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Tracey Thorn

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english, german, A little French and Spanish!

The Sea Swallow... a beautiful Cornish cottage by the sea

29 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Fowey holiday cottage

Perfect for beaches, boats, stunning coastal walks and great restaurants

A beautiful Cornish seaside cottage... a special place to stay

In a lovely, quiet spot by the pretty medieval church but a minute's walk from shops, great eateries and the quay and five minutes to the nearest of Fowey's two sandy beaches, the cottage is decorated with exquisite attention to detail and is brim full of seaside light and period charm. Everything has been thought of to offer a truly unique and special place to stay for couples, friends and families seeking the seaside life.

The cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway, friends or a family and sleeps up to 5 with plenty of room in both bedrooms for cots, too. It can be rented for short breaks or longer stays and is wonderfully equipped with everything you'll need.

There are two beautiful spacious bedrooms with sumptuous kingsize beds and deliciously luxurious goose down duvets covered in pure natural linen and Egyptian cotton sateen. The largest room has a gorgeous window seat with views to the water that is also designed to be made up as a single bed, with curtains to pull across creating a snug extra space for a child to sleep. There's a cot if needed, too, and each bedroom has a hairdryer, sewing kit and clock. There is a £50 per stay charge for the cot or single bed.

The stylish kitchen is wonderfully equipped including Dualit toaster, Smeg dishwasher, washer-dryer, microwave, Smeg fridge-freezer and with all the crockery, pots, pans and utensils you could need. Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee from the Nespresso coffee machine - coffee pods supplied.

The beautiful bathroom has a large wet room rain shower and extra deep tub for a soothing candlelit soak. There's an ample supply of thick fluffy towels, snuggly towelling bathrobes and a pair of slippers.

Hidden behind the cottage is a little secluded courtyard garden, a cosy spot for breakfast or to while away candlelit evenings in the gentle Cornish climate.

There are books, WiFi, MP3 dock and iPod loaded with lovely tunes, internet TV and subscription to LoveFilm so you can cuddle up with your favourite flicks.

for the little ones...

If you're holidaying with babies or small children you can travel a little lighter as we provide a cot with bedding, trip-trap highchair, baby bath, crockery and cutlery, microwave steriliser, food mixer, little step-up, changing mat, anti-door slammers, socket covers, stair gate, bed safety rail, potty... phew!

There are also a few toys, crayons, dressing-up clothes and books.

little extras...

There's delicious Nespresso coffee, tea, sugar, tea towels, dishcloths, iron and ironing board, eco-friendly dishwasher tablets, washing-up and laundry liquid, cleaning detergents, hand wash, soap, shower gel, organic bubble bath and tissue.

A delicious treat of freshly baked scones, Cornish strawberry jam and clotted cream welcomes your arrival.

feather free...

If feathers give you the sneezes just let us know and we'll happily tuck away the goose down and instead make up the beds with our pure cotton anti-allergy duvets and pillows.

parking...

You'll find the ancient centre of Fowey lovely and snug so the cottage doesn't have its own designated parking, though there is plenty of space to unload by the front door, where you can also wait a few hours if necessary. Free on-street parking spaces are nearly always available nearby and guests always receive a handy parking map showing the best options. The nearest paid-for car park is less than a minute's walk away by the quay and the main car park is about 5 minutes. You may also buy a weekly permit to park in any of Fowey's and several other car parks in the district of Restormel, which includes Newquay and St Austell, for example, and is handy if you plan to explore by car.

pets...

Your well-behaved dog is very welcome to join you on holiday though we do politely ask them to stay downstairs and to keep their paws off the furniture. There is a £35 per stay charge for your dog.

The cottage is always meticulously cleaned and left absolutely fresh and spotless for new guests arriving.

payments...

Payments are normally by bank transfer to the owner, though guests may alternatively pay for bookings online through this website. Please note that Homeaway adds a commission fee for online payments. Please contact the owner, who will be happy to answer any questions.

website...

www.theseaswallow.co.uk

inspiration...

To view more photos of the cottage and be inspired by some beautiful Cornish treasures to explore during your stay you may like to visit The Sea Swallow on Pinterest at pinterest.com/theseaswallow/

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tracey Thorn (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, german, A little French and Spanish!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned from a long weekend at this wonderful cottage and it more than lived up to all of our expectations, perfect for a relaxing getaway.



