Garden / Patio
Beautifully refurbished Station Master's House
Back in 1965, Fowey lost its railway along with many other towns around Cornwall and the UK. However, its former Station Master’s House has been put to great use, sympathetically refurbished as this beautiful holiday accommodation, perfect for up to four people.
Only 100 metres from the river in a quiet, peaceful location, it is a short, flat walk away from the centre of fabulous Fowey, with its narrow streets with boutique shops and cafes, and has its own premium off-road parking space next to the property.
On the ground floor, you will find the Master bedroom with its king-size Cornish nickel bed, ensuite bathroom and French doors to the patio terrace. The cosy twin bedroom and contemporary main bathroom are also on the ground floor for perfect sleeping conditions, with the light and airy lounge/kitchen on the first floor. Furnishings are exquisite, with many personal touches, with the added attraction of being so close to the hub of the town.
This splendid building has been refurbished to high quality specification, with period features such as double-height ceilings and arched windows. The decor reflects the town’s nautical theme but also its railway history.
*Please note, guests are not currently allowed to use the pool and spa facilities at Fowey Hall Hotel while under Covid 19 restrictions but these facilities are included with your stay under normal circumstances.
Narrow-streets and plenty of charm sum up fabulous Fowey. Its nautical history lends it to picture-postcard views, and streets lined with quaint pubs and restaurants. It is also home to the Polruan Ferry, which takes you just across the estuary for waterside views of Fowey and walks up the headland.
Fowey was the home of writer, Daphne du Maurier, so it has attracted her fans for many years. Her world of wreckers and creeks captured the literary imagination, drawing many to this splendid town on the south coast of Cornwall. The Menabilly Estate features as Manderley in Rebecca. There is now an annual arts and literature event, Fowey Festival, which takes place in May, featuring established and emerging writers.
Check out the Fowey Museum at the waterfront, and perhaps enjoy a cream tea at the splendid Fowey Hotel. Fimbarrus Church sits in Fowey. It features in du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel, where Philip is worshipping while Rachel is having a secret assignation – yes, it all happens in her novels so you may want to read one while you’re here. In the church, seek out the beautifully-carved font with its decorative honeysuckle leaf pattern.
In days of yore, Fowey, a pilchard exporting town, was prey to pirates; it was also occupied by Parliamentarian troops during the Civil War. It is hard to imagine its turbulent history when you visit today, so make the most of its modern amenities. Perhaps a river trip? Or a visit to the aquarium comprising native and local species such as crabs and lobsters. For something a little different, maybe try the Bird Lady of Fowey with her collection of owls and hawks. Meanwhile, art connoisseurs might enjoy a visit to the unique River Gallery.
For food, you have many options but Appleton’s Bar and Restaurant comes highly recommended by locals for rustic Italian food with a contemporary twist: brunch, lunch and dinner options are all available.
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Short breaks are offered at Old Station Master’s House from a minimum of 3 days (please contact the owner for short break enquiries).
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
Short walk to town & river
Open plan living area
Stylish fully equipped kitchen
Honesty Gin cupboard
We had a fantastic relaxing week in this ultra-modern, clean, comfortable apartment