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The Salt Loft, perfectly located right in Fowey!


Excellent 5/5 Score from 8 reviews

The Salt Loft is a hidden treasure, situated right in the heart of Fowey, 30 metres from the Quay!

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

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.......

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)
Access Car advised
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

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, 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
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The Salt Loft is the perfect location for your stay in Fowey. Our guests say it is 'a hidden gem', that it offers 'all the ingredients for a relaxing holiday,' and add it is a real 'home from home'. We've tried to provide everything our guests could need and as a guest recently said 'The Salt Loft was perfect, so pretty, well equipped, spotlessly clean and in such a great location amid the bustle of Fowey with its lively shops, pubs and restaurants. Everything went to plan and was so easy'.

This coastal chic, spacious 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 and is properly equipped to provide a really comfortable home-from-home holiday. 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 the contemporary coastal lounge with comfy seating for four. To stay in touch with the world we provide a 32-inch flat screen Sony television, DVD/CD player and DAB radio with iphone docking station. A small sideboard and large chest of drawers provides extra storage as well as local tourist information and maps.

Along the corridor is a service cupboard containing a washer/dryer, iron and ironing board.

Lovely size bathroom with basin W/C bath with new shower tap over.

The bedroom's two sky lights (with blinds), let in the morning sun and fresh sea air. The room is well equipped for storage with a double wardrobe with drawers under, a tall chest of drawers and a pair of bedside tables/lamps. A fan is provided for the few British warm summer nights. The bedroom is complemented with fresh linens of white and blue and a featured selection of local coastal artistry adorn the walls.

For those staying in days, choose from the varied selection of books/dvds/games on the bookshelf in the hallway.

Further details

Notes on prices

Prices include electricity/gas, tea, bath, hand towels, bath mats, bed linens, gas central heating and WiFi. In low season from November to March (except half term) we offer three night weekends (Fri-Mon) and four-night breaks (Monday - Friday). We are happy to work with you should your visit be a special occasion or you have special requests for your stay. Whether it be honeymoon or holiday getaway, we want your holiday to be special! Inquire about our parking pass should you require parking during your stay in Fowey.

Changeover day

Our changeovers are usually on Friday but please enquire if you have other requirements. The apartment is available from 3:00pm on the day of arrival and should be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.


Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Tumble Dryer,/Washing Machine, ipod docking station.

Central Heating, Internet Access, TV, DVD player, DAB radio and I-pod docking station.

The West Country region

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.

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Review 1-8 of 8

23 Feb 2014



Having booked this trip to celebrate three special occasions over one week. We cannot recommend this wonderful little place highly enough! The apartment is beautiful, fully stocked with everything you need for a self catering holiday, which is rare to find! It is comfortable, light and airy and feels like home from the moment you sit down with your first cup of tea! The location of the Salt Loft has to be seen to believed, the centre of Fowey, and all it has to offer is literally right outside your door. For our first trip to this gorgeous little Cornish gem we had planned day trips to all sorts of places but found ourselves in Fowey all week fully occupied with no need to venture any further!

The Salt Loft is a magical little find and a place we will return to again and again.

12 Jan 2014


"Roomy flat and GREAT location"

A lovely flat, well equipped, and so well located for all the shops, pubs, restaurants, and the sea. The L shaped living area was so roomy, when sitting relaxing the kitchen is out of view, but for culinary use the kitchen is well equipped and laid out. The bakers is 30 seconds away, yes 30 seconds, I timed it, and SAMs is also right on the doorstep, great atmosphere, great staff, fabulous food, and don't be frightened to ask for 2 starters. You could be closer to the centre of town. Loved it.

27 Sep 2013


"Great appartment great location"

We stayed at The Salt Loft for our honeymoon, this was the perfect place for us. The location of the Salt Loft was in the middle of Fowey with in 5 mins of all the restaurants, pubs, tea rooms, minima… More

20 Jul 2013


"Ideal location"

Lovely flat right in the centre of Fowey - no complaints at all. Only slight drawback was the unloading of luggage, in the narrow street, outweighed by the convenience of the flat. This was my secon… More

Thanks so much, it is usually possible to park in the unloading bay opposite the flat entrance to unload and load, but sometimes (at peak times) these spaces can be taken. Look forward to seeing you again.

8 Apr 2013


"Fantastic location, well equipped and very cosy."

Had a marvellous 4 nights at The Saltloft and was very comfortable,well equipped and very cosy on cold nights.Lovely to be in the centre of Fowey and all its attractions.

25 Jan 2012


"Cozy Hideaway"

Clean, bright and modern apartment with just enough room for a couple. The kitchen is well equipped for preparing full meals, the bed and living area furniture are comfortable. The WiFi worked as it should and the dining area was adequate. The owners were friendly and helpful - they even supplied us with a thermos (flask) and beach towels at our request. The apartment was generally quiet, even though it is in the middle of town, but it's over a pub and most nights around 11:00 the publican rearranged his kegs which involved rolling them down a long corridor. This was very audible in the flat, but fortunately did not last for more than 10-15 minutes. The only drawback is the parking. The owners include a parking pass in the price, but the only place to park is literally 1/2 mile from the flat. There is a narrow (one lane) street that provides access to the front of the flat and a pull-off for two cars for unloading, but there is not always space available. We saw several people just stop to unload in the street while traffic backed up behind them, but no one seemed to mind (no honking horns). Fowey (pronounced Foy) is a lovely town with ferries in several directions that are all worth taking. You can pick up the coastal path in either direction at the mouth of the harbor and there are inland walks that are also well worth taking. So you could easily spend a week here without getting in your car, which would make the long walk to the car park moot. Getting in and out of Fowey is a bit tricky, but that's just part of the Cornwall experience.

Thanks for the lovely review. Our American visitors do love the old charm of Fowey, and its narrow streets, but of course these rule out on-street parking. The Salt Loft's guests are given a pass for the Harbour Commissioners' car park which is a 750 yard level walk from the flat, but a bus goes from the church. And most other holiday properties do not include parking in the price, as we do. We save our visitors £28 a week!

9 Jun 2011


"A home from home apartment at the heart of a charming harbour town."

This is a lovely apartment for a couple - comfortable, well-presented, and spacious. Everything you might need is provided and the central location is a delight. There is some noise from the surrounding environment - segulls crying and barrels of beer being delivered to the locl pubs - but this should not detract from the high standard of the accomodation and the cosy atmosphere that can be enjoyed here.

31 May 2011


"well equiped,clean & comfortable"

This was our second visit to The Salt Loft and we love it . Once you have unloaded the car ( a bit of a problem due to the very narrow streets) everything is fine. The apartment is ideal for 2 people -very well equipped, clean and a comfortable bed -perfect for a relaxing holiday. The real benefit is that it is located right in the middle of town although it is quiet inside the apartment. It is ideal for a stroll to one of the many eating places and just around the corner is the river with its many yachts. There is little doubt that we will return again.

Thanks so much, Mrs Wood, we look forward to welcoming you again!

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