Poolside is a pretty apartment set in large, award-winning gardens, with full use of Carnethic House's facilities including indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and changing room with shower. Sunloungers and a number of outside seating and dining areas are also available. All amenities are within very easy access.
The apartment has a living-dining room that opens out onto a south-facing private patio with outside dining furniture and a sun umbrella.
Poolside also benefits from off-road allocated parking and is a 15-minute walk into the centre of the beautiful historic port of Fowey where you will find an array of shops, bars and restaurants along with stunning scenery. The local town bus provides an easy return journey.
The closest beach to the apartment is Readymoney Cove, a 15-minute stroll from the end of the gardens, via a picturesque wooded footpath. Other footpaths, beaches, the South West Coastal path and the All Saints Way can also be accessed through the gardens. Some local beaches have dog restrictions during the summer months, but the wide sands of Par beach, a short drive away, are available all year round. The world renowned Eden project is a 20-minute drive away. Other tourist sites in Cornwall are easily accessible.
The apartment is quiet and well away from any road noise with parking right outside the accommodation. It provides a perfect, cosy hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the town centre with narrow streets and limited parking. It is ideal for couples wishing to walk, enjoy the sea and it's environment, explore local tourist attractions and visit the town for shopping and eating experiences. The town has a number of independent fashion and gift shops, traditional butchers and bakers, bookshops, a grocery store, branches of chains such as Seasalt, White Stuff, Moshulu, Crew Clothing and Joules and provides a wide shopping experience. The renowned Jo Downs gallery has glass from her Launceston studio. There are a few pieces in the apartment too! Many shops accept dogs on leads, so they needn't curtail your shopping!
Larger shops and facilities, a Foodhall and Garden Centre for example, are available at Par, and major supermarkets are available in St Austell.
Poolside has lovely gardens, a fantastic pool complex, heated throughout the year, and is walking distance to the beach and the town centre. There's a very convenient town bus and easy on-site parking. The apartment itself is smart, and perfect for two people.
Fowey is a fabulous destination for walkers, foodies, shoppers and anyone interested in water activities and is ideal for visiting other key venues in Cornwall, for example, the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and Charlestown. Fowey offers a range of activities and events throughout the year not just during the summer season.
During the year, there are various events such as the week-long Fowey festival, which followed from the Daphne du Maurier festival. For sailing enthusiasts, the town regatta is held during August.
Recent Quotes From Poolside Visitor Book
J & J: A lovely find! Lovely peaceful apartment - will certainly recommend and hope to return.
J & C: A very nice stay, lovely apartment, very comfortable and great for Rossi our 11 year old dog.
F & M: All I can say is "lovely lovely lovely!" Just what I needed to help charge-up my batteries! The most calm, relaxing, beautiful place that I have stayed in for years - we will be back.
A & S: Just what we needed after a hectic Christmas. Such a peaceful, relaxing break. The pool and sauna was an added bonus. Surrounding area lovely, loved everything about the accommodation.
Open plan living area with kitchen, lounge and table for two.
Kingsize bedroom with ensuite shower.
Access to the communal grounds of Carnethic house which include:
Well maintained garden.
Indoor, heated, swimming pool - roof and side of the building can be retracted in good weather.
1 dedicated parking space plus use of additional, unmarked spaces.
There is free and private parking for Poolside at Carnethic.
There are three long stay car parks in Fowey, all run by Cornwall Council. You can get hourly, daily, weekly and rover passes on their website or using the Just Park app.
There is also a free car park opposite squire’s field on Park Road. There are no allocated spaces and can fill up quickly during the summer weeks.
During the winter (Oct 1st – Apr 30th) there is a 2-hour short-stay car park on the town quay. There is also a short stay car park all year round at Albert Quay.
Our Handy Guide To Fowey!
FOOD & DRINK
You certainly won’t go hungry while you’re on holiday in Fowey – these are our favourite places to eat out!
