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The Lookout is situated over three floors with glorious estuary views and only a few minutes’ walk to the heart of Fowey. Tastefully decorated throughout with spacious living accommodation and four good sized bedrooms makes this property ideal for those wishing to holiday in the beautiful, historic, harbourside town of Fowey.
A large and bright house, The Lookout makes a perfect home away from home. The views are simply stunning and can be enjoyed from the front rooms of the house, the front terrace and the back garden.
Make the most of the sunshine at The Lookout - walk up the pretty steps in the back garden to the decked terrace and enjoy the fantastic view over the rooftops and along the river. And for the slightly wetter days, keep snug inside the summer house!
Bedroom 1: Kingsize with ensuite
Bedroom 2: Kingsize
Bedroom 3: Double with ensuite
Bedroom 4: Two single beds.
Ground Floor: Open plan living space with a lounge, dining room, and kitchen.
1st Floor: Twin bedroom, king bedroom bedroom, family bathroom, double bedroom with ensuite.
2nd Floor: Double bedroom with ensuite.
Front exterior: Patio terrace with table and chairs and views over the river Fowey
Rear exterior: Stone steps leading up to the wooden terrace with garden furniture, a summer house, and river views
The Lookout does not have private parking, but it is possible to park for a short period outside the house to load/unload bags. Caffa Mill car park is just 100 yards along the road.
There are three long stay car parks in Fowey, all run by Cornwall Council. You can get hourly, daily, weekly and rover passes on their website or using the Just Park app.
There is also a free car park opposite squire’s field on Park Road. There are no allocated spaces and can fill up quickly during the summer weeks.
During the winter (Oct 1st – Apr 30th) there is a 2-hour short-stay car park on the town quay. There is also a short stay car park all year round at Albert Quay.
Our Handy Guide To Fowey
FOOD & DRINK
You certainly won’t go hungry while you’re on holiday in Fowey – these are our favourite places to eat out!
- Evening Meals: Fitzroys, Appletons, Fowey Harbour Hotel and King of Prussia
- Relaxed and Family Friendly Dining: Sams, The Galleon and Havaeners
- Cafés, Lunch and Light Bites: Brown Sugar, Pinky Murphy, The Lifebouy Café and The Cornish Bakery
- Tea Rooms: The Dwelling House and The Well House
- International: Pintxo, Sunny Spice and Bufalla
-Take Home Treats: Haveners Fish & Chips, Kittows Deli and Game of Cones
There are several well-loved brand stores in Fowey such as Seasalt, Joules, and Mountain Warehouse. But the real charm of the town lies in the wide range of boutique, unique, and independent shops. You can spend hours browsing for clothes, homewares, crafts, glassware, art, antiques, books, seaside knick-knacks, traditional children’s toys and don't forget the old-fashioned sweet shop!
There are also top-quality bakeries where you can find bread, rolls, pasties, cakes and treats. There may be no large supermarket, but with two local convenience stores and a Boots, you'll still find everything you need. There is a Co-op around 5 miles away, Asda and Tesco are around 7 miles, and all the major supermarkets will deliver online shopping as well.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
Fowey is an estuary river town, so the obvious thing to do is spend a day messing about on the water! There are many kayak, canoe, and boat hire centres that go from both Quays. If you don’t have the strongest sea legs, then why not just take the passenger ferry over to Polruan for an afternoon! If you fancy going a little further, you can take the ferry round to Mevagissey too.
In the centre of Fowey there is a sweet little aquarium, a local museum, and a MAD museum – all are worth a peek! Fowey has a 14th century church in the centre of the town and a 15th century fort, St. Catherine’s Castle, on the edge of the estuary overlooking Readymoney Cove.
The closest beach to town is Readymoney Cove, which has clean sands and is perfect for swimming. A swimming platform is moored off the beach during the summer months. There is also a fabulous little shop for all your seaside needs. However, no dogs are allowed between Easter and October.
There is a secret sea-pool hidden currently being renovated back to its former glory at Whitehouse Pier which is perfect for a refreshing paddle while looking out over the estuary. It can only be found at certain times, so check those tide times!
Within a 5/10-minute drive, you can be at Polridmouth, Polkerris or Par Sands, and within a half hour drive you’ll find Carlyon Bay, Charlestown, Porthpean, Pentewan or Mevagissey.
An hour’s drive and you are on the north coast of Cornwall – this is where you will find the more dramatic views, coastline and good surfing on some of the beaches.
