Our house is a recently refurbished 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom detached property, sleeping 6, just a short walk from the waters edge and the main Fore Street with all the shops, pubs and restaurants available to you. The house has its own parking and large garden and we have added a little extra to the things we have purchased, so we offer VI Spring King bed in the master bedroom, Weber Gas BBQ, Smart TV, WIFI throughout, Miele appliances etc, in the hope that it will add to your comfort. Everything was new in the last few years including 2 new bathrooms and a separate office. The 3rd bedroom downstairs sleeps up to 4, with a bunk bed, single bed and trundle underneath, which is ideal for children and families travelling together. And finally the views!, we are lucky to have a property that offers great views down to the estuary and to the sea. NO. 8. Vicarage Meadow, sits a few streets away from the main hustle and bustle - a great option for those who want the immediate access of everything Fowey has to offer, but the luxury of space, outdoor facilities and parking.
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- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
House in Fowey, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Location 5 Minutes Walk To Fore Street And Water Access, 10 Minutes Walk To The Beach
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- english, french
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- Sep 21, 2018
About Claire Giles
My husband and I live in France and close to Toulouse. We bought the house whilst living in Wiltshire and wanted a holiday home that would satisfy the interests of all our god-children, friends and family, but also our spoilt boy, Tex, an English Springer Spaniel who loves the water, the beach and big walks. We hope you love our holiday home as much as we do!
Claire Giles purchased this House in 2014
What makes this House unique
Local shop and post office a few steps away. Safe Harbour, our local pub 3 minutes walk and the main Fore Street a few more steps away.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
An absolute Cornish gem
Absolutely perfect for our party of six adults. The house is immaculate, and excellently equipped, the decor is very stylish and the position was absolutely perfect for us.
The lovely garden with sun loungers (we had two weeks wall to wall sun) and large patio table were super, and the parking which comfortably fits two cars, is definitely a bonus.
It is a comfortable 5 minute stroll down to the harbour, and the steady uphill return is definitely a fair price to pay for the lounge and bedroom harbour views across to Polruan.
We all adored it, and would hope to stay here if we get the chance to return to Fowey.
Lovely house, great location
We had a lovely week in Fowey. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Our toddler especially loved the garden.
Good location and great views
Comfortable bedrooms, good bathrooms and pleasant garden. The views from the front bedroom and living room of the harbour were lovely.
Spacious property with all the amenities for a comfortable stay
We stayed for a week 2-9 June and thoroughly enjoyed it. A nice, partial view of the harbour through the rooftops was as bonus. House was spotlessly clean, beds very comfortable and bathroom facilities good. Nice sloping garden, great for children, and a patio area for breakfast etc. The house itself is up a hill so the walk into town is not an issue but coming back can be tiring. There is a bus in the daytime which is handy and we used the station car park and the ferry park so that when we walked into town we were on the level. Claire left a bottle of prosecco as a welcoming gift and it was promptly dispatched. A nice touch!
I stayed a week in this house with my husband and three children plus two dogs. Everything was perfect. Really clean and well stocked. Great garden for the dogs. Comfortable beds and plenty of room for all of us. The house is beautifully decorated and warm. You are a 5 minute walk into town which I thought was better, having stayed in town before. We would stay again.
Thank you for your lovely review and so glad you enjoyed it and hope the dogs managed to get lots of salty paws. We look forward to your return.
A wonderful stay at No 8 Fowey.
Extremely well equipped and beautifully decorated house which is ideally located for Fowey and for exploring the surrounding area. Claire, the owner, was very responsive, efficient and helpful. Information on the locality and walks plus a bottle of wine and Cornish biscuits awaited our arrival. A greatly deal of thought and planning from Claire ensured that the whole family, including the dogs, enjoyed staying at No 8. We would definitely return on our next visit to this part of Cornwall
No.8. is 5 minutes walk to several slip accesses to the water; the house is also the same distance from Fore Street in the centre of town and around 10/15 minutes walk to the beach and Readymoney Cove.
Newquay Airport (30 miles from Fowey) is the nearest airport.
For flights to and from Gatwick, Stanstead and others.
Exeter International Airport (85 miles from Fowey).
Flights to and from major European destinations.
First Great Western, Crosscountry & Wessex Trains operate in much of the country, with express services to Paddington, Birmingham and Edinburgh.
Fowey Town Bus
The bus offers a "you say where" service daily leaving every 15 min from the church.
Fowey offers a complete range of leisure, shopping and eating-out choices to suit every age, style and interest.
You can hire Kayaks in the centre of town, throw on a lifejacket and be in the water within 5 minutes. The children can purchase a crabbing line, ask Mr. Kittow (the excellent butcher and local deli) for some scraps and get out on one of the quays catching crabs within minutes (our God-Children caught 22 in 30 minutes this summer).
If you want to swim it is best to do it at Readymoney Cove where a floating pontoon is anchored from Easter to Autumn and the beach provides a sheltered and picturesque environment to make sand castles and relax.
There are numerous shops with anything from great clothing, to antiques, homewares, art galleries and craft shops as well as an abundance of pubs, restaurants and cafes.
There are two banks in town but only one with an ATM, so be sure in the summer on a busy Saturday to be ready for a little queue or don't forget the post office behind NO. 8, you can take out cash there at no cost.
Fowey is a very active town and literary centre and as you would expect is a vibrant sailing and water sports location.
With all that said one of the reasons we purchased our holiday home in Fowey, was due to the access to an immense network of walks. From No.8 you can walk on The Saint's Way to Golant and on, take the ferry to Boddinick and walk the Hall Walk to Polruan; meet the coastal path to Polkerris - a great summers walk with a welcome pub and cool restaurant on the beach to welcome you.
Polkerris: this is a small but vibrant beach offering a Pub (the Rashleigh Arms) and cool restaurant ("Sam's on the Beach") as well as shop, art gallery and ice cream stop. It's a great beach also offering a large Watersport Centre teaching sailing, windsurfing and kayaking in a protected and safe environment.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: We will send a booking form to you for completion. Your are charged a £250 refundable damages deposit. The deposit is returned 14 days after your departure date, once the property has been checked and cleaned. Changeover Day: Sunday is our normal changeover day, but for low season, 3 day and 5 day bookings we are able to be flexible, please ask. Notes on prices: Dog Charges apply: £50 per week (dogs at our discretion) Prices based on a maximum of 6 adults in one booking - we do not normally accommodate more and would be at our discretion - please ask.