- Evening Meals: The Quay House Hotel, Fowey Harbour Hotel and King of Prussia
- Relaxed and Family Friendly Dining: Sams, The Galleon and Havaeners
- Cafés, Lunch and Light Bites: Brown Sugar, Pinky Murphy, The Lifebuoy Café and The Cornish Bakery
- Tea Rooms: The Dwelling House and The Well House
- International: Pintxo, Sunny Spice and Bufala
-Take Home Treats: Haveners Fish & Chips, Kittows Deli and Game of Cones
There are several well-loved brand stores in Fowey such as Seasalt, Joules, Fat Face, and Mountain Warehouse. But the real charm of the town lies in the wide range of boutique, unique and independent shops. You can spend hours browsing for clothes, homewares, crafts, glassware, art, antiques, books, seaside knick-knacks, traditional children’s toys and don't forget the old-fashioned sweet shop!
There are also top-quality bakeries where you can find bread, rolls, pasties, cakes and treats. There may be no large supermarket, but with two local convenience stores and a Boots, you'll still find everything you need. There is a Co-op around 5 miles away, Asda and Tesco are around 7 miles, and all the major supermarkets will deliver online shopping as well.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
Fowey is an estuary river town, so the obvious thing to do is spend a day messing about on the water! There are many kayak, canoe, and boat hire centres that go from both Quays. If you don’t have the strongest sea legs, then why not just take the passenger ferry over to Polruan for an afternoon! If you fancy going a little further, you can take the ferry round to Mevagissey too.
In the centre of Fowey there is a sweet little aquarium, and a local museum – both are worth a peek! Fowey has a 14th century church in the centre of the town and a 15th century fort, St. Catherine’s Castle, on the edge of the estuary.
The closest beach to town is Readymoney Cove, which has clean sands and is perfect for swimming. A swimming platform is moored off the beach during the summer months. There is also a fabulous little shop for all your seaside needs. However, no dogs are allowed between Easter and October.
There is a secret sea-pool hidden away at Whitehouse Pier which is perfect for a refreshing paddle while looking out over the estuary. It can only be found at certain times, so check those tide times!
Within a 5/10-minute drive, you can be at Polridmouth, Polkerris or Par Sands, and within a half hour drive you’ll find Carlyon Bay, Charlestown, Porthpean, Pentewan or Mevagissey.
An hour’s drive and you are on the north coast of Cornwall – this is where you will find the more dramatic views, coastline and good surfing on some of the beaches.
Bit of a thrill seeker? Then Cornwall has some fantastic opportunities to get your adrenaline buzz! Hang Loose at Eden have zip wires and giant air swings, Adrenaline Quarry near Liskeard is perfect for a day full of crazy activities, and Retallack Watersports near Newquay is the place to head for total-wipeout style aqua adventures.
There are hundreds of miles of fantastic walks in Cornwall. The South West Coastal Path alone winds 630 miles around the county, and The Saints Way is 27 miles from Fowey on the south coast, right across to Padstow on the north coast. The Fowey Hall Walk is much more manageable at 4 miles and is the best way to see Fowey from all angles! We also particularly enjoy the Gribbin Head walk, especially when the Daymark is open in the summer. Whether you enjoy the sea, woods, rivers, moors or fields, you will not be disappointed with the walks in Cornwall.
The closest major attractions are The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. They really do offer something for everyone and make an enjoyable day-trip. For green-fingered travellers, there are also many other great gardens; in fact, there are officially 12 Great Gardens of Cornwall!
Cornwall is very famous for its tin mining heritage, and you will see many old engine houses dotted across the landscape. The countryside directly surrounding Fowey and St Austell is locally known as Clay Country due to its abundance of China Clay. Wheal Martyn is an interesting museum that gives a good insight into the history and culture of the clay works, and if you take the walk to the top of the grounds it overlooks a modern working pit.
There are lots of National Trust and English Heritage sites across Cornwall, as well as stately homes and gardens. Some of our local favourites are Lanhydrock House, Pencarrow House, Restormel Castle and Caerhays Estate.
