Looking down over the rooftops from the raised deck at Whistlefish to the river below.
A TV, Blu-ray DVD and iPod dock provide plenty of sources of entertainment.
The kitchen-area (with door out to the raised deck).
The view from the raised deck at the back of the cottage.
The narrow winding streets are a delight to explore.
The dining-area in the light-filled open-plan ground floor.
The rooftop views from Bedroom 3.
The ground floor living area is open-plan.
Two big sofas to stretch out and relax on.
Beautiful cut glass chandeliers.
There are many original features in the cottage, including this most gorgeous stained glass panel that greets you on arrival.
Sofas, throws and soft cushions for perfect relaxation.
Looking from the kitchen towards the dining and sitting areas.
The original cooking range (ornamental only).
In praise of the 'unfitted' kitchen!
Soft candy colours in the kitchen.
The hand-carved porch doors.
The shower-room on the ground floor.
Steep cottage stairs make the cottage unsuitable for small childern and those with limited mobility.
Bedroom 3 is tucked snugly in the attic space on the second floor.
A lovely window seat to relax and read or look out over the lovely view.
Lovely vintage touches.
Bedroom 1 is on the first floor.
Bedroom 1 has twin beds.
Looking back into Bedroom 1.
An original Victorian fireplace.
A lovely desk area for writing those postcards!
The cottage provides clocks, throws, cushions, hot water bottles... everything you could possibly need for a wonderful stay.
Bedroom 2 has twin beds.
Bedroom 2 also has an original cast iron fireplace.
Another lovely vintage mirror.
The bathroom on the first floor.
A rainhead shower above the bath.
Handmade tiles above the bathroom basin.
Nearly time for a cream tea!
The beautiful twelfth century church in Fowey.
Whistlefish is one of a terrace of four cottages.

Whistlefish

3004

Fowey / Sleeps 6 (no children under 5)

7 Nights from £614 - £1860

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Galleon Inn (300 yards)

Perched on the edge of the river Fowey, this is ideally situated for those wanting to enjoy a hearty meal whilst keeping a watchful eye on river activity.

Nearest beach

Fowey Esplanade (300 yards)

There are a series of beaches stretching from the town and over looking Polruan. They are quite sheltered beaches and rarely get inundated - they are great for dog walkers as there are no restrictions in place.

Nearest walk

Fowey to Golant (250 yards)

This walk forms part of The Saints' Way and is great for those of you that are feeling energetic!

Nearest town

Fowey (150 yards)

Situated at the mouth of the River Fowey, this ancient town formed around the natural harbour as a trading port with merchant houses along the waterfront, some of which are now holiday cottages in Fowey. Historically there was much smuggling and piracy in the area, but as trade diverted to Plymouth, Fowey became more of a fishing port, although china clay is still exported from here today.

The harbour is appealing to various seagoing vessels, with many yachts sheltering in the bay and often large cruise liners bringing visitors to the town. There are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water for sea fishing or pleasure boating with guided river trips, kayaking, canoeing and coasteering.

There is a good mix of shops and places to eat, with something for everyone. The Daphne du Maurier Festival (now called the Fowey Festival of Words and Music) is held here each May, when the town comes alive with literary inspiration and the Royal Regatta is worth a visit.

The main beach for Fowey holidaymakers is Readymoney Cove, but Whitehouse and Polridmouth Cove are also nearby. You can walk between them if you’re a keen walker - there are coast path stomps, estuary meanders, leisurely woodland strolls or town tours to wear you out before heading back to your Fowey cottage.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Peddie March 2015

small but perfectly formed

We came over twice on the Bodinnick ferry which docks at the far end of the esplanade, and parked in the main car park at the top of the town. Only very brave people would attempt to drive through and park in the town, even out of season. The ferry runs all year.The town bus was essential to get back up the very steep hill. It was very helpful that the minivan bus took the dog on board as well as us. The tourist information office is next to the bus stop in town, and the staff were very friendly, with plenty of suggestions for our visits. We enjoyed lunch one day at a dog friendly café called, I think, Pinky Murphy's. The Fowey Hotel was also pleased to allow us to bring the dog in whilst we had lunch in the bar overlooking the beautiful estuary. I would visit Fowey again with pleasure.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Nelmes July 2012

stunning

Fowey is a beautiful little town with stunning views. We parked in the main top car park and used the bus to get up and down ( I am slightly disabled) The bus driver was extremely helpful and friendly. The town is fascinating, full of history, good little shops, galleries and restaurants etc. We also took a 45 min boat trip round the estuary which was fun and good value.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Townley June 2012

Lovely town

Great for shopping and eating. Park at the Boddinick end so you dont have to climb the steep hill!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Coxon May 2012

A Gem!

