Bessie Ellen is a charming cottage, right in the very heart of Fowey.
With a recent full refurbishment, the cottage makes a cosy and modern home-from-home.
The cottage has a bright and airy lounge, with a staircase up to the mezzanine.
There is a good-sized bedroom with a king-sized bed, and downstairs is the kitchen and bathroom.
Enjoy a drink sitting outside on the quiet Union Place or watch the world go by along Fore Street from the lounge windows.
From the hallway there are two separate stairs heading down and one set heading up.
1st flight down leads to modern kitchen
2nd flight done leads to family bathroom
Flight heading up leads to large bedroom and living room.
In the living room is a step of steps leading up to a mezzanine.
The entrance of the cottage is at the end of Union Place - a very quiet, pedestrian-only area and we have a table and chairs for two.
The front of the house looks out onto Fore Street.
Not suited for those with limited mobility.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss any disabilities in order to find the perfect home for your trip.
Sleeps 2 (+0) 1 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) Wifi
Check-in begins at 15:00.
You will be asked to check-out before 10:00.
Prices from £307 - £737 (Weekly).
***Fantastic Winter Offer***
Stay any time between Oct 2018 and March 2019 for just £310 a week - including Christmas and New Year!
Three-night breaks start from £211.
In the centre of Fowey there is also a sweet little aquarium, and a local museum – both are worth a peek! Fowey has a 14th church and a 15th century castle fort.
There are a variety of activities on the water, ranging from organised boat trips to canoe hire.
The closest permanent is Ready Money Cove, which has clean sands and is perfect for swimming. There is also a tidal sea-pool hidden away at the Whitehouse Pier!
Within a five-ten minute drive, you can be at Polkerris beach and Par Sands, and within a half hour drive there is Carlyon Bay, Charlestown, Porthpean, Pentewan and Mevagissey.
You certainly won’t go hungry while in Fowey - see below for our list of favourite places to eat out in Fowey.
Evening Meals: The Quay House Hotel and King of Prussia
Family Friendly: Sams, The Gaeollon and Haveners
Cafes, Lunch & Light Bites: Brown Sugar, Pinky Murphy, The Lifebouy and Pintxo
Tea Rooms: The Dwelling House and The Well House
International: Sunny Spice
There are several well-loved brand stores in Fowey (Sea Salt, Joules, Fat Face, and Mountain Warehouse) but its real charm lies with the wide range of boutique, unique and independent shops. Spend hours browsing them for clothes, homewares, crafts, glassware, art, antiques, books, seaside knick-knacks, traditional children toys and don't forget the old fashioned sweet shop!
There are also several bakeries and the fabulous Kittows deli. With two local stores, there may be no supermarket in Fowey, but you'll still find everything you need here. And all the major supermarkets will deliver online shopping as well.
There are many thousands 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! 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 have something for everyone and make a most enjoyable day out for children and adults.
For the green-fingered travellers, there are also many other great gardens - in fact, there are 12 Great Gardens of Cornwall!
If you’re looking for somewhere just for the kids, check out Camel Creek, Springfields, Dairyland, Kidzworld at Cornucopia, Indoor Active, Newquay Zoo or Porfell Wildlife Centre. A small list of the many hundreds of places for families to visit!
Cornwall also has many wonderful National Trust and English Heritage sites.
Polly via AirBnB
We had a perfect 3 night stay at Bessie Ellens cottage. There were lovely little touches throughout the cottage which made the trip even better. The location is totally perfect for a stay in Fowey too. We will defo be back for another stay! Thanks
- 30 Dec 2018Bessie Ellen's Cottage Anonymous guest
Mia via AirBnB
We had a fabulous stay in Bessie-Ellen’s cottage, which is right behind the Main Street in Fowey. We could look out of the window in the morning and see when the delicious bakery opened and be first in for fresh bread! Pubs, shops and restaurants were similarly close by and were all so welcoming . Everything is close by as it is right in the centre of town. We ate out locally and also cooked Christmas Day dinner for ourselves, courtesy of Kittow’s brilliant butchers at the end of the lane helpfully supplying us with everything we needed on Christmas Eve. The space itself was spotlessly clean and comfortable, with good quality furniture, bedlinen, towels and kitchen equipment. Everything looks fresh and new. A proper coffee machine was a very welcome touch. There are lots of internal steps in the house with it being on 4 levels but it didn’t inconvenience us as each ‘flight’ is only a few steps. We didn’t move the car from the edge of town car park all week, as once we were in Fowey, there was plenty to do locally. The walks along the coastal paths are stunning with glorious views and we found ourselves walking in t-shirt’s on Christmas week, as the weather was so mild. We will definitely be returning to Bessie-Ellen’s!
- 23 Dec 2018Bessie Ellen's Cottage Anonymous guest
Pauline via AirBnB
Central, beautifully clean and quaint and quirky. Very easy to live in, highly recommended!
- 09 Nov 2018Bessie Ellen's Cottage Anonymous guest
Nigel via AirBnB
Excellent place to stay cannot fault it and we will return next year
- 20 Oct 2018Bessie Ellen's Cottage Anonymous guest
Alex via AirBnB
This cottage is the PERFECT place for two people (and a dog!) to have an idyllic break in Cornwall! It's clean and feels new, although still has quirkiness and personality (as well as plenty of room for two in the bedroom and living room). Location is brilliant, a minute's walk from the centre of Fowey, places to eat, drink and get provisions. There are tonnes of fab walks in the local area plus an easy bus service to take you around if you don't have a car. And Fowey is as picturesque a Cornish village as you can imagine :-)
- 29 Sep 2018Bessie Ellen's Cottage Anonymous guest
Tim via AirBnB
Property as described in a great location in Fowey, less than a minute away from all key amenities. Very relaxing. Great stay, thank you !
- 08 Sep 2018Bessie Ellen's Cottage Anonymous guest
Maxine via AirBnB
Could not ask for a more convenient location.
- 30 Aug 2018Bessie Ellen's Cottage Anonymous guest
Sarah via AirBnB
Bessie Ellens Cottage is a charming little retreat, spread across 3 floors. The location of the cottage was excellent and only a matter of minutes walk to the towns local amenities. We recommend bringing a couple of spare towels with you but other than that this is a great little find for a couples weekend away!
- 25 Aug 2018Bessie Ellen's Cottage Anonymous guest
Preena via AirBnB
A charming cottage right in the heart of Fowey - a perfect base to explore the town as well as get away on the spectacular coastal walks in the surrounding area. Spotless and thoughtfully presented, we'd come back!
- 02 Aug 2018Bessie Ellen's Cottage Anonymous guest
Jess via AirBnB
A lovely cottage in the heart of Fowey. Abi is a wonderful host, she was quick to respond to any questions we had and was full of local knowledge.
- 14 Jul 2018Bessie Ellen's Cottage Anonymous guest
Edward via AirBnB
Great cottage and location! Lots of stairs though but overall excellent!
- 01 Jul 2018Bessie Ellen's Cottage Anonymous guest
Cheryl via AirBnB
A few little essentials were a lovely touch on arrival, great location in the center of Fowey
- 14 Jun 2018Bessie Ellen's Cottage Anonymous guest
Ciara via AirBnB
Fantastic stay at Abi’s little cottage. Great location, perfect place to stay to discover the surrounding areas.
- 25 May 2018Bessie Ellen's Cottage Anonymous guest
Andrea via AirBnB
great house in a beatiful little town x
- 30 Mar 2018Bessie Ellen's Cottage Anonymous guest