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The Sea Swallow... a beautiful Cornish cottage by the sea

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Perfect for beaches, boats, gorgeous coastal walks, great restaurants, relaxing

A beautiful Cornish seaside cottage... a special place to stay

In a lovely, quiet spot by the pretty medieval church but a minute's walk from shops, great eateries and the quay and five minutes to the nearest of Fowey's two sandy beaches, the cottage is decorated with exquisite attention to detail and is brim full of seaside light and period charm. Everything has been thought of to offer a truly unique and special place to stay for couples, friends and families seeking the seaside life.

The cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway, friends or a family and sleeps 4 with plenty of room in both bedrooms for cots, too. It can be rented for short breaks or longer stays and is wonderfully equipped with everything you'll need.

There are two beautiful spacious bedrooms with sumptuous kingsize beds and deliciously luxurious goose down duvets covered in pure natural linen and Egyptian cotton sateen.

The largest room has a gorgeous window seat with views to the water that is also designed to be made up as a single bed, with curtains to pull across creating a snug extra space for fifth person to sleep.

There's a cot if needed, too, and each bedroom has a hairdryer, sewing kit and clock. There is a £50 per stay charge for the cot or single bed.

The stylish kitchen is wonderfully equipped including Dualit toaster, Smeg dishwasher, washer-dryer, microwave, Smeg fridge-freezer and with all the crockery, pots, pans and utensils you could need. Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee from the Nespresso coffee machine and froth up the milk for a milkshake or cappuccino - coffee pods supplied.

The beautiful bathroom has a large wet room rain shower and extra deep tub for a soothing candlelit soak. There's an ample supply of thick fluffy towels, snuggly towelling bathrobes and a pair of slippers.

Hidden behind the cottage is a little secluded courtyard garden, a cosy spot for breakfast or to while away candlelit evenings in the gentle Cornish climate.

There are books, WiFi, MP3 dock and iPod loaded with lovely tunes, internet TV and subscription to Amazon Film so you can cuddle up with your favourite flicks.

for the little ones...

If you're holidaying with babies or small children you can travel a little lighter as we provide a cot with bedding, trip-trap highchair, baby bath, crockery and cutlery, microwave steriliser, food mixer, little step-up, changing mat, anti-door slammers, socket covers, stair gate, bed safety rail, potty... phew!

There are also a few toys, crayons, dressing-up clothes and books.

little extras...

Bed linen and an ample supply of towels are supplied, along with fluffy bathrobes and slippers to snuggle up in. There's delicious Nespresso coffee, tea, organic hot chocolate, sugar, tea towels, dishcloths, iron and ironing board, eco-friendly dishwasher tablets, washing-up and laundry liquid, cleaning detergents, hand wash, soap, shower gel, toilet tissue and organic bubble bath.

A delicious treat of freshly baked scones, Cornish strawberry jam and clotted cream welcomes your arrival.

feather free...

If feathers give you the sneezes just let us know and we'll happily tuck away the goose down and instead make up the beds with our pure cotton anti-allergy duvets and pillows.


You'll find the ancient centre of Fowey lovely and snug so the cottage doesn't have its own designated parking, though there is plenty of space to unload by the front door, where you can also wait a few hours and park overnight, if necessary. Free on-street parking spaces are nearly always available nearby and guests always receive a handy parking map showing the best options. The nearest paid-for car park is less than a minute's walk away by the quay and the main car park is about 5 minutes. You may also buy a weekly permit to park in any of Fowey's and several other car parks in the district of Restormel, which includes Newquay and St Austell, for example, and is handy if you plan to explore by car.


Your well-behaved dog is very welcome to join you on holiday though we do politely ask them to stay downstairs and to keep their paws off the furniture. There is a £50 per stay charge for your dog.

The cottage is always meticulously cleaned and left absolutely fresh and spotless for new guests arriving.

A mid-stay property refresh, with clean linen and towels can be arranged. Please let us know when booking, or if you decide you would like a refresh while staying we will do our best to arrange one for you.




To view more photos of the cottage and be inspired by some beautiful Cornish treasures to explore during your stay you may like to visit The Sea Swallow on Pinterest at pinterest.com/theseaswallow/

More Details

Tracey Thorn
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, A little French and Spanish!
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned from a long weekend at this wonderful cottage and it more than lived up to all of our expectations, perfect for a relaxing getaway.

We found the cottage to be beautifully presented. The decor and attention to detail was exceptional.

The location of the cottage was also ideal. Whilst tucked away on a peaceful side street, it was little more than a minute's walk to Fowey's shops, restaurants and seafront.

We are certainly intending to visit again soon.
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fowey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • 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 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom fitted with Duravit basin, deep soak free-standing tub, large walk-in wetroom rain shower, marble mosaic tiles on the floor and beautiful Fired Earth wall tiles. There are candles to gently light your relaxing bath, luxurious organic Neal's Yard bubble bath, fresh soap, shower gel and toilet paper.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Cot with bedding is available on request.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , On request: cot and extra single bed.
  • Two kingsize bedrooms are both large enough to add a cot. The largest room has a window seat designed to be made up as a full size single bed, with soft muslin curtains to pull across making a lovely extra sleeping nook for a fifth guest. It has an extra thick mattress, with a snuggly mattress topper for extra comfort.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The rent includes heating, electricity, hot water, WiFi, subscription to Amazon Film library, linen and towels. Also, to get you started, there's washing up liquid and cleaning detergents, laundry liquid, dishwasher tabs, dishcloths, tea towels, bin bags, soap, shower gel, Neal's Yard organic bubble bath, toilet paper. Tea, Nespresso coffee, fresh sugar, milk, scones, strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream welcome your arrival. There are no additional taxes or charges. A £300 refundable damage deposit is payable with the balance of the rent and is normally returned in full to guests within 3 weeks from the end of their stay.