Thinking of bringing your 4-legged friend to Fowey? They will love it! Par Sands Beach and Polridmouth Cove are only a few minutes away and are dog-friendly all year round; Readymoney Cove in town allows them to play from October to Easter. Many of the pubs are pup-friendly, and Lazy Jacks even sell doggy ice cream! Sams on the Beach at Polkerris have a Waggy Wednesday during the winter, when you can take your dog for dinner followed by a walk on the beach – special pet friendly treats are on offer too.
If you’re looking for somewhere just for the kids, check out Camel Creek, Springfields, Dairyland, Kidzworld, Indoor Active, Newquay Zoo or Porfell Wildlife Centre. This is just small selection of the many dozens of places for families to visit! Pop into our office during your stay to pick up our “best days out” pack, full of leaflets and vouchers.
Don’t forget to follow Fowey Homes Holidays on social media for inspiration on days out. When booking your trip with us, please feel free to ask for some personal recommendations - we’d love to help you discover the real hidden gems of Cornwall and get the most of out of your time in beautiful Fowey.
Alison via AirBnB.
"Lovely quiet vicinity with many beautiful walks to coves and beaches. Perfection for r and r and recharging the batteries."
- 18 Sep 2021
Anne via TripAdvisor.
"The Pool House worked really well for our visit to Fowey. The apartment is fully self contained with everything we could need and allocated parking right outside the door. It was very clean, good quality towels, comfortable bed. The living area is actually bigger than the photos with plenty of room for 2 people to sit comfortably at the table and on the sofa. We didn't spend much time in the apartment; too much to do and see in the area. The walk down to Ready Money Cove is pleasant and relatively easy. We also walked along the Saints Way, which can be accessed directly from the gardens, and the South West Coast Path. We are keen walkers so this was ideal for us but the apartment may not be ideal for anyone with limited mobility. We ate in Fowey every evening, an excellent choice of places to eat (pre-booking essential) and walked down to Fowey and back each time. It's about a 20 minute walk and quite a climb back up the hill. Parking is very limited in Fowey itself. The on-site swimming pool is a bonus. Due to Covid only one family group at a time was allowed to use the Pool, booked in 1 hour time slots. There was only one occasion when we were around and the pool was free, not particularly an issue as we enjoy swimming in the sea but something to be aware of if use of the pool is important. We had done our research and The Pool House was at least as good as we expected, we were blessed by beautiful weather and had a fabulous week in Fowey."
- 02 Sep 2021
Peter via TripAdvisor.
"Set away from the town a little means it is quiet. Perfect for a couple, great walks to coves to be had from the bottom of the garden. Recommend walking over to Polkerris and down to ReadyMoney cove."
- 31 Aug 2021
Madeleine197 via TripAdvisor.
"Lovely, compact yet spacious apartment. Very private. Easy access to carpark. Well equipped. Lovely garden and of course the bonus of a swimming pool. Easy walk to Readymoney Beach and into Fowey via Esplanade. Far easier than down main road. Near 'pretty' bus stop into town. Ideal location for Fowey's many charms and access to the various nearby beaches, villages and pubs. Highly recommend for couples."
- 09 Aug 2021
Barry via AirBnB.
"Really nice apartment in tranquil surroundings with the added benefits of a pool and parking. Because of Covid, you have to book an hour's slot in the pool each day for your apartment / group. We actually thought that this worked really well and it was like having your own private pool for an hour. We almost didn't book this apartment because of an earlier review that mentioned a noise from the swimming pool equipment next door, we are both light sleepers but could not hear any discernible noise from the equipment. It takes around 15-20mins to walk to the beach at Readymoney Cove on a gravel path and a further 10mins into the centre of Fowey. There's probably a shorter way into Fowey but we enjoyed the gravel path through the woodland. There are plenty of footpaths that are easily accessible from the property that give access to the coast path or to cut across to Polkerris Bay, look for those signposted Saint's Way. Access to the coast path further East can be gained by taking the small ferry from Fowey to Polruan. All in all, a great apartment in a great location, providing that you don't mind a short walk into Fowey."
