With a wonderful heated swimming pool and sauna – indoor but retractable walls and roof enable it to be open-air in hot weather – and minutes from sandy beaches and National Trust land, The Garden Apartment is a superb holiday location.
Carnethic House is an elegant Regency mansion divided into six stylish apartments (sharing the pool), set in communal gardens on the edge of the sailing town of Fowey. Teak garden furniture is provided for outdoor mealtimes on the south-facing patio running the length of the apartment and adjoining the large lawn. The standard of the apartment speaks for itself, with oak flooring, leather sofas, under-floor bathroom heating, a large wall-mounted plasma television in the sitting-area and smaller flat screen televisions in each bedroom.
The town and waterfront are a leisurely stroll away, a yachting heaven with moorings jostling with boats of all sizes, and races and competitions during the sailing season. The narrow streets are full of shops of all kinds, plus art galleries, bakeries, cafes, restaurants and ancient pubs. The Fowey Festival of Words and Music is a wonderful time to visit, as is Fowey Royal Regatta week when the town buzzes with activities.
There is a lovely family beach a 15 minute walk away at Readymoney Cove, and the Eden Project and Charlestown harbour – home to some impressive tall ships – are easily accessible. You can take the ferry across the river to Polruan, or to explore the coast further east where the ancient fishing village of Polperro and bustling Looe wait to be enjoyed.
There is an allocated parking space for one car, and there are some unallocated spaces where a second car may be parked on a first come first served basis.
Shared Entrance hall
Lower Ground Floor
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and log-effect electric fire. Dual fuel range (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds, TV and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5'), TV and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds, TV and en suite Shower-room with shower and wash-basin
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Children must be supervised at all times near the sauna and pool.
- Regret no pets
- 2 travel cots and 2 high chairs
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Indoor swimming pool
- Private parking for 1 car
- Telephone (incoming and restricted outgoing only)
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture
- Partial under-floor heating and 5 NS heaters
The pool house with the roof open.
The Garden Apartment is part of lovely Carnethic House.
Readymoney Cove is a gentle stroll away with Fowey harbour to the east and stunning coastal walks to the west.
Comfortable sofas, a warming fire and a large TV to relax in front of with a good film.
Enjoy a leisurely holiday drink in this welcoming apartment.
Doors lead out to the private terrace and shared garden.
Plenty of seating in the sitting-area.
Granite work surfaces and solid wood units show the quality of the apartment.
Looking through to the dining-area.
A great place for a holiday meal.
The open plan living area is very sociable.
Looking back at Carnethic House from the beautiful garden.
Plenty of outdoor space offering sunny spots for reading a book or having a picnic.
The gardens are beautifully maintained.
Bedroom 2 with a 5' king-size bed.
Bedroom 2 has an en suite shower-room.
The shower-room for Bedroom 2.
Doors lead out from Bedroom 2 to the terrace.
Bedroom 1 has 'zip and link' beds (double or twin).
Bedroom 1 has an en suite bathroom.
The bathroom en suite to Bedroom 1.
Doors lead from Bedroom 1 to the terrace.
Bedroom 3 has 'zip and link' (double or twin) beds.
Bedroom 3 has a TV.
The pool house roof is sometimes opened when the weather is fine.
Looking from the top of Fowey to the river mouth and the sea beyond.
Looking from the top of Fowey along the river towards Golant.
The Rashleigh Inn on the beach at Polkerris.
The 'secret' beach at Polridmouth, a 20 minute walk from the nearest parking-area but worth the effort!
The Lost Gardens of Heligan are a 15 minute car drive away.
Par sands is easily accessible with a car park right by the dunes.
Mevagissey is a quintessential working fishing harbour.