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The Botanist | Luxury Self-Catering House | Fowey, Cornwall

Just a 20-minute stroll from the heart of Fowey, The Botanist is wonderfully placed for exploring all that the leafy south coast of Cornwall has to offer. Inside, rich jewelled tones, soft, thick velvet and bright botanical patterns reign while the extensive gardens offer a quiet place to while away summer days. A luxury Victorian home with warmth and zing in abundance; holidays by the sea will never be the same again.

Self-catering Victorian home for hire in Fowey, Cornwall


Hidden behind trees and surrounded in peace and quiet, this self-catering home was designed with family get-togethers in mind. By day, stroll into Fowey to enjoy a traditional Cornish pasty on the harbour wall before returning to The Botanist to recline under the willow tree with a good book and glass of something chilled. As the sun begins to fade, continue life outside at the summer house where a sunken hot tub hides behind greenery beneath the light of the moon.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

On the first floor are the first of The Botanist’s six bedrooms. The master overlooks the front garden, with its super king-size mustard sleigh bed, clawfoot bath tub and en suite shower room. There is a further super king-size four-poster en suite bedroom on the first floor, along with a botanical inspired king-size bedroom and family bathroom with bath and shower. In the eaves of the house are two further king-size bedrooms and one dreamy zip-and-link which lies under a star-studded ceiling, all sharing the top floor shower room. There are two WCs on the ground floor, one in the cloakroom and one in the utility.


A flourishing symphony of colour and scent awaits as the doors are flung open to the walled garden on early spring mornings. Enjoy hot croissants with lashings of butter on the al fresco dining area next to the tinkling sound of water, perch under the Victorian ironwork with a cup of tea on the front porch or challenge the family to a game of croquet on the field in front of the hot tub. Beyond the trees which border The Botanist, turquoise waters and secluded coves invite balmy skinny dips, long hikes and afternoons sipping cocktails under umbrellas in seaside towns.

For Relaxation

After a family breakfast between the butterflies in the garden, pack backpacks with beach towels and picnic food and head west along the coast path towards Menabilly and Polridmouth Cove. Along the way, venture down secret cliffside trails to deserted inlets and warm shallow waters before settling with backs leant on sun-baked rocks, feet buried in the sand. By night, choose any of Fowey’s chic bistros for the finest combination of fresh seafood and cold Champagne.


There is parking available for up to six cars between two drives outside the property. The large kitchen includes an induction hob, electric oven, grill, double fridge-freezer and coffee machine; the Aga is currently for decorative purposes only. There is a separate utility room with washer, dryer and drying space. The owner's five acre field adjoining the property is the perfect space to exercise dogs, complete with gate and access to an ancient wood with a trickling stream.


  • SleepsUp to 12 guests
    From £2,150 per week, £1,750 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 6 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and logs for the fire (enough to get you started) Digital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: Two super king-size bedrooms and one king-size on the first floor plus two king-size bedrooms on the second floorZip Link Beds: One zip-and-link super king-size bedroom on the second floor
  • BathroomsTwo first floor en suite bath and shower rooms, one family bathroom with bath and shower on the first floor, one shower room on the second floor and two separate WCs on the ground floor
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, very welcomeCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQA charcoal barbecue is provided
  • FeaturesHot tub
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per stay
  • Mod Cons50" smart TV with amazon fire stick, 40" smart TV with amazon fire stick, Alexa, Miele Nespresso machine, second coffee machineInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Monday or FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
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Style: A country home just a stone´s throw from the coast, The Botanist´s interiors are bejewelled with emerald greens, deep blues and plush velvets while the walled garden is festooned with colour and scent.

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Our Take

Property Owner Lorraine says

My favourite place to relax and enjoy the tranquility at The Botanist is the hot tub. I like to take a leisurely walk through the formal garden, perhaps sitting on the curved seating area to listen to the water feature, before wandering up to sit in the tub and gaze across the hills and sky.

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around , Cornwall to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Head to the Beach In contrast to the wild and rugged north coast, the south coast of Cornwall offers sheltered coves and tropical gardens leading to placid stretches of sand. Climb down to Lantic Bay, the perfect spot for a paddle and a picnic or visit Vault beach, the stunning backdrop to Richard Curtis' film, About Time.

Green Fingers The Eden Project is a must-do for families visiting Cornwall. Explore your relationship with nature and learn new things about the world as you trek through the steamy rain forest in the world’s largest conservatory. See how chocolate grows, where sugar comes from and even what a cola tree looks like!

Explore by Boat The harbour town of Fowey offers nautical exploration opportunities aplenty. Hop aboard a passenger ferry and embark on a harbour cruise, taking in the sights of the Fowey River passing Daphne du Maurier's house, Fowey Docks and the mussel farm before sailing back downstream.

Harbour Towns Famed for its collection of charming fishing villages, Cornwall has a wealth of traditional harbour towns to explore. The picturesque south coast is home to Polperro, Charlestown and Mevagissey to name a few.

Nearest Beaches 1.3 miles to Readymoney Cove, 2.1 to Polkerris.



The higgledy-piggledy streets of Fowey are filled to the brim with the smell of baking bread, delectable delis and fish straight from the fishermen on the quay. Head into town and stock up on artisan sour dough from the Quay Bakery and local meats, olives and cheese from Kittows before returning home for a feast on the outdoor dining area.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your luxury self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out

Down the hill in the idyllic cove of Polkerris is maybe Fowey's most popular eatery. Sams on the Beach, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the sea, offers excellent fish suppers, stone baked pizzas  and rich desserts in an informal, beach setting. For a more formal affair, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Port Isaac on the north coast of Cornwall is not to be missed.

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