2 Albert Place is a beautiful property situated in the heart of the pretty, traditional Cornish town of Fowey on the mouth of the River Fowey. In an enviable position right on the water’s edge, in the centre of Fowey yet in a very quiet position.
The house has stunning views across the estuary, to the countryside beyond and also to the pretty village of Polruan which is on the opposite side of the estuary and accessed via a sweet passenger ferry.
At low tide you can access the foreshore by the steps from the terrace. At high tide you can access the property via the same steps, from your own (or a hired) boat.
There is a frape at the property (a running mooring) so whether you bring your own boat or hire one during your stay, exploring the harbour and the River Fowey couldn't be easier. We can help you to arrange boat hire (up to 7 people) during your stay, if you wish. Note the running mooring dries at low tide, please check that your own boat is suitable, if you are not using the local hire boat we recommend.
The house, which has recently been tastefully refurbished to a contemporary standard is open plan to the ground floor, with huge bi-folding doors on to a small terrace at the water’s edge. With underfloor heating, wide screen 4K TV, Quooker boiling water tap, Sonos, Nespresso machine and free high speed WiFi (70Mbps), it is equipped to a high standard.
On the first floor, there are 3 bedrooms: a double with fine river/estuary views and en-suite shower room; a twin bedroom, also with fabulous views over the river and out to the estuary, a family bathroom and a third double bedroom with river views from its own small balcony. The bathrooms are newly fitted and tastefully decorated with excellent water pressure to the showers.
A natural deep harbour, Fowey is a haven for yachtsmen and whether you sail yourself or just want to enjoy watching others the house is in a perfect position. There are two sailing clubs in the town who welcome visitors. The Royal Regatta in August, featuring a dramatic display across the estuary by the Red Arrows, is one of Britain’s premier sailing events, it is also a fun-filled week for all the family, sailors and landlubbers alike.
Kayaks can be hired within 50m of the house and there are many boat and fishing trips available from the town quay, a very short stroll away.
Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey retains a unique, unspoilt charm, with its narrow winding streets, old fashioned pubs and a variety of shopping.
Across the River, the quaint village of Polruan with its regular passenger ferry running back and forth allows you to enjoy even more coastal paths along the stunning Cornish Coastline.
Readymoney Cove, situated by the mouth of the River Fowey is accessible by foot and ideal for families. At high season the beach has a swimming platform, and is also good for rock pooling at low tide.
There are miles of beautiful walks accessible right from the doorstep along with landmarks such as St Catherine’s castle and the Gribbin.
If you do wish to venture out of the town, we are close to some of Cornwall's most stunning gardens including The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Llanhydrock House, a National Trust property, is close by and has fun bike trails with mountain bikes for hire.
Fowey is also the inspiration to much of Daphne Du Maurier's writing and is home to the annual Du Maurier literary festival (7th – 14th May, 2016).