Bit of a thrill seeker? Then Cornwall has some fantastic opportunities to get your adrenaline buzz! Hang Loose at Eden have zip wires and giant air swings, Adrenaline Quarry near Liskeard and Via Ferrata near Penryn are perfect for a day full of crazy activities, and Retallack Watersports near Newquay is the place to head for total-wipeout style aqua adventures.
There are hundreds of miles of fantastic walks in Cornwall. The South West Coastal Path alone winds 630 miles around the county, and The Saints Way is 27 miles from Fowey on the south coast, right across to Padstow on the north coast. The Fowey Hall Walk is much more manageable at 4 miles and is the best way to see Fowey from all angles! We also particularly enjoy the Gribbin Head walk, especially when the Daymark is sometimes open on Sundays in the summer. Whether you enjoy the sea, woods, rivers, moors or fields, you will not be disappointed with the walks in Cornwall.
The closest major attractions are The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. They really do offer something for everyone and make an enjoyable day-trip. For green-fingered travellers, there are also many other great gardens; in fact, there are officially 12 Great Gardens of Cornwall!
Cornwall is very famous for its tin mining heritage, and you will see many old engine houses dotted across the landscape. The countryside directly surrounding Fowey and St Austell is locally known as Clay Country due to its abundance of China Clay. Wheal Martyn is an interesting museum that gives a good insight into the history and culture of the clay works, and if you take the walk to the top of the grounds it overlooks a modern working pit. Further afield on the North Coast, head to Wheal Coates from the iconic Poldark-style sea mines.
There are lots of National Trust and English Heritage sites across Cornwall, as well as stately homes and gardens. Some of our local favourites are Lanhydrock House, Pencarrow House, Restormel Castle and Caerhays Estate.
If you’re looking for somewhere just for the kids, check out Camel Creek, Springfields, Dairyland, Kidzworld, Indoor Active, Newquay Zoo or Porfell Wildlife Centre. This is just small selection of the many dozens of places for families to visit!
Don’t forget to follow Fowey Homes Holidays on social media for inspiration on days out. When booking your trip with us, please feel free to ask for some personal recommendations - we’d love to help you discover the real hidden gems of Cornwall and get the most of out of your time in beautiful Fowey.
Andrew via AirBnB. "FANTASTIC. Great location with stunning views from the property. Don’t be put off with no car park space, the public car parks are less than a few hundreds metres and very cheap. Would definitely recommend as base to explore Cornwall or just to spend the whole time in Fowey as it’s beautiful place with plenty to do or to just watch the world go by with a coffee or glass or two 😀"
- 23 Jul 2022
Kevin via TripAdvisor. "Idea location, and only a few minutes into Fowey centre. The house is well equipped and set out, parking was convenient as it was a couple of minutes way and we purchased a weekly rover ticket. The views are fantastic from all of the front rooms and the outside areas."
- 02 Jul 2022
Carrie via AirBnB.
"Great location, so many things on the doorstep to keep us entertained for a family weekend away."
- 23 May 2022
Esther via AirBnB.
"Great house in super location with a brilliant terrace to enjoy."
- 07 May 2022
Jo via AirBnB. "Lovely house in a great location."
- 09 Apr 2022
Julia via AirBnB.
"Smart and super clean house with a lovely view of the river. Excellent location, just a 5 minute walk into the centre of the village. Suited 2 families of 4 very well. Would definitely return and recommend."
- 19 Feb 2022
Stephen via AirBnB.
"A comfortable home, snug (we visited end November during Storm Arwen!) and warm. Good decor, lovely rooms, a wonderful location with beautiful views."
- 29 Nov 2021
Kimberly via AirbnB.
"Beautiful home with amazing views. We loved our visit to Fowey. Such a lovely town. We stayed with my elderly dad and toddler and it suited us perfectly. The only thing I would add possibly is a mirror in the top bedroom and 1st floor back room, but that's only because I own my own bnb and that was on our list too. Thank you so much x"
- 06 Nov 2021
Ian via AirBnB.
"Wonderful house in every respect; decor, facilities, views, position for easy access to town, car park and car ferry. Definitely stay again if we’re going to Fowey."
- 09 Oct 2021
Annie via HomeAway.
"We had a lovely week in the Lookout enjoying the amazing views."
- 04 Sep 2021
Elizabeth via AirBnB.
"A lovely house in a great location. Close to the water and within walking distance of the centre of Fowey."
- 24 Jul 2021
Katy via AirBnB.
"The lookout was the perfect house for a family holiday in Cornwall. Great location, close to shops, beach and attractions."
