Fowey (pronounced Foy) is one of the most iconic places in Cornwall. Set on the steep banks of the Fowey Estuary, the narrow streets and alleys are great to explore. The views of the harbour and across to Polruan are dramatic. Just watching the comings and goings on the river can keep you occupied for many hours! Life in Fowey revolves around the water with the local fishing fleet landing the freshest catches of fish, mussels, oysters, clams, crab & lobster everyday.
There are some great restaurants and pubs around and nearby. Try one of Sam's restaurants in Fowey and Polkerris or a little drive inland to the historic Crown Inn at Lanlivery is well worth the effort. There are countless attractions near to Fowey including the Eden Project, Lanhydrock House & Gardens and the beautiful Luxulyan Valley.
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. The highlight is without doubt the spectacular display by the Red Arrows who rate the steep valley of Fowey as one of their most dramatic displays. In May the Daphne du Maurier festival fills the village with the life and works of the author who spent much of her life in and around Fowey, writing some of her best loved work whilst in Cornwall.
Short walk from harbour!
Wonderful cottage with harbour views!
Big house in quiet location!
Luxury in Fowey with a heated swimming pool!