About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Luxuriously converted Barns & large Farmhouse in Fowey, Cornwall, England - Free Wifi, Dog friendly, everyone welcome!
5 Star Gold Award from Quality in Tourism, VisitCornwall and VisitEngland - Penventinue Manor Farm offers some of the best luxury self-catering cottages on the south coast of Cornwall - located in Fowey (pronounced Foy, as in toy) within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
All four cottages have been furnished to a very high, having been awarded 5 Star Gold, and are fully equipped with a modern yet rustic feel with squashy sofas and beds that will hug you until you fall asleep.
Wild Thyme Barn and Manor Farmhouse have their own private gardens & terraces with Pond View Cottage and Blackberry Cottage boasting private terraces.
All have barbecues and top of the range garden furniture.
DOG FRIENDLY COTTAGES:-
Pond view Cottage comes with its own herb garden and is dog friendly for 2 dogs.
Wild Thyme Barn sleeps 2 and can have 1 dog.
Manor Farmhouse sleeps 7 and can have 1 dog.
There is a larger herb patch in the main square and seasonal vegetables are available from our veggie patch.
Penventinue Manor Farm is a truly tranquil setting, with five acres of lovingly tendered lawns and gardens; Wildlife roams and Wildflowers grow in abundance, giving you your very own private pocket of Cornwall. With refreshing countryside strolls and breathtaking cliff path walks on our doorstep and being conveniently situated on the South Coast of Cornwall we are within easy reach of many popular attractions and places to visit.
Whatever type of holiday or break you seek Penventinue Manor Farm is the perfect destination and offers excellent accommodation for family holidays, groups of friends or romantic weekends. Come and make yourself at home in an idyllic and utterly unique converted barn where freedom and relaxing space is on tap.
Fowey is a delightfully picturesque and unspoilt small town and port that nestles in a valley on the west bank of the River Fowey.
This area is ideal for those who wish to visit all parts of Cornwall while staying in a quiet and relaxing environment.
It offers particularly good walking country and is home to many of the country’s best gardens. Beautiful unspoilt countryside, criss-crossed with delightful walks and steeped in history, the farm at Penventinue (pronounced ‘Penn-ertinny’), was recorded in the Doomsday book.
Within easy walking distance of the town yet set in distinctly open countryside it’s truly the best of both town and country.
If you have a boat and would like to bring it, it can be easily launched from nearby Caffa Mill and we have trailer storage space (please bear in mind that the farm is at the end of a country lane and larger boats/trailers may struggle to navigate the winding turns).
The town of Fowey is unique with its compact Fore Street packed with individual shops, including excellent local Butchers, deli and fish mongers, old fashioned pubs, coffee shops and a selection of superb restaurants. Local seafood and farm produce are always cooked to best effect in convivial surroundings whether you want a young, hip joint or a more relaxed, classical vibe.
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About Louise Pearce
Louise manage's the business for the owners and lives locally so you can tap into her local knowledge. She works in the office at the farm some days and is contactable on her mobile at any time.
Louise Pearce purchased this Farmhouse in 2010
Why Louise Pearce chose Fowey
The property was purchased simply because it is located in one of the most beautiful, relaxing areas of the UK - Fowey on the south coast of Cornwall. The cottages are nestled in stunning countryside within Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with sea views. The locals are incredibly friendly and cannot do enough for visitors to Cornwall - that's how they made us feel every time we holidayed to Cornwall which is what helped with our decision to move here. The cottages are less than a mile from the unique fishing town of Fowey, with easy access to the many famous and award winning attractions and other popular areas of Cornwall. We have 5 acres of gardens too - giving the best of all worlds.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Louise is on call for guests any time of the day and lives locally which helps provide guests with round the clock assistance, peace of mind, advice and recommendations. She has extensive knowledge of Cornwall and can organise anything that you need or wish for, from a private Chef to tickets for local attractions, a local produce hamper for a special occasion or a birthday cake. Having gardens and parking and being located on a quiet private road makes for a very convenient and happy holiday, yet we are just a stones throw from Fowey and other main towns and areas of Cornwall.
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Absolutely wonderful stay
This was our first time staying at Penventinue Manor Farm and we could not have been more impressed. We stayed for a week in October with our Cocker Spaniel and it didn't take long for the Farmhouse to feel like home.
In advance of the trip we were looked after by Lou who provided fantastic information on the property and the local area and was a pleasure to deal with.