- 25 Jun 2021
Diane via AirBnB.
"Beautiful property with everything you could ever need whilst on holiday. Lovely sea views and proximity to the car park is a real asset, especially in Fowey!"
- 18 Jun 2021
Clare via AirBnB.
"Really lovely house. Great location... Barely used the car all week. Has everything we needed. Lovely and spacious for 8, hot water all the time, lots of utensils and crockery. Loved the seats at the front... Watching the world go by and enjoying the morning sun. Will be back!"
- 05 Jun 2021
Alice via AirBnB.
"The Lookout is a fabulously comfortable holiday house with a wonderful view, we loved spending time indoors when the weather was wet ! Fowey is a lovely town and the surrounding beaches and countryside stunning."
- 29 May 2021
Leigh via AirBnB.
"The Lookout is a delightful property, with a convenient location especially as there is space opposite to unload the car and then two carparks within a few minutes of level walking. This makes a big difference in Fowey.
- 15 May 2021
Helen via AirBnB.
"Wonderful home in a great location with all the equipment for a great stay. the views and overall stay were fantastic and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for those looking for a stay in Fowey."
- 24 Apr 2021
Hannah via TripAdvisor.
"We stayed at the Lookout for a week and it was fantastic. The house is beautiful and has incredible views across the harbour. The town is a short stroll so perfect for grabbing dinner and looking in the shops. Would highly recommend."
- 03 Oct 2020
James via AirBnB.
“Brilliant house in good location and with amazing views! Very helpful Owners”
- 21 Sep 2020
Alice via AirBnB.
“A beautiful property in a stunning position with views out the estuary and easy walking distance to restaurants and shops in Fowey.”
- 18 Sep 2020
Julian via AirBnB.
“The home is simply beautiful with nice touches throughout and modern fittings. Located right on the seafront, with the main shops and pubs a few minutes walk away. Highly recommend.”
- 12 Sep 2020
Joanna via HomeAway.
"Lovely spacious house with good quality fixtures and fittings. Amazing views of the River Fowey and great location. Several outdoor seating areas with amazing views. Baby and children friendly (washing machine and dryer!). Would recommend and will look to come back!"
- 05 Sep 2020
Nicholas via HomeAway.
"Loved the house and the location is simply the best. Highly recommended."
- 22 Aug 2020
Robin via HomeAway.
"Gorgeous views great access to town centre but still very quiet We had a query on arrival time and owner was very prompt and helpful in replying"
- 08 Aug 2020
Rebecca via Airbnb.
“A beautiful home, with a beautiful view in a wonderful location. The house is lovely, a real home from home environment. The house was very clean, has everything you would need & was truly like being at home! Wouldnt hesitate to stay here again.”
- 30 Oct 2019
Bear via TripAdvisor
"Probably one of the loveliest places I have stayed. The house was beautiful, ideally located and the decor and fit out inside was stunning. Great views when you wake in the morning to sea the tranquility of the river and it's surrounds. Great upper deck where the views are stunning and at night it is the perfect place to share a bottle of wine and take in everything that is Fowey. Definitely be staying there again and the perfect getaway to find the peace and quiet, along with the friendly locals, the shops and cafes, bakeries and the history that is Fowey. Beautiful home in the perfect place."
- 05 Oct 2019
Jenny via Airbnb.
"This a great property, with superb views, fabulous amenities and is modern, clean and fresh, even at the end of the season. That early morning cuppa in the bedroom on the first floor, watching the ferry and other estuary life was truly wonderful, with a son or daughter perched on the window seat became a favourite place to plan the day ahead. The host and owners are so helpful and friendly, we would recommend it highly."
- 28 Sep 2019
Emily via HomeAway.
"Great location for watersports. Beautiful house, just steps from the river. Short walk to pubs and restaurants, wonderful garden terrace for evening drinks and views."
- 17 Aug 2019
Bernadette via AirBnB.
"Very nice house, very well located, comfortable and clean. Very nice view."
- 10 Aug 2019
Fiona via HomeAway.
"Fantastic family holiday
We had a wonderful 2 weeks in this gorgeous house in the centre of Fowey. Lovely to sit out and watch the world go by on the Estuary. Plenty to see and do and plenty of nearby beaches to visit. The house is really well equipped and our family of 6 felt really at home. Would highly recommend"
- 03 Aug 2019
Kerrie via HomeAway
"Great location, lovely house, fabulous view. An excellent experience all-round."
- 29 Jun 2019
Toni via AirBnB.
