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Ferryside Watch

(Ref. 987756)

Fowey, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Extremely attractive decor."

    Super clean. All facilities great , straight forward and easy to use. Great location. Excellent views from the cottage. Very useful garage. Fowey a lovely place to stay - lots of walks from the town. Both ferries very useful.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2024

  • "Ferryside Watch and the Town of Fowey are fabulous!"

    The accommodation was everything it was described to be, and the kitchen was well equipped. Fowey is a great base to day trip from and to come home to with many shops, pubs and restaurants. Our favourite holiday cottage and village to date!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely week’s honeymoon here, driving down to Cornwall from London the morning after our wedding."

    Beautiful rooms, cosy in rain and mist, light and airy in sunshine. Perfect to have parking so we could spend the whole week on foot - pottering round Fowey and walking the cliffs and bays on Polruan the side. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fantastic, home from home, ideal location, brilliant stay."

    The TV has a mind of its own, which only added to the fun...!

    Reviewed by Eugene5.0Dec 2023

  • "A lovely holiday cottage in a great location with stunning views of the estuary."

    Would definitely stay again. The microwave could do with replacing.

    Reviewed by John4.1Oct 2023

  • "A very comfortable homely cottage, not just a holiday let but a home from home."

    Well equipped and lovely decor and furnishings, the upstairs lounge with estuary view is an added bonus. The listing accurately advises of the need to be mobile and agile due to the number of steps. Everything worked as it should , the cottage was clean and tidy , and the welcome wine and cream tea was a thoughtful and much appreciated gift. The garage is spacious for a large car and the directions were spot to help us locate it, with the RNLI shop/station being a good marker that you are close. Ferryside Watch is somewhere that we would be happy to return to and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage near the river ferry with a view of Daphne Du Maurier’s house."

    Location perfect with plenty of restaurants and shops nearby. We particularly liked the bottle of wine left for us and the cream tea - most welcome after a long journey! We enjoyed sitting outside on the terrace with our morning coffee. A wonderful stay all round, thank you.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really lovely house."

    Everything was so comfortable- bed, sofa etc. spacious and light , tasteful decoration and accessories. Thoughtful welcome pack. Stunning views and perfect location. Can’t fault it and if we come to Fowey again would definitely want to stay at Ferryside Watch.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was exactly as we expected from the information shown."

    Having a dedicated parking place was one of the main reasons we chose Ferryside Watch and it did not disappoint. The views from the lounge windows are wonderful and both bedrooms very comfortable. The equipment and supplies were better than expected too. Perhaps the outside areas could do with some TLC and I agree with a previous comment that half the cushions could be removed and still be more than enough! Many thanks to all concerned as we had a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Yvonne3.8May 2023

  • "Honestly can’t fault this wonderful house…."

    We didn’t want to leave! It has a certain magic inside and outside. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.7May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in Fowey and this house was amazing."

    It smelled lovely when we walked in. It was immaculately clean and it had a wonderful view of the estuary from the lounge windows. We loved looking out at the view of the boats etc and at the gulls nesting on the roof below. The bed was super comfortable and the kitchen was really well equipped, even the crockery was lovely!!! We also really enjoyed Fowey with its numerous restaurants, cafes, pubs as well as other shops. But another thing that was great about this house was that it was a flat(!) 5 minute walk away from the hustle and bustle so it was very peaceful. There was even a garage which we were so grateful for as we didn't have to think about where we would park. Thank you for sharing such a great holiday home.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Comfortable and plenty of utensils. Beautiful looking out at the river. Lots to do and see around Fowey. The only thing I would remark on is getting rid of so many cushions! Overall we would go back again. The owner provided wine, jam, buns, tea, coffee and milk which was very nice.

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2023

  • "The property overall was lovely - it had everything we needed for a week away."

