Orchard View forms one of six sympathetically restored apartments in a period Regency Country House in Fowey. It is set in large beautifully maintained gardens and benefits from the use of an indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool (40' x 20'), sauna, and a changing room with shower and cloakroom. Orchard View is on the first floor, and has high ceilings, large Georgian windows and solid oak flooring. Outside there is parking for two cars. The nearest beach is Readymoney Cove, a ten-fifteen minute walk from the end of the garden via a picturesque wooded footpath known as The Parade. Readymoney Cove has a sandy beach with rock pools and safe swimming. Walkers can easily access the south west coast path and the Saint's Way from the gate at the end of the garden. Polkerris beach can be reached by both paths. Polriddmouth, which is a gently shelving beach and ideal for picnics and swimming, is a twenty minute walk. Par and Polkerris beaches are approximately a ten minute drive. Fowey town centre is a 10-15 minute walk.
New For 2022
We have now installed dedicated broadband and can offer reliable and fast Wifi internet during your stay.
Bedroom 1: Kingsize with en-suite
Bedroom 2 - Kingsize with en-suite
Bedroom 3 - Two single beds
Apartment is on the 1st floor.
Entrance leads to open plan kitchen, dining and lounge. Three bedrooms. WC. Bathroom.
Access to the communal grounds of Carnethic house which include:
Well maintained garden.
Indoor, heated, swimming pool - roof and side of the building can be retreated in good weather.
1 dedicated parking space plus use of additional, unmarked spaces.
There is free and private parking at Orchard View. There is a dedicated space for thr apartment and then overflow spaces for all Carnethic guests.
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.
Heather via AirBnB.
"This is a great place to stay and we really enjoyed it here. Great to have 3 loos and showers, nice big fluffy bath towels too. Really comfortable and high spec throughout. We’d definitely stay here if we were in the area again. Parking in Fowey is a nightmare so it’s nice to have somewhere nearby to keep the car. We enjoy walking so the trip into the town (steep hill) was fine for us and gave us an excuse for a few extra calories!"
- 10 Jun 2022
Stephanie via AirBnB. "Lovely location, gorgeous apartment, fantastic gardens and pool. Definitely recommend,"
- 06 Jun 2022
Caroline via AirBnB.
"Lovely spacious apartment, well equipped and comfortable. An added bonus was the swimming pool and beautiful gardens, it’s setting on the edge of the countryside made this an ideal place to walk the coastal path."
- 06 May 2022
James via AirBnB. "Prefect location with the added bonus of a pool. The spacious apartment was very clean and well equipped for a family. Loved our stay and will be back for sure."
- 23 Apr 2022
W7173AQangelac via Tripadvisor.
"Beautiful home and lovely surroundings. A really relaxing and wonderful family holiday. The apartment was even more than we could have hoped for!"
- 04 Apr 2022
Jaerodgers1982 via TripAdvisor.
"What an absolute gem! We really enjoyed our week in the apartment, it was clean, roomy and really comfortable. Would definitely book again."
- 02 Mar 2022
Dorota via AirBnB.
"Lovely apartment. Beautifully furnished with some nice personal touches. 15 minutes walk to the town centre. Back is up hill but not a problem for a reasonably fit person. The apartment has everything to make a fabulous stay. Thank you."
- 30 Dec 2021
Adele via TripAdvisor.
"Very comfortable apartment with lovely garden and pool. Well equipped apartment conveniently placed near a footpath down to a beach and Fowey proper."
- 25 Oct 2021
David via HomeAway.
"Second time at this property enjoyed both visits we will be back again"
- 11 Oct 2021
Sue via HoneAway
"The property is of a very high standard. It’s in a beautiful setting, well maintained and equipped. The apartment is spacious and furniture, beds etc very comfortable. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need and instructions for oven, washing machine etc are provided. The showers in all the bathrooms are efficient and easy to operate. The directions to the property are good and it’s very easy to find. It is a 20/25 minute walk into the centre of Fowey with quite a climb coming back, although the free Town Bus will drop off at the property. We had some issues with the internet which were resolved but coverage is very patchy, best access is in the bedrooms at the front of the property. This may not be a problem for some people. The proximity of the station at Par was very useful, we took the train to Looe and to Newquay - both very scenic journeys and very cheap! We also got the train to Plymouth on a very rainy day. Lots of good restaurants - Sam’s in Fowey and Sam’s on the beach both excellent, and a great breakfast at the Duchy of Cornwall nursery. We would recommend this property."