We stayed in Abi’s place for a short break at Easter. The house was great-beautifully decorated and thought out! Little extra touches were a pleasant surprise and what a great view from the top deck! Location-superb! We loved being close to town but with excellent views of the estuary! You will do well to stay in this lovely house in a lovely location and close to so many of Cornwall’s great attractions! We will definitely be back!
- 17 Apr 2019
Matt via HomeAway
Had a great time, terrace is a brilliant addition to an already awesome house!
- 25 Aug 2018
Gareth via AirBnB
Spacious, comfortable and high spec house in a stunning location close to all the attractions that Fowey has to offer. Highly recommended.
- 04 Aug 2018
Josephine via AirBnB
We loved staying at The Lookout. It was a great space for kids with good amenities, plenty of bathrooms and a stunning view. Fowey has everything you need and it’s an easy drive to Eden, Heligan and other beaches. We’d definitely return.
- 26 May 2018
Alex via AirBnB The house is in great condition and both the kitchen and bathrooms were new and in excellent working order. The communication and customer service was perfect. The location of the house is exactly where it needs to be: short walk to the ferry car park and the shops in town with a stunning view of the river. The secret garden at the back was a nice touch. Will definitely look to come back next year.
- 18 May 2018
Sian via AirBnB
Such a beautiful and stylish house. We had a lovely time staying here. The area is amazing and the house is in a brilliant location. The house is lovely and clean and decor is stylish yet sympathetic to original features. The communication was fast and very informative. We would recommend the lookout as a brilliant place to stay and would stay again
- 01 Apr 2018
Joe Via TripAdvisor
We were there for the Christmas festival. It was a great experience and well organised. We joined the procession at the quay some 200 yards towards town. Free mulled wine was in plentiful supply being served warm from thermos flasks. A truly memorable experience. The house was excellent and comfortable but we did all think the kitchen was over engineered. We are all good cooks and believe the appliances could have been a lot more intuitive. But we got there and had a fabulous Christmas dinner. Beds were comfortable and the outlook was amasing.
- 24 Nov 2017
Michaela via HomeAway
We had a very wonderful time at this beautiful house. There was everything you need and the few from the terrace and the living room window was amazing. We spent a lot of time there just looking at the river and having good drinks. Fowey is a nice little town where you can find lots of little shops good restaurants and pubs. We will come back! Thanks for a wonderful holiday!
- 16 Sep 2017
Jemma via AirBnB
Beautiful home in a fantastic location! Host was very quick with communication
- 02 Sep 2017
Gillian via HomeAway
The house is absolutely beautiful, there was lots of space for us all, the seating area at the front was lovely for breakfast and people watching. Location perfect.
- 15 Jul 2017
Lynne via AirBnB
Wonderful house, renovated to a high standard, centrally located in Fowey, but far enough away from the centre of town to offer some peace. Beautiful harbour views.
- 01 Jul 2017
Andy via AirBnB
Beautiful house and a brilliant location, what more could you want for a week away on holiday. Fowey never disappoints us every time we visit and we will definitely look to come back again in the not too distant future.
- 07 Apr 2017
Sally via HomeAway
We had a wonderful stay ( and Christmas ) in The Look out. Great position overlooking the estuary, close to the ferry ( great coastal walk ) and very close to the centre. Immaculately presented house in a contemporary style we like. Spacious bedrooms all with great sea views . A lovely open plan living area and very well equipped kitchen. We really appreciated our Christmas treats and the beautiful Christmas tree on arrival. A very memorable stay. Thank you very much .
- 22 Dec 2016
Mandy via AirBnB
Fabulous central location which comfortably housed two families. Parking was about £30/£40 for the week and only a few hundred yards up the road. Door step drop off is a breeze. Once you've visited Fowey you will appreciate that cars aren't required and definitely impossible to be attached to any property worth staying in! The house is three lovely storeys and immediately opposite the slip, so crabbing and boat fun was had; while others in the party cooked dinner, drank wine, and every-so-often checked on the others. Binoculars from Outriggers were bought and smugglers watched day and night 😉 Marvellous week and The Lookout was just perfect. Online shop delivery is perfect and the delivery gang from either major supplier are super friendly. Internet a breeze. That said; the local shop in town is really well stocked and very reasonable. The bakers are superb and open early for those loving an idilyic five min stroll to their door. It's a great position to visit many local sights, and we did, but *the most* fun was had in town with the locals and messing about in boats. Memories were made! We will definitely be booking up again for whenever we can get down to gorgeous Cornwall.
- 06 Aug 2016