We found the cottage to be beautifully presented. The decor and attention to detail was exceptional.



The location of the cottage was also ideal. Whilst tucked away on a peaceful side street, it was little more than a minute's walk to Fowey's shops, restaurants and seafront.



We are certainly intending to visit again soon.
Oct 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveller reviews

The Sea Swallow... a beautiful Cornish cottage by the sea
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 32 reviews
5

Perfect, no, even better than that...

  • 5 of 5

Arrived for a weekend away in January with 2 discerning friends. Before we arrived, we received some wonderful tips for things to do in the area which were beautifully written and so the romance began... The cottage was well placed, very near the front and shops/eateries. It was so beautifully furnished and presented we instantly felt relaxed and enjoyed the serenity it offered. We spent a good half hour just walking about saying to each other 'and have you seen this pot/mirror/cupboard/bedlinen - it's gorgeous'. Little touches like fab coffee maker, Cornish Cider stash, bath robes, the pre-loaded ipod made it so lovely we didn't want to go out. My top tips for a Sea Swallow stay: bring enough nibbles/plonk/bread n cheese to keep you going for a few nights, enjoy lazy mornings, lovely walks, fab shops and beachcombing in the day and get back early for a bath, G&T and a read of the paper. In short, Me: 'I wonder if I could send for the children in about a week'; Val 'I'm staying'; Sid 'It's Lush'. Oh, and Fowey's not bad either.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming old beautifully retouched cottage with all the amenities of the 21st century.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and setting with beautiful views from the upper bedroom. The kitchen is very up to date. We missed the milk frothier advertised. Bakeries were nearby as well as market and shopping and waterfront. The stairs could be an adventure for some.We took the boat tour of the harbor and toured the surrounding areas with Tim of Tour Cornwall on full day tours. It was a wonderful Holiday in Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I'm delighted to know you enjoyed your stay in The Sea Swallow. And the replacement for that pesky Dualit milk frother is now in place! With warmest wishes, Tracey
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5

Beautifully decorated and laid out. A home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this cottage. All furniture is very stylish and the kitchen has all you need to cook some fantastic meals using the super fresh and delicious local seafood and fish. We particularly fell in love with the attic room which is bright and large and has, in addition to the king size bed, a fabulous daybed wedged in between the windows which is a real sun trap with a lovely view. The perfect place to sip a glass of bubbly after a long walk.

Fowey itself is gorgeous and super friendly. We had our dog with us and everybody stops and talks to you. We loved the fact that the cottage is right in the middle of the most beautiful part of the town, right next to the church. We were using the church yard as the back garden for our dog, like some other local people and this really worked. Some people mentioned the church bells being a little loud and near the cottage but I thought it was charming and just used earplugs at night. It was the seagulls that were a lot louder! The only slight drawback for us was the fact that the patio was really very small and with hardly any direct sunlight. I would have loved to have an outside space to sit in a lounger and catch some sun. But i guess that is the choice you make if you go for a cottage in such a central location. Overall a fantastic stay in a cottage that is put together by someone who really cares and with a great eye for detail. Tracey's communication was also superb. We had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful cottage in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Swallow Cottage. The cottage is beautifully presented with everything you need for a holiday. We had our three boys with us and thankfully decided to leave the dogs behind as it was a little "cosy" in the evenings with all of us. My youngest son absolutely loved the window seat bed in the top room, he is still talking about it!

Only downside was having to park so far away particularly when we arrived back late in the evening.

I would thoroughly recommend and we will hopefully return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karl, I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay in The Sea Swallow, thank you very much for sharing your review. Guests can park directly outside the cottage for a few hours while unloading and dropping off. Either free on-street parking or paid-for parking is between 1 and 5 minutes walk away, depending on your preference and I always send a map showing the best parking spots. In the centre of the ancient fishing port of Fowey there are very few properties with dedicated parking spaces. The cottage is tucked away in a quiet nook in the centre, which brings all the advantages of being among the beautiful and characterful old town, a minute's walk to restaurants, shops, galleries and the quay and 5 minutes walk to the nearest of Fowey's two sandy beaches.
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Faultless

