The Hideaway is a stylish contemporary apartment, tucked away in a lovely quiet area of Fowey, just over a 5 minutes walk from the centre of the town. The apartment is newly refurbished and appointed to an excellent quality throughout.
Its open plan living space has a bright, open feel thanks to wall to ceiling windows (which also boast a view out to the river!). The kitchen is superbly fitted with everything you'd need to relax comfortably in a home from home, or to wine, dine and entertain if the mood takes you. The dining area comfortably seats 4.
The master bedroom (double bed) is a fantastic tranquil space to relax and unwind, and the second bedroom (small double bed) is a sweet and cosy retreat.
The bathroom is a stylish and fun space allowing you to relax in the hideaway bath or snap a perfect selfie in the large mirror!
The apartment offers quiet sanctuary on the top floor, yet is fully accessible thanks to the buildings lift.
Fowey Landing is also directly opposite the Caffa Mill car park, very handy in Fowey where parking is often very tricky.
During the winter we had a freak accident involving a seagull colliding with one of the floor to ceiling windows! As we are on the 3rd floor we need full scaffolding works to replace the window which we are hoping to arrange shortly. In the meantime, we have had the window made safe by a glazier. The glass is still fully intact, but to ensure no shards splinter, there is a polycarbonate sheet over the window. The last photo on the listing shows the work that has been done.
The window is the one closest to the kitchen area, and does not affect the balcony in any way.
Bedroom 1: Double Bedroom (5ft Double bed)
Bedroom 2: Small Double Bedroom (4ft Double bed)
The Hideaway is on the top floor at Fowey Landing. Either a lift or stairs is available for guests to use.
The private entrance leads into a hallway, with Bedroom 2, Bathroom, and Master Bedroom opening to the left-hand side. The hallway then leads into the open plan space with kitchen, dining and lounge area. There is a balcony with table and chairs to the rear of the living area.
The Hideaway does not have allocated private parking, but is directly opposite the Caffa Mill car park which is run by Cornwall Council. Hourly, daily, weekly and rover passes can be obtained in advance on their website or you can use the Just Park ‘app’ from your mobile device .
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.
Andie via AirBnB.
"Great spotlessly clean and very well equipped and well appointed apartment. Good check in and very prompt communication from the host. The parking is close and convenient and the apartment sits above a super farm shop/deli which was a huge bonus. Would return to this accommodation in a heartbeat."
- 25 May 2021Fowey Landing: The Hideaway Anonymous guest
Henri via AirBnB.
“The Hideaway hosted by Fowey Homes is a wonderful apartment that is bright, modern, clean and perfectly located to enjoy the beautiful town of Fowey. All fixtures and fittings in the flat are very new and the place is wonderfully decorated. The location is amazing with the walk to the Fowey quay around 5-10 mins, passing through the town's pretty streets and views. Jane and the Fowey homes team are wonderful hosts with the flat being spotless on arrival, whilst giving clear and simple instructions for check-in and check-out. They also left a great amount of local information in the flat, just in case you're not sure what to do. When staying in the beautiful town of Fowey this apartment could not be more perfect!!”
- 24 Oct 2020Fowey Landing: The Hideaway Anonymous guest
Lorriane via AirBnB.
“We stayed for 1 week in this lovely stylish & exceptionally clean appartment. It has everthing you would need for a comfortable self catering stay however there are some great restaurants in Fowey pre booking is advised. The Appartment is ideally situated with a carpark opposite and a short walk to all the shops and restaurants. We used Fowey as a base to explore cornwall, there are just to many beautiful places & villages but to mention a few take the Bodinnick ferry opposite this appartment and a short car journey to Polruan or alternatively walk in to Fowey Harbour and take the foot passanger ferry over. Clovelly is a must to see, you have to pay to enter the village at present it is £8 pp but you will not be disapointed! Charlestown & Mevagissey are also not to be missed. Thank you to Fowey Homes for all of your communication and for a great stay in this appartment and hopefully one day we will return”
- 29 Sep 2020Fowey Landing: The Hideaway Anonymous guest
Sue via AirBnB.
“Fabulous location in a modern apartment with everything you need for a wonderful stay.”
- 03 Sep 2020Fowey Landing: The Hideaway Anonymous guest
Clare via AirBnB.
“We loved staying at this extremely clean, modern apartment. The location was perfect for wandering into Fowey and exploring the wider area of Cornwall by car. Communication with the hosts was fantastic. We would highly recommend for a family break.”
- 04 Aug 2020Fowey Landing: The Hideaway Anonymous guest
Mila via AirBnB.
“It’s an excellent place with all what you need of a very good standard and cleanliness. Abi, the host promptly responded if we had additional questions. We had an amazing experience and would love to revisit.”
- 24 Jul 2020Fowey Landing: The Hideaway Anonymous guest
Nicola via AirBnB.
"“Excellent location. Nice and bright apartment.”
- 22 Jul 2020Fowey Landing: The Hideaway Anonymous guest
Joy via Aribnb.
"My boyfriend and I were looking for a charming seaside getaway, and this place was perfect. The apartment had everything we needed, extremely clean and comfortable, and within walking distance of the sweetest seaside town with a great selection of pubs and restaurants to choose from! For out first time on Fowey we were delighted and would love to return to this apartment!”
- 13 Jul 2020Fowey Landing: The Hideaway Anonymous guest
Meander via TripAdvisor.
"We really enjoyed our visit to Fowey. Even in the off season there was still plenty to see and do in the area and lots of choice for coffee breaks, dining and relaxing. The Hideaway was well presented, wonderfully clean and comfortable. The top floor views of the river were pretty and it was nice to take the lift with tired legs at the end of the day. The best thing is it’s location as it means you don’t have to drive through Fowey centre to get to it yet it’s a nice short (and flat) walk into the centre of everything. Would stay again!"
- 01 Mar 2020Fowey Landing: The Hideaway Anonymous guest
Simon via AirBnB.
"A great location and a great apartment. Everything you need to cater at home and a pleasant walk from plenty of options if you want to eat out. Superbly situated to explore Fowey by foot and the rest of Cornwall by car."
- 22 Feb 2020Fowey Landing: The Hideaway Anonymous guest