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Little In Sight is a charming and traditional cottage, tucked away at the foot of Bull Hill steps, just 100 yards from the town Quay.
The house has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 5/6 with comfortable living spaces. This home-from-home has all the practical touches required for an enjoyable stay and has been refurbished in good taste with gorgeous art throughout.
The Grade 2 listed building also boasts an impressive garden, bordered by the castle style walls of Place House and with river views.
There has been a property on this site since the 15th century but unfortunately it had fallen into disrepair and was almost totally derelict in recent years. Great care was taken to retain the charm and quirks when fully renovating the Grade 2 Listed building back in 2000.
To the rear of the garden is the mighty Place House, owned by the Treffry family since the 13th century, and just a couple doors along is St Fimburrus Church.
Little In Sight is just 100 yards from the town Quay, making this a perfect location to enjoy all that Fowey has to offer!
Bedroom 1: Two single beds.
Bedroom 2: Single Bed with pull out trundle bed.
Bedroom 3. Double bed.
Little In Sight is set over three floors with quirky staircases and classic wooden beams on each level.
The ground floor has a twin bedroom with a vintage style wash basin area. There is also a dual-use wet room with a modern shower, toilet, and utility items such as washer and dryer. The room leads to a small rear courtyard, perfect for storing wet and sandy items after a day at the beach!
The second floor is where you'll find our other two bedrooms. The main room has a comfortable double bed, and the smaller room has a single bed with the option of a trundle pull out bed perfect for children. The large family bathroom with bath and shower is also on the 1st floor.
The top floor is an airy and open plan living space. The lower level has the lounge and kitchen, with the upper level making a dining room for 6.
We are found at the bottom of Bull Hill where the lower level of the house was built into the rocks. This spot is a pedestrian-only quaint lane with steep steps heading away from the town. The tucked away location is a great secret escape from the bustle of central Fowey, but does mean we do not have parking or direct car access. However, there is a town bus which runs from outside the church to the Main car park in Fowey.
The gardens are accessed via the dining room, and from here you step out of the cottage into a truly fabulous space. There is a patio with dining furniture, chiminea and bbq area for alfresco entertaining. The garden is made up of stunning flowering borders and grassy spaces, and under the Place House walls we have a pretty bench to sit and enjoy the views.
Little In Sight is in the very centre of Fowey and does not have parking. The closest Car Park is called Main Car Park and is around a 10 minute walk. Bull Hill is a car-free lane and at the end is the one way road and church. There is a town bus which runs from the car park to outside the church.
There are three long stay car parks 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: 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.
Thinking of bringing your 4-legged friend to Fowey? They will love it! Par Sands Beach and Polridmouth Cove are only a few minutes 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! 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.