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Luxurious renovated 18th Century Old Watermill - Old Watermill

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Description

Old Watermill

Beautifully renovated 18th Century Watermill in Fowey - quiet location 1 mile from Fowey Town and Harbour. Near to beaches and the Eden Project. Miles of coastal footpaths and on the Saints Way. Great location for exploring the rest of Cornwall.

Sleeps from 4 to 10 comfortably and a great farmhouse kitchen seats 10 for meals. Spacious and flexible accommodation for families and large groups comprising main house with 3 doubles with luxury en-suites and attached Cottage wing with 2 doubles and luxury bathroom. Two bedrooms have superking ziplinks which allows the rooms to be configured with one superking bed or two full-size single beds. All other rooms have superking and king sized beds. All linen provided is 100% cotton. Stunning Sitting Room with vaulted beamed ceiling and gorgeous chandeliers. Den with big comfy sofa and large, wall mounted TV. Fully-equipped farmhouse style Kitchen with Rangemaster Cooker with induction hob and lots of extras for the keen cook!


About the property

Old Watermill

The Old Watermill is a beautifully renovated 18th Century Watermill in the picturesque harbour town of Fowey in Cornwall. Luxury accommodation sleeps up to 6 in three double bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom/walk-in shower.

The Old watermill is set in a peaceful location at the top of a pretty country lane right on the Saints Way, one mile from Fowey town and harbour making it a great spot for walkers and sailors.

The Old Watermill has undergone a complete renovation and offers guests the best of both worlds - 21st century creature comforts including hot powerful showers, free WiFi, fabulous farmhouse style kitchen/diner and new high quality beds, all within the historic beauty of an 18th Century Cornish stone building.

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About the Owner

William & Carole James
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

Why William & Carole James chose Newquay & St Austell area

The Old Watermill is set in a peaceful location at the top of a pretty country lane right on the Saints Way, one mile from Fowey town and harbour making it a great spot for walkers and sailors.

What makes this house unique

The Old Watermill has undergone a complete renovation and offers guests the best of both worlds - 21st century creature comforts including hot powerful showers, free WiFi, fabulous farmhouse style kitchen/dining area and new high quality beds, all within the historic beauty of an 18th Century Cornish stone building.

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Notes

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.


Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday during July and August and flexible for other months. Check-In is 16:00 and Check-Out is 10:00.

33 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

5

Fabulous old mill in Fowey

  • 5 of 5

The Old Watermill is exactly as described: beautifully fitted out, with almost everything you could wish for provided. We did a lot of cooking there and everything in the kitchen was of the highest quality and had been well thought out for those who did want to cater. The only things we missed were steak knives, not vital, but useful, and we did have difficulty with the tin opener. The knives needed sharpening so perhaps a sharpening device to hand? As I say, nothing to cause us any disappointment but when so much has been thought of for you, its easy to pick up on a tiny number of small details!

We were blown away by the house and garden, all beautifully maintained to a high standard, and it was so lovely for everyone to have their own top quality bedroom and shower facilities. Huge and very comfy beds! The house was warm, plenty of hot water and lovely to have the fire as we were there during a wet week in March.

Fowey itself is delightful but very much a place to walk to or leave the car in the outlying car parks as the streets are so narrow; difficult for pedestrians and cars to share the limited space available. Plenty of pubs and eateries if you want them - we particularly liked The Ship and Sam's. We enjoyed taking the car over on the ferry and exploring the other side as well as the amazing clifftop walks only Cornwall can offer. All in all a great place to spend some time whatever the weather.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nic, Thank you for your very kind review; we're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you were so impressed by the Old Watermill. Guest satisfaction is paramount to us and we are very aware that we are only ever as good as our last review! We constantly check, update and replace equipment and linen at the Mill to keep our standards high and are sorry that you felt the knives were rather blunt - as keen cooks we pride ourselves on supplying a good range of kitchen equipment for our guests. In both our Check-in information, and our Guest Information Guide, we do ask that guests contact Caroline, our wonderful House Manager, with any questions or problems. Caroline would have pointed out that there was an 'AnySharp' knife sharpener in the kitchen drawer! We will also be adding a 'chef's steel' sharpener to the equipment. Your suggestion of steak knives is an excellent one and something which we had overlooked as non-steak eaters. We would have welcomed the opportunity to have supplied some for you at the time but a gleaming set of new steak knives is now awaiting your next visit. We are not really sure what we could have done about the can opener as it is the "Oxo Good Grips" brand which is marketed for ease of use! Thank you again for choosing the Old Watermill and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Bill & Carole
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5

