Fowey River Views
A beautiful holiday home on the waters edge in Fowey, Cornwall
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Fowey offers some very special events throughout the year, including the Fowey Festival of Words & Music (formally know as the DuMaurier festival) in May, Fowey Royal Regatta Week in August and the Christmas Market in December. The Eden Sessions are summer concerts in June and July, and the Fowey River Big Gig and BBQ is a free event held in June on the Town Quay.
Fowey has attracted many artistic types over the years from Daphne Du Maurier and Kenneth Grahame, who drew inspiration from the River Fowey for Wind in the Willows, (see the events guide below for 'Wind in the WIllows' river trips) to our more recent residents of TV & stage!
The largest beach in Fowey is Readymoney Cove, with a permanent swimming raft in the summer months, it's great fun for all the family. Whitehouse beach disappears completely at high tide, but is a little quieter than Readymoney, with a seawater filled children's paddling pool in the summer months. A little more of a walk away (or a short drive) is Coombe Beach, which is normally quiet with just a few locals knowing it's whereabouts (check out the guide in the apartment for 'hidden beaches'). Crabbing and rock pooling are always great fun too!
There is much to do in the area. River Views is only 6 miles from the world renowned Eden Project. The magnificent Lanhydrock House (National Trust) is only 9 miles away and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are 15 miles away. Antony House where the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland was filmed is 24 miles away. Padstow, Falmouth and St. Ives are within easy reach for a day out, if you fancy exploring further afield.
There are some fine walks in the area that take in the fantastic views around the Cornish coast line. We like to cross the river on the ferry, then pick up "Hall Walk" along the cliff path to Polruan, returning to Fowey by passenger Ferry, as detailed here. The Saints Way and South West Coast Path are also popular - pack a pasty and a good map and start exploring!
Guided walks run from Easter to end of October 2016, every Tuesday (11.00am-1.00pm) from the Town Quay (pre-book through the Tourist Information Centre).
The Fowey to Mevagissey ferry runs from May through September and offers a really good day out, either to Mevagissey or via Mevagissey to Heligan Gardens, on the fast, fun and scenic 35 minute boat ride. The trip is across open sea - so can be weather dependent - and provides an opportunity, if you are lucky, to see dolphins, basking sharks and diving gannets.
Small motor boats and kayaks are available for hire in Fowey harbour in the summer months. This is a great way to see the town from the perspective of the river.
For any keen fishers, bass, mackerel, whiting and pollack can be found in the waters of the River Fowey (click here for restrictions).
Cycle hire - there are some great cycle routes in Cornwall (a favourite of ours is to park in Wadebridge and cycle the Camel Trail into Padstow - much nicer than driving and parking there!). Here are a couple of our favourite hire shops:
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