    Having stayed at a number of holiday homes, Ferrywatch was looking a bit tired and the outside space let it down. At the beginning of the season, you'd expect all areas to look tidy, but outside was full of weeds, a broken box that, if new, could have provided outside cushions for the chairs to sit on. It just needed some general TLC to make it look nicer. We also had problems opening some of the Windows - they seemed to be painted shut and lots of old reed diffusers in every room, which could have been replaced. When you pay so much for a week away, you do compare one house to another - Ferrywatch is a beautiful property, it just needs a good tidy.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. We thank you for your comments. The garden has been attended to. Our maintenance team have taken a look at the windows, this is an old property and so sometimes in wet weather the windows can stick. The old reed diffusers have been removed and replaced with new ones. We are glad that you enjoyed the property and it's wonderful views. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.1Apr 2023

  • "A superb property in an absolutely splendid location."

    Access will be difficult for those with any mobility issues, but otherwise faultless in every regard.

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Mar 2023

  • "A wonderful stay in a clean and comfortable cottage."

    Many thanks for the great welcome pack.

    Reviewed by J5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great views and a very relaxing stay."

    WiFi faulty on arrival. However this was promptly overcome, for the most part, by providing access to next doors service. Thank you. Some consideration to the step leading to the kitchen may be worth some further thought, from a health and safety prospective. Points above aside the house was wonderful, great views and a very relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Rowena4.4Dec 2022

  • "Property was very clean, tidy and comfortable."

    Unexpected welcome pack provisions were great and having its own parking space was bonus. A short flattish walk to the many shops, bars and restaurants. We did initially have to make two laps of the town to identify the garage as it is described as having brown doors, but they are not brown.

    Thank you for your feedback. We confirm the information has been update and it now does specify having dark green doors. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage with a great view over the estuary."

    Very quiet too, especially given that it was within walking distance of the town centre and situated on the only (one way) road through it. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Oct 2022

  • "Excellent property and in a super quiet position."

    Everything worked well and beds, sofas all very comfortable Internet at times a bit unreliable but otherwise no complaints

    Reviewed by Val5.0Oct 2022

  • "All you could possibly want at Ferrywatch View - the name says it all!"

    Reviewed by Gay5.0Sep 2022

  • "Booked primarily on looks, reviews and the parking, we enjoyed our stay in Fowey and on the whole in Ferryside Watch, the stairs to the property could do with some maintenance (flora and fauna trimming back, better handrail maybe) and realise this would be a shared responsibility for those properties."

    Ferryside we felt is looking tired, mainly the Damp smell throughout the property got to us (smelly sticks in jars) around the property don't really help and, everything felt damp. Lack of proper wardrobe space, worn rugs to lounge, as were the cushion covers, broken handle to bathroom door, broken toilet roll holder and, the bottom three steps to the stairs I'd say is, (an accident waiting to happen) carpet needs attention and definitely Don't use the rusty toast rack. We found small types of bugs in the kitchen area so, didn't leave any food stuff out. Maybe a new microwave and some general maintenance is required but, if nobody tells the owners, I supposed they'd never know. We didn't touch the scones etc left for us on our arrival (because of the above) but, enjoyed the wine and the T bags and milk etc were a nice touch.

    Thank you for your feedback which you will note is in stark contrast with all previous and recent feedback. Guests who visit Ferryside have an exceptional time and their comments show a true picture of the property. Had you contacted us during your stay we would have been more than happy to have sent our housekeeper out to assist with any issues. The owner of the property has visited Ferryside Watch since your stay and did not observe any of the issues you mention. Maintenance is always planned following a very busy season where redecoration, cleaning of rugs/cushions etc will be carried out. The microwave is in perfect working order and will not be replaced, the scones are a welcome gift from the owner provided as a gesture of goodwill and enjoyed by all guests who stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karl3.4Sep 2022

  • "Amazing place to stay - so tranquil."

    House was beautiful, Fowey was absolutely stunning, visit to Port Isaac and Lost Gardens of Heligan is a must. Highlight was paying £65 for 3 hours on a self drive 5 seater boat to explore. I didn’t want to leave and cried a little when I had to!