- 19 Jun 2021
Cara via AirBnB.
"Lovely apartment with garden and use of swimming pool which was fantastic. Easy to get into Fowey. Looking forward to booking again"
- 11 Jun 2021
Stephanie via AirBnB.
"Lovely little apartment. Highly recommended, and I run a 5 star Airbnb so I do know a good one when I see one!"
- 29 May 2021
Sarah via AirBnB.
"Lovely little pad. Great starting point for Fowey and the surrounding area and the pool was a great bonus. Issues were sorted out really quickly by the host which was great. Bathroom is small (don’t burn your elbow on the rad!) but the shower is powerful and there was always hot water. Kitchen was fully equipped. Poolside is at the top of a hill so we used Steve at K.P. Taxis Fowey- great service and so friendly"
- 21 May 2021
Phil via AirBnB.
“The flat was an ideal base for our first visit to Fowey, with easy access to lots of coastal paths. Although the location is not near the centre of the town there is a footpath that begins within 50m of the flat that provides a very gentle 20min walk down to the town, via Readymoney bay. We were self-catering for the week and the flat had everything we needed. The swimming pool was not really a factor for us choosing to book, but it was great. The Covid restrictions meant that the pool was only used by one apartment at a time (there are 7 others in the main house) so it was always quiet. The apartment was adjoining the pool building so we did wonder whether it might be noisy in the summer if lots of families were using the pool, however that wouldn’t put us off visiting again. Lovely gardens and good parking with a reserved space.”
- 31 Oct 2020
Victoria via AirBnB.
“Stylish, comfortable, quiet, cosy and well equipped accommodation. Pretty gardens and private courtyard. Pool fairly large and not over chlorinated. Generally a relaxing break, with a lovely walk down to Readymoney beach - and great exercise walking back up through the town. Petrol station and small supermarket 6 minutes drive.”
- 23 Oct 2020
Justin via AirbnB.
“Great base for our trip around Cornwall!”
- 06 Oct 2020
Stephanie via AirBnB.
“We had a lovely stay at the property, delightful hosts who answered any questions very promptly which was a huge help. Great location and pool area and garden is a beautiful space. Would definitely recommend!”
- 23 Sep 2020
Sue via AirBnB.
“Excellent compact accomodation in a lovely area and a very good base for sightseeing.”
- 12 Sep 2020
Sarah via AirBnB.
“Lovely space, beautiful gardens and handy pool. Easy walk into Fowey (be prepared for some uphill sections on the way home!). Would recommend.”
- 05 Sep 2020
John via AirBnB.
“Lovely quiet location with access to 15m heated outdoor pool. Beautiful sitting area in a private garden. Great for a relaxing stay.”
- 15 Aug 2020
Carl via AirBnB.
“Easy to find and check in, reserved parking space and ideal for us and our dog. Easy walking distance to Fowey and local beaches, would happily recommend!.”
- 05 Aug 2020
Nina via AriBnB.
"Very nice location. Poolhouse cosy. Take walking boots for some good walks to beach.”
- 20 Mar 2020
Judi via Airbnb.
"Lovely apartment, clean and cosy, perfect for a relaxing break and very dog friendly!"
- 16 Mar 2020
Danai via Airbnb.
"Great location, very clean and comfortable, exceeded our expectations. Definitely will visit again!!!"
- 29 Feb 2020
James via Airbnb.
“Poolside was a great little 1 bedroom flat for us to be based at. Clean, spacious and everything needed for a comfortable stay. The check-in instructions were clear and we had access to the flat in no time at all. The dedicated parking space right outside the flat was much appreciated and the swimming pool was great!”
- 22 Feb 2020
Stephen via AirBnB.
