Located in the picturesque Cornish seaside town of Fowey, the Cottage, a former fisherman’s residence is close to the Estuary and enjoys partial views of the stunning Fowey River . After a recent refurbishment this beautifully presented Cottage provides flexible accommodation for all.
Du Maurier Reach is located a stones throw from the heart of the town, and provides easy access to both Car Parks and Ferries. Short term parking is available outside the property for unloading. Parking is available at Caffa Mill (by Bodinnick Ferry) or the main Fowey carpark and can be paid for using the 'Just park' app.
Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: Two Single Beds
Entering the property from North Street you ascend a few steps within the entrance hall up to a cosy, attractive sitting room on the left. There you will find a Smart TV and living flame gas fire – an ideal place to relax and watch the world go by or look across to the river.
Further along the hall the family room has a large farmhouse table and chairs, ideal for family dining or simply enjoying coffee and a chat.
Moving further aft, the modern kitchen has a ceramic hob, oven with microwave, Nespresso coffee machine and dishwasher, along with all the necessary equipment to prepare snacks or family meals.
The cottage-style staircase with wrought iron banister leads you upstairs to two bright comfortable bedrooms with fitted wardrobes. The spacious double at the front has lovely river views and plenty of room for a travel cot, whilst the one at the back has twin beds.
The bathroom, complete with high pressure electric shower over the bath and WC, is at the end of the landing with a small step down.
Outside, at the rear of the property you will find a small yard with utility store housing the washing machine and tumble dryer. The additional cupboard is ideal for surfboards, wetsuits or walking boots.
The cottage is on North Street and does not have private parking. It is possible to park outside the house for a short period of time to load/unload bags. Caffa Mill Carpark is only 200 yards along the road.
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.
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.
Molly via AirBnB.
"Such a lovely, clean cottage in a great location almost in the centre of town. A very short walk to the quay, restaurants and shops and a short drive to the Eden Project and other attractions. Highly recommend!"
- 29 May 2021Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest
Andrew via AirBnB.
"Would highly recommend, this is lovely cottage and has everything you could possibly want in the centre of Fowey. It was more lovely than I imagined from the photos."
- 11 May 2021Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest
William via AirBnB.
"Great place in a nice spot in town"
- 05 May 2021Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest
Debbie via AirBnB.
"Great spot right in the center of town."
- 03 May 2021Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest
Amelia via AirBnB.
"Lovely stay, the place was better than the photos depict and in a perfect location. We loved Fowey and would definitely recommend."
- 30 Apr 2021Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest
Jules via AirBnB.
"Perfect location overlooking the river. Spotlessly clean and comfortable. Everything you could need for a holiday rental. Very comfortable bed. We loved it and would visit again"
- 26 Apr 2021Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest
Anne via AirBnB.
"Lovely warm modern cosy cottage in an excellent location."
- 19 Apr 2021Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest
Faye via AirBnB.
"We really enjoyed our time in Fowey. The cottage was cosy , warm and very clean . Communications before we arrived were excellent . The cottage is on the end of a row of terraced cottages and is brilliantly situated for the harbour, There was an excellent small pop up restaurant next door called North St which we highly recommend"
- 17 Apr 2021Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest
Rob via AirBnB.
"Had a great time in Fowey. House was spacious and clean. Location fantastic too. Would highly recommend! Thanks Colin & Julie!"
- 13 Dec 2020Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest
Bethany via AirBnB.
"Really good location as half way between the car park and the town. And is on the flatter side of town so no need to walk up the hugely steep hill! The cottage was very cosy and had plenty of space."
- 21 Oct 2020Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest
Jason via AirBnB.
"Great place in a great location. All very clean comfortable and well set up, would definitely go back, thanks!"
- 10 Oct 2020Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest
Elysia via AirBnB.
"Beautiful property and lovely location. Fowey is a stunning village and we can’t wait to return!"
- 08 Oct 2020Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest
Jill via AirBnB.
"A cosy cottage in the busy village of Fowey. Great location close to all amenities; quirky shops, bars and restaurants and handy for the car park. Easy to find and loading and unloading convenient with a pull in opposite the cottage."
- 21 Sep 2020Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest
Toni via AirBnB.
"Lovely little house with great character. Spotlessly clean & tidy and in a good location. Hosts very welcoming and I can highly recommend well worth a stay."
- 14 Sep 2020Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest
Matt via AirBnB.
"Great cottage - you’ll really feel part of Fowey and experience living life as a local. The cottage is in a great location - within easy walking distance of all that Fowey has to offer and superbly placed to drive to local attractions - Lantic Bay is a must! The cottage has everything required for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Colin and Julie are great hosts - quick to respond and really helpful with questions and local advice!"
- 05 Aug 2020Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest
Katy via AirBnB.
"Amazing hospitality and lovely atmosphere and location. Perfect for a couple break/ weekend away"
- 23 Mar 2020Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest
Derak via AirBnB.
"Colin & Julie's cottage is nicely located a just a short walk from the centre of Fowey. It is comfortable, well equipped, and cosy. There is reasonably priced car parking just a short walk away, and it is possible to park close to the cottage for a short while to load/unload luggage etc. I would certainly recommend this cottage, and would book it again in the future."
- 20 Feb 2020Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest
Catherine via AirBnB.
"We stayed at the cottage over Christmas. Colin and Julie kindly put up a tree and Christmas decorations and this, along with other thoughtful touches, made us feel very welcome. The cottage is a stone's throw from the river and when the tide goes out you can go down onto the beach. The cottage was clean, comfortable and cosy. It's well equipped and we had everything we needed. Fowey is a fab place to visit - lovely walks, great little shops and places to eat in the village. We definitely plan to stay again!"
- 27 Dec 2019Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest
Steve via AirBnB.
"Good location, clean place. Good facilities."
- 17 Nov 2019Du Maurier Reach Anonymous guest