Holidays (Self Catering) in Liskeard
We offer over 50 charming waterside and countryside self-catering holiday cottages in Cornwall for UK holidays at any time of year. Many have superb sea or harbour views and are in the beautiful Fowey Estuary area. All are near to stunning coastal walks and unspoilt beaches. The Eden Project at St Austell is within 5 miles. See online our full range of self-catering holiday cottages, houses, bungalows and flats sleeping 2 to 12 people. Our properties are in and around Fowey, Polruan, Lerryn, Bodinnick, Golant, Lanteglos, Mixtow, Lostwithiel, Looe, Downderry and St Austell Bay
Online availability & booking. Last minute bookings and short breaks arranged. Children welcome. At many of the cottages pets are allowed.
The River Fowey rises high on Bodmin Moor and winds its way across Cornwall to where it meets the sea on one of the most beautiful and un-spoilt parts of the south coast, much of which is owned and protected by the National Trust.
The port of Fowey has been in constant use since pre-Roman times when ships came to trade for the tin that was panned throughout Cornwall. The old castles which still guard the entrance to this lovely harbour were built following a raid by a Spanish fleet in 1380 and formerly housed the mechanism for raising and lowering a protective chain barrier stretched between them. Nowadays, the harbour is used by several thousand yachts and pleasure boats which provide a fascinating spectacle with their multi-coloured sails and constant movement. Some 600 ships from all over the world visit each year and are seen moving sedately, guided along the deep water channel by the pilot boats and tugs. The many quiet creeks and inlets are easily explored by boat and have been a source of inspiration for authors such as Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch and Dame Daphne du Maurier.
On the eastern edge of the harbour, the stone faced cottages of Polruan climb in untidy tiers up the steep sides of the valley. The two friendly pubs, few shops and strong local community help to maintain Polruans independence from its larger neighbour just across the harbour. Fowey on the western shore is a fascinating small town with a jumble of colour-washed houses, quaint shops, pubs and restaurants centred on St Fimbarrus Church and Place House - two of its many historic buildings.
The passenger ferry provides a vital link between Polruan and Fowey and allows easy exploration without the use of a car. Narrow winding streets, old buildings and country lanes provide a picturesque setting and whether you want an active holiday or just a few days in the sun the area is ideal. There are numerous lovely walks which are a superb way to enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the area. The Hall Walk, Saints Way and South West Coast Path are the most popular and with a good map the possibilities are endless.
The sheltered harbour is an admirable base for the sailing enthusiast and the local waters abound with bass, mackerel, whiting and pollack to provide sport for the fisherman. Swim in one of the dozens of coves or just relax on the shore and enjoy the scenery.
Motor and rowing boats are available for hire at many of the properties.
Choice of over 50 charming waterside and country holiday cottages around the Fowey estuary in Cornwall. Superb views dinghies available children and pets welcome. Open all year.
We are agents for waterside holiday cottages around the Fowey Estuary. We have properties in Fowey, Polruan, Lerryn, Lostwithiel, Lanteglos and Bodinnick. Superb views, dinghies available, children welcome. Open all year. Browse the cottages and book online
II enquired whether I could take more than one dog to Blue Cottage, Cornquay said they would ring the owners and check then call me back. A voicemail was left on my phone advising brining more than one dog would be fine. When I called to book I was then told NO more than one dog could stay at the property by the very same woman that told me on the voicemail it would be fine. What a bunch of timewasters get your facts right and stop mucking customers around.
L D - 15/09/2014 | report this review