A simply wonderful end of terrace modernised fisherman's cottage, full of character in the heart of the historic harbour town of Fowey with a fantastic range of waterfront pubs, restaurants, shops and galleries just moments away. Terrific river views from the upper floors and an intriguing garden at the back!
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Beam Reach is a brilliant end of terrace cottage set right in the heart of the historic harbour town of Fowey. There is so much to see and do locally that this is a great place to stay and is ideal for those who particularly want to be within walking distance of pubs and restaurants in the evenings. You can spend hours just wandering and exploring the narrow streets of Fowey, relaxing over a drink whilst watching the boats on the river in one of the many waterside cafes or pubs. There is a great beach at Readymoney Cove or you can take the little passenger ferry to Polruan and walk along miles of coastal footpaths. The Eden Project, Lanhydrock Gardens or historic Charlestown with its Shipwreck Museum are all within an easy 20 minute drive of Fowey.
The cottage itself is presented in a lovely way with reverse level accommodation to take in the great views from the first floor. There are two twin bedrooms on the ground floor with a family bathroom and utility room to the rear. There are narrow stairs up from the ground floor entrance hall to the first floor kitchen, dining and living room which has fabulous views over the river. There are also very narrow, turning stairs from the first floor up to the master bedroom on the second floor. There is also access onto the rear terrace which leads into the steep terraced garden.
Ground Floor: Entrance hall, 2 twin rooms, one with 3' beds and one with 2'6" beds, family bathroom with hand held shower only & WC, separate utility room.
First Floor: Open plan kitchen dining area leading into a small but comfortable lounge area all with views across the river. Second Floor: Master double bedroom with 5' king sized double bed and en-suite bathroom with over bath shower & WC.
Exterior: There is a rear garden which is quite steeply terraced with various levels and outstanding views of the harbour from the top level. The steps are steep and not ideal for those with mobility problems. Access to the garden is from the little patio at first floor level. There is exterior furniture and BBQ facilities but guests are advised to bring their own BBQ.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via gas central heating. The fully fitted modern kitchen is equipped with an electric oven & gas hob, kettle, toaster, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. In the utility room there is a separate washing machine, tumble drier and fridge freezer. In the living area there is a flatscreen digital freeview TV & DVD Player, CD & Radio & iPod Dock. WiFi is available at the property. There is an iron & ironing board available.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is no parking at the property (very difficult in Fowey) and the nearest public car parking is about a 4 minute walk away. We regret that no smoking or dogs are allowed at the property. There is a cot & high chair available. There is a stair gate from first floor to ground floor.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£100 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.
Fowey (pronounced Foy) is one of the most iconic places in Cornwall. Set on the steep banks on the Fowey Estuuary, the narrow streets and alleys are just great to explore. Views of the harbour are dramatic just watching the activities in the harbour can keep you occupied for many hours! Life in Fowey revolves around the water. The local fishing fleet land the freshest catches and local specialities include mussels, oysters, clams, crab & lobster. There are some great restaurants and pubs around and nearby. Try one of Sam's restaurants or a little drive inland to the historic Crown Inn at Lanlivery is well worth the effort.
Life on the water culminates in the middle of August with the Fowey Regatta Week where yacht racing takes place all week. Watch the historic Famouth Working Boats racing in the close confines of the estuary or enjoy the many festivities around the town. There are countless attractions near to Fowey including the Eden Project, Lanhydrock House & Gardens and the beautiful Luxulyan Valley.
The Eden project is 3 miles Fowey 3 miles. Lost Gardens of Heligan 10 miles. Almost on the doorstep Par duck ponds & woodland walks link to the Clay trails long distance cycle paths. For garden lovers there are many open gardens to explore including Marsh villa Garden just 50yds away! You are in the heart of Du Maurier country with many places to find on the literary trail. Du Maurier Festival in May, Fowey Regatta August(ask for details). Consult the guide books & folders in the cottage & explore to your hearts content!
Guest from Leicester stayed for 6 nights.
