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Luxury holiday home in the heart of Fowey, stunning views close to town & beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Town house with roof terrace and striking water views. Sleeps 6/7

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.

See our website at www.the-edges.co.uk.

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.

More Details

Beverley Edge
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fowey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • Bathroom 1 is a contemporary slate wet room with rain shower, bath with shower, sink and WC. Bathroom 2 is a shower room with large shower cubicle, sink and WC. An outside shower with hot and cold feed for rinsing off sand and wetsuits, etc., is located by the front door.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Each bedroom features wardrobe, chest of drawers and mirror. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have black out blinds and fully lined curtains. Bedroom 3 has black out Velux blinds. Each room has overhead lighting and reading lamps. Beds are made up with duvets and both feather and synthetic pillows are available. Bedroom 2 can be made into a double bed. Bedroom 3 also has a day bed which can be made into an extra child's bed - by arrangement only.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Due to some period features such as the front balcony the property is not suitable for young children of toddler age. Age 7+ recommended. Babes in arms are very welcome. The four floor layout may make the property difficult for the elderly or infirm. La Folie does not have designated parking but street parking is available. You are able to unload outside the property then move to one of the three car parks located in Fowey. Closest is 5 min walk away.


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(4 traveller reviews)

Luxury holiday home in the heart of Fowey, stunning views close to town & beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Stylish and Luxurious

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Beautiful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and well equipped house.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Beautiful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and well equipped house.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Simply stunning

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
80 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
White House/Readymoney
Car: not necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fowey, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays
29 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays
12 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

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.

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