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Waterside Holiday Home with Fantastic Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Stylish waterside apartment, with amazing river views in Fowey, Cornwall

Welcome to Fowey River Views, a fantastic holiday home in the picturesque ancient town and port of Fowey, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fowey River Views, originally part of a Victorian villa, is now a beautifully decorated, light and airy waterside apartment (sleeps 4). Right on the waters edge, you can enjoy glorious views across the river to the village of Bodinnick, and Daphne Du Mauriers home Ferryside. The Juliet balcony offers the perfect spot to relax with a drink and watch the various activities and wildlife on the river.

Whether you enjoy coastal walks or exploring the ancient town of Fowey, River Views is an ideal destination and a comfortable retreat all year round. 100% cotton bed linen and towels are provided; please note that for guest comfort, Fowey River views is non smoking. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets.

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Sarah Bennett
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Sarah Bennett

My husband and I live in Warwickshire with our two children. I have been going to Fowey since meeting my husband, when we worked together and he sold me a holiday in River Views (which his parents then owned)!

We have been regular visitors to Fowey ever since, whether it's the excitement of Regatta week or a quieter break in the winter months. Our children have now come to love Fowey and enjoy the simple pleasures of playing on the beach, rock-pooling and crabbing. We all love to get on the water by kayak or boat and enjoy exploring the river.

We also enjoy walking around the area, exploring the beautiful Cornish coastline. And of course, whilst in Fowey, a cream tea in our favourite cafe is a must!

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Lovely views out of the balcony" - Charlotte

"The memories of this week will keep me going through the coming winter months" - Lorna

"Thank you for a lovely week, River Views is a great place to stay, perfect accommodation in a perfect location" - Wendy

"...impressed with the new balcony and everything you provided for our twoyear old. We were able to switch to 'hoiday mode' very quickly" - Ceri

"Brilliant apartment, wish we could stay forever" - Hill family

"Very well located, comfortable and well equipped" - Karen
Apr 2009
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Fowey Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A family bathroom with an electric shower over the bath, electric heated towel rail, WC and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Double bed Silent Night mattress with king size duvet
    Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Slient night mattresses with 100% egyption cotton bedding
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) 1 x Double & 1 x Twin Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom: Double bed, 2 bedside tables with lamps, chest of drawers, wardrobe, clock/radio and hair dryer. Twin bedroom: A spacious room with two full sized single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside lamp, chair and black-out blind.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Fowey River Views is heated throughout. The property is carpeted in the living and bedroom spaces (regularly professionally cleaned). Free Wi-Fi. Family friendly - booster seat, child step, potty, beach towels, stair gate, travel cot (bring your own bedding). In twin room, black-out blind, dimmer switch and night light are provided. Outside: A Juliet Balcony is accessed from the lounge. Enjoy a book and a glass of wine on the balcony (approx 4ft x 2ft). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: For our guests comfort: - 100% cotton bed linen is provided - 100% cotton bath and hand towels are provided - Silent night mattresses in both bedrooms Property is cleaned & bedding changed on Saturday change-over.


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Waterside Holiday Home with Fantastic Views
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic location And jjust what we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent location. Lovely views and close to town centre and start of the Hall Walk.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and quiet location. Had everything you need but we ate out most of the time

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing location, great wee place for a holiday. Excellent communication by Sarah.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great family break in Fowey. The house was perfect for our first trip to Cornwall. Our girls 5&7 loved the books and games available and we thoroughly enjoyed being by the river.

There are a good couple of flights of stairs to get luggage up which is worth knowing particularly with smaller kids. The kitchen is cute with sloping roof so be careful if you are tall! The only other wee thing is that we couldn't see any salt, pepper or soap in bathroom so make sure you bring your own!

Overall lovely stay thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enchanting riverside stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week here at the end of September. The apartment was so full of light, that even when it rained one day, it was a pleasure to sit in and watch all the comings and goings on the river. The stylish decor and scrupulously clean accommodation added to the enjoyment of our stay. The location was also perfect, a short walk into the heart of Fowey with its wide range of restaurants and good pubs. We particularly enjoyed dining at the Old Quay House and sipping an aperitif on the terrace.

There were many great walks nearby across the headland and with stunning views of the river. The walk to Golant was one of the best with lunch on the terrace of the Cormorant hotel being a highlight.

We would recommend this apartment to anyone and will definitely return.

Sheila and Peter

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

four of us spent 3 days at seeview . the apartment was specious,clean,bright, well equipped, and has a fantastic see view from the little balcony.

centrally located .we can't fault the place.highly recommended .

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Fabulous! Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Was a wonderful apartment in a brilliant location and we would recommend it to anyone. The only downside is the amount of time it's taking to get our refund back!!! Still waiting and we've been home 9 days..........

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We've had some teething problems with the new Owners Direct auto-refund of the deposit, and manually refunded as soon as we realised there was a problem. We will closely monitor the auto-refunds to ensure they occur within 7 days of any guest departing.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Galleon
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
St Austell
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended


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.

Further Details:

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $69.26
Cleaning $69.26

Booking Notes:
£100 deposit per week at time of booking. Full payment 8 weeks before arrival date. Please check your junk/spam for our reply, some email providers may class our reply incorrectly, (we normally respond in 24hrs, please call us if you do not get a response)!
Traveling in the next 2 weeks? See our own website for special offers.

Changeover Day:
Change-over day is Saturdays: Departure by 10am. Arrivals from 3pm.

Notes on prices:
Short Breaks (3-4 nights) available Nov-Mar at 70% of the weekly price. Traveling in the next 2 weeks? Check out our website for last minute offers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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