- 07 Oct 2021
Chris via AirBnB.
"Beautiful, spacious apartment, with pool, about 1 mile from the centre of Fowey. We really enjoyed our stay. Thanks"
- 30 Jul 2021
Beverley via AirBnB.
"This was our 2nd trip to Fowey and staying at Orchard View it was as lovely as the first time, the apartment is spacious, clean and well equipped with everything you need on hand. Jane and Abi always available and quick to respond, great hosts and would highly recommend the apartment and the hosts. Thank you for a fabulous stay."
- 24 Jul 2021
Ruth via HomeAway.
"Our party of 5 adults loved the 1st floor apartment with access to the pool and garden. Easy access to Fowey and coastal paths without using a car. Very clean and well looked after. Thoroughly recommend Orchard view."
- 25 Jun 2021
Laura vi AirBnB.
“This is a beautiful apartment very comfortable and the pool was a superb addition for the children. Highly recommend this apartment for lovely coastal walks and easy access into Fowey.”
- 02 Nov 2020
Kim via AirBnB.
“Carnetic House was a fantastic place to escape what has been a strange old year. Clean upon arrival, beautifully renovated, great grounds & gardens and very close to the town of Fowey which made everything very easy. A place that deserves no less than 5 stars.”
- 03 Oct 2020
Daniel via HomeAway,
"Lovely 3 bed 3 bathroom property, perfectly suited for a COVID era staycation."
- 04 Sep 2020
Beverley via AirBnB.
"Orchard View is in a lovely location, the pool was great and the gardens are very well maintained. The property was very clean and comfortable and whilst all the apartments were full it did not feel like there were lots of people around. Fowey was a short walk away and is a lovely little town. We would highly recommend Orchard View and we are booking to go back next year. Thank you for a lovely home from home"
- 24 Jul 2020
Alison via AirBnB.
“The apartment is so spacious and clean. The kitchen and open plan lounge/kitchen made cooking and chilling so comfortable. The pool and sauna were fantastic. The water was really warm and being able to use it at anytime was special. This is a truly amazing place to stay if you want to relax.”
- 04 Jan 2020
Gregory via AirBnB.
“We’re a family with young kids and we spent four very nice days here. Apartment was spotless, comfortable, good beds, well equipped kitchen, large living area. All in all a great place to stay.”
- 31 Dec 2019
Penelope via Airbnb.
“Well equipped apartment with lovely warm swimming pool which was fantastic for the kids during our rainy week. Good location for walking into Fowey and access to the coast path.”
- 02 Nov 2019
Paul via HomeAway.
"Excellent. Wonderful apartment in a great location. Perfect for a family holiday. The pool is a real bonus"
- 12 Oct 2019
Julie via Airbnb.
"Lovely spacious apartment that is stylishly decorated and well kitted out with more than enough crockery and pans, towels and coat hangers. Thank you. Our stay was very comfortable and enjoyable. The pool and sauna were a real bonus and we really felt fitter for walking up and down to Fowey followed by a swim and a sauna. Great time,thank you x"
- 04 Oct 2019
Wanderer via TripAdvisor.
"Our group consisted of 3 couples & the apartment ticked all the boxes for all of us. We have holidayed together many times in cottages etc & Orchard view will take some beating. Used all facilities ,pool was spotless & warm, sauna great & was available to use till late,which was nice if you were late back from day out. Close to centre of Fowey, walked in daily, local bus service stop o/s apartment."
- 21 Sep 2019
Angela & Martin via AirBnB.
