Fowey | South Cornwall

Reception Rooms: 3 | Bedrooms: 5 | Bathrooms: 4

Offers over £2,850,000

  • Fabulous panoramic views across the entire harbour and sea
  • Superb open plan kitchen dining room with views
  • 25’2 x 16’8 sitting room
  • Master bedroom suite with large balcony and dressing room
  • 2 en suite guest bedrooms
  • 2 further bedrooms with harbour views
  • Large gardens. Circa 0.28 acre plot in total
  • Integral double garage. Off road parking for several cars
  • No onward chain
  • EPC D

For sale for the first time in over 20 years. No onward chain. Large 5 bedroom southerly facing detached house sat in a superb elevated position enjoying panoramic views across Fowey Harbour from all principal rooms.

The house is located within a prime area of one of Fowey’s most sought-after locations, St Fimbarrus Road. It sits towards the end of the road in a superb southerly facing plot on the more elevated side of the road, that affords it spectacular panoramic views, extending all the way from Pont Pill Creek in the east, across the inner harbour, the entirety of Polruan on the opposite shore and out to sea to the west, beyond the harbour entrance. The gardens and grounds are of a very good size too, extending in total to circa 0.28 acres, which also provides space for further enlargement to the accommodation, subject to all requisite planning permissions. Or, as per some of its very impressive neighbouring properties, the size of plot offers the option for complete redevelopment.

The property has been a much loved family home for over 20 years, during which time it has been considerably improved by our clients and it now benefits from a very spacious layout to the accommodation and extremely good levels of natural daylight throughout. The ground floor features high ceilings, giving an additional sense of spaciousness. The distinguishing room of the house is its large split level, open plan kitchen dining room that has been cleverly created via an attractive extension comprising of multiple wraparound windows and doors, that flood the entire room with natural light and also provide it with the most spectacular views across the harbour and beyond. On the opposite side of the entrance hall is the very generous 25’2 x 16’8 sitting room. This well proportioned room also features an open fireplace at its centre and a large 3/4 width walk-in bay window, which again floods the room with light whilst also providing the most spectacular views of the water.

The ground floor is also home to a utility room and WC, as well as a study / office that looks out across the rear gardens and that could be reconfigured to provide an additional bedroom, if required.

Upstairs are the 5 bedrooms, all accessed via a large landing. The principal bedroom suite has access to a private covered balcony which provides arguably the best views in the house! At the rear of the bedroom is a generous dressing room along with a very spacious en suite bathroom. At the rear and opposite end of the landing are two guest bedrooms, each with its own en suite and the latter with a walk-in wardrobe. There are two other good sized bedrooms on the southerly side of the landing, each enjoying excellent water views and served by a family bathroom.


The rear garden is a great size, particularly for Fowey and provides both lawned areas and extensive patios for alfresco entertaining. The patio beside the dining area enjoys the same spectacular river views as inside. There is a summerhouse that is currently utilised as a home gym but this could be reconfigured as a fantastic home office. A pedestrian gate at the rear provides access onto Hanson Drive. Many of the neighbouring properties have large garages with various forms of additional annexed accommodation, accessed from Hanson Drive. To the front of Tenterleas is driveway parking comfortably for 3 cars and there is a double integral garage - a very rare commodity in Fowey.


St Fimbarrus Road is one of Fowey’s most sought after locations due to it being a quiet and very pleasant no through cul-de-sac that overlooks the harbour and enjoys sea views, whilst also having easy access to the town centre, which makes it a very appealing position within the town. The larger majority of the road is a combination of very attractive and impressive 3 storey terraced and semi detached Victorian townhouses. Then as you reach the end of road, there are just 7 detached houses, one of which is Tenterleas. The detached houses have changed ownership very infrequently over the more recent years and so when one is offered for sale to the market, it is always a very sought after offering.

Fowey has for many years been renowned as a sailor’s haven with fine waters and interesting coastline to explore. It is the ideal location, not only for its stunning position set at the end of the beautiful river but also for its interesting architecture along with its numerous restaurants, pubs and shops. Fowey Harbour is well known for its safe anchorage, excellent sailing facilities and its boat building heritage and so throughout the summer, it is always bustling with numerous interesting river and sea-going vessels alike. The town also plays host to a number of major cultural and maritime events including the renowned Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature and the Fowey Royal Regatta.

If you enjoy the great outdoors, then you will love Fowey, with The South West Coastal Path offering superb walking and breathtaking scenery along a magnificent stretch of south Cornwall’s coastline. For the non-sailing water sports enthusiast there are numerous other activities on your doorstep including: kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing, windsurfing, power boating, coasteering and gig rowing to name but a few as well as an attractive beaches, including Readymoney Cove.


Readymoney Cove: 0.5 Miles • Polruan: 1 Mile (by ferry) • Eden Project: 6.3 Miles • Charlestown: 7.6 Miles • Mevagissey: 14 Miles • Truro: 22 Miles • Newquay Airport: 24 Miles • St Mawes: 27 Miles

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