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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.

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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

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 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fowey in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 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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Luxury holiday home in the heart of Fowey, stunning views close to town & beach
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Excellent holiday property in central Fowey

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly positioned to take advantage of the town and nearby beaches. House is well equipped offering flexible accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Great property, great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely and full of character as well as all the mod cons. WE really liked the quirky layout of the house and the kids loved the bedroom at the top of the house. Fowey is a lovely little seaside town and the house is centrally located so it's not far from anything; easy to walk out at night for some food and a drink.

Would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at La Folie was superb. We really enjoyed living in this wonderful home where every room was beautifully decorated and furnished adding enormously to our holiday experience. We ate in most evenings in the very well equipped kitchen and it was a joy to draw back the doors to the outside patio area. The views from both balconies were stunning and as the weather was very kind to us during our stay, we often relaxed there with a good book and a coffee - or a glass of wine in the evening. So relaxing - just what we needed. We couldn't have found a more perfect place to stay than Fowey and we found that La Folie's location was brilliant. It's a truly wonderful place to spend a holiday with everything on your doorstep - beach, harbour, cafes, bars, restaurants, shops - all in a gorgeous setting. We alternate our holidays with the uk and trips abroad exactly for this reason - you can't beat this country when the weather is kind! There was plenty to do and see in the area - we particularly liked The Eden Project, Mevagissey and Port Isaac - and there were wonderful views from the coastal path. But most of all we enjoyed our days lazing around the house and Fowey. The owner and staff were pleasant and helpful - thanks to all. We hope to come back one day!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Beauthful house full of charm and character

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous two week stay in La Folie.

We were very sad to leave. The house is in a perfect spot, a few minutes from the main centre of Fowey and yet far enough away to

experience the tranquility of the estuary.

The house is equipped with everything you need for a perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Nice house with great sea views !

  • 4 of 5

lovely house in good condition with everything you need for great holiday , perfect location within a few minutes walk of the village shops restaurants and bars as well as Readymoney beach at the end of the esplanade.

Kids loved the beach and swimming out to the pontoon in the lovely little cove and there's also a small shop and toilets !

Couldn't think of anything to fault the accommodation on , parking was a quite a way (15 min walk) from the property if you couldn't get on the road nearby but that's just par for the course in a small fishing village and we didn't mind the walk.

All in all great house in good location well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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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: 03-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
80 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

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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