FOWEY

A super-cool town where the river estuary meets the sea!

 

Fowey is the epitome of south coast beauty, located on the estuary that shares its name. Famous for its sailing, fishing and revered by novelist Daphne du Maurier, this small town has a population of just 2500 people.
 
During the summer, Fowey is a popular destination for holiday makers with the Daphne du Maurier festival a major event for both locals and tourists every August. If you’re looking for a coastal pad with plenty of local amenities to keep you busy, Fowey is one of Cornwall’s best places to live!

LOCATION & TRANSPORT LINKS

Like many of the South Cornish towns, Fowey is tucked away and accessible only by two main roads in and out. Many locals however, use the Bodinnick car and passenger ferry crossing over the River Fowey as part of their daily commute. Should you need to catch a train or a bus, Par Railway Station is 4 miles away and is on the Great Western Penzance to Paddington line. There are regular bus services between Fowey, Par and St Austell where you can catch connections to other towns and cities.

If you need to go further afield to places such as Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle or even to some European destinations you can fly from Cornwall Airport Newquay, 22 miles away from Fowey. Flights also regularly go to London Gatwick, a gateway to the rest of the world.

PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

Fowey is a foodie’s paradise with a plethora of lovely pubs, restaurants and cafes. Situated on the edge of the Fowey River estuary, you can enjoy a bowl of freshly farmed local mussels at numerous local eateries. The birthplace of Sam’s famous burgers, for those who love a meaty feast, this mainstay of the high street is never a disappointment.

Recently renovated Haverners is a classy Gastropub that provides riverside dining in the most stunning location. The Galleon Inn is another popular place for great ales and classic pub food. The Old Quay House Hotel is situated on the Main Street and offers an upmarket, contemporary experience whilst the Fowey Hall Hotel sits high on the hill, oozing grandeur along with a refined menu of culinary delight! Fowey offers such a variety to suit all tastes.

LOCAL AMENITIES

Doctors surgeries, pharmacies, primary schools and local shops are useful conveniences in amongst the spectacular art galleries, restaurants and pubs that line the picturesque narrow streets.

The popular leisure centre and Sports Hub is the perfect place to stay fit, conveniently part of the Fowey River Academy for 11-16 year olds. The academy is also home to a pre-school allowing the opportunity for your children to grow and learn within a local community. Fowey Primary School is part of the Peninsula Learning Trust, connecting with other schools in the St Austell Bay area to broaden and share experiences and activities. Those attending higher education usually travel to nearby colleges in St Austell and Bodmin.

Many local residents of Fowey, buy local – there are bakeries, butchers, deli’s and general stores within the town. If you need a supermarket or other larger store, you can head to nearby St Austell or Bodmin where the choice is aplenty.

Due to its location on the river, Fowey has a popular sailing heritage and many of the local residents participate in water sports and boating. With some beautiful beaches close by, there is never a shortage of things to do and close by Readymoney and Polkerris beaches are tucked away favourites, well known by the local community.

The local hotels aren’t just used by visitors. Throughout the year the Fowey Hall Hotel opens their doors to locals who can enjoy the spa facilities, whilst the town centre also has a beauty salon. Don’t forget to explore the streets to find the best view for the Red Arrows visit during August!

HOUSING

Like many of the South Cornish towns, Fowey is tucked away and accessible only by two main roads in and out. Many locals however, use the Bodinnick car and passenger ferry crossing over the River Fowey as part of their daily commute. Should you need to catch a train or a bus, Par Railway Station is 4 miles away and is on the Great Western Penzance to Paddington line. There are regular bus services between Fowey, Par and St Austell where you can catch connections to other towns and cities.

If you need to go further afield to places such as Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle or even to some European destinations you can fly from Cornwall Airport Newquay, 22 miles away from Fowey. Flights also regularly go to London Gatwick, a gateway to the rest of the world.

 

WHY WE LOVE FOWEY!

  • Stunning views of the River Fowey Estuary
  • Plenty of amenities including schools and doctors
  • A great place for those who love to eat out
  • A real sense of community with local events
  • Close to many local towns and transport links
  • Low crime rates and good schooling facilities
  • Steadily increasing house prices thanks to its appeal