Stylish waterside apartment, with amazing river views in Fowey, Cornwall
About Sarah Bennett
My husband Neal and I live in Warwickshire with our two children. I have been going to Fowey since before we were even dating; we used to work together and he sold me a holiday in River Views! (which his parents then owned). We have been regular visitors to Fowey over the years, whether it's the excitement of Regatta week or a quieter break in the winter months. Our children have come to love Fowey too and over the years have enjoyed the simple pleasures of building sand-castles, crabbing and rock-pooling. We all love to get on the water by kayak or boat and explore the river, spotting the various birdlife and even occasional dolphins and seals! We also enjoy walking around the area, exploring the beautiful Cornish coastline (our favourites are Hall Walk and walking The Saints Way to Polkerris). And of course, whilst in Fowey, delicious Cornish ice-creams and cream teas are a must, along with fun evenings at Sam’s restaurant. My husband’s parents put River Views on the market in 2009 and we thought this would be a great opportunity to keep it in the family (it was built in 1892 by my husband’s great-great-grandfather). The lounge was originally my husband’s bedroom when he was growing up. We love to visit Fowey as a family and hope to do so for many years to come. Fowey is a very special town, which has become much more fashionable in recent years (with a few famous residents now!). It has still retained its original charm with colourful cottages, narrow winding streets and river life. After a great day exploring Fowey and the surrounding area, we love to relax and watch the boats on the river; we think River Views is the best spot in town with activity all year long.
Sarah Bennett purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Sarah Bennett chose Fowey
My husbands parents put River Views on the market and we thought this would be a great opportunity to keep it in the family (it was built in 1892 by my husbands Great-great-grandfather). The lounge was originally my husbands bedroom when he was growing up! It is also a base that we hope our children, and their children can use for many generations. Fowey is a very special town, that has become much more fashionable in recent years (with a few famous residents now). It has still retained it's original charm with narrow winding streets and river life. We love to watch all the boats on the river, we think River Views has the best spot in town with activity all year long.
What makes this Apartment unique
River Views is just 5 minutes walk from the town centre, just far enough away as to not be disturbed by the revellers in the summer months. But still with in easy reach of the many fine restaurants, pubs and shops. River Views is close to two car-parks, which is great, as parking is at a premium in Fowey (not really being designed for cars!). The views are amazing, you can't help but relax watching the life on the river! We hope all our guests get as much pleasure from River Views as we have over the years.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
Children allowed - We provide stair gate, booster seat, night lightsWe provide stair gate, booster seat, night lights
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18 - Sorry no single sex parties under 21Sorry no single sex parties under 21
- After 11pm noise must not disturb neighbours - before 11pm feel free to sing!
Would book again
Booked only at the last minute as our original accommodation was cancelled due to storm damage. This house was ideal for us and I wished we had booked it in the first place. Loved the fact that the bedrooms were on 2 levels as we came with grown up children.
Clean, well presented and gorgeous views
A delightful property with a beautiful view over the Fowey water.
Amazing location & welcoming accommadation
We had an exceptional few days at River Views....helped by Sarah's prompt support, advice and guidance notes. The apartment had everything you could ask for with fantastic views of the river & surrounding area. It was ideally located for accessing the numerous places of interest in the local vicinity and further afield and within a very short walk to the numerous pubs & restaurants in the quaint village of Fowey. We will definitely be back and highly recommend it as an idyllic spot to spend some time in beautiful Cornwall.
Relaxing, apart from the country roads.
Nice apartment with good views of the river. Very quiet apart from the river traffic.
Beautiful home, beautiful town
We stayed here for a weekend for my partners significant birthday and enjoyed every minute.
The apartment was clean, warm and homely. We spent a lot of time just watching the ferry cross and watching the water world go by.
It's close to all shops, restaurants and amenities. Parking the car in the little car park just down the road was simple.
Contact with Sarah was easy and Fowey was a little town with a big heart.
We will definitely stay at Riverviews again.
our weekend was very special.
Fowey River Views is on the Waters Edge. At low tide you are about 1 metre from the beach!
The largest beach in Fowey is Readymoney Cove, with a permanent swimming raft it's great fun for all the family.
Whitehouse beach disappears completely at high tide, but is a little quieter than Readymoney, with a children's paddling pool in the summer months.
More 'hidden' beaches are detailed in the guide in the apartment!
You can also catch a train to Par (3 miles away) or St Austell (7 miles) or fly to Newquay airport (20 miles away).
You will find a car is useful for exploring the wider area.
Fowey River Views is located on Passage Street. To access by car you will need to drive through the town, we recommend you do this only for loading and unloading as the town has very narrow streets.
Parking is available just 300 yards down the road at Old Station Yard Car Park from around £4/day.
River Views is only 6 miles from the world renowned Eden Project. There is much to do in the area - the magnificent Lanhydrock House (National Trust) is only 7 miles away and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are 15 miles away.
Padstow, Falmouth and St. Ives are within easy reach for a day out, if you fancy exploring further afield.
Fowey offers some very special events including the Daphne Du Maurier festival in May and Fowey Royal Regatta Week in August.
There are some fine walks in the area that take in the fantastic views around the Cornish coast line. We like to take the car ferry to Bodinnick then walk along Hall walk to Polruan further down the river returning by passenger Ferry.
Boats and kayaks (either guided tours or self-drive) are available for hire in Fowey harbour in the summer months.