Close to the Beach
Woodburner / Open Fire
Garden / Patio
Luxury converted 18th Century Watermill
Located a mile out of Fowey at the top of a pretty country lane, sits this beautifully renovated 18th Century Watermill. A great location for exploring what Cornwall has to offer, this quiet location is close to the local town and harbour, beaches, miles of coastal footpaths and one of Cornwall’s most talked about attraction, the Eden Project.
Sleeping 10, this large 18th Century watermill has been thoughtfully renovated throughout, offering guests the best of both worlds; a historic Cornish property full of charm combined with premium modern features to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The property comprises of a large Mill House and an adjoining Cottage wing.
Spacious accommodation which is perfect for families and friends. This property boasts five king size bedrooms with two ensuite shower rooms. Two of the bedrooms can be configured as super king doubles or as a twin set up using zip ‘n’ link mattresses, while the master bedroom is a super king, with an ensuite bathroom. There’s a further shower room and an WC in the downstairs cloakroom.
The beamed, vaulted sitting room is a great space for guests to relax. There are two large sumptuous sofas and two armchairs, plus a traditional wood-burning fire. In the TV Den there’s a wall-mounted TV together with a Fire TV streaming service for guests to enjoy from the comfort of large sofa and armchairs. There is also a DVD player with a large DVD library, games and books.
The large country style kitchen with dining for ten people, is wonderful space to cook up a storm and tuck into a group meal. The beautiful Rangemaster Elan cooker with induction hob and double ovens will ensure you’re well equipped plus there’s a built-in microwave and Miele Dishwasher, a Nespresso coffee machine and De’Longhi kettle and toaster set. The kitchen and dining area is in a gorgeous setting overlooking the terrace and garden with view of the pond, with bi-folding doors opening onto the garden terrace.
Head outside onto the stunning terrace with table and seating for ten. Guests, including their four legged friends, have access to two acres of wonderful private gardens, which features a stunning pond. There is also ample parking for up to ten cars.
The utility room is well equipped for all of your needs with a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board, laundry baskets and a second fridge-freezer.
The newly-renovated Old Watermill offers up to 10 guests a magical stay in an 18th Century Cornish stone building, in one of Cornwall’s most sought after locations.
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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Please note care must be taken with children and pets near the pond.
Booking fee: There is a non-refundable booking fee of £28 per booking
Damage deposit: A refundable damage deposit of £300 is payable. This will be held until the end of the occupancy and will be returned to the guest within 2 weeks of departure, subject to deductions for any damage to property caused during the occupancy.
Dog stays: £50/dog/week – up to 2 dogs welcome with prior permission
NB. All bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions.
18th Century Watermill sleeping 10
5 king-size bedrooms
4 bathrooms, 3 ensuites and 1 separate WC
Quiet location close to Fowey Town and Harbour
Large country-style Kitchen with Rangemaster Elan cooker
Well-equipped kitchen with Nespresso coffee machine
Dining table sitting 10
Dog friendly property
Large terrace with seating for 10
2 acres of private gardens and pond
Traditional wood-burning fire
TV Den with a wall-mounted TV with a Fire TV streaming service
Private parking for 10 cars
The attention to detail in The Old Watermill is fabulous and you most definitely feel like you are on a luxury UK holiday! The master bedroom is absolutely huge and has beautiful views across the impressive gardens. Additionally, the kitchen is extremely well equipped and we thoroughly enjoyed having BBQs on the lovely patio. The location of the house is the perfect base to explore Cornwall