“We have just come back from a very relaxing week at Fowey. We stopped in the poolside apartment and it was perfect. Facilities were good inside the apartment, and the pool and sauna were literally next door ( 5 metres away!). It was about 15 minute walk into the town to the bars and shops and beach. We used the stay to 'recharge our batteries' after Christmas and this place was perfect. Very quiet and relaxing!”
- 03 Jan 2020
Alice via Airbnb.
“Great little place to stay. Everything we could need was in the apartment. The garden was great as we took our young dog and she had a great time running around. The location was great as the little town was just a short walk away and other sights such as the gardens of heligan were only a short drive. Would definitely stay again!”
- 11 Nov 2019
Andre via Airbnb,
“A very cosy and well put together place to stay”
- 02 Nov 2019
Petra via Airbnb.
"A small garden house in the middle of a large park. The pool is just around the corner. It is well decorated, the welcome sparkling wine is outstanding. Fowey can be reached on foot, leave your car at its best. Abi's explanations were very good. There are many gardens in the area and the coastal path is very nice. "
- 17 Oct 2019
Simon via AirBnB.
“Great place to stay and great area. Wonderful apartment, setting and facilities and Fowey is wonderful. Highly recommended.”
- 12 Sep 2019
Lindsay via TripAdvisor.
"Lovely place, well equipped,lots of places around to visit, as we enjoy walking we found it ideal for the coastal walks."
- 31 Aug 2019
Tracy via Airbnb.
“Lovely place to stay, well equipped and very clean, lots of local information too which is helpful. Swimming pool is a must. Gorgeous grounds to chill out in would definitely recommend”
- 31 Aug 2019
Judith via AirBnB.
"“It was a lovely place to stay and visit. We enjoyed the apartment and salt water pool next door, great place to explore the surrounding area nice base camp.” "
- 24 Aug 2019
Joanna via AirBnB.
"I would definitely recommend staying here. Abi is definitely a superhost - she was so incredibly helpful from booking and throughout the stay. The apartment is nice and has everything you need. It is conveniently located for local activities and has good parking. We were surprised with a bottle of prosecco upon on arrival which was a lovely touch. Fowey is a very nice place to stay too. Thank you very much. X"
- 13 Jul 2019
Zoe via HomeAway
"Had a great few days at Poolside, lovely location with extensive gardens plus a large private patio. Very peaceful. Fantastic pool right next door that we had to ourselves. Lovely apartment with everything we could want. Wished we’d brought the dog with such easy access to footpaths. And Fowey is just delightful!"
- 29 Jun 2019
Paula via HomeAway.
"Picture postcard. Had a lovely week in Fowey. Apartment was clean and modern. Indoor pool a real bonus - quite a few using it but if you pick your time you can have it to yourself. Gardens are lovely and Fowey is a beautiful place; also a good base to visit other attractions. It is a pleasant walk into town but would advise getting the bus back! Would have liked another 2 seater setter in the apartment- my wife and I like one each!"
- 29 Jun 2019
Paula via HomeAway.
Had a lovely week in Fowey. Apartment was clean and modern. Indoor pool a real bonus - quite a few using it but if you pick your time you can have it to yourself. Gardens are lovely and Fowey is a beautiful place; also a good base to visit other attractions. It is a pleasant walk into town but would advise getting the bus back!"
- 22 Jun 2019
Gill via AirBnB.
"Perfect for a short break. Particularly enjoyed use of the pool and sauna. Great location for walking to the beach and on the South West Coast path."
- 18 Jun 2019
Andre via AirBnB.
Really good apartment next to a great pool. Would definitely make a return visit.