What a beautiful place! With gorgeous views!
Must visit Fowey Hotel Bar for a cream tea, with views over the bay from their balcony. Lovely! From there, wander down to Readymoney Cove.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Very attractive.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Defries July 2011

Enter via the delightful Boddinick Ferry which docks at Daphne du Maurier's childhood home. There are beaches, boat rides, and canoeing on offer, as well as many pubs, restaurants, and delicious local ice cream. My only tip is to leave your car in one of the car parks, explore on foot and enjoy the atmosphere.

Also nearby

The Eden Project (5 miles)

It hardly needs any introduction…This global garden with its iconic Biomes is home to millions of plants and flowers reflecting the diversity of our planet. Marvel at the largest greenhouse in the world, see internationally-acclaimed architecture and art inspired by nature, or go to a gig at the renowned Eden Sessions. Children can learn about humans' complex relationship with nature in The Core interactive education centre or go free-range and explore trails, hideaways and sandpits. A wide range of cafes and restaurants provide delicious, responsibly-resourced refuelling stops and the shop is crammed full of interesting gift and souvenir ideas. An organic project that just keeps on growing, a visit to The Eden Project is an awe-inspiring experience. You can also have a go on the new zip wire, reported to be the longest in England - go on, you know you want to!!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs May April 2016

Great for families

We've been several times and always had fun. You can get annual tickets when you gift aid your entry which is very worthwhile as it isn't cheap. Went twice over Easter week once going in as it opened and enjoying the biomes in the pouring rain! Core building also great for kids and not as busy as biomes. We went again later in the day another day and discovered that you can have an evening meal in the Mediterranean biome midweek from Easter to October which was a lovely treat and then they give you a lift back up the hill afterwards! Staying til it closes gives you a quieter time too!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Rowan August 2015

Amazing place, well worth a visit


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Owen August 2014

A fun day at Eden

Myself and my two children (aged 4 and 7) visited Eden Project during the school holidays. We had a great day out which was enjoyed by all. The Biomes were busy at times but there was plenty of little hideaway places outside to get away from the crowd and recharge the batteries. We took our own picnic so don't know about pricing / food of the onsite eateries but I can say that the ice creams were lovely and in my opinion great value at £2 each.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Veranneman November 2012

Simply great !

Last year we bought an annual ticket and could visit The Eden Project 3 times. Every time we went it was a great day out !


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Reade October 2012

Eden Project

Excellent all round.including zip wire!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2012

We went on a rainy day in the summer hols and understandably everyone else had the same idea so it was packed. It was nice to see the iconic biomes and interesting to look round but we thought it was very expensive for what it was - £60 for 4 of us plus we ate there so an extra £40 for that. We also seemed to spend a lot of time queuing for food, to look round the biomes, for the park and ride etc . We would go back but perhaps out of season to have chance to explore fully. We'd also look round for cheaper tickets!!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2012

Have wanted to visit here for many years. It was quite interesting, the Biomes were amazing to look at from the outside. We bought tickets from the tourist information centre before we visited which they sell at discounted prices and also went after 3.30pm when entrance is less. The cakes in the cafe were all a bit stale, at nearly £40 for a piece of cake and a drink for 7 of us we thought they would be lovely and were not so good. Maybe it was a bad day for cake. Glad to have visited, would probably only go once.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2012

good value with stores vouchers....

Visited for the first time 10 years ago, and of course in 10 years it HAS changed...more grown up, but we remarked to each other many times that it didn't feel as "magical" as the first time we wound our way down to the domes. The large 'flags' have gone that marked the way down the paths.....perhaps that was it? entrance was £23 each for adults & £9.50 each for kids....So to be honest we really wouldn't have visited had it not been for a certain store voucher scheme that meant we payed £5 each and the kids £2.50 each ...so we did treat ourselves to lunch..£5 for most mains with salad or new potatoes....YUMMY, filling & VERY good value, with free pitchers of water on the tables and help yourself mugs hang above - all very handy. Plenty to see and do although our kids sped around the place and ended up where they REALLY wanted to be..in the shop. A great day out though , as they slept like logs on the way home!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Marsh April 2012

