Portingales Fowey

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Dogs 2
  • Sea views
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A beautiful coastal townhouse

Portingales is a wonderful, three-storey Victorian townhouse in the heart of Fowey.  Beautifully renovated and extended recently, it combines original, period features with modern decor and luxury fittings.  Portingales enjoys an elevated, second row waterfront position on a delightful terrace.  The terrace is an ideal place to observe the flurry of activity on the busy River Fowey, including the chain ferry across to Bodinnick.  Parking is within 150 metres and Fowey's many shops, cafes, galleries and restaurants are just a short walk away.  Dogs are welcome at Portingales (house rules and pet supplement will apply). 


At a Glance

Property highlights
  • River views
  • Close to amenities
  • Welcomes dogs
  • Explore South coast
  • 1 with a kingsize bed
  • 1 with a double bed
  • 1 with twin beds

2 main bathrooms

  • Children Welcome: Yes
  • Cot Provided: Yes
Wifi available
  • Yes
What to expect from Cornish Gems
Terms and conditions of hire

Step Inside

Wonderfully renovated and restyled, Cornish Gems are delighted to re-introduce Portingales.  The house retains period features such as original sash windows, doors, fireplaces and stripped wooden floorboards yet has been stylishly decorated with an eclectic mix of vintage, antique and contemporary furniture and accessories.  The house has three large bedrooms and two bathrooms and is full of character and charm.  The ground floor comprises a large, open-plan living and dining area which opens up into a carefully-designed new kitchen.  The lounge, with its large bay window, overlooks Passage Street and offers views of the river and countryside beyond.  The original fireplace houses a newly-installed woodburning stove.  The dining room also has its original fireplace.  There is a large oak dining table complemented by vintage Ercol chairs.  The kitchen is well-equipped with all the essentials, it also has a few extras including a Gaggia coffee maker, juicer and ice cream maker.  Stairs lead up to the first floor landing where there are two bedrooms and a shower room.  The double room has a large bay window with river views and a feature fireplace.  The twin room is at the back of the house and has views towards the garden.  Another staircase leads to the top floor accommodation comprising another double bedroom and a bathroom.  There are river views from both rooms.

From your Holiday Door

To the front of the house there is a small terrace with a table and chairs.  This area catches the morning sun and is the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the hustle and bustle of traffic on the river.  Portingales also has a large, elevated garden behind the house which is accessed from the second floor landing via a flight of decked steps (reasonably steep).  The garden has impressive river views and overlooks Ferryside, the house where the novelist Daphne Du Maurier lived when she first came to Fowey.  There is a summerhouse and an outdoor dining table as well as barbecue - the perfect place for al fresco dining.  Fowey is an historic port nestled between Looe and Mevagissey on the south Cornish coast.  The surrounding countryside is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Fowey's stunning natural harbour is a haven for yachtsmen.  During August thousands of visitors flock to the town for the Fowey Royal Regatta, chosen by Debrett’s as one of the must-attend outdoor events of the Social Season.  Fowey has a wide selection of shops, cafes, galleries, restaurants and fine dining hotels.  The beach at Readymoney Cove is the ideal place for a spot of relaxation while those looking for more of a challenge can enjoy a hike around the nearby cliffs.  This picturesque Cornish harbour town really does offer something for everyone to enjoy all year round.

Whether you are a regular visitor to Fowey or are planning your first visit, Portingales provides the perfect base for your stay.


  • Master bedroom:  (Large bay window with river views) comprises: 5ft king size bed, bedside cabinets/lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers with mirror and full length mirror
  • Bedroom two:  Double room comprises 4ft 6 double bed (Dorma window with river views), bedside cabinets/lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table with mirror and full length mirror
  • Bedroom three:  Twin room comprises 2 single beds, bedside table with lamp, wardrobe, full length mirror and chest of drawers



  • Bathroom: Top floor. Finished in tongue and groove panelling with bath/shower over, toilet, wash hand basin, mirror and river views
  • Shower room:  First floor. Wooden panelling, a slate floor and superb river views.  There is a newly-installed Victorian-style shower and luxury fittings.


  • Belfast sink
  • Range cooker with six-burner gas hob
  • Kettle and toaster
  • Microwave
  • Large American-style fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Cafetiere
  • De'Longhi coffee maker (takes ground coffee)
  • Juicer
  • Separate utility area under stairs offers washer/dryer, iron and ironing board

Living and Dining

  • Real wood burner
  • Enough seating for full occupancy
  • Flatscreen TV
  • DVD player
  • Selection of books
  • Glimpse of the Fowey River
  • Large oak dining table with vintage Ercol chairs.

Other Features

  • Parking available within 150 metres.  Council owner, long stay car park (only costs approx £5/day)
  • River views from most rooms
  • Wifi
  • Cot and highchair
  • All utilities, linen and towels provided
  • Complimentary welcome gift provided
  • 2 dogs are welcome at Portingales.  Small pet supplement and house rules will apply


  • Approx 8 steps to front door
  • The garden is set in an elevated position above the house and access via approx 20 steps to the rear 
  • Internal cottage style stairs

Home Truths

This is a Cornish Gems serviced property. The property changeovers, welcome gift and maintenance are managed in-house by the Cornish Gems team.

Thank you for a wonderful property that exceeded our expectations on arrival. This property was well equipped and had quality in every room. The garden was exciting for the children and the dog loved it too! We explored Fowey and loved walking into the town for bits and pieces each morning. We had a wonderful time thank you.

All testimonials >

We felt at home as soon as we arrived.

Jayne King

Excellent. Would definitely stay again.

Mandy Duncan

The property Portingales is truly a gem! The staff at Cornish Gems was always prompt, courteous and helpful when we contacted the office with questions. We had a wonderful stay in Fowey using Portingales as the perfect "headquarters" for exploring Cornwall.

Steve Lewandowski

Good properties, seamless booking process.

Jonathan Davis

Superb stay, excellent property and Fowey is a beautiful place.

Helen Laggett

Overall experience was absolutely excellent and we commented that we feel the service generally offered by Cornish Gems was the best we have received. Very much hope to return to Portingales again soon.

Suzanne Jarvis

Overall our interaction with Cornish Gems and our stay at Portingales could not have been more perfect. A great location, a beautiful property and first class help all the way. Thank you for making our stay simply perfect.

Sheila Sharp

The kitchen was excellently equipped. The mattress on the bed in the first floor front bedroom was very comfortable. The views from the upper patio were outstanding.

Kevin Ekins

Lovely property!


Excellent property and we had a fantastic holiday.

Matt Eatock

It was a great location & the house was lovely.

Margaretha Donnelly-Mitchell

We thought the service throughout from Cornish Gems was excellent. We loved the house which we found to be of a really high standard and very well equipped and would love the opportunity to return to Portingales.

Sheila Beard

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Portingales.

Mrs Mair Thomas

The house was perfect we all had a great holiday. Thank you for the welcome pack. Great service!


A great house and a lovely week had by all. Would definitely use the house and Cornish Gems again.

Stephanie Lloyd

The property was very nice and clean.

Teresa Matthews

We had a fantastic holiday and Portingales was a large part of that - a beautiful house, a great location and brilliant facilities. Thank you! We hope to return in the future.

Natalie Collier

Lovely stay at Portingales. We liked the house and the area very much.

Clare Moore

An excellent property which was beautifully decorated.

Judith Sumnall

Lovely property, great location. Cornish Gems very efficient and helpful - will definitely book another holiday with you. Great choice of dog friendly properties!

Jennie Tovey
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