- 09 Apr 2019
Philip via HomeAway
Throughly enjoyed our stay lovely location very peaceful enjoyed the walk to Fowey must admit we caught the bus back will definetly recommend this property to friends many thanks
- 18 Aug 2018
Grant via AirBnB
Excellent apartment in a great location. Fowey is a little jewel in Cornwall’s crown. Facilities excellent and very attentive host. Even managed to post my passport that I left there in time for me to get my flight from Edinburgh the following day. Highly recommend
- 16 Jul 2018
Karen via HomeAway
A lovely, well appointed cosy apartment. Patio and furniture, French doors open onto patio from lounge/dining area. Very well kept gardens, indoor/outdoor pool right next door. We stayed a week in June and it was lovely weather, warm enough to have breakfast and dinner outside - and nice and quiet. The kitchen area had everything we (read I) needed to cook, and I even managed the combi microwave. We had a minor hot water problem but this was soon resolved by Fowey Homes. The welcoming bubbles was lovely. We hope to return.
- 09 Jun 2018
Gemma via HomeAway
The apartment was located within walking distance from the town, with a great dog walk on route. Lovely garden and nice to have an indoor pool next door. Catered perfectly for us and our dog.
- 26 May 2018
Sandra via AirBnB
Weather was poor but location and nearby sights were nice. Food in the area was all good!
- 12 Feb 2018
John Via AirBnB
A great place to stay all you could ask for.
- 29 Dec 2017
Heather Via HomeAway
A nice little apartment for two people and the swimming a bonus. All very good enjoyed our week
- 09 Sep 2017
Martyn Via AirBnB
We had a very enjoyable stay at Abi's place. The apartment is ideal for a couple overlooking lovely gardens. The apartment was full of the afternoon sunshine when we arrived. The pool and sauna next door were an added bonus (we did not notice any noise overnight). It was well equipped and very comfortable. It is an ideal location for the area, but its a good walk down into Fowey (which we didn't mind). But there is a shuttle bus from the main car parks. Recommended!
- 25 Aug 2017
Andrew Via AirBnB
We really enjoyed our stay in the pool house. Close to some lovely walks (to secluded beaches!) And a 10 min walk to the village. Accommodation was clean, spacious, very quite and private. The gardens are beautifully kept and the indoor pool was a great bonus.
- 11 Aug 2017
Louise Via HomeAway
Lovely location easy to find. We enjoyed our stay in this property set in beautiful gardens. The apartment has everything you need to enjoy the joys of Cornwall. Very quiet setting. No noise or disturbance from the next door pool, which was very nice and clean. A very nice apartment and location. We hope to return soon.
- 22 Jul 2017
We arrived as the cleaners arrived so walked for 20 mins into Fowey for a look round and beer and got the minibus back ( £1.50 each to nearby roundabout, £4.50-5.00 taxi to door). It consists of a lounge /diner/kichen which is easy big enough for 2 and 1 double bed with loo and shower, there is a small patio area outside with table chairs and a parasol, as in pic, so all perfectly good. Apartment is attached to the pool so very close and is big enough to have a good swim
- 14 Jul 2017
Excellent location, 20 min walk to Fowey, heated pool next door. Quiet with all facilities required.
- 16 Jun 2017
Jennifer Via HomeAway
We found the property without any problems & were very impressed with the accommodation. It was bright, clean & nicely furnished with French doors out into the garden. We didn't use the pool or sauna but they seemed clean & modern. It was very interesting reading the history of Carnethic House which looks very beautiful. We discovered the access to the lane at the back of the house through the gate at the bottom of the garden & enjoyed a very pleasant circular walk - despite the weather. There is also a track down to Readymoney cove just up the road & then on into Fowey which was enjoyable.
- 14 Jun 2017
Cheryl Via HomeAway
Just returned from a week's stay in this well equipped and cosy apartment. Many excellent places to eat nearby, walking from the apartment a joy. Best of all a lovely pool to relax in after a long walk. We will definitely be back.
- 03 Feb 2017
Simon Via AirBnB
Lovely apartment in a good location. Very quiet place to stay with good facilities and easy access into town. Great service and communication by host
- 28 Nov 2016
Alasdair Via AirBnB
Nice flat , with access to pool and sauna. A15-20min walk into the main part of town where the restaurants are. Easy communication with the owner and a good base for exploring.
- 24 Nov 2016