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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

Set in a lovely seaside spot by the pretty medieval church The Sea Swallow is tucked away in a quiet nook but just a minute's walk from Fowey's wonderful array of independent shops, great restaurants, galleries 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.

The Sea Swallow is perfect for a romantic getaway, friends and families seeking the seaside life and sleeps from 1 to 4 guests, with plenty of room in both bedrooms for a cot.

An extra single bed can be provided in the master bedroom for a 5th guest.

The cottage 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 (or feather free if preferred) covered in pure natural linen and Egyptian cotton sateen.

The largest room has a gorgeous window seat with views to the water from autumn to spring. It is designed to be made up as a full size single extra bed, with soft muslin 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 and fridge freezer, washer-dryer, microwave 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 - some coffee pods supplied but feel free to bring your own.

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 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, Smart 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!

You'll also find a box of toys, crayons and dressing-up clothes.

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 space to park for unloading by the front door. 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 Cornwall's long stay car parks, which is very handy if you plan to explore.


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

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!
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 July, 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 tissue.
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • 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, robes, towels and slippers. 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, organic hot chocolate, 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 2 weeks from the end of their stay.


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The Sea Swallow... a beautiful Cornish cottage by the sea
average rating of 4.931818 based on 47 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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Boulder, CO

Cozy cottage in the heart of Fowey.

  • 5 of 5

Bedrooms had comfy beds with abundant light. Great stay for our family.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Delightful little cottage all decked out tastefully in white & neutral ‘shabby chic’ furnishings & fabrics. Very well equipped for a comfortable stay. Lovely modern bathroom with heated towel rack & large walk in shower. Bedding is all quality real linen (which is a favourite) The top floor bedroom is ablaze with sunshine in the mornings & a delight to wake up in. Literally across from the parish church & yes, the clock bells do chime, but softly enough not to disturb ones sleep. Only steps from the main shopping street & harbour front but secluded in a cul de sac with no through traffic.

Would love to return someday.

J. Styles.

Vancouver, Canada

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little gem of a cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Sea Swallow cottage. It's a quaint old fisherman's cottage that has been tastefully and beautifully decorated. It has everything you could possibly need for a great holiday. We loved the fact that we were so close to the centre of Fowey and could wander out for fresh croissant in the morning and for a drink in the evening! The beds were also extremely comfortable and made up with pure linen bedding. We will definitely recommend it to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Very well equipped and good location

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped and maintained, close to town centre

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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A lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

The location is great and the cottage itself is beautiful and very homely. Warm, spacious and comfortable. Couldn't have found a better place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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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 food
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Whitehouse (5 min walk) & Readymoney (10 min walk)
Car: not necessary

Fowey is an ancient, lovely and lively fishing village 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
Refundable 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 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.