Fowey, Polruan and Bodinnick Cottages
Fowey is a quintessential Cornish town, built sloping down to the water's edge, where the quayside is stacked with yachts and pleasure craft that spread out across the estuary itself. With our self-catering properties available in this area, you'll be sure to find a relaxing haven away from the busy, everyday life.
Fowey is one of two settlements found on the mouth of the River Fowey, that it shares it names with (the other settlement is the village of Polruan on the eastern bank). Much of the surrounding area is owned by the National Trust, guaranteeing the beauty of the landscape.
Since before Roman times, sailors have been making berth here to trade the variety of goods that have come out of Cornwall over the years, as well as its imports too. Its heritage is clear throughout the architecture and narrow streets, in addition to the some of the nearby landmarks such as St Catherine's Castle that tell stories of Fowey's past as a target for plunderers and invading navies.
Nowadays, the bay is much more tranquil. Numerous yachts and pleasure craft sail gently through the calm waters, exploring creeks and corners in accessible by foot. The harbour is sheltered by Polruan, forming a gentle estuary suitable for sailing, swimming or even fishing as the shoals collect in the rivermouth. Plus you can access Polruan by a passenger ferry, if you wished to get up closer to the distinctive buildings or want to explore the quieter side of the river Fowey.
For the less enthusiastic about spending time on water, there's still plenty to do in and around Fowey. You can easily spend a day browsing in its quaint shops, enjoy sampling the delicious food and drink on offer from its good selection of cafes, restaurants and pubs or perhaps head north to Bodmin Moor. A recommended journey is taking the South West Coast path past St Catherine's Castle and follow the coastline around the Menabilly estate (which served as inspiration for a Daphne due Maurier's novels, to the small village of Polkerris - a real hideaway with an open, sandy beach.
So take a look at our properties below and start planning your Cornish retreat today!