This lovely cottage is just a minute’s walk from the waterside shops and restaurants on Fowey’s picturesque harbourside. Beautifully decorated in understated colours with touches of nautical navy, and impeccably furnished throughout, The Salt Store has a big sitting/dining-room with comfortable sofas, a television and unlimited WiFi.
The galley kitchen has slate floors, granite work surfaces and all the appliances you could need including a big dual-fuel range cooker. Open-sided stairs (please take care with children) lead to the three light and pretty bedrooms, with the master bedroom offering glimpses of the sea and the twin and single bedrooms offering flexible accommodation. Lovely touches, from artwork to candles and cushions, show the standard of the cottage’s presentation.
Fowey is a yachtsman’s heaven with the river chock-full of moorings and masses of boating activity during the sailing season. The narrow streets have bakeries, cafes, restaurants and ancient pubs as well as an impressive selection of local shops and art galleries. Car and passenger ferries sail across the estuary to Bodinnick and Polruan, and there are coastal footpaths galore.
The harbourside is just yards away from The Salt Store so, although the cottage has no garden, you can sit down by the water admiring the view, watching the sightseeing and fishing trip boats coming and going or sampling the cafes and restaurants that look out over the river and offer an inspiring selection of menus, many offering locally sourced Cornish produce. Readymoney Cove is a 15 minute stroll from The Salt Store, with a sandy beach, a swimming pontoon and a little cafe selling drinks and ice creams.
With Looe and Polperro in one direction and in the other there is plenty to explore within very few miles. Walkers will love the wonderfully scenic coastal footpaths and gardeners will be eager to explore the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the renowned Duchy Nursery, which sells wonderful plants and has an equally impressive cafe offering snacks and light meals.
The narrow streets in the old part of Fowey mean parking is limited but luggage and passengers can be dropped off outside, then cars can be parked in the main car park 10 minutes’ walk away at the top of town.
Out of the main season the cottage is available at a discounted rate for two or less guests, using the double bedroom only.
Sitting/Dining-room with TV and DVD player
Galley Kitchen with dual fuel range (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6'')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 3 with single bed (3')
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Public car park 400 yds
- No smoking
- Pub 300 yds
- Full gas-fired CH
The seafront in Fowey is just a minute's walk from The Salt Store, a hive of activity with restaurants, pubs, shops and boat trips departing regularly.
Two big sofas to stretch out and relax on.
The sink has been cleverly incorporated into the old chimney breast.
The comfortable double bed in Bedroom 1.
Looking towards Fowey estuary from the esplanade, only a five minute walk from The Salt Store.
The beautiful 12th Century parish church with its tall steeple and chiming clock, tucked away in the middle of the town just behind The Salt Store.
The sitting-room is beautifully furnished.
Tall windows allow the light to flood in.
The sitting/dining-room is unexpectedly light and spacious for a Cornish cottage.
The galley kitchen is fully equipped. The cottage stairs are not too narrow or steep but there is only a small rail, so please take care with children.
Slate flooring and understated kitchen units are in keeping with the simplicity of the cottage.
A big dual-fuel range cooker makes holiday catering simple.
A place for the chef's helper to sit and prepare yummy snacks!
Bedroom 1 is calm and relaxing in shades of cream and duck-egg blue.
Glimpses of the river from Bedroom 1.
Plenty of space for a cot if required.
Bedroom 2 is also spacious.
There are 3' twin beds in Bedroom 2.
Another original Victorian fireplace enhances the decor.
Bedroom 3 has sloping celings and a low-level bed.
The big window in Bedroom 3 lets in plenty of light.
The bathroom is long and thin but provides both a bath and shower.
The shower cubicle is tucked into a corner.
The view of the church from the rooflight in the bathroom.
The Salt Store (white cottage) is found in the narrow streets of Fowey, just a couple of minutes from the harbour front.
The front door at The Salt Store.