Fabulous Retreat

  • 5 of 5

It exceeded our expectations! The location is great, it's close to Fowey yet tucked away in a tranquil landscape with expansive gardens and superb vistas. We sat on the patio in the sun and fed the resident ducks.The house has a large kitchen/diner which easily accommodated 30 of us for an engagement party. The lounge is vast and yet the efficient log burner made it very cosy for us in the evenings. The master bedroom is huge with views on three sides.Its a lovely haven for a large family or groups of friends.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

First class property with

  • 5 of 5

We cannot praise the quality of The Old Watermill enough. The owners were fantastic at informing us of anything we needed in the area and the property itself was a real gem. Beautifully decorated for Christmas and it was completely equipped with everything we needed, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone and will look forward to returning there in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home,

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of five couples staying for a long weekend. It is a beautiful house, well presented with lovely furnishings, warm and very comfortable, well maintained and spotlessly clean. The description was more than accurate, it exceeded our (high) expectations. The instructions for the property and the advice and guidance on local services were clear and very useful. We would highly recommend this property to any couple or group that want to spoil themselves.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Cornwall retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the Old Watermill and we were not disappointed.All the rooms are beautifully furnished and very comfortable .The lovely housekeeper organised a welcome pack of goodies and was a great baby and dog sitter .We hope to return to this fabulous house.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great holiday in fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of eight plus toddler had a lovely week in the Old Watermill. The house was perfect for our group with enough space to spread out and also to congregate in the kitchen. The hosts had even set up a little fence to keep our little one away from the pond. We were very impressed with how well equipped the kitchen was. Every detail was perfect and the location is excellent, nice and peaceful but not too isolated and within easy reach of plenty of things to do. Fowey itself is a very nice town to visit and eat out in. Very highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The Old Watermill is set in a peaceful location at the top of a pretty country lane right on the Saints Way, one mile from Fowey town and harbour making it a great spot for walkers and sailors.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter and Newquay at 40 Miles Nearest Ferry : Bodinnick Ferry at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Carlyon Bay Golf Club at 6 Miles Nearest Train : PAR - trains from Paddington at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Sams in Fowey at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Readymoney at 3 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Walking

Golf

Sailing

Book Clubs - Fowey was home to Daphne du Maurier

Facilities

From the Owner

The Old Watermill has undergone a complete renovation and offers guests the best of both worlds - 21st century creature comforts including hot powerful showers, free WiFi, fabulous farmhouse style kitchen/dining area and new high quality beds, all within the historic beauty of an 18th Century Cornish stone building.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 2800 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs Cloakroom - Toilet
  • Ensuite Shower 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite Shower room 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms are brand new as of May 2014. Master: en-suite with bath and luxury walk-in shower. Bed 2: en-suite large walk-in shower. Bed 3: en-suite wet-room. Beds 4 and 5 share a family bathroom with bath/shower. Separate ground floor cloakroom.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4-10 Notes on bedrooms: 5 double bedrooms in total. 3 with luxury en-suites in Mill House and 2 in attached Cottage wing. 2 of the 5 bedrooms have super-king zip links - and can be configured with a super-king bed or two full-size single beds.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: This property has been completely renovated; including all new floors and carpets and freshly painted walls and ceilings. We have installed new bathrooms and showers and a large country style kitchen with dining for ten people - opening onto the garden terrace. All beds, linen, kitchen appliances, televisions and lighting are new as of May 2014 as is most of the furniture. Utility Room: 9KG Washing Machine, 9KG Tumble Dryer, Iron, Ironing Board, Laundry Baskets, second Fridge-Freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property is professionally cleaned prior to guest arrival. For stays of two weeks of more, bed linen is changed weekly. We provide 100% cotton bed linen and 2 bath towels per guest per week. Other: TV Den. Wall-mounted TV with BT YouView Box. 100+ channels. DVD player with large DVD library, Games, Books. Big comfy sofa and armchair.

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