Riverside Loft is a 2nd floor apartment in the very heart of Fowey and has been designed and decorated to a high standard with a great, Fowey themed decor.
The front door leads onto Albert Quay & the floating pontoon - perfect for crabbing and watching boats come and go.
The open living space enjoys fantastic views over the water, is comfortable and stylish, as well as being well-equipped for your stay.
The airy master bedroom boasts a king-size bedroom and the second bedroom makes a great bunk room for two children or one adult.
We have a 40" TV with Disney Plus and DVD player to keep the kids happy on rainy days, along with Netflix and Amazon TV account for night time box set binges when they’re asleep.
If you'd rather some music while cooking or relaxing, then you can connect to our Bluetooth speakers.
The kitchen is well equipped with essential appliances such as a washer dryer and lots of handy gadgets like a Nutrabullet blender.
The master bedroom is a lovely space for couples to unwind and features a beautiful, decorative fireplace. The second bedroom has bunk beds which are always great fun for kids, while also still being suitable for an adult too.
The new family bathroom has an ample sized bath, with a good shower above.
We are happy for one dog to stay at a rate of £50 per trip - please contact us first before booking.
Bedroom 1: Kingsize Bed
Bedroom 2: Bunkbeds
The entrance to the apartment is via Albert Quay, and is shared with one other property. Head up the first flight of stairs to our private and secure front door, before heading up the second flight into the apartment.
The rooms are all on one level, with a bright and airy living space, bunk room, family bathroom and master bedroom.
The apartment is accessed via the Albert Quay short stay car park - a great spot for loading/unloading bags.
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. The best one from the house is Caffa Mill, which is a 10 min stroll along the one way road.
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. ay. 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.
Tony via AirbnB.
"We enjoyed our stay will come back later on in the year all good. Thanks"
- 28 May 2021Riverside Loft Anonymous guest
J via AirBnB.
“Great apartment in a beautiful seaside village. Perfect location right next to the water, restaurants, ferry stops and a short walk to a lovely little beach with a cafe. Lovely reception from locals and the high street was wonderful. I would advise booking restaurants ahead of travel as they are very popular. We loved the various walks and amazing bakeries. Perfect short break.”
- 30 Nov 2020Riverside Loft Anonymous guest
Nikos via AirBnB.
“The property is located in a very good location within Fowey close to all the restaurants and small shops, but is also offers good views as the pictures indicate. It is very good space for a few days of vacation for a family. Parking was easy in the car park and we were able to park the car there overnight. The property was clean and compliant with the Covid 19 guidelines. There are a few shops around and places to eat and the information provided by the host is really useful. Overall a very good experience.”
- 26 Oct 2020Riverside Loft Anonymous guest
Louise via AirbnB.
“Really lovely apartment, great location, everything on your doorstep. Very clean and comfortable, fab shower!! The kitchen has everything you will need and more.”
- 23 Oct 2020Riverside Loft Anonymous guest
Consey via AirBnB.
“This was a lovely flat in a perfect location. So close to restaurants and pubs and shops. Everything you need is close by. The flat itself was excellent. Very clean and we felt that every safety measure had been taken. Would use it again.”
- 01 Oct 2020Riverside Loft Anonymous guest
Findlay via AirBnB.
“Really great central location, and if there are spaces in the car park directly outside it’s perfect (I always got one a may have been lucky). Really clean flat, and perfectly well equipped, easy to stroll out to shops, literally on the doorstep. Great hosts, communications clear and check in easy. Would happily stay again.”
- 07 Aug 2020Riverside Loft Anonymous guest
James via AriBnB.
“Great space in a perfect location. Really good and clear comms about the location and apartment but also COVID policy.”
- 01 Aug 2020Riverside Loft Anonymous guest
Adam via AirBnB.
“We had a fabulous five day family holiday in the Riverside Apartment. It's located right in the centre of Fowey, on the quayside with views across the river. All the local amenities are on hand and we used the local bakery to get fresh bread and pastries every morning. The apartment is well kitted out, exactly as described, everything was in good working order and spotlessly clean. The apartment is an ideal base to explore Cornwall, though we did stick around one day to do the Hall walk, which was picturesque and well worth it.”
- 25 Jul 2020Riverside Loft Anonymous guest
Lloyd via Airbnb.
“Lovely apartment in an incredible location! Would definitely recommend a stay here.”
- 20 Oct 2019Riverside Loft Anonymous guest
Chris via AirBnB.
"A lovely apartment overlooking the Quay at Fowey. Refurbished recently, it's stylish and sparklingly clean with all mod-cons. Everything is within walking distance, so after unloading your car outside, leave it at the long-stay car park 7 minutes walk away and enjoy a nice glass of Korev Cornish Lager at the King of Prussia around the corner. You're surrounded by pubs and restaurants, and if you need to grab a loaf of bread or a bottle of wine you're only a couple of minutes away from a wonderful bakery, a mini-mart, and a delicatessen selling treats just up the road. Looking out of your window you'll see the floating pontoon. Chill out and watch the hustle and bustle of the river, or rent a boat yourself and explore the local area. On a sunny day, take a walk up to Readymoney beach and relax on the sand. See if you can spot Dawn French's house! Great location and fantastically appointed apartment. Highly recommended for a Cornish getaway."
- 30 Aug 2019Riverside Loft Anonymous guest
Linda via Airbnb.
“Great place to stay - close to all amenities and parking”
- 26 Aug 2019Riverside Loft Anonymous guest
Claire via AirBnB.
"Lovely little flat, in a perfect location in Fowey. Close to everything and in a perfect spot for kids to go crabbing"
- 20 Aug 2019Riverside Loft Anonymous guest
Louise via AirBnB.
"Absolutely awesome location and a well equipt stylish space to relax. So family friendly. We loved it!"
- 13 Aug 2019Riverside Loft Anonymous guest
Jacob via AirBnB.
"This place is nice clean and placed perfectly in the centre of the town with good wiev when sitting in the sofa. I Can add that the flat looks much better then it is presented on the pictures. We can absolutely recommend the flat. Abi was very helpfull in quick and accurate feedback. Once again Thanks Abi :-)"
- 11 Jul 2019Riverside Loft Anonymous guest