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Beautifully Converted Barns And Split-level Cottage Overlooking The Idyllic Fow - Church Meadow

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking



Church Meadow

Church Meadow is a modern, spacious, split level house with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This light and airy house has a fully equipped kitchen and dining area on the middle level that overlooks the well matured garden. It is tastefully furnished and equipped to a very high standard and quality.

The lounge on the upper level has wonderful views across the rolling landscape and leads onto a paved patio area, ideal for relaxing with a cup of tea or glass of wine. There is also a gas barbeque and garden furniture and a large fenced garden to run and play.

About the property


If you're looking for a holiday location that offers something a little different, then look no further than the idyllic setting of Penquite Farm. It's the perfect place to stay for a relaxing enjoyable holiday. Our indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub plus Hands on animal feeding is always very popular and there is a games room and trampoline. There is so much to do around the area with lots of different river activities, kayaking, fishing, sailing, river trips, local beaches and coastal paths to walk. Bedrooms are ensuite and cots available. You'll love it ! Local Pub & restaurant in the village.

Ruth Varco
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Ruth Varco

My husband (John) and I have lived and farmed here all our lives. We, of course, have help from our wonderful and beautiful springer spaniel called Tom. He loves people and is very good with children.

We are very fortunate to live in such a wonderful location overlooking the Fowey River and in a peaceful riverside village with a local pub within walking distance. We do try and sample the ale at least once a week! We are also very fortunate to live beside a beautiful 13th Century Church (some visitors think we actually own the Church) but of course we don't !

We love our way of life and our idyllic location and we'd love your Company - so come and join us for a wonderful week away from it all and relax and enjoy a home-made Cornish Cream tea on your arrival.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made at any time. A provisional booking is held for 7 days and a deposit of 25% is required. The final payment is required 28 days before the holiday. Confirmation of your booking will be sent to you when the deposit has been received.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are Friday in Coaches Rest and Saturday in Church Meadow and The Old Granary.
Out of season Oct to April/May (excluding Christmas, New Year and half term) changeover can be any day of the week. Please ring for details.


Accommodation and facilities for Church Meadowin Fowey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , one 6ft bed or 2 3ft single beds (this is a zip and link)
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • cots available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: We are always on hand to help with anything that might be needed, you might like some local information or even just a friendly chat. Outside: All the accommodation have large fenced gardens to play, gas barbecues and garden furniture on the patio area. There is a games room with table tennis, pool and a football game. There is also a trampoline and swing/slide frame outside. The main attraction is, of course, the animals at feeding time. The animals are fed everyday at 9am in the morning and it is certainly a very popular time with children who love to feed, stroke and pet the animals. The eggs are collected which can then be taken in for breakfast - Can't get any fresher than that !!


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Church Meadow
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Fantastic cottage with amazing views and facilities

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Ruth for welcoming us to your lovely cottage with a yummy cream tea that my son wolfed down. The views at the farm are outstanding and the swimming pool with hot tub was the icing on the cake. We had a brilliant time there and we highly recommend anyone planning to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patel for your lovely review. It was nice meeting you and all the family and I am delighted that you all enjoyed your stay, the yummy cream tea and the pool facilities. We would be delighted to see you again if you ever manage another trip to Cornwall and for recommending us. Thank you.
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Church View property, Golant

  • 5 of 5

Spacious three bedroom, two bath property located on a farm across from a medieval church. Owner left us enough homemade scones, clotted cream, and jam for two afternoons, as well as thick slices of bacon, homemade sausages, and fresh farm eggs for two days breakfasts for three people! Extremely well maintained and equipped house. Welcoming pub with good meals within walking distance in village, and many restaurants a few minutes drive away. Easy driving distance to Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, and Lanhydrock National Trust.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

A very enjoyable stay, we were made to feel very welcome. A great base to explore Cornwall. The children loved feeding the animals each day, as well as playing in the games room and on the trampoline. We enjoyed visiting Fowey and the lovely walk on the Esplanade from Readymoney Cove. Plenty of great beaches nearby. Thanks Ruth and John for a memorable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely meeting you all and really pleased that your enjoyed your stay. Glad the children enjoyed feeding the animals in the mornings and I think the guinea pigs were the favourites and possibly collecting the eggs. Hopefully, the swimming pool will be up and running next year so that will be an added bonus. Look forward to seeing you all again. Ruth & Tom
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Well equipped, beautiful area, very welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

The holiday rental was well equipped and clean. The games room just next door was welcomed by the children on rainier days. Beautiful surrounding countryside and beaches close by, and the Eden Project just a few miles away. We were made to feel extremely welcome, nothing was too much trouble. Highlight of the week for all the family was feeding the animals each morning, especially Jim the pig! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A comfortable peaceful haven

  • 5 of 5

A peaceful five star haven, offering more than we had hoped for.

We felt most welcomed. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely holiday home in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property last minute and we're delighted with our choice.

The house is lovely and spacious and was spotlessly clean. We were thrilled with the Cornish cream tea on arrival and all the other goodies in the fridge. We spent a lot of time on the sun terrace as the surroundings were so lovely and peaceful we didn't feel the need to go out anywhere!. The lovely town of Fowey is just a few miles away with shops, banks etc.

Ruth the owner was extremely welcoming and helpful.

Would highly recommend this property and area and look forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St Austell or Bodmin
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Par or Lostwithiel
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Polkerris or Readymoney Cove

Special interest holidays:

Pet Animal feeding every morning at 9 am to feed, stroke and enjoy the hands on experience of feeding the animals. Collecting the eggs for breakfast.

Come and meet all the friendly farm animals, rabbit, guinea pigs, horses, goats, kune-kune pigs, alpacas, pet lambs and the chicken.


There are numerous beaches closeby approx. 3 to 4 miles.


Airport - Newquay 15 miles

Ferry - Plymouth 20 miles

Train - Par 3 miles Lostwithiel 4 miles

Beach - Readymoney or Polkerris 3 to 5 miles

Motorway - Exeter 50 miles

Pub/Bar - Fishermans Arms 0.5 miles

Golf - St Austell or Bodmin 6 miles

Restaurant Golant 0.5 miles


The beautiful Port of Fowey is 3 miles away and the Historic town of Lostwithiel is also 3 to 4 miles from Golant.

The village of Tywardreath is only 2 miles away.

Further Details:

Don't forget, a home delivery service is available and is very useful when arriving for your holiday. I am always on hand to put things in the fridge or freezer if the goods are delivered before you arrive.