The cottage was very comfortable and clean. We were 4 adults staying for 6 nights at the beginning of May. The location was perfect for us, it's an easy walk to centre of Fowey with all the shops and restaurants. Parking was good this time of year, we particularly liked booking the car parking via an app for the whole duration of our stay so didn't need to worry about displaying parking tickets. We were also able to do it from the comfort of the cottage as we arrived in the evening. The only disadvantage of staying in this part of Fowey is the limited space for loading/unloading the car. But we did manage as there is an area not far from the cottage where some space is available. The cottage is unsuitable for people with mobility problems as there are narrow steps into and inside the cottage. The garden is very steep with uneven steps but with a fantastic view from the top level. There is a large decking area with seating. We loved the cottage and will definitely come back in the future. We were very happy with booking through Cornwall's Cottages. They were brilliant, very helpful staff. Thank you
Guest from Wokingham stayed for 7 nights.
Lovely place with fantastic views over the harbour (even from sitting on settee). Magical garden. Very well equipped kitchen and laundry. I would love to stay again.
Guest from Wirral stayed for 7 nights.
I can strongly recommend Beam Reach to anyone visiting Cornwall. It is a beautiful cottage and very well equipped.
Guest from Ireland stayed for 7 nights.
This fisherman's cottage was very quaint an nicely decorated. It is very conveniently located for accessing the beautiful town of Fowey. You can't leave your car at the cottage. The nearest car parking is a good 5 min walk away and it will cost £35 for weekly parking. It was a bit of a trek to daily load us and our gear in and out of the car. That aside, we had a great holiday!
Guest from Grantham stayed for 7 nights.
Absolutely loved the cottage, both the location and the decor. The decking in the garden and views over fowey were spectacular. Would have like a little more garden furniture ie table and comfy chairs to take advance of the outside area but everything else was catered for. Hope to return in the near future.
Guest from Stockport stayed for 7 nights.
Beam Reach was a pretty and comfortable place to stay. The views are great and the styling is quaint. Near restaurants and pubs. We really enjoyed our stay.
Guest from Lyndhurst stayed for 5 nights.
Lovely cottage with amazing views, nicely decorated and comfortable, ideal for a stay with 3 generations of our family. We loved the decked area at the top of the terraced garden! When we arrived the TV wasn't working but once we'd contacted the owner it was repaired on the same day. The only negatives would be that, out of 3 bathrooms, only one had a door that could be locked. Also, we had to buy hand soap, toilet rolls and dishwasher tablets during our stay ... these have always been provided in other holiday cottages we have stayed in. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Beam Reach to anyone wanting to stay in beautiful Fowey though, we had a great holiday there (and it's next door but one to the lovely Pinky Murphy's!)
Guest from Slough stayed for 3 nights.
All round an excellent few days. The only negatives were - the cafetiere strainer needed changing as it had a kink in it which meant we could not have coffee for the whole of the break and it was quite difficult unloading luggage but the positives were many.
Guest from Gedling, Nottingham stayed for 8 nights.
Christmas stay was excellent will stay again. All of Fowey was open Eating out plenty of eating places at good prices.
Guest from Harrow stayed for 7 nights.
Beam Reach is a lovely cottage, in very good condition, very warm and had all that we needed. The wifi was fast and extremely useful in helping to plan our days out. The view from the living room and the upstairs bedroom was stunning. Only a couple of minutes walk into Fowey town centre and you have many very good restaurants/pubs/bakeries to choose from and a local Mace for last minute bits and bobs - although that shuts at 7pm most days. We had a lot of success crabbing from the pontoon. It was our first time in Fowey and wont be our last, it's a wonderful little place. The only improvements that would make Beam Reach a 10/10, would be rugs in the ground floor bedrooms (very cold to step onto the floor at this time of year) and new mattresses on the single beds, as some of these seem to be made up of a couple of thinner ones and were prone to sliding off during the night. There were a few large cobwebs about, on top of the lights, the beams in the main bedroom and the velux windows but apart from that, the rooms were extremely clean and very comfortable. We would definitely stay at Beam Reach again. Thank you!
Guest from London stayed for 7 nights.
