the sea swallow

fowey, cornwall


a beautiful cornish cottage

by the sea


In a lovely, quiet spot by the pretty medieval church, a minute's walk from shops, great eateries and the quay and five minutes to the nearest of Fowey's two sandy beaches The Sea Swallow holiday cottage is decorated with exquisite attention to detail, 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.

for the little ones...

If you're holidaying with babies or small children you can travel a little lighter as we can provide a cot, 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! And there are toys, crayons, dressing-up clothes and books.

about the cottage...

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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 and galleries. 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 pebble's throw away.

The Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Lanhydrock and the breathtakingly beautiful Bodmin moor are nearby, not to mention the sun, sea and surf. It's easy to see why Daphne DuMaurier fell instantly in love with pretty Fowey and made it her home, with its deep harbour setting nestled into steep green hills rolling out to sea that weave some special kind of magic on you.

The cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway, two couples or a family and sleeps up to 4 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 each with a sumptuous kingsize bed and deliciously luxurious goose down duvets covered in pure natural linen and Egyptian cotton sateen. If feathers give you the sneezes we'll happily make up the beds with anti-allergy bedding. 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 soft muslin curtains to pull across creating a snug extra sleeping nook. There's a cot if needed, too, and each bedroom has a hairdryer, sewing kit and clock.


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


The stylish kitchen is wonderfully equipped with Smeg fridge-freezer and dishwasher, oven & hob, washer-dryer, microwave, Dualit toaster and with all the crockery, cutlery, pots, pans and utensils you could need.

Wake up to a perfect latte from the Nespresso coffee machine and milk frother, stocked with delicious fairtrade compostable coffee pods, try out the recipe books to whip up a breakfast feast... or pop round the corner for a brunch blessed with sparkling views over the water.


Hidden behind the cottage is a secluded little courtyard garden with potted plants, chairs and table, a cosy spot for a long, slow breakfast or to while away candlelit evenings in the gentle Cornish climate.

out and about...

Cornwall is brim full of wonderful things to do and places to eat and to whet your appetite we will send you some tips from some of our local favourites. Let us know if you would like suggestions for a special occasion.

...and in

There is a little library stocked with classics and tales of Cornwall and the sea for all ages, games for all, WiFi, MP3 dock and iPod loaded with lovely tunes, SMART internet TV and subscription to Amazon Prime Film so you can cuddle up for a cosy evening with your favourite flicks.

little extras...

To get you started there are some tea towels, dishcloths, bin bags, eco-friendly dishwasher tablets, washing-up and laundry liquid, cleaning detergents and hand wash in the kitchen and in the bathroom you'll find fresh soap, shower gel, organic bubble bath and toilet tissue. A delicious Cornish treat welcomes your arrival along with organic tea, hot chocolate, milk, sugar and compostible coffee pods.


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


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.


You'll find the ancient centre of Fowey lovely and snug so the cottage doesn't have its own designated parking. There is space to unload by the front door. We will send you a map that shows all the best places to park, including free on-street spaces and several public car parks from within 100 metres. Or you may prefer to buy a weekly parking permit that allows you to park in any long stay car parks in Fowey and around Cornwall.


There are stairs to the bedrooms and bathroom. Please check before booking if you have any questions about the cottage's accessibilitiy.