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The Shell Seekers

Fowey, Cornwall (Ref. 984525)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Judith

    “Has a fantastic holiday.”

    The cottage was beautiful. Immaculately clean. Couldn’t have wished for better. Will definitely be back.

    The cottage was beautiful. Immaculately clean. Couldn’t have wished for better. Will definitely be back.

    - Judith, May 2022

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm glad that you had such a lovely holiday in The Shell Seekers and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

Serendipity And The Shell Seekers

These two beautifully restored cottages lie in the glorious surroundings of Fowey, a fascinating village which has something for guests of all ages. You will be spoilt for choice between the two retreats, each designed in a luxurious fashion, divided between a cosy lounge, dining area, and a modern kitchen, which can be enjoyed morning through to evening. Whether you are gathering with your loved ones around the fire, or settling down for dinner after the sunsets, you will look forward to returning here, taking in the immaculate decor and its hidden charm. Serendipity (Ref. 984523) boasts an interesting history once upon a time selling and exhibiting the famous Shallow Pool dolls. The Shell Seekers (Ref: 984525) benefits from a lovely outside area to the rear, a tiered garden on a number of different levels; the top most of which has lovely views up the river over the roof tops from the recently renovated Crow's Nest. The properties are only a short walk (approx 5 min) into the centre of town, whilst the harbour, shops and restaurants rest in the opposite direction, and only a minutes walk is the Caffa Mill Car park and the Car and Passenger Ferry over to Bodinnick. The quaint cottages and a mixture of medieval and Georgian historic buildings resting upon cobbled walkways all add to the enchanting atmosphere. With a fine selection of quality shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs, Fowey really is a vibrant destination. There are many family attractions in the area, including Mevagissey and Charlestown harbours, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

The property

Follow the shared pathway along a small terrace of attractive cottages to discover The Shell Seekers, a welcoming retreat, nestled in the delightful town of Fowey.

Inside you will find an airy lounge with a neutral sofa, and two arm chairs, lovingly coordinated with a minster-style fire surround and electric coal-effect fire.

The kitchen/diner is beautifully presented in greys and whites, with a rustic stone feature wall and complemented by contemporary lighting.

The two bedrooms are located upstairs, the first boasting a luxury, king-size bed with bedside tables and a chest of drawers, while the second comes as twin beds, with quality linen and a coastal theme.

The property also benefits from a fabulous sitting out area on various different levels; the top tier offering pleasant views towards the river.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 984523, together they can sleep up to six people.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with electric fire
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fires
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Espresso coffee machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, music system, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Hairdryer
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • To the rear of the cottage, up steep steps is an enclosed, small garden on three levels with views of the estuary over the roof-tops from the recently renovated Crow's Nest, which is the perfect place to relax and unwind
  • This garden is unsuitable for small children or the elderly. Please note, if you would like to sit here during the evening you may wish to pack your hot water bottle to keep you warm whilst watching the stars
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Public car park 50yrds
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Garden contains steep steps
  • Note: The cost of weekly parking is approx.£47 for a Rover Ticket which can be purchased prior to your stay, direct from Cornwall Council
  • This ticket is transferable and can be used in any Council run car park in the county.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


Lostwithiel 8 miles; Polperro 8 miles

This small town and civil parish lies at the mouth of the River Fowey in south Cornwall. The estuary of the River Fowey forms a natural harbour, which enabled the town to become an important trading centre. There is a wealth of things to see and do in and around the harbour. Whether you enjoy getting out on the water, playing golf or finding out more about the history of the area, you are sure to find something to suit the whole family. Harbour cruises leave the Town Quay regularly in season giving you a superb view of the town, but for the more adventurous, rent your own self-drive boat, kayak or paddle board and explore the waters for yourselves! The town is steeped in history, so why not join a guided tour of either Fowey or Polruan? You can even join an owl experience, play golf, go horse riding or pursue your artistic talents with pottery or painting courses. There is the aquarium, museum and St Catherine's Castle, as well as Readymoney Cove, all waiting to be explored. If you get peckish, or fancy something thirst quenching along the way, there is a plethora of pubs, inns, cafes and restaurants to choose. Whenever you plan to visit, keep a look out for the festivals, fairs, markets and theatre performances on throughout the year. There are many family attractions in the area, including Mevagissey and Charlestown harbours, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Discover them all from this fantastic base!

Note: Garden contains steep steps