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Aug 2022

  • "BEAUTIFUL cottage with relaxing views over the harbour (over rooftops)."

    You can sit in the bay of the living room with a cuppa in the morning or cold drink in the eve and watch the sunset, the car ferry crossing and the various different boats moored and sailing. Really tranquil views but short walk to the town. Would recommend Sam's (esp the moules et frites and kids meals are great value), Brown Sugar café, Ruby's for icecream (and also icecream under the King of Prussia nr the harbour very cheap but delicious!), Haveners for drinks with a view and Fowey fish and chips are great for sitting watching the world go by. We got the car ferry over the water and drove to Polperro beach - lovely day trip. We also did the boat trip around the bay and saw Readymoney beach and the whole harbour area out to sea and back (45 mins). Eden project a bit pricey but well worth a visit (you can use the ticket for a year). Gardens of Heligan also a great day out for individuals or families. The cottage was very well equipped, plus the welcome package of tea, coffee, sugar, scones, fudge and wine was very thoughtful. Cleanliness was excellent. Cottage has been very tastefully decorated and we would definitely recommend and hope to stay again. Wish we could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by Esme5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our fourth stay at Ferryside Watch didn’t disappoint."

    We enjoyed great weather and hardly used the car as we walked everywhere and enjoyed the activity on the river and Readymoney Beach. Lovely welcome pack is always gratefully received. Only negative point was that we were woken up on our last day by the ceiling of the porch crashing down making a mess on the tiles and a huge gaping hole. No one’s fault so we cleared up the mess and left a note for the Housekeeper.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful property in a lovely area, easy walk into Fowey with its many restaurants and shops."

    The parking facility at the house is a real bonus. Great views of the Fowey estuary from the sitting room. A great base to visit the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2022

  • "Very comfortable property."

    Having the garage to park the car in this part of Fowey is fantastic! Good views of the estuary where something always seems to be going on. Overall an excellent location and we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful house with amazing views!"

    The location is fantastic, the garage is a huge plus and the house was very clean. Loved the reed diffusers, so much so I’m going to buy the same ones to remind us of our stay. The welcome goodies were a really lovely touch and the house had everything we needed. The only downside was more hanging wardrobe storage would be good but that’s a minor point as we’ve had an amazing time. Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very clean, and comfortable holiday home, the welcome hamper on arrival was much appreciated after a long journey."

    Great views over the river, it was very relaxing to sit and watch the ferry from the upstairs lounge. Nice big garage was a bonus also, so to the centre of Fowey.

    Reviewed by Alyson4.7Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely gorgeous place, fantastic views and very clean."

    Reviewed by Morwenna5.0Jul 2021

  • "Superb cottage equipped to a high standard with amazing river views which kept us fascinated for hours."

    Handy location & a real bonus to have a big garage too as parking is scarce. Welcome pack was very much appreciated & would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely, clean house."

    Great facilities. Our third time here and rebooked for next year

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Thanks so much for the lovely base for Fowey!"

    The home was absolutely stunning and well-stocked for our needs for the week.

    Reviewed by Antje5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage !"

    Lovey views from the lounge window. A home from home lovely decor, very comfortable and clean with the bonus of garage parking. Great location, 5 minute walk into Fowey.

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0May 2021

  • "Great house in fab position for walking into town."

    Very comfortable with everything provided

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely property, tastefully decorated throughout with the added bonus of parking with room to store kayak."

    Steps away from a public launching slip and 5 minute walk into centre of Fowey. Fantastic holiday, did'nt need to move our car for a fortnight!

    Reviewed by Elspeth5.0Sep 2020

  • "Gorgeous house, beautifully styled, warm and cosy."

    Very thoughtful Welcome Pack. Great location and being able to park in the garage was excellent given the difficulties of parking in Fowey. Excellent!

