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Foye old exchange

Fowey, Cornwall (Ref. 1053462)



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  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “We had such a great family stay at the house.”

    So spacious and ideal for a large group, two sitting rooms and a dining room allowed for plenty of space. The house is situated perfectly for town and easy for a stroll to the town or the beach. Fowey itself is brilliant, lots of nice restaurants, cute shops and things to do. The harbour is beautiful and the beach has a really handy shop and toilet facilities. ...

    So spacious and ideal for a large group, two sitting rooms and a dining room allowed for plenty of space. The house is situated perfectly for town and easy for a stroll to the town or the beach. Fowey itself is brilliant, lots of nice restaurants, cute shops and things to do. The harbour is beautiful and the beach has a really handy shop and toilet facilities. Couple of things to be aware of is that Fowey is really hilly and the parking is situated away from the house, this wasn’t an issue for us as we were entertained with the town and organised ourselves ahead of time for days out. We loved our trip and would like to return again, the house was really clean and had plenty of bathrooms/ensuites for the group. Highly recommend and the contact with the owners we had was really helpful and lovely.

    - Mr Hegarty, July 2021

The property

Resting just moments away from the picturesque River Fowey in South Cornwall, discover the large Grade Two listed townhouse of Foye Old Exchange, amidst the hustle and bustle of Fowey town.

Set over three floors and with six bedrooms, this holiday accommodation is ideal for bringing large groups of families and friends together to explore this corner of Cornwall, home to a vast array of things to see and do.

Enter into the former telephone exchange building and be welcomed into a real home from home, containing everything you could possibly need for a self-catering holiday.

Here, you have a choice of two sitting rooms to catch your rest within after a fun-filled afternoon; the snug is ideal for younger guests of the group to gather, whilst the larger sitting room is great for the adults to enjoy a glass of something whilst tuning into the TV.

From here, discover the well-equipped kitchen, where a range of quality appliances arranged in a contemporary assortment are certain to entice a spot of home-cooking and the ample preparation space is great for packing up a picnic ahead of the next day’s trip to the coast.

The dining room offers a space for all of your loved ones to gather to relish in some catch-up time before tucking into a dish and toasting to a wonderful holiday in Cornwall.

Concluding the interior of the dwelling are the well-appointed bedrooms, situated across the first and second floor and have been arranged to suit the needs of any party make up.

On the first floor you will find the master bedroom, which contains an impressive four-poster bed and en-suite and two double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, whilst upstairs there are two twin bedrooms and a single bedroom, served by a family bathroom which is accessed via one of the twin rooms.

During the summer months, look forward to dining alfresco within the rear courtyard and enjoying the final moments of sunshine during the evening.

Begin your Cornish adventure by meandering through the winding streets and alleyways of Fowey, where you will be delighted to find a range of shops, fine-dining restaurants, takeaways and traditional Cornish pubs.

Once you are refuelled, head to the Town Quay to hop on board a leisurely harbour cruise to soak up the views of the town, or if you are feeling slightly more adventurous rent your own self-drive boat, kayak or stand-up paddleboard and explore the estuary on your own accord.

Other attractions, which are situated within striking distance of the cottage, include Fowey Museum and the majestic St Catherine's Castle, a 16th century fort situated at the harbour entrance built by Henry VIII, or choose to walk the famous South West Coastal Path to find stunning beaches and hidden coves.

A trip to Cornwall would not be complete without visiting the famous Eden Project or The Lost Gardens Heligan, contemporary gardens promising wonderful family days out.

Alternatively, spend the day exploring the tall ships at Charlestown or cross the estuary to visit the National Trust-owned Lantivet Bay.

Foye Old Exchange is the ideal base for exploring this wonderful corner of Cornwall.


  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x four-poster king bed and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x second-floor twin, 1 x second-floor single
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Rear courtyard area with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub within 0.1 miles.Church 0.1 miles Note: All fireplaces are feature only, please do not use
  • Note: Owners will accept smaller groups during the festive period, please call the office if you have any booking inquiries

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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!

Region Information

Note: Please note the property is in close proximity of the church.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas