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Poolside is a pretty apartment set in large, award-winning gardens, with full use of Carnethic House's facilities including the indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool. sauna 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.


Damage Deposit

Sleeping arrangements

Kingsize Bedroom

Interior layout

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.
Patio area.
1 dedicated parking space plus use of additional, unmarked spaces.


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Dining area
  • TV
  • Internet access
  • Free Wifi
  • Main door / Private entrance
  • Private garden
  • Shared garden
  • Patio / Decking
  • Garden dining furniture
  • Designated/ Private parking
  • 24h check-in available
  • Free parking
  • Central heating
  • Sauna
  • Shared pool
  • Indoor pool
  • En-suite bedroom(s)
  • Pets allowed (fees may apply) 1
  • Bathroom(s) 1


There is parking outside the apartment. There are 3 steps leading down to the apartment. The apartment is all on one level. There are steps in the grounds of Carnethic.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss any accessibility requirements.

Top facilities

Sleeps 2 +0 (Max) 1 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) Wifi

Check-in begins at 15:00.

You will be asked to check-out before 10:00.

Special offers

*Special offers are sometimes available when arriving in the next couple of weeks*
Please email for last minute promotions.


Poolside, Fowey, Cornwall


  • Free parking (outdoor)

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.



You certainly won’t go hungry while you’re on holiday in Fowey – these are our favourite places to eat out!
- Evening Meals: Appletons, Fowey Harbour Hotel and King of Prussia
- Relaxed and Family Friendly Dining: Sams, The Galleon and Havaeners
- Cafés, Lunch and Light Bites: Brown Sugar, The Lifebouy Café and The Cornish Bakery
- International: Pintxo, Sunny Spice and Bufalla
-Take Home Treats: Haveners Fish & Chips, Kittows Deli and Game of Cones

There are several well-loved brand stores in Fowey 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.

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.

In the centre of Fowey there is a sweet little aquarium and a local history 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 overlooking Readymoney Cove.

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.
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 coastline and good surfing on some of the beaches.

Things To See & Do In The Local Area
- There are hundreds of miles of fantastic walks in Cornwall. The South West Coastal Path alone winds 330 miles around the county. 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 on Sundays 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 famous for its 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. Further afield on the North Coast, head to Wheal Coates from the iconic Poldark-style tin mines.
- There are lots of National Trust and English Heritage sites across Cornwall, as well as independent stately homes and gardens. Some of our local favourites are Lanhydrock House, Pencarrow House, Tintagel Castle, Restormel Castle and Caerhays Estate.
- Bit of a thrill seeker? Then Cornwall has some fantastic opportunities to get your adrenaline buzz! Hang Loose at Eden, Adrenaline Quarry near Liskeard and Via Ferrata near Penryn are perfect for a day full of crazy activities.
-If you’re looking for somewhere just for the kids, check out Kidzworld, Camel Creek, Springfields, Dairyland, Newquay Zoo or Porfell Wildlife Centre. This is just small selection of the many dozens of places for families to visit!

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.



Guestbook reviews

Alan (AirBnB) "Apartment was clean and comfortable - set in lovely gardens with own private seating area. Just perfect. Great to have private use of the pool . All worked very well. Thank you"


Poolside Fowey, PL23 1HQ, United Kingdom

Lucille07 (TripAdviser) "A quiet hideaway with own safe, off road parking, and dog friendly. All facilities needed for a stay away from home. Apartment has own patio garden area, secluded from main Carnethic House grounds. Readymoney Cove a 20 minute walk down very pretty route off road - downhill going, a slower uphill walk coming back. We come here every year and my husband loves it."


Poolside Fowey, PL23 1HQ, United Kingdom

Ursula (AirBnB) "A little outside the center, but everything within walking distance. Beautiful garden with different places to read a book or have a coffee/tea"


Poolside Fowey, PL23 1HQ, United Kingdom

Terry (AirBnB) "We enjoyed our stay at Poolside, a lovely garden and surroundings. Poolside had everything inside to make our stay comfortable. 15 minute walk into town and the harbour where you will find various pubs and places to eat. We will stay again in the future."


Poolside Fowey, PL23 1HQ, United Kingdom

Michelle (AirBnB) "It was the 4th visit for us at Poolside and this time for two weeks. Its lovely being able to swim every day .The pool is just beside the garden patio. Having easy access to Fowey but also being able to park is a bonus. The apartment is perfect for the two of us. We will return."


Poolside Fowey, PL23 1HQ, United Kingdom

Alessio (AirBnB) "The Poolside apartment was great! Good privacy, easy parking, pool few steps away, and a cosy and clean apartment."


Poolside Fowey, PL23 1HQ, United Kingdom

Georgina (AirBnB) "We had a fantastic break at poolside. Lovely space to unwind. Having use of the pool next door was such a bonus. We had it to ourselves as you book your slot. Fowey town was easy to get to. We walked thre using a woodland path and via Readymoney cove as it avoided the very steep hills! Close to coastal paths and All saints way trail is at the end of the lane. We will definitely return."


Poolside Fowey, PL23 1HQ, United Kingdom

Tamas (AirBnB) "Great place to stay. The apartment was very clean and comfortable and everything was as described. We enjoyed the private use of the pool and the beautiful garden. Highly recommended place."


Poolside Fowey, PL23 1HQ, United Kingdom

James (AirBnB) "Had a great stay in Fowey at the Poolside apartment. It's a reasonably easy walk down into the town itself, or nearby to the beach at Readymoney. The apartment was perfect and a lovely place to stay. The reserved parking space and outdoor patio area were both nice bonuses!"


Poolside Fowey, PL23 1HQ, United Kingdom

Meridee (AirBnB) "Lovely friendly and peaceful place to stay. An overall good experience."


Poolside Fowey, PL23 1HQ, United Kingdom