NEW FOR 2020
Walker’s Retreat is a modern stylish apartment, situated in a quiet area of Fowey, just over a 5 minute level walk into the centre of the town and Quay.
The apartment is tastefully furnished with all the amenities available to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Fowey is on the South West Coast Path and the Hall Walk, making it the ideal base for any walker or explorer.
We are happy for your four-legged companion to join too!
Master Bedroom: Kingsize bed which can be made as two single beds on request
Bedroom 2: One single bed
Walker’s Retreat is situated within Fowey Landing and is on the ground floor, opposite the Caffa Mill car park and River Fowey.
Once inside the apartment, there is a hall leading to the Bathroom, Second Bedroom, Master bedroom and then the open plan living space. The communal garden is accessed via French doors in the living room.
Walkers Retreat does not have allocated private parking, but is directly opposite the Caffa Mill car park which is run by Cornwall Council. Hourly, daily, weekly and rover passes can be obtained in advance on their website or you can use the Just Park ‘app’ from your mobile device .
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: The Quay House Hotel, 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 Lifebuoy Café and The Cornish Bakery
- Tea Rooms: The Dwelling House and The Well House
- International: Pintxo, Sunny Spice and Bufala
-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, Fat Face, 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, and a local 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.
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 away 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 is 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 open 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.
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! Pop into our office during your stay to pick up our “best days out” pack, full of leaflets and vouchers.
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.
"We stayed for a week and loved it! The apartment is comfortable and cosy with everything we needed. Perfect location close to the centre but still quiet. Lots of eating, drinking and shopping options within a five minute walk and car park right outside (it was busy when we were there but we managed to get parked every day). A perfect base for exploring the area and our one minor query was answered by the host immediately. Highly recommended!"
- 31 Jul 2021
Emma via AirBnB.
"The apartment was very clean & well equipped. Perfect location in the village for parking & a lovely walk to the shops & restaurants. The hosts were really helpful & came back quickly with any queries. Would definitely recommend."
- 17 Jul 2021
David via AirBnB.
"Great place to stay"
- 03 Jul 2021
Matt via AirBnB.
"This flat is in a great location (easy walking distance into the centre of Fowey but also right by the car parks) and is beautiful and really well supplied. We loved our stay and are already looking forward to our next trip!"
- 26 Jun 2021
Alan via AirBnB.
"Beautifully presented apartment, adjacent to car park and with an easy walk into town. Being at the rear of the block there is no noise from the car ferry."
- 31 May 2021
Quentin via AirBnB.
“Great location for the town. Spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. Lovely big comfy bed. A great place to stay.”
- 29 Nov 2020
Ed via AirBnB.
“Lovely apartment, nice and clean with some thoughful touches. Local information provided also came in very useful. Great communication all round and would thoroughly recommend.”
- 19 Sep 2020
April via AirBnB.
“This place is great - easily accessible, good for dogs, every amenity you could need! Even down to things I never thought they’d have! It was also spotless and we loved the style there. It was very comfortable and we were sad to be leaving! Thanks for a great week!”
- 22 Aug 2020
Ana via AirBnB.
“Abi and Jane have created a beautiful flat, perfect for taking in the sights of Fowey as well as the surrounding areas. It is located right by the car park which we found realy useful, and a very short and pleasant 5 min walk into town. The accommodation was comfortable and very clean, which was important to us. Thank you for a lovely stay! :)”
- 08 Aug 2020