|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Stunning and luxurious, La Folie is a spacious Victorian town house located in the heart of Fowey on the principal waterfront road a few minutes walk from town, a few minutes from the nearest beach (White House) and 8 min walk to enchanting Readymoney Cove. Set on four floors with two twin rooms, one double and two bathrooms, the house has been refurbished with elements of the contemporary interior whilst retaining many original features such as decorative fireplaces and a pretty ironwork balcony. The beautiful contemporary kitchen/diner (Beautiful Kitchens Magazine June 2010) is fully equipped and also includes flat screen TV and Rayburn.
Whatever the season, the first floor living room is the perfect place to relax on the comfy leather sofa, whilst enjoying beautiful views of the harbour. Or take your drinks out onto the extensive decked roof terrace of wood, glass and stainless steel and just gaze out to sea.
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For those who are seeking some real excitement on holiday, why not consider learning how to drive a powerboat or charter a boat. The two day course RYA National Powerboat Certificate Level 2 makes a great gift solution (teenagers should be 14+) and is also recognised throughout Europe. We have teamed up with Fowey Maritime Centre who will offer a 10% discount to La Folie guests. see www.foweymaritimecentre.co.uk.
We are able to accommodate one extra child on a daybed in our twin bedroom number three. We are also able to configure twin bedroom number two as a double bedded room. Included in your rental fee is some cleaning equipment e.g. dish washing tablets, washing up liquid, soap and some essential groceries. Hair dryer, iron and ironing board provided.
Fowey's lively atmosphere, interesting little shops and galleries plus a bustling quayside is sure to attract visitors of all ages and interests all year round. The town is famed for its strong connection with author Daphne du Maurier and honours her with a Festival of Words and Music each May. Other literary connections include Sir Arthur Quiller Couch (Q) to whom there is a memorial and Kenneth Grahame who was married in Fowey. Local amenities are excellent with many restaurants and pubs, golf courses, sailing, canoeing, fishing, walking and wildlife opportunities plus Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and National Trust properties nearby.
Some of our favourite things to do:
1) A boat trip to stunning Lantic
2) Surfing in Watergate Bay or Polzeath (45 min).
3) Cliff top walk to Polkerris (2 hrs) followed by lunch at Sam's on the Beach.
4) The Hall Walk (1.5 hrs) taking in stunning views of Fowey.
5) Wind in the Willows River Cruise.
6) Afternoon tea at The Dwelling House.
7) Lunch at Pinky Murphy's.
8) Crabbing on the quayside.
9) Sitting on our terrace
10) Golf at Carlyon Bay.
We love staying at La Folie. This is our 5th stay and we always look forward to returning. The house is stylish and funky with everything you need. The sea views are fabulous from the sitting room and the sheltered sun trap decking. I am writing this reclining on a chaise longe gazing out to sea! The owner, Beverley, is a pleasure to deal with. If you book La Folie you will not be disappointed.
Absolutely beautiful house, minutes from the centre of Fowey, with lovely views over the river and out to sea.
Having travelled to lots of countries, I can happily say that Fowey is my favourite place in the whole world. Despite the rise in tourism, it has retained its charm and remains totally unspoilt.
We really enjoyed our stay at this property, so much so that we are going again this summer.
The owner was friendly, approachable to deal with and answered any questions I had.
Having stayed at many different properties in Fowey, this house really is exceptional value, given its location and luxuriousness. It is extremely well equipped, and we couldn't think of anything that was missing. The owners have clearly put a lot of thought into making sure their guests enjoy their stay - ranging from small touches such as a rucksack for taking on walks and a crab line, to modern day essentials like WIFI and an Ipod docking station.
The house was clean and very well maintained, having been recently refurbished. The bedrooms were all a good size and bathrooms were both large and of fantastic quality. The kitchen was stunning, the pictures don't do it justice and the lounge area was very comfortable and spacious. The roof terrace is also an excellent size with plenty of room for sunbathing and relaxing.
I would not hesitate in recommending this property to a friend. We are really looking forward to going back.
The Fowey Estuary is regarded as one of the most charming and unspoilt parts of England's South Coast.
Perhaps the most famous resident was Daphne du Maurier who spent much of her life in the area and a popular Literary Festival is held in May each year in celebration of her work. The Fowey Royal Regatta which takes place every year in the third week of August is another popular event in the sailing calendar. Many famous gardens and National Trust properties are under half an hour away. These include The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project. Other activities include great walking, sailing, canoeing, fishing and golf.
For those that just want to 'potter' about there are plenty of options such as leisurely shopping in the town's interesting boutiques, galleries and gift shops, a river cruise or a stroll to Readymoney Beach and the cliffs beyond. Not many places can match Fowey's natural beauty but nearby towns include Lostwithiel, St Mawes, Polperro and Truro.
Other Activities: Canoeing, power boating
Golf: Lostwithiel Golf Course - 8 km.
Lanhydrock Golf Course - 8 km.
Carlyon Bay Golf Course - 6 km.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Short breaks are available in Spring/Autumn/Winter - call or email for details.
For Christmas/New Year dates are flexible - call or email for details.
Please note dates above show the number of nights stay. Property rental is from 3pm Sat to 10 am following Sat.
A £200 deposit is required to secure the booking. A returnable damage deposit of £200 is also required.
Full payment must be made six weeks prior to the start of booking period by bank transfer.