The Farmhouse is a lovely mixture of grand and homely, the kitchen has almost every cooking implement you can think of, we actually stayed in most nights as it was so well stocked. The master bed was very large and exceptionally comfortable. The house was clean and smelled wonderful on arrival, just what we needed after the drive down.
The Farmhouse has a very large fenced garden which was absolutely perfect for our crazy dog.
If staying I would definitely recommend a trip down into Fowey (rhymes with joy), it has lots of lovely little shops and some excellent doggy friendly pubs!
All in all the perfect stay, I would recommend this property to anyone!
Thankyou so much for your lovely review Sally. It was an absolute pleasure having you to stay.
Fowey is very dog friendly - actually we are very lucky in Cornwall, you can even take your dog into most shops too.
Hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you again one day. Best wishes, Lou
Amazing house, amazing facilities
This was was just beautiful - the owners really have thought of everything, couldn't fault a thing
4* with some 5* elements
There are some lovely features of the house but, for us,a few too many detractions to be 5*.
The property was clean internally but is getting shabby outside, needing repainting in bits (especially windows) and some TLC. Whilst there are some high quality furnishings (and the Aga was a delight), there are a few bits that need repair - a door handle came off, the sun umbrella is broken, a few bits in the bathrooms aren't quite right. The garden is a great resource for a dog but our cockerpoo found a couple of routes out!
I'd like to see two key sets for a place that sleeps 7. I'd also like a walking map of the area provided with a few suggested walks. Our 8 year old enjoyed the DVD library but a few more adult games would help teh wet days eg Jenga, Triv Pursuits, Dominoes etc
The kitchen is adequately equipped but a little thin on crockery, cutlery etc...enough, but for 6 people, you have to dishwash after every meal even if you only need a couple more plates. The glassware is very posh...but you can't dishwash it. It's a holiday, we would have much preferred some good but dishwasher safe stuff rather than having to get the rubber gloves on.
The caretakers / cleaners were friendly and accomodating but the external bins were full so we had to shuffle bottles / rubbish around - probably our fault for not mentioning the problem earlier.
Fowey is delightful (but busy) and a bit of a trek from the house; Golant has a good pub and is a nice dog walk to it (an example of a walk that could have been documented for visitors); the ferry across the river in Fowey gives more walking options andslightly further afield are good walks and good tourist spots.
Overall, it was pretty good but we've stayed in better equipped and maintained at similar to lower cost.
Many thanks for taking the time to write your review David. It is greatly appreciated and vital for us to have so we can improve on what we provide at Penventinue,
We have closed the Manor Farmhouse for the next 3 weeks for a complete redecoration outside and inside. We do this every 2 years and has to be at the end of the season as January to March the weather is not always on our side and then we are into our season so unable to do it until now.
The door handle I think you are referring too, isn't a door handle =as such - it's a decorative one.
Thank you for making our gardener aware of the umbrella. Unfortunately this was the first time any of us were aware of this so presuming this has been damaged by previous guests and patched up. These things happen but I would always prefer to be made aware so I can replace items for our next guests. A new one has been ordered from Barlow Tyrie.
The 2 keys is a good idea which is easy to implement and something we shall do. We have a large selection of maps and suggested local walks in the main Office - the black information folder in the property advises of this. It includes the one you mention to Golant and what a great walk that is!
We are grateful our guests recycle so much and that week the bins were quite full so apologies for that - after you highlighted it our caretaker emptied them.
The walk into Fowey is just under a mile taking some guests just 15 minutes. When I did the walk it took me 25 and a short taxi back at around £4. Most guests prefer being just on the outskirts so they have the best of both - the choice to go into Fowey or the quietness of the semi-rural location.
The week you were with us was the Fowey Royal Regatta week so the town is always busier than normal as is a very popular time for visitors and locals alike.
Fantastic house with beautiful gardens
Six of us stayed in the Manor farmhouse, which was furnished to a high spec and had lots of room for us to spread out. The only issue was the open fire which blew back and left not only the downstairs smokey but also us and our clothes. We needed a fire as it was still cold in the evening. It would have been so much better with a log burner. Most of the heat from the fire went up the chimney but the smoke filled the room! Apart from that and the very dodgy wifi connection and non exsistent phone signal ( also no landline which was a bit worrying as nobody could contact us at all in an emergency ) we loved the accomodation and location. Walking to the village was more of a hike and took more than 20 mins. Walking back was an uphill marathon. It's definitely a place we will return to.
