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The Shell Seekers

Fowey, Cornwall (Ref. 984525)

4.8

(19 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Seaside
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely well equipped, comfortable cottage."

    We really enjoyed staying here - it’s an easy walk into the town and there’s always lots to watch on the river. We especially loved sitting up in the Crow’s Nest for meals, relaxing with a book or just enjoying the view. It’s great to have found somewhere to stay in Fowey with an outdoor space - it seems to catch the sun for most of the day but shade can be found if you need it. As the description states you do need to take care on the steps outside, and inside. The beds were very comfortable and the cottage is beautifully furnished. We found everything we needed in the kitchen. Parking is easy nearby - we used the Old Station Yard car park. We can’t wait to go again!

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm so pleased that you had such a lovely holiday in The Shell Seekers and you've also had amazing weather. I'm so pleased with The Crow's Nest - it's such fun sitting up there watching the world go by and it's the perfect place to relax. We look forward to having you back at The Shell Seekers again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2022

  • "Has a fantastic holiday."

    The cottage was beautiful. Immaculately clean. Couldn’t have wished for better. Will definitely be back.

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad that you had such a lovely holiday in The Shell Seekers and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JudithMay 2022

  • "Fab cottage few steps away from the town centre perfect base for the many walks, pub's and foodie places in and around Fowey."

    Really enjoyed the 'crows nest' fab spot to sit and while way the time with river views over glass of something or spot of breakfast

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad that you had such a lovely holiday in The Shell Seekers and we hope to see you again soon - The Crow's Nest is the perfect to relax. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DawnMar 2022

  • "Perfect location for town of Fowey a 5 minute walk for shops bars and restaurants 50 yards to car park"

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad that you had such a lovely holiday in The Shell Seekers and we hope to see you again soon. The Shell Seekers really is in a perfect location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "I think the description of the back garden/yard was very generously written and so we were not expecting its steepness."

    The 'much commented about' top deck has doubtless involved a lot of work and is a triumph for the owner, is almost inaccessible to anyone other than the quite fit, due to the almost ladder like access to it. The house was very well equipped and the somewhat cosy space has been well utilised

    Thank you for your feedback and yes, The Shell Seekers has changed considerably since I have owned it. The Garden Project did take around 11 months due to Covid and restrictions - we have written in the description summary for the Cottage to please note: that the garden does contain steep steps and apologies, if you did not see this in the summary. I do feel The Shell Seekers is a cosy Cottage too, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeoffSep 2021

  • "Fab location and weather."

    We loved the position of the cottage and spent every evening sitting on the top balcony overlooking the river and port.

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad that you had such a lovely holiday in The Shell Seekers and we hope to see you again soon - The Crow's Nest is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2021

  • "A lovely accomodation in a great situation in the town."

    No more than 5 minutes walk to the centre of the shops, pubs and restaurants that Fowey has to offer. The house itself is lovely and has everything that's needed for a comfortable stay. Can't wait to stay in The Shell Seekers again and would recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to stay there the same week that we want too!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and I'm glad that you had such a lovely holiday in The Shell Seekers and we hope to see you again next Summer? Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "Fantastic location in centre Fowey."

    Cute cottage with lovely sunny space outside. Perfect for sundowners.

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad that you had such a lovely holiday in The Shell Seekers and we hope to see you again soon - The Crow's Nest is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CathJul 2021

  • "A lovely cottage, situated in a quieter part of the town (very handy for the car park and Boddinick Ferry) but still only a few minutes walk to the centre."

    Everything was clean and functional and the cottage was equipped for every eventuality. The Crow's Nest gave an excellent place to sit outside and view the river.

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad that you had such a lovely holiday in The Shell Seekers and we hope to see you again soon - The Crow's Nest is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable beds."

    great kitchen equipment. Easy to be near to the carpark. Great to walk into the town with excellent resturants.

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad that you had such a lovely holiday in The Shell Seekers and we hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2020

  • "This was our 2nd stay at Shellseekers after enjoying our first so much."

