Stunning House in Harbour View, Fowey, Cornwall - Private Cul-De-Sac Yet 2 Minutes Walk To The Centre Of Town
About Julian Telling
Julian & Lindsay Telling have been visiting Fowey since they were teenagers. The family have had a property in Fowey since the early 70's and have owned No.4 Harbour View since 1987. In 2008 an opportunity arose to purchase No.1 Harbour View which had been empty and in a poor state of repair for a few years. After 12 months of refurbishment No.1 emerged as a contemporary conversion of a Victorian villa benefiting from all the mod cons. In 2017 planning permission was granted to extend the dormer on the top floor thus enlarging the bedroom and views as well as adding a wet room and loo on the first floor. The kitchen has also been changed and doors lead directly on to the rear decking. Why Fowey? Fowey is a very special place which has something to offer for both the young and old. Our house is definitely a home and available for a limited number of weeks every year. After 45 years of visiting Fowey with 3 generations it is our adopted home. Few homes in Fowey benefit from both a spectacular view and out door space.
Julian Telling purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Julian Telling chose Fowey
Fowey is one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the UK. Set on the south coast, within St.Austell bay it has its own estuary. Whilst one of the busiest sailing centres in the UK Fowey has changed little over the centuries. It has narrow streets, old properties and a magical history. It has been home to authors such as Daphne du Maurier and Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch and is steeped in naval history not to mention piracy! The unspoilt coast line is virtually all owned by the National Trust. In the summer the town is bustling with holiday makers and sailors and in the winter it enjoys a quieter pace of life. Fowey, however is still very much a working port with china clay docks supporting many large vessels together with a fishing fleet.
What makes this Villa unique
Harbour View is probably the best location in town. It has the benefit of being on a small private no through road so enjoys privacy and is away from the daily hustle and bustle of Fowey life. Yet within 2 minutes walk you can be in the high street with all its shops, restaurants and pubs. The house has everything required for the perfect stay and Fowey has something to suit everyone. All our guests need to do is pack their clothes as the house has absolutely everything for the perfect stay summer or winter.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Perfect family holiday home.
Very quick friendly responses from the home owner. Beautiful house fully equipped for a family to stay in. Brilliant position, fantastic views. Cosy and comfortable. Everything needed for a perfect holiday.
Stylish comfortable family home with an amazing view in picturesque Fowey
Spending Christmas in Julian's home in Fowey was delightful. I felt privileged to stay in beautiful, historic and friendly Fowey, albeit only for a week. Fowey has everything required; groceries, a selection of bakeries, a fantastic butcher, boutiques and great pubs and restaurants. Julian's home has every convenience necessary for a very comfortable stay, especially the kitchen with two ovens which made Christmas cooking a dream. Julian was very helpful with all aspects of the booking and quick to respond to queries. Thank you Julian, spending Christmas with family and friends in your home was perfect.
Beautiful Property with Beautiful Views
We enjoyed our stay. House had plenty of room to spread out and all the necessities to make it feel like home. Can't beat the views of the quaint little town on the water with sail boats coming and going. The house has been beautifully updated with lots of light in all the bathrooms - always a plus. Be advised that driving is tough loading and unloading car and parking is close by, but quite a hike up to the car park. It was well worth it and we all need more exercise! Owner was extremely responsive and quick with all the help/information needed.
Teresa thanks for the review. Waking in Fowey is always challenging as there is only one way out and that to the top!
Lovely house. Very comfortable beds and sofas. Great location. Owner responded quickly to our queries
Harbour view is a beautiful house with lovely views of the sea.We stayed for a long weekend and found the house comfortable straight away.It is finished to a very high standard and has everything you would have at home.This house is definitely a second home not just a rental and great care has been taken to design and equip this property.Fowey is lovely with great restaurants and bars and a beach within walking distance.Julian responds quickly to emails and gave confidence with the booking and I would not hesitate in booking again.
Beautiful House and Stunning Location
Stayed in this lovely property over Christmas, the lounge and dining area was perfect for entertaining, kitchen was to a very high standard with lots of crockery, kitchen utensils, double oven and modern equipment making Christmas Lunch very enjoyable. The property is spacious and has a lovely outside area with BBQ which in the summer months must be lovely. Set on a quiet road with fantastic views and walking distance to Fowey's lovely waterside restaurants,shops and bars.
Special interest holidays:
Fowey hosts the Fowey literary festival week in May as well as the mussel fest and excellent Christmas market in December.
Regatta Week is held in August attracting Gig racing and one of the largest sailing fleets outside Cowes Week.
Fowey Classics is held in July.
The nearest small beach is Whitehouse about 5 minutes walk whilst Ready Money is a 10 minute walk which sits in the harbour mouth, it has a sandy beach and there is no access to boats. There are many other beaches including Lantic Bay and Coombe which can be accessed via the coastal path or by boat. The land around the harbour is principally owned by the National Trust which has some amazing walks all very accessible from the house.
The closest airport is Newquay which is approximately 30 minutes away by car. Par station is 3 miles away and sits on the mainline to Bristol, Birmingham and London.
The journey from Bristol is 160 miles and takes about 2.5hrs most of which is motorway or dual carriage.
The capital of Cornwall is Truro which lies about 20 miles to the West with Plymouth about 30 miles to the East and St.Austell 7 miles to the North.
The North cost is about 30-40 minutes drive with places such as Padstow, Rock and Newquay being easily accessible.
Fowey just about has it all. Bank, fishmonger, butcher, delicatessen,bakery, Post Office, local store, specialty shops, sailing club, yacht club, water taxi, ferries to Polruan and Mavagissy, numerous cafes, pubs, restaurants and bistros. There is a spa with leisure facilities, a health centre with out door pool and tennis courts, boat hire, canoe hire, fishing, water skiing, diving and a great deal more.