Beam Reach is in a great location with lovely views of the harbour. Great base for sight seeing,very near Eden Project and Helligan. It was bright, clean and comfortable,particularly the top double room. Magical stepped garden with amazing views from top level. Only issue was that possibly the lower level terrace could look a bit more welcoming, did not feel encouraged to sit out there.
Guest from Crowborough stayed for 7 nights.
The house is fairly easy to find following a series of very narrow roads and the car park which we stayed in Caffa Mills was 5 mins walk away. It was fairly busy for the first few days but it was August Bank holiday so to be expected. The house has fantastic views of the river and all its coming and goings although the stairs internally and in the garden were very steep so wouldn't recommend it for the elderly or very young. The house was fully equipped with a handy utility room, open plan kitchen, comfy bedrooms and wi-fi. Two doors away is Pinky Murphys a fab little cafe with great young staff and lovely food which we visited a couple of times. In Fowey itself there are numerous restaurants and pubs all serving great food would recommend The Ship Inn, King of Prussia, The Galleon and the lovely Deli/Butchers. Ready money cove and Polkerris were lovely and further afield Port Issac and Polzeath were well worth a visit...along with Polruan a short boat ride away. All in all a great house, FANTASTIC location and very locals making a very enjoyable short break.
Guest from Southport stayed for 7 nights.
Lovely cottage in perfect Cornwall setting. Beautiful views of the river. Well equipped and comfortable. Made for a relaxing holiday with our little one.
Guest from Harleston stayed for 7 nights.
This was our second stay in Beam Reach and I sincerely hope it won't be the last. The cottage is a five minute walk or less to the shops and numerous restaurants in the centre of Fowey, and about the same distance from the car parks at Caffa Mill in the other direction. The cottage is very well appointed and the views over the harbour from the upstairs sitting room and the en-suite bedroom above are stunning. The work in the garden wasn't finished when we were there in April 2016 but that didn't spoil our enjoyment of the gorgeous panorama from the docks on the left to Daphne du Laurier's house at Bodinnick, Polruan with the passenger ferry trundling back and forth, and off to the right the harbour mouth. So ,in case you're still wondering, yes we love Beam Reach! Rosie, John, Geraldine, Jennie, and another John.
Guest from Malmesbury stayed for 7 nights.
We stayed for a week in Fowey and the house was in a perfect location. Even on a wet day the kids enjoyed watching the various sized boats going up and down the river. The house is spacious and has all essentials needed. Would recommend buying a weeks rover ticket as parking isn't great but we always got a space in the lower car park and didn't need to worry about rushing down to put money in the meter. This can be purchased online before visiting or from the tourist info shop in Fowey when you arrive. The view from the top of the garden is beautiful and its a shame the garden has not been up kept as its an amazing feature (or could be). Would highly recommend 'Food for thought' restaurant on the quay for delicious food and fantastic service. Thoroughly enjoyable stay.
Guest from Taunton stayed for 7 nights.
Great property and location. Additional loo always helpful with children and the extra space downstairs to store buckets/rods/wetsuits etc. very clean on arrival.
Guest from Cardiff stayed for 7 nights.
Dear friend Marvellous stay. Welcome and friendly. The cottage had a good supply of essentials and a welcome gift of wine. Service was welcome and speedy and the family had a great time. Thanks to owner and housekeeper. Stanford family. Cardiff
Guest from Bristol stayed for 7 nights.
A lovely cottage in a stunning location. Lots of boats to see on the river - just from the windows. Many good walks and interesting places to visit nearby. Also a great variety of pubs, cafes and restaurants within walking distance.
Guest from Canterbury stayed for 7 nights.
Beam Reach was very well equipped and well furnished. It is in an extremely convenient location. The property would be much improved if the garden was more usable. Magnificent views of the river are to be had at the top of the garden. This could and should be a major selling point but the garden is in such awful disrepair that this top level is almost a no go area. Very disappointing. I should also add that it took 4 or 5 phone calls to an unknown person called Samantha (not the caretaker) to get keys to go into the garden. The keys were eventually delivered on sunday morning. I think Cornwalls Cottages should remove the description of the garden from their website.
Guest from London stayed for 7 nights.