    The cottage is superbly equipped, clean and bright and makes a fantastic base for exploring Fowey and its surroundings. You're close enough to Fowey that a short walk takes you to the middle of town, but the elevated position off the road affords you peace and privacy, too. There is no shortage of walks and picturesque beaches within easy reach and in the evening you can climb up to the sun terrace and watch the light fade on the estuary. Wish we were still there!

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad that you had such a lovely holiday in The Shell Seekers and we hope to see you for a 3rd visit soon - The Crow's Nest is the perfect place to relax and unwind. I agree, there are some lovely walks around beautiful Fowey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanJul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage could not have asked for more comfortable surroundings."

    Thank you

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and I'm glad that you had such a lovely holiday in The Shell Seekers and we hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoDec 2019

  • "This cottage was booked to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary so the experience was very important to us and it didn't disappoint."

    The cottage itself was superb. Beautifully furnished, cosy and romantic. It's a 7 minute walk to the centre of Fowey which is a beautiful village, with a myriad of places to eat, drink and shop. Or walk across the road to catch a ferry to Polruan, Biddinick or on the car ferry and a short drive to Looe. Close to Eden project, Heligan Gardens and other tourist spots, but to be honest we were happy to potter about in Fowey and surrounding villages. Cannot recommend highly enough and hope to return very soon.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and I'm glad that you had such a lovely holiday celebrating your wedding anniversary in The Shell Seekers and we hope to see you again soon. Since you last stayed the garden has changed considerably and the new Crow's Nest at the top of the garden is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2019

  • "We’ve used Shellseekers twice a year, since it first became a holiday rental."

    .. some 5 times now, and have always found it an extremely comfortable, home from home stay. However, on our recent visit last week, we noticed that a few things around the house have begun to feel a little tired and well used. The bedding has been the same since we first started using Shellseekers and a new thicker duvet and pillows in the main bedroom is now needed, along with new linen and a better fitting mattress cover, which would make for a better nights sleep. The bathroom floor has started to expand, causing large cracks that little toes can get caught in and the cutlery is now feeling very tired and has become awkward to use. These are just some observations we made during our last stay. Please don’t let your standards slip in this wonderful little cottage.... its level of comfort is why we’ve been repeat customers so many times. These things are easily rectifiable, but sadly, if they are not, it will make us and possibly others question whether to book again.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and for advising us of an issue with the bathroom floor. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention and the owner has arranged for her maintenance man to address the issue immediately. We have been advised that some of the linen has already been replaced but with a like for like design. However, during her visit to the property on Saturday 5th October, the owner will carry out a complete check of all of the bed linen along with the cutlery. A new duvet and pillows for the main bedroom are also on order. We very much hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by BevSep 2019

  • "As our base for our yacht racing “Fowey Week 2019” it ticked all the boxes ."

    Great

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad that you had such a lovely holiday in The Shell Seekers and we hope to see you again soon for another Fowey racing week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2019

  • "This was a very comfy, clean and well equipped cottage."

    It was a good location as all the restaurants are a short walk into the town with enough choice for a weeks holiday. The only down side was the outside space, which was quite limited and the sea view is available if you reach the top whilst standing. The other negative is the lack of parking which was all described when booking however, a couple of times parking was a problem in the local council car park nearest to the property which meant the designated driver had to wait in the car until someone left the car park and a space became available.

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad that you had such a lovely holiday in The Shell Seekers and we hope to see you again soon. Since you last stayed the garden has changed considerably and the new renovated Crow's Nest at the top of the garden is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2019

  • "The caretaker of the cottage were in when we arrived and went out of their way to get the cottage ready for us as quickly as possible."

    The cottage was delightful and a 10 minute walk to the centre of Fowey with its restaurants and shops. The cottage had everything you could possibly need for a holiday and we had no issues at all - although my husband who is over 6ft did keep banging his head! If you are planning to drive be warned that both car parks nearby get very, very busy early am and sometimes we struggled to find anywhere to park and simply had to keep driving around until somebody left. I would image this gets worse in the peak of the summer season. Leave the car at home!

