Experience - The Area...
Situated on the outskirts of the stunning natural port of Fowey and only half a mile from the sandy beach at Readymoney Cove, this comfortable attractive cottage, tastefully converted from a former mill, is tucked into one corner of a small group of stone-built cottages with a play area for the children.
Fowey, half a mile downhill, is a charming waterside town with shops, restaurants, pubs and gift shops, and it is also half a mile by public footpath to the small sheltered beach at Readymoney Cove below St Catherine's Castle. Pleasure boats leave from Town Quay during the season, there are lovely creek and coastal walks nearby, including The Hall Walk, a ferry crosses the harbour to Polruan and The Saints Way footpath can be taken from Fowey to Padstow on the North Coast.
Lanhydrock House, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project are a 15-minute drive away, and the picturesque villages of Polperro and Looe can be accessed by the Bodinnick car ferry nearby. There is also a seasonal passenger ferry to the fishing village of Mevagissey.
Stay - The Accommodation...
Approached from the parking area, where there is one reserved space, a couple of steps and gently sloping path lead up to the fully-glazed low front doorway, which opens directly into a living room of great character with natural exposed stonework and a beamed ceiling.
There is a little dining area with pine table and chairs, a galley-style kitchen with light-coloured fitted units and one step leads up to a warm and cosy lounge with seating arranged before an electric coal-effect stove set in the fireplace and a fully glazed back door.
In one corner of the living room carpeted stairs lead up to the first floor landing, where there is a bathroom with a W.C., hand basin and shower over the bath, along with two cottage-style bedrooms with pleasant garden views. One is a pine-furnished double bedroom with fitted wardrobe and the other is a children's bedroom with two 2ft 6in single beds (more suitable for preteens due to the size of the room).
A low patio door opens from the lounge into a small rear garden with a gravel terrace and half a dozen steps leading up to a sheltered lawn with post and rail fencing and garden furniture overlooking the landscaped grounds. Pets must be supervised at all times, as should children when using the play area.
The property has the advantage of its own private lawned garden area to the front and rear of the cottage (not enclosed) with a communal children's play area (dogs not permitted) and picnic benches for all visitors to enjoy.
- This property welcomes one small dog only