- was £800 per week , now £600

Also short breaks - 5 nights £550

4 nights £495

3 nights £395



Come and enjoy a peaceful, relaxing break with our luxury facilities including the wonderful non chlorine heated indoor / outdoor pool with garden views, the Finnish sauna and log fire - perfect to come home to after coastal walks and historic garden visits.

Enjoy the wonders of Eden followed by paella in the Mediterranean Dome -- you could almost be in Andalucia !

Ideal for couples and families with beach and charming 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 veranda 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 covered veranda 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 , the coastal and beach walks from the house --leave the car on the drive and explore for a perfect holiday at any time of year !

More Details

Marian McNeir
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2017

About Marian McNeir

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

Marian McNeir purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Marian McNeir chose Fowey

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 View Apartment 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 .

What makes this apartment unique

The Garden View Apartment 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.

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

Winter in Fowey

Lovely mild winter days ideal for coastal walks, early Spring gardens and nothing better than to come home to a swim in the heated non chlorine indoor pool, a sauna and curl up with a DVD in front of the lovely log fire. Bliss !

Enjoy a relaxing break with our wonderful heated indoor/ outdoor pool and Finnish sauna.

There are stunning walks from the house and the beach is a short walk down a country lane or visit nearby Eden with its magical domes and the lovely world famous Cornish valley gardens and then come home to a swim, and sauna

Fowey is a delightful " real " place by the sea where there is always a gentle buzz and excellent cafes and restaurants.

A great place to enjoy with family and friends !


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.


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.


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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Fowey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • 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
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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STOP PRESS SPECIAL OFFER -- Christmas / New Year was £800 now £600,
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Lovely apartment. Fabulous pool. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Just had a lovely weeks stay at the Garden view apartment, Carnethic house (2adults and a 6yr old). Nice,clean, spacious apartment with everything you need, including lovely views of the beautiful garden and pool from the balcony. Readymoney beach and Fowey town is just short walk (15min) away. Also a great location if you want to visit other places in Cornwall. Our 6yr old thought the indoor heated pool was the best part of the holiday and we were lucky to have it to ourselves most of the time. Communication with the owner was excellent. Plenty of information was provided of places to visit, walks etc. Would definitely recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Sally. I'm delighted you had such a lovely time and enjoyed the heated pool and the beach . We think it's a great place at any time of year - the heated pool , sauna and log fire make it a perfect getaway ! Hope to welcome you again soon. Best wishes Marian
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The perfect apartment

  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely - it was clean, a good size for a couple or a young family and it had everything you needed for a stay away from home. The garden and swimming pool were an excellent bonus - swimming a couple of days with the roof off the pool was fantastic. The owner also provided some great insight into restaurants and local walks. The location of this apartment is great for access to all of Cornwall, plus having a parking space right outside the apartment was good. I would highly recommend this apartment, I'm now just trying to figure out when I can get there again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Grace for taking the time to write a review. I'm delighted you had such an enjoyable time -- we do try and provide all the things we think will make a perfect holiday ! The pool is the icing on the cake -- I'm glad you enjoyed that too and look forward to welcoming you back to The Garden View Apartment at Carnethic House in magical Fowey ! Marian
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Excellent family get away

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with my wife and two children for 3 nights from 29th Dec. If you love Fowey, quiet walks, amazing scenery, heated pool for the kids, and peace and quiet then Carnethic House is the place for you!

The apartment itself is spacious with two good sized bedrooms and an open fire in the living room. All rooms open out to the gardens leading to the swimming pool and sauna.

Fowey itself is a short walk. You can access a pedestrian footpath from the bottom of the garden. This takes you down to Readymoney cove and from there to the main town.

Overall a really nice stay. Marian the owner was really helpful and I would have no hesitation recommending.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write a review . We are delighted you enjoyed your stay - we do everything we can to make guests' stays as warm and welcoming as possible . The log fire , the heated indoor pool and Finnish sauna do make a winter stay very special - we love them ourselves ! Thanks again and look forward to welcoming you back again ! Marian
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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: 24-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 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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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: 06-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 30-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Fowey, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Winter
29 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas & New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

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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