A fantastic family home in Fowey!
A bright and happy house, perfect to use as a base to explore Cornwall and enjoy family time at home.
Nelly's has been tastefully decorated and set up with comfort in mind, making it a fun and practical home-from-home.
The house has a pretty front garden and a fully enclosed, private back garden. There is parking for two cars at the rear of the house.
A great location - walking distance to the centre of town, and a stones throw from the Park Road playing field and park.
Nelly's can sleep 4 adults and 2 children across 3 bedrooms and has a great living room that everyone can enjoy.
There is a double bedroom, twin room with two single beds and a children's room with bunk beds.
The open plan kitchen and dining room make cooking and entertaining easy and enjoyable.
The upstairs bathroom has a bath with shower, and the downstairs bathroom has a large shower.
The rear entrance leads into a utility room - handy when coming back wet and sandy from the beach or with muddy wellies after a winter walk!
Fowey is around a 5-10 minute walk down the hill from the house. There is also a town bus service which drops off on the road if needed on the way back up.
Bedroom 1: Double
Bedroom 2: Two singles
Bedroom 3: Children's bunk beds
Ground floor: Open plan kitchen and dining room. Utility room. Lounge. Bathroom with shower
1st Floor: Bedroom 1, 2, and 3 and bathroom.
The front garden is compact and pretty, while the rear garden is large and practical. It is fully enclosed and private, making it a great space for al fresco dining and the children to play. Across the road is also the playing field and park.
There is free and private parking at the house for two cars.
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.
Thinking of bringing your 4-legged friend to Fowey? They will love it! Par Sands Beach and Polridmouth Cove are only a few minutes drive away and are dog-friendly all year round. Readymoney Cove in town allows them to play from October to Easter. Many of the pubs are pup-friendly, and Lazy Jacks even sell doggy ice cream! Sams on the Beach at Polkerris have a Waggy Wednesday during the winter, when you can take your dog for dinner followed by a walk on the beach – special pet friendly treats are on offer too.
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.
Michael via AirBnB.
"Lovely house in a great location. The house was well equipped with everything you need. Would definitely stay here again."
- 02 Oct 2021
Colin via AirBnB.
"Perfect location for exploring Fowey and beyond. Very comfortable and with nothing missing."
- 21 Aug 2021
Paul via AirBnB.
"Just returned from a lovely stay at Nelly's. The house is spotless, has lovely decor and we'll equiped. We really appreciated the children's cutlery and plates/bowls; these little touches make such a difference to families with small children. Nelly's is in a great location and has space for 2 cars which is a real gem for the busy little streets of Fowey. The house is in walking distance to the town centre and there is a children's park just 1 minute away. Check in was easy with good directions and the welcome gifts were a lovely touch. Definitely recommend Nelly's. Thank you for a lovely stay."
- 10 Jul 2021
Rachel via AirBnB.
"We had a lovely week staying at Nellys. The location was perfect - a short walk into Fowey which meant we didn’t have to drive in. The fact it also had parking (which can be a big issue in Fowey) was a bonus. The house was spotless, very well equipped and we appreciated the welcome drinks / crisps. The bed was also really comfortable. Would definitely return there!
- 05 Jun 2021
Dawn via AirBnB.
“This is the best equipped holiday home that we have ever stayed in! There's loads of kitchen equipment and all the laundry stuff you could want plus even picnic gear. There are games and children's DVDs too. It's also extremely smart and clean and comfortable. The double bedroom is small but all the other rooms are spacious. We had a fantastic week here.”
- 31 Oct 2020
Nick via AirBnB.
“Exactly as described, and a nice place near to a children’s playground and large field plus a short walk into Fowey. Quick responses and everything very easy. Would recommend.”
- 22 Oct 2020
Margaret via AirBnB.
“We booked here at the last minute when our holiday abroad was cancelled due to Covid. The house is very modern with comfortable furnishings and great decor. Everything you could possibly need was in the well equipped kitchen. There’s a lovely garden at the rear, and plenty of parking for 2 cars. Nelly’s is a perfect base for exploring Beautiful Cornwall. I wouldn’t hesitate to rebook in the future”
- 10 Oct 2020
David via AirBnB.
“Great holiday home. Great location just a few minutes walk out of town centre. Off street parking, fantastic kitchen and very relaxed setting. Would recommend.”
- 15 Aug 2020
Dan via AirBnB.
“Outstanding service and premises”
- 07 Aug 2020
Julian via AirBnB.
“Really comfortable family home, exactly as described. V recently refurbished to a high standard. It’s in a residential area and isn’t surrounded by other holiday lets.”
- 29 Oct 2019
Ana via AirBnB.
"Nelly’s is a recently done up, very well equipped property. The location is good - the walk back up the hill is good exercise! The outdoor area at the back is lovely and to have onsite parking is a plus for those driving to the house - we went by train into Par station, which is a short taxi drive and really well connected for further exploring. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Nelly’s and felt very at home."
- 24 Aug 2019
Philip via AirBnB.
"Nice house, very clean in a good location."
- 29 Jul 2019
Tanguy via AirBnB.
Perfect house for a family trip to explore Fowey and around. Great location with easy access to village centre and beach and even a playground for children nearby. Easy check-in, house clean ans tidy and very well equipped and furnished. A great value for money to start with when exploring South Cornwall. I highly recommend a stay at Nelly's
- 18 Apr 2019
First guests via a direct booking.
"Enjoyed our stay at Nelly’s, well equipped and high spec. The furnishings were comfy, with a good amount of outside space! Excellent home away from home!"
- 23 Mar 2019