  • 5 of 5

Great location in Fowey. The cottage is so lovely, we were very tempted to stay in all week! Great linens, well stocked kitchen and a fabulous bath. Taking your book to the window seat in the bedroom is a lovely way to spend the afternoon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage and great location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is exactly as the photographs show, very beautiful, and very comfortable and cosy. A lot of thought has gone into the cottage, lots of cosy throws, comfy cushions, and the coffee machine was a blessing for our early starts with a little baby. The travel cot, highchair and baby bath were also a real plus as with the baby and two dogs we could not have jammed more in the car! Always warm, hot water on demand, and comfy beds. And the cream tea and milk on arrival were a lovely touch - thank you. Location was perfect, you really are so perfectly positioned to explore. The weather was dreadful but we still managed some beautiful walks and a few ferry trips. Tracey provides so much useful information on things to do, it actually made us quite lazy in our own research! Have already recommended and will look to return. Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Less than a minute's walk away.
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Polruan, Mevagissey & Bodinnick ferries from Fowey
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lostwithiel, Carlyon Bay, St Austell within 20 min
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Par, mainline to London: 10 mins car, 18 mins bus
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
A390
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Lots of cafes, restaurants, pubs with great grub
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Whitehouse (4 min walk) & Readymoney (10 min walk)
Car: not necessary

Fowey is a lovely and lively medieval town, with narrow winding streets, pretty painted buildings, wonderful eateries, and lovely shops and galleries perched alongside one of England's most unspoilt estuaries in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The water speckled with sails, sandy beaches a pebble's throw and some stunning coastal walks on your doorstep, there's no better place to call your seaside holiday home.

A short stroll to sandy beaches, exhilarating walks along some of the loveliest heritage coastal paths, kayaking up river for a picnic in the spot that inspired Wind in the Willows, or some truly good food and lovely little shops. The Sea Swallow is the perfect base for exploring many of Cornwall's wonderful attractions or just tucking yourselves away for a cosy break with everything you need just a stroll away.

The Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Lanhydrock and the breathtakingly beautiful Bodmin moor are nearby. It's easy to see why Daphne DuMaurier fell instantly in love with pretty Fowey and made it her home, it's deep harbour setting nestled into steep green hills rolling out to sea weave some special kind of magic on you.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Fowey, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nightly Rate
1 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$219
 
 
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$329
 
 
Winter
3 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$245
 
 
Spring
4 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$245
 
 
Spring
8 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$312
 
 
Summer
28 Apr 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$312
 
 
High summer
30 Jun 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,735
 
 
Fowey Royal Regatta Week
12 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,030
Flat fee
 
 
High summer
19 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,735
 
 
Late summer
9 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$321
 
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$287
 
 
October Holidays
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$312
 
 
Late Autumn
30 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$245
 
 
Winter
1 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$245
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$228
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$506
Pet Fee A$59

Please contact the owner before booking.

The cottage may be booked with or without the window seat bed or cot set up for you. The cot is supplied with a mattress enhancer for extra comfort and two sets of bedding.

Cot: £50 per stay
Window seat single bed: £50 per stay

Short stays of two nights or more are usually possible in low season. During high season bookings are available for full weeks starting on a Saturday.

I always send our guests useful info and tips from our favourite things to do and places to eat locally and am very happy to recommend something for a special occasion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Fowey, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom fitted with Duravit basin, deep soak free-standing tub, large walk-in wetroom rain shower, marble mosaic tiles on the floor and beautiful Fired Earth wall tiles. There are candles to gently light your relaxing bath, luxurious Neal's Yard bubble bath, fresh soap, shower gel and toilet paper.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Cot with bedding is available on request.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , On request: cot, and window seat made up as single bed.
  • Two kingsize bedrooms are both large enough to add a cot. The largest room has a window seat designed to be made up as a single bed, with soft muslin curtains to pull across making a lovely sleeping nook for a child. It has an extra thick futon mattress and is topped with a snuggly mattress topper for extra comfort.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The rent includes heating, electricity, hot water, WiFi, linen, towels, washing up liquid and cleaning detergents, laundry liquid, dishwasher tabs, dishcloths, tea towels, bin bags, soap, shower gel, Neal's Yard organic bubble bath, toilet paper. Tea, Nespresso coffee, fresh sugar, milk, scones, strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream welcome your arrival. There are no additional taxes or charges. A £300 refundable damage deposit is payable with the balance of the rent and is returned to guests within 3 weeks from the end of their stay. Please note that this is a very old fisherman's cottage in a quiet nook in the centre of town. The stairs are a little steeper than in more modern homes, with one bedroom on the first floor and the master bedroom on the second floor.