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Ferryman's Retreat

Fowey - South East Coast

A great apartment for a couple or small family close to the riverside with parking facilities opposite.
  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
£340 - £808 per week *


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.
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.

Changeover Day: Saturday - arrival 3:00pm - departure 10:00am
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.


  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 0.25 mile to a pub
  • Towels Included
  • 3.5 Stars
  • 0.25 mile to a restaurant
  • 0.9 mile to a beach
  • Sea Views
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher


Local Area

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.


We have just returned from a short break in the Ferryman's Retreat at Fowey. The apartment is great with all the amenities you could ask, including Christmas tree and other decorations. Fowey is a lovely place, and the apartment is only a short walk from all of the shops, pubs, & restaurants. Will definitely be returning in 2019.Mr J Burgess - 5th January 2019
Perfect for a family of three.Mr Michael Beard - 30th October 2018
Lovely apartment, very clean and well equipped, good base for exploring the area. Mrs Karen Chalkley - 20th September 2018
We absolutely loved the property. It was perfect! In a very good location too.Mrs Vanessa Moriarty - 16th September 2018
Fabulous stay in Fowey, it is a very nice place to stay, it's a very central location for seeing other parts of Cornwall. Ms Heidi Kelly - 2nd September 2018
A fantastic property with local parking and great access to Fowey centre. Thanks for a great holiday.Miss Tracy Robinson - 30th July 2018


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