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Feb 2020

  • "The house is really comfortable, bright and warm."

    We really appreciated the welcome pack which was the best we have ever experienced. Friendly owners with great communication. A beautiful place with a fabulous view.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Feb 2020

  • "This is a lovely holiday cottage and was clean & tidy."

    The location is excellent & having a parking space is rare in this part of town. The owners were very friendly & would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2019

  • "Great cottage with a fantastic view with an added advantage of a garage which is a godsend in Fowey."

    The cottage was decorated to a high standard & all the essential facilities were provided. All in all home from home ..

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Oct 2019

  • "No; everything was fine"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2019

  • "This cottage is in a perfect location with an added bonus of a garage."

    The cottage looks over the bay and is in walking distance to Fowey village. The owner was very friendly and made you feel comfortable and confident in accessing the cottage. All in all I would totally reccommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Monica5.0May 2019

  • "Amazing house with everything you could want ."

    Brilliant view as promised.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground floor twin (zip/link can be double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • First floor sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Smart TV with full Sky package including Sky Sports, Cinema, Kids and Entertainment
  • Access to Netflix available
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking in the garage underneath the property
  • Patio at front with garden table and chairs, enclosed patio at rear
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

The property

Ferryside Watch sits in the heart of Fowey, with an elevated position, overlooking the rooftops to the estuary.

It is nestled above a garage at the end of a terrace row and is accessed from street level, up a set of stone steps.

Wrapped-up in sea themed romance, this Cornish cottage has been thoughtfully decorated, oozing quality from head-to-toe.

The entrance leads to a hallway, with a door to the twin room, which offers zip and link beds for flexible sleeping.

The galley-style kitchen is fully fitted, ensuring you have everything you need during your break.

Eat your meals together in the dining room, and enjoy the charming ambience throughout the cottage.

Climb the staircase to the first floor, where the sitting room boasts wonderful views across the harbour.

Bright colour schemes and modern fixtures offer a homely feel.

The double room is light and spacious with an ornamental fireplace giving a nod to the period of the house.

At the front of the property is an enclosed patio area, perfect for sitting out and breathing the fresh coastal air engulfing the cottage.

Pour yourselves a glass of wine and ooze in the beautiful seaside atmosphere, over afternoon chats with friends.

Explore the wonderful town of Fowey, rich in history and with so much to see and do.

There is fun for all the family, with harbour cruises, watersports, pubs and restaurants, even an aquarium and museum.

Stroll across Readymoney Cove and climb the steps to St. Catherine's Castle ruins.

The surrounding area offers the Eden Project, the largest indoor rainforest in the world, with events throughout the year, as well as the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

A fabulous opportunity, simply not to be missed!

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About the location


Lostwithiel 8 miles; Polperro 8 miles

This small town and civil parish lies at the mouth of the River Fowey in south Cornwall. The estuary of the River Fowey forms a natural harbour, which enabled the town to become an important trading centre. There is a wealth of things to see and do in and around the harbour. Whether you enjoy getting out on the water, playing golf or finding out more about the history of the area, you are sure to find something to suit the whole family. Harbour cruises leave the Town Quay regularly in season giving you a superb view of the town, but for the more adventurous, rent your own self-drive boat, kayak or paddle board and explore the waters for yourselves! The town is steeped in history, so why not join a guided tour of either Fowey or Polruan? You can even join an owl experience, play golf, go horse riding or pursue your artistic talents with pottery or painting courses. There is the aquarium, museum and St Catherine's Castle, as well as Readymoney Cove, all waiting to be explored. If you get peckish, or fancy something thirst quenching along the way, there is a plethora of pubs, inns, cafes and restaurants to choose. Whenever you plan to visit, keep a look out for the festivals, fairs, markets and theatre performances on throughout the year. There are many family attractions in the area, including Mevagissey and Charlestown harbours, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Discover them all from this fantastic base!

Note: No Smoking allowed at property.
Note: No Pets allowed at property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas