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Experience Cornwall with Fowey holiday lets

Fowey is a charismatic holiday town filled with cobbled streets, pastel-coloured houses and atmospheric pubs. It's set on the banks of the River Fowey and is a great base for exploring the south-east corner of Cornwall. Spend your days basking on sandy beaches, walking in the countryside and discovering centuries of local history. Planning a getaway to South West England? From romantic waterfront apartments to spacious family cottages, Fowey holiday rentals promise a local experience in Cornwall.


Discover historic Cornwall with Fowey holiday rentals

Saint Catherine's Castle, perched on a rocky cape, offers a glimpse of the reign of Henry VIII. Today, you can explore the 16th-century artillery fort, climb up onto the ramparts and enjoy sweeping views over the Fowey Estuary. You'll also enjoy easy access to a handful of beautiful National Trust properties, including Lanhydrock House, a Victorian stately home surrounded by manicured gardens and wooded parkland. History buffs will jump at the chance to stay in period holiday rental properties scattered across Cornwall.


Activities and attractions in and around Fowey

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Fowey a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Fowey Aquarium (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Readymoney Cove (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Fowey Estuary (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Polperro Model Village (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Cornwall Football Golf (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Fowey

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Fowey is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Readymoney Cove (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Polkerris Beach (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Marsh Villa Gardens (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Eden Project (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens (5.4 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Porthpean Beach (6.2 mi / 10 km)

Beach-hopping in Cornwall from your Fowey holiday cottage

A few miles west of Fowey, Polkerris Beach lures sunseekers with soft sand and a bevy of water sports, including sailing, windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding. It's a great place to swim, sunbathe and get creative with a bucket and spade. Daphne du Maurier fans shouldn't miss Polridmouth Cove, a secluded bay that supposedly inspired scenes in her much-loved thriller novel, Rebecca. If beach access is a priority, snap up one of the oceanfront holiday cottages strung along the Cornish coast.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Fowey

Fly into Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), the closest airport, located 17.6 mi (28.3 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Getting around Fowey from your holiday rental

The Fowey town centre is best explored on foot. Most of the action is centred along Fore Street, and it's difficult to resist the tempting lineup of farm-to-table cafes, artisan bakeries and traditional Cornish pubs, not to mention antique stores, art galleries and boutiques. The atmosphere is hard to beat, so why not stay local, with Fowey holiday rentals just steps from Fore Street? The nearby village of Par offers train connections to London, while National Express operates coaches throughout Cornwall.

Food & drink

Bite into Cornish cuisine in Fowey

Cornwall is immensely proud of its traditional pasties, which grace cafes, bakeries and pubs across the county. They come stuffed with a variety of different fillings, though a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth crust is essential. A Cornish cream tea is another rite of passage, served with scones, jam and lashings of clotted cream. Dairy lovers can bite into over 60 varieties of local cheese, including Cornish Yarg, a semi-hard cows' milk cheese wrapped in an edible nettle leaf rind. Well-equipped kitchens and sunny courtyards make Fowey holiday cottages the perfect excuse to stock up on fresh produce and prepare your own Cornish-inspired feasts.

Essential info

Essential info for your Fowey holiday rentals stay

  • Tipping isn't expected, though is always appreciated for excellent service
  • Pack layers, as Fowey can get chilly, even in the height of summer
  • Visit in spring to see Cornwall explode in a sea of camellias, rhododendrons and daffodils
  • Holiday reads from the likes of Jack Clemo, Winston Graham and Daphne du Maurier are best enjoyed in the garden of your Fowey holiday cottage

How many holiday rentals are available around Fowey?

Our 2022 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,266 holiday lettings around Fowey. From 586 cottages to 895 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Fowey?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Fowey. From Vrbo UK travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Fowey Estuary: 2,414 holiday lettings
  • St. Catherine's Castle: 2,344 holiday lettings
  • Fowey River Gallery: 2,415 holiday lettings
  • Fowey Town Quay Landing: 2,377 holiday lettings
  • Fowey Aquarium: 2,363 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Fowey listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Fowey?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK offers 586 Cottages in Fowey. Our other popular types of Fowey holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 895 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 206 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 586 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Fowey?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 95 holiday homes with pool available in Fowey. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.