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The Sea Swallow... a beautiful Cornish cottage by the sea
average rating of 4.923077 based on 42 reviews

Perfect, no, even better than that...

  • 5 of 5

Arrived for a weekend away in January with 2 discerning friends. Before we arrived, we received some wonderful tips for things to do in the area which were beautifully written and so the romance began... The cottage was well placed, very near the front and shops/eateries. It was so beautifully furnished and presented we instantly felt relaxed and enjoyed the serenity it offered. We spent a good half hour just walking about saying to each other 'and have you seen this pot/mirror/cupboard/bedlinen - it's gorgeous'. Little touches like fab coffee maker, Cornish Cider stash, bath robes, the pre-loaded ipod made it so lovely we didn't want to go out. My top tips for a Sea Swallow stay: bring enough nibbles/plonk/bread n cheese to keep you going for a few nights, enjoy lazy mornings, lovely walks, fab shops and beachcombing in the day and get back early for a bath, G&T and a read of the paper. In short, Me: 'I wonder if I could send for the children in about a week'; Val 'I'm staying'; Sid 'It's Lush'. Oh, and Fowey's not bad either.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning cottage in a beautiful location. The owners have thought of everything.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful. Fantastic location that allows a stroll into town. Loved it!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful cottage. Wonderfully decorated and furnished. Peaceful and ideally situated

  • 5 of 5

A stunning property perfectly located in Fowey overlooking the Church and minutes away from the shops. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Ein wunderschöner Ort, um entspannt das Meer, Fowey und Cornwall zu genießen! Das Haus ist toll, zentral gelegen und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Morgens wird man von einem fantastischen Licht geweckt! Wir alle haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt!!!

Einfach toll!!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cornish cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a gem of a cottage, beautifully decorated with everything catered for, very clean and simple. We will be returning as we only sampled 4 of the many restaurants in Fowey!! Sam's restaurant was the favourite by far, but be prepared to wait a little - its worth it. We'd definitely recommend Sea Swallows.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sea Swallow cottage is first class

  • 4 of 5

Everything about this cottage is of a high standard. It's only drawback for us was the distance to the closest car parking ( up a long steep hill) but it did not spoil our holiday

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is space to park by the cottage's front door, where guests can usually stay for a few hours and even overnight if needed, particularly if mobility is difficult for you. There are also free onstreet spaces and several public car parks from within 100 metres. The parking map I send our guests shows several alternative parking options that are much closer than the main car park along the hill. Our guest's comfort is extremely important to us and we very much welcome any questions before or during your stay that might help with this.
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Less than a minute's walk away.
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Polruan, Mevagissey & Bodinnick ferries from Fowey
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lostwithiel, Carlyon Bay, St Austell within 20 min
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Par, mainline to London: 10 mins car, 18 mins bus
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Lots of cafes, restaurants, pubs with great grub
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Whitehouse (5 min walk) & Readymoney (10 min walk)
Car: not necessary

Fowey is a lovely and lively medieval town, with narrow winding streets, pretty painted buildings, wonderful eateries, and lovely shops and galleries perched alongside one of England's most unspoilt estuaries in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The water speckled with sails, sandy beaches a pebble's throw and some stunning coastal walks on your doorstep, there's no better place to call your seaside holiday home.

A short stroll to sandy beaches, exhilarating walks along some of the loveliest heritage coastal paths, kayaking up river for a picnic in the spot that inspired Wind in the Willows, or some truly good food and lovely little shops. The Sea Swallow is the perfect base for exploring many of Cornwall's wonderful attractions or just tucking yourselves away for a cosy break with everything you need just a stroll away.

The Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Lanhydrock and the breathtakingly beautiful Bodmin moor are nearby. It's easy to see why Daphne DuMaurier fell instantly in love with pretty Fowey and made it her home, it's deep harbour setting nestled into steep green hills rolling out to sea weave some special kind of magic on you.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Damage Deposit £300

Bed linen and an ample supply of towels are provided, along with fluffy bathrobes and slippers to snuggle up in. There's delicious Nespresso coffee, tea, organic hot chocolate, sugar, tea towels, dishcloths, iron and ironing board, eco-friendly dishwasher tablets, washing-up and laundry liquid, cleaning detergents, hand wash, soap, shower gel, toilet tissue and organic bubble bath.

The cottage may be booked with or without the window seat bed or cot set up for you. The cot is supplied with a mattress enhancer for extra comfort and two sets of bedding.

Cot: £50 per stay
Window seat single bed: £50 per stay
Pet: £50 per stay

Short stays of two nights or more are usually possible in low season. During July and August bookings are available for full weeks starting on a Saturday.

Our guests always receive some useful info and tips from our favourite things to do and places to eat locally and we are very happy to recommend something for a special occasion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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