“Wonderful place to stay and great location”
- 14 Sep 2019
Amy via AirBnB.
“We loved this place, the pool was brilliant and the kids loved it. The location was lovely and the walk through the woods to the beach was great. There is a lovely bus that can bring you back up the hill from the centre of Fowey if needed.”
- 30 Aug 2019
Carly via AirBnB.
“We have had the perfect week staying at orchard view , The apartment was immaculate and clean and we honestly could not fault any part of the holiday . The local town fowey was really cute and there was some delicious restaurants our personal favourite was sams on the beach it’s a small drive and it’s on a beautiful beach 🏖 and perfect end to a lovely day . I would highly recommend this holiday to family’s , couples any one really wanting to enjoy Cornwall at it’s best . We will definitely be returning x”
- 02 Aug 2019
Jane via AirBnB.
"Abi's apartment is absolutely wonderful. Lots of space.. Especially with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The garden is stunning and having the luxury of a sauna and swimming pool was brilliant. Fowey is one of the most beautiful villages in Cornwall. You will definitely enjoy your holiday if you stay here."
- 11 Jul 2019
Sherlyn via HomeAway,
"Apartment had great facilities- if you wanted to cook it pretty much had everything you would want. Pool was great that was the big highlight to our holiday. Wee bit of a walk into Fowey but manageable. Great place for walks."
- 31 May 2019
Caroline via AirBnB.
A great apartment, well equipped and lovely location. Perfect for access to coastal walks.
- 08 May 2019
Dave via AirbnB.
We had a lovely week in orchard view, a beautiful first floor apartment with lovely views and great facilities. The children loved the swimming pool and we had great fun exploring the walk through the woodland and the delights of Fowey
- 02 May 2019
Tash via AirBnB.
Lovely apartment very close to Fowey and very clean. Beautiful garden and pool - perfect for a sunny weekend away :)
- 19 Apr 2019
Adam via HomeAway.
"Great location. Our third visit to this spacious apartment. A safe bet and good value for money. Close to the beach and within walking distance to the centre of Fowey, the pool is an added bonus."
- 19 Apr 2019
Guy via AirBnB.
We had a delightful time, the apartment was beautiful. The pool was an excellent facility. We would happily return. Thank you. ......... and thanks for the prosecco!
- 12 Apr 2019
Anna via HomeAway
The apartment is very comfortable and equipped to a very high standard. The location is on the edge of Fowey and the town is easily accessed via a lovely walk along a wooded lane. We had a wonderful time in the apartment and Fowey and thoroughly enjoyed using the swimming pool. The grounds were well maintained, and the general location was very quiet and convenient.
- 28 Dec 2018
Nigel via AirBnB
Great accommodation, fabulous location...just the very best
- 28 Sep 2018
Oliver via AirBnB
Really lovely. Great space, well laid out, comfortable, lovely usable garden, pool and sauna. A really good option for any time of year.
- 17 Sep 2018
Kirsty via AirBnB
We had a lovely time at Carnethic House. The apartment was well fitted out and the grounds and pool were great. A lovely walk to Readymoney Cove which was a perfect family beach.
- 03 Aug 2018
Alison via AirBnB
A beautiful apartment in a great location at the top of the hill, just as you enter Fowey. Really four star, and I will be recommending to friends and family shou;d they wish to come and visit Fowey in the future. The on-site pool and sauna were especially welcome and enjoyed by us all.
- 27 Jul 2018
Theresa via HomeAway
The apartment was lovely , had everything needed to enjoy our stay. Enjoyed our stay , visited Padstow, Looe, polpero
- 12 May 2018
Adam via HomeAway
Another lovely Easter break at Carnethic House. A great place to spend time.
- 24 Apr 2018
Christopher via HomeAway
Great apartment, very spacious, and well fitted out. Ideal location with nice walk down to ready money cove. Kids loved the pool. Apartment very comfortable.
