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Stunning Fowey, Charming Cottage, Beautiful Location,… just about perfect..

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 double bed cottage, estuary views, twin gardens, delightfully peaceful location; only 5mins to the village and 10 mins to the beach.

“Smugglers Blues” is a traditional granite block built eighteenth century former fisherman's cottage situated in the quiet heart of the famous, picturesque, and vibrant fishing village of Fowey; one of the most renowned and beautiful riverside villages in all Cornwall. Ideally situated on Rose Hill, it gives quick access; just 4/5 minutes’ walk; to the bustling village, yet is set back enough to maintain a quiet and tranquil setting for those moments of relaxation and rest which is an essential part of any holiday.

The property itself offers accommodation for up to six people through 2 bedrooms and a double sofa bed if required. There are two outside areas with a high walled, private courtyard garden for relaxing afternoons in the sun, BBQ’s and the essential evening sundowners. Through the nature of the aspect of the cottage, the rear garden has the benefit of sun all day round, from the moment the sun comes up over the estuary until the sun sets over Fowey Hill; at which point, it should be time to hit the village and sample the nightlife.

The village offers everything you could want; a wide and varied selection of shops from clothing, arts and craft, food/wine, and souvenirs; an extensive selection of pubs, bistros, and restaurants offering standard pub fayre all the way up to award winning fine cuisine. (word of warning; from experience the walk back up the hill can be a tad longer than the 4/5 minute walk down; not least depending on how much nightlife you sample ?)

The charming quayside offers a variety of ferry rides; including the five minute ride over to Polruan, fishing cruises, and self-drive motor boat hire… as well the opportunity to try your hand at crabbing and shrimping off the harbour wall. The beautiful Readymoney beach is a sight inspiring 10 minute walk from the village centre taking in some of the fantastic harbour and sea views that Fowey offers.

And for those not so great days; which our great country does “occasionally” experience, there is a great selection of books and board games. For the more visual minded, there is an extensive DVD collection; ranging from children’s movies, romantic comedies, action movies, box sets, thrillers, B/W classics, naturally there are a few James Bond’s to be found, and for any rugby fans; well there’s enough to keep you busy for a few days, especially if you’re a Lions fan. For any budding surfers, you have the benefits of some true classics..

More Details

Owner
James Clifford
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 November, 2017

About James Clifford

I have been visiting Fowey for many years now, and finally decided to use this as a permanent base for family holidays. Given our love of water sports (Fowey has the lot), particularly sailing and kayaking, and the outdoors generally, not to mention good food; especially seafood(check out the Bouillabaisse at Sam's Bistro), it would be difficult to find a better, more “Perfect Place”. This is where we wind down, chill, relax.. whatever you call it these days, and is somewhere we look forward to coming back to, from the moment we leave until the moment we roll back down the hill into the village for that first view of the river and sea.

James Clifford purchased this cottage in 2014

Why James Clifford chose Fowey

I have been visiting Fowey for the last 20 years and finally took the plunge to buy this year. From my first visit, I fell for the place, its superb range of shops, pubs, restaurants, walks, and water activities. Over those years I have travelled the length and breadth of Cornwall and can honestly say I have never found anywhere else that had the same vibrancy, variety, coupled with the views, and that wonderful feeling of being close enough to see and feel the ocean, but having the sanctity of harbour.

But perhaps the biggest reason, the biggest driver, was the feeling of relaxation that sweeps over you in those first few hours there.. and that's whether your just casting your eyes out to sea, or sitting enjoying that first, refreshing drink. Come experience it, you wont regret it.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fowey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom with WC, shower, and wash basin. and towel airing rails.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One double bedroom with solid oak double bed with oak bedside tables, dressing table (hair dryer), stool/mirror, and double cupboard. One twin bedded room with solid oak beds, dressing table, stool & mirror, & bedside tables.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is set over two floors, three if you count the back garden. As noted earlier, the cottage is pet friendly and there is no additional pet surcharge. If you don't get an reply within 24 hours please feel free to contact me on 07540343470 as there is often a delay in emails/responses getting to me in the country I work. Once received they are normally replied to within 24 hours. Thank you. Outside: Perfect Place has two lovely outside gardens. The front garden is stone walled and laid to bedding and plants with stone patio. The rear garden which can reached either through the kitchen or a side gate is a courtyard style garden with table and chairs for enjoying breakfast, lunch, BBQ dinner in the evening, or perhaps just a few sundowners before heading out to experience the delights of the various restaurants, pubs, and bistro's. It benefits from a wonderful setting in capturing the sun from the moment it comes up, until the moment it sets high over Fowey hill. There is also an ample storage place for all wet weather gear; wetsuits, muddy boots, kayaks, canoes, dinghy's, raincoats, buggy's.. or anything else that comes to mind. Access is of course lockable. There is also a rotary line in the rear garden in case you need to get any washing done and aired. Utility Room: Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are supplied. All bedding and towels are changed and cleaned after each guest stay and only laid out either the night before or the morning of arrival. Towels, include a bath sheet, bath towel and flannel for all guests. Other: Open plan dinning room has the benefit of a new 8 seater Spanish Oak dinning table, ideal for the those family gatherings (it also includes an extender unit). The room itself has views out the rear of the property and easy access to the kitchen

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Stunning Fowey, Charming Cottage, Beautiful Location,… just about perfect..
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
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A pretty, quaint cottage but a bit of a squeeze for 5

  • 3 of 5

Loved Fowey and the cottage but it was a squeeze fo five of us and a dog. It was great to be able to walk into town and eat or pick up supplies from the bakers etc but be prepared for a steep climb. Parking the car a few minutes walk away was OK as we didn’t need it but could be a problem if it was needed daily. The kitchen is pretty compact but once again we ate out mostly so worked well. The enclosed deck area handy for our dog. We had a great walk over to Polruan making use of the ferries. A lovely weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely and perfectly located cottage..

