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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Seashells is set in Fowey, on the Southern Coast of Cornwall, within a few minutes walk of numerous quality restaurants, pubs, boutiques and shops.

Fowey is a picturesque sailing and fishing port, set on the Western bank of the river Fowey and oozes charm and tranquillity. It is the perfect setting for many types of holiday, whether you just want lazy days on the beach, or more cultural packed days for all the family, Fowey and our accommodation can meet all your needs.

There are many walks to enjoy over the beautiful National Trust Land and along the coast to secluded coves and beaches where dogs are welcome all year round.

The Eden Project, Monkey Sanctuary, the Lost Gardens of Heligan (to name but a few attractions) are all just a short drive away.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Readymoney Cove 800 m
Will consider House swap
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 30 km, Nearest railway: St Austell or Par 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Private garden
Further details indoors

The accommodation comprises a large comfortable lounge/dining room with two sofas and a footstool. There is a small table and chairs to the front, within the bay window, from where you can sit and watch the day go by, enjoying distant views of the river. There is a colour flatscreen TV, DVD and CD players together with numerous books, games and puzzles to enjoy. The dining area has a large table with plenty of room for all the family.

Patio doors lead to a small courtyard where there is a table and chairs for al fresco dining.

The kitchen is bright and practical and contains all that is necessary whether you wish to prepare a Sunday roast or beans on toast!

Upstairs there is a family bathroom with electric shower over the bath.

The main bedroom to the front has a double bed, wardrobe and bedside table with lamp, a hairdryer is also provided. the second bedroom has a single bed, wardrobe and bedside table with lamp. This room benefits from a bed underneath the single bed which can be formed into a large double or provide twin beds (suitable for adults or children). The third bedroom has a single bed and large chest of drawers with bedside lamp.

Further details outdoors

A short flight of steps lead from Lostwithiel Street up to Seashells.

There is no parking in Lostwithiel Street, however, there is room immediately outside Seashells to park the car to load and unload (with room for other vehicles to pass). The main car park is just a few minutes walk away.

There is a small courtyard at the rear of the property with a table and chairs for al fresco dining!

Further details

Change over day is a Friday

Bedding is provided together with tea towels - please bring your own bath towels

The Cornwall region

Pronounced Foy to rhyme with Joy! This historic coastal town is located on the south coast of Cornwall between Looe and Mevagissey and is also a commercial seaport where china clay is exported.

Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey has much to offer with something for everyone. It is a natural harbour and is a haven for yachtsmen - Regatta Week in August is a must for sailing enthusiasts!

There are many beautiful walks from a gentle stroll along the Esplanade on a warm summer's evening to hiking over the cliffs to seek out secluded beaches - or catch the popular passenger ferry to Polruan and follow the Hall Walk to Boddinick (where you can obtain refreshments at The Old Ferry Inn) and then catch the car ferry back across the river.

Fowey is a very special place and has been home to many famous people, most notably Daphne Du Maurier spent most of her life here and many of her stories and books were inspired and based on local life.

Award winning restaurants, publs, cafes and shops to cater for all tastes and desires are nearby. There is also a small supermarket, fishmongers, butchers, chemist, post office etc - so there really is no need to use the car!


The Daphne Du Maurier Festival is held in May of each year - a sparkling 10 days of talks, concerts, guided walks and free entertainment.

Regatta Week in August is one of Britain's premier sailing events!

The Eden Project, Monkey Sanctuary and Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre are just an example of the various attractions that a just a short drive away.

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18 Jun 2013


"a joy to be in fowey!"

We have stayed at seashells a couple of times now and always had a lovely time.
Spacious bedrooms with versatile accommodation (twin or double bed) in second room so perfect for two couples or a family of 5! Nice cosy feel thats very homely so you dont feel worried about kicking off your shoes and putting your feet up! Have visited in cold weather when the roaring log fire was a welcome retreat and have also stayed in the summer sunshine and barbequed in the patio garden. Fowey is a lovely little town fabulous for strolling around. Would recommend a breakfast at pinky murphys cafe and dinner in any of the numerous pubs in town all serving great food and a warm welcome. Must do's include a walk to readymony cove, taking the little ferry boat across to polruan and doing the "hall walk" stopping off at the ferry inn before catching the car ferry back across the river. For the more sporting, hire some canoes from in the town and row up and down the river for a few hours!

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