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Portingales

Fowey, Cornwall
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Large three-storey dog-friendly period property, perfect for families, groups, and dog lovers
  • Spectacular elevated sea views from the house and garden
  • Centrally located and within walking distance to restaurants, cafes, pubs, and shops
Property code: 82101

Outstanding views across the Fowey Estuary await at this fabulous period property, with both the picturesque town and tranquil Readymoney Cove within easy walking distance.

This Victorian property overlooks the estuary and the bay beyond and is within walking distance from the town's quay, pubs, and restaurants. Readymoney Cove is within walking distance, with a sandy beach and rock pools to enjoy, or you could launch your kayak from here and explore the bay. Take a trip to Polruan on the passenger ferry or travel to the village of Mevagissey on the small local ferry. Must-see attractions during your stay include The Eden Project, Hangloose Adventures, Charlestown (one of the filming locations in the TV series Poldark), and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. For wayfarers, there are countless beaches and coastal walks within easy reach. For golfers, there are several good courses a short drive away at Carlyon Bay and Lanhydrock.

Enter this grand period townhouse into the large hallway where you can hang coats and hats. Through the first door on your left, you will enter the stylish lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge area boasts stunning river views, comfortable seating, a wood burner, and a Smart TV with standard BT package; it's the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring. The stunning well-equipped kitchen offers a gas range-style oven and hob, dishwasher, American-style fridge/freezer, microwave, and a Delonghi coffee machine. You can also access the garden from here via the traditional stable door. Completing this delightful space is the dining area which consists of a large dining table for six; a truly delightful space to enjoy a family meal. Back out into the hallway and under the stairs is the utility cupboard with a washer/dryer. Heading upstairs, the first floor is where two of the three bedrooms are situated: a double with stunning views across the river and harbour, and a light and bright twin. Completing this floor is a shower room with a shower and WC. Heading up to the second floor via two short staircases and past the back door accessing the garden, you will find the stylish bathroom with bath and WC, and views of Fowey. Across the landing is the last of the bedrooms: a double complete with fabulous views over the River Fowey.

Heading outside from the first floor, you will find a long wooden staircase leading up to a beautiful large patio and grass area which offers a summer house and garden furniture, the perfect place for al fresco dining. To the front of the property is a small terraced area with garden furniture. There is no parking attached to the property, but there is roadside parking nearby (subject to availability).

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 King, 1 double and 1 twin
  •  2 bathrooms – 1 shower room with shower and WC and 1 bathroom with bath and WC
  • Gas range-style oven and hob, dishwasher, American-style fridge/freezer, microwave, and a Delonghi coffee machine
  • Utility cupboard with washer/dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV with standard BT package in the lounge
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and patio area to the rear and terrace area to the front
  • Roadside parking available locally, or in the car park a short distance from the cottage
  • Shops, pubs, and restaurants within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Beth Horswill

This property is personally managed by Beth.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Georgia 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Kate 3rd June 2022

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Fantastic property. Great location. Fully equipped. Garden is up steep steps and is only top section.

Reviewed by Paul 27th May 2022

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Great property with excellent facilities, in a fantastic picturesque location!

Reviewed by Steve 20th May 2022

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The cottage is ideally suited for the centre of Fowey (5 minutes walk) but be aware it is not ideally suited for anyone with mobility problems. The property is well equipped and was cleaned to a good standard before our arrival. Although we did have a small problem with a blind in the bedroom, this was quickly dealt with by the letting agent

Reviewed by Elizabeth 29th April 2022

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We had a wonderful stay at Portingales. The location was perfect and we enjoyed walking down the road to the bakery each morning to pick up breakfast. There were always spaces in the nearby carparks and lots of lovely walks around the area. The house was beautiful with stunning river views, comfortable beds and a well equipped kitchen. If it had beRead moreen sunnier we would have loved to make use of the lovely garden. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 22nd April 2022

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Portingales is a comfortable, well-equipped terraced house located close to the Bodinnick ferry. During our stay in late April we were able to find parking spaces in Caffa Mill car park. On street parking is restricted 24/7. The sheltered outside garden faces NE with a good view on to the estuary. Fowey centre is a short walk away.