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the cottage from the moment we arrived. The situation is excellent (a short walk down the hill to the harbour) and the house was extremely clean, beautifully decorated and very comfortable (including a good big bed in the main bedroom!). There was ample space for us (two adults, two children, one dog), with everything we needed available in the cottage, backed up by a very helpful and informative email from the owner before we arrived. When we did have a small problem (the tumble drier broke down) the owner arranged for a replacement within a couple of days and with no fuss at all. All in all we had a brilliant time in a brilliant house and will be booking again for next year. Thanks, James!

J.Ensor, York - August 2017

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

beautiful holiday lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

this property was great really comfy lovely beds nice views very clean cottage, lovely part of cornwall i would recommend this cottage to everyone,lovely beach great food at the galleon.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Absolutely delighted you had a wonderful stay. Thank you for your review and for leaving the cottage in such a clean and tidy condition. A great guest and would very much welcome her back.
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5

lovely cottage in a quiet and convenient location for exploring Fowey

  • 5 of 5

a lovely stay in a very homely warm cottage.. great location for exploring Fowey and its walks. Amazing selection of dvds which kept us busy on the two rainy days we had. Great outside decked garden and wish we had had the weather to make more use... cant blame the owner for the weather.. and the owner is a gent who adds a really nice personal touch which is lacking with the other "click and book" sites.. we both liked the human interaction and availability.

Family keen on a summer stay so going to book again for the summer. After a small stay, one can see why the property is busy.. bring on the summer and our thanks again to the owner.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great cottage, lovely location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage which is very comfortable with a great terrace garden, great location in Fowey just towards the top of town but close to everything, really helpful owner who couldn't do enough and knows Fowey really well so you will feel you have everything you need before you arrive.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Cottage, Wonderful Holiday... Great Host

  • 5 of 5

My family and our little dog arrived at the cottage on a lovely sunny day in August to find a super welcome pack a waiting for us (our host allowed us to choose our wines / beers), which after our drive from Scotland was extremely welcome. The children loved the outside decked area and over the ten days we stayed we all made good use of it from sunbathing to games of quoits, and BBQ’s. The cottage was clean, everything in good working order and very comfortable… it did feel like home away from home. It’s in an ideal position for exploring Fowey; which we fell in love with; its many walks, and the local area.

Our host was really first class. He sent us an excellent guide (his own take) on all the local walks, pubs, restaurants, and drives. The in-house guide book to the cottage including tips for guests was very insightful and very amusing. Our host arranged for a mid-week turnover to freshen the place up at no charge and what really impressed was his late night email to warn us of local roadworks and suitable routes around which probably saved us two or three hours.

Quite simply, we all had a wonderful holiday which was complemented by the lovely cottage and a great host with a personal touch for whom nothing seemed too much trouble. We have booked again and cannot wait to enjoy it all again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
21.5 Miles
NewQuay Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
7/8 Bars/Pubs in the village; 5-8 minutes walk
Nearest Ferry
0.9 Miles
Bodinnick Car Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Carlyon Bay Championship Golf Course
Nearest Train
4.3 Miles
Par Train Station
Nearest Motorway
62 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
4/5 Restaurants in the village; 5-8 minutes walk
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
The Alps during winter :-)
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Readymoney Beach

Coast/Beach:

Readymoney Beach: 15 mins walk

Fowey River Front/Quay: 3/5 mins walk.

Polruan: 5 mins Ferry from the Quay

All the pubs/restaurants you could want: Maximum 7 mins walking time.

Travel:

Par Railway Station: 4.3 Miles

St Austell Station: 7 Miles

Newquay Airport: 22 Miles

Distances:

St Austall; 7 miles.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fowey, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas_New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£361
for 4 nights
From
£85
£516
 
 
Spring
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£577
for 4 nights
From
£139
£616
 
 
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£801
for 4 nights
From
£195
£646
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
 
Early May BH 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 5 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£601
for 4 nights
From
£145
£616
 
 
Late May BH 2018
19 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£601
for 4 nights
From
£145
£616
 
 
Early Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£361
for 4 nights
From
£85
£576
 
 
Mid-Summer 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£761
for 4 nights
From
£185
£866
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£258
for 3 nights
From
£79
From
£95
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£366
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Winter Fuel Surcharge £20
Linen Fee £1

Booking Notes:
All booking details, procedures, deposits and timing of payments will be made clear in the forwarded terms and conditions and booking form after initial contact. There is a small winter fuel premium of £20 per week from October to March. There is a security deposit of £300 required 2 weeks prior to arrival. This is returned within 14 days of departure pending clearance by the caretaker.


If you don't get an reply within 24 hours please feel free to contact me on 07540343470 as there is often a delay in emails/responses getting to me in the country I work. Once received they are normally replied to within 24 hours. Thank you.

Changeover Day:
Preferred change over day is flexible, but dependant on pre-ceding and forthcoming bookings. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on flexible days.

Notes on prices:
The cottage is pet friendly and there is no additional pet surcharge. There is a small winter fuel premium of £20 per week from October to March.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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