Ferryman's Retreat

Fowey, South East Coast

  • 3 Star Gold
  • A great apartment for a couple or small family close to the riverside with parking facilities opposite.

You can book this property from:

  • £424 per week
  • £61 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 single bed


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 WC (in total)
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.9 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles
  • Shop 0.25 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • River views
  • Harbour views
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Fishing

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Nestled against the dramatic Fowey Estuary cliff face Ferryman’s Retreat benefits from panoramic views of the River Fowey and the Bodinnick Ferry landing site.  This stylishly-finished apartment is ideal for couples or families of 3 wanting a great location with a range of shops, cafes and restaurants within an easy level stroll. The bright, open-plan living area, with its large picture window to take in the views, leads into a modern, luxurious kitchen. With one double and one single bedroom and a quality bathroom, Ferryman’s Retreat is the perfect spot for a short break to explore the delights of Fowey and its river area.

The estuary of the River Fowey forms a natural harbour which has allowed the town to become a popular but exclusive tourist destination. There are superb river views including a beautiful countryside backdrop to the north which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The local Bodinnick Ferry provides a service giving access to the unique fishing village of Bodinnick on the east side of the river and a short walk to the village of Polruan at the mouth of the estuary: a thriving area for fishing, seafaring, sandy beaches, breath taking views and footpaths along the charming Cornish coast.

Coastal walks, activities and parking are all available within walking distance.

Kitchen: Fridge/freezer, electric oven & grill, ceramic hob, built-in microwave, dishwasher, washing machine in the hall cupboard.
Lounge/Diner: TV, views to the river.
Bedroom 1: Kingsize bed (5'), bedside units, chest of drawers.
Bedroom 2: Single bed (3'), bedside unit, chest of drawers.
Bathroom: Bath with thermostatic shower over, basin, WC, heated towel rail, underfloor heating

PARKING: Public car parking is opposite the entrance to Ferryman’s Retreat in Station Road, see Fowey Parking.

Power and Heat: Electricity included in rent, modern electric panel heating, heated towel rail in bathroom
Baby Equipment: Not provided but may be hired. See our hire page.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided; please bring your own beach towels.
Shops, Restaurants, Pubs: 10 min walk Coast: 10 min walk.

NOTES: No smoking, no pets. Short breaks all year. WiFi included. Important information about internet usage. Mobile phone reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage.


We had a horrible week of bad weather but the beautiful apartment made up for it! We had a wonderful stay. The apartment had everything we needed and couldn't have been better for us. It's modern, light and very clean. Situated next to the car ferry terminal, it gave us easy access and walking distance to the town for shops and restaurants. It was in an ideal spot for getting around Cornwall too. We would definitely return.

Previous Customer,


If you haven't yet discovered Fowey, you've got a treat in store.  Full of multicoloured cottages, perched on the hillsides leading down to the sea, this little fishing town has lots to tempt visitors. There is an entrancing collection of unique local shops and boutiques, along with harbourside cafes, pubs which will give you a hearty welcome and a good atmosphere, and restaurants offering tempting local produce.  If you want a unique insight into the local species in these waters, you could visit Fowey Aquarium, whose residents include specimens brought in by local fishermen.

If you're a fan of Daphne du Maurier, you may want to visit the Literary Centre, which gives information and exhibits about the author and her life and work.  There is also the Fowey Festival of Words and Music, held in May, in which du Maurier, and many other authors, artists and musicians, are celebrated.  Another great spectacle is the Fowey Royal Regatta, held in August.Fowey lies within one of the many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Cornwall, and the backdrop of the surrounding countryside, with its tidal creeks, rolling fields and rugged cliffs, will make you want to return here again and again.