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The Bolthole

The Bolthole is a fantastic two bedroom property in Fowey, with stunning views over the river. The cottage has recently been refurbished making it clean and comfortable. Given it's great location, it is the perfect base for couples or families to explore Fowey, and further in Cornwall.
Take in the sights and watch the boats go by while sitting on the front terrace, relax in the open plan living space on the comfy sofas by the log burner, or enjoy peaceful drinks on the rear patio.

The Bolthole is a 150 yard walk from Caffa Mill car park, and the cottage is elevated from the road, opposite the slipway. At the front of the cottage there is a terrace with seating and fantastic water views.

The living room has comfy sofas where you can watch the boats on the river or snuggle round the log burner. The open plan living space has a table with room for 4 to enjoy meals and relax and talk. Our compact kitchen and roomy utility has everything you could need, along with a stylish electric Aga.
To the rear of the house there are steps leading up to a patio, where you can enjoy a private space against the Cornish cliff walls.
New for 2024 - The Mini Bolthole.
At the rear of the cottage, head up the stairs in the cliffs and find your own mini Bolthole! Complete with electricity, WiFi, and table & chairs for some extra relaxation.

Upstairs, we have our two spacious bedrooms. The master room enjoys a king size bed, and a large bench style window-sill, both giving spectacular views of the river. The second double bedroom to the rear of the house is a comfortable and cosy space.
The family bathroom has a deep bath perfect for a long soak with lots of bubbles, and in 2023 a brand new shower was installed over tub.

We are located opposite the slipway and just 150 yards from Caffa Mill, making us the perfect spot to launch your kayak, SUP or boat - make sure you get a permit from Fowey Harbour first though!


Damage Deposit

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1: King-size bed
Bedroom 2: Double bed

Interior layout

Ground floor: Front door leading into small hall then an open plan lounge and dining area, kitchen and utility room.
1st floor: Bedroom 1, family bathroom, bedroom 2.


Front: Terrace with water views.
Rear: Steps leading to a patio with a summer house


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Cooking hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Internet access
  • Free Wifi
  • Main door / Private entrance
  • Private courtyard
  • Patio / Decking
  • Garden dining furniture
  • 24h check-in available
  • Wood burning stove
  • Pets allowed (fees may apply) 2
  • Bathroom(s) 1


The entrance of the cottage is accessed via steep steps. The rear patio is accessed via a metal staircase. The cottage is set over 2 floors.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss any accessibility requirements.

Top facilities

Sleeps 4 +0 (Max) 2 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) Wifi

Check-in begins at 15:00.

You will be asked to check-out before 10:00.

Special offers

If your arrival date is within the next week, please contact us to discuss any last minute offers that may apply to your stay!


The Bolthole, Fowey, Cornwall


The Bolthole is on Passage Street and does not have private parking. It is sometimes possible to pull up outside the house for a short period of time to load/unload bags. Caffa Mill Carpark is only 150 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.



You certainly won’t go hungry while you’re on holiday in Fowey – these are our favourite places to eat out!
- Evening Meals: 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, The Lifebouy Café and The Cornish Bakery
- 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 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.

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.

In the centre of Fowey there is a sweet little aquarium and a local history museum - both 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.
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 coastline and good surfing on some of the beaches.

Things To See & Do In The Local Area
- There are hundreds of miles of fantastic walks in Cornwall. The South West Coastal Path alone winds 330 miles around the county. 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 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 famous for its 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 tin mines.
- There are lots of National Trust and English Heritage sites across Cornwall, as well as independent stately homes and gardens. Some of our local favourites are Lanhydrock House, Pencarrow House, Tintagel Castle, Restormel Castle and Caerhays Estate.
- Bit of a thrill seeker? Then Cornwall has some fantastic opportunities to get your adrenaline buzz! Hang Loose at Eden, Adrenaline Quarry near Liskeard and Via Ferrata near Penryn are perfect for a day full of crazy activities.
-If you’re looking for somewhere just for the kids, check out Kidzworld, Camel Creek, Springfields, Dairyland, 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.



Guestbook reviews

Jennie (AirBnB) "Brilliant stay, great location, private seating area out the front with lovely elevated views from the house."


The Bolthole Fowey, PL23 1DE, United Kingdom

Stephen (AirBnB) "The Bolthole is great place to stay while in Fowey. The pics don't really do it justice. Wonderful location, lovely view over the estuary, clean with everything you'll need. Recommend!"


The Bolthole Fowey, PL23 1DE, United Kingdom

Becky (AirBnB) "The Bolthole was exactly as described in the listing. Very comfortable, clean and tidy with everything you needed for an enjoyable stay. Ideally located for exploring the beautiful surrounding area. Would recommend to anyone"


The Bolthole Fowey, PL23 1DE, United Kingdom

Karen (AirBnB) "We had a very comfortable stay, perfect for three of us to catch up with the rest of the family already staying in Fowey. Great location couldn't fault it."


The Bolthole Fowey, PL23 1DE, United Kingdom

Suzie (AirBnB) "Love Fowey, and this place was perfectly situated. Great facilities, very comfortable with a beautiful view."


The Bolthole Fowey, PL23 1DE, United Kingdom

Emily (AirBnB) "A really lovely comfortable space. Has all the essentials and a great location."


The Bolthole Fowey, PL23 1DE, United Kingdom

Jonathan (AirBnB) "We really enjoyed our stay, the house was lovely and had everything we needed. Views of the estuary are amazing and a short fairly flat stroll into the centre of town. Excellent pubs and restaurants along with some lovely independent shops that enable Fowey to maintain its charm."


The Bolthole Fowey, PL23 1DE, United Kingdom

Hans (AirBnB) "This is very well appointed and the location and views are unbeatable."


The Bolthole Fowey, PL23 1DE, United Kingdom

Karen (AirBnB) Lovely 2 storey house,started up 15 steps from street above garage. Great view across estuary. Great swimming from slipway opposite. Nice to be slightly out of busy central fowey. Near ferry to Bodinnick.Great walks. Stayed 11 days longer would have been even better! Thankyou


The Bolthole Fowey, PL23 1DE, United Kingdom

Myfawny via AirBnB. "Brilliant place if staying in Fowey for a few days. Just a few minutes walk from the centre & gorgeous views of the river. Was easy to find from the directions & we used the Caffe Mill car park which was just up the road."


The Bolthole Fowey, PL23 1DE, United Kingdom