Reviewed by Janet 18th March 2022

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Reviewed by Joanne 12th February 2022

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Great holiday home with gorgeous sea views. The house is lovely and warm and comfortable and decorated really well. It's a great location, near to the town and although there's no parking, it's only a short distance to the public car parking. You do have to pay though - during February, it was about 6 for the day.

Reviewed by Mary-anne 14th January 2022

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Very spacious, homely property. The view through the buildings is lovely. The kitchen was well equipped. We had scones and jam when we arrived which made us feel welcome. There was also a friendly robin in the front garden which made us smile. We really enjoyed our stay and were lucky with the weather considering it was January! Please note. The CaRead morer park is close by but very expensive. Hide

Reviewed by Daniel 22nd December 2021

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Reviewed by Helena 22nd October 2021

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Reviewed by Amanda 8th October 2021

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Portingales is a lovely property although access is steep and there is no parking immediately outside. Proximity to the town and the river view were a real bonus. The kitchen is well equipped but be prepared to take ALL your catering needs with you. Not even salt and pepper or kitchen roll was provided. No milk on arrival (although a pint & scones Read morecame the next day) & no spare loo rolls. The ones in the bathroom werent even new, but partly used. Such a shame that we didnt feel that welcome. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 24th September 2021

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Very nice property which was well equipped and comfortable.

Reviewed by Deborah 17th September 2021

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Cannot recommend enough. Exceptionally clean and very well equipped. We enjoyed staying this end of Fowey for a change, watching the more industrial side of the river. We are grateful to be able to rent such a nice property and take our large dog. Throws are provided so the dog can join you on the settees. I love cooking and the kitchen equipment wRead moreas outstanding. We had a fantastic time, thank you to the owners for a great place to stay. Debbie, Richard and Gina the Dobe. Hide

Reviewed by Katie 20th August 2021

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House was very well set up with everything thought about and in the best of locations. Views of the river and very close access to the public slipway and car parks at the easier access end of town. Shops etc are a 5 min walk with one small steep hill to navigate.

Reviewed by Mark 2nd July 2021

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Lovely cottage close to the river - excellent views from both house and garden. Easy access to shops and restaurants in Fowey and the premises were very nicely finished. No parking but car parks close by. Added bonus was a nice garden.

Reviewed by Helen 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Neil 11th June 2021

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Excellent ****

Reviewed by Sunita 20th April 2021

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Beautiful homely place and great location Thought of everything you need. Would stay again

Reviewed by Nicky 12th April 2021

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We had a wonderful visit to this very clean and comfortable dog-friendly house: nearby access to the river for canoeing, lovely views through to the river from the house, the front terrace and more extensively from the top garden which is a great sun trap. The kitchen was very well equipped with smart cooker, large fridge etc. The excellent Quay BaRead morekery is 5 minutes walk with a small general store next door to it. Fantastic walks, beaches and water trips nearby so no need to take the car out. Hide

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Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The ancient fishing village of Polruan lies just across the river from the delightful civil parish of Fowey, a bustling picturesque town packed with quirky coastal shops, art galleries and restaurants. Surrounded by some of the region’s most enchanting countryside, this pair of Cornish cousins have a truly magical feel about them. Polruan, with its steep hill and charming cottages looking down over the pretty harbour, and Fowey with its timeless maritime charm, are linked together by the Fowey Estuary, a haven of colourful sailing and fishing boats dotted about on the water.

A short drive away are the nearby harbours of East and West Looe with their quayside restaurants, sandy beaches and wildlife boat trips. The village of Polperro, with its fascinating smuggling history and horse pulled tram is a must-see and Charlestown, with its huge square sail ships is famously known as the key filming location for the hit TV series, Poldark. Children will love winding their way through the scenic coastal landscape with the Bodmin and Wenford Railway and for those brave enough, there is ample opportunity to hunt down the mysterious beast of Bodmin Moor.

The beautiful capital town of Truro with its magnificent cathedral and wide boulevards is just over an hour away by car and the newly redeveloped St Austell, home to the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan can be reached within forty-five minutes. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside and nature reserves, lakes and rivers, the area boasts some of the best sailing and watersports in the UK. If you are looking for somewhere remote and unspoilt, but with lots to keep you busy, Polruan is the perfect choice.

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