House in Fowey, Cornwall - Peaceful Location 5 Minutes Walk To Fore Street And Water Access, 10 Minutes Walk To The Beach
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About Claire Giles
My husband and I live in France 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 loved 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
Why Claire Giles chose Fowey
This property is quite unique in that it is a short walk into the main hussle and bussle of Fowey but is very peaceful when you are back at the property. It is detached and also has its own parking for up to 3 cars. The back garden is larger than most properties in the area and the property has more than enough seating and comfort for all to relax. We constantly update the property and ensure it keeps the fresh feel from when we renovated.
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.
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Beautiful and immaculate house in a perfect location.
The house is very spacious with everything you can think of for a very comfortable holiday.
The area is peaceful and a short downhill walk to Fowey centre, the climb back is not for the infirm, however, you can catch the local bus that will drop you off close to the house. The views of the estuary from the lounge and main bedroom are excellent. Claire the owner was extremely helpful. The property is very light, modern and airy. The TV and audio system are the best we have encountered in a rental property. Absolutely perfect! Would highly recommend.
Those special extras
We really enjoyed our stay at the house as it is light and spacious and perfect for a family holiday and enjoyed the extra little touches of high quality equipment throughout the house particularly in the kitchen and the lovely beds.
The position is perfect as it offers easy access to all that Fowey has to offer as well as parking which is not easy to find.
Would definitely stay again.
Lush property, really big and airy. Accommodated 6 of us perfectly.
It took us a while to find the secret cutlery drawer though!! 😂�
Amazing family and dog orientated house in Fowey with spectacular views. Highly recommended
This property in Fowey is lovely and exceeded expectations. The owners have created a warm and friendly house that welcomes you from the time you step inside. Beautifully furnished, warm, light and sunny with a lot of extra touches that are not usually found in holiday properties. The owners have gone to a lot of trouble to make sure that everything you need is there and all furnishings and linen are of a very high standard. A really nice thought was the welcome pack of local produce and postcards of the house which my grandaughter loved!
The garden is completely enclosed and safe for even the most adventurous of dogs! There is a lovely sitting out area that was warm enough to use in the April sun. The views from the sitting room and main bedroom are outstanding.
It is a 5 minute walk down into Fowey. If you have any difficulties with walking or hills there is the local Fowey bus that will drop you back at the end of the road but the walk down is not easy if you have hip problems.
Claire,the owner is very approachable and replies to txts within a few hours. I would not hesitate to recommend this property very highly and look forward to staying there again.
Lovely house - prefect base for exploring with our two kids. Plenty of space and well equipped.
Kevin and Claire, the owners were really great - very helpful. The house had plenty of space for 4 of us and the garden was again really spacious and safe for the children to run around in. The area is lovely and quiet and a short walk into town.
Lovely property with great views and spacious accommodation
It is a short walk down to the town of Fowey with its picturesque waterfront and varied eateries, but the walk back up is not for the frail or faint hearted. Fortunately, there is a community bus which will drop you at the end of the street for a small sum.
No.8. is 5 minutes walk to several slipways 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 (25 miles from Fowey) is the nearest airport.
For flights to and from Gatwick, Stanstead and others.
Exeter International Airport (80 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.