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad that you had such a lovely holiday in The Shell Seekers and we hope to see you again soon. I am so pleased the my Caretakers were so helpful during your stay. Since you last stayed the garden has changed considerably with the newly renovated Crow's Nest, which is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2019

  • "This lovely little property is very well located."

    ..very close to the car park and the right end of the town to avoid cardiac hill! We had a great week, and had everything we needed with comfortable beds, good access to WiFi, lovely and warm, and well decorated so felt like a real home from home! There are lots of walks to do from Fowey, so no need to go anywhere in the car if you don’t want to. Lots of lovely places to eat and drink, and lots of lovely little shops to browse for arts, crafts, gifts, and a few good clothes shops too. The only thing we didn’t like was the lack of recycling facilities, but no problem...we took all our recycling home with us!! Would recommend the Shell Seekers.

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad that you had such a lovely holiday in The Shell Seekers and we hope to see you again soon. Since your last stay the recycling facilities have all changed and the garden looks very different now with The Crow's Nest at the top which is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2019

  • "Lovely, clean cottage with everything needed for a relaxing break."

    Nice and quiet and very comfy beds! Hoping to return

    Reviewed by SoniaFeb 2019

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with electric fire
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fires
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Espresso coffee machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, music system, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Hairdryer
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • To the rear of the cottage, up steep steps is an enclosed, small garden on three levels with views of the estuary over the roof-tops from the recently renovated Crow's Nest, which is the perfect place to relax and unwind
  • This garden is unsuitable for small children or the elderly. Please note, if you would like to sit here during the evening you may wish to pack your hot water bottle to keep you warm whilst watching the stars
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Public car park 50yrds
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Garden contains steep steps
  • Note: The cost of weekly parking is approx.£47 for a Rover Ticket which can be purchased prior to your stay, direct from Cornwall Council
  • This ticket is transferable and can be used in any Council run car park in the county.

The property

A shared pathway takes you along a small terrace of lovely cottages where you will discover The Shell Seekers, a cosy retreat tucked away into the charm of Fowey.

Inside you will be welcomed by a lounge with a neutral sofa, and two arm chairs, lovingly coordinated with a minster style fire surround and electric coal effect fire.

The kitchen/diner is beautifully presented in greys and whites, with a stone feature wall, all overlooked by contemporary lighting.

Two bedrooms lie upstairs, the first comprises of a luxury king-size bed with bedside tables and a chest of drawers, while the second comes as a twin, laced in an ocean feel, with quality linen.

The property also benefits from a fabulous sitting out space on a number of different levels; the top tier boasts pleasant views towards the river.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 984523, together they can sleep up to six people.

Serendipity And The Shell Seekers

These two beautifully restored cottages lie in the glorious surroundings of Fowey, a fascinating village which has something for guests of all ages. You will be spoilt for choice between the two retreats, each designed in a luxurious fashion, divided between a cosy lounge, dining area, and a modern kitchen, which can be enjoyed morning through to evening. Whether you are gathering with your loved ones around the fire, or settling down for dinner after the sunsets, you will look forward to returning here, taking in the immaculate decor and its hidden charm. Serendipity (Ref. 984523) boasts an interesting history once upon a time selling and exhibiting the famous Shallow Pool dolls. The Shell Seekers (Ref: 984525) benefits from a lovely outside area to the rear, a tiered garden on a number of different levels; the top most of which has lovely views up the river over the roof tops from the recently renovated Crow's Nest. The properties are only a short walk (approx 5 min) into the centre of town, whilst the harbour, shops and restaurants rest in the opposite direction, and only a minutes walk is the Caffa Mill Car park and the Car and Passenger Ferry over to Bodinnick. The quaint cottages and a mixture of medieval and Georgian historic buildings resting upon cobbled walkways all add to the enchanting atmosphere. With a fine selection of quality shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs, Fowey really is a vibrant destination. There are many family attractions in the area, including Mevagissey and Charlestown harbours, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

FOWEY

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!

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Note: Garden contains steep steps