Thank you very much indeed for your Review and kind words. Sorry about the fire situation. When it's cold its best holding a hairdryer up the chimney for a couple of minutes to warm the air inside which prevents a back draft of smoke as you experienced. I'll pop that handy tip in the cottage information for other guests.
Vodaphone unfortunately doesn't work at the cottages given the thick granite walls and location - other networks seem to be OK, O2 especially. Most self catering properties do not have landlines but the Wifi is usually OK and other guests suffering with lack of phone signal have made free calls over the Wifi OK.
The Wifi weakens when there are several people connected to it, downloading large files or watching films etc - as with anywhere. The farm accommodates 21 people at peak holiday times and most people these days have iphones and ipads all running at the same time.
My mobile is advertised on the website and 3rd party sites too, so if anyone needs to contact one of our guests and cant reach them for whatever reason, I would hope they would think to call me.
It takes approximately 25 minutes to walk into Fowey - this timescale I have taken from previous guests over the years and I have walked it too. Some people take longer, some only 15 minutes. It's only 0.8 miles into Fowey.
It is a slight incline coming back, it's not hilly at all and takes an average of 35 minutes to walk back.
Fantastic property presented beautifully
Manor farmhouse is a truly fantastic place to stay and is presently to the highest standard through out. Every thing has been thought off to ensure that your stay is relaxing and enjoyable, being a 20 minute walk to Fowey town centre but set within its own grounds away from noise of the seaguls, it is a peaceful and beautiful place to sit and enjoy the surroundings.
Thank you so much for your review - delighted you came to stay with us again and that you had a great time. See you again soon I hope, best wishes, Lou
Joli cottage confortable. Grand jardin très bien entretenu. Proche de plages.
Thank you Nicole for your lovely review. It was a real pleasure to have you stay with us and hope to welcome you back again one day soon.
Coastline & River Fowey & main Quayside - 0.8 miles away. 30 minute walk or 10 minute drive
Ready Money Beach, Fowey - 1 mile away - 40 minute walk - 15 minute drive
Par Beach - 1.2 miles away -10 minute drive
Carlyon Bay - 6 miles away - 15 minute drive
Porthpean Beach - 6 miles away - 25 minute drive
Charlestown Beach - 6 miles away - 20 minute drive
Newquay/Fistral Beach - 17 miles away - 35 minute drive
Newquay - 17 miles/35 minutes
Exeter - 80 miles/1.25 hours
Bristol - 141 miles/2.25 hours
Eurostar Ashford - 297 miles/ 5 hours
Trains direct from London Paddington stop at Par & St Austell regularly - taking only 3.5 hours.
Cars are not essential but if you want to travel around the local area it is recommended.
Fowey - 0.8 miles
St Austell - 6 miles
Truro - 23 miles
Padstow - 26 miles
Plymouth - 38 miles
Exeter - 75 miles
The Eden Project - 6 miles
The Lost Gardens of Heligan - 13 miles
Lands End - 59 miles
Newquay Zoo - 17 miles
Minack Theatre - 59 miles
Creally Adventure Park - 24 miles
We have the Saints Way and South West Coast path on our doorstep - great for walkers.
We have been awarded Walkers Welcome, Cyclists Welcome, Pets Welcome and Families Welcome accolades from the Tourist Board for exceptional facilities for all these types of holiday.
We are very fortunate to be able to offer our guests the gardens and safe on-site parking here as the majority of Self catering properties in this area do not have those privileges.
We can organise boat hire for you - giving you a totally different holiday and way of travel.
Everything is possible and nothing is too much trouble - with three people here and available at your beck & call with a huge amount of local knowledge, it makes for a very restful, carefree holiday which is exactly what you deserve!
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: Generally our changeover day is a Saturday with a minimum 7 night stay during peak times (May to Sept) & school holidays but short breaks with any arrival day is possible. Arrival is after 4pm and departure before 10am Deposits of one third are required to confirm your holiday and/or the full/final balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. Credit & Debit card details taken with no credit card charges. BACS payments also available No Smoking throughout Notes on prices: Everything is included in the price of the cottage plus a Welcome Hamper containing convenience items:- Oven glove, tea-towel, dish sponge and Jcloth, Ecover washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, all purpose cleaner, toilet cleaner, toilet roll and kitchen roll, and when staying 5 or more nights – 1 pint milk, 1 bottle of wine and six free-range eggs from our happy chickens (when laying!) Seasonal vegetables & herbs from our veggie patch