Apartment in Fowey, Cornwall, England - Spectacular By Day - Romantic By Night
About John Gittus
I'm a bit of a wanderlust who has seen the world and decided to find some roots in those bits of the planet I enjoyed most of all. Sue is very much a home-maker and takes most things in her stride. Apart from which she is a willing accomplice. As a retired businessman and keen sportsman I now find the involvement in my holiday property very fulfilling and take much pleasure out of giving exceptional holidays to others as well as ourselves. And when you study the photographs you will see why we have so many regular guests who return time after time.
John Gittus purchased this Apartment in 1992
Why John Gittus chose Fowey
Having spent my early years by the sea I have always been drawn back, as we all are, to visit time and time again. When I decided to buy a permanent holiday home by the sea I explored the entire coast line of England, Scotland and Wales. I was looking for the most spectacular views I could find together with a kind climate and a handsome property. Fowey came to me almost by accident since in past years my journeys along the South Cornish coast had always been diverted on the one way system away from the town centre. But on one occasion we decided to park a few miles out of Fowey and walk back along the coast. What I saw as I rounded the final corner rooted me to the spot, and when I found the apartment sitting in just about the prime spot in Fowey my search was over. A comfortable walk to the town along the estuary is always enjoyable, and in the opposite direction you reach the sand beach of Readymoney Cove (the inspiration for Daphne Du Maurier's "Fisherman's Creek" in just a couple of hundred yards. See web site www.qualityholidaylets.com
What makes this Apartment unique
First and foremost the spectacular views are hypnotic and many returning guests all vouch for this fact. As you enter the lounge you are first of all stunned at the beauty and then calmed by the tranquility of the place as you position yourself in the viewing area. The apartment was formerly part of the Penlee hotel owned by the actress's Shirley Eaton family, and as we all know hotels always get the prime spots in any location. It has the enviable advantage of being just a couple of hundred yards from Readymoney beach, St Catherine's Point, and the beginning of the coastal path - yet at the same time being just ten minutes walk from the town with its pubs, restaurants and shops. A number of well known persons are attracted to the area and Dawn French is a near neighbour occupying a large property a couple of hundred yards away. The famous author Daphne Du Maurier lived in and a round Fowey and many of her stories are based on local experiences and stories from the past. And it is almost unique in Fowey in having its own car park immediately opposite. See website www.qualityholidaylets.com
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when you enter the living room at look through the large patio windows what a view, surely one of th
we would definitely stay in this accommodation again , the views win every time, plus a large apartment in good order
Apartment had excellent views of the sea and estuary. Fantastic! Private parking which is great in Fowey.
The apartment overall was clean and well maintained however the kitchen was not clean. I had to clean the fridge out as there was food and milk spilled in it. There was also a horrid fish smell coming from the kitchen bin under the sink! I scrubbed it out but it still smelled when we left after a week! I rang the cleaning company about black bin bags. I left a message and no one bothered to get back to me.
Such a shame for a lovely place.
There was no welcome pack or personal message which for a five star rating would have been nice. Not even a small carton of milk.
None of these things spoiled our holiday but we’re little disappointing.
The box with key in it is very stiff to work.
We are very sorry that a previous guest had a spillage in the fridge and left a fish smell, but of course we can't legislate for what people cook, and the best plan is always to open the large kitchen window for a few hours should this occur.
We pay our cleaners to provide a welcome pack and leave black bags (a supply of which was left on the premises by ourselves just a few weeks ago) so we have raised this complaint with them. And what we take very seriously is any occasion should the caretaker fail to respond to calls, and can only conclude that the problem arose because she has changed her telephone number, the new one of which is advised to customers ahead of their holiday along with our own. But we are gratified that the customer enjoyed their holiday overall and still awarded us four stars.
You’d be hard pushed to find better than this in Fowey. Well-equipped, comfortable, with off-road parking, and the best view imaginable. Highly recommended.
Amazing Fowey holiday Flat
We had a wonderful holiday , the flat had the most amazing view of Fowey harbour. The flat was lovely and clean and in a great location for Readymoney beach and not far from the town too. We had a great holiday.
Supper Apt in Fowey
Superb location with excelent views of the estuary and open sea, clean and spacious apt. With everything required to enhance your stay, well managed booking process and the bonus of on site parking.
Special interest holidays:
Fowey has always been famours for its authors, painters, celebrities and its historic interest. It is renowned for its sailing activities including clubs and instruction centres, and is a hot spot for sea and river fishermen alike. But not least walkers and ramblers and lovers of sea-scapes and the countryside.
The Apartment is just a few hundred yards from St Catherine's point (with stimulating views of the entire estuary) and the Cornish Coastal Path. In addition to the coastal paths one of my favouite walks takes me out on the car/passenger ferry - along the well known "Hall Walk" and back finally from Polruan by passenger ferry. On a Sunday I love to take lunch at the atmospheric "Fisherman's Arms" at Boddinick or one of the pubs in Polruan.
The local Readymoney cove is said to have been the inspiration for Daphne du Maurier's "Fisherman's Creek". There are many other examples in the local area which for many years was the home of this famours author.
Readymoney beach is just two or three hundred yards away and leads on to St Catherine's Head and the beginning of lovely cliff walks. And likewise on the Polruan side, which is reached via the passenger ferry, the walks continue for many miles via such famous places as Polperro and Looe and more besides.
Travel by car is well served by main artery motorways which run by the nearby Bodmin or approach via Plymouth on the southern route.
There is an excellent fast rail service which calls in at Par station approximately four or five miles away. Nearest main airport is at Newquay.
The town of Fowey with its restaurants, pubs and shops is a ten minute walk away.