We were a group of 2 adults and 3 teenagers who stayed at Beam Reach for a week. The cottage lived up to our expectations as a stylish and well designed space in which to enjoy a family holiday. Having 3 floors meant that there was a real sense of space and privacy when required, but open plan living on the middle floor really lent itself to socialising and cooking. The views were to die for, and the facilities were fantastic - plenty of (beautiful!) bathrooms and the utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer. The garden at the back was not able to be used during our stay, which was a real shame as that was one of the main reasons I booked this property. However, the cottage does have all the charm and ambience that one could wish for, and we all miss being there!! (My attempts to contact the housekeeper before and during our stay were unsuccessful, hence the poor rating for service).
Guest from Harleston stayed for 7 nights.
We loved Beam Reach. First impression was how spotlessly clean it was, and how well appointed. Its in the perfect situation - only a very short walk from the centre of Fowey and the shops and restaurants, and not much further in the opposite direction from Caffa Mill car park. The view from the upstairs windows is gorgeous, as one would expect from a property overlooking the harbour, and there's always something to watch. During our 7 day stay there must have been five or six comings an goings of large China clay vessels, not to mention the harbour tug striking a rock by the harbour mouth. Not good - if the tug master doesn't know where the rock are, who does! The summerhouse garden was the reason we booked Beam Reach and it didn't disappoint. Sitting in a deck chair watching the comings and goings in the harbour takes some beating! We stayed at the Marina Hotel on the Esplanade on our honeymoon in the early Seventies and have been visiting annually of late. Beam Reach will be top of our list for next year if its available!
Guest from Twickenham stayed for 7 nights.
We had a lovely week at Beam Reach. The cottage was spacious and excellently equipped, the garden lovely (the children loved all the different "rooms" and levels). The location, with only a few minutes walk to the very town centre was perfect, and you also had the possiblility to explore the local area through walks and ferries. We made several daytrips by car. We will definitively be back some time during the summer holidays (went during Easter hols this time) to be able to do some proper swimming, crabbing and dolphin spotting!
Guest from Shepton Mallet stayed for 6 nights.
Beam Reach is a lovely cottage - spotlessly clean and well equipped. It is near some good restaurants, pubs and shops, but peaceful, with lovely views over the river and quiet at night. Because the lounge is on the first floor you can see the river all the time. The garden is almost vertical - very intriguing but not for small children as the steps are very steep - older children will love it and the views from the top are very good. Beam Reach is in an extremely narrow lane and you need to take care when coming out because there is no room for traffic and people. There is nowhere to unload the car and the car park (£30 for the week) is a 5-10 minute walk away. This was the only downside of the cottage. NB Service and Staff is irrelevant but I had to tick something to submit the review!
Guest from London stayed for 7 nights.
We had a great stay in October half term at Beam reach, the cottage was very comfortable and well furnished, although the downstairs bedrooms are a little musty. The top bedroom had glorious views, although lacked dark blinds and so was too bright too early in the morning. The garden was magnificent but a bit difficult to negotiate in the dark and wet. We had great days out walking the Hall walk, visiting St Ives and the Eden project, The shops and restaurants were less than 2 minutes away. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage.
Guest from Leicestershire stayed for 5 nights.
A very comfortable stay with brilliant views. The house was well organised and clean. Would recommend that you take out a week's parking ticket instead of having to rush down to the car park to renew fees very morning before 9.00am! The garden was interesting but does need some attention, especially the lighting. It was worth the climb up to the top to sit and have coffee etc. but again, the summer house needs to be made more comfortable.
Guest from Badhoevedorp stayed for 7 nights.
To stay at BEAM REACH was as lovely as the village its located in. It's has a lot of comfort, with good beds, a separate bathroom for kids and us, a fine kitchen, what else do you need to feel at home? The harbor view is nice and its close to the pubs and shops. Fowey is a small town, with lots of walking tourpossibilities, to beaches and the hills . We were very pleased to stay there. Two minor advices: put the directory on the table instead of somewhere where its hard to find! And make a shower screen in the lower bathroom, so everything stays dry!
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