All year round our guests sing the praises of both The Salt Loft and Fowey. It is hard to imagine a place that could so satisfy such a variety of visitors! But then Fowey's position near the mouth of the River Fowey, is so stunningly beautiful that many who come fall in love with the little town, which was once a smugglers' base. It is just 6 miles from the Eden Project, and its array of more than 20 eateries include cafes serving breakfast and coffee, pubs offering excellent value meals, and high class restaurants. Fresh local Seafood is usually a must. Fowey is also famed for its clothes shops and art galleries, but it has the essentials: a butcher, a baker, a fish monger, a deli., two a mini-markets, two post offices and a hardware/electric shop.
In summer boat trips can whisk you to Polperro and Mevagissey, or up the Fowey River, fringed by National Trust woodlands, while the ferries ply to and fro at Bodinnick and Polruan all year during daylight hours.
Walk straight out of this flat to join the coast path, which takes you past Readymoney Cove and St Catherine's Castle, past Polridmouth Cove, where Daphne du maurier (who lived near here) set scenes in "Rebecca", keep going up the hill and take in the view from Gribbin Head, where an old red-and-white striped light house, The Day Mark, keeps watch over St Austell Bay. Carry on to Polkerris, and enjoy a meal at the beach-side Rashleigh Inn or Sam's on the Beach. Or take the ferry to Polruan and walk along the coast to Polperro for a clotted cream tea - time this right and you can catch the bus or boat back to Fowey. Or hire a boat in which to explore Fowey harbour. Or take a canoe trip up the river - but don't forget your camera! The views and wildlife are stunning.
No wonder many of our guests say one visit is not enough....... this lovely place haunts many until they return!
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Whitehouse, or Readymoney Cove, Fowey 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 48 km, Nearest railway: Par 7 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
This stylish apartment is in a converted quayside warehouse. Two flights of white marble stairs lead to the apartment, which faces south. The light and bright loft style interior has a spacious feel, with laminate flooring, but is properly equipped to provide a really comfortable home-from-home. The 22 feet L-shaped living/dining room has a kitchen at one end, with a gas hob, electric oven, and 1.5 bowl sink. A circular oak table with four chairs adjoins this area, while at the other end of the room is a comfy sofa, two tub chairs, a coffee table, lamp tables, flat-screen 32-inch Sony television, a dvd and video. A small sideboard and large chest of drawers provides extra storage.
Along the corridor is a service cupboard containing a washer/dryer.
Lovely size bathroom with basin W/C bath with shower tap over.
The bedroom is lit by two Velux windows (with blinds), and has a wardrobe with drawers under, a tall chest of drawers and a pair of bedside lamps. An air cooling unit and fan are provided for the few British warm summer nights.
|Further details outdoors|
At a charge of £2 per day - or £12 per week - we can provide a parking pass worth £4 a day for a local car park.
We provide short breaks off-season - a minimum of three nights let - usually within a Friday-to-Friday time frame, for example Friday to Monday and Monday to Friday.
The mild climate of Cornwall makes it a paradise for gardeners, surfers, walkers, cyclists, and those who just want to relax. The National Trust owns most of the breathtaking coastal path that skirts the county, and its delightful properties like Lanhydrock, Cotehele, St Michael's Mount and Trerice offer great days out. These are all within easy reach by car. The county also offers glimpses of the dramatic mining heritage that yielded tin and copper - and the Cornish pasty that the miners carried for underground meals. There are many other attractions - the Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, the Maritime Museum, Falmouth, The Tate Gallery, St Ives, and the great gardens of Cornwall like those at Trebah, Glendurgan, and Trevarno - Heligan gardens are 12 miles distant and the unique Eden Project is just 6 miles away..
But if you just feel like chilling out, head for one of the lovely local beaches or relax at one of the waterside restaurants and take in the view.
The fascinating Eden Project is just six miles from Fowey, and The Lost Gardens of Heligan, are 12 miles. Pine Lodge Gardens at St Austell are six miles away, and a mile further on is Charlestown, Britain's best-preserved Georgian port, now home base for marine film company Square Rig, which moors its squared rigged vessels there when they are not being filmed in productions like "Hornblower" or "Pirates of the Caribbean."
Polperro, and Looe, ten miles to the East, are classic Cornish fishing ports. Head inland for the exhilarating heights of Bodmin Moor, and glorious steep-sided wooded valleys - the Camel Valley, north of Bodmin, even has a prize-winning vineyard, well worth a visit.
The lovely Roseland Peninsula beyond Mevagissey offers more spectacular coastal walks, plus Caerhayes Castle and Gardens.
The North Cornish Coast, including Rick Stein's Padstow, is about 45 minutes' drive - you can eat his takeaway fish 'n' chips for under a tenner - and Port Isaac, where the "Doc Martin" T.V. series was filmed, is about 5 minutes further.
But most beautiful of all is the Fowey Estuary and its necklace of villages: Golant, Lostwithiel, Lerryn, Polruan and Bodinnick all offer masses of charm, lovely walks, and excellent character pubs.