The perfect Hideaway. An idyllic seaside nest in the heart of Fowey. So lovely you may not want to leave!
The Salt Loft is a beautifully appointed one bedroom apartment nestled just 30 metres from the Quay.
Situated in the heart of Fowey, yet hidden away with its own secure entrance, the Salt Loft has been lovingly refurbished with exquisite attention to detail.
Two flights of white marble stairs lead to the apartment, which faces south.
The living room, dining room...
Snuggle up on the L shaped sofa with a glass of hearty red and an old romantic film playing quietly in the background on the brand new 55" 2017 2018 LG high definition smart TV.
A relaxing first night at the Salt Loft will set the scene for your bliss-filled getaway.
The kitchen....is fully equipped to meet all your needs with an oven,
Nespresso machine, cafetiere, Smeg kettle and toaster, microwave and dishwasher. In the hall cupboard is a conveniently situated washing machine with dryer.
The effortlessly stylish bedroom.... boasts a king-size bed bedecked in fine linens and cloudsoft pillows to ensure a blissful night's sleep. What better way to lull yourself to sleep than stargazing up through the two skylights counting the shooting stars?
And, if you want to watch the stars on Sky at Night, then cuddle up and enjoy the brand new wall mounted 42" LG smart TV.
The stone tiled bathroom....relax and enjoy a deep soak in the Victorian style bathtub, a fresh shower or both!
King size bedroom
Apartment is on the 2nd floor. Front door opens into hall. Open plan lounge, dining and kitchen. Kingsize bedroom. Bathroom.
The apartment is on the 2nd floor.
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.
The Salt Loft is on Fore Street in the very centre of the town and does not have private parking. There is a loading bay outsdie the apartment to load/unload bags and the closest car park, Caffa Mill, is around a 10 minute walk.
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.
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.
Sonya via AirBnB.
“Lovely space, centrally located to Fowey. Our host was helpful, quick to respond to queries and even left us some milk and a bottle of prosecco in the fridge. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay and would definitely stay again.”
- 10 Dec 2019Salt Loft Anonymous guest
Stephen via Airbnb.
“Fantastic property in the heart of Fowey. High standard of fixtures and fittings with a homely feel. Excellent and would definitely return.”
- 21 Oct 2019Salt Loft Anonymous guest
Laura via Airbnb.
"This was our first time to Cornwall, spending a few days in Fowey at The Salt Loft, before going to have two days in a hotel at Watergate Bay. Personally I much preferred Fowey as a location and The Soft Loft as a lovely cosy little retreat. We will definitely be returning again soon! Thanks to Abi for making it all so easy and taking away having to think about much!!!”
- 17 Oct 2019Salt Loft Anonymous guest
James via Airbnb.
“Great apartment in a fantastically central location. Beautifully furnished, wonderfully central within Fowey.”
- 13 Oct 2019Salt Loft Anonymous guest
Paul via AirBnB.
"The place looked stunning in the picture but it was even better in real life. Spotlessly clean. Certainly recomend the Salt Loft."
- 10 Aug 2019Salt Loft Anonymous guest
Patricia via AirBnB.
"Such a beautiful, calm, clean space, tucked up in the rooftops. A really restful place to stay with great amenities in the flat & locally."
- 22 Jun 2019Salt Loft Anonymous guest
Jan via AirBnB.
"Practically your every need is catered to, in a wonderfully themed setting. We spent a very comfortable 4 days here... chilling, during some intensive travelling. A little bit of noise from the local pub on the Friday night only. To be expected as the Salt Loft is right in the middle of town.. all quiet by bedtime .. Sat night was fine.. Parking not on site.. but secure and easy parking available at nearby options. We chose Caffa Mill .. 200m away.. take their advice and drop the bags on the way in .. its an easy trundle on the way out . Tons of options for eating on hand and some awesome shopping. We used this as a base to see lots of Cornwall over 4 days.. Thanks Abi.. fantastic stay !!"
- 03 Jun 2019Salt Loft Anonymous guest
Jayne via HomeAway.
"Communication from booking to arrival was excellent. The salt loft perfectly located. We stay in Fowey every new year and this was the most comfortable stay we have experienced. The welcome hamper was a perfect touch. Robes provided which we thought was a great idea. Bed very comfortable , beautiful linen. Lounge very comfy and the tv’s excellent. Having the use of a washer was ideal. Wifi very good. All utensils we needed in the kitchen area. Very clean and tastefully furnished. We will definitely book again. Ate at the ship, king if prussia and haveners all of which served excelkent food and the staff were lovely. Thankyou for a perfect stay Highly recommended"
- 29 Dec 2018Salt Loft Anonymous guest
Anna via AirBnB
We had a great stay and enjoyed exploring Fowey and the South Coast. This apartment was such a comfortable place to come back to every day after hiking or driving trips. Immaculately clean, with great amenities and couldn't be a better location in the heart of the village. We would stay again when next in Fowey.
- 24 Aug 2018Salt Loft Anonymous guest
Paul via HomeAway
We booked the Salt Loft based on the photographs and description and it lived up to all our expectations. Situated in the heart of Fowey it was an ideal location to explore the town and it’s surroundings and the apartment itself was decorated and furnished to the highest standard. As a bonus we had booked it during the Fowey Regatta week (completely unintentionally) so there were loads of events and activities laid on - a real cherry on the cake!
- 18 Aug 2018Salt Loft Anonymous guest
Jack via AirBnB
Excellent space in an amazing location. Very private and close to all the action at the same time. We felt very cosy for both summer and winter. great host and very well organised air b and b. Would love to return to the salt loft and Fowey I would recommend to anyone travelling to Cornwall
- 10 Aug 2018Salt Loft Anonymous guest
Bernhard via HomeAway
A great, very tastefully and high quality furnished apartment right in the center of Fowey. Nothing is missing except for the dishwasher. The decor is luxurious and it is very clean and well maintained. One morning the hot water spa was broken. We reported that in the morning and in the evening everything was fixed. The property management opposite is very nice and takes care of everything immediately. With regard to parking, it is recommended to register with JustPark for the Roverticket. With this one can use the "long stay carpark" in many places for a small surcharge. Once registered, you do not have to do any more at the parking lots.
- 28 Jul 2018Salt Loft Anonymous guest
Diane via HomeAway
Very beautifully styled and in a central location. Wouldn't hesitate to book this again!
- 21 Jul 2018Salt Loft Anonymous guest
Stephanie via AirBnB
Great apartment! Beautifully decorated. Comfortable bed.
- 02 Jul 2018Salt Loft Anonymous guest
Sacha via AirBnB
Had a lovely stay at the Salt Loft, a stylish apartment perfect for two. It was a little bigger than expected and spotlessly clean. No outdoor space but you’re two minutes from the harbour and ten minutes from the south west coast path and the beach. All modern facilities such as large TV with Netflix and a Nespresso machine. The bed was very comfy too. All in all it’s very stylish and comfortable and we’d love to stay again.
- 25 May 2018Salt Loft Anonymous guest
Alice via AirBnB
Lovely seaside abode!
- 07 Sep 2017Salt Loft Anonymous guest
Ally via HomeAway
- 30 Aug 2017Salt Loft Anonymous guest