- 30 Mar 2018
Stephen Via HomeAway
I had arranged a close family weekend away before the events of Christmas took over. I had booked Orchard view based on the photos shown and it did not disappoint us. The apartment was excellent, all the rooms were decorated superbly and the facilities provided were luxurious. We all felt at home immediately and this meant we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
- 05 Dec 2017
Stephanie Via HomeAway
Lovely place to stay in Fowey, very clean and spacious. Lovely beach close by and perfect location for us visiting relatives!
- 28 Oct 2017
Tony Via HomeAway
We were three couples taking an extended weekend break at the end of October. Two of us had made day trips to Fowey previously from Padstow so we knew we liked the town but this was our first stay in Fowey. We were not disappointed as the accommodation was excellent and ideal for our party. The apartment was well equipped, comfortable and very spacious and provided plenty of options for relaxation. The indoor heated pool was an added bonus, albeit its use was limited as we spent everyday going out somewhere and eating out most evenings. The back up support was also very efficient as, when we arrived, a carbon monoxide alarm was bleeping but the housekeeper was there within the hour to fix it. Also Fowey was an ideal location for what we wanted with plenty of options for eating out and in the daytime there were plenty of places to visit. We particularly liked Lanhydrock, Truro and its cathedral as well as the harbours of Charlestown and Mevagissey. We were happy to negotiate the hill in and out of the town on foot and we would definitely recommend the apartment to anyone thinking of slaying there. I can see us staying there again in the future!
- 24 Oct 2017
Chris Via AirBnB
Great location with nice walk into fowey. Very spacious apartment, all mod cons. Swimming pool great. Couldn’t ask for anymore! Definitely recommend
- 06 Oct 2017
Katie Via HomeAway
This is the third time we have stayed at Carnethic House apartments but the first time in this particular one. It is light, bright and extremely well equipped. The decor is coastal (which I love) and the property is spacious. The beds are really comfy too! My kids love the garden and pool which is why we have already booked this apartment for next year! Fabulous :)
- 04 Aug 2017
Annie Via Home Away
Spacious accommodation, well equipped, clean and bright. Great base for walking into Fowey and exploring the local area. Parking for two cars is always a bonus in Cornwall. The use of the beautiful pool and well tended garden was also a bonus. We highly recommend this property.
- 30 Jun 2017
Jackie Via HomeAway
The property was enjoyed by three generations of our family, and all the members voted 10 out of 10, even the 4 year old! The swimming pool especially was a hit with the younger generation, and the garden was the scene of a number of football games! The communal open plan kitchen/lounge/diner was ideal for all members of the family to interact together, and for the adults to keep an easy eye on the children. We would all certainly recommend the apartment to our friends and would love to come back again in the future.
- 05 May 2017
Stephen Via HomeAway
Lovely light spacious apartment in quiet location. Living area well furnished and roomy. Great having 2 en suite bathrooms and separate toilet and bathroom. Well equipped kitchen. Great having a pool on site. Only slight complaint was that wi-fi wasn't always great, but when I contacted HomeAway they replied to all e-mails and tried to resolve the problem even though it was the Easter Bank holiday weekend. We left something behind, I notified HomeAway and offered to pay for it to be returned, but it was returned free of charge. Fantastic holiday, fantastic apartment. Would happily stay there again
- 14 Apr 2017
Hilary Via HomeAway
The apartment was very spacious and comfortable.It is very well decorated ,clean warm and comfortable.There were 6 adults staying for new year and there was plenty of room with 3 good sized double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The kitchen is well equipped and the living area light and airy with views over the garden. It is also quiet and in a good position for access to ready money cove and the coastal walks .There is a pretty garden and a good sized indoor pool and sauna which were a real bonus and good for adults and children . Customer service was excellent and i would definitely recommend this apartment as very high standard accommodation .there os plenty to do in the surrounding area and some great restaurants
- 29 Dec 2016
Abi Via HomeAway
We had the most amazing autumn break at this apartment. The weather was not on our side, but with the pool and sauna we didn't mind at all!
- 07 Oct 2016
Katie Via HomeAway
We stayed at this property for 5 nights...not long enough! We would definitely recommend it.
- 27 Jul 2016