What a wonderful way to spend a day. The weather was perfect for us, but that didn't matter as it would be okay on a poor day at Eden. It was early in the year when we visited but still plenty to see and do.
Had lunch there and it was very good value for money.
We will be back!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Definitely lived up to expectations and has grown considerably in content since our last visit 9 years ago.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr McMahon July 2011

Its excellent, go and have a great day.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Morgan July 2011

Absolutely fabulous. The highspot of our holiday. So much to see and enjoy, will definitely return.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2011

We felt that £20 per adult was a lot to pay, yes there was plenty to see; however, on a wet, cold, windy day walking the outside paths was not great.The two domes well worth seeing, but again not worth £40. We came away saying to each other that we felt the Eden Project to be a great Educational Centre for children, schools and colleges to visit, there were other gardens we visited in Cornwall we felt much better value.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2011

Eden Sessions

There aren't may concert venues where there are no queues for the loo or the bar! A great venue with staff who actually smile - and if you don't like the band you can always wander around a biome (or two).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Cornish February 2009

Amazing

The Eden Project really is somewhere very special. Leave loads of time to look around and I would recommend staying for the evening as this is when the place really comes alive. The lighting and scenery in the evening has to been seen to be believed, it’s so beautiful.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Lucy December 2008

A great day out with loads to do for all ages. In winter, skating on the ice rink is great fun and the hot, tropical Biome is a great antedote for the winter blues. There's lots of delicious food to choose from in the cafes and restaurants too.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Fabulous day out

The biomes are amazing, and the educational centre is interesting too. Watch the film on the making of Eden. It's a good couple of hours long but worth it. With ice skating and gigs playing at this exciting venue too it makes a good day out for all the family.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Denness August 2008

Eden Sessions and Biomes

My trip to The Eden Project was amazing. I visited in the summer to see a band and included in the ticket was access to the rest of the grounds; we went early and took a trip around the Biomes before the gig started. The sound quality from the open-air gig was fantastic, I would definitely recommend going if you get the chance (but remember tickets sell out fast!).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Plants and gigs!

A visit to the Eden Project is a must. The biomes which house the plants from all over the world are amazing! And if you get chance to see a gig then it will be an experience you will not forget - tickets are often sold out!

Sam's Bistro and Bar (250 yards)

This former merchant's house still has much of its old character alongside its now funky interior decor. If you enjoy burgers the extensive choice offered here will overwhelm you! Offers a fun informal dining experience.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2012

Sam's on the Beach, Polkerris near Fowey

Lovely food and really friendly staff. Highly recommended.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Townley June 2012

Yummy lunch

Great food, very friendly and relaxed, nice for lunch on a wet day. Shame no terrace!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2012

An idyllic setting right on the beach. We enjoyed a fabulous fish dinner which made our holiday complete! Great choices for children too - including fish and not just the usual dreary offering of nuggets etc. Friendly staff


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Defries July 2011

Food For Thought (300 yards)

A lovely restaurant on the harbourside at Fowey with a contemporary interior and lots of outside dining space. Friendly staff and a simple, well thoughtout menu.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Check out The Boathouse too!

This restaurant incorporates The Boathouse next door, which is a more Italian inspired little bistro - great for pasta and pizzas, best pizza I've had in a restaurant! Same friendly and helpful service too :)


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Townley June 2012

Great views

Great food, freshly cooked, the smoked haddock rissotto was to die for! Friendly staff. Lovely situation on a nice day


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2012

Well worth a visit.

Friendly staff, efficient service and a lovely menu of simple, seasonal produce.

Pinky Murphy's Cafe (¼ mile)

Open year round and every day of the week this cafe is well worth a visit for its homemade produce and eclectic furnishings!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Definitely worth a visit!

It's a funny little place, everywhere you look there is something else to see! Not masses of space, amazing cakes, coffees etc, but can feel a bit of a squeeze if busy!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Hocking September 2012

Pinky's is worth a visit

We had read about this in the Times back in 2011 but only went in 2012, the portions are massive and the price is very good, great service and dogs allowed as well, thank god as we could not eat it all so the dog enjoyed it as well.

Fowey River Expeditions (¼ mile)

Catering for all abilities, so even the inexperienced swimmers out there can enjoy this activity! Canoes and all equipment are provided, so why not enjoy making your own way down this beautiful river.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Defries July 2011

Great fun for all ages.

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